ENTRY WAGE LEVEL
UPPER WAGE LEVEL
JOBS IN THE REGION
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.
Also can include logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Includes operating stand-alone logging machines, such as log chippers.
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State of Oregon Licenses and Education
No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Schools & Training Providers
|MPACT Medford Pre-Apprenticeship Program||For Medford High School students only||Medford Pre-Apprenticeship for Construction Trades (MPACT)|
|Peterson ThinkBIG||Medford||Heavy Equipment Technician Training|
|Grading/Paving Operator Apprenticeship Opportunities||Training centers also relocate participants throughout Oregon, including the Rogue Valley||Grading/Paving Operator Apprenticeship Opportunities|
|Heavy Equipment Operator Schools in Oregon & Salary||Locations throughout Oregon||Heavy Equipment Operator Schools in Oregon & Salary|
|Knife River||Abany||Heavy Equipment Training School|
For training information including possible financial support, contact your local WorkSource Rogue Valley Work Center (Jackson and Josephine Counties).
Call: Jackson County 541-734-7533 or Josephine County 541-471-3811
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