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5 PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS
570.683-014 to 583.132-010

    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.


570.683-014 SAND-CUTTER OPERATOR (foundry) alternate titles: sand-cutting-machine operator; sand-mixer operator

    Controls machine equipped with cutting disks to mix binder and sand, and aerate sand used in construction of foundry molds and cores: Sprays water over sand on foundry floor and adds binder (clay, flour, or molasses) to sand. Starts machine and steers it back and forth through pile to mix water, binder, and sand. Rubs sand through fingers to test cohesiveness of mixture and adds water or binder to sand to obtain mixture of desired consistency.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.685-010 AUXILIARY-EQUIPMENT TENDER (cement) alternate titles: cement mixer; slip mixer; slurry blender; slurry-tank tender

    Tends auxiliary equipment such as pumps, motors, and conveyors to supply materials and power to slurry tanks and other equipment to mix cement slurry for kilns: Receives signal from ROTARY-KILN OPERATOR (cement; chemical; mine & quarry) and starts pumps and conveyors to feed raw materials into kiln. Opens valves to fill slurry tanks with specified amounts of water and raw materials or to correct slurry mixture. Starts tank agitators that mix slurry. Greases and oils equipment. May be designated according to equipment tended as Kiln Feeder (cement); Mixer Tender (cement).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

570.685-014 CLAY MIXER (brick & tile)

    Tends machines and equipment that mix materials, such as clay, iron oxide, magnesium, and water according to formula for use in making brick or ceramic floor tile: Gathers materials specified by work order from storage area and transports materials to scales, using handtruck or industrial truck. Weighs materials and records weight on batch card. Dumps materials into mixer, using hoist, or shovels materials into mixer. Turns valves to admit specified amount of water into mixer, and flips switch or presses button to start mixer. Presses button to discharge mixture from machine or shovels mixture into container.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

570.685-018 CRUSHER OPERATOR (concrete prod.)

    Tends conveyors and grinders that crush raw gypsum into specified pebble size: Opens storage gates and starts grinders, feeders, and belt conveyors. Observes flow of materials on conveyors. Cleans carriers and removes wedged rock from conveyors and clogged chutes, using scraper and poker. Opens slide gates to allow flow of pebbles into storage bins or trucks. May fill supply chutes with gypsum rock, using tractor equipped with scoop.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

570.685-022 CRUSHER TENDER (any industry) alternate titles: crusher operator; primary-crusher operator; roll attendant

    Tends any of several types of crushers that size materials, such as coal, rock, salt, clay and shale, or ore for industrial use or for further processing: Moves levers to regulate flow of materials to and from conveyors, chutes, pumps, or storage bins. Starts crusher, and prods, breaks, or discards lumps to prevent plugging, using bar, sledgehammer, or jackhammer. Adjusts equipment, such as screens, conveyors, and fans, to control or vary size or grade of product, or to maintain uniform flow of materials. Cleans and lubricates equipment. May keep record of materials processed.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

570.685-026 CULLET CRUSHER-AND-WASHER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: crusher operator; glass crusher; glass pulverizer equipment operator

    Tends crushing machine that crushes and washes cullet (waste glass) for use in manufacturing glass: Starts conveyor that transfers cullet from storage to crushing machine. Starts machine and observes its operation to determine whether cullet is ground to specified fineness. Starts water spray to wash crushed cullet. Inspects crushed cullet for foreign matter such as stones, bottle caps and neck rings. Directs flow of crushed cullet to specified bins by color and type of glass. May transfer cullet to and from crusher, using industrial truck. Workers who unload bulk ingredients from railcars and truck and tend crushers may be designated Batch Unloader (glass mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-030 HAMMER-MILL OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)

    Tends hammer mill that breaks slags, slate, and similar materials into fine pieces: Starts machine and watches rate of feeding into hopper from conveyor or moves gate lever to allow materials to drop into hopper from chute. Oils and cleans machine.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

570.685-034 LIME SLAKER (concrete prod.) alternate titles: lime mixer; lime-plant operator; milk-of-lime slaker

    Tends rotary slaker or open batch tank that mixes lime and water to make milk of lime (slaked lime) by either of following methods: (1) Regulates automatic feed of lime and water into rotary slaker to obtain continuous production of milk of lime. Tests concentration with hydrometer. (2) Weighs lime and dumps lime into tank. Adds water and starts agitators to dissolve lime. Tests specific gravity of mixture with hydrometer and adds lime or water to obtain specified concentration. Opens drain valve or starts pump to transfer mixture through mesh screens or settling tank into storage tank. May separate coarse and fine lime particles in classifier. May crush or grind limestone in crushing machine or ball mill. May collect samples of lime or waste material for assaying. May test lime solution by titration to determine its concentration. May heat water with steam coils to speed mixing process.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.685-038 MILLER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: crusher, wet-ground mica

    Tends one or more grinding mills to pulverize mica: Fills hopper of mill with mica, using tractor equipped with scoop. Opens hopper gate to start flow of mica into mill and turns valve to admit specified amount of water into mill. Starts mill to grind mica for specified length of time. Feels sample of mixture and adds water to mill to maintain slurry-like consistency. Circulates water through mill at end of grinding cycle to flush ground mica from mill, through intermediate tank, and into settling tank. Shovels oversize mica from bottom of intermediate tank back into mill.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-042 MILLER I (chemical)

    Tends mill that pulverizes phosphate rock used in making fertilizer: Starts conveyor that feeds rock to mill. Moves lever of feedgate to increase or decrease amount of rock fed to mill, according to grinding sound or ammeter readings. Applies preservative to belts and lubricates machine.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-046 MILLER (cement) alternate titles: grinder operator

    Tends machines that crush, mix, or pulverize materials, such as limestone, shale, oyster shells, clay, iron ore, silica, gypsum, and cement clinkers, used in making cement: Starts mill and conveyors. Observes conveyor system to ensure continuous flow of material. Stops conveyor and removes clogged material, using bar. Opens chute over conveyor to add materials, such as iron, silica, or gypsum, according to specifications. Observes operation of auxiliary equipment, such as cement pumps, air or screen separators, air slides, cement coolers, and dust collectors. Turns valves to regulate water, air, and oil lines on machine, according to laboratory specifications. May regulate feeder mechanism on machines not equipped with automatic regulators. May add moisture to materials to facilitate flow into machine. May be designated according to type of mill tended as Ball-Mill Operator (cement); Finish-Mill Operator (cement); Hammer-Mill Operator (cement); Miller, Rod-Mill (cement); Pug-Mill Operator (cement); Raw-Finish-Mill Operator (cement); Tube-Mill Operator (cement); Vertical-Mill Operator (cement).
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

570.685-050 MIXER (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: feeder

    Tends mixing machine that blends asbestos fibers and ingredients, such as ground marble, water, cement, and oil to form compounds used in making asbestos products, such as pipe, shingles, and brake linings: Dumps or pours ingredients into mixer in specified proportions. Starts mixer and allows ingredients to mix for specified time. Stops mixer and moves control or turns valve to dump or transfer mixture into storage container. Flushes water through mixer to clean mixing equipment. Records production data.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-054 MIXER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: batch mixer; batch-plant operator; mix-house operator

    Tends batch-mixing equipment that blends raw ingredients, such as sand, soda ash, cullet and others for use in making glass or fiberglass yarn, by one of following methods: (1) Weighs specified amounts of ingredients on scale. Dumps ingredients into mixing machine and starts machine to blend ingredients. Pulls lever to unload mass into batch wagon for transport to small-batch, pot furnaces. (2) Monitors and regulates automatic mixing and feeding equipment that supplies blended ingredients to continuous-operation furnace. Sets controls on instrument panel regulating equipment which automatically discharges ingredients onto scales and weighs and blends ingredients in specified ratios. Pushes button to start discharging, weighing, mixing, and feeding equipment. Observes control panel instruments to monitor operations and manually overrides controls in case of malfunction. May weigh trace elements on balance scale, and add them to batch mix. May record batch number, mixer, and other production data. May drive forklift to transport containers of ingredients.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

570.685-058 MIXER OPERATOR (concrete prod.)

    Tends machine that mixes lime with materials, such as hair and sand, to make plaster and mortar: Starts mixer and loads specified amounts of materials into drum. Pulls lever to dump mixed contents into chute. May weigh materials to be mixed.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-062 MIXER TENDER, BOARD (concrete prod.)

    Tends equipment that mixes ingredients to produce slurry (plaster mix) and feeds slurry into rollers for pressing into wallboard or lath: Regulates flow of stucco (dry plaster mix), water, and soap solution into mixing machine in specified proportions. Adjusts glue feed for sealing board edges, using handtools. Observes flow of mix onto wallboard paper and removes lumps from mix, using putty knife. Observes scoring and folding of paper for defects and notifies KNIFE OPERATOR (concrete prod.) of defects found. Tests slurry samples for density, using measuring cup and scale. Inserts weighted needle into slurry and times needle with stopwatch as it settles into slurry to determine setting time of slurry.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

570.685-066 MOLDING-MACHINE TENDER (pen & pencil) alternate titles: mixing-and-molding-machine operator

    Tends machine that mixes modeling clay ingredients and molds clay for packaging: Fills hopper of machine with modeling compounds and color pigments, according to formula. Moves lever or depresses pedal to start machine that grinds and mixes ingredients. Turns valve to admit mixed clay ingredients into unit of machine that molds clay for packaging.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-070 MUD-MIXER OPERATOR (smelt. & refin.; steel & rel.) alternate titles: mixer operator; mud grinder; mud-mill operator

    Tends mixer that makes lute used for sealing oven doors or tap holes in furnaces: Shovels specified amounts of materials, such as sand and clay, into mixing pan. Turns valve to add water, starts machine, and mixes materials with paddle as pan rotates to obtain specified consistency. Shovels lute into transfer truck. May be designated according to material mixed as Adobe-Ball Mixer (smelt. & refin.); Clay Mixer (steel & rel.); or machine used as Wet-Pan Mixer (smelt. & refin.; steel & rel.).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-074 PUG-MILL-OPERATOR HELPER (brick & tile; pottery & porc.) alternate titles: pugger helper

    Tends mixing chamber that mixes clay and water to make pugged clay: Loads sacks and cakes of clay from storage area onto truck and pushes truck to pug mill. Dumps clay into mixing chamber of mill. Turns valves to regulate flow of water into mixing chamber. Stacks rolls of pugged clay on truck. May wrap pugged clay in burlap to prevent dehydration. May move clay to molding room, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-078 REFRACTORY MIXER (steel & rel.)

    Tends equipment that crushes and mixes materials, such as brick, clay, and refractory mud, to form refractory mortar, used to line interior of furnaces: Starts crushing machine and shovels materials into hopper. Shovels crushed materials into wheelbarrow and dumps materials into hopper of mulling (mixing) machine. Turns valve to admit water into mulling machine and starts machine. Feels consistency of mixture and adds crushed material or water to obtain mixture of specified consistency. Shovels mixture into mud box for transportation to work area.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

570.685-082 ROUGE MIXER (optical goods)

    Tends machine that mixes powdered rouge and water to make polishing paste for lens blanks: Dumps specified amount of rouge into mixing tank and meters prescribed amount of water into tank. Starts agitator and allows ingredients to mix for prescribed time. Draws off sample and tests for density, using hydrometer.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-086 SAGGER PREPARER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: mixer; sagger soak

    Tends grinding machine and vat to prepare material to make new saggers: Starts grinding machine and loads machine with broken saggers for grinding into grog. Combines grog, domestic clay, and water in vat and permits material to soak for several days. Tends pug mill to prepare clay for molding into saggers.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

570.685-090 SILICA-SPRAY MIXER (smelt. & refin.) alternate titles: slurry-plant operator

    Tends machine that grinds and mixes silica and fire clay into slurry for spraying inner surfaces of furnaces: Pulls lever on storage hopper chute to fill mobile equipment box with silica, transports load to mixing unit, releases end gate, and dumps silica into ball mill and mixer. Turns valve to saturate material with water. Starts agitators and shovels fire clay into mixer to mix slurry to specified consistency. Opens valve to drain slurry from mixer into storage tank.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

570.685-094 SLATE MIXER (build. mat., nec) alternate titles: blender

    Tends machine that mixes multicolored granules of slate for use in surfacing asphalt-coated roofing felt: Adjusts gates on slate chutes, using gauge, and pulls levers to deposit specified proportion of granules of each color onto mixer conveyor. Starts mixer that blends granules and activates discharge conveyor leading to surfacing machine hopper.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.685-098 GLAZE MAKER (brick & tile; pottery & porc.) alternate titles: frit maker; pulverizer

    Tends ball mill that mixes and grinds materials to produce glaze for coating pottery, tile, and porcelain: Weighs materials, such as calcium, carbonate, clay, feldspar, flint, and lead oxide, in specified proportions, using tubs and scale. Dumps materials into mill and pushes button to start mill that pulverizes and mixes glaze ingredients. Turns valve to transfer finished glaze from mill over screens and magnets and into storage jars.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

570.686-010 ABRASIVE-GRADER HELPER (optical goods)

    Dumps abrasives into pebble mill, connects hose from mill to agitator tank, and shovels graded abrasives from vats.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.686-014 ABRASIVE-MIXER HELPER (nonmet. min.)

    Assists ABRASIVE MIXER (nonmet. min.) in mixing ingredients to form polishing and buffing compounds by performing any of following duties: Dumps specified ingredients in mixing machine. Turns valve to drain finished mix from machine. Transports supplies and products between plant locations, using handtruck. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.686-018 PREPARATION-ROOM WORKER (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: beater

    Prepares asbestos, cotton, and synthetic fibers for use in manufacture of asbestos products, performing any combination of following duties: Assembles asbestos, cotton, and synthetic fibers, according to instructions, into lots for blending. Feeds fibers into hopper or chute of duster, hammer mill, picker, or blending machine, using shovel or pitchfork. Opens or closes gates of blower pipes to direct fiber from blending machine into handtrucks and trucks fiber to storage area or production department. Fastens bags under spout of bin and trips lever to fill bags with fiber. May be designated according to task performed as Blending-Machine Feeder (nonmet. min.); Picker Feeder (nonmet. min.); Stock Mixer (nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

570.687-010 BATCH MIXER (brick & tile) alternate titles: clay puddler

    Mixes and dumps raw materials, such as silicas or clays, into mixers: Obtains materials from storage area, using shovel, wheelbarrow, or towmotor, and transports material to batching area. Measures specified quantities of materials according to batch cards, using scales or measuring box. Dumps material from sacks onto conveyor leading to mixer or empties bulk material from wheelbarrow into mixer.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

571 SEPARATING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with separating desirable materials from others by means of filtering, sifting, straining, squeezing, centrifugal force, gravitation, precipitation, or agitating devices.

571.685-010 BURNER TENDER (mine & quarry)

    Tends furnace that heats perlite to expel volatile material and reduce ore to powder (calcine) for use as insulating material, plaster, and concrete aggregate: Dumps pulverized perlite onto shaker screen that sifts perlite to specified fineness. Starts conveyor that feeds screened material into furnace. Shovels calcined perlite into sack or fills sack by holding it under discharge hopper.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

571.685-014 GLAZE HANDLER (brick & tile)

    Tends equipment that filters glaze mixtures and conveys glaze to spraying units: Filters aqueous glaze through electromagnetic filters and screens to remove metal particles or other foreign substances, and stores filtered glaze in stone jars. Tests specific gravity of solutions with hydrometer and adds water to obtain solutions of designated specific gravity. Turns valves to transfer glaze to spraying units or to pressure tanks.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

572 MELTING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with subjecting materials to heat to change them from a solid to a liquid state.

572.360-010 FURNACE-COMBUSTION ANALYST (glass mfg.) alternate titles: combustion analyst

    Tests temperature of glass melting furnaces and regulates gas and air supply to maintain specified temperature, using any of following methods: (1) Measures temperature of furnace sections, using optical pyrometer. Sights through opening of pyrometer into furnace opening and turns sleeve dial on pyrometer until color of wire filament matches luminosity of flames. Reads dial indicator to obtain millivolt reading and compares reading with temperature chart to determine if temperature is in accordance with specifications. Turns valves to adjust gas-to-air ratio and increase or decrease temperature within refractory. (2) Computes and plots averages of glass temperatures on graph paper from temperature charts, using pencil and template to draw lines and circles. Interprets graph to determine need for temperature adjustment. Turns valve to increase or decrease air and gas supply into burners. (3) Tests gas-to-air ratio of burned atmosphere, using gas analyzer. Inserts hose of gas analyzer into furnace and starts suction pump to withdraw sample of burned atmosphere. Observes dial indicator on analyzer to determine if gas-to-air ratio is in accordance with specifications. Turns valve to adjust gas-to-air ratio and control heat of furnace. Records tests, temperatures, and adjustments in log.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

572.382-010 BATCH-AND-FURNACE OPERATOR (glass mfg.) alternate titles: furnace attendant; tank-and-batch operator

    Controls automatic equipment to weigh, mix, and melt ingredients to make glass: Adjusts panel controls to transfer specified amounts of ingredients, such as silica sand, soda ash, limestone flurospar, feldspar, borax, clay, and cullet (waste glass) from storage bins to automatic weigh hopper and batch mixer [MIXER (glass mfg.)]. Adjusts panel controls to dump blended mix into furnace. Observes signal lights, dials, and charts, and turns switches to adjust air, fuel, water pressure, and furnace temperature. Turns switch to reverse gas fire from one side of gas-and-air regenerative chambers to other side to equalize heat in furnace. Observes color of molten glass through furnace opening or reads gauges or pyrometer to determine when furnace temperature has reached prescribed level. Collects sample of molten glass for laboratory analysis. Makes adjustments on equipment to correct deviations from specifications. Records batch mixing, glass melting, and production data. May control furnace to melt and fuse premixed ingredients and be designated Tank-Furnace Operator (glass mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

572.685-010 GLASS-FURNACE TENDER (paint & varnish) alternate titles: furnace tender

    Tends automatic furnace that makes glass used as flux in production of glass enamel: Weighs out specified chemical ingredients. Shovels ingredients into hopper of conveyor that transports ingredients through automatic blending, pulverizing, and sifting process. Lifts tank with blended mix over hopper of gravity-fed furnace, using hoist, and releases mix from tank into hopper. Observes gauges and adjusts controls of furnace to maintain specified temperature in crucible. Stirs ingredients in hopper of furnace, using glass rod.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

572.686-010 CUPOLA CHARGER, INSULATION (nonmet. min.)

    Charges cupola furnace with slag, basalt, lime, and silica to produce mineral wool: Weighs and measures portions of coke, slag, basalt, lime, and silica according to formula specified in orders from CUPOLA OPERATOR, INSULATION (concrete prod.). Charges materials into furnace in alternate layers. May use tractor equipped with scoop to move raw materials to storage and conveyors to feed materials to furnace.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

573 BAKING, DRYING, AND HEAT-TREATING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with raising, lowering, or maintaining the temperature of materials to effect their physical composition and facilitate further processing. Includes such activities as firing terra cotta, treating formed glass with heat or cold to relieve or redistribute internal stresses and effect such characteristics as hardness and ductility, and removing liquid and moisture from materials.

573.132-010 BURNING SUPERVISOR (brick & tile) alternate titles: brick burner, head

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in controlling field, periodic, retort, and tunnel kilns to bake green clay products, such as brick, tile, and sewer pipe. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

573.362-010 DRY-KILN OPERATOR (brick & tile) alternate titles: drier operator

    Controls drying tunnels to condition and dry brick, sewer pipe, roofing tile, and other clay products before treatment in kiln: Reads production schedule to determine humidity and temperature required for size and type of product to be dried. Positions portable blowers in drying aisles to circulate heat and air. Closes tunnel doors and starts blowers and heaters to regulate humidity and temperature within tunnel. Examines products for cracks indicating excessive drying. Reads humidity and temperature gauges, and adjusts speed and dampers on blowers. Directs DRY-KILN OPERATOR HELPER (brick & tile) to cover product with tarpaulin or to flood aisles with water to retard drying process. Records gauge reading in logbook. May patch damaged products, using patching clay and handtools. May control tunnel kiln [TUNNEL-KILN OPERATOR (brick & tile)].
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

573.382-010 ROTARY-KILN OPERATOR (cement; chemical; mine & quarry) alternate titles: calciner; drier operator; roaster

    Controls rotary type kilns and auxiliary equipment, such as conveyors, feeders, and dust collectors, to calcine chemicals, raw ground stone, gypsum, slate, or clay or cement slurry: Lights burners, starts equipment to feed materials, and moves controls to rotate kiln drum, start dust collecting mechanism, and regulate damper. Observes color and shape of flame, monitors gauges, and moves controls to regulate feed of fuel to maintain specified temperature. Records data, such as kiln temperature, fuel consumption, and power consumed. Inspects kiln for accumulation of clinkers and deterioration of lining. May fire tripod-mounted shotgun to blast clinkers from kiln wall. May tend cooler mechanism. May tend grinders and vibrating screens to pulverize and size product prior to calcining.
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

573.382-014 SPRAY-DRIER OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Operates spray drier to evaporate water from clay slip to form pellets used in production of mosaic quarry, wall and floor tile: Connects hose to ball mill and drier pump, using wrenches, and opens valves. Sets controls on panelboard for specified temperatures and pressure in drier and to route pellets into specified silo. Starts pump and drier and observes dials and gauges and adjusts controls to ensure that specified temperature and pressure are maintained. Draws sample of pellets from drier and measures moisture content, using moisture meter. Records specified processing data.
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

573.382-018 TUNNEL-KILN OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Controls preheating chamber and tunnel kiln to preheat and bake clay products, such as brick, sewer pipe, mosaic tile, and ceramic and quarry tile: Observes color of fires and reactions of pyrometric cones to increases in temperatures in kiln and reads gauges and automatic recording instruments to verify specified temperatures in kiln. Turns fuel and air valves and opens or closes dampers to adjust temperatures. Pulls loaded kiln car from drier, opens preheater doors, and pushes kiln car into preheater, using car puller or transfer car. Closes preheater doors and starts mechanism that pushes car through preheater. Pulls loaded kiln cars from preheating chamber, opens tunnel kiln doors, and starts mechanism that pushes string of cars through kiln. Removes cars from tunnel kiln and moves them to sorting area, using transfer car. May control kiln equipped with automatic loading and drawing equipment. May control drying tunnel [DRY-KILN OPERATOR (brick & tile) 573.362-010]. May control tunnel kiln equipped with preheating chamber to bake clay products. May be designated according to type of tile burned as Bisque-Tile Burner (brick & tile); Glost-Tile Burner (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

573.462-010 LIME-KILN OPERATOR (concrete prod.) alternate titles: kiln firer; lime burner

    Controls equipment in which limestone is burned to produce lime or carbon dioxide: Turns panel controls to start flow of materials, fuel, and air, rotation of kiln and speed of conveyors, and to regulate draft and vent mechanisms. Adjusts automatic scale that controls amount of limestone flowing into kiln. Scoops samples of hot limestone from kiln for chemical analysis, using shovel. Observes material flow, air, temperature, and fuel charts, and oxygen gauges, and makes adjustments to maintain kiln conditions within specified limits. Keeps production records. May be designated according to type kiln operated as Rotary-Kiln Operator (concrete prod.); Vertical-Kiln Operator (concrete prod.).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

573.585-010 OVEN TENDER (glass mfg.)

    Tends oven to bake cakes of fiberglass sliver for further processing: Scans tubes of sliver for defects, such as soft and unraveled edges, grease spots, and water damaged tubes. Removes defective tubes from truck. Weighs trucks of sliver, deducts tare weight, and records on production records weight of sliver processed. Pushes trucks of sliver onto oven conveyors. Turns time selector to set length of baking cycle according to instructions. Observes temperature charts to determine if specified oven temperature is maintained.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.662-010 FIRER, KILN (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: kiln burner; kiln operator

    Controls kiln to fire greenware, or decorations or glazes on ware, to specified hardness: Gives directions to helper in preparing firebox, building up door, and lighting fires. Determines level and uniformity of oven temperature by observing, through peepholes, changes in shape and color of pyrometric cones, rings, and saggers. Regulates temperature by adjusting drafts and fuel feed. May be designated according to type kiln fired as Firer, Round Kiln (pottery & porc.); Firer, Tunnel Kiln (pottery & porc.); or type of ware fired as Decorating-Kiln Operator (pottery & porc.); Firer, Bisque Kiln (pottery & porc.); Firer, Glost Kiln (pottery & porc.).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

573.667-010 KILN DRAWER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: round-kiln drawer

    Removes fired ware, such as china or pottery, from kiln and prepares kiln for reuse: Opens kiln door or removes brick and mortar that seals kiln during firing. Picks up fired ware from tunnel-kiln car, conveyor slabs, or from saggers. Presses ware against abrasive grinding wheel to remove rough spots or marks. Segregates ware according to pattern or design. Cleans interior of kiln. May be designated according to kiln drawn as Bisque-Kiln Drawer (pottery & porc.); Glost-Kiln Drawer (pottery & porc.); Tunnel-Kiln Drawer (pottery & porc.).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.682-010 KILN BURNER (brick & tile) alternate titles: baker; burner

    Controls periodic, field, or retort kilns to bake clay products, such as brick, sewer pipe, clay refractories, and roofing tile: Opens fuel valves and lights gas or oil fire, using oil-soaked stick. Seals kiln door with bricks and daubs brick with clay to prevent loss of heat, using trowel. Observes thermometer and action of pyrometric cones through peepholes, or removes object from kiln with tongs and examines object to determine rate of burning. Turns gas or oil valves and dampers to adjust rate of burning or baking of objects. Closes fuel valves and fireboxes, opens kiln-crown holes, and installs fans to cool objects. May be designated according to type of kiln operated as Dry-Kiln Burner (brick & tile); Field-Kiln Burner (brick & tile); Retort-Kiln Burner (brick & tile); or according to product burned as Brick-Kiln Burner (brick & tile); Roofing-Tile Burner (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

573.683-010 STEAM-TANK OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)

    Tends autoclave to cure asbestos-cement pipe: Transports specified supplies and empty trays (forms) to forming department, and trays loaded with pipe to curing area, using industrial truck. Loads autoclave with trays of pipe, using industrial truck. Closes autoclave door and inserts safety pin to secure door. Places chart on recording instrument and sets indicator for starting time and curing limits. Opens steam value to build up specified pressure in autoclave. Closes valves, opens exhaust vents and starts fans to reduce steam pressure to specified level and opens autoclave door. Removes cured pipe from autoclave, using industrial truck. Maintains record of production.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

573.684-010 KILN-DOOR BUILDER (brick & tile) alternate titles: sealer and stripper

    Builds temporary casing doors and seals crown openings in kilns, using handtools: Stacks brick in doorway of kiln. Mixes dirt and water to form mud, and spreads mud over brick to seal opening, using trowel. Climbs on top of kiln and places covers or crown openings over kiln and seals them with mud. Positions and screws burners in openings. Pulls down doors with hook after firing of kiln and removes crown covers to control cooling.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

573.684-014 SETTER (brick & tile) alternate titles: kiln setter; kiln stacker

    Stacks products, such as blocks, bricks, sewer pipe, and roofing tile in specified patterns on tunnel kiln cars or in periodic kilns for burning: Spaces and levels setting rings on kiln car or in kiln to facilitate circulation of air about products during burning. Spreads sand on floor or setting rings to prevent cohesion of products during burning. Lifts and positions products on setting rings, using air-hoist. Examines products for cracks and measures them for straightness, using straightedge. Discards defective products. May direct SETTER HELPER (brick & tile). May draw products from kiln.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

573.685-010 ANNEALER (glass products) alternate titles: firer

    Tends gas or electric kiln to affix paint on glass: Ignites and regulates gas burners to heat kiln to prescribed temperature, or regulates thermostat to control temperature of electric kiln. Spreads plaster of paris on metal trays with trowel, roller, or palette knife to form smooth, level bed for glass. Sets sections of glass on trays and positions trays in kilns, using tongs. Observes glass through peepholes in kilns to detect signs of warping, bubbling, cracking, or blistering. Removes trays after specified period of time, and stacks trays for gradual cooling and annealing in lehr.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

573.685-014 CLAY ROASTER (petrol. refin.) alternate titles: burner operator; clay burner; earth burner

    Tends clay roasting kilns and auxiliary equipment in which clay, used as filter in treating oil, is cleaned and treated for reuse. Adjusts temperature of rotary kilns in which clay is roasted, by regulating valves controlling gas or oil and air supply. Starts, stops, and regulates speed of conveyors and elevators by which used clay is charged into kilns from storage bins. Fires oil-burning or gas-burning steam heater to supply steam for treating clay before it is dumped from filters. Checks weight per cubic foot of clay to determine whether it conforms to requirements, using spring balance. Cleans lumps of fused clay from screens at outlet of kilns. Oils and greases equipment.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

573.685-018 GLAZING-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass mfg.) alternate titles: beveler; finisher; tube closing machine operator; tube finishing machine operator

    Tends equipment that heats and fire polishes glassware, such as tubes, kitchen utensils, and trays to remove defects, such as rough surfaces, air bubbles, and chips, or to seal tubes: Places tubes on spindles or other glassware on rotating table which carries them into contact with gas flame to melt or fuse glass. Turn valves to regulate polishing flame. Removes articles after heating with tongs.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.685-022 KILN-OPERATOR HELPER (concrete prod.) alternate titles: kiln-firer helper

    Assists LIME-KILN OPERATOR (concrete prod.) to control kiln used in converting limestone into lime: Opens and closes gates on kiln to adjust draft as directed. Observes flow of lime from kiln and removes lumps blocking discharge end of kiln, using bar. Shovels spilled material onto conveyor. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.685-026 LEHR TENDER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: automatic lehr operator; furnace operator; heat treat worker; lehr attendant; lehr operator; lehr stripper

    Tends automatic or semiautomatic lehrs that anneal flat glass or glassware to relieve internal stresses or to fuse painted designs on glassware: Observes gauges and turns controls to start exhaust fans, to ignite burners, and to regulate lehr temperatures, speed of lehr conveyors, and draft rates. Observes annealed glass for splits, cracks, breaks, and color that indicate improper lehr settings or for fusing of paint to glass. Loads or unloads glass entering or leaving lehr by hoisting flat glass with vacuum-cupped crane or by manually placing glassware on and removing from lehr conveyor. Packs annealed glass by placing flat glass in crates, using vacuum-cupped crane, or inserting glassware in cartons. Maintains record of glass annealed and packed. May adjust height of lehr entranceway curtain to accommodate containers of specific height. May tend hot- or cold-end spray equipment used to coat glassware with surface hardener. May change conveyor gears to alter speed of conveyor and replace defective burners, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

573.685-030 LENS HARDENER (optical goods)

    Tends electric oven-type machine that hardens lenses used in safety eyeglasses, and tests hardness of lens, using steel-ball drop-test: Measures lens thickness with calipers to determine if lens meets thickness requirements for prescribed hardening. Positions lenses in holding fixture and pushes fixture into electric oven. Sets timer and temperature controls on oven according to chart specifications for prescribed hardness of lens. Removes lenses at end of cooling cycle, or places lenses in airflow to cool. Holds finished lens in polarized light fixture to detect defects produced by hardening. Places lens on bed of drop-test fixture and covers lens with cloth or plastic. Places steel ball of specified weight in release mechanism of fixture. Positions mechanism at specified distance from lens and releases ball. Discards broken lenses.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.685-034 REGENERATOR OPERATOR (sugar & conf.)

