Excavating Contractors do much more than moving dirt. We play a vital role in the construction industry, and our services are always in high demand. There is no such thing as a typical day as an excavating contractor. Our responsibilities are many and include everything from preparing sites for construction to digging trenches for gas, sewer and water connections. So, if you would like a career working outdoors, where no two days are the same, becoming an excavating contractor might just be for you.
There is always high demand for operators of excavators and front-end loaders. However, you will need to complete the appropriate training before you can be considered for these types of jobs. Most excavating companies will require that you have a white card and an operator’s ticket. There are a number of accredited earthmoving training companies in Sydney and NSW where you can enrol in a course. In addition to training, an excavating contractor needs to have an eye for detail as well as excellent communication and time management skills.
What Does an Excavating Contracting Actually Do?
Excavating Contractors are one piece of a much larger puzzle. They usually work under the direction of a site manager who is responsible for managing the project. For example, building a residential pool requires the services of a number of trades and digging the hole is just the first step.
It’s true that most of our work is soil related and involves operating some very large pieces of equipment. However, the type of equipment an excavating contractor owns will determine the kind of work he takes on. Just some of the jobs we might be involved in include:
- Site preparation
- Digging for a swimming pool
- Building roads
- Grading roads
- Digging Ponds
- Excavating ditches and trenches for water or gas
- Post and stump holes
- Digging dams and agricultural drainage
Want to find out more about the excavation and earthmoving industry? Contact your nearest training facility today. And if you need an experienced Campbelltown earthmoving professional, call ASF Excavations today.