Road Roller Operators operate power-driven rollers to prepare surfaces for roads, runways and car parks.

    You can work as a Road Roller Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in mobile plant technology might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Drives roller over surface until desired condition is obtained.
    • Maintains equipment.

    All Other Mobile Plant Operators

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

    Road Roller Operators

    • 540 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 47 years Average age
    • 7% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Road Roller Operators (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 740 in 2011 to 540 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Road Roller Operators work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales and Queensland have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Construction; Public Administration and Safety; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (85%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (58%).
    • Gender: 7% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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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)
    Construction56.6
    Public Administration and Safety38.1
    Administrative and Support Services2.5
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing1.4
    Other Industries1.4

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateRoad Roller OperatorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW37.631.6
    VIC9.425.6
    QLD34.420.0
    SA3.27.0
    WA11.810.8
    TAS1.72.0
    NT1.31.0
    ACT0.61.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketRoad Roller OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.9-5.05.0
    20-244.9-9.39.3
    25-3415.7-22.922.9
    35-4419.5-22.022.0
    45-5430.0-21.621.6
    55-5910.4-9.09.0
    60-6410.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over7.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 QualificationRoad Roller OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree0.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV33.9-21.121.1
    Year 1211.8-18.118.1
    Year 116.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below44.6-12.512.5

    You can work as a Road Roller Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in mobile plant technology might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • roller ticket
    • construction induction card (white card)
    • plant or machine operator tickets
    • forklift licence
    • manual drivers licence
    • heavy ridged (HR) driver's licence
    • drug and alcohol test
    • Psychometric or aptitude tests

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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

      55% Skill level

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

    2. Building and Construction

      52% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    3. Transportation

      50% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    4. Public Safety and Security

      48% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    5. Engineering and Technology

      47% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

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    Demands

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

    1. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

      95% Important

      How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?

    2. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      94% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    3. Responsible for Others' Health and Safety

      92% Important

      How responsible are you for the health and safety of others?

    4. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      91% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    5. Exposed to Contaminants

      89% Important

      How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?

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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, 47-2071.00 - Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators.

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