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Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training.
Most apprenticeship programs are 3-4 periods in length, with an average of 8 weeks for each training period. In addition, there are specific allotments of on-the-job training hours associated with each period, so most apprentices complete 1 period per calendar year.
You want to be a mobile crane operator. You want to operate hoist and swing equipment used to move machinery, materials and other large objects. You know all about booms that are mounted on crawlers and wheeled frames, as well as hoisting equipment with a vertical mast or tower and jib.
But you need to learn more, like how to service hoist and swing equipment, or how to set up the machine for the lift using blocking and levelling materials. Maybe you want to know how to rig up the machine by pinning the boom and pendant cables and pulling the hoist cable.
Here are a few of the other subjects covered in the CHEO – Mobile Crane apprenticeship program at NAIT:
If you are an independent worker and capable decision-maker who likes to work as part of a team, then you will enjoy working as a mobile crane operator.
Mobile crane operators mostly work outdoors and in noisy, dusty conditions. You will travel throughout Alberta and perform your work in all types of weather. By nature of the work, you must be aware of power line contact, crane overloads, falls and inclement weather conditions.
The Mobile Crane Operator apprenticeship term is:
Mobile crane operators train at the
Building at Spruce Grove Campus (281 Tamarack Drive).
This program is for training apprentices to use cranes with a lifting capacity of 15 tons and above.
We have 4 state-of-the-art crane simulators to give students a real experience of the physics of operating a mobile crane while in a safe environment.
Please ensure you have the following personal protective equipment (PPE) when you arrive for the first day of classes. Find everything you need online at shop.nait.ca.
As a mobile crane operator, you will often find yourself travelling to various job sites. Mobile crane operator work can change with seasonal and economic fluctuations, and many crane operators are members of unions.
Mobile crane operators are employed by general contractors and subcontractors in a variety of industries, including forestry, mining, construction, oil and gas and crane rental companies.
Journeyperson mobile crane operators can advance to supervisory positions, or you could set up your own crane rental business.
Read about the CHEO – Mobile Crane Operator profession on the Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) website
See the Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator occupational profile on the alis.alberta.ca website
Find out more about crane operator wages, employment outlook and demand
For more information about the CHEO – Mobile Crane program at NAIT
Eileen Deck, Administrative Support
Harvey Miedreich, Program Chair
Once your training has been completed, you’ll be able to write provincial examinations set by the Government of Alberta and become a certified journeyperson.
Apprentices are introduced to mobile cranes and operating procedures, and trained on trade calculations, load chart reading, rigging and equipment accessories, inspection, testing and maintenance, hydraulics and applications to machine control, power trains, chassis and suspensions, diesel engines and systems and rules and regulations relating to the trade.
1,500 hours of work experience. There is no technical training associated with period 2.
Apprentices review mobile cranes and components and operating procedures, and receive training in principles of crane operation, load charts, advanced rigging procedures, pre-lift planning and new cranes, conventional crane draw-works, specialized lift attachments and multi-crane lifts.
Effective November 1, 2014, you must fillout the application located on the MyTradesecrets website for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board staff to determine if you are eligible for status as an indentured apprentice.
Once you are an indentured apprentice, you can review the availability and start and end dates of the program you are interested in. Log into your MyTradesecrets profile and do a search under the Class Registration section. Then you can determine the schedule that best fits your needs.
We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.
Apply to the program with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application process. Please note, processing time may vary for applicants, so we recommend starting early.
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NAIT supports over 4,000 students with over $6 million in scholarships and bursaries each year. Many are available for students across a wide range of programs.
The Interprovincial Red Seal Program was developed to provide journeypersons with the ability to work anywhere in Canada.
If you are a certified Blue Seal journeyperson in Alberta, you've proven that you meet Alberta's high industry standards and possess the skills to succeed in your trade.
There are many different ways to experience a NAIT education, from full-time diploma programs and apprenticeships to part-time degrees. Let us help you choose what's right for you.
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