Heavy Equipment Operator
(Male, Age 52) from bayville, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Heavy Equipment Operator
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career
|0 / 10
|0 / 10
|0 / 10
|0 / 10
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?
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?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
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):
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 8am
|arrive at work at 6.30, clock in, check with supervisor to see if anything is new
|8am to 9am
|work in my machine
|9am to 10am
|same load trucks with dirt or fill,
|10am to 11am
|work in resivor
|11am to 12pm
|12pm to 1pm
|eat lunch in loader
|1pm to 2pm
|continue to work in yard
|2pm to 3pm
|finish 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
Table of Contents
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?
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?
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?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|I fixed all electrical equipment
|Prior Job 2
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