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8399 Other Factory Process Workers

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

This unit group covers Factory Process Workers not elsewhere classified. It includes Cement and Concrete Plant Workers, Chemical Plant Workers, Clay Processing Factory Workers, Fabric and Textile Factory Workers, Footwear Factory Workers, Glass Processing Workers, Hide and Skin Processing Workers and Recycling Workers.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

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

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

Occupations:

  • 839911 Cement and Concrete Plant Worker
  • 839912 Chemical Plant Worker
  • 839913 Clay Processing Factory Worker
  • 839914 Fabric and Textile Factory Worker
  • 839915 Footwear Factory Worker
  • 839916 Glass Processing Worker
  • 839917 Hide and Skin Processing Worker
  • 839918 Recycling Worker
  • 839999 Factory Process Workers nec

839911 Cement and Concrete Plant Worker

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing cement and concrete products such as greasing and assembling concrete moulds, holding reinforcing steel in position during concrete pours, stripping moulds from dried concrete products, and finishing products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839912 Chemical Plant Worker

Performs routine tasks in a chemical processing plant such as delivering materials to processing areas, dumping ingredients into hoppers, operating machines to heat, cool and agitate chemical solutions, filling and fastening covers on containers, and attaching labels and information on products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Gas Plant Worker
  • Munitions Factory Worker
  • Paint Factory Worker

839913 Clay Processing Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Clay Processing Labourer

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing clay and ceramic products such as loading clay into machines, stacking products on kiln cars, pallets and trolleys, and moving kiln cars and trolleys to and from kilns, dryers, sorting, storage and shipping areas.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Brick Handler
  • Kiln Labourer

839914 Fabric and Textile Factory Worker

Performs routine tasks in a fabric and textile factory such as cutting canvas, upholstery and curtain fabrics, delivering materials to machines, operating automatic machines using computerised patterns, pressing partially completed and finished garments, and inspecting and finishing completed garments.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839915 Footwear Factory Worker

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing footwear such as basic hand cutting of shoe components, delivering materials to machines, and inspecting and finishing completed footwear.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839916 Glass Processing Worker

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing glassware such as setting up, adjusting and repairing automatic machines and equipment, and checking weight of glassware.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Glass Mould Cleaner

839917 Hide and Skin Processing Worker

Performs routine tasks in tanning and finishing leather, hides and skins such as fleshing hides by cutting out pieces of flesh and fat, laying out hides and skins for classing and drying and arranging heaters to dry them, spraying dried hides with preservatives, and treating, pressing and securing hides and skins.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Fellmongery Worker
  • Hand Flesher
  • Tannery Worker

839918 Recycling Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Recycling Sorter

Performs routine tasks in a recycling facility such as sorting, packing and storing plastics, glass, paper, metals and other recyclable materials which have been collected from household, commercial and industrial premises in preparation for use in creating new products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839999 Factory Process Workers nec

This occupation group covers Factory Process Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Occupations in this group include:

  • Sheltered Workshop Worker