8342-Earth Moving and Related Machinery Operators

Job Title: 

Earth Moving and Related Machinery Operators

Job Description: 

Earth moving and related machinery operators operate machines to excavate, grade, level, smooth and compact earth or similar materials.


Tasks include:

  • operating and monitoring excavating machinery equipped with movable shovel, grab-bucket or dragline bucket to excavate and move earth, rock, sand, gravel or similar materials
  • operating and monitoring machinery for digging trenches for sewers, drainage, water, oil, gas or similar pipelines
  • operating and monitoring machinery equipped with concave steel blade to move, distribute and level earth, sand and other similar materials
  • operating and monitoring equipment to remove sand, gravel and mud from bottom of body of water
  • operating and monitoring machines for hammering wooden, concrete or steel piles into ground
  • operating and monitoring power roller to compact and smooth layers of materials in making roads, pavements and similar work
  • operating and monitoring machines which spread and smooth concrete or bituminous or tar preparations to construct roadways, roads or similar surfaces
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Trench digging machine operator
Drilling machine operator
Asphalt spreading machine operator
Pneumatic-drill operator

Specific Occupations: 

Excavating/Trench digging machine operator

Bulldozer operator

Dredge operator

Pile driver/Drilling machine operator

Road making machine operator

Tunnelling machine operator (including pipe jacking machine operator)

Other earth moving and related machinery operators

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore