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5 PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS
583.137-010 to 599.687-038

    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.


583.137-010 SUPERVISOR, PLEATING (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in pleating fabric material or unfinished skirts: Assigns pleat patterns and materials to workers. Examines pleated skirts to ensure conformance to standards. Records number of skirts processed by each worker for production and billing records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

583.585-010 CALENDER-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: cloth calender; tape calender; button-breaker operator

    Tends takeup machine that presses asbestos cloth, tape, rope, or brake lining to uniform thickness and even finish: Places roll of asbestos material on brackets of machine and threads material through feed rollers, calender rolls, and around $T3takeup roll.$T1 Turns handwheel or air valve to regulate pressure on calender rolls according to material being pressed. Adjusts thermostat to set specified temperature for rollers. Starts machine and guides material into feed rollers. Measures thickness and width of material, using micrometer and tape measure, and adjusts pressure on rollers so thickness and width of material will conform to specifications. Observes recording control chart and adjusts coolant valves to control temperature of rollers. Removes rolls of material from takeup roll. Records width, yardage, and type of material pressed on work ticket and attaches ticket to roll of material. May examine asbestos material for defects and mend defects, using darning needle. May change rollers, using hoist and handtools. May tend machine that presses wire mesh and asbestos to uniform thickness.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.682-010 COATING-AND-EMBOSSING-UNIT OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec; textile)

    Operates machine to size, coat, and emboss fabrics, such as felt or cloth: Places roll of material onto feed holder of machine. Threads end through tandem arrangement of calender, sizing, coating, embossing, and drier units. Attaches end to rewind spindle. Turns handwheels to admit steam that moistens material and to admit steam into calender rolls to heat rolls. Fills troughs with specified sizing and coating solutions and turns screws to adjust doctors. Turns calibrated dial knobs to adjust airflow and temperature in drying ovens. Positions and locks engraved shells on embossing rolls. Turns screws or inserts shims to adjust pressure of roller on material. Turns knob to synchronize speed of machines and conveyors. Positions feed guides, tightens guides with wrench, and starts machine. Examines sample run to determine conformity to specifications. May place additional rolls of material into feed holders to produce laminated fabrics.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

583.684-010 PLEATER, HAND (tex. prod., nec)

    Forms pleats in wool, cotton, synthetic, or other cloth fabrics, using pleat patterns: Places opened pleat pattern on table, using iron weights to hold pleats open. Lays fabric on pattern and folds creases in pattern to form pleats. Rolls pattern with fabric inside into cylinder preparatory to steaming process.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.684-014 WAIST PLEATER (tex. prod., nec)

    Forms and tapes unpressed pleats around waist of unfinished skirts: Lays material on pleat pattern and folds in pleats. Presses pattern with steam iron to retain pleats. Removes material and tapes waistline with masking tape to keep pleats in place.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

583.685-010 BREAKER-MACHINE TENDER (textile)

    Tends machine that removes excess starch or stiffness from dyed or printed cloth: Slides cloth roll onto machine brackets. Threads cloth over and under alternate rollers that have surface of wavy ridges or rollers that are covered with metal buttons. Starts machine and observes operation to detect binding of cloth or machine malfunction. Pushes lever to reverse machine, running cloth through several times until texture meets specifications.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-014 BRIM CURLER (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that presses and curls brims of fiber helmets: Inserts crown of helmet in lower die on bed of machine. Pushes button or lever that raises and presses die and helmet against upper die to curl brim. Pulls or presses button lever to lower die and removes helmet. May turn switches and valve controls to start cooling unit in lower die and activate heating element in upper die.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-018 BRIM PRESSER I (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim buster; brimmer; brim plater

    Tends machine that presses hat brims to smooth and flatten brims: Selects specified flange (collar) and positions flange over hole in heated machine bed. Inserts hat crown in hole with brim resting on flange. Moves lever to lower machine press against hat brim or raise machine bed, containing hat, against stationary press to curl, smooth, or flatten brim. Removes hat from machine and places on rack. May tend machine equipped with rotary block or inflation device to press hat brims. When tending battery of hydraulic presses to shape straw hat brims, is known as Set-Off-Press Operator (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

583.685-022 BRIM-AND-CROWN PRESSER (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim buster; brim setter; crown ironer; ironer

    Tends one or more machines that press unfinished hat bodies to smooth and shape hats: Positions inverted hat body in specified size heated form, mounted in bed of press. Pulls lever to lower ram and automatically inflate hat body to shape body and brim against form. Removes and inspects hat for wrinkles and specific shape, and stacks hat on rack. May insert specified shaped block in hat body before lowering ram if press is not equipped with inflation device.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

583.685-026 CALENDER OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: calender tender; roll-calender tender

    Tends machine that imparts luster and finish to cloth or felt by pressure of cold or steam-heated rolls: Places roll of cloth or felt on brackets of machine, using hoist, and threads end of cloth between rollers and onto takeup beam. Pulls lever to lower rollers and apply pressure to cloth. Turns screws to position brush that cleans nap of felt goods. Turns dial to set temperature gauge according to specification for style of cloth. Turns handwheel to adjust entering guides according to width of cloth and to regulate tension of cloth. May raise rollers to allow seams or clips to pass. May sew end of new cloth to leader cloth. May tend calender fed directly from another machine or from handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.685-030 EMBOSSER (any industry) alternate titles: embossing-calender operator; embossing-machine operator; roller embosser

    Tends machine that imparts raised design or finish on cloth, coated fabrics, or plastic sheeting, by means of heat and pressure from engraved steel rollers: Adjusts automatic device that regulates heat, or turns valve to admit steam to rollers. Slides bar through center of material roll and lifts it onto machine feed brackets. Threads material between rollers and laps end onto takeup tube. Starts machine and moves controls to adjust speed, pressure of rollers, and tension of material. Observes material as it passes through machine to prevent seams, rolled selvages, or trash from damaging rollers. May guide material by hand. May verify temperature of roller, using pyrometer. May sew cuts of cloth together, using portable sewing machine. May be designated according to material embossed as Silk-Crepe-Machine Operator (textile). May tend machine that imparts artificial graining, size, trademark, or other designs to sweatbands and be designated Sweatband-Decorating-Machine Operator (hat & cap). Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machine used.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

583.685-034 EMBOSSING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends embossing machine that imprints grain or pattern on plastic sheeting for use in manufacture of wall covering and padded automotive components, such as dashboards and door panels: Positions rolls of sheeting in $T3letoff rack,$T1 using hoist. Threads sheeting through guide rolls and onto core on $T3windup rack.$T1 Adjusts pressure of embossing roll to imprint design to specified depth without damaging sheeting. Starts machine and observes operation of machine to prevent damage to goods by wrinkling or tearing. May laminate and emboss sheets in single operation.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

583.685-038 EMBOSSING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (plastic-synth.)

    Tends embossing machine that imprints designs on plastic sheeting: Turns valves and pulls levers, as directed, to regulate heat and tension of machine. Positions rolls of material in $T3letoff rack$T1 and $T3windup racks,$T1 using hoist. Threads material between machine rollers. Moves rolls of material to storage, using handtruck. Feeds machine that grinds scrap.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-042 FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: creaser; creasing-machine operator; crimper; folder

    Tends machine that folds and presses garment parts, such as collar bands, pockets, and pocket flaps, to shape and prepare parts for sewing, using either of following methods: (1) Positions part in heated die on bed of machine. Depresses pedal to start machine that automatically lowers upper die onto garment part and into lower die, releases steam from lower die, and moves horizontally sliding plates over edges of part to fold and press part. (2) Inserts edges of garment part through folding device and guides folded edges between heated pressing rollers. May be designated according to part creased as Collar-Band Creaser (garment); Cuff Creaser (garment); Pocket Creaser (garment; knitting); Pocket-Flap-Creasing-Machine Operator (garment); Shirt Creaser (garment).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-046 FUSING-MACHINE TENDER (garment; knitting)

    Tends machine that fuses decorative emblems, monograms, labels, collar stays, and backing material to hose or garment parts: Places applique on hose or garment part or positions backing on garment part and presses button or lever to activate machine that heats and seals articles together. May be designated according to article fused as Collar-Stay-Fuser Tender (garment); Emblem-Fuser Tender (garment; knitting); Label-Fuser Tender (garment).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-050 HAT-LINING BLOCKER (hat & cap)

    Tends equipment that presses and smooths hat linings preparatory to installation in hats: Turns hat lining inside-out and fits lining over heated hat block. Smooths and straightens lining and seam, using hands and fingers. Pulls lever to lower pressing form onto lining, or lowers sandfilled cloth bag onto lining to press lining using hoist. Depresses pedal to force steam through perforations in hat block to moisten lining and set press. Raises bag or releases press and removes lining from block. Stacks linings on table according to size. May place linings on hat form for cooling following removal from block.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-054 HYDRAULIC-PRESS OPERATOR (knitting)

    Tends hydraulic-pressing machine that smooths wrinkles from folded knitted garments: Opens valves to admit steam to pressing plate. Lays folded garments in tray. Slides tray under plate and onto top of piston of machine. Shifts lever to raise piston and force tray against steam-heated plate to press garments. Pulls tray from under steam plate and removes garments after piston automatically lowers.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-058 HYDRAULIC-PRESS OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends hydraulic press that compresses hard felt pads to uniform thickness: Places flat steel spacing bars of desired thickness on edges of anvil to limit stroke of ram. Places felt pads between spacing bars and starts ram to compress felt. Opens valve to admit steam to ram for heating felt to aid in compression. Removes felt pads after ram returns to starting position and places pads on floor to cool. Places cooled pads in boxes. May verify thickness of pads, using gauge.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-062 JACQUARD-TWINE-POLISHER OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that polishes hand-starched skeins of jacquard twine: Hangs skeins on pole and stretches skein to specified length. Removes laces that bind skeins and dips skeins into starch barrel. Attaches ends of starched skeins to hook that is rotated by handcrank and turns crank to wring excess starch from skeins. Spreads skeins on rollers of polishing machine and starts machine. Observes operation of machine and spreads strands to prevent bunching.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.685-066 LEATHER ETCHER (garment)

