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. Brake Press Operator

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Skilled Operator

    Stafffinders are working with a leading manufacturer based in South Ayrshire to recruit for Brake Press Operators on an ongoing temporary basis. The successful candidate must have the following -* Strong work experience of brake press machines* Knowledge of working on AMADA * Have your own transport due to location For this ...

  2. Plant Maintenance Engineer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Skilled Operator

    We are currently looking for an experienced Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join a leading manufacturing company based in Glasgow on a permanent basis.
    The ideal candidate will come from a manufacturing background with experience in the maintenance of all plant machines/tools.
    Key Responsibilities

    Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance
    Responding ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Food Production operators

    Location: Girvan

    Salary: £7.50 p/h

    Category: Semi-Skilled Operator

    We are currently looking for food production operatives to join a family run business based in Girvan on a temporary basis with a view of going permanent.
    The role will involve -
    Working on a very busy production line
    Packing the food into containers and also boxes
    Working as part of ...

  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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