RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY
PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS
Manufacturing labourers perform a variety of simple and routine manual tasks in manufacturing to assist the work of machine operators and assemblers (ILO, 2018).
- Machine setters, operators and tenders
- Milling and planning machine setters, operators, and tenders
- Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders
- Hand Packers
- Manufacturing Labourers Not Elsewhere Classified
Model makers must be highly skilled in the use of many machines, such as manual lathes, manual mills, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines, lasers, wire EDM, water jet saws, tig welders, sheet metal fabrication tools and wood working tools. As such, even today model makers are highly dependent on the use of machines for their jobs.
Today, model makers are employed to create three-dimensional representations of a design or concept; however, with advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, the popularization of 3D printing, open software, CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) , and the potential of future developments in this domain, it is likely that the traditional profession will decline but specialized sub-sections of the profession will not only survive but thrive (software programmers) (I-Ganavto, 2017)