Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Prep

What You'll Get

  • More than 850 questions to practice with
  • 15 Reading Comprehension tests
  • 27 Numerical Reasoning tests assessing basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, word problems, and conversions
  • 8 mechanical tests which focus on mechanical reasoning and electrical concepts
  • 5 Study Guides focusing on different mathematical aspects!


Heavy equipment operators maintain, repair, and maneuver heavy machinery while taking into consideration every safety measure possible. They also calculate weights and analyze blueprints. Heavy equipment operators work with various types of machinery — such as bulldozers, graders, hoists, cranes, backhoes, excavators, and forklifts — as they transport materials, build and install constructions, pave roads, and more.

This field of apprenticeship can be very exciting for candidates interested in working with many different types of machinery while also enjoying the outdoors. If you wish to become a Heavy Equipment Operator, you may have to first pass a pre-apprenticeship test.

Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Test

Preparation for the Heavy Equipment Operator apprenticeship aptitude test can contribute significantly to a successful result. While the format may vary from company to company, you can expect to be tested on three main subjects:

  • Mechanical Reasoning– This section will assess your understanding of basic mechanical concepts and tools, as well as your ability to interpret graphs and diagrams.
  • Reading Comprehension– The English portion of the test contains questions measuring your spelling and reading comprehension skills.
  • Mathematical Reasoning– This section will test your understanding of numeracy, basic arithmetic, basic and intermediate algebra, geometry, conversions, and word problems.

The purpose of this test is to assess a candidate's potential to successfully complete an apprenticeship; the test does not include college level material. Taking a Heavy Equipment Operator practice exam and reviewing a Heavy Equipment Operator exam study guide will help you familiarize yourself with the types of questions and test format you can expect to encounter on the actual exam. Test preparation will also highlight the subject areas for which you need further practice. Another type of test related to this is the CAST test that you can check out here. 

Alberta AIT Assessment

If you wish to join a Canadian Heavy Equipment Operator apprenticeship or foundation, you may need to take the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) assessment. The AIT has five clusters, and each pertains to a different set of trades. The Heavy Equipment Operator belongs to the third cluster.

Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Test Preparation

Passing the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Test is an important step necessary for launching your career as an apprentice. JobTestPrep offers a Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Practice Pack that includes plenty of practice and aptitude tests, score analysis, and thorough study guides, all geared to your exam success. Preparation is the key to optimizing your chances of becoming a Heavy Equipment Operator Apprentice.

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