Utility Tractor Operator

Drive pneumatic-tired tractors.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Utility Tractor Operators do?

Drives pneumatic-tired tractor and controls grading or digging attachments to move and level materials, such as dirt and gravel, for construction of driveways, parking lots, and streets: Moves levers to engage gears to raise and lower attachment. Adjusts and controls bulldozer attachment to level earth to specified depth. Pulls grader attachment over cutout to trim edges, level surface, and spread rock. Controls back-hoe, trench-digging attachment, or lift-scoop attachment to dig and backfill trenches.

Should I be an Utility Tractor Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crawler-Tractor Operator, Solid Waste Facility Operator, Track Hoe Operator

    How to Become an
    Utility Tractor Operator

    Most Utility Tractor 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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