    Tends furnace driers, and auxiliary equipment that regenerate diatomaceous earth used as filtering medium: Opens valves on storage tank to allow dry earth to mix with mud discharged from filter. Feels mixture and adjusts valves to obtain mixture that can be dried readily. Moves controls to regulate flow of mixture to furnace driers, and temperatures of furnace to ensure specified regeneration. Obtains samples of earth before and after regeneration for laboratory analysis. Turns valves to route regenerated earth to storage bins. Clears blockages in minglers, dust collector hoppers, and mud gauges. Changes and cleans pump screens. May be designated according to material regenerated as Kieselguhr-Regenerator Operator (sugar & conf.).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

573.685-038 BURNER (brick & tile)

    Tends kilns that fire magnesium materials, such as filter cake and briquettes to remove specified impurities: Observes influx of material into kiln and movement of material through kiln stages to verify that material passes through kiln at prescribed rate. Monitors console dials and gauges and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperatures and other processing parameters. May be designated according to type of kiln tended as Burner, Hearth (brick & tile); Burner, Shaft (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

573.685-042 OVEN-PRESS TENDER I (nonmet. min.)

    Tends hot press and related equipment that hardens asbestos disk pads for use as brake linings: Positions metal die plate on roller-type conveyor, picks up stack of asbestos disk pads from table, and places individual pads into wells of die plate. Discards broken or defective pads. Pushes filled die plates onto racks of hot press. Starts machine that automatically closes press to heattreat pads for specified time and opens press at end of press cycle. Pulls die plates from press onto conveyor. Removes cured disk pads from die plates, using knockout device that forces pads from plates. Loosens stuck pads with rubber mallet and tosses pads into storage container. Sprays empty die plates with silicone solution, using spray gun, to prevent pads from sticking to plates during heat-treating process.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

573.685-046 OVEN-PRESS TENDER II (nonmet. min.)

    Tends hot press that hardens asbestos disk pads for use as brake linings: Pushes metal die plates filled with asbestos disk pads onto feed elevator of machine. Presses buttons to open press, move die plates from elevator into press, and close press. Observes timer lights, dials, and pressure gauges on control panel of machine to determine end of press cycle. Presses buttons at end of cycle to simultaneously open press and move cured disk pads from press onto discharge elevator. Pushes die plates from elevator onto roller-type conveyor, using metal rake.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

573.686-010 BRAKE-LINING CURER (nonmet. min.)

    Feeds and off bears oven that cures and hardens brake linings: Presses switches to ignite burners in oven and start conveyor. Lifts spring-loaded mold onto table and opens mold with pressure device. Places brake lining into mold and releases pressure device to close mold. Places mold containing brake lining on conveyor that moves mold through oven to cure and harden brake lining. Off bears mold from conveyor, removes cured lining from mold, and places lining on rack. Records production data.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.686-014 FUSING-FURNACE LOADER (optical goods) alternate titles: furnace clerk; picker

    Loads and unloads conveyor of furnace that fuses multifocal lens parts: Positions multifocal lens blank and button assemblies, or assembled button parts, on emery disks, places disks on trays, and places filled trays on conveyor that passes through fusing furnace. Removes trays of fused items from end of conveyor and places them in rack to cool. Records production count. May mark identification number on lenses, using marking pen. May observe temperature indicators and inform supervisor of furnace malfunction.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.686-018 GLASS-VIAL-BENDING-CONVEYOR FEEDER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: glass bender

    Places glass vials for levels on endless belt conveyor that carries vials through gas heated oven to soften glass and form curve required for centering level bubble: Removes filled box and bundles vials, hole end up, in metal cups. Carries racked cups in tray to filling work station.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.686-022 HACKER (brick & tile)

    Lifts green-clay products, such as brick, roofing tile, or quarry floor tile, from press-conveyor belt, and stacks them in specified pattern on kiln car, drier rack, or pallet. May press button to control movement of conveyor belt.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.686-026 KILN PLACER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: kiln setter; sagger filler; setter-in

    Places greenware and glazed ware on kiln conveyor for firing: Arranges ware on metal or firebrick slab, using kiln furniture, such as saggers and setter pins, to separate and support ware during firing cycle. Places pyrometric cones, that bend at predetermined temperatures and indicate when desired heat in kiln is reached, on top of ware load. Turns handwheel to move hydraulic ram into contact with slab to convey ware load through kiln. Closes door of kiln. May be designated according to type of kiln loaded as Bisque-Kiln Placer (pottery & porc.); Glost-Kiln Placer (pottery & porc.).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

573.687-010 BEDDER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: claying-up worker; sander-up

    Sets greenware in piles with sand and clay between pieces to support and separate them during bisque-kiln firing by either of following methods: (1) Throws refractory clay mixed with sand between each plate, and after pile is built up, fills in edges with refractory clay, packing and pressing it by hand. (2) Arranges ware in piles with sandy clay between layers. Fills in edges by setting pile on whirler which revolves it before spout forcing fine sand or refractory clay by gravity between plates. Inspects ware and rejects inferior pieces. May build up pile of greenware in saggers, sanding and packing it piece by piece.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

573.687-014 DRY-KILN OPERATOR HELPER (brick & tile)

    Assists DRY-KILN OPERATOR (brick & tile) in drying clay products in tunnel: Positions fans in drying areas to circulate heated air. Closes or opens tunnel room doors. Covers product with canvas or sacking. Floods aisles with water. Adjusts floor furnace to maintain specified temperature and circulation of heat. Examines products in tunnel for cracks or other defects. Patches damaged products with patching clay, using handtools. Brushes paint sealer or drying agent on product to retard evaporation. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

573.687-018 KILN CLEANER (concrete prod.)

    Cleans bottom of lime kilns and rubberized conveyors. Sweeps, stacks, and removes refuse, using brooms, brushes, and shovels and performs related tasks.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.687-022 KILN WORKER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: kiln maintenance laborer

    Performs routine tasks concerned with maintenance and repair of kilns under direction of such workers as KILN PLACERS (pottery & porc.) or BRICKLAYERS (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.687-026 KILN-BURNER HELPER (brick & tile)

    Assists KILN BURNER (brick & tile) 573.682-010 in baking clay products, such as tile, sewer pipe, brick, and refractories, in periodic or tunnel kilns: Pushes loaded kiln cars into kilns and driers, using hydraulic ram. Removes cars from kilns or driers, using car puller. Transports loaded or empty cars from kiln tracks to car siding, sorting, or storage area, using electric-transfer car. Lubricates kiln cars, using grease gun. Opens and closes kiln doors. Tears down kiln doors, using handtools and bars. Separates sand from finished mosaic tiles in saggers, using screening device. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

573.687-030 SETTER HELPER (brick & tile) alternate titles: kiln-setter helper

    Loads and moves clay products on kiln cars into kilns for burning: Places setting rings on floor of kiln cars or periodic kiln according to setting pattern. Moves setting table in kiln and pushes loaded trailer into kiln. Carries defective or rejected pipe from kiln. Clips pipe on kiln cars to secure load. Stacks empty boards and pallets.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

573.687-034 SORTER (brick & tile) alternate titles: inspector; yard pipe grader

    Sorts burned clay products, such as brick, roofing tile, and sewer pipe, according to form, color, and surface characteristics: Picks up products from kiln car, pallet, or handtruck, and examines products for defects, such as cracks, chipped edges, squareness, and discoloration. Sorts products into piles according to varying degrees of characteristics. Discards unusable products. May stack bricks in specified pattern for banding by machine. May be designated according to product sorted as Brick Sorter (brick & tile); Roofing-Tile Sorter (brick & tile); Sewer-Pipe Sorter (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

573.687-038 TILE SORTER (brick & tile) alternate titles: glost tile sorter

    Sorts glazed tile according to color shades and defects: Picks up tile from tray, compares it against color shades on color sample board, and sorts it according to shade variations. Examines tile for defects, such as cracks, spots, warping, and dents, and grades it according to quality. Keeps records of tile rejected. May pack tile in cartons.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

574 IMPREGNATING, COATING, AND GLAZING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with impregnating, dip coating, brushing, spraying, rolling, or spreading materials with other substances. Includes uniting filaments of glass or mineral wool batts; silvering mirrors; solidifying asbestos fibers to form brake bands; and covering pottery with glazing sap.

574.130-010 GLAZE SUPERVISOR (brick & tile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating frit-furnaces, ball mills, and mixing and spraying machines to make glaze and to spray glaze on brick and tile products. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

574.132-010 GLAZE SUPERVISOR (pottery & porc.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in applying glaze to bisque or greenware and drying ware prior to firing: Inspects sprayed, dipped, or dried ware for defects in glaze coating and weighs sample ware for conformance to specifications. Verifies viscosity of glaze, using viscometer. Issues instructions or adjusts controls of processing equipment to correct glaze defects. Performs other duties described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

574.132-014 SUPERVISOR, SILVERING DEPARTMENT (glass products)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating silvering range to manufacture mirrors: Observes washing, silvering, painting, and drying processes, and inspects mirrors for quality. Determines surface temperature of mirrors after drying, using pyrometer. Observes pressure gauges and thermometers on conveyors to verify specified water temperature and air pressures. Turns heat control button to regulate oven temperature. Maintains record of chemicals used in preparing silver and copper solutions. May weigh or examine painted glass sample to determine density of paint. May operate silvering unit of silvering range. 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

574.134-010 SUPERVISOR, HAND SILVERING (glass products)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in washing, silvering and painting by hand, cleaning, and inspecting glass used in manufacture of mirrors: Inspects washed, silvered, and painted glass to detect faulty wash-water or chemical solutions, and uneven paint, silver, or copper coatings. Observes drying-oven thermometer to verify specified oven temperature. Weighs and measures chemical ingredients according to formula to prepare tin, silver, and copper solutions and reducing agents. Pours or combines chemicals in mixing tank, and transfers solution to storage tank. May wash, silver, paint, clean, or polish mirrors. 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

574.367-010 TILE SHADER (brick & tile) alternate titles: glost-tile shader; shade classifier; tile classifier

    Classifies samples of glazed tile according to color shade, and prepares color sample for board for use by TILE SORTER (brick & tile): Selects samples of burned tile and examines tile to determine number of shade variations in each lot. Assigns catalog number for each color variation. Mounts tile samples of each shade on board. Explains range of variations in each shade to TILE SORTER (brick & tile) to ensure uniform sorting of shades.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

574.462-010 ABRASIVE-COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)

    Sets up and operates machine to coat cloth, fiber, or paper with granules of abrasive material: Positions machine guides and stops on machine bed according to size of base material, using rule or template. Turns screws to adjust valve openings to regulate thickness of abrasive coating sprinkled on base material. Dumps specified abrasive, such as flint, garnet, emery, or corundum into container on machine. Positions flat piece of base material on machine bed and against guides and stops. Starts machine and manually feeds base material through machine. Examines base material for uniformity and thickness of abrasive coating. May operate machine to coat rolls of base material with abrasive granules.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

574.484-010 OPTICAL-GLASS SILVERER (optical goods) alternate titles: silverer

    Coats optical glass surfaces with silvering solutions to make mirrors used in optical instruments: Cleans glass specimens, using prescribed chemicals, and inspects to detect surface appearance defects. Mixes chemicals according to formula and pours solution into funnels. Positions glass under funnels and starts electric motor to agitate funnels and allow specified quantities of solution to distribute over surface of glass. Electroplates copper backing over silvering by immersing glass in electrolyte and passing electric current through solution according to standard procedure. Places plated glass in electric oven to dry for specified time. Marks outlines of specified dimensions on glass specimen, using milling machine. Removes excess silvering and copper, using hand scraper and solvents.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

574.582-010 SILVERING APPLICATOR (glass products)

    Sets up and operates silvering range to mix and spray tin, silver, and copper solutions on mirror glass: Weighs or measures chemical ingredients, following formula. Turns valves to admit steam and specified amount of water into mixing vat. Verifies water temperature and pours ingredients into vat. Starts power mixer to mix solutions for specified time. Turns valve to drain solutions into storage tanks. Starts unit of range and turns valves to start flow of solutions into spray heads. Observes silvering process to detect clogged sprays, uneven silver and copper coating, and imperfections, such as streaks and spots, and color of sludge, that indicate impure water or faulty copper and silver mix. Turns valves to regulate air pressure to sprayer and to maintain specified water temperature. Removes spray heads and pipes with wrenches and soaks spray heads in cleaning fluid. Records batches mixed and chemicals used. May measure and record thickness of silver coating, using gauge.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

574.585-010 PAPERHANGER (concrete prod.)

    Tends machine that combines paper and plaster to form continuous ribbon of wallboard (plasterboard): Inserts shaft through paper roll, places plates and collars over ends of shaft, and secures collars with wrench. Mounts and aligns rolls of paper in machine racks, using hoist. Threads paper through guides with unsized surface next to plaster. Starts and monitors machine for alignment and defective paper, such as pinholes, rough surface, mill splices, and soiled areas. Stops machine to cut defective paper from roll and splice ends by overlapping them and to splice exhausted paper to new roll. Records identifying number, weight, and amount of paper wasted for each roll.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

574.665-010 FIBERGLASS-BONDING-MACHINE TENDER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: bonded-strand operator

    Tends waxing machine that bonds several strands of fiberglass yarn into single cord: Places bobbins of yarn on creel of machine and threads yarn through guides, over and under tension bars, through strip heater, wax reservoir, dies, and cooling tank, and laps end of cord around mandrel of winding machine. Places chunks of wax in melting tank and turns valve to admit melted wax into reservoir. Starts machine and observes waxing and winding process to detect broken ends. Ties ends together by hand. Dips thermometer into wax and water or reads temperature gauge on control panel to detect variations from standards. Doffs tubes of bonded cord from machine. Weighs tubes of bonded cord and packs cord in shipping containers. Records weight on labels and production records.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

574.667-010 DUST BOX WORKER (build. mat., nec)

    Positions swinging conveyor spout over hopper of machine that deposits slate granules on surface of asphalt-coated roofing felt, and notifies SLATE MIXER (build. mat., nec) to start conveyor and flow of slate of specified color. Verifies level of slate in tanks to maintain supply.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

574.682-010 FIBERGLASS-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass products)

    Operates machine to spray melted glass fibers onto products, such as boat hulls and lawn furniture: Feeds strands of raw fiberglass into machine, monitors gauges, and moves controls to obtain specified temperature, pressure, and flow rate of molten glass through spray jets onto article to be coated. Cleans and adjusts machine, according to maintenance schedule or instructions from supervisor, using handtools and prescribed cleaning agents.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

574.682-014 SPRAY-MACHINE OPERATOR (brick & tile; pottery & porc.) alternate titles: sprayer, automatic spray machine

    Controls combination drying oven and spray booth equipment that preheats and glazes bisque ware: Lights gas jets of drying ovens that preheat ware to set glaze. Adjusts controls to regulate speed of conveyor. Starts pumps to pump glaze to spray guns. Positions spray guns in booths at required angles, adjusts nozzles, and turns valves controlling air pressure to produce even coating of glaze according to size and shape of ware. Examines glazed ware for cracks, glaze runs, and uneven thickness of glaze. Cleans machine and replaces clogged glaze filters, air lines, and spray nozzles. May coat interior of ware with glaze, using spray gun.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

574.684-010 GROUND LAYER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: duster

    Applies powdered glaze to plain or decorated clayware: Dusts dry glaze over portion of ware previously coated with liquid size. Removes excess powder and distributes glaze evenly over sized area, by hand. May smooth and clean ware to be dusted, using sandpaper and sponge.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

574.684-014 SILVERER (glass products) alternate titles: mirror silverer

    Sprays back of mirror glass with silver or copper solution to coat glass, using spray gun: Turns valve to admit solution and reducing agents into spray gun and sprays surface of glass. Rinses glass with hose before and after application of solution to remove residue. Observes sprayed surface to detect spots, streaks, and residue coloring that indicate faulty mix or reducer burns. Transfers silvered or coppered glass from rack onto conveyor of drying ovens. May clean, polish, and frame mirrors.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

574.685-010 COATER, BRAKE LININGS (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that automatically coats inside of brake lining with adhesive preparatory to bonding lining to brake shoe: Starts machine and conveyor and feeds brake lining into machine to obtain sample for approval by supervisor. Feeds brake linings into machine and observes coating for conformance to specifications as linings are discharged onto conveyor. Places linings with coating defects aside for disposal.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

574.685-014 PAINT-SPRAY TENDER (glass products)

    Tends paint spraying and drying units of mirror-silvering range that spray and dry paint coatings on silvered glass: Measures paint and thinner, according to formula, and pours paint into storage tank. Turns valves to start power mixer and flow of paint to spray heads. Pushes button to start spray heads across conveyor, to clear thinner from paint lines, and to spray paint on silvered glass. Observes painting area to detect uneven spray. Reads pressure gauges and turns valves to adjust paint flow and air pressure. Regulates oven temperature as specified. Removes spray nozzles and pipelines with wrenches and cleans equipment, using solvents. Pours paint thinner into paint lines to prevent paint residue from hardening and clogging paint lines. May determine amount of paint applied to glass, comparing sample with factory standard, or weighing glass before and after painting. May disassemble carriage and replace worn or broken parts of spraying unit.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

574.686-010 SPRAY-MACHINE LOADER (brick & tile; pottery & porc.)

    Feeds or off bears machine operated by SPRAY-MACHINE OPERATOR (brick & tile; pottery & porc.) 574.682-014 that sprays glaze onto bisque tile or pottery ware. Examines sprayed ware and segregates defective pieces.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

575 FORMING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with shaping material by pouring, injecting, blowing, gathering, bending, or pressing it in, upon, or around a mold, die or similar device; forcing or pulling it through dies or rollers; drawing it from an emitting source at rates of speed and temperatures which determine its diameter. Includes baking, drying, and cooling of formed materials when done by the worker who formed them.

575.130-010 PRESS SUPERVISOR (brick & tile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating auger presses, friction presses, handpresses, and ram presses to press clay into products, such as brick, tile, and sewer pipe, and in drying products for firing. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

575.130-014 SUPERVISOR III (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in molding, curing, and cutting fiberglass pipe coverings: Sets up and adjusts machinery and equipment. Trains new workers in operation of machinery and equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

575.130-018 SUPERVISOR, FORMING DEPARTMENT I (glass mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates workers engaged in operating either press-and-blow, blow-and-blow, or spin forming machines and controlling auxiliary equipment, such as forehearths and lehrs, used to form glass bottles, containers, and other glassware: Reviews production schedules to plan job change-overs, to requisition molds and parts from mold department, and to assign workers. Observes machine operations to verify mold pressures and temperatures, plunger pressures, timing of sequences, and size of gob (lump of molten glass), using knowledge of machine operation and product specifications. Inspects formed glassware for surface defects and conformance to specifications for size, shape, and weight, using templates, dial indicators, and scales. May make or assist in making job change-overs by removing and replacing molds, air lines $T3feeder tubes,$T1 and plungers, and by adjusting gob shears and timing mechanism, using handtools and knowledge of job change-over procedures. May regulate and adjust temperatures and conveyor speeds of annealing lehr. May be designated Supervisor, Bottle Machines (glass mfg.). Performs other duties described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

575.131-010 SUPERVISOR, CONCRETE-STONE FABRICATING (concrete prod.) alternate titles: casting supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in casting concrete with granite, quartz, or vitreous porcelain to form structural panels, floor and roof slabs, flower planters, highway dividers, and grave markers. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

575.131-014 SUPERVISOR, PRECAST AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE (concrete prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembly of precut wood and metal forms for molding reinforced concrete slabs and beams, and pouring and finishing of concrete: Lays out and marks measurements for assembly of new forms on prepared molding floor, from blueprints and drawings. Directs workers engaged in bolting or clamping together of forms, and tightens bolts to attain prescribed tension on wire or cable reinforcing members, using wrench equipped with torque gauge. Directs workers engaged in mixing and pouring of concrete into molds. Finishes concrete to impart uniform texture, using trowel, floats, and other handtools or work aids. Releases tension on reinforcing members during drying and curing process, using wrench, to impart slight arc and increase strength of concrete.
GOE: 05.05.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

575.137-010 DRAWING-KILN SUPERVISOR (glass mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in melting and drawing of glass into sheet form: Reads recorder instruments to verify specified melting-tank temperatures. Observes glass drawing process to ensure glass is drawn to specifications. Determines cause of malfunctioning equipment or defects in glass, and advises DRAWING-KILN OPERATOR (glass mfg.) of action necessary for correction. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

575.137-014 SUPERVISOR, WET POUR (concrete prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in setting up forms and pouring wet-mix concrete to make water and sewer pipe, manholes, steel wire reinforcing cages, and to repair damaged pipe. May conduct quality control tests on finished products. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

575.360-010 GLASS-BULB-MACHINE ADJUSTER (glass mfg.)

    Sets up and adjusts automatic, multiunit, bulb-forming machines, using handtools, work orders, and measuring devices: Installs fixtures, such as collets, tube feeders, and molds, and attaches fuel, air, and coolant lines to machine, following specifications. Adjusts controls, such as stop guides, setscrews, timing devices, and cams to synchronize machine mechanisms. Regulates temperature control of burner units. Replaces defective parts, such as collets, molds, seals, and fuel, air, and coolant lines. Starts machine to test adjustments and examines product to determine need for readjustments.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

575.362-010 DRAWING-KILN OPERATOR (glass mfg.) alternate titles: drawing-machine operator; kiln operator

    Operates drawing kiln to process molten glass into continuous sheet of flat glass: Sets rheostat to control speed of rolls on kiln that draw glass sheet of specified thickness, and adjusts setting to maintain thickness, based on gauge or recorder readings during processing. Regulates gas-firing to edges of glass sheet to prevent slippage of sheet from knurl guide wheels. Inspects glass sheet through kiln peephole for defects, such as stones and blisters, as sheet is drawn vertically by rolls. Signals BALCONY WORKER (glass mfg.) to open rolls and allow passage of defective area to prevent break in sheet. Receives gauge readings and positions asbestos pads on sides of cooling jacket in kiln with iron rod to correct irregular thickness in glass sheet. Closes lower roll of drawing kiln to prevent broken sheets of glass from collapsing into kiln. Lights auxiliary gas jets in kiln to heat glass sheet below break and stop run of break. Replaces jacket cooling pads and plugs in kiln with mortar, using trowel.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.362-014 GLASS-RIBBON-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass mfg.)

    Sets up and operates automatic machine to form bulbs and other products from molten glass: Installs molds, forming devices, and orifice plates, following specifications. Positions forming mechanisms between forehearth and lehr. Turns controls to regulate temperatures and pressures in forehearth and forming molds and flow of coolant on rollers. Verifies temperature of molten glass in forehearth, using optical pyrometer. Raises plunger forehearth orifice to start flow of molten glass through machine units. Adjusts rollers to control glass thickness, using handtools and measuring devices. Monitors gauges, such as temperature, pressure, machine speed, and rate of glass flow. Examines for variations from processing standards, using templates and gauges.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

575.365-010 GLASS-RIBBON-MACHINE-OPERATOR ASSISTANT (glass mfg.)