    Tends machine that presses and scorches designs into leather garment parts: Starts roll-turning motor and roll heater. Moves handle of variable electric resistor to adjust heating of upper roll to specified temperature. Turns wing nuts to adjust pressure between rolls and feeds garment parts between rolls.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.685-070 MANGLER (knitting) alternate titles: ironer; mangle operator, garments; pressing machine operator

    Tends machine, consisting of pressing roll and ironing shoe, that shapes and smooths knitted garments: Presses control lever to revolve roll and to engage ironing shoe with revolving roll while machine is heating. Adjusts rheostat to heat ironing shoe and to maintain specified temperature. Disengages heating ironing shoe from roll, stops roll, and spreads garment on roll. Starts roll and reengages ironing shoe to press garment. Removes pressed garment from machine. May be designated according to garment or garment part pressed as Cuff Presser (knitting).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-074 NARROW-FABRIC CALENDERER (narrow fabrics)

    Tends calender machine that imparts luster and finish simultaneously to several strands (10-50) of narrow fabrics, such as tape and ribbon: Threads ends around rollers of machine and starts strands into cans, or ties ends to ends in machine. Starts machine and observes strands of fabric entering machine to detect tangled or twisted fabric. Stops machine and straightens fabric. May tend machine equipped with spray (mist) attachment that dampens fabric before fabric enters rollers.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-078 PILLOWCASE TURNER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that turns pillowcases right-side-out and stretches material to remove wrinkles: Turns dials to adjust turner arms according to width of pillowcases and to adjust speed and throw of discharge mechanism. Positions pillowcase on arms and depresses pedal to activate mechanism that inverts pillowcase and discharges article onto rack. May turn pillowcases by hand or using turning stand.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.685-082 PLEATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry)

    Tends one or more machines that fold and press pleats into materials, such as cloth, paper, plastic, or parchment: Turns thumbscrews or levers to adjust pleating knife according to width specified for pleats and for distance specified between pleats, and to adjust temperature of pressing rollers. Places roll of material on rod at entry end of machine and draws end of fabric through guides, pleating knife, and between heated pressing rollers. Laps end of fabric around $T3takeup roll$T1 or guides end into box. Starts machine and observes pleating for conformance to specifications. May thread material between layers of paper to prevent heated rollers from scorching material. May tend machine that attaches waxed thread to edges of material to hold pleats in fabric.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

583.685-086 PRESS OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that steams and presses wrinkles from woolen cloth: Starts press and manually guides cloth into machine and under weighted cylinder which steams material and presses out wrinkles. Turns handwheel to adjust cylinder pressure according to type of cloth processed. Sews end of new material to end of material in press, using sewing machine. Cleans and oils pressing machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

583.685-090 PRESSER, BUFFING WHEEL (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that presses cloth buffing wheels after forming to prepare buffing wheels for sewing: Presses lever to start movement of machine bed toward and away from heated press. Removes and replaces buffing wheels on bed of machine as bed moves forward. Moves lever attached to ratchet wheel to adjust space between bed and press to accommodate wheels of different sizes. May tend press to insert cardboard or wood cores in buffing wheels.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-094 ROLLER-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather mfg.) alternate titles: leather polisher

    Tends roller machine that smooths or glazes surface or accentuates natural grain of leather: Positions leather on bed of machine and depresses pedal to lower roller onto leather. Starts machine to move roller over leather. Shifts position of leather under roller to impart specified finish to entire surface. Pulls finished leather from machine table and stacks leather on cart. May be designated according to section of hide rolled as Back Roller (leather mfg.); Belly Roller (leather mfg.); Crop Roller (leather mfg.); according to condition of leather rolled as Dry Roller (leather mfg.); Retanned-Leather Roller (leather mfg.); Wet Roller (leather mfg.); or according to type of machine tended as Glazing-Machine Operator (leather mfg.); Graining-Machine Operator (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-098 SEAM PRESSER (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that presses seams of caps, hats, or millinery: Turns dial to regulate temperature of iron in machine head, according to temperature specifications for type of material to be pressed. Positions seam over ironing form on bed of machine and under feed wheel guide. Depresses pedal to lower heated iron onto seam and feeds material under iron to smooth and flatten seam. May be designated according to section of seam pressed as Half-Section Ironer (hat & cap); Quarter-Section Ironer (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.685-102 SHAPER AND PRESSER (garment) alternate titles: collar pointer; collar-top turner; cuff-turner-machine operator

    Tends machine that shapes and presses garment parts, such as collars and cuffs preparatory to joining parts to garments: Pulls collar or cuff onto shaped metal template of machine. Depresses pedals to open heated plates of machine and move template and garment part between heated plates. Releases pedal to close heated plates against part to shape and press part. Turns thermostatic control to regulate temperature of plates according to type of fabric pressed. May invert clothing parts prior to shaping and pressing [TURNER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-106 STEAM-PRESS TENDER (textile)

    Tends machine that passes cloth (usually woolen) between rollers and steam-jacketed enclosure to press and remove wrinkles from cloth: Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns wheel to adjust guides according to width of cloth. Turns thumbscrew to regulate pressure of steam jacket for type of cloth and finish specified. Turns valve to admit steam if cloth is to be dampened before pressing. Observes cloth feeding into machine to detect and remove foreign matter. Places empty truck under $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 and doffs full truck or removes full rolls from machine brackets, using chain hoist. May measure width of cloth after pressing and turn wheel to adjust spread roller that controls width of finished cloth.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

583.685-110 STRAW HAT PRESSER, MACHINE (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that presses strawhats to shape and smooths brims and crowns: Selects pressing dies according to specifications, and secures dies in holders of machine bed and ram, using screwdriver. Positions hat over heated lower die in machine bed. Moves lever to lower ram containing heated upper die that shapes and smooths hat. Removes hat and examines for flaws, such as wrinkles and shaping irregularities. May tend hydraulic pressing machine [HYDRAULIC BLOCKER (hat & cap) 580.685-038]. May be designated according to pressing stage as Presser, First (hat & cap); Presser, Second (hat & cap). May moisten hat with steam preparatory to pressing.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

583.685-114 STRAW-HAT-PLUNGER OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: straw-hat presser

    Tends plunger press that presses and shapes straw hats to size: Turns valve to admit steam to hollow die. Places hat inside die, crown down. Pulls lever to force ram down on hat. Releases press after specified time and removes pressed hat. May tend two presses simultaneously.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-118 STRIP PRESSER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that presses and removes wrinkles from leather strips used for shoe findings: Sorts strips according to width and color. Presses button that starts machine and inserts strip between pressing rollers. Guides strips from rollers to distribute strips evenly in container under rollers.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-122 TRIMMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment; knitting) alternate titles: winder

    Tends machine that presses trimming material and winds material onto spools: Inserts end of trimming between heated rollers and fastens end to takeup spool with tape, pins, or glue. Starts and regulates rotation of machine rollers that press and wind trimming material. Guides and smooths material as material is drawn into rotating rollers to prevent tangling. Turns valve to admit steam into rollers to steam press cloth as required.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.685-126 YARN-POLISHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: glazer; glazing-machine operator

    Tends machine that applies finishing solution to yarn, thread, or twine to add strength and luster to item: Places full spools on spindles of creel, draws thread through finishing compound and drying and brushing units, and laps end onto takeup spools, or ties thread to preceding end. Pours finishing compound into tank to maintain specified level. Ties broken threads. Doffs finished spools and replaces them with empty spools.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.686-010 BEAD-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: burring-machine operator; sweatband drummer

    Feeds sweatband leather between rollers of machine that embosses decorative line or bead preparatory to sewing into hats: Starts machine and feeds strips of leather against guide and between rollers that impart decorative beading or that emboss leather to simulate turned edge in sweatband.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.686-014 FUSING-MACHINE FEEDER (garment)

    Feeds or off bears machine that fuses backing material to garment parts: Aligns material and garment part on conveyor for feeding into machine that heat seals materials. Removes finished articles from conveyor belt.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

583.686-018 GLOVE TURNER AND FORMER, AUTOMATIC (glove & mit.) alternate titles: turner and former, automatic

    Feeds or off bears machine that turns, shapes, and presses gloves: Dumps box of gloves into bin over machine. Pulls each glove over $T3turner tubes$T1 to feed machine. Removes turned, shaped (formed), and pressed glove from conveyor. Examines gloves for defective pressing or punched-out finger tips and pairs gloves without defects.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.686-022 MANGLE-PRESS CATCHER (textile) alternate titles: mangle doffer

    Off bears pressed knitted garments, pillowcases, or other textile products, from rear of mangle press, and places articles on handtrucks.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.686-026 OUTSOLE FLEXER (boot & shoe)

    Feeds leather outsoles through machine equipped with series of powered rollers that bend outsoles to make leather more flexible. Catches outsoles coming from machine and stacks outsoles on handtruck for further processing. May feed knee blocks through machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.686-030 PRESS FEEDER (knitting; textile) alternate titles: roller-presser operator

    Positions cloth or knitted garments on belt conveyor of machine that presses garments through heated rollers to smooth out wrinkles, dry, or preshrink articles. May inspect one side of garment to detect holes and lay defective garment on table for MENDER, KNIT GOODS (garment; knitting).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

583.687-010 PRESS HAND (knitting) alternate titles: boarder

    Stacks knitted garments between alternate layers of pressing boards to prepare articles for pressing in hydraulic press. Removes garments from between boards after pressing.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

584 MERCERIZING, COATING, AND LAMINATING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with treating material with concentrated caustic soda lye to cause swelling and increase luster; forming or pressing material into thin layers and covering materials and products with a layer or layers of the same or another material for such purposes as building them up, decorating, or preserving them.

