Backhoe Operator

Backhoe Operators operate backhoes and attachments to excavate, break, drill, level and compact earth, rock and other material.

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    Overview

    Backhoe Operators operate backhoes and attachments to excavate, break, drill, level and compact earth, rock and other material.

    Day-to-day

    • prepares and positions plant for operation
    • selects, fits and removes attachments
    • operates controls
    • monitors operation of plant and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensure safety of other workers
    • raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
    • services, lubricates, cleans and refuels plant and performs minor adjustments and repairs.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Backhoe Operator

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