Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators
Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators includes jobs like Brake Lining Maker, Fibre Cement Moulder, Plaster Caster, and Plaster Machine Operator.
Monitoring the flow of raw materials and products into machines, adjusting valves and controls to specifications.
Positioning materials on machines to be cut and worked.
Operates mixing, stacking and splitting machines.
Sets up and installs moulds and other machine fixtures.
Sets up and operates machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass.
Presses and/or pours materials into moulds to form products.
Collects and examines samples for conformity to specifications and adjust machine settings accordingly.
Sets grinds and cuts edges.
Uses hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish.
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, Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 93% of people employed as Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 27 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 47 hours per week in their main job. This is 3 hours more than 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||Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators||All Jobs Average|
Around 83% of Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
Victoria and Western Australia have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
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 Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators is 43 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 35 to 44 years.
Females make up 3% of the workforce. This is 45 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||Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||3.3||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 an Other Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Processing Machine Operator. Some workers have a certificate II in manufactured mineral products.
- My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
- AAPathways website to explore Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||0.0||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||26.1||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 Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Reading work related information.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
41%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
41%Operation and control
Controlling equipment or systems.
41%Quality control analysis
Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.
39%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Fixing machines or systems.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.
37%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Talking to others.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
43%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
38%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
37%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
36%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
34%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
29%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
25%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.
23%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
21%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
20%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
19%Building and construction
Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.
15%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Lift, push, pull, or carry things.
Keep your hand or arm steady.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Read and understand written information.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Communicate by speaking.
Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.
43%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
86%Handling and moving objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.
66%Doing physically active work
Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.
59%Controlling equipment or machines
Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
54%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
51%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
50%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
50%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
49%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
49%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
47%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
46%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
46%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
44%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
42%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
40%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
39%Estimating amounts, costs and resources
Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.
37%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
34%Training and teaching others
Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.
33%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
31%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.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
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.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
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.
99%Wear common protective or safety equipment
Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.
95%Spend time standing
Spend time standing at work.
92%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
86%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
83%Loud or uncomfortable sounds
Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.
82%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
Work to strict deadlines.
Work with people in a group or team.
81%Indoors, not heat controlled
Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).
80%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
77%Walking and running
Spend time walking and running.
Talk with people face-to-face.
75%Pace of work set by equipment
Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.
74%Exposure to contaminants
Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.
72%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
71%Bending or twisting your body
Spend time bending or twisting your body.
70%Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings
Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
70%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
69%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
68%Health and safety of others
Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.
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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.