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Excavator Operator

Position: Excavator Operator

The Location is: Various project sites located throughout Greater Melbourne and Geelong

Salary: $60,000- $65,000 + superannuation

This position is engaged on a Full Time basis.

An experienced Excavator Operator is required for various projects sites located throughout Greater Melbourne and Geelong. The Excavator Operator will be responsible for operating heavy excavation plant to excavate, move and load earth, rock and rubble.

Reporting to: Project Manager / Foreman


• Abide by the company Health and Safety policy, this includes proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

• Conduct routine checks for the preparation and operation of the plant and associated attachments. This includes securing the plant and attachments after work and reporting any defects with the plant.

• Assisting pipe layers where required, lowering pipes using excavator in accordance with Safety Instruction.

• Digging out and or spreading soil and rock  by suitably selecting and utilizing a variety of specialist attachments;

• Assisting with access chamber construction;

• Ensure that open trenches are “water-proofed”  through the erection of levy banks;

• Controlling and ensuring the safe operation of the plant;

• Excavate according to specific written and verbal direction, including physical markers;

• Ensuring the plant and attachments are properly maintained, including the regular greasing of grease points and maintaining a clean operator’s cabin. This also includes liaising with supervisors regarding scheduled maintenance;

• Ensuring any necessary maintenance is conducted by a qualified mechanic; and

• Take precaution to keep the machine free from scratches and panel damage, as well as ensuring the tracks are clear and are not inhibited by foreign objects.

Skills and Experience Required:


• Construction Induction (White Card or equivalent) (required)

• Excavator operator competency ticket

• Trench Safety Awareness (or equivalent) (recommended)


• Experienced and competent operating excavators over 20T

• Experience in deep excavation (over 3m) and installing shields (for trenching operators)


• Time management and ability to prioritise

• Self-motivated and ability to work autonomously

• Communication skills and ability to complete daily paperwork

• Ability to work effectively and cooperate with others 

Positions: 1
Location: – VIC

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