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5 PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS
558.485-010 to 570.683-010

    This category includes occupations concerned with refining, mixing, compounding, chemically treating, heat treating, or similarly working materials and products. Knowledge of a process and adherence to formulas or other specifications are required in some degree. Vats, stills, ovens, furnaces, mixing machines, crushers, grinders, and related equipment or machines are usually involved.


558.485-010 CAUSTIC OPERATOR (paper & pulp)

    Tends equipment to causticize sodium compounds recovered from paper manufacturing processes: Observes dial indicators, charts, flowmeters, and signal lights on panel to determine level and temperature of solution in reactor tank, rate that chemicals flow into reactor tank, level of lime sludge in settling tanks, and amount of sludge in washers. Starts pumps to control flow of slaked lime and recovered chemicals into reactor tank, causticized solution to storage tanks, and lime sludge through washers to lime kiln, according to specifications. Tests alkalinity of causticized solution by titration, records test results, and computes percentage of caustic in solution, using slide rule.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.565-010 ACID-PLANT HELPER (chemical)

    Tends furnace, absorber, cooler, scrubber, and auxiliary equipment used in producing phosphoric acid by oxidation and hydration of elemental phosphorus: Patrols work area; observes water levels in scrubber, venturi-duct pan, and cooling-tower basin; and reads flowmeter and pressure gauges on phosphorus pump, fans, and blower to verify process conditions. Records or calls readings to operator. Observes flow of cooling water over top and outer walls of furnace to ensure uniform distribution, and notifies operator of malfunction. Takes sample of cooling water for laboratory alkalinity test. Turns valves to transfer acid to specified storage tanks and to start and stop water sprays in absorber, as directed, to control acid strength. Removes and replaces screens and filters, using wrenches. Opens valves to flush phosphorus pump and water-treating equipment with steam and regenerative chemicals.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.565-014 ELECTRIC-CELL TENDER (chemical)

    Tends battery of electric cells (tanks having positive and negative poles) to dissociate chemical elements from solutions: Examines poles and sides of cells for defects, such as corrosion or cracks, and notifies supervisory personnel of findings. Opens valves to fill cells with solutions, and moves controls to start electrolytic process. Observes gauges and indicators on panelboard; and moves controls to maintain specified pressure, temperature, amperage, and voltage in each cell. Presses button to actuate automatic measuring and gas-testing device, and observes gauges that indicate gas volume and dissociation of solution in each cell. Records data in operational log.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.582-010 PHOSPHORIC-ACID OPERATOR (chemical)

    Operates agitators (reaction vessels), vacuum-filtrate system, and allied equipment from instrumented control board to produce phosphoric acid by reaction of sulfuric acid with phosphate rock in continuous strong-acid process: Monitors recording instruments, flowmeters, panel lights, and other indicators, and listens for warning signals to verify conformity of process conditions to plant standards. Starts automatic feed of phosphate rock, water, and sulfuric acid through reaction tanks, vacuum-filtrate system, and pumps. Turns knobs and screws on control board to regulate temperatures, weight, pressures, and flow of materials through system to effect prescribed reaction, according to knowledge of equipment and process. Draws samples of product at specified stages of process for laboratory analysis. Maintains log of gauge readings, shift production, and equipment malfunctions. Patrols area to inspect equipment for leaks and hazards, such as wear and pending malfunction.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

558.584-010 CELL TESTER (chemical) alternate titles: anode adjuster

    Adjusts anodes on electrolytic cells to regulate voltage, using handtools: Attaches voltmeter wires to cell and millivoltmeter wires to anode and observes readings to determine adjustments required. Loosens locknut and position nut, using wrenches, to lower anode until specified voltage reading is attained. Records cell voltage readings before and after adjustments and records number of anodes adjusted. May examine and repair defective cells [CELL REPAIRER (chemical)] or notify maintenance personnel of repairs needed. May clean cells and clear clogged feedlines, using scrapers, brushes, and rod. May seal cell leaks, using putty.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.585-010 CATALYTIC-CONVERTER-OPERATOR HELPER (chemical)

    Tends catalytic converters that alter chemical composition of liquid or gaseous substances as directed by CATALYTIC-CONVERTER OPERATOR (chemical): Moves controls to set material feed, temperature, and pressure regulators at specified values. Monitors operation of pumps and auxiliary equipment, such as heat exchangers and absorbers, and moves controls to maintain operating equilibrium in auxiliaries as directed. Assists other workers in changing catalyst in reactor units. Turns valves to purge converters and sets thermostat on catalyst regenerators to rejuvenate spent catalyst. Records instrument readings in operating log. May be designated according to product produced as Butadiene-Converter Helper (chemical); Ethylbenzene-Converter Helper (chemical); Ethylene-Plant Helper (chemical); or according to chemical reaction effected as Dehydrogenation-Converter Helper (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

558.585-018 CONTACT-ACID-PLANT OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: regeneration operator; sulfuric-acid-plant operator

    Tends automatic equipment that produces sulfuric acid by $T3contact process:$T1 Turns valves and moves levers to start and stop flow of liquids and gases through converter, heat exchangers, absorber, cooler, and related equipment as indicated. Monitors lights, gauges, and recording instruments on control panel to determine that temperature, steam pressure, and flow of materials through system conform to plant standards. Patrols equipment area and records gauge readings at specified intervals for operating log. Collects sample of product for laboratory analysis and performs tests to determine specific gravity and percentage of sulfuric acid being processed. Periodically examines emission exits to determine that anti-pollution standards are met.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

558.585-022 CUPROUS-CHLORIDE HELPER (chemical)

    Tends tanks, $T3absorption tower,$T1 and related equipment that produces cuprous chloride for use as process catalyst, as directed by CUPROUS-CHLORIDE OPERATOR (chemical): Turns valves to transfer materials through auxiliary units, such as coolers, condensers, and absorbers, and to storage tanks. Assists CUPROUS-CHLORIDE OPERATOR (chemical) in charging reaction tank with powdered copper. Records gauge readings and shift production for operating log. Patrols work area to detect and report malfunctions.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

558.585-026 DEVULCANIZER TENDER (rubber reclaim.) alternate titles: devulcanizer operator; digester charger

    Tends $T3devulcanizers$T1 that process ground scrap rubber with chemical compounds under steam pressure to produce $T3reclaim$T1 rubber: Turns valves and observes gauges to drain specified quantities of materials, such as oil, pigments, and water onto scrap rubber in devulcanizer. Closes and bolts loading hatch to seal devulcanizer. Turns valves and observes gauges to maintain specified operating temperature and release steam pressure when unloading devulcanizer. May attach specified cycle chart to automatic timer. Records production data. May open discharge valve, allowing steam pressure to blow devulcanized rubber into holding tank. May weigh and dump ground scrap rubber into devulcanizers [DEVULCANIZER CHARGER (rubber reclaim.)]. May tend high-pressure devulcanizer and be designated High-Pressure Devulcanizer Operator (rubber reclaim.).
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.585-030 LEAD-NITRATE PROCESSOR (chemical) alternate titles: lead-shop operator

    Tends heated kettle and auxiliary equipment to process molten lead and nitric acid into lead nitrate: Loads lead-melting kettle with lead ingots, using hoist. Turns valves to regulate flow of fuel oil and air, and tends stoker or shovels coal to fire furnace that melts lead in kettle. Ladles molten lead into trough or tips melting kettle to pour molten lead into trough for transfer to vat containing nitric acid where ingredients combine to form lead nitrate. Turns outlet valve to transfer lead nitrate to filter press for removal of impurities [FILTER-PRESS OPERATOR (any industry)]. Tests sample of filtrate for purity by observing color or using litmus paper. Starts pumps to transfer batch to storage tank. Gauges contents of tanks, using calibrated stick, and records quantity on batch card. May ladle molten lead into vats containing cold water to cause solidification into irregular, spongelike shapes, exposing more surface area for faster chemical reaction in subsequent process treatment. May drain off water and shovel solidified sponged lead onto conveyor for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.585-034 NEUTRALIZER (soap & rel.)

    Tends kettles to neutralize alkaline paste used in preparation of liquid and powdered detergents: Turns valves to charge kettle with specified liquid ingredients, and starts agitator. Observes thermometer and adjusts flow of materials to maintain reaction temperature. Tests sample with meter to ensure neutral product. Records readings and test results. Tends pumps to maintain supply of liquid ingredients in measuring tanks.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.585-038 POLYMERIZATION HELPER (plastic-synth.)

    Assists POLYMERIZATION-KETTLE OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) in polymerizing raw resin materials to form phenolic, acrylic, and polyester resins: Starts pumps and turns valves to route raw materials into designated reactor vessels. Dumps powdered ingredients and resins into reactors by hand or using hoist. Turns reactor discharge valve to allow material to flow through funnel into drums to fill drums with base and blended resins. Marks product data on drums, using precut stencils, ink, and brushes. Makes new stencils as necessary, using stencil-cutting machine. Transports materials in production area, using handtruck and powered hoists. Taps reactors to obtain test samples for laboratory tests. Starts pumps and opens valves to pump resin from storage tanks into tank trucks or railroad cars for shipment. May tend coolers to reduce temperature of resins after polymerization. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.585-042 TWITCHELL OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends vats in which fats or vegetable and animal oils are processed into glycerin and fatty acid: Pumps specified amount of fat or oil into vat and admits prescribed quantity of sulfuric acid from storage tank. Observes gauges and thermometer and turns steam valves to boil contents of vat. Pumps oil or fat to second vat and adds specified amount of distilled water and Twitchell's reagent. Starts agitator in vat and turns steam valves to boil mixture for prescribed time. Observes mixture through sight glass in pump line and turns valves to transfer fractions of product having different color and density to respective storage tanks. Records shift production, materials used, and heating and agitating time.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.666-010 DEVULCANIZER CHARGER (rubber reclaim.) alternate titles: weigh and charge worker

    Charges ground scrap rubber into $T3devulcanizers$T1 that process rubber with chemicals and steam: Pulls levers to drop measured amount of rubber into scale hopper. Pushes loaded hopper along monorail and pulls lever to dump contents into machine. Signals DEVULCANIZER TENDER (rubber reclaim.) when machines are loaded. May measure and pour specified pigments, caustics, and oils into devulcanizer. May observe gauges and turn valves to relieve steam pressure in devulcanizer preparatory to unloading and blow devulcanized rubber through tubes into storage bins.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

558.682-010 CRACKING-UNIT OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: recovery-unit operator

    Operates cracking (recovery) unit of lead pots and condensers to vaporize and condense scrap plastics materials and recover monomer: Unbolts and removes side covers from lead pot, using handtools, and charges it with lead pigs. Adjusts controls of oil burner to melt lead at specified temperature. Sets pressure regulators to supply specified quantity of carbon dioxide to lead pot to eliminate formation of explosive mixture and observes process to detect leaks. Turns screw feed controls to regulate flow of scrap materials into molten lead. Adjusts controls on condensers which automatically recover monomer from solvent and pumps cracked monomer to storage tanks. Dismantles lead pot. Drains lead into molds.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

558.682-014 DISSOLVER OPERATOR (chemical)

    Controls equipment that dissolves and precipitates chemicals used in manufacturing chemical products, such as butadiene and styrene: Pumps chemical solutions through premeasuring tanks, dissolver tanks, and precipitator tanks, observes thermometers, and turns valves to maintain temperature in tanks within specified limits to dissolve and precipitate solutions. Starts tank agitator to mix solution for prescribed time. Titrates sample of solution and inserts hydrometer to determine acidity and specific gravity of product. Observes flowmeters and turns valves to regulate flow of ingredients through tanks to alter concentration and produce product meeting specified standard. Pumps or drains remaining solutions from precipitate and turns valves to transfer product for further processing, shipment, or storage. When controlling precipitator tanks only, may be designated Precipitator Operator (chemical). When dumping caustic soda cake into dissolving tanks and controlling tanks to produce solution of specified concentration, may be designated Bottom-Liquor Attendant (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.682-018 FERMENTATION OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: biological-plant operator

    Controls fermentation chambers and tanks to produce enzymes from fungal or bacterial growth for use as industrial catalysts: Sprinkles seed from hand container into mixing drum containing culture medium, such as bran, and starts drum revolving for specified time to disperse seed throughout medium. Opens drum to discharge batch into tubs, and shovels batch onto trays. Places trays on racks and pushes them into growing chambers. Sets thermostats, observes pressure gauges and meters, and moves controls to maintain specified atmospheric conditions that promote growth of culture. Examines batch for contamination by smell, touch, or observation, using knowledge of fermentation reactions. Removes trays from chamber after specified time. Dumps contents onto conveyor that transfers material through delumping machine into portable tanks. Positions tanks under water faucets and opens valves to flush enzymes through sieve. Turns valve to siphon solution through series of portable tanks into head tank. Tests extraction for specific gravity, acidity, and alkalinity, using hydrometer and litmus paper; and adds specified salts, acids, or bases. May start centrifuge to separate solids from product.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

558.682-022 RECOVERY OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: denitrator operator

    Controls distillation equipment to recover sulfuric and nitric acids from residue produced in manufacturing TNT and nitroglycerin: Turns valves and observes gauges and instruments to regulate flow of acids, steam, and water into denitrator tower to liberate nitric fumes, and to effect absorption of fumes in absorption towers for recovering acid of specified concentration. Draws acid samples for laboratory testing and pumps acid to storage tanks after laboratory approval. May determine concentration of acid, using hydrometer.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.685-010 ACID-POLYMERIZATION OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends batch still and polymerization vessel to distill and polymerize acrylic acid used in production of plastics: Tends laboratory-type batch still to vaporize and condense acrylic acid [BATCH-STILL OPERATOR (chemical) I]. Measures amount of distillate, using burette or gauging rod, and pours distilled acid into water-jacketed polymerization vessel. Heats vessel to prescribed temperature, and adds specified quantity of reagents to effect polymerization. Draws samples of product for laboratory analysis. Turns valves to transfer polymerized acid to storage or processing areas.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.685-014 BALL-MILL OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends ball mill and auxiliary equipment to produce sodium salicylate for use in production of salicylic acid: Opens valves to transfer specified quantities of sodium hydroxide and phenol solutions to tank, and starts agitators to mix solutions to form mixture of sodium phenate and water. Drains mixture into ball mill (closed metal tank), opens exhaust valve, and starts heaters to evaporate water from sodium phenate. Observes moisture indicators to determine when water has been removed from sodium phenate. Pumps cold water into jacket of ball mill to contract mill walls sufficiently to loosen pulpy sodium phenate. Heats ball mill to specified temperature, increases pressure in ball mill to required level, and pumps carbon dioxide into ball mill to change sodium phenate to sodium salicylate. Opens vents to rid sodium salicylate of excess carbon dioxide. Pumps specified quantity of water into ball mill to dissolve sodium salicylate, and pumps sodium salicylate solution into tanks for further processing into salicylic acid.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.685-018 BLEACHER OPERATOR (chemical; soap & rel.) alternate titles: cp bleacher operator

    Tends tanks in which liquid and solid chemicals are bleached: Pumps specified amounts of liquid materials into tank. Dumps or scoops preweighed solids into feed hopper and starts agitator to mix ingredients for prescribed time. Observes temperature recorder and turns steam valves to maintain mixture at specified temperature. May drain sample of product for laboratory analysis. May pump product to storage tanks or to other equipment for further processing. May record weight of material used and bleaching time.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.685-022 CELL-TENDER HELPER (chemical) alternate titles: cell-attendant helper

    Tends electrolytic cells to produce chlorine, caustic soda, and hydrogen, performing any combination of following tasks under direction of CELL TENDER (chemical): Pulls and positions current jumpers, connects jumper arms on circuits, and throws switches to cut cells out of service. Disconnects brine, gas, and hydrogen lines, using wrenches, to prepare cells for changing; and assists CELL CHANGER (chemical) in positioning cathodes and cell assemblies in place. Reconnects lines and flips switches to return cells to operation. Opens valves to flush lines, adjust and maintain brine flows and levels, and switch flow from brine tanks to bypasses. Draws sample of cell liquor and tests sample for caustic strength, using standard test equipment and chart. Cleans brine lines, using brushes and steam hose; and removes and dips sight glasses, nipples, bushings, elbows, tube assemblies, and rubber tubing in acid, solvent, or water bath to clean them. Examines chlorine lines for cracks, and cleans out orifices and vents. Changes chart recorders.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.685-026 DE-IONIZER OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends equipment that purifies glycerin by deionization process: Starts pumps to force glycerin slurry through resin beds in series of purification tanks. Observes flowmeters and pressure gauges, and adjusts controls as necessary to meet process standards. Tests slurry for acidity periodically, using litmus paper. Draws samples of purified glycerin for laboratory analysis. Back-flushes tanks with acid solution to regenerate resin, as necessary.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.685-030 ION-EXCHANGE OPERATOR (smelt. & refin.)

    Tends battery of machines that recover uranium from slime (uranium sulfate and waste materials) through ion-exchange process: Regulates pumps to control flow of slime through machine tanks at specified level. Fills porous baskets in tanks to specified level with uranium collector (synthetic resin beads), using bucket. Starts machine that dips baskets into slime to recover uranium which is deposited on surface of collector through ion-exchange. Drains tanks after specified period of contact time and cleans slime residue from tanks with hose. Refills tanks with nitric acid solution, using pump. Restarts machine to dissolve uranium from surface of collector in nitric acid solution. Starts pumps to move uranium nitrate solution from machine tanks to precipitation tanks.
GOE: 06.04.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.685-034 ION-EXCHANGE OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends equipment that removes metallic salts from gelatin solutions: Opens valves to control flow of hot water through jackets on exchangers (columns) to preheat equipment to prevent premature coagulation of gelatin solution. Connects gelatin-solution hoses to exchangers and pumps gelatin from storage tank through exchangers. Reads gauges to determine pressure in exchangers and adjusts valves as required to maintain specified pressure. Reads dial to determine pH (acid concentration) of solution and adjusts valve that controls flow of acid to maintain pH necessary to convert metallic salts in gelatin solution into acids that are absorbed by synthetic resins contained in exchangers. Pumps gelatin solution from exchangers to storage tank. Mixes solutions of acid and alkali and pumps solution through exchangers to wash metallic salts from synthetic resins and regenerate system. Turns valves to admit condensate that removes excess acid and alkali. Reads dial that indicates pH of regenerating solution and adjusts valves to maintain specified pH.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.685-038 ION-EXCHANGE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.)

    Tends equipment to remove impurities from water used in manufacturing pharmaceuticals and toilet preparations: Starts pumps and turns valves to regulate flow of water into ion-exchanger to remove impurities such as magnesium and calcium. Activates electronic particle-detection devices to indicate level of impurities in treated water and automatically shut down system when impurities reach undesirable level, indicating need to regenerate system. Pumps water through tanks to flush system preparatory to regeneration. Circulates caustic solution through ion-exchanger to remove impurities from synthetic resins. Pumps water through system to rinse resin beds to remove caustic solution. Observes operation of pump units and pipe systems to detect leaks or mechanical defects. May tend water softener and demineralizing units to provide purified water for chemical process systems.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

558.685-042 LEAD-OXIDE-MILL TENDER (elec. equip.)

    Tends continuous oxide mill and auxiliary equipment that converts pig lead into lead oxide used in manufacture of storage battery paste: Ignites furnace burner and loads pig lead into kettle that automatically melts lead and pours molten lead into machine that shapes lead into balls and discharges balls into storage bin. Rakes specified number of lead balls into mill that converts lead balls into lead oxide powder. Observes temperature and weight gauges, and turns valve to add coolant to mill as needed. Opens chute to release powder into barrel when milling is completed. Weighs and tests powder to determine percentage of oxidation, using reagents, gram scale, and other testing equipment. Reprocesses powder not meeting specifications. Records test results and amount of lead oxide powder milled.
GOE: 06.04.10 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

558.685-046 MVA-REACTOR OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends catalytic reactor and auxiliary equipment that produce monovinylacetylene for use in neoprene rubber manufacture, as directed by MVA-REACTOR OPERATOR, HEAD (chemical): Determines specific gravity of brine solution in drier unit, using hydrometer, and turns valve to circulate brine through saturator to maintain strength at plant standard. Weighs prescribed quantities of materials, dumps materials into mixing tanks to prepare brine solution, and opens valve to admit brine to drier as directed. Moves controls to start equipment that removes byproduct solution from drier by continuous flotation. Draws samples of materials as directed and determines acidity, using standard chemical test equipment and procedure. Maintains acidity at specified level in equipment to prevent explosion hazard. Drains and flushes saturators, using steam hose, and refills units with calcium chloride to maintain saturator efficiency.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

558.685-050 NITROGLYCERIN NEUTRALIZER (chemical) alternate titles: neutralizer

    Tends vats that wash and treat nitroglycerin to neutralize acids remaining from nitrating process in explosives manufacture: Admits warm water to vat of nitroglycerin, and introduces stream of air from bottom of vat to agitate and mix product for specified interval. Turns off water and air to allow mixture to settle and opens drain cock to draw off wash water. Admits prepared aqueous solution of soda ash to vat to neutralize remaining acids, and starts agitating airflow. Tests mixture with litmus or other chemical indicator, rewashes nitroglycerin when it tests neutral, and transfers it to storage or processing areas. May prepare soda-ash solution, according to formula or proportion table.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

558.685-054 RED-LEAD BURNER (paint & varnish) alternate titles: oxide-furnace tender

    Tends furnaces that convert litharge (yellow- or orange-colored monoxide) and lead tailings into red lead (lead oxide) for use in products, such as storage batteries, paints, and ceramics: Ignites gas burners in furnace. Reads temperature gauge and adjusts controls to regulate flow of gas to maintain specified furnace temperature. Starts conveyor leading to furnace and dumps specified quantity of litharge or lead tailings onto conveyor. Starts furnace pan rotating to ensure uniform heating of material. Pulls lever to open door in bottom of furnace to drop powdered lead oxide onto conveyor leading to grinder. May test lead oxide, using beaker, acid, balance scale, and electric hotplate.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

558.685-058 CHEMICAL RECLAMATION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (electron. comp.)

    Tends equipment that distills printed circuit board (PCB) processing solvents from PCB processing waste solutions and etches gold from PCB's to reclaim gold and solvents: Places gold covered board section in drum and inserts drum in agitation system of rinse tank manually, and presses button to start and stop agitation at specified interval to rinse boards. Removes drum from rinse tank and places drum in agitator system of reclamation tank. Pushes button to start and stop agitator at specified interval to remove gold from boards. Removes drum from reclamation tank and places drum in agitator system of rinse tank. Pushes button to start and stop agitation system at specified interval to rinse boards. Removes drum from rinse tank and places PCB's into barrel. Pushes switch on rinse tank to pump gold solution from tank into empty barrel. Pushes buttons on still to start pumps and equipment that distill PCB processing solvents from solutions. Observes gauges on panel indicating collection barrels are full and presses button to shut off system.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

558.685-062 CHEMICAL OPERATOR II (chemical) alternate titles: reactor operator

    Tends equipment units or semiautomatic system that processes chemical substances into industrial or consumer products, such as detergents, emulsifiers, salts, bleaching agents, acids, and synthetic resins: Dumps specified amounts of solid materials into heating vessels or blending tanks; and turns valves to feed liquid and gaseous materials through equipment units, or sets controls in specified sequence on control panel to start automatic feed. Turns valves or moves controls to maintain system at specified temperature, pressure, and vacuum levels. Observes chemical reactions; monitors gauges, signals, and recorders; and receives notification from control laboratory, supervisor, or other workers to make specified operating adjustments. Draws samples of products for laboratory analysis. Maintains log of gauge readings and shift production. May perform chemical tests on product to ensure conformance with specifications, using standard test equipment, materials, and procedure. May be designated according to substance processed as Low-Chloride Soda Operator (chemical); Salt-Plant Operator (chemical); Sodium-Methylate Operator (chemical); equipment tended as Styrene-Dehydration-Reactor Operator (chemical); Tower Operator (chemical) II; or reaction produced as Emulsification Operator (oils & grease); Precipitation Equipment Tender (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

558.686-010 FURNACE HELPER (chemical)

    Assists FURNACE OPERATOR (chemical) in decomposing salt cake to form hydrogen chloride: Shovels salt cake into furnace on startup. Removes scale from walls of furnace, using handscrapers, and cleans conveyors, salt-cake cooler, and crusher with brushes and handtools. May start motors and move controls as instructed to regulate flow of coolants, action of salt-cake crusher, and speed of conveyors that transfer salt-cake between furnace building and storage towers or bins. May drive tractor to transfer salt cake about plant. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

558.687-010 BLEACH PACKER (chemical) alternate titles: charger

    Starts conveyors that automatically convey slaked lime to chlorinating chamber where it is transformed into bleaching powder. Spreads lime uniformly over chamber floor, using shovel or wood spreader, and rakes spread lime to furrow layer, exposing maximum surface area for chlorination. Shovels bleaching powder through chutes into containers, and closes containers preparatory to storage or shipment.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

559 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING OF CHEMICALS, PLASTICS, SYNTHETICS, RUBBER, PAINT, AND RELATED PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with processing chemicals, plastics, synthetics, rubber, paint, and related products.

