Profession scraper operator

Scraper operators work with a mobile piece of heavy equipment that scrapes the top layer of the ground and deposits it in a hopper to be hauled off. They drive the scraper over the surface to be scraped, adapting the speed of the machine to the hardness of the surface.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mechanical systems

    Mechanical systems, including gears, engines, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Their functions and likely defects.

  • Mechanical tools

    Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Skills

  • Move soil

    Use machinery to load and unload soil. Take care not to overload the machine. Dump the soil judiciously in the assigned place.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • 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.

  • Operate construction scraper

    Operate a scraper, a piece of heavy equipment that scrapes a layer of soil from the surface and transports it in a hopper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Recognise the hazards of dangerous goods

    Be aware of the threats posed by potentially dangerous goods such as polluting, toxic, corrosive, or explosive materials.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Dig soil mechanically

    Use mechanical equipment to dig up and move soil. Form pits according to excavation plans.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

set up temporary construction site infrastructure sort waste perform minor repairs to equipment monitor stock level follow safety procedures when working at heights secure heavy construction equipment machinery load capacity interpret 2d plans test soil load bearing capacity operate grader electricity keep personal administration operate heavy construction machinery without supervision operate excavator operate road roller operate bulldozer transport construction supplies interpret 3d plans keep records of work progress