Glass machine operator polishes the edges of freshly cut glass

Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operator

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.

Overview

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.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,063 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operator

  • You can work as a Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

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