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General Description
Equipment Operators operate heavy transportation and construction equipment including, trucks, bulldozers, backhoes, graders, forklifts, cranes and asphalt equipment. This is a 5-year enlistment program.
What They Do
The duties performed by EOs include:

  • operating a wide variety of heavy-duty, self-propelled construction equipment for projects including, building construction, roadway construction, pier construction, grading and excavation;
  • performing minor maintenance on equipment to ensure safe, efficient operation;
  • serving as members of a crane crew to rig cable assemblies and change attachments for various lifting and pile-driving operations;
  • preparing operational reports on equipment;
  • operate rock crushing and well-drilling equipment;
  • perform as blasters for construction projects.
  • reading and interpreting blueprints and preparing sketches for projects;
  • making estimates of material, labor, and equipment requirements.

Working Environment
EOs may work in a variety of conditions, independently or as members of a large team. Their many different duties may be performed in climates ranging from desert to arctic.

AR + MC + AS = 145

Must have normal color perception
Valid state driver's license, NO DUI - 1 yr, NO major accidents