812-Metal processing and finishing plant operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Metal processing and finishing plant operators
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Job Description: 
Metal processing and finishing plant operators, operate and monitor single function process control machinery and equipment to control the conversion, processing and finishing of mineral ores and metals.

Main Tasks include -

  • setting up, preparing and adjusting metal and ore processing and finishing machinery
  • co-ordinating and monitoring the operation of a particular aspect of metal processing production and finishing
  • verifying equipment for malfunctions, monitoring gauges, carrying out routine operating tests and arranging for maintenance
  • checking, testing and analyzing sample products
  • recording data and writing production logs.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

8121 Metal processing plant operators
8122 Metal finishing, plating and coating machine operators