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Equipment Operator (EO)


***Last Updated 17 April 2024***

EO Community Overview


EO Career Path

General Description
Equipment Operators operate heavy transportation and construction equipment including, trucks, bulldozers, backhoes, graders, forklifts, cranes and asphalt equipment. This is a 5-year enlistment program.
What They Do
The duties performed by EOs include:

  • operating a wide variety of heavy-duty, self-propelled construction equipment for projects including, building construction, roadway construction, pier construction, grading and excavation;

  • performing minor maintenance on equipment to ensure safe, efficient operation;

  • serving as members of a crane crew to rig cable assemblies and change attachments for various lifting and pile-driving operations;

  • preparing operational reports on equipment;

  • operate rock crushing and well-drilling equipment;

  • perform as blasters for construction projects.

  • reading and interpreting blueprints and preparing sketches for projects;

  • making estimates of material, labor, and equipment requirements.

Working Environment
EOs may work in a variety of conditions, independently or as members of a large team. Their many different duties may be performed in climates ranging from desert to arctic.
ASVAB: AR + MC + AS = 145
- Temporary ASVAB: AR + MC + AS = 136 (Expires 30 September 2024)
- Must have normal color perception & stereoscopic vision
- Must have a valid state driver's license, NO DUI - 1 yr, NO major accidents
- 36 month obligated service required for convert in and PACT Sailors.
- Must provide a copy of last three Evals and PRIMS/PFA data.

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