Plant Operator Jobs

Plant Operator jobs invole the use of heavy machinery on construction sites, at roadworks, in quarries and in mechanical workshops. Plant Operators not only operate and maintain earth-moving and construction equipment, but drive it as well.  Working on construction sites, they can move hundreds of tons of earth in a day or shift extremely heavy loads. In addition to the proper working of the equipment, a Plant Operator may also be responsible for the safety of those working around them.

Duties of a Plant Operator

The machinery utilised in Plant Operator jobs on construction sites includes excavators, bulldozers and dumper trucks for digging and moving soil and rock. Plant Operators may use static tower cranes for lifting building materials or mobile cranes which travel on roads to the site where they are required.

They may also use cranes on rails, working in factories and shipyards, and lorry-mounted loaders.

Within this profession you can expect a salary of £15,000 to £40,000 per year depending on experience.

Although the average working week is 37 hours, work on building sites can be seasonal.  The work of Plant Operators is mainly carried out in a driver's cab, sometimes at heights. Conditions can be hot, dusty, noisy or muddy. A full driving licence is often essential for this role.

Plant Operators should have a practical aptitude for machinery, have stamina, agility and be able to work at heights, have a steady hand and good eyesight.

CITB-ConstructionSkills provides plant operator training which must be done through an employer. Training is mainly provided on the job with day or block release at local colleges or training providers leading to NVQ/SVQ qualifications. Plant Operator jobs in the construction industry will also have to register for the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS).

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Email the Industrial Division at industrial@stafffinders.co.uk.

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Job Listings

  1. Ground worker

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing work in Edinburgh city centre .
    Candidates must hold CSCS card along with Blue or Gold skills card.
    Machine tickets preferably but not essential .
    You will be working in various skill sectors such as Drainage, monoblocking, Kerbing , slabbing and hard landscaping .
    Please call ...

  2. Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £11.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Are you immediately available for work in the Edinburgh area.
    We are looking for a team of Labourers with CSCS cards, PPE and the right attitude .
    This will be in the city centre and is ongoing min of 3 months work .
    Please get in touch 

  3. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.75 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Joiners required for various contracts and various lengths. Immediate starts available
    1st and 2nd fix joiners required, must be able to work at pace and have Blue or Gold Skills Card .
    Tools and PPE is required.
    Please call Joanne or Craig on 0141 887 1155 to discuss further.

  4. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £17.00 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Stafffinders are currently looking for Experienced Joiners for a contract in Glasgow area.
    Must have experience in all aspects of joinery.
    Immediate start !!!!
    Requirements
    In date Blue or Gold CSCS card.
    PPE
    Own tools.
    Competetive rates of pay
    Please apply online or send your CV
     

  5. Bricklayer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £17.50 p/h

    Category: Bricklayer

    We are looking for a Bricklayer for ongoing work in various sites .
    You will need a Blue or Gold CSCS card or time served.  Experience in laying block. 
    Must have trowels and PPE. 
    PLease give joanne or Craig a call on 0141 887 1155

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