Sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications. In Australia a metal machinist (first class) is a Skill Level 3 occupation.
Metal Machinist (First Class) is on the following skill lists:
This occupation is not on the following skill lists:
fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Occupations in this Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same medical machinist group if not listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Metal Machinist (First Class) in Australia is $ 94,206 for male employees and $ 67,805 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 40.8 Females: 29.0 Persons: 40.6
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 3232) Metal fitters and machinists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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