711111 Clay Products Machine Operator

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
711111
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Clay Products Machine Operator
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

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
Specialisations:
Brick Extruder Operator
Porcelain Turner
Slip Caster

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

7111 Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
7111
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

7111 CLAY, CONCRETE, GLASS AND STONE PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATORS

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:
NZ Register 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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 323.30
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 323.30