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Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator Details


OVERVIEW
Concrete and asphalt equipment operators are responsible for supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production, which is integral to the construction of airfields, roads, dams and buildings.

JOB DUTIES
  • Produce concrete with a mixer
  • Supervise the building of asphalt-producing plants
  • Operate asphalt distributors, spreaders and kettles
  • Perform combat engineer missions
  • Operate equipment for paving and surfacing


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and four weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Advanced Individual Training: 4 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Operation of different types of concrete and asphalt equipment
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

General Maintenance (GM): 88

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
  • Preference for working outdoors
  • Interest in working with your hands


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.