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NATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

OF OCCUPATIONS-2015
(Occupational Description)

Vol II - B
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Directorate General of Employment
www.ncs.gov.in
NATIONAL CLASSIFICATION
OF OCCUPATIONS-2015
(Occupational Description)

Vol II - B
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Directorate General of Employment
www.ncs.gov.in
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Table of Contents
VOL- II B

1. Division 6 1 - 40

2. Division 7 41 - 309

3. Division 8 310 - 530

4. Division 9 531 - 567

INDEX
National Classification of Occupations – 2015 Divison 6

Occupations in this Division are classified


into the following Sub Divisions:

Division 61 Market Oriented Skilled


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Agricultural Workers
62 Market Oriented Skilled Forestry,
Fishery and Hunting Workers
Skilled Agricultural, Forestry and 63 Subsistence Farmers, Fishers,
Fishery Workers Hunters and Gatherers

Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery Sub Division 61


workers grow and harvest field or tree Market Oriented Skilled
and shrub crops, gather wild fruits and
plants, breed, tend or hunt animals,
Agricultural Workers
produce a variety of animal husbandry
products, cultivate, conserve and exploit Market-oriented skilled agricultural
forests, breed or catch fish and cultivate workers plan, organize and perform
or gather other forms of aquatic life in farming operations to grow and harvest
order to provide food, shelter and income field or tree and shrub crops and produce
for themselves and their households. a variety of animals and animal products
Tasks performed by skilled agricultural, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to
forestry and fishery workers usually wholesale buyers, and marketing
include: preparing the soil; sowing, organizations or at markets
planting, spraying, fertilising and Tasks performed by workers in this sub-
harvesting field crops; growing fruit and major group usually include: preparing the
other tree and shrub crops; growing soil; sowing, planting, spraying, fertilising
garden vegetables and horticultural and harvesting field crops, growing fruit
products; gathering wild fruits and plants; and other tree and shrub crops; growing
breeding, raising, tending or hunting garden vegetables and horticultural
animals mainly to obtain meat, milk, hair, products; raising, breeding and tending
fur, skin, sericulture, apiarian or other animals mainly to obtain meat, milk, hair,
products; cultivating, conserving and fur, skin, sericulture, apiarian or other
exploiting forests; breeding or catching products; storing and carrying out some
fish; cultivating or gathering other forms processing of t produce; selling their
of aquatic life; storing and carrying out products to purchasers, marketing
some basic processing of their produce; organizations or at markets. Supervision
selling their products to purchasers, of other workers may be included.
marketing organizations or at markets.
Supervision of other workers may be Occupations in this Sub Division are
included. classified into the following Groups:

611 Market Gardeners and Crop


Growers
612 Animal Producers
613 Mixed Crop and Animal Workers

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Group 611 6111.0100


Market Gardeners and Crop Cultivator, General
Growers Cultivators, General; Farmer, General;
grows crops, vegetables, fruits, etc.
Market gardeners and crop growers plan, depending upon soil, irrigation facilities,
organize and perform operations to grow market, etc., and sells produce.
and harvest field crops, to grow fruit and Determines crops to be grown depending
other tree and shrub crops, to grow on nature of soil, climate, irrigation and
garden vegetables and medicinal and marketing facilities. Selects and purchases
other plants, and to produce horticultural good seed, fertiliser, implements and
and horticultural nurseries products, for other items of farm equipment including
sale or delivery on a regular basis to machinery. Clears field of stones, grass,
wholesale buyers, marketing shrubs, trees etc., using hand tools.
organizations or at markets. Prepares plots by raising ‘bund’
(earthwork) around them for retention of
Occupations in this Group are classified water. Tills land using plough or tractor
into the following Families: and breads loads. Sows seeds and levels
earth. Makes channels connecting land to
source of water for irrigation. Conducts
6111 Field Crop and Vegetable Growers weeding and hoeing to conserve moisture.
6112 Tree and Shrub Crop Growers Prepares manure by collecting and storing
6113 Gardeners, Horticultural and farmyard refuse into ditch and covering it
Nursery Growers with earth. Sprays insecticides, evolves
6114 Mixed Crop Growers measures to protect crops from
6115 Medicinal and Aromatic Plant destruction by plant diseases and wild
Cultivators animals and nurses growing crops by
picking wild growth. Harvests matured
6116 Agriculture Information
crops using sickle etc. Collects harvested
Management
crop into bundles and carries it to the
threshing ground when completely dried
Family 6111 by sun. Threshes harvested crop by
Field Crop and Vegetable Growers treading bullocks or machine. Separates
grain from straw by winnowing. Bags corn,
Field crop and vegetable growers plan, bundles straw and stores corn in godown.
organize and perform farming operations Sells produce in market. Hires labourers
to grow and harvest various types of field when necessary and supervises their
crop such as wheat and other cereals, rice, work. Maintains equipment, building,
beetroot, sugar-cane, ground-nuts, fences etc. in good order. May operate
tobacco, reed or other field crops and tractor, winnowing, threshing and other
potatoes, cabbages or other field machines. May breed animals. May do
vegetables, for sale or delivery on a share cropping or take land on lease for
regular basis to wholesale buyers, cultivation.
marketing organizations or at markets.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6111
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers

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6111.0101 bushes to prevent destruction of crops by


Paddy Farmer animals and trespassing. Sprays
insecticides and evolves measures to
Paddy Farmer cultivates paddy as per the protect crop from plant diseases, insects
package of practices recommended for a and pests. Nurses growing crops by
particular agronomic climate zone, type of careful watch and harvests matured crops
soil, rainfall pattern and climatic using sickle or other harvesting
conditions to achieve the yields as per the implements or machines. Collects and
genetic potential of a given variety and preserves seeds. Collects harvested crop
sell the produce in the market. into bundles and removes to threshing
floors. Dries harvested crop in sun.
Threshes crop and winnows to separate
Qualification Pack Details:
grain from chaff. Bags and transports yield
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0101
by carts for storage and sale in market.
QP NOS Name Paddy Farmer
Hires labourers if required and supervises
NSQF Level 4
their work. Prepares manure by collecting
and storing cow dung into ditch. Keeps
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: equipment, building, fences etc. in good
Code 6111 order. May operate tractor, winnowing,
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers threshing and other machines, May breed
animals.
6111.0200
Cultivator, Crop ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6111
Cultivator, Crop; Farmer, Crop grows field Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers
crops of wheat, paddy, cotton, sugar cane
etc., according to type of land and 6111.0201
irrigation facilities available. Determines
Wheat Cultivator
type of crop to be grown according to
nature of soil, climatic conditions,
Wheat Cultivator cultivates wheat as per
irrigation and marketing facilities in that
the package of practices recommended
area. Selects and purchases seeds,
for a particular agro climate zone, type of
fertilises and other items of farm
soil, rainfall pattern and climatic condition
equipment including machinery. Clears
to achieve the yield as per the genetic
land of grass, stones etc. using spades and
potential of given variety and sell the
other tools. Divides farm into easy
produce as per the competitive market
portions (fields) and raises boundary
prices without distress sale.
round them for retention of water.
Ploughs land or breaks it by means of
tractor or other implements to soften Qualification Pack Details:
earth and increase fertility. Connects land QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0102
with source of water by digging channels QP NOS Name Wheat Cultivator
for irrigation as required. Sows by NSQF Level 4
broadcasting seeds in field and levelling
up with wooden plough. Conducts ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
weeding and hoeing to conserve moisture. Code 6111
Fences farm using barbed wire or thorny Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers

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6111.0301 6111.0501
Maize Cultivator Soya bean Cultivator

Maize Cultivator undertakes the Soya bean Cultivator undertakes the


cultivation of maize crop at the farm level. cultivation of oilseeds at the farm level.
The individual is also responsible for The individual is also responsible for
harvesting the maize crop. The maize harvesting the soya bean. The Soya bean
cultivator needs to adapt recommended Cultivator needs to adapt recommended
practices for a particular agro climate practices for a particular agronomic
zone, type of soil, rainfall pattern and climate zone, type of soil, rainfall pattern
climatic conditions to achieve the best and climatic conditions to achieve the
possible yield best possible yield

Qualification Pack Details: Qualification Pack Details:


QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0103 QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0201
QP NOS Name Maize Cultivator QP NOS Name Soya bean
NSQF Level 4 Cultivator
NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6111 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers Code 6111
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers
6111.0401
Pulses Cultivator 6111.0601
Cotton Cultivator
Pulses Cultivator undertakes the
cultivation of pulses at the farm level. The Cotton Cultivator undertakes the
individual is also responsible for cultivation of cotton crop at the farm
harvesting the pulses. The pulses level. The individual is also responsible for
cultivator needs to adapt recommended harvesting the cotton crop. The Cotton
practices for a particular agro climate Cultivator needs to adapt recommended
zone, type of soil, rainfall pattern and practices for a particular agro climate
climatic conditions to achieve the best zone, type of soil, rainfall pattern and
possible yield climatic conditions to achieve the best
possible yield.

Qualification Pack Details: Qualification Pack Details:


QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0104 QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0202
QP NOS Name Pulses Cultivator QP NOS Name Cotton Cultivator
NSQF Level 4 NSQF Level 4

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 6111 Code 6111
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers

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6111.0701 and evolves measures to protect fruits


Sugarcane Cultivator from wild animals, etc. Checks maturity of
fruits and plucks ripe fruits by hand at
Sugarcane Cultivator undertakes the appropriate time. Develops different
cultivation of sugarcane crop at the farm varieties of trees by grafting, budding, etc.
level. The individual is also responsible for Transports plants and fruits by carts or
harvesting the sugarcane crop. The automobile and sells them. Hires
Sugarcane Cultivator needs to adapt labourers when needed and supervises
recommended practices for a particular their work. Keeps fences, building and
agro climatic zone, type of soil, rainfall agricultural tools and implements in good
pattern and climatic conditions to achieve condition. May prepare seedbeds and
the best possible yield. raise seedlings for own use and for sale.
May specialize in cultivating any particular
type of fruit. May arrange preservation of
Qualification Pack Details:
fruits in cold storage. May specialize in
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0203
grafting or budding.
QP NOS Name Sugarcane
Cultivator
NSQF Level 4 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6112
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6111
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers 6111.0851
Coconut Grower
6111.0800
Coconut Grower cultivates coconut as per
Cultivator, Fruit
the package of practices recommended
for a particular agronomic climate zone,
Cultivator, Fruit: Farmer, Fruit grows
type of soil, rainfall pattern and climatic
varieties of nuts and fruits depending on
conditions to achieve the coconut yields
type of soil, climate, irrigational and
as per the genetic potential of a given
transport facilities. Determines type of
variety and sell the products as per the
nuts or fruits to be grown based on nature
competitive market prices without
of soil, climatic conditions and irrigational
distress sale.
facilities. Selects and purchases seeds,
seedlings, cutting, etc. fertilizer and
agricultural equipment required for Qualification Pack Details:
cultivation. Prepares land for planting by QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0503
ploughing, manuring, levelling, etc. Plants QP NOS Name Coconut Grower
seedlings and cuttings or sow seeds and NSQF Level 4
irrigates fields. Arranges regular supply of
water by digging channels to source of ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
water. Prepares manure for use in Code 6112
cultivation by storing farm yard refuse to Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
get converted into usable manure. Weeds
and hoes grass and prunes branches of 6111.0852
fruit plants by hand tools to facilitate Friends of Coconut Tree
better growth and yield. Sprays insecticide

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Friends of Coconut Tree has to climb 6111.1001


coconut palms with the help of a climbing Mango Grower
machine. He has to identify
tender/mature nuts, harvest it and handle Mango Grower cultivates mangoes as per
them with care and also clean the crown the recommended practices for a given
of the coconut palms. He should be able agro economic zone and achieve the
to identify the types of pests and diseases expected yield. He is also responsible for
of coconut and apprise and help farmers hygienic harvest and post-harvest of the
to adopt Integrated pests and disease mango crop and ensuring sale of the
management practices. He will look into same.
various aspects of coconut crop
Qualification Pack Details:
management and should be able to
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0402
apprise farmers regarding needed
QP NOS Name Mango Grower
improvement.
NSQF Level 4
Qualification Pack Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0504
Code 6112
QP NOS Name Friends of Coconut
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
Tree
NSQF Level 3
6111.1101
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Citrus Fruit Grower
Code 6112
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers Citrus Fruit Grower cultivates citrus fruit
as per the package of practices
recommended for a particular agronomic
6111.0901
climate zone, type of soil, rainfall pattern
Banana Farmer and climatic condition to achieve the yield
as per the genetic potential of given
Banana Farmer cultivates banana as per variety and sell the produce as per the
the package of practices recommended competitive market prices without
for a particular agronomic climate zone, distress sale.
type of soil, rainfall pattern and climatic
condition to achieve the yield as per the
Qualification Pack Details:
genetic potential of given variety and sell
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0403
the produce as per the competitive
QP NOS Name Citrus Fruit Grower
market prices without distress sale.
NSQF Level 4
Qualification Pack Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0201
Code 6112
QP NOS Name Banana Farmer
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
NSQF Level 4
6111.1200
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6112 Viniculturist
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers

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Viniculturist; Grape Cultivator cultivates conserve moisture. Harvests matured


grapes for commercial use. Determines vegetables by cutting with knife or pulling
varieties of grapes to be grown, according or digging out from ground using hand
to soil, weather and market conditions. tools. Transports vegetables to market
Selects and purchases vine stock, fertilizer place for sale. Hires labourers on
and farm machinery. Hires workers to cultivation if required and supervises their
prepare soil, layout new plantings and work. Keeps buildings, fences and other
train young stock. Operates farm agricultural equipment in good repairs.
machinery and directs workers to apply Collects farmyard refuse to convert it into
fertilizer and pesticides to crop. Decides manure. May operate tractor for
when and how to bud, graft, prune, preparing fields. May arrange to keep
cultivate, and harvest crop. Arranges with vegetables in cold storage. May specialize
buyers for sale of crop. in growing any particular kind of
vegetable like peas, potatoes, etc.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6112 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers Code 6111
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers
6111.1300
Cultivator, Vegetables 6111.1401
Bulb Crop Cultivator
Cultivator, Vegetables; Farmer,
Vegetables grows variety of vegetables Bulb Crop Cultivates bulb crops as per the
according to soil, season and demand. package of practices recommended for a
Determines vegetables to be grown taking particular agronomic climate zone, type of
into consideration nature of soil, irrigation soil, rainfall pattern and climatic condition
facilities, climatic conditions, consumption to achieve the yield as per the genetic
and market values. Selects and purchases potential of given variety and sell the
seed, fertilisers and other items of farm produce as per the competitive market
equipment including machines. Ploughs prices without distress sale.
land adopting indigenous methods or
breaks land by tractor. Divides land into Qualification Pack Details:
small plots by raising small bunds QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0501
(earthwork) around for retention of water QP NOS Name Bulb Crop Cultivator
and manure. Clears land by removing NSQF Level 4
grass, stones, etc. by hand. Mixes manure
with soil, sows seeds by spreading over ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ground and levelling or plant cutting and Code 6111
irrigates field as required, by digging out Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers
drains and connecting them to source of
water. Fences farm if required with
6111.1501
barbed wire or thorny bushes for
protection. Spray insecticides and takes Solanaceous Crop Cultivator
other protective measures against plant
diseases and destruction by wild animals, Solanaceous Crop Cultivator Cultivates
pests etc. Hoes and weeds fields to solanaceous crop as per the package of
practices recommended for a particular

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agronomic climate zone, type of soil, type of soil, rainfall pattern and climatic
rainfall pattern and climatic condition to condition to achieve the yield as per the
achieve the yield as per the genetic genetic potential of given variety and sell
potential of given variety and sell the the produce as per the competitive
produce as per the competitive market market prices without distress sale.
prices without distress sale.
Qualification Pack Details:
Qualification Pack Details: QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0901
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0502 QP NOS Name Chillies Cultivator
QP NOS Name Solanaceous Crop NSQF Level 4
Cultivator
NSQF Level 4 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6111
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers
Code 6111
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers 6111.1901
Coriander Cultivator
6111.1601
Tuber Crop Cultivator Coriander Cultivator cultivates coriander
as per the package of practices
Tuber Crop Cultivator cultivates tuber recommended for a particular agronomic
crop as per the package of practices climate zone, type of soil, rainfall pattern
recommended for a particular agronomic and climatic condition to achieve the yield
climate zone, type of soil, rainfall pattern as per the genetic potential of given
and climatic condition to achieve the yield variety and sell the produce as per the
as per the genetic potential of given competitive market prices without
variety and sell the produce as per the distress sale.
competitive market prices without
distress sale.
Qualification Pack Details:
Qualification Pack Details: QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0902
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0503 QP NOS Name Coriander Cultivator
QP NOS Name Tuber Crop NSQF Level 4
Cultivator
NSQF Level 4 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6111
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers
Code 6111
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers 6111.2000
Field Man, Agriculture
6111.1801
Chillies Cultivator Field Man, Agriculture; Mate Agriculture
distributes and controls labour of
Chillies Cultivator cultivates chillies as per Agricultural or Horticulture farm and
the package of practices recommended supervises ploughing, sowing, harvesting,
for a particular agronomic climate zone, etc. under directions of superiors. Checks

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attendance of labour. Allots work to each bushes, grape vines, berry-bearing


worker. Collects seeds, fertilisers and bushes, cocoa trees and rubber trees and
equipment from stores and distributes to collect sap, for sale or delivery on a
them to workers. Controls workers regular basis to wholesale buyers,
engaged in ploughing, manuring, sowing, marketing organizations or at markets.
irrigating, gap filling, harvesting, weeding,
threshing, winnowing etc. Collects from 6112.0100
workers at close of day all implements Pruner, Tea Gardens
distributed to them in morning and
deposits them in stores. Reports progress Pruner, Tea Gardens prunes branches of
of work to superior and arranges payment tea plants to produce better yield.
of wages by superior. Attends to any Observes plant and decides extent of
other job assigned by superior. pruning needed. Cuts branches using
pruning knife at desired point and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: disposes them off by spreading at bottom
Code 6111 of plant or by removal. May prepare land
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers for planting tea plants. May spray
insecticides. May perform low skilled
6111.9900 manufacturing tasks in factory during
Field Crop and Vegetable Growers, heavy harvest months.
Other
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Field Crop and Vegetable Growers, other Code 6112
include those who plan and carry out the Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
necessary operations to grow and harvest
various types of field crops such as wheat 6112.0200
and other cereals, rice, beetroot, sugar- Tapper, Palm Juice
cane, ground-nuts, tobacco, reeds or
other field crops and potatoes, cabbages Tapper, Palm Juice makes cuts in trunks of
or other field vegetables, for sale or palm-trees and gathers oozed out sap
delivery on a regular basis to wholesale (palm juice). Climbs palm-tree with pot
buyers, marketing organizations or at and knife tied with his waist through belt.
markets not elsewhere classified. Cleans space at top of tree-trunk
preparatory to tapping. Cuts narrow ‘V’
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: shaped opening in tree-trunk at specified
Code 6111 spot with knife to permit flow of sap.
Title Field Crop and Vegetable Growers Fastens pot on tree trunk with rope and
ensures that palm-juice drops into pot.
Family 6112 Adjusts pot, if necessary, to avoid waste.
Empties full pot into bucket next day and
Tree and Shrub Crop Growers re-fixes empty pot at adjacent place on
tree trunk for further collection. Repeats
process for collection of juice from other
Tree and shrub crop growers plan
trees.
organize and perform farming operations
to grow and harvest trees and shrubs,
such as fruit and nut trees, tea and coffee ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:

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Code 6112 latex. Fastens spout and cup below lowest


Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers end of cut to collect oozed out latex. Adds
preservatives or anticoagulants into cup
6112.0201 where specified. Repeats process on other
Neera Technician trees under his charge and empties cups
Neera Technician has to manually climb when full or when oozing stops, into
coconut palms. He has to identify the bucket. Scraps coagulated latex from scars
inflorescence and prepare it for tapping on trees before making fresh cutting.
by beating it with right force and rhythm. Ensures that cups and spouts are clean
He performs this twice in a day for two and tapping cuts are of uniform length
weeks. He has to cut the tip of the and depth, without causing injury to tree-
inflorescence, wrap it up, apply clay and trunk. Repeats process on tapped trees
place a can for Neera to flow into it. He next morning. May sharpen tapping knife
has to perform this activity twice a day. and carry latex to reception station for
He has to store this Neera under suitable weighment and further processing.
temperature and hygienic environment, in
order to prevent any microbial ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
contamination. He should be able to Code 6112
handle freshly harvested Neera, have Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
knowledge about transportation for Neera
to processing centres and primary 6112.0400
processing of Neers and Neera based Budder
products. They also clean the crown of the
coconut palms. He should be able to Budder buds field-grown rose plants with
identify the types of pests and disease hybrid buds during rose-growing season:
management practices. He will look into Crouches over rows of rose plants to
various aspects of coconut crop reach plant rootstock. Cuts T-shaped
management and should be able to incision on rootstock and opens incision,
apprise farmers regarding needed using budding knife. Slices hybrid bud
improvement. from scion wood and inserts bud into
incision. Observes tying of buds to ensure
Qualification Pack Details: quality of tie. Repeats procedure, rapidly,
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0505 throughout work period to maintain
QP NOS Name Neera Technician production.
NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 6112
Code 6112 Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
6112.0501
6112.0300 Tea Plantation Worker
Tapper, Rubber
Tea Plantation Worker is responsible for
Tapper, Rubber cuts channel grooves on carrying out the ground level activities in a
trunk of rubber trees at prescribed angle tea plantation right from nursery
on specified area and gathers excluded preparation to harvesting and storage.

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Qualification Pack Details: Code 6112


QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0204 Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower
QP NOS Name Tea Plantation
Worker 6112.0801
NSQF Level 2 Rubber Nursery Worker-Budder

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Rubber Nursery Worker-Budder carries


Code 6112 out all the labour oriented nursery
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower activities specialized in bud grafting work.
He is responsible for the timely
6112.0601 completion of bud grafting and all
Coffee Plantation Worker seasonal activities assigned to him
facilitating smooth running of the nursery
Coffee Plantation Worker is responsible and production of quality planting
for carrying out the ground level activities materials as envisaged by the organization
in a coffee plantation right from nursery
preparation to harvesting and storage. Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference RSC/Q0935
Qualification Pack Details: QP NOS Name Rubber Nursery
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0203 Worker-Budder
QP NOS Name Coffee Plantation NSQF Level 4
Worker
NSQF Level 2 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6112
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower
Code 6112
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower 6112.0802
Rubber Nursery Worker-General
6112.0701
Bamboo Grower Rubber Nursery Worker carries out all the
labour oriented nursery activities. He is
Bamboo Grower is responsible for responsible for the timely completion of
cultivating bamboo as per the all seasonal activities facilitating smooth
recommended practices for a given agro running of the nursery and production of
economic zone and achieve the expected quality planting materials as envisaged by
yield. He is also responsible for hygienic the organization.
harvest and post-harvest of the bamboo
and ensuring sale of the same. Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference RSC/Q0936
Qualification Pack Details: QP NOS Name Rubber Nursery
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q1101 Worker-General
QP NOS Name Bamboo Grower NSQF Level 4
NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 6112
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower

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6112.9900 crop and supervises plucking, tapping and


Tree and Shrub Crop Growers, threshing of leaves, etc. Ensures proper
maintenance and development of
Other
plantation estate. Supervises recruitment
and welfare of labour employed.
Tree and Shrub Crop Growers, other
Maintains records relating to cost of
include those who plan and carry out the
production, sale and other accounts. May
necessary operations to grow and harvest
conduct research and organize
trees and shrubs not elsewhere classified.
demonstration. May arrange preservation
of produce and partially process them
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: prior to marketing. Is designated as
Code 6112 Planter, Tea; Planter, Coffee; Planter,
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower Cinchona; Planter, Cocoa; Planter, Rubber
according to type of crop grown.
Family 6113
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Gardeners, Horticultural and Code 6113
Nursery Growers Title Gardeners, Horticultural and
Nursery Growers
Gardeners, horticultural and nursery
growers plan organize and perform 6113.0200
operations to cultivate and maintain Nurseryman
trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants in
parks and private gardens, and to produce Nurseryman; Mali, Nursery manages
saplings, bulbs and seeds, or grow nursery on own account, or on behalf of
vegetables and flowers by intensive employer to grow trees, plants, flowers,
cultivation techniques, for sale or delivery shrubs, creepers, seeds, bulbs etc. in open
on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, air or green houses for sale to customers.
marketing organizations or at markets. Decides kind and number of plants to be
grown and method of planting, cultivating
6113.0100 and treatment based on soil, climatic
Planter conditions, irrigation facilities etc. Selects
and purchases seeds, fertilizers,
Planter manages plantation on own insecticide. Equipment and machinery and
account to grow plantation crops such as other items. Plans preparation of beds
tea, coffee, rubber, etc. Arranges to and method of planting, depending on
procure seed according to type of crop type of plants to be grown. Prepares bed
such as tea, coffee, rubber, etc. by various processes such as breaking soil,
Determines kinds of crop to be grown. mixing fertilizers, etc. sows seeds, plants,
Gets land cleared and prepared for seedlings, cuttings or propagates plants by
growing crops by digging, ploughing, grafting, budding and other methods and
harrowing etc. Organizes and supervises makes water channels. Watches growth of
various farm operations, sowing, sapling, seedlings, grafts and plants. Hoes
manuring, weeding, spraying insecticide, and prunes excess growth and off-shoots
and protection of crop from destruction of plants, dusts and sprays pesticides and
by wild animals. Arranges harvesting of takes other measures to protect plants

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from pets, wild animals, etc. Observes Qualification Pack Details:


development of plants. Develops methods QP NOS Reference AGR/Q0202
of grafting and budding./ Collects and QP NOS Name Gardener
preserves seeds for sale. Hires labour if NSQF Level 4
necessary and undertakes planting, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
weeding, pruning etc. as required. Code 6113
Supervises their work and trains them. Title Gardeners, Horticultural and
Maintains buildings and equipment in Nursery Growers
good condition. Keeps records of cost and
production statement. Sells seedling,
6113.0400
seeds, bulbs etc. May specialize in
landscape planting. Groundsman

Grounds man; Grounds Keeper prepares


ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
and keeps up recreation and sports
Code 6113
grounds in proper condition for various
Title Gardeners, Horticultural and
games. Grades and selects site. Supervises
Nursery Growers
breaking of soil, removal of weeds and
foreign matters and retains required type
6113.0301 of grass if necessary. Plans drainage,
Gardener, General checks final preparation of soil bed, mixes
fertilizers with chemicals like sulphate of
Gardener, General; Mali General grows iron to improve growth and colour of turf
flowers, trees, shrubs, seedlings, and sows required type of grass seeds.
vegetables, etc. in public or private Lays turf for preparing different types of
gardens. Prepares soil and sows seeds, grounds and sports fields such as hockey,
plants, seedlings etc. Waters seed-beds tennis, cricket, football, golf, etc. Gives
and growing plants. Weeds and hoes necessary treatment to fields according to
garden and prunes hedges and bushes. type of ground and pitch required such as
Sprays and dusts pesticides and evolves turf wicket, matting wicket, golf course
other measures to protect plants from etc. Dresses turf with nitro-chalk,
diseases and wild animals. Prepares soil ammonium sulphate and other chemicals
and lays lawn. Waters mows and levels at regular intervals to prevent invasion of
lawns. Prepares paths and ensures their earth worms and diseases and adopts
proper up-keep. Collects and preserves measures against ruinous actions of
seeds for sowing. Supervises labourers rabbits, field mice etc. Top dresses turf by
engaged for assistance. Keeps implements moving grass cutting and rolling.
etc. in good working order. May maintain Investigates causes of bad lawns and takes
green house for display. May cultivate appropriate steps to renovate neglected
vegetables and fruit trees. May specialize lawns, fields and grounds. Measures and
in ornamental gardening. May work in marks playing grounds, tracks etc., with
nursery for improving variety of plants chalk line, sets up goal posts and performs
from seeds, cuttings, grafting or budding related tasks. Supervises work of men
and be designated as MALI, NURSERY. engaged in upkeep of fields May prepare
May sell plants, buy seeds, fertilizers, annual calendar to facilitate progress.
insecticides, etc. May pay wages to May trim hedges and maintain flowerbeds
labourers employed. and pathways.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Floriculturist- (Protected


Code 6113 Cultivation)
Title Gardeners, Horticultural and
Nursery Growers Floriculturist- (Protected Cultivation)
performs the duties of a flower crop
6113.0501 cultivator in the green houses.
Green House Fitter
Qualification Pack Details:
Green House Fitter is responsible for the QP NOS Reference AGR/Q 0206
installation of greenhouse structure as per QP NOS Name Floriculturist-
the structural layout and bill material (Protected
prepared by the supplier which will meet Cultivation)
up the exact requirement for the crops to NSQF Level 4
be frown under.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Qualification Pack Details: Code 6113
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q 0302 Title Gardeners, Horticultural and
QP NOS Name Green House Fitter Nursery Growers
NSQF Level 4
6113.9900
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Nursery Workers and Gardeners,
Code 6113 Other
Title Gardeners, Horticultural
and Nursery Growers Nursery Workers and Gardeners, other
include all other nursery workers and
6113.0601 gardeners engaged in growing flowers,
Floriculturist- (Open Cultivation) seeds, bulbs, vegetables etc., not
elsewhere classified.
Floriculturist- (Open Cultivation) performs
the duties of a flower crop cultivator in ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
the open field Code 6113
Title Gardeners, Horticultural and
Qualification Pack Details: Nursery Growers
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q 0205
QP NOS Name Floriculturist- (Open Family 6114
Cultivation)
Mixed Crop Growers
NSQF Level 4

Mixed crop growers plan organize and


ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
perform farming operations to grow and
Code 6113
harvest specific combinations of field
Title Gardeners, Horticultural and
crops, field vegetables, tree and shrub
Nursery Growers
crops, and garden, horticultural and
nursery products, for sale or delivery to
6113.0602 wholesale buyers, marketing
organizations or at markets.

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6114.9900 profitability. The person is responsible for


Mixed Crop Growers, Other working with Research and Development
team in agriculture industries (including
Mixed Crop Growers, other include those seed, fertilizer, pesticides, and micro
who plan and carry out the necessary irrigation industries) to satisfy the farmer
operations to grow vegetables and needs. They understand and market the
harvest specific combinations of field technology to be transferred to farmers
crops, field vegetables, trees, shrub crops by way of demonstrations and training.
and garden, horticultural and nursery They also co-ordinate and motivate the
products not elsewhere classified. farmers to adapt to modern methods for
good returns.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6114 Qualification Pack Details:
Title Mixed Crop Growers QP NOS Reference AGR/Q7602
QP NOS Name Agriculture
Extension Executive
Family 6115
NSQF Level 6
Medicinal and Aromatic Plant
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Cultivators
Code 6114
Title Mixed Crop Growers
Medicinal and aromatic plant growers
plan, organize and perform operations to
6116.0102
cultivate plants that are used in traditional
medical practices such as Unani, Ayurveda Agriculture Extension Service
etc. and for cosmetic use. Provider

Agriculture Extension Service Provider is


Family 6116
responsible for speedy transfer of
information and technology to farmers.
Agriculture Information
He reduces the time lag between
Management generation of technology and its transfer
to the farmers for increasing production,
The agriculture information workers productivity and income from agriculture
enhance the farmers’ knowledge about and allied sectors on a sustained basis. An
crop techniques and help them to agriculture extension service provider
increase production by sharing the latest gives talks, guidance and actual
technical knowhow with the farmers. demonstrations on latest technologies
6116.0101 related to agriculture. He also works with
Agriculture Extension Executive other experts in agriculture to learn more
or even develop new methods that could
Agriculture Extension Executive works advance production.
with R&D team to market and transfer the
technology, products, knowledge and Qualification Pack Details:
information to the farmers, acting as a QP NOS Reference AGR/Q7601
bridge between the company and farmers
increasing their productivity and

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QP NOS Name Agriculture Occupations in this Group are classified


Extension Service into the following Families:
Provider
NSQF Level 4 6121 Livestock and Dairy Producers
6122 Poultry Producers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
6123 Apiarists and Sericulturists
Code 6114
Title Mixed Crop Growers 6129 Animal Producers, Not Elsewhere
Classified
6116.0112
Community Service Provider Family 6121
Livestock and Dairy Producers
Community Service Provider (CSP)/VLE is
an individual selected from within a Livestock and dairy producers plan,
village/area to act as a touch point organize and perform farming operations
between the business and the customer to breed and raise domesticated animals
to run the CSC. A VLE educates villagers on (excluding poultry), such as cattle, sheep,
26 Types OF G2C services and scores of pigs, goats, horses and camels, for the
other services related to daily lives of rural production of meat, milk and other dairy
population. The VLE then sells products products, skins, and wool or for use as
and services offered by the corporate and working, sporting or recreational animals
the Government through CSC. for sale or delivery to wholesale buyers,
marketing organizations or at markets.
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q7603 6121.0100
QP NOS Name Community Service Farmer, Livestock
Provider
NSQF Level 3 Farmer, Livestock manages farm on own
account for raising and breeding different
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: kinds of livestock. Selects and purchases
Code 6114 animals, arranges sheds, stables etc. to
Title Mixed Crop Growers shelter animals from weather and gets
enclosures put up for their safety.
Group 612 Determines amount of basic feed required
Animal Producers to feed animals and stock fodder and
other feeding material through purchases.
Arranges grazing of livestock on available
Animal producers plan, organize and
pastures and ensures by constant watch
perform farming operations to breed and
that animals do not go astray or get lost.
raise domesticated animals, poultry,
Restrains them from drinking polluted
insects and non-domesticated animals for
water. Examines and treats animals for
the production of meat, dairy products,
minor injuries and infection. Arranges
honey, skins, textiles and other products
proper medical aid in serious cases. Trains
or for use as working, sporting or
to cultivate desirable habits in animals.
recreational animals, for sale or delivery
Selects and pairs pedigree animals for
to wholesale buyers, marketing
breeding. Gets animals bred by artificial
organizations or at markets.

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insemination if necessary. Tends animals and protects and guards the young
during birth and protects and guards animals. Arranges proper and regular
young animals. Performs tasks connected cleaning of animals, sheds and
with milking. Markets milk, and animals surroundings. Treats animals for minor
for meat, breeding etc. Gets animals diseases and injuries and arranges proper
inoculated and vaccinated in time and medical aid in serious cases. Arranges
adopts preventive measures in case of cleaning and massaging of udder, milking
outbreak of epidemic. Keeps records of of animals in hygienic manner by hand or
feed consumed, milk and other items machine, preserving milk, transporting
produced and stock sold or purchased. milk to various dairies and customer or
Attends to all correspondence, accounts selecting and selling animals etc. as
and administration of farm. Ensures required. Records feed consumed and
proper cleaning of sheds and stable, milk and other products sold. Adopts
flaying of skins and hides of fallen animals, appropriate measures to quarantine
disposal of carcasses etc. as necessary. animals in case of epidemic. May get milk
May raise particular breeds of animal. pasteurised before sale. May grow and
May raise and exhibit show animals. May cultivate feed for animals. May raise and
grow and cultivate feed for animals. exhibit show animals. May brand animals
with identifying marks. May separate
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: cream from milk and prepare other milk
Code 6121 products like butter, ghee and cheese.
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
Qualification Pack Details:
6121.0201 QP NOS Reference AGR/Q 0502
Farmer, Dairy/Dairy QP NOS Name Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur
NSQF Level 4
Farmer/Entrepreneur

Farmer, Dairy owns and breeds milk cattle ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
for production of milk, butter, ghee, etc. Code 6121
and arranges for their marketing. Selects Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
and buys cattle. Makes proper
arrangements for housing and feeding 6121.0300
them and gets them inoculated and Livestock Worker, General
vaccinated in time to prevent diseases.
Buys and stores feeding supplies. Livestock Worker, General performs any
Determines amount of basic feed required combination of following tasks to bed,
and prepared it by mixing oil cakes, feed, water, load and unload, weigh, mark
roughages and minerals (salt and lime) in and segregate livestock awaiting slaughter
desired quantity. Gives regulated diet to in ranch, sales or slaughter yard or in
animals. Arranges their grazing on transit. Drives livestock into pens, killing
available pastures. Ensures guarding of or loading trucks or railway waggons.
animals from wandering and being lost, Weighs animals separately or in truck lots
eating poisonous and harmful plants, and segregates them according to weight,
drinking polluted water and mating with age, colour, and physical condition. Tags,
stray animals. Selects and pairs animals paints or tattoos identifying marks on
for breeding. Tends animals during birth livestock to signify ownership or grade of

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animal. Records weights and grades for Livestock Worker cleans pens, feeding,
each animal processed. Scatters bedding watering and taking care of livestock. May
material such as saw dust or straw in pens be designated as FURB EARING ANIMAL
and maintains supply of water in watering WORKER if engaged in looking after
tanks. Feeds livestock with hay, grain, or furbearing animals.
other prepared feed as required. Cleans ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
pens, using hose, fork, shovel or rake. May Code 6121
apply liniment or other remedies to Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
livestock when illness or injury is
detected. May be designated according to 6121.0601
task performed.
Dairy Farm Worker, General/Dairy
Worker
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6121
Dairy Farm Worker, General attends to
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
dairy farm livestock of resident and non-
resident owner. Attends to herd of
6121.0400 feeding cows and buffaloes and aiding in
Herdsman calving, dehorning and vaccination. Keeps,
barns, stalls, containers and dairy
Herdsman; Grazier takes cattle and other equipment in clean and sanitary
domestic animals out for grazing on own condition. Milks cows and buffaloes as
or employer’s behalf. Collects animals required by hand or by machine. May mix
every morning from different houses. and blend feed for farm livestock and
Takes them out to available pastures for keep dairy records such as feed
grazing in field. Keeps watch over them consumed, individual milk production,
from being lost or strayed. Guards them gestation periods of cows and buffaloes
from eating poisonous and harmful plants etc. May perform other tasks as directed.
or drinking polluted water and
indiscriminate mating with stray animals.
Identifies animals in heat and arranges for Qualification Pack Details:
pairing. Collects and counts them in QP NOS Reference AGR/Q 0501
evening and drives them back to their QP NOS Name Dairy Worker
respective places. Ties them at fixed NSQF Level 2
places or hands them over to owners.
May render first aid and assist in treating
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
minor injuries of animals. May be
Code 6121
designated as SHEPHERD if engaged in
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
grazing and herding sheep and goats.
6121.0700
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Milker
Code 6121
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers Milker; Diary Attendant; Gowala milks,
and cleans milk cattle, collects various
feeds mixes them and feeds animals
6121.0500
before milking. Regulates timing of
Livestock Workers/Other Livestock milking. Cleans and disinfects buckets and
Workers other containers used in milking in sun or

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vacuum. Ties hind legs of animals and Stableman


washes hind quarter with chlorinated
water. Cleans udder with plain chlorinated Stableman, Syce grooms, feeds and looks
water and messages them by hand. after horses, camels, mules etc., in
Disinfects hand by washing with stables. Grooms animals by brushing,
chlorinated water. Adjusts buckets currying, washing them and trimming
between own legs below udder. Presses their manes and tails using hair and metal
udders alternatively with fingers to extract brushes, clippers and scissors. Waters
milk from them into bucket. Stimulates feeds and exercises animals. Sweeps out
flow of milk from udder by repeated stalls and spreads fresh straw. May treat
supply of feed. Repeats pressing of udders sick or injured animal according to his
to extract maximum milk. Carries bucket knowledge or may report their condition
containing milk to specified place of to Veterinarian and follow his medical
storing. Treats udder and other minor advice. May harness or saddle animals.
injuries by applying antiseptic powder, May repair and recondition harness. May
ointment, etc. May sell milk. May prepare train animals for riding or for pulling carts,
ghee, butter and cream. tongas, etc. May take animals out for
grazing.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6121 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers Code 6121
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
6121.0800
Milker, Machine 6121.1100
Elephant Keeper
Milker; Machine; Milking Machine
Operator tends machine to milk dairy Elephant Keeper tends and looks after
cows and buffaloes. Guides cows and feeding, washing and exercising of tame
buffaloes into stanchion and cleans teats elephants and supervises general
and their udder with disinfectant. cleanliness of their stables. Tethers
Squeezes teats to collect sample of milk in elephants to ground anchor with chains,
strainer cup and examines sample for curd fastened round front and hind legs. Leads
and blood. Starts milking machine and elephants to watering places and scrubs
attaches cups of machine to teats of cows their hide to remove dirt, ticks and
and buffaloes. Removes cups when parasites. Inspects them for sickness or
required amount of milk is obtained. Dips injuries and reports uneasiness or
cups of machine into disinfectant solution ailments to Mahout or Veterinarian.
after each animal is milked. Empties milk Treats elephants as directed by them.
receptacles and cleans and sterilizes Gathers fodder and feeds animals with
equipment. masalas (Special food mixture). Files foot
nails and sweeps refuse from stables.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Straps howdah (riding arrangement) on its
Code 6121 back and prepares elephant for ride, when
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers desired. May polish and maintain
‘howdahs’ and paint forehead and trunk
6121.1000 of elephant with attractive design on

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ceremonial occasions. May act as guide 6121.1400


and answer queries of visitors. May cut off Grass Cutter
excessive growth of tusk by sawing under
guidance of Mahout. May assist in training Grass Cutter cuts grass from fields and
wild elephants and tending young calves. gardens with sickle or other grass cutting
May ride elephants in absence of Mahout. implements, for feeding cattle or other
animals. Mixes different varieties of grass
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: to make feed palatable to animals. Carries
Code 6121 grass to stable or to market for sale. Keeps
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers tools sharp. May feed grass to animals.
May cut hay and other fodder into small
6121.1200 pieces with hand or mechanically
Shearer, Sheep operated chopper.

Shearer, Sheep collects sheep at shearing ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


yard. Shears wool closely from sheep, Code 6121
clipping carefully to avoid cutting or Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
nicking its skin. Gathers black and white
wool in separate piles. Keeps clippers 6121.9900
sharpened. May deliver wool to storing Dairy and Livestock Producers,
yard.
Other
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Dairy and Livestock Producers, other
Code 6121 include those who plan and carry out the
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers necessary operations to breed, raise and
tend livestock to be used as working,
6121.1300 sporting, or pet animals, as well as for
Shearer, Animal, Other/Shearer, meat, milk, hair, hides and other products
Other Animals for sale or delivery on a regular basis to
wholesale buyers, marketing
Shearer Animals cuts with scissors or organizations or at markets not elsewhere
clippers hair or bristles of its skin. Gathers classified.
black and white wool in horses, camels,
pigs and other animals, not elsewhere ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
classified. Ties and immobilises animal Code 6121
before clipping. Selects suitable clipping Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
instrument and closely clips hair or
bristles taking care not to cut or nick its Family 6122
skin. Maintains and sharpens tools. May
sort bristles according to size and quality. Poultry Producers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Poultry producers plan, organize and
Code 6121 perform farming operations to breed and
Title Livestock and Dairy Producers raise chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks and
other poultry to produce meat, eggs and

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breeding stock for sale or delivery to particular type of poultry stock. May grow
wholesale buyers, marketing and cultivate feed.
organizations or at markets.
Qualification Pack Details:
6122.0101 QP NOS Reference AGR/Q4301
Farmer, Poultry/Broiler Farm QP NOS Name Broiler Farm
Supervisor
Supervisor
NSQF Level 5
Farmer, Poultry owns and manages
poultry farms to raise fowls, chicken, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ducks, etc. for eggs and table use, and Code 6122
sells produce. Determines varieties of Title Poultry Producers
poultry to be raised. Selects and buys
fertile eggs, incubators, feed, chicken, 6122.0200
ducks, etc. Constructs brooder houses for Farmer, Poultry Breeding
chickens and pan for adult birds. Provides
heating arrangements, as required by Farmer, Poultry Breeding raises purebred
different types of stock. Gets poultry area chickens or other fowls. Purchases stock
cleaned. Treats minor disease of birds and fowl according to egg production, size,
arranges medical aid in serious cases. Gets prizes won, or other reasons. Selects and
them vaccinated at proper ages. Isolates pairs birds for breeding or breeds them by
and treats or properly disposes of failing artificial insemination. Arranges with
birds and takes measures against spread buyers for sale of pedigreed eggs and
of epidemic. Determines amount of basic pedigreed chicks.
feed required, prepares it or gets it done
and feeds birds at prescribed hours. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Adopts measures to avoid feed waste, Code 6122
water contamination, protection from Title Poultry Producers
wild animals and thieving. Provides them
fresh water to drink, prevents them from 6122.0301
wandering and being lost and from eating
Poultry Farm Worker,
poisonous stuff or drinking polluted
water. Rears young stock carefully. General/Broiler Farm Worker
Hatches eggs through natural process of
providing heat for specified period by Poultry Farm Worker, General attends to
stock themselves and through incubators. poultry stock to raise hens, chickens,
Keeps record of breeding. Estimates cost turkeys and other poultry for egg
on feed and other items of expenditure on production and sale as meat. Feeds
poultry farm and fixes selling prices for poultry, cleans cages, nests and brooder
eggs of different grades and stock of houses. Sprays poultry houses with
different grades and stock of different disinfectants and observes poultry for
ages and pedigree. Packs and prepares indications of diseases such as fowl pox,
stock of eggs for transportation. May bronchitis and coccidiosis. Places vaccines
operate both kerosene and electrical in drinking water, injects vaccines into
incubators. May raise and exhibit select poultry or dusts air with vaccine powder
stock. May specialize in breeding any to vaccinate poultry against diseases.
Maintains feed and production records.

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May incubate fertile eggs. May kill and NSQF Level 5


dress poultry.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Qualification Pack Details: Code 6122
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q4302 Title Poultry Producers
QP NOS Name Broiler Farm
Worker
NSQF Level 3 6122.9900
Poultry Farm Workers, Other
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6122 Poultry Producers, Other include all other
Title Poultry Producers workers engaged in hatching eggs and
6122.0401 poultry farming operations, not elsewhere
Hatchery Operator/Hatchery In classified.
Charge
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Hatchery Operator; Hatchery Man Code 6122
operates incubators to hatch eggs. Sets Title Poultry Producers
and adjusts mechanism of incubators to
maintain required degree of temperature
at different stages of incubation. Marks Family 6123
ownership and dates of setting eggs. Sets
them on tray and places it into incubator. Apiarists and Sericulturists
Inserts and places nursery tray after filling
hot water into water channels provided in Apiarists and sericulturists plan, organize
it (nursery tray) for creating humidity. and perform operations to breed, raise
Adopts disinfection technique to avoid and tend insects such as honey bees,
contamination of hatchery. Turns eggs silkworms, and other species to produce
everyday in different positions for honey, beeswax, silk and other products
specified period. Removes newly born for sale or delivery to wholesale buyers,
chicks to Foster-mother (chamber marketing organizations or at markets.
containing two parts having one burning
lamp beneath to provide required extent
6123.0101
of heat). Keeps and maintains breeding
records. May operate electrical incubator Bee-keeper
having automatic devices of controlling
temperature and turning eggs. May raise Bee-Keeper rears honey bees for
select poultry and sell quality eggs. May production of honey, bee-wax, bee-
demonstrate operations of various types venom, royal jelly, pollination of crops etc.
of hatchery plants to develop hatching of Selects suitable place for rearing bee-
eggs. May suggest effective measures to colonies. Purchases complete beehive box
employer for better results. provided with frames for forming
honeycombs. Purchases and affixes
foundation wax in half portion of each
Qualification Pack Details:
frame and places them in beehive boxes.
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q4401
Catches and induces bees into box and
QP NOS Name Hatchery In Charge

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transfer bees from oversubscribed Rearer, Silk Worm rears silk worms to
beehives. Creates beehive colony raise cocoons for production of silk.
consisting of queen-bee, worker-bees and Selects and purchases eggs of silk worms
drones. Inspects hives to locate formation for hatching. Arranges equitable
of surplus queen-shells. Catches or conditions of temperature and humidity in
destroy surplus queen-shells. Remains rearing room. Spread eggs on cards in
vigilant to catch swarming queen and bees trays and incubates them in temperature
with help of swarming net and keeps controlled room. Transfers worms from
them in hives to start new colonies. egg cards on bed of tray by gently striking
Cleans hives and remove dirt. Detects and them with finely cut mulberry of castor
removes wax moth before it spreads into leaves. Cuts adequate supplies of selected
different combs. Feeds bees with sugar thin, medium and coarse mulberry or
solution when necessary. Keeps hives on castor leaves, as necessary into small
stools with their legs dipped in water pieces with knife and sprinkles them
bowls to prevent ants from attacking hive. evenly over worms for feeding. Repeats
Covers hives with wire nets for protection process of feeding for about one month.
against birds. Wears hand gloves and bee- Changes feed from thin to medium and
veil while at work to protect self against medium to coarse leaves as worms grow.
bee-stings. Watches flow of honey into Removes un-consumed leaves from tray.
upper chamber and frequently checks Observes development of worms and
process of sealing of frames. Removes periodically arranges their proper spacing
honey filled frames from upper chamber in tray. Watches process of shedding or
of beehive box and replaces fresh unfilled casting skin of which takes place four
ones periodically depending on flow of times in one month. Detects diseased
honey. Brushes bees surrounding comb worms and takes measures to remove and
and removes seal of comb using knife. destroy them quickly. Watches
Places cut comb into honey extractor. development and maturity of larva,
Presses extractor on honey filled comb to shaping into spinning cocoon round its
extract honey into its chambers. May body. Collects cocoons formed out of
apply crude method of extracting honey cross breed larva for production of silk
from beehives located on roof or tree by and allows larva of pure race to develop
keeping off bees with help of fire smoke, into moth for multiplying breed Grades.
gaining access to hive and opening comb May sell cocoons. May cultivate mulberry
with knife for extracting honey. or castor plants. May keep complete
record of laying and hatching of eggs. May
Qualification Pack Details: conduct research and demonstrate
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q4801 experiments. May develop high breed
QP NOS Name Bee-keeper worms. May rear tussor and muga silk
NSQF Level 3 worms outdoor.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6123 Qualification Pack Details:
Title Apiarists and Sericulturists QP NOS Reference AGR/Q4701
QP NOS Name Sericulturist
6123.0201 NSQF Level 4
Rearer, Silkworm/Sericulturist
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6123

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Title Apiarists and Sericulturists and removes their hides. Packs hides in
crates and transports them for processing,
6123.9900 treating and preservation. Arranges with
Apiarists and Sericulturists, Other buyers for sale of hides. May treat and
preserve hides at farm. May breed stock
Apiarists and sericulturists, other include animals and be designated according to
all other who plan and carry out the type of animal breed or raised.
necessary operations to breed, raise and
tend insects, for sale or delivery of honey, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
beeswax, silk cocoons, on a regular basis Code 6129
to wholesale buyers, marketing Title Animal Producers Not Elsewhere
organizations or at markets not elsewhere Classified
classified.
6129.0200
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Mixed Animal Producers
Code 6123
Title Apiarists and Sericulturists Mixed animal producers plan and carry
out the necessary operations to breed,
Family 6129 raise and tend different types of livestock,
such as cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and
Animal Producers, Not Elsewhere horses, as well as poultry, and to produce
Classified apiarian and sericultural products, for sale
or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale
buyers, marketing organizations or at
This unit group covers market-oriented
markets.
animal producers not classified elsewhere
in the group 612, Animal producers. For
instance, the group includes those ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
engaged in breeding, raising and tending Code 6121
non-domesticated mammals, game and Title Livestock and Dairy Producers
other birds (except poultry), snails, snakes
and other reptiles, as well as various 6129.9900
insects and animals used for laboratory Animal Producers and Related
tests, for sale or delivery on a regular Workers, Other
basis to wholesale buyers, marketing
organizations, zoos and circuses, or at Market-Oriented Animal Producers and
markets. Related Workers, other include those
6129.0100 which involve looking after and training of
Farmer, Fur-Bearing Animals animals in animal reserves, stables, zoos,
circuses, research organizations, animal
Farmer, Fur-bearing Animal manages farm homes, and similar institutions not
to breed and raise fur-bearing animals for elsewhere classified.
their pelts. Buys or captures breeding
stock. Breeds and raises animals in ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
surroundings simulating their habitat. Code 6129
Feeds and waters animals and cleans their Title Animal Producers Not Elsewhere
pens and yards. Kills animals in their prime Classified

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Group 613 titration tube, and labels it with


identifying data, such as date taken,
Mixed Crop and Animal Workers source, quality, and concentration, and
records similar data on file cards. Packs
Mixed crop and animal producers plan, container of semen in dry ice or liquid
organize and perform farming operations nitrogen for freezing and storage or
to grow and harvest field, tree and various shipment. May inseminate cows
other crops, as well as to breed, raise and
tend animals and to produce a variety of ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
animal husbandry products, for sale or Code 6130
delivery to wholesale buyers, marketing Title Mixed Crop and Animal Workers
organizations or at markets.
6130.0201
Occupations in this Group are classified Seed Grower/Quality Seed Grower
into the following Families:
Seed Grower propagates and grows
6130 Mixed Crop and Animal Workers horticultural-specialty products and crops,
such as seeds, bulbs, rootstocks, sod,
ornamental plants, and cut flowers: Plans
Family 6130 acreage utilisation and work schedules,
Mixed Crop and Animal Workers according to knowledge of crop culture,
climate and market conditions, seed, bulb,
or rootstock availability, and employable
Mixed crop and animal producers plan,
work force and machinery. Attaches farm
organize and perform farming operations implements, such as disk and fertiliser
to grow and harvest field, tree and various spreader, to tractor and drives tractor in
other crops, as well as to breed, raise and fields to till soil and plant and cultivate
tend animals and to produce a variety of crop. Inspects fields periodically to
animal husbandry products, for sale or ascertain nutrient deficiencies, detect
insect, disease, and pest infestations, and
delivery to wholesale buyers, marketing
identify foreign-plant growth, and selects,
organizations or at markets. purchases, and schedules materials, such
as fertilisers and herbicides, to ensure
6130.0100 quality control. Hires field workers;
Artificial Breeding Technician assigns their duties according to
scheduled activities, such as planting,
Artificial-Breeding Technician collects and irrigating, weeding, and harvesting; and
packages bull semen for artificial oversees their activities. Maintains
insemination of cows: Attaches rubber personnel and production records.
collecting sheath to genital organ of Arranges with customers for sale of crop.
tethered bull, and stimulates animal's May oversee activities, such as product
organ to excite ejaculation. Examines cleaning, grading, and packaging. May
semen, using microscope, to determine provide customer services, such as
density and motility of gametes, and planning and building planters, walls, and
dilutes semen with prescribed diluents patios, and planting and caring for
according to formulas. Transfers required landscape and display arrangements. May
amount of semen to container, using

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bud or graft scion stock on plantings to Mixed Crop and Animal Workers,
alter growth characteristics. May develop Other
new variations of species specialty to
produce crops with specialized market- Market Oriented Crop and Animal
appeal. May cultivate out-of-season Producers, other include those who plan
seedlings and crops, using greenhouse. and carry out the necessary operations to
May cultivate cover crop, such as hay or grow and harvest field, tree and various
rye, in rotation with horticultural specialty other crops, as well as to breed, raise and
to rejuvenate soil. May drive and operate tend animals and to produce a variety of
self-propelled harvesting machine. May animal husbandry products, for sale or
lubricate, adjust, and make minor repairs delivery on a regular basis to wholesale
on farm machinery and equipment. buyers, marketing organizations or at
markets not elsewhere classified.
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q7101 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
QP NOS Name Quality Seed Code 6112
Grower Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower
NSQF Level 4

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 6112 Sub Division 62
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
Market Oriented Skilled Forestry,
6130.0202 Fishery and Hunting Workers
Seed Processing Worker
Market-oriented skilled forestry, fishery
Seed Processing Worker cleans seeds of and hunting workers plan, organize and
extraneous and undesirable materials, perform operations to cultivate, conserve
takes samples for testing, dries seeds to and exploit natural and plantation forests,
optimum moisture levels, treats, packages breed and raise fish, harvest and catch
and stores them in appropriate manner fish and hunt and trap animals, for sale or
for distribution delivery on a regular basis to wholesale
buyers, marketing organizations or at
Qualification Pack Details: markets.
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q7102 Tasks performed by workers in this sub-
QP NOS Name Seed Processing major groups usually include: renting or
Worker investing, equipment and machinery and
NSQF Level 3 purchasing supplies; planning and
undertaking forestry, aquaculture, fishery
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and hunting operations; maintaining
Code 6112 buildings, tanks, machinery, and other
Title Tree and Shrub Crop Grower equipment; delivering or marketing
products; supervising and training other
6130.9900 workers

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Occupations in this Sub Division are from theft and poaching. Maintains
classified into the following Groups: records of timber felled for sale. Enquires
and reports occurrence of theft, fire,
621 Forestry and Related Workers illegal cultivation, etc. to higher
622 Fishery Workers, Hunters and authorities. Supervises work of mazdoors
Trappers engaged in forest work, maintains their
muster roll and arranges payment of their
wages. May estimate quality and volume
of wood available in his section. May
Group 621 collect grazing fees and compensation for
Forestry and Related Workers offences.

