MOS 1316 Metal Worker

MOS 1316 Metal Worker

MOS Description

Metal Workers examine drawings and work orders; determine sequence of operations, materials, tools, equipment, time, and personnel required. They also perform installation, operation, maintenance and repair of metalworking, and welding equipment and material.

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Click here to go to Certified Welder (CW) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 6 months

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welder (CW) is a performance-based certification with no prerequisite courses or certifications required. The CW program tests welders on procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification. Tests for CW are performed at AWS Accredited Testing Facilities located throughout the world and are performance based. Final certification will provide candidates with a "transferrable" credential. 

Click here to go to Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) is an entry-level credential for individuals who perform welding quality control and quality assurance activities. Individuals who earn the CAWI work in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacture, construction, or fabrication of their products. Those holidng the CAWI perform welding inspections under the active supervision of Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWI) and Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI). CAWI candidates must meet experiential requirements and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Diemaking Level II COOL Snapshot page.

The Diemaking Level II certification is an intermediate-journeyman level credential recommended for machinists with experience and skill in diemaking. The NIMS credentials certify an individual's skills as measured against the NIMS Standards. The Diemaking Level II credential assesses a machinist's ability to inspect materials, die components, features and details, as well as to plan a job and set up a workstation.
Click here to go to Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is a mid-level certification for welding industry professionals. The Certified Welding Inspector certification requires a thorough knowledge of the complete fabrication and welding process. The CWI is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, and successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship. Candidates must pass a written and practical examination.
Click here to go to Building Plans Examiner - B3 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Building Plans Examiner – B3 certification is for candidates who review and examine building construction documents for conformity to building codes and regulations set by the jurisdiction within which the building stands. The Building Plans Examiner reviews plans for any size building in any occupancy classification and understands building planning, footings, foundations, floor construction, wall construction, coverings, roof, ceiling, and public safety construction as it applies to building code compliance. There are no prerequisite educational or experience requirements, but candidates should have technical knowledge in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates must pass a written exam.

 

Click here to go to Machining Level I - Measurement, Materials, and Safety Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level I - Measurement, Materials, and Safety Skills certification is an entry-level machinist credential. Applicants are not required to have any minimal education, experience or training, however passing the exam is required.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc (NIMS), Machining Level I certification is an entry-level machinist credential. This certification validates that an individual has the skills and knowledge to successfully complete process planning, hand operations such as drilling, reaming, and sawing, layout, inspection techniques, and safety standards. To earn a credential, candidates must successfully complete both the performance and theory portion of the exams.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Drill Press Skills I COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners and project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management such as initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, and professional and social responsibility. Candidates must meet educational requirements and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Manual Milling Skills I COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level I certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning - Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning.  Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance and written examination. The performance exam will be the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part. There are performance assessment requirements for all skill cluster areas except Measurement, Materials, & Safety Skills. One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).

Click here to go to Machining Level I - Grinding Skills I COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The NIMS Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations certification is an entry-level machinist certification. Achieving a NIMS credential is a means through which an individual involved or interested in metalforming can prove their abilities to themselves, to their instructors or employers and to the customer.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Lathe Operations COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Operations COOL Snapshot page.

The NIMS Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Operations certification is an entry-level machinist certification. Achieving a NIMS credential is a means through which an individual involved or interested in CNC milling can prove their abilities to themselves, to their instructors or employers and to the customer.
Click here to go to Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certification Safety Professionals (BCSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification is an entry-level to intermediate-level construction workplace safety credential. CHST is for individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries. Candidates should be responsible for securing safe and healthy conditions in construction projects or job sites. Candidates must meet minimum work experience of three years in the field of construction. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - Turning II - Between Centers COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Machining Level II - Cylindrical Grinding Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector - S1 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector - S1 certification is for candidates responsible for ensuring that approved plans and specifications for high-strength bolting of steel framing and structural steel elements are followed. Based on these plans, the special inspector verifies that high-strength bolting is installed correctly, samples materials and performs required tests. The inspector writes and submits reports to the building official, contractor, and/or registered design professional stating which items do not comply with plans. There are no prerequisite educational or experience requirements, but candidates must demonstrate technical knowledge by passing three written exams: the Special Inspector General Requirements Exam (GR), the S1C – Structural Steel and Bolting Codes Exam and the S1P – Structural Steel and Bolting Plans Exam.

Click here to go to Structural Welding Special Inspector - S2 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Structural Welding Special Inspector- S2 certification is for candidates responsible for seeing that approved welding of structural steel elements plans, and specifications are followed.  Based on approved plans and specifications, the special inspector verifies that welding is done correctly. The special inspector samples materials and performs required tests.  In addition, the inspector writes and submits reports to the building official, contractor, and or registered design professional stating which items do not comply with plans. To qualify for this certification, candidates must hold the Structural Steel and Bolting – S1 certification. Candidates must demonstrate technical knowledge by passing three written exams: the Special Inspector General Requirements Exam (GR), the Structural Welding Special Inspector (Plans Module) - S2P, and the Structural Welding Special Inspector (Codes Module) - S2C.  

Click here to go to Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) credential is intended for construction supervisors, managers, superintendents, forepersons, crew chiefs, and craftspeople who have safety responsibilities on construction job sites. Candidates must have knowledge of safety standards and practices which ensure safe worksites. STSC candidates must meet minimum education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Master of Special Inspection (MSI) COOL Snapshot page.

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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

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