- Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
- Architecture and Construction
- Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators use construction equipment like bulldozers and front-end loaders to dig, move, and grade earth; erect structures; or pour concrete. Among other duties, they may repair and maintain equipment.
What do they typically do
- Learn and follow safety regulations
- Act to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, workers, or falling objects
- Locate underground services, such as pipes or wires, before beginning work
- Monitor operations to make sure they meet health and safety standards
- Move levers, push pedals, or turn valves to activate power equipment
- Drive and maneuver equipment
- Coordinate machine actions with crew members in response to hand or audio signals
- Make sure that fuel supplies at sites are adequate
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