Operate or tend machinery at surface mining site, equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets to excavate and load loose materials.
Backhoe Operator, Dragline Oiler, Dragline Operator, Earth Moving Equipment Operator, End Loader Operator, Equipment Operator, Excavator Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Loader Operator, Pit Operator, Track Hoe Operator, Yard Loader Operator
Employment of Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.
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