Profession metal sawing machine operator

Metal sawing machine operators set up and operate metal sawing machines designed to cut excess metal from a metal workpiece by the use of a (or several) large toothed-edges blade(s). They also trim clean finished shapes out of metal using tin snips, metal shears or wire cutters.  They also smoothen and trim sharp or rough edges using various tools.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Statistical process control

    Method of quality control that uses statistics to monitor processes.

  • Types of sawing blades

    Types of cutting blades used in the sawing process, such as band saw blades, crosscut blades, plytooth blades and others, made from tool steel, carbide, diamond or other materials.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Use CAM software

    Use computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programmes to control machinery and machine tools in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation as part of the manufacturing processes of workpieces.

  • Tend metal sawing machine

    Tend sawing machine designed for metal cutting processes, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Program a CNC controller

    Set up the desired product design in the CNC controller of the CNC machine for product manufacturing.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Use automatic programming

    Utilise specialised software tools to generate computer code from specifications, such as diagrams, structured informations or other means of describing functionality.

Optional knowledge and skills

ferrous metal processing replace sawing blade on machine manufacturing of metal structures manufacturing of small metal parts manufacturing of tools manufacturing of metal assembly products manufacturing of steel drums and similar containers manufacturing of light metal packaging replace machines consult technical resources manufacturing of metal household articles inspect quality of products mechanics manufacturing of weapons and ammunition types of metal manufacturing processes manufacturing of steam generators monitor conveyor belt manufacturing of cutlery record production data for quality control apply cross-reference tools for product identification cutting technologies perform product testing work ergonomically perform test run mark processed workpiece provide advice to technicians perform machine maintenance electrical engineering manufacturing of doors from metal manufacturing of heating equipment manufacturing of metal containers