Heavy equipment operators drive, maneuver, and control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures.
This position typically requires a high school diploma and on the job training. Sometimes, however, this training can be completed through an apprenticeship or vocational school. They also need to be proficient at reading and understanding site plans and communicating with others on the job site.
Trade jobs are an important part of what helps communities function. Learn about the Heavy Equipment Operator trade and what they do on a daily basis by following along on a job shadow with an actual Heavy Equipment Operator.
- Age Group: All Ages
- Category: Job Shadow
- Platform: Oculus Quest
- Runtime: 5 min.