Machine operators in non-metallic mineral product industries operate plant machinery and equipment to produce ceramic, clay, glass and concrete products such as bricks, tiles, pottery, cement, lime, paving blocks and glassware.
Duties & Tasks
Machine operators (non-metal products) may perform the following tasks:weigh, measure and mix ingredients
clean plant areas
clean and lubricate equipment
operate machines to combine and process ingredients or finish products
monitor machine operations and adjust pressure, temperature, tension and other controls to ensure products match specifications
collect samples for laboratory analysis
measure and test products
weigh and package products.
Machine operators may work in areas that are hot and noisy. They have to wear protective clothing and may have to work shifts.
enjoy practical and manual activities
aptitude for problem-solving
able to multi-task
able to work as part of a team