Clay Processing Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing clay and ceramic products, such as loading clay into machines, stacking products on kiln cars, pallets and trolleys, and moving kiln cars and trolleys to and from kilns, dryers, sorting, storage and shipping areas.

Also known as: Clay Processing Factory Labourer.

Specialisations: Brick Handler, Kiln Labourer.

You can work as a Clay Processing Factory Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks

  • Loading clay into machines.
  • Stacking products on kiln cars, pallets and trolleys, and moving kiln cars and trolleys to and from kilns dryers, sorting, storage and shipping areas.

All Other Factory Process Workers

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

Clay Processing Factory Workers

  • 240 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Clay Processing Factory Workers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 340 in 2011 to 240 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Clay Processing Factory Workers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Wholesale Trade.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 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). Many workers are under 25 years of age (28%).
  • Gender: 6% 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)
Manufacturing50.7
Construction40.2
Wholesale Trade3.3
Mining1.4
Other Industries4.4

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.
StateClay Processing Factory WorkersAll Jobs Average
NSW27.531.6
VIC24.925.6
QLD20.220.0
SA9.97.0
WA15.510.8
TAS2.12.0
NT0.01.0
ACT0.01.9

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 BracketClay Processing Factory WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-197.6-5.05.0
20-2419.9-9.39.3
25-3421.9-22.922.9
35-4418.3-22.022.0
45-5419.1-21.621.6
55-595.6-9.09.0
60-646.0-6.06.0
65 and Over1.6-4.24.2

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 QualificationClay Processing Factory WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree2.4-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma4.8-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV13.9-21.121.1
Year 1227.4-18.118.1
Year 119.1-4.84.8
Year 10 and below42.3-12.512.5

You can work as a Clay Processing Factory Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • construction induction card (white card)
  • plant or machine operator tickets

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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

    39% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    38% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English Language

    35% Skill level

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

  5. Education and Training

    31% Skill level

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

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Demands

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  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 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?

  3. Face-to-Face Discussions

    86% Important

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

  4. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

    83% Important

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

  5. Time Pressure

    82% Important

    How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

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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, 51-9198.00 - Helpers--Production Workers.

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