Like to play in the dirt?
Like to make things in the sand on the beach?
Like to build skyscrapers with your Legos?
Operating Engineers do those things, but they use big equipment-equipment like you see on this page-to work in the dirt and help build tall buildings. But they don’t make sand castles on the beach.
But if you like to do what they like to do, maybe you’ll grow up to be an Operating Engineer and you’ll get to use big equipment, instead of just a shovel and pail or your imagination.
Of course, you can use that no matter what you become.