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About the job
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or othe
What you'll do
- Test atmosphere for adequate oxygen or explosive conditions when working in confined spaces.
- Push other equipment when extra traction or assistance is required.
- Turn valves to control air or water output of compressors or pumps.
- Compile cost estimates for jobs.
- Drive tractor-trailer trucks to move equipment from site to site.
- Operate compactors, scrapers, or rollers to level, compact, or cover refuse at disposal grounds.
- Operate conveyors to remove grit and debris from digesters.
- Talk to clients and study instructions, plans, or diagrams to establish work requirements.
- Operate road watering, oiling, or rolling equipment, or street sealing equipment, such as chip spreaders.
- Perform specialized work, using equipment such as pile drivers, dredging rigs, drillers, or concrete pumpers.
Things you need to know
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Abilities you'll need to have
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.