947th Engineer Company

Image of 947th Engineer Company soldierImage of 947th Engineer Company logoThe 947th Engineers build anything and everything the Guard needs. From surveying and bulldozing to framing and wiring, engineers are responsible for taking on construction or demolition projects of any size from beginning to end. These projects can range from paving roads to setting up fortifications for hundreds of Soldiers.

Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army. They are also responsible for operating tractors with a dozen attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers.

Job Duties of a 12N Horizontal Construction Engineer: 

  • Analyze the information on grade stakes and placing them 
  • Drive bulldozers, roadgraders and other heavy equipment to level earth  
  • Clear, grub, strip, excavate, backfill, stockpile and push scraper with tractor crawler 
  • Cut and spread fill material with scraper 
  • Transport heavy construction equipment with tractor-trailer
 

The unit is located in Montrose, CO. To contact the unit, dial 720-250-5600.

 

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Colorado National Guard Soldiers with the 947th Engineer Company, rebuild Highway 36 west of Lyons, Colo. September 27, 2013. The Colorado National Guard is supporting the Colorado Department of Transportation to make a passable causeway between Lyons and Estes Park that will sustain the communities through to spring when weather will allow civil contractors to fully rebuild the highway to standards. Heavy rains and flash floods destroyed roughly 40% of the highway earlier in the month closing the highway to all vehicle traffic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf/RELEASED)
National Guard engineers working to get residents on the road again
By Staff Sgt. Jecca Geffre | Oct. 16, 2014
Colorado National Guard Soldiers with the 947th Engineer Company, rebuild Highway 36 west of Lyons, Colo. September 27, 2013. The Colorado National Guard is supporting the Colorado Department of Transportation to make a passable causeway between Lyons and Estes Park that will sustain the communities through to spring when weather will allow civil contractors to fully rebuild the highway to standards. Heavy rains and flash floods destroyed roughly 40% of the highway earlier in the month closing the highway to all vehicle traffic.

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