A heavy equipment operator operates construction equipment such as bulldozers, forklifts, backhoes, dump trucks, cargo trucks, and hydraulic truck cranes. They use this equipment to assist in the construction of structures such as bridges, roads, and buildings. Construction equipment operators, often known as operating engineers, are in charge of loading and excavation machines. These machines are used to dig and lift sand, gravel, or earth. During the construction of roads, paving and surface equipment operators use machines to spread concrete and asphalt. Pile-driver operators operate equipment that hammers heavy beams of wood, concrete, and steel into the ground, known as piles.
The specific responsibilities of a heavy equipment operator can vary depending on their specialization. Among the most common responsibilities are: Operate heavy equipment in accordance with the company’s operating safety policies and procedures. Make suggestions for preserving and increasing the environment’s performance. Equipment must be loaded and unloaded from cars and trailers. Ensure that corporate equipment, materials, and the job site are kept in good working order, are clean, and stored safely. Collect and dispose of scrap, excess materials, and garbage. Observe the distribution of paving material to adjust machine settings or material flow, and identify low spots for workers to add material. Complete all required paperwork, reporting, and other documentation.
Heavy equipment operators have a bright future ahead of them. Between 2016 and 2026, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment in this field will grow at a rate of around 12% faster than the average for all occupations. Pile-driver operators should fare even better. Over the same decade, they should see a 15% increase in employment. Heavy equipment operators are employed by heavy and civil engineering construction firms, specialty trade contractors, and local governments. This profession requires workers to work in all types of weather. They must be able and willing to work in difficult conditions, including not only in extreme weather but also in cramped spaces and at heights of up to 80 feet.
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