Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)

Earthmoving Plant Operators (General) operate a range of earthmoving plants to assist with building roads, rail, water supplies, dams, treatment plants and agricultural earthworks.

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    Overview

    Earthmoving Plant Operators (General) operate a range of earthmoving plants to assist with building roads, rail, water supplies, dams, treatment plants and agricultural earthworks.

    Day-to-day

    • selects, fits and removes attachments such as buckets, winches, loading scoops, shovel blades and rock breaking hammers
    • operates controls to excavate, break, drill, level, compact, gouge out, move, load and spread earth, rock, rubble, soil and other materials
    • monitors operation of plant and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensure safety of other workers
    • raise, lower and manipulate attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
    • service, lubricate, clean and refuel plant and perform minor adjustments and repairs.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become an Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)

    • You can work as an Earthmoving Plant Operator (General) without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in civil construction plant operations may be useful.

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