Top Small Equipment Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Small Equipment Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Small Equipment Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 27.1% of Small Equipment Operator resumes contained Small Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Small Equipment Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Small Equipment Operator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Small Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Small Equipment is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Operated small equipment and basic construction
  • Operate small equipment (tow motor) to unload and load trucks.
  • Operated small equipment such as a roller and backhoe.
  • Operated small equipment (excavator and forklift)
  • Operate Small Equipment - i.e.
  • Machine Shop fabrication Small equipment maintenance and operation
  • General labor in commercial excavation, digging trenches laying drain pipe, operating a water truck and operating small equipment.
  • Scheduled maintenance & oversaw all small equipment at the Joliet Mobile Refinery turnaround, approximately 250 pieces of equipment

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2. Preventative Maintenance

high Demand
Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Conduct routine equipment inspections and preventative maintenance on equipment and maintain accurate records.
  • Chip, sand and paint for preventative maintenance of craft.
  • Operate all small parts casting machines and perform preventative maintenance.
  • Perform routine/preventative maintenance on applicable equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize accidents to enhance longer life of equipment and tools.
  • Maintained 100% preventative maintenance logs on all project equipment keeping continuous availability resulting in zero breakdowns or project delays.
  • Identify and perform basic equipment preventative maintenance servicing and minor repair work to maintain operating condition and meet safety requirements.

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3. Small Craft Operator

high Demand
Here's how Small Craft Operator is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Promoted from Deckhand to Small Craft Operator in Oct. /2007.
  • Assumed the position and all the responsibilities of said Small Craft Operator.

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4. Unload Trucks

high Demand
Here's how Unload Trucks is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Load or unload trucks or help others with loading or unloading, using special loading-related equipment or other equipment as necessary.
  • Unload trucks or to supply production areas with product, remove finished goods to a warehouse storage area inspecting lifts before use
  • Operate Bobcat S- 630, forklift, front end loader, and other heavy equipment to load/unload trucks and move materials.
  • Load and unload trucks using forklift and tractor.
  • Unload trucks using cherry pickers, sit down stand up and slip sheet forklifts, or other moving equipment.
  • Trained new employees how to properly read paper work and how to unload trucks in a fast and safely manor.

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5. Sort

high Demand
Here's how Sort is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Set up, operate, and make minor adjustments to automatically controlled copiers, sorters.
  • Put finished product in proper location Drove skid steer to push trash onto sort line Bailor Experience
  • Extracted a large variety of client documents and/or sorted by specific criteria while maintaining production quality expectations.
  • Remove containers of sorted mail/parcels and transfer them to designated areas according to established procedures.
  • Performed secondary operations such as sorting or assembling.
  • Examined, categorized and sorted incoming documents.

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6. Heavy Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Operated heavy equipment* Maintenance of heavy equipment* Stocking warehouse with home improvement products* Filling shipping orders of home improvement products
  • Performed various support functions such as heavy equipment operation and scale operations as needed to ensure effective daily operations.
  • Licensed irrigation technician:Installing and maintaining irrigation systems, maintaining greenbelts, expertise in operating various heavy equipment machinery.
  • Operated a variety of heavy equipment including Vac Con Combination sewer/storm drain cleaner and other related equipment.
  • Operated heavy equipment in commercial or residential construction areas; supported underground utilities and managed group teams.
  • Experience in operation of heavy equipment used in soil cultivation Experience in maintenance and servicing equipment used

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7. RAN

average Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Hauled solar frames to the field; positioned frames to facilitate crane hook up; installed frames
  • Developed the brand and adapted the business model with the business environment.
  • Prevent boaters from maneuvering into the rifle range's impact area.
  • Operated gas or diesel-powered watercraft to transport personnel, materials and equipment.
  • Jet mill, spray dryer, overhead crane, quality system, data entry, safty standards, finalizing product packaging.
  • Read shipping orders to determine quantities and type of transportation needed 2.

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8. Small Parts

average Demand
Here's how Small Parts is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Trim and Turn all small parts for line.

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9. Hand Tools

average Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses, buildings, using paint, hand tools or paneling.
  • Maintained state-owned right-away buildings and travel-way using various hand tools and heavy equipment.
  • Installed electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems, using hand tools, power tools, or soldering irons.
  • Operate and maintain hand tools, power tools, and various forms of mowing, demolition, and heavy equipment.
  • Maintained pallet making and repairing equipment using hand tools, electric testing equipment, and hydraulic servicing.
  • Adjusted, repaired, or replaced malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools or soldering irons.

