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 ingredientsclean plant areasclean and lubricate equipmentoperate machines to combine and process ingredients or finish productsmonitor machine operations and adjust pressure, temperature, tension and other controls to ensure products match specificationscollect samples for laboratory analysismeasure 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 mechanical aptitude able to multi-task able to work as part of a team safety-conscious.