Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.

Sample of reported job titles: Backhoe Operator, Dragline Oiler, Dragline Operator, Equipment Operator, Excavator Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Loader Operator, Operator, Pit Operator, Track Hoe Operator

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $19.61/hr (+1% from 2015)
  • 175 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 5%
  • Retirement Risk: 24% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 1% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Applied
Math

Workplace
Documents
Graphic Literacy
3 4 4

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.