DOT Code: 859.683-014, O*NET-SOC Code:47-2073.00

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Description
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment, in addition to other duties. Alternate title: Operating Engineer.

Work Process Schedule

Task Hours
A.Backhoe - Wheel & Track1000
B.Dragline and other Bucket-type Equipment1000
C.Crawler and Wheel-type Cranes, Derricks, Piledrivers and Bridge and Gantry Cranes1000
D.Skip and Air Tugger Hoists, Elevators, etc.200
E.Cableways200
F.Motor Crane Driver350
G.Tracked Equipment250
H.Use of Grade Instrument and Plans500
I.Soil Solidification250
J.Miscellaneous Equipment500
K.Auxiliary Equipment250
L.Maintenance - Cutting & Burning - Greases & Oils500
(Every 2,000 hours = one year) Total Hours: 6,000

Related Technical Instruction
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Training at (617) 626-5409.