Scraper Operator

Operate tractor-drawn scrapers to move earth on construction sites.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Scraper Operators do?

Operates tractor-drawn or self-propelled scraper to move, haul, and grade earth on construction sites, such as roadbeds, ditch banks, and water reservoirs: Moves switches, levers, and pedals to control loading gate on bucket, to adjust depth of cut, to raise and close filled bucket for hauling, and to spread or dump earth.

Should I be a Scraper Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Carrier Operator, Hydraulic Hammer Operator, Maintainer Operator, Muck Operator, Road Hogger Operator See More

    How to become a Scraper Operator

    Most Scraper 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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