Profession bulldozer operator
Bulldozer operators operate a heavy vehicle to move earth, rubble or other material over the ground.
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- Excavation techniques
The methods to remove rock and soil, used in an excavation site and the associated risks.
- Mechanical tools
Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Mechanical systems
Mechanical systems, including gears, engines, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Their functions and likely defects.
- Prevent damage to utility infrastructure
Consult utility companies or plans on the location of any utility infrastructure that may interfere with a project or be damaged by it. Take the necessary steps to avoid damage.
- Operate bulldozer
Operate a tracked or wheeled bulldozer, a powerful piece of machinery equipped with a shovel-like blade used to move earth, rubble or other material over the ground.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Operate GPS systems
Use GPS Systems.
- Work in a construction team
Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- React to events in time-critical environments
Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Drive mobile heavy construction equipment
Drive movable heavy equipment used in construction. Load the equipment onto low loaders, or unload it. Judiciously drive equipment on public roads when required.
- Dig soil mechanically
Use mechanical equipment to dig up and move soil. Form pits according to excavation plans.
- Inspect construction sites
Ensure health and safety during the construction project by inspecting the construction site regularly. Identify risks of putting people in danger or of damaging construction equipment.
- Recognise the hazards of dangerous goods
Be aware of the threats posed by potentially dangerous goods such as polluting, toxic, corrosive, or explosive materials.
- Move soil
Use machinery to load and unload soil. Take care not to overload the machine. Dump the soil judiciously in the assigned place.
- Keep heavy construction equipment in good condition
Inspect heavy equipment for construction projects before each use. Maintain the machine in good working order, taking care of small repairs and alerting the responsible person in case of serious defects.
Optional knowledge and skillsoperate grader keep personal administration operate road roller sort waste operate excavator secure heavy construction equipment electricity test soil load bearing capacity perform minor repairs to equipment follow safety procedures when working at heights operate construction scraper monitor stock level transport construction supplies set up temporary construction site infrastructure keep records of work progress operate heavy construction machinery without supervision supply machine with appropriate tools
Common job titles
- Heavy equipment operator
- Loader operator
- Excavation heavy equipment operator
- Heavy equipment operator - finish operators