Forestry and related workers plan, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


organize and perform operations to Code 6210
cultivate, conserve and exploit natural and Title Forestry and Related Workers
plantation forests.
6210.0200
Occupations in this Group are classified Forest Guard
into the following Families:
6210 Forestry and Related Workers Forest Guard; Forest Beat Guard patrols
allotted beat in forest area for
Family 6210 preservation of forest and games.
Forestry and Related Workers Supervises preparation of nursery beds,
sowing of seeds, and nursing of growing
plants. Patrols forests to detect fires,
Forestry and related workers plan,
eliminate fire hazards and theft of forest
organize and perform operations to
produce. Cuts climbers with bill-hook to
cultivate, conserve and exploit natural and
prevent damage to plants. Apprehends
plantation forests.
offenders of forest laws and reports to
superiors. Supervises work of mazdoors
6210.0100 engaged in forest work and maintenance
Forester of forest roads, paths and fire lines in his
beat. May estimate volume of timber and
Forester; Forest Range Assistant develops grade trees according to quality. Is
nurseries, raises plantations and designated as DEPOT GUARD if engaged at
supervises duties of Forest Guard and sale depot.
Forest Fire Watcher and assists Forest
Ranger in development of forest and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
exploitation of its produce. Raises Code 6210
nurseries of various plants required for Title Forestry and Related Workers
afforestation. Raises plantations from
replanted seedlings. Arranges for 6210.0300
weeding, marking and felling of trees Forest Fire Watcher
within his block and issues transit and
other passes. Supervises fire-fighting
Forest Fire Watcher; Reserve Watcher
operations and protects forest produce
patrols specified forest area to detect,

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prevent and control forest fires. Clears fire matured lac from infected trees using
lines in forest to localise fire within limited knife, allowing part of lac to remain fixed,
areas and keeps watch for outbreak of with trees for further growth of larvae.
fires. Summons local people and fights Stores collected lac in godown for further
forest fire by cleaning areas, digging processing.
trenches, spraying water, sand, etc.
Reports, occurrence of forest fire to ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Forest Guard or Forester as required. Code 6210
Clears trees of climbers with bill-hook and Title Forestry and Related Workers
keeps paths swept of leaves and twigs.
May extinguish fire by chemicals if 6210.0600
available.
Gatherer, Medicinal Herbs
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Gatherer, Medicinal Herbs collects leaves,
Code 6210 fruits, roots etc. of herbs or other plants
Title Forestry and Related Workers for preparation of different kinds of
medicines. Visits gardens, forests and
6210.0400 jungles and collects samples of dried
Foresters and Related Workers fruits, leaves, seeds and roots of medicinal
plants. Cleans foreign matter from herbs
Foresters and Related Workers perform by washing them with water and gets
various miscellaneous tasks in them examined by Chemists, Hakim or
preservation of forests extension of forest Vaid. Collects green herbs and dries them
and include occupations such as those in sun for storage and supply.
relating to collecting, preparing and
storing of seeds; raising seedlings; ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
transplanting seedlings in afforestation Code 6210
area; protecting trees form insects, Title Forestry and Related Workers
diseases and animals; marking felled trees
etc. 6210.0700
Gatherer, Firewood
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6210 Gatherer, Firewood cuts and collects
Title Forestry and Related Workers wood from forests or fields for sale in
market as fuel. Visits forest or fields and
6210.0500 picks pieces of dried wood from ground
Gatherer Lac and piles them in heaps. Pulls down dry
and weak branches of trees using small
Gatherer, Lac; Lac Cultivator infects host- axe, sickle or large knife. Cuts decayed
trees with lac insects and collects matured branches and trunks of trees using axe
lac from them by scrapping or clipping off and hand-saw. Digs out roots of fallen
lac-bearing sheets. Ties brood-lac to fresh trees using shovel and axe; Ties collected
host-trees with young shoots for wood into small faggots and carries them
transferring lac infection and allows larvae on head or transports them in cart to
to grow on trees for specified period to market for sale. May assist in cutting large
attain maturity. Scrapes and collects trunks of dry trees using saw and axe.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Log Feller; Tree Feller cuts down tree
Code 6210 using axe, saw, etc. for timber and fire
Title Forestry and Related Workers wood. Inspects tree to determine mode of
felling such as cutting through stem,
6210.0800 digging out root from earth, etc. Climbs
tree and lops off branches, using axe, bill
Cane Cutter
hook, and hand saw. Cuts stem from
bottom using axe and saw. Determines
Cane Cutter cuts mature sugar cane in
direction to which tree should fall,
fields using broad bladed knife or sickle.
considering vacant ground, slope of land
Examines sugar cane plant by sight and by
inclination of stem etc. Fastens one end of
feel of hand to ascertain its maturity and
rope on top of stem and gets free end
required pliability. Cuts matured plant at
pulled by others while cutting at root.
base using sickle or knife and pulls off side
May dig up root from ground using spade.
leaves of cane stalk with hook and cuts its
May fell small trees by uprooting them.
unusable top portion with knife. Places
May fill and level space from where trees
cut stalks in piles for loading into carts.
are removed. May plant new tree.
May load cane in carts or carry stalk on
head for weighment.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6210
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Forestry and Related Workers
Code 6210
Title Forestry and Related Workers
6210.1100
6210.0900 Wood Cutter
Thatch Cutter
Wood Cutter cuts felled trees into logs of
required size. Trims branches of fallen
Thatch Cutter cuts straw or rushes in grass
tree using axe and handsaw. Cuts stem
land or forest for roofing of huts and
into beams, billets or logs of required size.
other uses. Cuts matured green straw
Separates usable timber from fuel wood
using sickle or scythe. Ties cut green straw
with axe and saw. May split remaining
into sheaves of convenient thickness and
portion of log to small sizes for fuel.
allows them to dry in sun and shuffles
stacks once or twice to allow green
sheaves at bottom to get dried. Removes ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
by hand or through cart dried straw from Code 6210
field to safe place for storage. May cut Title Forestry and Related Workers
and collect fodder for cattle.
6210.1200
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Marker, Log
Code 6210
Title Forestry and Related Workers Marker, Log measures and determines
volume of timber in each log. Measures
6210.1000 girth, diameter and length of log using
tape to determine volume of log. Marks
Log Feller

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length and diameter on log ends with ink, timber. Inspects enumerated trees to
coloured chalk or paint. grade them according to quality of timber
by making sample cuts. May identify type
of timber visually.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6210 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Forestry and Related Workers Code 6210
Title Forestry and Related Workers
6210.1300
Sandal Wood Extractor 6210.1500
Sorter, Timber
Sandal Wood Extractor extracts sandal
wood from sandal wood trees by felling Sorter, Timber sorts out and grades
trees and removing sap wood from trunks, timber according to quality of wood.
branches and roots using axe, adze and Examines cut timber and separates
saw. Cuts off thin branches and twigs from decayed or damaged wood for fuel.
tree trunk using axe or saw. Removes bark Grades selected timber according to
and sap wood of tree trunks, branches quality, maturity and size. May estimate
and roots carefully by chipping with adze volume of wood. May auction sale fuel
or bill hook ensuring not to cut through wood to retail or wholesale dealers.
heart wood. Cuts trunks, roots, branches
into billets of suitable length using hand ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
saw. Removes carefully layer of sap wood Code 6210
from billets using axe or hand adze Title Forestry and Related Workers
ensuring to protect heart wood from
being damaged or cut through. Delivers 6210.1600
finished sandal heart wood billets to
Log Driver
superior. Collects sandal wood dust from
floor and accounts for it separately.
Log Driver drives logs downstream from
logging sites to mills. Rolls logs from
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: landing into river, using cant hook or stout
Code 6210 lever fitted with strong spike. Guides logs
Title Forestry and Related Workers around obstruction and into current of
stream from bank, boat, or floating logs
6210.1400 using pike pole. Pulls or rolls key logs from
Estimator, Timber jams to release logs from obstruction
using stout lever with spike or pike pole.
Estimator, Timber; Enumerator, Timber May collect logs in booms or rafts to
estimates volume of standing timber in retain logs at mill.
enumerated trees by surveying forest,
examining and measuring sample trees, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
etc. Studies list of enumerated trees Code 6210
supplied by forest department. Visits Title Forestry and Related Workers
enumeration plots in forest and measures
length and girth of selected sample trees
to estimate cubic content of available

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6210.1700 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Charcoal Burner, Wood Code 6210
Title Forestry and Related Workers
Charcoal Burner, Wood operates kiln at
wood felling site to convert wood into 6210.1900
required quality and type of charcoal by Distiller, Turpentine and Eucalyptus
slow burning process. Stacks wood in
convenient sizes in kiln. Places kindling in Distiller, Turpentine and Eucalyptus;
kiln to start fire. Seals top of kiln when Distillery Operator operates still to refine
desired heat is reached with mud plaster. crude turpentine or eucalyptus oil
Observes colour of smoke as it emits obtained from wood or leaves. Operates
through draught holes in kiln bottom to manipulating valves and charges still with
determine proper burning of charcoal. crude turpentine or eucalyptus oil at
Regulates formation of charcoal by regulated rate of flow. Connects outlet
opening and closing draught holes as tubes of still to receiving jars or
required Smothers fire when charcoal has containers. Closes openings and inlets of
been formed by sealing cracks and still. Sees that cold water is circulating
draught holes with mud plaster. Removes inside condensing unit. Manipulates
charcoal with shovel when kiln cools steam injection valves to allow still to be
down. heated up to prescribed degree of
temperature. Checks meter reading and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: maintains heating at required
Code 6210 temperature for prescribed period. Allows
Title Forestry and Related Workers oil vapour to pass through coolers to get
condensed into oil and water. Observes oil
6210.1800 and water being collected in different
Digester Operator, Wood containers. Directs pumping of primary
bulk oil to overhead measuring tank for
Digester Operator, Wood operates further processing. Watches progress and
digester to extract crude turpentine, manipulates valves at proper time during
quinine, catechu (Kachu), etc. from wood- processing to extract oil from coils. May
chips or barks of specific species of trees operate still to extract essential and other
by boiling them in water. Gets digester medicinal oils. May fill bottles with
filled with wood chips or bark, chemicals distilled oil in prescribed quantities.
and water. Releases steam into digester.
Adjusts temperature and pressure at ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
specified level by manipulating steam Code 6210
valves. Cooks wood-chips or barks for Title Forestry and Related Workers
required time. Tests samples by titration
or standard colour test to determine 6210.2000
completion of cooking process. Drains Lac Treater
liquid from digester into drums for further
processing. May do minor repairs to Lac Treater; Lac Worker treats or
equipment. May operate simple devised processes raw lac by grinding, washing
wet plant. May operate wood chipper. and drying to make pure or seed lac for
making lac polish, varnish, sealing, wax,

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etc. Washes raw lac in water and Fishery workers, hunters and trappers
chemicals to remove impurities, dead breed and raise fish, harvest and catch
insects and dye matter. Dries washed lac fish and hunt and trap animals, for sale or
(seed lac) in open. Dissolves seed lac in delivery on a regular basis to wholesale
spirit and linseed oil or in any one of them buyers, marketing organizations or at
in prescribed proportion. Filters solution markets.
through cloth bags or filters and collects
filtered liquid called lac varnish or polish Occupations in this Group are classified
in containers. Boils bag waste in water into the following Families:
with washing soda. Collects wax floating
on water and cools it to become lac wax. 6221 Aquaculture Workers
Makes powder of seed lac, rosin, 6222 Inland and Coastal Waters Fishery
chemicals and colour compound in Workers
prescribed quantities. Heats mixture to
6223 Deep-Sea Fishery Workers
prescribed temperature. Adds turpentine
to heated mixture or molten solution. 6224 Hunters and Trappers
Pours molten composition into special
moulds with cooling arrangement.
Removes moulded sealing wax from Family 6221
mould after specified period. Aquaculture Workers

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Aquaculture workers breed and raise fish
Code 6210 and cultivate mussels, oysters and other
Title Forestry and Related Workers forms of aquatic life, for sale or delivery
on a regular basis to wholesale buyers,
6210.9900 marketing organizations or at markets.
Forestry and Related Workers,
Other 6221.0101
Shrimp Farmer
Loggers and Forestry Workers, Other
perform number of miscellaneous tasks in Shrimp Farmer purchases seeds from
forest and include workers not elsewhere hatcheries on deciding the type of species
classified such as those engaged in to harvest, constructs a pond and harvest
sawing, weeding, collecting felled trees, the shrimp by giving it a healthy feed and
transporting logs, repairing forest road, maintaining quality to sell in the market.
etc. and are usually known as FOREST
LABOURERS. Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q4902
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: QP NOS Name Shrimp
Code 6210 Farmer
Title Forestry and Related Workers NSQF Level 4

Group 622 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Fishery Workers, Hunters and Code 6221
Trappers Title Aquaculture Workers
6221.0102

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Hatchery Production Worker nets, bag nets, long lines etc. in area to be
fished. Drags nets and gears and other
Hatchery Production Worker produces the equipment of boat. May salt fish for
post larval in hatcheries after producing preservation. May operate power driven
seed in reproduction and maturation boats. May repair boats. May catch fish
stage, which is then transferred to the with hook and line using bait or artificial
final grow-out stage for shrimp farming, lures.
considering labour and capital as major
factors ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6222
Qualification Pack Details: Title Inland and Coastal Water Fishery
QP NOS Reference AGR/Q4901 Workers
QP NOS Name Hatchery
Production Worker 6222.0200
NSQF Level 5 Fisherman, Estuaries, Coastal and
Back Water
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6221 Fisherman, Estuaries, Coastal and
Title Aquaculture Workers Backwater fishes in estuaries, coastal and
back waters using different types of nets
and gears according to nature of fish to be
Family 6222 caught and type of fishing area. Goes in
Inland and Coastal Waters Fishery boat, canoe or catamaran with fishing
Workers nets and gears. Lays either singly or with
other fishermen different types of fishing
nets and gears such as drag nets, stake
Inland and coastal waters fishery workers,
nets, basket traps, dip nets in coastal and
alone or as members of fishing-vessel
back waters. Pulls or drags net or gear to
crews, catch fish or gather other forms of
surface of water after some time to collect
aquatic life in inland or coastal waters, for
fish caught and puts catch in hold (storage
sale or delivery on a regular basis to
space) of boat. May stand on shore or
wholesale buyers, marketing
rock and pull net to shore to collect fish.
organizations or at markets.
May operate power driven boats. May
repair boats. May use torch and spear or
6222.0100 harpoon to catch fish (torch fishing).
Fisherman, Inland Water
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Fisherman, Inland Waters fishes in inland Code 6222
waters, rivers, tanks, channels, creeks etc. Title Inland and Coastal Water Fishery
using different types of nets and other Workers
fishing gears according to type of fish to
be caught. Goes singly or with other 6222.9900
fishermen in boats, dinghies or canoes
Inland and Coastal Water Fishery
with necessary equipment. Throws or
fixes different types of fishing nets and Workers, Other
gears such as gill nets, cast nets, drag

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Inland and Coastal Water Fishery Qualification Pack Details:


Workers, other include those who alone QP NOS Reference AGR/Q5001
or as members of fishing-vessel crews, QP NOS Name Marine Capture
catch fish or gather other forms of aquatic Fisherman
life in inland or coastal waters, for sale or NSQF Level 4
delivery, on a regular basis to wholesale ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
buyers, marketing organizations or at Code 6223
markets not elsewhere classified. Title Deep Sea Fishery Workers

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 6223.9900


Code 6222
Deep Sea Fishery Workers, Other
Title Inland and Coastal Water Fishery
Workers
Deep-sea Fishery Workers, other include
all those who as members of fishing vessel
Family 6223 crews, catch deep-sea fish, for sale or
Deep-Sea Fishery Workers delivery, on a regular basis to wholesale
buyers, marketing organizations or at
Deep-sea fishery workers, as skippers or markets not elsewhere classified.
members of fishing vessel crews, catch
deep-sea fish, for sale or delivery to ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
wholesale buyers, marketing Code 6223
organizations or at markets. Title Deep Sea Fishery Workers

6223.0101 Family 6224


Fisherman, Deep Sea/Marine
Capture Fisherman Hunters and Trappers

Fisherman, Deep Sea catches fish in deep Hunters and trappers catch and kill
sea or in shore and off-shore waters using mammals, birds or reptiles mainly for
different types of fishing gears and nets meat, skin, feathers and other products.
depending on type of fish to be caught. They also catch animals and birds for
Sets sail in boat or canoe and goes with treatment and tagging.
other fishermen long distances on sea.
Selects area to be fished and lays different 6224.0300
types of nets or fishing gears such as gill
Trapper
net drift net, drag net, hook and line with
bait or artificial lures, etc. Drags net or
Trappers catches birds or wild animals
hook and line to surface and collects fish
alive by means of traps, snares and nets
caught in it. Puts fish in hold (storage
for treatment and tagging. Selects
space) of boat. Repairs or mends nets as
location, sets bait and camouflages traps.
necessary and maintains fishing gears.
Removes captured animal.. May specialize
May salt and dry them for preservation.
in catching particular type of animal or
May sail in trawlers and operate power
birds. May prepare nets, cages and other
driven boats.
snares for trapping animals and birds.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Hunters and Trappers


Code 6224
Title Hunters and Trappers 6224.0600
Fisheries Inspector
6224.0400
Tracker Fisheries Inspector; Fisheries Sub-
Inspector demonstrates, supervises and
Tracker; locates rest places and hide outs controls work of staff engaged in fish
of wild animals by finding their pug marks, collection, sale, curing and demonstration
kills, remain of meals etc. and following centres. Demonstrates to public proper
clues to track down their hide-outs. methods of fish culture and storing.
Observes foot prints and marks on Supervises sale of fish to public and
ground, water hole, grass, foliage, twigs, proper maintenance of fish curing yards.
remains of meals etc. and identifies Issues licences to Fishermen for fishing in
animals. Selects sites and erects machans State Waters(including back waters), use
(observation post) in trees for of china net, stake net, lime shell
observation. May be familiar with use of gathering etc. and conducts regular patrol
weapons such as fire arms, spears, knives, to prevent illicit fishing. Surveys area
etc. May locate wild animals to save them under jurisdiction for fish breeding,
from natural calamities. stocking, etc. and to assess potentiality of
water area. Executes development
schemes such as mechanisation of fishing
crafts, financial assistance to Fishermen,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: training of Fishermen etc. Guides
Code 6224 preparation of fish meal. Determines
Title Hunters and Trappers chemical ingredients necessary for fish
culture in ponds, tanks, rivers etc. and
arranges for supply and transport of fish
6224.0500
seed and fingerlings to Fishermen and
Fish Overseer other areas under proper conditions.
Performs other official duties such as
Fish Overseer; Fish Cultural Officer; collection of revenue, sending reports for
Extension Officer, Fisheries; Sub-Overseer, publication in gazette, etc. as necessary.
Fisheries maintains fish collection centres May listen to grievances of Fishermen and
fish farms, etc. and advises people in take necessary measures to remove them.
proper methods of fish culture. Looks
after fish collection centres, fish farms,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
etc. and ensures their proper
Code 6224
maintenance. Demonstrates correct
Title Hunters and Trappers
methods of fish farming, fish culture, etc.
to public to achieve improvements in
these fields. May assist Fisheries Inspector 6224.0700
in transporting fish seed to different Field Man, Fish
fishery stations.
Field Man, Fish; Supervisor, Fish arranges
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: transport of fish to different places and
Code 6224 supplies, fish seed to purchasers for

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growth in tanks, wells, rivers, etc. Breeds Pisciculturist. Collects fingerlings or fish
fish in special tanks or ponds and collects seed of different sizes and varieties and
fish seeds and fingerlings. Transports puts them in water in metal containers.
them to areas where required. Sells fish Transports containers to desired areas
caught in rivers, lakes, sea, etc. to public and releases fingerlings in public rivers,
and maintains necessary records. tanks, ponds, etc. Assists Pisciculturist in
experimental farms in transporting and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: releasing fish in water, feeding them etc.
Code 6224 May sell fish caught in public waters, if
Title Hunters and Trappers necessary.

6224.0800 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Yard Officer Code 6224
Title Hunters and Trappers
Yard Officer; Petty Yard Officer; Yard
Master; Yard Manager (Fish) guides and 6224.1000
ensures curing of fish according to Fish Curer
prescribed standards. Checks weight of
fish received for curing. Issues prescribed Fish Curer salts, cures and preserves fish
quantity of salt for curing and guides to prevent putrefaction and for use over
curing as necessary. Ensures that salted long periods. Washes fish with water and
fish are dried in sun in curing yards for cuts off head, fins, tail etc. as necessary.
prescribed period and that they are Opens out stomach with knife and
properly packed. Directs preparation of removes viscera, gills etc. to prevent
fish meal, etc. Maintains technical putrefaction. Applies salt to cleaned fish
laboratory and supervises working of its either one by one or in lot to preserve
staff. May collect fish statistics in his area. them. Stacks salted fish for required
period and shuffles them as necessary at
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: specified intervals. Takes fish out of stack
Code 6224 and washes them if necessary. Spreads
Title Hunters and Trappers fish in open on mats or bamboo to dry
them in sun. May pack fish for
6224.0900 transporting them to other areas. May dry
fish in sun with or without cleaning and
Fish Hatcher
salting particularly in case of seeds and
small fingerlings.
Fish Hatcher hatches fish in small tanks
and releases hatched fish or fingerlings
into public tanks, rivers, etc. for growth. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Observes habits of fish in artificial ponds Code 6224
and creates favourable natural conditions Title Hunters and Trappers
as far as possible by planting of weeds and
plants in water, keeping water at required 6224.1100
temperature etc. for hatching of fish. Fish Meal Maker
Transfers fish seeds to different ponds for
hatching and growth. Changes water in Fish Meal Maker makes fish meal powder
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processes for use as food for poultry, etc. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Feeds fresh fish into hand press to remove Code 6224
water and oil. Dries pressed fish in sun. Title Hunters and Trappers
Cuts dried fish into small pieces and grinds
them to powder by machine. Packs fish 6224.1400
meal powder in containers.
Net Maker
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Net Maker makes fishing nets and mends
Code 6224 torn or worn out ones using wooden
Title Hunters and Trappers needle and thread. Fabricates nets to
required measurements to catch different
6224.1200 types of fish. Removes weeds entangled in
Rock Pilot nets during fishing and spreads them on
shore for drying. Examines nets for torn or
Rock Pilot leads pearl and chank divers worn out parts and sews them with
see and points out area for chank and wooden needle and nylon, cotton or
pearl fishing. Acquires knowledge and hemp threads using different knots as
condition of sea by intuition, heredity, required. Ties new floats or weights to
state of rock formation, etc. Goes out in nets. May tan and preserve nets. May fish
boats to sea with Divers. Points out area in deep sea or inland waters using
where pearls sea, inland and off-shore different kinds of nets. May assist
fishing. Fishermen in dragging net with catch or
boat to shore after fishing.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 6224 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Hunters and Trappers Code 6224
Title Hunters and Trappers
6224.1300
Man Duck 6224.9900
Hunters and Trappers, Other
Man Duck helps Pearls and Chank Divers
in various diving operations, connected Fishermen, Hunters, Trappers and Related
with pearl and chank fishing. Rows boats Workers, other perform varieties of
to distant places in sea. Releases rope routine and low-skilled tasks in cutting
with heavy weight attached above and and washing fish, boiling fish liver,
held by Diver to dive into sea. Hauls Pope preparing fish manure, etc. and are
to surface when Diver, reaches sea-bed designated: Fish Cutter cuts open fish
and releases it. Throws rope to Diver, by using knives, saws etc. for fish curing.
hand, if he gets separated for away from Removes fins, head. Large bones etc. of
boat to enable him to catch it and reach fish by cutting them away with knife, saw
boat. Receives pearl oysters or chanks etc. Cuts fish with hand knife to suitable
gathered by Divers and deposits them in sizes for curing. Fish Cutter and Washer
baskets. May fish in deep sea or inland removes fish gut and liver and washes fish
waters using different types of nets and for curing. Cuts with knife along abdomen.
tackles. Removes liver, viscera, gills and gut of fish.
Washes fish in water to remove blood and

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impurities. Fish Liver Boiler boils shark and carrying out some processing of
liver in water to collect shark liver oil. produce; building and maintaining houses
Collects liver from sharks. Cuts liver to and other shelters; making tools, clothes
small bits and washes them in clean and utensils for use by the household;
water. Puts parts of liver in boiling water. selling or bartering some products at local
Skims off oil floating in boiling water. markets.
Collects oil in containers and sends it for
refining. Fish Manure Maker prepares fish Occupations in this Sub Division are
manure by dumping fish in compost pits classified into the following Groups:
and removing them after decomposition.
Digs pits of different sizes, dumps fish into 631 Subsistence Crop Farmers
pit and closes it with earth. Allows fish to 632 Subsistence Livestock Farmers
decompose. Opens it after specified
633 Subsistence Mixed Crop and
period and removes fish manure from pit.
Livestock Farmers
634 Subsistence Fishers, Hunters,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Trappers and Gatherers
Code
Title
Group 631
Sub Division 63 Subsistence Crop Farmers

Subsistence Farmers, Fishers, Subsistence crop farmers grow and


Hunters and Gatherers harvest field or tree and shrub crops,
vegetables and fruit, in order to provide
Subsistence farmers, fishers, hunters and food, shelter and a minimum of cash
gatherers grow and harvest field or tree income for themselves and their
and shrub crops, vegetables and fruit, households.
gather wild fruits, medicinal and other
plants, tend or hunt animals, catch fish Occupations in this Group are classified
and gather various forms of aquatic life in into the following Families:
order to provide food, shelter and a
minimum of cash income for themselves 6310 Subsistence Crop Farmers
and their households.
Tasks performed by workers in this sub- Family 6310
major group usually include- preparing the
soil; sowing, planting, tending and
Subsistence Crop Farmers
harvesting field crops; growing
vegetables, fruit and other tree and shrub Subsistence crop farmers grow and
crops; gathering wild fruits, medicinal and harvest field or tree and shrub crops,
other plants; breeding, tending and vegetables and fruit, in order to provide
feeding animals and poultry mainly to food, shelter and a minimum of cash
obtain meat, eggs, milk, hair, skin or other income for themselves and their
products; hunting or trapping animals; households.
catching fish and gathering other forms of
aquatic life; fetching water and gathering 6310.0100
firewood; storing produce for later use Tree Trimmer and Pruner

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fields of mining and construction, form


Tree Trimmer and Pruner cuts away dead metal, erect metal structures, set machine
or excess branches from trees or shrubs to tools, or make, fit, maintain and repair
maintain right-of-way for roads, machinery, equipment or tools, carry out
sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve printing work as well as produce or
appearance, health, and value of tree. process foodstuffs, textiles, or wooden,
Prunes or treats trees or shrubs using metal and other articles, including
handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers, and handicraft goods. The work is carried out
clippers. May use pruning hooks, sheers, by hand and by hand powered and other
and clippers. Climb struck-mounted lifts tools, which are used to reduce the
and power pruners. May fill cavities in amount of physical effort and time
trees to promote healing and prevent required for specific tasks, as well as to
deterioration. Cuts away dead and excess improve the quality of the products. The
branches from trees, using handsaws, tasks call for an understanding of all
trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or stages of the production process, the
climbs ladders to gain access to work area. materials and tools used, and the nature
Prunes, cuts down, fertilizes, and sprays and purpose of the final product. Most
trees as directed by tree surgeon. Uses occupations in this division require skills at
truck-mounted hydraulic lifts and pruners second skill level.
and power pruners. Scrapes decayed
matter from cavities in trees and fills holes ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
with cement to promote healing and to Code 6310
prevent further deterioration. Applies tar Title Subsistence Crop Farmers
or other protective substances to cut
surfaces to seal surfaces against insects.
Group 632
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Subsistence Livestock Farmers
Code 6310
Title Subsistence Crop Farmers
Subsistence livestock farmers breed, raise
and tend livestock in order to provide
6310.9900 food, shelter and a minimum of cash
Subsistence Crop Farmers, Others income for themselves and their
households.
Subsistence Agricultural and Fishery
Workers, other include those who grow Occupations in this Group are classified
and harvest field or tree and shrub crops, into the following Families:
grow vegetables and fruit, gather wild
fruits, medicinal and other plants, tend or
6320 Subsistence Livestock Farmers
hunt animals, catch fish and gather other
forms of aquatic life in order to provide Family 6320
food, shelter and a minimum of cash Subsistence Livestock Farmers
income for themselves and their
households not elsewhere classified. Subsistence livestock farmers breed, raise
CRAFT AND RELATED TRADES WORKERS and tend livestock in order to provide
Craft and related trades workers apply food, shelter and a minimum of cash
their specific knowledge and skills in the

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income for themselves and their Subsistence fishers, hunters, trappers and
households. gatherers gather wild fruits, medicinal and
other plants, hunt and trap animals, catch
Group 633 fish and gather various forms of aquatic
life in order to provide food, shelter and a
Subsistence Mixed Crop and minimum of cash income for themselves
and their households.
Livestock Farmers

Subsistence mixed crop and livestock Occupations in this Group are classified
farmers grow and harvest field or tree and
into the following Families:
shrub crops, vegetables and fruit, gather
wild fruits, medicinal and other plants, 6340 Subsistence Fishers, Hunters,
tend or hunt animals, and/or catch fish Trappers and Gatherers
and gather various forms of aquatic life in
order to provide food, shelter and a
minimum of cash income for themselves
and their households. Family 6340
Subsistence Fishers, Hunters,
Occupations in this Group are classified Trappers and Gatherers
into the following Families:
Subsistence Fishers, Hunters, Trappers
6330 Subsistence Mixed Crop and and Gatherers gather wild fruits,
Livestock Farmers medicinal and other plants, hunt and trap
animals, catch fish and gather various
Family 6330 forms of aquatic life in order to provide
Subsistence Mixed Crop and food, shelter and a minimum of cash
Livestock Farmers income for themselves and their
households.
Subsistence mixed crop and livestock
farmers grow and harvest field or tree and
shrub crops, vegetables and fruit, gather
wild fruits, medicinal and other plants,
tend or hunt animals, and/or catch fish
and gather various forms of aquatic life in
order to provide food, shelter and a
minimum of cash income for themselves
and their households.

Group 634

Subsistence Fishers, Hunters,


Trappers and Gatherers

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articles, pottery, glass and related


products; producing handicrafts;
executing printing work; producing and
Division processing foodstuffs and various articles
7 made of wood, textiles, leather and
related materials. Supervision of other
workers may be included.

Craft and Related Trades Workers Occupations in this Division are classified
into the following Sub Divisions:
Craft and related trades workers apply
71 Building and Related Trade
specific knowledge and skills in the fields
Workers (Excluding Electricians)
to construct and maintain buildings, form
metal, erect metal structures, set machine 72 Metal, Machinery and Related
tools, or make, fit, maintain and repair Trades Workers
machinery, equipment or tools, carry out 73 Handicraft and Printing Workers
printing work produce or process 74 Electrical and Electronics Trades
foodstuffs, textiles, or wooden, metal and Workers
other articles, including handicraft goods. 75 Food Processing, Woodworking,
The work is carried out by hand and by Garment and Other Craft and
hand-powered and other tools which are Related Trades Workers
used to reduce the amount of physical
effort and time required for specific tasks,
as well as to improve the quality of the
products. The tasks call for an Sub Division 71
understanding of all stages of the Building and Related Trade
production process, the materials and Workers (Excluding Electricians)
tools used, and the nature and purpose of
the final product. Building and related trades workers
Tasks performed by craft and related construct, maintain and repair buildings,
trades workers usually include: erect and repair foundations, walls and
constructing, maintaining and repairing structures of brick, stone and similar
buildings and other structures; casting, materials, shape and finish stone for
welding and shaping metal; installing and building and other purposes, and extract
erecting heavy metal structures, tackle and work solid minerals from
and related equipment; making underground or surface mines or quarries.
machinery, tools, equipment, and other The work is carried out by hand and by
metal articles; setting for operators, or hand-powered and other tools which are
setting and operating various machine used to reduce the amount of physical
tools; fitting, maintaining and repairing effort and time required for specific tasks,
industrial machinery, including engines as well as to improve the quality of the
and vehicles, as well as electrical and products. The tasks call for an
electronic instruments and other understanding of the work organization,
equipment; making the materials and tools used, and the
precision instruments, jewellery, nature and purpose of the final product.
household and other precious-metal

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Tasks performed by workers in this sub- Occupations in this Group are classified
major group include: constructing, into the following Families:
maintaining and repairing buildings and
other structures using traditional and/or 7111 House Builders
modern building techniques; constructing 7112 Bricklayers and Related Workers
and repairing foundations, walls and
7113 Stonemasons, Stone Cutters,
structures of brick, stone and similar
Splitters and Carvers
materials; breaking quarried stone into
slabs or blocks; cutting, shaping and 7114 Concrete Placers, Concrete
finishing stone for building, ornamental, Finishers and Related Workers
monumental and other purposes; erecting 7115 Carpenters and Joiners
reinforced concrete frameworks and 7119 Building Frame and Related
structures as well as finishing and Traders Workers, Not Elsewhere
repairing cement surfaces; cutting, Classified
shaping, assembling and maintaining
wooden structures and fittings;
performing miscellaneous construction
Family 7111
and building maintenance tasks.
Supervision of other workers may be House Builders
included.
House builders erect, maintain and repair
Occupations in this Sub Division are houses and similar small buildings using
classified into the following Groups: either traditional or modern techniques
and materials.
711 Building Frames and Related
Trades Workers 7111.0100
712 Building Finishers and Related Hut Maker
Trades Workers
713 Painters, Builders, Structure Hut Maker; Cottage Maker; Shanty Maker
Cleaners and Related Trades erects huts, cabin or similar dwellings with
Workers wooden planks poles, logs, bamboos, hay,
straw, reeds, dry leaves, etc., collects
necessary materials required for
Group 711
construction. Measures ground using pegs
Building Frames and Related Trades and ropes and marks outline of hut by
Workers digging earth along lines. Digs earth at
marked points using spade, shovel etc.
Building frame and related trades workers and fixes bamboo or wooden posts
construct, maintain and repair buildings, securely in pits to serve as supports and
erect and repair foundations, walls and pillars. Places poles horizontally on top of
structures of brick, stone and similar pillars and ties ends with strings or ropes.
materials, shape and finish stone for Fixes rafters to roof of hut in slanting
building and other purposes, and perform position to set hay straw or leaf as roofing
miscellaneous construction and building material. Covers sides of structure with
maintenance tasks straw, hay and plans of coconut, mango
trees, or others allowing space for doors
and windows. Places rafters as required to

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secure and strengthen structure. Levels reeds, mud, planks, poles or leaves not
floor by ramming it with mixture of paste elsewhere classified.
of mud, water and straw dust, using hand
ramming wooden blocks and makes it ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
smooth and habitable. May thatch huts. Code 7111
May set tiles for roofing huts. Title House Builders

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Family 7112


Code 7111 Bricklayers and Related Workers
Title House Builders
Bricklayers and related workers lay bricks,
7111.0200 pre-cut stones and other types of building
Thatcher blocks in mortar to construct and repair
walls, partitions, arches and other
Thatcher constructs roofs of huts and structures.
cottages from straw rashes, reeds or dry
palm leaves using shears or trimming
7112.0100
knife. Collects straw, dry leaves, reeds and
bamboos of required length. Spreads Stone Mason
leaves, grass or reed as roofing material
over rafters or bamboos frame and Stone Mason; Stone Setter; Stone Fixer
securely ties them with twin rope as builds stone walls, pillars and other
required. Covers openings with extra structures by sizing and setting dressed or
straw or leaf to make it waterproof. Trims undressed stones. Receives instructions
edges uniformly to make sides look even. regarding nature and type of work to be
Places thatched frame over roof of hut done. Cuts stones to required size prior to
with assistance of others and positions it setting by chipping with chisel and other
securely by fastening it with rafters and cutting tools and gets them dressed or
beams. May construct straw huts and dresses them if necessary. Gets mortar
small dwellings. May do rethatching of prepared by labourers and spreads it with
cottage and hut roofs. trowel bit by bit over area where stones
are to be fixed. Fixes stones manually one
by one in position and sets them by
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
tapping with hammer. Checks vertical and
Code 7111
horizontal alignments of set stones with
Title House Builders
plumb bob, ensures correct setting by
alterations if necessary and fills in gaps in
7111.9900 between stone slabs with stone chips and
Builders, Traditional Materials, mortar. Removes excess mortar with
Other trowel to smoothen joints and stones to
raise structure as required. May dismantle
Builders, Traditional Materials, other masonry and reset girders if necessary.
include all those workers who erect, May do plastering, repairing and
maintain and repair small and large ornamental work. May lay stones on
buildings and other structures by using levelled ground to construct floors
traditional building techniques and pavements, streets, etc. May erect
materials such as bamboo, hay, straw, scaffolding for construction work.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: NSQF Level 3


Code 7112
Title Bricklayers and Related Workers ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7112
Title Bricklayers and Related Workers
7112.0200
Bricklayer, Construction 7112.0300
Bricklayer, Refractory
Bricklayer, Construction; Brick Mason lays
brick with mortar, and other construction Bricklayer, Refractory builds and repairs
material to construct and repair building- furnaces, ovens, kilns, fireboxes, fire
walls, arches, chimneys, floors, pillars and places and other high temperature
other structures. Receives instructions structures by laying and setting firebricks
regarding nature and type of work to be and refractory blocks, using chemical heat
done. Directs Labourers to prepare mortar resistant cement, fireclay, mortar etc.
in required proportions and water bricks. with hand tools. Receives instructions
Spreads mortar by trowel over foundation from appropriate authority regarding
or laid bricks and lays bricks by hand in nature and type of work to be done.
horizontal rows or designs and shapes per Spreads minimum possible fireclay mortar
approved specification. Taps bricks with evenly over furnace with trowel and lays
trowel to embed them firmly in mortar and taps fire bricks or refractory blocks in
and ensures correct vertical and position in correct alignment according to
horizontal alignment of brick setting by specification. Seals joints with fireclay
sight or with string and plumb bob. Closes mortar or chemically resistant cement to
gaps in between bricks by filling with half bind bricks together making provision for
bricks and mortar and by tapping with expansion of joints in furnace in linings.
trowel. Fixes wooden frames, lay lime Prepares support to proper curvature to
concrete over roofing and sets girders in replace arched roofs of furnaces or to
position. May dismantle masonry for construct new ones as directed or
reconstruction or facility of work. May do specified. Patches portions of furnaces
plastering, decoration pointing and repair with fireclay, as necessary and removes
work. May erect scaffolding. excess of mortar. May specialize in
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: building and repairing particular type of
Code 7112 high temperature construction. May
Title Bricklayers and Related Workers replace linings of ladles or tapping sports
of furnaces. May build new smoke
7112.0201 tunnels.
Plumbing Mason
Plumbing Mason is responsible for making ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
masonry manholes, laying pipes in Code 7112
masonry works and other earth work Title Bricklayers and Related Workers
related to plumbing.
7112.0400
Qualification Pack Details: Paviour
QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0106
QP NOS Name Plumbing Mason

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Paviour lays bricks and stone on levelled corners with special care and directs
ground to make floors, pavements, streets workers to apply sealing coat (spreading
etc. Receives instructions regarding type of gravel or sand over tar coating).
of pavement, floor or street to be laid and Removes template and allows laid
other specifications and collects materials material to dry in sun before use. Is
required. Directs Labourers to level designated as BITUMEN SPRAYER if
surface for laying bricks and stones for engaged in spraying hot liquid bitumen on
required construction. Lays stone slabs or road surface with spray gun connected
bricks in line on levelled ground, by sizing with supply hose to tar heating tank. May
them if necessary with brick hammer and use special thermometer to ensure
trowel and tapes them to get set firmly in required temperature of molten tar.
position. Checks alignment while laying
using straight edge and spirit level and fills ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
gaps in between with chips, bricks bits, Code 7112
cement etc.; May do pre-stressed and R.C. Title Bricklayers and Related Workers
(reinforced concrete) work.
7112.0601
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Assistant Mason
Code 7112
Title Bricklayers and Related Workers Assistant Mason needs to work as semi‐
skilled category tradesman and perform
7112.0500 tasks under instruction and close
Tar Supervisor supervision of Mason Level‐3 as Assistant
Mason. He is expected to carry out the
Tar Supervisor; Bitumen Supervisor setting and layout, laying of bricks and
supervises and guides laying of asphalt blocks, rendering coat plastering, finishing
(complex mixture of hydrocarbons) or of concrete, fixing doors and windows in a
other bituminous (inflammable mineral room/cubical while effectively engaging
substance) material over roads, roofs, etc. and supervising the Helper Mason under
for surfacing and water-proofing. Gets him for all trade relevant tasks. He should
drums filled with asphalt and other ensure trade specific compliance to
bituminous material heated on fire and environment, health and safety aspects
ensures proper melting and mixing of
contents. Directs workers to place Qualification Pack Details:
"templates" (pattern of wood, iron etc. QP NOS Reference CON/Q0102
used as guide for levelling) on road or roof QP NOS Name Assistant Mason
for proper laying and setting of asphalt NSQF Level 2
and other material. Puts on thin padding
or rubber gloves to protect remain ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
protected from burns, guides pouring of Code 7112
molten material or base and spreads it Title Bricklayers and Related Workers
uniformly over set area with mop brush or
other device. Ensures uniformity and even
spreading of tar or bituminous materials
7112.9900
on surface and applies subsequent coating
if needed. Lays tar over angles and Bricklayers, Other

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Brick Layers, Stone Masons and Tile 7113.0300


Setters, Other include all other workers Stone Dresser, Hand
engaged in brick laying, tile setting, stone
masonry and like tasks, not elsewhere Stone Dresser, Hand chips and chisels
classified. stone to required size and shape and joins
surface using hand tools. Examines and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: selects blocks of granite, marble or other
Code 7112 stone according to prescribed
Title Bricklayers and Related Workers specifications. Places it in working
position, measures it with measuring
instruments such as scale, calliper-
Family 7113 compass, etc. and marks it out according
Stonemasons, Stone Cutters, to specification for cutting. Chips off
unwanted portion, sprinkles water over
Splitters and Carvers
stone to serve as coolant and gradually
finishes it to required size and shape.
Stonemasons, stone cutters, splitters and Checks size and shape frequently while
carvers cut and shape hard and soft stone chipping. May cut decorative designs on
blocks and slabs for the construction and stone surfaces. May drill holes in stone if
maintenance of stone structures and required.
monumental masonry, and carve designs
and figures in stone.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7113
7113.0200 Title Stonemasons Stone Cutters,
Stone Cutter, Hand Splitters and Carvers

Stone Cutter, Hand cuts and shapes 7113.0400


building and monumental stone from Stone Carver
rough blocks or slabs of granite, marble
etc. using pneumatic and hand tools. Stone Carver carves out figures, letters
Places rough stone blocks or slabs in and artistic designs on stone blocks, slabs
working position with aid of crane, hoist or pillars to be erected or laid for
or other means. Marks out dimensional construction of buildings, temples,
lines for cutting according to monuments etc., using hand tools. Studies
specifications. Cuts block to required size, drawings, designs, models, nature of
shape and other specifications by drilling, carving and artistic features to be carved
chipping, splitting and chiselling stone on stone. Selects appropriate stone such
with pneumatic and hand tools. Checks as granite, green stone, soap stone,
size and shape frequently to ensure marble, etc. as required. Places stone in
accuracy and prevent deep cutting. working position and lays out figures,
designs, artistic features etc. on surface of
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: stone with chalk, pencil or ochre solution
Code 7113 by freehand sketching with drawing
Title Stonemasons Stone Cutters, instruments and tracing papers or by
Splitters and Carvers taking measurements from model. Applies
thin layer of oil, if using granite stone and

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carves out roughly along outline using ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
hand hammer and chisel of different Code 7113
shapes and sizes. Files rough surfaces and Title Stonemasons Stone Cutters,
brushes off dust as necessary while Splitters and Carvers
working. Sprinkles water on rough carving
if working on stone other than granite and 7113.9900
continues carving using small hammer and
Stone Splitters, Cutters and
fine chisels. Drills holes with hand drill, as
designed, using water as lubricant and Carvers, Other
smoothens object to desired finish by
rubbing with stones. Checks work Stone Splitters, Cutters and Carvers, other
frequently against sketch or model while include those stone splitters, cutter and
carving to ensure accuracy. May cut deep carvers not elsewhere classified.
slits using saw blades. May carve out
letters and figures and inlay them with ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
lead or stone of different colours. May Code 7113
first make clay model of carving to be Title Stonemasons Stone Cutters,
done. Splitters and Carvers

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Family 7114


Code 7113 Concrete Placers, Concrete
Title Stonemasons Stone Cutters, Finishers and Related Workers
Splitters and Carvers
Concrete placers, concrete finishers and
7113.0500 related workers erect reinforced concrete
Stone Polisher, Hand frameworks and structures, make forms
for moulding concrete, reinforce concrete
Stone Polisher, Hand; Stone Finisher surfaces, cement openings in walls or
polishes and finishes surface of stone by casings for wells, finish and repair cement
rubbing it evenly with block of stone or surfaces and carry out terrazzo work.
other abrasives. Places stone in working
position on floor or working bench with 7114.0100
aid of helpers, hoist or crane. Sprinkles Concrete Moulder
water and Chambal sand on surface of
stone and rubs it with different kinds and Concrete Moulder; Cement Block Moulder
grades of powder pumice or other moulds and finishes cement concrete
abrasives, pours water frequently on blocks of various shapes and sizes such as
surface thoroughly with water to remove sills, beams, railing, flower vases and
abrasives. Rubs surface of stone with other construction and decoration
polishing powder and cloth pad after articles. Examines drawings and other
primary rubbing to obtain lustrous finish. specifications and draws approximate
May specialize in polishing particular kind estimates of material required. Selects
of stone, such as marble or granite and be wooden mould of required size and
designated accordingly. May use portable pattern. Mixes cement, sand, lime etc.
polishing machine. and prepares cement concrete mortar by
adding requisite quantity of water to

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them. Places and fixes required number of Title Concrete Placers, Concrete
sized iron rods into mould and pours Finishers and Related Workers
cement concrete mortar into it. Rams
concrete with iron rods to make it 7114.9900
compact. Levels surface of mould by filling Concrete Placers, Concrete
with concrete and smoothens it with
Finishers and Related Workers,
trowel and wooden smootheners. Allows
concrete to settle for specified period in Other
mould for hardening. Removes shuttering,
soaks it in water for curing and gets it Concrete Placers, Concrete Finishers and
dried in shades. May cut artistic designs Related Workers, other include all other
on cast material before it gets hard. workers who erect reinforced concrete
frameworks and structures, make forms
for moulding concrete, reinforce concrete
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
surfaces, cement openings in walls or
Code 7114
casings for wells, finish and repair cement
Title Concrete Placers, Concrete
surfaces and carry out terrazzo work not
Finishers and Related Workers
elsewhere classified.
7114.0200
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Cement Finisher Code 7114
Title Concrete Placers, Concrete
Cement Finisher finishes surfaces of Finishers and Related Workers
concrete structures and smoothens
surfaces of freshly poured concrete Family 7115
sections. Cuts ridges, bumps and
Carpenters and Joiners
projecting wire from concrete surface
with chisel and hammer. Patches holes
and broken corners by wetting them, Carpenters and joiners cut, shape,
spreading mortar into them and assemble, erect, maintain and repair
smoothing surface with trowel or float. various types of structures and fittings
Removes blemishes from and smoothens made from wood and other materials.
surface by wetting or applying liquid
mixture of sand, cement and water and 7115.0100
rubbing with abrasive black. Finishes Carpenter, General
surface by wiping it with damp brush.
Levels, smoothens and shapes surfaces of Carpenter, General makes, assembles,
freshly poured concrete sections with alters and repairs wooden structures and
straight edge and float for fine finish and articles according to sample or drawing
edging tool to shape corners. May using hand or power tools or both. Studies
specialize in particular type of concrete drawing on sample to understand type of
finishing work and be designated structure or article to be made and
accordingly. calculates quantity of timber required.
Selects timber to suit requirements.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Marks them to size using square, scriber
Code 7114 etc. Saws, chisels and planes wooden
pieces to required sizes and makes

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necessary joints such as half lap, Tenon shaping to ensure correctness. Assembles
mortice, dove-tail etc. using saws, planes, framework step by step by gluing,
mortising, chisels, drills and other cramping, dowelling, nailing and screwing
carpentry hand or power tools as as required. Examines finished article for
required. Checks parts frequently with accuracy. Fits metal rods, hinges etc., to
square, foot rule, measuring tape etc. to wood work where necessary and rectifies
ensure correctness. Assembles parts and defects in fittings if any. Sharpens his own
secures them in position by screwing, tools. May erect scaffoldings if necessary.
nailing or doweling. Checks assembled
structure with drawing or sample; rectifies ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
defects if any, and finishes it to required Code 7115
specifications. Alters, repairs or replaces Title Carpenters and Joiners
components in case of old structures or
articles in similar manner. May glue parts 7115.0201
together. May smoothen and finish
Assistant Shuttering Carpenter
surface with sand paper and polish. May
fix metal fittings to structure and polish.
Assistant Shuttering Carpenter works as
May fix metal fittings to structure or
semi-skilled category tradesman and
article made. May calculate cost of
performs tasks under instructions and
furniture. May sharpen his own tools.
close supervision of Shuttering Carpenter
Level-3 as an Assistant Shuttering
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Carpenter. He is expected to make,
Code 7115 assemble, erect and dismantle
Title Carpenters and Joiners conventional/system formwork for all
type of in situ and pre-cast RCC work,
7115.0200 reading drawings, setting and layout. He
Carpenter, Construction should ensure trade specific compliance
of environment, health, safety aspects
Carpenter, Construction; Carpenter and should engage and supervise the
Building makes, assembles, alters and Helper Shuttering Carpenter under him
repairs doors, windows, frames and other for all relevant tasks.
wooden fixtures of building using hand or
power tools or both. Studies drawings or Qualification Pack Details:
samples and calculates quantity of timber QP NOS Reference CON/Q0302
required. Saws over size pieces by power QP NOS Name Assistant Shuttering
or hand tools or collects lumbers for Carpenter
making various components. Plans two NSQF Level 2
sides of above pieces, marks off
dimensions using tri-square, scriber, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
pencil etc., and reduces them to required Code 7115
sizes by adzing, sawing and planning. Title Carpenters and Joiners
Marks off different members, cuts them
7115.0300
as required and shapes and makes Tenon
and mortise, half lap and other joints by Carpenter, Structural
sawing, chiselling, drilling and filling.
Checks pieces frequently while sizing and Carpenter, Structural builds, erects and
repairs wooden structures such as

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building frames, stage and studio fixtures, fit wooden wedges to tighten joints. May
roofs, walls, wooden shingles etc., using perform simple blacksmithy tasks.
hand or power tools or both. Studies
drawing or sample or receives instructions ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
regarding structure to be built and Code 7115
calculates quantity of timber required. Title Carpenters and Joiners
Selects required type of timber and marks
them for dimension using measuring tape, 7115.0500
square, pencil, etc. Sizes different parts
Joiner, Wood
from oversize pieces by sawing, adzing
and smoothening using power or hand
Joiner, Wood joins and assembles
tools. Makes necessary joints such as
prefabricated wooden-plank boards,
Tenon and mortise, scraf, half-lap etc., for
building-fixtures, etc. using hand or power
joining different members. Checks pieces
tools or both. Collects prefabricated
with square, measuring tape, foot rule
planks of required sizes. Joins required
etc., to ensure correctness. Assembles
number of planks with double ended nails
different parts or panels step by step to
to form sides of structure. Assembles
form complete structure. Sharpens his
framework step by step by nailing or
own tools. May carve designs and polish
screwing. Sharpens his own tools. May fit
structures.
strengthening band or mild steel hoop by
nailing or screwing for strengthening
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: boxes and cases, if necessary. May make
Code 7115 crate for packing. May be designated as
Title Carpenters and Joiners WOODEN BOX MAKER; CARPENTER,
PACKING CASES if engaged in making
7115.0400 wooden boxes or packing cases of
Carpenter, Village specified dimensions.

