Earthmoving Plant Operators

Snapshot

Earthmoving Plant Operators operate plant to excavate earth, ore and rock, break up pavement, road, rock and obstructions, move and load earth, rock and debris, and level, smooth and compact surfaces in construction and other projects.

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Earthmoving Plant Operators
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
43,200
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1250
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • preparing and positioning plant for operation
  • selecting, fitting and removing attachments such as buckets, winches, loading scoops, shovel blades and rock breaking hammers
  • operating controls to excavate, break, drill, level, compact, gouge out, move, load and spread earth, rock, rubble, soil and other materials
  • monitoring operation of plant and adjusting controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensuring safety of other workers
  • raising, lowering and manipulating attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
  • working from drawings, markers and verbal instructions
  • servicing, lubricating, cleaning and refuelling plant and performing minor adjustments and repairs

Job Titles

  • Earthmoving Plant Operator
  • Backhoe Operator
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Excavator Operator
  • Grader Operator
  • Loader Operator

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Mobile Crane Operations, Certificate III in Dogging
  • Certificate IV in Mobile Crane Operations

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