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036

Chemical Engineering TechniciansWorkers in this unit group perform technical tasks, normally under the direction and supervision of chemical engineers, contributory to development of industrial chemical processes and design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plant. Their functions include: assisting in research to develop new or improved processes and manufacturing plant for the chemical or physical transformation of substances on a commercial scale; preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for manufacture and installation of plant; assisting with technical supervision of construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of plant; applying knowledge of chemical engineering theory and practices to recognise and solve problems arising in the course of their work.

037

Metallurgical TechniciansWorkers in this unit group perform technical tasks, normally under direction and supervision of metallurgists, contributory to development and control of processes for extraction of metals from their ores and metal refining, research into properties of metals, development of new alloys, and technical supervision of metal and alloy manufacture and processing.

038

Mining TechniciansWorkers in this unit group perform technical tasks, normally under the direction and supervision of mining engineers, contributory to the extraction from the earth and preparation for distribution or processing of minerals such as coal, iron, copper, gold, platinum, silver, petroleum, gas, stone, clay, salt and diamonds. Their functions include: assisting in geological and topographical surveys; assisting in planning and supervising construction of mine shafts, tunnels and surface developments; assisting in technical supervision of mining and quarrying operations, preparation of minerals for distribution, well-drilling operations and initial treatment of crude oil and natural gas; assisting in research to develop improved methods of extraction; applying knowledge of theory and practices of mining and well-drilling to recognise and solve problems arising in the course of their work.

039

Engineering Technicians Not Elsewhere ClassifiedWorkers in this unit group perform technical functions in engineering, normally under the direction and supervision of engineers, and are not elsewhere classified. Their functions include: assisting industrial engineers in connection with production engineering matters, time and motion studies, or safety measures and procedures; assisting manufacturing technologists specialising in ceramics and glass, food and drink, textiles, paper, leather or wood products, in connection with the development of plant and processes and technical supervision of processing operations; assisting agricultural engineers; assisting traffic planners; performing other technical tasks in engineering.

041

Aircraft Pilots, Navigators and Flight EngineersWorkers in this unit group fly aircraft, direct the course of aircraft in flight, inspect, adjust and regulate during flight the mechanical equipment of aircraft and give flying instruction. Their functions include: flying aircraft to transport passengers, mail or freight; flying aircraft for testing or delivery, aerial spraying, aerial surveys or photography, and exhibitions of flying skill; navigating aircraft in flight; inspecting mechanical and other equipment of aircraft, making adjustments and minor repairs, monitoring control panel during flight and regulating engine speed according to pilot's instructions; teaching trainee pilots to fly aircraft.

042

Ships' Deck Officers and PilotsWorkers in this unit group command and navigate ships and hovercraft and direct marine services on shore for shipping company vessels arriving in port. Their functions include: taking complete charge of seagoing or inland waterway vessels; planning, supervising and co-ordinating deck and bridge-watch activities on vessels; navigating vessels into and out of ports and through channels, straits and other waters where special knowledge and skill are required; directing or arranging supply of ships' stores and equipment, recruitment of crews and provision of other services (except engineering) for company vessels arriving in port.

043

Ships' EngineersWorkers in this unit group plan, co-ordinate, direct and participate in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and related equipment on board ship, or direct from shore station mechanical overhauls, replacements and repairs in port for vessels of a shipping line. Their functions include: taking complete charge of ship's engine-room department, standing watch in engine or boiler room and supervising engine-room department personnel engaged in operation, maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment; directing from shore station the maintenance and replacement programme and repair work in port for machinery and equipment of vessels of a shipping line.

051

Biologists, Zoologists and Related ScientistsWorkers in this unit group conduct pure research into all forms of life to increase scientific knowledge and applied research to develop practical applications in fields such as medicine, agriculture and forestry. Their functions include: planning and conducting field and laboratory studies of the origin, development, functions, structure, distribution, environment, interrelationships and other aspects of life-forms; co-ordinating, analysing and evaluating data obtained and preparing reports of findings and conclusions for use in such fields as medicine, agriculture, forestry and pharmaceuticals manufacture.

052

Bacteriologists, Pharmacologists and Related ScientistsWorkers in this unit group study the structure, composition, and life processes of humans, animals and micro-organisms and apply their findings to such purposes as prevention of disease in humans and animals, promotion of health and physical fitness and development of animals for economic exploitation. Their functions include: conducting research into the form, structure and other anatomical characteristics of humans and animals, the chemical composition and processes of living organisms, the biological functions and activities of the human organism under normal and abnormal conditions, the nature and characteristics of bacteria and their action on living organisms and dead organic matter, the nature, causes and development of human and animal diseases and parasites, effects of drugs on organs, tissues and life processes of humans and animals, and systems of selective breeding of animals and advanced methods of animal husbandry; developing practical applications of such scientific knowledge in medical public health, agricultural, industrial and other fields

053

Agronomists and Related ScientistsWorkers in this unit group conduct research into field-crop growing, horticulture, forestry and soils and develop improved methods of propagation, cultivation, harvesting, pest control and related farming activities. Their functions include: conducting research into field and horticultural crops and forestry to develop new and improved methods giving higher yields and better quality; planning and directing forest planting, care and exploitation of forest stands; studying the characteristics, use capabilities and productivity of soils and applying findings to development of improved agricultural, horticultural and forestry practices; advising farmers on farming methods and problems.

