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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

Notices

Bargaining Council for the Metal and Engineering Industries

Main Collective Agreement

Part 2

4. Technical Schedules

Schedule D

Division D/1

Wage Rates Applicable to Operations Scheduled in Division D/1 are prescribed in Clause 3(a) of Part II of this agreement

 

 

RATE AA

1. Assembling of premanufactured components from stock where fitting is required.
2. *Marking out.

*‘Marking out’ means the marking out with instruments of the centres and working lines of articles and/or material preparatory to machining and/or processing and/or fabricating.

3. Repetition filing of keys
4. Repetition measuring with precision instruments (n.e.s.).
5. *Setting out.

*‘Setting out’ means the setting out of work on the floor or on the bench to sketch and/or drawings and/or dimensions.

6. Toolsetting for machining on repetition work by means of jigs and/or stops and/or fixtures and/or trips and/or cut-outs on turret and/or capstan lathes and/or milling and/or planing and/or slotting machines and/or semi-automatic copying machines.
7. Working supervisor, supervising two or more sectional supervisors.

 

RATE B

1. Repetition measuring of agricultural discs with precision measuring instruments.
2. Repetition measuring of batch machined components by means of verniers and/or rules and/or tape measures to drawings and/or samples.
3. Supervision (sectional) (n.e.s.).

 

RATE C

1. Repetition drill sharpening by hand.
2. Repetition measuring of batch unmachined components by means of verniers and/or rules and/or tape measures to drawings and/or samples.
3. Repetition operation of multi-head oxyacetylene profiling and/or cutting machine (including setting up) (n.e.s.).
4. Repetition shearing and/or trimming of angle shares to marks after forging.
5. Repetition swaging under hammer without dies.
6. Straightening and resetting of machined components using machines fitted with dial gauges and/or templets.

 

RATE D

1. Arc air and/or arc and/or gas cutting.
2. Drill sharpening by machine.
3. Galvanising (supervisory work).
4. Heat treatment (supervisory work).
5. Machining (n.e.s.) on repetition work by means of fixtures and/or jigs and/or stops (excluding the requirements of stops for parting off) where the work cycle is manually operated (excluding setting up but including the use of fixed gauges) (n.e.s.).
6. *Marking off.

*‘Marking off’ means marking off material to given lengths for cutting off purposes only, by means of length gauges and/or rule and/or tape measure and marking material.

7. Operating radial drilling machine to jigs and/or fixtures and/or marks (n.e.s.).
8. Production electric welding in jigs and/or assemblies already partly welded in jigs so as to minimise the effect of distortion and where the amperage, size or type of rod or rate of deposition is predetermined (n.e.s.).
9. Production gas welding and/or brazing in jigs and/or assemblies already partly gas welded and/or brazed in jigs so as to minimise the effect of distortion and where a Rate A employee sets the regulators and jets.
10. Repetition machine punching (n.e.s.).
11. Repetition operation of single and/or double headed oxyacetylene profiling and/or cutting machines operating with magnetised followers to templets.
12. Repetition sizing of keys on keygrinding machines in assembling of components from stock.
13. Repetition hardness testing by machine.
14. Repetition operation of multi-head oxyacetylene and/or gas profiling and/or cutting machines to jigs and/or fixtures and/or templets and/or stops (excluding setting up and operation of optical tracing machines).

 

RATE DD

1. Operating semi-automatic continuous gas-shielded and/or flux cored wire arc-welding machines (including setting).
2. Repetition operation of single-headed oxyacetylene and/or gas profiling and/or cutting machine to jigs and/or fixtures and/or templets and/or stops (excluding setting up and operation of optical tracing machines).

 

RATE E

1. Operating side and/or vertical head grinders to gauges and/or and/or stops.
2. Operating semi-automatic, continuous, gas-shielded and/or flux cored wire arc welding machine (excluding setting).
3. Repetition operation of or attending semi-automatic machines where the work cycle is power driven and the end point is controlled by automatically operating stops.

For the purposes of the above, ‘semi-automatic machine’ is a machine on which it is not necessary to centralise or true the work by hand and where the manual operations are limited to loading the work piece into the chuck or holding device of the machine, setting the machine in motion, advancing or retracting the tools (excluding any machining during the advancement or retraction of the tools) before and after the power cycle takes over and stopping and unloading the machine.

4. Supervising employees employed on classes of work scheduled below Rate E when so appointed.

 

RATE F

1. Operating hand portable and/or pedestal grinding machine to and/or fixed gauges.
2. Repetition batch checking of components by means of fixed gauges and/or samples and/or jigs and/or checking fixtures.
3. Repetition drilling, using jigs on radial drills.
4. Resetting and/or straightening of unmachined components to and/or jigs and/or fixtures, using presses (other than by the original process).
5. Soldering and/or sweating by hand.
6. Functional checking of engine sets to pre-set limits, under supervision of a Rate A employee.

 

RATE G

1. Attending electroplating bath when appointed as electroplating bath attendant.
2. Automatic straightening and/or rounding and/or reducing and/or expanding and/or extracting (n.e.s.).
3. Assembling of premanufactured components from stock requiring no fitting or adjustment but including deburring.
4. Cutting off to jigs and/or stops and/or length gauges and/or marks and/or cutting off scrap by machine.
5. Circular cutting and/or flanging and/or slitting by machine.
6. Driving power hammer.
7. Drop forging and/or stamping, using pre-set dies (excluding setting of dies).
8. Fly and/or treadle and/or manual pressing and/or notching, where the work is operated upon with pre-set dies, other than setting of dies and/or stops.
9. Hot dip coating and/or galvanising.
10. Jennying (by machine).
11. Operating upset forging machine.
12. Power pressing, where the work is operated upon with pre-set dies, other than setting of dies.
13. Repetition operation of flash and/or butt and/or spot and/or arc spot welding and/or seam welding machines.
14. Repetition drilling and/or countersinking and/or reaming, using jigs and/or marks and/or gauges and/or stops.
15. Repetition hot and/or cold bending and/or forming to jigs and/or dies and/or stops.
16. Repetition hot and/or cold blanking and/or piercing on presses.
17. Repetition hot and/or cold riveting.
18. Repetition machine punching to jigs and/or dies and/or stops and/or gauges and/or marks and/or templets.
19. *Repetition marking off and/or out to jigs and/or templets.

*‘Templet marking’ means the marking of material with the aid of a templet and scriber or marking material.

20. Roller bending and/or forming by machine.
21. Repetition screwing with die heads and/or taps by machine and/or by hand.
22. Repetition frazing and/or pointing and/or swaging machine work.
23. Removing and replacing dies and/or tools (excluding setting up) under the instruction of a Rate C setter.
24. Repetition bending of plough beams under supervision.
25. Repetition edge-forming of discs by machine.
26. Repetition shearing and/or trimming to pre-set dies of plough shares after forging.
27. Repetition hand riveting.
28. Straightening.
29. Striking by hand hammer under supervision of a Rate A or AA employee.
30. Stripping of and/or punching forgings and/or stampings, using dies.
31. Touching up with paint and/or prime coating.
32. Trimming and/or rolling and/or corrugating and/or body forming by machine.
33. Connecting preformed and/or prepared wires to predetermined points and/or connections.
34. Repetition crimping of terminals and/or stripping wires and/or cables on cables up to 13 mm diameter.
35. Repetition cutting and/or preforming sets of wires to jigs and/or fixtures and/or templets and/or length gauges.
36. Repetition mounting of engine sets on test beds, including connecting of self-locating couplings, and starting.