Profession ornamental metal worker
Ornamental metal workers use finishing equipment and machinery to shape and finish fabricated ornamental metal workpieces, often used for the installation process in construction, such as railings, staircases, open steel flooring, fences and gates, and others.
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- Realistic / Investigative
- Torch temperature for metal processes
Ideal temperature of tools and machinery equiped with torches to perform various metal processing on workpieces.
- Design drawings
Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.
- Shape ornamental design
Form and shape decorative designs from a work piece of various materials, such as metal or wood, using hand tools or semi-automatic equipment.
- Heat metals
Heat steel and metals in fire; adjust and regulate heat controls to reach appropriate pouring temperature.
- Shape metal over anvils
Forge pieces of metal over an anvil using the appropriate hand tools and heating equipment.
- 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.
- Mark designs on metal pieces
Mark or engrave designs on metal pieces or pieces of jewellery, closely following design specifications.
- Ensure correct metal temperature
Ensure the necessary, usually constant, temperature of processed metal workpieces during metal fabrication processes.
- Mark a metal workpiece using punch
Handle and operate a punch and hammer to mark a metal work piece, for example for the purpose of carving a serial number, or for drilling to mark the exact place where a the hole should be places in order to keep the drill steady.
- Cut ornamental design
Cut decorative designs from a work piece of various materials, such as metal or wood, using hand tools or semi-automatic equipment.
- Apply precision metalworking techniques
Comply with precision standards specific to an organisation or product in metalworking, involved in processes such as engraving, precise cutting, welding.
- Use metalworking tools
Use the appropriate metalworking tools to manipulate metal objects or surfaces. Use adequate instruments to grind, smoothen or sharpen metals.
- Recognise signs of corrosion
Recognise the symptoms of metal showing oxidation reactions with the environment resulting in rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others, and estimate the rate of corrosion.