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MUNICIPALITY & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Train your crew efficiently and effectively with the options you need.

Training is delivered by our team of experienced equipment trainers, and includes classroom training and hands-on activities designed to mimic what students are likely to encounter on actual job sites.

Construction Equipment On-site Training

VISTA Training develops and conducts on-site and hands-on heavy equipment operator training for a variety of contractors and government agencies worldwide. Training is delivered by our team of experienced equipment trainers, and includes classroom training and hands-on activities designed to mimic what students are likely to encounter on actual job sites.

Training products and onsite, hands on training services for most any construction or mining equipment brand including: Altec, Clark, Bobcat, Case, Caterpillar, Crown, John Deere, Doosan, Gehl, Hyster, Hitachi, JCB, JLG, Komatsu, Kubota, Liebherr, Manitou, Mitsubishi, New Holland (CNH), Sany, Sellick, Skyjack, Snorkel, Terex, Toyota, Volvo, Yale, and many more.

NEW: Virtual Equipment Training

Contact us for trainer and equipment operator virtual learning options. Contactless, onsite operator evaluations also available. 3 Minute Summary Video

Benefits of On-site Training

How can an on-site construction equipment training program from VISTA help you?

  • Help your operation to attract and retain excellent equipment operators

  • Enhance the operating efficiency of your mobile plant equipment

  • Upgrade your firm's safety awareness and standards

  • Decrease exposure to potential OSHA citations

  • Reduce machine maintenance costs

 

On-site Training Customers

A sampling of customers using VISTA's on-site training services include:

  • The Holloway Group

  • I66 Express

  • Koch Industries

  • Kane County, IL

  • City of Libertyville, IL

  • Florida Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • National Park Service

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife

  • Case New Holland/U.S. Army - operator training for backhoe/skid steer loader military contract

Equipment Operator Skill Assessments

Operators of production equipment are the linchpins of productivity. Your mobile plant equipment operations can only be as productive as your operators are. Even experienced operators can improve their technique, which can help to improve the bottom line of your business.

How We Conduct Operator Field Assessments

Heavy equipment operator tests are conducted in three phases:

  • WRITTEN: Consists of multiple choice questions relating to significant operations and safety points made during the course. All students must take the written test together to complete the evaluation.

  • ORAL: Consists of an interview with one or more instructors to determine the individual's comprehension of the more abstract functions of equipment and applications. The focus will be on the pre-operation inspection.

  • PRACTICAL: Individual performance of various tasks which may be encountered in the field. Demonstrate an ability to follow directions, work safely and show concern for fellow workers and the machine. Some tasks may require precision operation.

Imagine what we could do to improve the productivity of your operation!

Training products and onsite, hands on training services for most any construction or mining equipment brand including: Altec, Clark, Bobcat, Case, Caterpillar, Crown, John Deere, Doosan, Gehl, Hyster, Hitachi, JCB, JLG, Komatsu, Kubota, Liebherr, Manitou, Mitsubishi, New Holland (CNH), Sany, Sellick, Skyjack, Snorkel, Terex, Toyota, Volvo, Yale, and many more.

Skill-Based Pay Plans for Equipment Operators

Many cities, counties and other municipalities have experienced difficulty retaining skilled employees to operate heavy equipment.

It is widely known that untrained and unskilled operators increase contractors' overall costs due to improper use of equipment leading to equipment damage, downtime and safety hazards.

 

Research has indicated that employees respond to skill-based pay systems. An equipment operator Skill-based Pay Plan (SBPP) must be designed to increase the number of employees serving as skilled operators by motivating junior employees to seek higher-level positions and senior employees to remain in their positions. The plan must also seek to cross train employees.

Promotions can be based on more objective criteria than current practice. Written tests will help to confirm knowledge. Hands-on tests can confirm ability. The practical, hands-on testing can consist of the employee completing actual job tasks in his/her classification.

Click here to view a white paper that provides an overview of the elements of a skill-based pay plan.

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