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322311 - Metal Fabricator

Description

Marks off and fabricates structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels.

Skill Level

3

Specialisations

    • Boilermaker-Welder
    • Brass Finisher
    • Metal Fabricator-Welder
    • Metal Template Maker
    • Structural Steel Trades Worker

Skills Assessment Authority

TRA

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 4121-01 Supervisor, General Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons
    • 4121-11 General Fabrication Engineering Tradesperson
    • 4122-01 Supervisor, Structural Steel and Welding Tradespersons
    • 4122-11 Metal Fabricator

Group: 3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

Description

cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.

Tasks

    • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
      selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock
    • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
    • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
    • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
    • joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
    • examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
    • finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions
    • cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 322311 Metal Fabricator
    • 322312 Pressure Welder
    • 322313 Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ)

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Australia: 1300 619 977
International: +61 7 3181 5588

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Level 27 Santos Building, 32 Turbot St, Brisbane QLD Australia 4000
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