Level 1 Operator Training | Backhoe Loader

Get certified! Get Hired! Meet your safety officers’ requirements to qualify to work on any government job or construction project. Our Hawthorne Cat Certified Dealer Instructor, is teaching level one training courses for entry-level equipment operators on new and current models of Cat® machines. Seating is limited to six participants per session. Register today! Note: Advanced courses are also available upon request. Class curriculum and schedules can be customized to meet your needs.

Date | TBD (Two-Day Class)
8:00 am – 11:30 am Classroom | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Stick Time
8:00 am - 3:30 pm Stick Time

Location | Hawthorne Cat - Corporate Headquarters
16945 Camino San Bernardo
San Diego, CA 92127

Topics Covered | Safety + Maintenance + Operation

This two-day training will offer entry-level operators classroom and stick-time training for Backhoe Loaders. Participants will learn how to safely operate and maintain a Backhoe Loader

Topics will include personal safety, machine safety, and work area safety. Participants will learn how to maintain a Backhoe Loader by locating, identifying, and describing functions of the engine, powertrain, steering, braking and hydraulics. Participants will also learn how to complete walkaround inspections, locate, identify and describe operator controls, switches, and gauges. including warning levels.

Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on training with a Backhoe Loader. Stick-time training will include equipment startups and shutdowns, brake tests and basic operating procedures in various practical applications.

Cost | $600 Per Person
Includes lunch, training materials and equipment for stick time. Limited to six participants per session.

*Courses may be rescheduled due to poor weather conditions.

Disclaimer: Students who do not meet the minimum skill-level requirements of the operator training course will only receive a Certificate of Completion. 

I was extremely pleased with the training coursework offered by Hawthorne Cat. My terrific instructor, Ron Lyons, provided me with valuable information and skills I need to operate equipment properly.
Dean Samuels
Backhoe Loader Operator