jobs - heavy vehicle driver

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A Heavy vehicle driver drives the big trucks that carry earth, steel, bridge sections, pipes, and all the rest of the resources used in construction that the team relies on.

What will I be Doing?

  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment
  • Transport goods, materials or liquids
  • Load and unload materials, cargo or equipment
  • Inspect and secure cargo
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Operate cranes, hoists or other moving or lifting equipment
  • Record operational details of travel
  • Calculate weights, volumes or other characteristics of materials
  • Record details of deliveries or shipments
  • Inspect motor vehicles
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems or hazards
  • Read maps to determine routes and speeds.
  • Communicate with others
  • Apply fatigue management strategies
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition
  • Clean facilities or work areas
  • Install parts, assemblies or attachments in transportation

Transferable Skills Used on the Job

  • 38% Material transportation
  • 21% Vehicle operation
  • 10% Safety & hazard management
  • 7% Operating procedures & processes
  • 7% Work activities preparation
  • 5% Construction
  • 4% Quality control & inspections
  • 4% Security & emergency services
  • 1% Cleaning & maintenance
  • 1% Production processes & machinery

Skill Level Needed (out of 10)

  • Numeracy 4 Basic
  • Digital engagement 4 Basic
  • Learning 4 Basic
  • Teamwork 5 Intermediate
  • Writing 4 Intermediate
  • Reading 5 Intermediate
  • Problem solving 6 Intermediate.
  • Oral communication 5 Intermediate
  • Planning and organizing 6 Intermediate.
  • Initiative and innovation 6 Intermediate

Required level of training

  • CCF Tasmania Certification to work onsite – White card – 1 day course.
  • Service Tasmania -Manual drivers license
  • Service Tasmania – Medium rigid license
  • Heavy vehicle licence

How to start your career as a plant mechanic Fitter

CCF High Vis Army pre-employment course.

Vehicle Licence Application Form (PDF)

Further training is available through RTO’s, with funding via Keystone Tasmania.

What to find out more?

Contact us if you would like to find out more about working in Civil Construction, Heavy Vehicle Driver.

View Heavy Vehicle Driver Fact Sheet (PDF)