Roadmarker Ringa Tohu Papa

Roadmarkers use machines to apply markings to roads and surfaces such as car parks and sports courts.

Roadmarker assistants may do some or all of the following:

  • control traffic
  • lay out traffic cones to protect markings, and pick them up 
  • check machinery and make minor repairs
  • load trucks with equipment and supplies.

Roadmarker operators may also:

  • drive roadmarking trucks
  • operate roadmarking machines to renew or install markings such as paint, rumble strips and cat's eyes
  • manage health and safety and environmental control
  • measure, assess and record their work
  • supervise a team.

Physical Requirements

Roadmarkers need to be reasonably fit and strong as they do heavy lifting.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for roadmarkers includes:

  • labouring work
  • driving heavy vehicles
  • maintaining machinery.

Personal Qualities

Roadmarkers need to be:

  • independent
  • able to work well in a team
  • able to concentrate and stay alert for long periods when driving vehicles
  • good at following instructions
  • accurate, with an eye for detail.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for roadmarkers includes:

  • labouring work
  • driving heavy vehicles
  • maintaining machinery.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a roadmarker. However, maths, English, construction and mechanical technologies, and physical education are useful.

Roadmarkers can earn around $19-$21 per hour per year.

Roadmarkers usually start as roadmarker assistants, doing traffic control, and progress to work as skilled operators.

They may choose instead to specialise as Site Traffic Management Supervisors (STMS). 

Skilled operators can become supervisors or managers. 

Roadmarker

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