3 Drive/Operate: Mobile and Heavy Equip, Controls: starting, stopping, steering and controlling the actions of mobile equipment or machines in order to load, move and deliver things (materials, products, people, etc.) from one place to another; requires sense of machine operating capacity and limits regarding load, use, safety; relies on mechanical, managerial, visual, and auditory traits.
Drive-operate: mobile and heavy equipment; steer, control required to operate mobile mechanical equipment; have knowledge and skills to cause effective equipment performance; most often applies to heavy construction, excavating or transportation equipment such as shovels, cranes, bulldozers, trucks of all sorts, rock crushers, locomotives, aircraft, etc. Operator skills are required relative to specific equipment and activity.
|High motivation indicates that this person enjoys operating heavy, mobile equipment such as trucks, earth-movers, cranes, etc. Sensory and sensory/physical skills are primary: e.g. coordination, dexterity, timing, spatial awarenesssize, shape, distance, dimension, perspective, relationship; depth perception. These skills have a fused linkage with equipment controls so that operator and machine are one unit. Natural machine "savvy" causes this person to subconsciously know what the machine is capable of doing and operate it to get excellent performance. This usually includes proud identification, through one's skills, with the equipment one operates. Work is most often outdoors or where conditions for physical comfort aren't closely controlled. Mobility of work and residence is often another important factor.|
|Moderate motivation indicates that this person has talent for operating heavy, mobile equipment such as trucks, earth-movers, cranes, etc. Sensory/physical skills are involved and important: e.g., coordination, dexterity, timing, spatial awareness-size, shape, distance, dimension, perspective, relationship; depth perception. Because equipment operation is only moderately motivated, this person identifies more with the talent than with the equipment; i.e., it's another job. Nonetheless, persons with natural mechanical savvy are always interested in tools, appliances, machines or equipment. Moderately motivated, this operator trait is probably not occupationally specialized.|
|For one or more of a variety of possible reasons, low motivation indicates that this person is not interested in heavy equipment operation. It is sensory/physical work which requires a variety of talents. Study of Worker Traits in this narrative appraisal will show why equipment operation doesn't fit this person's vocational orientation.|