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What’s it like to be an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication?
Fabrication engineering tradespersons cut, shape, join and finish metal to
make, maintain or repair metal products and structures. They may produce
moulds or patterns for metal castings, apply coatings and work with a variety
Fabrication engineering tradespeople work in workshops or production areas
that can be noisy, hot and dusty. They usually spend most of their day
standing and often need to bend, crouch or climb. Some may be required to work
in confined spaces or at heights, and shift work may be involved. They may
work in a team or alone. Workshops are generally spacious, ventilated and well
Fabrication engineering tradespeople must be aware of safety regulations and
must wear protective equipment to minimise heat and noise levels, and to guard
against corrosive chemicals.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication earn an average of
$1331 per week. The [average annual salary for this job is $69212 excluding su
- enjoy working with machines
- interested in computer-programmable machinery
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- strength to handle materials, tools and machines
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to work in a team or independently
- able to carry out accurate work
This job also involves:
Dusty or polluted environment
The work environment in these jobs generally contains higher than average
levels of dust, pollen, fumes, gases or other matter which are likely to
aggravate respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
These jobs are generally performed in a noisy environment, where a hearing
impairment may make the task dangerous or difficult to perform.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of MATHEMATICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a mathematics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of PHYSICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a physics-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication
Fabrication engineering tradespeople may perform the following tasks:
- examine detailed drawings or specifications to find out job, material and equipment requirements
- cut, roll, shape, bend, mould, spin, heat or hammer metal products to fabricate parts or sub-assemblies
- heat treat metal parts and components
- set up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines
- assemble parts and structures by lining up and joining them by welding, bolting or riveting
- finish products by cleaning, polishing, filing or bathing them in acid solutions, or by applying protective or decorative coatings.
Recent changes in the industry are leading to a number of trade jobs being
merged into broad occupational areas. The new training structure allows
apprentices to develop a mix of skills from the traditional trades or
A foundry worker assists tradespeople and semi-skilled workers to cast metal
into shapes used as parts for machinery, motor vehicles, railway engines,
stove parts and wheels.
Welder - First Class
A welder - first class constructs or repairs metal products by joining parts
either manually (using a variety of welding methods, including electric arc,
MIG and TIG welding or oxyacetylene welding) or by machine. These parts are
used to complete structures and equipment (such as ships, bridges, pipelines,
vehicles and domestic appliances).
An engineering patternmaker constructs full-size engineering models (called
patterns) out of timber. Patternmakers also produce visual models,
experimental models and models for the manufacture of prototype developmental
Sheetmetal Worker (Light Fabrication)
A sheetmetal worker (light fabrication) manufactures a variety of products and
components using thin sheetmetal materials. A sheetmetal worker uses hand
tools, power tools and other machines to mark out, cut, shape and join a
variety of sheetmetal materials. They work with galvanised steel, mild steel,
stainless steel, aluminium, copper and brass. Sheetmetal workers shape and
form the cut material into products by operating sheetmetal shaping and
forming machines such as brake presses, and folding, bending and rolling
Boilermaker (Heavy Fabrication)
A boilermaker (heavy fabrication) cuts, shapes, assembles and joins heavy
gauge metal parts to produce or repair containers that have to withstand
pressure, such as ships, boilers and storage tanks. Boilermakers trained in
structural fabrication may be involved in fitting, assembling and joining
aluminium and steel in the construction or repair of towers, bridges,
structural supports, girders and ships.
A moulder/coremaker makes sand moulds from which many kinds of metal objects
are cast. They may make moulds for goods ranging from truck wheels,
crankshafts and bulldozer blades, to door handles and water taps, or for the
structural frames of equipment used in mining, quarrying and forestry. The
moulding process is commonly automated or semi-automated.
A blacksmith shapes bars, rods and blocks of metal using hand or power tools
to produce or repair metal articles. Blacksmiths also make and repair
agricultural equipment, mining and quarrying machinery, or ornamental
steelwork such as gates and fences. They can specialise in forge-smithing,
hammer-smithing or tool-smithing.