Metal and Associated industries; Glue and Gelatine; Rubber, Plastic and Cablemaking; Vehicle Manufacturing industries - Glue and Gelatine; Rubber, Plastic and Cablemaking Scope - Detailed State Awards

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Metal and Associated industries; Glue and Gelatine; Rubber, Plastic
and Cablemaking; Vehicle Manufacturing industries
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Glue and
Gelatine; Rubber, Plastic and Cablemaking
Scope
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De
tailed



State

Awards


Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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Clause 50. Area, Incidence and Duration

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2

Clause no. 2 Defi
nitions
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Gelatine and Glue Industry (State) Award [NSW


AN120227]

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Clause no. 34 Area, Incidence and Duration

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Plastic Moulding, &c (State) Award [NSW AN120421]

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Clause no. 36 Area, Incidence and Duration

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Clause no. 4 Classification
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Rubber and Plastic Industry Award


State 2003 [Qld
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AN140262]

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Cla
use no. 1.4 Award Coverage

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Clause no. 1.6 Area of Operation

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Clause no. 5.1 Definitions of Classifications

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Plastic Manufacturing Award 1977 [WA AN160249]

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Clause no. 3 Area and Scope
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Clause no. 22 Classification Structure and Rates of Pay

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Rubber Trades Award [Tas
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AN170090]

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29

Clause no. 2 Scope

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Clause no. 6 Parties and Persons Bound
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Clause no. 7 Defi nitions
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Fibreglass and Plastics Award [Tas


AN170034]

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Clause no. 2 Scope

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Clause no. 6 Parties and Persons Bound
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Clause no. 7 Defi nitions
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Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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Rubber Workers (State) Award

[NSW


AN
12
0483
]


Clause

50
.
Area, Incidence and Duration


(a) This award shall apply to all persons engaged or

employed within the jurisdiction of the Rubber
Workers (State) Industrial Committee.


(b) This award is made following a review under section 19 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 and
rescinds and replaces the Rubber Workers (State) Award published date
d 16 April 1999 (308 I.G. 967)
and all variations thereof.


(c) The award published 16 April 1999 took effect from the beginning of the first pay periods to
commence on or after 17 March 1998 and the variations thereof incorporated herein on the dates set
out in the attached Schedule A.


(d) The changes made to the award pursuant to the Award Review under section 19(6) of the
Industrial Relations Act
1996 and Principle 26 of the Principles for Review of Awards made by the
Industrial Relations Commission of
New South Wales on 28 April 1999 (310 I.G. 359) take effect on
and from 6 December 2004.


(e) This award remains in force until varied or rescinded, the period for which it was made having
already expired.



Clause

no.

2

Definitions


(a) Classifications



(i) "Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 1" means an employee undertaking up to 38 hours
induction training which may include information on the enterprise, conditions of employment,
introduction to supervisors and fellow workers, training and career
path opportunities, plant layout,
work and documentation procedures, occupational health and safety, equal employment opportunity
and quality control/assurance.


An employee at this level performs routine duties essentially of a manual nature and to the le
vel of the
employee's training.


(1) performs routine duties associated with the relevant manufacturing process including labouring and
cleaning duties;


(2) exercises minimal judgement;


(3) works under direct supervision in the following functions: house

keeping duties; assisting machine
operators; using selected hand tools; maintaining simple records.


(4) Is undertaking structured training so as to enable them to work at the MP
-
2 level. Promotional
Criteria


An employee remains at this level until the

employee has been assessed and appropriately
certified to be capable of performing effectively the tasks required by this function to enable the
employee to progress to the next function.


(ii) "Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 2" means an employee

who has completed up to three
months structured training so as to enable the employee to perform work within the scope of this level.


Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at MP
-
1 level or
has completed an ATS

traineeship. The employee:


(1) works under direct supervision either individually or in a team environment;


(2) understands and undertakes basic quality control/assurance procedures including the ability to
recognise basic quality deviation/faults.


In
dicative of the tasks or skills which the employee may perform or have at this level are the
following:


repetitious work on automatic, semi automatic or single purpose machines or equipment;


assembling components using basic written, spoken and/or diagra
mmatic instructions in an assembly
environment;


the ability to measure accurately using gauges and meters;


maintaining records;


operator fitting pneumatic tyres to rims and/or wheels;


performing basic test functions;


operating hand operated transport
and lifting devices;


operating granulating or reclaiming or crumming or shredding machines;


trimming/cutting/gluing/sealing/assembling or wrapping finished goods; operator fitting solid tyres to
wheels;


operating slitting and/or setting machines;


oper
ating machinery that requires basic setting up skills;


operating automatic and manual press machines; or


repairing airbags, belts and cables, fitting terminals to cables.


Promotional Criteria


An employee remains at this level until the employee has be
en assessed and
appropriately certified to be capable of performing effectively the tasks required by this function to
enable the employee to progress to the next level when a position becomes available.


(iii) "Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 3" m
eans an employee who performs work above
and beyond the skills of an employee at MP
-
2 level and to the extent of the employee's training and
appropriate certification for this level.


The employee:


(1) is responsible for the quality of the employee's own
work subject to routine supervision.


(2) works under routine supervision either individually or in a team environment;


(3) exercises discretion within the employee's level of skills and training.


Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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Indicative of the tasks and skills which the employee may

perform or have are the following:


works flexibly between assembly/process stations;


operates machinery and equipment requiring the exercise of skill, knowledge and discretion beyond
that of an employee at level MP
-
2;


basic tracing and sketching skills
;


receiving, dispatching, distributing, sorting, checking, packing (other than repetitive packing in a
standard container or containers in which such goods are ordinarily sold), documenting and recording
of goods, materials and components;


basic inventor
y control in the context of a production process;


basic keyboard skills;


operation of mobile equipment including for lifts, hand trolleys, pallet trucks and overhead cranes;


ability to measure accurately using gauges and meters;


maintaining records;


s
etting or drawing kilns; or


setting up and operating mixing and milling machines.


Promotional criteria


An employee remains at this level until the employee has been assessed and
appropriately certified to be capable of performing effectively the tasks
required by this function to
enable the employee to progress to the next level when a position becomes available.


(iv) "Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 4" means an employee who performs work above
and beyond the skills of an employee at MP
-
3 level

and to the extent of the employee's training and
appropriate certification for this level.


The employee:


(1) works from complex instructions and procedures and exercises discretion within the limits of the
employee's skills;


(2) assists with the provis
ion of on
-
the
-
job training to a limited degree;


(3) co
-
ordinates work in a team environment or works individually under general supervision;


(4) is responsible for assuring the quality of the work the employee performs.


Indicative of the tasks and skill
s which an employee at this level may perform to have are the
following:


the use of precision measuring instruments;


maintaining records;


Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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machine setting, die setting, loading and operation;and store control including;


licensed operation of all appropr
iate materials handling equipment;


use of tools and equipment within the scope of basic non
-
trades maintenance;


computer operation at a level higher than that of an employee at MP
-
3 level;


intermediate keyboard skills;


basic engineering and fault findi
ng skills;


performs basic quality checks on the work of others;


be licensed and certified to drive forklifts and cranes at a level higher than MP
-
3;


has a knowledge of the employer's operations relating to production processes;


performs quality control

inspections;


repairing and splicing belting on site;


operates machinery within a fibre optics plant; or operates calender, multi
-
headed extruders, mixing
and milling machines and whose duties require significant setting up and operating skills.


Promoti
onal criteria


An employee remains at this level until the employee has been assessed and
appropriately certified to be capable of performing effectively the tasks required by this level to enable
the employee to progress to the next level when a position

becomes available.


(v) "Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 5" means an employee who performs work above and
beyond the skills of an employee at MP
-
4 level and to the extent of the employee's training and
appropriate certification for this level.


Th
e employee:


(1) is able to work from complex instructions and procedures;


(2) is able to co
-
ordinate work in a team environment under general supervision;


(3) assist in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training;


(4) is responsible for checking the employee'
s own work;


(5) exercises discretion within the scope of this level;


(6) exercises keyboard skills at a level higher than MP
-
4;


(7) performs work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment.


