Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Cable Ferry Operator, Dredge Operator, Mulcher Operator, Snow Groomer, Straddle Carrier Operator, and Tunneller.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Prepares and positions plant for operation.
    • Selects, fits and removes attachments.
    • Operates controls to carry out required tasks.
    • Monitors operation of plant and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensures safety of other workers.
    • Raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls.
    • Works from drawings, markers and verbal instructions.
    • Services, lubricates, cleans and refuels plant and performs minor adjustments and repairs.

    All Other Mobile Plant Operators

    • $1,375 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)

    • 840 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 50 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 5% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 1,100 in 2011 to 840 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Construction; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (88%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 50 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 5% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

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    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing32.1
    Construction25.6
    Public Administration and Safety16.4
    Mining8.4
    Other Industries17.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateMobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW24.231.6
    VIC32.525.6
    QLD20.620.0
    SA8.97.0
    WA10.410.8
    TAS0.82.0
    NT2.51.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketMobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.7-5.05.0
    20-248.9-9.39.3
    25-3424.5-22.922.9
    35-4425.2-22.022.0
    45-5421.2-21.621.6
    55-5910.2-9.09.0
    60-645.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationMobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree3.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV35.0-21.121.1
    Year 1223.7-18.118.1
    Year 117.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below27.0-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      72% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    2. English language

      48% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Administration and management

      48% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    4. Education and training

      47% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    5. Production and processing

      47% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-7031.00 - Dredge Operators.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

      98% Important

      Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      98% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

      94% Important

      Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

    4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

      89% Important

      Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

    5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

      87% Important

      Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-7031.00 - Dredge Operators.

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