The TBM operator carries out underground work such as excavation and support via traditional methods or with a TBM.
S/he builds and renovates underground tunnels (for railways, motorways and sanitation networks) undertaking manual and/or mechanical boring work to enable the construction of adits, wells and tunnels. S/he carries out underground operations and earthworks on civil engineering projects and takes charge of extraction and support works, ensuring that rubble and debris are correctly evacuated. S/he works in a confined environment as part of a team, assisted by a crane.
The TBM operator carries out underground works according to one of two methods, according to project size and ground characteristics.
Strict compliance with rules and safety instructions is necessary at all times, given the kind of operations undertaken and the environmental characteristics (dust, temperature, gas).
The TBM operator is methodical and rigorous, carrying out these various works according to the regulations in force.
The salary depends on the crane operator's qualifications and professional experience in the job.
The hours are usually regular (35 hours a week), but may vary according to project requirements.
The operator usually works on a building or renovation site. These worksites are often remote, involving medium and/or long-term travel