STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADES WORKERS – UNIT GROUP 3223

General Description

STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADES WORKERS cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Task Information

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
  • selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock
  • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
  • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
  • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
  • joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
  • examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
  • finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions
  • cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)322311 METAL FABRICATOR
Marks off and fabricates structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels.

Specialisations: Boilermaker-Welder、Brass Finisher、Metal Fabricator-Welder、Metal Template Maker、Structural Steel Trades Worker

(2)322312 PRESSURE WELDER
Assembles, welds and repairs pressure vessels and pipes to relevant standards.

(3)322313 WELDER (FIRST CLASS) (AUS) / WELDER (NZ)
Fabricates and repairs metal products using various welding techniques.

Specialisation: Special Class Welder

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