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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4124-11 Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)

Marks out, shapes, forms and joins sheetmetal and other materials to make products or components.

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

Tasks Include:

  • studies blueprints, drawings or specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
  • selects metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium, copper and other materials, and checks sizes, gauges and other dimensions of material relative to specifications
  • marks out stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
  • cuts material along guidelines using hand or power shears, guillotines or drills
  • shapes and forms cut material into products using folding or bending machines, rollers, presses or hammers
  • fits and assembles components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing or otherwise joining
  • polishes, files, sands or cleans assembled products
  • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
  • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
  • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
  • may specialise in decorative copperwork

Metal Spinner
Sheetmetal Patternmaker

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