72-Metal, machinery and related trades workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Metal, machinery and related trades workers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Metal, machinery and related trades workers cast, weld, forge and, by other methods, form metal, erect, maintain and repair heavy metal structures, engage in machine-tool setting as well as in fitting, maintaining and repairing machinery, including engines, vehicles, or they produce tools and various non-precious-metal articles. The work is carried out by hand and by hand-powered and other tools which are used to reduce the amount of physical effort and time required for specific tasks, as well as to improve the quality of the products. The tasks call for an understanding of the work organisation, the materials and tools used, and the nature and purpose of the final product

Main Tasks include -

  • making moulds and cores for casting metal
  • casting, welding and shaping metal
  • installing, erecting, maintaining and repairing heavy metal structures, tackle and related equipment
  • forging and forming steel and other non-precious metals to make and repair machinery, tools, equipment and other articles
  • setting for operators or setting and operating various machine tools
  • fitting, maintaining and repairing industrial machinery, including engines and vehiclest. Supervision of other workers may be included.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

721 Sheet and structural metal workers, moulders and welders, and related workers
722 Blacksmiths, toolmakers and related trades workers
723 Machinery mechanics and repai