Carpenter, Village makes and repairs ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


country ploughs, carts, doors, windows, Code 7115
frames and such other agricultural and Title Carpenters and Joiners
domestic articles by simple carpentry
processes using hand tools. Studies 7115.0600
sample and selects required type of
Lofts Man, Ship Building
timber and other materials. Cuts oversize
pieces, as required by sawing, adzing,
Lofts Man, Ship Building develops full size
chiselling and smoothening. Marks with
measurements from drawings to prepare
pencil, marking gauge or line and reel.
templates for manufacture of shell plates
Shapes different pieces and makes
and other parts of ship. Studies drawings,
necessary joints by smoothening, drilling,
considers elevation and draws full scale
chiselling etc. Assembles them part by
drawings with chalk on scrive board
part by nailing dowelling or screwing as
(wooden board on which various
necessary. Fits metal tyres to rim, blades
measurements are marked to enable
to ploughs, hinges and hasps and staples
drawing of shell, shell plate, margin plate
to doors etc., and ensures their proper
etc. for ship, to develop full scale
functioning. Sharpens his own tools. May
templates to be prepared) for making

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templates. Draws full size lines of ship constant width but varying depth),
body on scrive board, ensures that plans aprons, uprights and other wood framing
of drawings of adjacent components in ship according to specifications and
agree and fit accurately and draws them shapes and finishes them. Nails or bolts
to full scale on it using scale contours, metal fittings, plates and bulk heads to
chalks etc. Instructs Carpenter in wooden parts of ship using brace, drill
preparation of templates according to bits, augers, spanners etc. and ensures
dimensions drawn on scrive board and correct alignment of hull, frame and
marks instructions on them with ink for fittings. Levels ground ways, runners,
guidance of fabrication section. Issues wooden blocks etc., erects props, fastens
templates to concerned section, explains standing ways by wire ropes, fits
details of measurements for fabrication of launching triggers and performs related
steel panels to form various components tasks to prepare entire launching ways to
of ship body and receives them back after launch a ship. Gets all material and timber
use. Stores templates in prescribed place salvaged after launching for use in
for further use and maintains their subsequent operation.
account.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 7115
Code 7115 Title Carpenters and Joiners
Title Carpenters and Joiners
7115.0800
7115.0700 Lascar Stager, Ship Building
Shipwright
Lascar Stager, Ship Building erects
Shipwright erects props and temporary temporary wooden structures and
structures to stabilize and support ship scaffoldings for placing staging planks
during, construction and repairs in shore. inside and outside ship under construction
Aligns ship structure according to or repairs to facilitate work. Erects steel or
designed centre line and angle of declivity tubular uprights and ledgers or cross bars
and plots and marks reference points and for resting staging planks as guided by
lines on building dock or way to maintain Serang and keeps them secure from
alignment of vessel during construction or strong winds and accidents. Assists
repairs, using transit, plumb bob, tapes Shipwright, Wood as directed and
and levels. Builds keel blocks, bilge blocks, dismantles scaffoldings and other wooden
cradles and shoring for supporting slip in structures to arrange launching of ship. Is
dry dock, building docks etc. using power designated as SERANG, SHIP BUILDING if
and hand wood-working tools. Positions engaged in building and supervising
and secures blocking and other structures erection and removal of wooden
on dock platform according to ship’s blue- structures and scaffoldings and related
prints. Aligns vessel over blocks and tasks. May assist Shipwright in aligning
establishes reference points and lines on ship structure and perform other tasks as
ship’s hull for locating machinery and guided.
other equipment in accordance with ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ship’s alignment and shape. Fabricates Code 7115
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7115.1100 heating them on fire and bending them


Carpenter Worker, Boat Building lightly with hand as required. Fixes planks
on templates with brass screws, nails ribs
Carpenter Worker, Boat Building designs on bull with copper nails and rivets planks
boats and guides Carpenters, Boat and ribs together as specified. Fits
Building, Wood Sawyers, Hand etc. in wooden clamps, mounts and fixes
constructing them according to stringers (thick wooden planks) knee
specifications. Designs small boats and (wooden block between wooden clamps
rafts; watches construction of templates, and built joints inside hull) etc. as
ribs, planking etc.; and guides required. Removes templates from
construction at every stage of checks; completed boat. Bores holes over
laying of keel, setting of templates, fitting required part of hull, fixes engine
of ribs etc. and corrects them if necessary. foundation, lowers engine on foundation
Checks broken ribs and prescribes by chain block and secures it in position
dimensions for fitting new ones. Examines with bolts and nuts. Determines propeller
planks for ‘grains’, instructs carpenters to shaft alignment and bolts shaft to engine
insert small pegs where ‘knots’ are found coupling. Hoists and fixes decks, chains,
and ensures correct riveting of planks on mast, booms etc. on boat as per
ribs. Draws ‘mould loft’ (full scale requirements. Fits copper sheeting over
drawing) based on design on platform and outer portion of hull with copper nails and
guides Carpenters in engine, davit (side fixes rudder, rudder-shoe, exhaust pipe
crane), winch and other installations, and such other accessories on boat as
shaft alignment, rudder fitting, copper- specified. Performs all wood work repairs
sheet fitting, cabin fixture settings, etc. on to boats, larges etc. under guidance of
boats. May supervise workers in saw mill Carpenter Mistry, Boat Building. May
attached to boat-building yard if required. construct wooden accessories for boats
such as engine foundation, templates, ribs
etc.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7115
Title Carpenters and Joiners ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7115
Title Carpenters and Joiners
7115.1200
Carpenter, Boat Building
7115.1300
Carpenter, Boat Building constructs and Caulker, Boat Building
repairs boats, launches dredgers, barges
etc. according to prescribed specifications Caulker, Boat Building caulks seams of
by various carpentry processes. Lays keel deck, hull and keel of boat with caulking
on wooden fixtures and fits stem, stern material, using hand tools. Mixes caulking
and templates as to keel with bolts and materials such as caulking cotton and
nuts. Places cut planks on skeleton of boat oakum in coconut oil or pitch in castor oil.
to ascertain suitability and remodels their Makes clearances with chisel on seams
shape, if required, with hand tools. and plank joints where required. Inserts
Seasons planks and ribs (wooden reapers) caulking material by hand and blunt chisel
either with steam in masonry steam box inside clearances made and beats with
(gutter) or by applying oil over articles, hammer to push caulking material lightly

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into them. Observes caulked portions to Well Digger


ascertain defective caulking and rectifies
them by inserting further layers of Well Digger digs wells to obtain water and
material, if necessary. Melts rosin and vep for constructing base for structural
oil in fire and strains and mixers it columns and pillars. Examines earth to
(mixture) with required quantity of quick- select digging implements such as shovel,
lime to make Putty. Applies putty by hand hammer, etc. Locates area and marks
over caulked portions on boat. Examines outline on ground. Digs pit by excavating
and applies final touch as putty where earth with pick axe and shovel and bails
necessary. May prepare putty with paint, out excavated earth using basket. Fixes
chalk and linseed oil to apply it over tripod structure over well to facilitate
portions above water level and where digging and bailing out of mud from depth
copper sheeting are not provided. and repeats process of digging and
excavating earth to required depth. Sets
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: baked earthen or prefabricated cement
Code 7115 concrete rings from water level up to
Title Carpenters and Joiners surface in well to prevent caving of
surrounding soil into it. Raises surface
7115.9900 structure around well by securely setting
Carpenters and Joiners Operatives, some more cement or earthen rings or
gets cover wall constructed around it up
Other
to suitable height to prevent accidental
fall into it. May get brick wall gradually
Carpentry and Joinery Operatives, other constructed and sunk around total depth
perform variety of routine and low skilled of dug earth in well, particularly in areas
tasks such as sawing, cleaning, rough having soft soil. May pump out water
planning, drilling etc., and may be through bucket or hand pump. May blast
designated as Carpenter Mate, Carpenter rocks with dynamite.
Helper, Joiner Helper, etc.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 7119
Code 7115 Title Building Frame and Related
Title Carpenters and Joiners Traders Workers, n.e.c.

Family 7119 7119.0200


Building Frame and Related Traders White Washer
Workers, Not Elsewhere Classified
White Washer applies white or colour
This family covers building frame and wash in wall ceiling etc. using hand brush.
related trades workers not classified Studies colour scheme and estimates
elsewhere in group 711, Building frame material required. Selects lime or colour
and related trades workers. For instance, according to specification and prepares
the group includes steeplejacks, colour or white lime solution mixing it
scaffolders and demolition workers. with water. Strains mixture and visually
tests its density and shade. Makes end of
7119.0100 washing brush soft and uniform. Scrapes

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and cleans surface to be white washed Code 7119


and washes wall or ceiling with lime or Title Building Frame and Related
colour using hand brush. Examines Traders Workers, n.e.c.
washing after drying and applies second
coat on defective patches to make it look
uniform. May do minor plastering repairs. Group 712

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Building Finishers and Related


Code 7119 Trades Workers
Title Building Frame and Related
Traders Workers, n.e.c. Building finishers and related trades
workers cover, apply or install, maintain
7119.0301 and repair roofs, floors, walls, insulation
Assistant Scaffolder systems, glass in windows or other
frames, as well as plumbing, piping and
Assistant Scaffolder is able to put up electrical systems in buildings and other
scaffold, rigs, guard rails and planks structures.
securely and fix the items at heights by
observing and ensuring all safety and Occupations in this Group are classified
security measures. The main task of into the following Families:
scaffolder is to erect scaffolding, shoring
or brace, select tools, equipment and 7121 Roofers
materials from yard and transport item to 7122 Floor Layers and Tile Setters
site.
7123 Plasterers
7124 Insulation Workers
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference CON/Q0303 7125 Glaziers
QP NOS Name Assistant Scaffolder 7126 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
NSQF Level 2 7127 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Mechanics
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7119 Family 7121
Title Building Frame and Related Roofers
Traders Workers, n.e.c.
Roofers build and repair roofs on all types
7119.9900
of buildings using one or more kinds of
Building Frame and Related Trades materials.
Workers, other
7121.0100
Building Frame and Related Trades
Workers, other include workers engaged
Tile Layer, Roof
in building frame and related trades tasks
not elsewhere classified. Tile Layer, Roof lays and sets tiles over
rafters joining them with mortar to make
roofs of buildings. Measures location for
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
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estimates quality and quantity of material or mosaic panels for decorative or other
required. Marks guide lines with chalk. purposes.
Discards defective tiles and places good
tiles in position on buttons over rafters 7122.0100
adjusting them in grooves by hand as
Tile Setter
required and cutting and shaping them
wherever necessary for proper setting and
Tile Setter; Tile Layer fits and sets tiles to
alignment. Inserts nails or cement mortar
walls, floors and ceilings of buildings
in between tiles to fix and make them
according to specified design using
water tight. Fills gap between tiles or
cement or other mortar and hand tools.
covers exposed nails with cement. Cleans
Receives instructions regarding
surface of tiles using gunny bag and
specifications, layout and material to be
water. Ensures proper setting of tiles by
used. Soaks tiles in water to prepare them
observation and using alignment string
for setting. Applies mortar or cement coat
and wooden level. May replace broken
over wall with trowel and lays tiles aligned
tiles and punch holes where required.
in rows according to pattern. Checks
alignment of tiles laid with straight edge,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: levelling hoard, spirit level etc., makes
Code 7121 adjustments if necessary and taps them
Title Roofers with trowel handle to get them set firmly.
Sprinkles dry cement over freshly laid
7121.9900 concrete for laying floor tiles and ensures
Roofers, Other proper bond between cement and tiles
while laying. Cuts and shapes tiles for
Roofers, Other include all other workers corner pieces, fills gaps with cement as
engaged in roofing buildings and necessary and ensures proper joining
structures such as those setting and fixing setting and alignment. May erect
galvanized iron, asbestos sheets, or other scaffolding for setting ceiling tiles.
materials for roofing purposes, mending
leakages in them by repairs or ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
replacements, etc., not elsewhere Code 7122
classified. Title Floor Layers and Tile Setters

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7122.0200


Code 7121 Concrete Mixer (Mosaic Tile)
Title Roofers
Concrete Mixer, Mosaic Tile makes ready
mix (mall) for making mosaic tiles by
Family 7122 mixing cement, marble chips and other
colouring ingredients in water. Studies
Floor Layers and Tile Setters requirements of customers and evolves
colour pattern scheme and shades.
Floor layers and tile setters install, Measures required quantity of cement,
maintain and repair flooring, and cover marble powder or chips and colouring
floors, walls and other surfaces with tiles powder (oxides) and places them in
container. Adds prescribed quantity of

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water to mixture. Mixes it uniformly using Planer (Mosaic Tile)


hand trowel to make paste of required
consistency. Places ready mix (mall) near Planer, Mosaic Tile operates smoothening
tile presser for making mosaic tiles. machine to grind surface of mosaic tiles to
Checks whether mixture conforms to evenness and to expose marble chips to
required colour and shade by making view. Starts machine fitted with revolving
sample tile and alters proportion of circular metal plate. Places tiles on
mixture to attain required colour revolving bed of machine with smooth
combination if necessary. May operate side of tiles facing metal plate on entire
tile pressing machine. area of circular bed. Fills tanks placed
above machine with water and sand and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: opens them to allow water and sand to
Code 7122 fall on rotating bed in prescribed ratio.
Title Floor Layers and Tile Setters Watches tiles getting ground by mixture
of water and sand in metal bed for
7122.0300 prescribed period of time and ensures
Tile Presser (Mosaic) required finish. Removes ground or
planed tiles from bed of machine and
Tile Presser, Mosaic makes coloured replaces them with fresh tiles. Keeps place
mosaic tiles for floor walls etc. according neat and tidy.
to design. Places metal mould of required
size on table, cleans it with brush and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
applies linseed oil on its surface. Fills Code 7122
mould manually with prescribed quantity Title Floor Layers and Tile Setters
of cement mixture (mall) containing
marble chips or powder. Levels mixture in 7122.0500
mould using metal spreader. Sprays dry Mosaic Layer
(nead) cement powder over mixture for
absorbing moisture when pressed. Fills Mosaic Layer; Terrazzo Layer lays mosaic
layer of cement powder with wet mixture surface and floors according to specified
of cement and sand and closes mould designs using stone chips cement sand
with metal lid or cover. Places filled mould etc. and gives glossy finish to surface.
under hand or hydraulic press and Examine drawings and pattern of mosaic
operates it by levers to press mixture in laying and estimates material required.
mould to form tiles of required shape. Selects material like stone chips of
Removes pressed mould and dismantles required colour, cement, sand etc. and
frame. Removes pressed title places it on mixes them together in water or takes up
racks for drying before curing it in water mosaic panels, mosaic tiles, stones,
and repeats process. May repair hand or ceramic, opaque coloured glass and
hydraulic presses. similar other material as designed.
Prepares ground by setting levels and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: laying cement mixture or lime mortar to
Code 7122 required thickness. Allows cement floor to
Title Floor Layers and Tile Setters set and dry. Rakes-out (clips off) cement
floor with trowel or otherwise to create
7122.0400 unevenness over surface and spreads

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coating of mosaic plaster material over it. 7122.9900


Levels and smoothens it with trowel and Floor Layers and Tile Setters, Other
wooden smoothener and cures it with
water for specified period. Grinds surface
Floor Layers and Tile Setters, Other
with stones to give glossy finish. Pour
include all other workers engaged in floor
noad cement (Mixture of cement and
laying and tile setting, like tasks, not
water) on surface for grouting, lays mosaic
elsewhere classified.
tiles and panels on it according to design,
if necessary after sizing them, levels them
with wooden leveller to ensure uniform ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
height and fills gaps in between them with Code 7122
cement of matching colour if engaged in Title Floor Layers and Tile Setters
laying precast tiles and panels. Ensures
proper setting and cures laid tiles and Family 7123
panel, sprinkling water as required. Cleans Plasterers
surface by rubbing with polishing machine
or hand grinding stones and cleans it with Plasterers install, maintain and repair
gunny bag. May apply finishing and plasterboard in buildings, and apply
shining polish. May cut mosaic panels out decorative and protective coverings of
of bigger pieces. plaster, cement and similar material to
the interiors and exteriors of structures.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7122 7123.0100
Title Floor Layers and Tile Setters
Plasterer
7122.0600 Plasterer plasters walls, ceilings and other
Parquetry Floor Layer surface of structures with cement, lime,
mud or other mortar using hand trowel,
Parquetry Floor Layer lays all kinds of level etc. Mixes sand, cement, lime brick
ornamental parquetry floor designs powder etc. in required proportion adding
according to lay-outs furnished by water to it to prepare plastering mortar.
Architect. Studies design and shapes and Wets structure to be plastered with water
finishes required type of wood to ensure proper adherence; spreads
accordingly. Covers sub-floor with building plaster with trowel to give preliminary
paper or other material to protect wood coating. Levels and smoothens primary
from moisture. Nails wood flooring coat of plaster with straight edge, shapes
according to design, if necessary by borders to guide second coating and
further tooling to suit dimensions. May scratches surface of primary coat to
secure floor to mastic or asphalt base provide bond for subsequent coating.
without using nails. May hammer narrow Plasters area to be covered with primary
strips of wood into place on asphalt- coat and allows it to set for some time
mastic base. ensuring that it does not get dry before
final coating. Applies thin layer of finish
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: plastering coat over surface, makes out
Code 7122 corners and angles to suit it and
Title Floor Layers and Tile Setters smoothens plastered area with straight

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edge and trowel. Directs and supervises slabs to walls and ceilings for additional
sprinkling of water for curing during security. Saws slabs to make them fit at
plastering and watches drying and final ends of courses and around outlets and
outcome of surface. May undertake fixtures. May construct interior insulating
ornamental plastering. walls by fixing courses of compressed cork
blocks one upon another with cementing
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: substance. May finish cork surface of walls
Code 7123 and ceilings with plaster or spread
Title Plasterers concrete over floor slabs to form wearing
floor.
7123.9900
Plasterers, Other ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7124
Plasterers, other include workers who Title Insulation Workers
install and repair laths and apply plaster
to walls and ceilings of buildings not 7124.0200
elsewhere classified. Acoustical Insulator

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Acoustical Insulator applies adhesive


Code 7123 sound absorbing material upon ceilings
Title Plasterers and other surfaces with power driven
machine to reverberation of sound.
Family 7124 Prepares machine for operation by filling
Insulation Workers container with insulating material. Starts
machine and directs hose nozzle towards
surface to be covered. Applies insulating
Insulation workers apply and repair
material to surface in even layer of
insulating materials to buildings, boilers,
required thickness. (Excluded are workers
pipes or refrigeration and air-conditioning
who fit acoustical boards by hand to
equipment.
surfaces).

7124.0100 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Building Insulator, Hand Code 7124
Title Insulation Workers
Building Insulator, Hand applies slabs or
bats (sheets) of insulating material, such 7124.0300
as cork or spun glass, to walls, floors and
Insulator, Boilers and Pipes
ceilings in buildings. Examines drawings
and other specifications. Nails or wires
Insulator, Boilers and Pipes applies
bats of insulating material, such as rock
insulating material such as asbestos
wood or spun glass to interiors of walls,
mastic, cork, felt or mineral wool to
on attic roofs and on bottom of floors, or
exposed hot or cold surfaces of
spreads hot asphalt on surface and
equipment such as boilers, pipes or tanks.
embeds courses of cork slabs in it, or
Cleans surface of object to be insulated.
spreads cement mortar with trowel on
Binds heavy wires around object and
slabs and sticks them to surface. Nails
attaches small tie wires to them. Applies

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base coating of asbestos mastic or Code 7124


insulating cement to surface or covers Title Insulation Workers
object with layer of insulating material.
Covers base or coating or layer with wire 7124.9900
netting to reinforce insulation. Fastens Insulation Workers, Other
netting in place with small tie wires.
Applies one or more coatings over wire Insulators, other include all other workers
netting and smooths final coat with engaged in various tasks in insulating
trowel. May cover object with felt bound plants, buildings and equipment, not
with wire or with gauze covered with elsewhere classified.
plaster of Paris. May cover insulated
pipes, etc., with strips of canvas or
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
sacking. May paint or whitewash
Code 7124
insulating surface.
Title Insulation Workers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7124 Family 7125
Title Insulation Workers Glaziers

7124.0400 Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install


Insulator, Refrigeration and Air flat glass and mirrors.
Conditioning Equipment
7125.0100
Insulator, Refrigeration and Air Glazier, (Construction)
Conditioning Equipment insulates
refrigeration and air-conditioning Glazier; Glass Fitter; Glass Setter
equipment with various materials, such as (Construction) cuts glass panes or plates
cork or asbestos, to retain desired to required size and shape and sets them
temperature. Shapes, trims and smooths into doors, windows, skylights, show-
insulating sheets and blocks to cover and cases, partition of buildings etc. using
to fit parts of equipment such as hand tools. Measures frame where glass is
expansion chamber, condenser and to be fixed and selects required type of
piping. Applies waterproof cement to glass sheet. Marks glass according to
insulating material and surfaces of measurements, cuts it along markings and
members to be insulated and presses smoothens edges using hand tools. Mixes
them together. Secures insulating chemical ingredients in set proportions to
material with wire and wire netting. prepare putty for fixing glass. Cleans
Applies one or more layers of asbestos frame in which glass pane is to be fixed
plaster over wire netting with trowel. and secures it in frame with nails, metal
Packs walls or partly assembled casing spring or spring clips. Applies putty evenly
with sheets or loose particles of insulating on edges firmly to secure glass pane on
material. May apply insulating material to frame and smoothens with blunt knife or
hot or cold air ducts and pipes. otherwise to ensure desired finish. May fix
glass in metal frames by providing rubber
lining.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: at ends of wooden frame pieces and


Code 7125 fastens them together with nails to make
Title Glaziers frame. Places glass sheet on working
bench and marks outlines according to
7125.0200 required measurements. Cuts glass along
marking with cutting tool and smoothens
Glazier, Vehicle
its edges. Cuts plywood and cardboard
pieces to size using hand saw and scissors.
Glazier, Vehicle cuts ordinary and
Fixes Glass in frame, puts picture facing
pressurised glass or moulded cellulose
glass over it and places cardboard and
acetate to correct size and fits them in
plywood on reverse of picture. Drives
frame of windows, wind-shields, and
small nails suitably on rear of frame to
doors of automobiles, aircrafts, railways
hold mounted picture compact and secure
and tram coaches etc. edging them with
glues plain or decorative paper at back;
rubber or leather packing. Measures size
fixes hook on frame to facilitate hanging.
of door, window, wind-shield frame etc.
Is designated as MIRROR FRAMER if
where glass is to be fixed. Selects
specialized or engaged in framing mirrors.
appropriate type of glass, cuts it with
May use only cardboard on reverse side
cutting tool according to requirements
for mounting ordinary pictures. May
and smoothens edges with hand grinder.
polish or varnish picture and mirror
Heats pressurised and shatter proof glass
frames. May grind glass edges by grinding
panels along marked line and breaks it by
machine.
pressing with hands to required size. Fixes
channelling rubber, rubber-lining or
leather around edges of glass and sets and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
secures glass firmly in groove. Oils locks Code 7125
and sets locking chain device while fixing Title Glaziers
glass panels in automobile doors and
ensures their easy raising and lowering 7125.9900
operations. Checks and ensures proper Glaziers, Other
setting and fixing of glass by tapping it Glaziers, other include all other workers
with hand to feel resistance to wind engaged in different tasks, glazing
vibrations produced in running vehicles. operations in vehicles, buildings and other
May polish glass. structures, not elsewhere classified.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7125 Code 7125
Title Glaziers Title Glaziers
Family 7126
7125.0300 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
Picture Framer
Plumbers and pipe fitters assemble,
Picture Framer; Photo Framer cuts glass, install, repair and maintain pipe systems,
frame pieces and cardboard to required fittings and fixtures for water, gas,
size and mounts pictures and photos in drainage, sewerage systems, and
frame. Measures size of pictures and cuts hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
frame pieces to required size. Cuts joints

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7126.0101 7126.0102
Plumber, General Plumber, Operations

Plumber, General lays out, assembles, Plumber (Operations) is responsible for


installs and maintains sanitary fittings and operation of plumbing system used in
fixtures, sewage and drainage systems, housing, commercial and institutional
heating and sanitary systems, gas and setups.
water pipe lines etc. Receives instructions
from Sanitary Engineer or Civil Engineer Qualification Pack Details:
regarding lay out of pipes, gas or water QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0108
mains, position of fixtures and fittings, etc. QP NOS Name Plumber
Examines drawings or other specifications (Operations)
regarding size and dimensions of area NSQF Level 3
where sanitary fittings or pipe are to be
fitted or laid. Marks points at places to ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
indicate position for fixing brackets and Code 7126
laying pipes. Drills passage holes in walls Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
or floor of premises and fixes necessary
brackets, stands, holders etc. to keep or 7126.0103
hold fittings and fixtures in position, using
Plumber, General-Installation and
nuts, bolts, clamps etc. and tightens them
with hand tools. Cuts reams, threads and Repair
bends pipes as appropriate. Ensures that
pipe lines are laid properly by Pipe Fitter. Plumber (General)-II is responsible for
Joins pipes with sockets, Tees, elbow etc. installation and repair plumbing systems
or with molten lead or lead wool. Caulks including those of advanced sanitary
joints (operation of making joint seam fixtures as per manufacturer’s
tight to withstand pressure) and tests specifications in housing, commercial and
them for leaks with pneumatic or institutional setups.
hydraulic pressure. May repair and
maintain sewerage and pipe lines by Qualification Pack Details:
replacing washers on leaky faucets, QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0110
mending burst pipes, opening clogged QP NOS Name Plumber (General)-II
drains, etc. May do lead burning, dressing NSQF Level 4
and bossing of lead pipe and sheet lead, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
inlaying of wooden tanks, construction of Code 7126
septic tanks etc. Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters

Qualification Pack Details: 7126.0104


QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0104 Plumber, General Helper
QP NOS Name Plumber (General)
NSQF Level 3 Plumber (General) Helper is responsible
for helping Plumber (General) by carrying
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and handling of tools and materials
Code 7126 required in installation, minor repair and
Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters maintenance of plumbing systems.

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Qualification Pack Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0101 Code 7126
QP NOS Name Plumber (General) Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
Helper
NSQF Level 1 7126.0107
Plumber, Maintenance and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Servicing
Code 7126
Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Plumber (Maintenance and Servicing) is
responsible for assistance in maintenance
7126.0105 and servicing of pipes and sanitary fixtures
Plumber, General Assistant in housing, commercial and institutional
setups.
Plumber (General) Assistant is responsible
for assistance in, preliminary installation Qualification Pack Details:
and minor repair work of basic plumbing QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0112
systems in domestic, commercial and QP NOS Name Plumber
institutional setups. (Maintenance &
Servicing)
Qualification Pack Details: SQ. Level 3
QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0102
QP NOS Name Plumber (General) ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Assistant Code 7126
NSQF Level 2 Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7126 7126.0201
Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
Pipe Layer/Plumber Pipeline
7126.0106 Pipe Layer; Sewer Pipe Layer lays
Plumber, Maintenance and concrete, stone ware or clay pipes to form
Servicing Assistant sanitary drains and sewers. Receives
instructions regarding size and type of
Plumber (Maintenance and Servicing) concrete, stone ware or clay pipe to be
Assistant is responsible for assistance in laid. Digs or gets earth dug along marked
maintenance and servicing of pipes and lines using spade, picks etc. to make
sanitary fixtures in housing, commercial trenches for laying pipes. Levels and
and institutional setups. smoothens bottom of trenches to proper
gradient by scooping with shovels.
Qualification Pack Details: Receives pipes of required size lowered
QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0109 into trench manually or by pulley and
QP NOS Name Plumber adjusts their position by hand or crow-bar
(Maintenance & for correct levelling and vertical and
Servicing) Assistant horizontal alignment. Joints pipes
NSQF Level 2 together using appropriate couplings,
joints, rings etc. and closes joints by

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caulking with fibre and cement to prevent replaces leaky pipe lines, taps and joints
leakage. Tests joints by hydraulic or and provides connections to overhead
pneumatic pressure after sealing. Fills water tanks. Helps Plumber, General in
trench with earth to cover laid pipe and fittings sanitary fittings to buildings. May
rams earth to avoid sinking. Is designated join pipe sections and fittings.
as PIPE LAYER WATERMAINS or WATER
MAINS FITTER if engaged in laying cast Qualification Pack Details:
iron or galvanized iron water pipe mains QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0108
and in caulking their joints with lead to QP NOS Name Plumbing (Sanitary
prevent leakage. May lay pipe lines to Fixtures) Fitter
provide water connection to houses, Assistant
sanitary sewers etc. May fix meters to NSQF Level 3
stopcocks, remove defects from pipe lines
and replace defective ones. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7126
Qualification Pack Details: Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0107
QP NOS Name Plumber Pipeline 7126.0400
NSQF Level 3
Straightening Machine Operator
(Iron and Steel)
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7126
Straightening Machine Operator, Iron and
Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
steel operates hydraulic, mechanical or
pneumatic straightening machine to
7126.0301 straighten girders, bars, tubes, joints,
Pipe Fitter plates, angle irons, rails, etc., to required
accuracy. Sets metal to be straightened
Pipe Fitter lays repairs and maintains, between fixed supports on machine bed
pipes for supply of water, gas, oil or steam using crane and with assistance of helpers
in buildings, gardens, workshops, stores, as necessary. Locates bent portion of
ships etc., according to drawings or metal to be straightened, by sight, scale or
instructions. Examines drawings and other level. Starts machine. Manipulates hand
specifications or receives relevant wheel of machine to lower or raise
instructions. Cuts passage holes for laying moving ram of machine over metal object
pipes in walls and floors. Cuts reams, to be straightened. Adjusts stroke of ram
threads and bends pipes according to to required pressure according to nature
specifications. Lays pipes in cut passage and extend of bend. Changes position of
and assembles pipe sections with metal object either by turning or shifting it
couplings, sockets, Tee's elbows etc. by hand or moving it to position by hoist
Levels position of pipes using sprit level for removing bend to required accuracy.
for gravitational flow. Caulks joints, tests Checks object by sight or with straight
them for leakage with pneumatic or edge, scale or level to ensure that curves
hydraulic pressure and secures pipe line or bends are straightened to required
to structure with clamps, brackets, and accuracy. Removes straightened metal
hangers. Fits water meters, taps etc. to object from table with assistance of
pipe where necessary. Repairs and helpers or using hoisting equipment. May

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oil and clean machine. May do minor chipper to rotate chisel or cutting tool at
repairs to machine. high speed and chips off excess metal and
burrs from castings, riveting points, joints,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: angles etc., by pressing it over marked
Code 7126 area. Manipulates machine as necessary
Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters and observes metal getting smooth finish.
Stops machine and examines chipped area
7126.0500 for finish and accuracy by feel of hand or
by using tools. Cleans and oils machine
Puncher, Metal
periodically.
Puncher, Metal punches, drills and
countersinks holes in strip-plates, boiler ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
frames and other metal parts by machine Code 7126
or hand tools. Studies drawings and other Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
specifications to understand nature of
punching operation required. Selects 7126.9900
proper size punch and screws it into upper Plumbers and Pipe Fitters, Other
jaw of machine. Hoists and places plate to
be punched between die and punch. Plumbers and Pipe Fitters, other perform
Aligns hole mark on metal part accurately number of routine and low skilled tasks
under punch. Starts machine and releases such as assisting in laying pipes, making
foot pedal to cause punch descend water tight joints, fitting sockets and
through plate and cut hole over marked reducers, threading pipes with taps and
area. Changes position of metal and dies, removing leakages, etc., and are
repeats punching operation. May oil and designated as Plumber Mate or Pipe Fitter
clean machine. Helper according to type of work done.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7126 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Code 7126
Title Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
7126.0600 Family 7127
Pneumatic Chipper Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Mechanics
Pneumatic Chipper operates pneumatic
chipper and removes excess metal and Air conditioning and refrigeration
scrapings from metal products and mechanics assemble, install, maintain and
fixtures such as castings, fixtures, girders, repair air conditioning and refrigeration
joints etc. Examines metal objects and systems and equipment.
other structural assemblies and marks
areas with chalk requiring chipping of
excess metal or burrs to give smooth 7127.0100
finish. Connects air nozzle of pneumatic Mechanic, Refrigeration and Air
chipper to high pressure air supply pipe. Conditioning
Fits cutting chisel or tool to chuck or
spindle or chipper as appropriate. Starts

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Mechanic Refrigeration and Air Painters, Builders, Structure


Conditioning Unit installs and repairs Cleaners and Related Trades
refrigeration or air conditioning plant by
Workers
replacing defective parts, re-seating
valves, refitting coils, insulting, requiring
electrical connections, soldering etc. Painters, building structure cleaners and
Installs at site assembled air conditioning related trades workers prepare surfaces
unit and refrigerators giving necessary and apply paint and similar materials to
power connections and making changes buildings and other structures, vehicles or
to units as necessary to attain desired various manufactured articles. They cover
results. Examines faulty equipment to interior walls and ceilings with wallpaper,
ascertain nature and location of defects. clean chimneys and exterior surfaces of
Dismantles equipment partly or buildings and other structures.
completely according to nature of defects
to remove damaged or worn out parts. Occupations in this Group are classified
Replaces or repairs defective parts. into the following Families:
Replaces or repairs defective parts to
units by re-seating valves, refitting coils, 7131 Painters and Related Workers
reinsulating system, etc. over hauls units 7132 Spray Painters and Varnishers
and reassembles them after cleaning 7133 Building Structure Cleaners
components and replacing defective or Family 7131
worn out parts of pumps, compressors,
Painters and Related Workers
motors, etc., Removes faulty sealed units
or sub-units of refrigerators or air
conditioning plants and obtains Painters and related workers prepare
replacements. Conducts vacuum and surfaces of buildings and other structures
pressure test of pipe lines and charges for painting, apply protective and
system with fresh refrigerant. Sets plant decorative coats of paint or similar
to desired cooling conditions, prevents materials, or cover interior walls and
leakage and ensures attainment and ceilings of buildings with wallpaper or
maintenance of required temperature. other finishes.
Gets burnt out motors or generators
repaired by Electrician or Electrical 7131.0100
Winder and installs repaired ones to plant Painter, Building
giving necessary electrical connections.
May work in ice factory, cold storage Painter, Building; Painter, House applies
plants, specialized air conditioning units or coats of paint, varnish and other similar
domestic refrigerators. material to protect or decorate exterior
and interior surface of buildings using
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: spray gun, hand brush, etc. Selects paint
Code 7127 materials. Mixes paints and matches
Title Air Conditioning and Refrigeration colours by stirring together proper
Mechanics proportions of pigment, oil, thinner etc.
and drying substances. Erects working
Group 713 scaffolding with bamboo poles and
wooden planks or positions ladders at
required height or places to be painted.

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Cleans surface packs, cracks and holes spray gun. Rigs up scaffolding, cradles,
with mud fillers or mortar to prepare it for ladders and other equipment as
painting. Applies prime coat and allows it necessary. Rubs and cleans metal surfaces
to dry. Brushes or sprays one or more to be painted with wire brush, coir or
coats of paint on surface to required other abrasive material to provide clean
finish. May finish and decorate surfaces smooth surface for painting. Stirs
with marble or brick and tile effects or by readymade paints in containers, mixes
building silvering, stencilling etc. turpentine with it for thinning and applies
it on metal surfaces with hand brush or
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: spray gun as provided. May mix paint with
Code 7131 linseed oil, colouring matter or other
Title Painters and Related Workers substances to obtain proper colour
consistency. May burn off old paint with
7131.0101 blow lamp and scrap surfaces before
painting with sand paper.
Assistant Painter and Decorator
Assistant Painter and Decorator in this
position need to work as semi-skilled ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
category tradesman and perform tasks Code 7131
under instruction and close supervision of Title Painters and Related Workers
Painter and Decorator Level-3. He is
expected to carry out shifting of materials, 7131.0300
handling tools and tackles mixing of Painter, Industrial
colours and paints. Including identification
and surface preparation and Painter, Industrial applies paint, varnish
housekeeping. He should ensure trade and similar materials to building and other
specific compliance to environment, structure. Chooses the right paint or finish
health and safety aspects. for the surface to be covered taking in to
account durability, ease of handling,
Qualification Pack Details: method of application and customers’
QP NOS Reference CON/Q0502 wishes. Prepares surface to be covered
QP NOS Name Assistant Painter using scrappers, abrasives, and chemical
and Decorator removers so that paint adheres properly.
NSQF Level 2 Removes old coat by stripping, sanding,
wire brushing, burning or watering and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: abrasive blasting. May wash surfaces and
Code 7131 do trimming to remove dirt and grease
Title Painters and Related Workers from surfaces; fills holes and cracks;
welds; sand-papers rough spots and
brushes off dust. Applies primer on new
7131.0200
surfaces for the finish coat. Mixes paint
Painter, Steel Structure and matches colours by stirring together
proper portions of pigments, oil, thinner
Painter, Steel Structure applies lead oxide, etc. and other substances relying on
bituminous and other protective or knowledge of paint composition and
decorative paints on steel framework of colour harmony. Chooses the right paint
buildings, hangers, girders, bridges and applicator for each job, depending on the
other steel structures with hand brush or

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surface to be covered; characteristics of buildings with wallpapers, silk or other


the finish and other factors. May use fabrics not elsewhere classified.
brush with soft tapered edge, or paint
sprayer. Puts coating liquid in to spray gun ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
tank, couples gun to air hose and adjusts Code 7131
air pressure valves and nozzles when Title Painters and Related Workers
working with sprayer.
Family 7132
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Spray Painters and Varnishers
Code 7131
Title Painters and Related Workers
Spray Painters and Varnishers operate
spray painting and varnishing equipment
7131.0500 to apply protective coatings to
Paper Hanger/Wallpaper manufactured items or structures.
Fixer/Decorator
7132.0100
Paper Hanger; Wall Paper Decorator cuts
Painter, General
wall paper to proper lengths, applies glue
paste on its back and covers walls and
Painter, General applies decorative or
ceilings with them for decorative
protective coats of paint, varnish, shellac,
purposes. Selects wall paper of suitable
enamel, lacquer or other materials on
colour, design and size and cuts it into
exterior or interior surfaces, trimming and
suitable lengths. Erects scaffolding or
fixtures of glass, metal, wood, plaster
positions ladder wherever necessary to
concrete brick, building boards or other
reach surface to be decorated. Applies
objects using brush, spray gun, roller,
coat of glue on back of paper and pastes it
stencils etc. Receives work order and
on surface to be covered. Trims edges and
selects correct type of paint materials
runs hard rubber over painted paper to
with the consideration to suitability,
smoothen it. May apply sticking material
durability, ease of application and
on surface with roller or brush.
estimated cost. Mixes pigments, oils and
other ingredients to material where
required by manual or mechanical mixing
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: device using paddle or electric mixer to
Code 7131 obtain desired colour, shade and
Title Painters and Related Workers consistency. Removes dirt, grease or
rough spots and irregularities by scrapers,
7131.9900 chemicals and abrasives and patches
Painters and Related Workers, cracks and holes with putty or other filler.
Other Covers surface with appropriate prime
coat or sealer to have suitable surface or
Painters and Related Workers, other base for paint. Brushes, sprays or stencils
include those who prepare surfaces of one or more coats of material on surfaces.
buildings and other structures for May finish or decorate surfaces by gilding,
painting, apply protective and decorative silvering or painting over stencils. May be
coats of paints or similar materials or designated according to object coated or
cover interior walls and ceilings of material used. May mix paint with linseed

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oil, colouring matter of materials, labour, Painter prepares body surfaces on motor
etc. May erect scaffolds to facilitate work. vehicles, and applies paint and other
coatings.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7132 Qualification Pack Details:
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers QP NOS Reference ASC/Q 1406
QP NOS Name Painter Level 4
7132.0201 NSQF Level 4
Painter, Spray/Painting Technician
(Spray Painting) ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7132
Painter Spray; Duco Painter applies Title Spray Painters and Varnishers
decorative or protective materials such as
paint, enamel or lacquer including 7132.0203
synthetic paint on articles of wood, metal Auto Body Painting Technician–
etc., using spray painting equipment. Surface Treatment
Selects and mixes paints to produce
desired colour consistency, strains and Auto Body Painting Technician paints,
puts coating liquid into spray-gun tank, does the touch up and inspection of the
couples gun to air-hose and adjusts air- body. A Painting Technician does the final
pressure valves and nozzle. Presses trigger painting, touch up and inspection of the
and directs spray of prime and finish coats body of the vehicle being painted.
of paint over surfaces and ensures smooth
and even finish. Covers with tape areas
Qualification Pack Details:
not to be painted or where painting is to
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3303
be done in second colouring. Cleans gun
QP NOS Name Auto Body Painting
and hose with solvent before changing
Technician –L 3
colour and on completion of work. May
NSQF Level 3
prepare surfaces for painting, using
scrapers, abrasives, chemical removers or
other means. May be designated ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
according to article coated or material Code 7132
used. Title Spray Painters and Varnishers

Qualification Pack Details: 7132.0204


QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0702 Automotive Body Painting
QP NOS Name Painting Technician Technician
(Spray Painting)
NSQF Level 2 Automotive Body Painting Technician
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: paints, does the touch up and inspection
Code 7132 of the
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers body. A Painting Technician does the final
painting, touch up and inspection of the
7132.0202 body of the vehicle being painted.
Auto Spray Painter/Painter
Qualification Pack Details:

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QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3304 pressure, and flow of oxygen and fuel


QP NOS Name Automotive Body indicated on dials to specifications
Painting Technician computed from data charts. Ignites gases
–L4 to melt wire and presses button or trigger
NSQF Level 4 to release compressed air, which atomises
and sprays molten metal onto work piece.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Directs spray over surface of work piece in
Code 7132 specified pattern to obtain coating of
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers required thickness as indicated by
electromagnetic gauge or amount of wire
7132.0205 used. May spray or brush paint or apply
sealing material on coated surface for
Auto Spray Painter
decoration or further protection. May
Assistant/Painter flame-spray non-metallic objects, such as
glass or plastics.
Painter prepares body surfaces on motor
vehicles, and applies paint and other ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
coatings. Code 7132
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q 1407 7132.0400
QP NOS Name Painter Level 3
Painter, Sign and Letter
NSQF Level 3
Painter, Sign or Letter; Letter Writer; Sign
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Writer plans, lays out and paints in one or
Code 7132 more languages letters, signs, figures and
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers monograms on wooden boards, metal
plates, walls etc. using pencil brushes and
7132.0300 palette. Prepares layout for sign writing,
Metal Sprayer coats back-ground with paint, using paint
Metal Sprayer controls portable flame brushes and allows it to dry. Sketches out
spray equipment to spray corrosion- lines with free hand in chalk or pencil or
resistant coatings, such as zinc or gets them marked by dusting on stencils.
aluminium, on objects, such as plates, Mixes paints and pigments to get desired
tanks, and structural shapes according to colour consistency and fills in marked out
specifications: Cleans and roughens lines of letters and designs with paint
surface of object to be coated, using using pencil brushes of various sizes. May
sandblasting equipment. Selects nozzle to make signs by cutting out and sticking
accommodate size of wire to be melted gold lead lettering to surfaces. May cut
and sprayed and screws nozzle into place stencils and paint signs by brushing and
on metallizing gun. Inserts wire into rear spraying paint over them. May make signs
of gun and through feed rollers and of metal or wood. May transfer designs
nozzle. Connects hoses from gun to air and monograms and to gliding, silvering,
compressor and tanks of oxygen and fuel graining etc.
gas, such as acetylene. Turns knobs to
synchronize speed of wire feed, air ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:

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Code 7132 using hand brushes. Selects correct type


Title Spray Painters and Varnishers of paint materials or mixes pigment, oils
and other ingredients in proper
7132.0500 proportions to obtain desired colour,
Painter, Brush shade and consistency. Prepares surface
by scrapping with hand tools, rubbing with
abrasive papers such as sand paper, steel
Painter, Brush applies decorative or
wool or by applying chemicals to remove
protective materials such as paint,
dirt, grease stains and old paint. Fills
enamel, varnish, lacquer etc., on metal
cracks and holes with putty, honey wax or
articles, wood, building boards and other
filler and smoothens surface by rubbing
materials using hand brush. Selects
with cloth, brush or abrasives. Covers
correct type of paint and brush, taking
surface with enamel, lacquer, paint, stain
into consideration suitability, durability,
or varnish as required using hand brush
ease of application and cost or mixes
and allows coat to dry. Applies wax or
pigments, oils and other ingredients to
other polishing material with cloth and
paint material, as required, to obtain
rubs it to shin finish. May paint decorative
desired colour, shade and consistency.
designs and mix finishing materials to get
Cleans surfaces with brush, cloth or
desired effect.
abrasive material. Removes dirt, grease or
rough spots and irregularities by scrapers,
chemicals etc. and patches cracks and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
holes with putty or filler to provide Code 7132
smooth clean surface. Rubs or covers Title Spray Painters and Varnishers
surfaces with appropriate prime coat to
have suitable base or surface for painting. 7132.0700
Brushes with hand one or more coats of Painter, Glass
paint material on it to required finish.
Cleans brushes on completion of work and Painter, Glass paints ornamental and
maintains them. May be designated decorative designs on window glass and
according to object painted or material other glass articles using paints of
used. required colours and painting brushes.
Studies design or ornamental features and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: draws free hand out lines in chalk, pencil
Code 7132 or with special brush on glass planes or
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers other glass wares to be painted. Paints on
objects required design, using paints of
7132.0600 different colour to match design or
pattern. Paints details and shade on
Painter, Wood Work and Furniture
coloured glass previously waxed up
according to original pattern to complete
Painter, Wood Work and Furniture design of windows used in churches,
polishes wood and applies decorative or memorials and residences utilising
protective coats of materials such as knowledge of art, portraiture and effect of
paints, enamel, varnish, lacquer etc., on light and shade on glass. Cleans brushes in
pieces of furniture, mirror and picture oil or solvent after painting. May estimate
frames, building fixtures and other types cost of work. May paint walls, roof etc., of
of wood work to desired shade and colour

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buildings. May stain back of painted glass QP NOS Name Automotive Paint
pieces with silver chloride to achieve gold Shop Assistant
effect. NSQF Level 2

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7132 Code 7132
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers Title Spray Painters and Varnishers

7132.0900 7132.9900
Painter, Mate Varnishers and Related Workers,
Other
Painter Mate; Painter Helper assists
painters in their wok by performing Varnishers and Related Painters, other
routine tasks such as cleaning and include all those who paint vehicles such
preparing surfaces, mixing paints or as cars, buses or trucks, or apply
colours under instructions, carrying tools protective coats of enamel or varnish on
and other equipment from one place to metal, wooden and other manufactured
another, supplying material to painters articles, usually with a hand-spraying
and assisting them in their work. Cleans device not elsewhere classified.
surfaces of object to be painted with
brush, cloth or abrasive material and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
removes grease and dirt with chemical Code 7132
solvents, patches cracks and holes with Title Spray Painters and Varnishers
putty or other filling and assists painter in
his work by supplying paint, brushes etc. Family 7133
as required. Keeps brushes and other
Building Structure Cleaners
painting equipment clean. May do brush
painting for ordinary purposes. May cover
surfaces with appropriate prime coat to Building structure cleaners clean exterior
have suitable base for paint. surfaces of buildings and other structures,
and remove soot from chimneys.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7132 Sub Division 72
Title Spray Painters and Varnishers Metal, Machinery and Related
Trades Workers
7132.0901 Metal, machinery and related trades
Automotive Paint Shop Assistant workers cast, weld, forge and, by other
methods, form metal, erect, maintain and
Automotive Paint Shop Assistant will be repair heavy metal structures, engage in
involved in BIW Inspection, loading of the machine-tool setting as well as in fitting,
body in the conveyor and processes of maintaining and repairing machinery,
Sealing and sanding of the vehicle part. including engines, vehicles, or they
produce tools and various non-precious-
Qualification Pack Details: metal articles.
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3302 The work is carried out by hand and by
hand-powered and other tools which are

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used to reduce the amount of physical and install, erect, maintain and repair
effort and time required for specific tasks, heavy metal structures, tackle, cable-cars
as well as to improve the quality of the and related equipment.
products. The tasks call for an
understanding of the work organization, Occupations in this Group are classified
the materials and tools used, and the into the following Families:
nature and purpose of the final product
Tasks performed by workers in this sub- 7211 Metal Moulders and Core Makers
major group usually include: making
7212 Welders and Flame Cutters
moulds and cores for casting metal;
casting, welding and shaping metal; 7213 Sheet Metal Workers
installing, erecting, maintaining and 7214 Structural Metal Preparers and
repairing heavy metal structures, tackle Erectors
and related equipment; forging and 7215 Riggers and Cable Splicers
forming steel and other non-precious
metals to make and repair machinery, Family 7211
tools, equipment and other articles;
Metal Moulders and Core Makers
setting for operators or setting and
operating various machine tools; fitting,
maintaining and repairing industrial Metal Moulders and Coremakers make
machinery, including engines and vehicles. moulds and cores for casting metal.
Supervision of other workers may be
included. 7211.0100
Moulder, General
Occupations in this Sub Division are
classified into the following Groups: Moulder, General prepares mould from
foundry sand using pattern for casting
721 Sheet and Structural Metal metal parts. Places pattern on mould
Workers, Moulders and Welders, plate (Wooden plate with arrangements
and Related Workers to hold pattern). Makes mould in two
722 Blacksmiths, Tool Makers and halves (top and bottom) by ramming
Related Trades Workers foundry sand around the pattern.
723 Machinery Mechanics and Removes pattern carefully and mends two
Repairers halves of mould by trowel and smoothers.
Makes vent holes by wire for escape of
gas and other holes on top box for
Group 721 pouring metal into mould and for escape
Sheet and Structural Metal of excess molten metal (runners and
Workers, Moulders and Welders, risers). Fixes dried cores in proper position
and Related Workers to have designed holes in casting. May
prepare bottom half of mould in floor
instead of in bottom box. May dry moulds
Sheet and structural metal workers,
by fire in case of heavy castings. May do
moulders and welders, and related
additions and alternations in mould from
workers, make moulds and cores for
drawing, using foot rule, knife and trowel.
casting metal, weld and cut metal parts,
May be known as PIPE MOULDER if
make and repair articles of sheet metal,
engaged in pipe moulding.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7211 Code 7211
Title Metal Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers
Moulders and Core Makers
7211.0200
7211.0101 Moulder, Machine
Press Shop Operator
Moulder, Machine makes moulds for use
Press Shop Operator is involved in in forming molten metal into castings of
operating the press machine, overseeing various sizes, using auxiliary machines,
processes of blanking, drawing, etc., patterns, hand tools and sand or loam.
monitoring press operations and Places plate to which lower half of pattern
recording operational data, co-ordinating is attached on machine table. Fixes frame
with die setter during die setting having sides and cross-bars but no top or
operation and assisting in running the bottom to plate. Packs sand or loam
press at optimum efficiency. around pattern. Fills frame with coarser
material from chute or by shovelling, and
Qualification Pack Details: operates machine to ram material. Turns
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3402 frame over by hand or machine and dusts
QP NOS Name Press Shop surface of sand with powder. Fits upper
Operator Level 4 half of pattern to half and pins them
NSQF Level 4 together. Fixes another frame on top of
frame. Positions channels through which
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: molten metal will be poured and
Code 7211 observed. Repeats packing, filling and
Title Metal ramming tasks and pierces holes to allow
Moulders and Core Makers gases to escape during and after pouring.
Loosens frames and turns top frame over
and removes halves of pattern. Fits cores
7211.0102
in place. Repairs damaged surfaces and
Press Shop Assistant/Helper treats all surfaces to prevent crumbling of
molten metal. Re-joins frames. Shapes
Helper Press Shop role involves minor channel tops and fits bushes to protect
routine jobs like removing the scrap them. May use only one frame and work
generated during the pressing operations as member of team in preparing top or
(blanking, piercing, etc.), loading blanks bottom frames. May specialize in casting
and unloading of work pieces on the press any particular type of metal and be
line. designated accordingly.

Qualification Pack Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3401 Code 7211
QP NOS Name Press Shop Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers
Assistant/Helper
NSQF Level 2
7211.0201
Casting Technician-Sand Moulding

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Casting Technician-Sand Moulding spigot pattern on top; adjusts and sets


manages the specifications of the sand pattern with help of gauges and
and molten metal, setting up and completes ramming around spigot with
operating the casting equipment and pin rammers. Removes spigot and body
forming and finishing the final output. patterns carefully.

Qualification Pack Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3205 Code 7211
QP NOS Name Casting Technician- Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers
Sand Moulding
NSQF Level 4 7211.0500
Core Maker, Moulding (Hand)
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7211 Core Maker, Moulding (Hand) prepares
Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers cores with core sand (foundry sand mixed
with some bonding agent such as
7211.0300 molasses) for casting cavities in metal
Moulder, Vertical Pipe parts. Sprays ash, silica or other non-
adhering powder on sides of core box,
Moulder, Vertical Pipe prepares mould for partially fills box with core sand, and
vertical casting heavy pipes. Sets bottom inserts metal strengthening pins, wires
socket in moulding box (casing) by (grid bars). Fills in and compacts more
operating crane hoist. Gets ramming sand until core box is full. Makes vent
done, removes socket pattern and repairs holes in core with wire. Removes core
mould after withdrawal of body pattern. from core box, mends it if necessary and
Blackwashes mould and gets it dried up. places it in oven for drying. May apply
Sets socket core at bottom and gets main plumbago mixed with molasses and water
and top core lowered and placed securely to obtain smooth finish on finished
in concentric position. Is designated as castings.
TOP MOULDER or BOTTOM MOULDER
according to location of work.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7211 Code 7211
Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers

7211.0400 7211.0600
Rammer, Vertical Pipe Moulding Core Maker, Vertical Pipe

Rammer, Vertical Pipe Moulding rams Core maker, Vertical Pipe prepares cores
foundry sand around body pattern and for casting vertical pipes by repeated
sets core for preparation of vertical pipe process of loam application. Applies
moulds. Directs other workers in lowering splash loam uniformly on metal body and
and fitting it into bottom socket. Fills and covers it with straw roll mechanically.
rams foundry sand in casing around body Applies protective loam over it, gets it
pattern. Signals Crane Driver to lower dried up in gas fixed stoves and

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mechanically revolves it against core Welders and flame cutters weld and cut
board to get coating of fine loam. Sizes metal parts using gas flame, electric arc
core by mechanically scrapping off extra and other sources of heat to melt and cut,
material after drying. Cuts off bottom or to melt and fuse metal.
portion of core to prevent crushing during 7212.0100
operations. Repairs defects if any, applies Welder, Gas
thick coating of blackwash and gets it
dried up again before use. Welder, Gas fuses metal parts together
using welding rod and oxygen acetylene
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: flame. Examines parts to be welded,
Code 7211 cleans portion to be joined, holds them
Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers together by some suitable device and if
necessary makes narrow groove to direct
7211.9900 flow of molten metal to strengthen joint.
Metal Moulders and Core Makers, Selects correct type and size of welding
Other rod, nozzle etc. and tests welding, torch.
Wears dark glasses and other protective
Moulding and Core Making Operatives devices while welding. Releases and
perform number of routine and low skilled regulates valves of oxygen and acetylene
tasks such as ramming foundry sand into cylinders to control their flow into torch.
mould by rammers (metal bars having flat Ignites torch and regulates flame
and round bottom), setting body pattern gradually. Guides flame along joint and
with help of crane in centre of mould, heats it to melting point, simultaneously
fixing and removing of sockets for pipe melting welding rod and spreading molten
castings, setting pullers for withdrawing metal along joint shape, size etc. and
machine castings, coating moulds with rectifies defects if any. May join part at
refractory or insulating powder, assisting various spots to prevent distortion of
in preparation of foundry sand, making shape, form dimension etc. May preheat
bed for moulds, checking conditions of materials like cast iron prior to welding.
moulds, skimming dirt and slag from May also weld by other gases such as
molten metal, cleaning and blackening argon coal etc.
trough, guiding and assisting Crane Driver
in stripping castings from metal moulds, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
etc., and may be designated as Rammer, Code 7212
Socket Putter, Moulder Mates, Moulder Title Welders and Flame Cutters
Helpers, Pitman, Skimmer, Troughman,
Stripper, etc. 7212.0101
Plumber (Welder)/Plumbing
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: (Sanitary Fixtures) Fitter Assistant
Code 7211
Title Metal Moulders and Core Makers Plumber (Welder) is responsible for
welding activities related to plumbing
works in housing, commercial and
Family 7212 institutional setups.

