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Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators
Unit Group

Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish a variety of clay, concrete, glassware and stone products by extruding, shaping, mixing, grinding, cutting and other processes.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • monitoring the flow of clay and other raw materials and products into machines, and adjusting valves and controls to specifications
  • positioning clay and stone on machines to be cut and worked
  • operating concrete mixing, stacking and splitting machines
  • setting up and installing moulds and other machine fixtures
  • setting up and operating glass-making machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass
  • pressing and blowing glass into moulds to form glassware products
  • collecting and examining samples for conformity to specifications and adjusting machine settings accordingly
  • setting grinding and cutting edges
  • using hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish roughly hewn stone to finished condition

Occupations in this unit group

  • 711111 - Clay Products Machine Operator

    Operates machines to manufacture clay products, such as bricks, tiles, insulators, porcelain and pottery, by shaping and firing clay.

    Skill Level: 4


    • Brick Extruder Operator
    • Porcelain Turner
    • Slip Caster
  • 711112 - Concrete Products Machine Operator

    Operates 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.

    Skill Level: 4


    • Concrete Pipe Machine Operator
    • Concrete Precast Moulder
    • Concrete Tile Machine Operator
  • 711113 - Glass Production Machine Operator

    Operates machines to manufacture molten glass and shape glassware products such as containers, sheet glass, structural and stained glass, glass lenses and prisms.

    Skill Level: 4


    • Glass Furnace Operator
    • Glass Laminating Operator
    • Glass Maker
    • Glass Melt Operator
    • Glass Toughening Operator
    • Glassware Maker
  • 711114 - Stone Processing Machine Operator

    Operates machines to cut and finish stones for tiles, building blocks and facings.

    Skill Level: 4


    • Marble Cutter
    • Stone Polisher
    • Stone Sawyer
  • 711199 - Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators nec

    This occupation group covers Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 4

    Occupations in this group include:

    • Brake Lining Maker
    • Fibre Cement Moulder
    • Plaster Caster
    • Plaster Machine Operator

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