559.130-010 CHEMICAL-PROCESSING SUPERVISOR (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: synthetic department supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing organic chemicals, plant and animal tissue, and solvents for use in manufacturing medications. Sets up and operates mixing, drying, pulverization, distillation, filtration, separation, extraction, and crystallization equipment to produce test samples of new products. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.130-014 SUPERVISOR, FERTILIZER PROCESSING (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in controlling equipment to produce nitric acid from anhydrous ammonia and reprocessing nitric acid to produce solid and liquid fertilizers and fertilizer materials: Directs workers in setting up equipment according to product specifications, using knowledge of equipment functions and chemical processes involved. Observes recording-instrument charts, flowmeters, and gauges to determine processing conditions, and analyzes laboratory test results to verify conformance of product to specifications. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.130-018 SUPERVISOR, RECORD PRESS (recording)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in pressing, audio-testing, and inspecting phonograph records: Directs workers in setting up record presses. Examines records for defects, such as bubbles and dents and analyzes data compiled in audio-testing to determine cause of defects. Directs workers in changing record compound, ordering new dies, or cleaning dies to correct defects. Adjusts press controls to regulate water and steam pressure or length of process cycle, according to type of record compound. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.130-022 SUPERVISOR, TILE-AND-MOTTLE (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in weighing, crushing, and mixing ingredients, and operating machines to manufacture asphalt and vinyl asbestos floor tile: Examines product to identify contaminated, defective, or substandard material. Trains new workers in job duties. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.131-010 PHARMACEUTICAL-COMPOUNDING SUPERVISOR (pharmaceut.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in compounding inert and active ingredients to produce pharmaceutical products in tablet, granule, ampoule, liquid, powder, and ointment form. Determines processing methods necessary to achieve product of specified standard, using knowledge of chemical reactions and pharmaceutical processing methods and procedures. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

559.131-014 QUALITY-CONTROL SUPERVISOR (plastic-synth.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in testing quality of polyethylene sheet and tubular film: Selects and schedules tests to measure factors, such as color intensity, tensile strength, optical distortion, and printability of film, according to job specifications and procedure manuals. Trains new workers in use of test equipment, such as fadometer and burst tester. Reviews new product specifications, and conducts experimental tests for strength, permeability, and other factors, using weights, acid, ink, and other materials to determine quality control procedures necessary to meet new specifications. Prepares reports of experimental test results for use by management personnel. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.131-018 TNT-LINE SUPERVISOR (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of TNT. Directs workers in mixing acids and toluene in nitrators, recovering nitric acid from spent solutions, and packing finished product. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-010 ACID SUPERVISOR (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of equipment to process, store, and mix acids for use in making explosives, such as nitroglycerin, TNT, and dynamite: Trains workers in operation of equipment. Inspects equipment and observes workers to ensure safe work practices. May supervise production of ammonium nitrate crystals and drying of dynamite-filler ingredients. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-014 CALENDER SUPERVISOR (plastic-synth.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing and blending plastics materials according to formulas, screening plastics dough to remove lumps and foreign objects, rolling dough into sheets of specified width and thickness, and inspecting product for conformance to specifications: Trains new employees. Observes meters, gauges, and recording-instrument charts to verify process specifications. Examines product for defects and measures thickness of sheets with micrometer. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-018 CATALYST OPERATOR, CHIEF (chemical) alternate titles: catalyst plant supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of equipment, such as impregnators, precipitators, dissolvers, crushers, washers, driers, and reduction furnaces, to prepare catalysts used in production of butadiene, styrene, and edible oils: Performs titration tests and takes pH readings of compounds to determine amounts of acids and neutralizers to be added to compounds for conformance to formula specifications. Calculates amount of catalyst produced, using laboratory reports and computations from standards chart. Directs workers pumping nitrogen through furnace lines to release hydrogen to prevent explosions. Trains workers in machine operation. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-022 FINISHING-AREA SUPERVISOR (plastic-synth.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating coagulation tanks, vacuum filters, atmospheric driers, hammer mills, calender machine, and cutting, stacking, and wrapping machines to convert synthetic-rubber latex to crumbs (solids) and to prepare rubber for shipment: Observes meters and recording-instrument charts to follow progress of process reactions, verify process specifications, and diagnose malfunction. Inspects operating condition of machinery and equipment and examines product to detect equipment malfunctions. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May supervise workers engaged in coagulation, filtration, and drying activities only and be designated Coagulating-Drying Supervisor (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-026 HEAD OPERATOR, SULFIDE (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in tending catalytic reactors, continuous stills, and auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, compressors, heaters, scrubbers, strippers, separators, condensers, and coolers, to produce organic sulfur chemicals from materials, such as sulfur, methane gas, alcohols, and olefins: Trains workers in operation of equipment. Observes flowmeter, gauges, and recording-instrument charts to verify conformity of process with specifications. Examines equipment for malfunctions, such as excessive wear and leaks. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-030 HEATING-AND-BLENDING SUPERVISOR (chemical) alternate titles: mixing-and-dispensing supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in heating and mixing chemical ingredients to make cleaning and polishing compounds: Schedules utilization of equipment, such as agitation, blending, and heating kettles and storage tanks, to meet production schedules. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Observes appearance and reaction of chemical ingredients during heating and blending process to detect deviations from standard. Obtains samples of product for quality control laboratory. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-034 MILL SUPERVISOR (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in grinding ores, separating graphite from sand and other impurities by flotation processes, and drying finished graphite: Reads meters and gauges and observes operating condition of equipment and appearance of product in various stages of process to detect malfunction. Reviews laboratory test results to resolve problems affecting grade and purity of product, and recovery rate from ores. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-038 NITROGLYCERIN SUPERVISOR (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in nitrating glycerine with nitric acid to make nitroglycerin, separating, washing, and neutralizing operations, and delivering nitroglycerin to dynamite mix house. Trains workers in operating equipment and instructs workers in safety procedures. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-042 PROCESS-AREA SUPERVISOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: kettle operator, head; mill operator, head; poly-area supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparing chemical solutions and in operating purification units, reaction vessels, and driers in polymerization of raw materials, such as synthetic rubber or resin: Plans preparation of chemical solutions and rate of flow of materials through reaction vessels to maintain continuous flow of polymer through process. Observes control-panel instruments to verify conformity of reaction and monomer-recovery process to specifications. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activity of workers supervised as Drier Operator, Head (plastic-synth.); Monomer-Recovery Supervisor (plastic-synth.); Polymerization Supervisor (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-046 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, ANHYDROUS AMMONIA (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating equipment to produce anhydrous ammonia by catalytic-cracking of methane (natural) gas, compressing gas, removing carbon compounds from gas, and combining (synthesis) hydrogen and nitrogen into liquid (anhydrous) ammonia: Reads operating reports and tests results to evaluate processing operations and production efficiency. Observes recording-instrument charts, meters, and gauges to verify specified temperatures, pressures, flow rates, and material ratios. Correlates variations in instrument readings to diagnose causes of equipment malfunctions. Moves controls to set or adjust automatic equipment to process specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-050 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, DEFLUORINATED PHOSPHATE (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing, curing, calcining, cooling, grinding, and screening powdered phosphate rocks in production of defluorinated phosphate (tricalcium phosphate): Observes meters, gauges, and recording-instrument charts to verify specified process conditions, such as flow rates of materials, process temperatures, and operating speed of calciner and feeders. Turns dials to regulate automatic controls of various processes. Orders changes in weight settings at vibrator-scale feeder, burner setting in calciner, and operating speeds of calciner and feeders, according to production requirements. Inspects process and bagging equipment for malfunctions. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-054 SUPERVISOR I (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making organic chemical products: Computes quantities of chemicals required for specific batches, following laboratory formulas. Verifies processing of chemical products at specified checkpoints to ensure that formulas are followed, pressure and temperature specifications are within tolerance, and chemical batches are within standard limits. Trains employees in job duties. May test chemical batches for acidity, alkalinity, and solubility, using standard test equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process as Supervisor, Color Making (chemical); Supervisor, Flushing (chemical); Supervisor, Intermediates (chemical).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-058 SUPERVISOR (rubber reclaim.) alternate titles: devulcanizer, head; hog-room supervisor; shipping-room supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing scrap rubber into reclaimed rubber: Analyzes production schedules and assigns workers to activities, such as grinding, straining, devulcanizing, drying, refining, and inspecting. Trains employees in work methods and procedures. Inspects reclaimed rubber for conformance to specifications and orders reprocessing if required. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activity as Devulcanizer Inspector (rubber reclaim.); Final-Inspection Supervisor (rubber reclaim.); Grinding-Room Inspector (rubber reclaim.); Millroom Supervisor (rubber reclaim.); Rubber-Compounder Supervisor (rubber reclaim.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.132-062 SUPERVISOR, ALUM PLANT (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing alum liquor (aluminum sulfate) by continuous process reaction (digestion) of sulfuric acid with powdered bauxite ore: Requisitions bauxite ore from other company plants and schedules required delivery dates. Reads operating reports showing temperature, specific gravity, and flow-rate readings to verify specified process conditions. Inspects equipment for mechanical defects and malfunctions. Trains new employees in operation of equipment. May study technical papers to plan process improvements, and diagrams changes, using drafting instruments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-066 SUPERVISOR, BONE PLANT (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing boneblack (animal charcoal), bonemeal, bone flour, and grease by extracting, crushing, grinding, screening, and charring bones: Trains new employees in machine operation. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-070 SUPERVISOR, CD-AREA (chemical) alternate titles: cd-manufacturing supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in converting monovinylacetylene to chlorobutadiene (chloroprene) for subsequent polymerization to neoprene rubber. Trains new workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-074 SUPERVISOR, COOK HOUSE (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making and dehydrating glue made from skins, splits, fleshings, and trimmings: Directs loading of stock into cooking vats. Estimates amount and type of stock and specified cooking time. Observes operation of filters, evaporators, and driers to verify maximum production at specified level of quality. Trains new workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-078 SUPERVISOR, DEHYDROGENATION (chemical; petrol. refin.) alternate titles: catalyst supervisor; dehydrogenation operator, head

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of preheat furnaces, catalytic reactors, quench and stripper towers, absorbers, stabilizer, rerun continuous stills, and auxiliary equipment, such as inert-gas generating system, condensers, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, and blowers to produce petrochemicals, such as butadiene, styrene, butylene, and ethylbenzene: Trains workers in operation of equipment. Coordinates operation of various units in system to ensure required production yields, referring to run sheets, test books, order books, logbooks, and pumping records. Observes recording-instrument charts, flowmeters, and gauges to verify conformity of temperatures, pressures, flow rates, and liquid levels to process specifications. Correlates instrument readings and test results to diagnose process malfunctions. Inspects equipment and cathodic-protection system to detect defects and malfunctions. May be designated according to product as Butadiene Operator, Chief (chemical; petrol. refin.); Ethylbenzene-Cracking Supervisor (chemical; petrol. refin.); Isobutylene Operator, Chief (chemical); Styrene Operator, Chief (chemical; petrol. refin.). Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-082 SUPERVISOR, DRY PASTE (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing mixtures of flour and water, according to formulas, to produce dry wallpaper pastes: Directs workers in mixing slurries (milk), and drying, pulverizing, and packaging pastes. Feels paste flakes and reads test results to detect causes of deviation of product from prescribed quality standards. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-086 SUPERVISOR, ESTERS-AND-EMULSIFIERS (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in compounding, blending, and reacting fatty acids and other chemicals to produce industrial esters and emulsifiers: Reads production orders and specifications and plans operating procedures. Assigns workers to duties, such as controlling compounding, reacting, and flaking equipment, and packing finished products. Explains duties to inexperienced workers and assigns them to work with experienced operators during training period. Reads laboratory reports, and orders process equipment changes as necessary to meet quality standards. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-090 SUPERVISOR, FERTILIZER (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing, weighing, and bagging fertilizer materials: Directs workers in receiving and storing chemicals and other ingredients. Maintains inventory of tools, equipment, and materials in storage. Directs workers in bagging and weighing finished product. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.132-094 SUPERVISOR, FURNACE PROCESS (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing various types of carbon black by partial combustion of crude oil or natural gas, or mixtures of both, in furnace-process plants. Interprets process specifications to subordinates according to types of carbon black to be produced. Observes meters and gauges and reviews operating reports to verify control of process. Trains workers in furnace operation. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-098 SUPERVISOR, GLYCERIN (soap & rel.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing oils to produce fatty acids and glycerin: Reads laboratory test reports, analyzes causes of deviation from specifications, and orders changes in time, temperature, or flow rate to bring product into conformance with standards. Demonstrates duties to new workers and assigns experienced operator to work with them during training period. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-102 SUPERVISOR, INSECTICIDE (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing chemical ingredients to produce insecticide: Reads production orders to determine product specifications and raw material requirements. Assigns workers to chemical processing equipment, such as mixing tanks, reaction chambers, condensers, flake-forming cylinders, and milling machines. Issues processing instructions for control variables, such as temperature, pressure, and material flow rate. Reviews laboratory reports and orders equipment adjustments to produce product to quality standards. Trains new workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-106 SUPERVISOR, LIQUEFACTION (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in compressing and liquefying gases, such as oxygen, chlorine, and nitrogen, and in filling tank cars, cylinders, or storage tanks with gases. Trains new workers. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to gas processed as Supervisor, Chlorine-Liquefaction (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-110 SUPERVISOR, LITHARGE (paint & varnish) alternate titles: furnace-room supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in oxidizing, drying, and grinding lead to produce litharge. Trains new workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-114 SUPERVISOR, PAINT (paint & varnish)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing, grinding, thinning, tinting, cooking, or clarifying pigments and other ingredients used in making paints and related products: Plans production schedules to coordinate departmental activities. Verifies batch tickets for compliance with master formula. Calculates batch quantities to ensure utilization of production capacity. Evaluates laboratory control-test results and tests batches of paint, using equipment such as grind-gauge, colorimeter, and viscometer, to verify adherence to specifications. Trains new workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activities of workers supervised as Supervisor, Grinding (paint & varnish); Supervisor, Mixing (paint & varnish); Supervisor, Thinning-Tinting (paint & varnish).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

559.132-118 SUPERVISOR, PHOSPHORUS PROCESSING (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in oxidation and hydration of elemental phosphorus, mixing soda ash with phosphoric acid to produce disodium phosphates, and drying, calcining, and cooling phosphate mixture to produce sodium tripolyphosphate: Trains employees in operation of equipment. Reviews reports and observes recording-instrument charts, flowmeters, and gauges to verify specified operating conditions of equipment, and to diagnose equipment malfunctions. Inspects equipment to detect mechanical defects and malfunctions. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-122 SUPERVISOR, PIGMENT MAKING (chemical) alternate titles: supervisor, color making

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in grinding, dispersing, filtering, drying, and mixing chemicals to produce color pigments: Inspects mechanical equipment and pipelines for defects. Adjusts meters, gauges, and automatic controls, and repairs equipment, using handtools. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to function as Color Control Supervisor (chemical); Color-Making Supervisor (chemical); Drying-Room Supervisor (chemical); Filter-Press Supervisor (chemical); Grinding-Room Supervisor (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-126 SUPERVISOR, REFINING (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in refining salt: Reads production schedule to determine product specifications such as type and quantity of salt to be processed, refining sequences, and formulas for mixing salt with additives. Directs workers in mixing, milling, and screening of salt and coordinates flow of finished product to packaging and bulk-loading stations according to shipping schedule. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. May direct workers in packaging product. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-130 SUPERVISOR, TOILET-AND-LAUNDRY SOAP (soap & rel.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacture of bar, granular, and liquid soap: Requisitions materials, such as acids, dyes, perfumes, tallow, and packaging materials. Analyzes laboratory reports on in-process materials to determine changes in operating conditions required to resolve processing problems, such as excessive alkalinity or off-color materials. Examines finished product to determine conformance to specifications. Trains workers in machine operations. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.132-134 SUPERVISOR, VARNISH (paint & varnish) alternate titles: tankroom supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cooking, thinning, filtering, storing, and blending gums, resins, and oils to produce varnish and related products: Plans production schedules to coordinate cooking, thinning, filtering, storing, blending, and filling operations, according to processing time and availability of equipment, materials, personnel, and storage facilities. Converts master-formula quantities to smaller batch amounts, according to departmental production capacity. Reviews test results of viscosity and orders specified thinners to be added to varnish. Trains new workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.132-138 TRANSFER-AND-PUMPHOUSE OPERATOR, CHIEF (chemical) alternate titles: pumphouse operator, chief; terminal supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, and pumping raw chemical materials to production units, and in loading finished products into tank cars and tank trucks: Trains workers in new job assignments. Examines storage tanks, loading racks, and pumping equipment to ensure safe working conditions and to detect mechanical defects and malfunctions, such as hot bearings, excessive wear, and leaks. Observes meters and gauges to verify specified flow rates, temperatures, and pressures. Directs workers in transfer of raw materials from tank cars to specified storage areas, spotting of cars at unloading and loading stations, and loading finished products into tank cars. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.134-010 QUALITY-CONTROL SUPERVISOR (plastic prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting incoming materials, inprocess molded plastic components, and finished fabricated plastic products to ensure adherence to company quality standards and customer specifications: Draws sketch and writes inspection procedure for each new item to be fabricated, indicating areas to be examined, measuring devices to be used, and maximum and minimum acceptable dimensions. Distributes sketch and procedure to engineering, production control, and inspection work stations. Inspects molded components following first-run production of new item, using gauges and shadow comparator, and advises technician of type of defects noted and need for machine adjustment. Repeats inspection procedure until product meets quality standards and specifications are attained. Confers with customer representative to resolve complaints. Notifies suppliers and subcontractors of reasons for rejection of materials and parts received. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M2 L4 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

559.134-014 SUPERVISOR, DRYING AND WINDING (plastic-synth.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in drying polyester chips and winding synthetic fibers: Observes machines, equipment, personnel, and work areas to detect potential safety hazards, and enforces company safety rules. Inspects yarn on takeup machines for defects, such as unspecified yarn diameter. Confers with designated supervisory personnel to discuss matters related to takeup of yarn and drying of chips. Summons maintenance personnel to inspect machine for malfunctions or to repair machine. Usually inspects takeup unit at specified intervals to verify conformance to standard of polymer extrusion characteristics and yarn takeup characteristics. Turns valve and thermostat knobs to adjust polymer melt zone of extruders to conform to standard temperature. Prepares reports on areas, such as yarn waste, accidents, employee absenteeism, and work time records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

559.137-010 SALVAGE SUPERVISOR (paint & varnish)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in salvaging defective or obsolete paint products: Confers with supervisors of sales, cost, production, and testing departments to determine sales possibilities for nonsalvageable paint, costs of reprocessing salvageable products, and reasons for return of goods by customers. Prepares work instructions and department assignments for reprocessing, reworking, or selling salvaged material. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-014 SUPERVISOR II (rubber goods)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacture of rubber goods: Inspects products to ensure adherence to specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process involved as Curing Supervisor (rubber goods); Finishing Supervisor (rubber goods); Millroom Supervisor (rubber goods); Rubber-Compounder Supervisor (rubber goods); Stock-Preparation Supervisor (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-018 SUPERVISOR, BLEACH (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing lime to produce bleaching powder. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-022 SUPERVISOR, CHANNEL PROCESS (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing carbon black by channel process [partial combustion of natural gas in burner buildings (hot houses)], pelletizing carbon black in rotating drums, and bagging and shipping carbon black. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-026 SUPERVISOR, EVAPORATOR (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing concentrated caustic soda or potash, liquid carbonate of potash, and caustic potash. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-030 SUPERVISOR, GELATIN PLANT (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing skins, splits, and trimmings to produce gelatin: Directs workers engaged in chopping, washing, liming, and cooking of stock, according to procedures specified for type of raw material in process. Estimates weight of stock in vats and specified amount of lime to be used in cooking. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

559.137-034 SUPERVISOR, GLUE SPECIALTY (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making dextrin, casein, polyvinyl, and resin glues: Directs workers in measuring, weighing, and mixing chemicals according to formula, cooking dry glue and various other ingredients, and packaging finished product in steel or fiber drums, or paper cartons. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-038 SUPERVISOR, INSPECTION (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: process control supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting and storing rolls of cellophane. Directs workers in work procedures. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-042 SUPERVISOR, PUTTY AND CAULKING (paint & varnish)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing putty or caulking compound: Selects mixing formula used to produce putty or caulking compound. Removes samples from mixing machine and examines blend of oils and powders. Examines incoming shipments of raw materials to verify compliance with order specifications. Maintains inventory files to record amounts of raw materials and finished products in warehouse. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.137-046 SUPERVISOR, ROCKET PROPELLANT PLANT (ordnance)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing and loading (casting) rocket fuel in rocket motor cases: Reads meters, gauges, and recording-instrument charts to verify process conditions. Inspects rocket motor cases, machinery, and equipment for defects or malfunction. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.137-050 SUPERVISOR, TANK CLEANING (paint & varnish)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning tanks, vats, kettles, and chutes used in production of paint, varnish, and related products. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.165-010 CHECKER (chemical)

    Coordinates activities of workers engaged in loading, operating, and unloading equipment used in production of nitrocellulose, using signal-light system: Moves switches on control panel to illuminate lights above nitrators and wringers to notify workers to load, start, stop, and unload equipment in specified sequence. Records charging and discharging times to maintain records of nitrating cycle.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.167-010 CD-STORAGE-AND-MATERIALS-MAKE-UP OPERATOR, HEAD (chemical)

    Coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparing chemical solutions used in production of synthetic rubber and in maintaining chlorobutadiene storage system: Schedules weighing of materials and preparation of solutions to maintain adequate flow of ingredient materials. Observes operating procedures and preparation of solutions to ensure that schedules are met and that solutions are prepared according to specifications. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions and arranges for repairs as necessary. Keeps inventory records of materials received and consumed.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.361-010 LABORATORY TECHNICIAN, PHARMACEUTICAL (pharmaceut.)

    Prepares vaccines, biologicals, and serums for prevention of animal diseases: Inoculates fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms. Incubates bacteria for specified period and prepares vaccines and serums by standard laboratory methods. Tests vaccines for sterility and virus inactivity. Prepares standard volumetric solutions and reagents used in testing.
GOE: 02.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R5 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

559.362-010 ALUM-PLANT OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: alum mixer

    Controls equipment to produce alum liquor (aluminum sulfate) in continuous process reaction of sulfuric acid with powdered bauxite: Notifies other workers to unload bauxite from boxcars into hopper of crusher. Starts crusher, mill, and conveyors to replenish storage supply of powdered ore. Observes flowmeters and turns valves to regulate flow of powdered ore, acid, and weak alum liquor into first digester in specified proportions to produce mixture of prescribed specific gravity and through other digesters where chemical reaction occurs and resultant aluminum sulfate liquor is settled and diluted to specified concentration. Tests samples from each digester, using hydrometer and thermometer, to verify specific gravities and temperatures. Turns valves to adjust flow of steam through digester jackets and proportions of materials fed into first digester to regulate temperatures and specific gravities accordingly. Pumps finished alum liquor into storage tank and weak alum liquors into settling tanks (thickeners) for recycling into process. Records temperatures, specific gravities, and flow rates of materials in operating log and level of alum liquor storage tanks on inventory records.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.362-014 FINISHING-AREA OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Controls semiautomatic or automatic machines and equipment, such as blenders, mixers, extruders, pelletizers, pumps, blowers, and conveyors, from control panel to produce pellets from plastic flakes: Moves controls on panel to start and stop equipment, to set timing devices for operating cycles, and to direct flow of materials on conveyor. Observes thermometers, gauges, and meters to verify process conditions. Records readings in logs. Turns valves to regulate temperature, pressures, and rate of flow of materials. Inspects equipment for mechanical defects. Gives directions to workers in blending, mixing, and extruding pelletizing materials, and in repairing machines and equipment.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.362-018 LIQUEFACTION-PLANT OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: chlorine operator; chlorine-plant operator; liquefier; liquid-chlorine operator

    Controls equipment to liquefy and compress chlorine gas: Ascertains demand and disposition of product and equipment malfunctioning from logsheet. Adjusts equipment to control temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, and flow rate in refrigerating system and compressors to maintain prescribed flow of gas. Calculates ratio of chlorine to hydrogen, using burette and other testing apparatus, and notifies production workers of deviations from specifications. Meters out sulfuric acid sealant to maintain specified level in compressors, drying towers, and pumps. Records operational and test data, and calculates daily averages of readings on logsheet. May direct workers engaged in filling of cylinders and other containers. May be designated according to specialized equipment controlled as Compressor Operator (chemical) I; Refrigeration Operator (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.12 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.362-022 MVA-REACTOR OPERATOR, HEAD (chemical)

    Controls catalytic reactors and auxiliary equipment to produce monovinylacetylene and to refine, vaporize, and transfer product for use in neoprene rubber manufacture: Starts pumps, reactors, and blowers. Observes gauges and recording instruments and moves controls to regulate flow of gases and liquids, and to maintain temperatures, pressure, and liquid levels in preheaters, reactors, condensers, brine driers, and distillation columns within specified limits. Turns valves to regulate concentration of acid and water in catalyst reactor to maintain efficient operating conditions, according to knowledge of process. Starts pumps to transfer acid to feed and drip tanks and to admit water to packing in acid scrubbing tanks. Cleans reactors, using mechanical reamer. Records gauge readings in operating log. Directs activities of MVA-REACTOR OPERATOR (chemical) in tending equipment and in drawing and testing product samples.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.362-026 PLANT OPERATOR, FURNACE PROCESS (chemical)

    Controls semiautomatic furnaces and auxiliary equipment to produce carbon black by partial combustion of crude oil, natural gas, or mixture of both: Notifies UNIT OPERATORS (chemical) to start or shut down equipment units, such as reactors (furnaces), quenchers, precipitators, cyclones (grit collectors), and filters to maintain efficient production. Monitors pyrometers, recording meters, and other gauges to verify process conditions as indicated by control panel instruments. Turns valves and moves switches on central control panel to regulate temperature, pressure, and flow of fuel and air in reactors, and to transfer accumulated carbon black through auxiliary units to produce carbon black of specified type and grade. Tours plant area to verify that equipment is operating as indicated by central control panel. Records instrument readings in operating log and reports abnormal conditions to supervisory personnel. Gives directions to crew during manual operation of equipment to maintain production or verify accuracy of instrumentized controls.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.362-030 ROLL TENDER (chemical)

    Controls equipment to mill flaked adhesive from slurry of flour and water: Turns valves or moves levers or side gates to admit steam into pressure cooker to cook milk (slurry of flour and water). Opens discharge line after specified period, and signals worker to pump milk paste onto heated rollers that dry paste. Adjusts distance between rollers to maintain specified thickness of paste and activates knives that cut paste into flakes. Opens hopper chutes to dump flakes into rotating screen cylinder that sifts flakes and transfers them to storage bins. Measures temperature of milk at specified intervals, using thermometer, and tests viscosity of milk, using viscometer. Determines moisture content of flakes by feeling them or by using moisture meter. Weighs standard cupful of paste to determine its density and adjusts water and steam valves to regulate density. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.362-034 TOWER OPERATOR (soap & rel.)

    Controls heated-air tower from control panel to make variety of soap powders by atomizing liquid soap: Starts pumps to regulate flow of oil, steam, air, and perfume to tower or collectors. Observes temperature, pressure, and flowmeter recorders to ensure uniform product. Keeps log of tower operations. Weighs sample, dries it in heated chamber, and reweighs sample to calculate moisture loss and percentage of moisture in powder. Inspects operating units, such as towers, soap-spray storage tanks, scrubbers, collectors, and driers, to ensure all are functioning and to maintain maximum efficiency in powder-producing towers. Gives directions to workers engaged in operating machinery to regulate flow of material and product. May oversee cleaning of towers, strainers, and spray tips. May make such repairs as replacing damaged strainers.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.364-010 FURNACE-STOCK INSPECTOR (elec. equip.) alternate titles: baked-and-graphite inspector

    Determines density and resistance of carbon samples which have been graphitized and inspects graphitized stock after removal from furnace: Marks samples of green stock before graphitization to indicate their position in furnace. Receives samples from FURNACE UNLOADER (elec. equip.) before remaining charge is unloaded. Cleans samples with scraper and steel wool and weighs them. Measures samples in several places with diameter rule to obtain average diameter. Places samples on resistance-testing device, sets meter to allow specified number of amperes to pass through sample, and records readings from millivoltmeter. Calculates average density and average resistance from weight, average diameter, and millivolt reading, using slide rule and formula. When furnace is unloaded, marks pieces with resistance grade number of samples. Inspects cleaned stock for pits, cracks, burrs, and bends. Determines extent of damage from cracks and imperfections, and marks salvageable pieces for cutting to next largest possible size. Directs workers to remove inspected pieces.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.367-010 QUALITY-CONTROL TESTER (paper goods; plastic-synth.)