Welders and Flame Cutters Qualification Pack Details:

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QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0105 QP NOS Name Iron & Steel


QP NOS Name Plumber (Welder) (Tungsten Inert Gas
NSQF Level 3 Welder)
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: NSQF Level 4
Code 7212
Title Welders and Flame Cutters ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7212
7212.0102 Title Welders and Flame Cutters
Plumber (Welder) Assistant
7212.0111
Plumber (Welder) Assistant is responsible Repair Welder
for assistance in welding activities related
to plumbing works in housing, commercial Repair Welder is responsible for
and institutional setups. maintaining and operating all welding
related works. The individual must be able
Qualification Pack Details: to use hand welding techniques or
QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0103 welding equipment and tools to join
QP NOS Name Plumber (Welder) various metal components and also carry
Assistant out repair work on machinery and
NSQF Level 2 equipment.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Qualification Pack Details:


Code 7212 QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1902
Title Welders and Flame Cutters QP NOS Name Repair Welder
NSQF Level 4
7212.0105
Iron and Steel (Tungsten Inert Gas ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7212
Welder)
Title Welders and Flame Cutters
Iron and Steel (Tungsten Inert Gas
Welder) performs manual TIG (GTAW) 7212.0200
welding for a range of standard welding Welder, Electric
job requirements. This is for skilled welder
who can weld different materials (carbon Welder, Electric Arc Welder fuses metals
steel, aluminium, nickel, titanium, copper using arc-welding apparatus and
and stainless steel) in various positions electrodes (welding material). Examines
and prepare various joints including parts to be welded, cleans them and sets
corner, butt, fillet and tee. Set-up and joints together with clamps or any other
prepare for operations interpreting the suitable device. Starts generator or
right information from the WPS. transformer (welding apparatus and
regulates current according to material
Qualification Pack Details: and thickness of welding. Clamps one lead
QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0807 (insulated wire carrying current from
generator) to part to be welded, selects
required type of electrode and clamps it
to holder connected with other lead).

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Generates sparks between electrode and Arc Welding (MIG, MAG, TIG), Resistance
joint, simultaneously guiding and Welding (Spot Welding, Projection
depositing melting electrode uniformly for Welding, Butt Welding) and Automatic or
welding. Takes precautionary measures Robotic Welding Process. This role is
such as wearing rubber gloves, holding responsible for joining various types of
welding screen of dark glass etc. May join metallic frames, structures, jigs, plates,
parts first at various points for holding at sheets etc. using heating and melting
specified angles, shape, form and process created through electrical power
dimension. and gaseous discharge, maintaining
process parameters, conducting quality
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: checks on output product and maintaining
Code 7212 a safe and healthy working environment
Title Welders and Flame Cutters on the shop floor.

7212.0300 Qualification Pack Details:


Welder, Machine QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3103
QP NOS Name Welder Level 4
Welder, Machine operates gas or electric NSQF Level 4
welding machine to joint metal parts by
fusion. Sets machine for operation by ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
igniting burners and adjusting flames or Code 7212
by switching on current. Regulates flow of Title Welders and Flame Cutters
gas or current and adjusts machine
according to material to be welded. 7212.0302
Checks cooling system and adjusts Welding Technician
movement of conveyor, if any. Feeds
material to be welded with either one by Welding Technician, this role is similar for
one or in batch according to type of all types of joining techniques like Gas
machine and welds them by pressing Discharge Arc Welding (MIG, MAG, TIG),
paddle, or by automatic arrangements. Resistance Welding (Spot Welding,
May use fixtures or other suitable devices Projection Welding, Butt Welding) and
for mass production work. Is designated Automatic or Robotic Welding Process.
as SPOT WELDER, FLASH WELDER, etc. This role is responsible for joining various
according to machine and type of work types of metallic frames, structures, jigs,
done. plates, sheets etc. using heating and
melting process created through electrical
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: power and gaseous discharge, maintaining
Code 7212 process parameters, conducting quality
Title Welders and Flame Cutters checks on output product and maintaining
a safe and healthy working environment
7212.0301 on the shop floor.
Welder
Qualification Pack Details:
Welder is also known as Welding QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3102
Technician, this role is similar for all types QP NOS Name Welding Technician
of joining techniques like Gas Discharge Level 3

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NSQF Level 3 to instruction of specification. Mounts


template and sets machine to cut to
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: specifications. Makes necessary
Code 7212 connections and fits required size of
Title Welders and Flame Cutters nozzle or burner in welding torch.
Releases and regulates flow of gas in
nozzle or burner, ignites and adjusts
7212.0303 flame. Guides flame by hand or machine
along cutting line at required speed and
Gas Metal Arc Welder/Metal Inert
cuts metal to required size. May use
Gas/Metal Active Gas/Gas Metal oxyacetylene or any other appropriate gas
Arc Welder (MIG/MAG/GMAW) flame.

Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas/Gas ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Metal Arc Welder (MIG/MAG/GMAW) Code 7212
perform manual (semi-automatic) Title Welders and Flame Cutters
MIG/MAG (GMAW) welding for a range of
standard welding job requirements and 7212.0402
weld different materials (carbon steel,
Iron and Steel Plasma Cutter-
aluminium and stainless steel) in various
positions. The welder can prepare various Manual
joints including corner, butt, fillet and tee.
Set-up and prepare for operations Iron and Steel Plasma Cutter-Manual cuts
interpreting the right information from different materials (mild carbon steel,
the WPS. stainless steel, aluminium, high tensile
and special steels, and other materials) in
various profiles. This involve setting-up
Qualification Pack Details:
and preparing operations interpreting the
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0209
right information from the specification
QP NOS Name Metal Inert
documents, obtaining the right
Gas/Metal Active
consumables and other materials, etc.
Gas/Gas Metal Arc
Welder
(MIG/MAG/GMAW) Qualification Pack Details:
NSQF Level 4 QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0806
QP NOS Name Iron & Steel Plasma
Cutter
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
NSQF Level 4
Code 7212
Title Welders and Flame Cutters
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7212
7212.0400
Title Welders and Flame Cutters
Gas Cutter
7212.0500
Gas Cutter; Flame Cutter cuts metal to
required shape and size by gas flame Brazer
either manually or by machine. Examines
material to be cut and marks it according

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Brazer fuses metal parts by heating using levels edges of sections to be joined. Fits
flux and fillings. Cleans and fastens parts section into place and fuses section
to be joined face to face by wire, by together by moving flame of lamp along
seaming or by any other suitable means joints or by heating joints with lamp and
and prepares paste of flux and fillings. adding lead from rod or ladle. Makes lead
Applies it to joint and hearts in furnace or fittings and pipes by cutting, shaping and
by torch to melt filling into joint. Allows it joining. May fuse, cut or make lead parts
to cool down. Examines joint and cleans of storage battery, tanks, etc. by operating
them by filing, buffing etc. bad burning machine, or using
oxyacetylene or oxyhydrogen torch.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7212 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Welders and Flame Cutters Code 7212
Title Welders and Flame Cutters
7212.0501
Soldering and Brazing Operator 7212.0700
Welder, Resistance
Soldering and Brazing Operator is
responsible for joining various types of Welder, Resistance sets up and operates
metallic frames, structures, jigs, plates, resistance welding machine to join metal
sheets, wires etc. using heating and parts, according to blueprints, work
melting process created through electrical orders, or oral instructions. Turns machine
power and gaseous discharge, maintaining dials to set air and hydraulic pressure,
process parameters, conducting quality amperage, and joining time, according to
checks on output product and maintaining specified type of metal, weld, and
a safe and healthy working environment assembly. May select, install, and adjust
on the shop floor. electrodes. Aligns work pieces, using
square and rule. May hold pieces together
Qualification Pack Details: manually, fasten into jigs, or secure with
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q4201 clamps to align in specified assembly
QP NOS Name Soldering and position. Holds part between electrodes
Brazing Operator or positions on machine worktable.
NSQF Level 4 Depresses pedal or pulls trigger to close
electrodes and form weld at point of
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: contact. Releases pedal or trigger after
Code specified welding time. Cleans electrodes,
Title using file, tip dresser, emery cloth. May
operate machine which automatically
releases electrodes from metal after
7212.0600
welding cycle. May devise and build
Lead Burner fixtures to hold pieces. May inspect
finished work. May operate machine
Lead Burner installs and repairs lead equipped with two or more electrodes
tanks, tank lining, pipes, floors and other which weld at several points
fixtures and equipment of lead, using simultaneously. Important variations
blow lamp and hand tools. Cuts section of include types of joints welded (seam,
sheet lead or pipe to size. Scrapes and

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spot, butt) and types of materials welded Title Welders and Flame Cutters
(aluminium, steel). Family 7213
Sheet Metal Workers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7212 Sheet metal workers make, install and
Title Welders and Flame Cutters repair articles and parts of articles made
out of sheet metal such as sheet steel,
7212.0801 copper, tin, brass, aluminium, zinc or
Welding Assistant galvanised iron.

Welding Assistant, also known as Welding 7213.0101


Helper is an assistant to the operator and
Sheet Metal Worker,
the entire team, the helper supports
peripheral activities/non-core activities in General/Sheet Metal Worker –
the manufacturing process. The Helper’s Hand Tools and Manually Operated
role is involved in performing small time Machines
routine jobs like cleaning, washing,
fetching and holding tool for the Sheet Metal Worker, General makes sheet
operators, loading and unloading of work metal articles according to drawing or
pieces on the welding assembly, bringing sample. Studies drawing or sample and
raw material and spare parts from the records measurements if necessary.
stores etc. Selects sheet of required type, thickness
(gauge) and size and marks it with scriber,
Qualification Pack Details: square, divider, foot rule etc., according to
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3101 drawing or sample. Shears wherever
QP NOS Name Welding Assistant necessary by machine or hand shears and
NSQF Level 2 makes it to required shape and size by
bending, seaming, forming, riveting,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: soldering etc., using mallets, hammers,
Code 7212 formers, sets, stakes, etc., or by various
Title Welders and Flame Cutters machines such as shearing, bending,
beading, channelling, circle cutting.
7212.9900 Checks work at stages during operations
and does soldering, brazing as necessary.
Welders and Flame Cutters, Other
May undertake pneumatic and hydraulic
tests. May also undertake repair work.
Welders and Flame Cutters, other perform
May specialize in different metal sheets
number of routine and low skilled tasks
such as tin, copper, brass.
such as cleaning joints, fitting. electrodes,
relieving welder and flame cutters in
minor operations, fitting nozzle or burner, Qualification Pack Details:
fitting templates etc. and is designated as QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0301
Welder Helper, Gas Cutter Helper, etc. QP NOS Name Sheet Metal Worker
– Hand Tools and
Manually Operated
Machines
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
NSQF Level 2
Code 7212

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1409


Code 7213 QP NOS Name Auto Engine Repair
Title Sheet Metal Workers Technician
NSQF Level 4
7213.0200
Sheet Metal Worker, Structural ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7213
Sheet Metal Worker, Structural Title Sheet Metal Workers
assembles, alters and repairs
prefabricated sheet metal sections 7213.0301
according to specifications by various Dent Remover/Auto Body Repair
mechanical processes such as drilling, Technician/Denter
riveting, trimming, soldering etc. to form
body structures of motor vehicles, Dent Remover; Panel Beater removes
aircraft, water tanks etc. Studies drawings dents from sheet metal parts such as
and other specifications. Selects mudguards, body panels, tanks,
prefabricated metal sheet of required size, containers, trunks by beating with mallets,
shape, form and thickness, measures smoothens surface for painting and other
them and marks outline and positions to operations. Gets parts dismantled,
indicate joints, bends etc. Punches or drills examines dents caused by stress or
holes in metal sheets at marked points accidents and starts beating from highest
with hand or tools and joins various parts point on inner side with mallet to bring it
together by riveting, soldering, welding or back to original shape. Supports outer
with nuts and bolts. Bends metal sheet to surface with soft metal-piece, wood or
required shape and covers it by joining it broader mallet to avoid distortion in
with frame at suitable places with nuts reverse direction. Manipulates support
and bolts. Trims ends of bent metallic and uniformly beats inner portion till
sheet by filing, sawing, bending etc. as damaged portion is reformed to original
appropriate. May install assembled body shape. May engage an assistant to hold
structure on frames for having wooden support and guide him in manipulating it.
parts fitted to it. May heat and bend May also scrape or lightly file outer
metallic parts of frame. May do spot surface to remove further defects, if any,
welding. for obtaining finer finish.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Qualification Pack Details:


Code 7213 QP NOS Reference ASC/Q 1410
Title Sheet Metal Workers QP NOS Name Auto Body Repair
Technician/Denter
7213.0201 Level 3
Auto Engine Repair Technician NSQF Level 3

Auto Engine Repair Technician is ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


responsible for the repair of vehicle Code 7213
engines and aggregates. Title Sheet Metal Workers
7213.0302
Qualification Pack Details: Auto Body Technician/Denter

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domestic use. Makes small charcoal fire,


Auto Body Technician is responsible for cleans (degreases) utensils by scribbling
repair of vehicles and for carrying out with dry sand or any other such abrasive,
work on the body and frame of a vehicle heats up utensils on fire, sprinkles
following the manufacturer’s repair powdered ammonium chloride and tin
procedures. stick or powdered tin on it, allows tin to
melt and spreads melted tin over entire
Qualification Pack Details: required surface with cotton or wool pad.
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q 1405 Repeats and again rubs coated surface to
QP NOS Name Auto Body ensure smooth finish.
Technician/Denter
Level 4 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
NSQF Level 4 Code 7213
Title Sheet Metal Workers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7213 7213.0600
Title Sheet Metal Workers Machine Feeder and Off bearer
7213.0400
Tinsmith/Whitesmith Machine Feeder and Off bearer feeds
materials into or removes materials from
Tinsmith makes and repairs cart-lamps. machines or equipment that is automatic
Containers, funnels, oil cans, siphons etc., or tended by other workers. Feeds
from thin mild steel, galvanized or other materials into machines and equipment to
sheets according to samples or process and manufacture products. Off
instructions for commercial and domestic bears materials and products from
use. Measures sample with foot rule and machines and equipment, using hand
callipers, selects required type of metal tools. Cleans and maintains machinery,
sheet, marks and cuts it accordingly with equipment, and work areas to ensure
hand scissors. Develops sheet to required proper functioning and safe working
shape by beating and bending using conditions. Moves controls to start, stop,
mallet, rods, patterns, rails, stakes, etc., or adjust machinery and equipment.
and solders joints as required. Secures Modifies materials and products during
joints by seaming or riveting and tests manufacturing process to meet
them for leakage. May be designated as requirements. Records production and
COPPER-SMITH, BRASS-SMITH etc., operational information and data on
according to material in which worked. specified forms. Identifies and marks
materials, products, and samples,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: following instructions. Weighs or
Code 7213 measures materials or products to ensure
Title Sheet Metal Workers conformance to specifications. Inspects
materials and products for defects and to
ensure conformance to specifications.
7213.0500
Fastens, packages, or stacks materials and
Tin Coater products, using hand tools and fastening
equipment.
Tin Coater; Kalaigare applies thin coating
of tin on brass and copper utensils for

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Boiler Fitter


Code 7213
Title Sheet Metal Workers Boiler Fitter sizes and fits various
components and mountings to boilers and
7213.9900 assists Boiler Maker in preparing boilers
Sheet Metal Workers, Other for steam and hydraulic tests. Marks
components according to drawings and
Sheet Metal Workers, Other perform sizes them accurately by chipping, filing,
number of routine and low skilled tasks, drilling, reaming, tapping, scrapping etc.
such as doing primary development of to required specifications, checking
sheet metal, cutting sheets to sizes, frequently with precision measuring
assisting in operating sheet metal instruments. Locates carefully position of
machines, applying brazing compound on different mountings such as regulator,
joints to be brazed, heating rivets for super heater, header, pressure gauge,
assembly etc. and are designated as: seating, safety valve by measuring
Sheet Metal Helper if assists Sheet Metal instruments and gauges and fits them on
Worker by performing simple flanging, boiler. Fits external water and lubrication
punching, shearing soldering etc. for pipes. Performs various duties as
fabrication of sheet metal products, Tin instructed by Boiler Maker such as
Smith Helper if cuts tin sheets according cleaning of pipes, connecting pump,
to drawing or sample using foot rule, sealing etc. and assists him in preparing
callipers and compass and assists Tin boiler for hydraulic and steam tests. May
Smith in bending, shaping and joining also undertake riveting, caulking,
various component parts. Sheet Metal replacing of worn out and defective parts.
Machine Helper if assists Sheet Metal
Machine Operator in setting and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
operating sheet metal working machines Code 7214
such as bending machine, channelling Title Structural Metal Preparers and
machine, shearing machine etc. Erectors

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7214.0400


Code 7213 Tubesmith, Boiler
Title Sheet Metal Workers
Tubesmith, Boiler forms, repairs and
Family 7214 maintains boiler tubes, cuts tubes to
required length, grinds surfaces, reams
Structural Metal Preparers and holes, expands or reduces ends and
Erectors swages them as required. Repairs or
replaces defective or worn out tubes and
tests for leakage by hydraulic pressure.
Structural metal preparers and erectors
May do descaling and cleaning of boiler
assemble, erect and dismantle structural
tubes.
metal frames of buildings and other
structures.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7214
7214.0300

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Title Structural Metal Preparers and kinds of lifting tackles, men, etc., required.
Erectors Collects steel members such as truss,
rafter, posts, etc., sets up hoisting
7214.0500 equipment for raising and placing them
Boiler Maker and erects scaffolding. Aligns and bolts
members in position for riveting. Drills,
Boiler Maker makes layout of boiler from reams or enlarges holes and smoothens
drawings, fits and assembles different rough surfaces using pneumatic or electric
parts, adjusts valves, prepares boiler for tools, gets fabricated members slinged
steam and hydraulic tests and undertakes and lifted using lifting tackles, ropes,
repairs of boilers. Studies drawing, sets chains, crane etc. as necessary, structural
barrel of boiler in position, marks out steel places them according to
locations and fits different units such as specifications and joins them permanently
stays, flue tubes with super heater, in order of sequence to form completed
header, thermo-siphon, injection and structure or its frame work. May rivet or
external pipes, fire grate, ash pan, smoke weld members together.
box tube plate, junction rings, etc. Repairs
and replaces tubes, stays, grates etc. as ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
and when required. Expands tubes and Code 7214
adjusts valves and other functional parts Title Structural Metal Preparers and
of boiler. Does riveting, caulking reaming, Erectors
beading etc. as required by pneumatic,
hydraulic and mechanical devices. Checks 7214.0700
components, fittings, mountings etc. and Fitter, Structural
prepares boiler for inspection at different
stages and also for hydraulic and steam Fitter Structural assembles and fits
tests. May assemble tanks, vats and other together various parts of heavy structures
heavy steel vessels with prefabricated such as bridges, overhead cranes, hoists,
parts. May also alter boiler parts and ship etc. in workshop according to
repair pumps, pipe lines etc. drawings under instructions of structural
Engineer, and dismantles them for
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: transporting to site for final construction.
Code 7214 Examines drawings and other
Title Structural Metal Preparers and specifications. Checks parts to be fitted
Erectors together. Cuts steel plates and angle iron
using power shear or flame cutting
7214.0600 equipment. Drills holes for bolts and
Erector, Structural rivets. Aligns members in position with
connecting pins to ensure that members
Erector, Structural; Erection Fitter, fit together properly preparatory to
Structural erects iron and steel framework permanent erection of structures at site.
at site for construction of buildings, Checks alignment of members with spirit
bridges, chimneys, drilling rise, ropeways, level, etc., to ensure accuracy of fit.
etc., under guidance of structural Dismantles parts of assembled structures
Engineer. Examines drawings, site facilities to facilitate transportation to site. May
and other specifications to determine bend or otherwise shape plates and

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assemble structural members by fitting, required shape by manual or mechanical


forging, drilling, riveting, bolting, or process. Checks and ensures that rivets
welding. are not loose or bent and heads have
been correctly formed. May detect faulty
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: rivets, and drive them out after chipping
Code 7214 or sawing riverheads. Reams rivet holes
Title Structural Metal Preparers and manually or by drilling machine, if
Erectors necessary, and fixes new rivets. Is
designated as CAULKER if engaged in
7214.0800 caulking seams, stays, rivets etc. with
caulking tools. May also do beading.
Fitter, Construction

Fitter, Construction erects columns, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


trusses and general fabrication work at Code 7214
site for construction of buildings, heavy Title Structural Metal Preparers and
foundations, hangars, sheds, etc. under Erectors
guidance of Civil Engineer or Overseer.
Examines drawings and other 7214.1000
specifications. Selects rods and cuts them Riveter (Railroad Equipment)
to required length. Bends rods using hand
tools or bending machine and joins them Riveter (Railroad Equipment) rivets
together with wires or fasteners. Places structural members, assemblies, and parts
rods in forms and fixes them in position. of railroad cars, using portable riveting,
May reinforce concrete with wire mesh. dimpling, and drilling machines and hand
tools: Reads work orders, blueprints, and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: operation sheets to determine sequence
Code 7214 of operations and type size and hole
Title Structural Metal Preparers and pattern of rivets. Removes temporary
Erectors bolts or fasteners and inserts rivets in
predrilled holes. Places drive head of rivet
7214.0900 gun against rivet shank and pulls trigger to
Riveter actuate hammer that spreads rivet, or
spreads rivet, using rivet set and hammer.
Rivets together adjoining edges of parts
Riveter joins permanently metal parts,
and assemblies, using portable rivet
plates etc. with rivets either manually or
squeezer. Places two dies of rivet
by pneumatic or hydraulic machines.
squeezer overhead and shank of rivet, and
Selects correct size and type of rivets.
presses trigger to activate dies that flatten
Ensures by sight or calculation that rivets
shank of rivet. Drills and reams rivet holes
are of correct length including allowances
and drills out defective rivets. Forms
for riveting and cuts them if required, to
dimples around rivet holes, using portable
correct length. Gets them heated up by
dimpling gun or stationary dimpling
Riveter Helper if necessary. Sets parts or
machine. May align and assemble parts to
plates in correct position, aligns holes and
be riveted, using jigs, holding fixtures,
inserts rivets. Directs Dolly Man to hold
pins, clamps, and fasteners. May buck
dolly in position or holds it by suitable
rivets.
mechanical device and snaps other end to

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Structural Metal Preparers and


Code 7214 Erectors
Title Structural Metal Preparers and
Erectors Family 7215
Riggers and Cable Splicers
7214.1101
Assistant Bar Bender and Fixer Riggers and cable splicers assemble
rigging gear to move and position
Assistant Bar Bender and Fixer works as equipment and structural components, or
semi‐skilled category tradesman and install and maintain cables, ropes and
perform tasks under instruction and close wires on construction sites, buildings or
supervision of Bar Bender and Fixer Level‐ other structures.
3 as Assistant Bar Bender and Fixer. He is
expected to read and understand 7215.0100
drawings, Bar Bending schedule, fabricate,
Rigger
store, transport and place reinforcement
in position while effectively engaging and
Rigger erects lifting and hauling tackles,
supervising the Helper under him for all
pulleys, wire ropes, etc. to lift, move or
trade relevant tasks. He should ensure
lower heavy articles such as girders,
trade specific compliance to environment,
beams, roofing sheets, machinery, logs,
health and safety aspects.
etc. for building, erection, construction or
similar purposes. Selects cables, ropes,
Qualification Pack Details: pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves,
QP NOS Reference CON/Q0202 according to weight and size of load to be
QP NOS Name Assistant Bar moved; attaches pulley and blocks to fixed
Bender and Fixer overhead structures, such as beams,
NSQF Level 2 ceilings and pole booms, with bolts and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: clamps; attaches load with grappling
Code 7214 devices, such as loops, wires, ropes and
Title Structural Metal Preparers and chains, to crane hook; gives directions to
Erectors Electric Bridge or Gantry Crane Operator
or other Hoist Operator engaged in
7214.9900 hoisting and moving loads to insure safety
Structural Metal Prepares and of workmen and material handled using
Erectors, Other hand signals, loud speaker, or telephone.
May splice rope and wire cables to make
Structural-metal Preparers and Erectors, or repair slings and tackle. May direct
other include workers who shape, workers engaged in hoisting machinery
assemble and erect heavy metal girders and equipment into ships and be
and plates to form structures and frame- designated MACHINERY ERECTOR (Ship
works not elsewhere classified. and boat building and repair). When
hoisting and moving construction
machinery onto truck beds, may be
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
designated as MACHINE MOVER
Code 7214
(Construction).

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: pulls lever crane or shovel with grease gun
Code 7215 or oil can. May be designated according to
Title Riggers and Cable Splicers equipment used, attachments made or
area worked, as CONCRETE BUCKET
7215.0101 HOOKER (CONSTRUCTION) LOG HOOKERS
(SAWMILL), MAGNET PLACER (IRON AND
Rigger: Rigging of Heavy Material
STEEL).
Rigger: Rigging of Heavy Material selects
tools and tackles, understanding and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
analysis of load distribution and lifting, Code 7215
moving (to be tied with manila rope to Title Riggers and Cable Splicers
arrest lateral movement of loads safely as
per needs of the group (Fitter, Welder 7215.0300
etc.) Splicer (Rope and Cables)

Qualification Pack Details: Splicer (Rope and Cables) joins, repairs or


QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0817 fits attachments to wire or hemp ropes or
QP NOS Name Rigger: Rigging of cables by splicing. Cuts parts of damaged
Heavy Material cables; joins cables by opening up ends
NSQF Level 3 and interweaving strands, fits cables
around hooks, eyes or other attachments
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and splices end of cable back into itself;
Code 7215 binds joints and ends of cables. May be
Title Riggers and Cable Splicers designated according to type of cables
spliced.
7215.0200
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Slinger
Code 7215
Title Riggers and Cable Splicers
Slinger Crane Hooker assists workers
engaged in operating power shovels or
cranes used to lift and move machinery 7215.9900
equipment or materials such as concrete, Riggers and Cable Splicers, Other
castings, mill rolls, scrap metal, pipe, dirt
and logs from one place to another. Riggers and Cable Splicers, Other include
Affixes rope, cable, chain, sling or other all other workers engaged in splicing
grappling equipment or attachments to cables and rigging and material handling
object being lifted or to lifting mechanism; equipment, not elsewhere classified.
places blocking or screw jacks in position ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
to hold crane or shovel upright when Code 7215
lifting heavy loads; signals operator, Title Riggers and Cable Splicers
vocally or with hand signals, to guide
operator in lifting and moving loads when
view from crane or shovel cab is Group 722
obstructed; pushes or pulls load as it is Blacksmiths, Tool Makers and
lowered until it is deposited in desired
Related Trades Workers
place; removes grappling attachments or

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Blacksmiths, Toolmakers and Related two pieces with brass and borax by
Trades Workers, hammer and forge bars, heating), and work by cold process. Is
rods or ingots of iron, steel and other designated as ANGLESMITH OR SPRING
metals to make and repair various kinds of SMITH if specialized in working on angle
tools, equipment and other articles, set iron or in making springs.
machine tools for operators or set and
operate various machine tools, and polish ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
and sharpen surfaces. Code 7221
Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and
Occupations in this Group are classified Forging Press Workers
into the following Families:
7221.0200
7221 Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and Village Blacksmith
Forging Press Workers
7222 Tool Makers and Related Workers Village Blacksmith forges domestic and
7223 Metal Working Machine Tool agricultural articles, used in villages, by
Setters and Operators repeated heating and hammering.
7224 Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders Examines sample for shape and size.
and Tool Sharpeners Heats specified type and length of metal
in furnace to required degree of
temperature. Places and holds it on anvil
Family 7221
with tongs and gets it hammered or
Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and hammers it to desired shape and size
Forging Press Workers using sets, swages, etc. Punches holes by
heating and hammering. Joins pieces of
Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and forging ferrous metal by forge-welding (heating
press workers hammer and forge bars, two pieces of steel or iron and hammering
rods, ingots and plates of iron, steel or them together). Heats articles frequently
other metals, and draw wire to make and and checks it by sight or with scale,
repair various kinds of tools, metal callipers etc., while forging. May fit metal
articles, pieces of equipment, and tyres on cart wheels. May do simple heat
agricultural and related implements. treatment operations. May also make
articles according to instructions.
7221.0100
Blacksmith ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7221
Blacksmith; Lohar forges metal to Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and
required shape and size by processes of Forging Press Workers
heating, bending, hammering etc. Heats
metal in furnace to required degree of 7221.0300
temperature. Places it on anvil holding it Power Hammer Operator
with tongs and forges it to required shape
and size by hammering either themselves Power Hammer Operator; Forging
or by Hammerman. May use swages, sets Machine Operator forges iron or steel to
from tools, jigs, etc. according to shape required dimensions by heating and
required. May weld by forging (joining hammering with power hammer. Heats

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metal red hot and adjusts it below ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
hammer on anvil with tongs. Holds it Code 7221
firmly with tongs and operates hammer Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and
by paddle or signals to Lever Man to Forging Press Workers
operate power hammer with required
force and momentum. Turns sides of 7221.0500
metal by tongs for hammering according
Stamper/Forging Operator
to requirements. May heat or get metal
heated number of times according to
Stamper; Drop Forger shapes articles from
necessity. May finish article by striking it
metal pieces by using dies and drop
with a hand hammer.
forging or stamping machine. Sets
required die and punch securely in
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: machine, heats metal to red hot and
Code 7221 firmly places it on die holding it with long
Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and tongs. Signals Stamper, Helper to bring
Forging Press Workers punch down with force. Checks formation
by sight and adjusts position of material
7221.0301 every time before strike. Applies oil, saw
Forging Operator dust or powdered coal on die before
stamping. May reheat and handle more
Forging Operator manages the than one set of die for completing article.
specifications of the metal bars, setting up May also work by cold process in case of
and operating the machinery for forging hammer dies and metal sheets.
and producing the output in line with the
desired specifications. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7221
Qualification Pack Details: Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q4501 Forging Press Workers
QP NOS Name Forging Operator
NSQF Level 4 7221.0600
Farrier
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7221 Farrier fits iron shoes to hoofs of animals
Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and such as bullocks, horses, etc., to protect
Forging Press Workers them from injury and excessive wear and
tear. Removes old shoes and nails from
7221.0400 hoofs of animals and dresses them (hoofs)
Hammer Man by mending and filing. Selects shoes of
required size, rectifies defects if any, and
Hammerman; Striker hammers iron and fits them in hoofs with special types of
steel to required dimension with sledges nails. Ensures that shoes are not loose and
according to direction of Blacksmith. animal does not get injured in process of
Selects sledge according to nature of fitting shoes. Ties and immobilises animal
forging and strikes hot metal hard or light before fitting shoes if necessary. May also
as per direction of Blacksmith. May also make shoes by common blacksmithy
work by cold process. process.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: removes completed article from lathe and
Code 7221 repeats process. Smoothens and trims
Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and spun piece with hand tools. May oil and
Forging Press Workers clean machine. May work on wood
turning lathe and make wooden chucks or
7221.0700 moulds. May cut and prepare appropriate
sizes of metal blanks on machine for use
Wire Drawer/Wire Drawing
of spinning lathe. May be designated as
Machine Operator ALUMINIUM SPINNER, BRASS SPINNER,
and COPPER SPINNER, according to type
Wire Drawer; Block Stripper, Metal of metal handled.
Drawing draws wire through dies to
required specification by operating wire
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
drawing machine. Selects required die and
Code 7221
fits it in die box. Sets height and alignment
Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and
of block. Points one end of wire, feed it
Forging Press Workers
into die, starts machine and watches
drawing and coiling at other end. Rectifies
defects in case of faulty drawing or 7221.9900
breakage. Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and
Forging Press Workers, Other
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Blacksmiths, Hammer-smiths and Forging-
Code 7221 press Workers, other perform variety of
Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and routine and low skilled tasks not
Forging Press Workers elsewhere classified, in smithy section
such as operating levers of power
7221.0800 hammer, pulling string of drop forging
machine, assisting Forging Machine
Metal Spinner/Metal spinning
Operator in placing material on anvil or
Machine Operator carrying it off and are designated
according to nature of work done such as
Metal Spinner; Spinning Lathe Operator Lever Man, Stamper Helper, Blacksmith
fashions metal sheet on spinning lathe Helper, etc.
into hollow-ware, utensils, and fancy
articles using patterns and spinning tools
studies drawings and other specifications
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
of article to be made. Selects appropriate
Code 7221
mandrels. Wooden chuck or mould to
Title Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and
make article. Fastens mould to spindle or
Forging Press Workers
lathe. Measures, marks, and cuts discs
from sheet metal stock and drills hole in
each disc using marking devices, shear
and drill press. Clamps disc to spinning Family 7222
form mounted on head stock spindle of
lathe by forcing follow block against disc Tool Makers and Related Workers
with tail stock (movable part of lathe).
Starts machine. Coats outside of rotating Toolmakers and related workers make
disc, forcing it to shape of spinning form, and repair custom made and specialized

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tools, sports guns, locks, dies, patterns Tool Maker makes cutting and press tools,
machinery components and other metal gauges, simple jigs, fixtures, etc. mainly
articles using hand and machine tools to for use in machines. Studies drawings,
work metal to fine tolerances. samples and other specifications of tool or
gauge to be made. Selects required type
7222.0100 of metal or alloy and marks it for various
operations, using Vernier height gauges,
Marker, Metal
sine plate, vee blocks, etc. Cuts, files,
grinds, scrapes or otherwise shapes metal
Maker Metal; Layout Man marks metal
to specified dimensions frequently
according to drawing or sample for filing,
checking it while working with measuring
machining, grinding, drilling, forming,
instruments such as micrometre, Vernier,
erecting, etc. Studies drawings, sketches,
gauges, face plate etc. as necessary.
samples, etc., to determine nature of
Anneals, shapes, hardens and tempers
work. Selects metal such as sheet, blocks,
cutting tools ensuring correct cutting
angles, rods, etc. according to
angles, clearances, etc. according to
requirement and specification and applies
standard or prescribed specifications.
chalk or copper sulphate solution on
Assembles part, finishes object. Checks
finished surface. Calculates and marks
accuracy with precision measuring
outline with centre punch marks on
instruments and shadow graph if
finished surface of metal, indicating lines,
necessary to ensure desired performance.
curves or points as per dimensions and
Calibrates and adjusts tools and gauges
other specifications given in drawing for
where required and maintains them in
fitting, cutting, grinding, drilling,
good working order. Guides brazing of tips
developing, etc., using surface plate, angle
to stalks and finishes them to make tip
plates, Vernier height gauge, divider,
tools. Is designated as GAUGE MAKER if
marking block and other devices. Checks
engaged in making or reconditioning
markings by calculating dimensions to
gauges. May repair and recondition tools
ensure accuracy of size, distances etc.,
for further use. May design tools, jigs and
using scales, divider, square and other
fixtures and braze and weld metal parts.
tools. May use template for making
standard sizes of metal products. May ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
mark metal components with drawing Code 7222
numbers for final assembly and erection. Title Tool Makers and Related Workers
May be designated as SHEET METAL
MARKER, STRUCTURAL MARKER, TOOL 7222.0300
ROOM MARKER, MACHINE SHOP Jig and Fixture Marker
MARKER, etc., according to shop and
nature of work done. Jig and Fixture Maker makes and repairs
jigs and fixtures (device for holding metal
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and guiding cutting tools) for mass
Code 7222 production work. Studies drawing and
Title Tool Makers and Related Workers checks dimensions and other
specifications of sample to calculate
7222.0200 working details. Collects material, gets
surfaces finished by filing or machining
Tool Maker
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of required jig or fixture by cutting, filing, locks movements of machine table taking
machining, grinding, scraping, drilling, bearing from finished side of metal or
screwing, etc. and finishes them to object, lowers spindle to bring centring
required dimensions. Hardens and tool exactly over centre of hole to be
tempers necessary parts or gets them drilled, notes table readings, starts
done ensuring that they do not get machine and drills hole centre. Raises
demored. Assembles parts in proper spindle, replaces centring tool with pilot
sequence, fits hardened bushes or parts drill, sets machine feed and speed,
where specified to guide cutting tools and operates machine spindle and drills, pilot
checks easy fixing and removing of part to hole. Changes pilot drill with slightly less
be machined to ensure operational than hole size drill. Drills metal or object
efficiency of jig or fixture made. Checks and checks hole with plug gauge for
fitting of jig and fixture at each stage while alignment, angle, size, etc. Fixes dead size
assembling to conform to specifications. (exactly of size of hole to be made)
Tests completed jig or fixture by trial reamer or boring tool in machine spindle.
operations to ensure operational Sets feed and speed as necessary and
efficiency and accuracy in production bores hole to finished size ensuring
work. May make adaptors, pullers etc. for absolute accuracy of hole made. Stops
specific purposes. May machine and grind and starts machine and keeps coolant on
jig and fixture parts. as required while working. Unlocks table
movement, moves table sideways and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: across according to calculated pitch centre
Code 7222 distances of holes, taking bearing from
Title Tool Makers and Related Workers hole drilled and drills other holes in similar
manner. May drill more than one hole in
7222.0400 same surface in one setting. May grind
tools and oil and clean machine.
Jig Borer

Jig Borer; Jig Boring Machine Operator ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
sets and operates precision jig boring Code 7222
machine for making highly accurate holes Title Tool Makers and Related Workers
in jigs, fixtures, castings, etc. Studies
drawings and other specifications and 7222.0500
calculates locations and sizes of holes to Die Maker
be drilled, pitch centre distances, etc. Die Maker; Die Fitter; Press Tool Fitter
Marks or gets metal or object marked makes metal dies to prescribed dimension
accurately to indicate exact position of for punching, cutting, forging and forming
holes to be bored. Sets machine table and of metal or synthetic components for
fastens metal or object on it in perfect mass production. Studies drawing and
level and correct alignment with clamps, specifications of dies to be made. Selects
fixtures, jigs, etc., using dial indicators, slip required type of metal or rough cast metal
gauges, optical scale of machine if block. Machines or grinds one surface and
provided, sine bars and other precision marks it with template or otherwise to
devices. Fits centring tool in chuck in indicate dimensions and other working
machine spindle. Moves table across and details. Cuts shapes, drill holes and mills
sideways according to machine reading, metal according to marking on various

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machines. Checks dimensions while complete die formed and measures it


working with gauges and other measuring (casting) with callipers, micrometre, etc.
tools. Finishes made die (punch) by filing for dimensions. Makes alternations in die
to required dimension and fits female to halves if required checks with further lead
it. Files cutting angle and clearance castings and ensures that product formed
accurately in female die and checks for conforms to prescribed specifications.
sizes. Drills holes and cuts thread in Gets die halves tempered and finishes
female die for driving guide pin and fitting them by grinding. Sets them in machine
guide plates. Gets male and female dies and stamps or forges some trial pieces to
tempered and grinds them to finish ensure correct formation. May anneal,
ensuring correct shear, cutting angle, grind and sink dies again if necessary. May
clearances, etc. Sets finished dies in press do primary sinking of dies in vertical
and cuts or forms some trial pieces to milling machine.
ensure accuracy and correct production.
May shape female die block to required ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
angle for fitting it in bolster. May repair Code 7222
used dies and grind them to desired finish. Title Tool Makers and Related Workers
May operate lathe, milling and shaping 7222.0700
machines and harden and temper dies.
Locksmith
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Locksmith fits assembles and repairs locks
Code 7222 with finished parts by accurately sizing
Title Tool Makers and Related Workers components, setting levers riveting etc.
studies design, sketch or model of lock to
7222.0600 be made. Collects various finished
Die Sinker, Hand components or parts and checks for
accuracy of fit by supplementary tooling
Die Sinker, Hand makes metal dies in two to remove defects. Assembles and fits
halves for manufacture of metal and parts in frame and rivets body to make
synthetic components using fine chisels, complete lock. Tests completed lock for
hand tools, machine, etc. Studies samples locking and unlocking with appropriate
or drawings of dies to be made. Selects key. Dismantles defective locks, repairs or
right type of metal or alloy rough cast replaces damaged parts and sets them
blocks. Gets one surface of each block right by setting or filing levers, riveting
ground finished. Marks one block to etc. Opens jammed locks using special
indicate position, size and shape of die to scriber to release levers and springs. May
be cut. Follows marking and removes install locks. May make parts of locks by
metal with different types of chisels, hand.
scrapers, etc. to form one half of die to be
made. Measures amount of metal ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
removed frequently while working with Code 7222
depth gauge, template, foot rule etc. to Title Tool Makers and Related Workers
ensure correct forming. Transfers
markings to other die block and (forms) 7222.0800
and shapes it in similar manner to form
Pattern Marker, Metal Foundry
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Pattern Maker Metal, Foundry makes and various carpentry processes. Removes
repairs metal patterns for making moulds rust if any and cleans barrel and other
for casting metals. Studies drawings and parts thoroughly. Assembles parts one by
other specification of pattern to be made one in order of sequence with hand tools
and calculates shrinkage allowances. ensuring stipulated performance, correct
Takes metal cast roughly to shape or setting, alignment, rigidity etc. sets back
selects metal from stock and marks it off. and fore sights in perfect alignment with
Grinds, smoothens and other wise shapes muzzle and stock for different ranges of
metal to required dimensions keeping shooting and adjusts it correctly by trial
shrinkage allowances in view. Measures shooting at firing range. Scrapes and
object (pattern) frequently while working polishes outer surface of barrel, trigger,
with callipers, foot rule, gauges etc. to trigger guard etc. and colours it by hot or
ensure correct shape and size. Assembles cold gun bluing process. May personally
pattern parts by screwing, soldering or test arms by trial firing at range to
otherwise fixing them together. Checks observe performance and accuracy.
completed pattern for accuracy using
gauges, micrometre, callipers, etc. and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
makes alterations if necessary. May repair Code 7222
broken or damaged patterns. Title Tool Makers and Related Workers

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7222.9900


Code 7222 Tool Makers and Related Workers,
Title Tool Makers and Related Workers
Other
7222.0900 Toolmakers and Related Workers, other
Armourer include all other Tool Makers engaged in
making special or other types of tools
Armourer; Gunsmith; Fitter Arms such as fly cutters, capstan, from tools,
assembles, replaces parts and repairs etc., by performing one or more
guns, rifles, pistols etc. by further tooling combination of tasks, not elsewhere
as necessary. Checks complete small arm classified.
(gun, rifle, pistol etc.) or its components
such as stock, barrel, sight, trigger ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
mechanism, firing pins, ejector etc. for Code 7222
alignment, proper fittings, grooving, Title Tool Makers and Related Workers
functional operations, condition and
serviceability and locates defects if any. Family 7223
Dismantles complete arm or defective
Metal Working Machine Tool
portion as necessary and removes dents
and defects by further tooling, brazing etc. Setters and Operators
or by replacement of broken or worn out
parts. Selects seasoned walnut, shisam or Metal Working Machine Tool Setters and
any other type of appropriate timber, Operators set and/or operate, various
marks it and makes butt of respective machine tools working to fine tolerances.
small arms, if defective, in correct
alignment with sights and barrel by 7223.0100

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Tool Setter, General holder of machine and securely screws it


in position. Places die on machine table
Tool Setter, General sets various types of and lowers punch to fit in die. Adjusts
precision metal cutting and grinding position of die in relation to punch.
machines for Machine Operators. Studies Clamps die securely on machine table
drawings and other specifications of parts with holders, plates, bolts and nuts and
to be made. Fixes metal and cutting tool manually operate punch few times to
accurately in position on machine using ensure that it passes clearly through die
chucks, jigs and other fixtures as required. set. Starts machine and feeds metal to cut
Adjusts machine table, guides, stops and or form trial pieces. Examines them for
other controls by manual operations correctness in all respects, resets die if
ensures that tool will cut or grind metal necessary, and hands press over to
according to specifications. Starts and operator for production work. May grind
operates machine to cut or grind sample press tools on surface grinder. May fit
product. Checks progress and accuracy of guide pin in die to avoid wastage of
cutting or grinding with precision material. May fit die in bolster (holding
measuring instruments such as device) before setting. May supervise
micrometre, Vernier, gauges, etc. and operators.
makes necessary adjustments to ensure
accuracy of final product and hands ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
machine over to operator for production. Code 7223
Charges tools and resets machine as Title Metal Working Machine Tool
necessary. May be designated as Setters and Operators
BROACHING MACHINE SETTER; MILLING
MACHINE SETTER; PROFILING MACHINE 7223.0300
SETTER; SHAPING MACHINE SETTER; Setter, Drop Forging Machine
SETTER LATHE, etc. according to type of
machine set. May do minor repairs to Setter, Drop Forging Machine; Drop Forge
machine. May supervise work of machine Setter sets dies in forging machine for
operators. blacksmithy work to cut or form heated
metal parts to desired shape. Studies
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: drawing or part to be made and selects
Code 7223 required pair of dies. Fits top die securely
Title Metal Working Machine Tool in sliding hammer head of machine and
Setters and Operators places bottom die on anvil (base platform
7223.0200 of machine). Lowers top die by lever or
Tool Setter, Press otherwise slowly on bottom die and
adjusts position of bottom die in relation
Tool Setter, Press sets press tools (die and to top die to have equal clearance on all
punch) in power and hand press for sides. Sets bottom die securely on anvil
manufacture of sheet metal products. with bolts, clamps, nuts, plates, etc. and
Examines sample or studies drawings and checks for correct setting. Heats or gets
specifications of item for production. blank or material heated to required
Selects appropriate pair of die and punch temperature and forges some (two or
and examines them for sharpness, cutting three) trial pieces to ensure correct
angle, clearance, etc. Fits punch in punch production and minimum wastage of

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material. Resets dies if necessary and coolant and hands over machine to
hands forge (machine) over to operator operator with required instructions for
with necessary instructions. May set rope tool manipulations and operations as
or belting to lifting device of hammer necessary. Visits machines under his
head. May be designated as DROP charge frequently, checks production and
HAMMER SETTER, PNEUMATIC HAMMER ensures that products of each machine
SETTER, STEAM HAMMER SETTER etc. are inter changeable and are
according to type of hammer or forging manufactured to required specifications.
machine set. Guides and resets tools where necessary.
May develop and form new tools for
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: specific operations and harden and
Code 7223 temper them. May suggest form and type
Title Metal Working Machine Tool of jig and fixture required.
Setters and Operators
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7223
7223.0400 Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Setters and Operators
Setter, Automatic Machine

Setter Automatic Machine sets various 7223.0401


types of precision metal cutting tools in Assembly Line Machine Setter
automatic machines for specific repetitive
operations for mass production of metal Assembly Line Machine Setter oversees
articles or components. Studies drawings assembly operation as per the required
and other specifications of metal parts or norms and assembly of aggregates in the
articles to be made. Selects appropriate vehicles and includes controls for machine
tools and securely fixes them in automatic operation, temperature and pressure
machines in order of sequence of including all machine settings.
operations. Fastens metal accurately in
position in machine using chuck, jig or Qualification Pack Details:
fixture as required. Starts machine. QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3603
Operates different tools manually in order QP NOS Name Assembly Line
of sequence to cut metal to required Machine Setter
specifications. Checks metal frequently NSQF Level 6
while cutting with precision measuring
instruments to ensure accuracy and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
regulates feed of metal, travel and Code 7223
movement of tools, etc. by setting locking Title Metal Working Machine Tool
devices, guides, automatic and other Setters and Operators
controls after each completed operation.
Cuts trial piece according to settings done 7223.0500
to check accuracy of each operation and
Mechanist, General/Machinist
cutting of metal to prescribed dimensions.
Resets controls, guides, etc. where
Machinist General operates various types
necessary to ensure accuracy. Sets
of power driven metal cutting or grinding
machine feed and speed, adjusts flow of
machines for cutting and grinding metal.

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Studies drawings or measures out sample involves setting machine parameters,


with appropriate measuring instruments supervising all kinds of machining and in-
to note different dimensions and line inspection activities for quality
sequence of operations required. Selects verification, resolving line operation
metal piece and marks it or gets it marked issues, ensuring compliance to all super
for machining operations required. finishing, tool room operations etc.
Fastens metal in chuck, jig or other fixture
and respective tool or cutter, according to Qualification Pack Details:
sequence of operation, on appropriate QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3506
machine. Checks machine setting or sets it QP NOS Name Machine Shop
for stipulated machine operations. Selects Master
machine feed and speed and starts Technician/Setter
machine. Controls flow of coolant (cutting NSQF Level 6
lubricant) and manipulates hand wheels
or applies automatic controls to feed tool
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
to metal or metal to tool. Observes
Code 7223
cutting or grinding both from marking and
Title Metal Working Machine Tool
machine readings, checks for dimensions
Setters and Operators
as necessary and removes parts when
machining is completed, checks
completed part with measuring 7223.0502
instruments and gauges to ensure Machine Shop Supervisor
prescribed accuracy. Makes adjustments if
necessary and repeats operations, as Machining Supervisor role covers
required, on same or other machines. supervision of operations for different
May assist in setting up machine for machine tools performed both manually
repetitive work, change tools, make and through automatic/CNC
simple adjustments, clean and oil machines/robots. This role primarily
machine. involves supervising all kinds of machining
and in-line inspection activities for quality
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: verification, resolving line operation
Code 7223 issues, review of fixtures etc.
Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Setters and Operators Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3505
7223.0501 QP NOS Name Machine Shop
Supervisor
Machine Shop Master
NSQF Level 5
Technician/Setter
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Machine Shop Master Technician/Setter
Code 7223
sets parameters and programming of CNC
Title Metal Working Machine Tool
and other machining equipment’s,
Setters and Operators
supervision of operations for different
machine tools performed both manually
and through automatic/CNC 7223.0601
machines/robots. This role primarily Turner/Conventional Turning

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Turner; Lathe Operator makes metal 7223.0700


articles to required specifications using Turret and Capstan Lathe Operator
lathe and cutting tools. Studies drawings
and other specifications of parts to be
Turret and Capstan Lathe Operator
made. Selects metal, holds it in chuck, jig
operates turret or capstan lathe for mass
or fixture on lathe as required, centres it
production of metal components. Studies
by manipulating chuck jaws or otherwise
specifications of parts to be fashioned.
using dial indicator or marking block and
Checks tools set in order of sequence of
securely tightens it in position. Selects
operations in appropriate parts of turret.
correct cutting tool, grinds it if necessary
Clamps work piece accurately in position
and holds it tight in tool post at correct
on lathe using chuck, collets, fixtures or
height. Sets feed and speed and starts
other device as required. Checks guides
machine. Manipulates hand wheels or
and stops set by Tool Setter or by self to
starts automatic controls to guide cutting
limit or control movement of tools.
tool into or along metal. Controls flow of
Selects rotation speed of metal as guided
coolant (cutting lubricant) on edge of tool.
and starts machine. Manipulates hand
Arranges gears in machine to obtain
wheels or sets and starts automatic
required pitch for screw cutting.
controls to guide each cutting tool in turn
Calculates tapers and sets machine for
in order of sequence into or along metal.
taper turning, controls lathe during
Controls flow of cutting lubricant to tool
operation by means of hand wheels and
tips. Observes cutting operation by
levers and frequently checks progress of
different tools. Stops machine after each
cutting with measuring instruments such
operation and checks machining with
as callipers and rule, micrometres, etc.
gauges and measuring instruments and
Stops machine, removes completed part
makes necessary adjustments if necessary
and checks it further with instruments to
to ensure accuracy. Is designated as
ensure accuracy. Repeats operations if
WARD OPERATOR, if engaged in operating
necessary. Cleans and oils machine. Is
ward machine (a type of automatic lathe).
designated as ROLL TURNER; RELIEVING
May shape and sharpen lathe tools. May
LATHE OPERATOR; SURFACE LATHE
oil and grease machine.
OPERATOR etc. according to type of lathe
on which worked. May improvise devices
and make simple adjustments to machine.
May recondition lathe tools. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7223
Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Qualification Pack Details:
Setters and Operators
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0110
QP NOS Name Conventional
Turning 7223.0701
NSQF Level 2 Lathe Machinist

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Lathe Operator is also known as a Lathe


Code 7223 Machinist. A Lathe Operator is responsible
Title Metal Working Machine Tool for setting up, operating and monitoring
Setters and Operators lathe or turning machines, shaping or
threading wire, rod or bar stock. A Lathe

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Operator studies blueprints and tooling Title Metal Working Machine Tool
instructions to determine Setters and Operators
the correct procedure for machining the
component in such a manner that 7223.0900
facilitates maximum efficiency in tool Planer
usage and time. The operator also
performs machine maintenance and Planer sets and operates single or double
checks tools for signs of wear. column smoothening machine to shape
metal objects to required dimensions.
Qualification Pack Details: Studies drawings and specifications for
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1901 setting work piece and tools for different
QP NOS Name Lathe Operator operations involved. Fastens metal object
NSQF Level 4 accurately in position on machine table
with bolts, nuts and other fixtures. Selects
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: single or double faced tool and fixes it in
Code 7223 tool holder of machine. Adjusts guides,
Title Metal Working Machine Tool stop and other controls to set speed and
Setters and Operators limits of forward and backward
movements of machine table. Starts
7223.0800 machine. Turns hand wheels to bring
cutting tool position over metal to start
Shaper
machining. Manipulates hand-wheels or
starts automatic controls to guide tool
Shaper; Shaping Machine Operator shapes
into and across metal at end of each
metal objects to required specifications
stroke. Changes tool and position of metal
using shaping machine and cutting tools.
if required. Checks and measures work to
Examines drawings and other
ensure correct dimensions. Adjusts
specifications of part to be made. Fastens
position of table or tool as necessary for
metal accurately in position in vice.
accurate performance. May oil machine.
Selects appropriate cutting tool and fixes
May specialize in any particular type of
it in tool holder on machine. Sets
planning and be designated accordingly.
appropriate speed feed and stroke of
machine depending on nature of required
cut, type of metal etc. Adjusts machine ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
table and tool post by manipulating levers Code 7223
or controls. Starts machine. Turns hand- Title Metal Working Machine Tool
wheel to feed cutting tool into or across Setters and Operators
work or engages automatic feed. Checks
progress of cutting with measuring 7223.1000
instruments and makes necessary Planer, Edge
adjustments to ensure accuracy. Stops
machine when completed and removes Planer, Edge planes edges of heavy metal
work from it. May sharpen and make own plate, girders etc. for structural work using
tools. May oil and clean machine. appropriate cutting tools and edge
shaping machine. Fastens plates, angles
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and other metal objects accurately in
Code 7223 position on machine table using fixtures,

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bolts and nuts. Selects appropriate cutting machine, and make simple adjustments.
tool and clamps to machine spindle. May recondition and sharpen tools.
Selects and sets speed and feed of
machine depending on nature of machine ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
operation and metal used. Starts machine. Code 7223
Lowers spindle of machine with cutting Title Metal Working Machine Tool
tool over metal to plane or cut edges. Setters and Operators
Regulates flow of cutting lubricant over
edge of tool where necessary. Finishes 7223.1201
edges of metal to required finish or
Miller/Operator–Conventional
smoothness by changing shaping or
grinding tools in machine. Checks finished Milling
metal with measuring instruments and
gauges for accuracy. May oil and clean Miller cuts metal blocks, gears, tools,
machine. May sharpen machine tools. cutters, jigs, components, etc. accurately
May specialize in particular type of according to drawings or samples by
planing and be designated accordingly. means of multi-toothed rotary cutters on
milling machine. Studies drawings and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: other specifications of part to be made.
Code 7223 Calculates feed, speed table, cutter and
Title Metal Working Machine Tool work angles, indexing, gear trains, number
Setters and Operators and type of cutter required, etc. using
trigonometrical and log tables as
necessary. Fastens blank (object) securely
7223.1100
on machine table on vice or between
Slotter centres as required in correct alignment
using dial indicator, bolts, nuts, clamps
Slotter; Slotting Machine Operator sets and other fixtures and instruments.
and operates slotting machine to cut slots Selects and clamps selected cutter on
keyways etc. in metal work pieces. arbor (tool holding device of) or spindle of
Examines drawings and other milling machine. Sets machine, dividing
specifications for type and size of slots head, work, gear trains, machine feed and
and keyways to be cut on metal objects. speed etc. depending on nature of
Fastens metal object accurately in machine operation and metal handled.
position on machine table with bolts, Starts machine. Manipulates hand wheels
clamps and other fixtures. Selects cutting or applies automatic controls to start
tool and fixes it in tool holder of machine. machining. Controls flow of cutting
Adjusts guides, stops and other controls lubricant on edge of tool and observes
to set stroke and speed of tool movement. progress of cutting. Stops machine and
Adjusts table and sets work piece checks product while machining and on
correctly for cutting operations. Starts completion using gauges and measuring
machine and applies cut. Observes instruments for accuracy. Repeats process
progress of cutting. Stops machine and if necessary. May perform machine
checks slotted or grooved area for operations such as keyway milling, gear
accuracy of depth and width using cutting, facing flute cutting, surfacing etc.
measuring instruments. Cleans and oils as required. Is designated as HOBBING
machine. May assist in setting up MACHINE OPERATOR, if engaged in

