Bulldozer operator loading rock material in open pit mine

Bulldozer Operator

Bulldozer Operators operate bulldozers using blades and other attachments to gouge out, level and move materials in construction, forestry, mining and other projects.

Overview

Bulldozer Operators operate bulldozers using blades and other attachments to gouge out, level and move materials in construction, forestry, mining and other projects.

Day-to-day

  • prepares and positions bulldozers for operation
  • selects, fits and removes attachments such as loading scoops, shovel blades and rippers
  • operates controls to excavate, break, gouge out, move, load and spread materials including earth, rock, rubble and soil
  • monitors operation of the bulldozer and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation while ensuring safety of other workers
  • raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
  • works from drawings, markers and verbal instructions
  • services, lubricates, cleans, refuels and performs minor adjustments or repairs to the bulldozer.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
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