With a good background in heavy equipment training, you can get into just about any line of heavy equipment work, and this includes Public Works.
Public Works is usually a government agency in the community that is responsible for recreational, employment, and health and safety uses. These type of project include building bridges, parks, roads, municipal buildings, dams, railroads, schools, hospitals, beaches, and other types of structures or facilities that long-term projects.
As a heavy equipment operator for Public Works, you will be required to use earthmoving equipment, road paving equipment, trenching and excavating equipment and sometime hoisting equipment too.Public works requires projects that require a lot of digging — digging excavations and in trenching operations.
A common used equipment for excavation in public works include the loader backhoe, backhoe loader, or tractor backhoe. Versatile and common equipment used are dredges, which are machines that are used to excavate areas under the water. Dredges are used to deepen harbors and waterways and also used in underwater mining.
As for excavations, there are different forms of excavators — tracked and wheeled. It’s more common to use the tracked excavator since it has better flotation and traction characteristics than the wheeled excavator.
If you plan to work in Public Works, then you can expect excavating and creating many trenches. You will also be creating new forms of transportation and life for many people right in your neighborhood. Since Public Works is connected to the government, often times you will get a good salary and government benefits. Getting professional heavy equipment training will put you at the top of the list of potential employees too.