Earthmoving and related plant operators

Duties and tasks

  • Operating and monitoring excavating machinery equipped with moveable shovels, grab-buckets or dragline buckets, to excavate and move earth, rock, sand, gravel or similar materials
  • Operating and monitoring machinery for digging trenches for sewers, drainage, water, oil, gas or similar pipelines
  • Operating and monitoring machinery equipped with concave steel blades to move, distribute and level earth, sand, snow and other materials
  • Operating and monitoring equipment to remove sand, gravel and mud from bottom of body of water
  • Operating and monitoring machines for hammering wooden, concrete or steel piles into ground
  • Operating and monitoring power rollers to compact and smooth layers of materials in making roads and pavements, and similar work
  • Operating and monitoring machines which spread and smooth concrete or bituminous or tar preparations to construct roadways, roads or similar surfaces

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