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Construction Equipment Operators

Job specification

The military organization every year constructs hundreds of roads, bridges, dams, buildings and other military facilities. As a result, tons of earth materials were extracted and building materials moved in places where their projects were being constructed. The Construction Equipment Operators are enlisted personnel in the military and they operate bulldozers, graders, cranes, and other heavy equipment to carry out their duties.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Construction equipment operators in the military chain of command include:

Make use of heavy equipment such as graders, bulldozers and cranes

Use power shovels to dig trenches and holes

Use other equipment as mixer to make asphalt during road concreting projects

Use paving machines to spread the asphalt during road concreting

Use drilling rigs to drill wells

Execute detonation of explosives

Use snow blowers and scrapers to remove ice snow that block roads and runways

Ideal traits

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in handling heavy equipment are ideal training in this kind of job in the military service. Other helpful attributes include:

Excellent skills in handling heavy equipment vehicles such as graders, pay loaders, bulldozers, etc.

Willingness to work outdoors specially in military construction sites

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in handling heavy equipment machines are ideal training

Other helpful course content also includes:

Handling and operation of heavy equipment machines

Proper care and maintenance and equipment repairs

Work atmosphere

The Construction equipment operators in the military organization work outdoors, especially in constructions sites of the military. They only stay in headquarters when there is no work in the field, and instead stay in shops and make check ups on equipment.

Non-military employment

The Construction Equipment Operators who were not members of the military usually work in construction firms, private, and government engineering offices. However, their functions are very similar.

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