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Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades

This minor group includes machinists, machining and tooling inspectors, tool and die makers, sheet metal workers, boilermakers, structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters, iron workers, welders and related machine operators. They are employed by machinery, equipment, vehicle, aircraft, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturers; construction and electric power generation companies; tool and die, mould making, welding and machine shops; structural steel, boiler, sheet metal and platework fabrication plants; and by construction ironwork, sheet metal work and welding contractors; or they may be self-employed.

7231 · Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
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Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products with precise dimensions. Machining and tooling inspectors inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards. They are employed by machinery, equipment, motor vehicle, automotive parts,…

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7232 · Tool and die makers
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Tool and die makers make, repair and modify custom-made, prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various metals, alloys and plastics which require precise dimensions. They are employed primarily in manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, metal fabrication, electrical machinery and plastics, and in tool and die, mould making and machine shops.…

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7233 · Sheet metal workers
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Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products. They are employed by sheet metal fabrication shops, sheet metal products manufacturing companies, sheet metal work contractors and various industrial sectors.

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7234 · Boilermakers
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Boilermakers fabricate, assemble, erect, test, maintain and repair boilers, vessels, tanks, towers, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal structures. They are employed in boiler fabrication, manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, electric power generation and similar industrial establishments.

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7235 · Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
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Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters fabricate, assemble, fit and install steel or other metal components for buildings, bridges, tanks, towers, boilers, pressure vessels and other similar structures and products. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants and by heavy machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding companies.

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7236 · Ironworkers
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Ironworkers fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precast concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, curtain walls, ornamental iron and other metals used in the construction of buildings, bridges, highways, dams and other structures and equipment. They are employed by construction ironwork contractors.

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7237 · Welders and related machine operators
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Welders operate welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This unit group also includes machine operators who operate previously set up production welding, brazing and soldering equipment. They are employed by companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships and other metal products, and by welding contractors and welding…

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