Heavy Duty Equipment Apprenticeship Program
DescriptionHeavy Duty Equipment Mechanics work on industrial and construction vehicles, such as mining trucks and bulldozers; on heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, materials handling, landscaping, and land clearing; as well as on buses and large trucks. Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics overhaul, repair and service equipment such as graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, drills, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Working from manufacturers' specifications, they identify and repair problems in structural, mechanical, or hydraulic systems.
The Heavy Duty Equipment Apprenticeship program is a four year term with four periods of technical training. Each year an apprentice will return to technical training for 6 weeks for levels 1 through 4.
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic apprentices will attend:
HMT Level 1 is 10 weeks in length
HMT Level 2 is 8 weeks in length
HMT Level 3 is 6 weeks in length
Level 4 is 4 weeks in length (specialty for Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic)
For more information on the Heavy Mechanical Trades training model visit this link Heavy Mechanical Trades.
Note: Apprentices who have completed the old foundation program will need to begin the new level 1 program.
Please note that apprentices who began their training in the old 6 week model for levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 will finish in the old model.
This new combined training model will allow apprentices more flexibility and opportunity for multiple credentials.
If you have any questions about this new process please do not hesitate to contact our office at 1-800-621-3038.
Level 1 (10 weeks)
Level 2 (8 weeks)
Level 3 (6 weeks)
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Red Seal)
The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprentice will write the Red Seal Examination on the last day of the level 4 technical training. Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician.
How to ApplyApplications can be completed online here or over the phone. There is no application fee.
Click here to view the apprenticeship schedule.