What does a Concrete Pump Operator (637C) do?

Concrete Pump Operators coordinator the placement of ready-mix concrete through a pump at job sites, set up concrete delivery systems, monitor the movement of concrete to its destination, and resolve issues related to the pouring of pumped concrete.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Sets up, uses, and maintains tools and equipment associated with concrete pumps mounted on trucks, platforms, or separate placing booms
  • Operates and drives a truck with air brakes (must be DZ licensed)
  • Loads and unloads concrete pumps and attachments
  • Possesses mechanical aptitude and strong problem solving skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Strong attention to detail with safety consciousness

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent, including grade 12 English and math
  • Co-op or OYAP component in related field
  • Completion of 3,000 hour apprenticeship with 159 hours of in-school training, which takes about a year to complete
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Concrete Pump Operator (637C)?

  • Seasonal occupation driven by economic factors that affect construction projects and health of construction sector
  • Frequent outdoor work in conditions that may present discomfort or danger
  • Loud noise and dust part of daily environment
  • Must routinely coordinate projects with other trades-people (bricklayers, carpenters, etc.)

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $23.00-$35.00 per hour.

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Concrete Pump Operator (637C)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have good hand-eye coordination?
Are you able to work indoors and outdoors? Are you comfortable working at all heights?
Do you have a driver license and good driving record?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you comfortable around large machinery?
Are you detailed oriented? Do you have the ability to work closely with others?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?


If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Concrete Pump Operator may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Cement (Concrete) Finisher
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • Bricklayer

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