Concrete Pump Operators operate plants to pump, cast and mould concrete.

Specialisations: Concrete Boom Operator.

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

Tasks

  • Pumps concrete.
  • Pours, sprays and spreads concrete over areas such as foundations, pools and retaining walls.
  • Maintains equipment.

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

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

Concrete Pump Operators

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Concrete Pump Operators (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
from 1,700 in 2011 to 1,900 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Many Concrete Pump Operators work in Queensland.
  • Industries: Most work in the Construction industry.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (79%, 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 35 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 1% 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)
Construction96.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.9
Wholesale Trade0.7
Manufacturing0.4
Other Industries1.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on 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 Pump OperatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW32.931.6
VIC22.325.6
QLD27.420.0
SA4.67.0
WA9.910.8
TAS1.32.0
NT1.01.0
ACT0.71.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketConcrete Pump OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-193.0-5.05.0
20-2411.7-9.39.3
25-3432.9-22.922.9
35-4425.4-22.022.0
45-5418.2-21.621.6
55-594.8-9.09.0
60-642.4-6.06.0
65 and Over1.5-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, 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 Pump OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree1.0-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma2.4-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV34.4-21.121.1
Year 1221.1-18.118.1
Year 117.9-4.84.8
Year 10 and below33.2-12.512.5

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

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • construction induction card (white card)
  • 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. Mechanical

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and Electronics

    61% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. Production and Processing

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Public Safety and Security

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Education and Training

    53% Skill level

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

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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, 53-7072.00 - Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers.

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Demands

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

  1. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

    99% Important

    How often are you there sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?

  2. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

    99% Important

    How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?

  3. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

    98% Important

    How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

  4. Face-to-Face Discussions

    96% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  5. Contact With Others

    94% Important

    How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

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, 53-7072.00 - Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers.

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