Grain Mill Workers operate machines and perform routine tasks to mix, mill and treat grains and by-products, to make flour, meal, and stockfeed.

Specialisations: Stockfeed Miller.

You can work as a Grain Mill Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in resource processing might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Weighs, measures, mixes, and processes ingredients.
  • Monitors product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary.
  • Cleans equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintains infestation control programs.
  • Regulates speed of conveyors and crusher rollers.
  • Moves products from production lines into storage and shipping areas.
  • Packages products.

All Food and Drink Factory Workers

  • $1,208 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Average unemployment Unemployment

Grain Mill Workers

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Grain Mill Workers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 1,100 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Grain Mill Workers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and Wholesale Trade.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (91%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 5% 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)
Manufacturing76.3
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14.0
Wholesale Trade6.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing0.7
Other Industries2.9

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.
StateGrain Mill WorkersAll Jobs Average
NSW35.231.6
VIC25.225.6
QLD19.920.0
SA11.17.0
WA6.510.8
TAS2.22.0
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 BracketGrain Mill WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-193.3-5.05.0
20-248.2-9.39.3
25-3420.9-22.922.9
35-4423.7-22.022.0
45-5423.4-21.621.6
55-5911.7-9.09.0
60-646.2-6.06.0
65 and Over2.6-4.24.2

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 QualificationGrain Mill WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.3-10.110.1
Bachelor degree4.6-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma4.4-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV30.3-21.121.1
Year 1219.9-18.118.1
Year 119.1-4.84.8
Year 10 and below31.4-12.512.5

You can work as a Grain Mill Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in resource processing might be helpful.

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Food Processing VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

Employers look for Food and Drink Factory Workers who are reliable, hardworking and have good people skills.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  4. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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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. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

Occupational Information Network
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, 51-9021.00 - Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

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