584.382-010 COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: saturator

    Operates machine to coat cloth, paper, or other sheet material used in production of artificial leather and other coated fabrics: Installs uncoated sheeting roll on machine brackets, using hoist, or threads sheeting from calender machine through coating machine rollers onto $T3takeup roll.$T1 Operates sewing machine to join uncoated roll to end of processed roll, and cuts material at seam after seam passes through coating and drying units. Adjusts doctor blade or roller clearance to produce coating of specified thickness. Starts machine when dryer temperature reaches specified setting. Turns valves to control flow of coating solution onto sheeting, or applies solution to fabric surface, using dipper and bucket. Observes process to prevent slippage of sheeting from width guides and turns guides and moves machine controls to correct such defects as streaks, wrinkles, and turned edges in material being processed. Applies gummed tape to repair holes or tears in sheeting. May be designated according to type of coating applied as Dull-Coat-Mill Operator (tex. prod., nec); Finish-Coat-Mill Operator (tex. prod., nec); First-Coat Operator (tex. prod., nec). May remove coated rolls from machine, using hoist.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

584.382-014 QUILTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Sets up and operates machine to heat-seal vinyl film to cotton and synthetic filler in specified patterns to produce quilted fabric: Reads work order to determine specifications, such as type of vinyl film and batting (filler), die pattern, and total yardage to be fabricated. Bolts die to underside of machine ram with assistance of other worker, tapes insulating paper to bumper plate of machine, and mounts bumper plate onto machine bed under die. Loads vinyl film and batting onto roller bar with assistance of other worker, using hoist, and lowers roller bar onto machine feed-off winder. Adjusts ram stroke and pull-away arm to specified positions, using wrench. Adjusts thermo-seal unit controls for radio-wave frequency, sealing time, and electrical current, applying knowledge of product specifications and machine operations. Buffs die surfaces to remove burrs, using emery cloth. Adjusts slitter knives to specified width of finished material, using rule and hex key. Pushes buttons to activate machine for trial run, inspects quilted fabric for defects such as die cutting through material, and adjusts control settings to correct defects. Restarts machine and observes feeding, positioning, heat sealing, and winding operations to detect malfunctions. Continuously observes light signal that indicates drainage of residual current from die and machine bed after die-sealing operation. Pushes buttons to stop machine when signal is not emitted and notifies designated personnel. Attaches red tape to fabric to mark defects, such as burns, smudges, and printing errors. Positions and tapes end of quilted fabric emerging from machine onto takeup roller, pushes knob to set automatic yardage counter to zero, and pulls lever to stop winder when specified yardage has been reached. Cuts off material, using knife, tapes material end to roll, and wraps and labels roll, following prescribed procedures. Carries finished rolls to specified storage area.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

584.562-010 COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (carpet & rug; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: roll-coating-machine operator

    Operates machine to coat rolls of woven fiber rugs or felt padding with vinyl or other coatings to prolong life of fiber and retard soiling: Dumps specified amounts of coating ingredients into vat and starts mixer. Turns valve to transfer coating to machine reservoir. Observes thermometers and adjusts electrical controls to maintain specified temperatures in bath and drying compartments. Threads fiber rug material through machine or sews end of new roll to end of preceding roll in machine. Pushes switch to start machine that moves material through coating bath and drying compartments onto rewind roller. Cleans machine and equipment, using water, solvents, brushes, scrapers, and chisel. Prepares production report on rugs coated. May operate machine equipped with automatic sprays to coat rugs or padding.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

584.665-010 COATER HELPER (textile)

    Assists COATER (textile) in applying rubber or pyroxylin coating to fabric, such as carpeting and upholstery material, and to dry coating: Starts pump to admit solution to trough. Observes cloth to detect faulty coating and covers missed spots, using brush. Turns dials to control temperature of $T3curing oven$T1 and movement of cloth through $T3range,$T1 and to adjust $T3tenter frame$T1 guides. Works as member of team to operate and clean range. Assists in removing full rolls from range. May tend intermediate range units that apply backing to carpeting and be designated Laminating-Machine-Operator Helper (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.665-014 GLUE-SPREADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather prod.)

    Tends glue spreading machine that applies glue to unfinished side of material, such as leather, imitation leather, fabric, and vinyl: Receives light signals indicating size of material to be glued from CASE FINISHER (leather prod.). Fills reservoir with glue, turns adjustment wheel to regulate flow of glue from rollers, and starts machine. Selects designated size of material and guides material into feed roller which glues and drops material onto conveyor for transfer to coverers. May place wax paper between parts to prevent sticking.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

584.665-018 SIZING-MACHINE TENDER (textile)

    Tends machine that coats strands of yarn with size to stiffen and strengthen yarn for further processing: Positions yarn bobbins and takeup cylinders on spindles of machine. Threads yarn over fingers of $T3tension guides,$T1 across size-covered rollers, and around cylinders. Determines tension of yarn strands, using tensiometer. Pulls or releases yarn between tension guide and takeup cylinder to increase or decrease tension. Turns valve to admit size into retaining trough of machine. Observes machine to detect deviation of flow or supply of size from standard and notifies KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER, HEAD (knitting) of malfunction. Observes machine to detect yarn breakage and ties knot or rewraps yarn end around sizing cylinder to repair breaks. Doffs and labels cylinders of sized yarn. May mix size, following formula.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.682-010 COATER (textile)

    Operates $T3range$T1 consisting of units, such as troughs, pickup roller, $T3curing oven, and tenter frame,$T1 to apply coatings, such as rubber, pyroxylin, or foam to fabrics, such as carpeting or upholstery material, and to dry coating: Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine, or threads end of fabric through rolls of machine. Starts pump to admit solution into trough. Observes operation to detect skewed cloth and pushes buttons to control speed of rollers that hold back or advance selvages to straighten cloth. Measures cloth emerging from tenter frame to determine if cloth has been stretched and dried to specified width. Turns handwheel to adjust distance between tenter chains. Turns switches to regulate speed of machine and temperature of drying cabinet, and turns setscrew to set doctor blade for various cloth styles. Tests viscosity of coating solution with viscosimeter and adds solvent or coating ingredients to bring solution to specified viscosity. Doffs trucks of dry cloth at $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 May operate machine equipped with condenser to recover evaporated solvent. May operate range to apply backing to carpeting. May tend beamer that winds packages of fabric onto beams of continuous length to facilitate further processing.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

584.682-014 LAMINATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting; textile) alternate titles: combining-machine operator

    Operates $T3range$T1 to laminate materials, such as cloth, carpeting, felt, and foam rubber: Mounts roll of felt or foam rubber on machine brackets. Pushes truck of cloth into feeding position. Sews cloth and felt or foam rubber to leader using portable sewing machine, or threads layers of materials through range unit guides and rollers. Turns dials and handwheels to adjust blade that spreads predetermined quantity of adhesive onto cloth, regulate heat lamps and speed of laminating rollers, or to adjust $T3tenter frame$T1 according to width of materials. Turns valve to admit steam into $T3drying cans$T1 or steam pipes and starts range. Aligns cloth entering machine and observes fabrics to detect wrinkles and holes. Patches holes with masking tape and smooths wrinkles by hand. May apply adhesive to material with trowel or dipper. May work as member of team to guide cloth into range.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

584.684-010 LATEXER (carpet & rug)

    Applies latex to backs of rugs to secure yarn tufts in backing material, using spray gun, brush, or trowel: Spreads rug, bottom-side-up, over specified frame and hooks edges onto frame spikes. Covers rug with backing material and attaches backing edges to spikes. Sprays or pours and spreads latex onto backing, using spray gun or bucket and trowel. Turns knob and moves levers to set temperature and speed of track-mounted drying machine that traverses frame and dries rug. Removes rug from frame onto table, in roll form, for further processing. May tend machine equipped with rollers, that applies latex to back of carpeting.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.685-010 CALENDER OPERATOR, ARTIFICIAL LEATHER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends calender machine that compresses cloth and coated cloth sheeting to produce artificial leather fabric: Changes cloth rolls on $T3letoff rack$T1 and $T3windup racks,$T1 and threads sheeting through calender rollers with assistance of LABORER, GENERAL (tex. prod., nec). Scrapes surfaces of fiber rollers to remove foreign material. Sews ends of cloth rolls together to form continuous sheet, using sewing machine. Inspects sheeting being calendered to detect turned edges, material defects, or uneven coating. Applies gummed tape to holes, faulty seams, or frayed edges, and smooths wrinkles. Applies soap solution to roller to remove surface depressions, and starts calender to dry rollers by friction. May be designated according to processing stage as Raw-Calender Operator (tex. prod., nec); Second-Calender Operator (tex. prod., nec); Third-Calender Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.685-014 CLOTH-MERCERIZER OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: lusterer; mercerizer-machine operator; mercerizer; mercerizing-range controller

    Tends machine that adds silk-like luster to cotton cloth and increases strength and affinity of cloth for dyes: Mounts roll of cloth on machine or pulls supply cloth from handtruck or overhead poteyes and sews end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns valve to admit caustic into vats and handwheel to adjust $T3tenter frame$T1 clips to maintain tension on cloth and prevent shrinkage as cloth passes through soapy-water spray. Sets thermostat to control temperature of caustic bath. Starts machine and observes flow of cloth through machine units to detect holes in cloth and torn selvages. Cuts out defects, using scissors, and seams ends of cloth. Turns knobs on control panel to synchronize motor speeds of machine units. Adds soap to wash bath as suds are depleted.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.685-018 COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that applies asphalt to textile bag material to waterproof material: Lifts roll of textile bag material, roll of paper dipped in hot asphalt, and roll of clean paper onto machine brackets. Threads ends of rolls with asphalt paper inserted between textile bag material and clean paper through machine guide rolls and fastens ends to winding spindle. Starts machine and observes operation to ensure even winding. Glues ends of new rolls of paper to paper in machine and sews end of new roll of textile bag material to roll in machine, using portable sewing machine. When tending machine that applies glue-backed strips of corrugated paper to burlap or other textile bag material preparatory to fabrication of dustproof bags, is designated Padding-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

584.685-022 FOXING PAINTER (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that paints decorative edges or stripes on foxing strips: Fills machine reservoir with latex paint of color specified on work ticket. Hangs foxing strips on stand near machine. Adjusts distance between roller and regulates distance strip can be inserted between rollers to locate stripe as specified. Starts machine for roller to pick up paint, peels foxing strip from board, and positions strip against back guide and between rollers that paint colored stripe. Examines stripe for insufficient or excess paint and misalignment, and adjusts rollers and guide to eliminate defective painting. Places acceptable strips between cloth page of book for use by assemblers.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

584.685-026 HAT-STOCK-LAMINATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: combiner; hat-brim-and-crown-laminating operator; ironer; presser

    Tends machine that sprays adhesive onto sheets of material and presses material together to form stock for manufacturing hatbrims and crowns: Secures rolls of material, such as cotton, paper, or wool, on holders of machine. Starts machine and inserts ends of sheets between feed rollers that carry materials under spray nozzle for application of adhesive. Aligns edges of coated sheets as sheets pass under heated presser rollers, forming hatbrim and crown stock. Fills machine reservoir with premixed adhesive. Turns bolts to adjust clearance of presser rollers to accommodate thickness of material to be joined, using wrench.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

584.685-030 KNIFE-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: foaming machine operator

    Tends machine that applies and smooths stiffening compounds, such as starch, onto cloth: Lifts roll of cloth onto machine brackets. Threads cloth end through machine rollers and dryer and ties leader strap to takeup reel. Lowers doctor and turns setscrews to adjust tension on cloth and set guide devices. Pours compound on cloth directly in front of knife assembly and spreads compound evenly with paddle. Starts and observes operation of machine, and adds compound as needed. Lifts finished roll from takeup reel after cloth has passed through dryer. May tend machine that automatically applies stiffening compound to cloth before cloth is drawn beneath knife.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

584.685-034 LAMINATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that combines layers of quilted fabric and printed burlap for use in producing decorative pot holders: Presses button to start machine and inserts fabric between rollers of glue spreader that coats fabric with adhesive. Positions burlap over fabric and inserts layers of material between rollers that press and bond fabric and burlap.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.685-038 LATEXER I (protective dev.)

