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Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (21V)

Construction and Engineering Army MOS Information
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  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

The Army is always completing hundreds of construction projects and Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operators are integral to this process. Airfields, roads, dams and buildings can’t be created without moving tons of earth and building materials. Construction equipment operators use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to complete these kinds of projects.

Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operators are responsible for supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production and paving.

Some of your duties as a Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator may include:

  • Producing concrete with a concrete mobile mixer
  • Assisting in the building and operation of asphalt producing plant
  • Operating asphalt distributors, aggregate spreaders and asphalt kettles
  • Assisting in the operation of asphalt paving and surfacing equipment
  • Assisting in the performance of combat engineer missions


Job training for a Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and four to 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice operating construction equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. You’ll learn:

  • Operation of different types of construction equipment
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An interest in operating heavy construction equipment
  • A preference for working outdoors

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