The Motor Grader Heavy Equipment Proficiency Evaluation provides industry professionals and employers with the ability to properly document operator skill levels. During the evaluation process TEEX Heavy Equipment Program personnel provide an overview of all equipment use expectations and those criteria to be used during the formal check of skill level and proficiency. Prior to the demonstration of proficiency by the operator, each is administered a pre-test to document knowledge of basic operational techniques and safety processes required to properly operate the equipment. Once the testing phase has been successfully completed, operators are evaluated utilizing a standardized checklist unique to the specific heavy equipment being utilized. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, each operator receives a final determination of proficiency presented to the host administrator documenting each operator's level of skill on the designated piece of equipment.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- In order to fully comply with safety measures specific to the operation of heavy equipment, operators are required to wear all associated personal protective equipment during the evaluation process.
TopicsConduct pre-operational inspection+Perform start and shut down according to manufacturer’s specifications+Perform driving procedures+Demonstrate knowledge of controls+Ability to spread selected materials evenly from dumped piles+Maintain straight material edge lines when placing materials+Ability to flat blade an area+Perform intermediate operational tasks (if applicable)+Perform advanced operational tasks (if applicable)+Ability to use scarifiers and/or rippers
Suggested AudienceHeavy equipment operators employed by state and local authorities who require formal proficiency and evaluation of all operational skills associated with assigned use of equipment.