1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4123-11 Blacksmith

Shapes bars, rods and blocks of metal by heating and hammering to produce or repair metal articles.

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

Tasks Include:

  • studies drawings or specifications to determine job requirements
  • selects metal stock and heats it in forges
  • observes the colour and temperature of metal in furnaces and removes and positions metal on anvils or other working surfaces
  • hammers, punches or cuts metal to size and shape using hand tools or presses
  • verifies the dimensions of forging visually and using measuring instruments
  • forge-welds parts together by heating, applying flux and hammering
  • anneals, tempers and hardens finished articles by heating and quenching in oil or water bath, or cooling gradually in air
  • directs other workers to hold tools and assist in lifting and holding workpieces during hammering
  • may make and repair agricultural or mining and quarrying machinery
  • may forge cold metal

Hammer Smith
Spring Maker
Tool Smith

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