An equipment operator performs the hands-on aspect of using equipment, applying mechanical skill sets to operate a variety of devices such as a scraper, bulldozer, tractor, motor grader, front-end loader, crane, pile driver, and back hoe. Equipment operators are commonly seen using their equipment for road construction and maintenance. Other common projects that equipment operators work on are building construction, bridge construction, industrial farm work, and other large structures. On top of operating various machines, equipment operators must also perform regular maintenance on the machines they operate and be capable of troubleshooting problems
Equipment Operator Tasks
Follow safety regulations and remove and minimize potential hazards.
Perform routine maintenance and ensure any needed repairs are made.
Operate heavy construction machines such as bulldozers, compressors, tractors, and graders.