    Tends intermediate units of machine that forms bulbs and other products from molten glass: Positions turntable at crack-off (breaking) unit and synchronizes motion of hammer with flow of molten glass to separate bulbs from ribbon. Turns controls to regulate machine speed, flow of coolant on molten glass, and temperature in machine units. Aligns glass ribbon in units with wooden pole, following signal from GLASS-RIBBON-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass mfg.). Inspects orifice plates for damage and cleans excess glass from plate, using hammer.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

575.380-010 FORMING-MACHINE UPKEEP MECHANIC (glass mfg.) alternate titles: upkeep mechanic

    Sets up, adjusts, and repairs automatic glass forming machines, such as press-and-blow, blow-and-blow, and spinning machines, used to form bottles, containers, and other glassware, utilizing knowledge of glass forming machinery: Reads work order to determine which molds, mold components, and machine parts are needed. Removes molds, mold components, and $T3feeder tubes$T1 from machines, using handtools. Mounts blanking mold and final mold to hanger arms on machine, and installs gob (lump of molten glass) feeder tube leading from forehearth to molds, using handtools. Installs and aligns $T3neck rings$T1 and press plunger to blanking mold to form neck and mouth of glassware, using handtools. Couples air lines to molds and coolant lines to mold jacket to regulate solidification of glass. Adjusts size of orifice which releases gob from forehearth, and shears cutting gob to control size of gob fed to mold, using handtools. Adjusts $T3trip buttons$T1 on $T3timer drum$T1 to set gob feeding, blank molding, final molding, and discharge sequence. Couples gas line to preheating burner under mold to maintain plasticity of glass during molding. Turns controls that regulate air pressures, coolant flows, gas line pressure, and glass temperatures in forehearth to form acceptable products, using knowledge of machine operation and product specifications. Performs test run and inspects glassware to verify setup. Repairs damaged machines by replacing defective parts, such as cams, hanger arms, or forming components, using handtools. Changes lehr drive gears to control annealing time of glassware in lehr. May be assisted by FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass mfg.) in setting up machines. May ascertain temperature of gob, using pyrometer.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

575.381-010 MOLDER (optical goods)

    Molds optical glass into various shaped blanks: Reads work order to determine type and quantity of optical glass to be molded. Changes dies and adjusts length of stroke and pressure of press, and regulates temperature of ovens and die heater according to type of glass to be processed. Places glass pieces in preheating oven to prepare glass for molding. Spreads refractory powder on oven floor to prevent glass from sticking and places preheated glass in oven. Presses glass pieces with paddles to determine readiness for molding and to shape glass to approximate shape of spoon die. Slides glass into spoon die, positions die in press, and depresses pedal to lower ram of press to mold glass blank. Removes spoon die from press and drops molded blank onto floor of cooling oven.
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

575.382-010 BRICK-AND-TILE-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Sets up and operates series of machines to mix ingredients, extrude clay mixture, and to cut extruded column into brick and tile products: Turns valves to feed and regulate flow of ingredients into mixing machine and to create vacuum in de-airing machine. Installs die, core, rings, and former in extrusion head, using handtools and measuring instruments. Sets controls on automatic cutoff knives to cut clay column according to job order specifications. Starts machinery. Examines extruded product to detect variations from specified hardness, and turns valves to feed water and oil into pug mill to correct consistency of clay. Replaces knives, reamers, and finishers in automatic finishing units. Records production. May operate individual machine and be designated Auger-Press Operator (brick & tile); Cutter Operator, Brick (brick & tile); Cutter Operator, Tile (brick & tile); Pug Mill Operator (brick & tile; pottery & porc.).
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

575.382-014 FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass mfg.) alternate titles: automatic forming machine operator; flow machine operator; glass blower, machine forming

    Sets up and operates automatic glass forming machines that either press, blow, or spin gobs (lumps) of molten glass in molds to form bottles, containers, cathode ray tubes, and other glass products: Adjusts shears to cut or plungers to force gobs from forehearth, using handtools. Installs and adjusts $T3feeder tubes$T1 leading from forehearth to molds to deliver gob to mold, using wrenches. Mounts and bolts blanking molds and final molds to hanger arms on machine, or bolts molder to spinner plates, using handtools. Installs and aligns $T3neck rings$T1 and press plungers to blanking molds, using wrenches, to form neck and mouths of product. Couples air lines to molds and coolant lines to mold jacket to regulate solidification of formed glass. Couples gas lines to burners under molds to maintain plasticity of glass during forming. Adjusts $T3trip buttons$T1 on $T3timer drum$T1 to set gob feeding, blank molding, final molding, and product discharging sequence. Turns controls to regulate air pressure, gas pressure, glass temperatures, and coolant flow. Observes machine operation to maintain sequences and air and fluid volumes, using knowledge of machine operation and product specifications. Frequently swabs molds with graphite solution to prevent glass from sticking to mold, using swab or spray gun. Periodically, visually examines product for surface defects that indicate damaged or scored molds and measures shape, size, and weight of product, using fixed gauges and scales to determine if air pressure, solidification rate, and gob size are correct. May regulate annealing lehrs to cool glass product. May be designated by product formed as Bottle-Machine Operator (glass mfg.). May be called Mold-Press Operator (glass mfg.) if operating press-and-blow machine with indexing turntable.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

575.382-018 GLASS-BULB-MACHINE FORMER, TUBULAR STOCK (glass mfg.)

    Operates automatic, multiunit machine to form bulbs and other glass products from tubular stock: Loads glass tubes in feed mechanism and clamps collets around rods to secure and position tubular stock for molding process. Observes operation to determine variations from prescribed temperature levels, and turns controls, aims burners, or places and ignites auxiliary burners to adjust temperatures. Turns controls to regulate air pressure or vacuum processing in molds. Adjusts stops and guides that control indexing and positioning of glass rods in machine units to correct alignment or timing of sequence. Swabs molds with lubricant to prevent glass from adhering to mold walls. Replaces defective air and gas lines and tubes, using handtools. Inspects bulbs for color or transparency, size, shape, and wall thickness, using color panels, templates, and dial indicators.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

575.382-022 GLASS-ROLLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass mfg.)

    Sets up and operates automatic machine to roll molten glass into sheets: Positions glass-rolling machine between glass-melting tank and lehr, using power winch. Connects drive chains to rollers and cooling pipes to waterlines, using handtools. Ignites burner to preheat lip (refractory bridge that supports flow of molten glass from furnace to rollers) and raises knife gate on tank orifice to start flow of molten glass over lip onto rollers. Raises or lowers upper roller to regulate thickness of glass and adjusts rheostat control to regulate machine speed. Examines sheet of glass for defects, such as blisters and surface adhesions. Monitors gauges and recorders and records readings, such as lehr conveyor and machine speeds, water temperatures, and rate of glass flow.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

575.382-026 RETORT-OR-CONDENSER PRESS OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Operates mechanical or hydraulic press to mold fire-clay retorts or condensers used in smelting zinc ores: Packs plastic mixture of fire-clay into mold of press and closes mold. Pulls lever to actuate ram which forces clay into all parts of mold. Removes molded retort or condenser from press. Places protective jacket around retort or condenser, and puts it into drying chamber for seasoning.
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

575.461-010 CONCRETE-STONE FABRICATOR (concrete prod.)

    Casts mixture of concrete and aggregate in mold to form plain or decorative structural panels according to specifications and approved samples: Fits wooden sides of mold together and fastens them in place with wood clamps and bolts, using power wrench. Sprays or brushes acid and oil solution on inside of mold to prevent concrete from adhering to mold and to retard setting of concrete. Shovels and spreads mixed concrete and facing aggregate into mold and tamps mix with pneumatic vibrator to distribute facing evenly and to form facing of required thickness. Positions and fastens reinforcing materials, such as steel rods, wire mesh, hanger plates, and hoisting hooks in mold by hand, following specifications, using rule, gauges, wrenches, and wood clamps. Places hoist chain hooks in position on hopper filled with concrete backing mixture and moves controls of hoist to lift and position hopper over mold. Pushes hand lever of hopper to release backing mixture into mold and tamps mixture with pneumatic vibrator. Puddles and levels off casting, using wooden screed, and smooths surface with trowel. Unbolts wood clamps, using power wrench, and removes sides of mold by hand. Inserts overhead crane hooks in hoisting hook and presses hoist control buttons to lift casting and strikes mold, using rubber hammer, to separate casting from mold. Lowers casting onto skids and transports castings to storage area, using hydraulic lift truck. Brushes and scrapes concrete from sides and bottom of mold preparatory to next casting. May cast colored floor and roof slabs, highway dividers, ornamental flower pots, and grave markers.
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

575.462-010 AUGER PRESS OPERATOR, MANUAL CONTROL (brick & tile)

    Operates auger-press to press clay products, such as sewer pipe, drainpipe, and flue tile from tempered clay: Installs and adjusts extrusion dies, cores, rings, formers, and cutoff knives according to type of product, using handtools, calipers, and ring gauge. Moves levers to adjust automatic oilers. Starts press that forms, extrudes, and cuts clay to specified shape and length. Measures product for conformance to specifications, using scale and calipers. May move lever to position extruded tile or pipe column for cutting by DIE TRIPPER (brick & tile). May direct DIE TRIPPER (brick & tile) to change press dies. May be designated according to product pressed as Drain-Tile-Press Operator (brick & tile); Flue-Tile-Press Operator (brick & tile); Sewer-Pipe-Press Operator (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

575.565-010 LINING-MACHINE OPERATOR (concrete prod.)

    Tends machine that spins steel cylinder as inner surface is coated with concrete mortar to make reinforced concrete pipe: Lifts and rolls cylinder onto belt cradle of machine, using hoist, and aligns hot air blower with cylinder opening. Starts machine which rotates cylinder and signals BUCKET OPERATOR (concrete prod.) to feed mortar into rotating cylinder. Starts blower which vaporizes and removes moisture from mortar as cylinder spins. Stops machine when inner surface of cylinder is lined with layer of mortar. Slides rod through interlocking metal ends of lifting straps and moves cylinder to storage area, using hoist.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.662-010 DRY-PRESS OPERATOR (brick & tile) alternate titles: molder, machine

    Operates machine to press dry tempered clay or silica into brick and other shapes: Selects and installs upper and lower pressing dies, using rule and hand wrenches. Starts machine and observes flow of clay and pressing process. Measures brick with set-limit gauge and turns handwheel to adjust die. Removes bricks from press bed and stacks bricks in specified pattern on kiln car. Signals LABORER, GENERAL (brick & tile) to move loaded car and bring up empty car. May be designated according to material pressed as Clay-Dry-Press Operator (brick & tile); Silica-Dry-Press Operator (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.02.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

575.662-014 YARDAGE-CONTROL OPERATOR, FORMING (glass mfg.)

    Controls temperature of bushings and speed of winders on fiberglass forming machines to maintain specified yardage per pound in sliver: Monitors bushing control panels, temperature charts, and indicators to determine if temperature of furnace bushings, molten glass over bushings, forehearths, and canals meet specifications. Obtains test skein of sliver from TEST-SKEIN WINDER (glass mfg.) and dries skein for specified time in electric furnace. Weighs dried test skein to obtain weight in grams and converts weight to yards per pound to determine deviations from specifications, using yardage conversion chart. Turns digital dial on bushing control panel to regulate temperature of bushings. Tests voltage on compensator units that vary speed of collets (winding rings), using voltage meter. Determines bushing temperature specified for voltage reading from table and turns button to set temperature and regulate speed of collet. Records data, such as shift, crew, date, time of temperature reading, time of yardage reading, type of sliver produced, temperatures, and adjustments made, in yardage control log.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

575.664-010 CENTRIFUGAL SPINNER (concrete prod.) alternate titles: feeder operator; spinner, concrete pipe

    Performs any combination of following tasks to coat concrete pipe in metal molds: Slides prepared wire mesh cage into mold and secures cage with short lengths of wire. Places cotton rope gasket between flanges along length of split mold. Bolts mold halves together and fastens bell ring and guide wheels into place, using hand and power wrenches. Signals operator of hoist or industrial truck to transfer mold onto wheels of spinning machine. Starts spinning machine and adjusts controls of filling machine to feed wet concrete into spinning mold, to specified level. Increases speed of rotating mold for specified length of time to set concrete. Pushes pole and brush against inside of spinning pipe to finish surface. Signals worker to move mold to curing area or uses chain hoist. Covers mold with plastic tarpaulin and turns on steam to cure concrete. Removes, cleans, and oils mold when concrete is cured, using hand and power wrenches and brushes. May adjust filling machine to accommodate size of pipe, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.665-010 CONCRETE-PIPE-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (concrete prod.)

    Tends machine that casts concrete draintile or pipe by either of following methods: (1) Positions metal mold specified for pipe size on floor stand of machine beneath core and spout. Lowers core into mold and pulls overhead tamping bar into position in mold. Starts machine to rotate mold and activate tamping bar. Releases supply of wet concrete from hopper into mold. Trowels concrete at top of filled mold to level off end of pipe. Stops machine for removal of mold by PIPE STRIPPER (concrete prod.). (2) Positions and bolts pallet rings specified for pipe size to turntable and bottom of feed table. Positions and screws packer head on drive shaft. Resets trip lever to adjust feed table height. Starts machine which lowers packer head into mold and conveys supply of concrete to feed table. Rakes concrete from feed table into mold as packer head rises and descends to tamp concrete in mold. Steps on pedal to rotate turntable for automatic removal of filled mold and positioning of empty mold. Feels concrete and signals worker to increase or decrease moisture of mixture. May be designated according to type of product made as Drain-Tile Machine Operator (concrete prod.); or according to type of machine tended as Packerhead-Machine Operator (concrete prod.).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.665-014 DIE TRIPPER (brick & tile) alternate titles: greaser

    Tends machine that cuts extruded tile or pipe clay column to specified lengths: Swabs press die with oil between operations to prevent adhesion of clay. Moves levers in coordination with movements of machine and AUGER PRESS OPERATOR, MANUAL CONTROL (brick & tile) to form bell or socket of pipe and to cut it to size. May change press dies.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.665-018 SHOT-COAT TENDER (concrete prod.)

    Tends machine that coats external surface of rotating steel cylinder with concrete mortar to make reinforced concrete pipe: Pulls lever to open chucks of machine and signals worker to position cylinder between chucks. Closes chucks to secure cylinder for spinning and presses button to rotate cylinder and move it along track at preset rate. Moves lever to regulate flow of mortar between revolving brushes or into space between two parallel moving belts which compress mortar and spray or throw mortar onto exterior of rotating cylinder moving along track. Stops machine, releases chucks, and signals INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR (any industry) to remove mortar coated cylinder to curing area.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.682-010 FIBERGLASS-DOWEL-DRAWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic prod.) alternate titles: solid-glass-rod-dowel-machine operator

    Sets up and operates fiberglass drawing machine to form fiberglass dowels: Mounts specified dies in soak tank and curing tables, using handtools. Sets stop at end of curing table, according to specified length of dowel, and turns switches to start electrical heating units along curing tables. Pours specified amounts of resin and catalyst into mixer, starts mixer, and pours mixture, after specified period, into soak tank. Mounts spools of fiberglass roving on spindles, draws strands through guides into soak tank, and starts ends of resin soaked fibers through preform die. Attaches fiberglass strands to end of previous dowel, or ties strands to wire, and draws fibers through diameter control tube. Starts motor to draw fiberglass through soak tank, preform die, diameter control tubes, and curing oven. Saws off cured dowels at specified length or removes dowels cut by automatic cutoff saw. Observes color and shape of dowels for conformance to standards. Adjusts controls to regulate temperature of oven and drawing speed to obtain conformance to standards.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

575.682-014 MOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (toy-sport equip.)

    Operates press to cast resined glass into glass bows: Cleans molds and applies wax to mold, using swab. Cuts glass from winder reel and places glass into mold to fill mold as specified. Pulls top mold and press down into position. Opens press and removes bow. May keep production records.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

575.682-018 PRESS OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Operates machine to press clay into products, such as wall tile, trim tile, and mosaic floor tile: Feels consistency of clay in hopper to determine that mixture meets texture and dampness specifications. Fills feedbox, shaker box, and die cavity with clay. Levels and removes excess clay from die, using cutting stick. Depresses pedal, moves lever, or turns handwheel to lower top die and press out product. Removes product from die and measures thickness, using gauge. Adjusts press to obtain product of specified thickness. Cleans and oils die cavity and adjusts fettling tools on off bearing belt. May tend automatic hydraulic press that presses clay into products.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

575.682-022 RAM-PRESS OPERATOR (pottery & porc.)

    Sets up and operates hydraulic ram press to form ware: Positions hydrostone (plaster) die on bed of press, using hoist. Clamps upper and lower halves of die to ram and bed of press. Connects airhose to die. Aligns die, using pins, jacks, and measuring device. Cuts pugged (plastic) clay to specified size and places clay on die face. Presses control to lower ram to shape ware. Depresses pedal to force air through die and release ware from bed of press. Moves control to raise ram and release ware from die. Holds setter under ram to allow ware to drop on setter as it is released. Inspects ware for specified thickness and adjusts position of die if necessary. Sponges die to remove moisture and removes scrap clay, using knife. May turn controls to adjust length and timing of ram stroke according to type ware pressed.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

575.683-010 BUCKET OPERATOR (concrete prod.)

    Operates track-mounted machine, equipped with traveling pouring bucket, to cast reinforced concrete pipe: Moves lever to position bucket under hopper of cement buggy to receive cement. Pulls levers and turns handwheels to move machine along track, and to pour cement from bucket into rotating metal pipe (can) which acts as a mold and remains as reinforcement. Observes interior of can and withdraws bucket when concrete is level with lip of mold ring. Washes bucket, using water hose.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.684-010 BATTER-OUT (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: batter

    Prepares clay for forming into pottery and porcelain ware by either of following methods: (1) Pulls chunk of clay from large roll or picks up clay slab cut by machine. Centers clay on rotating horizontal wheel and pulls lever to lower tool that flattens clay and forms bat. Throws bat onto jigger mold and pulls lever to lower tool that spreads clay firmly over mold. (2) Shapes clay into ball by hand and throws clay into jolly mold used in making such hollowware as cups and bowls.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

575.684-014 CASTER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: pourer

    Casts pottery and porcelain ware in plaster of paris molds: Fills molds with slip (semiliquid clay), using hose from slip supply tank, or bucket. Pours excess slip from molds when accumulation of clay around inside of mold opening indicates clay shell inside mold has built up to specified thickness. Changes position of molds to produce uniform shell thickness of irregularly shaped items. Places molds upside down to drain. Trims excess clay from inside mold opening, opens mold, and removes green casting when experience and observation of shell indicate casting is firm enough to handle. Smooths casting surfaces to remove mold marks, using knives and wet sponge, and places castings on boards to dry. May attach handles [HANDLER (pottery & porc.) 774.684-022].
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

575.684-018 CASTER (nonmet. min.)

    Casts plaster of paris objects, such as ashtrays, piggybanks, lamps, figurines, and statuary, using prepared molds: Assembles sections of prepared mold and secures them together with cord, clamps, or bolts, and nuts. Dumps plaster of paris into container, adds specified amount of water, and stirs mixture to required consistency to make casting, using spatula. Inserts wires and tubing into mold to reinforce casting when necessary. Pours plaster of paris into mold, shakes mold to distribute layer of plaster of paris on inside of mold and pours off excess mixture. Repeats process after each layer hardens until specified thickness of casting is attained. Disassembles mold, fills holes and defects in casting with plaster of paris, and smooths surface of casting, using scraping tool and sandpaper.
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

575.684-022 CROSSCUTTER, ROLLED GLASS (glass mfg.)

    Cuts continuous glass sheet into specified lengths as sheet emerges from drawing or rolling machine and removes defective cross sections, using suspended cutting wheel: Pulls lever to lower cutting wheel. Draws cutting wheel along template across surface of moving glass sheet to divide sheet into specified lengths. Observes sheet for defects, such as scratches, stones, bubbles, and pits, and draws cutting wheel across sheet to remove defective cross sections.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.684-026 GATHERER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: ball maker

    Dips punty (metal rod used to gather molten glass) or blowpipe into tank furnace to gather gob (lump) of molten glass for further processing: Reads product specifications to determine size of gob of molten glass to be gathered. Immerses head of punty or blowpipe into molten glass in furnace and turns punty or blowpipe to gather gob of molten glass. Twirls punty or blowpipe and blows through blowpipe to maintain gob of molten glass in globular form. Hands punty to PRESSER (glass mfg.) 575.685-074 or blowpipe to GLASS BLOWER (glass mfg.) 772.381-022 for further processing. May twirl gob of molten glass in container of alkali solution or in cavity of wet wooden block to form thin skin on gob of molten glass to prevent punctures in glassware during pressing or blowing. May hold punty in mold while PRESSER (glass mfg.) cuts off required amount of glass. May make head of punty from clay. May reheat gob to retain shape and temperature.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 79

575.684-030 HANDLE MAKER (pottery & porc.)

    Forms handles for clayware by either of following methods: (1) Pours slip (semiliquid clay) into mold. (2) Cuts pugged clay (plastic clay) to specified size, and places into segmented mold. Assembles and presses mold segments together by hand. (3) Opens valve of supply line (hose) and fills mold with slip. Places mold on drying rack. Opens mold and removes hardened handle. Trims and scrapes handles to remove excess clay, using knife. Cleans molds with airhose.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.684-034 LAUNDRY-TUB MAKER (concrete prod.)

    Forms tubs, using molds: Places wooden bottom section of mold on raised assembly-line track by hand. Sets core in position on bottom mold section and places metal rim around base. Fastens end and side sections of wooden (metal lined) mold together around core and to bottom section, using clamps and bolts. Binds assembled mold sections together with metal band, using ratchet-lever banding device and crimping pliers. Mixes concrete according to standard formula. Dumps concrete into wheelbarrow and pushes it to prepared molds. Shovels wet concrete into mold and tamps concrete, using tamper. Pushes metal drain fitting through wet concrete against core, or places drain fitting in core before shoveling concrete into mold. Smooths top of concrete, using trowel. Disassembles mold from partially cured casting and sprays completed tub with calcimine. May clean and oil mold sections. May crate finished tubs for shipment.
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

575.684-038 MOLD MAKER, TERRA COTTA (brick & tile)

    Forms plaster molds used to shape terra cotta blocks: Fills wooden form with clay and slides template over clay surface to make model of face, end, and side of block. Brushes oil over hardened model and mixes and pours plaster over model to make mold. Assembles hardened plaster molds of face, ends, and sides, and seals joints with plaster to form block mold.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.684-042 MOLDER, HAND (brick & tile; elec. equip.)

    Molds odd-shaped brick, pipe, and other refractory products, using hand-molding tools: Kneads gobs of clay or silica mud to form molding mixture. Obtains specified mold from storage, or assembles molds, when necessary according to specifications. Brushes mold cavity with oil or hot wax to prevent casting from sticking to mold. Packs molding mixture into mold and tamps it with hand or automatic tamper. Removes excess mixture from top of mold, using wire or straightedge. Lifts and overturns mold on steel pallet to remove product. Finishes and smooths product, using hand-molding tools. Throws sand on casting to prevent bonding during subsequent firing. Stamps identifying code on product. Cleans and oils used molds. May tend pug mill that mixes clay or silica mud to form molding mixture. May place molds in furnace to cure. May stamp surface of refractory products, prior to curing, to impart specified pattern, using handtool. May embed heater coils wound through ceramic heaters with mud, and bake units to dry mud and be designated Embedder (elec. equip.). May be designated according to product molded as Brick-Molder, Hand (brick & tile); Pipe-Fittings Molder (brick & tile); Pot Maker (brick & tile); Shape-Brick Molder (brick & tile); Tile-Molder, Hand (brick & tile); or according to material used as Adobe Maker (brick & tile); Soft-Mud Molder (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 87

575.684-046 TERRAZZO-TILE MAKER (brick & tile)

    Molds pulverized marble, metallic oxides or pigment, cement, and water in specific pattern to form terrazzo tile: Mixes colored marble and metallic oxides with cement and water to prepare molding mixture. Inserts pattern in mold and applies layer of colored mixture over surface in sections of pattern to form design of tile face. Removes pattern and sprinkles mixture of dry cement and sand on mold to absorb moisture. Fills remainder of mold with wet cement and sand to form tile backing. Draws straightedge across top of mold to remove excess cement. Places block on mold and compresses tile in hydraulic press to obtain smooth surface on tile face. Removes mold from press and separates tile from die. May coat surface of die with oil to prevent tile from adhering to die.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.684-050 CULTURED-MARBLE-PRODUCTS MAKER (stonework)

    Casts and molds cultured marble products, such as sink basins and wall panels: Calculates amount of material, such as ground marble, resin, and catalyst, needed to make products, utilizing specifications on work order. Weighs materials, using scales, and pours materials into mixing machine. Pours specified amount of material into pail, adds color, and mixes ingredients to impart color to products, using wood paddle. Applies wax to mold sections to facilitate separation of products from molds, using cloth. Assembles cast, using bolts, and attaches sink mold to cast, using clamps. Sprays smoothing agent on mold and cast prior to pouring material. Pours material from mixing machine into cast on vibrating table, and applies colored mix randomly to material to impart marble appearance to product. Positions sink mold on previously cast product, and applies layers of mix by hand to form sinks. Disassembles mold, using handtools, and places products on racks for curing. Trims $T3flash$T1 from molds, using portable sander or grinding wheel. Polishes surfaces of products to remove blemishes, using pumice and powered polisher.
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

575.685-010 ABRASIVE-WHEEL MOLDER (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: molder

    Tends hydraulic press that molds synthetic abrasive disks, hones, and grinding wheels: Selects mold parts according to size and thickness of wheel desired, and assembles parts to form mold. Weighs out specified amounts of abrasive compound and adhesive or activates automatic hopper that dumps specified quantity of abrasive mix into pan, pours compound into mold on rotating turntable, and inserts bushings and hubnuts in center of mold to form wheel. Places top plate on mold, positions mold in press, and turns valves and levers to close press and start pressing cycle. Removes pressed wheels from mold and places wheels on bats (plate) for drying in kilns. May stamp or mark code numbers on pressed wheels. May mix grit, resin, and clay to form abrasive compound, using mixing machine. May be designated according to type of abrasive used as Diamond-Wheel Molder (nonmet. min.); Emery-Wheel Molder (nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

575.685-014 BLOCK-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (concrete prod.) alternate titles: block maker

    Tends automatic machine that casts concrete blocks: Starts and stops machine that automatically fills molds, vibrates molds to compact wet concrete, scrapes off excess concrete, and strips finished blocks from molds. Guides hoist to transfer pallets loaded with blocks to curing racks. May assist in setting up machine. May tend machine equipped with automatic off bearing mechanism. May verify dimensions of formed blocks, using template.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

575.685-018 CHALK-EXTRUDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil)

    Tends automatic extruding machine and cutter that extrude and cut to length chalk billets: Loads billet into extrusion die, locks die in place, and starts machine that automatically forces billet through die onto cutting table. Places extruded chalk under cutter and depresses pedal to cut chalk to specified length.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-022 CHALK-MOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil)

    Tends machine that mixes and molds ingredients, using molding table, to make writing chalk: Weighs plaster, dyes, and other materials, according to formula. Places material in agitator and starts machine to mix ingredients. Pours mixture on molding table and smooths it over inlaid holes, using paddle. Pushes ejector button to remove hardened chalk from holes. May be designated according to materials molded as Crayon-Molding-Machine Operator (pen & pencil).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-026 DIE PRESSER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: former; press operator; tube-machine operator

    Tends screw, mechanical, or hydraulic press that forms clay into electrical porcelain ware, such as insulators: Inserts die into bed of press. Pours moist, pulverized clay or ceramic powder into hopper of press. Starts press which deposits clay in die and lowers ram to form ware. Removes formed ware from die cavity and places ware on board for firing. May tend one or more presses that automatically form insulators. May inspect fired products to ensure conformance to specifications, using micrometer, go-not-go gauge, and microscope.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-030 FIBER-MACHINE TENDER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: forming operator; sliver former; sliver handler

    Tends one or more machines that form fiberglass filaments from molten glass and combine filaments into sliver: Pulls fiberglass filaments extruded through $T3bushing$T1 over sleeve where binding solution is applied and into groove of graphite shoe that binds filaments into single strand of sliver. Passes sliver strand through opening in floor to FLOOR WINDER (textile) on floor below who winds sliver onto tubes. Patrols and observes bushings to detect defects, such as clogged bushings, beads, bead straps, and defective binder applicators. Stops machine and removes beads or bead straps from bushing with wire pick to unclog bushing. Notifies YARDAGE-CONTROL OPERATOR, FORMING (glass mfg.) or FORMING-MACHINE ADJUSTER (glass mfg.) of defective product or machine operation. Turns petcocks to adjust flow of binding fluid to sleeves. May turn rheostat to obtain specified temperature in electric furnace where glass is melted. May fill furnace hopper with glass marbles and adjust feed mechanisms so that marbles enter furnace at specified rate. May be designated according to length and fineness of fibers produced as Staple-Fiber-Machine Tender (glass mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-034 FLOWER-POT-PRESS OPERATOR (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: pot-press operator

    Tends power press to form clay flowerpots: Fastens shaping die of specified size and shape on press and adjusts ram travel, using handtools. Throws ball of plastic clay into female die and presses switch to lower shaping die into clay and form pot. Lifts pot from die and places pot on ware board, using tongs.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.685-038 FORMING-MACHINE TENDER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: bottle-blowing-machine tender; press-and-blow-machine tender

    Tends automatic glass forming machines, used to form bottles, containers, and other glassware from molten glass: Turns valves to regulate temperatures of molten glass in forehearth, flow of glass to forming machine, and coolant to solidify glass shape. Lubricates molds with graphite solution to prevent glass sticking to molds, using swab or spray gun. Inspects glassware to ascertain conformance with specifications, using fixed gauges and scales. May correct timing sequence by adjusting $T3timer drum.$T1 May tend annealing lehr used to control cooling of formed product [LEHR TENDER (glass mfg.)].
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

575.685-042 HOT-PRESS OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)

    Tends hydraulic press that presses fiberglass cutouts into outer sides of grinding wheels: Picks up cloth cutout from supply stack and places it on steam-heated press table. Picks up grinding wheel from supply stack and positions it on cloth cutout. Picks up another cloth cutout and places it on grinding wheel. Presses electric switch to start machine that presses cloth cutouts into sides of wheel between press table and steam-heated plate. Removes grinding wheel from machine and places it on stack of finished workpieces.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-046 HYDRAULIC-BILLET MAKER (pen & pencil)

    Tends hydraulic press that forms chalk billets: Scoops mixed ingredients into mold, closes cap, and pulls lever to pressurize ingredients. Releases cap and places billet on table for extrusion. Turns valve to regulate pressure.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-050 LEAD FORMER (pen & pencil) alternate titles: lead presser

    Tends hydraulic press that extrudes graphite mixture to form pencil leads: Scoops mixture of clay, graphite, and other materials from pot and pours it into cylinder of machine. Pounds material to compact it in cylinder to eliminate air bubbles, using wooden mallet. Turns valve and observes dial to supply prescribed hydraulic pressure to ram. Starts machine that activates ram to force mixture through extrusion dies. May cut leads into specified lengths after they are extruded, dried, and deposited on machine table, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.685-054 LENS-MOLDING-EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (glass mfg.) alternate titles: glass bender; glass sagger; lens molder; punch press operator

    Tends molding press or mold heating equipment to form lenses, such as speedometer and instrument faces or automotive lenses, such as taillights from glass rods, sheets, or disks: Forms lenses by either inserting heated glass rods in press mold and activating ram to press shape, or placing glass disks, preformed or cut from sheet, in mold and inserting mold in furnace to melt glass to shape of mold. May place weights on glass in mold to prevent warping during cooling. May preheat glass in oven to improve workability.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-058 MARBLE-MACHINE TENDER (glass mfg.)

