Engineering Production Systems Worker

A labour-heavy occupation, Engineering Production Systems Workers work primarily with metals, ores, and ceramics. They treat and process these materials by hand and machine. Additionally, many engineering production systems workers are required to operate machinery to produce metal products like rods, tubes, and moulds.

Duties and tasks

  • Firing ceramics
  • Operating kilns, furnaces, and other machinery to manipulate metals
  • Processing mineral ore
  • Running heavy machinery to shape, process, and cut sheet metal
  • Using computer software to coordinate operations
  • Welding

Skills required

  • Ability to carry out complicated plans
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Mechanical competency
  • Physical strength
  • Reading and listening comprehension

Working conditions

Engineering Production Systems Workers can be employed in large factories or smaller-scale operations such as workshops. Often, workplace environments are hot, dirty, and noisy and should be kept well-ventilated and brightly lit at all times.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering 

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