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Excavation/Loading Equipment Operator

What does an excavation/loading equipment operator do?

Excavation/loading equipment operators power machinery, such as powered-shovel, stripping-shovel, scraper loader, or back-hoe to excavate and load material.

What do I need to get a excavation/loading equipment operator job?

Students will learn safety, identification, and basic operational techniques. They will be taught the skills and knowledge required to understand the conditions and markings of the job site, and the responsibilities of the heavy equipment operator. They will also be taught how to calculate the areas, volumes, cut, and fill requirements for a job, along with interpreting roadway and construction site drawings.

What is the median salary for a excavation/loading equipment operator?

  • $49,840

Where can I go from here?

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