Indicative of the tasks and skills

which an employee at this level may perform or have are the
following;


approves and passes first
-
off samples and maintains the quality of the product;


works from production drawings, prints or plans;


uses precision measuring instruments;

Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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complex machi
ne and die setting, loading testing and operation;


operates all lifting equipment;


operates sets up and adjusts all production machinery in a plant including production process welding
to the extent of the employee's training;


inventory store control in
cluding;


licensing operation of all appropriate materials handling equipment;


use of tools and equipment within the scope of basic non
-
trades maintenance;


computer operation at a level higher than that of an employee at MP
-
4;


has intermediate keyboard
skills;


has basic engineering and fault finding skills;


is licensed and certified for driving fork lifts and cranes at a level higher than MP
-
4;


has knowledge of the employer's operations relating to production processes;


tyre building;


die setting;


operates a computerised drive line;


supervises, performs and implements quality control functions;


supervises and performs operations on calender, mixing and milling machines;


repairs and splices belts off site; or maintains records.


Promotional criter
ia
-

An employee remains at this level until the employee has been assessed and
appropriately certified to be capable of performing effectively the tasks required by this function to
enable the employee to progress to the next level when a position becomes

available.


(vi) "Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 6" means a production systems employee who works
above and beyond an employee at MP
-
5 level and to the level of the employee's straining and who
applies the skills acquired through the successful c
ompletion of a certificate level or equivalent
qualification in the production, distribution or stores functions according to the needs of the enterprise.


The employee:


(1) understands and applies quality control techniques;


(2) exercises good interpers
onal communication skills;


(3) exercises discretion within the scope of this level;


(4) exercises keyboard skills at a level higher than MP
-
5;


Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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(5) performs work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment.


Indicative of the t
asks or skills which an employee at this level may perform or have are the following:


approves or passes first
-
off samples and maintains the quality of the product;


works from production drawings, prints and plans;


operates, sets up and adjusts all prod
uction machinery in a plant including production process welding
to the extent of the employee's training;


can perform a range of engineering maintenance functions;


can perform manufacturing operations at a level higher than MP
-
5;


can operate all liftin
g equipment;


maintains records;


performs basic production scheduling and materials handling within the scope of the production
process or directly related functions within raw materials/finished goods locations in conjunction with
technicians;


understan
ds and applies computer techniques relating to production process operations;


has a higher level of stores and inventory responsibility beyond the requirements of an employee MP
-
5;


assists in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training in conjunction with trade
s persons and trainers; has a
sound knowledge of the employer's operations relating to the production process.


(vii) "Warehouse Worker Level 1" means an employee who at this level performs duties to the level of
the employee's training, including appropri
ate certification.


The employee:


(1) is responsible dor the quality of the employee's own work subject to routine supervision;


(2) works under routine supervision either individually or in a team environment;


(3) exercises discretion within the level o
f the employee's level of skill and training. Indicative of the
tasks and skills which an employee at this level may perform or have are the following;


basic VDU operation;


the ability to measure accurately using gauges and meters;


maintains records;


a
llocates and retrieves goods from specific warehouse areas;


checks periodically housekeeping and stock;


sorts and packages goods and materials in accordance with operative procedures and regulations; the
preparation and receipt of appropriate documentati
on, including liaison with employers.

Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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Promotional criteria


An employee remains at this level until the employee has been assessed or
appropriately certified to be capable of performing effectively the tasks required of this function to
enable the employ
ee to progress to the next level when a position becomes available.


(viii) "Warehouse Worker Level 2" means an employee who performs work above and beyond the
skills of a Warehouse Worker Level 1 and to the appropriate level of the employee's training,
in
cluding appropriate certification for this level.


The employee:


(1) works from complex instructions and procedures and exercises discretion within the limits of the
employee's skills;


(2) co
-
ordinates work in a team environment or works individually und
er general supervision;


(3) is responsible for the quality of the employee's own work.


Indicative of the tasks and skills which an employee at this level may perform or have are the
following:


inventory and store control, including;


the licensed operat
ion of all materials handling equipment;


the use of tools and equipment within the scope of basic non
-
trades maintenance; VDU operation at a
level higher than that of a Warehouse Worker Level 1; the use of measuring equipment and scales.


Promotional crit
eria


An employee remains at this level until the employee has been assessed or
appropriately certified to be capable of performing effectively the tasks required by this function to
enable the employee to progress to the next level when a position become
s available.


(ix) "Warehouse Worker Level 3" means an employee who performs work above and beyond the skills
of a Warehouse Worker Level 2 to the extent of the employee's training and appropriate certification
for this level.


The employee:


(1) may perfo
rm work requiring minimal supervision either individually or in a team environment;


(2) is responsible for checking the quality of the employee's own work;


(3) exercises discretion within the scope of this grade;


(4) exercise keyboard skills at a level
higher than Warehouse Worker Level 2;


(5) performs work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment;


(6) possesses an advanced level of interpersonal and communication skills.


Indicative of the tasks or skills which an employe
e at this level may perform or have are the following;


the operation of all materials handling equipment under licence;


Rubber Workers (State) Award [NSW


AN120483]

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uses a VDU for purposes such as the maintenance of a deposit storage system, information
input/retrieval, etc.;


development and refin
ement of a store's layout, including proper location of goods and their receipt
and despatch.


Promotional criteria


An employee remains at this level until the employee has been assessed
appropriately certified to be capable of performing effectively the

tasks required by this function to
enable the employee to progress to the next level when a position becomes available.


(x) "Warehouse Administrative Officer" means an employee who works above and beyond the skills
of a Warehouse Worker Level 3 and to th
e level of the employee's training applying the skills acquired
through the successful completion of a certificate level or equivalent qualification in the distribution or
stores function according to the needs of the enterprise.


The employee:


(1) implem
ents quality control techniques and procedures;


(2) possesses a highly developed level of interpersonal communication skills;


(3) has the ability to supervise and provide direction and guidance to other employees including the
ability to assist with on
-
t
he
-
job training and induction;


(4) exercises keyboard skills at a level higher than that of a Warehouse Worker Level 3;


(5) performs work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment;


(6) has a sound knowledge of the employer's

operations relating to the warehouse or a large section of
it.


Indicative of the tasks and skills which an employee at this level may perform or have are the
following:


liaison with management, suppliers and customers with respect to stores operations;


detailing and co
-
ordinating the activities of other warehouse workers;


maintaining control registers, including inventory control and responsibility for the preparation and
reconciliation of regular reports or stock movement, despatch, etc.

Gelatine and Glue Industry (State) Award [NSW


AN120227]

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Gelatine and

Glue Industry (State) Award

[
NSW



AN
120227
]


Clause

no.

34

Area, Incidence and Duration


(a) This award shall apply to all classes of persons provided for herein within the jurisdiction of the
Gelatine and Glue Industry, &c (State) Industrial Committee.



(b) This award is made following a review under section 19 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 and
rescinds and replaces the Gelatine and Glue Industry (State) Award published 20 January 1995 (283
I.G. 377), and all variations thereof.



(c) The award p
ublished 20 January 1995 took effect from the beginning of the first pay period to
commence on or after 2 September 1994.



(d) The changes made to the award pursuant to the Award Review under section 19(6) of the Industrial
Relations Act 1996 and Principl
e 26 of the Principles for Review of Awards made by the Industrial
Relations Commission of New South Wales on 28 April 1999 (310 I.G. 359) take effect on and from 1
July 2004.



(e) This award remains in force until varied or rescinded, the period for whic
h it was made having
already expired.




Plastic Moulding, &c (State) Award [NSW AN1204
21]

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Plastic Moulding, &c (State) Award

[NSW

AN
120421
]


Clause

no.

36 Area, Incidence and Duration


(a) This award has been reviewed pursuant to section 19 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996. It
rescinds and replaces

the Plastic Moulding (State) Award published 28 March 1984 and reprinted 10
April 1992 (268 I.G. 1023).


(b) This award shall apply to all employees engaged in or in connection with plastic moulding in the
State, excluding the County of Yancowinna,
except
ing:


Maintenance fitters and turners and toolmakers; and


Employees engaged in plastic moulding in the rubber industry or in an industry which manufactures
goods by plant and equipment

which are normal to the rubber industry.


