From structures to transportation networks to excavation, many large construction jobs require the assistance of heavy construction equipment, which may range from vehicles such as bulldozers and backhoes to large cranes. Construction equipment operators are responsible for operating this machinery as directed by the contractor or work site manager. Because this heavy equipment is often complicated to use and requires extensive experience to achieve proficiency, equipment operators are trained primarily on the operation of a single piece of equipment. Some skilled operators may master several of them.
Construction Equipment Operator Tasks
Signal other workers to move, adjust and join materials.
Clear, clean, and ready construction sites for safe equipment operation.
Operate equipment to move supplies and materials, perform tasks, and assist others.
Measure and mark work spaces, depths, distances and specifications.