1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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7111-21 Excavator Operator

Operates heavy excavation equipment to excavate, move and load earth, rock or rubble.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • loads and unloads plant from floats and manoeuvres plant around work sites
  • controls plant during excavating operations
  • works from drawings and markers under the direction of supervisors and engineers
  • selects and changes excavator attachments such as shovel blades, buckets, pile drivers and rock breaking hammers
  • starts up and adjusts compressor units or connects hydraulic hoses
  • cleans, lubricates and refuels equipment, and adjusts clutches, brakes, belts and cables
  • replaces cutting edges, teeth, sheer pins, blades, cables and bolts

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