    Tends machine that automatically forms marbles of varying colors and sizes from molten glass: Adjusts flow of molten glass, temperature of cooling system, and size of automatic cutoff. Starts machine that cuts off glass lumps and drops them between rollers to form spheres.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-062 MOLDER-MACHINE TENDER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machines that heat and mold slurry into pipe and boiler coverings: Presses button on control panel of each molding machine to lower mold and activate hopper that automatically heats slurry, fills molds with slurry, and molds slurry into pipe and boiler coverings. Presses buttons on panels to raise finished moldings from machine and off bears moldings by hand. Discards defective moldings. Scrapes excess slurry from molds, using wooden blocks. Records type and quantity of moldings processed.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.685-066 MOLDER, FIBERGLASS LUGGAGE (leather prod.)

    Tends laminating press that molds fiberglass preforms into luggage cases. Places preform in machine mold and pours specified amount of pigmented bonding solution into center of preform. Starts machine to lower rubber press onto preform and to apply heat and pressure for specified time. Opens gate and removes molded article.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.685-070 PRESS OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Tends machine that compresses several plates of built-up mica into single plates of specified thickness: Inserts specified number of mica plates into each compartment of machine. Moves lever to close and seal door to machine compartments. Turns valves to circulate steam through machine to make plates pliable, activate ram that compresses pliable plates together, and to circulate water through machine to cool and harden compressed plates. Removes compressed plates from machine compartments.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-074 PRESSER (glass mfg.)

    Tends press mold to cast glassware from molten glass: Cuts gob of molten glass from punty (metal rod used to gather molten glass), using hand shears, and allows gob of molten glass to drop into mold. Adjusts tension spring on mold plunger to regulate plunger pressure, using handtools. Positions mold against preset stops under plunger, pulls lever that lowers plunger into mold forcing molten glass to fill spaces in mold, and withdraws plunger from mold after specified time. Opens mold and removes ware, using pincers.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.685-078 SYNTHETIC-GEM-PRESS OPERATOR (jewelry-silver.)

    Tends automatic press that molds pellets for use as synthetic gems: Installs die in press with handtools and loads hopper with pellets. Starts machine and observes that pellets are pressed into gems of specified size and shape. May mix ingredients from which pellets are made. May assist in polishing finished gems.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.685-082 TEST-SKEIN WINDER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: frickertron checker

    Tends fiberglass forming and winding machines to obtain sample skeins of sliver used in testing yardage per pound: Inserts cord of timing instrument into wall outlet near machine from which sample is taken and releases pedal to start machine. Places arm of timing device against strands of sliver and pushes button to start timer. Stops winder after specified time and removes takeup tube. Removes test skein from tube and hangs skein on board designated for each furnace and $T3bushing.$T1 Carries skeins to YARDAGE-CONTROL OPERATOR, FORMING (glass mfg.) for testing when sufficient skeins are obtained.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.686-010 DRY-PRESS-OPERATOR HELPER (brick & tile)

    Assists DRY-PRESS OPERATOR (brick & tile) in pressing dry tempered clay or silica into brick or other shapes: Removes pallets loaded with brick and replaces empty pallets in position to receive brick from press. Places loaded pallets in rack of car. Removes defective pallets for repair. Removes bricks from molds, and places bricks on kiln car in specified pattern. Throws sand on bricks to level tiers. Moves rack or kiln cars into position near press and moves loaded cars away from press. Fills hoppers with sand and other material. Cleans press, dies, tables, and press pits, using handtools, shovels, and brooms. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to materials pressed as Clay-Dry-Press Helper (brick & tile); Silica-Dry-Press Helper (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.686-014 MOLDER HELPER (optical goods) alternate titles: feeder

    Feeds optical glass squares into furnace to heat glass to prescribed state of plasticity for molding: Spreads or sprinkles refractory powder on furnace floor or tray, by hand, to prevent adherence of heated glass to floor or tray. Positions glass squares on tray and slides tray into furnace, using paddle, or places squares on slide which automatically feeds squares into furnace and spaces them on furnace floor.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.686-018 PIN MAKER (pottery & porc.)

    Feeds clay into hopper of machine that automatically forms potter pins used to support clayware during firing. Places formed pins in drier. May change die on machine according to size and shape of pins to be formed.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.687-010 BALCONY WORKER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: platform worker

    Performs any combination of following duties to process molten glass into continuous sheet under direction of DRAWING-KILN OPERATOR (glass mfg.): Observes continuous sheet of glass for scratches, breaks, and other blemishes as it passes through rolls of drawing kiln. Wipes foreign matter from rolls and adjusts roll weights to minimize surface defects and breaks in glass. Moves controls to open rolls of drawing kiln when signaled by DRAWING-KILN OPERATOR (glass mfg.) to allow passage of stones and prevent breaks in glass. Opens air jets or draws metal rod across hot sheet of glass to prevent breaks from running. Adjusts slides on air ducts to cool glass and minimize warping. Clears broken glass from rolls. May transport cullet from work area to storage area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.687-014 FORMING-MACHINE UPKEEP-MECHANIC HELPER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: mold changer

    Assists FORMING-MACHINE UPKEEP MECHANIC (glass mfg.) in setting up and repairing bottle-forming machines and lubricates feeder chutes and molds: Removes and replaces glass-forming molds and components and adjusts shears and orifice rings (furnace channel opening), according to instructions, using handtools. Swabs or brushes feeder chutes and molds with oil or compound to prevent molten glass from sticking. Lubricates machine parts, using oilcan. Transfers molds to and from mold repair shop, using handtruck. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.687-018 LABORER, PRESTRESSED CONCRETE (concrete prod.)

    Performs any combination of following duties involved in preparing forms and pouring concrete to make prestressed structural beams: Cleans forms, using hammer, scraper, and brush, and sprays form with oil to prevent adhesion of concrete. Places reinforcing steel cage in form, using power winch. Pushes stressing cables through form, threads ends through guide holes in end plates, and clamps end of cables to plate. Tightens nuts at base of form with power wrench, and inserts spacer bars and locking pins at intervals along top of form to maintain specified dimensions of form. Clamps vibrators in holders on sides of forms. Lays planks on protruding ends of spacer bars to make elevated walkway on both sides of form. Lifts four-wheeled pouring buggy into position on walkway, using winch. Lifts belt conveyor into position between pouring buggy and ready-mix truck with winch and bolts it to truck, using power wrench. Starts conveyor and vibrators. Shovels sample of concrete into canisters and tests consistency of concrete, using cone-shaped mold and trowel. Pushes pouring buggy along walkway to follow ready-mix truck. Settles concrete at top of form with hand vibrator, and fills low spots with concrete taken from conveyor. Removes forms from cured beams, using handtools, and cuts protruding end of stressing cable, using oxyacetylene torch. Lifts beam, using four-wheeled portable hoist (hoisting buggy), and moves hoist to yarding area by hand or with truck. May prepare forms and cast concrete lintels.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

575.687-022 MAT INSPECTOR (concrete prod.)

    Examines mat of fiberglass insulation material for defects, picks out spots and foreign matter, and cuts out nonstandard portions: Scans mat for defects as mat passes inspection station of mat machine and picks out grease and binder spots and foreign matter, using knife. Lowers blade to cut thick or thin spots of mat that fail to meet standards. Records defect and mat machine downtime on production records. Aids MAT-MACHINE OPERATOR (concrete prod.) in guiding mat under pressure rollers, over inspection light and slitting knives, and under automatic cutters.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

575.687-026 PIPE STRIPPER (concrete prod.)

    Moves metal molds containing wet concrete from pipemaking machine to steam-cooking area, using industrial truck or handtruck, and removes mold from concrete: Hooks pickup arms attached to frame of handtruck under lugs on sides of standing metal mold, and lifts and removes filled mold from pipemaking machine. Pushes truck to steam-cooking area and lowers mold to standing position on floor. Unclamps and removes mold halves by hand. Places mold halves around metal bottom stand and snaps clamps shut to reassemble mold. Places empty mold on floor near CONCRETE-PIPE-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (concrete prod.). Shovels spilled concrete into return hopper or floor opening.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.687-030 PRESS-PIPE INSPECTOR (brick & tile) alternate titles: green-pipe inspector

    Examines green sewer pipe for defects: Scans and feels exterior and interior of sewer pipe for blisters, cracks, or hollow areas. Marks unsatisfactory pipe, using chalk. May count rejected pipe sections.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

575.687-034 INSPECTOR I (pottery & porc.)

    Examines automatically cast toilet bowls for molding defects: Moves toilet bowls from casting and drying area to inspecting area, using handtruck. Examines exterior and interior surfaces of bowls for defects, such as shape distortion, chips, or cracks. Marks defective bowls to indicate type and location of defects, using marking pencil. Applies glaze to specified areas of bowls, using paint brush, to prevent cracking during subsequent finishing. Records number and types of defects on product identification tags for inventory and production records. Places boards on roller conveyor to support bowls, positions bowls on boards, and pushes inspected bowls along conveyor for further finishing. Returns defective bowls to casting area for reworking.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

575.687-038 TIP-OUT WORKER (concrete prod.)

    Removes concrete pipes from steam-curing chamber, with assistance of another worker, using hydraulic lifting device: Presses button to activate chain mechanism that conveys kiln cars containing cured pipes from curing chamber into position under lifting device. Presses button to activate lifting device that lowers, grips, and lifts pipes from vertical to horizontal position on kiln car. Strikes metal pallets around bell end of pipes to remove pallet from pipes, using sledgehammer. Rolls pipes from kiln cars onto metal rack to facilitate transporting of pipes to storage yard. Removes couplings that join kiln cars, pushes kiln cars onto chain conveyor, and activates conveyor to return cars and pallets to pipe making section.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: V GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

579 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING OF STONE, CLAY, GLASS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with preparing for market such raw materials as stone, clay, glass, and sand.

579.130-010 SUPERVISOR, BOARD MILL (concrete prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating equipment to mix plaster slurry, and to roll, perforate, mark, cut, and dry plaster wallboard and lath. Directs workers in operation of equipment. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 81

579.130-014 SUPERVISOR, CONCRETE BLOCK PLANT (concrete prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing concrete, in setting up, maintaining, and operating concrete-block-making machines and equipment, and in curing and storing blocks. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 79

579.130-018 SUPERVISOR, CONCRETE PIPE PLANT (concrete prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing concrete, setting-up, operating, and maintaining pipe plant machinery and equipment, and steam-curing concrete pipe. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

579.130-022 SUPERVISOR, FORMING DEPARTMENT II (glass mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in batching, mixing, and melting raw materials to form molten glass, and in extrusion of fiberglass sliver: Observes automatic batching, weighing, and mixing equipment, furnaces, and forming machines to detect malfunctions. Reads charts, gauges, and control panels to verify maintenance of specified air supply, gas to air ratio, and temperatures of furnace and $T3bushings.$T1 Adjusts or repairs malfunctioning machines and furnaces. 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

579.131-010 SUPERVISOR, MIRROR MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT (glass products)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing mirrors: Mixes solutions for coating mirror glass. Coordinates operation of spray coating machine. Inspects completed mirror glass for bevel or cut to verify quality and quantity specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

579.132-010 SUPERVISOR II (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing asbestos automotive brake linings: Reviews production orders to determine material and labor requirements and machine setup. Directs workers to set up, operate, and tend mixers, ovens, extruders, and grinders. Inspects product in various stages of manufacture for conformance to specifications and directs adjustment of machine or change in processing methods as needed. 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

579.132-014 SUPERVISOR, LIME (concrete prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in crushing, burning, grinding, pulverizing, and hydrating limestone to produce hydrated lime for commercial use. Directs workers in operation of equipment. Reviews customer orders and requisitions freight cars or trucks to provide for shipment of product. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

579.134-010 SUPERVISOR, INSPECTION (glass mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting and testing glass products for conformance to specifications: Schedules test and inspection activities, based on production estimates and job change orders. Trains workers in test procedures. Examines samples of glass products for defects, using gauges and micrometers. Reviews test reports and confers with department heads to correct defects revealed by inspection and testing procedures. Requisitions supplies and equipment repair. 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

579.134-014 SUPERVISOR, EPOXY FABRICATION (brick & tile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of clay sewer pipe junction fittings and assembly of pipe couplings: Observes pipe preparation, epoxy fabrication, ceramic sawing, coupling assembly, and palletizing of products to ensure workers follow prescribed production methods and procedures. Inspects products in all stages of production to detect cracks, pipe distortion, or assemblies which do not meet prescribed standards. Confers with supervisor to resolve personnel or production problems. Trains workers in production tasks and evaluates performance. Moves equipment, supplies, or products, using forklift truck. Performs minor repairs or adjustments to equipment, using handtools. 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

579.134-018 SUPERVISOR, REFRACTORY PRODUCTS (brick & tile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of refractory products, such as brick, slabs, and posts: Trains and observes workers to ensure job performance meets standards and that safety procedures are followed. Observes operation of machinery and equipment, such as kilns, extruder, and mixing machine, to detect malfunctions. Examines extruded clay and shale columns, cut green brick, and fired brick to detect defects and for adherence to production standards. Maintains record of ingredients used in preparing finishing mixture and requisitions ingredients as needed. May assist workers in setting up, operating, and repairing machinery and equipment in department. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

579.137-010 SUPERVISOR (cement)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing raw materials used in manufacture of cement: Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

579.137-014 SUPERVISOR, ASBESTOS TEXTILE (nonmet. min.)

    Coordinates activities and supervises workers engaged in processing asbestos fibers into textile materials performing duties described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process supervised as Cardroom Supervisor (nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

579.137-018 SUPERVISOR, MOLD CLEANING AND STORAGE (glass mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning and storing cast iron molds and mold parts used to make glass containers: Examines and feels forming pins, $T3neck rings,$T1 and inner surfaces of molds for scale, scratches, and nicks. Verifies dimensions of molds after cleaning, using go-not-go gauges. Receives mold change orders for production machines, inspects storeroom for specified molds and notifies mold making department of mold shortages. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

579.137-022 SUPERVISOR, MOLD-MAKING PLASTICS SHEETS (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: cell-making supervisor, plastics sheets

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sanding, washing, inspecting, and assembling plate glass sheets for use as molds (cells) in casting plastic sheets. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

579.137-026 SUPERVISOR, RECEIVING AND PROCESSING (glass mfg.) alternate titles: shift supervisor, melting; supervisor, furnace; supervisor, furnace room

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in unloading, storing, mixing, and melting raw materials, such as sand, soda ash, and cullet, to make molten glass for use in making flat glass, glass containers, optical glass, or glass fibers: Directs unloading of hopper cars, storage of ingredients in bins and silos, and examination of ingredients prior to mixing. Schedules mixing and melting of materials to manufacture particular color and composition of glass. Ensures mixtures are blended to specifications, using knowledge of raw ingredient mixtures for type of glass produced. Reads gauges, charts, and dials to determine if fuel consumption rates, air-to-gas ratios, atmospheric conditions, temperatures, and glass levels in furnace are within specified ranges applying knowledge of glass manufacturing or production specifications for kind of glass produced. Adjusts controls or directs subordinates to make corrective adjustments. Records amounts and types of ingredients used and in stock. Performs other duties described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May analyze raw materials and molten glass to determine if they are of acceptable quality. May regulate temperatures of annealing lehrs that control cooling of glass. May regulate homogenizer.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

579.137-030 DISPATCHER, CONCRETE PRODUCTS (concrete prod.; construction)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing concrete products and delivering ready-mix concrete: Quotes prices and receives orders for company products, such as ready-mix concrete, pipes, utility vaults, or septic tanks. Confers with plant production and yard personnel to establish delivery schedules according to factors, such as truck capacities, distances to delivery site, and unloading time. Computes amount of water to be added to each mix of concrete, using moisture meter, to determine moisture content of sand and following moisture mix table. Records quantity of sand, cement, gravel, and water required for each mix on loading ticket for use by CONCRETE-BATCH-PLANT OPERATOR (concrete prod.; construction) 570.682-014. Prepares invoices, delivery tickets, and related shipping documents and assigns drivers for scheduled deliveries. Receives cash payments for shipments from drivers and prepares reports of cash and charge sales. Posts transactions to customers' accounts and issues customers account statements to customers. Maintains payroll and driver expense records. Maintains radio contact with drivers to expedite deliveries. Performs other tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May direct production workers to cast concrete products according to customer specifications. May be designated Dispatcher, Ready-Mix Plant (concrete prod.; construction).
GOE: 07.05.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

579.364-010 QUALITY CONTROL TECHNICIAN (concrete prod.)

    Tests and inspects gypsum and gypsum wallboard during manufacture, using variety of testing devices and procedures to maintain product quality: Collects, measures, and weighs samples of minerals and chemical additives, such as gypsum and vermiculite. Performs tests on samples, using such equipment as ovens and molds, and performs calculations to measure such factors as gypsum purity, particle size, and hardness, applying arithmetic formula. Tests wallboard panels to verify factors, such as adhesion of paper to gypsum, edge hardness, and strength of panels. Observes designated worker performing standard wallboard tests and measurements, reads results, duplicates tests, and compares test results and measurements to verify accuracy of measurement. Collects and records results of sampling and testing to maintain record of product quality. Inspects wallboard at job sites to substantiate customer's claim of product defects. Formulates compensation offers to resolve claims and submits offer to management for approval.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

579.367-010 QUALITY-CONTROL INSPECTOR (glass mfg.)

    Examines cases of inspected glass containers to determine quality of inspection and packing: Removes sample of glass containers from shipping case and examines containers for defects, such as chips, cracks, and stones. Inspects cases for imperfections in packing, sealing, and printing. Marks rejected lots, using crayon or pencil, and returns defective work to packing department. Records findings on worksheet and computes percentage of defective containers.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.367-014 QUALITY-CONTROL TECHNICIAN (glass mfg.) alternate titles: technician

    Inspects flat glass and compiles defect data based on samples to determine variances from quality standards: Examines samples of flat glass for defects, such as stones, blisters, and cracks. Clamps sample of flat glass on carriage of distortion-analyzing machine, and starts machine. Interprets gauge readings and graphic recordings of machine to determine degree of ream (wavy distortion) in glass. Calculates standard control tolerances for flat glass, using algebraic formulas, plotting curves, and drawing graphs. Records nature and extent of defects for use of production department.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.380-010 BOARD-MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (concrete prod.)

    Sets up and adjusts mixers, feeders, rollers, cutters, and other equipment to fabricate wallboard and lath: Sets edging bars, rollers, and scoring cutters to ensure that wallboard produced attains specified width and thickness, using rules, gauges, and handtools. Adjusts paper guides, glue feeders, chamfering wheels, and stenciling machine so that board edges will be smoothly sealed and markings legible and evenly spaced. Regulates flow of material into mixing machine. Observes machine operations and adjusts setup on basis of factors, such as atmospheric conditions, slurry composition, and line-speed requirements. May test slurry for consistency, using scale and by feeling it.
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

579.382-010 CALCINER, GYPSUM (concrete prod.)

    Controls grinding mills, kettles, and conveyors to grind and dehydrate gypsum rock and transfer gypsum to storage bins or pulverizing machine: Opens storage bin gates to admit rock into grinding mill and starts mill. Feels ground rock to determine consistency and adjusts mill as required to obtain specified consistency. Opens chute to allow ground rock to flow into kettle. Lights fire under kettle. Reads temperature gauge and regulates fuel feed valve to maintain specified temperature inside kettle. Collects sample of calcined gypsum for laboratory analysis. Opens chute after specified time and turns air valve to force calcined gypsum into hot pits for cooling. Starts bucket elevators and conveyors to move gypsum from pits to storage bins or to ball mill for pulverizing. May operate rotary drier to dry gypsum rock before calcination.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.382-014 CUPOLA OPERATOR, INSULATION (nonmet. min.)

    Operates water-cooled cupola furnace and related equipment to melt coke, slag, basalt, lime, and silica into molten mineral, and spins molten mineral into mineral wool fibers: Lights fire in furnace to melt charge. Reads gauges and turns valves to regulate water and steam pressure. Observes melting of ingredients in furnace through porthole, and adjusts airblast on flaming coke bed to control intensity of heat and melting process. Activates spinning wheel. Removes taphole plug to allow molten stream to flow into water-cooled furnace trough, over high-pressure steam jet and into spinning wheel, to be spun into mineral wool fibers. Observes color intensity and flow of molten stream to determine suitability for spinning. Adjusts distance of steam ring and spinning wheel from end of trough to control length of spun fibers. Scrapes residue slag from trough and spinning wheel, using bar and scraper.
GOE: 06.02.10 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

579.382-018 KNIFE OPERATOR (concrete prod.)

    Sets up and controls equipment to perforate, cut, and stencil plaster wallboard and convey board through kiln: Adjusts perforator and knife according to specifications, using gauge and handtools. Inserts code letters in stenciling drum, using tweezers and fills drum with ink. Adjusts speed of roller and accelerator conveyors according to size of board. Sets speed of kiln conveyor for specified drying time. Inspects wallboard emerging from drying kiln for unsealed edges and surface blemishes. Removes defective wallboard from conveyor line. Measures and weighs wallboard samples for conformance to specifications, using rule, micrometer, and scale.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

579.382-022 BLANKMAKER (glass mfg.)

    Operates glass lathe to form glass tubes into glass blanks used in fabrication of laser light conductors: Reads work orders and technical manuals to determine lathe setup procedures, and pushes buttons and turns knobs to adjust lathe gas-injection and temperature controls. Locks glass tube into spindle chuck, using wrench. Trues and flares glass tube, using lathe carriage burner, ruler, and calipers. Attaches chemical spray nozzle to glass tube to coat interior of tube with gases, and inserts auger into tube to remove chemical residue. Lowers and locks spindle shield to form dust-free chamber. Presses keys on keyboard to transmit production specifications to computer and to transfer lathe operation from manual to automatic control for duration of blankmaking process. Observes lathe dials and gauges, computer display panel, and color of flame on lathe carriage burner to verify adherence to manufacturing specifications. Calculates data, such as blank weights, diameters, and densities, using calculator, and enters data on record sheet. Repairs lathe, using wrenches, pliers, and screwdrivers to correct malfunctions.
GOE: 06.02.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

579.384-010 BRICK TESTER (brick & tile)

    Fabricates brick and tile samples and tests samples for conformance to strength specifications: Starts machines that grind, sift, and mix clay. Molds brick and tile samples, using mold, hand rammer, and trowel. Places models in kiln burner and turns switches or valves to heat kiln to specified temperature. Removes samples from kiln and places samples on testing machine supports. Turns handwheel to force bearing plate against samples. Reads gauge to obtain transverse breaking load in pounds per square inch, and records data. Inspects products for size, cracks, and other imperfections, using hammer and notched rule. May test products for strength, using testing machine.
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.384-014 QUALITY TECHNICIAN, FIBERGLASS (glass mfg.) alternate titles: laboratory technician

    Tests fiberglass yarn, fibers, or binder solutions at any stage in manufacturing process to determine if standards are met: Weighs samples of fiber and binder solution on balance scales before and after drying in miniature oven and burning in muffle furnace, and computes percentage of binder on fiber and percentage of solids in binder solution, using slide rule or mathematical formula. Examines and tests goods returned by customer or at customer's establishment to detect manufacturing defects or damage incurred in transit and records results for use by quality control and production supervisors.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.384-018 WARE TESTER (glass mfg.)

    Collects, inspects, and tests glassware, such as containers and cathode-ray tubes, for conformance to specifications: Collects samples to be tested and measured, and marks samples and logs with identifying information, such as batch number, machine number, and mold number. Visually inspects glassware for defects, such as striations (stress lines), bubbles, pits, discolorations, incomplete grinding and polishing, and painting flaws, such as chips and smears. Fills containers with water to determine fluid capacity by weighing filled container on scales or pouring contents into graduated cylinder. Verifies size, shape, radius, thickness, weight, eccentricity, and surface flatness, using templates, calipers, micrometers, scales, eccentricity table, surface blocks, wedge blocks, or electronic measuring instruments. Determines annealed quality of glassware by either observing glass through polariscope, measuring wave length of glass color with spectrophotometer, or by examining microsections for annealing striations. Immerses containers in hot or cold water tanks to estimate thermal shock resistance. Determines bursting point of container by either filling container with water and inserting electrically controlled plunger in container to apply pressure, or placing container in pressurized chamber. Cuts glass into wafers and examines glass under microscope to measure micro defects. Records results of tests and deviations from standards and submits to supervisor; notifies supervisor of serious defects, such as failure to withstand thermal shock or defective mold. May set and adjust measuring devices used in laboratory or by SELECTOR (glass mfg.). May compile specifications from new product orders for setting quality control standards. May place sample in test tube, immerse test tube in controlled temperature water, and observe settling point of glass to estimate density of glass. May place container in surface abrader to estimate container scratch resistance. May place container in jaws of calibrated vice to determine horizontal bursting point. May test gob (lump) of molten glass from furnace and forehearth to ensure glass temperatures are within specifications. May pack sample ware for shipment to customer. May perform dimensional measurements at production work stations and be designated Floor Inspector (glass mfg.). May be designated according to article inspected as Bottle Inspector (glass mfg.); Television-Tube Inspector (glass mfg.).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

579.387-010 MAT TESTER (nonmet. min.)

