Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators:

Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $50,960.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,344
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.02 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate navigation technology or equipment
Operate radio transmitter, receiver, or auxiliary equipment
Operate power or hand tools associated with heavy equipment operation
Operate excavation equipment
Operate agricultural equipment or machinery

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate heavy construction equipment
Move earth or debris for roads, construction, or related projects
Operate mining equipment or machinery
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Operate crane in construction, manufacturing, or repair setting

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair construction machinery or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems
Perform safety inspection related to heavy equipment operation
Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation

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