Construction truck driver sitting in the cab manipulating controls

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

Training and Prep

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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.