National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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9418 - Other metal products machine operators

This unit group includes metal products machine operators, not elsewhere classified, who operate one or more automatic or multi-purpose machines to produce a variety of metal parts and products, such as wire mesh, nails, bolts and chains. They are employed by a wide variety of metal products manufacturing companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bolt machine operator
    • bullet maker
    • can-forming machine operator
    • chain-making machine operator
    • metal cable maker operator
    • nail making machine tender
    • spring machine operator
    • wire screen maker
    • wire weaver

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Machining tool operators (9417)
    • Metalworking and forging machine operators (9416)
    • Supervisors of machine operators in this unit group (See 9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing)
  • Main duties

    Machine operators in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Operate or tend automatic or multi-purpose machines including wire looms to produce metal parts and metal products such as wire screening, fencing, tinware, metal baskets, racks, hooks, metal tubing and similar articles
    • Fit and assemble components using hand and power tools
    • Clean, polish, file or otherwise finish products
    • Check products for quality and other specifications
    • May clean and lubricate machinery.
  • Employment requirements

    • Some secondary school education is usually required.
    • On-the-job training is provided.
    • Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.
  • Additional information

    • There is some mobility among machine operators in this unit group.
    • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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