Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to cut and finish stones for tiles, building blocks and facings.

Specialisations: Marble Cutter, Stone Polisher, Stone Sawyer.

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

Tasks

  • Collects and examines samples for conformity to specifications and adjusts machine settings accordingly.
  • Sets grinds and cuts edges.
  • Uses hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish roughly hewn stone to finished condition.

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

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

Stone Processing Machine Operators

  • 240 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Stone Processing Machine Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 270 in 2011 to 240 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Stone Processing Machine Operators work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Mining.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (87%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 3% 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)
Manufacturing54.7
Construction26.0
Mining9.4
Administrative and Support Services6.8
Other Industries3.1

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.
StateStone Processing Machine OperatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW29.831.6
VIC34.525.6
QLD18.320.0
SA5.17.0
WA10.610.8
TAS0.02.0
NT0.01.0
ACT1.71.9

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 BracketStone Processing Machine OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-192.9-5.05.0
20-2411.2-9.39.3
25-3430.2-22.922.9
35-4422.7-22.022.0
45-5418.2-21.621.6
55-596.2-9.09.0
60-647.4-6.06.0
65 and Over1.2-4.24.2

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 QualificationStone Processing Machine OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree4.5-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma1.3-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV28.1-21.121.1
Year 1231.7-18.118.1
Year 114.5-4.84.8
Year 10 and below29.9-12.512.5

You can work as a Stone Processing 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. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    47% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    41% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9195.03 - Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    95% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

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, 51-9195.03 - Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing.

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