H150:Equipment Operator

Equipment Operators work with heavy machinery such as bulldozers, power shovels, pile drivers, rollers and graders, etc. They use this machinery to dig ditches and excavate for building foundations, to break up old concrete or asphalt paving and pour new paving, to loosen soil and grade it, to dig out tree trunks and rocks, and to remove debris from construction sites. The skills learned by the EO fully transfer to similar jobs in the civilian world.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Equipment Operators perform tasks involving deployment and operation of automotive, materials handling, weight lifting, and construction equipment. They direct and coordinate efforts of individuals and crews in execution of construction, earth-moving, road building, quarrying, asphalt batching and paving, concrete batch plant operations, concrete paving, and transit mixer operation assignments. EOs maintain records and reports on mobile and stationary equipment, and organize and supervise automotive and construction equipment pools. They maintain individual combat readiness, and perform tasks required in combat and disaster preparedness or recovery operations.

Military Duties Translated:

Operate heavy equipment in compliance with the company's operating safety policies and procedures. Provide recommendations for maintaining and improving environmental performance. Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers. Ensure company equipment, material, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner. Collect and dispose of scrap, excess materials, and refuse. Observe distribution of paving material to adjust machine settings or material flow, and indicate low spots for workers to add material. Complete required paperwork, reporting, and other documentation.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Heavy Equipment Operator