Profession metal nibbling operator

Metal nibbling operators cut detailed patterns from metal surfaces by using manual or powered metal nibblers, such as a handheld nibbling drill or a nibbling machine.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Nibbling machine parts

    The various parts, their characteristics and applications of machinery designed for nibbling processes, such as a punch, a die, a die locking boss, a slider, a shaft, a nose cap, and others.


  • Operate scrap vibratory feeder

    Operate a vibratory feeder which gradually feeds scrap or other waste material into a bin.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

  • Dispose of cutting waste material

    Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacturing of weapons and ammunition manufacturing of metal household articles interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances manufacturing of cutlery program a cnc controller smooth burred surfaces tend cnc metal punch press tend nibbling machine replace die statistical process control provide advice to technicians types of metal manufacturing processes use cam software consult technical resources cutting technologies monitor conveyor belt read standard blueprints metal smoothing technologies perform machine maintenance non-ferrous metal processing keep records of work progress manufacturing of small metal parts manufacturing of light metal packaging manufacturing of metal containers manufacturing of metal assembly products tend punch press inspect quality of products set up the controller of a machine manufacturing of door furniture from metal quality and cycle time optimisation operate nibbling equipment ferrous metal processing