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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      Metal Fabricator

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • studies drawings or specifications to determine job requirements
  • selects, cleans and prepares metal stock, fabrication tools and equipment
  • cuts, rolls, bends, shapes, moulds, spins, heats or hammers metal products to fabricate parts or sub-assemblies
  • fits and assembles metal components by riveting, bolting, welding, brazing or soldering
  • finishes products by cleaning, polishing, filing or bathing them in acidic solutions
  • measures quality of fabricated parts or sub-assemblies
  • may set up and operate spinning lathes to spin shaped articles from sheet or structural metal
  • may plan, layout and fabricate mould patterns or templates for producing metal castings or articles

Brass Finisher
Metal Fabricator-Welder
Structural Steel Tradesperson
Template Maker

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