Responsible for operating heavy duty machines equipped with scrapers or blades to spread earth, grade terrain, or move dirt and rock.
Drive equipment with blades that level or pick up earth for dumping.
Use bulldozers, backhoes, and tractors for moving large amounts of dirt.
Move throttle and depress pedal to begin smoothing or lifting earth.
Align machine, cutterhead, or depth gauge marker with reference stakes and guidelines on ground or positions equipment.
Follow directions of assistant on ground.
Make successive passes over earth until job is done.
Use tamping machine to smooth down plot.
Attach different types of blades or attachments depending on job.
Grease, oil and calibrate machinery.
Connect hydraulic hoses, belts, mechanical linkage, or power takeoff shaft to tractor.
Use asphalt paving machines and concrete paving machines to smooth roads.
Control machine using pedals and levers.
Practice safety during operation.
Weld and cut materials.
Use different kinds of oil and greases.
Read plans for job completion.
Work with project manager to ensure job is done to specifications.
Repair machines as necessary.