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20 Jobs Where You Are Often Required To Work In An Open Vehicle Or Equipment

by Michael Davis
Wednesday, March 23, 2016



The jobs often required to work in an open vehicle or equipment are listed below.

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. They may also repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.
Median Annual Salary: $40,400 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 12.04%

Motorboat mechanics
Motorboat mechanics repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.
Median Annual Salary: $35,600 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 5.63%

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities, such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.
Median Annual Salary: $34,400

Loading machine operators, underground mining
Loading machine operators, underground mining operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.
Median Annual Salary: $45,910

Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.
Median Annual Salary: $34,150 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 11.5%

Logging equipment operators
Logging equipment operators drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush.
Median Annual Salary: $32,390 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 7.69%

Industrial truck and tractor operators
Industrial truck and tractor operators operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
Median Annual Salary: $29,780 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 2.73%

Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
Median Annual Salary: $32,870 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 15.49%

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.
Median Annual Salary: $44,830 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 8.66%

Pile-driver operators
Pile-driver operators operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.
Median Annual Salary: $47,860 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 13.11%

Structural iron and steel workers
Structural iron and steel workers raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. They may also erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.
Median Annual Salary: $44,540 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 12.41%

Earth drillers
Earth drillers operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. They may also use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.
Median Annual Salary: $39,350 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 7.15%

Farm equipment mechanics
Farm equipment mechanics diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.
Median Annual Salary: $33,640 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 6.87%

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. They may also also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.
Median Annual Salary: $38,920

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.
Median Annual Salary: $36,920 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 8.57%

Tree trimmers and pruners
Tree trimmers and pruners using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.
Median Annual Salary: $30,450 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 26.28%

Sailors and marine oilers
Sailors and marine oilers stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.
Median Annual Salary: $36,260 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 11.66%

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.
Median Annual Salary: $23,400 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 18%

Recreational vehicle service technicians
Recreational vehicle service technicians diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. They may also specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions.
Median Annual Salary: $32,570 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 6.56%

Roof bolters, mining
Roof bolters, mining operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.
Median Annual Salary: $49,850
 

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