    Tends machine that applies latex coating to reverse sides of surgical elastic supports, such as wrist, knee, and elbow braces, to prevent raveling of threads: Fills machine reservoir with sealant. Inverts support, cuts excess threads, using scissors, and places support on roller. Presses levers and pedals to start machine that applies coating to article. Removes support from machine, reverses support, and drops article in handtruck. May tend machines that wash and dry surgical supports.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.685-042 MANGLE TENDER (textile) alternate titles: cloth presser; mangler

    Tends mangle that wets-out cloth or applies finishing chemicals, such as size starch, synthetic resins, or cellulose derivatives to cloth: Positions trucks of cloth at feed-end of machine and threads cloth through guides, under immersion roll, and through expander attachment and squeeze rolls, or sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns valve to admit water, starch, or finishing solution to trough of mangle. Turns handwheel to set pressure of squeeze rollers according to thickness of cloth. Observes flow of cloth through mangle to detect holes and torn selvages. Cuts flaws from cloth, using scissors, and sews ends of cloth together. May tend machine arranged in tandem with $T3drying cans,$T1 $T3tenter frame$T1 or $T3curing oven.$T1 May be designated according to fluid used in trough as Starch-Mangle Tender (textile); Water-Mangle Tender (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

584.685-046 TARRING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that coats twine with tar to strengthen and waterproof twine: Pours tar into tarpots. Creels machine with bobbins of twine. Removes tarpot roller and threads ends of twine through tarpot and strippers and attaches ends to takeup bobbins. Replaces tarpot roller and starts machine. Observes operation to detect malfunctions, such as broken and tangled twine, and to ensure that specified amounts of tension and tar are applied to twine. Doffs tarred bobbins of twine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.685-050 WAX-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machines that wax fiberglass yarn under pressure: Positions bobbins of yarn over perforated spindles in waxing kettle and pushes levers to force pressure caps onto bobbins and lower and lock lid onto kettle. Turns valves to start flow of wax from melting tank into reservoir and to regulate steam to maintain specified temperature. Starts automatic waxing cycle and pump that forces wax through spindle onto yarn. Observes thermometer and gauges to determine temperature and level of wax. Removes bobbins of waxed yarn from kettle and places bobbins on cart. Places chunks of wax in melting tank to maintain specified level in reservoir and tank.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.685-054 YARN-MERCERIZER OPERATOR I (textile) alternate titles: mercerizer-machine operator; mercerizer; skein-mercerizing-machine operator

    Tends machine that mercerizes yarn in skein form: Shakes skeins of yarn to remove tangles and loads skeins on roller arms of machine. Starts machine that puts yarn under tension, passes skeins through caustic solution, and rinses skeins. Tests caustic solution, using hydrometer, and adds soda or water to maintain uniform strength as specified. Removes skeins from mercerizer and hangs skeins on rack of tank for neutralizing. Turns valves to start spray of water and neutralizing solution. Tests neutralization, using litmus paper. May weigh and mix caustic and neutralizing solutions according to formula. May extract moisture from yarn [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR (textile)] and dry yarn in steam chamber [SKEIN-YARN DRIER (textile)].
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

584.685-058 YARN-MERCERIZER OPERATOR II (textile) alternate titles: mercerizer-machine operator; mercerizer

    Tends $T3range$T1 that mercerizes and dries yarn in warp form: Pours caustic soda, acids, and softeners into mixing tanks, according to formula. Turns valves to allow solutions to flow into mercerizing, neutralizing, and finishing vats. Mounts balls of warp yarn in creel, using hoist or lift and aid of YARN-MERCERIZER-OPERATOR HELPER (textile). Ties ends of warp to leader, starts machine, and observes movement of warp through baths to detect breaks or tangles. Pulls broken yarn from vat, using hook, and ties ends. Tests caustic solution, using hydrometer, and adds water or caustic to restore solution to prescribed strength. Adjusts controls to regulate water and drier temperature and speed at which yarn passes through machine, according to yarn type. May tend discharge end of drier and observe yarn passing through $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 into handtruck, boxes, or cans. May oil and make minor adjustments and repairs to machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

584.686-010 YARN-MERCERIZER-OPERATOR HELPER (textile)

    Assists YARN-MERCERIZER OPERATOR (textile) II in mercerizing yarn, performing any combination of following tasks: Mounts balls of warp yarn in creel, using hoist or lift truck, with aid of operator. Straightens tangled yarn and ties broken ends. Conveys yarn and chemicals to and from storage, using handtruck. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

584.687-010 LEATHER COATER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: doper; enameler; hand finisher; japanner; leather dresser; load mixer; pourer; seasoner, hand; split-leather mosser; streaker-off, hand; swabber; tannery gummer

    Spreads premixed solutions, such as dope, grease, or lacquer, on leather, using applicator, to finish or waterproof leather. Positions coated leather on conveyor belt to move leather through drying oven.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

584.687-014 SPRAYER, HAND (leather mfg.) alternate titles: leather pourer; leather sprayer; pourer; stencil sprayer

    Sprays solution on tanned hides or skins in preparation for further processing or to finish surface of leather, using spray gun: Fills supply tank with specified solution. Hangs leather on hooks in spray booth or over rack and sprays solution on leather. Examines surface of leather to verify completeness of coverage and places leather on drying rack. May mix dyes and chemicals to attain specified color shading. May bundle parts for further processing. May be designated according to solutions sprayed as Color Sprayer (leather prod.); Dope Sprayer (leather mfg.); Final-Coat Sprayer (leather mfg.); Gum Sprayer (leather mfg.); Oil Sprayer (leather mfg.); Seasoning Sprayer (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585 SINGEING, CUTTING, SHEARING, SHAVING, AND NAPPING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with burning, scraping, scratching, and similarly working materials for such purposes as removing undesirable components (lint and hair) from them; smoothing their surfaces; removing desirable components (shearing fur from pelts); severing material into sections to facilitate further processing; and obtaining special effects, such as producing a woolly surface on fabrics by passing them over rollers covered with sharp, thin points, or bristles, which scratch and pull up the fibers.

585.130-010 SUPERVISOR, CORDUROY CUTTING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting floats on $T3filling pile fabrics:$T1 Examines machines and cloth for cutting defects and directs CUTTING-MACHINE FIXER (textile) to repair or replace defective machine parts. Trains workers in operations, such as cutting floats, sharpening knives, and detecting uncut floats. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

585.380-010 CUTTING-MACHINE FIXER (textile)

    Sets up and repairs machines that cut floats on $T3filling pile fabrics,$T1 employing knowledge of machine operation and cutting process: Turns thumbscrews to raise or lower straightedge (metal bar over which cloth passes) so that blades will cut through filling floats without damaging ground cloth, using thickness gauge as guide. Patrols work area and examines cloth and machines to detect operating defects. Replaces worn or broken parts, such as belts, cams, gears, pulleys, and cutting blades, using handtools. May operate grinding machine to sharpen cutting blades. May lubricate machine.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

585.565-010 CORDUROY-CUTTER OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: cutting-machine operator

    Tends one or more cutting machines that cut woven races in greige corduroy cloth: Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine. Places slotted wire guides under circular cutting blades so blades project into guide slots, and inserts guides into alternate races with fingers. Positions magnetic stop-motion bar that automatically stops machine when guides slip out of cloth races and make contact with bar. Starts machine and observes cloth to detect inferior cutting. Notifies CUTTING-MACHINE FIXER (textile) of inferior cutting resulting from machine malfunction. Withdraws guides at seams, pulls seam through machine, and inserts guides into races behind seam to continue cutting process. Records lot number, piece number, yardage, and production. Doffs cloth from $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 onto handtruck. Points guide tips and aligns guides, using pliers, whetstone, and emery cloth.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.665-010 NAPPER TENDER (knitting) alternate titles: fleecer

    Tends machine that raises nap on socks to produce woolly appearance: Starts machine and feeds socks into rollers that automatically position socks under revolving wire-covered cylinder for brushing. Removes napped socks from machine. Examines socks to determine if nap has been raised according to specifications and notifies fixer of machine malfunction. May turn handwheel to adjust height of cylinder according to sock thickness.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.681-010 FLESHER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: fur scraper; hide cleaner; pelt scraper

    Scrapes particles of flesh, fat, or protective tissue from skins or pelts to clean and soften them: Scrapes particles off with knife or straddles bench that has vertical knife attached and pulls skin over angled knife to remove excess or precise amount of particles, taking care not to cut into skins. Sharpens cutting edges of knife and bends knife to specified shaving angle, using handtools. May use rotary knife or rotary blade to scrape pelts. May be designated according to kind of pelt scraped as Rabbit Flesher (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

585.681-014 FUR PLUCKER (leather mfg.)