    Inspects and tests polyethylene and cellophane sheets or bags for surface defects, dimensional accuracy, strength, and clearness of print to verify conformance to specifications, and to assist production personnel in solving quality control problems. Inspects sample sheet to detect surface defects, such as bubbles, pattern defects, and haze variations. Measures thickness of sample, using micrometer, and weighs sample to determine compliance to specifications. Tests sample strips in pull-tester machine, impact tester, and stress-flex test machine to determine strength, tenacity, and flexibility. Places adhesive paper on printed section, pulls paper from printed section, and examines adhesive for ink to verify stability of print. Writes inspection and testing reports and confers with production personnel to determine cause of deviations from qualitative standards.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.381-010 INSPECTOR (plastic prod.; plastic-synth.) alternate titles: customer-return inspector; process inspector

    Inspects and tests plastic sheets, rods, tubes, powders, or fabricated articles for uniformity of color, surface defects, hardness, and dimensional accuracy, following plant specifications or blueprints and using measuring instruments and test equipment: Examines surface of product for defects, such as scratches, burns, and discolorations. Positions transparent sheet between light and calibrated screen and observes shadow pattern of sheet projected on screen to determine optical distortion. Verifies weight and dimensions of product, using scales, gauges, calipers, micrometers, and templates. Compares color of product with color standard. Determines hardness and structural strength of product, using acid bath, burst tester, and hardness tester. Records test data, and grades and labels product according to type of defect. May investigate cause of recurring defects and recommend changes in production procedures. May file, buff, or sand product to remove defects.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.381-014 RUBBER TESTER (rubber goods; rubber tire)

    Tests samples of milled rubber compounds and finished rubber goods, using testing devices, and compares gauge readings against prepared standards, such as charts, graphs, and tables, to verify adherence to specifications: Collects samples of rubber from MIXING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) at prescribed intervals. Mixes and blends sample stock on laboratory warmer mill to obtain desired consistency and tests sample for plasticity, using plastometer. Cures uncured rubber samples in heated mold at specified temperature for designated time and tests its hardness, using durometer. Determines density of cured and uncured stock by weighing samples on scale and testing sample in densimeter. Records test results for use by control laboratory.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.382-010 AMMONIA-STILL OPERATOR (steel & rel.) alternate titles: pump-and-still operator

    Operates stills, pumps, and related equipment to extract and refine ammonia from ammonia liquor: Adjusts feed valves to regulate flow of liquor and steam to stills and water to condensers and dephlegmator. Reads thermometers and gauges, adjusts valves, and regulates pumps to maintain specified temperatures and pressures to boil off waste vapors (foul vent) and ammonia. Pumps ammonia to saturator for mixing with water to produce liquid ammonia, and pumps ammonia to storage tanks. Pumps waste liquor to sewer. Determines amount of ammonia in waste liquor and water, using titrattion test, and adjusts temperatures and pressures to reduce loss of ammonia. Keeps record of pressures, temperatures, test results, and amount of liquor and steam fed to stills. May produce concentrated ammonia liquor by condensing vapors in water-cooled condensers. Cleans work area, using broom, brushes, and lime.
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.382-014 CATALYST OPERATOR, GASOLINE (chemical)

    Controls machines that combine ingredients, such as sodium silicate, sulfuric acid, water, and caustic soda to make catalysts used in manufacture of high-octane gasolines: Dumps dry ingredients into electric mixing vats and turns valves to admit prescribed amounts of liquid ingredients. Observes thermometers and flowmeters, and adjusts gauges to control temperature and amount of flow. Turns valves to allow mixture to flow from mixing vats to vacuum filters to remove excess water. Controls pumps that force mixture through spray-dryers where particles of catalyst are formed, and turns dials on control panel to regulate temperature and speed of spray. Controls pumping of catalyst particles from bottom of dryers to washer-filters for removal of cation and anion impurities. Turns valves to regulate flow of catalyst through hot-air steam dryers and observes temperature and speed of flow to ensure specified drying. May draw off samples of mixture for analysis. May keep records of batches processed.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.382-018 CHEMICAL OPERATOR III (chemical) alternate titles: reactor operator

    Controls equipment units or system that processes chemical substances into specified industrial or consumer products, according to knowledge of operating procedures, chemical reactions, laboratory test results, and correlation of process instrumentation: Reads plant specifications to ascertain product, ingredients, and prescribed modifications of plant procedures. Starts automatic feed of solid or semisolid materials through equipment units, such as heating vessels and mixing tanks; or dumps preweighed ingredients into tanks, hoppers, or onto conveyor. Moves controls to regulate feed of liquids and gases through equipment in specified timing and sequence, or starts automatic feed. Sets up and adjusts indicating and controlling devices, such as gas analyzers, recording calorimeters, and radiographic detecting or gauging instruments to facilitate simultaneous analysis and control of process conditions. Observes gauges, signals, and recording instruments, turns valves, and moves controls to regulate temperatures, pressures, and flow of steam, coolant, and chemical constituents through system to effect prescribed reaction within critical limits, according to knowledge of equipment and process. Draws samples of product at specified stages of synthesis and performs litmus, titration, refractometer, gas-analyses, or other standard tests to determine if reaction is proceeding efficiently and in conformity with plant standards. Observes color or consistency of product through sight glasses, and correlates observations with test results, laboratory analyses, and instrument readings to facilitate regulation of process and production of standardized product. Maintains log of gauge readings, shift production, and equipment malfunctions. May patrol area to inspect equipment for leaks and hazards and to record gauge readings. May direct activities of other workers assisting in control or verification of process. May be designated according to equipment or system controlled as Caustic-Purification Operator (chemical); Gas-Generator Operator (chemical); Lanolin-Plant Operator (pharmaceut.); Sulfonator Operator (chemical); or according to product produced as Alkylation Operator (chemical; petrol. refin.); Ethylene-Oxide Panelboard Operator (chemical); Polymer Operator (plastic-synth.); Sodium-Chlorite Operator (chemical).
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.382-022 GLUE MAKER, BONE (chemical)

    Controls pressure, temperature, and water level of cooking tanks, and operates centrifuges and separators, to manufacture animal glue: Admits hot water and steam into cooking tanks containing crushed animal bones, following specifications [BONE-COOKING OPERATOR (chemical)]. Opens valves to drain glue and tallow solutions (grease) into separate vats [PRESSURE-TANK OPERATOR (chemical)]. Starts centrifuge machine that separates animal oils (grease) from glue solution [CENTRIFUGE-SEPARATOR OPERATOR (chemical)]. Cooks glue solution to evaporate water from glue. Reads gauge of hydrometer to determine percentage of glue solid in solution. Disassembles plates of centrifuge, using wrench and hoisting device; and cleans plates, using brush and abrasives. May weigh and add specified amounts of chemical to preserve glue. May direct other workers engaged in cleaning tanks or vats.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.382-026 GRANULATOR-MACHINE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: granulator; wet-mix operator

    Operates mixing and milling machines to mix and granulate powdered ingredients preparatory to compressing into medicinal tablets: Weighs out and measures ingredients, according to formula and size of batch to be mixed. Starts mixing machine to blend ingredients and adds starch paste, gelatin, or water and alcohol solution to mixture to bind ingredients. Breaks up lumps in mixture, using spatula or mortar and pestle, spreads mixture onto trays, and places trays in oven or steam drier at preset temperature. Removes trays and feels material to ascertain dryness, or tests material with moisture meter to determine whether batch requires additional mixing or drying. Installs cutting blades and screens, using handtools, and operates oscillating or comminuting mill to force mixture through sieves and produce product of specified fineness. May screen granulated mixture to determine size range of granules. May tend ion-exchange equipment to remove mineral salts from water. May tend tumbling barrel or other equipment to mix binders, flavoring oils, and lubricating agents for use in compounding tablets.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.382-030 LINSEED-OIL REFINER (oils & grease) alternate titles: refinery operator

    Operates equipment that refines raw linseed oil for use in manufacture of paint, lacquers, white lead paste, and high-speed printing ink: Starts pump to transfer raw linseed oil from storage tank into refining tank, and starts agitator paddles. Opens valve to drain settled tar and foreign matter from tank. Opens tank steam valve to heat mixture. Sprays hot water over oil with hose to neutralize acid and allows water to settle. Opens valve to drain water from tank. Starts agitator paddles and adds dry neutralizing ingredients, such as $T3whiting compound,$T1 powdered magnesia, and common salt. Observes material during refining process to determine if color and consistency meets standards, and removes sample for laboratory tests. Opens valve to permit oil to flow into storage tank. Sets thermostat and steam valve to maintain required temperature in storage tank.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.382-034 MAKE-UP OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: materials-make-up operator; solution-make-up operator

    Controls equipment to prepare chemical constituents of synthetic rubber for synthesis by other workers, following formulas and maintaining reactions within prescribed limits: Weighs solid materials according to formula, using scale. Pumps liquid chemicals to metering or weigh tanks. Observes thermometer and recording instruments, and moves heater controls to attain specified temperature in system. Starts agitator and opens valves to regulate admission of chemical agents into mixing tanks in prescribed sequence. Dumps solid materials into tanks to complete reaction. Draws samples of solution for laboratory analysis and titrates sample to determine concentration and facilitate control of materials flow for attainment of product meeting plant standard. Tends auxiliary equipment, such as colloid mills, melt tanks, scrubbers, and homogenizers, to prepare or further process emulsions and dispersions. Regulates flow of rubber constituents to storage or rubber-synthesis areas, according to schedule or indicated plant needs. Maintains records of materials and supplies, shift production, process times and temperatures, and gauge readings for operating log or inventory records. May receive and store materials. May tend tank farm containing liquid chemicals [TANK-FARM ATTENDANT (chemical)]. May clean, inspect, and recharge equipment with materials, such as soda ash or calcium chloride. May be designated according to substance prepared as Emulsion Operator (chemical); Persulfate Make-Up Operator (chemical); or equipment unit operated as Chlorobutadiene-Scrubber Operator (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.382-038 NAPHTHA-WASHING-SYSTEM OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Controls equipment to purge and wash reactors used in polymerization of isobutylene to produce butyl rubber slurry: Starts pumps and agitators. Turns valves to line up streams for wash cycles and to evacuate slop naphtha and trapped gas. Defrosts frozen valves, using steam hose. Turns pump valves to drain refrigerant from reactor chilling jackets into storage drums, to purge chilling jackets with hot refrigerant, and to flush reactor vessels with hot feed stock and flash tanks with steam. Starts pumps to exhaust gases and vapors through flash tanks. Starts pumps and agitators to wash and rinse reactor vessels with hot naphtha. Admits natural gas under pressure to exhaust naphtha from reactors. Observes control panel to verify temperatures, pressures, and flow rates required to return reactors to service. Records operating data in log.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.382-042 PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATOR (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: laboratory technician

    Controls equipment and tends machines to produce variety of pharmaceutical and toilet products or ingredients, performing any combination of following duties: Weighs and measures out coating ingredients and coats medicinal tablets [COATER (pharmaceut.) 554.382-010]. Tends mixing machine and heated kettles to prepare specified ingredients for ointments, creams, liquid medications, powders, gums, and similar drug products, adding ingredients according to formulas [COMPOUNDER (pharmaceut.; soap & rel.) 550.685-046]. Tends milling and grinding machines that reduce mixtures to designated sized particles, or grinds materials with mortar and pestle. Prepares granulated products [GRANULATOR-MACHINE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.) 559.382-026]. Tends filter presses, sifting machines, autoclaves, water stills, and related equipment to prepare ingredients for further processing. Operates machine to compress ingredients into tablets [COMPRESSOR (elec. equip.; pharmaceut.) 556.682-022]. Inspects, weighs, and tests hardness of tablets [TABLET TESTER (pharmaceut.) 559.667-010]. May be designated according to substance prepared as Liquid Compounder (pharmaceut.).
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

559.382-046 PILOT-CONTROL OPERATOR (chemical; plastic-synth.) alternate titles: fine-chemicals operator; laboratory technician; pilot-plant technician; process operator; research-manufacturing operator

    Sets up and operates small-scale chemical production equipment under laboratory conditions to test methods and chemical processes for product development, following specifications and guidance from research chemists or engineers: Sets up production equipment, such as reactors, stills, stripping towers, separators, and blending tanks, using mechanics' handtools and portable power tools. Starts pumps and compressors. Turns valves to regulate equipment temperatures, pressures, flow rates, and liquid levels, following process specifications or instructions of technical personnel. Observes meters and gauges to verify process conditions. Performs standard quantitative or qualitative chemical analyses, such as titration, distillation, caustic-insoluble, and color-measurement tests, to verify process conditions and compile research data. Mixes chemical solutions as directed for use in tests. Prepares operating records and reports of test results. May adjust and repair mechanical and electronic testing equipment, using handtools, circuit diagrams, and maintenance manuals.
GOE: 02.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.382-050 SHREDDING-FLOOR-EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Operates shredding and filtering equipment and pumps to process woodpulp into alkali cellulose: Mounts roll of woodpulp sheeting on unwind stand, and inserts end of roll into shredder. Monitors recording and controlling instruments, and presses buttons and turns valves to regulate speed of pumps and flow of materials through caustic treatment and filtering process. Inspects filters and filter presses, and cleans equipment, using water hose. Records production figures. May operate lift truck to convey pulp rolls from storage area to shredding room.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.382-054 SOAP MAKER (soap & rel.) alternate titles: soap boiler

    Controls equipment that produces soap according to formula: Opens valves to charge kettle with prescribed amounts of ingredients. Turns valve to admit steam through bottom of tank to boil and agitate mixture. Observes mixture through opening in top of tank to detect variations of color, consistency, and homogeneity of boiling ingredients. Adds soda or water to mixture as directed by laboratory; or determines degree of alkalinity of caustic soda in mixture, using meter, and adds soda or water as required. Observes color, consistency, and homogeneity of product to determine when boiling and agitating cycle are completed, and allows batch to cool and settle for specified period of time. Raises or lowers pumpline to locate separation level of neat (pure soap) and nigre (residue). Starts pump to transfer neat to designated department. Lowers pump line to bottom of tank to transfer residue to reclaiming tank. May calculate amount of ingredients needed to make various soaps, using formula.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

559.384-010 LABORATORY ASSISTANT, CULTURE MEDIA (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: laboratory aide; technical assistant

    Prepares culture media used to develop vaccines and toxoids or to conduct chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests: Measures and weighs ingredients, such as food source, chemicals, preservatives, and vitamins, to prepare growth medium, using scales, graduated flasks, syringes, pipettes, and standard formulas. Adjusts controls of equipment, such as pumps, filters, steam kettles, and autoclaves, to obtain uniform consistency of sterile medium. Removes sample of medium from batch and tests sample for consistency, potency, and sterility, according to standardized procedures. Pours medium or adjusts controls on automatic equipment that dispenses medium into containers, such as petri dishes, test tubes, or storage drums. Seals containers and prepares and affixes identification labels to containers. Maintains production and test records. May order supplies. May mix ingredients to prepare stains used in tests.
GOE: 02.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

559.387-010 INSPECTOR IV (ordnance)

    Inspects mixing, drying, storage, packaging, and arrangements for transportation of explosives to determine that processing specifications and safety measures are followed: Observes processing of explosive and notes condition of ingredients for qualities, such as dryness, even texture, and absence of solvents. Verifies accuracy of scales used. Observes transfer of powder from shipping containers to cans used to carry powder through loading process. Examines filled cans for specified packing slip and for colored stripe indicating uses for which powder is intended. Inspects plant periodically for adherence to safety regulations and prepares written reports on compliance with such regulations.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.387-014 INSPECTOR (pharmaceut.)

    Inspects pharmaceutical ingredients and products to detect deviations from manufacturing standards: Selects samples of in-process pharmaceutical ingredients, capsules, tablets, and related products for testing, according to prescribed procedures. Weighs samples, using scales, and measures samples, using micrometer. Places specified samples in disintegration baths and observes and times rate of dissolution. Records inspection results on designated forms. Checks incoming purchased pharmaceutical ingredients against invoice to verify conformity of product name, count, and labeling. Carries samples of incoming products to analytical laboratory for quality assurance testing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

559.467-010 TEMPERATURE-CONTROL INSPECTOR (plastic-synth.)

    Measures temperature and humidity in vicinity of machine that transforms liquid polymers, cellulose, or other materials into synthetic fibers by dry spinning (forming) process, to detect deviations from plant standards: Takes humidity readings near spinnerettes through which fibers are extruded into air, using hygrometer or similar humidity gauge. Reads thermometers and temperature-recording charts on machine. Notifies machine operator or other personnel when temperature or humidity conditions are not within specified range, to facilitate equipment adjustments for production of fibers having prescribed characteristics. May compute humidity readings, using wet-bulb and dry-bulb thermometer and standard procedure. May turn valves or move controls to regulate machine or process conditions, according to changes in temperature or humidity.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.482-010 COMPOSITION-ROLL MAKER AND CUTTER (rubber goods) alternate titles: roll molder

    Operates machines to mold and cut composition rubber rollers used to coat or lithograph tinware: Dumps cold rubber in melting reservoir of machine and turns steam valves to melt rubber. Starts agitator to stir melting rubber. Places core of roller in molding chamber of machine, using hoist. Bolts plates on ends of molding chamber, using wrench. Turns air valve to force melted rubber into mold, and turns water valves to cool mold. Removes molded roller and places it in chuck of cutting machine. Installs knives on cutting bar. Positions bar and turns crank to rotate chuck and cut circumference or end of roller. Replaces worn felt coverings on padding rollers. Slips felt jackets over roller core and sews end of felt around roll, using needle. Sorts and stacks rolls in rack. Records number and type of rolls, cores, and materials used, shipped, or received.
GOE: 06.02.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.482-014 PUTTY TINTER-MAKER (paint & varnish)

    Sets up and operates machines and equipment to mix, color, and mold putty, according to specifications: Weighs and measures ingredients and dumps them into kettle, using power lift. Lowers agitators into kettle of putty mix and starts them to combine ingredients. Adds colored paste paints to putty mix to tint putty to desired shade. Withdraws sample, prepares smear, and compares it with standards. Lowers suction pump into kettle and pumps mix into molding-machine tank. Sets up and operates molding machine that forms putty into crayon-like applicators. Off bears product from discharge chute to boxes or storage shelves. Records mixing, coloring, and molding time on production records.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.485-010 WASH-MILL OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends equipment that washes animal stock (animal skins, splits, fleshings, and trimmings) used to make glue and gelatin: Turns valve to start continuous flush of water into tub to wash foreign materials from stock. Turns handwheel to actuate roller that kneads and turns stock in tub. Turns off water and roller after time necessary to reduce foreign material to required level. Drains water from tub and pumps specified amount of acid into tub to kill organisms in stock. Tests concentration of acid-sample in tub, using titration, burette, and pH indicator, and adds acid to tub when necessary. Drains acid from tub after prescribed time and washes stock with water.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.562-010 DRIER OPERATOR I (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: roper operator

    Operates machines to dry hypalon or neoprene rubber solution to form film, to shape film into rope, and to cut rope into chips: Moves controls on panel to start rotating drum drier, pumps, and blowers, and to adjust speeds of roper machine and drier. Observes meters and gauges to verify pressures and temperatures of machines. Moves dials on automatic instruments to set and adjust level of rubber solution in drier and flow of steam through drier. Turns valves to regulate flow of cooling water and temperature in cooling drum. Threads film of rubber from drier through guiding rolls and slots of roper and through automatic cutting machine. Keeps production and storage records. Gives directions to workers in cleaning equipment, weighing, stenciling, and storing articles, filling roper chamber with talc, and in packing finished rubber chips into bags or drums.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.565-010 CYLINDER FILLER (chemical) alternate titles: charging operator; cylinder loader; drum filler; filler; gas worker; manifold operator; pumper

    Tends equipment to fill cylinders and other containers with liquefied or compressed gases: Changes cylinder valves with wrench, or adjusts them to prescribed tension, using torque wrench. Rolls cylinders onto platform scale, or positions cylinders in manifold racks manually or with chain hoist. Connects lines from manifold to cylinders, using wrench. Fills cylinders by any of following methods: (1) Sets pressure gauge to specified reading and listens for buzzer indicating completion of filling. (2) Adjusts valves and observes gauge to fill cylinders to specified pressure. (3) Observes scale indicator to fill cylinders to specified weight. (4) Fills cylinder to excess, rolls cylinder onto scale, and connects exhaust line to release excess gas and attain prescribed gross weight. Sprays or brushes chemical solution onto cylinder valve to test for leaks. Fills out and attaches warning and identification tags or decals, specifying tare and gross weight, cylinder number, type of gas, and date filled, and records data. May test gas for purity, using burette or other testing equipment. May inspect or test empty cylinder [CYLINDER INSPECTOR-AND-TESTER (chemical)]. May evacuate residual gases from cylinders. May test filled cylinders for specified gas pressure by connecting gauge and comparing reading with chart. May tend and maintain generator or compressor in filling process. May be designated according to type of container filled as Ton-Container Filler (chemical); Tube-Trailer Filler (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.12 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.567-014 WEIGHER AND GRADER (chemical)

    Weighs and examines barrels of oleoresin prior to distillation into turpentine and rosin and grades rosin prior to storage: Reads scale to obtain gross weight of barrel of oleoresin. Examines and feels oleoresin to determine color, cleanliness, water content, and age, and estimates turpentine and rosin content and rosin grade that can be produced. Records estimate and weight of barrel on incoming record sheet. Observes distillation process and directs DISTILLER (chemical) II to stop operation of melter or still whenever temporary shortages of oleoresin occur. Draws rosin sample from still and grades sample according to U.S. Government specifications. Records grade and barrel number on grade record form. Directs or assists DECKHAND (chemical) to push barrels of oleoresin or rosin to and from scales, storage area, and distilling equipment, and to dump barrels of oleoresin into hopper of melter.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.582-010 COAGULATION OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: flocculator operator

    Controls equipment, such as coagulation tanks, soap conversion tanks, leach tanks, filters, screens, hammer mills, and pneumatic conveyors to coagulate synthetic rubber latex into rubber crumb slurry and to prepare rubber crumbs for finishing processes: Turns valves, starts feed pumps, and adjusts flow-controlling and proportioning devices in supply lines to control flow of latex and of solutions to creaming and coagulating tanks. Adjusts recirculating pumps to control overflow of creamed latex to coagulating tank and of coagulated slurry to soap conversion tank to convert soap to fatty acid and extract fatty acid. Regulates tank stirring mechanisms to mix contents and controls temperatures and acid concentration by automatic recorder-controllers. Observes appearance of crumbs through sight glasses and regulates operation of filters, shaker screens, and hammer mills to remove moisture from and pelletize rubber crumbs for finishing processes. Records data on coagulation logsheets. May prepare brine, acid, and other solutions used.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.582-014 SPECIALTIES OPERATOR (chemical)

    Controls equipment to prepare chemical solutions to meet customers' small-lot orders or special specifications, performing any combination of following tasks: Starts pumps and agitators. Turns valves to admit and discharge chemicals to and from process vessels and to weigh tanks. Observes scales and stops pumps when required weight is attained. Mixes chemicals, according to proportion tables and prescribed formulas, in reaction vessel, and turns steam valves or sets thermostat to heat vessel to specified temperature. Mixes prepared materials with precipitants to produce slurry in dissolving and precipitating tanks [DISSOLVER OPERATOR (chemical)].
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.584-010 ROLL-TENSION TESTER (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: pull-out operator

    Tests rolls of cellophane for conformance with specified winding tension: Slides roll onto shaft of testing frame. Threads film from roll around rewind and tension rollers and turns setscrews to secure cellophane to clip on sliding bar. Turns handwheels to move sliding bar that pulls cellophane predetermined distance from roll and to press tension roller against film to apply specified tension. Reads rule gauge to measure slack in film between rewind roller and sliding bar. Cuts cellophane from roll, using knife. Records number and width of tested roll, amount of tension applied, and degree of slack. May examine cellophane for defects such as discoloration, wrinkles, scratches, and holes.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.584-014 VARNISH INSPECTOR (paint & varnish)

    Inspects and tests sample lots of varnish for conformance to specifications: Pours sample varnish into spray gun reservoir, adjusts nozzle of spray gun, and sprays wood, paper, tile, or steel panels, using knowledge of spray painting techniques to obtain uniform coating on panels. Places panels in oven or under heat lamps to dry varnish. Inspects dried varnish for clearness, cracks, crystallization, and drying qualities. Compares sample color with standard varnish colors to determine adherence to color specifications. Dips strip of indicator paper into sample and observes color change of paper to determine acidity of varnish. Tests viscosity of varnish by comparing flow of sample varnish to flow of standard varnish in test tubes. Weighs sample to determine weight per gallon.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.585-010 DRY-HOUSE TENDER (ordnance)

    Tends equipment that controls moisture content of stored explosive mixtures and their ingredients, used in detonators, primers, and fuses for shells, cartridges, and bombs according to prescribed standards: Scoops chemicals from rubber containers into paper- or cloth-lined trays. Places trays on racks in steam-heated drying or humidified rooms for specified time to dehydrate or moisten chemicals. Observes recording instruments and turns valves to maintain temperature and humidity of rooms within prescribed safety limits. Records storage time to identify material of specified moisture content for further processing. Turns valves to drain explosive material from mixing-room waste collection tank into vat in which it is cooked to render it harmless for disposal. Shovels designated quantity of caustic soda and aluminum chips into vat and closes loading hatch. Turns valves to admit steam into heating coils and sets automatic timer for prescribed cooking period. Drains vat of cooked material and flushes out sediment. Cleans utensils, floors, and walls, using water hose, to remove accumulations of explosive material in accordance with safety regulations. May screen and blend materials, such as powder, shellac, and ground glass.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.585-014 GREASE-AND-TALLOW PUMPER (oils & grease)

    Tends pumps to transfer grease and tallow from rendering tank to storage tanks, tankcars, and shipping containers: Turns valves and starts pumps to start flow of material; stops flow when material reaches specified level. Observes measuring gauge reading on storage tank or measures material, using measuring rod, and compares reading with conversion chart to determine poundage pumped. Records poundage stored and shipped.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.585-018 TANKROOM TENDER (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: aging room operator; ripening-room hand; spin-tank tender

    Tends tanks in which viscose slurry is aged and blended for use in rayon and cellophane production: Pumps slurry from mixing machines to blending and aging tanks, and from tanks to processing area after specified time. Records aging time for each batch in plant log. May tend tanks in which cellulose (viscose raw material) is aged, by moving controls to maintain tank temperature or room temperature at prescribed level, and be designated Ripening-Room Operator (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.585-022 VACUUM-PAN OPERATOR III (chemical)

    Tends evaporators, rotary vacuum filters, kilns, and coolers that purify and remove moisture from brine to make salt: Turns switches and valves to start equipment, pumps, and flow of steam and brine. Lights fires in kiln, using torch. Observes recorders and gauges and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature. Records salinity, temperature, and vacuum readings. Reports equipment malfunctioning to maintenance department. Removes residue from evaporators by flushing them with water.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.587-010 ROD-AND-TUBE STRAIGHTENER (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: tube-and-rod straightener

    Straightens seasoned thermoplastics rods or tubes by immersing them in hot water and rolling them across flat surface: Turns valve to fill soaking tank with hot water and places rods or tubes into tank to soften them. Removes softened rods or tubes from tank and rolls them across flat table surface to straighten them. Sprays straightened stock with cold water and lays stock on racks. Records number of tubes or rods straightened.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.662-010 ACID MAKER (paper & pulp)

