As an advanced plant operator, you will learn how to work with many different kinds of equipment. As learning how to operate each one is one of the major challenges of plant operators job, you will need to be able to switch between different machines fairly rapidly on some job sites.
Here are just a few kinds of heavy equipment with which you will familiarize yourself with, both in operation and in use, when learning how to become an advanced plant operator:
- Front End Loaders
- Asphalt Pavers & Rollers
- Dump Trucks
- Road Graders
- Pile Drivers
Some of these types of equipment are used in construction, while others are used for agricultural work, demolition, routine maintenance, and many more activities. You will likely not have to use all of these in a single career as a machine operator, but many of them will likely be in your daily work vocabulary