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Manufacturing

This is the sixth largest industry in Australia. It covers manufacturing of food and beverages, petroleum and coal, polymer products, machinery, furniture and more. Many workers in this industry are male and employed full-time, but part-time employment is becoming more common. There are a broad range of jobs in this industry. Many need a VET qualification and an apprenticeship is a common pathway. There are also many lower skilled jobs.

Job Profiles

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers maintain and repair aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.

  • $1,890 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Bakers and Pastrycooks prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

  • $996 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Print Finishers and Screen Printers bind books and other publications, finish printed products by hand and machine, prepare stencils, and set up and o...

  • $1,020 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.

  • $1,602 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

  • $1,050 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Canvas and Leather Goods Makers make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, canvas and sailcloth articles, and related products.

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Chemical and Materials Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale...

  • $3,019 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production equipment, pump gas and oil from wellheads,...

  • $3,082 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists study the chemical and physical properties of substances, develop and monitor chemical processes and production...

  • $1,979 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish a variety of clay, concrete, glassware and sto...

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

  • $1,132 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and peopl...

  • $2,500 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and ...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Electronics Engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, commun...

  • $2,502 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.

  • $3,427 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Engineering Production Workers perform a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plan...

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of prod...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Food and Drink Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing food and beverages.

  • $1,208 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Forklift Drivers operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

  • $1,113 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

  • $1,050 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Graphic Pre-Press Trades Workers manipulate, set and compose text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.

  • $1,328 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Industrial Spraypainters operate spray painting equipment to paint and apply other industrial coatings to manufactured items (Vehicle Painters are sho...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process pla...

  • $2,414 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Jewellers make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, craft objects out of precious metals, and cut, shape and polish rou...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Manufacturers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.

  • $1,982 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers trim and cut meat from bones, sides and carcasses, and slaughter livestock in abattoirs.

  • $1,202 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers slaughter and eviscerate poultry, and process, grade and package meat, poultry, fish and shellfish.

  • $1,028 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maint...

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat...

  • $2,020 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Metal Engineering Process Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.

  • $976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Metal Fitters and Machinists fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, ...

  • $2,062 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Other Factory Process Workers includes a number of occupations such as Cement and Concrete Plant Workers, Chemical Plant Workers, Clay Processing Fact...

  • $945 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Other Machine Operators includes a range of occupations such as Chemical Production Machine Operators, Motion Picture Projectionists, Sand Blasters an...

  • $1,387 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Other Specialist Managers includes occupations such as Arts Administrators or Managers, Environmental Managers, Laboratory Managers, Quality Assurance...

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.

  • $908 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood,...

  • $1,312 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.

  • $1,027 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Printers set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

  • $1,132 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and p...

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewel...

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and...

  • $1,314 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations inclu...

  • $2,258 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks prepare and process orders for goods and services, monitor stock levels and supply sources and maintain stock a...

  • $1,251 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Sales Representatives represent companies to sell their goods and business services to wholesale and retail establishments.

  • $1,419 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Sewing Machinists operate industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.

  • $865 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

  • $1,600 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

  • $1,462 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Storepersons receive, handle and despatch goods in stores and warehouses.

  • $1,052 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and p...

  • $1,541 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the supply, storage and distribution of goods, products a...

  • $2,519 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Technical Sales Representatives represent companies in selling a range of industrial, medical and pharmaceutical goods and services to industrial, bus...

  • $1,606 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators operate machines to process raw hides and skins, raw textile fibres, and dye, weave and knit fibres ...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Timber and Wood Process Workers perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factori...

  • $1,013 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers make and repair tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment to fine tolerances for ma...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Upholsterers make, rebuild and repair upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers manufacture and repair prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies, and install, repair and replace...

  • $1,153 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, finish and polish f...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level
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