May 19, 2022
 | Students

What Skills Does a Heavy Equipment Operator Need?

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

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. 

What are some of the skills and interests a heavy equipment operator should have to set them up for success? 

To learn more about careers as a heavy equipment operator, check out our heavy equipment operator career page.