    Removes guard hairs (long coarse hairs) from pelts of fur-bearing animals, such as beavers, nutrias, and rabbits, to enhance appearance of finished pelts, using fur plucking device: Wraps forward edge of pelt around rod of movable frame to expose hairs for plucking. Starts device and pushes frame towards rotary head that plucks (cuts off) guard hairs, taking care not to damage shorter hairs in pelt. Wraps remainder of pelt around rod to facilitate complete removal of coarse hairs from pelts. May pluck hairs from pelts, using beaming knife.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

585.684-010 TRIMMER, HAND (leather mfg.) alternate titles: bend trimmer; block trimmer; blue-line trimmer; counter-pocket trimmer; edge trimmer; grader; preparer; ripper; snipper; trimmer and sorter; unbundler

    Marks cutting lines on hides and trims ragged edges, thin areas, and brand marks from hides, using rule, pattern, knife, and chalk. May be designated according to hide trimmed as Black-Leather Trimmer (leather mfg.); Blue-Split Trimmer (leather mfg.); Lambskin Trimmer (leather mfg.); Lime Trimmer (leather mfg.); Raw-Hide Trimmer (leather mfg.); Wet Trimmer (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-010 BRIM-POUNCING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim pouncer; fast-brim pouncer

    Tends machine that abrades felt hat brims to smooth brims and remove excess fibers: Positions hat in guide between feed and sanding rollers of machine. Depresses pedal to start machine that forces brim against abrasive cone, removing excess fibers and smoothing brim. Removes hat from machine, inverts, and repositions hat to smooth other side of brim. Feels brim surface to ascertain that specified texture has been attained and removes hat. Turns setscrew to remove and replace sanding cone, using screwdriver. When tending machine that abrades brims by action of sandpaper pads mounted on adjustable arms, is designated Jigger-Brim-Pouncing-Machine Operator (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

585.685-014 BUFFER (hat & cap) alternate titles: buffing-machine operator; sander; scratcher; wool-hat-sanding-machine operator

    Tends machine that buffs unfinished felt or wool hat bodies to raise, smooth, or polish nap: Secures hat block of specified size in chuck of machine, pulls hat body over block, and starts machine. Depresses pedal to rotate block and force hat body against rotating felt, sandpaper, or sharkskin-covered buffing wheels to raise nap or smooth and polish body. Releases pedal to stop machine when buffing is completed and removes body from block. Turns hat body inside out and replaces body on block to buff inside surfaces. May be designated according to type of machine tended as Brim Buffer (hat & cap); Crown Buffer (hat & cap); Hat Buffer, Automatic (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

585.685-018 BUFFER, MACHINE (leather mfg.) alternate titles: buffing-wheel operator; burnisher; buzzle buffer; leather sander

    Tends machine that buffs hides to specified finish: Turns setscrews to regulate distance between rollers, according to thickness of hide. Inserts hide between rollers and starts machine. Holds half of hide while rollers buff surface of other half. Repeats buffing operation on unbuffed portion of hide. May be designated according to hide buffed as Black-Leather Buffer (leather mfg.); White-Kid Buffer (leather mfg.). May tend machine equipped with abrasive covered rollers that form nap on surface of leather and be designated Sueding-Wheel Operator (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-022 CHINCHILLA-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: curling-machine operator; whirling-machine operator

    Tends machine that curls pile of fabric to simulate natural fur: Positions truck of cloth at feed-end of machine. Sews cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns knob to raise or lower curling brushes according to depth of pile. Straightens cloth to remove wrinkles before cloth passes under rotating brushes. Feels curled pile to detect knotting of fibers caused by brushes being out of adjustment. Notifies supervisor when knots are found. Cleans accumulated fibers from brushes, using hook. Ravels seam to separate roll at end of piece. Pulls or lifts roll onto truck. May replace defective brushes, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-026 CLOTH TRIMMER, MACHINE (textile) alternate titles: shear tender

    Tends machine equipped with rotary blades that trim loose threads from selvage of cloth: Segregates cloth according to type and width. Turns wheel to set width and $T3tension guides$T1 on machine for each batch. Inserts rod into center of cloth roll and lifts roll onto machine brackets. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Observes cloth feeding into scray or over inspection board to detect torn selvages, holes, or soils, and cuts out torn sections, or identifies defects with adhesive stickers. Ravels seam to separate roll of trimmed cloth and doffs roll, using hoist, or by pushing it onto platform. Starts cloth winding onto new beam or tube. May verify yardage in rolls. May work as member of team to creel and doff cloth rolls.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-030 CONCAVING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that hollows (concaves) front of shoe heel to specified shape. Inserts heel into holding device of machine. Depresses pedal to start machine that automatically forces heel against revolving cutting blades, hollowing and shaping front of heel.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-034 CORDUROY-BRUSHER OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine equipped with series of brushing units that raise and set pile of such fabrics as corduroy and velvet: Pushes truck or roll of cloth into feeding position. Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns crank to set width guides according to width of cloth. Starts machine and observes cloth to detect grease spots, holes, or torn selvages as cloth is drawn between rollers and brushes. Turns valve to admit water into trough of wet brushing unit. May doff cloth from $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 onto handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-038 CUT-LACE-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather prod.) alternate titles: cutter, machine; leather-stripping-machine operator; tanned-hide-cutter, machine; width stripper

    Tends machine that cuts leather into strips (lace) for power-transmission belting, dress belts, or boot laces: Scribes line along edge of tanned hide, using ruler, chalk, or pencil. Cuts leather along ruled line to square edge, using knife. Turns screws to adjust machine guide to specified width. Starts machine and inserts leather between feed rollers, against machine guide, and under circular knife that cuts leather into strips. Ties strips into bundles for further processing or shipment by hand or using automatic bundling machine. May be designated according to product as Belting Cutter (leather prod.); Boot-Lace Cutter, Machine (leather prod.); Sole-Stock Cutter (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-042 ELECTRIFIER OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: hummer operator

    Tends machine equipped with heated, fluted roller that separates, polishes, and raises or flattens pile of plush fabrics: Positions truck of cloth at entry end of machine and sews cloth from truck to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns knob on thermostat to set temperature of cylinder according to specifications. Starts machine and moves lever to set pressure on hydraulic apron that presses cloth against cylinder to raise or flatten pile as specified. Straightens cloth to remove wrinkles before cloth passes between apron and cylinder. Compares finished cloth with standard swatch, and notifies supervisor if cloth varies from standard. Hangs cloth in loops on racks at delivery end of machine to prevent crushing of pile or doffs rolls of fabric when pile has been flattened. Ravels seams to separate cloth pieces. May tend mangle in tandem with machine to apply finish to cloth [MANGLE TENDER (textile)].
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-046 FUR-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: chopper; clipper; cutter; fur-trimming machine operator; pelt shearer; shaver; shearer

    Tends machine that cuts fur from pelts or trims excess fur from hat and cap parts: Turns setscrew to adjust machine guide to accommodate thickness of pelt or fur-covered parts, such as cap linings or ear flaps. Starts machine and feeds articles against machine guide and under feed roller. Removes fur cuttings from machine tray and places items in containers for further processing. Gathers pelts and places pelts in bags for disposal.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-050 GASSER (textile) alternate titles: thread singer

    Tends machine that singes nap or loose fibers from thread: Creels machine with packages of thread. Draws thread from creel, lays individual ends of thread between teeth of expansion combs, pulls thread over gas burner, and loops ends of thread around takeup spools. Turns valve to start flow of gas and lights flame, using spark lighter. Starts machine that automatically swings flame beneath thread and observes flow of thread through machine to detect breaks in thread ends. Stops machine and ties breaks in thread by hand. Doffs spools of singed yarn.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-054 GIG TENDER (textile) alternate titles: gigger

    Tends machine that raises and sets direction of fiber on surface of woolen cloth, imparting soft and lofty hand to cloth: Mounts roll of cloth on shaft at feed-end of machine, using hoist. Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns handwheels to raise or lower contact rollers that press cloth against gigging cylinder to control amount of nap. Turns valves to admit water into wet-out boxes. Starts machine and processes cloth back and forth through machine until nap has been raised according to specifications. Relaxes pressure on contact rollers and processes cloth through machine to set direction of nap. Doffs rolls of cloth from delivery end of machine. May tend machine equipped with steaming roller rather than wet-out boxes and be designated Steam Gigger (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-058 JIGGER-CROWN-POUNCING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: crown-finishing-machine operator; crown pouncer; pouncing-machine operator

    Tends semiautomatic machine that abrades hat crowns to remove excess fibers and impart smooth finish: Selects hat block, according to size specifications, and attaches hat block to spindle of machine, using screwdriver. Turns handwheel to adjust tension of sanding belt against surface of hat. Slips hat onto block and moves lever to start machine that sandpapers crown. Feels surface of crown to ascertain smoothness of nap, and stops machine when specified texture is attained. Turns hat inside out and repeats operation to smooth inside of crown. Threads sandpaper from holder over machine guides as sanding belt becomes worn.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-062 LABEL PINKER (narrow fabrics)

    Tends machine equipped with pinking attachment that cuts strips of labeling material into individual labels: Positions roll of material on holder and inserts end in feeding mechanism. Turns dial to set counter for specified number of labels to be cut. Starts machine and observes cut labels to detect cutting defects. Removes defective labels and notifies machine fixer to adjust machine. Packs specified number of labels in box. May tend machine that cuts labels without pinking and be designated Label Cutter (narrow fabrics).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-066 MELLOWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim flexer

    Tends machine that flexes hat brims and raises nap to improve pliability and appearance of brim: Starts machine and inserts hat brim between feed rollers and cloth-covered pads or rollers that bend and rub brim to flex brim and raise nap. May be designated according to type of hat processed as Felt-Hat-Mellowing-Machine Operator (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

585.685-070 NAPPER TENDER (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: brushing operator; napper operator; napper

    Tends machine that raises fibers on surface of cloth to give cloth soft, fluffy texture: Positions truck of folded cloth at entry end of machine or mounts roll of cloth on machine brackets. Sews cloth to leader in napper with surface to be napped contacting napping cylinder. Feeds each lot of cloth through machine for specified number of nappings. Examines and feels cloth to determine that finish conforms to standards. Ravels seams between cloth lots and doffs machine. May mark lot numbers on cloth with crayon. May turn handwheels to change machine speed and adjust cloth tension according to texture of cloth. May be designated according to type of material napped as Silk Brusher (textile); Sueding-Machine Tender (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-074 POUNCING-LATHE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: crown pouncer; end-lathe operator; pouncer; pouncer, machine; pouncing-machine operator; turn-machine operator

