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Ceramics Mould Maker

Employees produce ceramic moulds for the manufacture of items for bathrooms, kitchens and commercial uses, bathroom accessories, roof capping tiles, pipes, kitchenware and special items such as step treads and engine parts.They are responsible for selecting the correct case and frame, assembling the required mould to meet the production/customer needs, assembling a master mould and/or moulds for routine use, preparing the mould for use and, maintaining the mould components and the mould inventory.

Summary of Training

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Work safely
  • Apply workplace procedures
  • Clean workplace or equipment
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Make measurements OR
  • Read dials and indicators
  • Prepare moulds and dies
  • Set up and tune a process
  • Set up and optimise finishing process
  • Operate process control systems
  • Use structured problem solving tools
  • Contribute to the development of plant documentation
  • Facilitate the implementation of OHS for a work group
  • Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace
  • Perform basic tests
  • Develop and adjust a production schedule
  • Operate a firing kiln
  • Work in a team
  • Deliver customer service
  • Conduct local risk assessment

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Ceramics Mould Maker - PMC30116
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 5 10 0 0 0 0 0
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Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 25/09/2018, rounded estimates for April 2017 to March 2018. This data is for general information purposes only.

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