Welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237)

The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Welding, Brazing and Soldering Machine Operators (7237.2)

Definition

This group includes machine operators who operate previously set up production welding, brazing and soldering equipment.

Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.

Interests

Objective (O)

Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.

Methodical (M)

Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.

Directive (i)

Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.

Physical activities

Near vision (V2)

Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).

Not relevant (C0)

Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.

Limited (H1)

Hearing is limited to short and/or infrequent verbal interactions in order to perform the work.

Standing and/or walking (B2)

Work activities primarily involve standing or walking.

Upper limb co-ordination (L1)

Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.

Light (S2)

Work activities involve handling loads of 5 kg but less than 10 kg.

Aptitudes

G V N S P Q K F M
3 4 4 3 3 5 4 4 3

Data, people, things

Comparing (D6)

Identifying the obvious functional, structural or compositional characteristics (in terms of similarity with, or difference from, established standards) of data, people and things.*

Not significant (P8)

Not significant

Operating - Manipulating (C4)

Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.

Environmental conditions

Regulated inside climate (L1)

A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.

Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)

Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.

Flying particles, falling objects (H6)

Exposure to flying particles and falling objects in the work environment that pose the risk of bodily injury. Flying particles refer to particles such as wood chips, metal particles and rock chips generated by the handling, crushing, grinding, rapid impact or explosion of materials.

Fire, steam, hot surfaces (H7)

Exposure to fire (rather than exposure to flammable substances that may ignite), to emissions of steam or to intensely hot surfaces that are potential sources of injury.

Noise (D1)

Work that produces sufficient noise - constant or intermittent - to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.