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8332 EARTH-MOVING- AND RELATED PLANT OPERATORS
 


    Earth-moving- and related plant operators operate and monitor machines to excavate, grade, level and compact earth or similar materials and lay surfaces of asphalt and concrete.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring excavating machines, equipped with moveable shovel, grab-bucket or dragline bucket, to excavate and move earth, rock, sand, gravel or similar materials, or to tear down buildings or other structures;

    (b) operating and monitoring machines for digging trenches for sewers, drainage, water, oil, gas or similar pipelines;

    (c) operating and monitoring machines equipped with concave steel blade to move, distribute and level earth, sand, snow and other materials;

    (d) operating and monitoring equipment to remove sand, gravel and mud from bottom of body of water;

    (e) operating and monitoring machines for hammering wooden, concrete or steel piles into ground;

    (f) operating and monitoring power roller to compact and smooth layers of materials in making roads, pavements and similar work;

    (g) operating and monitoring machines which spread and smooth concrete or bituminous or tar preparations to construct roadways, roads or similar work;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other worker's.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Operator, bulldozer

  • Operator, excavator

  • Operator, pile-driver

  • Operator, road-roller


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.