Equipment Operator

Woman forklift operator driving vehicle at industrial factory

Description:

Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement.

Training:

To become a skilled equipment operator training is essential. It can be acquired informally through "learning-by-working;" through company on-the-job training programs; by attending trade or vocational/technical schools; through unilaterally (management or labor) sponsored trainee programs; through registered labor-management apprenticeship programs; or a combination of the above. It is generally accepted that the more formalized training programs give more comprehensive skill training. Recommended high school courses include English, algebra, geometry, general sciences, and mechanical drawing.
Jobs Outlook through 2026:

12.3%

AVERAGE HOURLY INCOME

$20.05

AVERAGE SALARY

$41,710

EDUCATION
High school diploma or equivalent
JOB TRAINING
Moderate-term on-the-job training

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