Form Grader Operator

Operate machines to cut trenches for concrete roads.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Form Grader Operators do?

Operates machine equipped with adjustable, revolving cutterhead to cut trench for concrete road to specified grade: Aligns grader with stakes and guidelines on ground. Lowers cutterhead and aligns depth gauge marker with guideline to control depth of trench. Moves throttle to regulate speed of machine and cutterhead. Raises and lowers cutterhead to reduce base material by making several shallow passes. Observes spiral conveyor that automatically moves loose dirt to side of trench.

Should I be a Form Grader Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Concrete-Paving-Form Grader

    How to become a Form Grader Operator

    Most Form Grader Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:95aaaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2848%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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