Concrete, clay and stone forming operators

Concrete, clay and stone forming operators

NOC
9414

Cast and finish concrete products, operate machines to extrude, mould, press and bake clay products, and operate machines to form, cut and finish stone products.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

7
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.00
$14.00
Low
$25.00
High

Median Salary

$13,943
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

50
 

% Working Full Time

80%
 

% Working Full Year

50%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes workers who cast and finish concrete products, operate machines to extrude, mould, press and bake clay products, and operate machines to form, cut and finish stone products. They are employed by concrete, clay and stone products manufacturing companies.

Main Duties

Concrete products forming and finishing workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Construct clay models and moulds by hand and with hand tools for use in casting concrete products
  • Build and repair wooden forms used to mould concrete products
  • Position reinforcing rods or wire mesh in moulds and fill moulds with concrete from suspended pouring buckets
  • Start vibrating tables to settle concrete, or tamp concrete using electric vibrator
  • Remove castings from mould with crane or forklift, and finish surfaces of castings using screed or trowel
  • Cut cured concrete pipe sections with saw or chisel, and cement sections together to form odd shaped fittings.

Concrete products machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up, adjust and operate single-function machines to mix, drill, grind and cut concrete to specifications in the manufacture of concrete products
  • Check products for quality control, repair flaws and perform ongoing machine adjustments and minor maintenance as necessary
  • Move products using forklift, crane or hydraulic hoist
  • Record manufacturing information such as quantity, size and type of goods produced.

Clay products forming and finishing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and operate automatic machines that mix ingredients, extrude tempered clay mixture and cut extruded clay into sections to make products such as bricks, drain tiles and porcelain insulators
  • Operate mechanical or hydraulic ram and hot-presses to form pottery and porcelain ware
  • Prepare and mix slip and fill moulds with slip to form pottery and porcelain ware such as jugs, cups, sinks and toilet bowls
  • Operate kiln to bake clay products to specified hardness.

Stone forming and finishing workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate blade or wire saws to cut blocks of stone to specified dimensions
  • Operate machines to grind and polish surfaces of stone blocks, slabs or other stone products to specific shape or design and to produce smooth finish
  • Operate sandblasting equipment to cut inscriptions or decorative designs in stone monuments
  • Finish stone products with spray paint and by mounting plaques or installing concrete bases
  • Operate stone-dressing lathe to sharpen and dress grindstones that grind logs into pulp
  • Operate machine to drill holes in blocks or slabs of stone according to specifications.

Also Known As

  • asbestos shingle presser
  • brick presser operator
  • clay press operator
  • clay products moulder
  • concrete block maker
  • finisher - concrete, clay and stone products
  • granite cutter
  • marble cutter
  • precast concrete moulder
  • precast concrete slab maker
  • stone driller
  • stone planer
  • stonework moulder
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Experience as a helper or labourer in concrete, clay or stone products manufacturing may be required.
  • Mould makers in this unit group who construct and repair wooden forms may require some carpentry or woodworking experience.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
28.6%
25-34
28.6%
35-44
0.0%
45-54
42.9%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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30.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
30.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
20.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
20.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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81.8%
Manufacturing
18.2%
Retail trade
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

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18.20%
Northeast
18.20%
Southeast
27.30%
Southwest
18.20%
Central
18.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$13,943

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$13,943

Newfoundland

$44,953

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$38,929

Canada

$38,415
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

7
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

27
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

20