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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4112-13 Metal Machinist (First Class)

Sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.

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

Tasks Include:

  • studies drawings or specifications to determine suitable materials, and methods and sequences of operations, using knowledge of metal properties, machining techniques and workshop mathematics
  • lifts or hoists and secures metal stock onto machine tools, and measures and marks out reference points using measuring instruments
  • selects cutting tools and speed, pressure and depth of cuts
  • adjusts guides, stops and controls on machine tools to ensure that stock is machined to specifications
  • operates machine tools to produce articles by turning, boring, milling, planing, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock
  • controls the flow of lubricant on to cutting tool edges or surfaces
  • may clean, lubricate and maintain machine tools
  • may sharpen or true-cut tools or machining surfaces
  • may use tracer attachments to copy model workpieces
  • may machine non-metallic materials, such as plastic
  • may set up, program and operate numerically controlled machine tools

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