Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

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. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Concern for Others * Independence * Self Control * Persistence * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility * Innovation

Representative Tasks * Learn and follow safety regulations. * Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects. * Start engines, move throttles, switches, or levers, or depress pedals to operate machines, such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Construction and Extraction

Sample Job Titles Angle Dozer Operator, Back Hoe Operator, Backhoe Operator, Blade Grader Operator, Blade Operator, Bulldozer Engineer, Bulldozer Operator, Bulldozer/Loader/Compactor/Scraper, Bush Hog Operator, Cable Engineer, Car Runner, Carrier Operator, Catshovel Driver, Clamshell Engineer, Crane Engineer, Derrick Engineer, Digging Machine Operator, Dirt Supervisor, Ditcher Operator, Ditching Machine Engineer, Ditching Machine Operating Engineer, Ditching Machine Operator, Dozer Operator, Dragline Engineer, Dump Attendant, Elevating Grader Operator, Engineering Equipment Operator, Equipment Driver, Equipment Operating Engineer, Equipment Operator, Equipment Operator/Laborer, Equipment Operator/Laborer/Supervisor, Excavating Machine Operator, Excavator Operator, Field Foreman, Field Mechanic/Site Lead, Forklift Operator, Form Grader Operator, Gang Mower Operator, Gradall Operator, Grader, Grader Operator, Grader Patrol, Grading Machine Operator, Heater Planer Operator, Heavy Equipment Operating Engineer, Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator/Paver, Heavy Machinery Operator, Heavy Road Construction Equipment Operator, Hoe Runner, Hoisting Engineer, Hydraulic Hammer Operator, Land Leveler, Landfill Grader, Lift Slab Operator, Loader Operator, Loader Operator/Ground Leader, Loading Machine Operator, Locomotive Crane Engineer, Machine Operator, Maintainer Operator, Maintenance Operator, Motor Grader Operator, Muck Operator, Mucker Operator, Mucking Machine Operator, Operating Engineer, Operating Engineer Apprentice, Operator, Operator and Truck Driver, Operator Engineer, Operator/Assistant Foreman, Power Grader Operator, Power Shovel Engineer, Road Equipment Operator, Road Grader, Road Grader Operator, Road Hogger Operator, Road Machine Operator, Road Machine Runner, Road Roller Engineer, Roller, Roller man, Roller Operator, Rooter Operator, Rotary Soil Stabilizer, Sander, Sanitary Landfill Operator, Scarifier Operator, Scrap Drop Engineer, Scraper Operator, Shovel Engineer, Slab Lifting Engineer, Stabilizer Operator, Steam Shovel Engineer, Steam Shovel Operating Engineer, Steam Shovel Operator, Steam Shovel Runner, Street Roller Engineer, Track Hoe Operator, Utility Tractor Operator.