Tower Excavator Operator

Operate power machineries to activate dragline bucket slung.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tower Excavator Operators do?

Operates power machinery to activate dragline bucket slung between portable towers or to excavate and load sand, gravel, earth, or similar material into trucks or onto conveyors: Moves hand and foot levers to raise and lower bucket, load and dump bucket, and move bucket along slack line slung between towers to unloading point. May direct workers engaged in changing position of towers.


Should I be a Tower Excavator 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: Cable-Tower Operator, End Loader Operator, Excavator Backhoe Operator, Horseback Excavator

    How to become a Tower Excavator Operator

    Most Tower Excavator 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:9taaaa&chl=no+college+%2876%25%29|certificate+%2824%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,76,76
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