excavator operator


Excavator operators use excavators to dig into earth or other materials to remove it. They are involved in a variety of projects, such as demolition, dredging, and the of digging holes, foundations and trenches.

Alternative label

  • 360 degree excavator operator

  • excavator

  • heavy plant operator, excavator

  • equipment operator, excavator

  • excavation worker

  • plant operator, excavator

  • tracked excavator operator

  • construction plant operator, excavator

  • backhoe excavator operator

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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