Cement and Concrete Plant Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing cement and concrete products, such as greasing and assembling concrete moulds, holding reinforcing steel in position during concrete pours, stripping moulds from dried concrete products, and finishing products.

    You can work as a Cement and Concrete Plant Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in concreting might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Greasing and assembling concrete moulds, holding reinforcing steel in position during concrete pours, stripping moulds from dried concrete products and finishing products.

    All Other Factory Process Workers

    • $945 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Cement and Concrete Plant Workers

    • 730 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 36 years Average age
    • 2% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Cement and Concrete Plant Workers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 960 in 2011 to 730 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Cement and Concrete Plant Workers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Wholesale Trade.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (87%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 36 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 2% 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)
    Manufacturing61.1
    Construction31.1
    Wholesale Trade2.4
    Mining1.5
    Other Industries3.9

    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.
    StateCement and Concrete Plant WorkersAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.231.6
    VIC21.725.6
    QLD23.320.0
    SA7.67.0
    WA12.310.8
    TAS3.02.0
    NT1.21.0
    ACT0.61.9

    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 BracketCement and Concrete Plant WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.7-5.05.0
    20-2415.2-9.39.3
    25-3427.8-22.922.9
    35-4419.1-22.022.0
    45-5418.0-21.621.6
    55-597.6-9.09.0
    60-645.5-6.06.0
    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 QualificationCement and Concrete Plant WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree1.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma4.1-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV24.7-21.121.1
    Year 1226.2-18.118.1
    Year 119.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below34.0-12.512.5

    You can work as a Cement and Concrete Plant Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in concreting might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • construction induction card (white card)
    • forklift licence
    • medium rigid (MR) driver's licence

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    Employers look for Factory Process Workers who are reliable, can work independently and are hardworking.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Production and Processing

      43% Skill level

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

    2. Mechanical

      43% Skill level

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

    3. Education and Training

      38% Skill level

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

    4. English Language

      38% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Administration and Management

      37% Skill level

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

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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

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

    2. Spend Time Standing

      95% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    3. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      92% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    4. Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions

      86% Important

      How much time do you spend making repetitive motions?

    5. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

      83% Important

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

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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, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.

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