Heavy Equipment Operator
Specialize in operating massive construction machinery, like bulldozers.
Operates diesel-, gasoline-, or electric-powered crane mounted on crawler treads to lift and move material and objects: Starts engine and drives crane to work site, steering crane by moving levers and pressing pedals that control motion of crawler treads. Pushes and pulls levers and presses pedals in response to hand signals to rotate crane on chassis and raise and lower crane boom and loadline. May lubricate motor and moving parts of crane. May be designated according to attachment as Clamshell Operator I; Demolition-Crane Operator I; Electromagnet-Crane Operator I; Orange-Peel Operator I.