Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators
Also called: Loader Operator, Dragline Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Equipment 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.
- Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines so that work can be performed to specifications.
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
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