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Operating heavy equipment is like playing a video game–but with a $100,000 machine. Discover the benefits and skills needed for a career in heavy equipment operating in this video featuring Fiore & Sons, Inc.

Avg Wages in Colorado: $45,000/year or $22/hour

Skills & Qualities Needed:

  • Ability to drive and maneuver equipment
  • Communication skills
  • Awareness of surroundings
  • Knowledge of materials and equipment
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance
  • Jobsite safety
  • Operator’s licences for certain machines


  • Opportunity to drive heavy equipment
  • Outdoor work environment
  • Plenty of work opportunities
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