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8122 METAL MELTERS, CASTERS AND ROLLING-MILL OPERATORS
 


    Metal melters, casters and rolling-mill operators operate and monitor rolling mills to roll metal, or furnaces to melt or reheat metal, or machines to cast metal.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring furnaces to melt ferrous and non- ferrous metal for casting;

    (b) operating and monitoring furnaces to reheat stock metal forms prior to forging, power-pressing, rolling and further processing;

    (c) operating and monitoring rolling mills to shape hot or cold steel into shapes for further processing, or into final shapes;

    (d) operating and monitoring rolling mills to reduce or form hot or cold non-ferrous metal to specified shapes, such as plate, sheet or foil;

    (e) operating and monitoring rolls to form seamless tubes and pipes from billets which have been pierced longitudinally;

    (f) pouring molten metal into moulds and operating and monitoring casting machines

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Furnace-operator, melting/metal

  • Machine-operator, casting/metal

  • Operator, rolling mill/nonferrous metal


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.