    Controls rotary or spray sulfur furnaces and alkali $T3absorption towers$T1 to make cooking acid for use in digesting woodpulp: Moves controls and observes gauges to regulate combustion chamber, speed of furnace rotation, and volume of liquid sulfur in furnace to maintain specified temperature and acidity required to produce sulfur dioxide gas. Adjusts valves to regulate flow of water and sulfur dioxide gas through alkali absorption towers according to titration tests to produce cooking acid of specified concentration. Starts pumps to pump acid through filters and to storage tanks. Chips slag from furnace, using chipping bar. May make titration tests of produced acid.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.662-014 WASH OPERATOR (chemical)

    Controls system of tanks to wash and reduce acidity of activated carbon sludge, preparatory to drying, for variety of industrial and consumer applications: Turns valves to regulate flow of acid, carbon sludge, and water through thickener and agitator tanks according to tank-level and specific gravity readings supplied by WASH HELPER (chemical). Draws sample of product in beaker and tests for acidity, using pH meter and standard titration test. Compares level of solution in graduated suction tube with conversion chart to determine acidity of sludge. Turns valve to admit caustic solution to neutralizer tank until acidity level meets prescribed standard. Patrols work area to observe level of carbon in thickener tank and wash solutions in overflow troughs to prevent spills, regulating pump speeds as necessary. Gauges tank levels, using calibrated rod. Keeps records of tank levels and test results for shift log.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.664-010 NITROGLYCERIN DISTRIBUTOR (chemical)

    Distributes nitroglycerin to processing departments of dynamite plant and prepares nitroglycerin for shipment: Signals NITROGLYCERIN NEUTRALIZER (chemical) to release specified amounts of nitroglycerin to storage tanks. Tests acidity of nitroglycerin, using litmus paper. Turns valve to release sodium carbonate solution into nitroglycerin to neutralize excess acid that could cause decomposition of material and explosion. Transfers nitroglycerin from storage tank to lead-lined or stainless steel tanks mounted on wheels. Pushes tanks to mix house or other processing department. Washes tanks between loads with sodium carbonate solution and water, using hose and brush. Fills glass or stainless steel vials with nitroglycerin, using filling spout, and packs vials in boxes.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.664-014 PILOT-CONTROL-OPERATOR HELPER (chemical; plastic-synth.) alternate titles: pilot-plant-operator helper

    Assists PILOT-CONTROL OPERATOR (chemical; plastic-synth.) in testing methods and chemical processes for product development: Climbs absorption, fractionating, and scrubbing towers to collect samples of solutions or products for laboratory analysis. Performs routine titration, concentration, and gravity tests, using standard test equipment. Adds catalysts, reagents, liquids, or solids to solutions as directed. Reads gauges and charts and records operational data in plant log. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.665-010 BONE-PROCESS OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends equipment that grinds and sifts animal bones to form bonemeal and bone flour: Starts grinder, shaker screens, and conveyors. Turns dials on control panel to synchronize feed of bones into grinder and ground bones into shaker screens that separate bonemeal and bone flour. Adjusts length of rocker arm on vibratory feeders and shaker screens to regulate oscillation speed, using wrenches, to maintain uninterrupted production. Observes ammeter on control panel to detect overloading. Monitors equipment to detect clogging and malfunctions.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.665-014 DRY-END OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Tends dry end of cellophane casting machine that dries and winds continuous sheet of cellophane into rolls: Threads film emerging from washing and coating tanks through heated rollers and starts sheet onto winding core. Turns switch to regulate winding speed and film tension according to specifications. Observes temperature gauge and turns steam valve to maintain specified heat of rollers. Cuts cellophane with knife to stop feed on completed roll and removes roll from winding assembly, using hoist. Signals CASTING-ROOM OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) to request changes in forming speed of cellophane to prevent film breaks or wrinkles during roll changes.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.665-018 EXTRACTOR-PLANT OPERATOR (chemical; oils & grease)

    Tends extractor tanks, distilling and condensing units, and auxiliary equipment that removes grease from bones for further processing: Loads bones into extractor tanks and bolts tank door, using wrench. Turns valves to circulate naphtha and live steam through extractor tanks to dissolve and remove grease from bones. Observes tank thermometer and color of vapor through viewing glass to determine when all grease has been removed. Turns valves to circulate spent naphtha through distilling and condensing units. Starts steam pump to force grease into treating tank. Notifies other workers to start and stop screw conveyor that removes degreased bones from extractor. Closes top valves and opens bottom valves on extractor tanks to flush naphtha from tank for processing subsequent batches of bones.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.665-022 FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion)

    Tends battery of automatic machines that heat and form plastic or nylon filament into spiral, serpentine, or ladder shape for teeth portion of zippers: Mounts reel of filament on machine spindle and threads filament through guides and tension bars into electrically heated device (strip heater). Threads filament between forming dies and through cooling tube to takeup reel. Starts machine and observes filament for loosely formed spiral or tight kinks, indicating variations in temperature, and adjusts rheostat knob to regulate heat. Measures filament for conformance to specified dimensions of height, width, and spacing, using micrometer. Inspects samples of formed filament for height, width, and spacing of teeth, using comparator (shadowgraph), and counts number of teeth in specified length of filament to verify conformance to specifications. Notifies supervisor of machine malfunction.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.665-026 MIXER I (chemical) alternate titles: formulator

    Tends mixing kettles to mix and heat chemical ingredients to make cleaning and polishing compounds according to formula: Weighs or measures specified amounts of ingredients on scale or in measuring containers. Pours or shovels ingredients into mixing kettles. Turns valves to regulate gas flame or steam pressure to maintain specified temperature in kettles. Starts agitator to mix ingredients for specified time. Turns valve to drain mixed ingredients into drums, filler machine, or storage tanks. Cleans mixers, kettles, scales, and work area, using solvent and rags. May mix ingredients in portable mixer. May be designated according to kind of cleaning or polishing product made as Shoe-Dressing Maker (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.665-030 PRESS OPERATOR I (chemical) alternate titles: carbon-dioxide operator

    Tends equipment that converts liquid carbon dioxide into dry ice: Turns valves to transfer liquid carbon dioxide to batch tank for weighing, and to expansion chamber where snow is formed by sudden release of pressure. Pushes lever of press to lower hydraulic ram that compresses snow into cakes. Pushes cakes onto conveyor that carries them under power saws that cut cakes to specified size and transfers them onto scale. Weighs cakes on scale, records weight, and covers dry ice with paper. Lifts ice into insulated box. Tends booster pumps to fill cylinders with liquid carbon dioxide under pressure. May tend automated system that converts liquid carbon dioxide into dry ice.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.665-034 SPLASH-LINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: marbleizing-machine tender; mottle line operator

    Tends equipment that mixes, rolls, cuts, and grinds raw materials into chips used to marbleize vinyl and asphalt asbestos floor tile: Weighs out specified quantities of materials, such as limestone, resins, and asbestos fibers, and dumps them into hopper of mixer. Starts mixer and adjusts temperature controls to attain specified consistency of material. Dumps materials from mixers onto conveyor that conveys material into calenders that roll materials to prescribed thickness. Presses pedal to activate knife that automatically cuts material into slabs. Loads slabs onto conveyor that moves them through drying oven and dumps them into grinders to form chips.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.665-038 TANK-FARM ATTENDANT (chemical) alternate titles: transfer-and-pumphouse operator

    Tends series of spheres or tanks to store and distribute liquid chemicals for use in production of industrial or consumer products, such as phosphoric acid, synthetic rubber, resins, and solvents: Observes flowmeters and pressure gauges, turns valves, and starts pumps to transfer fluid chemicals to or from specified tanks and to processing areas. Gauges quantity of chemicals in tanks, using calibrated steel tape or rod and conversion tables [GAUGER (petrol. & gas; petrol. refin.; pipe lines)]. Maintains records of materials received and distributed, gauge readings, pumping time, and storage dates. Patrols tank farm area to inspect pumps, motors, valves, piping, and electrical ground-wire connections. Reports leaks, temperature and pressure abnormalities, and other potential hazards. May regulate admission of products through preliminary processing units, such as water-treating and refrigerating units, heat exchangers, and purification and filtration equipment. May draw samples of chemicals for laboratory analysis or perform concentration, acidity, or composition tests, using standard test procedure and equipment. May circulate fluids through weigh tanks to facilitate inventory control or supply processing areas with preweighed ingredients.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.665-042 WASH HELPER (chemical)

    Tends equipment that washes and reduces acidity of activated carbon, preparatory to drying: Turns valves, couples hoses, and starts pumps to circulate carbon sludge through washing and blending tanks in specified timing and sequence. Admits prescribed amount of caustic soda into mixing tank or barrel to produce neutralizing solution of prescribed concentration. Starts agitators in blending tanks and opens valves to admit water, caustic solution, and steam to system as directed by WASH OPERATOR (chemical). Takes samples of carbon sludge and wash solution to determine acidity, using titration test and conversion chart. Determines specific gravity of neutralized solution, using hydrometer, beaker, and siphon, and reports reading to system operator to facilitate process control. Measures depth of carbon sludge in tank, using calibrated rod or suction tube. Pumps washed and neutralized carbon to driers when test results indicate washing is completed. Records tank-level and specific gravity readings in shift log. Flushes tanks and lines with water hose, dismantling piping as necessary to remove caked deposits, using wrenches.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.666-010 TOWER ATTENDANT (paper & pulp) alternate titles: limerock tower loader

    Charges tower with limerock used in preparation of acid for cooking wood chips: Breaks limerock with maul and washes dirt from pieces, using hose. Fills handtrucks with limerock and pushes truck to tower. Starts elevator or bucket conveyor to transport limerock to top of tower and fill tower to specified depth. Closes tower filling hatch and fastens it with clamps. Scrapes slag from tower grate and rakes slag from tower floor, using scraper and rake. May operate scoop truck to transport limerock to tower.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.667-010 TABLET TESTER (pharmaceut.)

    Tests hardness of medicinal tablets to ensure conformity with production specifications, using balance scale and hardness tester: Places sample tablet on scale pan, using tweezers, and records weight. Places tablet in hardness tester, turns screw to raise tablet until it touches pressure rod, and depresses pneumatic foot pedal to squeeze tablet until breakage occurs. Examines and fingers tablets to detect chips and tackiness. Notifies COMPRESSOR (elec. equip.; pharmaceut.) when tablets do not meet weight or hardness specifications. May test tablets, using hand-operated hardness tester. May weigh entire batch of tablets to compare with total weight of ingredients used.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.667-014 LABORER, GENERAL (plastic-synth.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks involved in manufacturing plastics materials, synthetic resins, and synthetic rubber: Transports materials to workers and machines, using hoist or handtruck. Inserts metal core in rolls of plastics film. Tightens clamps on supply racks, using wrenches. Cleans machinery and work area, using vacuum cleaner, brushes, and cleaning solvents. Measures, weighs, and dumps ingredients into mills, kettles, or hoppers. Replaces spools or coils of materials on supply racks or reels. Delivers samples of materials to testing laboratory. Records weights, types, and amounts of materials used, stored, or shipped.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

559.682-010 CAPSULE-FILLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.)

    Operates capsulating machine to fill gelatin capsules with medicinal preparations: Scoops empty capsules into loading hopper and scoops medicinal preparation into filling hopper of capsulating machine. Fills capsule rings with empty capsules, uncouples rings, and fills lower half of capsule with powdered or pelletized medicine. Recouples capsule rings and inserts rings into closing and ejecting forks. Depresses pedal to close filled capsules and eject them into receiving container. Polishes capsules, using polishing cloth, and inspects capsules for breakage and defective filling. Weighs specified number of capsules and compares weight with weight specification sheet. May operate capsule branding machine to print establishment name on capsule.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.682-014 CASTING-AND-CURING OPERATOR (chemical)

    Controls equipment to fill rocket motor cases with rocket fuel and to cure rocket fuel: Attaches handling ring or sling to motor case, using handtools or portable power tools. Positions motor cases in casting rig (special jig), using hoist, and tightens holding clamp with wrench. Inserts mandrel (core) inside motor case, using hoist, and tightens clamps on casting rig to hold it in position. Conveys and positions casting can over rig, using hoist, and connects hose to rig. Moves console controls to pump fuel from casting can to motor case. Observes level of fuel in case through closed-circuit television and moves controls to regulate volume of fuel charge. Stops pump and presses hydraulic control to move mandrel into final position in motor case. Lifts motor case onto overhead conveyor, using hoist, and starts conveyor to move motor case into curing oven. Observes recording-instrument charts on control panel of curing oven to verify specified temperatures and curing times.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.682-018 CHEMICAL COMPOUNDER (chemical)

    Controls equipment that processes coal tar hydrocarbons into intermediate compounds for use in manufacture of dyestuffs and pharmaceutical products: Measures coal tar derivatives, using balance scales and volume indicators. Shovels or pumps derivatives into specified containers. Observes recording instruments, and adjusts steam, water, and vacuum valves to regulate temperature and pressure during chemical reactions that produce specified intermediates. Tests acidity of intermediates, using pH indicators. Tests solubility of intermediates in liquids, such as water, alcohol, and chloroform. Adds specified chemicals to intermediates to ensure that they meet requirements. Dumps ice into intermediates to reduce temperature. Pumps intermediates through filter to remove liquid residue. Heats intermediates and circulates vapors through condenser lines to isolate components of intermediates. May be designated according to equipment tended as Kettle Operator (chemical) II; Tub Operator (chemical); process involved as Bromination Equipment Operator (chemical); Sulfonation Equipment Operator (chemical); or material produced as Optical-Brightener Maker (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.682-022 FILM-CASTING OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: caster

    Controls equipment, such as spray line, oven, conveyor, and winding reel to produce transparent plastic wrapping material from prepared chemical solutions: Opens valves to spray solution from bank of spray nozzles onto moving conveyor. Observes gauges and adjusts controls to regulate oven temperature, spray rate of solution, and conveyor speed to produce sheeting of specified thickness and quality. Examines sheet material and inserts marker in spooled material to indicate defective areas. May control operations from remote-controlled panelboard. May send sample piece of material to laboratory for analysis. May examine thickness and clarity of material, using micrometer and illuminated viewing panel. May operate solvent recovery unit.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.682-026 FLUSHER (chemical)

    Controls equipment to displace water from damp pigments by introducing oil or other liquid into pigment: Shovels batch of damp pigment into tub and starts agitator. Turns valve to admit steam into jacket of tub to heat batch to specified temperature. Adds required quantity of liquid vehicle to displace water in pigment. Tilts tub to drain displaced water from top of batch. Clamps lid on tub and opens vacuum valve to draw remaining water from batch. Collects samples of batch for laboratory analysis. Adds type and quantities of oils and extenders specified by laboratory to bring body, strength, and shade of batch within acceptable limits. Mixes batch for specified time. Drains batch into containers and clamps on lid.
GOE: 06.04.12 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.682-030 LACQUER MAKER (paint & varnish) alternate titles: lacquer mixer

    Operates jar-type grinding mill and mixing machine to produce lacquers and synthetic paints according to formulas and work order specifications: Starts jar mill and portable mixer to grind and mix ingredients. Places ingredients, such as gums, pigments, and thinners in mill. Dumps coloring and lacquer ingredients according to specifications into portable mixing kettle and places kettle under mixer. Takes sample from batch and strains it into can. Uses spray gun to spray test panel. Heats prepared mixture with steam coil, causing wax to rise to top of solution, and then settle to bottom to be drawn off into clean tank. Adds required color for tinting batch to meet plant specifications [TINTER (paint & varnish)].
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.682-034 LATEX-RIBBON-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Operates machine to produce and cure latex ribbon and thread used for such items as elastic and garters: Moves drums of liquid latex and coagulant to dip trays, using hoist. Opens petcock on drums and adjusts flow to regulate level of coagulant in trays. Positions number of dip belts, according to gauge of finished latex ribbon or thread, over belt spindles. Starts equipment to activate dip belts and conveyor system. Observes belts as they float on top of latex in tray and through coagulant to verify cohesion of latex to dip belts. Observes separation of coagulated ribbon or thread from bottom of dip belt to conveyor carrying ribbon or thread through rinsing and drying areas. Inspects ribbon and thread for such defects as holes and dried coagulant. Threads end of ribbon or thread through guides leading to curing drum. Cuts, weighs, and examines samples, to verify adherence to specifications, using scissors, scale, and gauge. Inspects and sharpens circular knives with stone. When producing thread, may be designated Latex-Thread-Machine Operator (rubber goods); Thread-Machine Operator (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

559.682-038 RIPENING-ROOM ATTENDANT (plastic-synth.)

    Controls equipment to filter, transfer, and remove bubbles from viscose fluid used in manufacturing rayon or cellophane: Turns valves to transfer viscose from mixing station to filter presses that remove impurities and to vacuum tanks that remove air bubbles. Observes gauges and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature, pressure, and feed rate in equipment and pipes. May tend tanks to age viscose for specified time before transfer to casting (forming) units [TANKROOM TENDER (plastic-synth.)]. May record aging time, viscose output, and gauge readings. May be designated Viscose-Cellar Attendant (plastic-synth.) in plants producing rayon by viscose process.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.682-042 RUBBER-MILL OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Operates extruders and calender mill to remove moisture from butyl rubber crumbs: Presses buttons on control panel to start conveyors that feed rubber crumbs from drier through extruder and into hot mill. Opens breech-lock head on extruder, using wrenches. Removes foreign matter from equipment, using hot hoe and wooden tamper. Turns handwheel to adjust space between rollers on hot mill to remove moisture and to regulate thickness of product on rollers. Observes color and surface characteristics of rubber to determine degree of dryness. Turns valves on steam lines to maintain temperatures. Turns handwheels to adjust mill knives. Cuts samples of product for laboratory tests and cleans undried rubber from rollers for remilling, using knife. Inspects machinery for lubrication and to detect mechanical malfunction.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.682-046 SODA-ROOM OPERATOR (beverage)

    Controls equipment to make cleaning solution used in beer bottle-washing machines: Dumps specified bags of chemicals into mixing tank and adds measured amount of water. Starts pump that transfers chemical solution to tank containing specified amount of concentrated soda. Observes gauges and turns steam valve to heat solution to specified temperature. Pumps used soda from washing machines into separators and settling and storage tanks to remove solid matter, clarify solution, and store solution. Opens hoppers on settling tanks to dump solid refuse into trucks. Connects hoses and starts pumps to transfer concentrated soda from tank car to storage tanks. Washes separator, settling tanks, and floor, using hose.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.682-050 SPONGE-PRESS OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Operates combination calendering mill and vulcanizing conveyor that rolls out and cures, in continuous process, sponge rubber sheeting for use gaskets, underlay for carpeting, and insulation for footwear: Turns handwheels and capstan screws to set distance between calender rolls and between vulcanizing plates and conveyor, verifying setting with feeler gauges. Operates calender to produce uncured sponge rubber sheeting [CALENDER OPERATOR (rubber goods; rubber tire)]. Turns rheostat for each vulcanizing plate to designated temperature setting and observes heat indicators. Starts conveyor, when plates reach specified heat, to vulcanize calendered sheeting beneath them. Replaces worn canvas conveyor belts between calendering and vulcanizing units, using portable vulcanizing machine to bond ends. Adjusts tension bars that tighten belt, using wrenches. Mounts roll of underlay backing cloth into cradles, using electric chain hoist. Threads backing cloth (netting) through cement trough and series of rollers that press it onto sponge rubber sheeting, and through drying oven. Adjusts width between calender rolls to increase or decrease thickness of sheeting and adjusts temperatures of vulcanizing plates when there are deviations from specifications in thickness or curing. May operate vulcanizing conveyor without warming mill, calender, or vulcanizing plates that draws, by vacuum pressure, uncured sponge rubber between links of wire mesh that expands and vulcanizes rubber as it passes through heated oven to produce waffle-imprinted underlay on precalendered stocks and be known as Rug-Underlay-Machine Operator (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.682-054 STERILE-PRODUCTS PROCESSOR (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: compounder, sterile products

    Operates water still, mixer, $T3clarifier,$T1 and filtering unit to process liquid and powder ingredients into sterile medications: Turns valves to admit deionized water and steam to still and circulate water through condenser for distillation. Pours metered or measured amount of distilled water into container, weighs out or dumps preweighed ingredients into water and lowers mixing head into solution to dissolve and mix ingredients. Turns dial on pH meter to standard acidity reading, immerses electrodes in beaker of buffer solution, and adds acid or alkali, as specified, to achieve prescribed acidity. Pours mixture into clarifier unit to remove insoluble material. Immerses bacteriological filtering candle in clarified solution, connects tubing between candle and collecting vessel, and starts vacuum pump to draw solution through candle pores to remove bacteria and spores and produce sterile product. May set up ampoule- or vial-filling machine. May operate equipment to produce sterile, deionized water used in sterile medications. May sterilize equipment, using autoclave and disinfectant solution.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.682-058 STRETCH-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic prod.)

    Operates machine to stretch plastic sheets to specified dimensions: Positions sheet in machine and clamps hydraulic rams to edges of sheet. Sets temperature control and starts blowers to heat sheet. Adjusts stops on hydraulic rams (pullers) and starts machine to stretch sheet to specified dimensions. Removes sheet and places it on table or rack to cool. May cut stretched sheet into pieces of specified size, using bandsaw. May inspect stretched sheet against grid board to locate distortion-free areas.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.682-062 STRONG-NITRIC OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: nitric-acid-concentrator operator; tc operator

    Controls equipment to increase strength of nitric acid, used in making TNT and nitroglycerin: Regulates flow of sulfuric acid and weak nitric acid into mixing tank and controls flow of steam, water, air, and mixed acids through dehydrating tower, absorption tower, bleaching tower, still, and condenser to produce concentrated nitric acid meeting plant standard. Monitors thermometers and pressure gauges and adjusts valves to maintain specified temperature and pressure in each unit. Takes samples of product for laboratory analysis or tests acid strength, using pH meter. Records instrument readings in shift log.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.682-066 UTILITY OPERATOR I (chemical)

    Operates or controls stills, compressors, reactors, and related chemical process equipment during rest periods, lunch hour, or emergency, performing duties of regular operators as directed by operators or supervisory personnel. When not relieving equipment operator, performs tasks such as assisting operator in turning valves to control flow of materials, setting equipment controls at specified readings, gauging tank levels, and recharging equipment with fresh catalytic agents. May be designated according to equipment operated or worker relieved as Benzene-Still Utility Operator (chemical); Butadiene-Converter Utility Operator (chemical); Dehydrogenation-Converter Utility Operator (chemical); Ethylbenzene-Compressor Utility Operator (chemical); Styrene-Continuous-Still Utility Operator (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

559.682-070 SCREEN-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates screen machine that folds and bonds edges of vinyl sheets to reinforcing strips and punches holes in strips to form shower curtains: Selects roll of vinyl specified on work order, inserts metal cylinder in roll, positions roll in holding brackets of machine, and turns knobs to secure cylinder. Fills cylinder with air to prevent slippage of roll during machine operation, using airhose. Cuts lead end of vinyl with scissors to straighten end and attaches end to material in machine, using tape. Adjusts guides that fold edges of vinyl and solvent release mechanism that seals folded edges, using handtools. Turns knobs to set heat level of rollers that press and seal folded edges of vinyl. Inserts roll of vinyl reinforcing strip in holder above press of machine, and pushes end of strip onto chain that automatically positions strip for bonding to and reinforcing lead end of vinyl sheet. Pushes button to start machine and measures vinyl in machine to verify width specified on work order, using tape measure. Flips switches to activate feed chains that automatically pull vinyl and reinforcing strip into position under press, and to lower press that cuts, punches holes in, and presses and bonds strips against vinyl to form shower curtains. Observes movement of vinyl through machine and adjusts machine periodically to eliminate detected defects.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

559.684-010 PACK-ROOM OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Fills spinnerette $T3packs$T1 (metal cups) with measured amount of treated sand to filter impurities from molten nylon before extrusion into filaments: Examines holes in bottom of pack, using microscope, to detect damaged or clogged openings. Weighs out prescribed amounts and grades of treated sand and pours sand into pack, leveling sand with crescent-shaped tool. Repeats filling and leveling process until specified number of layers have been built up, according to type of nylon to be spun. Disassembles used packs, pours out sand, and washes pack in soapy water to remove burned sand adhering to cup after extrusion of molten nylon.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.684-018 RUBBER-MOLD MAKER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: mold maker

    Forms rubber wax injection molds by vulcanizing pieces of rubber around metal sample: Places metal sample into frame and packs raw rubber around sample. Clamps sample, frame, and rubber into vulcanizing machine. Turns on machine, waits specified time, and removes mold from machine. Splits mold into two pieces to remove metal sample, using knife or scalpel. Inspects mold for defects. May form investment molds around wax patterns. May operate centrifugal casting machine. May burn grooves or crevices in mold to correct defects, using soldering gun.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.684-022 TANK CLEANER (paint & varnish) alternate titles: chipper

    Cleans tanks, vats, kettles, and chutes, used in production of paint products: Disconnects pipelines and locks safety devices on agitator switch. Enters tanks and examines condition of interior to determine cleaning method. Connects air-compressor hoses to portable pneumatic chisel and forced-air ventilating equipment. Starts portable electric pump to draw residual liquid from tank. Chips and scrapes caked material from walls, ceiling, agitator, and floor surfaces, using pneumatic chisel or hand scrapers. Shovels scrapings into container and removes container from tank, using hoist. Dumps scrapings into disposal drum and carts drum to refuse area. Scrubs tank surfaces, using brush, water, and solvent. May presoak tank with caustic solution. May haul kettles and chutes to burning area and burn off inflammable residue in vessels.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.684-026 UTILITY WORKER, MOLDING (plastic prod.)