    Tests mat of fiberglass insulation material to determine if product conforms to specifications: Cuts sample of mat, using knife or razor blade and template, and weighs mat on balance scale. Burns weighed sample in miniature oven to remove binder, weighs burned sample, and computes percentage of binder in sample, using slide rule. Suspends sample of mat in styrene solution and times disintegration of sample to determine solubility of binder. Places sample between plates of thickness gauge and reads dial indicator before and after application of pressure to gauge to determine thickness with or without stress. Records test results on mat-testing record.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.484-010 SAMPLER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: bucker; coal inspector; hardness tester; materials inspector; ore sampler; tester

    Collects samples of coal, ore, crushed stone, aggregate, sand or gravel from railroad cars, conveyors, stockpiles or mines and tests materials for conformance to specifications: Gathers samples from specified locations and transports samples to laboratory. Dumps material into sample divider to reduce volume of sample. Weighs material, using balance scale, and dumps sample into grinding machine to grind and blend sample or into screen testing machine to separate particles by size. Weighs segregated particles collected on each screen and computes percentage of each in total sample. Examines samples for presence of foreign matter and variation from color standard. Compiles reports indicating percentages of materials of specified size. Notifies management when materials do not meet specifications. May weigh, dry, and reweigh samples to determine moisture content of samples. May bag samples for testing at other locations. May perform chemical sedimentation or magnetic separation tests. May perform hardness test on pellets. May plot origin of samples on mine map.
GOE: 02.04.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.584-010 FIBERGLASS-CONTAINER-WINDING OPERATOR (glass products)

    Performs any combination of following duties to fabricate fiberglass air containers used in hydraulic systems: Assembles hemispherical mold or mandrel sections of lead alloy to form sphere. Covers sphere with rubber-liner halves and cements halves together. Examines rubber covering for defects. Attaches threaded fittings onto rubber lining at top and bottom of sphere. Inserts shaft through fitting opening into sphere and screws into place, using wrench. Weighs resin and catalyst in specified amounts and mixes them with agitator. Mounts sphere in winding machine and applies resin to surface, using brush. Starts machine that winds fiberglass yarn around sphere. Measures tension of fiberglass using tensiometer, and adjusts tension arm. Removes and weighs fiberglass-covered sphere. Records weight on production sheet. Places covered spheres in electric oven to bake and dry for specified time. Removes and weighs spheres. Mounts spheres on steam unit to melt and remove mold. Turns valve to admit steam into sphere. Turns spigot to discharge molten alloy. Weighs sphere and records weight. Performs hydrostatic tests on completed spherical containers at various pressures. Connects fitting on container to water pipe in safety tank. Turns water valves and starts pump to increase pressure in container to specified level.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.585-010 SAMPLER-TESTER (nonmet. min.)

    Grades samples of asbestos fibers taken from various parts of fiber-manufacturing plant by combining samples and tending machine that agitates known quantity and weight of fibers for specified time. Weighs quantity of fibers deposited on each of four screens in machine to find average weight that determines grade of fibers. Records grade on bags of fibers according to test results. May collect fiber samples from clothing of workers, using portable vacuum device. May monitor noise levels at each work station, using sound level meter.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.587-010 ROUND-UP-RING HAND (concrete prod.)

    Bolts round-up ring sections around steel can (cylinder) to retain circular shape of cylinder during casting of reinforced concrete pipe: Rolls can on raised track into assembly line position, assisted by other workers. Measures and marks length of can to position rings, using gauge and chalk. Braces interior of can near end, using curved blocks and jack. Aligns mold-ring flange over can end and tightens set bolts, using wrench to lock rings in place. Positions and bolts ring halves against can, using jack and wrench. Rolls completed can on track to mortar-lining area.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.662-010 MAT-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)

    Operates range consisting of staple cutters, conveyor, binder and water sprayers, drying oven, pressure rollers, inspection table, and automatic cutting and winding device to produce continuous sheets of fiberglass insulation material: Turns knob on control panel to heat drying oven. Starts range and guides sheet of matted fiberglass under pressure rollers, over inspection table and slitting knives, under cutting blade, and laps end around winding shaft. Patrols work area and observes range units, temperature gauge, and flow of material through range to detect irregular operation of machine and variations from standards. Examines matted sheets for thin spots and foreign matter. Directs STRAND-AND-BINDER CONTROLLER (nonmet. min.) to increase or decrease number of fiberglass sliver ends fed into staple cutters to restore finished product to specified thickness. Adjusts temperature of oven to dry material according to specifications.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.664-010 CLAY-STRUCTURE BUILDER AND SERVICER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: clay-house worker; refractory specialist

    Builds and replaces clay structures that control flow and temperature of molten glass in melting tanks and drawing kilns: Bolts sections of specified wooden mold together, using wrench, and lines assembled mold with paper to prevent adherence of clay to wooden mold. Dumps and tamps clay in mold, using tamping tool. Disassembles mold and covers clay structure with damp burlap to prevent rapid drying. Cuts, chips, and smooths molded clay to form such structures as floaters, shutoff bars, drawbars, and L-blocks, using square, rule, and handtools. Transfers clay structures to curing ovens, melting tanks, and drawing kilns, using electric forklift truck. Installs clay structure replacements in melting tanks and drawing kilns, using chain hoists and handtools. Cleans out openings of melting tanks, using airhose. May mix clay for structures.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.664-014 INSPECTOR II (concrete prod.)

    Inspects finished concrete building products for flaws, finish, and conformance to dimensional specifications, using blueprints and precision measuring instruments: Compares dimensions of product, such as prestressed concrete building panels, conduit, and beams, with blueprints, using micrometer, calipers, fixed gauges, and rule. Examines products for flaws, such as cracks, warped sections, bent reinforcing rods, and surface or color irregularities. Rejects products not meeting specifications and notifies originating department to repair product or take measures to minimize future irregularities. May cast and crush sample concrete product in hydraulic press to test strength of concrete.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.665-010 BRAKE-LINING FINISHER, ASBESTOS (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: impregnator operator

    Tends tanks that impregnate asbestos lining stock with asphalt solution: Loads vacuum tank with rolls of asbestos lining, using hoist. Turns valves to admit specified quantities of asphalt solution into tank. Turns steam valves to heat tanks, observes temperature control chart, and adjusts coolant valves to maintain temperature within specified limits. Transfers impregnated rolls of asbestos from tank to oven, using hoist. Allows material to heat for specified time to complete impregnating process. Starts blower to dry and exhaust fumes from asbestos. May standardize width and thickness of asbestos lining [CALENDER-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)]. May test impregnated stock to ensure conformance to specifications, using brake-testing machine. May deliver samples to control laboratory. May tend mixing machine to prepare impregnating solution.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.665-014 LABORER, CONCRETE-MIXING PLANT (construction) alternate titles: concrete-mixer-operator helper; laborer, mixing plant; machine helper; mixer helper; mixer tender; mixing-plant dumper

    Performs any combination of following duties in concrete mixing plant: Verifies amount of aggregate in storage bins by visual inspection, and turns swivel head to direct aggregate into specified bin. Tends electrically powered conveyor or pneumatic pump to hoist cement from feeder hopper, railroad car, or transport truck into storage container, such as cement silo. Loosens locking pin, using hammer, to dump cement from cars into storage hopper, prodding cement with pole through trapdoor in car until car is empty. Positions trucks, cars, or buckets under spouts of concrete mixers, batching plants, or hoppers, using hand signals, and moving levers or handwheels to discharge concrete into trucks, cars, or buckets. May haul cement from storage in bulk or bags, emptying, cleaning, and bundling empty bags. May be designated according to duties performed as Aggregate-Conveyor Operator (construction); Bag Shaker (construction); Cement-Car Dumper (construction); Cement-Conveyor Operator (construction); Cement Handler (construction); Cement-Sack Breaker (construction). May be designated: Concrete-Bucket Loader (construction); Concrete-Bucket Unloader (construction); Concrete-Conveyor Operator (construction); Concrete-Hopper Operator (construction); Concrete-Mixer Loader, Truck Mounted (construction); Conveyor Tender, Concrete-Mixing Plant (construction); Dumper, Central-Concrete-Mixing Plant (construction); Loft Worker, Concrete-Mixing Plant (construction).
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.665-018 WIRE SETTER (glass mfg.)

    Tends machine that unwinds wire netting to be embedded in sheet glass: Cuts V-shaped point on leading edge of roll, using hand shears, and positions roll on holding frame of machine. Signals coworker to feed end of wire netting into glass-rolling machine. Splices end of depleted roll of netting to lead end of new roll and places new roll in unwinding frame.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.667-010 LABORER, GENERAL (brick & tile) alternate titles: clean-up worker; yard worker

    Performs any combination of following duties involved in manufacturing brick and tile products: Loads articles, such as brick, tiles, and sewer pipe on pallets and transports them to machines, disposal, or storage area, using handtruck. Carries bricks to kilns. Pushes empty kiln cars, drier cars, and mine cars to work areas. Replaces sifting screens in grinding units. Shovels clay-bearing earth into mine cars, couples cars, and signals TRUCK-CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-062 to draw loaded cars to mouth of pit mine. Clears weeds, topsoil, roots, and debris from working areas in pit mines. Digs ditches in pit, using shovel. Trims walls and roof of clay tunnel in pits, using shovel. Cleans machines and passage areas of dust and clay residue, using broom and shovel. Smooths dried, unburnt clay blocks, using knife, board, and mallet.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 78

579.682-010 MIXER, WET POUR (concrete prod.) alternate titles: mixer operator

    Operates rotary type machine to mix concrete and fills metal molds to make pipe and other concrete products: Pulls trip bar and lever on overhead chutes to fill suspended weighing hoppers and cart with specified weights of sand, gravel, and cement. Pushes cart of cement to mixing machine and tilts cart by hand to dump cement into machine. Turns valve to admit specified quantity of water. Fills mold with sample batch of concrete. Lifts mold from sample and compares diameter of sample with diameter of mold to determine whether consistency of concrete conforms with specifications. Adjusts mixture by adding water, cement, sand, or gravel. Bolts pneumatic vibrator to mold, using hand wrench. Pulls lever to open mixer chute and fill pouring bucket. Positions bucket over mold, using overhead hoist and pulls trip bar to fill mold. Starts vibrator to settle concrete. Pushes concrete remaining on core cover into mold, using hoe. Levels off top of fresh casting, using trowel. Records each batch of concrete produced.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: V GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.684-010 CONCRETE-VAULT MAKER (concrete prod.)

    Casts concrete burial vaults: Places vault handles in lid mold, lifts mold sides, and inserts pin to secure mold sides. Pulls lid handles through mold slots and inserts wedge to secure lid handles. Lifts bottom mold sides and secures sides, using pins and hammer. Greases top edge of mold inner core to prevent concrete seepage from mold. Positions concrete bucket over molds, using electric hoist, and pulls lever to empty concrete into molds. Slides pneumatic vibrator into mold socket to settle concrete in molds. Smooths top of concrete, using screed and trowel. Removes pins from bottom mold sides, and pulls sides of bottom mold down, using hammer and pry bar, to separate mold from vault. Pulls lever to relax inner core mold to permit vault removal. Removes securing pin to lower lid mold sides. Scarifies lid surface and applies and stipples finishing cement to decorate lid, using scarifier and brush. Transfers vault bottom and lid to spraying area, using hoist. Sprays vault with asphalt and colored paints to protect and decorate vault. Applies sealing compound to vault lid, using trowels. Hoists vault bottom and lid onto truck. Delivers vault to grave site, and lowers vault into ground.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.684-014 CRAYON GRADER (mine & quarry)

    Inspects talc crayons for defects, sorts crayons according to length, and packs crayons for shipment: Spreads crayons in hands and examines crayons for defects, such as broken, split, or incomplete pieces. Separates crayons into grades according to length and defect. Packs graded crayons in cardboard boxes and places defective crayons in tray. Seals boxed crayons, using tape, and glues label on box.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.684-018 KILN-FURNITURE CASTER (pottery & porc.)

    Fabricates ceramic kiln furniture used to support glazed ware during firing: Weighs domestic clay and grog according to formula. Dumps materials into mixing machine, adds water, and allows machine to run for specified time. Drains grog from container into molds. Removes furniture (setters and pedestals) from mold when dry, finishes furniture with knife and sponge, and places furniture in kiln for firing at specified temperatures. Removes fired pieces from kiln to storage, using handtruck. May cut setters from extruded clay sheets, using specified shape cutters.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.684-022 MICA-PLATE LAYER, HAND (mine & quarry)

    Applies mica splittings to paper or fiberglass cloth to produce mica sheet: Places precut sheet of paper or piece of fiberglass cloth on table and places mica splittings over entire surface so that pieces of mica overlap each other. Brushes silicone varnish over surface, using paint brush, and places sheet on table for drying.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.684-026 CASTER (brick & tile) alternate titles: castables worker

    Mixes slurry, fills molds, and conveys filled molds to drier to cast refractory brick, using mixer, vibrating table, chain hoist, and related equipment: Reads work order to determine product to be cast and bolts specified mold parts together, using impact wrench. Attaches chain hoist to assembled mold and moves mold to vibrating table. Empties premeasured ingredients into mixer according to formula, adds water, and starts mixer. Observes mixture and adds additional water, as required, to achieve prescribed consistency, utilizing acquired experience. Fills bucket with slurry and pours slurry into mold. Presses switch to start vibrating device on table and adds slurry to fill mold as mixture settles during vibration. Draws metal bar across surface of mixture to level casting. Stacks filled molds in drier car, using chain hoist, and pushes loaded car along rail into drier. Sets drier controls to dry castings according to specifications, and pulls drier car from drier at end of cycle. Removes molds from dried products, using impact wrench. Cleans mold parts, using brush.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

579.684-030 CUTTER (brick & tile)

    Cuts kiln furniture, bricks, or other clay and shale products to specified shape and size, using one of following methods: (1) Adjusts cutting jig of table-mounted handsaw to specified setting, using tape measure and allen wrench. Positions casting in jig and pulls saw blade to cut ware to specified size. (2) Places pressed ware into table-mounted form. Lowers die or wire cutter onto ware to cut ware into specified shape and size.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

579.685-010 DRIER-AND-GRINDER TENDER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: crusher, dry-ground mica

    Tends drying cylinder and hammer mill arranged in tandem to dry and pulverize mica: Turns valve to start flow of oil in burner and ignites oil to heat drying-cylinder. Starts machines that tumble mica in heated cylinder and automatically feed dry mica into hammer mill. Examines pulverized mica for discolorations caused by excess heat and for conformance with grinding specifications. Adjusts controls of drying cylinder to regulate temperature and replaces worn hammers to grind mica to specifications, using handtools. Changes screens on discharge chute of hammer mill according to size specified for mica. May fill machine hopper with mica, using tractor equipped with scoop.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.685-014 FRIT-MIXER-AND-BURNER (brick & tile; pottery & porc.) alternate titles: frit burner

    Tends equipment that blends and melts materials, such as clay, flint, and lead oxides, to make glaze: Weighs specified amounts of ingredients on scale according to batch card. Dumps weighed materials into mixing machine. Sets timing device on mixer for specified period and starts mixer. Observes mixture for conformance to coloring specifications. Empties batch from machine into bin and transports bin to frit furnace, using lift truck. Dumps materials into furnace and turns gas and air valves to heat furnace to specified temperature. Shuts off furnace and turns wheel to pour fused mass from furnace into water sump to undergo crystallization. Drains off water and shovels crystals (frit) into bin. Transports bin to storage area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

579.685-018 GLASS-CLEANING-MACHINE TENDER (glass products)

    Tends machine that automatically dips, sprays, steams, and dries glass articles, such as instrument lenses and hypodermic syringes. Loads articles into baskets of machine. Presses button to start and stop machine. May mix cleaning solution and test solution for acidity, using hydrometer.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.685-022 GLASS-WOOL-BLANKET-MACHINE FEEDER (glass products)

    Tends machine that laminates and glues paper to glass-wool for use as building insulation material: Feeds rolls of paper into machine. Starts machine and observes operation to ensure that glue spreads evenly and rolls of paper adhere to both sides of glass-wool to form blanket.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.685-026 MICA-PLATE LAYER (mine & quarry)

    Tends machine that forms plates of built-up mica: Turns knob on control panel to set oven temperatures according to specifications. Dumps mica splittings into machine hopper and fills supply tanks with binding solution. Starts machine that distributes mica splittings on conveyor, sprays splittings with binding solution, and dries continuous sheet of mica. Examines mica plates at discharge end of machine to detect variations in thickness. Cuts mica sheets into plates of specified length, using cutter attached to table. Moves controls on hopper to regulate flow of splittings according to thickness of mica plates. Adjusts oven controls to regulate temperature. Notifies supervisor of machine malfunctions.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.685-030 MOLD POLISHER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: mold cleaner

    Tends machines that clean or polish forming molds and components by any of following methods: (1) Starts pumps on vapor-blast machine to circulate water and cleaning compound through hose. Places parts on table and pushes table into machine cabinet. Pushes control lever to start flow of compressed air through hose. Holds and turns parts while directing pressurized stream of water and cleaning compound onto parts to remove dirt, carbon, and scales. Dips parts in oil solution to prevent rusting. (2) Inserts and secures blank mold and plunger into chuck of open-end polishing jack or lathe. Holds emery cloth over rotating plunger or inserts rod, covered with emery cloth, into mold to clean and polish parts. (3) Holds and turns parts against rotating emery wheel. May soak parts in hot cleaning compound or scrape parts, using scraper to loosen or remove scales and carbon. May rub mold surface with oil or kerosene and abrasive stone or wire brush to remove scale, rust, scratches, and dirt. May apply cork or graphite paste coating to mold interiors to prevent adherence of glass to molds during forming operation. May store cleaned molds in storage bins. May transfer molds and mold parts from storage to production area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.685-034 NODULIZER (cement) alternate titles: pelletizer

    Tends equipment that dries raw ground materials and makes pellets: Starts pelletizer rotating and starts feed and discharge conveyors and traveling grates in preburning-ovens. Turns valves to regulate water sprays in pelletizer and heat in oven. Observes mixing of materials and water to determine if uniform nodules are being formed. Observes feed hopper to ensure uniformity of filling. Regulates feed of materials, rotation of pelletizer, amount of water spray, and heat of oven to ensure pellets are produced to specifications. Opens inspection ports on oven and observes or removes pellets for examination to ensure specified hardness and heat.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.685-038 PACKER, INSULATION (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that compresses stack of mineral wool insulation batts and inserts them into bag cover: Starts machine and compressing mechanism. Opens and slides bag cover over form for filling. Pulls lever to operate discharge mechanism and force stack into bag. Slides package onto table for stapling.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.685-042 PRECAST MOLDER (concrete prod.) alternate titles: precast worker

    Tends portable concrete-mixing machine and handcasts ornamental and structural concrete building products, such as blocks, colored tile, simulated-brick facings, fireplace units, and reinforced roof and floor sections: Shovels sand, cement, gravel, or pumice into mixing machine. Adds water and pigments as instructed and starts machine. Dumps mix into wheelbarrow and pushes to casting room. Brushes casting oil on molds to prevent adhesion of concrete. Casts products by any of following methods: (1) Places molds on vibrating table, shovels mix into molds, starts vibrator to settle concrete or pumice, levels surface of mix with wood bar, and carries filled molds to curing racks. (2) Shovels mix into floor molds and sets reinforcing steel rods into mix to cast fireplace, roof, or floor sections. Dismantles forms after concrete has cured, using pry bar and wrench. (3) Places bricks into mold and pours concrete over bricks to form solid block. Sets reinforcing rods in mix and clamps mold shut. Removes forms after blocks are cured by releasing clamps or disassembling mold, using pry bar and wrench. May be designated according to product cast as Brick Veneer Maker (concrete prod.); Cement-Tile Maker (concrete prod.).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.685-046 ROUGE SIFTER AND MILLER (optical goods) alternate titles: sifter and miller

    Tends machines that sift and mill powdered rouge for use in polishing lenses: Loads hopper of sifter with rouge powder and starts machine to separate coarse from fine particles. Fabricates paste for polishing lenses [ROUGE MIXER (optical goods)], using mill to reduce particle size. May fill containers with rouge paste or powder for shipment [PACKAGER, HAND (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.685-050 SILO TENDER (cement) alternate titles: cement-storage worker

    Tends stationary pump in pneumatic conveyor system that conveys fine-ground raw materials or finished cement from one bin to another preparatory to further processing: Pushes levers to start pump, air compressor, and other conveying equipment. Observes pressure dials on pump that indicate operating condition of conveyor. Makes minor repairs to pump to correct faulty operation. Oils and greases equipment. May pump bulk cement from unloading bins into tank trucks, railroad cars, and boats [CEMENT LOADER (cement)]. May tend mobile pump.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.685-054 SILVER STRIPPER, MACHINE (glass products)

    Tends machine that removes silver, copper, and paint from defective mirrors: Weighs specified amount of caustic soda and pours into storage tank. Starts conveyor, washer, and drier unit and turns valves to admit water, acid, and caustic soda into spray pipes or tank. Places mirror on conveyor that carries mirror through caustic soda and water sprays, acid tank, and washing and drying units. Reads gauge and turns valve to regulate temperature to prevent soda from boiling over.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.685-058 BRICK SETTER OPERATOR (brick & tile) alternate titles: stacker operator

    Tends machine that cuts columns of extruded clay and shale into brick and stacks layers of brick onto kiln cars for firing: Depresses buttons on panel board to start conveyor that moves columns of clay and shale from extruder through cutter that cuts column into brick and assembles layer of brick on platform of machine. Depresses button to activate hydraulic pickup head of machine that picks up layer of brick from platform and stacks brick on kiln car. Straightens uneven brick on stack, using hands. Clears jammed conveyor and machine, using metal bar and scraper. Discards broken columns of clay and shale or damaged brick onto conveyor for recycling. Activates control on panel board to tie (set at right angles) two top layers of brick on kiln car. Replaces broken cutter wires on machine cutter, using handtools. Dusts conveyor, cutter, and pickup head, using airhose. Oils and greases specified parts of machinery, using oilcan and grease gun.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

579.685-062 BRICK UNLOADER TENDER (brick & tile)

    Tends equipment that automatically unloads brick from kiln cars after firing: Depresses buttons on control panels to activate equipment that moves loaded kiln cars along rails into unloading position, lowers hydraulic pickup head that lifts stacks of brick from kiln car onto conveyor, and conveys brick to subsequent processing area. Depresses buttons to stop equipment when rows of brick are unevenly stacked, damaged bricks are detected, or jamming or other malfunctions occur. Replaces damaged bricks and straightens rows. Removes jammed bricks, using iron bar. May unload stacked bricks from conveyor, using hydraulic ram. May manually remove rows of stacked brick to create tine course (open spaces) to facilitate handling by forklift during packaging.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

579.685-066 BRIQUETTE OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Tends vacuum screen that screens magnesium liquor and briquette press equipment that presses screened residue (filter cake) to form briquettes of periclase (refractory material): Flips control panel switches to start multilevel arrangement of vacuum screen feeder wheel, vacuum screen hearth kiln, and briquette press. Observes vacuum screen feeder wheel to verify that cups positioned on feeder wheel are full of magnesium liquor for emptying onto vacuum screen. Turns dials on control panel to adjust speed of vacuum screen feeder wheel and vacuum screen to control thickness of filter cake, following prescribed procedure. Reads counter on feeder wheel to determine revolutions per hour and records totals in logbook. Moves control knobs to adjust amount of filter cake fed from hearth furnace onto conveyor and into briquette press. Turns knobs to regulate speed and pressure of briquette rollers that form briquettes. Observes indicator lights and gauges on control panels to detect equipment malfunction and notifies supervisor. Records equipment downtime in logbook.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

579.685-070 MARKER MACHINE ATTENDANT (glass mfg.)

    Tends equipment that automatically detects and marks defects in glass ribbon (continuous sheet of flat glass) on conveyor line in glass manufacturing establishment: Observes indicator lights on equipment to ensure activation of all inspection zones. Activates marker at each inspection zone and observes operation of markers to test marker operation. Draws line across glass ribbon, using chalk, to simulate glass defects, and observes equipment operation to verify inspection process. Replenishes chalk in marker mechanism and sheets of paper beneath glass ribbon. Observes lighted panel to determine frequency of marking, according to company standards, and notifies designated personnel if overmarking or undermarking occurs. Inspects glass from catwalk to ensure defects are marked by machine. Cleans and removes dirt, dust, and broken glass from machine and work area, using broom, shovel, vacuum cleaner, and dust cloths.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

579.685-074 MIXER (brick & tile)

    Tends machines that dry and mix ingredients, such as clay, chromite, shale, and sand to form finishing mixture used in making brick: Reads batch card and notifies helper to assemble ingredients specified on card. Opens bags and weighs specified quantities of ingredients, using scale and bucket. Pours weighed ingredients into storage bins prior to mixing. Turns knob to set temperature of dryer and pulls lever to start mixer. Shovels or pours ingredients into dryer that automatically dries and feeds ingredients into mixer, and dumps mixture into bin for further processing. Observes operation of machines and notifies supervisor of malfunctions. Oils and greases machinery. Removes caked ingredients from dryer and mixer, using metal bar and scraper.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

579.686-014 MAT PACKER (nonmet. min.)

    Off bears fiberglass insulation material from discharge end of range and packs material for shipment: Guides end of mat around tube mounted on mandrel of automatic roller. Observes mat as it winds on tube and presses button to lower blade, cutting obvious flaws from mat. Doffs rolls of mats from machine rack, using hoist, and reads scale indicator to determine weight of roll. Packs roll of material in cardboard box, seals box, using gummed tape, and pastes label on container. Records roll number, packer number, roll weight, and number of pieces in roll on label and production record.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.686-018 MICA-LAMINATING-MACHINE FEEDER (mine & quarry)

    Performs following tasks in rotation with other workers to laminate continuous sheet of built-up mica splittings to fiberglass cloth: Places roll of built-up mica, backed with fiberglass cloth, on shaft at feed end of conveyor and feeds roll onto conveyor. Visually inspects built-up mica sheet for thin spots or holes and places mica splittings over defective area to ensure complete coverage. Feeds fiberglass cloth through guides and positions cloth on top of built-up mica sheet as sheet emerges from dip tank containing bonding solution. Spreads bonding solution over top layer of fiberglass cloth, using paint roller. Tapes end of laminated sheet to take-up spool after sheet emerges from curing oven.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.686-022 MIRROR-MACHINE FEEDER (glass products) alternate titles: conveyor loader

    Feeds mirror glass onto conveyor of glass silvering machine or automatic washing and drying machine. Removes silvered or cleaned mirror from conveyor. May examine mirror glass for defects.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.686-026 OFFBEARER, SEWER PIPE (brick & tile) alternate titles: auger-machine offbearer; turner

    Performs any combination of following tasks involved in fabricating sewer or conduit clay pipe: Bends green pipe emerging from press to specified angle. Trims pipe socket edges, using hand or automatic trimmer. Lifts and places pipe on pallet board, wagon, or rack, using overhead hoist or pipe turner. Coats pipe socket with grease, oil, or water to prevent premature drying, using sponge or leather smoother. Sprays inside of pipe with glaze, using spray gun. Places kiln furniture and fittings on pipe to prepare pipe for firing. Moves kiln cars along tracks, using car pulley. Cleans machines, presses, and working area, using broom, shovel, and wheelbarrow. Changes press dies, using sledges, bars, and handtools.
GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.686-030 PRESS OFFBEARER (brick & tile)

    Unloads pressed clay products from forming press in establishment manufacturing refractory products: Lifts and carries clay products from press to holding rack. Measures product to verify thickness conforms to standards, using calipers. Marks date on products, using pencil, and places products on holding rack. Pushes filled holding rack to drying area and empty rack to press area. Cleans press die of clay residue and dust, using handtools and airhose.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 86

579.687-010 BRAKE-LINING-FINISHER HELPER, ASBESTOS (nonmet. min.)

    Assists BRAKE-LINING FINISHER, ASBESTOS (nonmet. min.) to finish asbestos brake lining stock: Loads asbestos lining stock into vacuum tanks, using hoist. Cuts brake lining stock into strips, using handsaw, and trims edges of stock, using side-trimming machine. Grinds brake strips to specified thickness, using surface grinder. Shellacs edges of finished brake strip, using brush or spray gun. May dump specified quantities of materials into mixing machine to prepare brake lining impregnating solution. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to duties performed as Cutter, Brake Lining (nonmet. min.); Grinder, Brake Lining (nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.687-014 DECORATING INSPECTOR (glass mfg.)

