How to become a Machine Operator (Non-metal Products)

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.

Personal requirements of a Machine Operator (Non-metal Products)

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Aptitude for problem-solving
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Able to multi-task
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Safety-conscious

Education & Training for a Machine Operator (Non-metal Products)

You can work as a machine operator without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a machine operator through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information
Depending on the tasks performed, machine operators may be required to obtain a licence to Perform High Risk Work. Licences to Perform High Risk Work are issued under the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. You must be 18 years of age to be eligible to obtain a Perform High Risk Work licence. However, training may commence at a younger age.
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