jobs - roller driver

smooth the road to your career

Operate a power-driven roller to prepare surfaces for roads, runways, and car parks.

Registration or licensing is required.

What will I be doing?

  • Operate road-surfacing equipment.
  • Drive mobile plants on roads or work sites.
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment
  • Install equipment attachments or components.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Operate equipment or vehicles to clear construction sites or move materials.
  • Load materials into construction equipment
  • Compact or smooth materials to create level bases.
  • Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces.
  • Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures.
  • Assemble or dismantle temporary equipment or structures.
  • Clean equipment or facilities
  • Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment.
  • Operate heavy-duty construction or installation equipment.
  • Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete.

Transferable skills used:

  • Construction 53%
  • Vehicle operation 15%
  • Production processes and machinery 13%
  • Work activities preparation 9%
  • Business operations & financial activities 6%
  • Material transportation 2%
  • Cleaning and maintenance 1%
  • Quality control and inspections 1%

Skill level needed (out of 10)

  • Digital engagement 3 Basic
  • Numeracy 5 Intermediate
  • Teamwork 6 Intermediate
  • Writing 4 Intermediate
  • Reading 4 Intermediate
  • Learning 4 Intermediate
  • Problem solving 5 Intermediate.
  • Oral communication 4 Intermediate
  • Planning & organizing 5 Intermediate.
  • Initiative and innovation 6 Intermediate

How to become a Roller Driver:

CCF Tasmania Certification to work on site – White card – 1 day course.

Service Tasmania -Manual driver’s license

Service Tasmania – Medium rigid license


Certificate II Resources and infrastructure work preparation RII20120

Certificate II Civil construction pathways RII20720

Certificate III Plant operations RII30820

Cert II courses are credit towards Cert III

Apprenticeships are available.

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, Roller Driver.

View Roller Driver Fact Sheet (PDF)