Jul 8, 2016

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, pipelines and other structures. They are also employed in mines, quarries and in material handling work.

Heavy equipment operators may:

  • move, load and unload cargo
  • excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials
  • clear brush and stumps and build roads at logging and surface mining sites
  • drive pilings for buildings, bridges or other structures
  • deepen waterways or reclaim earth fill
  • lay, spread or compact concrete, asphalt and other road construction materials


Represented by the following CBTU affiliates: