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Operating Engineers

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Construction equipment operators and other construction equipment operators hold approximately 405,750 jobs in the United States. They work for contractors who build highways, dams, airports, skyscrapers, buildings, and other large-scale projects. They also are employed by utility companies, manufacturers, factories, mines, steel mills, and other firms that do their own construction work. Many work for state and local public works and highway departments.

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