Career outlook for construction plant operator
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would use large machines and vehicles, like diggers and cranes, to get jobs done on construction and demolition sites, roadworks, and in industrial sites like quarries and railways.
You could use machines such as:
- Excavators or diggers
- Dumper trucks
- Loading shovels
- Mobile and crawler cranes
- Tower cranes
- Compactors used for levelling work areas
- Piling rigs
- Concrete pumps
You would carry out daily safety checks on the machine you are using so a basic knowledge of vehicle mechanics would be necesary. You would also change the buckets and other attachments.
You might also use forklifts to unload and move materials around the site.
If you operated a crane, you would work with a slinger signaler who would attach the loads and direct you by signals or radio.
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