POSITION SUMMARY
The Heavy Plant Driver is primarily responsible for operating heavy construction vehicles on construction sites. These may include: Front End Loader; Backhoe Loader; Bobcat; Excavator; Low Loader trailer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
1 Drive and operate the heavy plant vehicles.
2 Load and unload material as per instructions.
3 Check vehicle supplies (such as fuel and oil among others).
4 Carry out basic maintenance of vehicles and keep them in good working condition.
5 Prevent damage to utility infrastructure.
6 Report any potential faults, damages and/or hazards.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS
Drivers of heavy plant vehicles are required on a variety of construction projects.
Work is on a fulltime basis.
Working overtime and during weekends may be required to meet tight deadlines.

EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED
To operate heavy construction vehicles a valid driving licence and related training.
On-the-job training is typically offered by the employer.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION
Heavy Plant Drivers are expected to have:
• Use of building and construction materials, machines and tools including their repair and maintenance
• The ability to drive heavy vehicles
• The ability to monitor operations, such as read gauges, dials and other indicators to see that machines are working properly
• Knowledge of health and safety procedures • Communication skills in Maltese and/or English • The ability to follow instructions • Numeracy skills • Organisational and planning skills • Problem solving and decision making skills • Time management skills • The ability to work under pressure • The ability to work independently and as part of a team • Accuracy • Alertness • Arm hand steadiness • Manual dexterity • Patience • Physical stamina

 

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