Heavy equipment operator drives vehicles like steam rollers, cranes, trucks, tractors, harvesters to spread asphalt, move piles, dig holes, compact soil and move heavy objects from one place to another. They work under extreme conditions and spend many hours operating heavy equipments. They even have to work more than fourteen hours a day for projects on tight schedule. They need to follow the given directions closely and maintain excellent hand eye co-ordination while driving.

Heavy equipment operator learns most of his education while working on site. In order to serve as a heavy equipment operator, an individual must complete his graduation and possess a training certificate from a reputed institute. Heavy vehicle driving license is a must for an individual to drive heavy machines. Employers also provide special training sessions to their employees. An individual must possess decent experience of handling and driving heavy vehicles.