Mouldmakers (clay-concrete) working in the manufactured mineral products industry make moulds for many kinds of products such as porcelain baths, basins and lavatories, pipes, bricks, blocks and roofing, flooring and landscaping tiles. They may also create moulds for building and construction systems such as flooring and wall panels, beams and columns, and railway sleepers. Mouldmakers (clay-concrete) may consult with other manufactured minerals products technical staff and operators with regard to moulding design, operations and products.
Mouldmakers (clay-concrete) work in production areas that may be noisy, very hot, and at times contain fumes, however the work environments are generally spacious, ventilated and well lit. The majority of their work may be spent standing and they may work shifts.
Mouldmakers (clay-concrete) will usually work in a team and because of the nature of their work safety awareness and compliance with regulations is important. They must be aware of safety regulations and must wear supplied protective equipment.
To work as a mouldmaker (clay-concrete) in manufactured minerals products you will usually require a Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products .
You can work at even higher levels within this occupation and sector. With experience, and possibly further training, you can work as a technician, technologist, and also at a para-professional level assisting engineers.
Of course you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
Earnings, Job and Employment Prospects
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