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7129 Other Stationary Plant Operators

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

This unit group covers Stationary Plant Operators not elsewhere classified. It includes Boiler or Engine Operators, Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operators, Cement Production Plant Operators, Concrete Batching Plant Operators, Concrete Pump Operators, Paper and Pulp Mill Operators, Railway Signal Operators, Train Controllers, Waste Water or Water Plant Operators and Weighbridge Operators.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Paper and Pulp Mill Operator and Waste Water or Water Plant Operator in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations:

  • 712911 Boiler or Engine Operator
  • 712912 Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operator
  • 712913 Cement Production Plant Operator
  • 712914 Concrete Batching Plant Operator
  • 712915 Concrete Pump Operator
  • 712916 Paper and Pulp Mill Operator
  • 712917 Railway Signal Operator
  • 712918 Train Controller
  • 712921 Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
  • 712922 Weighbridge Operator
  • 712999 Stationary Plant Operators nec

712911 Boiler or Engine Operator

Operates and maintains stationary engines, boilers, refrigeration and airconditioning systems, and associated mechanical plant. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Airconditioning Plant Operator
  • Marine Engine Driver
  • Refrigeration Plant Operator

712912 Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operator

Operates plant and equipment to load, unload, move, store and stack bulk materials such as grain, sugar and mineral ore.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Grain Handler
  • Palletiser Operator
  • Receival Point Operator (Grain)
  • Tank Farm Operator (Petroleum)

712913 Cement Production Plant Operator

Operates plant to produce cement, lime and clinker.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Cement Crusher Operator
  • Cement Despatch Operator
  • Cement Grinding Mill Operator
  • Cement Kiln Operator

712914 Concrete Batching Plant Operator

Operates mixing plant to produce batches of concrete from cement, sand, aggregate, water and other ingredients.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Premix Concrete Batcher

712915 Concrete Pump Operator

Operates plant to pump, cast and mould concrete. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Concrete Boom Operator

712916 Paper and Pulp Mill Operator

Alternative Titles:

  • Paper Machine Operator
  • Paper Maker

Operates plant to produce paper pulp from woodchips and to make paper sheets.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia
  • 3 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Bleach Plant Operator
  • Dryerman/woman (Paper Mill)
  • Fourdrinier Machine Operator
  • Inverform Machine Operator
  • Paperboard Machine Operator
  • Paper Rewinder Operator

712917 Railway Signal Operator

Alternative Title:

  • Railway Switching and Signalling Operator

Controls the movement of trains, and assembles and disassembles trains within a marshalling yard.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Railway Shunter
  • Railway Yard Assistant

712918 Train Controller

Oversees the safe movement of trains using a computerised train control signalling system.

Skill Level: 4

712921 Waste Water or Water Plant Operator

Operates plant to store, distribute and treat water including purifying water for human consumption and removing wastes from sewage.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia
  • 3 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Qualified Reticulation Serviceperson

712922 Weighbridge Operator

Operates weighing plant and issues measurement tickets which provide readings of vehicle and livestock weight.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Licensed Weigher

712999 Stationary Plant Operators nec

This occupation group covers Stationary Plant Operators not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 4

Occupations in this group include:

  • Beverage Distiller
  • Bitumen Plant Operator
  • Crematorium Operator
  • Crushing Machine Operator
  • Snow Maker
  • Timber Treatment Plant Operator
  • Wash Plant Operator