Motor Grader Operator Training


Worker operating a motor grader

Description

Motor grader operator (MoGO) training is a one- or two-day program led by experienced operators who teach others efficient and safe operating practices.

  • Day one is a classroom session. The session, which includes DVDs and presentations, primarily focuses on blading techniques for different tasks, snow removal, roadway/roadside cross section elements, safety, and equipment. Participants are often from several cities or counties, which promotes discussion and exchange of ideas and techniques.
  • Day two is an optional field session. (Whenever possible, the field day is the day following the classroom session). Instructor(s) travel to your site to advise/guide motor grader operators while they operate their own equipment at their own location. The instructor(s) focus on topics or challenges of particular importance to the local area.

Who should attend?

This training is designed for motor grader operators and their supervisors.

New operators find the training helpful, and experienced operators say it is a good refresher course. Supervisors learn about new developments and operating techniques.

Course participants should be familiar with basic equipment operations prior to attending.

Instructors

Each MoGO training is taught by a team of two instructors who have had extensive on-the-job experience operating motor graders. During the classroom portion of the program, the instructors answer questions, promote group discussion, and share their own expertise. During the field sessions, the instructors meet with individual operators while the operators run their own equipment on their own roads.

Questions?

If you have a question about whether you should attend or the workshop content, please contact Paul Albritton, technical training coordinator, palbritt@iastate.edu, 515-294-1231.