Profession chain making machine operator

Chain making machine operators tend and operate the proper equipment and machinery for the creation of metal chains, including precious metal chains such as for jewellery, and produce these in all steps of the production process. They feed the wire into the chainmaking machine, use pliers to hook the ends of the chain formed by the machine together and finish and trim the edges by soldering them to a smooth surface.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Types of chain

    Types of chain, such as industrial chain, novelty chain and jewellery chain.


  • Tend chain making machine

    Tend a metalworking machine designed to form metal chains, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • Operate hand tools in chain making

    Operate hand tools such as pliers in the production of various types of chains, hooking the ends of a chain, formed by a machine, together.

Optional knowledge and skills

record production data for quality control types of metal manufacturing processes perform machine maintenance manufacturing of small metal parts provide advice to technicians monitor conveyor belt metal forming technologies ferrous metal processing wear appropriate protective gear operate soldering equipment mark processed workpiece metal drawing processes dies keep records of work progress consult technical resources inspect quality of products manufacturing of door furniture from metal watches and jewellery products operate welding equipment