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Operating Engineers

Work Environment

Operating engineers consider dirt and noise a part of their jobs. Some of the machines on which they work constantly shake and jolt them. This constant movement, along with the strenuous, outdoor nature of the work, makes this a physically tiring job. Since the work is done almost entirely outdoors in almost any kind of weather, operating engineers must be willing to work under conditions that are often unpleasant. Yet the operating engineer must stay alert or risk accidents, which can also be caused by faulty equipment or lax local inspectors.

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