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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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:

This section contains the following subsection :
          711 Mobile Plant Operators
          712 Intermediate Stationary Plant Operators

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