Heavy construction wasn’t on Megan’s radar until she started working in it almost accidentally. She was in college for mechanical engineering, but when COVID hit, she went back home to work concrete with her stepdad. It was as much of a surprise to her as anyone to discover she had a passion for construction. When an old boss called her stepdad with an offer, she decided to follow him.
“It’s definitely not what I expected to be doing, but now I can’t picture myself doing anything else.” Prior to working as an operator, she says “I was one of those people who struggled to back up really big trucks… now sometimes I drive around the jobsite in reverse, just to practice.”
As far as working in a field historically dominated by men? Megan’s take is that maybe she’s lucky–but she’s never had anything but love from her crew. “I know it might seem a little far-fetched, but it’s not weird. It’s never awkward. They’re like my brothers, they look out for me.”
Megan loves learning new stuff each day and is hungry to grow. Her most comfortable ride? She shrugs. She’s not a brand ambassador, but she does enjoy a Komatsu Dozer 351.Back to all stories