Backhoe Operator

Backhoe Operators operate backhoes and attachments to excavate, break, drill, level and compact earth, rock and other material.

Overview

Backhoe Operators operate backhoes and attachments to excavate, break, drill, level and compact earth, rock and other material.

Day-to-day

  • prepares and positions plant for operation
  • selects, fits and removes attachments
  • operates controls
  • monitors operation of plant and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensure safety of other workers
  • raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
  • services, lubricates, cleans and refuels plant and performs minor adjustments and repairs.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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