Glass Processing Workers
Glass Processing Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing glassware, such as setting up, adjusting and repairing automatic machines and equipment, and checking weight of glassware.
Specialisations: Glass Mould Cleaner.
Formal qualifications are not usually required to work as a Glass Processing Worker. Some workers have a certificate II in glass and glazing.
Setting up, monitoring, adjusting and repairing automatic machines and equipment, and checking weight of glassware.
Performing practical tasks related to the production of glass products.
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Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Informal or on-the-job
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Other Factory Process Workers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 88% of people employed as Glass Processing Workers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 22 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 41 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Glass Processing Workers||All Jobs Average|
Around 70% of Glass Processing Workers live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
Victoria, Queensland and South Australia have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
The region with the largest share of workers is Melbourne - South East.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Glass Processing Workers is 39 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.
Females make up 8% of the workforce. This is 40 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Glass Processing Workers||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||2.4||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
Formal qualifications are not usually required to work as a Glass Processing Worker. Some workers have a certificate II in glass and glazing.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Glass Processing Workers||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||0.5||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||33.2||12.5|
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.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Factory Process Workers who are reliable, can work independently and are hardworking.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
43%Quality control analysis
Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Reading work related information.
41%Operation and control
Controlling equipment or systems.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
39%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
39%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Talking to others.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
36%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.
Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Fixing machines or systems.
Using maths to solve problems.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
66%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
62%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
57%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
47%Building and construction
Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.
46%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.
The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.
43%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
42%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
40%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
38%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
34%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
32%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Keep your hand or arm steady.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
43%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
74%Controlling equipment or machines
Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
62%Handling and moving objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.
52%Doing physically active work
Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.
52%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
47%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
45%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
42%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
41%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
40%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
40%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
39%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
36%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
35%Estimating amounts, costs and resources
Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.
35%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
35%Working with mechanical equipment
Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.
33%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
32%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
31%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
26%Driving vehicles or equipment
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Interests and demands
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.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
100%Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings
Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
98%Wear common protective or safety equipment
Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.
89%Exposure to contaminants
Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.
88%Loud or uncomfortable sounds
Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.
87%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
Talk with people face-to-face.
84%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
82%Very hot or cold temperatures
Work in very hot or cold temperatures.
81%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
80%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.
77%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
Work with people in a group or team.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
76%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
72%Indoors, not heat controlled
Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).
72%Spend time standing
Spend time standing at work.
71%Consequence of error
Work where mistakes have serious consequences.
70%Pace of work set by equipment
Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.
70%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
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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, 51-9195.04 - Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers.