Engineering Production Worker

Performs a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plant to produce and finish metal products such as rods, tubing and structural shapes, and moulds for casting. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Average pay $72,525
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 4,800

What does an Engineering Production Worker do?

  • interpreting engineering production drawings
  • setting up, operating and adjusting production plant to shape metal stock and castings and cut sheet metal
  • operating welding and electroplating plant
  • operating furnaces and quenching plant to smelt and change the structure of metals
  • using kilns and ovens to fire ceramics
  • processing mineral ore and operating metal rolling plant
  • casting molten metal and operating plant to draw metal wire through dies


  • Alumina Refinery Operator
  • Arc Welder
  • Brake Press Operator
  • Computer Numeric Control Machine Operator
  • Foundry Operator
  • Furnace Operator (Metals)
  • Kiln Operator (Metals)
  • Metal Rolling Mill Operator
  • Sheetmetal Worker (Second Class)
  • Tool Setter
  • Turret Punch Operator

Related courses

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Certificate II in Engineering
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
Certificate II in Engineering Studies
Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways
Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
Certificate III in Electrical Machine Repair
Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices
Certificate II in Furnishing
Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
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