Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy equipment operators control the excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks and other large machinery that move materials at a construction site.

Interests & Skills

Being Active

Being Outside

Computers & Technology

Detail-Oriented

Troubleshooting

What You'll Need

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program or Industry Training Program

More About This Career

Skilled operators are critical for preparing land for new builds, and they need to have a strong feel for how their powerful equipment moves and functions.

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*Wage information from 2022 NCCER Construction Craft Salary Survey.

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