1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4126-11 Metal Polisher

Polishes metal to impart smooth, reflective or other finishes.

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

Tasks Include:

  • polishes and buffs sheet and other metal using processes such as emery buffing, grease mopping, burnishing and scratch brushing
  • selects continuous abrasive bands or polishing heads, such as wire brushes, wheels or bobs of felt, leather or fibre, or polishing mops of calico, cotton or chamois
  • positions and attaches polishing heads to machines
  • sets controls to regulate speeds and angles of polishing heads and feed rate of lubricants
  • dresses polishing heads with abrasives or finishing materials such as emery, grease or rouge, or applies buffing compounds to surfaces to be polished
  • operates controls to rotate polishing heads
  • holds surfaces against polishing heads until desired finishes are obtained
  • removes imperfections or polishes less accessible areas by hand

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