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Plant Operative

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Education
Some of these occupations may require a Leaving Certificate or similar.

Related Experience
Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

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Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.

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These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter clerks, construction laborers, and waiters or waitresses.

Shortage Indicator

Shortages of the following operative skills have been identified in the National Skills Bulletin 2016:

  • Qualified CNC (computer numeric control) operatives: particularly in high technology manufacturing (e.g. medical devices and pharmaceuticals) and engineering; many unemployed operatives have been trained in traditional operative skills and lack the technical and digital competencies required for high technology automated manufacturing
  • Production operatives: vacancies, particularly in the high-tech manufacturing sector, are proving difficult to fill and given the high churn rates, it is possible that retention issues may arise as job opportunities in other sectors improve, resulting in a labour shortage for operative occupations.

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Occupational Category

Plant & Machine Operatives

Also included in this category:

Paper and wood machine operatives; coal mine operatives; quarry workers and related operatives; engery plant operatives; metal working machine operatives; water and sewerage plant operatives; printing machine assistants; plant and machine operatives not elsewhere classified

Number Employed:

7,000

Part time workers: 12%
Aged over 55: 10%
Male / Female: 83 / 17%
Non-Nationals: 11%
With Third Level: 19%
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Prepares building sites by excavating, moving, placing and shaping soil or other materials.


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Building, Construction & Property

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