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List of Industries Employing Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

The following industries employ Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators ,  SOC Code  47-2073  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Other Specialty Trade Contractors   (NAICS 238900 ) 7,200 8,900 1,700
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 3,200 3,600 400
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction   (NAICS 237300 ) 3,000 3,600 600
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 2,700 2,900 200
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 2,300 2,500 200
Other Heavy Construction   (NAICS 237900 ) 1,100 900 -200
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors   (NAICS 238100 ) 800 1,200 400
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 800 1,000 200
Waste Management and Remediation Service   (NAICS 562000 ) 700 700 0
Mining (except Oil and Gas)   (NAICS 212000 ) 600 600 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 400 500 100
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 300 400 100
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 300 300 0
Land Subdivision   (NAICS 237200 ) 200 200 0
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 200 200 0
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 100 100 0
Support Activities for Mining   (NAICS 213000 ) 100 100 0

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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