Concrete Batching Plant Operators operate mixing plants to produce batches of concrete from cement, sand, aggregate, water and other ingredients.

Specialisations: Premix Concrete Batcher.

You can work as a Concrete Batching Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Weighs and mixes concrete materials.
  • Maintains plant.

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

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

Concrete Batching Plant Operators

  • 720 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Concrete Batching Plant Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 740 in 2011 to 720 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Concrete Batching Plant Operators work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Wholesale Trade.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (96%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 51 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 44 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)
Manufacturing48.8
Construction37.5
Wholesale Trade6.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3.8
Other Industries3.6

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.
StateConcrete Batching Plant OperatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW27.931.6
VIC18.225.6
QLD31.320.0
SA5.87.0
WA10.710.8
TAS3.42.0
NT1.11.0
ACT1.61.9

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 BracketConcrete Batching Plant OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.6-5.05.0
20-243.9-9.39.3
25-3419.9-22.922.9
35-4427.1-22.022.0
45-5427.0-21.621.6
55-5911.5-9.09.0
60-646.4-6.06.0
65 and Over3.6-4.24.2

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 QualificationConcrete Batching Plant OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree0.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.6-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV32.4-21.121.1
Year 1221.9-18.118.1
Year 1110.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below31.2-12.512.5

You can work as a Concrete Batching Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • front end loader licence
  • forklift licence
  • driver's licence
  • heavy ridged (HR) driver's licence
  • Psychometric or aptitude tests

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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. Chemistry

    61% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  2. Production and processing

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Mechanical

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    46% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

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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, 51-9023.00 - Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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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, 51-9023.00 - Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

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