(c) The changes made to the
award pursuant to the Award Review under section 19(6) of the Industrial
Relations Act 1996 and Principle 26 of the Principles for Review of Awards made by the Industrial
Relations Commission of New South Wales on 28 April 1999 (310 I.G. 359) take effect o
n and from 1
July 2004.


(d) This award remains in force until varied or rescinded, the period for which it was made already
having expired.


Clause

no.

4 Classification


(i) Plastics Worker Grade 1 is equivalent to a Metal Engineering and Associated Indus
tries Award Part
1 classification as follows:


Wage Group: C14

Engineering/production employee
-

Level I

(Proposed relativity to C10 78%)


An engineering/production employee
-

Level I is an employee who is undertaking up to 38 hours
induction training whic
h may include information on the enterprise, conditions of employment,
introduction to supervisors and fellow workers, training and career path opportunities, plant layout,
work and documentation procedures, occupational health and safety, equal employment

opportunity
and quality control/assurance.


An employee at this level performs routine duties essentially of a manual nature and to the level of all
employees' training:


(a) performs general labouring and cleaning duties;


(b) exercises minimal judgement
;


(c) works under direct supervision; or


(d) is undertaking structured training so as to enable them to work at C13 level.


(ii) Plastics Worker Grade 2 is equivalent to a Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award
1998 Part 1 classification as f
ollows:


Plastic Moulding, &c (State) Award [NSW AN1204
21]

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Wage Group: C13

Engineering/production employee
-

Level II

(Proposed relativity to C10 82%)


An engineering/production employee
-

Level II is an employee who has completed up to three months
structured training so as to enable the employee to perf
orm work within the scope of this level.


An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at C14 and to
the level of all employees' training:


(a) works under direct supervision either individually or in a team environmen
t;


(b) understands and undertakes basic quality control/assurance procedures including the ability to
recognise basic quality deviations/faults;


(c) understands and utilises basic statistical process control procedures.


Indicative of the tasks which an
employee at this level may perform are the following:




repetition work on automatic, semi
-
automatic or single purpose machines or equipment;



assembles components using basic written, spoken and/or diagrammatic instructions in an
assembly environment;



basic

soldering or butt and spot welding skills or cuts scrap with oxyacetylene blow pipe;



uses selected hand tools;



boiler cleaning;



maintains simple records;



uses hand trolleys and pallet trucks;



assists in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training in conjunction
with tradespersons and
supervisor/trainees.


(iii) Plastics Worker Grade 3 is equivalent to a Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award
1998 Part 1 classification as follows:


Wage Group: C12

Engineering/production employee
-

Level III

(Proposed r
elativity to C10 87.4%)


An engineering/production employee
-

Level III is an employee who has completed a
production/engineering certificate I or equivalent training so as to enable the employee to perform
work within the scope of this level.


An employee

at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at C13 and to
the level of all employees' training:


(a) is responsible for the quality of his/her own work subject to routine supervision;


(b) works under routine supervision either
individually or in a team environment;


(c) exercises discretion within his/her level of skills and training.


Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this level may perform are the following:




operates flexibly between assembly stations;

Plastic Moulding, &c (State) Award [NSW AN1204
21]

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operates mac
hinery and equipment requiring the exercise of skill and knowledge beyond that



of an employee at level C13;



non
-
trade engineering skills;



basic tracing and sketching skills;



receiving, despatching, distributing, sorting, checking, packing (other than repet
itive packing



in a standard container or containers in which such goods are ordinarily sold), documenting
and recording of goods, materials and components;



basic inventory control in the context of a production process;



basic keyboard skills;



advanced sold
ering techniques;



boiler attendant;



operation of mobile equipment including forklifts, overhead cranes and winch operation;



ability to measure accurately;



assists one or more tradespersons;



welding which requires the exercise of knowledge and skills above
C13;



assists in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training in conjunction with tradespersons and
supervisor/trainees.


(iv) Plastics Worker Grade 4 is equivalent to a Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award
1998 Part 1 as follows:


Wage Group: C11

Eng
ineering/production employee
-

Level IV

(Proposed relativity to C10 92.4%)


An engineering/production employee
-

Level IV is an employee who has completed a
production/engineering certificate II or equivalent training so as to enable the employee to perfor
m
work within the scope of this level.


An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at C12 and to
the level of all employee’s training:


(a) works from complex instructions and procedures;


(b) assists in the provisio
n of on
-
the
-
job training to a limited degree;


(c) Co
-
ordinates work in a team environment or works individually under general supervision;


(d) is responsible for assuring the quality of his/her own work.

Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this
level may perform are the following:




uses precision measuring instruments; machine setting, loading and operation; rigging
(certificated);



inventory and store control including:



licensed operation of all appropriate materials handling equipment;



use of to
ols and equipment within the scope (basic non
-
trades) maintenance; computer
operation at a level higher than that of an employee at C12 level; intermediate keyboard
skills;



basic engineering and fault finding skills;



performs basic quality checks on the wo
rk of others;



licensed and certified for fork
-
lift, engine driving and crane driving operations to a level
higher than C12;

Plastic Moulding, &c (State) Award [NSW AN1204
21]

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has knowledge of the employer's operation as it relates to production process;



lubrication of production machinery equipment;



assist
s in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training in conjunction with tradespersons and
supervisor/trainees.


(v) A Plastics Worker Grade 5 is equivalent to a Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award
1998 Part 1 as follows:


Wage Group: C10

An Engineerin
g Tradesperson
-

Level I

(Proposed Relativity to C10 100%)


A Plastics Worker Grade 5 is an employee who has successfully completed a Plastics Industry
Apprenticeship as set out in his/her Training Contract and is able to exercise the skills and knowledge
of the trade so as to enable the employee to perform work within the scope of this level. An
engineering Tradesperson
-

Level I works above and beyond an employee at C11 and to the level of
his/her skills, competence and training.


(a) Understands and appl
ies quality control techniques;


(b) Exercises good interpersonal and communication skills;


(c) Exercises keyboard skills at a level higher than C11;


(d) Excercises discretion within the scope of this classification level;


(e) Performs work under limite
d supervision either individually or in a team environment;


(f) Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work;


(g) Performs non
-
trade tasks incidental to his/her work;


(h) Performs work which while primarily involving the skills of the employee'
s trade is incidental or
peripheral to the primary task and facilitates the completion of the whole task. Such incidental or
peripheral work would not require additional formal technical training;


(i) Inspects products and/or materials for conformity with

established operational standards.


(j) May be required to assist in the training of apprentices and trainees.


Rubber and Plastic Industry Award


State 2003 [Qld
-

AN140262]

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Rubber and Plastic Industry Award


State 2003

[Qld

-

AN140262
]


Clause

no.

1.4

Award Coverage


1.4.1

This Award applies to all employees:



(
a)

engaged

in

or

in

connection

with,

or

incidental

to,

the

manufacture

of

rubber

or

plastic

materials

or

similar

compositions

or

substitutes

thereof,

and/or

recycling

or

reprocessing

of

rubber

or

plastic

materials;

and



(b) engaged in or in connection wit
h, or incidental to, and/or on any operations, with the handling,
preparation, production, processing, manufacture, fabrication, assembling, storage, distribution,
working or repair of products, goods, or articles of plastic or synthetics or rubber materia
ls including
compounds or substitutes thereof (including the manufacture of fibre glass, reinforced plastic or
articles, or any operation in or in connection with or incidental to the laying, covering, insulating, or
fixing to any surface of rubber or plas
tic materials or substitutes thereof) including but not limited to:
duperite, bakelite, cassein or similar compositions, synthetic rubberlikes, latex and/or elastic or stretch
elastic, foam rubber, guttaperchalikes, rubberlike plastics, thermoplastics and
thermosetting plastics,
nitrocellulose, leathercloth, elastomers, xylomite celluloid, and the processing and fabrication of
products, or articles therefrom.



1.4.2

This Award shall not apply to employees subject to the following Awards or Industrial
Agree
ments, or Awards and Industrial Agreements in substitution therefor:



(a)

Motoring Services Award
-

South
-
Eastern District;



(b) Garage and Service Station Attendants' Award
-

State (Excluding South
-
Eastern District);



(c)

Cable Makers Australia Pty. L
imited
-

Industrial Agreement.



1.4.3

As to the employers named in Schedule 1 to this Award, the provisions of the Award are
modified in accordance with the requirements of the individual orders listed in such Schedule.


