U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
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. Excludes "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and "Extraction Workers" (47-5000).
Illustrative examples: Steam Shovel Operator,
Broad Occupation: 47-2070 Construction Equipment Operators
Minor Group: 47-2000 Construction Trades Workers
Major Group: 47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010