    Examines decorated glassware as it emerges from decorating or label-applying machines for decorating defects, such as off-coloring, smears, paint chips, illegible design, and misaligned labels, and for forming defects, such as misshaped glassware: Removes defective ware from conveyor and places ware with decorating defects in cartons or on conveyor for transport to decorating removal station, and discards ware with forming defects in cullet (waste glass) bin. Records number and type of defects and submits report to supervisor. May pack acceptable ware in cartons. May measure dimensions of ware, using fixed gauges and templates. May transfer decorated ware to drying oven.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.687-018 FLOOR ATTENDANT (glass mfg.) alternate titles: flow floor attendant; turn-out worker

    Performs any combination of following tasks in forming department to facilitate manufacturing of glass products, such as bottles, containers, and other glassware: Hauls molds, mold components, and machine parts to and from forming department for job changes, and transports cullet (waste glass) from department to storage area, using forklift or handtruck. Supplies machine operators with graphite solution and swabs used to prevent sticking of glass to molds. Sweeps department, using broom to keep work area clean. Assists machine operators by observing automatic transfer mechanism that moves product from forming machine to annealing lehr to prevent jams, filling lubrication dispenser with oil, blowing debris off machine, using airhose. May adjust speed of annealing lehr. May tend container coating equipment which sprays surface hardening solution on containers. May transfer products to inspection or shipping departments, using forklift. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.687-022 GLASS INSPECTOR (any industry)

    Visually inspects plate glass or glass products, including fiberglass, for defects, such as scratches, cracks, chips, holes, or bubbles: Places workpiece on inspection stand or table for examination. Examines workpiece and marks defects. Rejects or classifies pieces for potential use, such as mirrors, glass pane, or furniture tops. Scrapes or washes foreign material from surface, using scraper, sponge, or brush. May clean or polish glass by washing with water or solvent and drying with cloth. May place straightedge over glass plates to determine if plates are warped. May attach identifying label to glassware.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

579.687-026 MICA PATCHER (mine & quarry)

    Examines continuous sheet of built-up (bonded) mica for thin spots and foreign matter as mica emerges from oven onto inspection table: Patches thin spots, using mica splittings and picks out foreign matter. Removes lengths of built-up mica from delivery end of machine and stacks mica on table.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

579.687-030 SELECTOR (glass mfg.) alternate titles: glass-products inspector; inspector, machine-cut glass; inspector-packer, glass container

    Inspects finished glassware for conformance to quality standards: Examines glassware for defects, such as cracks, chips, reams (wavy distortions), discolorations, and blisters. Verifies weight and dimensions of glassware, such as height, circumference, thickness, and bottle throat openings, using templates, jigs, micrometers, and fixed gauges; or monitors automatic gauging equipment that measures glassware. Examines glass for annealing defects, using polariscope. Removes glassware to unjam automatic equipment. Throws rejects in cullet (waste glass) bin. May record production, number of rejects, and lehr temperatures. May pack acceptable glassware in cartons, close and seal cartons, and stencil information on carton, using brush and ink. May turn controls to synchronize automatic gauging equipment with conveyor speed.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

579.687-034 DISC-PAD KNOCKOUT WORKER (nonmet. min.)

    Removes cured asbestos disk brake pads from metal die plates, using knockout device: Positions die plate on roller-type conveyor, removes lid from plate, and scrapes asbestos residue from lid, using putty knife. Pushes plate onto revolving tray and pulls lever to flip plate over to facilitate knockout of disk pads. Presses button to activate knockout device that forces metal rods into wells of die plate to punch pads from plate. Pushes empty plate along conveyor for subsequent re-use in heat-treating process.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

579.687-038 DISC-PAD-PLATE FILLER (nonmet. min.)

    Places asbestos disk pads into wells of die plates prior to heat-treating process: Sprays die plate to prevent pads from adhering to plate during heat-treating process, using spray gun and silicone solution. Positions individual pads into wells of die plates and pushes filled plate along roller-type conveyor to oven of hot press. Discards broken or defective pads.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

579.687-042 LABORER, CONCRETE PLANT (concrete prod.)

    Performs variety of tasks in establishment manufacturing concrete products: Ties strip of cloth around bell of freshly cast concrete pipe to maintain circular shape of bell during curing. Arranges pipe in storage yard and stacks pipe for shipment. Places rubber gaskets on pipe. Stacks concrete blocks on pallets for removal by forklift truck. Feeds concrete blocks into block-breaking machine or abrasive saw to shape blocks. Immerses chimney flue liner sections in sealing compound. Brushes stone facings to remove loose material, applies acid solution, using brush to remove concrete around stones, and washes acid from stone, using water hose. Repairs defects in concrete surfaces, using mortar or grout and trowel, and smooths rough spots, using chisel and abrasive stone. Opens gates of railroad cars to allow materials to flow into storage chutes. Loads, unloads, and moves cement, sand, and gravel to work areas, using wheelbarrow, handtruck, or industrial truck. Cleans yard and plant, using shovel, broom, and water hose, and performs other duties as assigned. May be designated according to specific duties performed as Acid Cutter (concrete prod.); Bell Tier (concrete prod.); Block Breaker (concrete prod.); Block Cuber (concrete prod.); Flue-Lining Dipper (concrete prod.); Rough Patcher (concrete prod.); Yarder (concrete prod.).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

58 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING OF LEATHER, TEXTILES, AND RELATED PRODUCTS

    This division includes occupations concerned with applying treatment materials and additives to textile, leather, and textile products; subjecting such materials and products to chemicals, heat, mechanical action, cleaning agents, and the like to impart such characteristics as body weight, pliability, size, texture, water resistance, and finish. Includes converting hides and skins into leather.

580 SHAPING, BLOCKING, STRETCHING, AND TENTERING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with imparting or restoring shape to materials and objects by the use of such devices as blocks, and extending materials to their full extent or to greater size by such devices as tenters (frames for stretching).

580.380-010 FIXER, BOARDING ROOM (knitting)

    Sets up and adjusts machines and equipment used to shape and dry hose, using knowledge of machine function and $T3boarding II$T1 process: Turns valves to admit steam to drying cabinet or boarding forms. Changes $T3toe boards$T1 or boarding forms according to size of hose being processed, using key and handtools. Observes gauges during boarding and turns valves to increase or decrease steam pressure and temperature of drying chamber or boarding forms, according to type of hose being boarded. Replaces worn or broken parts, such as conveyors, boarding forms, and electric motors, using handtools.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

580.485-010 CALENDERING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: calenderer; finisher; folding-machine operator; mangle tender, cloth; rolling-up-machine operator

    Tends machine that stretches and sets circular knitted cloth (knit tubing) to uniform width: Turns screws to adjust width of spreader according to specifications. Turns valves to admit steam into steam box that sets stretched cloth. Threads cloth over feed and guide rollers, around spreader, through steam box, and between pressure rolls, and wraps end of cloth around $T3takeup roll$T1 or guides end through $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 Starts machine and observes flow of cloth to detect cloth defects, such as dirt, dye streaks, and holes. Cuts defects from cloth, using shears. Measures width of calendered cloth with hand rule. Cuts calendered cloth with shears or automatic cutter attached to machine and doffs rolls of cloth from machine. May lower top pressure roller to press cloth. May attach identification tag to end of cloth bolt. May tend calender fed from rolls, handtruck, or another machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

580.682-010 WEFT STRAIGHTENER (textile)

    Operates weft straightener that straightens and aligns skewed weft of broad woven fabrics after wet finishing: Observes cloth passing under beam of light to detect skewed weft. Presses buttons to control movement of rollers that hold back leading selvage of skewed cloth and to allow lagging selvage to catch up. May tend finishing machines, such as cloth drier, calender, or $T3tenter frame.$T1
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

580.684-010 BLOCKER, HAND I (hat & cap) alternate titles: blocker, heated metal-forms; felt puller; hat blocker; roper

    Shrinks felt cones to size and shapes cones to form unfinished hat bodies: Immerses cone in hot water, places cone in steam cabinet, or holds cone over steam jet, to shrink and soften cone. Positions softened cone over heated head-shaped block. Presses and rubs cone to smooth and shape cone by hand or using iron. Ties cord around base of crown and pulls edge of cone over base of block to form brim of hat. Removes cord and block from hat body after drying. May place cones in drying cabinet following blocking process.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

580.684-014 BLOCKER, HAND II (hat & cap) alternate titles: cap blocker; hat-blocking operator; strawhat-blocking operator

    Presses caps or hats over heated hat blocks, by hand or with electric iron, to shape, smooth, or finish articles by any combination of following methods: (1) Turns dial or handle on metal block to heat block and fits article over block. Presses, pulls, and rubs article by hand to smooth article. (2) Inserts parts of adjustable block into hat or cap and forces wedge between parts to expand parts to fill article. Places article on bed of steam chamber or holds article over steam jet to soften article. Presses article with electric iron before placing in heated drying box. May be designated according to hat blocked as Panama-Hat Blocker (hat & cap); Strawhat Blocker (hat & cap); or according to production stage as Trimming-Department Blocker (hat & cap). When performing final finishing operations in addition to blocking, such as brushing hats and clipping loose threads, may be known as Set-Off Blocker (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

580.685-010 BRIM-STRETCHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: brimmer blocker; brimming-machine operator; brim stretcher

    Tends machine that stretches lower part of unfinished hat body to form brim: Immerses hat bodies in hot water to soften material preparatory to stretching. Moves lever to adjust angle of metal ribs under hat-shaped block of machine to control specified brim width and crown height. Slips softened hat body onto block and over ribs. Presses button or depresses pedal to raise hat block and start movement of machine fingers that stretch brim. Releases pedal, turns body on block, and repeats stretching operation until brim is formed around entire hat body. Measures width of brim to ensure conformity with specifications, using ruler. Removes hat body from machine and places hat body on rack.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

580.685-014 CLOTH DRIER (knitting) alternate titles: cloth spreader; drier tender; drying-machine operator; steaming-machine operator

    Tends machine that stretches and dries knitted material: Inserts spreader of specified width into material. Pulls end of material through drying chamber equipped with fans and inserts material between feed rolls of machine. Starts fans which circulate heat and rolls which pull wet material over spreader and through chamber to stretch and dry knitted material.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

580.685-018 COLLAR-TURNER OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: collar-folder operator; collar-shaper operator

    Tends machine that reverses partially finished collars on garments, such as ladies' dresses, and flattens seams of collars: Folds collar back along seam and draws folded seam over lower jaw of machine. Depresses pedal that lowers upper jaw of machine to spread seam. Grasps and moves collar back and forth over lower jaw to flatten seam. Releases pedal and removes collar.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

580.685-022 COTTON-BALL-MACHINE TENDER (protective dev.)

    Tends battery of machines that comb cotton fibers into sliver and form sliver into balls for use as surgical sponges: Positions roll of cotton on carding machine and threads end through rollers. Starts machine that forms sliver. Threads sliver through rollers of machine that forms and ejects balls into bag. Adjusts machine to control size and weight of cotton balls. Sets counter and starts machine. Removes bag when filled with specified number of balls. Folds over flap and seals bag in container. Removes cotton fibers from carding machine, using stripping roller [CARD STRIPPER (textile)].
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

580.685-026 HAT-BLOCKING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (hat & cap) alternate titles: blocking-machine operator; stamper blocker; steam blocker; tipper; western-felt-hat blocker; wet crown-blocking operator

    Saturates felt cones in water and tends machine that stretches felt cones to form hat shapes: Places felt cones in container of hot water or on racks in steam cabinet to condition cones. Removes conditioned cone from water or cabinet and pulls cone onto hat block. Positions hat block on holding device in bed of machine. Presses levers to close machine claws that grasp rim of cone and pull rim outward to form brim. Starts ram that forces block upward into cone to shape crown. Presses lever or depresses pedal to spray water and force air through cone, or pours water over cone to stiffen cone. Releases levers and removes hat from machine. Places hats on wheeled racks. May be designated according to type of hat blocked as Wool-Hat Blocker (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

580.685-030 HAT-BLOCKING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (hat & cap)

    Tends double-unit hat-blocking machine that shapes white twill Navy hats: Places hat on bottom part of block (mold), pushes block forward, and pulls lever to lower upper part of block over lower section. Opens air valve that inflates rubber lining and presses crown outward against sides of block to shape (block) hat. Moves lever to raise upper section of block, releases air pressure, pulls lower section to starting position, and removes shaped hat. Stacks hats on table.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

580.685-034 HOOKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that tightens twist in skeins of dyed thread: Opens and examines skeins of thread to ensure that thread matches specifications of work order. Hooks one end of skein to upper hook of machine and hooks other end to lower hook on movable beam of machine. Releases clutch that lowers beam and stretches skein. Turns crank that rotates beam and twists skein. Feels skein to determine if twist has been tightened as specified.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

580.685-038 HYDRAULIC BLOCKER (hat & cap) alternate titles: hydraulic-press operator; presser

    Tends hydraulic press that shapes hats, hatbrims, or crowns: Selects shaping die, according to specifications, and positions die in recess of machine bed. Positions saddle (rubber hat-shaped liner) in die to protect hat during pressing. Pours water into tank of machine and turns valve to regulate level of water in rubber pressing bag, attached to machine ram, according to size of hat to be shaped. Inserts hat, crown down, into die. Moves lever to lower ram and water-filled bag against brim or into crown to press hat, brim, or crown. May be designated according to hat material as Straw-Hat-Hydraulic-Press Operator (hat & cap); according to hat part shaped as Brim Presser (hat & cap) II; Crown Presser (hat & cap); or according to processing stage as Blocking-Machine Operator, Second (hat & cap); Hydraulic Press Operator, First Pressing (hat & cap). When tending machine that shapes hatbrims between flange (brim-shaped collar) and water-filled bag, is known as Hydraulic-Brim-Flanging-Machine Operator (hat & cap). May be designated: Band-Plating-Machine Operator (hat & cap); Panama-Hat-Hydraulic-Press Operator (hat & cap); Wool-Hat Hydraulicker (hat & cap); Woven-Paper-Hat-Hydraulic-Press Operator Finisher (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

580.685-042 MOLDER (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim molder; stamper

    Tends machine that presses hat-body material, such as crinoline, paper, or buckram between dies to form hat crowns or cap visors: Places sheets of precut material between layers of wet cardboard or dampens material with sponge to soften material preparatory to pressing. Stretches softened material over heated crown-shaped lower die and depresses pedal, causing upper die to descend and press material into shape of hat crown.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

580.685-046 ROLLER OPERATOR (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that forms unfinished hat bodies, and separates formed bodies for further processing: Guides sheets of wool or other hat material onto revolving egg-shaped roller that winds material into shape of roller. Presses cutting disk or knife against center of revolving roller or stops machine and severs material with scissors to cut formed material into two hat bodies.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

580.685-050 STAKER, MACHINE (leather mfg.)

    Tends machine that flexes (stakes) and stretches leather to make leather pliable: Positions leather between rotating belt and jaws of reciprocating arm. Starts machine to reciprocate arm that flexes and stretches leather. Shifts position of leather on belt to flex entire area. Turns wheel to regulate stroke of arm. May tend machine that stretches hide on frames and be designated Stretching-Machine Tender, Frame (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

580.685-054 STRETCHER (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that stretches and softens fur pelts that are too hard or rumpled to pass through fur-shaving machine: Depresses pedal to separate power-driven rollers of machine and inserts skin between rollers. Releases pedal and holds skin as corrugated rollers stretch skin, softening it for further processing into hatter's fur.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

580.685-058 STRETCHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machines that stretch nets and tighten knots by either of following methods: (1) Places end of net over straightening roller and threads net through tension rollers of machine. Turns crank to adjust tension of net. Observes net on trial run to determine tightness of knots. Unfolds and straightens net as net is drawn into machine. (2) Threads holding rods through meshes at each end of net. Places rod in channel of stationary block. Stretches net by hand and places second rod in channel of winch block. Starts electric winch to stretch net to specified tension. May tie and pack nets in cartons for shipment. May attach cork or lead lines on fishing nets. May be designated according to type of machine used as Depth-Stretching-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec); Vertical-Stretching-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

580.685-062 TIP STRETCHER (hat & cap) alternate titles: tipper; tipping-machine operator

    Tends machine that kneads tips of felt hat cones to form and shape crowns of hats: Soaks cones in trough of heated water. Selects hat form according to size specifications, positions form on machine bed, and moves lever to secure form. Pulls soaked cone onto form and depresses pedal to raise form and cone against moving machine fingers that knead tip of cone, stretching cone onto form and shaping crown. Grasps bottom of cone and rotates cone to ensure symmetrical shaping of crown. Removes resulting hat body and pulls it onto hat block to smooth crown and set shape.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

580.685-066 TENTER-FRAME OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: cloth stretcher; drier tender; drying-machine tender; framing-machine tender; hot-frame tender; open-tenter operator; pin-tenter operator; steam-frame operator; tentering-machine operator

    Tends $T3tenter frame$T1 that stretches cloth in width, removes wrinkles, and dries cloth after processes, such as dyeing or finishing: Trucks folded cloth to feed-end of machine or mounts roll of cloth at scray, using hoist. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using sewing machine. Turns wheel to adjust clips or pins to stretch cloth to specified width. Moves lever to control speed of cloth through drying cabinet, to $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 Measures width of cloth emerging from machine, using yardstick. Records yardage clock readings. May replace full trucks with empty ones and ravel seams to separate truck loads of cloth. May tend tenter frame equipped with weft-straightening attachment.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

580.687-010 ORIENTAL-RUG STRETCHER (any industry) alternate titles: rug stretcher

    Stretches oriental rugs to restore shape of rug and remove wrinkles or misshapen areas of rug: Places rug face down on floor or table. Pulls edges, by hand or using stretching device, and places weights on rug or tacks edges of rug to floor or table. Applies warm sizing solution to back of rug, using brushes, spray gun, or sprinkler. Removes weights or tacks when sizing has dried.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

580.687-014 HIDE STRETCHER, HAND (leather mfg.) alternate titles: laborer, drying department

    Smooths, stretches, and dries cowhides, using slicker (squeegee-type device) and steam-heated tables, to extend and thin hides for further processing: Carries wet hide from rack to steam-heated table and manually extends and smooths hide on table. Rubs hide with slicker to stretch and smooth hide and to remove excess water. Stretches hides on additional tables and observes steam rising from hides to determine when hides are dry. Loads dry hides onto rack to store hides for further processing. Counts and records number of hides stretched and dried to maintain production record. Cleans steam-heated tables, using water hose and broom.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 86

581 SEPARATING, FILTERING, AND DRYING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with removing moisture, chemicals, and other substances from materials by draining, straining, squeezing, centrifugal force, gravitation, precipitation, or agitation; and removing moisture by exposure to heat or air.

581.585-010 CARBONIZER (textile)

    Tends $T3range$T1 that reduces and chars vegetable matter in woolen fabrics to facilitate removal of matter: Pushes trucks of cloth into feeding position and sews cloth end to lead cloth, using portable sewing machine. Turns handwheels to adjust width guides and tension devices according to width of cloth. Turns valves to admit water and acid into wet-out and carbonizing troughs. Sets thermostat to control temperature in charring unit. Starts range and turns handwheel to regulate movement of cloth through range, according to weight of fabric. Tests strength of acid solution by titration or with hydrometer. Admits water or acid into carbonizing trough to maintain uniform strength of carbonizing agent. Records titration results or hydrometer readings, style number, and yardage of cloth processed. Cleans lint from filters of charring unit, using vacuum hose.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

581.586-010 HEAT CURER (textile)

    Loads and unloads oven that cures color in screen-printed textiles: Hangs articles on rack and pushes rack into preheated oven. Removes articles from oven after specified time. Counts and records number of articles cured and packs articles into boxes.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-010 CLOTH SANDER (textile) alternate titles: sander; sanding machine operator

    Tends machine that breaks up and softens size, and imparts brushed effect to surface of fabric: Pushes truck or roll of cloth into feeding position and sews end to leader cloth, using portable sewing machine. Turns valve to admit steam into $T3drying can.$T1 Starts machine that passes cloth around drying can to break up and soften size in fabric, and between emery rollers that abrade surface of fabric to impart brushed effect. Positions handtruck to receive cloth from $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-014 DRIER (garment)

    Tends curing oven that dries and cures finish applied to garments, such as skirts and suits: Hangs garments on hooks of conveyor rack and pushes rack into oven. Turns knobs to set time, temperature, and humidity controls. Removes garments from oven at end of cycle for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

581.685-018 DRIER OPERATOR III (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: drying-machine operator; drying-room operator

    Tends drier in which bobbins or skeins of synthetic yarn are dried prior to finishing: Hangs bobbins or skeins on poles supported by wheeled frames or by continuous chain conveyor. Moves controls to attain specified temperature in dryer and to start chain conveyor if drier is so equipped. May be designated according to article dried as Bobbin Drier (plastic-synth.); Skein Drier (plastic-synth.). May perform duties of WASHER (plastic-synth.) in plants where washing, bleaching, and drying are combined into single operation.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

581.685-022 DRY-CANS OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: can-drier operator; cans operator; can tender; cloth-dry-can operator; drier tender; drying machine tender

    Tends $T3drying cans$T1 that dry cloth following processes, such as washing, desizing, or finishing: Positions truck of folded cloth at feed-end of machine. Pins cloth end to preceding bolt or sews ends together with sewing machine. Turns valve to admit steam into revolving cans that dry fabric as fabric is drawn around and between cans. Moves lever to regulate speed of revolving cans to adjust drying time according to cloth thickness. Turns wheel to change cloth tension according to type or style of fabric.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-026 DRYING-MACHINE OPERATOR, PACKAGE YARNS (textile) alternate titles: drier operator; kier drier; oven-drier tender; package drier; port drier

    Tends machines that dry packages of dyed or bleached yarn by any of following methods: (1) Removes yarn packages from yarn stand and places them on drying-oven rack. Sets temperature control gauges according to specifications and pushes rack of yarn into drying oven. (2) Positions loaded yarn stand removed from dyeing machine over hot-air port, using power hoist. Sets controls to direct air through holes in yarn stand to dry yarn. (3) Loads stand of yarn into kier, using power hoist. Closes lid and tightens bolts, using wrench. Sets controls to circulate hot air through yarn. Removes dried yarn from drying machine, inspects packages for dyeing defects, and packs packages in cases for storage or shipment. May fasten case with metal band and truck case to warehouse.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-030 DRYING-MACHINE TENDER (textile) alternate titles: curing oven tender; tubing drier

    Tends machine that dries cloth without tension to give cloth a soft hand, or cures finish applied to cloth: Positions trucks of cloth at feed end of machine. Laps end of cloth over feed roller or ties end of cloth to leader in machine. Turns knob to set temperature control gauge according to instructions. Moves lever to start machine and regulate speed of cloth through drying cabinet. Manually straightens cloth entering machine to remove wrinkles. Cleans machine, using vacuum hose. May doff cloth from $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 at delivery end of machine. May mark lot numbers on cloth ends with crayon. May be designated according to type of drying machine as Loop-Drier Operator (textile); Suction-Drum-Drier Operator (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-034 DRYING-UNIT-FELTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: continuous-drier operator; drier

    Tends drying chamber that removes moisture from felt strips: Opens steam valves to heat chamber to specified temperature and opens and closes vents in chamber to control ventilation. Attaches leading edge of felt strip to hooks of conveyor and starts machine to draw strip through drying chamber. Clamps leading edge of strip to winding drum as strip emerges from chamber. Cuts strip with knife when specified amount of felt is wound on drum.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

581.685-038 EXTRACTOR OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: centrifugal-extractor operator; clothes wringer; drying-machine tender; extractor; rapid-extractor operator; wringer

    Tends centrifugal extractor that removes surplus moisture or dye from materials, such as wet cloth, garments, knit goods, linens, raw fibers, or yarn: Pushes loaded handtrucks or portable extractor baskets into position at machine or under hoist. Lifts material from handtruck, or raises baskets, using chain or electric hoist to load extractor. Distributes material uniformly in extractor baskets to balance load and reduce vibration. Observes tilt of portable baskets to verify balance when using hoist. Closes cover and starts machine. Unloads materials into handtruck for transfer to subsequent work station. May unload washing machines. May work with raw cotton and be designated Extractor Tender, Raw Stock (textile). May tend drying machine [TUMBLER OPERATOR (laundry & rel.) 369.685-034]. May tend machine that extracts moisture from cakes of rayon or other synthetic yarn and be designated Cake Wringer (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

581.685-042 EXTRACTOR OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: suction-machine operator; vacuum-extractor operator

    Tends vacuum extractor that removes excess moisture from washed, bleached, or dyed cloth by either of following methods: (1) Mounts roll of cloth onto brackets at back of machine. Pins cloth to leader to pass cloth over suction tube and between rollers. Starts vacuum pump and opens drain valve. Regulates roller speed according to thickness of cloth. Places empty truck under $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 to receive processed cloth and doffs full truck. (2) Mounts roll of cloth, wound on perforated beam, on machine, using hoist. Connects one end of beam to suction tube and turns handwheel to place cap over other end to create vacuum chamber within beam. Starts vacuum pump and opens drain valve to extract moisture. Transfers roll to takeoff brackets, using hoist. Threads end of cloth over rollers and through swing-folding attachment, and straightens cloth feeding into handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-046 RAW-STOCK-DRIER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: fiber-drier operator; stock-drier tender

    Tends machine that completes drying of dyed raw cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers, from which excess liquid has been extracted: Feeds raw stock to conveyor by hand or turns switch to control vacuum pipe through which stock is fed onto conveyor. Moves lever to regulate speed of screen or apron which carries loose fibers through drying cabinet. Sets gauge to control drying temperature. Cleans equipment, using compressed air and steam.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-050 RUG-DRYING-MACHINE OPERATOR (carpet & rug)

    Tends machine that dries spools of dyed carpeting: Positions spools of wet material on machine brackets and ties ends to asbestos strips in machine. Turns switches to regulate speed of intake and exhaust blowers and to obtain specified temperature from infrared and gas heat units. Starts machine and observes as carpet emerges from discharge end and winds onto spools to determine if drying meets specifications. Observes gauges and adjusts switches to maintain specified temperature in drying chamber. May run carpet through $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 as carpet emerges from machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

581.685-054 SKEIN-YARN DRIER (textile) alternate titles: drying-machine operator; steam-drier operator; yarn-dry-room worker

    Tends machine that dries skeins of yarn: Turns valves to set temperature of drying cabinet according to specifications. Starts fans to circulate heat in drying cabinet. Places yarn skeins on conveyor that conveys yarn through cabinet, hangs skeins on drying rack and pushes rack into drying cabinet, or loops skeins over poles and places poles on conveyor that conveys yarn through cabinet. Removes dried skeins of yarn from conveyor, racks, or poles. Shakes tangled skeins of yarn before and after drying to straighten skeins.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-058 STEAM-DRIER TENDER (carpet & rug)

    Tends equipment that steams and dries fiber mats to untwist yarns and impart fuller surface to mat: Adjusts steam valves to regulate flow of spray on mats. Pushes button to start conveyor that moves mats through steam and drying cabinets. Loads mats on conveyor and observes thermometers and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature in cabinets.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

581.685-062 TUMBLER TENDER (knitting)

    Tends tumbler that dries and fluffs knitted garments or cloth after washing or dyeing: Loads garments or cloth into drum of machine. Turns knob to set temperature gauge and turns timing dial to set length of drying cycle according to type of material. Starts machine. Unloads machine at end of drying cycle. May lap end of cloth over reel and start reel to wind cloth in skein before loading drier. May separate garments according to size, style, and color. May inspect garments to detect color streaks.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-066 VACUUM-DRIER OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends vacuum drier that removes moisture from felt pads: Pushes dollies loaded with pads into tunnel of drying chamber. Lifts pads onto drying racks. Closes airtight doors and starts vacuum pumps and electric fans. Opens steam valves to adjust heat of drying chamber to specified temperature. Loads dried pads on dollies for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