Clause

no.

1.6

Area of Operation


For the purpose of this Award, the Divisions and Districts are as follows:



1.6.1 Divisions



Northern Division
-

That portion of the State along or north of a line commencing at the junction of
the sea coast with the 21st parallel of south latitude; then

from that latitude due west to 147 degrees of
east longitude; then from that longitude due south to 22 degrees 30 minutes of south latitude; then
from that latitude due west to the western border of the State.

Mackay Division
-

That portion of the State w
ithin the following boundaries: Commencing at the
junction of the sea
-
coast with the 21st parallel of south latitude; then from that latitude due west to 147
degrees of east longitude; then from that longitude due south to 22 degrees of south latitude; the
n from
that latitude due east to the sea coast; then from the sea
-
coast northerly to the point of commencement.



Southern Division
-

That portion of the State not included in the Northern or Mackay Divisions.



1.6.2 Districts



(a) Northern Division:

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E
astern District
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That portion of the Northern Division along or east of 144 degrees 30 minutes of east
longitude.



Western District
-

The remainder of the Northern Division.



(b) Southern Division:



Eastern District
-

That portion of the Southern Divis
ion along or east of a line commencing at the
junction of the southern border of the State with 150 degrees of east longitude; then from that
longitude due north to 25 degrees of south latitude; then from that latitude due west to 147 degrees of
east longi
tude; then from that longitude due north to the southern boundary of the Mackay Division.



Western District
-

The remainder of the Southern Division.


Clause

no. 5.1 Definitions of Classifications


5.1.1


Production employee Level 1: (Relativity to Tr
ade
-

78%)



(a) "Level 1 employees" have no previous comparable experience in the Rubber and Plastic Industry.
Level 1 is a trainee level and each employee will be employed for 3 months at this level. Employees at
Level 1 perform routine duties of an esse
ntially manual nature in the following manner:



(i) works under direct supervision; and



(ii) exercises minimal judgement;



(iii) works within the limits of the training undertaken and safe working procedures.



(b) Employees at this level will possess
the following skills or attributes:



(i) physical capacity to perform Level 1 duties;



(ii) ability to carry out simple routine tasks requiring manual dexterity;



(iii) basic literacy and numeracy skills; and



(iv) ability to understand and carry out s
imple verbal instructions.



(c) Indicative duties of employees at this level include:



(i) housekeeping duties



(ii) assisting machine operators



(iii) uses selected hand tools



(iv) maintains simple records



5.1.2 Production employee Level 2: (Relat
ivity to Trade
-

82%)



(a) An employee who has been employed for 3 months will advance to Level 2. This is the entry point
for workers with previous relevant experience.

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(b) Employees at Level 2 perform repetitive and routine duties of a manual nature,
which are fully
prescribed and are usually performed in response to standardised instructions or requests. Employees
at this Level would:



(i) work under direct supervision, either individually or as part of a team at standard routine tasks and
procedures
;



(ii) understand and apply quality control procedures; and



(iii) have a basic understanding of the appropriate Occupational Health and Safety Standards.



(c) Employees at this level will possess the following skills or attributes:



(i) physical capa
city to perform Level 2 duties;



(ii) literacy and numeracy skills; and



(iii) relevant training for equipment/machinery used.



(d) Indicative duties of employees at this level will be as for Level 1 employees and also include:



(i) repetition work on
automatic, semi automatic or simple purpose machines or equipment



(ii) assembles components using basic written, spoken and/or diagrammatic instructions in an
assembly environment



(iii) ability to measure accurately using gauges and meters



(iv) trimm
ing, cutting, gluing, sealing or wrapping finished goods



(v)


operating slitting and/or setting machine



(vi) operate machinery that requires basic set up skills



(vii) operate automatic and manual press machines



(viii) keeps and maint
ains minor records



(ix) assembling



(x) palletising and use of lifting and/or mobile plant and equipment not requiring a licensed operator



(xi) weighing



(xii) feeding



(xiii) cleaning



(xiv) general labouring



(xv) use of basic testing equipment



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(xvi) use of basic tools and ancillary equipment



(xvii) passing on of results of testing



(xiii) assisting trainees



(xix) duties as directed



(e) An employee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through
assessment
or appropriate certification (AQF Level 1 required) the tasks required of this function so as
to enable them to progress to the next level as a position becomes available.



5.1.3 Production employee Level 3: (Relativity to Trade
-

87%)



(a) "Level 3" emp
loyees work under general direction and may operate individually or as a member of
a work group. Only limited supervision is necessary and employees may exercise discretion regarding
the completion of a task. Employees at this Level may have limited on the

job training responsibilities
and/or proven expertise in a particular operation and demonstrated proficiency in applying established
techniques.



(b) "Level 3" employees perform work above and beyond the skills of employees at Level 2 and may:



(i) work

under limited supervision as part of a team or individually;



(ii) exercise discretion and judgment within their level of competency;



(iii) be responsible for the quality of their work;



(iv) assist in the provision of on the job training; and



(v) p
erform non
-
repetitive tasks governed by established procedures, specific guidelines or
standardised instructions.



(c) Employees at this level will possess the following skills or attributes:



(i) physical capacity to perform Level 3 duties;



(ii) abili
ty to follow written instructions and procedures; and



(iii) organisation and communication skills to support provision of supervision.



(d) Indicative duties of employees at this level will be as for Level 2 employees and also include:



(i) operates wi
th flexibility between assembly/process stations



(ii) use of tools and equipment, production and manufacturing techniques



(iii) basic tracing and sketching skills



(iv) setting and drawing kilns



(v) operates mixing and milling machines where duties
require set up and operating skills



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(vi) welding technologies



(vii) task recording functions



(viii) attendance and operation of production line machinery requiring operator adjustment



(ix) operation of testing and analytical equipment



(x) interpr
etation of testing results



(xi) training and induction



(xii) operation of mobile plant, material and finished product equipment



(xiii) part
-
time use of mobile lifting equipment requiring a licensed operator



(e) An employee remains at this level unt
il they are capable of effectively performing through
assessment or appropriate certification (AQF Level 2 required) the tasks required of this function to
enable them progression to the next level as a position becomes available.



5.1.4 Production employ
ee Level 4: (Relativity to Trade
-

92%)



(a) "Level 4" employees have undertaken training and are proficient in the operation and setting up of
machinery. Employees at this Level have technical skills not requiring a trade equivalent and operate
machinery

to perform routine and standard functions. A detailed knowledge of the section's operations
practices and procedures is necessary for competent performance.



(b) employees at this Level may operate individually or as a member of a team. Experience or
pra
ctical application of a high level of skills characterises the work of employees at this Level.
Employees at this Level may:



(i) provide 'on the job' training to other employees;



(ii) be responsible for the quality of their work;



(iii) operate and se
t up machinery;



(iv) maintain records; and



(v) understand safety procedures relevant to the work environment.



(c) employees at this level will possess the following skills or attributes:



(i) ability to follow detailed written instructions and proce
dures;



(ii) ability to understand and apply written policies and guidelines;



(iii) ability to maintain numeric and written records;



(iv) ability to prepare simple reports;



(v) ability to set up and operate machinery;



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(vi) use of a variety of type
s of tools and equipment;



(vii) reporting and recording functions;



(viii) problem solving skills;



(ix) material and finished product handling;



(x) major knowledge of production/manufacturing techniques;



(xi) ability to fault find;



(xii) an unde
rstanding of product and process specifications applicable to the work at this level; and



(xiii) ability to operate licensed mobile lifting equipment requiring a licensed operator.



(d) Indicative duties of employees at this level will be as for Level 2

and 3 employees and also
includes:



(i) uses precision measuring instruments



(ii) machine setting, die setting, loading and operation



(iii) basic engineering and fault finding skills



(iv) performs basic quality checks on the works of others



(v) o
perates calendar, multi
-
headed extruders, mixing and milling machines where duties require
significant set up and operating skills



(vi) setting up and operation of production line machinery requiring operator adjustment



(vii) full
-
time use of mobile li
fting equipment requiring a licensed operator



(viii) duties incidental or peripheral to the above



(ix) fault finding on machinery



(e) An employee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through
assessment of appropriate

certification (AQF Level 2 required) the tasks required of this function to
enable them progression to the next level as a position becomes available.



