Concrete Products Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture moulded concrete products, such as cement pipes and fittings, concrete railway sleepers, concrete bricks, tiles and paving blocks, structural beams, building panels and cast products.

Specialisations: Concrete Pipe Machine Operator, Concrete Precast Moulder, Concrete Tile Machine Operator.

You can work as a Concrete Products Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products may be useful.

Tasks

  • Monitoring the flow of raw materials and products into machines, and adjusting valves and controls to specifications.
  • Setting up and installing moulds and other machine fixtures.
  • Collecting and examining samples for conformity to specifications and adjusting machine settings accordingly.

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Concrete Products Machine Operators

  • 490 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Concrete Products Machine Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 580 in 2011 to 490 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Concrete Products Machine Operators work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Wholesale Trade.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (91%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 39 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)
Manufacturing49.1
Construction44.8
Wholesale Trade2.5
Mining1.6
Other Industries2.0

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.
StateConcrete Products Machine OperatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW30.531.6
VIC23.525.6
QLD23.120.0
SA8.07.0
WA9.210.8
TAS3.92.0
NT1.21.0
ACT0.61.9

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 BracketConcrete Products Machine OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-193.9-5.05.0
20-2410.3-9.39.3
25-3427.0-22.922.9
35-4422.1-22.022.0
45-5420.4-21.621.6
55-598.2-9.09.0
60-644.3-6.06.0
65 and Over3.7-4.24.2

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 QualificationConcrete Products Machine OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree2.0-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma1.4-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV28.7-21.121.1
Year 1221.7-18.118.1
Year 119.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below37.1-12.512.5

You can work as a Concrete Products Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products may be useful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • forklift licence

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 Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

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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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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.

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. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    92% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  4. Making repetitive motions

    86% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

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, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.

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