An equipment operator works with heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers and trench excavators. A light grade/paving operator runs heavy construction equipment such as paving machines, pick-up machines, paving and motor graders and backhoes. Some traffic control work is also required.
Workers in this field spend most of their time outdoors, so conditions depend on the weather. The work may also involve strenuous conditions.
These programs are only open to employees of training agents already registered with the local apprenticeship committees. Requirements vary among local apprenticeship committees.
Deschutes County Certified Equipment Operators JATC