5.1.5 Production employee Level 5 (Relativity to Trade
-

97%)



(a) Level 5 employees are multi
-
skille
d workers capable of performing duties relating to the operation
of a variety of types of machinery. Employees at this Level have technical skills not requiring a trade
equivalent.



(b) Seen as 'troubleshooters', employees at this Level are competent to
set up and operate a number of
machines or processes on the line.



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(c) In addition to the duties at Level 3 and 4, employees at Level 5 require a thorough knowledge of
the company's operating procedures as they relate to a number of different machines or

processes on
the line. Complex testing of equipment is required to regularly operate such machinery and equipment.



(d) Level 5 employees understand and apply product and process specifications applicable to work at
this level and are required to work f
lexibly and interchangeably between tasks.



Indicative duties of employees at this level will be as for Level 3 and 4 employees and also include:



(i) approves and passes first off samples and maintains quality of product



(ii) works from production dra
wings, prints or plans



(iii) complex machine and die setting, loading, testing and operations



(iv) operates all lifting equipment



(v) operates, sets up and adjusts all production machinery in a plant including production



(vi) process welding to the

extent of training



(vii) operation of a variety of types of machinery throughout a production process



(viii) operation of a variety of complex laboratory equipment requiring appropriate qualifications



(ix) supervise and perform and implement quality

control functions



(x) supervise and perform operations on calendar, mixing and milling machines



(e) An employee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through
assessment or appropriate certification (AQF Level 3 require
d) the tasks required of this function to
enable them progression to the next level as a position becomes available.



5.1.6 Production employee Level 6 (Relativity to Trade
-

100%)



(a) "Level 6" employees must possess a relevant trade qualification, or
AQF Level 3 or equivalent
qualification, or equivalent experience.



(b) Employees at this Level are multi
-
skilled in the operation of a variety of machinery (including
further processing, cutting, packaging) and will be trained in and have a thorough work
ing knowledge
and understanding of an entire production process. Employees at this Level may also be required to
complete specific training courses as required.



(c) Employees at this level:



(i) possess intimate knowledge of all functions performed at
the employer's business;



(ii) have an understanding of the employer's operations and business strategies; and



(iii) are accountable for control and co
-
ordination of production and manufacturing.



(d) Indicative duties of the employees at this level wi
ll be as for Level 3, 4 and 5 employees and also
include:

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(i) operates, sets up and adjusts all production machinery in a plant including production



(ii) process welding to the extent of training



(iii) basic production scheduling and materials handli
ng within the scope of the production process or
directly related functions within raw material/finished goods locations in conjunction with technicians



(iv) understands and applies computer techniques as they relate to production process operations



(v
) performance of specialised duties associated with a trade person



(vi) operation of a variety of machinery at own discretion



(vii) co
-
ordination of production process



(viii)


training and general co
-
ordination of machine operators and othe
r personnel



(ix) ensuring compliance with safe work procedures



(x) coordinating work flow processes



(xi) training subordinate staff



(xii) responsibility for output of work groups



(xiii) staff assessment



(xiv) performance counselling



(xv) pro
duct development and testing



(xvi) ensure compliance with safe work procedures



(e) An employee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through
assessment or appropriate certification (AQF Level 4 required) the tasks requi
red of this function to
enable them progression to the next level as a position becomes available.



5.1.7 Production employee Level 7 (Relativity to Trade
-

105%)



(a) Level 7 employees must possess a relevant trade qualification, plus additional trainin
g to a relevant
AQF Level 4 or equivalent qualification, or equivalent experience.



(b) Employees at this Level would be competent at all lower Levels and undertake quality control,
work organisation and complex tasks at a higher level than Level 6.



(c)

Employees at this Level:



(i) are fully conversant with the company's operations, production/manufacturing technologies and
production principles;



(ii) exercise independent action and broad discretion.



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(d) Indicative duties of the employees at this l
evel will be as for Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 employees and
also include:



(i) provision of production work guidance in all aspects of production operations and manufacturing



(ii) training subordinate staff



(iii) performance of maintenance planning



(iv) p
reparation of reports of a technical nature on all aspects of production operations and
manufacturing techniques.


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Clause no. 3 Area and Scope


This Award shall have effect over the whole of the State of Wes
tern Australia and shall apply to
workers covered by the classifications referred to in Clause 22.
-

Rates of Pay employed in the
manufacture of goods from plastics and reinforced plastics.


Provided that it shall not apply to workers who are at present pr
ovided for in any other award or
industrial agreement duly registered at the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission at the
date of delivery of this Award.


Clause no. 22 Classification Structure and Rates of Pay


(1)

Definition of Classificati
on Structure


(a)

Production Trainee
-

Grade 1


A new employee in the first three (3) months of full
-
time permanent employment who performs
routine duties whilst working under direct supervision and undergoing training to enable them to work
at the Grade 2

level.


Training


Undertakes induction training which may include information on the enterprise, conditions of
employment, introduction to supervisors and fellow workers, training and career path opportunities,
plant layout and processes, work and documen
tation procedures, occupational health and safety, equal
employment opportunity and quality control/assurance, timekeeping, housekeeping;


Training on any one or several of specific tasks encompassed in Grade 2.


(b)

Production/Machine Assistant
-

Grade 2


Shall mean an employee who is engaged on work in connection with or incidental to the production
and distribution operations of the employer and who may be required to regularly carry out general
and specific duties as well as operate ancillary equipment.


Specific Duties
-

Grade 2


Hand packing and/or stacking of raw material or finished product with visual inspection


Weighing and mixing of raw materials


Cleaning of plant and machinery


General labouring


Despatch and receiving


Assembling and/or repeti
tive fabricating


General Duties


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Assist an employee in Grade 3


Undertakes feeding or taking
-
off work on automatic or semi automatic equipment


Understands and undertakes basic quality control procedures


Maintains simple records


Carries out simple manua
l processes that require limited judgment


Experience


An employee who is initially employed as a Production Trainee
-

Grade 1 shall automatically progress
from Grade 1 to Grade 2 after not more than three (3) months service with the employer.


Training


S
hall have completed all aspects of Grade 1 training, including:


Health and Safety related to specific tasks to be performed, timekeeping records, and quality
awareness related to particular processes


Quality control procedures including the ability to re
cognise faults and deviations


Proficiency and efficiency


Elementary tasks, skills and procedures


(c)

Machine Attendant
-

Grade 3


Shall mean an employee classified and appointed as such who is engaged on work in connection with
or incidental to the prod
uction and distribution operations of the employer and who in addition to the
duties of a Production/Machine Assistant
-

Grade 2 may be required to regularly carry out any general
duties together with the specific duties listed hereunder:


Specific Duties
-

Grade 3


Fabrication requiring the reading and implementation of detailed drawings


Machine Operator (including start ups and shut downs for primary manufacturing machines)


Makes simple machine adjustments


Exercises simple quality control


Assistant ma
chine operator/setter


Experience


Not less than six months experience in Grade 2, unless otherwise agreed.


Training


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Shall have completed all aspects of Grade 2 training, including:


Health and safety related to specific tasks to be performed; timekeepin
g records, and quality
awareness related to particular processes


Quality control procedures


Proficiency and efficiency


(d)

Machine Operator/Setter
-

Grade 4


Shall mean an employee classified and appointed as such who is engaged on work in connection wi
th
or incidental to the production and distribution operations of the employer and who in addition to the
duties of a Machine Attendant
-

Grade 3 may be required to regularly carry out the specific duties
listed hereunder:


Specific Duties
-

Grade 4


Compl
ex machine operation and setting with responsibility for output


Responsibility for minor maintenance


Quality control


May be required to keep simple records


Capable of supervising small groups of employees and a number of different types of machines


Ex
perience


Not less than nine months experience as Grade 3, unless otherwise agreed.


Training


Shall have completed all aspects of Grade 3 training including supervision and communication
training.


