Operating Engineers are responsible
for the safe operation and maintenance of heavy construction equipment
such as cranes, backhoes, loaders, scrapers, bulldozers, rollers, etc.
used in the construction of buildings, factories, roads, dams, power plants
Operating Engineers work outdoors
in any kind of weather, under rough and sometimes hazardous conditions.
Public transportation is seldom
available or suitable because of job location and varied working hours;
therefore, dependable transportation and a valid drivers license are essential.
Interest and Temperament: Operating
engineers should enjoy working with machines, be mechanically inclined,
able to do routine, repetitive work as part of a team, able to learn correct
safety habits and be self-disciplined.