metal sawing machine operator


Metal sawing machine operators set up and operate metal sawing machines designed to cut excess metal from a metal workpiece by the use of a (or several) large toothed-edges blade(s). They also trim clean finished shapes out of metal using tin snips, metal shears or wire cutters.  They also smoothen and trim sharp or rough edges using various tools.

Alternative label

  • saw shop operator

  • machine saw operator

  • metal power saw operator

  • shear operator

  • metal sawing machine worker

  • metalworking power saw operator

  • sawing machine operative

  • saw shop worker

  • metal saw operator

  • metal power saw trimmer

  • metal sawing machine operative

  • metal cut-off saw trimmer

  • metal cutter

  • saw operator

  • metal power saw technician

  • metal sawing machine operator

  • metal cut-off saw operative

  • metal trimmer

  • machine power saw operator

  • metal sawyer

  • shear saw operator

  • metal cut-off saw operator

  • metal sawing machine technician

  • cut-off operative

  • cut-off operator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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