(e)

Leading Hand Setter
-

Grade 5


Shall mean an employee

classified and appointed as such who is engaged on work in connection with
or incidental to the production and distribution operations of the employer and who in addition to the
duties of Machine Operator/Setter
-

Grade 4 may be required to regularly carr
y out the specific duties
listed hereunder:


Specific Duties
-

Grade 5


Must be capable of operating and setting up complex machines to a required level of quality and safety


Must be capable of supervising a team of employees operating a group of related
machines


Must be able to perform the majority of tasks in Grade 3 and 4


Must be capable of setting up and controlling machines operated by Grade 2, 3 and 4 employees

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Must be able to carry out routine maintenance and report on machinery


Must be able to
assist in the training of operators in Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4


Understands and undertakes quality control procedure and be able to exercise an advanced level of
judgment


Maintains all records associated with the particular process and supervision of employee
s


Follows complex instructions and procedures


Experience


Not less that 12 months experience as Grade 4, unless otherwise agreed by the employer.


Training


Shall have completed all aspects of Grade 4, including supervision and communication training.


(
f)

Production Systems Controller Tradesperson
-

Grade 6


Production Systems Controller shall mean an employee classified and appointed as such who is
engaged on work in connection with or incidental to the production and distribution operations of the
empl
oyer and who in addition to the duties of a Leading Hand/Setter
-

Grade 5 may be required to
regularly carry out the duties listed hereunder:


General Duties


Understands and applies quality control techniques


Exercises good interpersonal communication sk
ills


Exercises discretion within the scope of this grade


Exercise keyboard skills at a high level


Perform work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment


Is able to inspect products and/or materials for conformity with estab
lished operational standards


Specific Duties


Approves and passes first off samples and maintains quality of product


Works from production drawings, prints or plans


Operates, sets up and adjusts all production machinery in a plant including production p
rocess welding
to the extent of training


Can perform a range of engineering maintenance functions


Manufacturing operations at a level higher than Grade 5

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Operate all lifting equipment


Maintains records


Production scheduling and materials handling with
in the scope of the production process or directly
related functions within raw materials/finished goods locations in conjunction with technicians


Understands and applies computer techniques as they relate to production process operations


High level stor
es and inventory responsibility


Assists in the provision of on the job training in conjunction with tradespersons and trainers


Has a sound knowledge of the employers operations as it relates to the production process.


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Clause

no. 2

Scope


This award is established in respect of:


(a)

retail sale, storing and distribution of rubber tyres and may include incidental products and
services; and/or


(b)

vulcanising, retreading, repairing and fitting of rubber tyres; and/or


(c)

manufacture of rubber tyres and other rubber goods.


Clause

no.

6

Parties and Persons Bound


Unless otherwise specified, this award shall have application to and be binding upon:


(a)

all employers (whether members of a registered organisation or not
) who are engaged in the
industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;


(b)

all employees (whether members of a registered organisation or not) for whom classifications
appear in this award and who are engaged in the industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;


(c)

the following organisations of employees in respect of whom award interest has been
determined:



(i)

the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union and the
Officers of that organisation and their members employed in the industry spe
cified in Clause 2
-

Scope;



(ii)

The Australian Workers’ Union, Tasmania Branch and the Officers of that
organisation and their members employed in the industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;



(iii)

the National Union of Workers (Central Branch) and the

Officers of that organisation
and their members employed in the industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;



(iv)

the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association, Tasmanian Branch and the
Officers of that organisation and their members employed in t
he industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;



(v)

the Transport Workers' Union of Australia (Victorian/Tasmanian Branch) and the
Officers of that organisation and their members employed in the industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;


(d)

the following organ
isation of employers in respect of whom award interest has been
determined:



the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited.


C
lause no. 7 Definitions


(a)

Classification Standards


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Tyre Retail Employee Level 1
-

(Proposed wage relativity to Tyr
e Retail Employee Level 5
after completion of minimum rates adjustment process = 78%)



Point of Entry



-

New employee



Description



-

An employee at this level would work under direct supervision and perform routine
tasks.


-

May work individually or a
s part of a team.



Tasks



Indicative tasks at this level may include:



-

general cleaning and labouring


-

housekeeping


-

assisting other employees



Tyre Retail Employee Level 2
-

(Proposed wage relativity to Tyre Retail Employee Level 5
after complet
ion of minimum rates adjustment process = 82%)



Point of Entry



-

Level 1


-

Relevant experience and/or training



Description



-

An employee at this level works above and beyond an employee at Level 1 under
direct supervision.


-

Understands and undert
akes basic quality procedures.


-

May work individually or in a team environment.



Tasks



Indicative tasks at this level may include:



-

perform duties using basic written spoken and/or diagrammatic instructions


-

able to measure accurately


-

able to
fit pneumatic and solid tyres


-

operate hand operated transport and lifting devices


-

performs deliveries and sales work



Tyre Retail Worker Level 3
-

(Proposed wage relativity to Tyre Retail Employee Level 5 after
completion of the minimum rates adjust
ment process = 87.4%)



Point of Entry



-

Level 2


-

Relevant experience and/or training

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Description



-

An employee at this level works above and beyond an employee at Level 2 under
routine supervision.


-

Exercises discretion to their level of skill a
nd training.



Tasks



Indicative tasks at this level may include:



-

receiving, despatching, distributing, sorting, checking, and packing of goods and mail


-

basic keyboard skills, able to type at 25 words per minute with 98% accuracy


-

operate mixing
and milling machines


-

setting and drawing kilns


-

sorting and file documents/records accurately


-

preparation and receipt of documentation


-

routine deliveries


-

assist in tyre retreading


-

operate business equipment such as a visual display unit fo
r retrieval of information,
photocopier and facsimile machine


-

basic counter sales, including the sale of automotive parts that are incidental to the
principle business of the establishment, such as wheels, batteries and exhaust systems


-

soliciting ord
ers for rubber tyres outside the employers place of business


-

wheel alignment (non
-
trade).



Tyre Retail Employee Level 4
-

(Proposed wage relativity to Tyre Retail Employee Level 5
after completion of minimum rates adjustment process = 92.4%)



Point of

Entry



-

Level 3


-

Relevant experience and/or training



Description



-

An employee at this level works above and beyond an employee at Level 3 and
requires minimal supervision.


-

Able to work from complex instructions and exercises discretion in the
performance
of their tasks.


-

May assist in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training.


-

Assists in the co
-
ordination of work within the enterprise.


-

Is responsible for the quality of their own work.



Tasks



Indicative tasks at this level may include:



-

using precision measuring instruments


-

licensed operation of material handling equipment


-

basic (non
-
trade) maintenance


-

calendar operation

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-

utilise basic word processing skills to produce documents such as letters and
memorandums


-

prepare and r
ecord petty cash and bank transactions


-

customer service


-

processing of sales orders


-

periodic stock checks and stock reconciliation


-

tyre retreading



Tyre Retail Worker Level 5
-

(Proposed relativity at the completion of the minimum rates
adjustm
ent process = 100%)



Point of Entry



-

Trade Certificate


-

Certificate of Commercial Studies (TAFE) or equivalent and who are required to use
skills and perform tasks within the range of Level 5.



Description



-

An employee at this level exercises the

skills obtained through the satisfactory
completion of a trade certificate or tradesperson's rights certificate.



Tasks



Indicative tasks at this level may include:



-

wheel alignment (tradesperson)


-

limited range of automotive mechanical tasks


-

op
erate equipment incidental to their work


-

maintain payroll file following standard procedures and using existing models/fields
of information or a central computer resource


-

sort, process and record transactions, payroll, petty cash


-

use software pac
kages to create correspondence and business documents beyond that
of basic word processing



Tyre Retail Worker Level 6
-

(Proposed wage relativity to Tyre Retail Employee Level 5 after
completion of minimum rates adjustment process = 105%)



Point of Entr
y



-

Tyre Retail Worker 5


-

Relevant experience and training



Description



-

Exercises discretion within the scope of this level


-

Works individually or in a team environment


-

Understands and implements quality control techniques


-

Provides trade g
uidance and assistance



Tasks



Indicative tasks at this level may include:

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understands and applies automotive parts interpretation


-

inspects products for conformity with operational standards


-

checking of vehicles to ensure tasks are completed to

customers and manufacturers
specifications


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Clause no. 2 Scope


This award is established in respect of the industry of processing or manufacturing fibreglass and
plastic articles other than plastic article
s subject to the Leather, Canvas and Sheet Plastic Fabrication
Award.


