What is a heavy equipment operator?
The short answer: A heavy equipment operator operates heavy equipment. (Duh.)
The long answer: The obvious description of a heavy equipment operator’s responsibilities captures only part of this multi-faceted career. Heavy equipment operation is a skill that takes time to build and may require specialized training (and, in some cases, certification) to operate powerful earthmoving machines and vehicles. This job serves a critical role in engineering and construction projects. From road construction to sitework to underground utilities, heavy equipment operators are essential to our industry.
What kind of heavy equipment is there?
The short answer: Anything that digs, dumps, dozes, loads, lifts, or lays.
- Mini – Ex
- Skid steer
- Haul Truck
Each of these machines require specialized training and detailed knowledge of safety measures. Our Learning and Development programs, Safety Department and experience leadership are prepared for the task.
What jobs are available for heavy equipment operators?
The short answer: A lot.
Heavy machine operators played a major part in our recent flagship projects. These include the new Gallatin High School, the new Bozeman Health ICU, and the Ulery’s Lake Lodge in Big Sky.
What is the career outlook for heavy equipment operators?
The short answer: Very, very good.
Interested in becoming a heavy equipment operator?
Visit our careers page to find current job opportunities at Williams for heavy equipment operators. We look forward to hearing from you!