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hobbing machine. May clean and oil designated as BEVEL GEAR SHAPER; GEAR
machine. May grind and make form PLANER; GEAR SHAPER; GEAR HOBBER;
cutters. etc., according to type of gear and
machine operated.
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0108 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
QP NOS Name Operator– Code 7223
Conventional Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Milling Setters and Operators
NSQF Level 2
7223.1400
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Heavy Duty End Mill Operator
Code 7223
Title Metal Working Machine Tool Heavy Duty End-Mill Operator machines
Setters and Operators ends of columns, girders etc. to required
finish for structural work by means of
7223.1300 segmented end-mill and heavy duty
Gear Cutter milling machine. Fastens metal object
accurately in position on machine table,
Gear Cutter cuts gear-teeth on metal using nuts, bolts and other fixtures.
blanks on gear cutting machine using Selects appropriate segmented milling
special cutters. Examines drawings and cutter and fixes it to machine spindle.
other specifications of gear to be cut. Adjusts guides, stops and other controls
Calculates suitable gear trains for division, or determine speed and limits of table
cutter and blank arbor rotations proper movement. Starts machine. Controls flow
helix, and different angles, automatic of cutting lubricant on edge of tool and
feed, number and type of cutter etc. and observes progress of milling ends of metal
sets machine accordingly. Mounts blank in object. Stops machine when milling is over
position using mandrel, fixtures etc. as and checks finished surface for accuracy
required and sets appropriate cutter or to required tolerances using measuring
tool on machine. Turns and adjusts angle instruments. Removes metal from table
and position of blank and cutter in and repeats process. May oil and clean
relation to one another and adjusts relief machine.
of cutter teeth according to calculations.
Adjusts guides and stops to limit or ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
control movement of tools. Selects Code 7223
rotation speed of metal blank and starts Title Metal Working Machine Tool
machine. Turns hand wheels or engages Setters and Operators
automatic controls to guide cutting tool
into or along metal. Controls flow of 7223.1500
cutting lubricant over tools and observes Driller Metal, General
operation. Stops machine and checks cut
teeth for size, depth and shape using Driller Metal, General drills holes in metals
measuring instruments and gauges for according to specifications using drilling
accuracy. Cleans and oils machine. May machine. Studies markings or drawings
grind or recondition own tools. Is and other specifications for type and

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nature of holes to be drilled. Selects over required area of metal for drilling
appropriate drilling bit or cutter and fits it and starts machine. Lowers spindle, aligns
in machine spindle using drilling chuck or drill accurately over hole to be drilled.
otherwise. Aligns metal accurately in Checks setting for accuracy by trial,
position on machine, table using jigs and readjusts if necessary and locks respective
other fixtures as required. Adjusts guides positions. Controls flow of coolant while
and stops to limit or control downward drilling. Checks hole for accuracy. Repeats
movement of drill. Sets rotating speed of drilling operation over wide area of metal
spindle and starts machine. Lowers drill by stretching radial arm and adjusting
exactly on control punch mark on hole to position of carriage and drilling spindle
be drilled. Controls flow of cutting over hole to be drilled. Is designated as
lubricant on edge of drill. Observes TOWER DRILLING MACHINE OPERATOR if
progress of drilling and makes necessary engaged in operating tower drilling
adjustments to ensure accuracy. Stops machine to drill large number of uniform
machine and pull out drill when hole is holes in big plates, columns etc. by
drilled. Cleans drilled area and checks hole adjusting position of travelling tower in
for accuracy with measuring instrument. relation to location of holes to be drilled.
Selects and uses counter bores where May clean and oil machine. May grind
required. May use reamers for reaming drills. May cut screws with tapping
operation. May do tapping (screw cutting) arrangement and do reaming and counter
on drilling machine using tapping boring where needed.
attachment. May sharpen and recondition
drill bits or tools. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7223
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Code 7223
Title Metal Working Machine Tool 7223.1701
Setters and Operators Borer/Operator Boring Machine
Operator
7223.1600 Borer bores holes in metal objects for
Radial Driller various mechanical purposes by means of
boring bars and boring machine. Examines
Radial Driller operates radial drilling drawings and other specifications of holes
machine to drill holes in heavy metal to be bored. Fastens metal object
blocks, girders, plates, etc. by adjusting accurately in position on machine table,
radial arm and carriage of machine using jigs and fixtures as required. Selects
according to positions of holes to be boring bar and fixes it in machine spindle.
drilled. Studies drawings and other Centres hole accurately using cutting tool
specifications for size and number of holes as guide and adjusting object to desired
to be drilled on metal. Fastens metal position. Selects and sets speed and feed
accurately in position on machine table, of machine. Starts machine to rotate
using dial indicator, jigs and other fixtures cutting tool or object depending on type
as required. Selects appropriate drill and of machine operated and moves levers to
fixes it in machine spindle. Draws by hand advance cutting tool into position to start
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on edge of tool. Checks progress of boring and ensures that cuttings are drawn off by
with measuring instruments and makes suction while boring. Stops machine when
necessary adjustments to ensure boring to required finish is completed and
accuracy. Stops machine when boring is cutting tool automatically withdrawn from
completed and removes object from cylinder hole. Checks cylinder hole with
table. Repeats operations as required. measuring instruments to ensure
Sets machine to required pitch after accuracy. Repeats operations as required
adjusting hole position while threading by on other holes to be bored. May do
boring machine. Is designated as cylinder re-boring. May make simple
VERTICAL BORER or HORIZONTAL BORER adjustments to machine. May clean and
according to type of machine operated. oil machine.
May clean and oil machine. May sharpen
and recondition tools. May set the ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
machine for operator. May set depth of Code 7223
cut and do step boring in blind holes. Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Setters and Operators
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0107 7223.1900
QP NOS Name Boring Machine Rifling Machine Operator
NSQF Level 2
Rifling Machine Operator sets and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: operates rifling machine to make grooves
Code 7223 inside rifle barrels. Studies drawings and
Title Metal Working Machine Tool other specifications of barrel rifling of to
Setters and Operators be done. Centres barrel in steady-rests
and chuck of machine. Mounts
7223.1800 appropriate broach cutter or sets of
Cylinder Borer cutters on cutting head at end of riffling
bar of machine and adjusts them to cut
Cylinder Borer Bores cylinders of engines grooves of required specification.
to specified accuracy by means of cylinder Regulates oil feed on edge of cutter. Starts
boring machine and special cutting tools. machine to move rifling bar and cutters
Examines drawings and other spirally through bore of barrel. Observes
specifications of cylinder to be bored. operation of cutting grooves (rifling) in
Fastens cylinder block on machine table in bore surface. Stops machine when cutter
position by use of jigs and fixtures as has passed entirely through bore and
required. Selects cutting tool and fixes it withdraws rifling bar. Measures rifling
in machine spindle. Adjusts position of with gauges to ensure conformity to
cylinder block accurately below cutting specification. Removes barrel from
tool exactly over cylinder hole to be cut. machine and inspects rifling for defects.
Selects rotation speed of tool,, starts Removes dulled cutters and replaces them
machine and applies cut. Switches on with sharpened ones as necessary to
vacuum pump mechanism of machine. ensure that rifling grooves are cut to
Controls flow of lubricant on tool. specified depth. May shape, harden and
Observes progress of work. Checks size of temper cutting tools.
bore with gauge or measuring instrument

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7223 Glazer; Buffer grinds and polishes metal
Title Metal Working Machine Tool components before and after
Setters and Operators electroplating, on polishing lathe, using
appropriate wheel of cloth, leather or felt
7223.2000 and chemical compounds. Starts polishing
Bending-Machine Operator lathe, fit buffing wheel to it and applies
Bending-Machine Operator sets up and emery compound. Holds component in
operates machine to bend metal hand or in suitable holding device and
structural shapes, such as bars, rods, presses it against rotating wheel. Grinds
angles, pipes, and tubes, to angle or surface slowly to uniform finish. Replaces
contour specified by work order, buffing wheel by polishing wheel, applies
drawings, templates, or layout: Selects polishing compound and repeats process
and bolts holding clamp, die block, and for setting grains and obtaining high
guide clamp to machine. Positions and polish. May also polish metal articles
clamps end stops on machine to set without plating.
specified location of bend. Inserts or
screws plug stops into guide wheel to set ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
specified degree of bend. Positions Code 7223
workpiece against end stop. Locks holding Title Metal Working Machine Tool
clamp and guide clamp onto workpiece. Setters and Operators
Lubricates workpiece with oil. Starts
turntable that draws workpiece through 7223.2200
guide clamp around die block until Grinder, Tool and Cutter
stopped by plug stops or until dial
indicator points to specified degree of Grinder, Tool and Cutter grinds machine
bend. May slide mandrel into tubing tools and cutter to correct specifications
instead of using guide clamp. May preheat by special grinding machines and wheel.
workpiece, using hand torch or heating Studies drawings and other specifications
furnace. May use hand-powered bending to understand nature of grinding
machine for short runs. May fill tubes or operation required. Fastens appropriate
pipe with sand, resin, or lead to prevent abrasive wheel to spindle of machine.
wrinkling or collapsing during bending Mounts cutting tool to be ground on
operation. May heat tube, using torch, machine using dividing head, jig or fixture
and manually bend tube or pipe around as required. Manipulates swivel tables,
forming blocks. May flare tube ends, using wheel head and work holding device,
tube flare and cut or trim metal stock to guide finger, etc. as necessary to set
length, using power shears or saws. machine to appropriate angle for grinding
desired level on cutting edges of tool
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: selects and sets speed and feed to
Code 7223 machine according to nature of work and
Title Metal Working Machine Tool wheel used. Starts machine, brings
Setters and Operators rotating grinding wheel in contact with
edge of tool and grinds proper angles,
7223.2100 clearance, flutes etc. as required on tool
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gauge or measuring instrument while wastage, maintains production and gets


grinding to ensure accuracy. Rotates work cuttings and components removed as
through proper angle by dividing head or necessary. Is designated as Broaching
otherwise to set next flute or teeth of tool Machine Operator if engaged in broaching
or cutter for grinding and continues operation (cutting away metal). May get
operation. Uses cutting fluid or coolant as metal strips and shafts oiled before
found necessary and ensures that no part feeding. May clean and oil machine.
of work gets burnt or damaged while ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
grinding. Stops machine and removes tool Code 7223
when grinding is completed. Changes Title Metal Working Machine Tool
grinding wheel and position of tool as and Setters and Operators
when required. May give final finish to
cutting edge by hand using hones. May oil 7223.2400
and clean machine. May specialize in
Sheet Metal Machine Operator
grinding a particular type of tool and be
designated accordingly. May check ground
Sheet Metal Machine Operator operates
tool or cutter by shadow projector to
sheet metal machine for sizing, bending
ensure accurate finish.
and forming sheet metal for further
operations. Sets machine to required
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: dimensions (except press tools) using
Code 7223 common measuring instruments such as
Title Metal Working Machine Tool foot rule, callipers etc. Operates machine,
Setters and Operators feeds trial piece and checks for
dimensions and resets machine if
7223.2300 necessary. Checks out-turn from time to
Power Press Operator, Metal time to ensure correctness. May operate
one or more sheet metal working
Power Press Operator, Metal operates machines such as shearing machine,
power driven press for manufacture of bending machine, channelling machine,
sheet metal components by punching, forming machine and is designated as
blanking and forming operations. SHEARING MACHINE OPERATOR,
Operates machine manually to check BENDING MACHINE OPERATOR,
length of stroke of rams, setting of die and CHANNELLING MACHINE OPERATOR,
punch, placing of safety guards and GROOVING MACHINE OPERATOR,
ensures that machine is safe for FORMING MACHINE OPERATOR, etc. May
operation. Starts machine, feeds metal set cutters, blades, dies etc. and
strip, sheet or component on die and undertake minor repairs under guidance.
presses foot pedal or hand lever, as
provided in machine, to bring punch over ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
die to cut, bend or form metal according Code 7223
to type of tool set. Stops machine, get trial Title Metal Working Machine Tool
pieces inspected and continue operation Setters and Operators
after resetting, if necessary. Arranges
ready stock of feeding material and set 7223.2500
machine for continuous operation if
Ball Filling Machine Operator
possible. Observes operation, avoids

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Ball Filing Machine Operator sets and prescribed. Starts machine, sets rotation
operates ball filing machine for filing balls speed of wheel and regulates flow of
to required diameters. Studies drawings coolant and oil into machine. Opens
and other specifications of ball to be hopper gate and feeds ball into machine.
made. Starts pump and conveyor, feeds Observes operation and adjusts feed
roughly pressed balls into intake hopper finger and pick-off finger in tool pocket for
and regulates its supply to machine. Feeds obtaining required finish. May operate
balls into conveyor and rotates pressure ball grinding machine and be designated
wheel manually for trial operation. according.
Adjusts machine, guides, stop and other
controls to regulate load, wheel pressure,
etc. according to machine performances ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
and specifications prescribed. Rotates Code 7223
wheel at required speed to control cutting Title Metal Working Machine Tool
of balls fed and ensures desired Setters and Operators
smoothness of ball surface. Starts
machine. Adjusts feed finger and pick off 7223.2700
finger in tool pocket for obtaining desired
Dividing Machine Operator
clearances. Examines filed balls visually
and with measuring instrument to ensure
Dividing Machine Operator calibrates and
uniformity, smoothness of filing and
graduates metal, wood, perspex or ivory
adherence to specifications. Unloads filed
scales into required number of divisions
balls from machine through chute to
by dividing machine for measuring lengths
container placed below. May clean and oil
and angles. Studies drawings and other
machine. May operate ball grinding
specifications of parts to be calibrated.
machine and be designated as BALL
Selects metal, ivory or plastic work piece
GRINDING MACHINE OPERATOR.
depending on nature of work and
specifications prescribed. Marks or bisects
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: work piece as required. Secures blank
Code 7223 plate on circular or rectangular calibrated
Title Metal Working Machine Tool or graduated base plate of machine with
Setters and Operators catching devices. Aligns blank and base
plates according to specification and
7223.2600 number of divisions to be marked. Adjusts
Ball Lapping Machine Operator dividing machine by turning its pointer to
required position; and sets it (machine) to
Ball Lapping Machine Operator lapps steel required rotations to rotate base and
balls after grinding to accurate and high blank plate to set position according to
finish by special grinding wheels and number of division required. Presses and
lapping machine mostly for manufacture draws forward by hand pointer of
of ball bearings. Starts pump and machine over blank plate to cut lines,
conveyor and feeds hard ground balls into marks etc. to indicate divisions. Completes
intake hopper. Adjusts machine, guides, calibrating plate with specified divisions to
stops and other controls to regulate load, indicate lengths, angles etc., by rotating
wheel pressure etc. according to machine wheel of machine and graduating blank
performance and specifications plate with pointer mechanism. Removes

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calibrated plate from machine and cleans pattern. Stops machine when required to
and polishes it to give smooth finish using change tracer and cutter according to
emery paper. Sends graduated plate to nature of operation and continues
Engraver for engraving appropriate operation until master pattern is
numerals, words, degrees, etc. May completely reproduced on metal block.
sharpen knife or cutter of machine. May Checks completed die copied on metal
engrave plate with specified marks, block along with master, using precision
symbols, etc. instruments and ensures desired accuracy
in all dimensions. May oil and clean
machine. May send machined die for
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: further milling (cutting) to secure better
Code 7223 or final finish if necessary.
Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Setters and Operators ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7223
7223.2800 Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Die Copying Machine Operator/Die Setters and Operators
Sinking Electric Discharge Machine
7223.2900
Operator
Die Copying Machine Operator; Die Sinker Profiling Machine Operator
Machine sets and operates special type of
electronic or hydraulic die sinking Profiling Machine Operator sets and
machine for making dies by copying operates profiling machine (special type of
master (Pattern). Places master and metal milling machine) to make smaller dies,
block at appropriate distance on machine gauges, etc. by copying samples and
table and rigidly secures them in position templates in two dimensions (length and
with bolts and nuts. Selects tracer pin or breadth). Fixes cutting tool and work
feeler and fixes it in machine spindle over (metal block) on machine and sets table
master and sets appropriate cutter in feed and cutter speed. Clamps model
other spindle over metal block to be cut. (sample) or template of object to be made
Centres position of tracing pin and cutting on fixture attached to machine. Fits
tool by adjusting position of master and tracing finger or pin on secondary or
metal block by movement of machine tracing spindle of machine. Turns and
table according to markings made on wheels to bring tracing finger in contact
block. Lowers spindles to have tracer pin with model or template and milling cutter
or feeler touch master and cutter set on with work respectively. Regulates flow of
metal block. Sets feed and speed of coolant (cutting lubricant) on cutter and
machine. Starts machine and regulates starts machine. Observes operation of
flow of coolant over cutter. Observes automatic machining of work of copying
operation as tracing pin or feeler travels sample or template according to travel of
over contours of master die and its tracing figure in contact with model
reproduction by processes of copying on (sample or template). Checks progress
metal block by cutter. Measures machined from time to time with precision
area frequently with precision measuring instruments to ensure correct
instruments for length, width and depth machining. Stops machine to change
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etc. if necessary and continues machining and through automatic/CNC


until model is exactly reproduced in work machines/robots. This role primarily
to ensure accurate copying. Removes involves all kinds of machining and in-line
work from machine, cleans and oils inspection activities for quality
machine. May be designated according to verification, ad hoc repair work, change of
parts and nature of profiling work done. worn out parts, gauging and deburring
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: activities.
Code 7223 Qualification Pack Details:
Title Metal Working Machine Tool QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3503
Setters and Operators QP NOS Name Machining
Technician/CNC
7223.3000 Operator L4
Metal Stamper NSQF Level 4

Metal Stamper stamps trademarks, code ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


number and other designs on metal parts Code 7223
or components using stamping machine. Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Fits appropriate metal die containing Setters and Operators
trademarks, symbol, batch number etc.,
to spindle of stamping machine. Starts 7223.5002
machine. Places hot or cold metal object CNC Operator-Machining
or component holding with tongs, below Technician
spindle on machine table and presses
pedal to lower and press die over metal CNC Operator-Machining Technician sets
for stamping appropriate marking, checks up base level operations of different
and ensures that stamping on metal is machine tools and same can be
clear. Reports defects to superior and gets performed both manually and through
machine reset. Removes stamped metal automatic machines/robots. Machining
from table and places it at required place. Technician Level 3 is often called Assistant
May clean and oil machine. May keep Machinist, Junior Machinist, Lathe
record of stampings made. Operator, Apprentice Machinist, Semi-
Skilled Operator. This role primarily
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: involves supporting the Machine Operator
Code 7223 in all pre machining activities, machining
Title Metal Working Machine Tool of the actual part, ad hoc repair work like
Setters and Operators in auto service stations, gauging, de-
burring and inspection activities
7223.5001
Machining Technician/CNC Qualification Pack Details:
Operator QP NOS Reference ASC/Q3501
QP NOS Name CNC Operator-
Machining
Machining Technician is also known as
Technician L3
Machinist or CNC Machine Operator. The
NSQF Level 3
role covers operations of different
machine tools performed both manually
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:

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Code 7223 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Title Metal Working Machine Tool Code 7223
Setters and Operators Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Setters and Operators
7223.5003
CNC Operator-Machinist 7223.5005
CNC Setter cum Operator-Vertical
A CNC Operator is responsible for Machining Centre
maintaining and operating CNC machine.
The individual monitors gauges and dials. CNC Operator-Vertical Machining Centre
The individual must be proficient in produces components that combine a
programming and setting CNC machinery. number of different features, such as flat
faces, parallel faces, faces square to each
Qualification Pack Details: other, faces at an angle, steps/shoulders,
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1903 open and enclosed slots, drilled, bored
QP NOS Name CNC Operator and reamed holes, internal threads, and
NSQF Level 4 special forms. It involves continuously
monitoring, inspecting the components
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and meeting production targets.
Code 7231
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and Qualification Pack Details:
Fitters QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0123
QP NOS Name CNC Operator-
7223.5004 Vertical Machining
CNC Operator-Vertical Machining Centre
Centre NSQF Level 4

CNC Operator-Vertical Machining Centre ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


produces components that combine a Code 7223
number of different features, such as flat Title Metal Working Machine Tool
faces, parallel faces, faces square to each Setters and Operators
other, faces at an angle, steps/shoulders,
open and enclosed slots, drilled, bored 7223.6001
and reamed holes, internal threads, and CNC Setter cum Operator-Turning
special forms. It involves continuously
monitoring, inspecting the components CNC Setter cum Operator-Turning sets up
and meeting production targets. the CNC turning machine, its work holding
devices, tooling, loading the machine
Qualification Pack Details: operating programs, conducting trial runs
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0116 and correcting faults, in order to ensure
QP NOS Name CNC Operator- that the work output is produced as per
Vertical Machining specification.
Centre
NSQF Level 3 Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0120

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QP NOS Name CNC Setter cum Qualification Pack Details:


Operator-Turning QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0401
NSQF Level 4 QP NOS Name CNC Programmer
NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7223 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Metal Working Machine Tool Code 7223
Setters and Operators Title Metal Working Machine Tool
Setters and Operators
7223.6002
CNC Operator-Turning 7223.9900
Metal Working Machine Tool
CNC Operator-Turning removes metal Setters and Operators, Others
from the outer diameter of a rotating
cylindrical workpiece. It also involves Machine Tool Operators, Other includes
inspecting the components and all other Machine Tool Operators engaged
continuously monitoring of the machining in operating automatic, semi-automatic
operations and making minor adjustments and simple special purpose production
in order to ensure that the work output is machines, sawing and filing by machine,
to the required quality and accuracy. grinding by hand, cutting threads in bolts
and nuts etc., and may be designated as;
Qualification Pack Details: Automatic Machine Operator if tends and
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0115 feed, one or more automatic machine
QP NOS Name CNC Operator- tools; De-Burrer if removes burrs and
Turning rough spots from metal parts or castings
NSQF Level 3 by use of hand files or using emery stone;
Sawing Machine Operator if cuts and files
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: various materials using electrically
Code 7223 powered band-type sawing and filing
Title Metal Working Machine Tool machines; Thread Roller if tends screw-
Setters and Operators making machine in which thread is formed
on screws by rolling head with circular
7223.6003 dies by action of hardened metal dies that
reciprocate, rolling screw shank between
CNC Programmer
their surfaces and pressing metal of screw
shank into thread form; Tapping Machine
CNC Programmer produce the component
Operator if cuts internal and external
program using manual data input or by
threads by means of tapping machine set
use of a remote computer, saving the
up and adjusted by other workers or
prepared program on the machine
themselves; Profile Roller etc.
controller from the computer. This
involves understanding the CNC machine
tools used in the process, their application ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
and programming, editing and proving Code 7223
process, in adequate depth to provide a Title Metal Working Machine Tool
sound basis for carrying out the activities. Setters and Operators

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Family 7224 Fitter-Fabrication


Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders Fitter-Fabrication identifies metals, tools;
and Tool Sharpeners carrying out fitting and fabrication
operations like measuring, marking out,
sawing, grinding, drilling, chiselling,
Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool
threading, tapping, scraping, manual
sharpeners polish and grind metal
lapping and inspecting of components in
surfaces and sharpen tools.
order to fit a component as per
specifications. It also involves basic oxy-
7224.0100 fuel gas cutting and basic manual arc
Grinder, General welding as per given instructions and
under supervision.
Grinder General grinds and smoothens
metal surfaces to specified accuracy using Qualification Pack Details:
one or more type of grinding machine. QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0303
Examines drawings and other QP NOS Name Fitter-Fabrication
specifications of part to be ground. Selects NSQF Level 2
grinding wheel of appropriate size, shape
and abrasive quality and fastens it on ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
spindle of machine. Mounts metal part Code 7224
accurately in position on machine using Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
chucks, jigs, fixtures or between centres of and Tool Sharpeners
head and tail stock of machine as required
and sets it accurately either parallel or at
7224.0200
angle in relation to grinding wheel as
specified using appropriate devices and Grinder, Crankshaft
instruments necessary. Adjusts machine
table, guides, stops and other controls to Grinder, Crankshaft grinds crank pins and
determine direction and limit of metal and journals of crankshaft accurately to
grinding wheel movements. Selects uniform diameters by special grinding
grinding wheel speed and starts machine machine and attachments. Studies
for grinding. Manipulates hand wheel or drawings and other specifications of parts
sets and starts automatic controls to bring to be ground. Fastens crankshaft
grinding wheel in contact with work. accurately in position on machine using
Checks progress of grinding with chucks, fixtures, and other devices and
measuring instruments and gauges for sets portion to be ground, using dial
accuracy. May balance dress or change indicator, marking block or otherwise.
grinding wheel, stone or abrasive. May oil Selects appropriate type and quality of
and clean machine. grinding wheel and fits it on machine
spindle. Adjusts guides stops and other
controls to determine limit of work and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
grinding wheel movements. Selects
Code 7224
rotation speed of wheel and starts
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
machine. Manipulates hand wheels of
and Tool Sharpeners
machine and brings rotating grinding
wheel in touch with crankshaft journal or
7224.0102 area to be ground. Regulates flow of

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coolant over ground portion. Observes CYLINDRICAL GRINDER or INTERNAL


progress of grinding to prescribed GRINDER as appropriate. May set or
accuracy and finish. Stops machine adjust grinding wheel distance for
periodically and checks for accuracy using different operations. May clean and oil
micrometre or set gauges. Removes machine.
crankshaft when grinding is over and
repeats operations on other portions as ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
required. May make simple adjustments Code 7224
to machine. May clean and oil machine. Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
and Tool Sharpeners
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7224 R/RM/O Classification: R
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
and Tool Sharpeners 7224.0400
Surface Grinder
7224.0300
Roll Grinder Surface Grinder grinds flat surfaces of
machined metal objects to required finish
Roll Grinder grinds shafts, rollers, and thickness by surface grinding
commutator etc., to accurate finish for machine. Studies drawings and other
various mechanical purposes by specifications for nature of grinding
centreless, cylindrical or universal grinding operations required. Selects appropriate
machine. Studies drawing and other grinding wheel and fits it on machine
specifications of parts to be ground. spindle. Places work in position on
Selects and mounts appropriate abrasive magnetic chuck on the machine. Sets
wheels on machine. Turns hand wheel to required speed of grinding wheel and feed
adjust gap between rims of wheels of machine and adjust guides and stops to
according to diameter of part to be control to and fro travel of machine table.
ground. Moves levers to select Starts machine and brings grinding wheel
appropriate speeds for each wheel. Sets into contact with work. Applies cut and
feed guide to guide work into position observes progress of operation. Stops
between two wheel rims and clamps coil machine and measure work as necessary
guide properly to receive work from to ensure required accuracy. Removes
between wheel rims. Starts machine and work from machine when grinding
feeds work on to feed guide or keeps completed. May operate horizontal or
hopper filled with objects that are vertical spindle surface grinding machine.
automatically fed between wheels. May oil and clean machine.
Observes progress of work and checks
periodically ground parts with micrometre ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
or gauge to ensure that they conform to Code 7224
prescribed specifications. May do Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
cylindrical grinding of parallel, step and and Tool Sharpeners
taper shafts and internal bores set
between centres or otherwise by 7224.0401
processes of traverse plunge or angular
Grinder – Hand held and Power
grinding and be designated as
Tools

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Grinder – Hand held and Power Tools 7224.0500


selects appropriate grinding equipment, Thread Grinder
tools and methods to suit work
requirements, preparing the tools, Thread Grinder finishes accurately threads
applying grinding procedures for carrying of precision bolts, taps etc. by thread
out the grinding operations, inspecting grinding machine. Studies blue print for
the components after grinding operations pitch and other specifications of threads
and correcting faults. to be ground. Adjusts wheel of grinding
machine and dresses grinding wheel to
Qualification Pack Details: required pitch and cross-sectional shape
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0302 of thread to be ground. Checks ground
QP NOS Name Grinder – Hand held wheel with gauges to ensure accuracy.
and Power Tools Mounts grinding wheel on spindle of
NSQF Level 3 machine and sets it to required, grinding
operation. Mounts threaded work piece
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: to be ground on machine and fastens it
Code 7224 securely. Adjusts proper gears in feed
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders mechanism of machine to give threads
and Tool Sharpeners specified pitch. Sets prescribed speed and
feed of machine. Starts machine, and
7224.0402 applies cut by matching ground wheel and
Operator-Conventional Surface thread on work piece perfectly. Observes
operation as first cut is completed. Stops
Grinding Machines
machine and returns wheel to original
position. Checks dimensions of finished
Operator-Conventional Surface Grinding
threads using measuring instruments and
Machines carries out the grinding
gauges. Makes adjustments, if necessary,
operations, in accordance with approved
and repeats operation until thread is
procedures, using different grinding
properly ground. May clean and oil
machines (e.g. horizontal or vertical
machines.
surface, cylindrical or universal grinding
machines). ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7224
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
Qualification Pack Details:
and Tool Sharpeners
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0109
QP NOS Name Operator-
Conventional 7224.0600
Surface Grinding Honer/Honing Machine Operator
Machines
NSQF Level 2 Honer grinds internal surface of bores and
cylinders to accurate mirror like finish
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: with honing machine. Mounts ground
Code 7224 cylinder accurately in position on
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders machine, using clamps, jigs and other
and Tool Sharpeners fixtures. Selects appropriate honing stick
(abrasive tool) and clamps it on spindle of
machine. Aligns cylinder accurately so that

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honing tool goes smoothly inside cylinder metal surface to attain high degree of
bore. Sets machine to feed and rotate polish and accurate finish.
hone at appropriate speed and starts
machine. Expands tool to required ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
diameter and manipulates hand wheel to Code 7224
feed tool into cylinder. Engages automatic Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
feed that oscillates hone within cylinder and Tool Sharpeners
and regulates supply of cutting lubricant
over honing tool. Checks progress of 7224.0701
honing as required with measuring
Super Finishing Technician
instruments and makes necessary
adjustments to ensure accuracy. Removes
Super finishing Technician Level 4 is a
work when honing is completed. May do
skilled operator. The role covers
internal grinding of cylinders and bores.
operations of different machine tools
May oil and clean machine.
performed both manually and through
automatic/CNC machines/manually and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: all kinds of activities like burnishing,
Code 7224 lapping, buffing and in-line inspection
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders activities for quality verification, adhoc
and Tool Sharpeners repair work, change of worn out parts and
gauging activities.
7224.0700
Lapper Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q4301
Lapper smoothens hardened flat, QP NOS Name Super Finishing
cylindrical, spherical or other metal Technician
surfaces mechanically or manually to NSQF Level 4
glossy finish by rubbing surfaces with fine
abrasives. Examines drawings and other ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
specifications of part to be lapped and Code 7224
selects appropriate abrasive dust. Fits Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
lapping wheel and sets object to be and Tool Sharpeners
lapped on machine. Applies abrasive dust
on metal surface and wheel and starts
7224.0801
machine. Brings metal objects in contact
with lapping wheel or holds work by hand Polisher
over lapping wheel and polishes surface to
required finish. Applies abrasive Polisher polishes metal articles such as
compound where necessary to attain high household utensils, vases etc. to high
degree of finish. Smoothens or polishes finish on polishing spindle with abrasives
surface for set period. Removes metal and and polishing tools. Fixes article on
cleans it in special liquids. May do hand suitable adapter screwed to spindle. Starts
lapping by enclosing object in container motor to rotate spindle and adjusts article
and vigorously rubbing by hand top plate on adapter to run concentric. Presses fine
of container with abrasive compound on emery paper on article to glossen surface.
Improves texture and attains high polish
by manipulating polishing tool against

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article. May also polish silver and costly furnace when they have attained required
wares with buff for still higher finish. heat and places them in vats of prepared
chemical solution. Removes metal objects
Qualification Pack Details: from chemical bath when bluing is
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0113 completed and washes them in oil.
QP NOS Name Polisher – Machine
NSQF Level 2 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7224
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
Code 7224 and Tool Sharpeners
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
and Tool Sharpeners 7224.9900
Metal Wheel Grinder, Polishing and
7224.0900 Tool Sharpeners, Other
Saw Grinder, Hand
Metal Wheel Grinders, Polishers and Tool
Saw Grinder, Hand sharpens teeth of Sharpeners, Other include all other Metal
different kinds of saws by filing and Grinders, Polishers and Tool Sharpeners
slightly bending them in required engaged in grinding and polishing knives,
direction. Examines dull saw blade and cutlery, choppers, domestic appliances
determines extent of grinding and and such other items and tools, not
mending of saw teeth required. Fixes saw elsewhere classified.
blade of wooden cramp and grinds each
saw tooth individually with triangular file. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Feels sharpness by touch and bends saw Code 7224
teeth alternately or as designed using Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
hammer and sawage or special pliers. May and Tool Sharpeners
make saws by cutting fresh teeth and
fixing handle in new or used blades.
Group 723
Machinery Mechanics and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7224 Repairers
Title Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders
and Tool Sharpeners Machinery mechanics and repairers fit,
install, maintain and repair engines,
7224.1100 vehicles, agricultural or industrial
machinery and similar mechanical
Metal Bluer
equipment.
Metal Bluer imparts blue finish to metal
Occupations in this Group are classified
object to make them resistant and to
improve their appearance. Packs metal into the following Families:
objects in bone or chemical and places
7231 Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
them in furnace. Regulates heat to bring
Repairers
furnace to desired temperature and
ascertains it by means or pyrometer or 7232 Aircraft Engine Mechanics and
otherwise. Removes metal object from Repairers

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7233 Agricultural and Industrial parts of gear box, rear axle, steering
Machinery Mechanics and mechanism etc. and sets them right
Repairers ensuring correct alignment, clearance,
7234 Bicycle and Related Repairers meshing of gears, specified movements
and operations. Relines and builds brakes,
sets wheel alignment, adjust, steering,
clutch, hand brakes etc. fits new or
Family 7231 repaired accessories and body parts,
Motor Vehicle Mechanics and makes electrical connection, and performs
Repairers other tasks to effect repairs. Lubricates,
joints, tightens loose parts, tests
Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers fit, performance of vehicle by driving on road
install, maintain, service and repair and makes necessary adjustments to
engines and the mechanical and related attain desired standard. May assemble
equipment of passenger cars, delivery complete vehicle from finished
trucks, motorcycles and other motor components.
vehicles.
Qualification Pack Details:
7231.0100 QP NOS Reference
Mechanic, Automobile QP NOS Name
NSQF Level
Mechanic, Automobile repairs overhauls
and services motor vehicles to keep them ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
in good running condition. Examines Code 7231
vehicle to ascertain nature and location of Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
defects either by running engine or driving Fitters
vehicle on road. Dismantles partially or
completely defective unit or parts of
vehicle such as engine, gear box, rear axle, 7231.0101
front axle, steering assembly, radiator, Maintenance Technician-Service
etc. according to nature of repairs to be Workshop
done, using hoist, jack, pullers, hand tools
and other devices. Measures essential Maintenance Technician maintains and
parts like cylinder, bores piston, sizes manages tools and equipment used in the
crank pins etc. using gauges, micrometre workshop.
and other precision tools and gets
cylinders re-bored, liners filled, valve seats Qualification Pack Details:
refaced, bearings re-metalled etc. as
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1601
necessary. Repairs or overhauls and
QP NOS Name Maintenance
assembles engine by performing tasks
Technician-Service
similar to those of Mechanic Petrol or
Workshop
Diesel Engine such as replacing defective
NSQF Level 4
parts, scrapping bearings, grinding valves,
setting timing, cleaning injectors, tuning
carburettor etc. according to maker's
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
specification. Replaces or repairs defective Code 7231

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Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and Automotive Body Technician Level


Fitters 4
7231.0102 Automotive Body Technician is
AC Specialist responsible for repair of vehicles and for
carrying out work on the body and frame
AC Specialist is responsible for installing, of a vehicle following the manufacturer’s
servicing and repairing an air conditioning repair procedures.
system of a vehicle. The individual also
performs routine maintenance of the Qualification Pack Details:
various components associated with the QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1405
air-conditioning system of the vehicle. QP NOS Name Automotive Body
Technician Level 4
Qualification Pack Details: NSQF Level 4
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1409
QP NOS Name AC Specialist ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
NSQF Level 4 Code 7231
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Fitters
Code 7231
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and 7231.0105
Fitters
Brake Specialist
7231.0103 Brake Specialist is responsible for
Automotive Body Technician Level performing diagnostic tests and
3 determining common problems occurring
in the Braking and allied systems. The
Automotive Body Technician is individual also repairs and replaces
responsible for assisting in repair of various components/aggregates in the
vehicles and carrying out work on the braking system of the vehicle, and
body and frame of a vehicle following the performs routine
manufacturer’s repair procedures. maintenance of various
components/aggregates within the
Qualification Pack Details: Braking system.
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1410
QP NOS Name Automotive Body Qualification Pack Details:
Technician Level 3 QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1414
NSQF Level 3 QP NOS Name Brake Specialist
NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7231 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and Code 7231
Fitters Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
7231.0104 Fitters
7231.0106

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Clutch Specialist Auto Service Technician Level 3 assists in


service, maintenance and technical repair
Clutch Specialist is responsible for of vehicles.
repairing and replacing the clutch
assembly and related parts. The individual Qualification Pack Details:
also performs routine maintenance of QP NOS Reference ASC/Q 1401
various components/aggregates within QP NOS Name Auto Service
the Clutch assembly including the Technician Level 3
pressure plate/clutch plates. NSQF Level 3

Qualification Pack Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1415 Code 7231
QP NOS Name Clutch Specialist Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
NSQF Level 4 Fitters

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7231.0200


Code 7231 Engine Tester
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
Fitters Engine Tester, Automobile; Test Bed
Mechanic, Automobile tests performance
7231.0107 of newly assembled automobile engines
Auto Service Technician-Mechanic before fitting them on chassis. Mounts
motor on test bed with hoist and clamps it
Auto Service Technician Level 4 is securely in position with nuts and bolts.
responsible for the repair and routine Connects dynamometer/alternator to
servicing and maintenance (including crankshaft of engine, oil and fuel line,
electrical and mechanical aggregates) of controls, and other accessories adjusts
vehicles. tappets, starts engine, sets air-fuel ratio
and performs precise tune up operations.
Qualification Pack Details: Runs engine for specified period at
QP NOS Reference ASC/Q 1402 different speed and observes
QP NOS Name Auto Service performance, unusual noises knocks, etc.
Technician Level 4 reads and records temperature, fuel
NSQF Level 4 consumption, oil pressure, compression
and power developed at certain speed
and other specification and calculates
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
torque, B.H.P thermal efficiency etc.
Code 7231
Passes engine to assembly line or reject, it
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
for return to disassembly. May rectify
Fitters
minor faults or report faults noticed.
7231.0108
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Auto Service Technician-Helper Code 7231
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
Fitters

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7231.0201 observes performance for any unusual


Test Technician noise and knocks. Adjusts carburettor,
fuel pump (Carburettor for petrol engine
Test Technician is responsible for and fuel pump for diesel engine), sets
conducting various types of tests inside clearance between tappets and valves,
the laboratory as well as supporting on tunes engine, adjusts brakes, makes
road testing. The role holder is electrical connections and performs other
responsible for setting the test apparatus tasks to ensure stipulated performance.
on the test bench, connecting the May repair and overhaul electric motors,
aggregates/vehicle under test to the test fuel pump, carburettor etc. of engine.
bench, support the engineer in taking May weld, braze or solder parts. May
readings during tests procedures, making repair other agricultural machinery for
minor modifications to the test setup and ploughing, levelling, harvesting etc. and
keeping the test areas and apparatus in a be designated as MECHANIC,
clean and working condition. AGRICULTURAL MACHINES.

Qualification Pack Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


QP NOS Reference ASC/Q/8401 Code 7231
QP NOS Name Test Technician Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
NSQF Level 4 Fitters

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7231.0400


Code 7231 Fitter Automobile
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
Fitters Fitter, Automobile attends to minor
repairs to motor vehicles under guidance
7231.0300 of Mechanic Automobile. Receives
instructions from Mechanic, Automobile
Tractor Mechanic
about tasks to attend. Jacks up vehicle to
required height for repair in convenient
Tractor Mechanic repairs and overhauls
position where necessary. Removes nuts
tractors by various mechanical processes
and bolts to dismantle parts such as water
for agriculture, constructional and other
pump assembly, fuel pumps assembly,
heavy duties. Examines and drives vehicle
distributor, carburettor, sparking plugs,
on road or runs engine in stationary
starter motors, generator, steering gear,
position to diagnose troubles and defects.
brakes, clutch, transmission and
Dismantles part or complete engine or
suspension systems, etc. Grinds valve and
unit according to nature of defects.
decarbonises cylinder head under
Repairs or replaces defective parts,
guidance of mechanic and changes oil of
reassembles them with prescribed
engines and transmission system. Tightens
settings, clearances, timings and
loose parts, lubricates joints, does minor
adjustments by further tooling as
repairs, replacements and adjustments
necessary and ensures accuracy of fit.
and performs simple fitting operations
Installs assembled or repaired engine
such as filing, chipping, grinding etc. May
securely in position on vehicle chassis and
work in workshops or garage. May drive
connects oil and fuel lines, controls and
vehicle on road. May be designated as
other accessories. Starts engine and

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SERVICE MECHANIC if engaged in it on road. Dismantles parts such as


cleaning, polishing, oiling and greasing engine, ignition system, dynamo forks,
vehicles and do minor routine shock absorbers, gear box etc., as
adjustments as included in servicing. necessary. Grinds valves, sets timings,
relines brakes, re-bushes steering
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: mechanism, replaces worn out parts,
Code 7231 assembles gear box clutch etc. and
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and performs other tasks to effect repair,
Fitters cleans and sets carburettor, fits driving
chain, wheels silencer, kick, gear, clutch
7231.0401 and brake levers and other accessories.
Adjusts control cables for brake, clutch
Mechanic Fitter
and accelerator, sets tappets and wheel
alignment, tightens loose parts and makes
Mechanic/Fitter is responsible for repair,
necessary fittings and connections.
maintenance and overhaul of crushers,
Changes engine and gear box oil, starts
heavy earth moving machinery, medium
engine and tunes it up. Tests performance
and light vehicles, pumps and
of vehicle by driving on road and makes
compressors and other mechanical
further adjustments to remove defects
equipment and assemblies used in a mine.
noticed if any. May assemble motor cycle
A fitter most often works with/assists
or auto-rickshaws from assembled parts.
technicians who are more qualified and
experienced. The individual must be
trained to work safely and assure that ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
they can protect themselves and others Code 7231
working around them from getting Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
injured. Fitters
7231.0501
Qualification Pack Details: Auto Service Technician (Two and
QP NOS Reference MIN/Q0406 Three Wheelers)
QP NOS Name Mechanic/Fitter
NSQF Level 3 Auto Service Technician (two and three
wheelers) is responsible for the repairing
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and routine servicing and maintenance
Code 7231 (including electrical and mechanical
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and aggregates) of two/three wheeler
Fitters vehicles.

7231.0500 Qualification Pack Details:


Mechanic, Motor Cycle QP NOS Reference ASC/Q1411
QP NOS Name Auto Service
Mechanic, Motor Cycle repairs, services Technician (Two
and overhauls motor cycles, auto- and Three
rickshaws, scooters; etc., to make and Wheelers)
keep them roadworthy. Examines motor NSQF Level 4
cycle or scooter to locate faults by running
engine in stationary position or by driving

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: of brakes, draining gear box and oil pump,
Code 7231 removing and resetting road spring, etc.,
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and and are designated as Motor Mechanic
Fitters Helper, or Garage Boy according to nature
of work done.
7231.0900
Cleaner Motor Vehicle ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7231
Cleaner, Motor Vehicle cleans and Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and
lubricates moving parts of motor cars, Fitters
trucks and other automatic vehicles and
performs various other related tasks. Fills
oil cans, grease guns with required type of Family 7232
lubricant. Lubricates vehicles according to Aircraft Engine Mechanics and
charts, instructions, own judgement or Repairers
knowledge of type of vehicle to be
lubricated. Injects oil or grease into Aircraft engine repairers and mechanics
various parts of engine or chassis. Inspects fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft
transmission, differential and rear axle engines and assemblies, such as
casing and fills them with grease and oil. airframes, hydraulic, and pneumatic
Cleans or replaces clogged or damaged systems.
lubricators. Examines oil levels in gear
box, crankcase, steering box etc., and
drains out old oil and refills them with 7232.0100
good oil as required. Reports apparent Airframe Erector
defects to Mechanic. May fill radiator with
water/coolant, check and fill distilled Airframe Erector assembles fuselage, tail,
water in battery, tighten loose parts such wings, under carriage, fuel tanks, doors
as bolts and nuts, repair flat types, mount etc. and installs plumbing pulley, pulley
tyres on wheel rims, inflate tyres and brackets and other airframe structural
perform other related duties as assigned. members according to approved
schedules. Studies blue print and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: approved assembly schedules. Assembles
Code 7231 airframe components, by supplementary
Title Motor Vehicle Mechanics and tooling where necessary using jigs,
Fitters fixtures and other devices. Ensures correct
fits, assembly, alignment and clearance
according to schedule, using feeler
7231.9900
gauges, micrometre etc. Secures members
Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Other temporarily with fasteners, screws or by
tack welding and marks locations for rivet
Motor Vehicle Mechanics, other perform holes. Drills and countersinks holes in
number of routine and low skilled tasks in members for subsequent riveting, checks
repairing and overhauling motor vehicles operation of pneumatic and hydraulic
such as removing mudguards, bonnets systems, locates defects and rectifies
etc. to facilitate working, adjusting faults. Tests rigging and satisfactory
alternator and fan belt, assist in bleeding operation of aircraft control and ensures

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airworthiness. Is designated as MECHANIC ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


AIRCRAFT AIRFRAME OVERHAULING if Code 7232
engaged in disassembling above parts and Title Aircraft Engine Mechanics and
reassembling them after necessary Repairers
repairs. May rivet parts together. May
replace, repair and modify passenger 7232.0300
galley and toilet structural parts. May
Engine Tester, Aircraft
maintain record of parts examined.
Engine Tester, Aircraft tests performance
of aeroplane engines by operating them
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: under controlled conditions, keeping
Code 7232 record of various meter readings taken at
Title Aircraft Engine Mechanics and periodical intervals and interpreting data
Repairers thus obtained. Prepares engine for tests
run. Dresses and installs engine on tests
7232.0200 bed, using chain hoist and fastens it
Mechanic Aircraft, Propeller securely to bed with clamps and other
fixtures. Connects oil and fuel lines,
Mechanic Aircraft Propeller installs, instruments, controls, and accessories.
repairs and sets aircraft propellers Connects propeller or dynamometer to
according to design for specified crankshaft pre oils, primes starts engine
displacement of air. Checks propeller used according to test run procedure. Runs it
on aircraft and ensures recommended for prescribed period at different specified
combinations, mandatory modifications speeds, locates defects and rectifies them.
and compliance with Directorate General Reads and records speed, temperature,
of Civil Aviation's requirements. Strips or fuel level, oil pressure, manifold pressure
dismantles propeller assembly, gets them and other data in log sheet. Calculates
properly cleaned and checks them for performance of engine at different speeds
size, shape, wear and tear, cracks and using slide rule, standard formula and
fatigue using precision instruments and curves and maintains data. Makes minor
other devices according to set procedure. repairs or adjustments to set engine to
Assembles propeller with spares, where required perfection. Maintains test house
necessary, according to instructions and equipment and calibrates tests fans.
approved schedules. Checks fits, Slushes engine and preserves for storage.
clearance, alignment of propeller blades
etc. and carries out balancing of ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
components of propeller assembly. Gets Code 7232
balancing done checked and approved by Title Aircraft Engine Mechanics and
appropriate authority and installs Repairers
propeller assembly on test rig to
administer tests and functional checks 7232.0400
such as blade angle, leak check, micro
Engine Tester, Helper, Aircraft
switch setting etc. as prescribed. May do
complete over-hauling of constant speed
Engine Tester Helper, Aircraft assists
units and get parts repaired or rectified in
Engine Tester in preparing and mounting
appropriate sections.
aircraft engine on test bed, and in starting

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engine for performance test. Assists and adjustments before and after
Engine Tester in removing engine to test scheduled hours of flight. Examines
room and mounting it on test bed, using external appearance of engine and listens
hand tools, trucks, and hoists, connects oil to engine sound to detect malfunctioning.
and fuel line, instruments, controls and Times and adjusts engine and replaces
accessories. Cleans tools, performs other parts, such as tyres, wiring, instruments
duties as directed and maintains test bed. etc. using necessary tools. Inflates tyres,
May assist in rectifying defects, making fills gasoline tanks and oil reservoirs,
adjustments and recording various test greases moving parts and cleans motors
data. with rags. Starts and warms up motors
and taxis aeroplane into position for
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: servicing and loading, checks aeroplane
Code 7232 thoroughly before flight according to
Title Aircraft Engine Mechanics and schedule, trying brakes, operating
Repairers controls, reading instruments, checking
vital parts etc. And ensures that it is
7232.0500 absolutely fit for flight. Undertakes similar
checking of aeroplanes after scheduled
Mechanic Aircraft Engine, Field
hours of flight to assess airworthiness or
Service/Filed Mechanic Aircraft necessary repairs. May disconnect and
remove engine from aeroplane for
Mechanic Aircraft Engine, FieldService, overhaul. Proper operating order.
checks and detects faults, removes Performs miscellaneous duties to service
defective parts, engines etc. from engine such as flushing crankcase, clearing
aeroplane by disconnecting wiring and strainer screens and greasing moving
accessories, installs new or repaired parts etc. Installs new or overhauled
engines and parts and does final engine in airplane, connects all part and
adjustments to prepare plane for test wiring, checks and removes snags.
flights. Inspects and checks engine to
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
locate defects. Disassembles engine and
Code 7232
accessories such as carburettor, fuel
Title Aircraft Engine Mechanics and
pump starters generators, ignition
Repairers
hammers, sparking plugs and other
hydraulic and electrical systems. Removes
engine for overhauling by disconnecting 7232.0600
tubing, wiring and accessories, embolting Mechanic Aircraft, Engine
engine and lifting it from plane with chain Overhauling
hoist. Replaces or repairs defective or
worn out parts and makes necessary Mechanic Aircraft, Engine Overhauling
accessories and makes final inspection to repairs and overhauls aeroplane engines.
ensure they are in scheduled and prepares Examines engine mounted on aeroplane
plane for test flight. May assist Aircraft and listens to its idle running sound to
Maintenance Engineer in carrying out detect malfunctioning. Removes engine
routine maintenance as preapproved from airplane using hoist, necessary tools
inspection schedule. Aircraft test engine and equipment. Mounts it on work bench.
performance after aircraft had been Disassembles engine, cleans parts and
repaired in shed and does final settings examines them to ascertain repairs

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needed. Repairs or replaces defective Agricultural and industrial machinery


parts and reassembles engine by setting mechanics and repairers fit, install,
timings, clearance, etc. according to examine, service and repair engines,
manufacturers' specifications. Balances agricultural and industrial machinery and
impellers and incorporates modifications mechanical equipment, except motor
as suggested. Runs engine to test vehicle, aircraft and electric motors.
performance, makes necessary
adjustments to carburettor, and tunes it 7233.0100
up precisely using feeler gauge, timing
Fitter, General
discs and other special tool, performs
other talks to service engine, such as
Fitter General sizes metal parts to close
flushing crank case, cleaning strainer
tolerances and fits and assembles them
screens, greasing moving parts etc. May
using hand tools for production or repairs
specialize in servicing and overhauling
of machines, or other metal products.
specific aircraft parts or unit such as
Studies drawings to understand
carburettor, propellers, landing gears,
specification of different parts, fittings or
wings, fuselage, etc. May operate
assembles to be made and their functions.
workshop machine for drilling, grinding,
Cuts and shapes required parts
milling etc. May keep record of parts
dimensions and specifications by
examined, repaired and replaced.
processes of sawing, clipping, filing,
grinding, drilling holes, screw cutting,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: scrapping etc., Assembles parts by
Code 7232 riveting, screwing, pinning etc. So as to
Title Aircraft Engine Mechanics and make complete unit according to drawing.
Repairers Dismantles or removes worn out, broken
or defective parts using hand tools and
7232.9900 replaces them by repaired or new ones.
Aircraft Mechanics, Other Tests completed article to ensure correct
performance. May do simple turning,
Aircraft Mechanics, other include all other planning and shaping of parts on
workers engaged in assembling and machines and perform welding, brazing,
repairing gliders and aircrafts either in annealing, hardening, tempering and, like
workshop or airport, not elsewhere operations. May specialize in particular
classified. type of machine or product and be
designated accordingly. May suggest
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: alterations.
Code 7232
Title Aircraft Engine Mechanics and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Repairers Code 7233
Title Agricultural and Industrial
Family 7233 Machinery Mechanics and
Agricultural and Industrial Repairers
Machinery Mechanics and
7233.0101
Repairers
Maintenance Fitter-Mechanical

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Maintenance Fitter-Mechanical Fitter Levelling, Alignment and


dismantles, removes and replaces faulty Balancing
equipment at component or unit level on
a variety of different types of mechanical Fitter Levelling, Alignment and Balancing
assemblies and sub-assemblies and ensures alignment of moving parts (e.g.
diagnosing, locating faults, overhauling, Pumps, blowers, fans etc.).
fitting and adjusting mechanical systems
and equipment.
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0814
Qualification Pack Details: QP NOS Name Fitter Levelling,
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0213 Alignment &
QP NOS Name Maintenance Fitter- Balancing
Mechanical NSQF Level 3
NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 7233
Code 7233 Title Agricultural and Industrial
Title Agricultural and Industrial Machinery Mechanics and
Machinery Mechanics and Repairers
Repairers
7233.0200
7233.0102
Fitter, Bench
Iron and Steel-Machinist
Fitter, Bench; Viceman sizes metal
Iron and Steel-Machinist identifies the accurately to required dimension by
sequence of machining operations sawing, chipping, filing, etc. using hand
required to fabricate product component tools for making specimens or finished
required to fabricate product components components. Studies drawing or measures
by studying their designs/sample parts sample to record dimensions of part to be
and fabricating the components using the made. Holds specified material in vice and
appropriate tools and dies. sizes it by processes of sawing, chipping
and filing. Measures object while working
Qualification Pack Details: using foot rule, callipers, gauges etc. and
QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0802 checks for correct filing with square. Gets
QP NOS Name Iron & Steel- half-finished objects marked or marks it
Machinist using face plate, marking block scriber,
NSQF Level 3 Vernier, height gauges, vice-blocks, angle
plate, sine plate, slip gauges, combination
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: set, etc. depending on accuracies
Code 7233 required, to indicate guide lines for
Title Agricultural and Industrial finished sizes, holes to be drilled and pitch
Machinery Mechanics and centres, threads to be cut and other
Repairers working details as specified in drawing or
sample. Clamps object securely in correct
7233.0121 position in vice and files it to required
dimensions according to punch marks and

