1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4121-11 General Fabrication Engineering Tradesperson

Manipulates and forms sheet metal, structural steel and other metal stock to fabricate, maintain or repair metal products and structures.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • reads and interprets drawings and specifications
  • cuts, rolls, bends, shapes, moulds, spins, heats or hammers metal products to fabricate parts or sub-assemblies
  • heat treats metal parts and components
  • sets up and operates welding equipment to complete welding tasks
  • fits and assembles metallic components by riveting, bolting, welding, brazing or soldering
  • finishes products by cleaning, polishing, filling or bathing them in acidic solutions
  • measures quality of fabricated parts or sub-assemblies
  • marks out metal stock with reference points and lines and makes templates
  • may set up and operate spinning lathes to spin shaped articles from sheet or structural metal
  • may plan, lay out and fabricate mould patterns for producing metal castings and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings

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