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Asphalt Plant Operator

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Do you like to drive and operate heavy machinery like backhoes and graders? If so maybe the job of asphalt plant operator is for you. An asphalt plant operator operates, inspects and performs minor repairs on structural, mechanical or electrical components and related systems within an asphalt plant. They are also responsible for the safe handling of raw materials and the quality control of the asphalt product.

Asphalt plant operators may have to compare and assess information in order to load and unload cargo. They may also be responsible for conducting pre-operational checks on equipment and in cleaning, lubricating and refilling equipment, and in building roads at logging and surface mining sites using bulldozers and other heavy equipment.
 
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Sources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2002, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2002/oes_nat.htm

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