Sector: Manufacturing

Heavy Equipment Operator

A heavy equipment operator career could be for you if…
Your skills include operation & control, monitoring and equipment maintenance.
Your interests can be described as realistic, investigative and conventional.
Your values include support, relationships and working conditions.

As a sawmill heavy equipment operator in the forest products industry, you'll be responsible for operating various machines such as stationary cranes, forklifts, dozers, and loaders in sawmills and other forest product facilities. Additionally, you may be required to perform material handling tasks like stacking lumber and preparing it for shipping. This is a physically demanding job that requires quick thinking, attention to detail, and excellent hand-eye coordination.

Other job titles include: back hoe operator, engineering equipment operator, equipment operator (EO), forklift operator, hot mix asphalt operator, machine operator, motor grader operator, operating engineer, track hoe operator

Education and Training

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.


National Average Annual Salary
$36,750.00 - $93,060.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$17.67 - $44.74
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