Grader Operator Examination

Grader Operator Examination

The examination is 3 hours long. It consists of 60 questions and each question is worth 1 point. The required passing grade is 60%. The materials supplied for your use during the examination are: a calculator, a paper sheet, pencil and an eraser. No other material or reference document is allowed during the examination.

Skill Content on Which Questions May Be based

Section 1 - Equipment Operation and Maintenance (30 %)

  • Inspecting the grader and reporting defects
  • Applying standards and regulations in effect
  • Installing accessories and instruments 
  • Applying machine startup procedures 
  • Stopping and parking the machine
  • Operating the machine 
  • Using tools and systems to manœuvre the grader
  • Maintaining the grader.

Section 2 - Preparatory Work (25 %)

  • Identifying the nature of the soils to work on and the terrain configuration
  • Delimiting the work area perimeter
  • Materials required for the different jobs
  • Shaping the surface.

Section 3 - Construction Work and Infrastructure Maintenance (45 %)

  • Grading materials according to job requirements
  • Description of techniques for shaping the different layers (base and finishing layers)
  • Creating road shoulders
  • Creating parking lots
  • Description of infrastructure maintenance work (scarification, repairs and reshaping). 

Samples of questions for provincial qualification examination.

Suggested documentation

The suggested documents are an important tool to help you prepare for the examination. However, your best asset to write the exam successfully are the quality and diversity of the skills you have acquired during your apprenticeship.

  • CHAMPION ROAD MACHINERY LIMITEDChampion Motor Grader. Operator Manual. #L-4027
    Strongco Equipment – Parts Department
    Tel.: (514) 457-6911
    Fax: (514) 457-6977

  • JOHN DEEREMotor Grader 570B. Owner’s Manual
    Équipement Ontrac Québec inc. – Parts Department
    Tel.: (450) 923-4444 or 1 888 449-5714
    Fax: (450) 923-4411

  • JOHN DEEREHow to Get More out of Your Motor Grader. (VIDEO # DGVH189788)
    John Deere Publishing, Dept. 373
    5440 Corporate Park Drive
    Davenport, IA 52807 U.S.A.
    Tel.: 1 800 522-7448

  • JOHN DEERETaking Control of Your Motor Grader. (VIDEO # DGVH189787)
    John Deere Publishing, Dept. 373
    5440 Corporate Park Drive
    Davenport, IA 52807 U.S.A.
    Tel.: 1 800 522-7448

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