Initial Training Overview:
Job training for a Heavy Construction Equipment Operator consists of nine weeks of Basic Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri.
Additional Training Information:
During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions
Course includes instruction on operating techniques and operator level maintenance of the 5-ton dump truck, M915 tractor and semi trailer, SEE tractor, water distributor, air compressor, and compaction equipment. Other areas covered include: Operating air compressors and related pneumatic tools, operating SEE and attachments, performing, digging, backfilling and loading operations, operates self-propelled compaction rollers during construction operations, perating water distributor during compaction and dust control operations, operating earth auger, rotary sweeper and tiller, and assisting in performance of combat engineer missions.