Operates machines to manufacture clay products, such as bricks, tiles, insulators, porcelain and pottery, by shaping and firing clay.
Skill Level 4
Brick Extruder Operator
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats No caveats
Group: 7111 Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators
operate machines to manufacture and finish a variety of clay, concrete, glassware and stone products by extruding, shaping, mixing, grinding, cutting and other processes.
monitoring the flow of clay and other raw materials and products into machines, and adjusting valves and controls to specifications
positioning clay and stone on machines to be cut and worked
operating concrete mixing, stacking and splitting machines
setting up and installing moulds and other machine fixtures
setting up and operating glass-making machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass
pressing and blowing glass into moulds to form glassware products
collecting and examining samples for conformity to specifications and adjusting machine settings accordingly
setting grinding and cutting edges
using hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish roughly hewn stone to finished condition
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.