Equipment Operator—Heavy

Equipment Operator


Operate heavy machinery, such as a tractor, bulldozer, backhoe, or excavator, for the purposes of construction, demolition, or excavation. May be responsible for routine maintenance or repairs.

Position Requirements


Equipment capacity, Rigging, Inspections, Maintenance, Equipment operation, Reading & interpreting documents (safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions, procedure manuals); Writing reports, Math skills, computing rate, ratio, percent. Drawing & interpreting graphs.


HS Diploma. For Crane - NCCCO or similar training on other Equipment. May require apprenticeship on equipment.


Minimum 5 years' experience operating heavy equipment

Career Path

Position Reports To

Class A CDL to haul equipment; NCCCO Certification, Municipality may require license to operate or transport equipment. Pile-driver operators may need a crane license in some cities & states.

Career path moves from this role

Construction Foreman or Construction Supervisor

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