Plant Operator Jobs

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

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

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

Plant operator jobs can expect a salary of £15,000 to £40,000 a year depending on experience.

Although the average working week for plant operator jobs is 37 hours, work on building sites can be seasonal.  The work of plant operator jobs 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 plant operator jobs.

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

Plant operator jobs include crane-hire companies, large construction companies, steel manufacturing and vehicle assembly companies.

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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Job Listings

  1. Groundworker

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting two experienced Groundworkers to start on a project in Largs.
    Starting in January the role is expected to last approximately 8weeks.
    Pay rate is £9.00 - £9.50ph
    You must also have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, full PPE and be able to ...

  2. Ground Worker/ Dumper Driver

    Location: Largs

    Salary: £12.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting two experienced Groundworkers to start on a project in Largs.
    Starting in January the role is expected to last approximately 8weeks.
    Pay rate is £9.00 - £9.50 per hour
    You must also have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, full PPE and be ...

  3. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £14.80 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for Joiners to start in the Cumbernauld area.
    Qualified Joiners are required
    The work will consist a range of joinery therefore all applicants should have
    A minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
    A valid and in date CSCS Card.
    Have served their time as a joiner
    Hours ...

  4. Assembly Production Operative

    Location: Renfrew

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Semi-Skilled Operator

    Stafffinders are currently looking for experienced assembly operatives to join their well established client on a temporary basis with a good view of going permanent based in Renfrew.
    The successful candidate MUST have the following -

    Manufacturing assembly experience
    Be capable of working as part of a machine build cell
    Be ...

  5. Welder/Fabricator - Sheet Metal

    Location: Kilmarnock

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Skilled Operator

    Stafffinders are currently looking to recruit welder/fabricator with sheet metal experience to join a large organisation based in Ayrshire initially for 12 weeks with a view of going permanent.
    The successful candidate must have the following -

    Knowledge of all Fabrication and Welding
    Experience of Stainless Steel TIG
    Able to ...

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