    Tends machine that abrades hat crowns to impart smooth, finished appearance: Selects specified hat block and installs block on machine. Moves lever to clamp block in place and pulls hat over block. Starts machine that starts block rotating and forces sanding pads, arm, or abrasive wheel against surface of hat to smooth crown and impart specified texture. Removes hat, turns hat inside out, and repeats sanding operation to smooth and finish inside of crown. Removes hat and inspects it for smoothness of finish.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-078 ROLLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: glacing-machine tender

    Tends machine that raises nap on skeins of yarn or thread: Slips specified number of skeins on rollers of machine in belt form. Turns handwheel to adjust tension on skeins. Starts machine and guides skeins with pole to keep skeins centered on rollers. Removes skeins, twists ends of skeins, and places skeins in truck.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-082 ROTARY CUTTER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that cuts leather into $T3blockers:$T1 Installs cutting disks in machine, using wrenches. Places leather on cutting bed, smooths out wrinkles, and positions leather according to shape of piece and pattern of grain. Trims offal from leather, using knife. Starts machine and guides leather over feed roller that forces it against row of revolving disks that cut leather into blockers.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-086 ROUNDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: brim cutter; cutting-machine operator; flange cutter; round-cutter operator; rounder

    Tends machine that cuts frayed edges or excess material from articles, such as hat brims or fabric buffing wheels, or separates hat brims from crowns prior to finishing operations: Measures radius of article, using ruler. Turns setscrews on machine guide to adjust width of cut, according to specifications. Positions edge of article or crown against guide on bed of machine and pulls lever to lower rotary cutting blade onto article. Depresses pedal or pushes button to start machine that rotates article against revolving blade to cut article. May rotate article against cutting blade by hand. May be designated according to material cut as Straw-Hat-Brim-Cutter Operator (hat & cap); Trimmer, Buffing Wheel (tex. prod., nec). May tend machine that rakes and trims buffing wheels simultaneously and be designated Facer, Buffing Wheel (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

585.685-090 RUG INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that cuts rug felt to specified width: Pulls felt from roll on table, examines felt for imperfections, such as light spots and burrs, and removes imperfections using tweezers. Clamps end of felt to winding roll and starts machine that rewinds inspected felt. May set circular cutting knives and cut felt to specified width.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

585.685-094 SHAVING-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather mfg.)

    Tends machine that scrapes flesh or hair from pelts, shears wool on sheepskin to specified length, or shaves hides to uniform thickness: Turns handwheel or setscrew to adjust feed roller to specified height. Places pelt or hide on roller and presses pedal to raise roller that feeds hide to clippers or revolving blades. Verifies thickness of hide, using micrometer. May sharpen blades, using honing stone. May be designated according to operation performed as Fleshing-Machine Operator (leather mfg.); Shearing-Machine Operator (leather mfg.); Unhairing-Machine Operator (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-098 SHEARING-MACHINE FEEDER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: shearer

    Tends machine that shears fur on pelts, such as lamb and beaver, to produce pelts with hair of uniform length, or obtain specific effect: Arranges skin, fur side up, on conveyor belt, feed tray, or cloth covered roll and fastens skin to pins protruding through cloth. Turns setscrews to adjust clearance between feeding device, conveyor belt, or rollers, according to specifications, using gauge, or type and size of pelt. Starts machine and guides pelt through rollers, equipped with upper rotary blade that shears fur from pelt.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-102 SHEARING-MACHINE OPERATOR (carpet & rug; textile) alternate titles: brusher and shearer; cloth shearer; shear operator

    Tends machine that shears nap, loose threads, and knots from cloth or carpet surface to give uniform finish and texture: Mounts roll of cloth on brackets at feed-end of machine, using hoist or by lifting one end at a time. Sews end to leader, using portable sewing machine, or pulls end of cloth over and under several feed rollers, under knife blade roller, over wire point (brush) tension roller, and secures end to takeup beam. Turns crank to regulate knife blade roller to cut nap to specified depth. Starts machine and smooths wrinkles from cloth entering machine, using hands, to prevent blades from cutting into fabric. Raises knife blade roller to permit seams to pass under blades without being cut. Doffs roll of cloth from delivery end of machine. May replace knife blade, lubricate, and clean machine. May convey rolls of cloth to shearing machine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-106 SINGER (textile)

    Tends machine that singes nap or lint from cloth: Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine, or threads end through machine rollers. Observes cloth to detect burning as cloth passes over heated plates, rollers, or gas flame, and through wetting-down equipment. Sets thermostat to maintain specified temperature of singeing element and prevent burning of cloth. Turns valve to control water flow to wetting-down equipment. May doff machine, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-110 SKIVER, BLOCKERS (boot & shoe) alternate titles: scarfer

    Tends machine that cuts strips of leather to remove defects and bevel ends for use as trimmings: Examines stripping for defects, such as wrinkles, scars, and discolorations. Positions stripping against guide on machine bed. Pushes bed forward to force stripping against circular blade that cuts and bevels stripping.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-114 SPLITTER, MACHINE (boot & shoe; leather prod.) alternate titles: shaver; splitter; stripper

    Tends machine that splits leather or shoe parts to reduce parts to uniform thickness or to cut parts into two or more layers, by any of following methods: (1) Feeds part between rollers that force part against blade. (2) Positions part against machine guides and depresses pedal to force splitting blade against part. (3) Holds part against guide and horizontal band-blade. Turns setscrews or handwheels to adjust blade or rollers as specified. Verifies thickness of parts with specifications, using gauge. May sharpen machine blades. May be designated according to parts split as Ball-Point Splitter (boot & shoe); Heel-Cover Splitter (boot & shoe); Heel splitter (boot & shoe); Heel-Top-Lift Splitter (boot & shoe); Insole-And-Outsole Splitter (boot & shoe); Sole Splitter (boot & shoe). May be designated according to machine tended as Band Splitter (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-118 STRIPPING CUTTER AND WINDER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machines that rewind and cut rolls of material, such as cotton, nylon, and plastic into narrow rolls (stripping) for use in shoe ornamentation: Mounts roll of material on spindle and tightens clamps. Slides empty core on winding axle and threads end of material between pressure rollers and onto winding axle. Sets guide bar and starts machine that winds material onto core. Stops machine when counter indicates yardage specified on work ticket. Applies gummed tape to prevent unwinding. Positions roll on spindle of cutting machine and sets guide according to specifications. Pulls lever that starts machine and forces blade against roll to cut material into stripping.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.685-122 SWEATBAND SEPARATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: size cutter; wired-sweatband cutter

    Tends machine that separates, or cuts to size, hat sweatbands temporarily joined together to facilitate production: When separating sweatbands, joined by wire and thread, positions joint under blade on machine table. Depresses pedal to lower blade onto wire and thread, separating sweatbands. When cutting sweatbands to size, turns setscrews to adjust spacing of blades according to specifications. Positions sweatband on bed of machine against guides and under blades. Depresses pedal to lower blade, cutting sweatbands. May place sweatbands in containers or tie string around parts.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.685-126 TRIMMER, MACHINE (leather mfg.) alternate titles: shearer

    Tends cutting machine that trims hides for further processing: Places hide on bed of machine. Starts machine and guides hide under blade, or blade through hide. Stacks trimmed hides on pallets.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.686-010 FEATHER-CUTTING-MACHINE FEEDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Feeds feathers, used to stuff pillows, cushions, and mattresses into hopper of machine that cuts feathers into small pieces and discharges feathers into air duct leading to down separator.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

585.687-010 BEAMING INSPECTOR (leather mfg.) alternate titles: beam-house inspector; lime hide inspector; scudding inspector; unhairing inspector

    Examines hides and skins for flesh and hair after defleshing and dehairing operations. Places rejected hides on pile for reprocessing and defleshed and dehaired hides on cart.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.687-014 CARPET CUTTER II (carpet & rug)

    Cuts specified lengths from continuous roll of carpet, using power cut-off knife or long-handled cutting blade. May cut felt padding to specified lengths and be designated Felt-Pad Cutter (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

585.687-018 CLOTH-EDGE SINGER (textile)

    Burns loose threads from edges of cloth rolls, using gas torch, and brushes off charred ends.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.687-022 PATCHER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: cementer; leather patcher; leather repairer

    Inspects hides for defects, such as cuts, holes, and scars, and cements leather patch over defect: Examines defects and selects piece of leather that matches defective area in color and texture. Trims patch to size of defective area. Brushes cement on patch and hammers patch over defect, using mallet. Trims edges of patch, using knife and sandpaper. Folds and places hide on truck.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.687-026 SHADE-CLOTH FINISHER (furniture)

    Fastens cloth onto stretching frame and brushes out nap after sizing solution is applied: Places sized cloth on glued surface of frame. Blends size on cloth with brush. Brushes cloth with straight strokes to smooth and lay nap in one direction. Stretches frame and cuts cloth out when dry. Rolls cloth onto rolling rod.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

585.687-030 SINGER (narrow fabrics)

    Singes edges of rolls of glass tape to remove broken filaments, using lighted torch. Wraps specified number of singed rolls in paper and packs rolls in shipping cartons or stacks rolls in storage.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

586 FELTING AND FULLING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with matting, toughening, and compressing materials into felt fabric by such means as mechanical oscillation, vibration, and compression, and the use of such agents as moisture, chemicals, soap, and heat; and thickening the fabric, decreasing its surface area, and imparting a fibrous cover by the application of soap, alkali, or acid combined with pressure and friction.

