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Other Stationary Plant Operators includes a range of occupations such as Boiler or Engine Operators, Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operators, Cement Production Plant Operators, Concrete Batching Plant Operators, Concrete Pump Operators, Paper and Pulp Mill Operators, Railway Signal Operators, Train Controllers, Waste Water or Water Plant Operators and Weighbridge Operators.
Operates and maintains stationary engines, boilers, refrigeration and airconditioning systems, and associated mechanical plant. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Airconditioning Plant Operator, Marine Engine Driver, Motorman/woman (Fluids Drilling), Refrigeration Plant Operator
Operates plant to load, unload, move, store and stack bulk materials such as grain, sugar and mineral ore.
Specialisations: Bulk Fluids Handler, Conveyor Belt Operator, Grain Handler, Palletiser Operator, Tank Farm Operator (Petroleum)
Operates plant to produce cement, lime and clinker.
Specialisations: Cement Crusher Operator, Cement Despatch Operator, Cement Grinding Mill Operator, Cement Kiln Operator
Operates mixing plant to produce batches of concrete from cement, sand, aggregate, water and other ingredients.
Specialisations: Premix Concrete Batcher
Operates plant to pump, cast and mould concrete. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Concrete Boom Operator
Operates plant to produce paper pulp from woodchips and to make paper sheets.
Specialisations: Bleach Plant Operator, Dryerman/woman (Paper Mill), Fourdrinier Machine Operator, Inverform Machine Operator, Paper Rewinder Operator, Paperboard Machine Operator
Controls the movement of trains, and assembles and disassembles trains within a marshalling yard.
Specialisations: Railway Shunter, Railway Yard Assistant
Oversees the safe movement of trains using a computerised train control signalling system.
Operates plant to store, distribute and treat water including purifying water for human consumption and removing wastes from sewage.
Operates weighing plant and issues measurement tickets which provide readings of vehicle and livestock weight.
Specialisations: Licensed Weigher
Includes Air Compressor Operator, Beverage Distiller, Bitumen Plant Operator, Crematorium Operator, Lock Master (Water Transport), Snow Maker, Timber Treatment Plant Operator, Wash Plant Operator
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 27,600 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around two in five workers have a Certificate III/IV. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary. Registration or licensing may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Stationary Plant Operators who communicate well with others, are polite, courteous and reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Teaching and course design.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
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The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.