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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Operate one or more types of power construction equipment.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$29.31 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Above statewide average
Growth rate:  7%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Test air quality at work sites.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
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Back Hoe Operator
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