Grand View Research Inc has just reported that the construction equipment world market will increase up to $112.52 billion by 2025.
That’s huge money right there. Here in the Philippines? We expect the same thing. In fact, according to BMI Research, the construction industry is expected to grow by 11.8 percent this year.
This news means equipment operator jobs will be in demand.
Here we will explore the importance of a heavy equipment operator.
Duties and Responsibilities
In a nutshell, heavy equipment operator drives heavy equipment and vehicles. But it’s more than that.
Heavy equipment is huge and needs specialized operating methods. That is why handling equipment like cranes, excavators, bulldozer etc. requires trained individuals. Aside from operating, they are also in charge of cleaning and maintaining and even servicing the equipment.
Because of the various jobs that entail on the position, the operator must possess mechanical skills and perform his or her job with safety and precision. The skills required are established out of rigorous on-the-job training and years of experience.
Duties and responsibilities also include:
• Assist to make sure that projects are successfully completed
• Manage the machines and store them securely
• Perform minor repairs in case of onsite malfunctions
• Maintain cooperation and coordination when transporting the equipment
• Knows how to manually operate the machines
• Aware of the latest technology updates
• Knows safe practices, SOPs, and traffic laws
Looking for a person with a set of skills and experience like that is hard to find. That is why as a construction equipment rental service provider in Davao City, we provide our own trained operators, drivers, and assistants.
Where can Heavy Equipment Operators Work?
Heavy equipment operators are not only limited to construction companies. They can also work with mining industries, engineering companies, and organizations that specialize in heavy utility.
Career Prospect here in the Philippines
Truth be told, the Philippines is lacking in skillful heavy equipment operators. It is a recurring issue that needs to be addressed.
Unfortunately, being a heavy equipment operator is not an enticing job here in the Philippines. This is mainly because it is often considered a low-level job (on the contrary, it should be high level!). But as we progress, as we embrace more complicated construction technology and acquire more modern types of machinery, the career of heavy equipment operators will also advance.