054

Life Sciences TechniciansWorkers in this unit group perform technical tasks, normally under the direction and supervision of life scientists, contributory to research to increase scientific knowledge in the life sciences and to develop industrial, agricultural, medical and other practical applications. Their functions include: preparing biological, botanical, medical and similar specimens and growing cultures of micro-organisms for tests, analyses and experiments; using laboratory instruments and other equipment to carry out, under supervision or according to instructions, tests, analyses and experiments and recording observations, results and other relevant information; performing other technical tasks to assist life scientists in research and in development of practical applications of life sciences, including sciences of biology, botany, zoology, anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, bacteriology, pathology, pharmacology, agronomy, horticulture and silviculture.

061

Medical DoctorsWorkers in this unit group apply medical knowledge to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human illnesses. Their functions include: conducting medical examinations, making diagnoses, prescribing and giving treatment for diseases, disorders and injuries of the human body, and applying preventive medicine techniques; performing surgical operations in the treatment of injuries, diseases and disorders of the human body; implementing public health laws and regulations for safeguarding and promoting the health of a community; performing related tasks. Anatomists, Physiologists, Bacteriologists, Medical pathologists and Pharmacologists are classified in unit group 0-52, Dentists in 0-63 and Pharmacists in 0-67.

062

Medical AssistantsWorkers in this unit group perform, within a public health service or institution, limited diagnostic, preventive and curative medical tasks, mainly in connection with the common diseases of the region. They may work independently or under the general direction of a fully qualified physician. Their theoretical and practical training in medicine is less than that of fully qualified physicians (classified in 0-61). In some countries the functions of medical assistants are carried out solely by physicians.

063

DentistsWorkers in this unit group apply medical knowledge to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human dental or oral disorders. Their functions include: performing diagnostic, preventive and curative services for dental or oral diseases and disorders; giving surgical, medical and other forms of treatment for particular types of dental and oral diseases and disorders; planning and directing public action to improve oral health and to control and improve standards of dental care and treatment of oral disorders.

064

Dental AssistantsWorkers in this unit group perform limited diagnostic, curative and preventive dental tasks within a public dental health service (e.g. for schoolchildren), or otherwise. Their theoretical and practical training in dentistry is less than that of Dentists (0-63).Dental prosthesis maker and repairer is classified in 8-42.50. Dental chair-side assistants (workers who help the dentist in his consulting room at the chairside by preparing and taking care of instruments and other dental equipment, preparing materials and looking after the welfare of patients) are classified in unit group 5-99.

065

VeterinariansWorkers in this unit group diagnose and give or prescribe medical or surgical treatment of diseases, injuries or other medical conditions of animals, and assist in epidemiological, radiological and other surveillance of animal health. Their functions include: diagnosing diseases or injuries of animals; administering surgical or medical treatment; testing dairy and other herds and inoculating animals against disease; advising on care and breeding of animals; performing other functions requiring a scientific knowledge of veterinary medicine such as examining animals for soundness, veterinarian legal work, food hygiene, control of communicable animal diseases and comparative medicine. Veterinary pathologist is classified in 0-52.65.

066

Veterinary AssistantsWorkers in this unit group perform limited diagnostic, preventive and curative veterinary tasks to assist veterinarians, or independently. Their theoretical and practical training in veterinary medicine is less than that of Veterinarians (0-65).

067

PharmacistsWorkers in this unit group make and dispense medicaments and related preparations according to doctors' prescriptions or established formulae and perform related tasks.

068

Pharmaceutical AssistantsWorkers in this unit group assist pharmacists in the making and dispensing of medicaments in pharmacies, hospitals and dispensaries. Their theoretical and practical training in pharmacy is less than that of fully qualified Pharmacist (0-67.10).

069

Dietitians and Public Health NutritionistsWorkers in this unit group plan and supervise the preparation of diets for individuals or groups, supervise and evaluate nutrition elements of health programmes and assist in appraising the various factors related to nutrition and food problems in the community. Their functions include: planning and supervising the preparation of therapeutic or other diets for individuals or for groups in hospitals, institutions and other establishments and for workers in particular sectors; participating in programmes of nutrition education and in nutrition rehabilitation activities; planning and co-ordinating nutrition programmes and advising on nutrition aspects of community food problems and health programmes.
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