Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators includes jobs like Brake Lining Maker, Fibre Cement Moulder, Plaster Caster, and Plaster Machine Operator.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Monitoring the flow of raw materials and products into machines, adjusting valves and controls to specifications.
    • Positioning materials on machines to be cut and worked.
    • Operates mixing, stacking and splitting machines.
    • Sets up and installs moulds and other machine fixtures.
    • Sets up and operates machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass.
    • Presses and/or pours materials into moulds to form products.
    • Collects and examines samples for conformity to specifications and adjust machine settings accordingly.
    • Sets grinds and cuts edges.
    • Uses hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish.

    More about Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

    All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

    • $1,063 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators

    • 200 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 47 hours Average full-time
    • 43 years Average age
    • 3% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 240 in 2011 to 200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators work in Victoria and Western Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Wholesale Trade.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (93%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 47 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 3% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Manufacturing81.3
    Construction12.5
    Wholesale Trade2.8
    Retail Trade1.7
    Other Industries1.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine OperatorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW23.631.6
    VIC39.325.6
    QLD20.420.0
    SA0.07.0
    WA16.810.8
    TAS0.02.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.4-5.05.0
    20-2410.0-9.39.3
    25-3421.8-22.922.9
    35-4424.2-22.022.0
    45-5422.3-21.621.6
    55-599.0-9.09.0
    60-648.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.3-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree5.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV20.5-21.121.1
    Year 1236.6-18.118.1
    Year 117.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below26.1-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Production and processing

      43% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    2. Mechanical

      43% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    3. Education and training

      38% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    4. English language

      38% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Administration and management

      37% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

      99% Important

      Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

    2. Spend time standing

      95% Important

      Spend time standing at work.

    3. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

      92% Important

      Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

    4. Making repetitive motions

      86% Important

      Spend time making repetitive motions.

    5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

      83% Important

      Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.

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