Perform metal work


Work with metal and iron materials in order to assemble individual pieces or structures.

Alternative labels

implement metal work
metal work performance
complete metal work
performing metal work
undertake metal work

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Perform metal work is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Refurbishing technician: Refurbishing technicians overhaul and refurbish inner parts of vehicles, such as engine parts and diesel pumps.
Filigree maker: Filigree makers create a delicate kind of jewellery, usually of gold and silver, called a filigree. They solder together tiny beads, twisted threads or a combination of the two to the surface of an object in the same metal, arranged in an artistic motif.

Mechatronics assembler: Mechatronics assemblers assemble and maintain complex mechatronic equipment and machines, such as robots, elevators, and advanced home appliances. They build the mechanical, electrical, and electronic components, install software, set the systems in operation, and maintain and repair the components and systems.
Coachbuilder: Coachbuilders execute work on vehicle bodies and coaches with skills to form body parts from panels, manufacture and assemble the frames and parts for vehicles.
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.

Optional skill

Perform metal work 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.

Restoration technician: Restoration technicians overhaul old and classic cars.
Metal products assembler: Metal products assemblers fit and fasten metal materials according to strictly laid down procedures in order to produce various parts or final products using power tools, hand tools, and other machinery.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022