Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (47-2073)
Occupation description: Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes Crane and Tower Operators (53-7021) and Extraction Workers (47-5000).
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
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|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||871
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||379
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||1,558
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: High school diploma or equivalent
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training