Clause no. 6 Parties and Persons Bound


Unless otherwise specified, this award shall have application to and be binding upon:


(a)

all employers (whether members of a Registered Organis
ation or not) who are engaged in the
industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;


(b)

all employees (whether members of a Registered Organisation or not) for whom
classifications appear in this award and who are engaged in the industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;


(c)

the following organisations of employees in respect of whom award interest has been
determined:



(i)

the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union
-

Tasmanian Branch and the Officers
of that organisation and their members employed in the ind
ustry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;



(ii)

the National Union of Workers (Central Branch) and the Officers of that organisation
and their members employed in the industry specified in Clause 2
-

Scope;


(d)

the following organisations of employers in resp
ect of whom award interest has been
determined:



(i)

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited.


Clause no. 7 Definitions


Classifications


MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE LEVEL 1

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate a
nd Broadbanding
Adjustment
-

78%)


Undertaking up to 38 hours induction training which may include information on the enterprise,
conditions of employment, introduction to supervisors and fellow workers, training and career path
opportunities, plant layout
, work, equal employment opportunity and quality control/assurance.


An employee at this level performs routine duties essentially of a manual nature and to the level of
their training:


1.

Performs routine duties associated with the relevant manufacturing

process including
labouring and cleaning duties;


2.

Exercises minimal judgement;


3.

Workers under direct supervision in the following functions:


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*

housekeeping duties;



*

assisting machine operators;



*

perform basic test functions;



*

operate hand

operated transport and lifting devices;



*

uses selected hand tools; or



*

maintains simple records.


4.

Is undertaking structured training so as to enable them to work at the
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 2 level.


Promotional Criteria:


An e
mployee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through assessment
or appropriate certification the tasks required of this function so as to enable them to progress to the
next level.


MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE LEVEL
2

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
Adjustments
-

82%)


An employee who has completed up to three months structured training so as to enable the employee
to perform work within the scope of this level.


An emplo
yee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 1 level or has completed an Australian Traineeship
System traineeship.


1.

Works under direct supervision either individually or in a team

environment.


2.

Understands and undertakes basic quality control/assurance procedures including the ability to
recognise basic quality deviation/faults.


Indicative of the tasks which an employee, at this level may perform are the following:


*

Repetitio
n work on automatic, semi
-
automatic or single purpose machines or equipment;


*

Assembles components using basic written spoken and/or diagrammatic instructions in an
assembly environment;


*

ability to measure accurately using gauges and meters;


*

mainta
ins records;


*

operate slitting and/or cutting machine;


*

operate machinery that requires basic set up skills;


*

operate automatic and manual press machines;


*

assistant laminator.

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Promotional Criteria:


An employee remains at this level until they ar
e capable of effectively performing through assessment
or appropriate certification the tasks required of this function so as to enable them to progress to the
next level as a position becomes available.


MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE LEVEL 3

(% Wage r
elativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
Adjustments
-

87.4%)


An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 2 and to the level of their training f
or this level including
appropriate certification.


1.

Is responsible for the quality of their own work subject to routine supervision.


2.

Works under routine supervision either individually or in a team environment.


3.

Exercises discretion within their
level of skills and training.


Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this level may perform are the following:


*

operates with flexibility between assembly/process stations;


*

operates machinery and equipment requiring the exercise of skill, knowl
edge and discretion
beyond that of an employee at level Manufacturing/Production Level 2;


*

basic tracing and sketching skills;


*

receiving, despatching, distributing, sorting, checking, packing (other than repetitive packing
in a standard container or c
ontainers in which such goods are ordinarily sold), documenting and
recording of goods, materials and components;


*

basic inventory control in the context of a production process;


*

basic keyboard skills;


*

operation of mobile equipment including forkli
fts, hand trolley, pallet trucks overhead cranes;


*

ability to measure accurately using gauges and meters;


*

maintains records;


*

operates mixing and milling machines that duties require set up and operating skills.


*

cleaning duties involving fuse rem
oval, use of chemicals, sewing the premises.


Promotional Criteria:


An employee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through assessment
or appropriate certification the tasks required of this function so as to enable them

to progress to the
next level as a position becomes available.


MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE LEVEL 4

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(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

92.4%)


An employee at this level performs work above an
d beyond the skills of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 3 to the level of their training for this level including
appropriate certification.


1.

Works from complex instructions and procedures and exercises discretion within the limit
of
their skills.


2.

Assists in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training to a limited degree.


3.

Co
-
ordinates work in a team environment or works individually under general supervision.


4.

Is responsible for assuring the quality of their own work.


Indicativ
e of the tasks which an employee at this level may perform are the following:


*

uses precision measuring instruments;


*

maintains records;


*

machine setting, die setting, loading and operation;


*

inventory and store control including:



-

licensed oper
ation of all appropriate materials handling equipment;



-

use of tools and equipment within the scope (basic non
-
trades) maintenance;



-

computer operation at a level higher than that of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 3 level;


*

intermediate keyboard skills;


*

basic engineering and fault finding skills;


*

performs basic quality checks on the work of others;


*

licensed and certified for forklift and crane driving operations to a level higher than
Manufacturing/Production Employe
e Level 3 level;


*

has a knowledge of the employers' operation as it relates to production process;


*

may perform quality control; inspections;


*

operators of calendar, multi
-
headed extruders, mixing and milling machines that duties require
significant
set up and operating skills.


Promotional Criteria:


An employee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through assessment
or appropriate certification the tasks required of this function so as to enable them to progress to
the
next level as a position becomes available.


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MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE LEVEL 5

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

97%)


An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skill
s of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 4 level and to their training for this level including
appropriate certification.


1.

Able to work from complex instructions and procedures.


2.

Able to co
-
ordinate work in a team environment unde
r general supervision.


3.

Assists in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training.


4.

Responsible for checking quality of their own work.


5.

Exercise discretion within the scope of this grade.


6.

Exercise keyboard skills a level higher than Manufacturing/Produ
ctions Employee Level 4.


7.

Performs work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment.


Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this level may perform are as follows:


*

approved and passes first off sample and maintains qu
ality of product;


*

works from production drawings, prints or plants;


*

uses precision measuring instruments;


*

complex machine and die setting, loading, testing and operation;


*

operate all lifting equipment;


*

operates, sets up and adjusts all produ
ction machinery in a plant including production process
welding to the extent of training;


*

inventory of store control including:



-

licensed operation of all appropriate materials handling equipment;



-

use of tools and equipment within the scope (bas
ic non
-
trades) maintenance;



-

computer operation at a level higher than that of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 4 level;


*

intermediate keyboard skills;


*

basic engineering and fault finding skills;


*

licensed and certified for
forklift and crane driving operations to a level higher than
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 4 level;


*

has a knowledge of the employer's operation as it relates to production process;


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*

supervise, perform and implement quality control functions;


*

supervise and perform operations on calendar, mixing and milling machines;


*

maintains records.


Promotional Criteria:


An employee remains at this level until they are capable of effectively performing through assessment
or appropriate certification
the task required of this functions so as to enable them to progress to the
next level as a position becomes available.


MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE LEVEL 6

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

100%)


An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 5 level and to the level of their training, applies the skills
acquired through the successful completion of a certificate
level or equivalent qualification in the
production, distribution, or stores functions accordingly to the needs of the enterprise.


1.

Understands and applies quality control techniques.


2.

Exercise good interpersonal communications skills.


3.

Exercise d
iscretion within the scope of this grade.


4.

Exercise keyboard skills at a level higher than Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 5.


5.

Performs work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment.


Indicative of the tasks whic
h an employee at this level may perform are as follows:


*

approves and passes first off samples and maintains quality of product;


*

works from production drawings, prints or plans;


*

operates, sets up and adjusts all production machinery in a plant incl
uding production process
welding to the extent of training;


*

can perform a range of engineering maintenance functions;


*

manufacturing operations at a level higher than Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 5;


*

operate all lifting equipment;


*

main
tains records;


*

basic production scheduling and materials handling within the scope of the production process
or directly related functions within raw materials/finished goods locations;


*

understands and applies computer techniques as they relate to pr
oduction process operations;


*

high level stores and inventory responsibility beyond the requirements of an employee at
Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 5;

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*

assists in the provision of on the job training in conjunction with trades persons and tr
ainers;


*

has a sound knowledge of the employers operations as it relates to the production process.


