Managed earthmoving tasks including mowing ditches, slopes, grades, and clearing brush.
Signaled truck driver to position truck to facilitate loading of dirt, rocks, and other materials.
Constantly serviced and maintained equipment as well as troubleshoot and adjust equipment as needed.
Conducted pre-shift inspection of machinery following company guidelines, manufacturers' specifications, and operating safety rules and regulations.
Coordinated with the maintenance crew to report any problem with the operation of the assigned equipment.
Gathered and loaded dirt and waste products from job sites onto trucks and transported them to an appropriate location.
Unloading materials and merchandise from incoming vehicles and stacking them to assigned places. Locating and moving stock of products to pallets or crates for storage or shipment. Identifying damages and report shortages or quality deficiencies.
Machine operators take care of all machine-specific functions such as configuring the equipment, loading and operating the machines, and optimizing the machine capability. They need to ensure that the machine works at its full capacity, oversee its maintenance, and perform timely quality checks.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and gain about 296,300 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupations.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $48,610 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.