Equipment operator

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Equipment operator
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Issued by: United States Navy
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation EO
Specialty Construction

Equipment operator (abbreviated as EO) is a United States Navy occupational rating.

Equipment operators perform tasks involving deployment and operation of automotive, materials handling, weight lifting and construction equipment; direct and coordinate efforts of individuals and crews in execution of construction, earth‑moving, roadbuilding, quarrying, asphalt batching and paving, concrete batch plant operations, concrete paving and transit mixer operation assignments; maintain records and reports on mobile and stationary equipment and organize and supervise automotive and construction equipment pools; maintain individual combat readiness and perform tasks required in combat and disaster preparedness or recovery operations.[1]

At the master chief petty officer level, equipment operator merges with the construction mechanic rating. At this level, they are referred to as a master chief equipmentman (EQCM).


  1. “Navy enlisted manpower and personnel classifications”. Bureau of Naval Personnel. US Navy. Retrieved 2007-01-11.

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