Other metal products machine operators (NOC 9418)

About this job

Machine operators in this unit group are hired by a wide variety of metal products manufacturing companies to perform a variety of tasks.

People in this occupation:

  • 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
Common job titles
  • automatic bolt machine
  • barbed wire machine
  • beading machine / tinware beader
  • blade sharpener / polisher
  • bolt header / bolt maker
  • buckshot swage / bullet maker


Machine operators in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • control machines to produce metal parts and metal products such as wire screening, fencing, tinware, metal baskets, racks, hooks, metal tubing and similar products
  • fit and build parts using hand and power tools
  • clean, polish, file or otherwise finish products
  • check products for quality and other specifications
  • clean and lubricate machinery

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Machine operators in this unit group usually work in a conventional controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
  • This work produces enough noise to cause loss of hearing.
  • Work is done with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools that could cause an injury.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.