Universal Equipment Operator apprenticeship

Description of an apprenticeship as a Universal Equipment Operator

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Universal Equipment Operator apprenticeship

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

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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 and track 1000
B. Dragline and other bucket-type equipment 1000
C. Crawler and wheel-type cranes, derricks, piledrivers, and bridge and gantry cranes 1000
D. Skip and air tugger hoists, elevators, etc. 200
E. Cableways 200
F. Motor crane driver 350
G. Tracked equipment 250
H. Use of grade instrument and plans 500
I. Soil solidification 250
J. Miscellaneous equipment 500
K. Auxiliary equipment 250
L. Maintenance - Cutting and burning - greases and oils 500
(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 Standards at (617) 626-5409.

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