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guide lines frequently measuring it with carburettor, fan belt etc. and connects it
clippers, micrometre, Vernier, gauges etc.. to propulsion drive. Starts engine, tunes it
Drills holes with hand drill, cuts threads precisely and runs it at prescribed or set
with taps and dies ensuring that they are standard making necessary adjustments.
square or at required angle to base. Observes different readings such as
Measure finished article with dial temperature, fuel level, oil pressure etc.
indicator, micrometre, Vernier, height for optimum performance. Checks, adjusts
gauges, screw gauges, plug gauges, sine and lubricates equipment periodically and
plate slip gauge, etc. according to performs other operations to keep engine
prescribed accuracies. May make parts in good working order. May rebore
separately and assemble them screws, engine, reface valve seats, anneal pipes,
rivets, pins, etc. as specified. May check braze or solder parts etc.
dimension with shadow graph. May be
designated as FITTER TOOL ROOM or Filer ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
according to nature of work done. Code 7233
Title Agricultural and Industrial
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Machinery Mechanics and
Code 7233 Repairers
Title Agricultural and Industrial
Machinery Mechanics and 7233.0301
Repairers Bearing Maintenance
7233.0300 Bearing Maintenance, identify the
Mechanic, Petrol Engine problems in the equipment, rectify the
root causes for leakages, replaces the
Mechanic, Petrol Engine; Petrol Engine bearings, lubricates the bearings, ensures
Fitter, locates defects, repairs, and fitness of all types of bearings in the plant
overhauls stationary petrol engines for and carry out routine maintenance.
correct performance to drive pumps,
generators, propulsion shafts, etc., checks
engine to locate defects. Dismantles or Qualification Pack Details:
partly dismantles it according to nature of QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0816
defects and measures essential parts such QP NOS Name Bearing
as cylinder bore, crank pins, pistons etc., Maintenance
using cylinder gauge, micrometre and NSQF Level 3
other appropriate tools. Gets cylinders
rebored, valve seats refaced and liners ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
filled if necessary. Fits and taps pistons in Code 7233
cylinders, decarbonises cylinder head and Title Agricultural and Industrial
grinds valves using appropriate abrasives. Machinery Mechanics and
Replaces or repairs worn out or damaged Repairers
parts and assembles them, doing
supplementary tolling as necessary to
7233.0400
ensure accuracy of fit. Installs assembled
or repaired engine in position, sets Mechanic, Diesel Engine
timings, fits accessories, adjusts tappets,

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Mechanic, Diesel Engine; Oil Engine Fitter Code 7233


repairs services and overhauls diesel or oil Title Agricultural and Industrial
engines for efficient performance as Machinery Mechanics and
prime mover to drive machinery and Repairers
equipment. Examines engine to locate
defects, using various tools and 7233.0402
instruments. Dismantles or partly Conveyor Operation and
dismantles it to remove damaged or worn
Maintenance
out parts and replaces or repairs them.
Grinds valve and assembles parts, doing
Conveyor Operation and Maintenance
supplementary tooling and other
inspects the total belt driving system
functions as necessary to ensure accuracy
including the controls of conveyer belt as
of fit. Installs assembled or repaired
per the required sequence for feeding
engine in position and connects pulley or
different raw materials (coal, limestone,
wheel to propulsion system. Starts engine,
iron ore etc.) in the service bunker
tunes it up and observes performance
through crushers/screener etc. This also
noting different meter readings such as
involves basic maintenance and
temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, etc.
troubleshooting of the conveyer belt
and sets it to specified standard for
system.
optimum performance. Checks, adjusts
and lubricates engine periodically and
performs such other functions to keep Qualification Pack Details:
engine in good working order. May solder QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0008
or braze parts and service diesel fuel QP NOS Name Conveyor Operation
pumps and injectors. and Maintenance
NSQF Level 3
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233 Code 7233
Title Agricultural and Industrial Title Agricultural and Industrial
Machinery Mechanics and Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers Repairers
7233.0401 7233.0600
Belt Conveyor Maintenance Mechanic, Gas/Diesel Engine

Belt Conveyor Maintenance maintains Mechanic, Gas Engine checks, adjusts,


conveyor system including belts, idlers repairs and overhauls gas engines to
motors, interlocking belts, bunkers and ensure desired performance. Examines
control systems. engine to check supply of gas, ignition
system, exhaust pipe, crank bearings etc.,
to locate causes of defective operation.
Qualification Pack Details:
Dismantles part or complete engine
QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0812
according to nature of defects, repairs or
QP NOS Name Belt Conveyor
replaces defective and worn out parts and
Maintenance
reassembles engine with prescribed
NSQF Level 3
settings, timing and adjustments by
further tooling as necessary, checks entire
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: lubrication system, ensure requisite flow

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of oil and lubricates all points. Turns 7233.0701


engine to check compressions, ensures Mobile Equipment Maintenance
correct operation of compression release
lever and starts engine. Observes Mobile Equipment Maintenance carries
performance and makes further settings routine maintenance, identifying the
and adjustments if necessary to ensure problems, rectifying the root causes and
correct operation. May repair air or gas ensuring the fitness of all moving
compressors and gas producer plant. equipment, for e.g. Mobile Cranes,
Dumper, Forklift etc.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233 Qualification Pack Details:
Title Agricultural and Industrial QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0815
Machinery Mechanics and QP NOS Name Mobile Equipment
Repairers Maintenance
NSQF Level 3
7233.0700
Mechanic, Earth Moving Machinery ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233
Mechanic, Earth Moving Machinery Title Agricultural and Industrial
repairs, services and overhauls earth Machinery Mechanics and
moving machines such as Bull-dozers, Repairers
scraper, dumpier, power-shovel, dredger,
dragline, etc., studies manufacturer’s 7233.0800
instructions for dismantling and repair
Mechanic, Road Roller
work. Examines and drives vehicle to
locate defects. Sets right minor defects by
Mechanic, Road-Roller repairs and
cleaning, resetting and adjusting
overhauls engine transmission system,
carburettor, fuel pump, injector, plugs,
chassis components and accessories of
fuel line, electrical circuits etc. Dismantles
light or heavy road roller to ensure
part or complete engine or defective unit
efficient performance. Inspects and tests
according to nature of defects and
road rollers to locate defects. Dismantles
replaces or repairs damaged and worn out
engine and other sub-assemblies, partly or
parts. Assembles repaired unit or engine,
completely according to nature of defects.
sets timings, clearances etc. and makes
Repairs or replaces damaged parts of
necessary adjustments according to
different sub-assemblies fuel injections
specifications by doing supplementary
performing simple machine and fitting
tooling as necessary to ensure accuracy of
operations where required. Checks
it. Fits accessories, components and frame
condition of engine parts such as piston,
to vehicle.
rings, valves, steam whistle, reversing
gear, auto-positive injector in steam
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: engine or plunger, governor, atomiser etc.
Code 7233 in case of diesel engine and replaces
Title Agricultural and Industrial damaged parts. Refits or assembles
Machinery Mechanics and components or unit, sets timings, fuel
Repairers injection, clearances etc. and tests
performance. Changes oil in engines and

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transmission systems and lubricates turbine blades. May operate turbine. May
running parts and joints. Tightens loose repair and service mechanical equipment
parts, makes necessary adjustments and in power house. May oil and grease
performs other tasks to keep vehicle in lubricating points of plant (turbo
good working condition. Runs engine or alternator or turbo-generator) and
drives vehicle on yard to check and ensure equipment. May erect turbine alternators
that all mechanical systems are or generators under guidance of
functioning properly. May braze, solder Mechanical or Electrical Engineer in power
and weld parts. May drives vehicle on houses.
road. May specialize in diesel or steam
road rollers. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Agricultural and Industrial
Code 7233 Machinery Mechanics and
Title Agricultural and Industrial Repairers
Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers 7233.1000
Mechanic, Stationery Steam Engine
7233.0900
Mechanic, Turbine Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine
repairs, services and overhauls steam
Mechanic, Turbine; Fitter, Turbine reports engine for correct performance. Examines
irregularities, removes defects and steam pipes, joints, valves etc. to
overhauls turbines under guidance of ascertain nature and location of defects
Electrical Engineer or Mechanical Engineer and dismantles them partly or wholly as
Maintenance Dismantles turbines and necessary to remove damaged or worn
their components according to out parts. Replaces or repairs damaged
manufacturer's instructions using hoisting and worn part by remitting, filling,
equipment under guidance of grinding and scraping etc. and measures
Electrical/Mechanical Engineer, examines them for size to ensure functional
parts for any damaged or defects and accuracy. Checks alignments with gauges
repairs or replaces damage parts by filing, and spirit level and assembles parts and
chipping, drilling, grinding, scraping etc., complete unit doing supplementary
as necessary. Checks level, alignment etc. tooling as necessary to ensure accuracy of
and changes bearings, shafts and related fit. Tests reassembled equipment, sets
parts of generator where necessary. Refits valves, adjusts control and makes
parts ensuring correct adjustments, necessary adjustments. Starts engine,
clearance, function level alignment, etc., observes gauges and meters to ascertain
as per manufacturer’s instructions. Starts engine performance, balances etc. and
turbine and observes performance by makes further adjustments if necessary.
watching and listening to unusual sounds, Checks, adjusts lubricates working parts,
leakage, knocks etc. and reports defects tightens loose parts and performs other
to superiors for rectification. May connect servicing tasks periodically to keep engine
water/steam channel from in good running condition. Reports to
penstock/steam pine to turbine for flow Mechanical Engineer of any service
of water/stream at high pressure to drive defects noticed for rectification. May keep

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record of parts examined and engine periodically or gets it done and performs
performance. May erect and install other tasks to maintain plan in proper
equipment. May operate or drive steam working order. May maintain records of
engine. parts examined, repairs done,
replacements made and plant
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: performance. May erect and install
Code 7233 equipment under the guidance of
Title Agricultural and Industrial Chemical Engineer.
Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233
7233.1100 Title Agricultural and Industrial
Mechanic, Maintenance, Chemical Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers
Plant/Technician, Maintenance,
Chemical Plant
7233.1200
Mechanic Maintenance (Chemical Plant); Millwright
repairs and overhauls chemical plant,
machinery and equipment periodically Mill Wright; Mechanic Maintenance,
and on break downs to maintain them in General repairs and overhauls workshop
efficient operating condition. Studies machines and equipment periodically and
methods of processing of raw material to on break downs to maintain them in
finished products. Examines plant and working condition. Examines machines
equipment to locate faults and removes and equipment to ascertain nature and
minor defects on spot. Reports major location of defects. Dismantles unit partly
defects and break downs to Chemical or completely using hand tools, adopters,
Engineer and dismantles defective unit as twists, dollies, roller etc., as necessary, at
directed with necessary precaution, using spot or after shifting to mill wright section
hand tools, adopter, twists etc. as according to nature of defects and
necessary. Replaces or repairs defective removes damaged and worn out parts.
parts and components by re-metalling, Obtains replacements or repairs defective
filling, drilling, grinding, scraping, parts by re-metalling, chipping, machining,
soldering, brazing, etc. as required and filing, scraping, drilling, screwing, grinding
reassembles unit according to etc. and assembles them with
specifications with prescribed precautions supplementary tolling as necessary
particularly for explosive, gas acid and ensuring accuracy of fit, alignments,
other chemical plants, ensuring correct prescribed clearances and functional
alignment clearance, valve operations, efficiency. Tests reassembled equipment
adjustments, flow of material operational and makes necessary adjustments. Installs
functions and other necessary details. machines and equipment in correct
Tests assembled unit for proper position and aligns power shifting and
performance, makes further adjustments, pulleys using plumbs bobs, thread line
if necessary and gets assembled if spirit level etc. as necessary. Checks,
examined by appropriate authority before adjusts and lubricates equipment
handing over to production. Checks, periodically or directs helper to do so and
adjusts and lubricates equipment maintains them in working order. May

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work in various industries on plant and Plumber (Pumps and E/M Mechanic) is
equipment peculiar to those industries. responsible for installation and repair of
May specialize in repairing particular Pumps and E/M equipment used for
types of machines or equipment in different plumbing applications of
premises. housing, commercial and institutional
setups.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233 Qualification Pack Details:
Title Agricultural and Industrial QP NOS Reference PSC/Q0111
Machinery Mechanics and QP NOS Name Plumber (Pumps &
Repairers E/M Mechanic)
NSQF Level 4
7233.1300
Mechanic, Pump ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233
Mechanic Pump repairs all types of pumps Title Agricultural and Industrial
such as centrifugal, plunger types etc., Machinery Mechanics and
according to specifications for pumping Repairers
water, oil, air etc., Dismantles pump using
hand tools and examines mechanism to 7233.1400
locate faults or damage, Repairs defective Mechanic, Dairy Maintenance
parts or obtains replacements, sets them
in position and assembles pump. Tests Mechanic, Dairy Maintenance repairs and
reassembled or repaired unit for pressure, services dairy equipment to maintain
leakage etc., makes necessary adjustment them in working condition. Repairs and
and observes performance for services bottle and can-washers, soakers,
appropriate yield of air, oil or water. May butter and cheese packing and sealing
erect and install pumps at site and equipment, pasteurizers milk evaporators,
connect to motor power. May locate etc. replaces defective wiring, burnt fuses,
faults to electric system motor repaired worn switches and connects electric
such as rewinding of field coils or motors. Repairs and installs pumps, fits
armatures by Electrician or Armature water and gas pipes and repairs leaky
Winder. May specialize in repairing joints by general fitting operation, using
centrifugal or reciprocating pumps. hand tools or by simple welding, as
necessary. May clean and re-assemble
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: refrigeration units, regulate boiler supply
Code 7233 pressure and mend leaky steam pipes and
Title Agricultural and Industrial joints by simple welding.
Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233
7233.1301 Title Agricultural and Industrial
Plumber (Pumps and E/M Machinery Mechanics and
Mechanic) Repairers

7233.1500

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Mechanic, Mining Machinery Dismantles equipment partly or


completely according to nature of defects
Mechanic, Mining Machinery repairs and removes damaged or worn out parts.
services and overhauls drilling, scraping, Repairs defective parts, if possible, by
cutting, winding, hoisting and other various mechanical processes such as re-
mining machinery for correct metalling, riveting, filing, grinding,
performance. Get, defective machine or scraping etc. or obtains replacements.
equipment removed from surface or Assembles parts doing supplementary
underground working place to repair tooling as required to ensure accuracy of
section, using slippers, roller, hoists etc. as fit and specified functions. Tests
necessary. Examines faulty equipment to reassembled equipment and makes
ascertain nature and location of defects. necessary adjustments for required
Dismantles equipment partly or performance. Checks, adjusts and
completely to remove damaged and worn lubricates equipment periodically or gets
out parts. Repairs parts by various it done and performs such other tasks to
mechanical processes such as re- keep machinery in good working order.
metalling, filing, chipping, scrapping, May keep record of parts examined and
grinding etc. or obtains replacements. equipment performance. May weld, braze
Assembles parts, doing supplementary and solder parts. May erect and install
tooling as necessary and ensures correct textile machinery and equipment. May
fit, movement, clearance, adjustments, operate lathes, milling and smoothening
functional operations etc. as specified. machines and perform general fitting
Tests reassembled equipment making work. May specialize in particular type of
necessary adjustments for optimum textile machinery such as carding,
performance. Checks, adjusts and spinning, weaving, sizing etc.
lubricates equipment periodically or gets
it done and performs other tasks to keep ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
equipment in good working order. May Code 7233
undertake minor repairs at working place. Title Agricultural and Industrial
May weld, braze or solder parts. Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7233.1700
Code 7233 Mechanic, Printing Machinery
Title Agricultural and Industrial
Machinery Mechanics and Mechanic, Printing Machinery repairs,
Repairers services and overhauls printing machinery
such as linotype, monotype, rotary, letter
7233.1600 press etc. for efficient performance.
Mechanic, Textile Machinery Examines faulty equipment to ascertain
nature and location of defects. Dismantles
Mechanic, Textile Machinery repairs equipment partly or completely to
services and overhauls weaving, spinning, remove damaged or worn out parts using
hosiery and other textile machines and hand tools, hoist etc. as necessary.
equipment to maintain them in working Repairs parts by filing, grinding etc. or
order and ensure correct performance. obtaining replacement. Assemble parts,
Examines equipment to locate defects. doing supplementary tooling such as

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filing, drilling, grinding etc. as necessary adjustments of position of screws, nuts,


and ensures accuracy of fit. Operates and levers, needle bar, rockers, etc. Stitches,
tests reassembled machine, makes trial piece of cloth and makes further
necessary adjustments and ensured that adjustments, if necessary. Cleans and oils
types are uniform and it is running to machine periodically for smooth
specified accuracy. Checks, adjusts and performance. May specialize in
lubricates equipment periodically or gets overhauling and repairing domestic and
it done and performs other tasks to keep power driven commercial and industrial
it in good working condition. Ensures that sewing machines. May visit residences or
lead casting chamber, type casting unit premises to repair domestic sewing
and plunger mechanism of unit are machines at spot.
functioning properly to cast type of
required specification. May remove heavy Qualification Pack Details:
machines and machine units from QP NOS Reference AMH/Q1901
assembly line using hoisting equipment QP NOS Name Machine
for heavy repair. May operate printing Maintenance
machines on job work. May specialize in Mechanic-Sewing
servicing particular type of printing Machine
machines such as mono-casting, line NSQF Level 5
casting, rotary press, treadles, binding
machines etc. May keep record of parts ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
examined and equipment performance. Code 7233
May be designated according to machine Title Agricultural and Industrial
on which engaged such as MONOTYPE, Machinery Mechanics and
LINOTYPE, INTER-TYPE, LITHO-BINDRY Repairers
MACHINE.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7233.1900
Code 7233
Lamp Repairman, Mines
Title Agricultural and Industrial
Machinery Mechanics and
Lamp Repairman, Mines Lamp
Repairers
Cleaner/Mines; Lamp Fitter, repairs, tests,
cleans and changes safety lamp used
7233.1800 underground by miners. Checks safety
Mechanic, Sewing Machine lamp parts such as gauge, chimney, glass,
wick, asbestos washer and fuse, head ring,
Mechanic Sewing Machine; Sewing cables, etc., in case of electric safety lamp
Machine, Repairman examines, adjusts for defects. Repairs or replaces parts and
repairs and services sewing machines for tests lighted lamp for safety by blowing
proper performance. Examines faulty round top and bottom of gauge and glass
machines to ascertain nature and location to ensure that flame is not exposed.
of defects. Dismantles machine partly or Cleans safety lamps by holding them
completely to remove damaged and worn against felt lined rotating wheel, adds
out parts. Repairs defective parts or chemicals and changes small batteries
obtains replacements. Assembles parts after each shift. Issues lamps locked and
and tests machine for desired lighted to miners and receives them back
performance by making necessary on return. May keep record of number of

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men underground by number of lamps Title Agricultural and Industrial


issued. Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233 7233.2100
Title Agricultural and Industrial Fitter, Stationery Steam Engine
Machinery Mechanics and
Repairers Fitter, Stationary Steam Engine fits and
assembles parts according to
7233.2000 manufacturer's instructions and assists
Mechanic, Repairman (Domestic Mechanic steam Engine in his work.
Appliances) Examines drawings and other
specifications, checks parts for flaws and
Mechanic, Repairman, Domestic accuracy of fit using gauges, micrometres
Appliances services and repairs all types of and other measuring instruments and
small machinery and mechanical removes defects by chipping, filling,
appliances generally in domestic use by scraping, grinding, drilling and other
replacement and repairs of worn or supplementary tooling as necessary.
damaged parts to ensure correct Assembles parts as directed using screw
performance. Examines small machines drivers, pliers, spanners etc. tests
and appliances such as heaters, geysers, completed equipment and makes
coffee grinders, gramophones, pressure necessary adjustments under guidance of
cookers, stoves etc. to ascertain nature Mechanic Steam Engine. May oil and
and location of defects. Dismantles lubricate engine parts. May braze and
equipment partly or completely to solder parts and assist in installing
remove or replace damaged or worn out equipment.
parts. Repairs defective parts by setting
washers, filing, soldering, riveting etc. or ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
obtains replacements. Assembles parts to Code 7233
make complete unit ensuring accuracy of Title Agricultural and Industrial
fit by supplementary tooling as necessary. Machinery Mechanics and
Tests reassembled equipment and adjusts Repairers
nuts, screws etc. as necessary to ensure
its correct performance, fits assembly 7233.2200
frames or structures, installs appliances in Fitter, Marine
premises and gives power or water
connections. Checks, cleans, adjusts and Fitter, Marine repairs, services and
services equipment periodically to overhauls engines and accessories of
maintain them in working order. May ships, boats etc., under guidance of
specialize in repairing particular type of MARINE ENGINEER. Examines drawings
machine or equipment. May work in and other specifications. Checks and
workshop, factory, outdoor station or at measures parts for flaws and other
customer's residence. accuracy of fit using gauges, micrometres
etc., and removes defect by chipping,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: filing, scraping, grinding and does other
Code 7233 supplementary tooling as necessary.

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Assembles engines and auxiliary Gets bogey completely cleaned by


machinery in position using hoisting Khalasis, examines it for damages, cracks
equipment and other tools. Tests etc. and replaces cross members damaged
completed assembly and makes necessary and worn out parts of body using hand
adjustments, Dismantles partly or tools. Checks pivot pins, side bearings, etc.
completely such machinery in ship as to set and maintain necessary clearances.
propelling machinery, steam diesel or Checks condition of springs, brake fittings,
electric auxiliaries, pumps, cargo-handling buffers, etc. and repairs or replaces worn
machinery anchor-handling gear, out and damaged ones. Tests vacuum unit
ventilating and firefighting equipment, for vacuum pressure over testing
steering gear etc., removes and replaces machine, changes defective parts and
worn or damaged parts and reassembles resets them. Cleans and inspects wheel
them as per drawings under guidance of bearing and replaces them where
Marine Engineer using hand and portable necessary. Gets wheel machined, faced
tools. Installs below deck auxiliaries such and tyre set and refits wheel assembly
as evaporators, stills, heaters, pumps, using new parts such as keyways, guides,
condensers and boilers and connects space bars, etc. Examines condition of
them to steam pipe systems. Tests and coach work and replaces worn or
inspects installed machinery and corroded frames with new ones. Fits
equipment during dock and sea trials and various fittings to coaches such as doors,
removes defects, if any. May attend to windows, lamp and fan brackets, locker,
minor electrical defects. May assist in water closet fittings, places repaired or
keeping watch on engine, boiler and other overhauled coach over bogey using
machinery and assist in their operation. overhead crane, fastens and fits bogey to
coach by tightening bolts, nuts space bar,
connecting rods etc. and aligns and fits
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: metal frame and doors to waggons. May
Code 7233 specialize in erection of new coaches or
Title Agricultural and Industrial waggons or in conducting their periodical
Machinery Mechanics and overhauling. May attend to repairs of
Repairers coach and waggon buffers, vacuum brakes
etc. May keep record of parts examined.
7233.2300
Fitter, Railway Carriage and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7233
Waggon
Title Agricultural and Industrial
Machinery Mechanics and
Fitter Railway, Carriage and Waggon
Repairers
checks repairs and sets various metal
parts and units of railway coaches and
waggons to locate damage or worn out 7233.2400
parts. Strips off wooden and metal Fitter, Loco
fixtures, removes outer shell or coach and
places it on wooden block using hoisting Fitter, Loco repairs locomotives and sets
equipment. Removes under-carriage them to working condition according to
frame, bogey, wheel assembly, vacuum instruction and guidance of Loco Foreman
units, springs, buffers etc. as required. Examines drawings and other

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specification, checks parts for defects and in repairing, servicing and overhauling of
accuracy of fit, using gauges, micrometres particular units or components.
and other measuring instruments,
Dismantles units and components partly ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
or completely to remove damaged or Code 7233
worn out parts and repairs them or Title Agricultural and Industrial
obtains replacements. Assembles parts, Machinery Mechanics and
doing supplementary tooling as necessary Repairers
to ensure accuracy of fit. Uncouples all
parts and mechanism from wheel 7233.2500
assembly fitted to engine chassis or frame
Loco Cleaner
to get boilers mounted on frame free
from wheels. Directs Crane Operator to
Loco Cleaner; Cleaner Railway cleans loco
lift and places engine frame along with
engines and performs allied tasks in loco-
boiler over wooden stand or blocks. Sends
shed. Cleans engine and its parts using
wheel assembly and connected parts to
waste cotton and kerosene oil. Applies
machine shop for repairs or
white chalk or lime stone solution on
reconditioning of wheels, cross bars etc.
cleaned parts and strikes with hammer to
Unscrews nuts and bolts and removes all
check cracks if any. Moves engine
boiler mounting such as safety valve,
backward or forward with help of crow-
gland steam fountains, whistle pipes,
bars and turns it by pushing it on
smoke box fittings etc. Unscrews nuts and
mechanical device when required. Lights
bolts and removes all boiler mounting
up firebox, shovels coke in it. Drops fire by
such as safety valve, gland stem fountains,
shaking handle of fire-grate or operating
whistle pipes, smokes box fittings etc. Lifts
lever in engine and performs other tasks
boiler from frame by crane and sends it to
as guided. May oil and lubricate engine
boiler section for repairs and servicing.
parts. May be designated as ENGINE
Examines engine frame for damage,
LIGHTER if engaged only in lighting up
cracks and other defects and marks area
engine boiler and as FIRE-DROPPER,
for welding, riveting etc. as required.
ENGINE if engaged in dropping fire from
Checks piston, valves, cylinder etc. and
firebox of engine after completion of
gets cylinder bored to specific accuracy.
journey.
Repairs valve assembly, fits new rings and
assembles all parts and units according to
specifications under guidance of Loco ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Supervisor/Foreman. Tests reassembled Code 7233
parts, units for components and makes Title Agricultural and Industrial
necessary adjustments. Checks, adjusts Machinery Mechanics and
and lubricates parts and joints periodically Repairers
or directs helpers to do so and performs
other tasks under guidance of Loco 7233.2600
Foreman to keep loco engine and Fitter, Bicycle
equipment in good working order. May
keep record of parts examined and Fitter, Bicycle: Cycle Repairer repairs and
equipment performance. May specialize overhauls pedal cycles, perambulators etc.
in steam or diesel engine. May specialize by replacements, setting and adjusting
parts to keep them in good working

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condition. Examines bicycle to ascertain except in presence of Signal Inspector.


nature and location of faults. Dismantles Cleans signal glasses, checks focus of
bicycle partly or completely to remove signal and colour lights periodically, sets
damaged and worn out parts. Repairs and keeps them correctly focussed and
defective parts or obtains replacements ensures that they are properly
and refits components in order of maintained, batteries cleaned and
sequence. Adjusts brakes, driving chain charged periodically at regular intervals
mechanism, wheels, handle bars etc. for and no one does any repairs or
correct alignment. Fixes attachments such adjustments without his guidance.
as saddle, bells, luggage carrier and lamp Undertakes new installation and carries
to assembled cycle and tests performance out alterations and modification under
on road. Cleans, oils and greases moving guidance of Signal Inspector. Submits
parts; patches punctured tubes and fortnightly reports, informs about
repairs tyres. May cut threads where programmes to Station Maters concerned,
necessary with taps and dies. and maintains necessary records such as
failure book, inspection book, muster roll
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: attendance register, material indented
Code 7233 and received etc. Prevents wastage and
Title Agricultural and Industrial guides and controls men placed under
Machinery Mechanics and him. May specialize in electrical or
Repairers mechanical and signal equipment.

7233.2700 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Fitter, Signal Code 7233
Title Agricultural and Industrial
Fitter, Signal: Mechanical and Electrical Machinery Mechanics and
Signal Maintainer (Railways) tests, over Repairers
hauls and installs all mechanical and
electrical signal equipment other than 7233.2800
interlocking and station master's slide Agriculture Engineering Technician
control frames and maintains them in
working order to prevent failure and Agriculture Engineering Technician
detention of rail traffic. Issues maintains, services, repairs or overhauls
disconnection notices, as prescribed for different farm equipment such as
repairs and adjustments. Attends to all Tractors, Power tillers, Sprayers, Drillers,
failures of signal mechanism, locates and etc. Receives instructions from Senior
rectifies defects expeditiously, removes Engineers. Studies standing duty chart,
jamming of locking device by oiling, taping sketches, blue prints, etc. and decides
or other external means without opening methods of work to be adopted. Draws
cover and takes appropriate measure to necessary stores, examines their
prevent recurrence. Tests facing point, suitability, issues them to respective
locks detectors, electrical points and workers. Instructs and guides his
signal mechanism regularly while on subordinates on machines and tools to be
maintenance rounds and ensures that used, accuracy required, process of work
cover, of locking boxes of station masters and other details to ensure correct repairs
slide control room are not removed or overhauling. Checks completed work,

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makes necessary adjustments or NSQF Level 4


replacements. Guides farmers in proper
use and upkeep of farm equipment. Lends ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
machines on hire to farmers. Sells spare Code 7233
parts of farm machinery and implements. Title Agricultural and Industrial
Prepares contour maps by taking levels Machinery Mechanics and
and plane table surveying. Examines land Repairers
and prepares estimates for reforming the
land to make it suitable for cultivation. 7233.9900
Prepares plans for field channels for
Machinery Mechanics and Fitters,
surface and sub-surface drainage.
Provides bench terraces in hill areas and Other
guides installation of sprinkler irrigation
equipment and accessories. May design Machinery Mechanics and Fitters, other
and fabricate agricultural machinery. May perform number of routine and low skilled
also sell pesticides and fertilisers. tasks in overhauling and repairing engines,
pumps machines, etc., (other than
Electrical and Precision Instruments) such
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
as dismantling defective parts, cleaning
Code 7233
components, adjusting parts and are
Title Agricultural and Industrial
designated as Refrigeration Mechanic
Machinery Mechanics and
Helper, Maintenance Mechanic Helper,
Repairers
etc. according to type of work done.
7233.2901
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Fitter: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Code 7233
System Title Agricultural and Industrial
Machinery Mechanics and
Fitter Hydraulic and Pneumatic System Repairers
does regular upkeep of
Hydraulic/Pneumatic equipment/system, Family 7234
checking of hydraulic medium (hydraulic
mineral oil), air under pressure and Bicycle and Related Repairers
rectifying breakdowns including;
identifying problems, dismantling
Bicycle and related repairers fit, maintain,
equipment, cleaning parts, rectifying root
causes, re-assembling equipment, service and repair the mechanical and
checking alignment, vibration etc. to related equipment of bicycles, rickshaws,
ensure fitness of equipment prior to hand baby carriages, wheelchairs and similar
over and informing supervisor, non-motorized transport equipment.
operations, stores, etc. as appropriate in
hydraulic and pneumatic system. Sub Division 73
Handicraft and Printing Workers
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0810 Handicraft and Printing Workers make
QP NOS Name Fitter: Hydraulic and and repair precision instruments, musical
Pneumatic System instruments, various articles such as

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jewellery, precious metal ware, ceramics, weave and decorate various glass,
porcelain ware and glassware, as well as ceramics, textile, straw, stone, wood and
handicrafts made of wood or textile, leather articles.
leather or related materials, or they
perform printing or book-binding tasks. Occupations in this Group are classified
The work is carried out by hand and by into the following Families:
hand-powered and other tools which are
used to reduce the amount of physical 7311 Precision Instrument Makers and
effort and time required for specific tasks, Repairers
as well as to improve the quality of the
7312 Musical Instrument Makers and
products. The tasks call for an
Tuners
understanding of the work organization,
the materials and tools used, and the 7313 Jewellery and Precision Metal
nature and purpose of the final product. Workers
Tasks performed by workers in this sub- 7314 Potters and Related Workers
major group usually include: making and 7315 Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
repairing nautical, meteorological, optical and Finishers
and other precision instruments and 7316 Signwriter, Decorative Painters,
equipment; making and repairing musical Engravers and Etchers
instruments; making jewellery and 7317 Handicraft Workers in Wood,
precious metal ware; making pottery, Basketry and Related Materials
porcelain ware, ceramics and glassware;
7318 Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
painting and decorating various articles;
Leather and Related Materials
producing handicraft articles in wood or
textile, leather and related materials; 7319 Handicrafts Workers, Not
performing printing or book-binding tasks. Elsewhere Classified
Supervision of other workers may be Family 7311
included. Precision Instrument Makers and
Repairers
Occupations in this Sub Division are
classified into the following Groups: Precision-instrument makers and
repairers make, calibrate, repair,
731 Handicraft Workers maintain, adjust and install mechanical
732 Printing Trades Workers watches, clocks, nautical, meteorological,
optical, orthopaedic and other precision
Group 731 instruments and equipment and set them
for correct performance.
Handicraft Workers

Handicraft workers combine artistic and 7311.0100


manual skills to design, make, repair, Mechanic Precision Instrument,
adjust, maintain and decorate precision General
instruments, musical instruments,
jewellery and other precious-metals, Mechanic, Precision Instrument General
pottery and porcelain ware. They apply tests, repairs, overhauls and assembles
traditional and/or recently developed various precision instruments and their
techniques to carve, mould, assemble, parts for efficient performance. Examines

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instrument for defects. Dismantles NSQF Level 4


components and cleans them in
appropriate fluid such as petrol, kerosene ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
etc. to find out extent of damage or wear Code 7311
and tear to parts. Removes minor defects Title Precision Instrument Makers and
of parts by grinding, filing, drilling, etc. Repairers
and replaces worn out and damaged
parts. Adjusts position of various parts 7311.0200
using screwdriver, spanner etc. and
Watch Repairer
assembles instrument to form complete
unit. Makes simple electrical connections,
Watch Repairer cleans repairs and adjusts
solders contact points and performs other
clocks, watches and time pieces for
tasks as necessary. Tests performance
accurate time keeping. Examines watch
either by visual observation or by
pieces or clock mechanism using
conducting simple electrical and
magnifying eyepiece to locate defects.
mechanical tests and ensures that
Opens watch and disassembles
repaired or assembled instrument
components or parts of watch such as
conforms to prescribed efficiency. May
main spring, hair spring, balance staff etc.
make new components and assemble new
using special screw drivers, tweezers,
instruments. May specialize in any
pincers, and other watch makers tool.
particular type of instrument like
Cleans part with benzene or other
mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic,
cleaning solution using special brushes.
electrical, optical, orthopaedic etc.
Checks, jewels, spring, pinion joints pivots,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: balance staff etc. and determines their
Code 7311 serviceability. Repairs or replaces broken
Title Precision Instrument Makers and or damaged parts and assembles watch
Repairers step by step in proper sequence ensuring
desired performance of each component.
7311.0101 Lubricates pivots and operating
Technician Instrumentation components with thin special type of vile
and soaks extra oil using pith sticks. Winds
Technician Instrumentation dismantles watch, observers performance and sets it
removes and replaces a range of with chronometer or accurate watch to
instruments and faulty peripheral regulate timing. Makes necessary
components down to unit and component adjustments after set period and regulates
level, setting up test equipment, timing both in horizontal and vertical
troubleshooting components of positions to ensure accurate time keeping.
instruments, calibrating them and also Is designated as Watch Maker if able to
preparing service reports and accurately make balance staff pivots etc. operate
documenting parts replacement and watchmakers lathe and overhaul
repair. chronometers, self-winding, electric and
other types of special watches and clocks.
Qualification Pack Details: May operate cleaning machine to clean
QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0802 delicate parts in petrol and special
QP NOS Name Technician solutions.
Instrumentation

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: parts of electrical and optical instruments


Code 7311 by accurate milling, filing, grinding,
Title Precision Instrument Makers and lapping and other processes. Studies
Repairers drawings or samples and examines
precision instrument like balance, meters,
7311.0300 pressure gauges etc. for defects.
Dismantles instrument, cleans metal
Assembler (Clock and Watch)
components in petrol, kerosene oil or
otherwise and checks them to find out
Assembler (Clock and Watch) assembles
extent of damage and further
and installs chime-controlling mechanisms
serviceability. Makes new parts on lathe
in master clocks according to blueprints
milling or other machines, if necessary.
and sketches, using watchmaker's tools:
Sizes and fits metal parts by filing,
Bolts mounting casting which houses clock
scraping, grinding lapping etc. as
and chimes mechanisms to inner rear
necessary and ensures their desired
panel of master clock case. Installs toggle
accuracy by checking with precision
switch and cut-off secondaries, for
measuring instruments shadow graph and
opening and closing chime-mechanism
other highly perfect devices. Assembles
circuit, on panel, and makes wire
parts to form complete unit. Gets
connections. Disassembles, examines,
electrical components repaired by
repairs, or adjusts spring-wound clock,
Electrician. Fits electrical and optical parts
and reassembles clock adding strike-
to instrument and adjusts them as
control parts, such as hour-strike spring to
required. Texts repaired or assembled
hour mechanism, night-spot cut-out to
instrument for clarity or vision sensitivity,
hour hand sleeve-wheel, and minute-
correct meter and scale readings etc. as
mercury ring to minute mechanism. Bolts
required and ensures stipulated
assembled clock mechanism in position on
performance within prescribed limits.
mounting casting. Assembles parts, such
Makes necessary adjustments and seals
as dial, hour and minute hands, contact
meters to avoid manipulations. May
springs, motor drum and condenser, and
specialize in particular type of instruments
makes wire connections to complete
like balance, pressure gauges, meters,
master clock mechanism. Installs
theodolites, etc. May make new
completed assembly into master clock
instruments from blue prints.
case.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7311
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Precision Instrument Makers and
Code 7311
Repairers
Title Precision Instrument Makers and
Repairers
7311.0401
7311.0400 Iron and Steel Fitter
Mechanic Precision Instrument, Instrumentation
Mechanical
Iron and Steel Fitter Instrumentation
installs, dismantles, removes, replaces a
Mechanic Precision Instrument,
range of components down to sub-
Mechanical makes, alters and adjusts
assembly level right from pick up/unit
mechanical instruments or mechanical

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point of measurement and linking either prescribed standard. Keeps record of


directly to the instrument or the production, indicating quantum of
instrument panel. This also involves rejections or bad workmanship. May be
making suitable slots on panel and fixing designated according to nature of duties
instruments and its associated parts under performed such as CYLINDER EXAMINER;
the supervision of Technician TESTER, PIPES: etc.
Instrumentation.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Qualification Pack Details: Code 7311
QP NOS Reference ISC/Q0903 Title Precision Instrument Makers and
QP NOS Name Iron & Steel Fitter Repairers
Instrumentation
NSQF Level 3 7311.0600
Mechanic, Atomizer and Fuel Pump
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: (Diesel)
Code 7311
Title Precision Instrument Makers and Mechanic Atomiser and Fuel Pump
Repairers (Diesel) repairs and sets atomisers and
fuel pumps units of diesel engines, using
7311.0500 testing and setting tool, for efficient
Viewer, Workshop performance. Dismantles fuel pump kit
using different tools. Cleans various
Viewer, Workshop; Examiner, Metal components in oil and examines them for
Working; Checker, Metal Working checks wear and tear, damage etc. Replaces
mechanical components, units, machines damaged or worn out parts with new
etc., at various stages of manufacture, ones. Assembles parts together to
assembly and erection and ensures that complete unit. Fits assembled or repaired
they are made to required specifications. kit on test bench with testing engine and
Studies diagram, sketch etc., of product to gives various connections like fuel supply,
be manufactured to determine its pressure gauge etc. Sets machine speed
specification and other details. Examines and pressure and starts testing pump.
product prior to and at various stages of Observes machine running at prescribed
manufacture to detect faculty material or speed and collects oil output in calibrated
bad workmanship. Measures and tests test tubes. Ensures that output of oil is as
components for accuracy using gauges per specifications and makes necessary
and other instruments and checks finished adjustment to plunger sleeve of pump to
products, assembled or erected structures get quantity of oil from each nozzle.
to ensure that they conform to drawings, Conducts face angle tests to pump oil at
samples or specifications. Marks defective correct timing and rectifies defects, if any.
units, components or parts for Removes atomiser from pump, fits it to
rectification or for rejection and approves special testing machine and operates
finished products that conform to machines to see whether oil is ejected in
required standard and specifications. fine spray under prescribed pressure.
Removes minor defects or informs Changes nozzles where necessary.
superiors if machines do not function Disassembles governor mechanism of fuel
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parts and sets it. May change governor REPAIRMAN if solely engaged in repairing
diaphragm if necessary. and assembling photography cameras and
allied gadgets and equipment.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7311 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Precision Instrument Makers and Code 7311
Repairers Title Precision Instrument Makers and
Repairers
7311.0800
Mechanic, Optical Instrument 7311.0900
Calibrator, Glass
Mechanic Optical Instruments repairs and
sets optical instruments such as Calibrator, Glass calibrates measuring and
microscopes, telescopes, binoculars detecting glass instrument such as
theodolites, photography cameras, pipette, burette, hydrometer,
sextants etc. for enlarged view thermometer etc. according to set
photography for recording accurate standards by direct experiments for
measurements, etc. by checking the recording correct readings. Sets and
centre, setting lenses to required focal connects master (standard) measuring
length and adjusting other components to instrument with water or appropriate
required perfection. Examines optical fluid supply line and connects instrument
instruments for defects visually or by to be calibrated with master using rubbers
focussing it to standard observations. or glass tabling with stop cocks. Allows
Examines parts or components for wear measured quantity of liquid to flow into
and tear, damages etc. and replaces master measuring instrument, sets level
unserviceable ones. Repairs parts, where at zero by adding or flowing out extra
possible, by filing, grinding, scrapping etc. liquid as necessary, transfers contents
and fits new or ground lenses, mirrors and completely into instrument to be
other accessories according to prescribed calibrated by operating stop cock and
focal lengths and specifications. Grinds marks position of zero level on it with
glazes and cements (joining of two lenses paint, ink or coloured pencil. Marks
with Canada balsam to form one unit) different levels similarly by adding
lenses used in optical instruments such as measured quantity of liquid first into
microscopes, telescopes, gun sight master and then transferring whole lot
photographic equipment, etc. to obtains into instrument to be calibrated. Heats or
correct lens assemblies Aligns parts to cools mercury, alcohol, sensitive metal foil
requirement and assembles components or other appropriate indicator filled in
to form complete unit. Makes necessary thermometers and thermal recording
settings and adjustments to instruments instruments carefully through measured
and tests to repaired unit for clarity and degree of temperature and suitably marks
efficiency by visual observations or by position of observations recorded on glass
using them over fields to ensure desired body of instrument. Calibrates
result and accuracy. May assemble and fit intermediate position by dividing machine
new equipment. May be designated as calculators or by actual experiments as
CAMERA REPAIRMAN OR PHOTOGRAPHIC necessary. Removes provisional calibrated
EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLER AND instrument and makes permanent

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marking as recorded by process of etching settings and loss of calibration. Rejects


or on pantograph machine. May etch malfunctioning devices and routes devices
calibrated glass with hydrofluoric acid. to specified department for rework or
salvaging of parts. May disassemble
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: instrument or device to determine cause
Code 7311 of defective operation and notify
Title Precision Instrument Makers and supervisory personnel of findings.
Repairers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
7311.1000 Code 7311
Calibrator (Instrument and Title Precision Instrument Makers and
Repairers
Apparatus)

Calibrator (Instrument and Apparatus) 7311.1001


tests and calibrates controlling, indicating, Calibration Technician
and measuring instruments and devices,
such as monochromators, pressure Calibration Technician sets, adjusts,
regulators, tachometers, temperature validates or verifies mechanical,
controls, and thermometers, to ensure pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical,
specified operating performance, using electronic, measuring and control
hand tools, testing and calibrating instruments using reference standards in
instruments and equipment, and precision accordance with predetermined standard
measuring instruments: Reads quality procedures.
control manual and testing specifications
to obtain data to test or calibrate specific Qualification Pack Details:
devices. Selects and installs accessories, QP NOS Reference CSC/Q0801
such as adapters, indicating gauges, or QP NOS Name Calibration
holding devices on test or calibration Technician
fixture, and connects instrument or device NSQF Level 4
to fixture, according to specifications,
using hand tools. Sets controls to regulate ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
factors, such as current flow, timing cycle, Code 7311
pressure, temperature, or vacuum, Title Precision Instrument Makers and
according to specifications, and activates Repairers
test or calibration equipment. Observes
readings on meters and gauges, and other 7311.1002
displays and performance of the device or
Calibration Engineer
instrument to identify functional defects
and determine calibration requirements.
Calibration Engineer tests and
Adjusts calibration mechanisms to obtain
standardizes medical devices as per device
specified operational performance of the
manufacturer’s specification or customer
device or instrument, using hand tools
requirement. The individual at work
and precision measuring and calibrating
compares the measurements of medical
instruments and equipment. Applies
device with the master equipment and
sealing compound on calibration
then certifies medical device as
mechanism to prevent readjustment of
standardized or non-standardized as per

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device manufacturer’s specification or Orthopaedic Appliance and Limbs


customer’s requirement. Technician; Orthopaedic Technician;
Artificial Limb maker, Surgical makes and
Qualification Pack Details: repairs artificial limbs, braces, and other
QP NOS Reference ELE/Q8002 orthopaedic appliance according to
QP NOS Name Calibration Engineer prescription. Makes cast of limb or
NSQF Level 4 deformity and draws patterns from
measurements of body members to be
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: fitted. Cuts and fashions devices from
Code 7311 material, such as metal, plastic and
Title Precision Instrument Makers and leather, using welding equipment, forge,
Repairers riveting machine, drill and hand tools;
shapes leather parts over lasts and rivets
parts to braces; pads braces with felt and
7311.1100
sponge rubber; polishes completed
Calibrator, Other devices, using buffing wheel; adjusts nuts
and screws at joints to insure free
Calibrators, other calibrate metal wood movement. Repairs worn-out or damaged
and synthetic material seals for linear and appliance. May harness devices to limbs
angular measurements using pantograph, or stumps, using knowledge of functional
dividing or other sensitive machine anatomy. May instruct patient in use of
according to specifications. Set sized device. May be designated according to
object accurately on machine using type of appliance being made as
precision instruments and holding devices ARTIFICIAL ARM MAKER, FOOT MAKER.
like dial indicator, combination set,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
clamps, mandrill, etc. Fit template or
Code 7311
necessary gadgets and cutter in machine.
Title Precision Instrument Makers and
Set machine in relation to object
Repairers
according to divisions required and mark
extreme positions. Operate machine as
per template or calculation and machine 7311.1400
markings to divide object into specified Instrument Maker, Other
number of divisions by short and long cuts
as required. Check object with set Instrument Makers, other (Except
standard to ensure accuracy. May copy Electrical) include all other workers
from sample or standard scale. engaged in fitting, assembling, calibrating
and repairing mechanical, hydraulic,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: optical and other types of instruments
Code 7311 except electrical, not elsewhere classified.
Title Precision Instrument Makers and
Repairers ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7311
7311.1200 Title Precision Instrument Makers and
Repairers
Orthopaedic Appliances and Limb
Technician
7311.9900

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Precision Instrument Makers and designs on instrument. May repair


Repairers, Other instruments. May specialize in making a
particular type of instrument and be
Precision Instrument Makers and designated according to type of
Repairers, other perform number of low instrument made such as VIOLIN MAKER,
skilled and routine tasks such as VEENA MAKER, SITAR MAKER, ESRAJ
dismantling instruments, filing, making MAKER.
connections, operating vacuum machine, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
soldering, sealing covers, cleaning lenses Code 7312
etc., and is designated as Instrument Title Musical Instrument Makers and
Mechanic Mate, Instrument Mechanic Tuners
Helper etc.
7312.0200
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Harmonium Maker
Code 7311
Title Precision Instrument Makers and Harmonium Maker makes harmonium by
Repairers preparing different parts of instrument
such as, cabinet reed board, keys, bellow
Family 7312 and stoppers and assembling them using
hand or power tools. Selects required type
Musical Instrument Makers and and size of wooden planks for making
Tuners different parts of harmonium. Marks them
Musical-instrument makers and tuners with dimensions using tool rule, square,
make, assemble, repair, adjust, restore pencil, etc., and makes different parts by
musical instruments and tune them to the sizing, sawing and planing using carpentry
required pitch with hand or power tools. tools. Assembles harmonium cabinet
They usually specialize in one type of (wooden box) by nailing different parts
instrument, such as string instruments, together. Makes air compartment in
brass instruments, reed instruments or inside bottom of box air-tight by gluing
percussion instruments. soft leather or strips along edges.
Prepares bellow from card board by
cutting card board strips and gluing with
7312.0100 soft leather and coloured paper making
Musical Instrument Maker (String) necessary folds. Attaches bellow to
harmonium cabinet by gluing and
Musical Instrument Maker (Stringed) clamping it with nails and springs. Fixes
makes stringed instruments such as Sitar, necessary wooden bridge over air
Tambura, Violin and Veena from wood, compartment in box. Prepares reed board
ebonite, metal or other materials, using by making required numbers of apertive
hand or power tools, selects and marks and fixing reeds one side and rest pins on
materials, saws out, drills, carves, shapes other sides. Makes necessary number of
and finishes parts of instrument, glues or holes for different notes on reed board,
screws parts together; applies stain and fixes knobs for control of air from air
several coats of varnish, attaches strings, compartment to apertives of reed board.
pegs and other fittings; tests instrument Ensures that joints are air-tight by
and makes changes, if necessary to bellowing and reeds give proper tuning.
improve tone. May carve ornamental

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Tests and adjusts harmonium to produce Harmonium Fitter makes inside of


required tune by filing, (opening and harmonium cabinet airtight by cutting and
closing reed tongues and comparing notes gluing soft leather strips along edges and
by striking tuning fork). May fix metal fixing necessary fittings. Examines
handles to cabinet, leather or plastic cloth harmonium cabinets prepared by
over reed frame and other decorative Carpenter are according to specification;
fittings. May polish box and give smooth cuts soft leather strips of required sizes
finish. May repair Harmonium by and glues them to edges of cabinet; fits
dismantling and replacing different parts wooden frame or bridges inside box for
of instrument. May specialize in preparing fixing reed frame, key board and other
particular parts of instrument. harmonium parts; glues and screws key
board and reed frame to cabinet. Fits keys
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: and other attachments in to position;
Code 7312 tests instruments and makes necessary
Title Musical Instrument Makers and adjustments to prevent air leak. May
Tuners polish and apply varnish to cabinet. May
tune harmonium for correct note and
7312.0300 pitch. May repair harmonium.
Harmonium Key Maker
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Harmonium Key Maker makes harmonium Code 7312
keys of required sizes by sawing, drilling, Title Musical Instrument Makers and
filing and smoothening soft wood and Tuners
gluing celluloid strips on them. Selects soft 7312.0500
wood pieces of required quality; marks, Bellow Man (Harmonium)
saws out curves and shapes wood to make
harmonium keys according to Bellow Man (Harmonium) makes
specification; cuts celluloid strips of harmonium bellows by measuring, cutting
required size and glues it over wooden card board strips and pleating them with
keys; screws keys to key board and fixes soft leather and coloured paper. Selects
key board to wooden cabinet; drills holes card board of desired thickness; marks
on cabinet as per specification and and cuts groove or channel on card board
designs and fits stoppers to control wind at parallel lines to permit folding; folds
inside instrument; may fit reed frame to card board along slit edges. Pleats to form
cabinet. May make bellows and fit them bellows; covers bellows with satin and
to instruments. May tune up instrument. cloth; glues leather or rexine and places
metal guards on corners of bellows and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: screws, nuts or glues bellow to instrument
Code 7312 cabinet and operates leak; bellow to test
Title Musical Instrument Makers and air lead by playing notes; operates bellow
Tuners to check proper operation. May tune
harmonium reeds and glue reeds in reed
7312.0400 blocks. May fabricate metal parts using
shop machines and tools. May repair used
Harmonium Fitter
harmonium.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7312 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Musical Instrument Makers and Code 7312
Tuners Title Musical
Instrument Makers and Tuners
7312.0600 7312.1000
Reed Fitter (Harmonium) Organ Tuner

Reed Fitter, Harmonium makes wooden Organ Tuner tests and adjusts organ pipes
reed board according to sample or to produce correct tones and keeps
specification and fits metal reeds and playing mechanisms in good condition.
strings on board with screws. Selects Strikes tuning fork and compares tone
wooden board; marks and chisels out with that of selected pipe. Adjusts
grooves or slots to fit reeds according to distance between lips of pipe until tone
sample or specifications; fits and screws coincides with that of tuning fork. Adjusts
reeds in slots on board and fixes other pipes, comparing their tones by ear
assembled reed frame to cabinet. with that of pipe already adjusted.
Operates harmonium to check reeds to Replaces defective wiring, switches,
give out correct tune when concerned key blowers and other parts.
is depressed. May tune harmonium. May
make wooden cabinet and fit key board to ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
box. May repair used harmonium and Code 7312
replace old reeds. Title Musical
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Instrument Makers and Tuners
Code 7312
Title Musical 7312.1200
Instrument Makers and Tuners Piano Tuner
7312.0800 Piano Tuner tests and adjusts pianos to
Finisher (Harmonium) produce correct tone. Strikes tuning fork
and compares tone with that of 'A' string
Finisher, Harmonium gives finishing of piano. Tightens or loosens strings by
touches to harmonium by making and turning string pin until tone coincides with
fitting stops for controlling air in that of tuning fork. Adjusts other strings
harmonium and by cutting and fitting comparing their tones by ear with that of
celluloid pieces for decorating cabinet. 'A' string already adjusted. May replace
Examines assembled harmonium for any broken strings and make repairs.
defect; polishes cabinet using colour stain
and varnish to give required finish; fixes ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
coloured celluloid strips on reed; fits Code 7312
wooden or plastic knobs to airholes and Title Musical
other attachments such as handles and Instrument Makers and Tuners
decorative fittings. May make, assemble
and fit various accessories to harmonium. 7312.1300
May tune harmonium. May repair used
Tabla Maker (Musical Instrument)
harmonium.