    Performs any combination of following and related tasks in molding department of plastics fabricating establishment: Examines plastic products for defects, such as scratches, $T3flash,$T1 and discoloration, and discards defective items into reject box. Packs finished products into cartons and affixes content labels. Conveys supplies from storage to work stations, using handtruck. Opens collapsed cartons, folds and seals carton bottoms, using moistened gummed tape, and inserts nesting into cartons. Unloads plastic mixture from machine hoppers into barrels upon completion of job order, affixes identification labels on barrels, and conveys barrels to mixing department. Dumps cleaning solution into hopper and actuates molding machine to purge internal sections of unused plastic mixture. Dismantles hopper and drying unit of machine, using handtools, and cleans internal sections, using rags, cleaning solution, and airhose. Sweeps and mops production floor.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

559.684-030 HAT-FINISHING-MATERIALS PREPARER (hat & cap)

    Mixes and blends finishing grease and coloring powders used in manufacture of felt hats: Pours specified amounts of ingredients, such as oil and lanolin into blending pot, following formulas and using measuring containers. Places pot on heated range and stirs ingredients to blend mixture, using paddle. Places rolls of greasing or pouncing (smoothing) cloth in processing pan and pours mixture over rolls. Turns knobs to activate oven and places processing pans in oven to heat rolls of cloth in mixture for specified period. Removes pans from oven at end of processing, affixes batch labels to rolls, and carries rolls to specified storage area. Refines dye powders, using powder-refining tumbler machine, and weighs and blends refined powders according to formulas and work order specifications, using scale and automatic mixing machine. Labels and stores blended powders, according to color, in specified storage areas.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

559.684-034 UTILITY WORKER, PRODUCTION (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: utility worker, virus

    Performs any combination of following duties in production of vaccines or toxoids: Adds chemical solutions, disease virus, or bacteria to and removes culture fluids from glass vessels, using pump. Connects pumping equipment to storage, filtration, fermentation, and refrigeration containers to transfer and refrigerate chemical ingredients or to flush containers. Conveys chemical ingredients, disease bacteria, and disease viruses in drums, containers, jars, or vials to and from storage or refrigeration rooms, using handtruck. Carries samples of chemical broth, vaccine, or toxoid to quality control unit. Tends sterilizers, oven, and autoclave that sterilize glassware, instruments, and portable equipment. Washes designated equipment by hand, using brushes, rags, and detergent. Thaws frozen ingredients used in developing vaccines or toxoids, using thawing equipment.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

559.685-010 ACID PURIFIER (chemical)

    Tends equipment that filters acid liquor from slurry and dehydrates residual materials for further processing: Opens feed valves and starts rotary drum that filters liquor from slurry. Turns valves to transfer residue to dehydration unit. Adjusts controls to regulate temperature, pressure, and speed of material flow as specified to dry residue. Collects samples of acid liquor and residual materials for laboratory analysis. May be designated according to material processed as Phthalic-Acid Purifier (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-014 ALUMINUM-HYDROXIDE-PROCESS OPERATOR (chemical; pharmaceut.)

    Tends steam-jacketed kettles, mixing tanks, filter press, string filter, and related equipment to process ammonia solution and aluminum sulfate into aluminum hydroxide: Meters water into steam-jacketed kettle and sets thermostat at specified temperature. Dumps preweighed bags of aluminum sulfate into kettle, and starts agitator to dissolve ingredient. Meters specified amounts of hot water and ammonia into mixing tank and starts agitator. Pumps aluminum sulfate solution through filter press into heated agitator tank to remove insoluble materials. Pumps ammonia solution to tank with aluminum sulfate solution. Ladles sample of mixture, adds test solution, and observes color reaction to determine degree of precipitation. Adds specified ingredients to mixing tank to complete precipitation, according to results of test. Pumps slurry through string filter to separate aluminum hydroxide from mixture. May replace filtering media and repair equipment, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-018 AMPOULE FILLER (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: ampoule filler and sealer

    Tends machine that fills ampoules with metered doses of liquid drug products: Starts machine and dumps empty ampoules into hopper or places them on rotating table of machine that automatically positions them for filling. Seals ampoules [AMPOULE SEALER (pharmaceut.)]. May regulate gas flame in ampoule-sealing unit. May inspect [AMPOULE EXAMINER (pharmaceut.)], count, and pack ampoules in cartons for shipment. May place sealed ampoules in wire basket and immerse in dye bath for leak test. May tend machine that steam-washes ampoules preparatory to filling [AMPOULE-WASHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.)].
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-022 AMPOULE-WASHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: washing-machine operator

    Tends machine that steam-washes ampoules, preparatory to filling: Places ampoules on spokes of rotary table of washing machine. Depresses pedal to move ampoules through steam bath. Removes washed ampoules and places them in holes of perforated tray. Discards chipped or cracked ampoules. May load ampoules into drying ovens and remove after specified time.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-026 BRINE-WELL OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: pump operator, brine well

    Tends pumps to maintain brine wells at specified levels to ensure adequate salt supply for chemical processes: Turns valves and monitors gauges and water-pressure recorders to maintain level and brine strength of wells within prescribed limits, and to reverse flow of flush wells as directed. Determines specific gravity of salt water in wells, using hydrometer. Determines iodine content of brine, using standard titration test. Monitors automatic pump operation and inspects water supply system to detect broken or frozen lines, stoppages, and leaks. Records brine strength and pressure in system for operating log.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-030 BRIQUETTER OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends machine that automatically forms ore mixture or chemical compounds into briquettes: Shovels mix into feed hopper and pokes out feed chutes, using rod, to prevent jamming of material as it flows to briquetting rollers and to rotary drier. Turns valves to maintain vacuum pressure in drier within specified limits. Pushes down sealing ring to prevent loss of vacuum and transfers briquettes to drums for shipment or storage. Weighs drums, using platform scale, to facilitate compilation of shipping data. Monitors potentiometer on drier and reports unusual fluctuations to maintenance or supervisory personnel. Examines drier feedlines for condition, to detect potential air leaks and loss of vacuum.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-034 CD-STORAGE-AND-MATERIALS MAKE-UP HELPER (chemical)

    Tends equipment to prepare basic chemical solutions used in production of synthetic rubber: Opens valves and starts pumps to admit chlorobutadiene into weigh tank. Adds specified ingredients into tank, according to formula. Starts agitator in tank to mix contents. Turns valve to control flow of steam into tank jacket to maintain specified temperature of solution. Mixes persulfate and water in tank according to formula. Pumps prepared solution to processing areas. Records data, such as materials prepared and chemicals used. Pumps brine or nitrogen through chlorobutadiene stored in tanks to prevent spontaneous polymerization. Disassembles and cleans scrubbers, using handtools and steam hose.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-038 COMPRESSOR OPERATOR II (chemical) alternate titles: block-press operator

    Tends machine that compresses loose salt into blocks for use as cattle feed supplement: Opens gate to transfer premixed salt from bin to measuring hopper. Starts press that automatically admits measured amount of salt into compression chamber, compresses salt into blocks, and ejects blocks onto chute. Lifts blocks from chute and stacks them on pallet. Cleans machine. May fortify salt by adding and mixing specified amounts of potassium iodide or other fortifiers to salt before it is compressed into blocks.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-042 CRYSTALLIZER OPERATOR I (chemical)

    Tends crystallizer to process chemical solution into crystalline form: Pumps specified amounts of materials and solvent or dumps drums of solutions into crystallizer. Starts agitator and pumps coolants into coils of crystallizer. Reads thermometer, observes product, and turns coolant valve to regulate temperature and control rate of crystallization according to specifications. May heat ingredients in crystallizer to prevent premature crystallization. May start centrifuge to separate crystallized substances from solvent [CENTRIFUGAL-DRIER OPERATOR (chemical)].
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-046 DOPE-DRY-HOUSE OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: dope-house operator helper; dry-house operator

    Tends machines that dry, grind, and screen materials, such as sodium nitrate, apricot pits, sulfur, and clay for use in making dynamite: Shovels or dumps materials into drier hopper and adjusts temperature of steam-heated drier to specified reading. Starts conveyors and elevators that convey materials through drier and grinder. Starts grinder and sifting screens that grind and screen materials and deposit them in bins. May drive scoop tractor to fill drier hopper. May test moisture content of ingredients, using carbide-filled jar and gauge that registers gas produced. May weigh out dried ingredients according to formula, to prepare batches for mixing with nitroglycerin. May be designated according to ingredient treated as Soda-Dry-House Operator (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-050 DRIER-AND-PULVERIZER TENDER (chemical)

    Tends mill that dries and pulverizes pasty chemical materials: Starts mill, turns valves, and observes gauges to regulate temperature and suction as specified. Hoists containers of materials to be milled onto loading platform, using chain fall, and dumps specified quantity of materials into mill. Regulates flow of hot air through mill, according to size of milled batch, and controls speed of suction pump that removes pulverized product after milling and drying.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-054 DUSTING-AND-BRUSHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Tends machines that automatically dust uncured sponge rubber sheeting with talc powder to prevent rolled surfaces sticking together or remove excess powder from sheeting: Shovels powder into hopper to load machine for dusting. Mounts roll of sheeting in cradle and threads end between fleece rollers or brushing unit of machine to dust surface with talc or remove excess talc, and wind sheeting onto empty roll. Starts machine, observes feeding of material, and keeps hopper filled with talc, when dusting. Blows dust from operating parts of machine, using airhose.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-058 EFFERVESCENT-SALTS COMPOUNDER (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: process operator

    Tends mixing machine, evaporating pans, grinding mills, and drying oven that process powdered ingredients into granulated effervescent salts for use in drug preparations: Dumps prescribed quantity of citric acid crystals into mill and starts machine to grind crystals. Starts mixer and adds ground crystals and specified amount of powdered ingredients to blend for designated time. Sets thermostat to regulate temperature of steam-jacketed evaporator pans, and dumps mixture into pans to heat for specified period and remove moisture. Inserts screen in mill and dumps contents of evaporator pans into machine to granulate to uniform size. Scoops granules into trays. Places trays in drying oven for predetermined time. Dumps or scoops dried granules into hopper or chute for transfer to storage or packaging area. May screen granules to remove particles smaller than specified size, using sieve.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-062 ELECTRODE-CLEANING-MACHINE OPERATOR (elec. equip.)

    Tends electrode cleaning machine that scrapes excess carbon from baked or graphitized electrodes: Pushes machine, mounted on rails, to area where electrodes are stacked horizontally on racks and aligns machine with guide bars extending from rack. Blocks wheels to prevent machine from rolling during cleaning process. Moves levers that lower stop bar on machine and allow electrode to roll from rack onto rollers of machine. Starts machine to rotate electrode on rollers and moves lever to lower abrasive belt onto electrode to scrape away excess carbon. Stops machine when scraping is complete and moves lever that raises abrasive belt and ejects cleaned electrode onto rack adjacent to machine. Inspects cleaned electrode to ensure that excess carbon is removed.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-066 FABRIC NORMALIZER (rubber goods) alternate titles: normalizing-equipment tender

    Tends equipment that shrinks rubberized fabric sheeting or tubing to increase strength of material: Positions reel of rubberized stock in letoff rack, by hand or using hoist. Adjusts stock guides and tension rollers on machine, using handtools, to accommodate stock. Dumps powdered soapstone in hopper of equipment to dust stock. Moves controls to regulate temperature of water in dip tank and speed of equipment. Threads rubberized fabric stock through machine. Starts equipment that moves stock through water bath, drying compartment, under soapstone dispenser, and onto windup reel.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-070 FERMENTER OPERATOR (pharmaceut.)

    Tends fermenting tanks and auxiliary equipment to produce active constituent of antibiotic drug products: Starts agitator fermenting and mixing tanks and adds prescribed quantities of ingredients, such as salt, sugar, and yeast. Turns valves and starts pumps to transfer mixture to fermenting tank and maintain specified temperature in tanks for prescribed time. Opens valves to admit water, liquid seed antibiotic, and foam-preventing oil, according to critical plant specifications. Unbolts lid of fermenter tank and measures level of solution, using dipstick. Turns valves to transfer mixture to crystallization tank for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-074 FLAKER OPERATOR (chemical; smelt. & refin.) alternate titles: drier-and-evaporator operator; finishing-pan operator; flaking-machine operator; pan operator

    Tends drum-flaking machine that solidifies and converts chemical compounds into flakes preparatory to shipment or further processing: Pumps molten materials or concentrated solutions into feed pan of flaking machine. Moves rheostat and turns valves to regulate speed of revolving flaking drum and flow of coolant to control solidification and thickness of flakes scraped from drum by stationary blade, according to procedure. Scoops samples of flakes into container for laboratory moisture analysis. May dump flakes into bags or drums, weigh, and secure bags with stitching device, or seal drums. May tend auxiliary equipment, such as grinding mills, shaker screens, and loading conveyors. May be designated according to material flaked as Pitch Flaker (chemical); Potash Flaker (chemical); Soda Flaker (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-078 FOAM-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic prod.; plastic-synth.)

    Tends machine that sprays thermoplastic resins onto conveyor belt to form plastic foam: Pours catalysts and resins into machine hoppers and starts belt conveyor and resin pumps. Turns valves to start spray and synchronize spray with conveyor speed. Cuts solidified foam block to specified length, using handsaw. May cut foam block to specified thickness, using horizontal bandsaw [SAWYER (plastic prod.; plastic-synth.)].
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-082 FORMULA WEIGHER (pen & pencil)

    Tends mills and mixing machines to prepare ink for typewriter ribbons and oil-wax coating for carbon paper, according to prescribed formulas: Weighs and measures ingredients, following written instructions. Pours ingredients into specified mixing machine, such as mixing mill, ball mill, or agitator. Starts and stops machines. Observes temperature indicators and turns valves to maintain specified heat in mills. Cleans machines and utensils, using solvent and cloth.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-086 FRAME STRIPPER (soap & rel.)

    Pushes empty soap frames (open metal tanks with removable sides) under crutcher machine to fill frames with liquid soap, and tends machine that cuts soap into slabs: Opens slide in crutcher to allow soap to pour into and fill frame. Pushes filled frame to hardening area to allow soap to harden for specified time. Moves hardened frame to slabbing machine, using handtruck. Unscrews bolts on frame to remove sides, or connects hoist to frame to lift sides. Pushes soap cake into slabbing machine and presses lever to activate cutting wires that cut soap cakes into slabs. Removes slabs from machine.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-090 FREEZING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: shell-freezing-machine operator

    Tends machine that freezes blood plasma preparatory to hydration or storage: Starts machine that circulates solution of dry ice and alcohol over rollers to chill them. Moves blood plasma from walk-in freezer to freezing machine, using handtruck. Places bottles of blood plasma onto rotating rollers submerged in cold alcohol in machine. Taps revolving bottles with metal wand to accelerate and ensure uniform freezing of plasma, increasing speed of tapping on bottles when crystallization does not occur uniformly. Places bottles of plasma that do not freeze uniformly into reject container and frozen plasma on trays for further processing. Reads thermometer to ascertain that temperature of solution remains constant, according to specifications. May place bottles on rack to drain off alcohol before packing. May tend centrifuge machine that separates plasma from red corpuscles present in whole blood. May tend fractionator machine that breaks down plasma into proteins by centrifugal action.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-094 FUSE MAKER (chemical)

    Tends equipment to make fuses for pyrotechnics: Screens black powder to required fineness and pours it into hopper of spinning machine. Threads end of rolls of cotton roving into spindle of spinning machine. Starts machine that automatically spins strands of cotton yarn together and around a train of black powder to make fuses and winds fuses onto bobbins. Stops spinning machine and removes bobbins. Positions filled bobbins in holders of dope trough. Threads fuses over pulleys in dope trough and drying chamber, fastening ends of fuses to reels in drying chamber. Fills trough with dope and regulates temperature of drying chamber. Starts motor to pull fuses through dope and through heated chamber to dry dope-covered fuses and to wind fuses onto reels. Removes reels of dried fuse when automatic counter indicates that specified amount of fuse has been wound onto reel.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-098 GLUE-MILL OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: paste-mill operator

    Tends line of mills, conveyors, shakers, and filling machine to break, sift, and package dry glue or gelatin: Starts mills, conveyors, and shakers equipped with screens of prescribed mesh size. Opens gate in chute of hopper and drops coarse material into mill. Observes line to detect malfunction or breakdown of machinery as material is milled, sifted, and loaded into tank of filling machine. Stops line when malfunctions occur. Places container below filling machine and clamps spout equipped with scale to container. Opens valve to fill spout to prescribed weight, observing scale. Closes valve and opens slide gate to drop glue into container. Pushes slide gate to close spout and seals container. May stack bags on skid. May use device (levelator) which levels each layer of bags with floor to facilitate stacking.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-102 GOLF-BALL-COVER TREATER (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: cover treater

    Mixes chemicals, dips buckets of golf balls into chemical solutions, and tends machines that tumble balls in solutions to vulcanize, etch, and cure covers preparatory to painting: Pours specified amounts of chemicals and water into dip tanks. Fills dip buckets with balls and lifts bucket into tanks manually or using hoist. Moves bucket through series of dip tanks for specified time in each tank. Empties balls into storage boxes and moves boxes to curing room for specified time. Loads tumblers with balls and opens valves to fill tumbler with water. Measures and pours or pumps in specified amounts and types of chemicals. Runs tumblers for set time, empties solution, and fills and runs tumbler through rinse cycle. Repeats chemical treating and rinse cycles according to curing specifications. Empties balls into buckets and places balls on racks for storage in drying room. May test sample balls for compression [INSPECTOR, GOLF BALL (toy-sport equip.)].
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-106 IMPREGNATOR OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: catalyst impregnator

    Tends tank in which catalytic material is impregnated with liquid chemicals for use in manufacturing butadiene: Weighs specified quantity of catalyst and dumps it into tank containing measured amounts of liquid chemicals. Turns steam valve to heat mixture in tank until boiling occurs, impregnating catalytic material. Determines specific gravity of mixture, using hydrometer, and adds specified types and quantities of reagents to attain prescribed specific gravity.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-110 LABORER, GENERAL (paint & varnish)

    Performs any combination of following tasks involved in production of paints and varnishes: Dumps calcined and metallic pigments into hopper of automatic grinder to reduce pigments to powdered form. Spreads layers of cinders and black ash over screen of leach box and opens valve that sprays hot water on box to recover barium sulfide from black ash. Pumps pigment slurries and paints through filters to remove lumps and impurities. Fills cleaning tank with water and caustic and turns steam valve to heat tank. Places equipment to be cleaned, such as pails, chutes, and mixing pans in tank. Removes equipment from cleaning tank after specified time and rinses equipment, using water hose. Unloads drums, barrels, and raw materials from freight cars and trucks, and stacks them in warehouse or work areas. Cleans work areas, using broom, rags, and solvent. May be known according to specific task performed as Black-Ash Worker (paint & varnish); Equipment Cleaner (paint & varnish); Strainer (paint & varnish).
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-114 LATEX SPOOLER (rubber goods) alternate titles: spooler, rubber strand

    Tends equipment to spool latex thread or wind latex ribbon into rolls: Pushes curing drum to position at spooling or winding equipment and fastens it in place. Attaches latex threads or ribbons from curing drum to spools or roll-winding equipment. Starts equipment that revolves curing drum to unwind goods and activates takeup equipment. Observes operation and adjusts speed of takeup to regulate tension. Straightens bent thread guides and ties broken threads. Removes and wraps filled spools or rolls, and packs them in carton for shipment. Weighs packed carton to determine yardage.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-118 LIME-KILN OPERATOR (paper & pulp) alternate titles: lime slaker

    Tends kiln and mixing tanks to recover lime from lime sludge and produce slaked lime from recovered lime: Observes gauges and temperature charts on panel to detect variations in kiln temperature, amount of sludge in kiln, percentage of oxygen in kiln atmosphere, and rate that carbon dioxide is exhausted from kiln. Turns rheostats to regulate amount of sludge fed into kiln according to capacity of kiln. Adjusts dampers to maintain kiln at specified temperature. Turns rheostats to regulate intake fans according to percentage of oxygen in kiln and exhaust fans according to rate that sludge decomposes into quicklime and carbon dioxide. Starts conveyors to move quicklime from storage bins to dissolving tanks that automatically mix quicklime with water to form slaked lime.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-122 LINSEED-OIL-PRESS TENDER (oils & grease) alternate titles: linseed-oil-mill tender

    Tends equipment that grinds, cooks, and presses flaxseed to make meal cakes for animal feed, and to obtain oil for use in making products, such as soap, paint, and varnish: Dumps flaxseed into grinding mill and starts mill to grind flaxseed into meal. Empties ground meal into tempering kettle. Turns valves to regulate and maintain specified temperature and moisture content in kettle. Opens valve to dump cooked meal between mats to form cakes. Places mats in hydraulic press. Starts press that lowers ram and presses oil from cakes.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-126 NOODLE-CATALYST MAKER (chemical)

    Mixes materials and tends equipment to form kaolin into noodle-like strips, for use as catalyst in production of ethylene from alcohol: Dumps specified amount of kaolin into mixing trough, using wheelbarrow. Adds water until specified consistency is attained and mixes materials, using hoe, until mixture appears suitable for extrusion. Starts pug mill (extruder) and shovels mix into mill that extrudes kaolin mixture into noodles of specified length and thickness. Places noodles on trays and loads trays into oven or drier for prescribed time. Removes cooked noodles and stacks them in piles for later use.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-130 PIGMENT PROCESSOR (chemical; paint & varnish)

    Tends one or more equipment units, such as reaction tanks, bleach tanks, wash tanks, filters, dryers, furnaces, and mills to process pigments, such as titanium, barytes, bentonite, and iron oxide for use in products, such as paint, industrial coating, rubber, plastic, and ink: Pushes buttons on control panel and turns valves to start feed of raw materials, such as ore or scrap metal, into processing equipment. Monitors gauges, dials, and recorders and adjusts equipment controls to maintain temperatures, pressures, and flow of materials according to specifications. May perform chemical tests on product to ensure conformance with specifications, using standard test equipment and procedures.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-134 POWDER-CUTTING OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends machine that cuts strands of smokeless powder into grains of designated size to produce explosives having uniform ballistic properties: Changes gear ratio of machine-feed mechanism to cut grains to specified size. Feeds flexible strands of colloidal powder through guide holes into cutter. Starts flow of liquid coolant, such as alcohol or water, playing on cutting area to prevent outbreak of fire. Empties fiber containers of cut powder into cart.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-138 PRESS OPERATOR (rubber reclaim.) alternate titles: washing-machine operator

    Tends equipment that washes and squeezes devulcanized scrap rubber to remove caustic materials used in devulcanization process: Starts pumps or opens chute to feed devulcanized rubber onto vibrating screen conveyor. Turns valves to adjust spray that washes rubber. Observes screen that filters rubber residue from wash water to detect clogging of holes. Opens hopper chute to feed washed material into screw press or between rollers that squeeze out water. Feels pressed material to estimate remaining moisture content and turns handwheels to adjust squeezing action of screw press or dewatering rollers.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-142 PRESSER (soap & rel.) alternate titles: cutter and presser; soap-press feeder

    Tends cutting and stamping equipment that cuts bars of soap from logs (long bars of soap) and embosses bars with firm name or trademark: Moves controls to regulate machine speed to maintain uniform movement of soap through plodder (bar-forming machine), cutting and stamping machines, and cooling tower. Examines soap bars for clean-cut form and uniform color and stops equipment when bars are defective, unbolts plodder, and removes accumulated soap from plodder plate. May rub bars under running water to test them for smoothness. Sends sample bars to laboratory for moisture tests. May tend press that presses bars into specified shape.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-146 PRESSROOM WORKER, FAT (oils & grease) alternate titles: filter-press pumper; refiner bleacher

    Tends equipment that boils, agitates, bleaches, and cleans tallow: Turns valves to drain specified amount of tallow from storage tank into bleaching tank and to create vacuum inside tank when vacuum bleaching method is used. Moves controls to heat tank with steam and maintain specified temperature. Admits specified amount of carbon (ground charcoal) and diatomaceous earth into bleaching tank and starts agitator. Draws sample from tank and pours it through filter paper, observing its color for conformance to specifications. Adds tallow or diatomaceous earth to tank as required. Opens valves to force tallow by steam pressure through filter press to remove foreign material and into storage tank.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-150 REBRANDER (rubber goods)

    Tends revolving wire brush and hot die presses that remove brand from rubber footwear and rebrand footwear for sale under another vendor's name, using either of following methods: (1) Holds footwear with brand against wire brush and buffs off brand. (2) Positions footwear on hot die press and presses pedal to lower ram and hot blanking die on brand to melt brand. Positions debranded footwear on another hot die press equipped with rebranding die, places patch of uncured rubber over brand location on footwear, and depresses pedal to lower ram for preset time to vulcanize patch into brand.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-154 RESTRICTIVE-PREPARATION OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Tends mixing machine to prepare materials used in insulation jackets of rocket-engine chambers, and repairs defective jackets: Weighs out and pours specified quantities of chemical ingredients into mixing chamber of colloid mill. Starts mill and moves controls to set automatic timer and maintain specified temperature of mixture. Opens valves to transfer mixed ingredients from mill to storage tanks. Examines and feels insulation jackets for defects, such as breaks and surface flaws. Removes defects, using power grinder, and fills recesses with specified insulation material, using spatula or spray gun. Buffs repaired area, using power buffer.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-158 RUBBER CUTTER (rubber goods; rubber tire)

    Tends machine that cuts bales of crude rubber into pieces: Removes wired wooden wrapping or metal straps, using cutters. Loads bale into machine bed, using electric hoist or pulls bale from chute, using hook. Moves lever to release hydraulic ram that pushes bale through stationary knives. May remove burlap covering from bales and truck them to machine. May push bales onto bed of cutting machine. May pull layers of smoked or crepe rubber apart, using hook.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-162 SCREENER-PERFUMER (soap & rel.)

    Tends equipment that screens soap powder and impregnates it with perfume: Adjusts chute slide to regulate flow of powder onto screens over hopper. Adjusts scale tank to weigh out specified amount of perfume. Turns valve to pump perfume through spray jets into powder hopper. Observes level of powder flowing into hopper and diverts powder into drums if specified level is exceeded.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-166 SEPARATOR OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends machine that separates crushed bone from glue liquor: Opens valve to start flow of bone emulsion into basket of separator machine. Starts machine and pumps separated glue liquor into storage tanks. Stops machine and removes basket of crushed bone. Weighs basket and dumps bone into elevator chute.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-170 SPREADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (chemical)

    Tends equipment that spreads and cuts glutinous material, such as glue and gelatin, into sheets for drying: Opens valve to allow glutinous material to spread onto conveyor belt or onto tray. Starts conveyor belt to move material through chilling tunnel to congeal, or cuts off material, using knife, when tray is filled. Turns on cooling system in chilling tunnel, observes thickness of congealed material, and regulates flow of material onto conveyor belt to ensure specified thickness. Starts knives that cut congealed material into sheets of specified length and machine that deposits sheets onto drying frames. Stacks drying frames or trays of glutinous material onto handtruck and pushes handtruck to drying compartments. May tend equipment to dry glutinous material [DRIER OPERATOR (chemical) VI].
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-174 TUBE-BUILDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that forms air tubes from rubberized fabric for use in pneumatic airplane de-icers: Examines fabric over light for such defects as holes, tears, and fabric misweaves. Cuts defects from rubberized fabric strip with scissors, and rewinds strip onto reel. Threads specified reels of rubberized fabric and paper gum tape into machine. Fills machine dispenser with powdered soapstone and adjusts machine for specified tube diameter, using handtools. Starts machine that shapes and seals rubberized fabric into tubular form, dusts tubing with soapstone, and winds tubing on reel. Carries loaded reel to storage rack.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-178 TUMBLER-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Tends tumbler machine to break off $T3flash$T1 from molded rubber products: Loads tumbler with rubber products and sets controls to regulate flow of liquid nitrogen to machine and tumbling time. Starts machine that freezes product to make it brittle and tumbles product to break off flash. Empties contents of tumbler on screening device to separate flash from rubber products.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.685-182 WASH-TANK TENDER (chemical)

    Tends wash tanks and centrifugal wringers to wash and dry nitrated TNT: Starts agitators in wash tank to mix water and TNT received from NITRATOR OPERATOR (chemical). Turns valves to draw off wash water after prescribed washing and settling time and to regulate flow of steam or hot water to tank coils to maintain contents at specified temperature. Admits metered amounts of chemicals to facilitate purification and crystallization of TNT. Opens valves at bottom of tank to drop crystallized TNT through vibrating screen and water spray to form pellets. Pumps pellets from receiving pits to baskets of centrifugal wringers and starts wringers to expel water from pellets. Pulls lever to empty TNT from wringers.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.685-186 WET-END OPERATOR I (plastic-synth.)