586.130-010 SUPERVISOR V (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in shrinking and hardening felt: Estimates processing requirements such as amounts of chemicals and length of processing cycles based on knowledge of working characteristics of materials and machine capability. Sets up felt-processing machines, assigns duties to workers, and assists workers in solving work-related problems. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process supervised as Supervisor, Felting (tex. prod., nec); Supervisor, Fulling (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

586.382-010 FULLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates fulling machine to shrink and compress felt: Places roll of felt padding in trough of machine containing lubricating agents, such as soap solution. Threads end of felt beneath cam-actuated wooden blocks and onto takeoff reel. Starts machine and pushes felt evenly beneath blocks that pound and flatten felt. Measures rolls for specified thickness with gauge. Turns and inverts pads to ensure uniformity of size and shrinkage.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

586.662-010 FELTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: hardening-machine operator; lay-up presser

    Operates felting machine to attach reinforcing burlap to felt strips or to compress several layers of felt by means of heat and pressure: Suspends roll of burlap and two $T3bats$T1 of felt over conveyor belt. Starts conveyor and unrolls felt strips, with burlap strip between felt strips, onto conveyor. Opens steam valves or water sprays to moisten felt passing through steam chamber or beneath sprays. Stops conveyor when bed of hydraulic press is covered by felt strip. Opens steam valves to heat press bed. Starts oscillating hydraulic ram that compresses felt. Laps end of felt bat to ends of other bats to form continuous strip. Plucks foreign matter from felt surfaces with tweezers and spreads loose felt over thin spots to produce uniform products. Straightens layers of stock on press bed to remove wrinkled stock.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

586.682-010 FULLER (textile) alternate titles: fulling-mill operator; wet finisher, wool

    Operates $T3fulling mill$T1 to shrink and interlock fibers of woolen cloth by application of moisture, heat, and pressure: Threads cloth through tension guides or rollers which control shrinkage in width between pressure rollers, and through trap (crimp box) which controls shrinkage in length. Sews ends of cloth together to form endless rope, using portable sewing machine. Turns handwheel to regulate pressure on tension guides and sets air pressure gauge on rollers and trap, following specifications for style of cloth. Turns valves to admit water and soap solution to tub through which cloth passes. Measures distance between markings on cloth to determine when specified shrinkage has been attained. Ravels seam connecting ends of cloth and guides cloth over reel into handtruck.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

586.685-010 CARROTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that applies $T3carroting$T1 solution to fur pelts to condition fur fibers for manufacturing felt hats: Pours carroting solution of hydrogen peroxides, water, mercury and nitric acid into machine storage tank. Starts machine and turns valve to regulate flow of solution onto applicator brush. Lifts and feeds pelt under rotating brush or between rollers of machine that carrots fur fibers. May mix carroting solution.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

586.685-014 CONTINUOUS-CRUSHER OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends crushing machine or $T3fulling mill$T1 that crushes and dusts carbonized vegetable matter from woolen cloth: Starts crushing machine and observes as cloth flows back and forth, to detect tear-outs. Stops machine, disentangles tear-out, and threads cloth through crushing rollers to $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 Doffs trucks of cloth from delivery end of machine. Removes waste from dust bins. Threads cloth through pressure rollers of fulling mill and sews cloth ends together to form endless rope, using sewing machine. Starts machine that processes cloth through pressure rollers for specified period of time. Ravels seam at end of cycle, laps end of cloth over reel, and starts reel to transfer cloth from machine to handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

586.685-018 FELT-STRIP FINISHER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: microgrinder operator

    Tends machine that sands and smooths surface of felt strips to reduce thickness and impart finish: Mounts roll of felt on machine brackets and draws end over and under machine bed and rollers onto takeup spindle. Turns handwheel to adjust clearance between sanding rollers according to specifications. Starts machine and observes felt for discolorations and loose fibers. Verifies thickness of felt, using gauge. Removes finished roll from machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

586.685-022 FELTMAKER AND WEIGHER (tex. prod., nec)

    Prepares samples of felt for use in color matching and control: Mixes and weighs ingredients, and blends components in milling machine. Compresses blended material into felt samples [GARNETTER (furniture; tex. prod., nec)].
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

586.685-026 HARDENING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: hardener;

    Tends machine that agitates fur felt hat cones to mat together interlocking fibers and harden cones preparatory to forming into hats: Wraps wet cones in burlap and wrings or places cones in extractor and starts machine to remove excess water. Wraps cones in woolen cloth and places cloth containing cones on rollers of hardening machine. Pulls handle to lower upper rollers onto cones and simultaneously start timed rollers that agitate cones and tighten fibers in tip of cones. Removes cloth containing cones and repeats operation to tighten fibers in brim area of cones. May inspect cones and work fibers into holes and thin spots, using fingers, to repair damaged cones.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

586.685-030 HAT-FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: cone former; coner; forming-machine operator

    Tends hat-forming machine that mats together fur fibers into hat cones: Positions perforated metal cone on revolving turntable of machine that draws fur fiber onto metal cone. Closes doors of machine to preserve vacuum around metal cone. Depresses pedal to start conveyor belt that deposits preweighed amount of fur fiber in dome of machine. Observes fur flow onto cone and opens doors at completion of fur dumping cycle. Wraps damp cloth around felt cone and places metal cover over cloth. Carries cone from machine turntable to platform of sinker. Depresses pedal that lowers cone into heated water to strengthen fiber cohesion. Releases pedal to raise cone from sinker and removes cone. Removes cover, cloth, and felt cone from perforated cone. May tend machine that converts sheets of woolen fiber to form hat cones and be designated Wool-Hat-Forming-Machine Tender (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

586.685-034 SHRINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: bumper-machine operator; sizer; starter; stumper

    Tends machine that kneads fur (felt hat) cones to interlock fibers and shrink cones by either of following methods: (1) Positions cones on belt that moves cones beneath water sprinkler pipes, between rollers, and onto second belt that returns cones to worker. Measures cones, using ruler. Repeats process until cone has shrunk to size specified. (2) Places cones in machine cylinder and turns handle to fill cylinder with hot water, or pours acid-water solution into tank. Starts agitators that knead and tumble cones to interlock fibers and shrink cone. Measures cones, using ruler. Repeats process until cone has shrunk to specified size. May stretch cones to specified sizes, using wire frame.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

586.685-038 TESTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: felt finisher

    Tends machine that tests hard felt sheets for uniformity of thickness: Turns setscrews to set recorder dials and feed rollers for specific thickness of felt. Starts machine and guides felt between feed rollers. Observes recording dials to ascertain that felt thickness registers within allowable limits and rejects sheets not meeting specifications. Labels piles of accepted and rejected sheets. May reduce thickness of sheets, using drum-type sanding machine.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

586.686-010 CARROTING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (hat & cap)

    Off bears pelts from $T3carroting$T1 machine onto handtrucks for further processing in manufacture of felt hats.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

586.686-014 FELTING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: hardening-machine-operator helper

    Assists FELTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) to attach reinforcing burlap to felt strips or to compress layers of felt: Lifts $T3bats$T1 of felt into place at end of conveyor. Smooths wrinkles from felt, and plucks foreign matter from felt, using tweezers. Laps ends of felt bats with ends of successive bats to form continuous strips of padding. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

586.686-018 HAT-FORMING-MACHINE FEEDER (hat & cap) alternate titles: cone-machine feeder; feeder; fur feeder; fur weigher

    Weighs out fur fibers for use in making hats, and spreads fibers on conveyor leading to hat-forming machine: Weighs out specified quantity of fur required to form each hat, using scale. Spreads fibers on belt conveyor leading to feed gate of hat-forming machine, and moves lever to raise gate and dump fibers into machine. Stops conveyor after fur is dumped into machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

586.686-022 MACHINE HELPER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: general worker

    Performs any combination of following tasks in machine manufacturing of felt goods: Cuts felt from feed rolls and removes rolls of processed material from machine. Marks length of finished felt on tag attached to roll. Lifts and positions rolls of base material and $T3bats$T1 into feed holders of machine. Hand sews or glues together roll ends to form continuous feed through machine. Transfers materials by handtruck or dolly from discharge end of one machine to feed end of next. Picks up scraps of material around machine and throws scraps into bins or hoppers. Fills pans on machines with sizing inks. Measures and dumps spray solution ingredients in mixing vats according to specifications. Removes foreign particles from scoured and blended stock. Lifts felt rolls from conveyors, and stacks and bundles finished felt rolls to prepare rolls for shipment or stock. May assist operators to set up machine. May be designated by specific activity performed as Bat Carrier (tex. prod., nec); or according to machine operated as Box Feeder (tex. prod., nec); Cloth-Printer Helper (tex. prod., nec); Garnett-Machine-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec); Needle-Loom-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec); Sizing-Machine-And-Drier-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec). May be designated: Coater Helper (tex. prod., nec); Die-Cutting-Machine-Operator Helper, Automatic (tex. prod., nec); Picking-Machine-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

586.687-010 FELT CARBONIZER (tex. prod., nec)

    Removes vegetable matter from felt by immersion in sulfuric acid solution: Mixes specified amount of sulfuric acid and warm water in carbonizing vat, and immerses felt in vat, using chain hoist. Soaks felt for period of time dependent on thickness of material. Periodically tests solution strength, using hydrometer. Adds acid as required. Removes and suspends felt over vat to drain.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

587 BRUSHING AND SHRINKING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with going over materials with a brush to remove such undesirables as lint and loose thread, to improve appearance, or to align nap; and reducing the size of materials by such methods as saturating, spraying, and steaming.

