Profession scrap metal operative

Scrap metal operative cut big sheets of metal scrap in order to prepare them for being used in a smelter.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Hydraulics

    The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.

  • Attention to detail

    Performs tasks conscientiously and effectively, taking into account all their aspects, no matter how detailed they are.

Skills

  • Apply various lifting techniques

    Use different methods for lifting heavy objects using a crane.

  • Follow safety procedures when working at heights

    Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Follow environmental protection standards

    Know and adhere to environmental protection standards, in some cases through direct discussion with local governments to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Operate hydraulic machinery controls

    Use correctly the controls of specialized machinery by turning valves, handwheels, or rheostats to move and control flow of fuels, water, and dry or liquid binders to machines.

  • Operate metal fabricating machines

    Set up and operate fabricating equipment to bend, cut and straighten pieces of metal.

Optional knowledge and skills

quality standards cut metal products follow written instructions guide cranes manufacturing processes physics use shaping machinery types of metal manufacturing processes body language maximise efficiency of crane operations provide advice to technicians perform minor repairs to equipment