Construction Equipment Operator Profile and Description

Professionals like Construction Equipment Operators work on construction sites and they have the responsibility of operating heavy equipments. Equipments play a very important role in construction works; hence, the presence of these professionals is highly desirable. These people prepare the land for construction purposes and also have the duty of repairing utilities.  They make use of different types of equipments to spread concrete and they inspect these equipments needed for performing repairs. There are three types of construction equipment operators: Operating engineers, Paving and surfacing equipment operators and Pile driver operators. Though their nature of duties differs, the basic work pattern is same and described below.

Construction Equipment Operator Job Description Duties And Responsibilities

  • Making use of different types of excavation equipments for carrying out their work.
  • Operating the air compressors at the site.
  • Making use of paving and surfacing equipment operators like the asphalt spreader operators etc for spreading and leveling concrete and asphalt for building structures.
  • Regulating the temperature of asphalt and managing its flow.
  • Locating uneven spots and adding more concrete in order to level them.

Construction Equipment Operator Skills and Specifications

  • Good knowledge of science and drawings
  • Working knowledge of electronics
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to supervise properly
  • Ability to operate the computer

Construction Equipment Operator Education and Qualifications

  • On-the-job training is most ideal for the construction equipment operators but they may also enroll in a vocational program.
  • Though no formal degree is imperative, completing high school education is highly imperative.

Construction Equipment Operator Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for construction equipment operators was $20.88 in 2010. However, the wage rate can vary with changes in economic conditions, real estate sector