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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.

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.
  • Working conditions
    Machine operators may work in areas that are hot and noisy. They have to wear protective clothing and may have to work shifts.
    Personal requirements
  • 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.
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