Haul Truck Operator
Haul Truck operators are in demand in mines across Canada as well as the Alberta oil sands. Our 4-week program offers an introduction to safe and efficient operation of a haul truck in a surface mining or oil sands site. Haul Truck operator is the common entry-level job in a mine site. Utilizing state-of-the-art motion-based simulators, classroom-led and online modules include safety and operating procedures, warning systems and protocols, assessing and reacting to alarms, emergency scenarios, walk-around inspections and cab controls, start-up, shutdown, braking, steering, tire care, dumping and loading procedures. Our program uses simulators for both Komatsu and Caterpillar haul trucks, which are most commonly used in large surface pit operations in Canada.
Our 4-week program is offered at our Cranbrook and Fernie campuses with monthly start dates throughout the year.
You will receive:
- 1-on-1 training by instructors with over 30 years of experience working in the mining industry
- Over 25+ hours of driving experience with the most realistic Haul Truck simulator available on the market
- Resume writing and interview skills training to boost your chances of landing a job with a mining company
- Four health and safety certifications often required on mining work sites
Wages & Career Outlook:
As a Haul Truck operator in BC, your annual salary can range from $75,000 to $100,000 + per year. It is predicted that the job market for truck drivers in the mining industry will see a jump of over 100% by 2021:
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Note: This occupation report from Mining Industry Human Resources Council includes all truck drivers in the mining industry, and is not specific to haul truck drivers.