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Loader Operator

Loader Operators operate motorised loaders to move and load soil, rock and other material.

Overview

Loader Operators operate motorised loaders to move and load soil, rock and other material.

Day-to-day

  • prepares and positions plant for operation
  • selects, fits and removes attachments such as buckets, winches and loading scoops
  • operates controls to move and load a range of natural 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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