    Tends wet end of forming machine that forces viscose fluid between adjustable metal tips (bars) and into acid bath that coagulates fluid into continuous sheets of cellophane: Threads sheet through rollers and smooths moving sheet to remove slack and wrinkles. Performs titration test to determine strength of acid bath solution and adds specified quantity of chemicals to bath to maintain solution strength. Mixes fresh solution according to schedule and formula. Turns valves to drain tanks. Moves waste products to salvage area on handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

559.685-190 WET-END OPERATOR II (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: coagulator

    Tends low pressure kettle and auxiliary equipment to coagulate latex particles in thiokol latex suspension: Opens valves and pumps specified amount of latex suspension and water into kettle. Starts agitator and turns steam valve to heat solution to specified temperature. Turns valve to admit acid into solution. Observes processing of solution and coagulation of latex suspension into uniform crumb size. Examines sample to determine clarity of water and turns valves to stop flow of acid into solution. Determines pH of batch, using test papers. Adds alkali to batch to neutralize acid content. Opens outlet valve to transfer suspension to filter or shaker screen for separation of crumb from liquid. May open water valve to cool solution in kettle prior to transfer. May tend auxiliary equipment to dewater crumbs. May record data from operations in log.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.686-010 COMPOUND WORKER (recording)

    Performs any combination of following tasks in compound room of phonograph record manufacturing plant: Weighs out specified quantities of ingredients, such as lampblack, resins and plastic materials, and dumps them into hopper of mixing machine. Pulls kneaded compound onto rollers of mixing machine, using hook, as material flows from discharge end of machine. Breaks plastic sheeting into sheets of uniform length as it emerges on conveyor from cooling process, and weighs sheets on skids. Removes labels from defective records, using machine, to salvage material for reprocessing. Dumps delabeled records into machine that grinds material into scrap. May be designated according to particular task performed as Breaker Table Worker (recording); Grinder (recording); Roller Hand (recording); Weigher (recording).
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-014 DRIER FEEDER (rubber reclaim.)

    Feeds devulcanized scrap rubber stock into agitator tanks that wash it to remove caustic substance: Shovels specified amount of stock into tank of water and starts mechanical agitator. Shovels washed stock onto conveyors leading to drier or into dewatering device that squeezes moisture from stock. May adjust dewatering device, using wrench. May pump washed stock into vibrating screen to facilitate removal of moisture.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-018 HOSE-TUBING BACKER (rubber goods) alternate titles: rubber-tubing backer; tube backer

    Feeds rubber tubing into machine that cements calendered gum rubber onto tubing to provide adhesive backing for braided fabric covering. May cut and cement gum rubber backing to rubber tubing.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-022 LABORER (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: batcher

    Performs any combination of following duties concerned with processing and packaging drug and toilet products: Transfers specified ingredients from storage to production area, using handtruck. Assembles specified ingredients for compounding. Feeds plants, roots, and herbs into machines, such as silage cutters, fanning mills, and washing machines. Loads botanicals into driers. Cuts animal tissue into strips, using saws. Feeds strips into meat grinders. Opens drums and scoops or dumps contents into kettles, tanks, or machine hopper. Removes filled cartons from packaging machine conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-026 LABORER, GENERAL (rubber goods; rubber reclaim.; rubber tire)

    Performs any combination of following tasks involved in production of rubber goods, reclaimed rubber, or rubber tires and tubes: Inserts, dumps, places, or pours materials in or removes materials from rubber processing machines and equipment, manually or using shovels, hoists, conveyors, or special devices. Replaces spools or coils of materials on supply racks or reels of machines. Loads and unloads materials, parts or products onto or from pallets, skids, conveyors, or trucks, manually or using hoists. Transports materials, parts, or products from storage areas to work stations, using handtruck or other conveyances. Arranges, stacks, or places materials, parts, or products into books or bundles for storage or shipping. Cuts materials to specified size and length, using knife, scissors, miter box or cutting machine. Pulls or trims $T3flash$T1 and excess material from goods, manually or using knife or scissors. Imparts smooth finish or removes foreign matter or rough and uneven edges from goods, using buffing wheels or cutting machines. Fits, assembles, or bolts parts together, using cements, handtools, or mechanical devices. Performs minor repairs to salvage parts, such as cutting out and replacing defective areas, using variety of handtools and work aids. Dusts finished goods with powder, talc, or soapstone to prevent sticking during storage and shipping. Examines goods for obvious defects and imperfections and verifies weight and dimensions of goods, using fixed gauges and scales. Sorts, counts, or marks goods by size, grade, color, or salvageability. Bundles and packs goods in containers for shipping. Washes or cleans adhering stock, grease, dust and foreign matter from machines and equipment with water, solvents, or other cleaning compounds, using rags, brushes, and air or steam hoses.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-030 LABORER, VAT HOUSE (chemical)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to process stock (animal skins, splits, fleshings, and trimmings) used to make glue: Loads stock onto conveyor leading to chopper or moves stock, using handtruck, and dumps stock into vat or mill. Gathers stock from vat or mill, using pitchfork, and tosses stock into truck. Cleans mills, vats, and floors, using forks, brushes, and water.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-034 OPENER (rubber goods)

    Feeds grooved rubber weather stripping into machine that pulls it along die to force apart sides stuck together during curing.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-038 REDUCTION-FURNACE-OPERATOR HELPER (chemical; oils & grease)

    Assists REDUCTION-FURNACE OPERATOR (chemical) or CATALYST OPERATOR, GASOLINE (chemical) in mixing and drying ingredients used to produce or recondition catalysts: Loads materials into mixing tanks, places pans in driers, and empties dried material into containers on scale. Labels and removes containers to process or storage areas. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.686-042 SLABBER (soap & rel.) alternate titles: cutter, first; cutting-table operator, first; slabbing-machine operator; soap slabber

    Feeds soap slabs into machine that cuts slabs into bars: Places slab of soap on cradle of machine. Starts motor or depresses clutch to activate mechanism that forces slab through cutting frame, divides it into bars, and deposits bars in racks at opposite end of cradle. Inspects bars for specified size. Removes scrap soap from cutter and dumps it into hopper for reprocessing. Pushes rack dolly into dryer. May draw cutting wires through soap slab, using hand-powered winch. May be designated according to size or weight of slab cut as Slabber, Light (soap & rel.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-010 AMPOULE EXAMINER (pharmaceut.)

    Examines ampoules filled with liquid drug products for discoloration, flaws in glass, presence of foreign particles, and specified filling level: Holds ampoule against light source and examines it, using magnifying glass or naked eye. Rejects defective ampoules. May hold ampoules alternately against black and white background to facilitate examination. May count and record number of inspected units and place in containers. May seal end of ampoule, using bunsen burner and tweezers [AMPOULE SEALER (pharmaceut.)].
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.687-014 AMPOULE SEALER (pharmaceut.)

    Seals ampoules filled with liquid drug products, preparatory to packaging: Rotates neck of ampoule in flame of bunsen burner to melt glass. Grips tip of ampoule, using tweezers, and draws tip away from neck to seal ampoule as glass hardens. Places sealed ampoule in basket for sterilization and inspection. May hold unsealed ampoule against jet of inert gas to displace air. May immerse sealed ampoules in dye bath to test for leaks. May tend machines that steam-wash and fill ampoules.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-018 CASTING-MACHINE-SERVICE OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Cleans casting machine and auxiliary equipment, such as pumps and exhaust hood, used in production of cellophane: Pumps solutions from casting machine to storage tanks or into system feeding other casting machines. Dismantles hopper and cleans viscose residue from internal parts, using water hose and airhose. Sprays walls and bottom of tanks with water to flush chemicals and sludge through drainage openings. Scrapes and scrubs tank walls, guide rods, and rollers, using scraper, steel wool, and sandpaper to remove deposits of viscose and other chemicals. Vacuums scrapings from tanks, using portable vacuum cleaner and rinses tanks and fixtures with water to remove remaining debris.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.687-022 CELL CLEANER (chemical)

    Cleans electrolytic cells and cell assemblies, performing any combination of following tasks: Connects hose to water or steam line and flushes cell to clean surfaces. Scrapes assemblies, using handscrapers and wire brushes to remove accumulations of dirt, putty, scale, and encrusted salt. Transfers cathodes to washrack, using wheeled cart and hoist. Flushes cathodes and cathode screens with water to remove asbestos and caustic residue, and transfers cathodes to drying area. Flushes pit sump and recovered asbestos with water. Cleans sight glasses and glass tubing by dipping in acid, solvent, and water. May be designated according to cell equipment cleaned as Cathode Washer (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-026 CONTACT-ACID-PLANT-OPERATOR HELPER (chemical)

    Performs any combination of following duties in production of sulfuric acid: Diverts acid stream from production unit to storage tanks as directed. Inspects machinery and equipment to detect malfunctions, leaks, and spills. Cleans work area around units, using broom and shovel or water hose. Collects samples of product for laboratory testing. Records gauge readings and levels of acid in tanks.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-030 COTTON WASHER (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: cotton cleaner

    Dumps cotton linters into tubs for washing and bleaching. May dump washed and bleached linters into wringer unit and be designated Cotton Wringer (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

559.687-034 EGG PROCESSOR (pharmaceut.) alternate titles: harvester

    Removes virus-bearing fluid from fertile chicken eggs for use in manufacturing vaccines, such as influenza vaccine: Saws end off egg, using electric saw, and removes fetal membrane, using tweezers to break sac containing viral fluid. Siphons fluid into sterilized and labeled bottles for further processing. Sterilizes tweezers by dipping them into antiseptic solution after each egg has been harvested.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-038 FILTER CLEANER (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: clarifier; filter changer; filterer

    Cleans gum and other sediment from filter that strains viscose or similar cellulose solution before it is spun into filaments for rayon yarn or cast into transparent wrapping material: Removes core or center of filter from its casing. Removes cloth wrappers of core and rewraps it with clean cloth. Replaces other strainers in filters that need cleaning.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-042 FILTER WASHER (chemical) alternate titles: strainer cleaner

    Boils, washes, and cleans filters, such as cloth strainers and metal grids used in manufacture of explosives: Soaks filters in solution of boiling water and soap powder or caustic solution. Scrapes and dissolves with acetone any tetryl powder remaining. Hangs cloth filters on drying racks.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-046 FRAME STRIPPER (chemical) alternate titles: stripper

    Loosens and removes dry glue or gelatin from drying frames by striking frame with whip or by placing frame upside down on vibrating table. Dumps glue or gelatin into hopper of grinding machine.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

559.687-050 LABORER, CHEMICAL PROCESSING (chemical) alternate titles: drum carrier

    Performs any combination of following tasks in chemical manufacturing establishment: Fills or empties equipment and containers by pumping, opening valves, scooping, dumping, scraping, or shoveling liquid, gaseous, or solid materials. Weighs materials and writes or stencils identifying information on containers. Fastens caps or covers on container, or screws bungs in place. Transports materials, using handtruck. Cleans stills and other equipment, using detergents, brushes, or scrapers. Loads railroad cars or trucks. Delivers samples to laboratory. Cleans work areas. Prepares materials by pulverizing, milling, crushing, or liquefying. Paints containers, using spray gun. May be known according to task performed as Carboy Filler (chemical); Drum Filler (chemical); Kettle-Room Helper (chemical); Shipping Hand (chemical); Wheeler (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

559.687-054 SKEIN-WINDING OPERATOR (any industry)

    Winds skeins of thread used to test effect of dyes, using hand-turned crank: Passes end of thread through guides and attaches it to winding arm. Turns crank to wind thread onto skein. Weighs wound skeins and pulls away excess thread or winds additional turns onto skein to attain specified weight.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

559.687-058 SOAP INSPECTOR (soap & rel.)

    Inspects bars of toilet soap to ensure conformance to product specifications: Removes soap from conveyor and inspects bar for defects in shape, depth and clarity of embossing, and conformance to color specifications. Rubs fingers lightly over bar to test for smoothness. Places approved bars back on conveyor and places rejected bars into box for reprocessing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-062 TANK CLEANER (chemical; plastic-synth.) alternate titles: kettle chipper

    Cleans storage tanks and glass-lined, high-pressure reaction vessels used in production of copolymer synthetic rubber: Turns vacuum system valves to remove vapors from vessels, and locks electrically driven agitator in position. Steams and ventilates vessels, using steam and airhoses. Removes solidified resin from vessel and cleans inner surfaces and equipment, using sparkproof safety tools, cleaning compounds, and waterhose. May test fumes with explosion meter to determine presence of explosive mixture of gases.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

559.687-066 TUBE SORTER (rubber reclaim.) alternate titles: tube depatcher

    Scans and feels scrap rubber tubes to identify butyl, synthetic, or natural rubber and sorts them into separate piles. Cuts out cots (valve patches), using knife. Loads sorted tubes into boxes, and weighs boxes on scale. Tags boxes to identify contents and record weight. May cut out valve stems. May bale depatched tubes [BALING-MACHINE TENDER (any industry)]. May cut samples from tubes and test with specified acid to determine if rubber is natural or synthetic.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.687-070 WEIGHER OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: conveyor-weigher operator; cotton-weigher operator

    Weighs out specified amounts of dried and fluffed cotton linters prior to nitrating process in manufacture of smokeless powder: Rakes dried cotton linters into weigh cans, removing dust clusters and inadequately processed cotton. Moves weigh cans along overhead monorail to section of rail connected with scales. Adds or removes linters to obtain specified weight. Pushes weigh cans along monorail to drive chain which conveys cans to next operation. May regulate drier temperature and speed of conveyor [CONTINUOUS-LINTER-DRIER OPERATOR (chemical)]. May combine specified amount of acid and preweighed amount of cellulose in dipping pot in which they react chemically to produce nitrocellulose.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

559.687-074 INSPECTOR AND HAND PACKAGER (plastic prod.)

    Inspects molded plastic products, such as bottle caps or tops, for defects, and packs inspected products into shipping cartons: Visually examines molded products for defects, such as scratches, discoloration, and $T3flash,$T1 and discards defective products. Packs inspected product in cartons according to customer specifications, and carries cartons to storage area. May attach metal bands to bottle tops prior to packing to form necks for bottles and measure necks to ensure specified length, using gauge.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

56 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING OF WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS

    This division includes occupations concerned with producing wood particles, such as chips, sawdust, and powder, and conglomerates, such as plywood, particleboard, and compressed-sawdust fuel logs, from stock, removing moisture from wood; and treating wood with materials, such as preservatives and fire retardants.

560 MIXING AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with mingling wood in pulpy or pasty form to produce a consistent mass of compound for such purposes as making particleboard.

560.465-010 CHIP-MIXING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: chip mixer; glue-mixer operator; glue-plant operator

    Tends machine that mixes wood chips and glue preparatory to extruding particleboard: Pulls lever to admit dried chips from storage bins into rotary batch mixer. Weighs resin glues and catalyst material according to formula and pours materials into mixer. Verifies moisture content of chips by feeling chips with hand or by weighing sample of chips, drying sample in miniature oven, computing weight of moisture removed, and converting weight to percentage, using mathematical tables. Adds water to mixture if chips are too dry. Notifies DRIER TENDER (concrete prod.) to increase or decrease drier temperature to control moisture content of chips. Pulls lever to discharge mixture into extruder hopper.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

560.585-010 MIXING-MACHINE TENDER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: cork mixer

    Tends one or more mixing machines that compound ground cork: Measures ingredients, such as glycerin, glue, resin, and ground cork, according to formula, and shovels or dumps them into machine hopper. Starts machine and opens steam valve to heat and mix ingredients. Observes gauges and adjusts steam and coolant valves to maintain specified temperature and attain standard mixture. May set timer to stop machine automatically. Drains sample of mixture from machine for laboratory analysis. Starts conveyor or places bag over opening and pulls chain that opens chute and dumps mixture onto conveyor or into bag for transfer to storage bins. Records operational data, such as yield, temperature, and time cycle. May be designated according to type of product mixed as Mixing-Machine Tender, Cork Gasket (wood prod., nec); Mixing-Machine Tender, Cork Rod (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

560.587-010 COMPOUNDER, CORK (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: cork mixer

    Measures or weighs ingredients, such as sulfur, zinc oxide, stearic acid, and granulated cork, preparatory to mixing into cork composition material: Scoops or pours ingredients on scale or in graduate and dumps prescribed quantities into containers. Marks or stencils container to identify materials and records quantities and types. Scoops samples from containers and delivers them to laboratory for analysis. Delivers filled containers to mixing machine, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

561 WOOD PRESERVING AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with impregnating and covering wood and wood products with substances that prevent decay and rotting.

561.131-010 TREATING-PLANT SUPERVISOR (wood prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in treating wood products with preserving and fireproofing chemicals: Analyzes production charts, manuals, and customer specifications, and examines types of wood, to determine treatment of wood. Orders treating sequence, type of chemicals used for treatment, temperature and pressure in retort, and length of time wood is to remain in retort. Observes gauges and progression charts to detect malfunctioning equipment; and adjusts controls to regulate temperature, pressure, or level of liquid in retort to correct malfunction. Tests wood borings, using laboratory equipment, to verify specified treating solution and moisture content, retention of preservative, and depth of penetration and concentration of salt. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process supervised as Supervisor, Incising (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

561.362-010 TREATING ENGINEER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: retort engineer; timber-treating-tank operator; treating-plant operator

    Controls one or more cylinder retorts to impregnate wood products, such as railroad ties, piling, telephone poles, and fenceposts, with preserving or fireproofing chemicals: Turns valves to admit treating solution into retort and steam into heating coils. Presses buttons to activate vacuum- and hydraulic-pressure pumps that remove air and steam from retort and force treating solution into pores of wood to accelerate treatment process. Observes gauges and turns valves to maintain specified heat, vacuum and hydraulic pressure, and level of solution in retort during each phase of treatment cycle, according to treating schedule. Pumps treating solution back into storage tank at end of treating cycle. Opens, or signals TREATING-ENGINEER HELPER (wood prod., nec) 561.685-010 to open, retort doors. Heats unseasoned wood in retort to remove moisture preparatory to treating process. May operate locomotive or winch to move tram loads of wood products in and out of retort. May take and test sample borings, using laboratory equipment, to determine if treatment meets customers' specifications or standard chemical-analysis requirements. May be required to hold license.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

561.585-010 STAIN APPLICATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Tends machine that sprays stain preservative on finished lumber to retard decay and excessive weathering: Empties drums of stain into storage tank and turns valve to combine water with stain at specified ratio. Turns valve to pump staining solution into spray units, and turns dial to adjust spray on lumber passing on conveyor. Examines lumber to determine amount of solution being applied, and adjusts spray units to ensure adequate coverage while preventing excessive waste. Opens valves to switch to alternate tank when solution level is low. Cleans equipment and work area, using airhose, water hoses, and other cleaning aids. Records amount of stain preservative used.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

561.587-010 POLE INSPECTOR (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: pole classifier

    Inspects poles and piling supplied to plant for defects and classifies them according to size and specifications preparatory to treating process: Examines poles for framing and defects, such as splits and knots. Measures length and diameter of poles. Stamps or writes measurements and symbols on ends of poles. Classifies poles according to size and prepares written report showing size, class, and number of poles ready for treating process.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

561.665-010 TANKER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: dip tanker; platform worker; scaffold worker

    Tends open tank to impregnate wood products with preservatives: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to lift load of material over tank and guides load into tank by hand or with rod, working from elevated platform. Chains tank loads of poles to high rack to prevent toppling. Observes gauges and turns valves to regulate heat and flow of preserving solution in tank. Impregnates sashes, doors, and other millwork products, using hand or power hoist to load and unload tank. May tend vacuum-type dip tank that impregnates wood by pressure.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

561.685-010 TREATING-ENGINEER HELPER (wood prod., nec)

    Assists TREATING ENGINEER (wood prod., nec) in impregnating wood products with preserving or fireproofing chemicals, performing any combination of following duties: Opens and closes retort door, using pneumatic wrench. Turns steam, vacuum- or hydraulic-pressure, or solution valves in response to signals. Tends pumps to transfer chemicals from railroad cars, trucks, or boat tankers into storage tanks. Drills test-bores in treated or untreated wood, using hand drill. Moves trams loaded with products in and out of retort. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

561.686-010 LABORER, WOOD-PRESERVING PLANT (wood prod., nec)

    Performs any combination of following duties to store, move, treat, and process wood products in wood-preserving plant: Piles wood products, such as ties, piling, poles, and fence posts, on trams, by hand or by use of overhead hoist. Inserts wooden strips to bind and space load, and shapes load to fit cylinder retort. Chains or bolts down tram loads, using wrenches and fasteners. Bolts and unbolts doors of retorts with hand or pneumatic wrench. Pulls loads in and out of retorts, using winch. Drills test-bores in treated or untreated wood with hand drill. Opens and closes valves for operating retort. Loads and unloads wood materials from railroad cars, trucks, and barges. Moves and positions timbers and piling in framing or pole yard. Feeds woodstock into various machines that adz, bore, cut, incise, or peel it; and removes processed material by hand or by use of hoist. Burns identification markings in poles, using branding iron. May be designated according to duties performed as Adzing-and-Boring-Machine Helper (wood prod., nec); Cross-Tie-Tram Loader (wood prod., nec); Tie Handler (wood prod., nec); Wincher (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

561.687-010 WOOD-POLE TREATER (wood prod., nec)

    Treats underground portion of transmission poles with chemical preservative after installation: Digs around base of pole to expose area susceptible to decay, using pick and shovel. Scrapes dirt and other residue from pole surface and chips away decayed wood, using handtools. Paints dressed area with preservative solution, using brush. Wraps treated portion of pole with waterproof paper, fastening paper with hand stapler. Refills hole and packs earth firmly around base of pole, using shovel.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

562 SATURATING, COATING, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with thoroughly soaking, filling, charging, or otherwise treating wood with a variety of substances to the point where no more can be taken up, or covering wood with another substance.

562.485-010 WHITING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Tends machine that coats picture-frame molding with hard, glossy composition as base for painting: Digests measured quantities of glue, rosin, linseed oil, and water in heated gluepot, following work order and specifications. Pours liquid into heated mechanical mixer, adds whiting (powdered chalk), and starts mixer that automatically stops when mixture is of specified consistency. Turns handwheels to adjust tension of feed rollers, using sample strip of stock molding to verify tension. Fills supply chamber of machine with coating mixture and starts machine. Inserts molding stock in guide under rollers that force it through supply chamber. Picks coated stock from chamber and stands it on end until coating has hardened.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

562.665-010 LOG COOKER (wood. container) alternate titles: steam-vat tender; wood cooker

    Tends steam or hot-water vats that condition logs before cutting into veneer sheets used in making wooden slat baskets and boxes: Hoists logs into vat or onto conveyor that carries them into cooker. Turns valves to maintain steam pressure or water temperature at specified setting. Removes logs or directs their removal after prescribed time, depending on size of logs and kind of wood. May remove bark from logs, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

562.665-014 STEAM-BOX OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: retort operator; stave steamer; steam-tunnel feeder

    Tends retort that steams woodstock to make it pliable: Places stock into retort or loads stock on conveyor or car that conveys material into retort. Turns lever to seal retort door and turns valve to admit steam into retort. Observes pressure gauge and informs SUPERVISOR, MACHINING (woodworking) if pressure varies from standards. Removes steamed stock from retort and conveys stock to succeeding work station. May remove steamed stock from retort and place it in jigs to dry and cool.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

562.682-010 HUMIDIFIER OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Controls humidifier unit and auxiliary equipment to impart specified moisture content to pressed hardboard sheets or panels: Starts hydraulic elevator to position humidifier car (wheeled buggy) at discharge end of press that forms hardboard and deposits formed sheets or panels in rack of car. Pushes loaded car to humidifier unit and starts hydraulic ram to transfer car to humidifier. Observes gauges, opens valves, and moves controls to regulate moisture, heat, and pressure in humidifier to impart specified moisture content to board. Starts elevator to lower car, automatically ejected from humidifier, to unload and transfer board for tempering. Inspects board for watermarks, scratches, and similar imperfections and rejects substandard units. Removes screens from forming press used to support wet pulp mats for pressing into hardboard. Examines screens for damage and marks faulty screens for repair or disposal. Records number of boards processed and rejected. Labels each lot of hardboard passing inspection to facilitate further processing.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

562.685-010 GLUE-SIZE-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Tends machine that coats wooden furniture panels with glue size and dries panels to raise grain and reveal defects: Mixes sizing solution according to specifications and pours solution in tank. Starts machine and places panels on conveyor that carries them under sizing spray or rollers and through drying cabinet.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

562.685-014 IMPREGNATOR (pen & pencil)

    Tends equipment that impregnates wooden pencil slats with dye, oil, and wax to color and soften slats: Places bundles of slats in cylinder and closes door. Turns bolts to secure cylinder door, using wrench. Measures out and pours specified amounts of dye, oil, and wax into tank. Turns switches and valves to pump solution from tank into cylinder to impregnate slats for specified time. Pumps solution from cylinder to tank and opens cylinder door. Removes slats from cylinder and places them in drying kiln.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

562.685-018 OPERATOR, PREFINISH (millwork-plywood)

    Tends machines in tandem that coat surfaces of decorative hardwood-veneer panels with stain, paint, or wax: Mixes stain according to formula, using graduated container, mixing drum, and portable mixer. Connects hoses of coating machines to containers of stain, paint, and wax. Measures thickness of panels, using steel tape, and turns handcranks to adjust coating machines. Moves controls to activate conveyors and pumps, to set thermostats on heating ovens, and to start sanding, roller-coating, and spray-coating machines. Compares processed panels with sample panel to verify adherence to specifications. Pumps cleaning solution through lines of machines upon completion of process; and replaces worn components, such as rollers, brushes, doctor blades, and sandpaper.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

562.685-022 COATER, SMOKING PIPE (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that sprays and coats interior of smoking pipe bowls with mixture of charcoal, shellac, and alcohol: Pours specified amounts of charcoal, shellac, and alcohol into agitator and mixes solution for specified period to prepare coating solution. Pours solution through filter into tank, replaces tank top, pulls lever to start machine pump, and turns handles to regulate pump pressure to specified setting. Attaches hose and spray nozzle to machine, using wrench and pliers. Reads work ticket to determine shape and size of pipe bowl to be processed. Places corresponding size of collar on machine spray nozzle. Positions and holds pipe bowl on collar, and depresses pedal to spray and coat inside of bowl with coating solution. Places coated pipe bowls in box for storage. Disassembles and cleans spray nozzle and hose, using wrench, pliers, methanol, rag, and brush.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

562.686-010 STEAM-TUNNEL FEEDER (saw. & plan.)

