Other Metal Products and Machine Operators

(NOC 9418)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Other metal products machine operators use one or more automatic or multi-purpose machines to produce metal parts and products like wire mesh, nails, bolts and chains. They work for metal products manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 75 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 1460 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Metal Products Machine Operators most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 62% of Other Metal Products Machine Operators who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $46,381. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$35,528

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$23.91

Median

$35.04

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Other metal products machine operators use one or more automatic or multi-purpose machines to produce metal parts and products like wire mesh, nails, bolts and chains. They work for metal products manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Other metal products and machine operators:

  • Use or tend automatic or multi-purpose machines including wire looms to produce products like wire screening, fencing, tinware, metal baskets, racks, hooks, metal tubing and similar items.
  • Fit and put together components using hand and power tools.
  • Clean, polish, file and finish products.
  • Check products for quality.
  • May clean and lubricate machinery.

Sample job 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

Skills

You should be responsible, alert, and in good physical health. Coordination, agility, and a mechanical ability are important. You must be accurate and pay attention to detail. You must also be able to take direction and carry out instructions given by a supervisor.

Job requirements

  • High school may be necessary.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.

Other considerations

Shiftwork is common in these jobs. There is some movement among machine operators in this group. Movement to supervisor positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

105

employed in 2016

100.0%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

23.8%
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76.2%
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47.5

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

57.1%

Southern

19.0%

Halifax

14.3%

Annapolis Valley

9.5%

North Shore

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

68.4%

Manufacturing

10.5%

Retail trade

10.5%

Health care and social assistance

10.5%

Wholesale trade

What is the age of Employment?

41.0%

45-54

23.0%

35-44

9.0%

55-64

9.0%

25-34

9.0%

65+

9.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

52.4%

High school

$35,543 median annual income
23.8%

College Diploma

N/A
19.0%

Less than high school

N/A
9.5%

Apprenticeship

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Apprenticeship

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

UNIFOR
63 Otter Lake Court, 2nd Floor
Halifax, NS B3S 1M1
Tel: (902) 455-9327

Additional resources

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Job postings

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