Plant operators are the backbone of construction projects. They expertly shift materials with heavy machinery, molding the construction surface to accommodate drainage, environmental controls and service installations.
What does this job involve?
Operating heavy machinery and equipment
Handling and moving materials using machinery
Shaping the construction surface to the required standard
Continuously monitoring equipment performance
Diagnosing and resolving equipment issues
Conducting routine maintenance on machines
Adhering to safety guidelines during operations
Maintaining records of machine operation and maintenance
Working with other team members on construction sites
How do I get into this career?
To become a Civil Construction Plant Operator, you usually complete a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.