Equipment Manager



Equipment managers plan, coordinate and direct the operations of all equipment. They organize and execute maintained and repair schedules of equipment. They develop and ensure safety practice and policies for operating the equipment both on and off a jobsite. They are provide the proper equipment for the job, either on-site, or off-site.

Duties:

  • Check and inspect equipment and to ensure they meet construction project requirements
  • Test and check electrical parts and wiring for proper connections
  • Perform minor adjustments and repairs
  • Prepare reports and notify of equipment problems and deficiencies
  • Ensure compliance with codes and standards
  • Analyze problems to see what devices might help solve the problem
  • Analyze the equipment and decide whether equipment should be removed or repaired
  • Diagnosing malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems using hand and power tools

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Scheduling
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication

Skills:

  • Effectively manage a team
  • Works well under pressure
  • Manage materials, equipment and tools
  • Problem solver
  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Working knowledge of mechanics

Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Qualification as a heavy equipment mechanic is usually required
  • Experience with equipment maintenance and repair is usually required.
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Available Programs:

  • Dual Credit Programs

Program Description:

An analytical and economics based approach to the selection, evaluation and implementation of construction equipment. Earthwork, lifting, electric, pneumatic and fuel based equipment and systems will be examined. Actual and hypothetical construction projects will be presented in this course for equipment determination and analysis.

Schools:

  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE-LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • CENTENNIAL COLLEGE-LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE-SUPPLY CHAIN AND OPERATIONS MANAGMENT
  • HUMBER COLLEGE-SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • LOYALIST COLLEGE-SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • MOHAWK COLLEGE-SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT


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Equipment Manager
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What to Expect
Mike Lewis

Equipment Manager

I’m a licensed heavy duty mechanic and I worked in the shop here for years before they made me equipment manager.  Still I like to get under the hood with the tools once in a while just to keep sharp but I don’t have much time for that anymore.  I…
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Essentials Skills
Equipment Manager


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Scheduling
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
Financial Expectation

Equipment Manager

Education Roadmap

Equipment Manager

Career ETA: 2 years

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