We have just experienced the most extreme financial setback in the country and it seems that the economic condition of the country is falling back on track. Though it is taking its own sweet time but we can see a gradual upward movement in the graph that suggests things are getting back to normal. The period of recession was known as the dark days as there were large scale of unemployment throughout the country and people who were employed were living with fear of losing their jobs without getting any prior intimation. Well, this particular period was perhaps the most apprehensive time as far as jobs security is concerned.
In the midst of this destructible phase where people were losing jobs, the job of the operator was perhaps the only stuff that held its nerves till the end. People who were looking ahead to make a career as an operator of heavy equipment were thronging in for admissions in renowned technical institutes where they can gain good knowledge to operate heavy equipments and by the time they are done with their course and come out with flying colors, the recession would get over and they may expect good job opportunities waiting for them.
The job of an operator can unarguably turn out as the most lucrative career option in the present market condition. Construction industry is once again booming and people are buying apartments without any apprehension of economic fallout. The construction companies require competent operators who have sound knowledge of the equipment they would be operating. As a matter of fact, a competent operator is expected to know the in and outs of functioning the equipment and apart from this, they are also expected to know a little about changing parts of the machine, taking care of the equipment once you’re done with your work and things that will help to lengthen the life of the machine.
Once you join an institute, you’re first given the theoretical knowledge about different kinds of heavy equipment. You’ll get to see the different parts of the machine in the form of diagrams and will have to learn it from there. Once you clear the initial stage of your studies, you’ll then be given a bit of practical training where you will be taken to sites to see the real men working. This is where you will get a hang of what you would be dealing with in the future. It indeed excites many of the aspirants to see real men and machines working together. Such site visits will be organised on an usual basis so that you start learning things practically and are not entitled to know things as they are in the books.
You probably have to spend another 2 years gaining practical training after which you would be placed by your institution (Many institutions provides free placement to their students). The company that hires you place you under an experienced operator so that you learn more from him and become a capable and skilled operator.