Manage and control large machinery to assist in the construction of structures or systems. Heavy equipment operators are responsible for safely and properly directing cranes, bulldozers, or other equipment in the presence of other crew members. They also ensure that the machines are cleaned, maintained, and correctly functioning. If any of the equipment malfunctions, operators either make basic repairs themselves or report the issue to a supervisor.
Pile-driver operators are a specific facet of these operators who use heavy equipment to beat long, heavy beams of concrete, wood, or steel into the ground. These supports usually serve to hold up retaining walls, bridges, piers, or building foundations. Paving equipment operators specialize in machines that lay asphalt or concrete for roadways, sidewalks, and other surfaces. They ensure that these materials are evenly spread so the final result is as smooth as possible.
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