Heavy Equipment Operator (Male, Age 52) in bayville, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleHeavy Equipment Operator
Salary$70,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
Locationbayville, NY
Years Experience26 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
It is a public works dept for a township

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I oversee the yard, run heavy equipment, deal with any problems

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
medical sick time, retiremnet

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work alone but do interact with others

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work outdoors at public works. I like to be outdoors

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 6
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 4
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 3

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amarrive at work at 6.30, clock in, check with supervisor to see if anything is new
8am to 9amwork in my machine
9am to 10amsame load trucks with dirt or fill,
10am to 11amwork in resivor
11am to 12pmsame
12pm to 1pmeat lunch in loader
1pm to 2pmcontinue to work in yard
2pm to 3pmfinish work for day
3pm to 4pm
4pm to 5pm
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I just applied 26 years ago

What was the application process?
I honestly don’t remember

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
none I was hired based on my application

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
I was trained on the job

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I trained on the job and got my CDL

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I was always able to work with my hands and learned as I went along

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
nothing we had over 30 people laid off last year and morale is very low

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They need to hava their CDL license and be able to drive all kinds of equipment plus they need to be skilled in all aspects of public works

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
it is hard work and not always rewarding so make sure you really want to do it

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
My plan is to retire in a few years and get a part time job elsewere

What are your current career goals?
retirement

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no thanks

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1technician610 hourI fixed all electrical equipment
Prior Job 2

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