Heavy equipment operators operate backhoes, bulldozers, loaders, graders, side-booms, dredging, and heavy paving equipment, power shovels, pile drivers, and other heavy equipment.
Heavy equipment operators perform some or all of the following duties:
Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, loaders and graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities;
Operate bulldozers or other heavy equipment to clear brush and stumps prior to logging activities and to build roads at logging and surface mining sites;
Operate heavy equipment with pile driver head to drive piling into earth to provide support for buildings, bridges or other structures;
Operate heavy dredging equipment to deepen waterways or reclaim earth fill;
Operate heavy paving and surfacing equipment to lay, spread or compact concrete, asphalt and other surface materials during highway and road construction;
Operate power shovels to excavate rock, ore or other materials from open-pit mines, strip mines, quarries or construction pits;
Operate heavy equipment to move, load and unload cargo;
Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and clean, lubricate and refill equipment.
Heavy Equipment Operator
Side Boom Tractor Operator
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