    Pushes cars, loaded with halved and quartered logs, into steam tunnel that steams and softens fiber of wood before logs are cut into staves.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

562.687-010 DYER (woodworking)

    Colors handles or other small wooden articles with dissolved dyes: Fills vat with water. Stirs specified amounts of various dyes into water with stick. Dumps articles into vat. Opens valve to release steam into vat and allows liquid in vat to boil for specified time. Drains vat, forks out articles, and loads them into drying and polishing drum.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

562.687-014 RESIN COATER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: coater, hand; cork coater

    Coats cork products, such as floats, washers, and gaskets, with liquid resins: Pours premeasured quantities of liquid ingredients into tumbler to prepare coating solution. Dumps cork products into solution to soak. Determines soaking cycle of products, using knowledge gained through experience. Scoops cork products from tumbler, drains off excess solution, using strainer, and dumps them into containers.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

563 DRYING, SEASONING, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with exposing to or treating wood with air, heat, fire, a vacuum, or the like for such purposes as removing moisture, curing, charring, and aging.

563.135-010 SUPERVISOR, DRYING (millwork-plywood)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in drying veneer sheets in kilns: Confers with supervisors of subsequent processes to determine grade and amount of veneer sheets required, and schedules production to meet priority orders and production quotas. Measures moisture content of dried veneer, using moisture meter, and adjusts conveyor and blower speeds when deviations from company standards are detected. Instructs and demonstrates methods of work to new employees. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

563.137-010 SUPERVISOR, BEEHIVE KILN (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in tending woodburning kilns that produce charcoal at briquette manufacturing establishment: Examines supply of cordwood to determine weight, size, and quality of wood to be loaded into kilns; and instructs workers in loading kilns. Starts fire in kiln fuel boxes, and directs workers to seal doors and adjust flue controls to regulate woodburning process. Supervises removal and transporting of charcoal from kilns to storage or shipping areas. May purchase cordwood from woodcutters at plant site for use in making charcoal. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

563.382-010 KILN OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: dry-kiln operator

    Controls dry kilns to dry lumber to specified moisture content: Measures moisture content of lumber preparatory to drying, using moisture meter, or cuts, weighs, and places lumber samples in curing oven and reweighs samples periodically as they are drying to determine rate and percentage of moisture reduction. Determines drying cycle and schedule, considering factors such as species, dimensions, and quantity of lumber to be dried, initial moisture content of lumber, or moisture reduction rate of lumber samples. Presses buttons or turns valves and control knobs to activate, control, and record temperature, humidity, and ventilation of dry kilns. Reads recording gauges and weighs lumber samples periodically during seasoning process, and readjusts temperature and humidity controls to regulate moisture reduction rate and avoid damage to lumber. Measures moisture content of lumber at completion of drying cycle, using moisture meter, to ensure that specified amount of moisture has been removed. Maintains records of species, dimensions, and footage of lumber dried, and initial and final moisture content of lumber. Changes graphs on pen-graph recorders as required. May direct workers engaged in loading lumber onto kiln cars, placing cars in kilns, and removing dried lumber from kilns.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

563.585-010 DRIER TENDER (wood prod., nec)

    Tends gas-heated continuous drier that dries wood chips to prescribed moisture content for use in particleboard manufacturing: Turns valve and thermostat and presses buttons to ignite gas, set drier temperature, and activate drier, conveyors, and blower fans. Moves controls to synchronize speed of conveyors and blower fans to ensure continuous flow of wood chips from storage hopper through drier and into dry-storage bin. Observes gauges and collects, weighs, and tests sample of dried chips, using scales and electronic moisture tester, to ascertain moisture content of chips. Resets controls to maintain prescribed temperature and humidity, according to test and gauge readings. Records test results in log.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

563.662-010 TREATING-PLANT OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Controls oven, humidifier unit, and auxiliary equipment to temper pressed hardboard by heat and moisture: Observes gauges and chart recorders on instrument panel and adjusts controls to start fans, set oven temperature, and regulate moisture conditions in humidifier unit according to plant specifications. Tends machine that immerses hardboard sheets in oil to impart smooth finish on both sides. Pushes hardboard sheets to be tempered onto roller conveyor leading from oiling machine to tilting device that dumps sheets into electric transfer cart. Drives loaded cart to oven. Pulls overhead wire to position loaded cart in oven to cure board. Drives cart from oven to humidifier unit after prescribed time and back to tilting device for unloading board after tempering. Starts mechanism that dumps tempered board from cart. Inspects board for defects, such as scratches, streaks, and discoloration. Verifies adherence of board to specifications, using viscometer to determine resilience of sheet to known stress, and coating machine that applies varnish to board surface to test sealing qualities of finish. Delivers samples of tempered board to control laboratory for exhaustive testing. Keeps records of gauge readings, test results, and shift production. Labels ticket attached to each lot of tempered board to facilitate work of inventory control and shipping personnel.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

563.682-010 CHARCOAL BURNER, BEEHIVE KILN (chemical) alternate titles: collier; kiln burner

    Operates series of beehive kilns to produce charcoal: Places kindling in kiln and starts fire. Seals top of kiln when specified heat is attained, using cement and hand trowel. Observes color of smoke as it issues through draft holes in kiln bottom to ensure burning of charcoal as specified. Opens and closes draft holes, using bricks, to regulate forming of charcoal. Seals draft holes and cracks in kiln with cement to smother fire when charcoal has been formed.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

563.685-010 BARK-PRESS OPERATOR (paper & pulp)

    Tends hydraulic bark press that squeezes water from pulpwood bark: Starts conveyor and observes wet bark as it passes into hydraulic press. Pushes button to actuate press that squeezes water from bark and emits dried bark onto conveyor leading to boilerroom. Frees bark jammed on conveyor, using rake. Sweeps and cleans work area. May tend rotating cutter that cuts oversized bark to suitable size for feeding into press.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

563.685-014 CLOTHESPIN-DRIER OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Tends machines that dry and polish clothespins: Loads drum of machine with clothespins and wax blocks. Admits steam into drum and starts its rotation. Stops machine after specified tumbling time. Unloads clothespins when dry.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

563.685-018 DRY-HOUSE ATTENDANT (woodworking) alternate titles: wood-stock-blank handler

    Tends kiln that conditions wood used for firearms stocks and shaped wooden articles: Examines woodstock ends to determine whether tar or wax coating meets specifications. Dips stock blank ends into vats of tar or wax to prevent splitting during drying. Places stock in oven and turns gas valves to regulate temperature to specified heat. Observes wood blanks to determine whether drying is required. Removes wood blanks to storage sheds. Records storage time and amounts processed, coated, scraped, and rejected.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

563.685-022 VENEER DRIER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: veneer-drier tailer

    Tends conveyor-type drier that dries freshly cut veneer sheets to prevent mildewing and discoloration: Turns valves to regulate temperature of drying oven according to thickness and moisture content of veneer. Presses buttons or turns lever or handwheel to regulate speed of conveyor belt or feed rollers. Removes veneer sheets from conveyor belt or rollers as they emerge from drying oven and stacks them on handtruck. May measure moisture content of discharged veneer sheets, using moisture meter, to ensure specified drying. May discard sheets with defects, such as splits, knotholes, or decayed sections. May return incompletely dried veneer to be fed again into drier. May feed machine [VENEER-DRIER FEEDER (millwork-plywood)].
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

563.685-026 VENEER REDRIER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: platen-drier operator

    Tends platen drier that redries veneer to ensure uniform moisture content before gluing into plywood or furniture parts: Turns valve to admit steam to platens and adjusts pressure control so that specified steam pressure will be supplied to heat platens. Inserts veneer between platens and turns handwheel or pulls lever to close platens. Opens platens and removes dried veneer sheets.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

563.686-010 STICKER (saw. & plan.)

    Pulls reclaimed stickers from conveyors or portable bins and places them in racks of stacking machine. Moves levers on panel to open or lock racks according to number and spacing of stickers required between lumber courses, or places stickers between lumber courses manually.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

563.686-014 VENEER-DRIER FEEDER (millwork-plywood)

    Feeds freshly cut veneer sheets into drier that dries veneer: Pushes handtruck of veneer into position at loading end of drier. Lifts sheets from top of stack and slides them onto conveyor that conveys sheets into and through drier, using care not to damage edges. May press pedal to activate elevator platform that raises veneer sheets to working level as stack is reduced.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

563.686-018 OFFBEARER, PIPE SMOKING MACHINE (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: pipe smoking machine operator

    Off bears smoking pipes from smoking machine used to break-in (char) new pipe bowls: Removes pipe bowls from suction tubes of pipe smoking machine. Examines pipes to determine tobacco has been burned and places aside pipes containing unburned tobacco. Empties ashes into water bucket and inspects interior of charred bowls to verify conformance to company standards. Cleans smoker tubes, using wire pipe cleaner.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 86

563.687-010 ANTICHECKING-IRON WORKER (wood prod., nec)

    Hammers shaped steel bands into ends of timbers and railroad ties to prevent checking (splitting) while seasoning. May clamp, drill hole, and insert bolt or metal dowel through split timbers or ties to hold split parts together. May be designated according to shape of band as Beegle-Iron Worker (wood prod., nec); C-Iron Worker (wood prod., nec); S-Iron Worker (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

563.687-014 MOISTURE TESTER (woodworking)

    Verifies moisture content of dried lumber, using portable electric moisture meter: Holds meter against ends of lumber or presses electrodes of meter into lumber and reads meter to determine moisture content. Removes and stacks pieces that do not meet specified percentage of moisture content.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

564 GRINDING AND CHOPPING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with reducing logs and other wood material to chips, flakes, dust, or powder by means of compression, grinding, cutting, or smashing.

564.132-010 WOOD-CREW SUPERVISOR (chemical; saw. & plan.) alternate titles: supervisor, chipping

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in reducing scrap wood, stumps, and bark to wood chips or fuel: Inspects machinery, such as $T3hog mills,$T1 hammer mills, chipping machines, knife grinders, and conveyors, to detect excessive wear or malfunctions, and schedules required maintenance or repair. Inspects processed wood chips to ensure conformance to plant specifications. Trains new workers in operation of machinery. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

564.662-010 LOG-CHIPPER OPERATOR (logging) alternate titles: chipper

    Operates trailer-mounted grapple-loader and chipping machine to reduce logs and logging waste to wood chips: Controls loading boom and power-grapple attachment to pick up logs and place them on feed conveyor. Adjusts speed and opening of feed rolls according to log diameter, and activates feed rolls that pushes log through chipper unit. Monitors gauges and adjusts speed and opening of feed rolls to prevent equipment strain. Replaces defective chipping knives, using wrenches and feeler gauges. May control opening of debarking spuds (tined rotating drums) that remove bark from log before chipping.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

564.682-010 CHIPPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Operates machine to cut and screen peeler-log cores into chips of specified size: Installs and adjusts cutting knives and reciprocating screens to obtain chips of specified size, using handtools. Starts machine and conveyors to transfer material between processes and to storage bins. Selects cores according to species and pushes cores onto feed conveyor, using pike pole. Observes chips moving through screens and makes required adjustments. May repair breaks in conveyor belts, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

564.682-014 FLAKE-CUTTER OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Operates one or more machines that cut wood flakes of specified size from slabs, edgings, and core logs: Installs cutting knives, using handtools. Starts machines and discharge conveyors and feeds material into cutters. Observes cutting of flakes and turns dial to regulate speed of cutters and to control thickness of flakes. May operate lift truck to transport slabs, edging, and logs from supply area to machine.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

564.682-018 MILLER, WOOD FLOUR (woodworking)

    Operates milling machine that pulverizes and sifts sawdust to make wood flour: Reads work order to ascertain quantity and particle size of flour required. Selects screen of specified mesh and places it on bed of reciprocating sifter. Starts hammer mill, conveyors, and sifter, and observes pulverizing and sifting operation. Inspects flour samples to verify adherence to specifications. Empties sifters, conveyors, or mills with handscoop when overloading or jamming occurs. Repairs holes in screens by gluing section of mesh over damaged area or by fastening screen onto frame. May sack flour.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

564.684-010 KNIFE SETTER, GRINDER MACHINE (paper & pulp) alternate titles: knife changer

    Changes knives used in chipper machines that reduce pulpwood to chips: Dismantles machine, using hooks and chain hoist. Inspects blades, and removes defective blades with handtools. Removes chips collected between blade and disk wheel, using airhose. Bolts new blades in machine, using fixed gauge to obtain accurate setting. Files knife blades.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

564.685-010 BREAKER-MACHINE OPERATOR (saw. & plan.; wood prod., nec)

    Tends machine, equipped with crushing rollers or hammers, that reduces corkwood, cork waste, or bark to fine particles: Dumps corkwood, waste, or bark into machine hopper or onto conveyor leading to machine. Removes wooden sticks and steel straps to prevent clogging. Starts machine that crushes and grinds material into fine particles and blowers that force ground particles over shaker screens to remove dust and separate ground material into bins, according to particle size. May tend machine equipped with conveyors that convey ground material through driers to remove moisture before segregating particles. May pull bags over bin outlets and open outlets to empty dust and ground cork or bark. May remove and stack filled bags on pallets. May record number of bags and grades of corkwood, waste, or bark processed.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

564.685-014 CHIPPER (chemical; paper & pulp; saw. & plan.)

    Tends machine that reduces log slabs, stump wood, trimmings, and other scrap wood to chips of uniform size for making paper pulp and charcoal, and for use in wood distilling: Starts conveyor system that feeds wood into hopper of chipping machine. Positions pieces of wood on conveyor, using $T3picaroon$T1 to prevent congestion and to regulate flow. May replace worn and bent knives, and adjust knives to vary size of chips, using handtools. May examine wood on feed conveyor for conformity to specified standards and remove nonconforming wood. May stop machine when jams or malfunctions occur, and clears machine or conveyor of wood pieces.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

564.685-018 HOG TENDER (woodworking)

    Tends $T3hog mill$T1 that grinds scrap wood into chips for use as fuel: Pulls lever to start hog mill and presses button to start conveyors that convey scrap wood to hog mill. Spreads scrap wood evenly across trough of conveyor, using hands, rake, or $T3picaroon$T1 to regulate flow of wood and prevent damages to hog-mill knives. Stops machine and removes scrap wood lodged in throat of machine when machine becomes clogged. Lubricates hog mill and conveyors, using grease gun and oilcan.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

564.686-010 WOOD SCRAP HANDLER (millwork-plywood)

    Feeds $T3hog mill$T1 that grinds wood scraps into chips for use as fuel: Loads container, such as push cart or handcart, with wood scrap, and pushes or pulls container to hog mill. Lifts and throws wood chips from container onto conveyor that feeds hog mill. Spreads wood scraps evenly across conveyor to regulate flow of wood scraps to prevent machine damage or malfunction, such as clogged or damaged mill knives. May assist machine operators in cleaning work area.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

564.687-010 CHOPPER (chemical)

    Saws and chops pieces of stumps into smaller pieces for feeding into chipper machine.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

569 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING OF WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with processing wood and wood products.

569.130-010 GASKET SUPERVISOR (wood prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating and packing cork gaskets: Sets up machines, such as grinder, mixer, and punch press. Observes operation of machines to detect malfunctions and adjusts machines, using handtools and measuring instruments, such as gauges, calipers, and micrometers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

569.132-010 SUPERVISOR, PARTICLE BOARD (wood prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing particleboards: Analyzes work orders to determine quantity, dimensions, and quality of panels to be produced. Plans work schedule according to priority of orders and availability of machinery. Inspects machinery and equipment, reviews machine status reports, and schedules maintenance and part replacements. Inspects consistency of particleboard mixture and finished particleboards for adherence to specifications. Explains and demonstrates job tasks and techniques to new workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 81

569.135-010 SUPERVISOR, VENEER (millwork-plywood)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in gluing, assembling, and pressing veneer sheets and core boards into plywood panels, employing knowledge of production, products, and personnel practices: Analyzes work orders and route tickets to determine production schedules and type and dimensions of stock to be produced. Computes amounts of stock and supplies required and requisitions materials from storage area. Visually examines, feels, and measures dimensions of stock at various stages of processing, using measuring tape and dial thickness gauge, to determine if company specifications are met. Instructs and demonstrates methods of work to new employees. Confers with supervisory personnel to expedite production. May observe pengraph charts and oil gauges and adjust controls of hot-plate plywood press to regulate hydraulic pressure, temperature, and oil level of press. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 79

569.367-010 TREATING INSPECTOR (wood prod., nec)

    Inspects logs and verifies their conformance to specifications before and during processing into poles for use in power line construction: Examines logs at timber-cutting site and selects logs for poles, inspecting each for soundness and size requirements. Tests logs at various times during seasoning period with $T3megger$T1 to determine when specified seasoning has been attained. Inspects poles after framing to ensure conformance to specifications. Inspects test cores taken from poles during treatment and sends sample cores and treating solution to laboratory for analysis to ascertain that preservative treatment is being applied according to specification. Gives instructions to workers engaged in shipping and handling poles to avoid damage.
GOE: 05.07.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.382-010 LINE TENDER, FLAKEBOARD (wood prod., nec)

    Operates machines and conveyors to dry, segregate, and treat wood flakes, form them into mats, and press them into flakeboard panels: Starts machines and regulates flow of resin and wax additives. Adjusts panel controls to regulate speed of conveyors, drying time and temperature, and platen pressure. Adjusts height of leveling-brush to control thickness and consistency of mat prior to pressing into flakeboard. Observes control panel of platen press to determine that panels conform to specifications. Weighs and measures sample panels, using scales, rule, and micrometers.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

569.384-010 QUALITY-CONTROL TESTER (wood prod., nec)

    Tests samples of wood products to determine fiber content and strength, using test equipment and standardized formula: Gathers samples, such as particleboard and wood shavings, from production areas. Weighs wood shavings before and after drying process and computes weight variances for cost analysis purposes, using scale, calculator, and formula. Conducts pressure and strength tests on particleboard to determine quality control standards, such as moisture content, strength, and resistance, using test equipment. Records test results on company chart.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

569.565-010 CREW LEADER, GLUING (millwork-plywood)

    Leads workers in gluing, assembling, and pressing veneer sheets into plywood panels, and tends glue mixing tanks: Reads work order to determine quantity, type, and dimensions of veneer sheets needed. Notifies INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR (any industry) 921.683-050 to deliver veneer sheets from storage to gluing area. Observes glue application and panel layering, pressing, and conveying processes to maintain establishment specifications. Assists GLUING-MACHINE OPERATOR, ELECTRONIC (woodworking) 569.685-050, using wrenches and handtools, in replacement of forms that shape panels to customer specifications. Notifies MAINTENANCE REPAIRER, INDUSTRIAL (any industry) 899.261-014 of machine malfunctions. Dumps measured dry ingredients into glue mixing tanks. Turns valves to admit specified amounts of liquid ingredients and presses button to begin agitators that automatically mix ingredients into glue.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

569.662-010 INCISING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: perforating-machine operator

    Operates machine to perforate wood products, such as timbers, ties, or poles, to facilitate penetration of wood preservatives: Installs knife-studded incising rollers in machine and sets roller stops according to size of material being processed, using hand wrenches and pry bar. Turns air valve to regulate pressure on incising rollers and starts machine and conveyor system. Signals other workers to load or move timbers or poles onto conveyor or powered feeding tram. Moves levers or presses pedal to regulate speed of conveyor and opening of incisor rollers to accommodate various size timbers and poles. Examines rollers, knives, bearings, and conveyor mechanisms, and replaces worn or broken parts, using handtools. May operate discharge conveyor with lifting controls to unload poles onto ramp or into water. May operate trim saw to square ends on poles. May brand poles or timbers, using branding hammer. May be designated according to product processed as Pole-Incisor Operator (wood prod., nec); Timber-Incisor Operator (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

569.682-010 GRINDER, HARDBOARD (wood prod., nec)

    Controls steam cooker and grinding machines to reduce wood chips to felt (fiber): Installs and adjusts grinding plates, using rule and handtools. Starts machines and conveyors and regulates steam pressure, cooking temperature, and spray or flow of water, wax, resin, and material. Observes cooking, grinding, and felting of material, pressure and temperature gauges, and flow and moisture charts to ensure that material is processed according to specifications.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

569.682-014 PRESS OPERATOR, HARDBOARD (wood prod., nec)

    Operates line of machines to form wood fiber mats and to cut and press them into hardboard panels: Installs and adjusts stainless-steel cauls and screens, drive sprockets, chains, rollers, and cutoff saw, using handtools. Starts machine and cutoff saw. Observes gauges and turns valves to regulate water and steam pressure and to control temperature of press. Moves panelboard control switches to adjust pressing time and to synchronize timing of tiered feeding and unloading conveyors with elevator movement of tiered hardboard press. Observes forming of mat, cutting of panels, and pressing of panels into hardboard to ensure product of specified dimension and quality. May ride open elevator and flip end of panel in each tier of press to loosen it from hot pressing plate and facilitate automatic transfer to tiered unloading conveyor. May verify weight of sample panels, using scale.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

569.683-010 KILN-TRANSFER OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: transfer operator

    Drives electric-powered transfer (flat) car to transfer carloads of lumber between loading, drying, and storage areas, and operates winch to load and unload kilns: Turns rheostat lever to drive transfer car along track to loading platform, and aligns rails (tracks) on transfer car with rails on platform. Hooks winch cable to carload of lumber and pushes and pulls levers to activate winch and pull loaded lumber car onto transfer car. Drives transfer car with carload of lumber to designated dry kiln and aligns transfer car rails with rails into kiln. Hooks cable to lumber car and operates winch to pull lumber car into kiln. Pulls lumber car from kiln when lumber is dry and transfers it to storage or to processing department. May tend stacking machine that stacks and unstacks lumber onto lumber car [STACKER, MACHINE (woodworking)].
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.684-010 LOG PEELER (saw. & plan.)

    Peels bark from logs by hand, using two-handled drawknife: Pulls log from storage area and positions log for peeling, using cant hook. Secures log, using log-dog (wedge), and pulls drawknife lengthwise along log to strip bark from log. Rotates log and repeats stripping action until bark is removed from log. Chops branch stumps from log, using hatchet. Stacks stripped logs between spacing boards to facilitate drying of wood. Straps specified number of logs together, using steel banding tape and strapping tools.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

569.685-010 ARTIFICIAL-LOG-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec; saw. & plan.)

    Tends machines that automatically compress sawdust into artificial fuel logs and extrude them onto conveyors: Starts machines. Observes compression marks on finished logs to ensure that logs are compressed according to specifications, and turns thumbscrews to adjust degree of compression. Weighs sample log periodically to verify conformance to standards. May replace sawdust-feeding screws, using screwdriver and wrenches. May add chemicals to sawdust to produce log that burns colored flame.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

569.685-014 BENDER, MACHINE (woodworking) alternate titles: bending-press operator

    Tends machine equipped with heated molds, platens, or roller that bends woodstock or veneer strips to form wooden parts for products, such as furniture, sports equipment, or musical instruments: Places or clamps steamed or water-soaked woodstock or veneer strips in molds or forms, under roller, or between platens shaped to specified design. Moves lever or presses button or pedal that raises hydraulic lift under molds, closes platens, or forces roller along form, to bend woodstock or veneer strips into specified shape. Removes formed parts from machine after specified period of drying time. May steam woodstock or veneer strips in retort to make them flexible [STEAM-BOX OPERATOR (woodworking)]. May convey processed parts to kiln for further drying or seasoning. May be designated according to article or part formed as Bender (toy-sport equip.); Rib Bender (musical inst.).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.685-018 CORE FEEDER, PLYWOOD LAYUP LINE (millwork-plywood)

    Tends plywood-layup line machine that applies glue to top surfaces of veneer sheets before assembly into plywood panels, working as member of team: Presses pedals to start machine and to activate infeed conveyors that convey stacks of $T3face sheets,$T1 $T3crossbands,$T1 and $T3core stock$T1 to feed end of machine. Removes face sheets, crossbands, and core stock from respective infeed conveyors and places sheets in specified sequence on machine conveyor that carries sheets past trash gate and through glue curtain to BACK FEEDER, PLYWOOD LAYUP LINE (millwork-plywood) and CORE LAYERS, PLYWOOD LAYUP LINE (millwork-plywood). Presses pedals to open trash gate to remove detected unusable veneer, such as broken or split sheets, from conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.685-022 CORE-COMPOSER-MACHINE TENDER (millwork-plywood)

    Tends core composer machine that automatically glues salvaged veneer strips together to form continuous sheet, saws continuous sheet in half, and clips sawn sheets to standard length for use as plywood $T3core stock:$T1 Presses button to start machine. Depresses pedal to convey veneer strips discharged from tenderizer machine onto infeed conveyor of core composer machine. Pushes each strip against wedge-edge detector that detects oblique edges, and positions wedge-shaped veneer strips against oblique edges to form square edges prior to gluing. Observes gluing apparatus that applies continuous melted glue strings across tops of veneer strips to connect strips, and replaces exhausting glue-string spools. Observes machine operations to detect jamming, and reverses machine as necessary to unclog jams. Records production.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.685-026 CORE-LAYING-MACHINE OPERATOR (millwork-plywood)

    Tends machine that automatically lays $T3face sheets,$T1 $T3back sheets,$T1 and $T3core stock$T1 in sequence and spreads glue on core stock to form plywood panels: Starts machine, observes operation, and turns wheels, valves, and dials to adjust and synchronize conveyors, reach and vacuum of mechanical feed arms, tension on glue-spreading rollers, and to regulate flow of glue. Depresses pedal to control conveyor that moves stacked panels to hot-plate presses.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

569.685-030 CORK MOLDER (wood prod., nec)

    Performs any combination of following duties, as crewmember, to cast and bake ground cork mixture into slabs: Lubricates mold to prevent mixture from adhering to sides, using spray gun or oil-soaked rags. Weighs and dumps specified quantity of mixture into mold; or opens overhead storage outlet to fill mold with mixture. Lifts and places pressure plate on mold and inserts holding pins to secure plate. Moves mold under hydraulic press, using chain hoist. Presses button to lower ram that exerts pressure on plate and compresses mixture to prescribed density and hardness. Releases ram, pulls holding pins from mold, and pries off pressure plate, using pinchbar. Fastens monorail hoist to mold frame and pushes mold into oven. Observes gauges and moves controls to maintain predetermined oven temperature. Removes mold from oven and cast slab from mold, after specified time. May be designated according to specific task performed as Mold Filler (wood prod., nec); Mold Hoister (wood prod., nec); Mold Sprayer (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.685-034 EDGE-GLUE-MACHINE TENDER (millwork-plywood)

    Tends machine that automatically presses glue-coated edges of veneer strips together to form continuous sheet and clips sheets to specified widths: Turns dials and pushes levers to adjust tension of pressure rollers and speed of feed belts. Sets trip lever on clipping unit of machine for width of veneer sheets to be produced, using wrench. Depresses pedal and moves lever that controls conveyor and lift platform to position stack of veneer for feeding into machine. Starts machine. Removes veneer strips from stack and feeds them into machine. Observes pressure gauges and gluing process, and readjusts roller tension if necessary. Removes unglued, torn, or otherwise defective strips for reprocessing or disposal.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.685-038 EXTRUDER OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Tends one or more extruders that form particleboard from wood chips treated with glue: Turns nuts on machine to regulate platens according to thickness specified for boards, using wrenches. Selects ram that corresponds to platen setting and positions ram on machine spindle. Notifies CHIP-MIXING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) to start flow of charge. Starts ram that forces charge through extruder, forming continuous sheet of particleboard. Alters space between platens as directed. May be designated according to type of extruder operated as Extruder Operator, Horizontal (wood prod., nec); Extruder Operator, Multiple (wood prod., nec); Extruder Operator, Vertical (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.685-042 GLUE SPREADER, VENEER (millwork-plywood; wood prod., nec) alternate titles: core feeder; glue-spreader operator; veneer gluer

