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Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat and hammer metal into shape, and make, repair, coat and polish metal parts and articles.
Shapes bars, rods and blocks of metal by heating and hammering to produce or repair metal articles.
Specialisations: Hammer Smith, Spring Maker, Tool Smith
Controls plating processes and maintains solutions used to coat metal articles and other parts with non-ferrous metals.
Specialisations: Anodiser, Electroformer, Galvaniser
Inspects, trims and shapes horses' hooves, and forms, fits and nails horseshoes.
Forms sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings.
Specialisations: Coremaker, Metal Moulder
Polishes metal to impart smooth, reflective and other finishes.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 2500 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Teaching and course design.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
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The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Operate machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.