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Plant Operative

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€18k > 35
Plant Operator
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€18 - 35
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

Employment in this occupation includes quarry workers, energy and sewerage plant operatives. No indication of shortages was evident.

National Skills Bulletin 2018

6%
Occupational Category

Plant & Machine Operatives

Also included in this category:

Paper and wood machine operatives; coal mine operatives; quarry workers and related operatives; energy plant operatives; metal working machine operatives; water and sewerage plant operatives; printing machine assistants.

Number Employed:

9,600

Part time workers: 9%
Aged over 55: 11%
Non-Nationals: 15%
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Prepares building sites by excavating, moving, placing and shaping soil or other materials.


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