Plant Operator

Plant Operator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Plant Operator to join our team.


  • Ensure all safety related incidents, accidents, environmental breaches, hazardous conditions or near misses are reported immediately;
  • Ensure compliance with required PPE, safety equipment and work wear deemed necessary for the job or tasks;
  • Provide cover to the weighbridge;
  • Perform simple servicing on the machine and equipment, reporting any major faults;
  • Report any accidents and incidents as soon as possible in compliance with the company’s accident reporting procedure;
  • Understand and undertake any duties or responsibilities required under the site emergency procedure;
  • Basic understanding of vehicle mechanics;
  • Check buckets and other attachments prior to mounting or changing as required, ensuring all certificates are in date;
  • Carry out pre-start checks to identify any mechanical and safety issues and complete the machine’s defect book;
  • Help with sampling of raw material and finished product;
  • Carry all required documentation, such as competency cards, at all times;
  • Operate excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks and mobile elevated platforms at various sites throughout the UK;
  • Traffic management of road tankers;
  • At all times consider the health and safety of yourself and those around you;
  • Ensure continual and high standard of housekeeping of yard and raw material store.


  • Conduct of duties in a safe, professional and polite manner, seeking assistance as and when required;
  • Awareness of health and safety issues and safe working practices;
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, and complete documentation on time and accurately;
  • Sustained concentration for long periods;
  • Adaptable, able to cope with a change of plans and can work at weekends;
  • Good communication skills, such as the provision of machine technical advice to clients when needed;
  • Good teamwork skills and the ability to work alone.