Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.

£14,560 Average salary at age 20
£29,120 Average Salary
46 Average hours per week

Description

Job holders in this unit group operate a variety of plant and machinery not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 812: Plant and Machine Operatives.

Main Tasks

  • Operates acetylene torches and other cutting equipment to dismantle boilers, cars, ships, railway track, engines, machinery and other scrap metal;
  • Bends, coils, crimps and spins metal wires in the manufacture of cables, springs, ropes and other wire goods;
  • Operates machines in the manufacture of nuts, bolts, nails, screws, pins, rivets, etc.;
  • Fills grease gun with grease of appropriate grade, and applies grease or oil to grease points or lubrication holes in machinery or equipment and over bearings, axles and other similar parts;
  • Ensures that rollers in rope haulage system are well greased and running freely;
  • Inspects machines and equipment, and reports any faults.

Qualifications

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs are available in some areas.

UK Prospects

22900 Workforce Size
15.38% Predicted decline 2020 - 2027
6364 Predicted Replacement 2020 - 2027

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