Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators


Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.
Also called: Dragline Oiler, Dragline Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Loader Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Spatial
  • know where things are around you
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
    Vision
  • decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Google Gmail
    Industrial control software
  • Machine control systems
  • Machine monitoring software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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