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Grader Operator

Grader Operators operate graders to spread and level materials in construction projects.

Overview

Grader Operators operate graders to spread and level materials in construction projects.

Day-to-day

  • prepares and positions plant for operation
  • selects, fits and removes attachments
  • operates controls to move earth, rock, rubble, soil and other materials
  • monitors operation of plant and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensures safety of other workers
  • raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
  • works from drawings, markers and verbal instructions
  • 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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