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compound on middle of upper surface of


Tabla Maker (Musical Instrument) dome leather cover where necessary for correct
shaped wooden, metal or clay body open tune, tests and tunes instrument by
at one end. Collects cone or dome shaped striking cover surface with hand or stick
wooden, metal or clay of required size adjusting adjusters for required tone
open at one end and other instrument pitch. May specialize in making particular
parts such as soft leather of desired types of drum and be designated
thickness, leather straps, cords, brass accordingly such as BRASS DRUM MAKER;
rings as necessary for type of tabla to be SIDE DRUM MAKER; DHOLAK MAKER;
made; cuts and sizes leather to close MRIDUNG MAKER; TAVIL MAKER;
mouth of reed and punches holes round KANJIRA MAKER. May use parchment
edge of leather cover; places punched leather for special type of drums. May
cover over mouth of vessel and passes repair drums by dismantling and replacing
leather straps through holes; inserts leather skins, tension rods, rims and
guides through leather straps and fastens shells.
leather cover to body and secures it
tightly at bottom of vessel ties to a brass ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
or leather ring; applies special ink mixed Code 7312
with special wax on central portion of Title Musical
leather top for proper tuning; tests tone Instrument Makers and Tuners
of tabla by striking or drumming with
fingers; tunes tabla to required pitch by
7312.1500
tightening leather straps and changing
position of guides. May repair and tune Clarinet Assembler
used tablas.
Clarinet Assembler makes clarinet by
assembling mouth piece, shank, upper
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
and lower pieces, bell and keys and tunes
Code 7312
it to required pitch for correct tone.
Title Musical
Collects parts such as springs, pins, keys,
Instrument Makers and Tuners
reed for making clarinet of desired type.
Joins upper and lower part of body
7312.1400 together; fits keys and other attachments
Drum Maker, Musical in position; fixes reed to mouth piece
through reed holder; tests instrument and
Drum Maker, Musical makes musical makes changes, if necessary, to improve
drums by mounting animal skins on tone and tunes it to desired pitch with or
wooden or metal case open on one or without tuning fork. May repair used
both ends with metal rims and fitting instrument. May be designated as FLUTE
adjusters to tune drum to required pitch. MAKER if engaged in making and tuning
Collects wooden or metal case of desired flutes.
size and specification; secures tightly
leather or hide cover over metal or ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
leather ring and fastens ring to mouth of Code 7312
shell with leather cord after fitting Title Musical
adjusters to it; adjusts tension of leather Instrument Makers and Tuners
cover by moving adjusters. Applies special

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7312.1600
Bag Pipe Maker ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7312
Bag Pipe Maker makes bag pipes by Title Musical
assembling finished wooden organ pipes Instrument Makers and Tuners
in specially designed leather bags. Collects
wooden pipes and leather bag according
to specification; prepares bag pipe reeds 7312.1800
by shaving and filing cane of specified Musical Instrument Repairer
variety; fixes reeds in mouth piece
through reed holders; tunes organ pipes Musical Instruments Repairer repairs all
for tone of desired pitch; cuts holes in kinds of musical instruments such as
leather bag and fits in finished wooden Violin, Veena, Tambura, Sitar,
pipes in holes in proper position; secures Harmonium, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, and
pipes to bag tightly with cord to prevent tunes them. Tests particular instrument to
leakage of air from bag; fastens brass and find nature of defect, dismantles
tenor pipes with cords and tunes pipes to instrument and examines parts for defects
ensure correct pitch and tone. May or damage. Repairs or replaces worn or
specialize in one or more operations, such damaged parts using hand tools, refits
as marking act in parts or organ pipes and parts together to construct instrument;
be designated accordingly. Sets repaired instrument for correct
performance, tunes instruments by
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: playing it and adjusting keys, strings, etc.
Code 7312 May polish with colour stain or varnish to
Title Musical give good finish. May make new parts to
Instrument Makers and Tuners replace damaged ones using hand tools.
May be designated according to type of
7312.1700 instrument repaired, such as VIOLIN
REPAIRER, VEENA REPAIRER,
Brass Musical Instruments
HARMONIUM REPAIRER, PIANO
Assembler REPAIRER, etc.

Brass Musical Instrument Assembler


ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
makes required types of brass musical
Code 7312
instruments by fitting piston valves, valve
Title Musical
tops, bell etc.; in metal body. Collects
Instrument Makers and Tuners
different parts of musical instrument to be
made; joins parts by screwing, riveting or
soldering as necessary to obtain desired
shape; fits piston valves, valve tops, 7312.9900
springs, washers, etc. Checks leakage, Musical Instrument Makers and
brazing etc. and tunes it to required pitch Tuners, Other
by fitting slide or further tooling as
necessary. May specialize in any particular Musical Instrument Makers and Tuners,
type of brass musical instruments such as Other include all other musical instrument
cornet, baritone, euphonium, bugle, makers engaged in making or assembling
trumpet etc. other types of musical instruments not

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elsewhere classified as: Organ Pipe Maker ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
casts sheets of organ metal; makes pipes Code 7313
therefrom and from zinc-makes air Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
conduits of galvanised iron. Workers

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7313.0101


Code 7312 Jewellery Polisher
Title Musical Instrument Makers and
Tuners Jewellery Polisher provides shine and
lustre to the cast jewellery at different
Family 7313 stages of its manufacturing such as pre-
Jewellery and Precision Metal setting and final polish. The individual
Workers works with different types of tools,
polishing compounds, soft and hard buffs
Jewellery and precious metal workers fixed on high-speed rotating motor bench.
design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or
appraise jewellery, ceremonial or religious Qualification Pack Details:
items, gold, silver, other precious metals, QP NOS Reference G&J/Q3010
or gems. They cut, file, polish and set QP NOS Name Jewellery Polisher
precious and semi-precious stones NSQF Level 3
including gems and diamonds and engrave
designs on jewellery and precious metal ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
articles. They cut and polish diamonds for Code 7313
industrial purposes. Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers
7313.0100
Roller, Gold and Silver 7313.0102
Plater
Roller, Gold and Silver makes silver and
gold sheets of varied thickness by process Plater applies a layer of Rhodium, on the
of rolling. Adjusts roll gap of rolling surface of the jewellery piece. The
machine by means of handle operating individual operates the plating plant or
gearing system machine. Takes required runs the manual process for applying
weight and size of metal piece (caste and Rhodium on the finished
annealed if necessary) and carefully jewellery piece for giving bright white and
inserts it in between roller, keeping it reflective appearance to the precious
pressed against bottom roller. Checks metal jewellery.
thickness of sheet after each rolling,
reduces roll gap and repeats process until Qualification Pack Details:
required thickness is obtained. Ensures QP NOS Reference G&J/Q3212
that texture of sheet or foil does not get QP NOS Name Plater
spoilt during rolling. May prepare sheets NSQF Level 4
or foils manually by process of hammering
and flattening. May anneal sheet or foil ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
after rolling. Code 7313

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Title Jewellery and Precision Metal and wind it on manually or mechanically


Workers operated drum. May also make wire
manually by beating rod in sized pattern
7313.0103 or mould.
Filer and Assembler
Qualification Pack Details:
Filer and Assembler works with numerous QP NOS Reference G&J/Q0606
hand and machine tools to remove sprues QP NOS Name Component Maker
from the cast jewellery piece; rectify NSQF Level 3
casting defects such as porosity, blisters,
bubbles, and cracks; and assemble the ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
final jewellery components meant for Code 7313
linking. Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q2909 7313.0202
QP NOS Name Filer and Assembler Gem Stone Thread Maker
NSQF Level 3
Gem Stone Thread Maker uses hands and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: fine needles to thread several beads or
Code 7313 cabochon or faceted stones into a
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal jewellery piece, as per design.
Workers
7313.0201 Qualification Pack Details:
Wire Maker, Gold and QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6909
Silver/Component Maker QP NOS Name Gem Stone Thread
Maker
Wire Maker, Gold and Silver makes silver NSQF Level 2
and gold wires of specified thickness by
heating and drawing metal in specially
designed machine. Takes gold or silver rod ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
of required size and weight and heats it up Code 7313
(dull red) in mild fire. Beats one end of rod Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
to narrow point and passes it through one Workers
of larger holes of sizing plate or die. Places
plate with rod securely in gap of drawing 7313.0301
machine. Holds protruding end of rod Gold Curer, General/Gold Refiner
with tongs and anchors it suitably in roller
chain. Sets speed, starts machine and Gold Curer, General; Gold Refiner,
removes anchor from chain as soon as rod General extracts pure gold from impure
has been pulled through and formed into state by chemical process. Adds double
wire. Repeats process by passing wire quantity of silver to gold (in impure state)
successively through smaller holes until and melts them in charcoal or coke fired
required size is obtained. May draw wire pit furnace. Quenches molten metal in
of desired thickness through series of dies water to form solid mass. Adds nitric acid
(steel or diamond) of diminishing holes and reheats in charcoal fired furnace to

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dissolve impurities and silver. Removes Code 7313


gold separated from impurities by Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
filtration and washes it numbers of times Workers
in water. Re-melts washed gold to form
bar of pure gold. Extracts silver in same 7313.0500
manner by adding requisite quantity of Gold Foil Maker
copper to solution.
Gold Foil Maker makes gold foils from
Qualification Pack Details: wires for setting jewels in ornaments.
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q3414 Moulds gold into small bar and gets it
QP NOS Name Gold Refiner drawn into wire of required gauge. Cuts
NSQF Level 6 convenient length of wire, heats it to
specified temperature in mild fire and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: flattens it to extent possible by beating it
Code 7313 with hammer on anvil. Reheats it in
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal controlled low fire, cools and cleans it in
Workers chemical or solution of lemon juice and
water and repeats process of beating on
7313.0401 anvil until it turns into thin paper like foil.
Gold Curer, Mint/Gold Melter and Ensures at every stage that foil is not
cracked or broken. May also prepare silver
Refiner
foils from wire, and is designated as
SILVER FOIL MAKER.
Gold Curer, Mint; Gold Refiner, Mint
refines impure gold by chemical process.
Melts unrefined gold in furnace and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
injects chlorine into it. Removes Chlorides Code 7313
(chemical compounds of impurities with Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
chlorine) thus formed by scoop and tongs Workers
and pours out purified gold. Re melts
purified gold for testing fineness and 7313.0600
sampling. Repeats process if necessary. Leaf Maker, Gold and Silver
May melt acid treated roasted
precipitates of impure gold with oxidising Leaf Maker, Gold and Silver beats small
agents and sand in steel trays on furnace, strips of gold and silver into thin leaves for
pour out molten gold into buttons and bar medicinal purposes, dressing sweet
moulds and raise fineness of base bullion dishes, etc. Cuts small strips of desired
by refixing it using fair clay pipes and metal into suitable size and places them
compressed air. individually in between sheets of special
type of skin bound together. Covers
Qualification Pack Details: sheets of skin holding metal inside thicker
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q0404 skin covering and beats them on anvil
QP NOS Name Gold Melter and with wooden mallet. Checks extent of
Refiner spreading frequently while beating and
NSQF Level 7 ensures that metal pieces do not get stuck
to skin sheets. Removes metal leaves then
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fine paper sheets. May use special type of Polisher and Cleaner
paper instead of skin for beating. May
light small coal fire to remove moisture Polisher and Cleaner finishes the jewellery
from skin and avoid sticking of metal frame and cleans it thoroughly in order to
leaves on skin sheets. give the base frame the look that the
design requires. Polishing is done at
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: multiple stages of jewellery making with
Code 7313 different types of materials or abrasives.
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Cleaning is also done at multiple stages of
Workers jewellery making using different types of
techniques as applicable.
7313.0700
Goldsmith Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q0707
Goldsmith; Sonar prepares gold QP NOS Name Polisher and
ornaments of required design and weight Cleaner
by heating, moulding, bending, drawing NSQF Level 3
etc. Studies design or sample and takes
required weight of gold by weighing in ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
sensitive balance. Moulds piece of gold Code 7313
into small bars by heating on mild fire or Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
takes required weight of sheet or wire Workers
according to design. Makes designed
ornaments by stages using dies and hand 7313.0702
tools, such as tongs, hammer, hand saw
Goldsmith Enameller
drill, file etc., and by heating metal
according to necessity by means of oil
Goldsmith: Enameller works on handmade
lamp and blow pipe to facilitate working.
gold jewellery manufacturing prepares
Makes jewel setting arrangements (if so
enamel colours of different types to paint
designed) in ornament uses lac as filling
vibrant patterns on the finished jewellery
where necessary. Polishes ornament by
frame as per design. The individual at
cloth, special yarns, or buff. May make
work in handmade gold jewellery
individual parts of ornament and finally
manufacturing prepares enamel colours of
join them together either by fusing them
different types to paint vibrant patterns
by heat or fixing them by wire. May also
on the finished jewellery frame as per
do jewel setting, enamelling (mina work)
design.
etc. May be designated as SILVERSMITH if
employed in making silver wares and
ornaments. Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q0909
QP NOS Name Goldsmith:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Enameller
Code 7313
NSQF Level 4
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7313
7313.0701

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Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Qualification Pack Details:


Workers QP NOS Reference G&J/Q0808
QP NOS Name Setter
7313.0703 NSQF Level 3
Goldsmith Frame Maker
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Goldsmith Frame Maker, works with Code 7313
machine and hand tools to create the Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
base jewellery frame from gold as per Workers
design and for further embellishing with
components, gemstones and enamelling 7313.0802
and plating. The goldsmith is responsible Metal Setter
for delivering quality gold
jewellery with minimum gold or stone Metal setter works with numerous hand
loss. and machine tools to set diamond and
gemstones as per design, and is
Qualification Pack Details: responsible for delivering: levelled,
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q0606 damage-free and secured setting of
QP NOS Name Goldsmith Frame stones while maintaining its brilliance.
Maker Qualification Pack Details:
NSQF Level 3 QP NOS Reference G&J/Q3111
QP NOS Name Metal Setter (Basic)
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: NSQF Level 3
Code 7313
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Workers Code 7313
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
7313.0801 Workers
Jewel Setter/Setter
7313.0803
Jewel Setter; Gem Setter sets jewels in Wax Setter
ornaments according to design. Fixes
jewels on wooden board or box by shellac
Wax setter (basic) works with numerous
according to design. Examines ornaments
hand tools to set diamond and gemstones
for jewel setting and makes necessary
as per design. The individual is responsible
alternations if required. Lays ornament on
for delivering: levelled, damage-free and
table, heats shellac slightly on oil lamp,
secured setting of stones while
picks up jewels one at a time, sets them
maintaining its brilliance.
individually in pockets of ornament
designed for fixing jewels and securely
locks each one of them by bending metal
points over jewel or by overlapping Qualification Pack Details:
system. Is designated as KUNDAN QP NOS Reference G&J/Q2707
WORKER if engaged in setting jewels by QP NOS Name Wax Setter
pressing pieces of thin gold foils with NSQF Level 3
tweezer and needle.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7313 Code 7313
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers Workers

7313.0804 7313.0902
Wax Tree Maker Rough Assorter

Wax tree maker works with different Rough Assorter needs to divide rough
types of waxes, wax soldering machine diamonds into groups having similar
and consumables in order to assemble characteristics, by looking at the rough
wax pieces in a tree like structure. through an eye glass under light, using
his/her knowledge and experience. Each
Qualification Pack Details: rough diamond is assessed according to its
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q2606 natural characteristics – judging
QP NOS Name Wax Tree Maker specifically its colour, clarity, carat and
NSQF Level 5 model or shape.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Qualification Pack Details:


Code 7313 QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4101
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal QP NOS Name Rough Assorter
Workers NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
7313.0901 Code 7313
Gem Sorter Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers
Gem Sorter; Jewel Sorter examines,
selects and removes gems from rough 7313.0903
stones by pincer. Lays pieces of rough Rough Marker
stones on table. Cuts them in smaller
pieces if necessary, examines them Rough marker needs to mark assorted
individually with magnifying glass and rough diamonds manually, using a marker
locates portion to be retained. Checks pen for various requirements like
frequently portion to be cut and clips off identification, windowing, cleaving, laser
surplus portion bit by bit by pincer or or blade sawing, bruiting, etc. A marker
marks stones with Indian ink. Fixes them needs to use his/her experience and make
in sockets in brass rod, using adhesive precise marking as the accuracy of the
solution (sicotine, plaster of Paris etc.) for following process depends on the
sawing. Eliminates white veins from corals accuracy of the marking. The marking
and sorts pearls by shape and size. must be made with the objective of
maximizing the value, or any other as
Qualification Pack Details: fixed by the company.
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q0809
QP NOS Name Sorter Qualification Pack Details:
NSQF Level 3 QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4101
QP NOS Name Rough Marker

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NSQF Level 4 another diamond tool. Places cleaving


knife on groove and carefully strikes with
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: small hammer to split stone into two parts
Code 7313 of required specifications. May repeat
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal process if further splitting is required.
Workers
Qualification Pack Details:
7313.1001 QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4404
Gem Slicer/Gemstone Rough Cutter QP NOS Name Gem Cleaver
NSQF Level 5
Gem Slicer cuts jewels for sizing by using
thin rotating cutter. Applies cutting ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
solution (solution of Multan clay, Code 7313
corundum and diamond powder) on Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
cutter. Directs Lapidary Helper to rotate Workers
driving wheel at steady speed. Holds
stone or jewel carefully with fingers,
presses it against cutter, applies cutting
solution frequently and cuts jewels as 7313.1201
required. Checks stone or jewel frequently Inclusion Plotter
while cutting to ensure proper sizing. May
slice jewels by machine having number of Inclusion plotter uses different
cutting blades. May also extract jewels technologies such as M-Box, Immersion
from rough stone by slicing. Is also known Glass (IG) and Galaxy, based on
as DIAMOND SAWYER if employed in Helium/Sarin software, to view and
sawing diamonds. manually or automatically plot different
types of inclusions such cloud, surface
Qualification Pack Details: cavities, blind spots, pin point inclusion,
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6505 3D, flat cracks, curved cracks. Inclusion
QP NOS Name Gemstone Rough plotting helps the planner determine what
Cutter can be achieved in the cut stone, which
NSQF Level 3 will determine its ultimate value. Hence,
precision is important in this job.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7313 Qualification Pack Details:
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4202
Workers QP NOS Name Inclusion Plotter
NSQF Level 4
7313.1101
Gem Cleaver ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7313
Gem Cleaver cuts or cleaves precious Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
stones, previously marked, using knife and Workers
hammer. Sets marked stone in dop with
shellac and fixes dop on cleaving table. 7313.1202
Makes groove along marked line with Planner

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Planner uses the designing software and a second diamond spinning in opposite
planning and marking machines to decide direction to slowly round it into a cone
where to mark the diamond rough for shape. A bruter must be careful: so that
generating the most profitable polished excess bruting does not cause too much
diamond for stone loss or sub-optimal
the company as per its policy of bruting causes the girdle to disappear at a
maximizing value or colour and weight later stage of processing.
retention.
Qualification Pack Details:
Qualification Pack Details: QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4505
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4202 QP NOS Name Manual Bruter
QP NOS Name Planner NSQF Level 3
NSQF Level 4 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7313
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Code 7313 Workers
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers 7313.1302
7313.1300 Auto Blocker
Gem Grinder, Hand
Auto Blockers work with the auto-blocking
Gem Grinder, Hand; Jewel Grinder Hand; machine and make the basic four (or
Lapidary, Hand grinds jewels to designed eight) bottom and top facets of a diamond
shape and size by hand operated grinding in order to make it ready for final
wheel. Embeds jewels on bamboo stick polishing or brilliance. For auto blocking,
with shellac. Rotates grinding wheel the stone is set in a dop is fixed in the
backwards and forwards by operating bow auto-blocking machine and held
with right hand. Applies water on wheel down on a revolving cast-iron scaife
and grinds stone by pressing it against charged with diamond dust.
side of corundum grinding wheel. Checks
stone frequently by sight and continues Qualification Pack Details:
grinding until required shape and size is QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4606
obtained. May hold bigger sized stones QP NOS Name Auto Blocker
directly by left hand, grind it to shape and NSQF Level 3
size by manipulation of fingers.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 7313
Code 7313 Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Workers
Workers
7313.1303
7313.1301 Gemstone Facet Maker
Manual Bruter
Gemstone Facet Maker works with high-
Manual bruter works on the doped speed and angle indexed rotating scaife
diamond to be girdled and holds it against machines with diamond or steel laps in

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order to grind facets on, mainly, set either in a lead dop or a mechanical-
transparent gemstones. clamp.

Qualification Pack Details: Qualification Pack Details:


QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6707 QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4606
QP NOS Name Gemstone Facet QP NOS Name Manual Blocker
Maker NSQF Level 3
NSQF Level 3
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 7313
Code 7313 Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Title Jewellery and Precision Workers
Metal Workers
7313.1306
7313.1304 Auto Bruter
Table Cutter
Table cutter works with table dop tang Auto Bruter works with bruting machine
system and make the first, biggest and the and another diamond or wheel (rotating
most important facet of a diamond by in opposite direction to the diamond
polishing it on the polishing wheel or being bruted) to give the rough diamond
scaife in order to yield maximum brilliance round and cone shapes. A bruter must be
and symmetry. It is very important to careful: so that excess bruting does not
polish the table accurately as it is only cause too much stone loss or sub-optimal
through this facet that the light of the bruting causes the girdle to disappear at a
diamond can be seen. later stage of processing.

Qualification Pack Details: Qualification Pack Details:


QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4606 QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4505
QP NOS Name Table Cutter QP NOS Name Auto Bruter
NSQF Level 3 NSQF Level 3

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7313 Code 7313
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers Workers

7313.1305 7313.1400
Manual Blocker Gem Polisher, Hand

Manual Blocker creates the basic four or Gem Polisher, Hand polishes gems
eight bottom and top facets on the bruted according to specification by special
diamond using the dop-tang system on manually or mechanically operated
the polishing diamond-dust charged scaife polishing wheels. Holds jewels by shellac
in such a way as to yield maximum on small bamboo stock, Fits required type
brilliance and symmetry. The diamond is of polishing sheel (lead for soft stone such
as emerald, spinel, yellow topaz, etc.;

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copper for hard stones such as ruby, to segregate polished diamonds mainly
sapphire etc., and steel plates for less than 30 cents in size into two or three
diamonds) and starts wheel. Applies water groups based on some common
to wheel and presses stone against its characteristic cut, carat, clarity or colour.
surface. Checks stone frequently while The individual is responsible for delivering
polishing for finish. Polishes stone finally segregated diamonds with no loss.
in corundum polishing wheel in similar
manner. May polish bigger stones by Qualification Pack Details:
holding them directly by fingers and QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4909
manipulating against revolving wheel. QP NOS Name Polished Grader and
Assorter (Basic)
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: NSQF Level 5
Code 7313
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Workers Code 7313
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
7313.1501 Workers
Diamond Assorter
7313.1503
Diamond Assorters have to separate Polished Diamond Grader and
polished diamonds and group them into Assorter (Advance)
lots having similar characteristics and
reject which are not as per required Polished Graders and Assorters
quality. It is done by looking at the (Advanced) mainly work with a loupe to
diamond through an eye glass under light segregate polished diamonds into
and requires experience in spotting similar multiple groups based on its
type of diamonds. Each diamond is characteristics like cut, carat, clarity or
assessed according to its characteristics of colour. The individual is required to have
cut, carat, colour and clarity. knowledge of performing measurements
of 4Cs on a diamond. The individual is
Qualification Pack Details: responsible for delivering segregated
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q2505 diamonds with no loss.
QP NOS Name Diamond Assorter
NSQF Level 4 Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4909
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: QP NOS Name Polished Diamond
Code 7313 Grader & Assorter
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal (Advance)
Workers NSQF Level 5

7313.1502 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Polished Diamond Grader and Code 7313
Assorter (Basic) Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers
Polished Grader and Assorter (Basic)
mainly works with a tripod or table loupe

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7313.1504 Gemstone Polisher works with high-speed


Bottom Polisher rotating machines with metal plates and
buffs to produce a fully finished stone.
Bottom polisher works with bottom dop The polisher may work on pre-shaped
tang system and makes the 24 bottom (cabochon) stone or faceted stone.
facets of a diamond by polishing it on the
polishing wheel or scaife in order to yield Qualification Pack Details:
maximum brilliance and symmetry. For QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6707
polishing, the stone is set either in a lead QP NOS Name Gemstone Polisher
dop or a mechanical-clamp and held down NSQF Level 3
on a revolving cast-iron scaife (horizontal
and circular disc) charged with diamond ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
dust. Code 7313
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Qualification Pack Details: Workers
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4707
QP NOS Name Bottom Polisher 7313.1601
NSQF Level 3 Gemstone Pre-shaper

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Gemstone Pre-shaper works with high-


Code 7313 speed rotating scaife machines with
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal diamond or steel laps in order to give the
Workers rough cut gemstone the shape as per
plan. Pre-shaping determines the shape,
7313.1505 size and weight of the processed final
Gemstone Girdle Polisher stone.

Gemstone girdle polisher works with high- Qualification Pack Details:


speed rotating machines with metal QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6606
scaifes and buffs to produce a fully QP NOS Name Gemstone Pre-
finished stone. shaper
NSQF Level 4
Qualification Pack Details:
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6707 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
QP NOS Name Gemstone Girdle Code 7313
Polisher Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
NSQF Level 3 Workers

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7313.1602


Code 7313 Gemstone Final Shaper and
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Calibrator
Workers
7313.1506 The individual works with high-speed
Gemstone Polisher rotating scaife machines with diamond or
steel laps in order to give the pre-shaped

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gemstone the final shape as per planned Window opener works with dop-tang
weight and size. Final-shaping determines system to make an opening or a window
the shape, size and weight of the final on the rough diamond by polishing it on
stone. the polishing wheel or scaife in order to
observe and map internal features of the
Qualification Pack Details: diamond prior to cutting and planning,
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6606 while maintaining minimal weight loss.
QP NOS Name Gemstone Final
Shaper and Qualification Pack Details:
Calibrator QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4101
NSQF Level 4 QP NOS Name Window Opener
NSQF Level 4
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7313 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Code 7313
Workers Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
7313.1701 Workers
Gem Driller
7313.1800
Gem Driller drills holes in precious stones Jewellery Engraver
according to design with bow drill. Fixes
diamond bit to serve as cutter in drill Jewellery Engraver engraves ornamental
(wooden piece having metal device to designs or letters on ornaments and
hold diamond bit) and sets sized wooden jewellery using fine chisels and hand tools.
plate having carved pocket on drilling Draws in pencil required design to be
table. Holds stone to be drilled in pocket engraved, on paper, if ornament is fairly
of wooden plate. Arranges continuous big or else draws design on ornament
flow of water as coolant at drilling point. itself using fine steel point. Transfers
Holds drill in bow and drills stone design from paper to ornament by placing
according to stone design, frequently designed paper on surface of metal
checking it for alignment and shape. Drills coated with wax solution and rubbing
pearl by using sharp steel pin instead of surface of paper to leave impression of
diamond bit. design on waxed surface. Holds ornament
in special device or fixes it in shellac.
Qualification Pack Details: Marks outlines of design on ornament
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q6808 using steel point. Engraves design by
QP NOS Name Gem Driller stages using different types and sizes of
NSQF Level 2 chisels and hand tools changing position
of article on table as required. Scoops out
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: excess material from metal using special
Code 7313 tools, cuts it to required depth or height
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal and prepares base for setting and
Workers mounting stone. May make simple designs
on plate for goldsmith to work. May
7313.1702 engrave or emboss by dies and polish
ornaments to high finish. May use
Window Opener

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compass for marking circular designs. May freehand sketch on it. Forms outline of
set and mount stones on gold article. design with punch and hammer. Regulates
striking according to level of embossing
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: required. Completes design using various
Code 7313 types and sizes of punches and chisels and
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal by manipulation of finger movements.
Workers Removes embossed sheet from base by
warming it again on fire. May also emboss
7313.1900 sheets by dies.
Engraver
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Engraver cuts floral, artistic designs or Code 7313
letters on metal plates and other articles Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
such as flower vases, cigarette cases etc., Workers
using small chisels and hammer. Applies
chalk or wax solution on surface to be 7313.2300
engraved and makes free hand sketch or Inlayer, Metal
traces design on metal surface. Holds
article in special wooden device or fixes it Inlayer, Metal sets gold or silver wire on
in shellac in cases of round articles, such metal plates according to design using
as plates, ash trays etc., and places it at hand tools and produces colour effect by
convenient height. Marks outline of heat treatment. Secures sized plate on
design with small chisel. Engraves design base using lac. Applies chalk solution on
by stages with different chisels by careful plate and copies design or draws
manipulation of hands and fingers to freehand-sketch on it. Cuts design on it
required depth and finish. May use with fine chisels in stages and inserts
compass for marking circular designs. May pieces of gold or silver wire of required
also engrave without marking or any thickness in them with long needle like
prepared design. tool. Files surface to make it even,
polishes in buffing lathe and heats plate
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: on over till it changes colour to required
Code 7313 shade. Polishes plate by rubbing with
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal special type of stone. May also set very
Workers thin gold and silver wire on steel plate
(soft work) by first making surface rough
7313.2200 by fine knife cuts and then pressing wire
on it according to design, by fingers and
Embosser, Sheet
knife.
Embosser, Sheet embosses landscape,
floral, artistic design etc. on soft metal
sheets by means of hand tools. Melts ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
powdered gum, mixes it with linseed oil Code 7313
and applies paste thickly on metal plate to Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
serve as pad. Warms sheet to be Workers
embossed on red hot charcoal or coke fire
and fixes it on pad. Applies chalk solution 7313.2401
on sheet and traces design or draws Rubber Mould Maker

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diamond dust, dirt or other contaminants


Rubber mould maker uses different types collected during the cutting or
of rubber and works with vulcanising polishing process. This process may also
machine and various hand tools such as remove/bleach some of the darker
sterilised blade in order to create the surface reaching inclusions (Naats). Boiling
mould. this is sometimes performed on rough as
well to improve the appearance of the
Qualification Pack Details: rough.
QP NOS Reference G&J/Q2606
QP NOS Name Rubber Mould Qualification Pack Details:
Maker QP NOS Reference G&J/Q4808
NSQF Level 5 QP NOS Name Boiling In Charge
NSQF Level 2
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7313 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Code 7313
Workers Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers
7313.2402
Wax Piece Maker 7313.2601
Final Quality Inspector
Wax piece maker works with different
types of waxes, injection moulding Final Quality Inspector ensures that the
machine and consumables in order to jewellery piece manufactured is as per
produce the wax replica of jewellery design and defect-free before allowing it
piece. to be dispatched to the customer.

Qualification Pack Details: Qualification Pack Details:


QP NOS Reference G&J/Q2606 QP NOS Reference G&J/Q1010
QP NOS Name Wax Piece Maker QP NOS Name Final Quality
NSQF Level 5 Inspector
NSQF Level 5
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7313 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal Code 7313
Workers Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers
7313.2501
Boiling In Charge 7313.9900
Jewellery, Goldsmith and
Boiling In Charge places the finished Silversmith Workers, Other
diamond in a beaker with chemical
solution like hydrochloric and sulphuric Jewellery, Goldsmith and Silversmith
acid and places the beaker in a heating Workers, other include all jewellery and
oven. This removes any residue of

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precious metal workers not elsewhere Paris from the master mould using steel
classified. scraper; opens master mould and
removes mould into hot chamber for
Qualification Pack Details: drying. May form porcelain wares using
QP NOS Reference plaster-of-Paris moulds. May work from
QP NOS Name drawings without model.
NSQF Level
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 7134
Code 7313 Title Potters and Related Workers
Title Jewellery and Precision Metal
Workers 7314.0200
Caster, Pottery and Porcelain

Caster, Pottery and Porcelain casts clay


and porcelain wares like cups, bowls, pots,
etc. by pouring slip (semi-liquid clay) into
Family 7314 plaster-of-Paris moulds. Selects moulds
and cleans inside to remove dust and
Potters and Related Workers foreign matter; holds parts of mould
together and ties around outer face with
Potters and related workers prepare cord to prevent leakage of slip through
pottery, porcelain ware, sanitary ware, joints; stirs slip thoroughly in container,
bricks, tiles and abrasive wheels by hand adding water if necessary to obtain proper
or by machine. consistency; fills pitcher with slip and
pours it into mould; pours excess slip from
mould after shell of clay of required
7314.0100
thickness has formed inside mould; places
Mould Maker, Pottery and mould upside down to drip and dry; unties
Porcelain cord holding mould parts together, and
removes partially dry moulded ware;
Mould Maker, Pottery and Porcelain scrapes ware with knife like tool;
makes moulds of plaster-of-Paris from smoothens it with wet sponge and places
models for production of pottery and it on drying rack. May fix attachments to
porcelain ware. Collects requisite quantity ware where required.
of plaster-of-Paris and dissolves it in fixed
amount of water to make semi-liquid ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
substance; stirs liquid thoroughly with Code 7134
hand or stirring rod to acquire desired Title Potters and Related Workers
consistency; applies soap solution inside
master mould to prevent plaster-of-Paris
7314.0300
sticking inside mould; pours liquid plaster-
of-Paris into master mould stirs plaster-of- Clay Toy Maker/Hand moulder
Paris by hand inside master mould to
remove air bubbles; allows plaster-of- Clay Toy Maker makes toys from clay.
Paris to settle and dry inside master Mixes mud or special type clay with water
mould; scrapes off the surplus plaster-of to make wet or plastic clay of desired

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consistency; selects appropriate wooden ware from mould and places it in drying
mould (in 2 pieces) of desired type of toys, chamber, after checking defects, to form
figures, etc. to be made; presses wet mud and shape. May specialize in particular
or plastic clay or pours semi-liquid clay branch, i.e. figures, tea pots, sanitary
into mould and allows it to dry; wares, etc.
dismantles mould blocks carefully and
removes moulded figure or toy; fixes ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
required attachments to toys to make Code 7134
complete unit; gives finishing touches to Title Potters and Related Workers
pieces with blade and wet cloth to give
desired and distinct features and 7314.0500
smoothness and allows them to dry in
Maker (Pottery and
open sun or under shade; paints clay form
with hand brush and desired colours to Porcelain)/Jigger and Jolly
give final touch. May dress toys or dolls Operator
with appropriate dress and other
accessories such as hairs and ornaments. Maker; Jigger Man; Jolly Machine
May make simple toys by hand moulding Operator (Pottery and Porcelain) operates
by building form and features by deft use jigger or jolly machine for moulding damp
of fingers. and plastic clay or porcelain into articles
such as jars, cups, saucers, etc. Selects
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: proper shaping tool or metal die for
Code 7134 desired shape of ware and fits it to the
Title Potters and Related Workers jollyarm of the machine; clamps mould
covered with flat sheet or clay into holder
of jigger or jolly; sets automatic screw to
7314.0400
obtain desired thickness of ware; starts
Moulder, Hand (Ceramics) machine and releases pedal lever to allow
holder to rotate; lowers jollyarm on clay
Moulder, Hand (Ceramics) makes ceramic to shape ware and applies wet sponge or
articles such as sanitary wares; abrasive cloth as necessary to keep proper
wheels, bricks, tiles, etc. by pressing moist consistency for shaping; turns hand lever
clay by hand in plaster of Paris or Wooden in reverse direction to send back jollyarm
(Bihar) moulds and moulding it to desired to its original position; depresses pedal to
shape or form. Kneads moist clay with stop holder from rotating and removes
hands and feet or by shood (Bihar) to give pressed and moulded article from
it required consistency or plasticity; machine and places it at a nearby rack;
applies thin coating of oil or clay dust or cleans holder and jollyarm with wet cloth
both, inside mould to prevent moist clay or brush to remove stuck clay; repeats
sticking to surface when filled; presses process. May fix handles and other
clay firmly into mould by hand, with fixtures to finished product. May repair
mallet or by means of ramming tool to and service machine.
pack mould uniformly; scraps off
projecting clay with sharp instrument to
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
give moulded article smooth edge; allows
Code 7134
clay to remain in mould for short time to
Title Potters and Related Workers
dry and shrink slightly; removes semidry

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7314.0600 form mould. Weights out specified


Turner Pottery and Porcelain amounts of abrasive, compound and
adhesive, pours compound into mould on
Turner, Pottery and Porcelain operates rotating turntable, and inserts bushings
pattern wheel to trim to desired shape and hub nuts in centre of mould to form
unbaked pottery and porcelain ware wheel. Places top plate on mould,
formed by Caster, Maker and Thrower positions mould in press and turns valves
with appropriate hand tools. Fixes ware in and leavers to close press and start
wheel; sets and starts machine to rotate pressing cycle. Removes pressed wheels
piece; selects appropriate trimming tool from mould and places on plates for
and presses and manipulates tool against drying in kilns. May stamp or mark code
ware to obtain desired shape; removes numbers on pressed wheels. May mix grit,
shaped ware from wheel. May smoothen resin and clay to form abrasive
and finish surface using sand paper. compound, using mixing machine. May be
designated according to type of abrasive
used such as DIAMOND WHEEL
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
MOULDER, EMERY-WHEEL MOULDER, etc.
Code 7134
Title Potters and Related Workers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7134
7314.0700
Title Potters and Related Workers
Bricks and Tile Moulder, Hand
7314.0900
Brick and Tile Moulder, Hand moulds by
hand bricks or tiles of various shapes and Potter (Pottery and
sizes using appropriate moulds. Smears Porcelain)/Potter's Wheel Operator
inside of mould with thin coating of oil or
dusts it with dry clay. Kneads lump of clay Potter; Thrower (Pottery and Porcelain)
to obtain proper consistency and throws it forms pottery or porcelain ware by
into mould. Presses clay into mould by moulding clay with hands as it revolves on
hand so as to fill in mould completely. the potters’ wheel. Places lump or soft
Scrapes off excess clay from mould and pliable clay in centre of flat wheel; rotates
turns mould upside down to remove wheel by foot or machine, or by giving few
moulded brick or tile. quick turns using stick; centres clay on
wheel by pressure of hands, and fashions
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ware of desired shape and size by
Code 7134 softening clay with water and
Title Potters and Related Workers manipulating with hands; cuts ware from
base with wet thread and removes it for
drying. May knead, work and prepare clay
7314.0800
and bake wares in kiln. May trim dried
Abrasive Wheel Moulder articles to desired shape by turning it
using cutting tools.
Abrasive-Wheel Moulder tends hydraulic
press to mould synthetic abrasive discs,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
hones and grinding wheels. Selects mould
Code 7134
parts according to size and thickness of
Title Potters and Related Workers
wheel desired and assembles parts to

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7314.1000
Granulator Attendant (Cement) 7314.1200
Checker (Ceramics)
Granulator Attendant, (Cement);
Nodulizer Man tends granulator (mixing Checker; Examiner; Sorter (Ceramics)
machine) to splash raw materials of examines pottery and porcelain ware by
cement with spray of water to produce touch and sight at different stages of
granules of material for burning in kiln. production, rejects defective pieces and
Starts machine and regulates feed to classifies goods according to quality.
material (Cement dust) into granulator;
sprays water into granulator through ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
water pipe while machine rotates at Code 7134
speed; observes mixing of material and Title Potters and Related Workers
water to determine if uniform granules
are being formed; regulates feed of 7314.1300
material, rotation of pelletizer amount of
Sorter, Brick and Tile
water spray, and heat of oven to insure
pellets are produced to specifications;
Sorter, Brick and Tile; Checker, Brick and
opens inspection ports on oven and
Tile sorts burned bricks, tiles or refractory
observes or removes pellets for
goods according to colour (shade),
examination to ensure specified hardness
hardness and quality. Removes product
and heat.
from kiln, examines it visually for colour,
hardness and shape; taps product with
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: finger or wooden rod to judge quality by
Code 7134 sound; discards broken pieces; sorts and
Title Potters and Related Workers marks in chalk products according to
shade, quality, etc. May be designated
7314.1100 according to material sorted as BRICK
Clay Maker (Pottery) SORTER; TILE SORTER, etc.

Clay Maker (Pottery) prepares and makes ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
clay for making pottery articles. Mixes Code 7134
different types of clay manually or in Title Potters and Related Workers
mixing machine fitted with double shafts
and rollers; adds required quantity of 7314.9900
water for mixing clay; stacks clay in yards
Abrasive Wheel Formers, Potters
for curing and drying; checks by sight and
touch that moisture contents of clay are and Related Workers, Other
to required standard for pressing; adds
more water if required; feeds conveyor Abrasive Wheel Formers, Potters and
with cured clay for dropping in mixing and Related Workers, other include workers
pug mill or feeds mill manually with clay. who make pottery, porcelain ware, bricks,
tiles and abrasive wheels not elsewhere
classified.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7134
Title Potters and Related Workers

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: with either compressed air or own breath.
Code 7134 Shapes bends, or joins together sections
Title Potters and Related Workers of blown tubing using various glass
forming tools. Checks capacities of
apparatus to ensure correct specifications.
Family 7315 May work from drawings or other
specifications.
Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders and
Finishers ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7315
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
Glass makers, cutters, grinders and
and Finishers
finishers blow, mould, press, cut, trim,
grind and polish glass, shape molten glass
according to patterns. 7315.0300
Blower Helper (Glass)
7315.0100
Blower Helper (Glass) assists Blower in the
Blower, Glass manufacture of glass articles. Dips bubble
prepared on blowpipe by Bubble Maker
Blower, Glass blows molten glass into into molten glass and gathers required
shape by means of blowpipe. Receives quantity of
blowpipe with molten glass from Blower molten glass for type of article to be
Helper and shapes glass by blowing into made. Rolls gathered glass in cup-shaped
and manipulating pipe or by blowing glass metallic plate, containing water and oil to
into shape of mould. May specialize in spread molten glass to bubble uniformly;
blowing any particular object and be takes blowpipe with glass bubble, and
designated accordingly such as BOTTLE hands over blowpipe to Blower for
BLOWER, BULB BLOWER, etc. blowing desired article. May act as Blower
to mould required glass products when
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: necessary. Bubbler (Glass)gathers molten
Code 7315 glass from furnace on heated end of metal
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders blowpipe for blowing desired article by
and Finishers Blower. Heats one end of metal blowpipe,
dips it in tank of molten glass and rolls it
7315.0200 round together required quantity of
Blower, Laboratory Apparatus molten glass around its tip. Removes pipe
end from tank and rolls
Blower, Laboratory Apparatus; Table gathered glass over iron plate to give it
Blower (Glass) shapes glass tubing, by uniform shape. Checks shape of glass
blowing and bending, according to bubble at tip end and blows through pipe
specifications to form scientific apparatus to expand glass bubble slightly in size.
such as flasks, retorts, stills and pipettes. Cools glass bubble in air for some time
Obtains glass tubing of suitable bore and before further processing by Blower
length. Heats tubing to viscous condition Helper. Bubble Holder (Glass) air cools
by manipulating it over a Bunsen burner. glass bubble made by Bubble Maker.
Blows heated tubing into specified forms Blows gently by mouth through blowpipe

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to expand bubble slightly, depending holds tube in flame at point where bend is
upon the size and shape of article to be desired, rotating tube to heat it uniformly.
produced. Rolls or waves blowpipe to air Places one end of rubber hose over end of
cool bubble. May work as BUBBLE MAKER, tube and the other end in his mouth;
when necessary. blows through hose to prevent tube from
collapsing and bends the tube. Places bent
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: tube on asbestos pattern to check
Code 7315 accuracy of bend, reheating and bending
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders glass, if necessary; fuses together sections
and Finishers of bent tubing. Cools bended tubing by
annealing it manually, ensuring uniform
7315.0600 wall thickness. May specialize in a
particular product and be designated
Mouldman (Glass)
accordingly.
Mouldman; Mould Catcher; Moulder
(Glass) opens and closes metal mould for ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
blowing of glass ware. Selects and places Code 7315
in position appropriate metal mould Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
according to size and shape of glass ware and Finishers
to be produced. Heats mould to required
temperature to ensure that mould is not 7315.0800
too hot or cold when molten glass is Gatherer (Glass)
blown into it, with a view to prevent
cracking of glass. Opens mould to receive Gatherer (Glass) gathers specified amount
molten glass from tip of blowpipe and of molten glass on end of iron rod and
closes it; allows Blower to blow molten carries it to Pressman. Dips end of iron rod
glass to desired shape of mould, and or blowpipe into pot in furnace containing
opens mould after blowing is over to molten glass; collects required amount of
remove blowpipe. Cools mould to molten glass on end of rod or blowpipe
required temperature by pouring cold and carries it to Pressman for further
water to remove product. processing. May assist Blower by
preliminary shaping or blowing.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7315 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders Code 7315
and Finishers Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
and Finishers
7315.0700
Bender (Glass) 7315.0900
Drawer (Glass)
Bender, Glass heats and bends glass
tubing or pipettes to form articles such as Drawer; Tarwala (Glass) draws molten
neon signs and other articles. Fixes glass into wire of desired thickness for
asbestos pattern on work bench. Marks making bangles. Heats parison
and cuts glass tubing with file and breaks (intermediate shape produced in the
off required length. Ignites gas burner and manufacture of a glass article in more

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than one stage) in oven, attached to one components. May make test plates,
end of iron rod till glass becomes master and articulates by photographic
sufficiently viscous (semi-fluid); draws techniques, thin film multilayer vacuum
molten glass into thread to be wound into deposition for wide bend anti-reflection
coil on steel roller by Roller Man. and laser mirror coating.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7315 Code 7315
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
and Finishers and Finishers

7315.1000 7315.1200
Bead Maker (Glass) Lens Grinder

Bead Maker (Glass) makes beads from Lens Grinder operates grinding machine
glass. Melts end of solid glass rod using to grind surfaces of lens blanks to
gas burner or furnace. Takes small globule required curvature and thickness. Selects
of molten glass on end of metal wire and metal grinding disc with required dioptric
spins wire till bead is formed, or rolls curve and clamps it on spindle of machine.
globule of glass in mould to form bead of Places metal block with mounted lens
desired size and shape. Cools and blank in position against grinding disc.
solidifies glass article by holding it over Starts machine and applies various grades
blast of compressed air. Opens mould and of abrasives or emery paste to disc as
removes beads. May make beads by required periodically during grinding
blowing process. process for surfacing the lens blank;
removes block from machine after
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: specified time and examines blanks for
Code 7315 defects. Uses different curvature metallic
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders discs for surfacing both sides of the lens
and Finishers blank in case of cylindrical or spherical
lenses. May mount blanks on metal block.
7315.1100
Optical Worker ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7315
Optical Worker cuts and grinds optical Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
components. Coats them by vacuum and Finishers
deposition. Cements optical glass lenses;
etches, engraves and prints metals/non- 7315.1300
metals using photographic or ruling Edger (Optical glass)
techniques. Applies chemical and spray
techniques in assembly of optical Edger; Lens Edger (Optical Glass) grinds
instruments. Cuts blanks from and smoothens edges of lenses or lens
slabs/moulds and smothers and polishes blanks to reduce them to required size
on machine or by hand operation. Centres and shape. Selects metal pattern and
and edges the lenses. Carries out on line inserts it into head of edging machine.
stage and interline stage inspection of Inserts rubber faced pad in lens holder,

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smears lens with oil and places lens in precision optical instruments, such as
holder. Aligns lens with pattern and telescope, microscope or camera and
clamps lens in holding device of machine. grinds their edges concentric with optical
Manipulates levers to press lens edge axis. Positions lens in cement bed in chuck
against rotating wet grind-stone and and sets chuck in spindle of lathe of
removes lens when grinding is complete. centring machine. Starts machine;
Measures and inspects work for observes in revolving lens light reflected
conformance to specifications. Smooths from mirror in machine; moves and
rough edges by holding lens against positions lens in cement bed until image
grinding wheel. May fit edged optical remains stationery denoting optical centre
lenses into spectacle frames. May also found. Hardens cement to secure lens in
dress grinding wheel. position and grinds edges to specified
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: degree over revolving abrasive grinding
Code 7315 stone. Inspects and measures work
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders frequently as grinding proceeds. May fit
and Finishers glasses in frame according to prescription.
May polish lens.
7315.1400
Lens Polisher (Optical) ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Lens Polisher (Optical) sets and operates Code 7315
machine to polish surfaces of lens blank to Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
high lustre. Selects and fits felt-lined and Finishers
polishing mould of required size and
curvature on lower spindle of machine; 7315.1600
position block on which lens blanks are Wheel Grinder (Glass)
mounted against polishing tool; starts
machine and applies rouge or any other Wheel Grinder, Glass grinds and finishes
polishing compound to disc periodically rough edges of glass-white on flat grinding
during polishing process to polish blank to wheel. Examines glass articles processed
required level of lustre. Stops machine by Glass Cutter and collects pieces with
and removes block after specified time to uneven and rough edges for grinding.
examine blanks for defects. May operate Switches on grinding wheel, moistens
battery of polishing machines. May surface of wheel by pouring water, applies
operate cylindrical polishing machine. and maintains adequate supply of moist
emery powder or other suitable abrasive
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: on centre of wheel so that it spreads out
Code 7315 on its surface; holds by hand glass article
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders on revolving grinding wheel to smoothen
and Finishers rough and sharp edges. Checks article for
proper finish. Washes and cleans
7315.1500 processed article. May cut glass. May
polish surfaces.
Lens Centerer and Edger (Optical
Glass)
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7315
Lens Centerer and Edger (Optical Glass)
locates optical centre of lenses used in

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Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders Cooling Man (Glass)


and Finishers
Cooling Man; Bench Man (Glass)
7315.1700 separates moulded glass articles from
Edge Finisher (Glass) blowpipe by chilling film of glass, joining
blowpipe and moulded article. Receives
Edge Finisher, (Glass) smoothens sharp moulded glass article fixed with blowpipe
and rough, edges of beakers flasks, from Blower Glass; pours water on metal
tumblers and other glass articles by between tube and article and nipps off
melting edges on glass flame. Sets edge glass to separate moulded article from
finishing machine, and lights gas burners blowpipe. Removes glass article from
in machine; places glass article on disc mould; counts number of articles and
which rotates through gas flame. passes them to carrier. May work as
Regulates colour and intensity of flame by BUBBLER or MOULD CATCHER.
manipulating valve. Starts machine to ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
rotate disc through flame to soften and Code 7315
smoothen edge. Stops machine to check Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
smoothened surface; removes article with and Finishers
tong when smoothening is completed. 7315.2000
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Glass Cutter, Other
Code 7315
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders Glass Cutter, Other; Glass Cracker; Glass
and Finishers Trimmer cuts glass tubes, rods, sheets or
other articles to specified sizes and
7315.1800 shapes, using hand tools or cutting
Cutter, Glass Bangles machine. Lays stock of glass sheet, tubes
or rods on padded surface of table, places
Cutter, Glass Bangles cuts glass-wire-coil pattern on glass article, marks out and
into rings of required size with cuts pattern with glass cutter tool; breaks
Carborundum (silicon carbide-hard away excess glass by hand or with
abrasive). Selects wooden rod of required notched tool. Stocks cut part aside for
size and girth and inserts it through glass- removal. May grind and smoothen edges,
wire-coil; places wooden rod in position in using belt sander.
work bench and scratches across glass coil
with carborundum to cut into rings; draws ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
out cut bangles by hand and passes them Code 7315
for further processing. May join two ends Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
of cut ring to form complete bangle. and Finishers

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7315.2100


Code 7315 Joiner, Glass Bangles
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
and Finishers Joiner, Glass Bangles melts and joins both
ends of glass ring cut by Cutter, Glass
7315.1900 Bangles, using burner and blowpipe. Holds
ring by tong, heats unjoined ends over gas

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flame or burner to melt glass; blows clogged material in machine with bar;
blowpipe to melted ends to fuse both large pieces with bar or hammer if
ends together to form glass bangles. necessary; regulates water valve to let out
requisite water into machine to settle
dust. May clean and oil machine.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7315 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders Code 7315
and Finishers Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
7315.2200 and Finishers
Crusher Attendant, Stone
7315.2400
Crusher Attendant, Stone operates Sorter, Glass Products
machine in which lumps of stone are
crushed to reduce them to desired size. Sorter, Glass Products sorts finished glass
Starts machine and regulates flow of products for uniformity, size and quality.
stones from conveyor chutes or bins, Examines glass or glass ware for
shovels or throws stones into hopper of conformity to specification; measures and
machine; prods large sized stone pieces to checks dimensions, shape, patterns and
force them between crusher jaws with casting with measuring instruments or
bar; breaks oversize stones with hand gauges; scrutinizes product for cracks,
hammer; loosens clogged material in scratches, non-uniformity of colour and
machine with bar; places empty other flaws and sorts glass products into
containers at delivery-end to receive first second, third etc., quality depending
crushed materials; cleans, lubricates and upon finish of products; rejects imperfect
makes minor repairs to machine. May product and piles them separately. May
operate machine fitted with conveyor remove minor surface scratching by
system and may sieve powder into grinding surface with rouge and smooth
different grades. rough edges using belt sander.

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Code 7315 Code 7315
Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders
and Finishers and Finishers

7315.2300 7315.9900
Grinder (Stone and Clay) Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders and
Finishers, Other
Grinder; Edge Runner Attendant (Stone
and Clay) tends and feeds grinding Glassmakers, Cutters, Grinders and
machine to grind pieces of rock or clay Finishers, other include workers who
into fine dust. Adjusts clearance between blow, mould, press and roll shapes from
rollers and bed stone (solid plate) of molten glass and cut, grind and polish
machine for fineness of grinding required; glass not elsewhere classified.
starts machine and feeds material into
machine with shovel breaking loosens ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:

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Code 7315 Glass Etcher etches, with acid, decorative


Title Glass Makers, Cutters, Grinders designs, calibration markings, numerals,
and Finishers lines and other markings on glass articles.
Prepares acid bath; dips waxed glass, on
which design or other markings have been
drawn, into acid bath, or exposes it to acid
fumes so that portions not covered with
Family 7316 wax will be eaten away; rinses etched
glass in cold water to remove acid and
Sign Writer, Decorative Painters, then in hot water to remove wax. May
Engravers and Etchers coat articles with wax.
Sign Writers, Decorative Painters,
Engravers and Etchers decorate articles ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
made of wood, metal, textiles, glass, Code 7316
ceramics and other materials. They plan, Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
lay out and paint letters, figures, Engravers and Etchers
monograms and designs to make signs
and engrave and etch ornament and floral 7316.0300
designs on glass and other articles. Sand Blaster (Glass)

7316.0100 Sand-Blaster; Froster Embosser; Obscuring


Engraver, Glass Machine Operators (Glass) cuts artistic
designs, according to pattern, in surfaces
Engraver Glass; Glass Cutter engraves of glass articles, such as bowls and vases,
ornamental and floral designs, using sand blasting equipment. Transfers
monographs etc. on glass ware using drawing of desired design to outer side of
revolving copper or stone engraving adhesive tape; covers glass with tape, and
wheel. Sketches or traces with crayon cuts design out of tape with knife to
outline of design on surface of glass uncover area of glass to be sand-blasted.
article; mounts copper or stone wheel of Operates compressed air gun that blows
proper width and diameter on machine; fine sand against uncovered glass and cuts
starts wheel; moistens revolving wheel design into or frosts surface. Removes
with water; holds glass ware with both protective tape from glass. May make
hands against outer edge of wheel, so that freehand drawing of design to be cut. May
it grinds and cuts into glass surface along blast design into inside of bowl or vase to
outline of traced or sketched design. create raised rather than sunken effect.
Changes wheels to make cuts of different
sizes. May polish engraved pattern. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7316
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
Code 7316 Engravers and Etchers
Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
Engravers and Etchers 7316.0400
Volume Man/Calibrating
7316.0200 Technician
Glass Etcher

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Volume Man marks with special ink and


pen measurements and units on outer ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
surface of apparatus such as pipettes, Code 7316
burettes, flasks and measuring glasses for Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
making permanent engraving on them. Engravers and Etchers
Positions glass article to be calibrated on
levelling stand and pours required volume 7316.0600
of water from automatic pipette. Marks
Glass Enameller
out base of water level on outer surface of
Glass Enameller; Glass Painter, Hand
article with special ink and pen; pours out
enamels, paints or stains decorative free-
water on completion of calibration and
hand designs on glass with hand brush
passes it to Waxing Man, Glass.
and paint. Draws outline of design on
surface of glass article; mixes paint,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: enamel or stain to obtain desired shade or
Code 7316 colours; places objects on work bench,
Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters, and applies paint or enamel of various
Engravers and Etchers colours to it by hand-brush and according
to pattern. May place painted glass in
7316.0500 furnace for prescribed period, so that
Waxing Man (Glass)/Helper colours are fused to glass. May mix own
Calibrator/Decorator, Glass colours.