    Tends machine that spreads glue on both sides of precut veneer stock $T3(crossbands$T1 or core boards) or particleboard before assembly into plywood or veneered panels: Turns valve on glue hopper above machine to fill troughs formed between application rollers and doctor rolls. Turns handwheel, crank, or tension screws to space rollers according to thickness of stock. Starts machine, scans stock to detect knotholes or large splits, and discards culls in handcart. Feeds stock between rollers. Observes level of glue in troughs between doctor rolls and rollers, and turns valve to replenish glue when level is low. Periodically feels discharged stock to determine if glue is being spread evenly and if glue coating is sufficient to bond stock in panels, and adjusts rollers to correct defective gluing. Cleans glue from rollers, using hot water or alcohol and brush. May lubricate machine. May mix glue.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

569.685-046 GLUING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Tends machine that utilizes pressure and heat to bond preglued boards into panels of specified size: Regulates speed and pressure of rollers and temperature of heating unit, according to type of glue, thickness of wood parts, and density and moisture content of wood. Starts machine, and places preglued boards of combined specified length edge to edge on feed rolls or chain that carry them through machine and curing tunnel. May tend machine with saw attachment that bonds preglued boards into continuous panel and automatically cuts panel into specified lengths and be designated Plycor Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

569.685-050 GLUING-MACHINE OPERATOR, ELECTRONIC (woodworking) alternate titles: electronic gluer; hot press operator; panel gluer

    Tends machine that utilizes pressure and electronic energy to bond preglued wooden parts together: Turns knobs to regulate clamp pressure, intensity of electron emission, and timer according to type of glue, thickness of wooden parts, and density of wood. Adjusts clamps according to size of assemblies to be glued, using wrenches and hammer. Assembles and positions preglued parts in clamp bed of machine, and turns air-pressure valve and presses button to actuate clamp and release flow of electrons through glue joints. Removes assembly from machine, and examines assembly for defective gluing. May apply glue to parts with brush or by running surface of part over wheel set in pot of liquid glue. May mix glue.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

569.685-054 HOT-PLATE-PLYWOOD-PRESS OPERATOR (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: hot-plate-press operator; veneer-press operator

    Tends hot-plate press that bonds glue-coated veneer sheets together to form plywood: Turns knobs on control panel to set temperature and pressure of press. Turns valves to release steam to heat plates. Lifts and loads veneer panels (assembled glue-coated veneer sheets) and caul boards into press, working in teamwork with LABORER, HOT-PLATE PLYWOOD PRESS (millwork-plywood). Presses button controls to bring plates of press together and subject veneer panels to temperature and pressure that glue and convert them into plywood. Cleans glue from caul boards, using scraper. May rub edges of plates with paraffin to facilitate loading and unloading. May tally number, dimensions, and core thickness of pressed panels on daily pressing report.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.685-058 HYDRAULIC-PRESS OPERATOR (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: cold-press operator

    Tends hydraulic press that bands together layers of veneer sheets and core stock to form plywood or veneered products, such as tabletops and doors: Places clamp rails and backing board in press. Loads stack of assembled layers from conveyor or handtruck into press by hand or by use of hoist. Places backing board and clamp rails on top of stack. Turns handwheels to set pressure specified for material and starts press. Attaches retainer rods to top and bottom clamp rails and tightens turnbuckles on rods to maintain pressure on stack after removal from press. Releases press and removes clamped stack from press bed for drying.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.685-062 SPLICER OPERATOR (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: veneer splicer

    Tends splicing machine that bonds preglued edges of veneer strips together to form larger sheets: Turns dial or handwheel of machine to regulate heat, pressure of rollers, and conveyor speed according to thickness of veneer sheets to be processed. Positions two veneer strips side by side against center guide of machine and feeds them into machine that automatically forces glued edges together and cures edges to bond sheets. Observes bonded sheets to detect defects, such as overlapping or unbonded edges. Adjusts heat, pressure, and speed of machine, or cleans heating bar with scraping tool to correct malfunctions. Verifies dimensions of veneer sheets against work order, using tape measure. May record footage spliced as indicated by meter on machine. May spray glue on edges of veneer strips prior to bonding, using spray gun. May tend splicing machine that automatically applies glue to edges prior to bonding and be designated Edge Gluer (millwork-plywood).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

569.685-066 STACKER, MACHINE (woodworking) alternate titles: lumber-piler operator; stacker; wood piler

    Tends machine that stacks or unstacks lumber to load or unload kiln car to level of lumber table: Starts conveyor that carries lumber onto kiln car in layers, drops stickers between layers, or removes dried lumber from car. Straightens lumber on conveyor for even flow onto stack, using handhook. May record data such as thickness, grade, length, and quantity of lumber stacked. May drive kiln car to transfer lumber car to kiln or storage [KILN-TRANSFER OPERATOR (woodworking) 569.683-010]. May tend machine that stacks inspected boards in layers of specified width prior to further processing and be designated Stacker (furniture). When concerned only with unloading kiln cars, may be designated Unstacker (woodworking).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

569.685-070 VARNISHER (fabrication, nec)

    Applies varnish to stems and bowls of corncob pipes by any combination of following methods: (1) Places pipe bowls on revolving disks of plate that carries them past nozzle of spray gun. (2) Places parts of pipe in tumbling cylinder containing varnish and presses button to start cylinder, coating parts with varnish. (3) Places bowl of pipe on revolving spindle and holds brush against bowl.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.685-074 VENEER TAPER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: veneer joiner; veneer-taping-machine operator

    Tends machine that joins sheets of veneer with gummed-paper tape: Places pieces of matched veneer or veneer strips edge to edge between machine rollers. Lowers feed rollers that draw veneer through machine and apply moistened tape. Raises feed roller when taping is complete. Replaces reels of tape on spindle and threads tape through machine. Pours water into dispenser. Moves lever or turns handwheel to regulate speed of machine or to set pressure of feed roller according to thickness of veneer. May tend machine that joins sheets of veneer with gummed thread rather than tape.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.685-078 WOOD-FUEL PELLETIZER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machines and equipment that automatically extrude, pelletize, and cool mixture of ground wood and bark to form wood-fuel pellets: Moves controls to adjust temperature and steam pressure gauges, according to type of wood and bark mixture being processed, regulate conveyor speed, and start machine. Periodically tests samples of extruded mixture for moisture content, using electronic moisture tester, and readjusts steam pressure gauges as required. Listens to machines and equipment and monitors control panel to detect malfunctions and to ensure production flow. Clears jams, using paddle. Removes and replaces worn dies, using wrench and screwdriver. Washes, cleans, lubricates, and greases machines and equipment, using water, detergent, brushes, rags, oilcan, and grease gun. Records control panel readings in operating log.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

569.686-010 BACK FEEDER, PLYWOOD LAYUP LINE (millwork-plywood)

    Feeds veneer $T3back sheets$T1 onto conveyor of plywood-layup line machine for subsequent assembly into plywood panels: Pushes button to activate infeed conveyor that conveys stack of back sheets to worker. Removes back sheet from stack and places sheet on conveyor of plywood-layup line machine behind glue-coated $T3face sheet,$T1 $T3crossbands,$T1 and $T3core stock$T1 placed by CORE FEEDERS, PLYWOOD LAYUP LINE (millwork-plywood), for subsequent assembly into plywood panel by CORE LAYERS, PLYWOOD LAYUP LINE (millwork-plywood). Presses counter control pedal to tally each back sheet placed on conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.686-014 CORE LAYER, PLYWOOD LAYUP LINE (millwork-plywood)

    Removes glue-coated veneer sheets from conveyor of plywood-layup line machine and stacks them in sequence to form plywood panels, working as member of team: Presses pedals to activate chain conveyor that conveys stack of caul boards to discharge end of machine and to raise lift table to working level to facilitate assembly of plywood panels. Places caul board on lift table to protect surface of $T3face sheet$T1 in bottom panel. Places preglued face sheets, $T3crossbands, core stock, and back sheets$T1 in sequence on lift table as they are discharged from machine to form plywood panels. Discards detected unusable sheets, such as broken or split sheets, to prevent assembly of defective panels. Presses pedal and button to lower completed stack of plywood panels to chain conveyor and to convey stack to hot-plate plywood press.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.686-018 CORK-PRESSING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Positions tubes of ground-cork mixture into slots of machine that compresses material into rods. Removes tubes and places tubes in frame. Pushes and pulls frame down slide conveyor for subsequent baking and slicing of compressed mixture.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.686-022 GLUING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (woodworking)

    Off bears gluing machine that utilizes pressure and heat to bond preglued woodstock together: Removes glued woodstock emerging from machine and stacks woodstock on handtruck. Stacks defectively glued woodstock on designated conveyor. Stops machine when jams occur in curing tunnel, and removes or assists GLUING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking) in removing jammed stock. Lubricates machine and cleans work area, using grease gun and shovel. Conveys wood chips and sawdust to boilerroom, using wheelbarrow. May record production. May signal GLUING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking) to start machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.686-026 LABORER, HOT-PLATE PLYWOOD PRESS (millwork-plywood)

    Performs any combination of following tasks as member of team involved in loading and unloading hot-plate plywood press that bonds glue-coated veneer sheets together to form plywood: Interstacks veneer panels (assembled glue-coated veneer sheets) and caul boards on press dolly and pushes dolly to press. Inserts assembled cauls between press plates and pushes them into press. Pushes cauls from press, using stick, and stacks finished plywood panels and caul boards on separate dollies. Examines pressed panels for surface defects and discards defective panels. Conveys panels to storage area and caul boards to and from cooling area, using handtruck. May be designated according to working position as Hot-Plate Plywood-Press Feeder (millwork-plywood); Hot-Plate Plywood-Press Offbearer (millwork-plywood).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

569.686-030 PAD-MACHINE OFFBEARER (saw. & plan.)

    Off bears machine that compresses and wraps excelsior into pads used in packing furniture and other products: Removes paper-covered excelsior pads from conveyor and inspects them for torn wrapping and completeness of filling. Tears open defective pads and dumps excelsior on salvage pile. Folds moistened gummed-paper tape over opened ends of acceptable pads to complete sealing of pads and stacks acceptable pads on floor.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

569.686-034 RETORT UNLOADER (chemical) alternate titles: charcoal unloader; kiln unloader; retort forker

    Unloads retort or kiln after destructive distillation processing or making of charcoal: Pushes loaded cars out of retort or kiln. Rakes charcoal from racks or cars and discards unburned wood. Starts conveyor and shovels charcoal onto conveyor that transfers it into trucks. May drive truck to and from retort or kiln and dumping ramp where charcoal is dumped and bagged.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.686-038 GLUING-MACHINE FEEDER (woodworking)

    Feeds woodstock onto conveyorized glue wheel that applies glue to edges of woodstock preparatory to bonding: Locates specified woodstock in storage area and conveys woodstock to work station. Lifts woodstock pieces from stock in prescribed sequence, following assembly sequence reference marks on woodstock pieces, and loads woodstock onto conveyor that conveys woodstock across glue-applying mechanism. Places final piece in assembly sequence at specified angle on conveyor or marks piece, using pencil, to signal GLUING-MACHINE OPERATOR, ELECTRONIC (woodworking) 569.685-050 or worker bonding woodstock by other methods of end of sequence.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

569.686-042 LAMINATING-MACHINE FEEDER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: board handler

    Feeds laminating machine that bonds coating material, such as paper or plastic to hardboard panels: Pulls panel from supply pallet, centers panel on machine feed conveyor, and pushes panel between power rollers of machine that automatically applies coating to panel, bonds material to panel with glue, heat, and pressure, and discharges laminated panel onto off-feed conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 86

569.686-046 LAMINATING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: laminator grader

    Off bears laminating machine and inspects and sorts processed products: Depresses buttons to activate off bearing conveyors and to start action of panel edge sanders along sides of conveyors. Turns dial to synchronize off bearing conveyor speed with off bearing rate of laminating machine. Observes laminated panels to detect processing flaws, such as loose corners, damaged edges, or discolorations. Grades panels according to prescribed standards, and routes graded panels onto designated conveyors for delivery to assigned storage areas.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

569.686-050 PRESS BREAKER (wood prod., nec)

    Unloads pressed hardboard panels from hardboard pressing machine: Pushes buttons that activate elevator platform to facilitate worker access to tiers of hardboard pressing machine. Inspects wood fiber mats to ensure specified position in pressing machine. Breaks seals of pressed hardboard from pressing plates, using pry bar, and activates drive chain motors to eject hardboard panels from press into tiers of unloading machine. Activates conveyor to unload hardboard panels onto panel stacker that stands panels on edge in humidifier cars. Removes and weighs randomly selected hardboard panels from conveyor belt, and records weights on tally sheet to facilitate quality control. Replaces weighed panels onto conveyor belt. Pushes loaded humidifier carts into humidifier cabinet.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

569.686-054 VENEER-TAPING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: tape machine tailer

    Off bears veneer taping machine: Lifts taped face veneer sheets from discharge bed of veneer taping machine and stacks sheets on storage cart. Hands veneer sheets that are not taped according to specifications to VENEER TAPER (millwork-plywood) 569.685-074 for retaping. Pushes loaded cart from machine to specified processing area.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

569.687-010 CLAMP REMOVER (millwork-plywood)

    Detaches clamping devices and stacks glued veneer panels after removal from cold press, working as member of team: Loosens turn buckles with metal rod and removes retaining rod attached to rails at top and bottom of stack. Removes top rail from stack and stacks veneer panels and caul boards on separate handtrucks. Pushes handtruck with veneer panels to drying oven or storage area for drying. May separate layers of veneer panels with spacer sticks. May clean glue from caul boards, using scraper. May be known according to specific task performed as Veneer Stacker (millwork-plywood).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.687-014 LOG WASHER (saw. & plan.)

    Washes loose dirt, gravel, or stones from bark of logs being drawn up slip or chute from pond to deck, using high-pressure waterhose (in many mills this work is accomplished by mechanical sprayers).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.687-018 SCREEN CLEANER (wood prod., nec)

    Washes screens and cauls of press machine with caustic soda and water, using brush and hose. Moves parts to and from press machine, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.687-022 SORTER I (wood prod., nec)

    Sorts and stacks cork sheets, used for making cork gaskets, according to size. Examines sheets and rejects those with defects, such as cracks or holes.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

569.687-026 WOOD HACKER (fabrication, nec; paper & pulp) alternate titles: block chopper, hand; block hacker; spudder; wood barker

    Cuts bark spots, knots, and diseased and decayed portions from logs or wood blocks, using spudder, ax, hatchet, or portable power saw, to prepare wood for further processing. Turns logs and blocks with peavey to expose underside. May straighten logs on conveyor, using pike pole. May load cleaned blocks on conveyors.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

569.687-030 QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR (furniture; millwork-plywood)

    Inspects veneer during processing phases to verify that veneer meets specified quality standards: Reads work cards at processing stations to determine specifications for veneer being processed. Observes clipping and splicing operations and examines veneer sheets to ensure veneer is processed according to company standards. Inspects random sheets of spliced veneer to detect gluing defects and to ensure veneer grain is matched in prescribed manner. Measures length and width of veneer for conformance to specifications, using tape ruler. Tests moisture content of veneer according to wood type, using portable moisture meter. Discards veneer that deviates from specified standards. Observes activities of VENEER GRADER (millwork-plywood) 569.687-034 to ensure that grading of veneer conforms to quality standards. Records inspection data and submits reports to designated personnel.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

569.687-034 VENEER GRADER (millwork-plywood)

    Inspects sheets or strips of veneer for color, texture of grain, and knots, wormholes, cracks, or unsanded spots. Marks grade on individual sheets on conveyor or on top sheet of stack, according to prescribed standard. Discards unacceptable panels. Records number of sheets inspected by grade on tally sheet. When examining and grading plywood, is known as Plywood-Stock Grader (millwork-plywood).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

57 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING OF STONE, CLAY, GLASS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS

    This division includes occupations concerned with preparing for market raw materials, such as stone, clay, glass, and sand. Includes abrasive, asbestos, and miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral materials; forming such materials and adjuncts in their plastic or moldable states into stock shapes, parts, and other products; and impregnating, coating, heat treating, and thermal finishing such materials and formed products. Includes fiberglass.

570 CRUSHING, GRINDING, AND MIXING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with reducing materials to smaller particles by means of compression, cutting, smashing, and combining or mingling materials to produce a single, blended mass. Includes the stirring of molten glass.

570.130-010 SUPERVISOR, CLAY PREPARATION (pottery & porc.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of casting slip and plastic clay used in forming pottery and porcelain ware: Gives workers directions in blending, mixing, filtering, and pugging clay. Inspects slip and plastic clay for specified composition, weight, specific gravity, and plasticity. Sets up and adjusts mixing and screen machines, filter-presses, pug mills, pumps, and storage tanks. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

570.132-010 CONCRETE-BATCHING AND MIXING-PLANT SUPERVISOR (construction) alternate titles: batch-plant supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in transporting and mixing ingredients to make concrete: Directs workers engaged in transferring sand and gravel aggregates by crane or other conveyor from barges and trucks to storage piles or bins. Reads specification sheets to determine sizes of aggregates and proportions of cement and water required for batch of concrete. Signals workers to charge mixing drums with specified amounts of ingredients and discharge mixed concrete into truck or other conveyor. May supervise workers engaged in assembling and dismantling plant at construction site. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.11.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

570.132-014 MILLING SUPERVISOR (brick & tile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating machines to grind, crush, mix, and blend materials to make batches of clay for pressing into clay products. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

570.132-018 WASHING-AND-SCREENING PLANT SUPERVISOR (construction)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in washing, crushing, and screening sand and gravel to produce aggregate of specified size for use as ingredients in making concrete. Directs workers in adjusting equipment and replacing screens to regulate size of aggregate. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

570.132-022 SUPERVISOR (brick & tile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of equipment to scrape clay and shale from open pits: Assigns duties and demonstrates methods of work and use of equipment to maintain production schedule and ensure safe operations. Determines needed repairs of pit roadways and of equipment used to scrape, load, and haul clay and shale. May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in crushing, grinding, and screening clay and shale [MILLING SUPERVISOR (brick & tile) 570.132-014]. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

570.137-010 SUPERVISOR (mine & quarry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in grinding, drying, mixing, and processing talc and borate: Reviews work orders, invoices, and maintenance schedules to plan production schedules. Examines processed materials to determine if specifications are met. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

570.362-010 BULK-STATION OPERATOR (petrol. & gas)

    Controls conveyors and blending equipment to mix materials according to specification for use in cementing oil and gas wells: Operates electric-powered winch to spot railroad cars over underground hoppers. Breaks seal and opens bottom-dump doors on car with prybar to unload cement and other materials in hopper. Presses button to start conveyor which transfers materials to storage bins. Pulls levers and presses switches to start and stop conveyors and blending equipment and to open and close discharge gates on storage bins. Empties sacks of additive chemicals into blender hoppers to prepare dry cement mixtures, following formulas. Prepares delivery tickets (call sheets) and weighs trucks and materials as loaded. Records quantities of materials received and issued on inventory control records. Estimates materials in bulk storage bins periodically to verify inventory records. Requisitions materials to replenish stocks.
GOE: 06.04.12 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

570.382-010 MILL OPERATOR (brick & tile; pottery & porc.) alternate titles: clay temperer

    Operates crushers, mixers, and blenders to grind, mix, and temper clay for use in molding ceramics products: Drives liftscoop tractor to convey clay from storage piles or bins and dumps material on crusher pit grates. Breaks up clay with bar or sledge. Starts crusher, conveyors, elevator, and vibrating screens to grind raw materials to specified size and to transport ground materials to storage bins. Examines screens and clears blockages, using wire brush. Weighs and dumps raw materials into mixing machine, following formula. Starts mixer and turns valve to feed water into mixing machine. Inserts instrument into mixture to measure water content. Discharges mixture onto conveyors leading to blending machine. Starts blending machine that mulls mixture into tempered clay. May be designated according to machine operated as Blender Operator (brick & tile); Crusher Operator (brick & tile); Mixer Operator (brick & tile); or according to kind of materials processed as Clay-Dry-Press-Mixer Operator (brick & tile); Silica-Mixer Operator (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

570.382-014 PLASTER MIXER, MACHINE (concrete prod.)

    Controls equipment to weigh and mix gypsum with specified proportions of fiber, retarder, perlite, and other additives to make plaster: Starts mixing machine and sets weigh hopper. Engages screw feeder that feeds specified amount of gypsum from storage bin into weigh hopper. Weighs additives according to specifications and dumps them into hopper. Opens gate of hopper to drop ingredients into mixer. Opens mixer gate after specified time to discharge mixed plaster product into packer hopper. May fill bags with mixed plaster.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

570.382-018 SUPPLY CONTROLLER (concrete prod.)

    Controls grinders, mixers, and conveyors to prepare ingredients for plaster wallboard and feed prepared ingredients into hopper of board machine: Transfers gypsum, flour, potash, soap, lime, and other materials from storage area to supply tanks, using handtruck or powered truck or conveyor. Dumps ingredients into agitator tanks according to formula to mix edge glue and soap solution. Feeds materials, in specified proportions, into machine hopper, by pump line and conveyor. Reads tank dials and flowmeters to determine reserve of materials in tanks and rate of flow of materials into machine hopper. Regulates feeders and pumps, using handtools, to ensure continuous supply of ingredients into hopper. May operate hydropulper to grind and mix paper into pulp slurry for use as additive.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.482-010 CLAY MAKER (brick & tile; pottery & porc.) alternate titles: blunger-machine operator; clay mixer; clay washer; slip maker; slip mixer; wet mixer

    Operates blunger (mixing machine) and auxiliary equipment to blend and mix clay into semiliquid for use in casting ceramic ware: Dumps sacks of clay into conveyor to charge blunger. Turns valve to admit water into blunger. Starts blunger that mixes clay into semiliquid. Stops blunger and places hydrometer in semiliquid to determine specific gravity. Adds water or clay to obtain mixture of specific gravity. Regulates valves to discharge mixture over screens, agitators, and magnets to remove iron or steel in mixture. Removes excess water from mixture with vacuum filter. Washes screens and magnets to remove foreign particles and sludge, using hose. May mix clays according to formula [BATCH MIXER (brick & tile)].
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

570.484-010 MIXER, DIAMOND POWDER (nonmet. min.)

    Combines resin, diamond, and silicone carbide powders to form mixture for use in molding diamond-abrasive grinding wheels, following formulas and using scraper, spatula, plate glass, and gram weight balance: Selects mixing formula from book according to type of wheel to be molded. Weighs ingredients separately on gram weight balance, and dumps ingredients onto plate glass. Mixes powders on plate glass, and dumps mixture into jar, using scraper and spatula. Caps jar, using rolling machine. Removes jar after specified time from machine. Labels jar to identify mixture with type of wheel to be molded.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.485-010 ABRASIVE MIXER (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: mixer operator

    Tends machine that mixes abrasive compounds for use in making polishing and buffing wheels, and hones: Calculates amount of grit, clay, and adhesive required according to formulas. Weighs out ingredients, dumps ingredients into mixing machine, and starts mixing machine. Feels mixture and adds water and resins until specified consistency is attained. Scoops mixed compound into oscillating sieve to screen out lumps and oversized granules. Dumps compound into barrels for further processing. Records quantities of ingredients used in each mix.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.665-010 DRY-PAN OPERATOR (brick & tile) alternate titles: dry-mill operator

    Tends series of dry-pans, screens, and conveyors that grind, sift, and convey dry clay to storage tanks: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to load clay into hoppers of dry-pans. Turns valves to feed water into pans. Starts equipment that grinds and sifts clay. Starts and regulates speed of conveyors and elevators to transport clay to storage tanks. Removes rocks or other obstructions from dry-pans and screens, using pry bars and wire brushes. Breaks up lumps of clay, using sledgehammer. Observes panel lights for indications of equipment failures. Adjusts, tightens, or replaces wire screens, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.682-010 ABRASIVE GRADER (optical goods)

    Operates pebble mill to grind emery, rouge, and other abrasives and separates them according to fineness by water suspension method: Examines abrasive under microscope to determine grinding time required, and grinds abrasive in pebble mill. Turns valve to allow ground particles and water to flow into agitator tank. Presses button to start agitator which stirs particles into suspension. Stops machine and determines by microscopic examination when particles of particular grade have settled below tank outlet. Opens stopcock to allow particles remaining above the outlet to descend into vat. Repeats separation process for other grades, regrinding as required.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.682-014 PLANT OPERATOR (concrete prod.; construction)

    Operates concrete, asphalt, or sand and gravel plant to batch, crush, or segregate materials used in construction: Moves controls on panelboard or control board to heat, dry, and mix ingredients, such as asphalt, sand, stone, and naphtha, to produce asphalt paving materials; to weigh and mix aggregate, cement, and water to produce concrete; or to control feeding, crushing, and sifting machinery in sand and gravel plant. Observes gauges, dials, and operation of machinery to ensure conformance to processing specifications. May repair machinery, using handtools, power tools, and welding equipment. May be designated according to type of plant operated as Asphalt-Plant Operator (construction); Concrete-Batch-Plant Operator (concrete prod.; construction); Sand-And-Gravel-Plant Operator (construction); or according to machine function as Crusher Operator (concrete prod.; construction).
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

570.682-018 SAND MIXER, MACHINE (foundry) alternate titles: sand conditioner, machine; sand mill operator; sand-system operator

    Operates machine to mix or recondition molding sand: Weighs out specified amounts of ingredients, such as sand, sea coal, and bonding agents, and shovels them into machine or automatic hopper. Sets dials for specified amounts of water, core oil, and other ingredients that are automatically measured and fed into machine. Turns dials to time mixing cycle of machine. Removes sample of sand and feels sand for consistency. Adjusts controls and adds ingredients to vary mixture according to sampling. May be designated according to purpose for which sand is to be used as Sand-Mill Operator, Core-Sand (foundry); Sand-Mill Operator, Facing-Sand (foundry); Sand-Mill Operator, Molding-Sand (foundry).
GOE: 06.02.10 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.683-010 DRY-PAN CHARGER (brick & tile) alternate titles: dry-pan feeder

    Transports, mixes, and charges specified quantities of clay into dry-pan hoppers, using overhead crane, equipped with clamshell, or lift-scoop tractor: Reads production schedule to determine proportions of various clays needed for scheduled products. Transports specified amounts of clays from storage piles to mixing area and mixes clay by filling clamshell or scoop with clay and dumping clay back on pile. Transports mixed clay to dry-pan and charges it into hoppers. Lubricates equipment, using grease gun and oilcan. May press switches or buttons and turn dials and knobs to start and stop equipment used to pulverize, screen, and convey materials.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

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