Plant and Machinery Operator


Plant and Machinery Operator

Remember playing in the sandpit with diggers and dump trucks? Well that's what I get to do all day, but they are massive! I operate earth moving machinery such as rollers, graders and excavators to construct our renewable energy projects. Turns out some of us don't have to grow up!


Outdoor Project Sites Hazardous or risky equipment or conditions Vehicle use
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details


  • Mechanical 
  • English language 
  • Public Safety and Security 
  • Administration and Management 
  • Mathematics 


  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Certificate II or III (Civil construction) may be useful 
  • Licensing or registration required 


  • Salary 2% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

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Upper Primary

Grade 5 & 6

Students explore the basics of electricity. Students will learn how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits.

Lower Secondary

Grade 7 & 8

Students explore how energy sources such as the sun and wind can be harnessed to produce electricity, and ways to store it.