NEXT PROS JOB MATCH: Mitch Fleming, Heavy Equipment Operator
By Arkansas Next PROS staff on Monday, October 15, 2018
High School: Sheridan High School • Age: 28
Training: Equipment Operator, on-the-job
Employer: CenterPoint Energy in Little Rock
"I was able to get a job with my employer before receiving any training. Once I was hired, my company put me through all the appropriate training to make sure I was doing my job safely, accurately and efficiently."
THIS OPTION IS FOR YOU IF...
√ You have good hand-eye-foot coordination
√ You’re great under pressure
√ You can recognize and adapt to changing conditions
√ You love big trucks and machines
Expected growth from 2016 to 2026 in the United States
What does a heavy equipment operator do?
Heavy equipment operators utilize heavy machinery often used in construction. They also clean, control, maintain, inspect and repair the machines.
- Clean, maintain, operate and store heavy equipment
- Check equipment daily to maintain a clean and safe environment
- Work with crew members to coordinate machine actions
- Make repairs or report problems
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“I was able to support myself and not have to rely on anyone else at an earlier age. I have already started my professional career and am well on my way in life while many of my peers are still in college.”
High-end earners (top 10%) make
Average Wages in Arkansas
$37,660 - Annual | $18.11 - Hourly
North Arkansas College
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SOURCES: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics / Be Pro Be Proud / PayScale / Keith Cragg