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10. Comsec

average Demand
Here's how Comsec is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Performed inventories and reports of COMSEC equipment and associated keying material.
  • Maintained physical security/control of communications security (COMSEC) devices and documents containing essential element of friendly information.
  • Used computers to operate, perform strapping, restarting, PMCS, and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices.

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11. Customer Service

average Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Offer Customer Service to phone customers.
  • Utilized communication and customer service skills by interacting with diverse individuals and relaying escalating issues to management on a timely basis.
  • Provided administrative coordination, including records filing, customer service, correspondence management, and document collection for the company.
  • Provide excellent customer service & accountability; coordinate to maximize budgets -Seek new vendors to diversify & strengthen company interests.
  • Assisted customers in person Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Developed personal standards of excellence in my customer service, quality of work, personal accountability and self-motivation.

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12. Clamp Truck

low Demand
Here's how Clamp Truck is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Certified in the use of forklifts, clamp trucks and skidster

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13. New Locations

low Demand
Here's how New Locations is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Spearhead marketing/promotions campaigns, research/secure new locations, and direct staff/management training, recruitment, and hiring.

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14. Job Site

low Demand
Here's how Job Site is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Labor duties varied from job site to job site.
  • Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for all general contractor personnel.
  • Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for all general contractor personnel.
  • Supervised other employees at job site while coordinating operations with management.
  • Ensured customer satisfaction with every job site completed.
  • Follow established job site regulations.

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15. Data Entry

low Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Handled entire dry grocery physical inventory including data entry input and reconciling count, item and location discrepancies.
  • Performed Data Entry Operator at the Human Resource Administration Center for Disability Assistance.
  • Documented and verified all production and rejected material to ensure proper data entry.
  • Communicate accurately and efficiently with minimal room for error; heavy data entry.
  • Perform miscellaneous communication and clerical duties as assigned, including data entry.
  • Performed data entry; guided customers on proper usage/sterilization, product distribution.

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16. General Labor

low Demand
Here's how General Labor is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • General laborer responsible for industrial pipe fitting, pipe erection, carpentry and woodworking.
  • general laborer, load and unload dump truck.
  • set grade, spread hay and seed, cut trees, and other general labor.
  • General labor equipment operator equipment maintenance
  • General labor when required for installation and removal of underground fuel storage tanks and above-ground dispensers.
  • General laborer duties including equipment operation- Fire watch and safety- Re Energy Power Plant

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17. Applicable State

low Demand
Here's how Applicable State is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Maintained logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status following applicable state and federal regulations.

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18. Jackhammer

low Demand
Here's how Jackhammer is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Operated Boom forklift Jackhammer In charge of filling out daily logs and safety reports for Intel project
  • Operate jackhammers or drills to break up concrete or pavement.

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19. Quality Standards

low Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Small Equipment Operator jobs:
  • Performed in-process quality control inspections alerting management to deviations and made machine setting adjustments to bring production back into quality standards.
  • Applied strategic planning, prioritization, and project management skills toward consistently achieving critical deadlines while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Perform collection, statistical interpretation and analysis of process data to aid product development and improve quality standards.
  • Cooperated with engineering, manufacturing and corporate accounting to verify that quality standards were met.
  • Performed visual inspections of coils in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.
  • Lead processor for highest level complex accounts exceeding productivity and quality standards.

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19 Most Common Skill for a Small Equipment Operator

Small Equipment27.1%
Preventative Maintenance9.6%
Small Craft Operator7.9%
Unload Trucks7.3%
Sort6.2%
Heavy Equipment6.2%
RAN5.6%
Small Parts5.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Small Equipment Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Small Equipment
Small Equipment
27.1%
27.1%
2
2
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
9.6%
9.6%
3
3
Small Craft Operator
Small Craft Operator
7.9%
7.9%
4
4
Unload Trucks
Unload Trucks
7.3%
7.3%
5
5
Sort
Sort
6.2%
6.2%
6
6
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
6.2%
6.2%
7
7
RAN
RAN
5.6%
5.6%
8
8
Small Parts
Small Parts
5.1%
5.1%
9
9
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
4.5%
4.5%
10
10
Comsec
Comsec
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Clamp Truck
Clamp Truck
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
New Locations
New Locations
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Job Site
Job Site
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
General Labor
General Labor
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Applicable State
Applicable State
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Jackhammer
Jackhammer
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1.7%
1.7%

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