8342-Earthmoving and related plant operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Earthmoving and related plant operators
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Job Description: 
Earthmoving and related plant operators operate machines to excavate, grade, level, smooth and compact earth or similar materials.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) operating and monitoring excavating machinery equipped with moveable shovel, grab-bucket or dragline bucket, to excavate and move earth, rock, sand, gravel or similar materials
  • (b) operating and monitoring machinery for digging trenches for sewers, drainage, water, oil, gas or similar pipelines
  • (c) operating and monitoring machinery 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 surfaces.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Operator, bulldozer
- Operator, excavator
- Operator, pile-driver
- Operator, road-roller
- Operator, front-end loader
- Operator, snow groomer

Careers ( Pakistan Standards):