INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS

Operating Engineers 
Job Description:
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 and bridges.

Working Conditions: 
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.