Construction Career Feature — Operating Engineer

Operating engineers are at the helm of construction’s muscle machines, including backhoes, dozers, scrapers, highlifts, and cranes.




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Operating engineers operate the muscle machines that are vital to any building project. They use heavy construction equipment for moving dirt, paving and lifting. They also assist in the proper maintenance of equipment to ensure safe long-term operation. Operating engineers should possess mechanical inclination, basic reading and math skills, and the willingness to learn.


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