An operating engineer operates many types of power construction equipment such as cranes, derricks, vertical hoists and swing booms. Operating a large crane, particularly in handling a heavy load or lifting materials of all sizes to great heights requires a high degree of skill. Equipment such as bulldozers, motor graders, backhoes, gradalls and front end loaders are operated to move and shape the earth. The difficulty of the operating engineer’s work depends largely on the complexity of the machine being used and the demands of the job. Most operators specialize in operating equipment, however, many operators work as mechanics who specialize in the maintenance and repair of their heavy equipment.
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 147
Location: 400 N Center Drive, Suite 123, Norfolk VA 23502
For job opportunities, application source and interval telephone: 757-461-4505
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