Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings and other structures.
Construction equipment operators work in nearly all weather conditions. Workers often get dirty, greasy, muddy, or dusty. The vast majority of operators work full time and some operators have irregular hours. Some construction projects, especially road building, are done at night.
Construction equipment operators learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program that is usually cost free to the student. A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to begin your apprenticeship and career in the trade.