Sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.
Skill Level 3
Metal Machine Setter
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
4112-13 Metal Machinist (First Class)
Group: 3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists
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.
studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings
fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment
checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments
setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and setting controls for textile machines
forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
may erect machines and equipment on-site
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.