Steel plant worker moves molten steel through the smelting process

Engineering Production Worker

Engineering Production Workers perform a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plant to produce and finish metal products such as rods, tubing and structural shapes, and moulds for casting.

Overview

Engineering Production Workers perform a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plant to produce and finish metal products such as rods, tubing and structural shapes, and moulds for casting.

Day-to-day

  • interpreting engineering production drawings
  • setting up, operating and adjusting production plant to shape metal stock and castings and cut sheet metal
  • operating welding and electroplating plant
  • operating furnaces and quenching plant to smelt and change the structure of metals
  • using kilns and ovens to fire ceramics
  • processing mineral ore and operating metal rolling plant
  • casting molten metal and operating plant to draw metal wire through dies
  • operating computer-controlled production plant.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,265 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become an Engineering Production Worker

  • You can work as an Engineering Production Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in engineering studies, competitive systems and practices, manufacturing technology or resource processing may be useful.

    Take a Certificate II in Engineering Studies

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