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).

Job Listings

  1. Recycling Operator

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Semi-Skilled Operator

    Stafffinders are looking for a Recycling Operator for temporary cover at a recycling center on the outskirts of Edinburgh, this is a demanding role as the cycle of waste management from the airport runs around the clock and through all weathers. This role requires a hardworking and reliable individual who ...

  2. Recycling Operator

    Location: Livingston

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Semi-Skilled Operator

    Stafffinders are looking for a Recycling Operator for temporary cover at a recycling center on the outskirts of West Lothian, this is a demanding role as the cycle of waste management from the airport runs around the clock and through all weathers. This role requires a hardworking and reliable individual ...

  3. Production Operator

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Semi-Skilled Operator

    At Stafffinders we have some excellent opportunities starting January 2019, with our client based in the Renfrewshire area.
    Roles are temporary ongoing and could be ongoing for up to 12 months, excellent pay rates and benefits included.
    Ideally you should be experienced with the build and assembly of electronic components ...

  4. Warehouse/Stores |Operative

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Semi-Skilled Operator

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for a Warehouse Operative/Stock Controller to join our client based in Glasgow. This will be on a long-term temp contact.
    Your responsibilities will include:
    ·         Stock Control
    ·         Data entry
    ·         General warehouse duties
    ·         Processing reports
    ·         Working closing with Management/Engineers
    The working hours are 8am - 16:30 ...

  5. Production Operator Stores

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Semi-Skilled Operator

    Stafffinders have an excellent opportunity for a Production Operator (Stores), starting early January 2019

    JOB DESCRIPTION:-

    The main duties for this job will be to assist in the storage, handling and kitting of production parts from within the Stores area
    To work as a team with other Stores and Distribution ...

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