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


  • 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.


  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Backhoe Operator

Skills employers are looking for

  • Backhoes

  • Excavation

  • Demolition

  • Road Construction

  • Digging Trenches

  • Communication Skills

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