Operate metal fabricating machines


Set up and operate fabricating equipment to bend, cut and straighten pieces of metal.

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Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate metal fabricating machines is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Briquetting machine operator: Briquetting machine operators tend equipment to dry, mix, and compress metal chips into briquettes for use in a smelter.
Fitter and turner: Fitters and turners use machine tools to create and modify metal parts according to set specifications in order to fit components for machinery. They ensure the finished components are ready for assembly.
Scrap metal operative: Scrap metal operative cut big sheets of metal scrap in order to prepare them for being used in a smelter.

Optional skill

Operate metal fabricating machines is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Metal production supervisor: Metal production supervisors oversee the day-to-day working process and activities of the labourers in a metal fabrication factory. They supervise staff, create work schedules, maintain a safe work environment and serve as the first, most accessible management representative for the workers to contact when there is need.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022