Equipment Operator
Alternate Title: Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
Equipment Operator

Equipment Operators on solar installation sites are responsible for operating various types of construction equipment that are imperative to all aspects of a solar job, regardless of the size of the project.

An Equipment Operator on a solar job site plays a crucial role in project construction for residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar systems. Equipment Operators operate heavy equipment such as scrapers, excavators, pile drivers, graders, forklifts, bulldozers, loaders, and skid steers to move large amounts of concrete, dirt, or other materials within the job site; inspect and sometimes maintain the equipment they are working on; remove debris and other materials from job site to avoid hazards; and communicate efficiently with the rest of the construction team to ensure safety.

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