$50,900 earning potential
You love power tools
You value safety
You have steady, dexterous hands
You're willing to learn
You don't mind manual labor
Finish Dozer Operator
Hometown: Glen Rose
Where I trained: Glen Rose High School
What I Earned: High School Diploma
Employer: McGeorge Contracting Company
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I like that there is something new every day, and I also enjoy that I am able to work outside."
He loves getting to operate the equipment that he uses to move and level dirt for foundations for building roads, apartment complexes, subdivisions, and more. He doesn't think people give dirt work enough credit in the construction industry, but it is essential to have a sturdy foundation.
I get to work at 6:30 a.m. and begin my day with reading the safety rules. From there, I brief my manager on the tasks for the day and figure out what we are going to be doing for the day. Before 10 a.m., I have to send in a curfew request and a signal report ticket to the train dispatcher for the next day’s work so they can start planning their routes around our crew. For the rest of the day, I communicate with the dispatchers to see the times we will be able to work on the track. After working on the track, at the end of the day, I complete our production report."