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Road Builder - Equipment Operator

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Road Builder - Equipment Operator

Road builders and construction equipment operators are responsible for operating the machinery that is used to move heavy materials at construction sites, clear and grade land, build and maintain roads and bridges, dig trenches, spread asphalt or construct offshore oil rigs.

  • Since road building and the operation of construction equipment is more technologically advanced than in the past, the contractors of today must also be skilled enough to set up and inspect the equipment, make adjustments and perform some maintenance and minor repairs.
  • The equipment they operate may include bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, cranes, rollers, forklifts, air compressors, milling machines and asphalt spreaders.

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