Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators
Also called: Dragline Oiler, Dragline Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Loader Operator
What they do:Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.
On the job, you would:
- Move levers, depress foot pedals, and turn dials to operate power machinery, such as power shovels, stripping shovels, scraper loaders, or backhoes.
- Set up or inspect equipment prior to operation.
- Become familiar with digging plans, machine capabilities and limitations, and with efficient and safe digging procedures in a given application.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Industrial control software
Electronic mail software
Office suite software
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