Operator Training

CERTIFIED OPERATOR TRAINING

The success of your business depends on the ability of your operators. Good operators move the maximum amount of material in the minimum amount of time. They operate machines safely, and they know how to cut down on unnecessary wear and tear.

With Certified Operator Training from Empire, you can elevate your operators to higher levels of proficiency and get the full potential out of your investment.

View classes below or contact us at 520-631-4956 to get started.

UPCOMING CLASSES

No matter your operator skill level, Empire has a class for you. We offer a full calendar of Level II scheduled classes at our Eloy location or let us come to you and customize your own class. 

Level II Mini Ex & Skid Steer

December 15 - 17, 2020

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Level II M Series Motor Grader

January 12 - 14, 2021

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Level II Backhoe Loader

January 26 - 28, 2021

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OR CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN CLASS

Choose from six class levels based on experience and receive thorough heavy equipment operator instruction for any application or machine.

    • This entry-level course is excellent for beginning operators or those who need instruction on a machine they aren’t familiar with. Topics include safety, machine inspection, cab and control locations and operation, and fundamental technique training.
       

      • Our Level II course is designed for operators who possess field experience, but are only familiar with one type of machine. This course is designed to improve operating and application efficiencies. Topics include safety, machine inspection, operational fundamentals, skills evaluation and field operation demonstration.

        • Level III is the Cat Professional Operator Certification program, for experienced operators who have completed Level II training. The program evaluates operating and application efficiencies on a machine family as measured against Caterpillar competency standards.

          • For all operator levels on a new machine technology. Technology training focuses on using built-in or add-on machine technology systems. Operators learn how to work faster and smarter on a variety of machine types with technology features including grade control, payload management and compaction technology.

            • For experienced operators on a new application. Application training is for operators who are experienced on a specific machine type, but need training on a new jobsite task or application.

              Topics include:

              • safety
              • productivity
              • machine capabilities
              • proper application
              • For all levels of operator jobsite management. Supervisor training provides the tools to manage all operator levels on the jobsite. It is customized to your needs including:

                • application best practices
                • machine walkaround inspections
                • cycle time management
                • operator evaluations
                • feedback templates

              NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

              Get a free jobsite assessment to identify key opportunities:

              Fleet Match  |  Application  |  Haul Road Design  |  Operating Techniques

              Payload Quality  |  Cycle Times  |  Bucket Fill Factors  |  Machine Condition

              Our Training Center

              Training takes place at our dedicated training center in Eloy, Arizona. The 150-acre property features air-conditioned classrooms, demonstration areas, and access to over 1,500 new and used machines. 

              The center is led by the Empire Certified Operator Training team of experts. Each member is a Caterpillar Certified Dealer Instructor (CDI) and together have over 120 years of collective experience in all facets of machine operation. Our team offers courses in both English and Spanish and can also come to your jobsite!

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            • Hands-on machine time

            • Classroom discussion

            • Comprehensive modules

            • Computer-based training

            • Machine simulators

            • 2:1 Student-trainer ratio

            • Skills evaluations

            • Pre and post evaluations

            • English and Spanish

            • TAKE A LOOK AT PAST TRAINING CLASSES

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              Have questions or want to schedule a free jobsite assessment? Give us a call or drop us a message.

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