581.685-070 WHIZZER (hat & cap) alternate titles: extractor; whizzer operator

    Tends machine that spins felt hat bodies to remove excess water: Pulls bodies over hat-shaped holder of machine or places bodies in basket. Presses button or depresses pedal to start holder or basket spinning, removing excess water from bodies. Releases pedal to stop machine and feels hat bodies to ascertain dryness. May soak hat bodies in waterproofing solution.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.685-074 WINDING-RACK OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends equipment in dry room that winds coated fabrics into rolls: Aligns track-mounted $T3windup rack$T1 with dry room alley to receive coated cloth. Cleans foreign material from water-cooled rollers, using rag, solvent, and scraper. Threads cloth from dry room through rollers, and sews cloth to leader on windup core, using automatic sewing machine. Adjusts control to synchronize winding tension with cloth feed to avoid wrinkles, turned edges, and tears. Places cloth-support sticks on handtruck as sticks arrive from dry room. Notifies supervisor of recurring coating defects. Lifts finished roll from rack onto dolly, using hoist.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

581.685-078 FLAT DRIER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends equipment that dries felt strips, assisted by another worker: Removes work ticket from rolls of felt and records on ticket drying time and temperature required to dry felt. Places felt rolls on holding fixture of drying chamber, and turns handcrank to adjust carrier rack of chamber to width of felt. Unrolls felt and attaches edges of entire roll to spikes on both sides of carrier rack, using wooden hammer. Pushes carrier rack with felt into drying chamber, closes chamber door, and turns valves to obtain specified steam pressure and temperature. Presses button to start fan to circulate heat evenly in chamber, and turns dial of timer to set length of drying cycle, according to thickness of felt. Observes gauges to maintain specified chamber temperature and steam pressure. Closes steam valve and opens chamber door to cool drying chamber. Feels felt to ascertain dryness. Rerolls felt for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

581.685-082 DRUM-DRIER OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Tends drum-drier that removes moisture from polyester chips prior to processing chips into synthetic fibers: Pushes button and turns lever to start and rotate drum-drier into position for loading. Positions specified number of boxes of polyester chips on hydraulic loader, and pushes button to dump chips into loader bin. Spreads chips evenly in bin while vacuum system sucks chips into drum-drier. Presses button to rotate drum-drier for specified time to dry polyester chips. Opens tops of portable storage bins, using wrench, positions bins underneath unloading spout of drum-drier, using forklift, and opens spout to fill bins with chips, using wrench. Secures tops of bins, and attaches nozzles of nitrogen gas supply to filled bins to maintain chips moisture-free while in bins. Transports bins to storage, using forklift; or places bins on elevator to raise bin to upper floor, removes top of chip silo, lowers bins into silo, using hoist, and opens valves on bins to empty chips into silo for further processing. Obtains chip samples at specified times for chemical analysis. Fills out inventory cards and attaches cards to side of bins. Removes cards when emptying bins, and submits cards to supervisor. Maintains log of drum-drier start-up times, type of chips loaded, and name for plant record.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

581.686-010 BLOWER FEEDER, DYED RAW STOCK (textile)

    Feeds loose, partly dried textile fibers into pipe through which fibers are blown to drier or storage bin.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.686-014 DRIER (knitting) alternate titles: drying-machine tender

    Feeds and off bears oven drier that dries and sets knitted articles after $T3boarding II$T1 and dyeing: Dumps articles from bag onto table and arranges articles in stacks. Shakes wrinkles from articles and places articles on conveyor that feeds articles into drier. Off bears conveyor and folds and stacks articles on tray.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.686-018 DRIER ATTENDANT (garment)

    Hangs garments, such as skirts and suits, on hooks suspended from chain conveyor that carries garments through curing oven to dry and cure finish applied to garment. Removes cured garments from conveyor onto rack for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

581.686-022 DRYING-OVEN ATTENDANT (hat & cap) alternate titles: dryer feeder; skin-drying-room attendant

    Lays wet, freshly carroted pelts in trays on conveyor chain that carries pelts through heated drying chamber to prepare fur for manufacturing felt hats. May push handtrucks loaded with skins into drying room and lay out skins on drying trays.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

581.686-026 DRYING-RACK CHANGER (boot & shoe)

    Feeds finished lasted shoes into drying chamber to dry and stiffen leather and shape shoes: Removes lasted shoes from bar racks and places shoes on racks having padded rests. Starts conveyor track and pushes rack of shoes onto moving track that carries rack into drying chamber. Removes rack at other end of chamber after specified time. May set scale to adjust drying room temperature according to hygrometer readings.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.686-030 DUST-MILL OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Feeds feathers, used in stuffing mattresses, pillows, and cushions, into beating machine that removes dust and dirt from feathers and discharges feathers into bag. Removes filled bag from machine outlet pipe and replaces filled bag with empty bag. May feed feathers into machine that fluffs feathers preparatory to removal of dust and dirt.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

581.686-034 FEATHER-DRYING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Loads feathers, used for stuffing pillows and cushions, into steam-heated drying tank or centrifugal drier to dry feathers after washing. Removes feathers from drier by hand or opens outlet valve.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.686-038 TRAY DRIER (knitting) alternate titles: drying-machine operator

    Tends machine that dries preboarded and dyed hose in perforated trays: Removes folded hose from dye bag and smooths out wrinkles. Places hose into tray of drying machine and pushes filled tray into drying cabinet. Pulls tray from cabinet after hose have dried for specified time. Removes and stacks hose on tray for pairing.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.686-042 WET-COTTON FEEDER (textile)

    Feeds dyed cotton or synthetic raw stock into hopper of extractor that removes liquid by forcing cotton through rollers. Cleans machine, using steam and airhose.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.687-010 BURLAP SPREADER (tex. prod., nec)

    Spreads washed, ripped-open, second-hand burlap bags and washed burlap strips out of doors or hangs articles on racks to dry.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

581.687-014 DRYING-ROOM ATTENDANT (hat & cap)

    Hangs racks of hat bodies in room for drying. Places rack of hats on hangers and turns switch to activate hot-air blowers. Removes dried hats onto handtruck for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

581.687-018 DRYING-UNIT-FELTING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: continuous-drier helper

    Assists DRYING-UNIT-FELTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) to tend machine that removes moisture from felt strips: Pushes dollies containing filled drums (spools) of wet felt to drying chamber, and clamps drum to spindle of drying equipment. Loads drums of dried felt on dollies, and pushes dollies to designated area for further processing of felt. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

581.687-022 SPREADER (hat & cap) alternate titles: stretcher and drier

    Stretches fur pelts on frames and hangs pelts in hot room for drying after $T3carroting,$T1 preparatory to removing fur for felt.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

582 WASHING, STEAMING, AND SATURATING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with applying water and steam, and chemical agents to materials; and thoroughly soaking, filling, impregnating, or treating materials with substances to the point where no more can be taken up. Occupations concerned with steaming and saturating materials in order to shrink them are included in Group 587.

582.130-010 SUPERVISOR, GLAZING DEPARTMENT (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in applying finishing solution to thread for strength and luster: Directs machine setup, adjustment, and repair activities, and mixing of finishing compounds. Trains new employees and evaluates work performances. Examines thread for excess moisture and firmness of finish. Requisitions machine parts and supplies. 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

582.131-010 DYE-HOUSE SUPERVISOR (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in bleaching, dyeing, tanning, and washing fur pelts: Prepares bleaching, dyeing, and tanning solutions according to specified formula. Examines processed pelts and reports irregularities in dyeing or tanning process to chemist and management. Sets thermostat to regulate temperature in drying room according to type of pelt. Trains workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process as Bleaching Supervisor (leather mfg.); Dyeing Supervisor (leather mfg.); Tanning Supervisor (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

582.131-014 DYER, SUPERVISOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: dye-house supervisor; superintendent, dyeing

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in dyeing textile goods: Compares customer's sample with standard color cards to identify color. Selects formula sheet which corresponds with standard color card, or prepares formula sheet, employing knowledge of characteristics of dyes, pigments, and resins to produce required properties and shade at lowest cost. Schedules production, according to colors required, processes used, and type of goods, to ensure efficient production in dyeing department. Requisitions dyestuffs and materials needed for each order. Compares dyed products with standards to ensure adherence to specifications. Confers with customers to adjust complaints, and with management to plan production schedule. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. May develop new colors and dye samples, employing standard laboratory techniques. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 81

582.132-010 AGING-DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in aging printed cloth: Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Requisitions supplies. Confers with other supervisory personnel to coordinate activities of individual departments and advise on safety and housekeeping improvements. 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

582.132-014 SOAPING-DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in washing and soaping cloth: Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Confers with other supervisory personnel to coordinate activities of individual departments. 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

582.132-018 SUPERVISOR, TAN ROOM (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in tanning hides. Selects and mixes ingredients, such as chrome solution, bicarbonate of soda, and water to prepare tanning solution, following formula. 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

582.132-022 SUPERVISOR, VAT HOUSE (chemical; leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in washing, liming, and treating skins, splits, fleshings, and trimmings used in making glue or leather: Directs loading of stock into vats and wash mills. Estimates weight of stock to determine quantity of lime required to treat stock, and directs LIMER (chemical; leather mfg.) to pump specified amount into vats. Examines shredded stock for conformance with specification and returns rejected stock to chopper. Trains workers in operation of equipment. Requisitions lime and acids. 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

582.261-010 COLOR MATCHER (knitting) alternate titles: dyer assistant

    Verifies color of hosiery dye lots against standard and modifies dyeing process on basis of knowledge of dyes and dyeing time: Passes sample hose from each dye lot through steam to fix color. Compares color with master sample and approves lot if color matches standard. Determines dyeing time and weighs out additional dyes or reducing agents for lots not meeting specifications. May assist DYER, SUPERVISOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec; textile) 582.131-014 to schedule dyeing of assembled dye lots and to verify color of new styles against customer's color swatch.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

582.362-010 PANELBOARD OPERATOR (textile)

    Controls programmed equipment to dye yarn or cloth: Mounts specified cycle-control template (program master) in timing track. Turns crank to align starting point on template with vacuum/electric controls, and temperature tracer with profile cut in top of program master. Transfers dye formula to DYE WEIGHER (any industry) 550.684-014 and verifies quantities mixed. Presses buttons on panelboard to begin fill-cycles in specified machines and notifies DYE WEIGHER (any industry) to transfer dye and chemical solutions to machines when panelboard lights indicate yarn or cloth loading is complete and processing cycle in operation. Observes panelboard lights, gauges, graphs, and dials to determine progress of dyeing cycles and to detect malfunctions. Presses buttons and turns knobs to stop automatic cycle to obtain samples, fill or drain machines, adjust variable limits of machine water-level controls, or to resume processing cycle to include washing and stabilizing dye in yarn or cloth. Tests solutions for acidity or alkalinity strengths, using pH testing equipment, and records results onto formula. Notifies supervisory personnel of malfunctions, variations from processing standards, and completion of processing cycles. Records processing data onto dye formulas. May develop and maintain dye formulas.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.362-014 DYE AUTOMATION OPERATOR (textile)

    Controls and monitors programmed electronic equipment to bleach, dye, and finish cotton and synthetic sewing threads: Confers with operator of dye machines to obtain information needed to process customer orders, and records data, such as number of dyeing machines to be used, production order numbers, and color numbers specified for dye orders. Selects programmed procedures based on knowledge of dyeing processes and familiarity with affinity of dyes to specific thread types, or consults procedural manuals for data. Depresses keys of data-entry unit to enter required data into computer. Observes display screen to verify data entered, to ascertain computer response to instruction entered, and to determine compliance with procedural steps. Depresses keys to edit instructions when necessary and to input answers for primary or alternate steps in procedure. Hangs tags on dye board, during shift, to indicate steps in dyeing process for each machine. Confers with workers to determine reasons for delays in dyeing process, and examines dyeing machines and equipment to ascertain reason for malfunctions. Notifies supervisor of malfunctions, and records reasons for delays in log. Receives instructions from supervisor, such as alteration of dyeing temperature, omission of specific steps in dyeing process, or repetition of specific steps. Keys in dyeing instruction changes. Confers with operator on previous shift to ascertain drying steps to complete dyeing in progress.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

582.384-010 DYE-LAB TECHNICIAN (knitting)

    Dyes knitted socks and sample cloth, according to dye formulae, using sample dyeing equipment and steam table for verification that products conform to company specifications: Computes quantity of dyes required for machine of specified capacity, using desk calculator and dye formula. Gathers, weighs, measures, and mixes dyes and chemicals, using scales, graduated cylinders, measuring cup, and titration cylinder. Dyes individual socks, using steam table. Flips switches and turns valves and handwheel to prepare sample tub dye bath and adds specified quantities of acid and dye, to achieve required pH level and specifications for dye contrast and color intensity, to prepare sample cloth and sock to be inspected. Presses buttons to activate and deactivate drum of extractor to remove excess moisture from machine and dyed sample cloth. Submits dyed sample to supervisor for inspection.
GOE: 02.04.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

582.387-010 COLOR CHECKER, ROVING OR YARN (textile) alternate titles: shade-and-quality checker;

    Tests dyed roving or yarn to determine fastness of dye and uniformity of color: Winds specified quantity of yarn or roving onto reel and binds sample skein with bleached cloth band. Boils test sample in detergent solution for specified length of time. Dries sample in humidity and temperature controlled drier. Winds dried sample onto sample card and compares test sample with standard sample to detect variations in color. Examines bleached cloth band for bleeding of dyes. Records test results and reports variations from standards to MANAGER, QUALITY CONTROL (profess. & kin.). Files samples according to color and type of material.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.482-010 COLORER, HIDES AND SKINS (leather mfg.) alternate titles: colorer, machine; dye mixer; dyer and washer; dye weigher; leather colorer

    Operates equipment to color and soften hides: Weighs and mixes specified ingredients with water to prepare coloring solution. Pours solution into tray or drum and adds oil (softening agent). Pulls hide through tray until specified color is obtained or places hides in drum and starts machine to tumble hides in solution for specified time. Adds ingredients, such as bicarbonate of soda, formic acid, or oil to solution at specified intervals. May be designated according to specialty as Leather Softener, Drum (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.482-014 TANNER, ROTARY DRUM, CONTINUOUS PROCESS (leather mfg.)

    Operates rotary drum to remove hair and other solubles from hides or skins and convert hides or skins into leather or glue during continuous process: Loads drum with hides, skins, or other animal stock. Turns valves to admit water and steam to drum. Weighs and mixes specified amounts of lime, salt, and other chemicals in mixing tank or drum, following formula, to prepare liming, deliming, pickling, and tanning solutions used in treating hides or skins. Turns valve to transfer solutions to drum during specified processing cycles. Moves lever to activate drum that cleans, washes, pickles, and tans hides or skins. Replaces solid door of drum with perforated door at specified intervals to filter waste from drum at completion of cycles. Verifies salinity and temperature of solutions, using salinometer and thermometer. Transfers tanning solution to drum and tans hides or skins [TANNING-DRUM OPERATOR (leather mfg.)]. May be designated according to process as Delimer (leather mfg.); Limer (chemical; leather mfg.); Pickler (leather mfg.); Vat Tender (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

582.482-018 TANNING-DRUM OPERATOR (leather mfg.) alternate titles: drum tender; pit tanner; retanner; tanner; tawer

    Operates rotary drum containing tanning solution to convert hides and skins into leather, according to specifications: Weighs tanning agents, such as metal salts and sodium formate, following tanning formula. Loads agents and hides or skins into drum. Turns valve to fill drum with water, turns steam valve to heat water to specified temperature. Verifies temperature, using thermometer. Locks drum door and moves lever to rotate drum for specified period of time. Removes drum door, replaces door with grating, and rotates drum to drain tanning solution through grating. May boil sample of tanned hide or skin in water to determine thoroughness of tanning. May be designated according to type of tanning solution used as Bark Tanner (leather mfg.); Chestnut Tanner (leather mfg.); Chrome-Tanning-Drum Operator (leather mfg.); Oak Tanner (leather mfg.); Quebracho Tanner (leather mfg.); Sumac Tanner (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.562-010 SLASHER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: sizer

    Operates machine to saturate warp yarn with size and wind sized yarn onto $T3loom beam:$T1 Positions section beams onto creel with aid of another worker, using hoist. Gathers ends of warp together and ties warp to corresponding leaders left in machine from previous run, or when machine is empty, bunches ends together and threads yarn through size pot, around drying cylinders, and onto loom beams. Inserts lease rods between alternate strands of yarn to prevent yarn from sticking together. Lays individual warp ends between teeth of expansion comb for even distribution across loom beam. Turns valves to admit size into vat and steam into drying cylinders. Sets yardage clock to indicate yardage to be wound on loom beam. Starts machine and observes flow of warp through machine to detect breaks and tangles in yarn. Disentangles yarn and ties broken ends with fingers. Feels yarn to verify adherence of size to yarn and ensure that yarn is dry but not burned. Inserts $T3lease string$T1 in warp yarn and secures yarn ends with tape. Doffs loom beam onto handtruck and replaces with empty beam, using hoist. Records style number, yardage beamed, yarn breaks, and machine stops. May change temperature control chart on control panel. May clean machine. May process yarn for use on narrow fabric looms and be designated Warp-Spool Slasher (narrow fabrics).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

582.582-010 DYE-RANGE OPERATOR, CLOTH (textile) alternate titles: cloth dyer; dye feeder; dyeing-machine feeder; dye-range feeder; front tender

    Operates feed-end of $T3range$T1 to dye and dry cloth in open width: Trucks folded cloth to feed-end of machine or pushes roll of cloth onto brackets at scray. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns handwheel to adjust cloth guides. Turns valves to admit dye to dye pad from mixing tank. Sets thermostats to control temperature of dye in padder and hot air in drying box. Starts machines, observes control panel, and turns knobs to synchronize individual motor speeds. Reads yardage clock and records production, lot numbers, and running time. Turns valve to drain used dye from dye pad. Cleans padder and steambox with water hose. May mix dyes [DYE WEIGHER (any industry)] and add chemicals to dye bath. May be designated according to dye used as Indigo-Vat Tender, Cloth (textile).
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.585-010 AGER OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that passes printed or dyed cloth through steam and chemical fumes to develop and fix colors: Measures out and mixes chemicals with water in tank. Trucks cloth to feed-end of ager. Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Observes cloth entering machine to detect defects, such as holes and grease spots. Examines cloth emerging from machine to detect uneven or incorrect color shade and color runs indicating incorrect adjustment of steam and chemical flow. Turns valves to make adjustments. Pulls cloth having imperfections over edge of truck for later removal and ravels seams to separate lots. Marks aged cloth and records production. Stops machine, cools interior with water, and enters ager to rethread cloth that has torn out. May tear out patch of defective cloth for inspection by CLOTH PRINTER (any industry). May tend machine using steam only and be known as Endless-Steamer Tender (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.587-010 CHEMICAL-STRENGTH TESTER (textile) alternate titles: chemical checker; titrator

    Tests and maintains strength of chemical solutions used in treating cloth: Dips sample of solution from finishing machine and titrates solution against known acid or alkali to determine strength, using burettes and chemical indicator, or tests specific gravity of solution, using hydrometer. Turns valve to admit liquid chemicals or scoops dry chemicals into finishing machine to maintain specified strength. Records test results. May be designated according to chemicals tested as Acid-Strength Inspector (textile); Caustic-Strength Inspector (textile).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.665-010 CYLINDER BATCHER (textile)

    Tends machine that draws cloth through softening solution and winds cloth onto perforated cylinder to prepare cloth for dyeing: Threads cloth from supply truck through softening bath, guides, and rollers to takeup cylinder or sews cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Presses button to start machine and observes cloth for defects. Cuts out flaws and sews ends together by hand or with sewing machine. Removes full cylinder from machine, using chain hoist. Records yardage cloth reading onto work ticket. May tend $T3tenter frame$T1 in tandem with cylinder batcher.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.665-014 DYE-REEL OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: beck tender; cloth dyer; dye-beck-reel operator; dye-tub operator; dye-winch operator; piece-dyeing-machine tender; piece-dye worker; vat tender

    Tends machine that bleaches or dyes cloth in $T3rope form:$T1 Hangs cuts of cloth over reel above beck (dye tub). Sews ends of cloth together to form endless rope from each cut of cloth, using portable sewing machine. Sets gauges to control automatic cycle of washing, dyeing, and rinsing as instructed by DYER, SUPERVISOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec; textile) 582.131-014. Notifies DYE WEIGHER (any industry) 550.684-014 to release chemicals and dyes to dye tub. Cuts sample from cloth when dyeing cycle is near end and submits sample to DYER, SUPERVISOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec; textile) to determine if color meets specifications. Ravels seams connecting cloth ends after rinsing is completed. Starts reel to pull cloth out of dye tub. Guides cloth into truck. May unwind cloth from roll by machine so cuts of cloth may be separated for dyeing [ROLLING-DOWN-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting; textile) 589.685-086]. May be designated according to type of cloth dyed as Knit-Tubing Dyer (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

582.665-018 JIGGER (textile) alternate titles: jig operator

    Tends dye jig that passes cloth from one roll to another through vat of dye or other solution to scour, bleach, or dye cloth: Mounts roll of cloth on machine, using power hoist. Passes cloth under guide rollers in tank to $T3takeup roll.$T1 Turns valve to fill tank with water and pours specified quantity of dye into tank or notifies DYE-WEIGHER HELPER (any industry) to release dye solution to dye machine. Sets thermostat to control steam for heating solution. Adds chemicals as instructed by DYER, SUPERVISOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec; textile) 582.131-014. Starts machine that passes cloth through dye bath or chemical solution, reversing direction of cloth until it has passed through solution specified number of times. Opens valve to drain solution from machine. Fills machine with water and rinses surplus dye from cloth by passing cloth through water as in dyeing. Doffs roll of cloth from dye jig, using power hoist. May weigh and mix dyes.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.665-022 SATURATION-EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: tank operator

    Tends equipment that saturates continuous sheet of felt paper with asphalt to serve as carrier or backing for hard-surface floor coverings: Adjusts panelboard controls to pump and maintain specified level of asphalt in tank. Regulates machine to compensate for variations in penetration of saturant, according to visual examination, or as indicated on control panel gauge. Adjusts guides to align felt paper feeding through machine, using handtools. Examines continuous sheet of felt paper to detect tears or breaks as material passes through machine.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.665-026 SIZING-MACHINE-AND-DRIER OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that applies finish to felt or fabrics to increase thickness and bulk of material: Places roll of material in feed holder of machine, threads end through rollers, and attaches material to rewind spindle, or sews end of material to leader in machine. Fills trough with specified sizing and adjusts doctor or fills spray gun tank with specified sizing. Rotates air valve knob to adjust spray of size on fabric. Turns knob to admit steam to drying rolls, positions lever to set speed of machine, and starts machine. May turn knobs to regulate temperature and blowers in drying oven. May be designated according to fabric sized as Burlap-Sizing-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.682-010 FINISHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (narrow fabrics)

    Operates machines to apply finishing solution to narrow fabrics, such as elastic, labels, ribbon, or tape: Measures and mixes ingredients for finishing solution in storage vat or can, following formula. Turns valve to admit solution to trough of machine or pours or dips solution from can into trough. Ties, pins, or staples ends of fabric to leader in machine or threads ends through rollers (pads) and $T3drying cans.$T1 Feels finished fabric to determine degree of dryness and turns handwheels or knobs to regulate speed at which fabric passes through machine. Observes fabric finish to determine conformance to standards and turns handwheel or replaces weights to regulate pressure of rollers or drying cans.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.684-010 PATCH FINISHER (textile)

    Collects cloth samples during processing for use in determining conformance to dyeing specifications: Cuts patch from cloth in specified dye becks, using scissors. Bathes samples in saline and water solutions to set dye in cloth and remove excess moisture from cloth. Dries and steams sample, using drier and steamer. Dips sample in caustic or acid solutions to dissolve selected fibers from cloth, using tongs. Staples and submits samples to DYER, SUPERVISOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec; textile) 582.131-014 for analysis.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.684-014 SPOT CLEANER (garment; knitting) alternate titles: washer

    Removes soil from garments, using either of following methods: (1) Examines garment to detect lint, loose threads, and soiled areas. Brushes lint and loose threads from garment. Sponges soiled areas with sponge or cloth saturated with cleaning fluid or soap and water. Removes excess fluid or soap from garment, using damp cloth. Spreads garment on bench or table to dry. (2) Examines garment for soiled area and places garment on buck (padded table) of machine. Depresses pedal to force steam through buck and hose and guides nozzle of hose over soiled area. Releases pedal to stop steam and depresses pedal to circulate hot air through buck and hose to dry garment and prevent formation of cleaning rings. May clean and dry soiled garments, using spray gun. May trim excess material from seams and frayed edges of garment, using scissors. May hang garments on hangers. May attach tags and labels to garments.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-010 BACK WASHER (textile)

    Tends machine that washes, rinses, and dries sliver to remove impurities, excess dye, and odors: Places balls of sliver on spindles or floor, or sets cans of sliver at feed-end of machine. $T3Pieces up$T1 sliver with strand left in machine or inserts end of sliver into machine that draws sliver through washing and rinsing solutions, squeeze rollers, and drying cabinets. Turns valves to regulate circulation of washing and rinsing solutions and to adjust temperature of drying cabinets. Intermingles broken ends of fibers to piece up broken sliver. May insert end of sliver in gilling attachment that blends strands and winds sliver into ball [GILL-BOX TENDER (textile)]. May weigh and pack balls of sliver for shipment. May tend machine with oil spray attachment that conditions fiber for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-014 BEAM-DYER OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: cylinder dyer

    Tends machine that scours and dyes cloth wound on perforated beam: Loads beam of cloth onto machine carriage, using electric hoist. Pushes carriage into dyeing chamber and bolts door. Places sample spool of material in miniature pressure chamber to obtain swatches for inspection. May tend open-top vat and be designated Beam Dyer, Recessed Vat (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-018 BLEACH-RANGE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends feed-end of $T3range$T1 that bleaches, washes, and dries greige cloth preparatory to printing, dyeing, or finishing: Pulls cloth from overhead carrier, positions truck of folded cloth at feed-end of machine, or mounts roll of cloth onto brackets at scray. Sews cloth end to leader in range, using portable sewing machine. Presses button or turns handwheel to set width guide according to width of cloth. Turns valves to control level of chemicals in mangle, washboxes, and peroxide saturator. Turns knobs to adjust pressure on squeeze rollers and to set speed of range as specified for various cloth styles. Observes cloth entering machine to detect bad seams or flaws that might cause tear-outs. Stops range and seams cloth to correct flaws. May thread cloth through range when leader not left in range. May tend range that washes, bleaches, scours, whitens, and dries cloth preparatory to further processing.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

582.685-022 BOIL-OFF-MACHINE OPERATOR, CLOTH (textile)

    Tends machine that removes dirt, natural gums, and waxes from greige cloth preparatory to further processing: Lifts rolls of cloth to platform at feed-end of machine, using hoist. Inserts rod through center of roll and pushes roll onto machine brackets. Sews end of cloth roll to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns valves to admit caustic solution and steam to vats. Starts cloth winding from roll on to takeup beam in initial boiloff box and from initial boiloff box onto beams in subsequent boiloff and washboxes. Threads cloth from terminal washbox through squeeze rollers and doffs cloth from $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 Records cloth lot number, machine running time, and yardage of cloth processed. May measure distance between colored yarn markers on cloth selvage to determine shrinkage.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-026 CLOTH SHADER (garment; textile)

    Examines cloth for uniformity of color, using winding device: Inserts end of cloth roll over top roller of winding device and pins end to guide cloth on bottom roller. Presses button to start rollers, winding cloth around bottom roller. Presses button to stop rollers at intervals and holds swatch against cloth to compare color. Examines roll of cloth for uniformity of color. Marks off-shade portions of cloth, using chalk. May weigh and record cloth weights. May inspect cloth for defects [CLOTH EXAMINER, MACHINE (textile)]. May tend machine that measures length of cloth rolls [CLOTH MEASURER, MACHINE (garment; textile)].
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.685-030 CLOTH-WASHER OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: washing-machine operator

