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Heavy Construction Equipment Operator (Full Time)

The Army is always completing hundreds of construction projects and Heavy Construction Equipment Operators are integral to that process. Airfields, roads, dams and buildings can't be created without moving tons of earth and building materials or producing concrete and asphalt. Construction equipment operators use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to complete these kinds of projects. Construction Equipment Operators are responsible for operating crawler and wheeled tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loader, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized grader and towed or self-propelled scraper. Some of your duties as a Construction Equipment Operator may include: Interpret information on grade stakes, placing or replacing grade stakes Drive bulldozers, roadgraders, and other heavy equipment to cut and level earth for runways and roadbeds Clear, grub, strip, excavate, backfill, stockpile and push scraper with tractor crawler Cut and spread fill material with scraper Transport heavy construction equipment with tractor-trailer Assist in performance of combat engineer missions Lift and move steel and other heavy building materials using winches, cranes, and hoists Dig holes and trenches using power shovels Training Job training for a Construction Equipment Operator requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you'll learn are: Operation of different types of construction equipment Operation of specific rough terrain equipment Maintenance and repair of equipment Identification of soil types Identification and placement of grade stakes Related Civilian Jobs The skills you learn as a Construction Equipment Operator will help prepare you for a civilian career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers or construction firms. You'll be able to consider a future as an operating engineer, heavy equipment operator, well driller or rigger. There are a number of formal 3-year operating engineer apprenticeship programs, which you may qualify for as well. These programs, which are administered by the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., consist of at least three years or 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours per year of classroom instruction Also Free College Courses the entire time you are in the service. Up to $129,020 to go to College while serving. Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER the military with your rent covered by the Military for 3 full years. Up to $40,000 dollar sign on bonus. Student Loan repayment of up to $50,000. Free Medical and Dental. 30 days paid vacation. Free Travel. And much, much more...

Position Details

Requirements: You must be: Under 35 No Major Law Violations (Sexual Misconducts, Domestics..) No Major Medical issues (Missing Limbs, Mental Health Issues..) Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551) High School Diploma/GED holder
Related Programs: General Interest, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Additional Information: For more information about the United States Army and Army Reserve please contact me at: Staff Sergeant Christopher Seda 5019 S Louise Ave Sioux Falls, SD Cell: (605) 321-4685, Call or text me anytime. (Add us for constantly updated information)
Openings: 20
Close Date: 4/18/2014
Employee Start Date: 2/18/2014

Company Information

Company Name: US Army
Address: 5019 S Louise Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Contact Information

Contact Person: Christopher Seda,
Email: [email protected]

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