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Operating Engineer
Operating Engineer

Building America. Dozing on the Job.

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Operating Engineers at a Glance

Operating engineers run the largest equipment on outdoor construction and engineering projects. They work to prepare sites for highways, bridges, stadiums, airports, buildings, and other projects. Operators have some responsibility for maintaining equipment, which can include bulldozers, scrapers, and cranes. Specialized training is necessary.

A Day in the Life | Akeethia

Age: 31
Job: Operating engineer
Free Time: Painting. Time with daughter.
Proud of: Purchasing first home.

Operating Engineer
$42,500 Starting Pay
$67,000 5-Year Pay
Importance of Technical School
Low High
Specialized Training/Advancement
Low High
Outdoor Work
Low High
Workplace Risk/Danger
Low High
Schedule Flexibility
Low High

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