H E A V Y E Q U I P M E N T
O P E R A T O R
Do you have an interest in operating dump trucks, bulldozers or other vehicles classified as heavy machinery? As a heavy equipment operator, you will learn how to safely use this type of equipment to move construction materials, dirt and other heavy objects at construction sites and mines. This occupation operates equipment that clears and grades land to prepare it for construction of roads, buildings and bridges, as well as airport runways, power generation facilities, dams, levees and other structures.
Earning potential for Minnesota:
$29.52 per hour
$29,920 to $74,701 annually
High School Diploma
- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Operation & Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.