Career Starter - Kings County
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment OperatorsOperate 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 other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.
Annual Median Wage:
$53,476.80 ($25.71 per hour)
High school diploma or equivalent
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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.
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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.
Operate heavy-duty construction or installation equipment.
Monitor construction operations.
Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement
Position construction or extraction equipment.
Update job related knowledge or skills.
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