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Your profession: Decorative metalworker (m/f)

Professional activities

Decorative metalworkers process metal into different types of objects.

This may include:

  • artistic, jewellery and decorative items
  • utility items or components, e. g. for automotive engineering
  • metal surfaces, reliefs, ornaments or sculptures

Fields of work

Decorative metalworkers work in the fields of

  • crafting small metal items
  • metal spinning
  • chased work techniques


They work, for example,

  • in metal workshops crafting small metal items
  • in foundries
  • in artisan forging workshops
  • for gold and silver smiths
  • for manufacturers of utility metal items.
  • in metal spinning enterprises
  • in artisan metal craftwork enterprises
  • in artisan chased work enterprises
  • in model making departments e. g. in foundries
The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).