1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7111-15 Backhoe Operator

Operates backhoes and attachments to excavate, break, drill, level and compact earth, rock and other material.

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:

  • activates attachments and raises or lowers outriggers, blades or buckets
  • breaks up paving, rock and similar material by operating pneumatic drills
  • back-fills excavations with rock and earth using front-end loader buckets to push, scrape-up and dump material
  • services and makes minor adjustments and repairs to equipment
  • selects and changes attachments such as different buckets

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