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NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

December 26, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 7521 is for Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level C

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Completion of a one- to two-year apprenticeship program or some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment operating combined with on-the-job training are required.
  • Trade certification for heavy equipment operator (dozer, excavator, tractor-loader-backhoe) is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.
  • Internal company certification may be required by some employers.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified heavy equipment operators upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

List of Job Titles for NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

  • Aerial tram operator
  • Apprentice heavy equipment operator
  • Asphalt batch plant operator
  • Asphalt plant operator
  • Asphalt roller operator
  • Asphalt spreader operator
  • Asphalt street paver operator
  • Asphalt-grooving machine operator
  • Asphalt-paving machine operator
  • Asphalt-paving screed operator
  • Backhoe operator
  • Bituminous paver operator – heavy equipment
  • Bobcat operator
  • Boom-conveyor operator
  • Bucketwheel operator
  • Bucketwheel-excavator operator
  • Buggy-operator skinner
  • Buggy-scraper operator
  • Bulldozer driver
  • Bulldozer operator
  • Cat operator
  • Cat skinner
  • Caterpillar car operator
  • Caterpillar operator
  • Concrete spreader operator – heavy equipment
  • Concrete-grooving machine operator
  • Concrete-paving machine operator
  • Construction equipment operator
  • Continuous bucket excavator operator
  • Crawler tractor operator
  • Ditcher operator – construction
  • Ditching machine operator
  • Dozer operator
  • Dredge operator
  • Dredge runner
  • Earth-moving equipment operator
  • Electrical equipment operator – shovel
  • Elevating grader operator
  • Elevating scraper operator
  • Excavating machine operator
  • Excavator operator
  • Forest road machine operator
  • Front end loader operator
  • Gradall operator
  • Grader operator
  • Groove-cutting machine operator
  • Grooving machine operator – heavy equipment
  • Heater-planer operator
  • Heavy construction-equipment operator
  • Heavy equipment operating engineer
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Heavy equipment operator apprentice
  • Heavy-duty equipment operator
  • Heavy-duty equipment operator apprentice
  • Ho-ram operator
  • Horizontal earth-boring machine operator
  • Hydraulic excavator operator
  • Industrial backhoe operator
  • Loader operator – construction
  • Marine railway operator
  • Mining shovel operator (except underground)
  • Mole operator
  • Mucker operator – construction
  • Mucking machine operator – construction
  • Paver operator
  • Payloader operator
  • Peat-moss-cutting machine operator
  • Peat-moss-gathering machine operator
  • Pile driver winch operator
  • Pile-driving hammer operator
  • Pipelayer operator
  • Power grader operator
  • Power shovel operator
  • Pulvimixer operator
  • Ripper operator – heavy equipment
  • Road grader operator
  • Road mixer operator
  • Road planer operator
  • Road roller operator
  • Roller operator
  • Rotary trencher operator
  • Scarifier operator
  • Scraper operator
  • Shield operator
  • Shovel operator – heavy equipment
  • Side boom operator – pipeline construction
  • Side boom tractor operator
  • Snow removal equipment operator – private home
  • Snow-grooming machine operator
  • Spreader operator – heavy equipment
  • Stacker operator – heavy equipment
  • Street paver operator
  • Stripping shovel operator
  • Structural hydraulic jack erector
  • Surface mining equipment operator
  • Track-loader operator
  • Tractor operator – construction
  • Tractor-excavator operator
  • Trench-digging machine operator
  • Trenching machine operator
  • Tunnelling machine operator
  • Vibratory road roller operator
  • Vibratory roller operator
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