Cement Production Plant Operators operate plants to produce cement, lime and clinker.

Specialisations: Cement Crusher Operator, Cement Despatch Operator, Cement Grinding Mill Operator, Cement Kiln Operator.

You can work as a Cement Production Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Weighs and mixes ingredients to make cement, lime and clinker.
  • Maintains plant.

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

  • $1,886 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Cement Production Plant Operators

  • 320 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 98% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Cement Production Plant Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 410 in 2011 to 320 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Cement Production Plant Operators work in many parts of Australia. Western Australia has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Wholesale Trade.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (98%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 48 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (55%).
  • 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)
Manufacturing61.9
Construction17.3
Wholesale Trade9.9
Mining8.5
Other Industries2.4

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.
StateCement Production Plant OperatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW32.531.6
VIC9.125.6
QLD20.620.0
SA11.37.0
WA20.310.8
TAS4.42.0
NT1.91.0
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 BracketCement Production Plant OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.05.0
20-244.3-9.39.3
25-3417.1-22.922.9
35-4424.1-22.022.0
45-5430.2-21.621.6
55-5913.1-9.09.0
60-647.3-6.06.0
65 and Over4.0-4.24.2

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 QualificationCement Production Plant OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree5.0-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma5.0-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV35.3-21.121.1
Year 1213.5-18.118.1
Year 117.3-4.84.8
Year 10 and below34.0-12.512.5

You can work as a Cement Production Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in might be helpful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • front end loader licence
  • driver's licence
  • medium rigid (MR) driver's licence
  • heavy ridged (HR) driver's licence

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Employers look for Stationary Plant Operators who communicate well with others, are polite, courteous and reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    54% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

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Demands

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

  1. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    93% Important

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

  2. Indoors, not heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  3. Contact with people

    92% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Health and safety of others

    92% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

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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, 51-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers.

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