Heavy Equipment Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Heavy Equipment Operator in Livermore:
Never stop learning. Stay humble.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Cincinatti:
"How to operate a af10 drill rig."
Don't be in a hurry if your are operating some heavy equipment that you're not confident in your skill level. Be careful. Accidents can and do happen. Be safe. Life is fragile.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Onaway:
"How much it paid."
Learn something everyday that helps you be a little faster... Grease daily, take care of equipment!

Heavy Equipment Operator in Colorado Springs:
"Go home with all your body parts and co workers."
Always keep your equipment serviced and clean. It is your tool. If you loose your tools, you can't do your job. BE SAFE ALWAYS! When operating equipment it is the coworkers that at most risk for injury. You don't want to do that, DO you?

Heavy Equipment Operator in Wallace:
"Pay rase."
I have worked for the state of wvfor 31yrs and there is guys there that only has 20.yes in and is a equipment opperater that can not so as much as me but the. They make more money then I do. They make $2.56 on the hr then I do. I do not thank that is right they give guys that are friends with the soperviser up grades to equipment operated 3 with out even going to school for it. Back when I tryed to get that back around 20 years ago the would not even pay me the up grade. So if I do not get a $3.50 to $4.00 raise this year on Dec. 31 2015 is my last day. For I will my retirement and they can shove that job.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Harrisonburg:
Get all the certificates and training for every piece of equipment and including welding and maintenance.