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9418 – Other metal products machine operators

Other metal products machine operators operate one or more automatic or multi-purpose machines to produce a variety of metal parts and products, such as wire mesh, nails, bolts and chains. They are employed by a wide variety of metal products manufacturing companies.


Example titles

  • Bolt machine operator
  • Bullet maker
  • Can-forming machine operator
  • Chain-making machine operator
  • Metal cable maker operator
  • Nail making machine tender
  • Spring machine operator
  • Wire screen maker
  • Wire weaver

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Operate or tend automatic or multi-purpose machines including wire looms to produce metal parts and metal products such as wire screening, fencing, tinware, metal baskets, racks, hooks, metal tubing and similar articles
  • Fit and assemble components using hand and power tools
  • Clean, polish, file or otherwise finish products
  • Check products for quality and other specifications
  • May clean and lubricate machinery.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • There is some mobility among machine operators in this unit group.


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
C – Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
Major group
94 – Processing and manufacturing machine operators and related production workers
Minor group
941 – Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing
Associated Career Handbook profiles
9418.0 – Other metal products machine operators
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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