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Metal Plate Workers, Smiths, Moulders and Related Occupations

About this career

£29,513

Median salary

New workers start around £19,848.44. Normal pay is £29,513 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,020.55.

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Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

About this career

  • Scoops molten metal from furnace into die or die casting machine.
  • Fits and secures horses shoes.
  • Tempers and hardens forged pieces, as required, by quenching in oil or water.
  • Uses forging tools to shape and cut metal and bends or shapes metal by hand forging methods using hammers, punches, drifts and other hand tools.
  • Operates press or hammer and repositions workpiece between strokes.
  • Heats metal for forging and positions heated metal on anvil or other work surface.
  • Seals seams with caulking compound, smooths welds, fixes metal doors, metal collars, portholes, tank and hatch covers and performs other metal plate finishing tasks using a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Creates mould units out of sand, loam or plaster by hand or machine and fits cores into mould to form hollow parts in casting.
  • Uses hydraulic jacks to position and align metal platework or frame for welding and bolting and rivets together metal plate and girders.
  • Uses machine tools to bend, curve, punch, drill and straighten metal plate as required.
  • Marks out metal plate with guidelines and reference points and cuts metal plate using hand or machine tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine operational requirements.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Mathematics
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Active Listening
57
Reading Comprehension
56
Critical Thinking
56
Active Learning
54
Monitoring
53
Learning Strategies
52
Speaking
52
Writing
38
Science
38