Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
Equipment Operator (EO), Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO), Machine Operator, Operating Engineer
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Aviation Maintenance Technician; Damage Controlman; Machinery Technician; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Material Maintenance Specialty; Naval Engineering Specialty
Antitank Missile Gunner; Armor Marine; Assault Amphibious Master Gunner; Combat Engineer; Engineer Equipment Operator; Infantry Unit Leader; Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Operations Chief; Light Armored Reconnaissance Marine; M1A1 Tank Master Gunner; Senior Armor SNCO
Advanced Construction Mechanic; Advanced Equipment Operator; Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling; Construction Mechanic; Constructionman; Conversion NEC EO Equipment Operator Basic; Crane Operator; Equipment Operator; Master Chief Constructionman; Water Well Drilling TechnicianNo similar titles were found.
What they do:Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.
On the job, you would:
- Learn and follow safety regulations.
- Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects.
- Start engines, move throttles, switches, or levers, or depress pedals to operate machines, such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes.
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- hold or move items with your hands
- decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you
- see details up close
- do two or more things at the same time
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
- Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
- Microsoft Outlook
Facilities management software
- Maintenance record software
Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
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