Military Jobs and Careers - Construction Equipment Operators
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
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
• 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
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.
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.