Stationary Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Air Compressor Operator, Beverage Distiller, Bitumen Plant Operator, Crematorium Operator, Lock Master (Water Transport), Snow Maker, Timber Treatment Plant Operator, and Wash Plant Operator.

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

    Tasks

    • Starts engine, observes performance and makes necessary adjustments.
    • Controls related equipment such as fans and dampers in ventilation and heating systems or regulators on compressors.
    • Maintains supply of fuel.
    • Cleans and lubricates engines.

    All Other Stationary Plant Operators

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

    Stationary Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)

    • 4,200 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 57 hours Average full-time
    • 43 years Average age
    • 6% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Stationary Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 3,700 in 2011 to 4,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Stationary Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) work in many parts of Australia. Western Australia has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Mining; Manufacturing; and Construction.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (92%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 57 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: 6% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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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)
    Mining60.0
    Manufacturing14.0
    Construction8.7
    Other Services3.0
    Other Industries14.3

    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.
    StateStationary Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW20.431.6
    VIC9.925.6
    QLD21.220.0
    SA7.47.0
    WA35.510.8
    TAS3.82.0
    NT1.61.0
    ACT0.31.9

    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 BracketStationary Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.7-5.05.0
    20-245.9-9.39.3
    25-3424.6-22.922.9
    35-4423.9-22.022.0
    45-5426.2-21.621.6
    55-5910.5-9.09.0
    60-646.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.2-4.24.2

    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 QualificationStationary Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree3.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma4.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV39.1-21.121.1
    Year 1216.5-18.118.1
    Year 118.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below26.9-12.512.5

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

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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

      65% Skill level

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

    2. Education and Training

      48% Skill level

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

    3. Production and Processing

      46% Skill level

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

    4. Engineering and Technology

      43% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    5. Mathematics

      43% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    Demands

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

    1. Exposed to Contaminants

      99% Important

      How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?

    2. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

      98% Important

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

    3. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      93% Important

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

    4. Exposed to Hazardous Conditions

      91% Important

      How often do you work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals?

    5. Contact With Others

      91% Important

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

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