Excavator Operator

Excavator Operators operate heavy excavation plants to excavate, move and load earth, rock and rubble.

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    Overview

    Excavator Operators operate heavy excavation plants to excavate, move and load earth, rock and rubble.

    Day-to-day

    • prepares and positions plant for operation
    • 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 ensures safety of other workers
    • raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
    • works from drawings, markers and verbal instructions
    • services, lubricates, cleans and refuels plant and performs minor adjustments and repairs.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become an Excavator Operator

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