TRADESPERSON LEVEL 1

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

100%)


A Tradesperson Level 1 is an emp
loyee who holds a Trade Certificate or Tradesperson Rights
Certificate and is able to exercise the skills and knowledge of that trade.


A Tradesperson Level 1 employee works above and beyond an employee at Manufacturing/Production
Employee Level 5 and to t
he level of their training.


1.

Understands and applies quality control techniques.


2.

Exercises good interpersonal and communication skills.


3.

Exercises keyboard skill at a level higher than Manufacturing/Production Employee Level 5.


4.

Exercises disc
retion within the scope of this grade.


5.

Performs work under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment.


6.

Operate all lifting equipment incidental to their work.


7.

Perform non
-
trade tasks incidental to their work.


8.

Performs
work which, while primarily involving the skills of the employees own trade, is
incidental or peripheral to the primary task and facilitates the completion of the whole task. Such
incidental or peripheral work would not require additional formal technical
training.



TRADESPERSON LEVEL 2

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

105%)


An Engineering Tradesperson Level 2 is an employee who has completed the following training
requirement:


(i)

33 per cent o
f the modules towards an appropriate Post Trade Certificate;


(ii)

or x percentage of modules towards an Advanced Certificate;


(iii)

or y percentage of modules towards an Associate Diploma.


An Engineering Tradesperson Level 2 works above and beyond a Tra
desperson at Tradesperson Level
1 and to the level of their training:


1.

Exercise the skills attained through satisfactory completion of the training prescribed for this
classification subject to the standards prescribed.


2.

Exercises discretion within t
he scope of the grade.


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3.

Works under general supervision either individually or in a team environment.


4.

Understands and implements quality control techniques.


5.

Provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team.


6.

Exercises trade skills

relevant to the specific requirements of the enterprise at a level higher
than Engineering Tradesperson Level 1.


7.

Tasks which an employee at this level may perform are subject to the employee having the
appropriate trade and post
-
trade training to enab
le them to perform such tasks.


TRADESPERSON LEVEL 3

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

110%)


Tradesperson Level 3 is an employee who has completed the following training requirements:


(i)

66 per
cent of the modules towards an appropriate Post Trade Certificate;


(ii)

or x percentage of modules towards an Advanced Certificate;


(iii)

or y percentage of modules towards an Associate Diploma.


An employee at this level works above and beyond an employ
ee at Tradesperson Level 2 level and to
the level of their training:


1.

Is able to exercise the skills attained through satisfactory completion of the training prescribed
for this classification subject to the standards prescribed.


2.

Provides trade guid
ance and assistance as part of a work team.


3.

Assists in the provision of training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers.


4.

Understands and implements quality control techniques.


5.

Work under limited supervision either individually or in a tea
m environment.


The following indicative tasks which an employee at this level may perform are subject to the
employee having the appropriate trade and post
-
trade training to enable them to perform particular
indicative tasks:


*

exercises high precision t
rade skills using various materials and/or specialised techniques;


*

performs operations on a CAD/CAM terminal in the performance of routine modifications to
NC/CNC programmes;


*

Install, repair, and maintain, test, modifies, commissions and/or faults fi
nds on complex
machinery and equipment which utilises hydraulic and/or pneumatic principles and in the course of
such work is required to read and understand hydraulic and pneumatic circuitry which controls fluid
power systems;


*

works on complex or intri
cate circuitry which involves examining, diagnosing and modifying
systems comprising interconnected circuits.


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TRADESPERSON SPECIAL CLASS LEVEL

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

115%)


A Tradespers
on Special Class Level means an employee who has completed the following training
requirements:


(i)

an appropriate Post Trade Certificate;


(ii)

or x percentage of modules of an Advanced Certificate;


(iii)

or y percentage of modules towards an Associate
Diploma.


A Tradesperson Special Class works above and beyond a Tradesperson Level 3 and to the level of
their training:


1.

Exercises the skills attained through satisfactory completion of the training prescribed for this
classification subject to the sta
ndards prescribed.


2.

Is able to provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team.


3.

Provides training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers.


4.

Understands and implements quality control techniques.


5.

Works under limited supervisi
on either individually or in a team environment.


The following indicative tasks which an employee at this level may perform are subject to the
employee having appropriate trade and post
-
trade training to enable the employee to perform the
particular indic
ative task:


*

working on machines or equipment which utilise complex mechanical or hydraulic and/or
pneumatic circuitry and controls or a combination thereof;


*

working on machines or equipment which utilise complex electrical/electronic circuitry and
co
ntrols or a combination thereof;


*

works on instruments which make up a complex control system which utilises some
combination of electrical/electronic, mechanical or fluid power principles;


*

applies advanced computer numerical control techniques in mac
hining or cutting or welding
or fabrication;


*

exercises intermediate CAD/CAM skills in the performance of routine modifications to
programmes;


*

working in complex or intricate interconnected electrical circuits.


ADVANCED TRADESPERSON LEVEL 1

(% Wage r
elativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding
adjustments
-

125%)


An Advanced Tradesperson Level 1 means an employee who has completed:


*

x modules of an Advanced Certificate;

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*

or seven modules of an Associate Diploma;


*

or equ
ivalent accredited training.


An Advanced Tradesperson Level 1 works above and beyond a Tradesperson Special Class Level and
the level of their training:


1.

Undertakes quality control and work organisation at a level higher than for Tradesman
-

Special Cl
ass Level.


2.

Provides trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team for grades below.


3.

Assists in the provision of training to employees in conjunction with supervisors/trainers.


4.

Performs maintenance planning and predictive maintenance work

not in technical fields.


5.

Works under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment.


6.

Prepares reports of a technical nature on specific tasks or assignments as directed.


7.

Exercises broad discretion within the scope of this lev
el.


The following indicative tasks which an employee at this level may perform are subject to the
employee having appropriate trade and post
-
trade training to enable the employee to perform the
particular indicative task:


*

working on combination of mach
ines or equipment which utilise complex electrical or
electronic or mechanical or fluid power principles;


*

working on instruments which make up a complex control system which utilise some
combination of electrical or electronic or mechanical or fluid pow
er principles;


*

applies computer integrated manufacturing techniques involving a higher level of computer
operating and programming skills than for lower grades;


*

working on various forms of machinery and equipment which are electronically controlled b
y
complex digital and/or analogue control system using integrated circuitry.


ADVANCED TRADESPERSON LEVEL 2

(% Wage relativity to Tradesperson Level 1 after Minimum Rate and Broadbanding adjustment
-

130%)


An Advanced Tradesperson Level 2 means an employe
e who has completed:


(i)

y modules of an Associate Diploma; or


(ii)

equivalent level of accredited training; and


(iii)

provides technical guidance within the scope of this level.


An Advanced Tradesperson Level 2 works above and beyond a Tradesperson at

Advanced
Tradesperson Level 1 level and to the level of their training:


1.

Provides technical guidance within the scope of this level.

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2.

Prepares reports of a technical nature on specific tasks assignment as directed and within the
scope of discretion
at this level.


3.

Has an overall understanding of the operating principle of the system and equipment on which
the tradesperson is required to carry out their tasks.


4.

Assists in the provision of on
-
the
-
job training in conjunction with supervisors and t
rainers.


The following indicative tasks which an employee at this level may perform are subject to the
employee having appropriate trade and post
-
trade training to enable the employee to perform the
particular indicative task:


*

through a system approach

able to exercise high level diagnostic skills on complex forms of
machinery, equipment and instrument which utilise some combination of electrical, electronic,
mechanical or fluid power principles;


*

set up, commission maintain and operate sophisticated
maintenance, production and test
equipment and/or systems involving the application of computer operating skills at a higher level than
Advanced Tradesperson Level 1.


*

works on various forms of machinery and equipment electronically controlled by complex

digital and/or analogue control systems using integrated circuitry.


*

working on complex electronics or instruments or communications equipment or control
system which utilise electronic principles and electronic circuitry containing complex analogue and
/or
digital control system using integrated circuitry.