SUB-MAJOR GROUP 71
INTERMEDIATE PLANT OPERATORS
INTERMEDIATE PLANT OPERATORS operate mobile mechanical plant for a variety of purposes other than the transportation of goods or passengers; and operate large and complex mechanical equipment, including large or multi-stage manufacturing equipment at a fixed location.
Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks performed by Intermediate Plant Operators typically include driving plant to worksite; driving or manoeuvring plant on site; selecting and fitting attachments; manipulating controls to operate attachments, mechanically, hydraulically or electrically, and servicing and maintaining plant; controlling supply of power or fuel, and quantity and mix of materials to be processed or handled; visually monitoring operation of plant, directly or by referring to instruments; manipulating controls of plant to move materials, transfer materials between process phases, or control electricity distribution; and monitoring condition of plant, reporting major problems and repairing minor defects.
Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups: