Skilled Trades

What Does an Excavating and Loading Machine Operator Do?

Do you like working with nature? Searching for a career that is outdoors? Consider a career as an Excavating and Loading Machine Operator! West Hills College’s certificate program will give you the hands-on training necessary to become successful in your future career as an excavating and loading machine operator!

What do Excavating and Loading Machine Operators do?

As an excavating and loading machine operator, the main task that you will be doing is using powered machinery like a dragline or powered shovel to dig and load loose material. There may be cases in this career where you will have to operate heavy machinery such as a dump truck or a bulldozer to complete a task. An excavating and loading machine operator must become familiar with and observe markings like hand signals and stakes to make sure work is completed with the specifications given. Not only will you operate the machinery, as an excavating and loading machine operator you may have to maintain and repair the technology used.

West Hills College’s certificate program will prepare you for the various tasks required for this career and give you the knowledge necessary to start your career as an excavating and loading machine operator.

What would I make as an Excavating and Loading Machine Operator?

In 2018, the average annual wage of a California Excavating and Loading Machine Operator was $63,714.

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