    Tends machines that wash or treat cloth with chemicals preparatory to or after processes, such as bleaching, dyeing, printing, and finishing: Pushes truck of cloth into feeding position or mounts roll of cloth on shaft at feed-end of machine. Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns valves to admit water, detergents, caustic, acids, steam, or other chemicals into washing tanks according to specifications. Starts machine and observes flow of cloth through machine to detect tears in cloth. Stops machine, disentangles tear-outs, and knots selvages of torn cloth by hand. Tests solutions in washing tanks by titration or using litmus paper or hydrometer. Adds water, detergents, or chemicals to washing tanks to dilute or strengthen solutions as indicated by tests. May be designated according to chemicals used in washing tanks as Acid-Washer Operator (textile); Naphthol-Soaping-Machine Operator (textile); according to objective of washing as Cloth Neutralizer (textile); or according to type of cloth as Back-Gray-Cloth Washer (textile). May tend machines consisting of series of tanks that process cloth in open-width or $T3rope form.$T1 Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-034 COLORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: dyer

    Tends one or more tumbling vats that dye felt hat bodies: Dumps hat bodies into perforated tumbler. Pours premixed dye powder into vat and turns valves to admit water and steam to fill and heat vat. Starts tumbler revolving to saturate hat bodies with dye. Adds prescribed chemicals to solution to increase penetration and permanency of dye. Removes dyed articles after specified time.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

582.685-038 CRABBER (textile)

    Tends equipment that permanently fixes warp and filling threads in woolen and worsted cloth to prevent uneven shrinkage during subsequent processing: Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine, or threads cloth between rollers and through vats. Wraps end of cloth around $T3takeup roll$T1 or guides end through $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 and onto handtruck. Turns valves to admit water to vats and to regulate temperature controls, according to specifications. Turns setscrews to adjust pressure of top roller. Starts machine and turns knobs to regulate flow of cloth through vats of boiling water. May doff machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-042 DECATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that circulates steam through cloth wound on perforated cylinder to develop luster, improve hand, remove wrinkles, and shrink cloth: Turns handwheels to set guides according to width of cloth, and pressure roll of winding unit according to tension specified. Laps end of cloth and wrapper (protective covering which removes wrinkles and holds cloth under tension) around cylinder or pins cloth to leader. Starts machine to wind cloth and wrapper into single roll. Sets controls to admit steam into rotating cylinder and force steam through cloth roll, and to draw air back through cloth to cool and dry cloth following instructions for style of cloth. Winds cloth and wrapper onto separate rolls, and doffs rolls of cloth, using hoist, or unwinds cloth through $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 May tend machine that automatically steams, removes moisture, unwinds, and folds cloth. May press cloth in electric pressing machine. May tend machine that initially draws cloth over steam trough for priming. May tend decator (pressure tank) that finishes cloth and be designated Full-Decator Operator (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-046 DESIZING-MACHINE OPERATOR, HEAD-END (textile) alternate titles: desizing-pad operator; malter operator

    Tends feed-end of $T3range$T1 that removes size from cloth to increase affinity of cloth for dye: Weighs out desizing agent and mixes agent with water in mixing tank, following formula. Turns valves to transfer solution from mixing tank to desizing tubs and to control steam for heating solution. Positions truck of cloth at feed-end of machine, or mounts cloth roll onto brackets at scray. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Observes flow of cloth through machine to detect flaws, such as holes and torn selvages. Cuts out flaws, using scissors, and sews cloth ends together. Turns knob to adjust cloth guides and speed of range to accommodate changes in styles of cloth.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-050 DRUM ATTENDANT (leather mfg.; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: breaker-wheel operator; mill attendant; softener; stuffer, machine; temperer; wet-milling-wheel operator

    Tends machine equipped with revolving drum containing solutions that clean, dye, tan, or oil hides or rag stock: Places hides in drum or loads rags onto drum conveyor and locks drum door. Turns valves to fill drum with specified solution and water or steam. Moves controls to rotate drum for specified period. Stops drum, unlocks door, removes rags or hides, and loads hides or rags on cart or rack. May be designated according to process as Blacking-Wheel Tender (leather mfg.); Degreasing-Wheel Operator (leather mfg.); Oiling-Machine Operator (leather mfg.; tex. prod., nec); Tanning-Wheel Filler (leather mfg.); Washing-Machine Operator (leather mfg.). May tend machine, without adding solutions, to soften hides by tumbling and be designated Dry-Mill Worker (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-054 DYE-TANK TENDER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: net finisher

    Tends treating tank that shrinks, dyes, and resins nets: Mixes dyes and resins in tank according to standard formula or customer specifications, using wood paddle. Turns valves to fill tank with water and heat to specified temperature. Immerses net in tank, using hoist or feed rollers. Observes net to ascertain amount of dye absorbed and measures mesh with ruler to determine degree of shrinkage. Removes net from tank and hangs net in drying room, or feeds net into automatic drier rollers. May dip netting in tar tank. May tie and pack nets in cartons for shipment [PACKAGER, HAND (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-058 DYED-YARN OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that coats fiberglass sliver with dye: Places supply package on machine platform and threads sliver through guides, over tension bars and dye roller applicator, through traverse guide, and attaches sliver to takeup package. Pours or turns valve to admit dye solution into trough of dye roller applicator. Pushes lever to lower winding head and start machine. Observes flow of sliver through machine to detect breaks in sliver and ties broken sliver by hand. Cuts sliver, using scissors, and doffs packages of dyed sliver from machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-062 EXTRACTOR OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that neutralizes carbonizing solution in felt and extracts moisture: Lowers felt pads into tank of boiling water, adds acid neutralizing agent, such as soda ash, and turns valve to admit compressed air that agitates water. Transfers pads to electrically rotated basket by hand, starts basket, and directs stream of cold water on rotating pads to rinse pads. Shuts off water, and stops basket when moisture is expelled.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-066 FEATHER WASHER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: tumbler-machine operator

    Tends machine that washes feathers used in stuffing household goods, such as pillows and cushions: Fills paddle-agitated or tumbler-type washing machine with feathers, soap, chemicals, and water, and starts machine. Opens valve to drain water and to admit clean water into washer to rinse feathers.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-070 FELT-WASHING-MACHINE TENDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that washes and treats felt with chemical preservatives: Wraps felt around machine spindle or presses button to start rollers that pull felt into machine. Turns valves to admit water, steam, detergents, caustics, and other chemicals into machine at specified intervals according to specifications. Presses button to start machine washing and treating cycles. Unloads machine with aid of another worker or threads felt through rollers for removal of moisture. May tend machine to dye felt and be designated Felt-Dyeing-Machine Tender (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

582.685-074 FUMIGATOR AND STERILIZER (furniture) alternate titles: sterilizer operator

    Tends retort or vacuum chamber that fumigates or sterilizes used mattresses: Loads mattresses on dollies and pushes them into chamber. Closes and bolts chamber door. Starts vacuum pump to remove air from chamber. Opens valves to control flow of fumigating or sterilizing gases into chamber, observing gauges and scale readings. Pumps gases from chamber and replaces gases with fresh air. Opens chamber door and removes loaded dollies. May tend fumigating device, used inside chamber, that produces fumes from heated chemicals. May tend oven to sterilize mattresses with hot air.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-078 GARMENT STEAMER (knitting) alternate titles: steam hand

    Tends machine that removes wrinkles from knitted garments with steam and hot air: Hangs garments on studs of revolving disk of machine. Starts machine that subjects garments to steam spray and hot air as disk revolves. Removes and stacks steamed garments on table.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-082 GREASER OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: waxer

    Tends machine that applies grease and wax to unfinished felt hat bodies to stiffen and finish felt: Mounts rolls of cloth impregnated with grease and wax on holders of machine and threads cloth under feed rollers, between machine guides, and over applicator pads. Fits hat body over block mounted on arm of machine. Presses lever to start machine that forces body against applicator pads to finish and stiffen body. May be designated according to part of hat body processed as Brim-Greaser Operator (hat & cap); Crown-Greaser Operator (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-086 HAIR-BOILER OPERATOR (leather mfg.)

    Tends vats that boils animal hair to curl hair. Turns valves to admit water and steam into vats and to drain water from vats after hair is boiled.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-090 JET-DYEING-MACHINE TENDER (textile)

    Tends machine that dyes cloth under pressure: Turns valves to admit water, steam, and chemicals into compartments to specified level. Sews ends of cloth together to form endless rope of cloth, using portable sewing machine. Presses button to activate suction device that draws cloth over machine reel into compartments. Presses button to start automatic washing, dyeing, and rinsing cycles, and observes control panel for faulty machine operation. Reports malfunctions to maintenance personnel. Starts reel to pull cloth from machine at end of processing cycles.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-094 KNIT-GOODS WASHER (knitting)

    Tends machine that washes and treats knitted tubular cloth with chemicals following finishing: Joins cloth ends together to form continuous lengths, using sewing machine. Loads cloth in machine compartments and pours specified chemicals in machine trough, using dipper. Presses button and flips switches to start machine and observes dials and gauges for variations from standards. Removes cloth from machine onto handtruck following completion of processing cycles.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.685-098 OPEN-DEVELOPER OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends open-developer machine that develops dye in dyed or printed cloth, removes excess color from cloth, and wets cloth before soaping process: Threads end of roll of cloth through machine rolls. Turns steam valves to heat machine tank and opens valves to admit specified chemicals into tank and to start water spray. Turns handwheels to close wringer rolls and starts machine. Straightens wrinkles in cloth as cloth enters machine. Sews end of new roll of cloth to end in machine during processing, using portable sewing machine. Drains tank of machine after cloth is processed. May mix chemicals in storage tank to develop desired color of cloth.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.685-102 PACKAGE-DYEING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: beam dyer; bleacher; dyeing-machine tender; package dyer

    Tends machine that dyes or bleaches yarn wound on perforated beams I, tubes I, or spring coils: Loads package stand or beam of yarn into machine, using power hoist. Closes lid and tightens lid bolts with wrench. Mixes preweighed dye or bleach with water in pail or overflow tank, stirring with paddle. Turns valves to control steam and water flow. Sets controls to pump dye or bleach into machine that automatically processes and rinses yarn at specified temperature and pressure. Adds chemicals during dyeing or bleaching cycle as specified. May load packages of yarn onto perforated spindles of stand and unload machine [DYE-STAND LOADER (textile)]. May weigh dyes according to formula. May tend machine to bleach yarn and be designated Yarn-Bleaching-Machine Operator (textile). May tend machine to dye raw fibers or tops and be designated Raw-Stock-Dyeing-Machine Tender (textile); Top-Dyeing-Machine Tender (textile).
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.685-106 PADDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: dye-padder operator

    Tends padding machine that saturates cloth with dye preparatory to further processing: Positions handtruck of cloth at feed-end of machine or mounts roll of cloth on machine, using power hoist, and threads cloth through rollers, or sews supply end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Sets air pressure gauge to control pressure on squeeze roll and temperature gauge to control temperature of dye. Notifies DYE-WEIGHER HELPER (any industry) to release dye to overflow tank. Turns valves to fill padding tank with dye. Starts machine to pass cloth through dye, between squeeze rolls and onto $T3takeup roll.$T1 Doffs roll of cloth from machine, or may feed cloth to set of $T3drying cans.$T1 Cuts sample of cloth for inspection by DYER, SUPERVISOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec; textile) 582.131-014. May weigh and mix dye and chemicals.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-110 PATCH WASHER (textile) alternate titles: patch developer; sample steamer

    Tends miniature equipment that develops color in sample swatches of printed cloth: Places sample in miniature steam cabinet and turns valves to spray chemicals and steam into cabinet for specified period of time. Removes sample swatch from cabinet and washes swatch by hand to remove excess color and chemicals. Squeezes excess water from sample, using wringer, and dries sample over heated drum. Returns sample swatch to CLOTH PRINTER (any industry) for comparison with standards.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-114 ROPE-SILICA-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine, consisting of series of subdivided tanks, that coats cloth with silicate or other chemical solution to strengthen and fluff cloth: Starts pumps to transfer chemicals and water into mixing tank above machine. Determines specific gravity of solution, using hydrometer, and adds chemicals or water until required specific gravity is attained. Threads end of roll of cloth through guides and squeeze rollers of tanks and over takeup reel at end of tanks. Turns rheostat controls to obtain specified roller speed and tank temperature. Turns valve to admit specified amount of silicate or other chemical solution into tanks. Starts machine and observes cloth as cloth passes through tanks and onto takeup reel.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-118 SATURATOR TENDER (build. mat., nec)

    Tends machine that saturates rolls of untreated roofing felt with hot, liquid asphalt: Threads felt through machine rollers and starts machine. Turns wheels and moves levers to regulate machine speed, flow of asphalt, and tension on felt and press rollers. Presses control button to regulate flow of felt to ensure uniform saturation and prevent damage of felt. Tears test pieces from saturated felt to verify specified degree of saturation.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-122 SCRUBBING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that washes and dries twine: Turns valve to admit soap solution to starch pots (tanks) of machine and to admit steam to drying cylinder. Creels machine with bobbins of twine and threads twine through starch pots and drying cylinder. Attaches ends of twine to takeup bobbins. Starts machine and observes movement of twine through machine and onto takeup bobbins to detect malfunctions, such as tangles and breaks. Doffs bobbins of cleaned twine. Scrapes accumulations of dried soap from machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-126 SHEEPSKIN PICKLER (meat products) alternate titles: slat pickler

    Tends tanks, vats, or drums in which sheepskins are pickled: Turns valves to fill equipment with water. Weighs and dumps specified amounts of lime, salt, detergents, and acid into separate tanks. Throws slats (sheepskins less wool), by hand or using tongs, into lime tank to remove fat and flesh, into detergent tank to remove traces of lime, and into salt and acid tank to pickle slats. Starts agitators in tanks and empties and refills tanks. May perform all processes, using rotating drum, and be designated Pickling-Drum Operator (meat products). May be known according to specific task performed as Lime-Vat Tender (meat products).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-130 SKEIN-YARN DYER (textile) alternate titles: dye-machine tender; kettle tender; pilot; yarn dyer

    Tends machines that bleach or dye skeins of yarn: Hangs yarn skeins over perforated rack. Turns valves to fill dye vats with water, and turns knob to set temperature of water according to specifications. Pours chemical softeners and liquid dyes into vats according to formula. Starts machine that rotates skeins periodically and circulates dye through yarn. Dumps dye solution from vats at end of dyeing cycle and circulates rinse water through yarn. Loops several skeins of yarn together to form bundle and removes yarn bundles from perforated racks. Places bundles of yarn into boxes. May load and unload machine, using chain hoist. Important variables may be indicated by trade names or machines used.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-134 SOAKER, HIDES (meat products) alternate titles: hide washer

    Tends equipment that washes lamb and sheep pelts: Unloads pelts from trucks, railroad cars, or handcarts. Separates sheep pelts from lamb pelts and segregates pelts with cuts, tears, or blemishes. Turns valve to fill soaking tank with water and dumps specified amount of salt into tank. Throws pelts into tank and starts agitators that wash pelts. Removes pelts from tank by hand or using metal hook. May record number of pelts washed and those found defective.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-138 SPRAY-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that sprays finish on cloth to increase thickness and bulk of cloth: Places roll of cloth on holders, by hand or using hoist. Sews end of cloth to leader, using sewing machine mounted on feed-end of spraying machine. Adjusts air pressure control, observes gauges, and turns knob to start flow of finish from tanks through spray apparatus. Adjusts temperature control and observes gauges to regulate heat in gas flame dryer and hot air drying compartments, according to temperature chart. Starts machine and observes cloth passing through spray cabinet to ensure that finish is sprayed evenly on cloth. Stops machine and adjusts air pressure control, nozzles on spray apparatus, or cleans clogged nozzles if finish is not uniform. Measures cloth emerging from drying compartment to detect width shrinkage and adjusts temperature controls as needed. Removes roll of cloth from machine by hand or using hoist, or pushes handtruck from under $T3swing-folding attachments.$T1 Places empty beam on machine or pushes empty handtruck under swing-folding attachment [BACK TENDER (textile)]. May tend machine equipped with doctor to scrape excess size from material. May pour finish from containers into tanks. May be designated according to finish used as Blow-Machine Tender, Starch Spraying (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-142 STAINING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that dyes twine: Dips dye from barrel into dye pots of machine. Creels machine with bobbins of twine. Threads ends of twine through guides, dividing racks, squeeze rollers, and dye pots, and ties ends of twine to rope that draws twine through finishing rollers. Starts machine until twine is drawn through finishing rollers and then stops machine and attaches ends to takeup bobbins. Starts machine and observes operation for malfunctions, such as tangled and broken twine. Doffs bobbins of dyed twine. Cleans hardened dye from rollers with scraper, and washes dye pots with hot water.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-146 STEAMER TENDER (textile)

    Tends pressurized, steam-heated chambers that age dyed or printed cloth or to set pile fabrics: Pulls cloth over rod of carriage or hooks cloth selvages at intervals on rack hooks to hang cloth in loops on carriages. Pushes cloth carriages or racks into steamer and bolts door, using wrench. Turns valve to admit steam into steaming chamber. Pulls carriages or racks from steamer after specified time.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-150 STEAMING-CABINET TENDER (garment) alternate titles: finishing tunnel operator

    Tends steaming cabinet that circulates steam, heat, and air through garments to remove wrinkles and imparts finished appearance. Moves levers to activate conveyors that carry garments through steaming cabinet and to specified work stations following processing cycles.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-154 TIN-WHIZ-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that weights silk or rayon cloth with tinning solution: Places cloth into bowl of machine and distributes cloth evenly along sides of bowl. Wraps burlap around cloth to prevent silk from separating. Turns valve to admit compressed air into storage tank to agitate tinning solution. Starts pump to transfer specified amount of solution to bowl of machine. Determines specific gravity of solution, using hydrometer, and pours water or concentrated tinning solution from pail into bowl of machine to bring solution to required specific gravity. Starts machine that slowly rotates bowl to saturate cloth with solution. Opens valve to drain solution from bowl of machine into storage tank and turns rheostat control to increase speed of rotating bowl to extract excess solution from cloth. Removes cloth from machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.685-158 WARP-DYEING-VAT TENDER (textile) alternate titles: continuous-yarn dyeing-machine operator; long-chain-dyeing-machine operator

    Tends machine that washes, bleaches, dyes, rinses, and dries warp yarn in $T3rope form:$T1 Weighs chemicals and dyes, according to formula, and dumps ingredients into mixing tank. Turns valves to admit steam and water into tank, and stirs solution with paddle. Turns valves to release dye mixture into vats. Sets $T3drying can$T1 thermostat at temperature specified for count of yarn to be dried. Mounts $T3ball warps$T1 on rack at front of machine, using hoist. Ties yarn to leader to thread machine. Observes yarn passing through units of machine to detect yarn breaks or tangles. Stops machine and untangles snarled yarns or ties broken ends. Compares sample of yarn with standard to determine if dyeing meets specifications, and notifies DYE WEIGHER (any industry) if specifications are not met. Observes level of liquid in vats and adjusts liquid flow to maintain specified level. May be designated according to dye used as Indigo-Vat Tender, Warp (textile); or according to process as Warp-Bleaching-Vat Tender (textile); Warp-Scouring-Vat Tender (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

582.685-162 WASHER (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: bleacher; doffer

    Tends equipment that flushes rayon yarn with boiling bleach solution to remove spinning-bath residue and bleach product prior to finishing: Removes full cones, bobbins, $T3cakes,$T1 or skeins of yarn from spinning (forming) machines and places product on wash rack. Turns valves to start flow of bleach water to flush yarn. Replaces empty bobbins or cones on spindles of spinning machines. May hang skeins in tubs of bleach solution and be designated Dipper (plastic-synth.) or in tubs of chemicals and be designated Desulfurizer, Hand (plastic-synth.). May wrap cakes of yarn in cloth to protect cakes during washing, bleaching, steaming, and drying operations or to partially dry cakes after washing [CAKE WRAPPER (plastic-synth.)]. May perform duties of DRIER OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) III in plants where washing, bleaching, and drying are combined into single operation. May be designated according to article washed and bleached as Bobbin Washer (plastic-synth.); Cake Washer (plastic-synth.); Skein Washer (plastic-synth.); Staple Fiber Washer (plastic-synth.). May tend equipment that processes yarn in single operation and be designated Desulfurizer, Machine (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.685-166 WOOL-WASHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that washes endless ropes of woolen piece goods: Threads cloth over reel, between guides, and through feed rollers. Sews ends of cloth together to form endless rope, using sewing machine or by hand. Turns valves to fill tub with water and to control steam for heating solution. Pours liquid detergents into tub, following specifications. Starts machine that revolves piece goods over reel and through solution for specified period of time. Turns valves to drain solution from tub and to fill tub with rinse water. Ravels seams to separate cloth ends after rinsing, laps end of cloth over reel, and starts reel to transfer cloth from machine to handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.685-170 DYE-TUB OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: drum-dyeing-machine operator; dyer; tumbler-dyeing-machine operator

    Tends machines that dye and finish knitted garments, such as hosiery and sweaters: Turns valves to admit water and steam into machine to specified level. Pours dye, cleaning agents, or finishing chemicals into machine. Turns thermostat and timing device to set temperature and dyeing time, according to formula. Places garments in compartments of machine and starts machine. Periodically examines garments from each dye or finish lot to detect variations from processing standards. Adds dye, reducing agent, or finishing chemicals, according to instructions, if standard is not matched. Drains solution from machine at end of dyeing or finishing cycle. Removes dyed or finished garments to handtruck and labels each lot. May tend extractor [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR (any industry) 581.685-038]. May weigh or measure cleaning agents and chemicals. May be designated according to type of machine used as Paddle-Dyeing-Machine Operator (knitting); Rotary-Drum Dyer (knitting).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

582.686-010 DYE-HOUSE WORKER (leather mfg.)

    Loads pelts into vats containing solutions to bleach, dye, tan, or clean them. Loads pelts into extractors or drums equipped with paddles to remove excess liquid. Hangs wet pelts over sticks and places them on racks in drying room. Places dried pelts in boxes and trucks pelts to next operation. May stretch skins or replace oils lost in dyeing process.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.686-014 DYE-REEL-OPERATOR HELPER (textile) alternate titles: dye-room helper; laborer, wash-and-dye house

    Assists DYE-REEL OPERATOR (textile) to bleach or dye cloth, performing any combination of following tasks: Mounts cloth rolls on brackets and feeds end of cloth through $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 of machine that unwinds cloth into handtruck. Hangs end of cloth over winding reel in dye beck (tub) and sews ends together to make continuous loop, using portable sewing machine. Ravels connecting seams after rinsing and guides cloth over doffing reel into handtruck. Turns valves to drain, rinse, and fill tanks with water. Carries chemicals, such as dyes, bleaches, and scouring agents, from mixing room to dye house and pours chemicals into beck. Conveys cloth between departments, using handtruck. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.686-018 RAW-STOCK-MACHINE LOADER (textile)

    Fills raw-stock-dyeing or bleaching machine with cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber, preparatory to dyeing or bleaching, and removes stock from machine: Places rack in machine to support stock during processing. Opens bales and dumps or packs armfuls of loose fiber into machine. Closes machine lid and tightens lugs, using handtools. Removes rack of fiber after processing cycle, using power hoist. May dump premeasured amounts of dyes, bleaches, or other chemicals into tanks. May turn valves to admit steam into tubs.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.686-022 SKEIN-YARN-DYER HELPER (textile)

    Assists SKEIN-YARN DYER (textile) in bleaching or dyeing skeins of yarn: Hangs yarn skeins over perforated racks of portable cabinet. Loads yarn into machine, using chain hoist. Removes dyed yarn from machine. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.686-026 SLASHER-TENDER HELPER (textile) alternate titles: sizer helper

    Assists SLASHER TENDER (textile) in coating warp threads with size and winding warp onto $T3loom beams:$T1 Transfers warp or loom beams to or from machine, using handtruck. Positions beams on creel, using hoist. Assists SLASHER TENDER (textile) to pass warp threads through rollers, size pot, and drying rollers and to insert lease rods. Loosens and removes clamps from end of loom beam, using wrench. Lifts loom beam from slasher onto handtruck, using hoist. May mix and cook size in vats according to formula. May turn valves to control flow of size from vat to size pot on slasher machine. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.686-030 TOP-DYEING-MACHINE LOADER (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: dye-machine-tender helper; kettle-tender helper

    Loads worsted or synthetic tops into kettles for dyeing: Pulls portion of inside fiber to outside so tops will pass over spindles (perforated pipes). Wraps tops in cloth or in bags to hold tops intact during dyeing. Pushes wrapped tops over spindles in kettle. Removes tops after dyeing. May convey tops to and from dye room, using handtruck. May weigh and tag tops before dyeing. May drain solution and rinse excess dye from kettles.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.686-034 TUBE HANDLER (textile)

    Positions and removes hollow rods used to support folds of printed cloth while cloth moves through steaming chamber: Removes rods from conveyor in feeder rack that automatically drops rods into position to support cloth. Removes and places rods emerging from discharge end of steaming chamber onto conveyor belt to be returned to feeder rack.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.686-038 WARP COILER (textile)

    Off bears ropes of yarn from discharge end of yarn mercerizing, dyeing, or drying machine, or from machine that divides $T3ball warps$T1 into smaller warps: Observes ropes of yarn as ropes coil onto cloth or fold into baskets or cartons to detect breaks or tangles in yarn. Ties broken yarn ends to prevent tangling. Signals machine tender to stop machine if yarn tangles. Ties corners of cloth over coiled yarn and replaces filled cloth or basket. Assists machine tenders in threading and cleaning machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.687-010 BAGGER (knitting)

    Counts, folds, and places specified number of undyed hose of same size and style in bag, and ties bag to prepare hose for dyeing. Attaches identifying label to bag.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

582.687-014 DYER (button & notion)

    Dumps feathers into dye vats and stirs feathers, using stick, to color feathers used as trimmings for ladies' garments. Removes and places feathers in steam-heated drums to dry, using wire scoops. May load feathers in extractor.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

582.687-018 FELT-HAT STEAMER (hat & cap)

    Steams felt hats to remove shine and nap from hats: Rolls brim down and places inverted hat over steam outlet for removal of shine and nap from felt. Places finished hats on trolley.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

582.687-022 SHADE MATCHER (textile) alternate titles: general matcher; stack matcher; strip shader; tear-down matcher

    Examines rolls or folded cuts of dyed or printed cloth for variations in color shade, and sorts cloth according to shade, preparatory to shipment. Cuts off-shade portions from cloth with scissors. Stacks identical cuts of cloth together on handtruck. May compare swatches from opposite ends of cloth piece to detect variation of color within piece.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.687-026 SIZER (textile) alternate titles: starcher

    Dumps prepared sizing solution into size box. Immerses yarn skeins in solution for specified period to strengthen threads. Lifts yarn from box onto extractor.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

582.687-030 TREATER (any industry) alternate titles: applicator; applier

    Coats curtains, drapes, and hangings with chemical solutions to render articles fireproof or flameproof: Immerses article in vat containing chemical solution or sprays solution on article. May mix chemicals. May spray hangings at business establishments. Keeps record of work performed and chemicals used.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583 IRONING, PRESSING, GLAZING, STAKING, CALENDERING, AND EMBOSSING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with imparting or restoring shape, smoothness, or finish to materials by application of pressure or tension usually accompanied by steam; imparting various effects to materials by running them under the pressure of a series of smooth or engraved rollers or plates; and stretching and softening leather in a staking machine to prevent cohesion of the fibers while drying.

583.132-010 SUPERVISOR, PRESSING DEPARTMENT (garment)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in pressing, folding, and packing garments: Trains workers in setting up and operating machines and equipment. Examines articles for finishing defects, such as soils and faulty seaming. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May operate pressing machine [PRESSER, MACHINE (any industry)]. May press garments, using hand iron [PRESSER, HAND (any industry)].
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

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