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Civil Construction Worker

Perform a variety of tasks on civil construction sites.

What's it like to be a Civil Construction Worker?

Civil Construction Workers work on civil construction and infrastructure projects performing a variety of physical tasks. They clear and prepare sites to be worked on, direct traffic through worksites, move materials around the site and operate the machinery used in road working.

Civil Construction Worker

Tasks and duties

  • Preparing work sites by clearing grass, scrub, topsoil and debris.
  • Erecting and dismantling barricades, signage and lights on construction sites.
  • Loading and unloading construction materials and equipment and transporting them around sites.
  • Adhering to OHS protocols and complying with environmental and safety orders.
  • Directing traffic through construction sites.
  • Mixing, pouring and spreading gravel and concrete.
  • Digging holes and preparing sites for installation of drains and other fixtures.
  • Shovelling excavated materials onto conveyor belts and wheelbarrows for removal.
  • Spraying road surfaces with water, tar and road oils.
  • Operating machinery such as pavers, rollers, diggers and excavators.
  • Landscaping surrounding areas with trees, shrubs and grass seed.
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Civil Construction Workers are physically fit and enjoy practical work in a team environment. They work outdoors and are employed by civil contractors, government authorities and local councils.

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You can work as a Civil Construction Worker without qualifications, but completion of a traineeship is usually required. A good level of physical fitness and an OHS White Card are required.

  1. Complete construction induction training at a registered training provider (RTO) to attain your OHS White Card.
  2. Purchase suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety footwear, ear and eye protection and high visibility clothing.
  3. Hold a current driver’s licence.
  4. Search for employers offering traineeships providing the Certificate III in Civil Construction (RII30915).
  5. You may want to complete additional training to attain licences for the operation of heavy machinery such as skid steer loaders, excavators, backhoes and rollers. These are typically achieved by attending short courses and should be gained from an RTO.

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Latest Civil Construction Worker reviews

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Aug 2019
Sub-division work is physically, mentally, emotional, job at times.but the blood the sweat,tears,end of the week a couple of beers it's all worth it!
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Sub division work
The good things
As a civil excavator operator having work on NBN project, currently in sub- division Earthworks development.no two jobs are the same basically being apart of building a community for people to live in...
The challenges
With everything in life challenges can vary from just a simple design issues,due to unforseen issues,lack of work man ship/cut corners to progress quicker,
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Aug 2019
Never boring and full of chalenges
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Civil Construction
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Machine operator
The good things
Civil constuction opens your eyes too the large amount of processes and works involved to create the final product of works. As most of the work is all underground its not visual to people who have ne...
The challenges
When your on the ground it can be phisical on the body doing manual tasks. Also wheather elements can be chalenging. Ie hot summer days and wet wheather.
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