Labourers in metal fabrication

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9612

Labourers in this unit group remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products and perform other labouring activities. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants, heavy machinery manufacturing plants, sheet metal fabrication shops, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturing companies.

Job Duties for Labourers in metal fabrication

  • Read and interpret work orders
  • Operate metal cleaning equipment such as wheelabrators, deburrers and shotblasters to remove excess welds, rust, scale and other material from surfaces of metal parts, castings and other metal products
  • Polish metal products to mirror finish
  • Immerse metal products in cleaning solutions
  • Assist structural steel and platework fitters, sheet metal workers, metalworking machine operators or other metal workers
  • Transport raw materials and finished metal products manually or using hoists or other devices
  • Sort metal sheets and parts, scrap metal and other materials
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Load and unload vehicles using hand truck or dolly
  • May cut, grind or chip excess metal from metal products using hand tools.

Working Conditions for Labourers in metal fabrication

Work is performed in plants where safety measures must be followed to prevent injury from heavy machinery, airborne particles, and high noise levels.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Automatic Machine Polisher - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Battery Lead Burner Helper
  • Bench Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Bending Machine Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Bit Sharpener Tender
  • Blacksmith Helper
  • Boilermaker Helper
  • Brake Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Brazing Machine Feeder
  • Buffing Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Bumper Operator, Aircraft
  • Burnisher - Metalworking
  • Cartridge Parts Cleaner - Explosives And Ammunition Manufacturing
  • Chipper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Chipper-grinder
  • Chipper-grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Chisel Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Coil Spring Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Deburrer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Die Blanking Press Operator Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Dresser - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Drill Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Drop Hammer Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Fabrication Shop Helper - Metal Products
  • Finish Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Finisher, Foundry Moulds
  • Firearms Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Fitter Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Flame Cutter Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Forge Helper
  • Forger Helper
  • Foundry Mould Finisher
  • Galvanizer Helper
  • Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder And Sharpener - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-chipper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-deburrer
  • Grinder-deburrer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-dresser - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-trimmer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Hand Buffer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Hand Filer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Heat Treater Helper
  • Helper, Industrial Sheet Metal Worker
  • Labourer - Metal Fabrication
  • Labourer, Metal Polishing-plating
  • Machine Shop Bench Hand - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Machine Shop Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Press Operator Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Bluing Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Buffer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Casting Finisher
  • Metal Cleaner
  • Metal Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Cleaner, Immersion - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metal Fabrication Worker
  • Metal Filer, Hand
  • Metal Pickler Operator Helper
  • Metal Polisher Helper
  • Metal Structure Fitter Helper
  • Metal-fabricating Shop Helper
  • Metalworking Machine Helper
  • Mill Roll Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Mould Cleaner - Foundry
  • Mould Dresser - Foundry
  • Nib Finisher - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Nut And Bolt Assembler - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Nut And Bolt Packer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Pellet Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Plate Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Plate Worker Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Plater Helper
  • Plater Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Plating Room Helper
  • Polisher, Slide Fasteners - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Power Hammer Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Production Helper - Metal Coating
  • Punch Press Helper - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Reel Wrapper - Wire Products Manufacturing
  • Rigger Helper - Shipbuilding
  • Sandblaster - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Sandblaster Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Sandblasting Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Shear Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Sheet Metal Polisher And Buffer
  • Sherardizer Helper
  • Shipbuilding Fitter Helper
  • Shipfitter Helper
  • Shipwright Helper
  • Shot Grinder - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Shotblaster
  • Shotblaster - Metal Fabrication
  • Shotblasting Machine Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Shotblasting Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Soldering Machine Feeder
  • Structural Metal Fitter Helper
  • Structural Steel Fitter Helper
  • Tank Calibrator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Trimmer - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Tumbler Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Tumbling Barrel Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Tumbling Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Upsetter Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Welder Helper
  • Welder-fitter Helper
  • Welder-fitter Helper - Manufacturing
  • Welding Machine Operator Helper
  • Wheelabrator Operator
  • Wheelabrator Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Wire Finisher
  • Wire Loom Helper
  • Wire Spooler - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Wire Weaver Helper
  • Wrapping Machine Operator - Wire Products Manufacturing
  • Blacksmith Helper
  • Buffing Machine Tender - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Grinder-deburrer
  • Labourer - Metal Fabrication
  • Metal Cleaner - Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Metalworking Machine Helper
  • Plater Helper - Metal Fabrication
  • Shipfitter Helper
  • Shotblaster - Metal Fabrication
  • Wheelabrator Operator - Metal Products Manufacturing