Waxing Man (Glass) applies coating of ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


melted wax on exterior surfaces of glass- Code 7316
ware previously marked by Volume Man Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
to be graduated, by dipping articles in Engravers and Etchers
molten wax. Heats and melts paraffin-wax 7316.0700
cakes of specified quality in suitable vessel Hand Painter (Ceramics)
over heater; holds article, previously
marked by Volume Man with tongs and Hand Painter (Ceramics) paints, free hand,
dips it in molten wax, holding it for designs on pottery or porcelain ware or
required time to give exterior surface of tiles, using small hand brushes, according
article thin uniform coating of wax. to pattern. Marks outline of design on
Removes article from wax to dry and cool surface of article with pencil; mixes paints
for further processing by Graduator. to obtain desired shade or colours; places
Applies molten wax with brush to touch object on work bench and applies paints
up unwaxed and defectively waxed of various colours to it by hand brush and
portion of article. Scrapes off wax coating according to pattern; keeps painted ware
from surface of etched articles. May apply on rack to dry. May heat articles by
wax on article by pouring it on article from placing them in racks of electrically
vessel. operated ovens at required temperature
for fixed periods so that colours are fused
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: to surface of object. May prepare own
Code 7316 designs. May mix own colours.
Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
Engravers and Etchers ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:

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Code 7316 Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,


Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters, Engravers and Etchers
Engravers and Etchers
7316.1000
7316.0800 Glazer, Pottery and Porcelain
Decorator (Ceramics)
Decorator (Ceramics) transfer from paper Glazer, Pottery and Porcelain coats by
transfer decorative or ornamental designs dipping biscuit ware (pottery articles after
on pottery or porcelain ware. Selects firing but before glazing) with glaze
paper transfer of suitable or specified solution. Cleans ware such as dish, plate
design, and according to size and shape of or saucer to remove dust by spraying it
the pottery; applies varnish to the surface with air gun or dusting it with clean cloth.
of the pottery on which design is to be Checks and rejects articles with cracks and
transferred; applies and presses the other defects. Holds articles with tongs or
paper-transfer skilfully and uniformly, fingers and dips it in tub containing liquid,
avoiding any air-gap between the surface glaze; stirs liquid solution with hand or
of article and paper transfer; dips the stirring rod thoroughly from time to time
article in water, removes the paper, and to acquire desired thickness of glaze
wipes off the extra varnish on the surface coating; removes it from tub and holds it
of article; dries the article for further just above surface of liquid, turning article
firing. May prepare own designs. around to ensure even coating and to
throw off excess glaze; places ware on
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: rack to dry and rubs glaze over spot where
Code 7316 tongs or fingers touched; removes excess
Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters, glaze from dry ware by rubbing it with a
Engravers and Etchers buffing wheel or other implement. May
7316.0900 apply liquid glaze with spray gun on large
pieces which cannot be easily dipped in a
Spray Painter, (Ceramics)
solution.
Spray Painter (Ceramics) sprays paint on
pottery, porcelain ware, bricks, tiles, or ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
sprays liquid glaze on large pieces which Code 7316
cannot be dipped easily in a solution. Fills Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
container of spray gun with paint or glaze Engravers and Etchers
of desired colour; fixes container to spray
gun and couples gun to air-hose; starts 7316.1100
compressor or opens valve on Mirror Silverer
compressed air line; presses trigger and
directs spray of liquid over surfaces of Mirror Silverer, Silverer Mirror coats new
objects; places ware on rack to dry; cleans and old mirror glass with silvering
gun and hose with solvents. May use solutions. Weighs and mixes ingredients
stencils for spraying various designs on according to formula to prepare silvering
objects. May mix own colours. solution of required consistency; places
cleaned mirror glass on silvering table;
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: covers surface of glass with silvering
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wedges so that solution may not run off; weavers, brush makers and related
allows silvering solution to remain on workers select and prepare materials like
glass for prescribed period, drains excess bristles, nylon, fibre, bass, whisker and
of solution from glass and washes silvered wire to make wicker furniture, brushes
glass in distilled water; dries mirror on and brooms and weave various kinds of
drying table; coats silvered surface of baskets.
glass with copper solution and protective
paint to protect silvering from moisture. 7317.0100
May spray silvering solution over glass Lamp Shade Maker
surface using spray gun.
Lamp Shade Maker makes lamp shades
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: from cardboard, parchment, plastics or
Code 7316 cloth. Selects frames of required shapes
Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters, and sizes. Cuts material of desired design
Engravers and Etchers to fit frame; winds tape spirally over
upper and lower rings of frame to form
7316.1200 foundation for attaching material; pins
Sign Writer, Decorative Painters, covering material between rings,
Engravers and Etchers, Other distributing it evenly; sews temporary
stitches to material around lower wire and
Glass, Ceramics and Related Decorative then top wire, pulling material taunt; sews
Painters, Other include workers who material permanently to frame using
decorate articles made of wood, metal, various stitches depending on whether
textile, glass, ceramics and other material is plain, rippled or pleated; trims
materials, and plan, lay out and paint off excess material with pair of scissors
letters and designs to make signs not and sews in lining; sews trimming around
elsewhere classified. top and bottom edges of shade or
attaches trimmings to lamp shades. Glues
parts of shades together, and secures
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
shades made of paper, parchment or
Code 7316
other materials into pre-fabricated wire
Title Sign Writer, Decorative Painters,
frames. May fabricate wire frames by
Engravers and Etchers
intertwining, welding together metal
wires.
Family 7317
Handicraft Workers in Wood, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Basketry and Related Materials Code 7317
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
Handicraft workers in wood and related Basketry and Related Materials
materials apply traditional techniques like
seasoning, impregnation to prepare wood, 7317.0300
straw, rattan, reeds, stone, clay, shells, Furniture Maker, Bamboo
and other materials, and carve, mould,
assemble, weave, or paint and decorate Furniture Maker, Bamboo makes bamboo
various articles for personal or household furniture by sizing and dressing bamboo
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body with strengthening pieces. Studies Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,


pattern, size or design of furniture to be Basketry and Related Materials
made; collects seasoned bamboo stakes
(rods) them and soaks in water; removes 7317.0500
stakes from bath when soft and cuts and Furniture Maker, Cane
removes thin splints and splits them into
strips of desired size and thickness with Furniture Maker, Cane makes cane
selects cut bamboo into specific sizes, furniture by sizing and dressing required
drills holes where necessary and sets cane pieces, bending them to shape by
them into required pattern; completes heating, fastening parts together with
object by weaving seat, back and other cane strips and nailing. Studies pattern,
parts as necessary and fastening ends size and design of furniture to be made;
either with bamboo or cane strips. May selects cane rods, cuts them to required
specialize in a particular article such as length; shaves out pieces to remove
Table, Chair, Sofa set, etc. May also projections, heats frame pieces and other
undertake repair work. sticks with blow torch, and bends them to
desired shape; fastens sticks together with
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: bolts, nails, and screws; weaves wickers in
Code 7317 through and around frame cutting off and
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood, concealing or weaving together loose
Basketry and Related Materials ends to finish edges; winds wickers
around joints to strengthen and conceal
7317.0400 them. May do polishing or painting of
Furniture Maker, Reed furniture. May fit cushions in chairs, sofa
sets, etc. May undertake repair work of
Furniture Maker, Reed makes reed old furniture. May be designated
furniture by sizing and dressing reeds and according to article or part of furniture
weaving them with rope to desired fabricated as BACK MAKER; CHAIR
pattern. Studies pattern, size or design of MAKER; SEAT MAKER.
furniture to be made; collects material,
cuts them into required length and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
fastens them together with strings to Code 7317
desired shape; cuts off, conceals or Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
weaves together loose ends, to finish Basketry and Related Materials
edges; completes object by setting and
fastening dry grass on handles, top, 7317.0600
bottom and edges with rope. May use Caner
rexine or leather for decoration and
durability on bottom, top, and handles. Caner interweaves cane strips to make
May specialize in fabricating a particular seat, back etc., of chairs, sofa sets and
article or part of furniture and be similar furniture. Soaks pre-cut rattan
designated accordingly. stakes (rods) in water to soften and
bleach; removes stakes from bath when
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: soft, cuts and removes splints and splits
Code 7317 them into strips of desired size and
thickness; interlaces strips through and

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around frame of furniture to be made 7317.0800


according to pattern, cutting off and Mat Weaver, Bamboo
concealing or weaving together loose
ends to finish edges; winds wickers Mat Weaver, Bamboo makes mats of
around joints to strengthen and conceal seasoned and coloured bamboo strips
them. May specialize in weaving a according to pattern or design. Soaks pre-
particular article. cut bamboo stakes in water to soften and
bleach them; removes stakes from bath
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: when soft, cuts and removes splints and
Code 7317 splits them into strips of desired size and
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood, thickness; dresses bamboo strips to
Basketry and Related Materials remove sharpness; colours strips
according to desired pattern and weaves
7317.0700 them into mat, cutting off and concealing
Basket Maker or weaving together loose ends to finish
edges; weaves thicker strips and
Basket Maker makes baskets of specified ornamental borders on edge or end of
size and shape by interlacing willow, mat. May make own designs. May weave
rattan or other materials. Forms bottom window and door screens. May make
of basket by interlacing strips of bamboo fans, fruit baskets etc.
or similar material with framework of
bamboo ribs; inserts ribs around edge of ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
bottom and between woven sections of Code 7317
bottom to serve as framework of sides; Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
bends ribs perpendicular to bottom and Basketry and Related Materials
secures to hold them in position for 7317.0900
weaving of sides; weaves strips through Mat Weaver, Grass and Leave
ribs until sides are completed; tapers or
points ends of protruding ribs, and bends Mat Weaver, Grass and Leaves makes mat
and inserts them into spaces in top edge from palm, coconut tree leaves and grass
of woven sides. May make solid bottom materials. Removes central rib from
boards, using band saw, drill press, and leaves, dries the leaves in sun to remove
carpenters' hand tools. May interlace extra moisture; cuts and dresses leaves to
reeds through stakes (rods), secured in desired size; inter-weaves dressed leaves
screw blocks, to form parts of basket, such to form mat of required size and design,
as woven bottom. May design baskets. cutting off and concealing or weaving
May be designated according to type of together loose ends to finish edges. May
basket woven as HAMPER MAKER; stitch them with twine for strength and
MARKET-BASKET MAKER; or according to durability.
material used as RATTAN WORKER;
WILLOW WORKER.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7317
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
Code 7317 Basketry and Related Materials
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
Basketry and Related Materials
7317.1000

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Broom Maker Khas Thatti Maker makes Khas Thatties;


(screens made with Khas) a type of
Broom Maker fastens material such as aromatic grass roots used for keeping
palm leaves, coconut leaf ribs, broom- room cool form summer heat when cold
grass or bamboo wickers together or to water is sprinkled on them. Collects dry
broom handles with rope or wire to form khas roots; prepares bamboo frames of
brooms. Selects and sorts material required size; spreads layers of khas roots
according to length and quality of broom to make bed of required thickness and
to be made; examines and removes stems fastens it into bamboo frame with
which are short, broken or do not bamboo splinters to support on both sides
otherwise meet standards; arranges and and binds them with thin rope or sutli;
fastens material together or around end trims edges to complete screen.
of wooden handle by winding and stapling
wire, rope, leather or metal strips; trims ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
broom material to uniform length. May be Code 7317
designated according to type of broom Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
made or material used. Basketry and Related Materials

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7317.1300


Code 7317 Brush Material Preparer
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
Basketry and Related Materials Brush Material Preparer prepares hog
bristles and other brush filling materials,
such as horsehair, nylon and vegetable
7317.1100 fibres for use in brushes. Aligns bristles to
Chick Maker ensure that flagged ends are together and
discards defective ones. Ties bundle of
Chick Maker makes reed or bamboo bristles to prevent bending and places it
chicks by sizing and dressing reeds or on rack. Lowers rack of bundles into vat of
bamboo wickers and fastening together boiling water to remove natural curl of
by twine. Collects material, cuts and sizes bristle. Removes rack after specified time
them into thin strips according to design; and places it on dolly or in oven to dry.
assembles and fastens strips together Places bundle of bristles in carton and
with thin rope or twine to form into mat labels carton according to length, origin,
of desired size; trims edges and fixes cloth grade and colour of contents. Prepares
piping on four sides. May stitch coloured other brush-filling materials by
cloth over chicks. straightening, combing, cutting and tying
them according to type of material and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: intended use. Holds bundle of material
Code 7317 against grinding wheel to flag ends to trim
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood, butt ends, and to polish material. Selects
Basketry and Related Materials filling material according to formula and
lays it on work bench in prescribed
manner prior to processing by mixing
7317.1200
machine. May sterilise bristles and pack
Khas Thatti Maker material in carton.

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Handicraft workers in textile, leather and


Code 7317 related materials apply traditional
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood, techniques and patterns to produce
Basketry and Related Materials woven fabrics, knitted, embroidered,
woven and other garments and articles for
7317.1400 household use, as well as traditional
footwear, handbags, belts and other
Brush Maker, Hand
accessories.
Brush Maker, Hand selects and prepares
brush materials, such as bristles, fibre, 7318.0100
nylon or wire, and sets them in brush Candle Maker
handle or base. Grades and mixes filling
material according to type of brush made Candle Maker, Hand makes candle of
and cleans and otherwise prepares it; special size or shapes by hand, dipping
sorts and arranges material in tufts; prepared wicks in molten wax, paraffin or
inserts them in prepared holes and similar material. Suspends candle wicks
secures them with glue, cement, pitch or from metal frame and manipulates pulley
wire; trims brush material to uniform system by hand to dip wicks into molten
length. May be designated according to wax, paraffin or similar material until
type of brush made or material used. required thickness of wax adheres to
wicks; removes and rolls candles under
"rolling board", nibs end in "nibbing
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: board", cuts to length, and places in racks
Code 7317 to harden.
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood,
Basketry and Related Materials ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
7317.9900 Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Basketry Weavers, Brush Makers Leather and Related Materials
and Related Workers, Other
7318.0200
Basketry Weavers, Brush Makers and Candle Moulder
Related Workers, Other include all other
workers who make wicker furniture, Candle Moulder operates battery of
brushes and brooms and weave baskets multiple moulding machines in which
not elsewhere classified. candles are produced in metal moulds
through which continuous wicks are
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: fitted. Opens valve which fills moulds
Code 7317 container with hot water, and fills
Title Handicraft Workers in Wood, moulding trough with hot liquid wax,
Basketry and Related Materials using metal pail or metal ladle; operates
valves which empty hot water from
Family 7318
moulding trough and refill with cold water
Handicraft Workers in Textiles, for cooling wax; allows poured material to
Leather and Related Materials harden in mould; cuts top of continuous
wicks with long bladed knife; removes

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excess of candle material in moulding Knitting-machine Operator, Automatic


trough with special bottom-cutting tool (Knitting) operates knitting machines to
which shaves bottom of candles in mould knit hose to shape of foot and leg: Places
and also cuts off wick; operates handle to spools of yarn on spindles of machine and
eject candles up and into clamp frame threads machine. Places welt rod in
above machine; carries away finished retaining notch of welt bar and turns lever
candles and stacks in storage racks ready to lower welt bar to knitting position.
for packing; replaces bobbins of Pushes yarn carrier into position and turns
continuous wicks in base of machine and bar to start machine to knit welt. Hooks
fits through candle mould as necessary. draw-off straps from take-up roller to welt
rod to hold welt and leg taut during
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: knitting. Turns hand wheels to position
Code 7318 picot bar to knit stitches joining welt to leg
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, of hose and to raise picot and welt bars
Leather and Related Materials after welt is knitted. Stops machine and
clips loose threads at welt and toe of
7318.0300 completed hose, using scissors. Removes
welt rods and hose from machine. Counts,
Carpet Weaver (Carpet and Rug)
bundles, and attaches identifying ticket to
hose. Replaces and aligns needles and
Carpet Weaver (Carpet and Rug) operates
points of machine, using pliers. May clean
one or more looms equipped with pile-
and oil machine.
wire mechanism to weave carpeting:
Moves lever to open shed and inserts
specified number of pile wires through ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
shed in sequence to produce pile. Forces Code 7318
cop of filling into shuttle, using mallet, and Title Handicraft
inserts shuttle into loom. Places wax in Workers in Textiles, Leather and Related
holder to lubricate pile wires as wires Materials
enter and are withdrawn from shed.
Starts loom and observes weaving to
detect exhausted filling packages, 7318.0500
mispicks, and irregular cutting of pile. Hand Printer, Textile/Hand Block
Replaces exhausted filling, inserts pile Printer
wires into missed loops, and replaces dull
cutting blades. May be designated Hand Printer, Textile prints patterns of
according to type of carpet woven as various designs and shades on textiles by
Velvet Weaver (carpet and rug). hand using blocks, stencils, screen, spray
gun etc. Mixes dyes to desired shade and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: thickness. May be known as CALICO
Code 7318 PRINTER if engaged in printing cloth only.
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Leather and Related Materials ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
7318.0400 Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Knitting-Machine Operator, Leather and Related Materials
Automatic

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7318.0600 7318.0900
Hand Dyer Bale Breaker Tenter,
Cotton/Blowroom Operator
Hand Dyer bleaches and dyes textile fabric
or yarn by hand. Fills tub with water and Bale Breaker Tenter, Cotton; Bale Opener,
mixes chemicals to make bleaching Cotton; Lattice Feeder, Cotton tends bale
solution of required strength according to breaking machine for opening and mixing
type and quality of fabric or yarn to be cotton of various grades and partially
bleached. Washes fabric or yarn in cleaning it. Presses switch to start bale
solution and then rinses it with water. breaking machine. Pulls out and collects
Spreads fabrics or yarn to dry., Prepares armful of cotton layers from stack and
dye solution by mixing dyes and chemicals spreads it on creeper lattice of machine
with water in tub. Boils dye solution when for breaking and uniform mixing. Ensures
necessary. Puts fabric or yarn in solution regular feeding of cotton into lattice in
and stirs it until dyed evenly and to prescribed proportion; Stops machine if
required shade. Spreads fabric or yarn on jammed with cotton. Removes surplus
line to dry. May also dry yarn in drying cotton and regulates feed to avoid further
chamber. jamming. Restarts machine and watches
operation of cleaning by beater and exit of
cotton through delivery cage under
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: guidance of Mistry. Cleans waste, trash
Code 7318 and dust periodically from dust chamber.
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, Removes wastes cotton from machine and
Leather and Related Materials cleans machine. May perform any other
miscellaneous work in blow room.
7318.0800
Repairer, Fabrics/Fabric Mender ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
Repairer, Fabrics repairs faults in textile Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
fabrics by plucking out knots and replacing Leather and Related Materials
broken or imperfect threads using hand
tools. Inspects fabrics for markings that 7318.1000
indicate faults. Plucks out knots with hand Batching Worker, Wool
tool and gathers up slacks on loosely
woven threads. Replaces broken or Batching Worker, Wool; Batching
imperfect threads with needle and thread, Supervisor, Wool checks bags of wool
in such a way as to make repair invisible. received from godown to ensure correct
May examine fabrics. (Excluded are quality, colour and weight of wool to be
workers employed mainly on repairing mixed and supervises batching work.
fabrics by sewing). Receives bags of wool from stores and
checks them for correct specifications.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Allots bags of wool to Batching Man and
Code 7318 directs him to spread wool of different
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, quality, colour and weight in layers one
Leather and Related Materials upon another in required proportion to be
mixed. Supervises mixing of wool by

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Batching Man and checks formation of different grades of jute separately for
batch to ensure that wool of correct classification. Prepares jute by twisting
quality, colour and weight is used. ends of form Morahes (twisted jute) for
Maintains record of quantity and quality stacking. May cut long and hard roots with
of wool received from store and batches knife. May carry jute to Softener Feeder
formed. Controls and supervises work of for processing.
Batching Man and Teaser Man.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Code 7318
Code 7318 Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, Leather and Related Materials
Leather and Related Materials
7318.1300
7318.1100 Grader, Coir
Wool Sorter
Grader, Coir sorts coir yarn according to
Wool Sorters; Wool Picker sorts and grade. Examines thickness and colour
grades wool according to length, colour hanks of coir yarn and separates them
and quality of wool judging by touch and into lots accordingly.
sight. Picks fleece and wool and breaks
them by hand into pieces. Separates them ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
into heap according to colour, quality, etc. Code 7318
Picks out foreign matter such as sticks, Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
knots etc. May use knife for cutting out Leather and Related Materials
sewn edges of old garments and removing
unwanted portion. 7318.1500
Waste Machine Man (Cotton
Textile)/Waste Collection Machine
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Operator
Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, Waste Machine Man (Cotton Textile)
Leather and Related Materials tends machine for cleaning cotton waste
for re-use by beating and pulling it apart.
Lifts waste roving, yarn or other matted
7318.1200
cotton and spreads it on feeder apron or
Selector, Jute lattice of waste machine. Takes out by
hand surplus cotton from machine when
Selector, Jute opens bales of jute and machine becomes jammed. Stores
sorts, grades and classifies contents cleaned cotton in gunny bags. Cleans and
according to colour, softness, strength oils machine. Is designated as WILLOW
and texture. Receives bales of jute from TENTER; ROVING WASTE OPENER;
godown and cuts ropes of bales with knife THREAD EXTRACTOR MAN; BONDA
to open them. Spreads jute on floor MACHINE MAN; etc. according to type of
manually, picks up samples to examine machine on which worked.
softness, strength, texture and colour of
fibres by touch and sight and places

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ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: boiling water with wooden stick to which
Code 7318 they get attached. Collects in ladle
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, cocoons whose filaments are drawn out.
Leather and Related Materials Delivers such cocoons at reeling section
for Reeler to draw silk. May reel silk over
7318.1800 reeling machine.
Scouring Man, Wool/Wool
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Washing and Scouring Operator
Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Scouring Man, Wool; Scouring Machine
Leather and Related Materials
Man, Wool; Scourer, Wool tends scouring
machine for washing raw wool in chemical
solution to prepare it for dyeing and 7318.2000
carding. Receives instructions from Softener Feeder and Receiver, Jute
Scouring Supervisor and prepares
chemical solution by mixing soda, soap Softener Feeder and Receiver Jute tends
and other scouring agents in proper softener machine for moistening and
proportion in hot water tank. Pours it into softening jute. Starts softening machine,
bowls of machine. Operates scouring picks up handful of jute (moral) or jute
machine and uniformly spreads wool by cuttings placed near feed-end of machine
hand on feeder hopper of machine to and places it evenly upon travelling apron
obtain even flow of wool at delivery end. or lattice of softening machine. Ensures
Regulates flow of wool from one bowl to that jute is uniformly and continuously
another. Collects clean wool at delivery fed. Stops machine when choked and
end and feeds wool on lattice of drying removes surplus jute to clear choking.
machine. Regulates flow of feeds and Receives softened stricks or portion of
removes wool from drying rollers. Cleans jute while working at receiving end, and
machine and bowls periodically. gives twist to stricks lunch of handled jute.
Ties them up and places them on barrow
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: or semi-cylindrical containers for removal
Code 7318 for further processing. Watches steady
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, flow of emulsion through valve to ensure
Leather and Related Materials required quantum of moisture for
processing as directed. Cleans and oils
machine and reports defects in machine
7318.1900
for rectification. May bring sorted jute
Cooker (Silkworm) from bins and stack it near feed-end of
machine.
Cooker (Silkworm) boils cocoons to kill
pupa inside cocoon and trace end of silk
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
filament for reeling silk. Fills tube
Code 7318
containing water with cocoons and lets in
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
steam to heat it. Allows cocoons to
Leather and Related Materials
remain in boiling water for specified
period. Ensures that all pupa inside
cocoon are killed and water is kept at 7318.2100
prescribed temperature. Stirs cocoons and Root Cutter, Jute

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Root Cutter, Jute cuts hard and surplus 7318.2300


roots of jute by knife. Carries softened Fibre Preparer, Coir
jute from file to root cutting knife. Picks
up handful of softened jute and arranges Fibre Preparer Coir prepares fibre from
hard and surplus jute ends evenly. Places coconut husks. Dumps coconut husks in
root ends over knife at Breaker dollop convenient place in lake, covers them
table, clips them off and carries root completely on top with strong net or palm
cuttings to weighing scale. Ensures that leaves and places stones over dump to
usable jute is not cut and wasted. May sink coconut husks under water. Keeps
carry jute to softening machine. Is dump under water for specified period.
designated as CHOPPER, JUTE if engaged Removes husks (now called retted husk)
in chopping off hard root ends of special from water to open space to drain off
quality jute by heavy knife and combing water. Holds one small piece of retted
large morah (twisted jute) prior to husk on wooden block with one hand and
selection by Selector, Jute. beats it with iron or wooden rod with
other to release fibres from husk. Pulls out
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: outer cover of husk by hand. Continues
Code 7318 beating till all fibres in husk are released.
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, Spreads fibres in sun for drying. Collects
Leather and Related Materials dried fibre in one place, beats them with
long thin stick; removes remnant of pith; if
7318.2200 any and loosens and softens fibre. May
Teaser (Feeder and Receiver) Jute spin coir yarn from fibre by hand or hand
spinning wheel (charkha).
Teaser (Feeder and Receiver), Jute tends
teasing machine which breaks up matted ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
jute fibre and remove dust and foreign Code 7318
matter. Starts teaser machine. Picks up Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
handful of waste jute, cuttings, hard roots, Leather and Related Materials
thread waste, ropes, etc. placed near feed
end and spreads them evenly on lattice of 7318.2700
machine. Ensures continuous feeding to Card Tenter, Cotton/Carding Tenter
obtain regular flow of teased and cleaned
jute and delivery end. Stops machine Card Tenter, Cotton; Liner; Can Carrier;
when jammed and removes surplus jute Can Minder; Can Boy (Cotton Textile)
to clear obstruction. Reports defect if any tends carding machine which cleans and
for rectification. Receives teased and transforms lap of cotton into sliver (rope
cleaned jute at delivery end. May carry like untwisted strand). Fixes and adjusts
teased material to breaker feeding line. laps of cotton on brackets at back of
May also oil and clean machine. machine for carding. Places end of lap (roll
of cotton sheet) between feed roll and
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: feed plate. Places empty cans in front
Code 7318 machine to receive sliver. Starts and
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, cleans machine after stripping (removing
Leather and Related Materials of short fibres) of cylinder and doffer done
by Card Strippers. Collects web (thin fibres

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formed of matted fibres), ensuing from feeds them on to rollers through guides by
doffer, threads it through calender rolls hand. Starts machine, watches sliver ends
and pieces (joins) with sliver in can. running through machine and joins
Ensures regular feeding of cotton into broken ends. Maintains continuous flow
machine and attends to breaks in web and of sliver by regular feed avoiding jamming.
sliver front (delivery end). Replaces filled Stops machine when jammed and draws
cans with empty ones. Removes filled cans out surplus sliver to clear jamming. Moves
to draw-frame section and fetches empty wheel with hand to remove lap cover.
ones. Locates operational defects in Pulls out spindle wheel to facilitate
machine, and sets them right. Reports removal of lap at delivery end. Removes
major defects to Jobber for rectification. lap from delivery disc and places it on
Cleans and oils machine. creel and re-fixes bobbin, cover, etc.
Starts machine to transform lap. Cleans
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: machine and removes sliver dropping.
Code 7318 Locates operational defects on machine
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, and removes them. May carry lap to
Leather and Related Materials Ribbon-Lap-Man of Comber and bring
back empty spools. May tend ribbon-lap-
7318.2800 machine.
Set Framer, Silk
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Set Framer, Silk operates set frame Code 7318
machine to make silk into silver. Switches Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
on set frame to move comb up and down Leather and Related Materials
which carries fibres through it. Feeds silk
laps one after another. Pieces broken 7318.3400
ends with hand to keep continuous flow. Comb Minder/Combing
Condenses fibres coming out through Preparatory Operator
trumpet (part of machine) into one sliver.
Oils and cleans machine. Comb Minder; Comber (Woollen Textile)
tends combing machine for combing wool
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: to remove foreign matter and to separate
Code 7318 short fibres from long fibres required for
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, worsted yarn. Places balls of sliver on
Leather and Related Materials creel of machine. Passes ends of sliver
from balls through guides and places ends
7318.2900 on comb circle. Starts machine and
Sliver-Lap-Man/Combing threads sliver, coming out of drawing
rollers, through funnel into can at delivery
Preparatory Operator
end. Joins broken ends and places new
balls on creel of machine when necessary
Sliver-Lap-Man; (Cotton Textile) tends
Replaces full cans with empty ones at
sliver lap-machine to convert several
delivery end. Removes noil (short fibres of
slivers into single lap for feeding ribbon
wool separated from longer fibres by
lap or combing machine. Collects and
combing) from underneath machine. Oils
arranges sliver cans at feed end of sliver-
and cleans machine.
lap-machine. Pulls out ends of slivers and

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and transform jute into sliver. Starts


ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: machine and feeds jute by hand to lattice
Code 7318 feeder of machine to carry hard jute
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, through rollers, fast chain, slow chain, etc.
Leather and Related Materials for softening and transforming jute into
sliver. Spreads jute by hand, uniformly on
7318.3500 lattice. Watches indicator to check weight
for regulating feed. Switches off machine
Gill Box Man
when jammed and pulls out surplus or
jammed jute by hand to clear jamming.
Gill-Box-Man; Gill-Box Minder (Woollen
Cleans and oils machine. May work on
Textile) tends gill-box machine for placing
jute softener machine.
wool fibres in line and blending several
slivers of wool into one sliver of uniform
thickness. Places cans or balls of sliver in
positions on floor at feed end of machine.
Takes ends of sliver from each can or ball,
passes them through back roller, and ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
squeezes them through gathering eye to Code 7318
front roller. Starts machine Passes end of Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
sliver combing out at delivery end through Leather and Related Materials
guide into receiving can or loops it around
spindle or empty bobbin. Watches 7318.3700
processing from feed to delivery end. Spreader, Receiver, Jute
Joins broken ends as and when necessary.
Fixes new balls to replace exhausted balls Spreader Receiver, Jute removes balls of
at feed end to ensure regular feed. jute sliver from delivery end of goods jute
Removes fibres from leather sheet after spreader machine and carries them to
sopping machine when jammed. Collects Breaker Feeder. Guides flow of jute by
processed sliver and removes filled cans, hand into Emerson tray. Sprays emulsion
wound balls or full bobbins at delivery (Emerson solution) through pipe to
end. Removes waste from machine and moisten jute. Observes Emerson watch
leather sheet. Cleans machine. May reading and regulates feed of solution
operate finishing gill-box-machine on according to requirement. Watches
which sliver balls are fixed at creel and formation of sliver lap into rolls by
bobbin at delivery end. automatic roll former. Avoids jamming at
delivery end. Removes sliver roll from
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: automatic roll stand and carries it to feed
Code 7318 end of breaker feeder machine for further
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, processing. Cleans delivery end of
Leather and Related Materials spreader. May tend spreader feeder
machine.
7318.3600
Spreader Feeder, Jute ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
Spreader Feeder, Jute tends goods jute Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
spreader machine to spread, smoothen Leather and Related Materials

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Spinning. Cleans top clearers and


7318.3800 machine.
7318.4000
7318.4200 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
Hand Spinner (Cotton and Woollen
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Textile) Leather and Related Materials

Hand Spinner, (Cotton and Woollen


7318.4500
Textile) spins yarn from cotton or wool
using ‘charkha' (spinning wheel). Loops Spinner, Jute
small length of yarn around spindle of
charkha, holds end of yarn length along Spinner, Jute tends number of spindles on
with sliver of cotton or wool in left hand, spinning frame for converting jute sliver
turns spinning wheel by right hand received from drawing frame into yarn.
simultaneously withdrawing left hand Arranges s liver cans at back or spinning
slowly to draw and spin yarn. Stops frame. Lowers spindles on frame and
charkha when arm length of yarn has directs Doffer to fit empty bobbins on
been drawn and spun and winds yarn on spindles. Pulls, ends of sliver on bobbins
spindle. Removes cop of yarn from spindle and passes them through guides and
when it is full. May also spin yarn using drafting rollers. Switches on spinning
'Takli'(hand spinning spindle). frame to get slivers spun and converted
into yarn. Pieces (joins) broken ends and
ensures regular flow of slivers from cans.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Replaces filled bobbins by empty ones.
Code 7318
Checks jamming of machine, removes
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
surplus jute yarn, and ensures that
Leather and Related Materials
machine and bobbins run properly. Cleans
and oils machine.
7318.4300
Piecer ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
Piecer; Ring Spinner; Ring Piecer; Sider Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
(Cotton and Woollen Textile) tend number Leather and Related Materials
of spindles on ring frame for converting
rovings into spun yarn. Puts bobbins filled
7318.4600
on inter or roving machines in creel of ring
machine and threads ends through guides Spinner, Coir
and drafting rollers. Locates broken ends
of yarn, lifts bobbin from live spindle and Spinner, Coir spins coir yarn from coconut
unreels some yarn from it, replaces fibres by using spinning wheel. Collects
bobbin on spindle, threads yarn through small quantity of fibre and puts it in lap,
guide and ring traveller and joins it with Loops fibre on spindle of spinning wheel.
other end. Replaces empty roving bobbins Rotates wheel by turning its handle. Walks
in creel with filled ones, joining tail end backward with twisted fibre in hand and
with leading end. Gets filled yarn bobbins feeds required fibre from lap to form coir
replaced with empty ones by Doffer, yarns. Stops rotation of wheel when yarns
on both spindles reach specified length.

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Pieces together ends of two yarns and Doffer, Spinning; Doffer, Ring Frame;
loops it on spindle of another spinning Gaiter; Shifter replaces filled bobbins with
wheel placed opposite to first. Rotates empty one on spindles of spinning frame.
wheels of both spinning wheels. Holds Brings and arranges sliver canes behind
oblong wooden device with grooves in spinning frame. Brings empty bobbins in
between two yarns. Moves wooden doffing boxes or baskets and set them in
device and second spinning wheel forward spindles of spinning frame. Watches
to get two yarns twisted and form into winding of yarns on bobbins. Lifts filled
one yarn. Removes ends of yarn loops on bobbins from spindles and collects them
spindle of first spinning wheel and twists in tray or baskets. Collects waste and
two ends together by hand. Makes hank removes them to godown. Keeps machine
of yarn by hand and keeps hank aside. sides and department clean. May help
May prepare coir fibre from retted Piecer in piecing broken ends of yarn and
coconut husk. creeling and changing ring travellers. May
clean bobbins. May perform
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: miscellaneous duties as required.
Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Leather and Related Materials Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
7318.4700 Leather and Related Materials
Twister
7318.4900
Twister; Doubling Piecer; Doubling Sider; Knotter, Silk
Thrower (Textile) tends twisting machine
for twisting yarn to give it strength. Knotter, Silk tends reeling machine to
Mounts filled bobbins, cheeses or ones on draw composite silk filament from reeling
creel of machine. Places empty bobbins basin to wooden reel. Collects and mounts
on spindles of machines. Threads ends of wooden reel on machine. Draws and
yarn from filled bobbins through guides wraps ends of silk filament on reel.
and travellers and loops them on empty Switches on machine by releasing brake to
bobbins. Starts machine. Joins ends when wind filament on reel. Watches operation
yarn breaks. Removes bobbins when filled and joins ends when filament gets broken.
with twisted yarn. Is known as DOUBLER May do reeling and cooking of cocoons.
when twisting two or more strands of
yarn. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Code 7318 Leather and Related Materials
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Leather and Related Materials 7318.5000
Beam Gaiter
7318.4800
Doffer, Spinning/Ring Spinning Beam Gaiter; Beam Binder (Textile)
Doffer prepares loom for weaving cloth. Checks
that warp beam is properly mounted on

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brackets of loom. Sets healds, reed and plan to know places where warp is to be
drop wires into position, ties warp ends to raised over weft. Inserts wooden pegs into
tail ends of cloth beam and places weft lattice as per diagram to control pattern
bobbins in shuttles. Operates loom on cloth to be woven. Carries lattice to
manually to check movements of healds, dobby loom. Fixes and adjusts heald and
shuttle and reed and makes necessary pegged lattice on loom. Repairs old,
adjustments. Hands over loom to Weaver, broken and defective lattice. May assist in
Power loom for operation. handling dobbies. May make draft,
prepare peg plan and sketch designs on
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: graph paper. May cut and lace cards.
Code 7318 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, Code 7318
Leather and Related Materials Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
7318.5100 Leather and Related Materials
Lacer, Hand
7318.5300
Lacer, Hand (Textile) laces together Reacher, Hand (Textile)
punched cards in proper sequence to be
used on jacquard; loom for weaving cloth Reacher, Hand (Textile) assists Drawer in
of different designs. Collects punched drawing ends of yarn through healds and
cards and arranges them in proper reeds. Picks up correct ends of yarn and
sequence on lacing table or stand. Cuts lays them over drawing hook to be pulled
required length of lace. Passes lace by by Drawer. Cleans healds and reeds.
hand through holes made particularly for
tying cards together to make design to be ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
used on jacquard machine for weaving Code 7318
cloth of different patterns. Carries card Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
chain to loom. May fix card chain on Leather and Related Materials
jacquard loom. May assist in handling
defective jacquard. 7318.5500
Weaver Power Loom
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318 Weaver Power Loom operates and tends
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, power loom to weave cloth, checks that
Leather and Related Materials shuttles are in position and supplied with
full weft bobbins, no wrap yarn is broken
7318.5200 and that set-up is ready. Starts loom.
Lattice Pegger Watches looms under his charge for
defects in weaving. Locates broken ends
Lattice Pegger; Lattice Man fixes pegs on of warp yarn, ties short length of yarn to
lattice (wooden pattern chain) used on broken end from warp beam, draws end
dobby loom for controlling fancy pattern through drop wire, healds and reeds using
weaving. Collects graph paper with reed hook, ties it to other end with a
marked draft and peg plan. Calculates weaver's knot, and starts loom again.
number of pegs of lattice required to Stops loom to remove defects caused by
make out complete design. Studies peg mispicks. Cuts and pulls out filling of weft

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yarn up to point of defect, adjusts and number of knots involved in pattern by


starts loom. Replaces empty bobbin in counting graphical squares as instructed.
shuttles. Cuts cloth when cloth roll Counts and determines number and
becomes full. length of warp strands required in single
colour weaving of particular size of carpet.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Prepares cotton yarn for warp by
Code 7318 processes of bleaching, dyeing as
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, required. Wind by hand requisite number
Leather and Related Materials of cotton strands on warp beam according
7318.5800 to quality and number of stitches
required. Draws ends from warp-beam
Weaver, Handloom
and ties them to carpet beam. Collects
woollen yarn and winds it by hand into
Weaver Handloom weaves cloth from
balls. Hands woollen balls from roof near
yarn on handloom. Mounts warp beam on
loom to facilitate pulling and weaving of
loom. Sets heald frame in position. Draws
yarn. Sets and adjusts loom. Determines
ends of warp yarn from beam through
number of weavers required according to
comb and fastens them together to cloth
size of carpet. Passes and draws weft yarn
winding roll. Places full bobbins of weft
through alternate warp strands by hand to
yarn in shuttle. Operates loom by pressing
weave fringe of carpet. Ties knots of
and relieving two foot levers alternately to
woollen yarn on each strand of warp. Cuts
raise and lower heald, simultaneously
yarn after each knot at fixed length to
pulling string with jerk with one hand so
maintain required thickness. Moves heald
as to throw shuttle across warp yarn from
(part of loom mechanism) through control
side to side and by moving comb forward
string for interlacement of warp; Passes
and backward with other hand to properly
and adds two layers of thread or jute yarn
fill weft yarn. Draws broken ends of yarn
through warp sheds for holding woollen
through heald and comb and knots them.
knots or pile; presses knots and weft filling
Replaces empty bobbins in shuttles.
by hand work to ensure even stiffness.
Removes cloth from roll when required
Trims off extra fibre at intervals using
length has been woven. May size and dye
hand shears.
yarn, wind yarn on bobbins or beam and
draw ends of yarn from warp beam
through healds preparatory to weaving. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Leather and Related Materials
Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Leather and Related Materials 7318.6000
Carpet Clipper, Hand
7318.5900
Carpet Clipper, Hand; Carpet Trimmer,
Carpet Weaver, Hand Knitting
Hand clips extra fibres from upper side of
carpet to give it smooth finish. Spreads
Carpet Weaver, Hand Knotting weaves
carpet on even surface and rubs and
woollen or cotton carpets and druggets on
scraps surface with scraper or metal comb
handloom. Studies design and colour
to align and raise fibres. Clips excess fibres
combination from chart. Determines

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with and shears. May mend and repair ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
carpets. Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Leather and Related Materials
Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, 7318.6300
Leather and Related Materials Coir Weaver (Matting)
Coir Weaver (Matting) weaves coir
7318.6100 matting on handloom. Mounts wrap beam
Carpet Embosser on loom. Sets heald frame in position.
Draws ends of warp yarn from beam
Carpet Embosser; Carpet Carver trims through healds and reeds (beater) and
edges of floral designs or patterns on fasten ends to mat winding roll. Places
carpet to give raised appearance. Spreads quill of required colour into shuttle.
carpet on even surface. On floral design Presses and relieves levers alternately to
cuts wool with hand scissors to give raised raise and lower heald according to
appearance to design. Chalks around or weaving design, operates shuttle from
stencils outline of designs on carpet and end to end to weave matting. Moves
creates embossed effect by clipping wool beater forward and backwards forcibly by
either wholly under or wholly outside hands to fill weft yarn. Passes wooden rod
design. May prepare designs. between weft and beater and moves
beater forward and backward again to fill
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: weft. Removes rod and repeats operation
Code 7318 using quills of specified colour according
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, to pattern of matting required. Draws
Leather and Related Materials broken ends of yarn through heald and
reed and knots them. Cuts fibres
7318.6200 projecting upwards with shears according
to thickness of mat required. Rolls matting
Carpet Repairer
on mat winding roll by pressing lever.
Removes matting from roll when required
Carpet Repairer repairs and gives final
length is woven. May do bleaching and
finish to carpets and rugs. Stretches
dyeing of coir.
carpet on flat surface. Rubs red or
coloured chalk on separate string. Sets it
straight against edge of stretched carpet. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Strikes coloured string over edge of carpet Code 7318
to mark straight line. Cuts marked edges, Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
using knife, to bring carpet to required Leather and Related Materials
measurement. Binds and trims cut edges
using needle and thread. Checks front and 7318.6400
back of carpet for gaps in knots and badly Net Maker, Hand
woven parts, and corrects any defects by
stitching loose knots and repairing cuts Net Maker, Hand makes nets and meshes
and damaged portions. May apply by weaving twine and thread with netting
stiffening solution to back of loosely needle or shuttle. Selects design of netting
woven carpet. and kind of twine or thread required.

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Plaits (interweaves) and knots twine or Measures sample or determines size of


thread with netting needle or shuttle to article to be knitted and knits it by making
prepare selected patterns. Waxes twine loops and picks with knitting needles,
while weaving to smoothen and according to specified or selected pattern.
strengthen it. Trims excess twine or Knits article part by part and finishes it by
thread. sewing them together and pressing. May
use single flexible wire needle or more
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: than two needles for knitting specific
Code 7318 items according to pattern of knitting
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles, desired. May knit articles with cotton or
Leather and Related Materials silk yarns.

7318.6500 ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:


Crochet Worker, Hand Code 7318
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Crochet Worker Hand; Crocheter, Hand; Leather and Related Materials
Lace Maker, Hand knits lace, trimmings,
etc. with hand crocheting hook or needle. 7318.6700
Selects pattern of lace or trimmings to be Braid Maker, Hand
prepared and studies it for size and
number of stitches to be made. Selects Braid Maker, Hand makes braid by hand.
suitable colour and quality of thread and Interlaces and entwines strands of wool,
required type of crocheting needle. Rolls silk, linen or thread to make ribbon-like or
thread into balls for convenience of cord-like fabrics for binding or for
knitting. Threads hand crocheting needle ornamental purposes.
and moves it around thread for making
loops and knots to knit desired pattern. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Checks work while knitting to ensure Code 7318
conformity with pattern and smoothens Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
out knitted article on finish. May operate Leather and Related Materials
crocheting machine.
7318.9900
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Code 7318
Leather and Related Materials,
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
Leather and Related Materials Others

Weavers, Knitters, and Related Workers,


7318.6600
Other include all other workers engaged
Knitter, Hand in knitting articles by hand or machine,
not elsewhere classified.
Knitter, Hand knits sweaters, dresses,
socks and other articles by hand with
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
woollen yarn according to specified
Code 7318
pattern. Decides shade, number and type
Title Handicraft Workers in Textiles,
of woollen yarn to be used and selects
Leather and Related Materials
pair of knitting needles accordingly.

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Family 7319 lines. Transfers composed matter to


Handicrafts Workers, Not galley. Follows manuscript rigidly but
breaks up words at end of a line when
Elsewhere Classified
necessary. Revises composed matter
according to corrections made in proof.
This family covers handicraft workers who May create matter by positioning blocks
perform traditional handicrafts not and arranging type for effective display.
classified elsewhere. For instance, the May also distribute type into case after
family includes traditional handicraft matter is printed.
workers in non-precious metals and stone.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7321
Group 732 Title Pre-press Technicians
Printing Trades Workers
7321.0200
Printing Trades workers compose and set Impositor
type prior to printing, set up and operate
printing presses, bind and finish printed
Impositor; Imposer removes composed
products, and prepare stencils and
matter from galley and arranges it on
operate screen printing equipment
imposing stone in prescribed pattern so
that, when printed, pages can be
Occupations in this Group are classified
conveniently arranged in number series.
into the following Families: (Pattern differ according to number of
pages on each printing sheet). Fixes
7321 Pre-press Technicians spacing of margin using wooden chips,
7322 Printers leads and hammer and locks matter in
7323 Print Finishing and Binding chase.
Workers
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Family 7321 Code 7321
Pre-press Technicians Title Pre-press Technicians

Pre-press Technicians proof, format, set 7321.0300


and compose text and graphics into a Distributor (Letter Press)
form suitable for use in various printing
processes and representation in other Distributor (Letter Press) distributes types
visual media. and other material utilised in composing
to their respective cases and racks in store
7321.0100 room. Unlocks chase, separates spacing
material, types and blocks, if any, and
Compositor, Hand
keeps them in respective cases and racks;
packs and labels composed material in
Compositor, Hand, sets type by hand for
paper for further use if required;
printing. Picks up type from case and
separates types and spacing material
assembles them into words and lines in
surplus to requirements, and keeps them
composing stick. Arranges even spacing of

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aside for melting. May do composing and Stereo Matrix Moulder; Matrix Maker
imposing work. operates hydraulic or hand press to obtain
print impressions on flong (specially
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: prepared thick sheet of paper) for casting
Code 7321 printing plates used in rotary printing.
Title Pre-press Technicians Damps flong, places it on forme, spreads
chase or page rubber sheet or extra
7321.0400 sheets of thick paper on flong for padding
to protect flong from damage on
Composing Room Operatives
application of pressure from press head;
sets machine and adjusts press head for
Composing Room Operatives perform
correct pressure to be applied on flong;
variety of routine and low skilled tasks,
starts machine and lowers press head on
such as pulling galley proof or cylinder
assembly to impress type into flong; stops
proof, stacking formes in racks or carrying
machine and releases pressure from
them from racks for printing, washing
matrix and carefully strips matrix from
composed matter, etc., and be known as:
chase; checks surface of matrix for any
Forme Carrier carries formes from
unevenness in imprint and smoothens
composing room to Printing-Machine
surface with blunt wooden blade and
Man, cleans type-heads in formes with
trims edges of matrix with scissors; turns
water and wire brush to remove ink and
mould face down and fills in hollows on
dust; carries formes to distributors. Proof
back of mould with pieces of heavy paper
Pressman (Galley/Forme) pulls proof for
or felt to prevent it bending during casting
proof reading in galley forme in initial
process; applies French chalk powder over
stages of printing, or when type-formes
entire surface of matrix and cleans it with
have been imposed and locked in chase.
fine hand brush. Delivers prepared matrix
Galley Proof Man if operates flat bed
to Stereo Type Caster for casting rotary
printing machine to obtain impression on
printing plates with it. Cleans and oils
paper from types heads in galley; places
machine. May dress printing plate
galley with composed type on bed of
(metallic plate cast by pouring molten
machine; applies printing ink with ink
metal over matrix in casting machine) on
roller manually; places sheet of paper on
routing and cutting machine. May cast
type and manually operates machine to
printing plate.
press paper on to type; removes printed
paper and checks clarity of impression.
May take galley proof to Proof Reader. ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Oils and cleans machine. Code 7321
Title Pre-press Technicians
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7321 7321.0600
Title Pre-press Stereotype Caster
Technicians
Stereotype Caster; Rotary Caster prepares
7321.0500 plates for rotary or flat-bed printing by
operating casting machine. Dries matrix
Stereo Matrix Moulder
on roaster and places it in correct position
in casting box. Checks supply of metal at

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correct temperature for casting and 7321.0800


operates machines to pump molten metal Lithographic Artist
from crucible against matrix. Removes
plates after cooling, for finishing. Cleans Lithographic Artist exposes sensitized
and oils machine. metal plate to positive or negative film,
using vacuum frame, to produce offset
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: lithographic printing plates. Increases or
Code 7321 reduces size of photographic dots by
Title Pre-press Technicians chemical or photomechanical methods on
halftone negatives or positives to be used
7321.0700 in preparation of lithographic printing
Electrotyper plates. Punches holes in light-sensitive
plate with register punch and insert
Electrotyper performs all or several tasks register pins in holes to prepare plate for
in making printing plates from set-up type contact with positive or negative film.
by electro-plating process, using hand Places plate on bed of vacuum frame and
tools, electro-plating equipment and inserts positives or negatives on register
metal casting, trimming and forming pins to align positives or negatives with
machines. Places set up type on bed of each other. Places masking paper on areas
hydraulic press. Lays wax-coated sheet of of plate not covered by positives or
metal or sheet of plastic or lead on type negatives to prevent exposure of those
and presses it to make mould. Removes areas. Examines film on light table to
mould from press and trims its edges. determine specified colour and colour
Sprays or coats mould with electro- balance, using magnifying glass or
conductive substances and places it in densitometer. Compares proof print of
electrolytic bath until shell of desired colour separation negative or positive
thickness has formed on mould. Removes with customer’s original sample or copy
shell from mould by rinsing it in hot water and standard colour chart to determine
and fills back of shell with molten lead to accuracy of reproduction. Identifies and
form plate, using pouring lead or casting marks colour discrepancies on print and
machine. Examines plate with magnifier to film. Prepares dyes or other chemical
detect imperfect formation of halftone solutions according to standard formulas
dots, lines and types and rectifies them and applies solution to produce colour
using engraver's hand tools. Shaves, trims, effect by chemical method. Blocks out or
smoothens and bends plate using hand modifies colour shades of film, using
tools and machines as required, in template, brushes, and opaque. Places
readiness for printing. May print proof masks over separation negatives or
from plate and make new plate if positives and exposes film for specified
necessary. May be designated according time, using contact frame and automatic
to tasks performed such as ELECTROTYPE film processors to reduce size of
CASTER, ELECTROTYPE MOULDER, etc. photographic dots to increase or reduce
colour. Applies opaque to block out
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: blemishes and pinholes.
Code 7321
Title Pre-press Technicians ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 321

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Title Pre-press Technicians the Circuit Imaging Operator imprints the


circuit design layout on the laminated
7321.0801 printed circuit board (PCB) with ultraviolet
Circuit Imaging Operator (UV) light exposure. The individual at work
places the circuit design layout printed on
Circuit Imaging Operator imprints the a ‘positive’ translucent film on the
requisite circuit with the help of UV rays laminated and photo-sensitive PCB panel
through machine on to the laminated and exposes it to UV light, thereby curing
board. A Circuit Imaging Operator the photo-resist under the clear portions
captures the requisite circuit on the of the film in order to get the circuit
laminated panel. A positive UV translucent printed onto the panel.
film is placed on the photo sensitised
board. The film is required to be opaque Qualification Pack Details:
in regions where the circuit trace is QP NOS Reference ELE/Q2201
necessary and is clear elsewhere. On QP NOS Name Circuit Imaging
exposure to UV, the photo resist under Operator-Photo
the clear portions of the film get cured Imaging
without affecting the area under opaque NSQF Level 4
portions of the film. A Circuit Imaging
Operator captures the requisite circuit on ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
the laminated panel. A positive UV Code 7321
translucent film is placed on the photo Title Pre-press Technicians
sensitised board. The film is required to
be opaque in regions where the circuit 7321.0900
trace is necessary and is clear elsewhere. Retoucher, Lithographic
On exposure to UV, the photo resist under
the clear portions of the film get cured Retoucher, Lithographic; Photoengraving
without affecting the area under opaque Finisher; Process Artist-Lithographic-
portions of the film. Colour-Artist Retoucher; Tone Artist
refines or corrects imperfections in design
Qualification Pack Details: on lithographic printing plates by drawing
QP NOS Reference ELE/Q2101 on them with scribbling tools, crayons,
QP NOS Name Circuit Imaging pen and ink to make them fit for printing.
Operator Intensifies or reduces unsatisfactory tone
NSQF Level 4 values, blanks out or changes shades of
colours of details to make them less
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: prominent, adds missing details, etc.
Code 7321
Title Pre-press Technicians ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 7321
7321.0802 Title Pre-press Technicians
Circuit Imaging Operator-Photo
Imaging 7321.1000

Circuit Imaging Operator-Photo Imaging is


also known as ‘Photo Imaging Operator’,

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Mounter/Mounting Machine dots for half-tone printing and uses


Operator/CNC Mounting Machine different colour filters for preparing
separate colour-wise plates for printing.
Operator
May also prepare photo-sensitive glass
plate for use in camera.
Mounter fixes etched type or image plate
on wooden block for printing. Cuts plate
to size, levels its sides, drills holes on ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
bevelled portions and mounts plate on Code 7321
wooden block by nailing. Title Pre-press Technicians

ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: 7321.1300


Code 7321 Microstat Cameraman
Title Pre-press Technicians
Microstat Cameraman; Microfilm
7321.1100 Cameraman; Microstat Camera Operator
reproduces documents, maps, charts, etc.,
Router
photographically on special type of
camera known as Microstat. Places copy
Router reduces level of non-type or image on copy board or copying frame, loads
portions of mounted plate to make it non- filmstrip in camera, focuses camera,
printable. Clamps block on bed of routing adjusts light and exposes film which is
machine, fixes needle to holder, adjusts its automatically processed. May also enlarge
height, operates machine and regulates with special enlarging device fitted to this
movement of needle which reduces level camera.
of portions of plate not required for
printing.
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details:
Code 321
ISCO 08 Unit Group Details: Title Pre-press Technicians
Code 7321
Title Pre-press Technicians 7321.1400
Photostat Camera
7321.1200 Operator/Photocopier Operator
Cameraman, Photomechanical
Photostat Camera Operator; Photostat
Cameraman, Photomechanical; Machine Operator produces copy of
Lithographic Cameraman; drawings, manuscripts and other
Photolithographer photographs documents directly on prepared paper by
illustrations or type set material to obtain means of a Photostat camera. Mounts
line, half tone, continuous tone and colour document to be copied in glass frame and
negatives for use in printing. Places arranges it under camera lens, places roll
illustrations or types material on copy of photographic paper in the camera,
board of copying frame. Adjusts lights and adjusts distance, focus, time and lights
camera, focuses with help of ground-glass and takes photographs. Cuts and rolls out
focusing screen, loads plate in dark room, exposed section of paper into developer
mounts it on camera and exposes it. Uses which automatically develops the print.
screen to break up shadings of copy into

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Arranges for its drying either in a cabinet acid vat with aid of helpers and hoist,
or between blotting pads.