587.384-010 CLOTH-SHRINKING TESTER (textile) alternate titles: wash-test checker

    Tests cloth sample to determine potential shrinkage of sample in order to establish shrinking machine settings, and to verify effectiveness of shrinking process: Marks cloth sample at measured intervals, using template. Loads samples into washing drum and adds detergents. Starts machine that automatically washes and rinses samples and extracts excess water. Removes samples from machine at end of washing cycle and presses samples, using flatbed ironer. Measures distance between markings on cloth, using yardstick, and computes average shrinkage of length and width. Converts amount of shrinkage into machine settings, using conversion tables. Records measurements, cloth lot and style number, and machine settings on work ticket for use by CLOTH-SHRINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile). Cuts samples from cloth after shrinking and tests cloth to verify that material meets shrinkage specifications.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

587.585-010 AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR (knitting)

    Tends autoclave that steamsets hosiery or knitted garments into permanent shape: Stacks articles on machine trays, smooths wrinkles by hand, and pushes trays into autoclave. Turns thumbscrews to seal machine door and presses buttons to start automatic steaming cycle. Removes steamed articles from autoclave at end of steaming cycle and inserts them into bags for further processing. Trucks bagged articles to storage area. Records number of articles steamed and bagged.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

587.682-010 AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR (textile)

    Controls autoclave to preshrink and preset yarn: Pushes racks of yarn inside autoclave and clamps door shut. Regulates time and temperature controls according to written instructions. Presses buttons to start pump that creates vacuum in autoclave chamber and turns valves to admit steam. Observes gauges and pneumatic controller graphs to ascertain that specified pressure, temperature, and vacuum are maintained to ensure conditioning of yarn according to specifications and to prevent collapse of autoclave. Closes valves and starts vacuum pump to remove moisture at end of steaming chamber. Opens door and removes processed yarn from autoclave to storage, using handtruck. Weighs yarn and records amount of yarn processed. May tend machine that automatically draws yarn into autoclave, seals doors, and discharges yarn at end of steaming cycle.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

587.685-010 BRUSH OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: steam-brush operator

    Tends machine that brushes foreign matter, such as lint, strings, and loose fibers from cloth: Pins or sews end of cloth to leader. Turns screws to adjust cloth tension and pressure of brushes. Starts machine and observes operation to detect incomplete cleaning. Cleans and oils machine. May tend brushing machine with steaming attachment that sets cloth nap.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

587.685-014 BRUSHER, MACHINE (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that brushes fur pelts to straighten and fluff hairs preparatory to shearing fur for manufacturing felt hats: Starts machine and depresses pedal to move powered brush away from stationary rest on which pelts are placed for brushing. Positions pelt on rest and releases pedal to force moving brush against pelt, straightening and fluffing hairs. Piles furs for shearing by other workers.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

587.685-018 CLOTH-SHRINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: cloth shrinker; cloth sponger; cold-water machine operator; padding-machine operator; presetter operator; shrinker; sponger; water sponger; woolen-suiting shrinker

    Tends machine that shrinks woven or knitted cloth to predetermined size: Mounts roll of cloth on machine, using chain hoist. Threads end of cloth through tension bars, guide and feed rollers, and through shrinking elements. Observes flow of cloth through machine onto $T3takeup roll,$T1 or guides cloth onto shrinking elements to prevent wrinkles and uneven winding, or sets speed of elements according to shrinkage-control guide for various cloth styles. Turns valves or moves switch control to regulate flow of water or steam. May measure cloth width, using yardstick. May tend equipment that preshrinks woolen suiting fabric and be designated Soaker (textile). May sew, using portable sewing machine, or pin cut of cloth to cloth in machine. May doff rolls of shrunken cloth. May tend machine not equipped with water vat and be designated Steam-Pan Sponger (textile). Important variables may be indicated by processes or trade names of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

587.685-022 CONDITIONER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: conditioning-room worker; steam conditioner, filling; steamer; yarn conditioner

    Tends steaming cabinet that conditions (sets twist or preshrinks) yarn with steam: Loads trays or racks of yarn on handtruck and pushes yarn into machine. Turns knobs to set time, temperature, and humidity controls, according to specifications. Turns valve to admit steam into cabinet. Removes yarn from conditioner at end of steaming cycle. May separate yarn according to size and grade. May inspect yarn for twist set and shrinkage. May record information, such as processing temperature, weight, or type of yarn on work ticket. May tend machine equipped with conveyor that moves yarn through machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

587.685-026 DUSTER (hat & cap)

    Tends equipment that removes dust, fur particles, and lint from felt hats after pouncing operations, using any of following methods: Selects hat block, according to specifications. Turns screw to secure block on spindle, and slips hat over block. (1) Depresses pedal to start compressor that creates vacuum in slots of hat block and moves hat over slots to remove undesirable matter. (2) Depresses pedal to start hat and block rotating. Presses trigger on pneumatic gun to direct air over hat surface or holds brush against hat surface to dust hat. (3) Depresses pedal to move hat mounted on rotating block against rotating brush. Stops compressor or rotating block, turns hat inside out, and repeats dusting operation on inside of hat. May be designated according to method used as Hat Brusher, Machine (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

587.685-030 STRIKE-OUT-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: tiger-machine operator

    Tends machine that flattens pile of fabrics preparatory to dyeing or printing or to raise, soften, and fluff pile after wet-finishing processes: Positions truck of material at entry end of machine and sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Presses button to set carding or brushing rollers according to finish specified. Starts machine and observes flow of cloth through machine to detect wrinkles, holes, and cloth seams. Smooths wrinkles by hand. Moves lever to lower cloth from rollers as holes and seams pass through machine. Doffs cloth from $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 May tend machine arranged in tandem with other finishing equipment.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

587.686-010 CLOTH-SHRINKING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (textile)

    Assists CLOTH-SHRINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) in shrinking cloth: Pushes handtruck of rolled or folded cloth to machine and mounts roll on bracket of machine, using hoist. Threads ends of cloth through guides, rollers, and shrinking elements. Smooths folds of cloth being discharged into handtruck or removes rolls, using hoist. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May sew ends of new cuts to cloth already in machine. Important variables may be indicated by processes or trade names of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

587.687-010 CANVAS SHRINKER (textile)

    Soaks canvas in water to shrink and prepare canvas for use in garment manufacturing: Unrolls bolt of canvas and folds canvas in shrinking tank. Turns valve to admit water into tank, soaking canvas for specified periods of time. Lifts canvas from tank after shrinking and hangs canvas in loops from bars for drying or delivers canvas to other workers.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING OF LEATHER, TEXTILES, AND RELATED PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with processing leather, textiles, and related products.

589.130-010 CLOTH FINISHER (carpet & rug; textile) alternate titles: finishing supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in finishing cloth, carpets, rugs, and other fabrics: Schedules finishing of cloth or carpeting according to color, width, and type of finish, to maintain efficient operation. Selects standard formulas that meet customer specifications or uses knowledge of finish ingredients and application methods to develop new formulas. Writes mixing instructions for use by CHEMICAL MIXER (textile). Writes work orders for supervisors indicating specified finish, style, and yardage of cloth or carpeting to be processed. Examines cloth or carpeting to verify that finish meets specifications. Inventories and orders chemicals and supplies from purchasing department. Trains workers in setup, repair, and operation of $T3ranges,$T1 machines, and equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department supervised or process involved as Carpet-Finishing Supervisor (carpet & rug); Cloth-Bleaching Supervisor (textile); Cloth-Brushing-And-Sueding Supervisor (textile); Cloth-Laminating Supervisor (textile); Cloth-Mercerizing Supervisor (textile); Cloth-Napping Supervisor (textile); Cloth-Shearing Supervisor (textile); Cloth-Shrinking Supervisor (textile).
GOE: 05.09.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

589.130-014 FABRIC-COATING SUPERVISOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: felt-coating-and-mixing supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in finishing coated fabrics, artificial leather, and felt: Sets up machines to make experimental samples, observes operation of machines to detect malfunction, and adjusts machines, using handtools. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Inspects work of operators to verify coating weights, printing samples, and embossing imprints. Directs delivery of goods to cutting or shipping department. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process involved as Calender Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Coating Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Felt-Finishing Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Mixing Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Printing Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Trimming Supervisor (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 79

589.130-018 SUPERVISOR, FINISHING ROOM (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in buffing, brushing, coloring, embossing, and spraying leather. Moves controls to adjust embossing, finishing, and rolling machines. 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

589.130-022 SUPERVISOR, FUR DRESSING (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of FUR-FLOOR WORKER (leather mfg.) and FUR DRESSER (leather mfg.) engaged in fleshing, plucking, shearing, and shaving fur pelts to prepare pelts for manufacturing: Examines pelts during dressing process to determine cleanliness and suppleness of skins and softness and sheen of hair of furs. Trains workers in setting up and operating machines and equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to operation supervised as Supervisor, Fleshing (leather mfg.); Supervisor, Fur-Floor Worker (leather mfg.); Supervisor, Shearing (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

589.130-026 SUPERVISOR, MILL (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning, drying, and grading hemp fiber: Trains workers in machine setup and operating. Examines hemp fiber for defects. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

589.130-030 SUPERVISOR, SPLIT LEATHER DEPARTMENT (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sorting, splitting, shaving, pasting, and drying leather. Sets up and adjusts machines. Requisitions supplies. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activities supervised as Supervisor, Buffing-And-Pasting (leather mfg.); Supervisor, Drying-And-Softening (leather mfg.); Supervisor, Hanging-And-Trimming (leather mfg.); Supervisor, Shaving-And-Splitting (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

589.132-010 SUPERVISOR VI (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sorting, cleaning, cutting, garnetting, and packaging waste textile fibers, threads, and rags for use as batting, padding, and wiping rags: Spaces knives on delivery end of $T3garnett machine$T1 according to width specified for batting. Weighs samples and adjust weight mechanisms on machines to meet processing specifications. Trains employees in operating and cleaning of machines. Requisitions materials and machine parts. 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

589.132-014 SUPERVISOR, SPLIT AND DRUM ROOM (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in coloring, drying, and setting (smoothing grain) hides. Trains workers in operation of machines. Requisitions materials. 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

589.134-010 SUPERVISOR, BEAM DEPARTMENT (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in trimming flesh, liming hair, and washing tanned hides. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

589.135-010 SUPERVISOR, PRODUCTION (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in washing, drying, separating, and crushing feathers used in stuffing housefurnishing goods, such as pillows and cushions: Reviews production schedule and assigns work duties. Demonstrates operation of machines and equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

589.137-010 SUPERVISOR, PACKING ROOM (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting, measuring, and wrapping finished leather. Requisitions materials. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

589.137-014 SUPERVISOR, BONDING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in bonding, stretching, and applying finishing solution to synthetic sewing threads to improve their sewing quality: Observes production activities to ensure that work progresses according to schedule and that work methods meet prescribed standards. Feels bonded thread to verify that moisture content and surface smoothness of thread meet processing specifications. Confers with company personnel to identify and resolve processing problems. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

589.360-010 BONDING-MACHINE SETTER (textile)

    Sets up and adjusts machines that bond, stretch, and apply finishing solution to thread to improve sewing quality: Changes charts in control boxes for recording temperature and viscosity strength and turns knob to set temperature control at specified level on oven unit. Turns handles on roller units to adjust speeds of front and back rollers and verifies revolutions (settings), using tachometer. Turns crank to adjust builder motion on takeup rack to facilitate uniform winding of thread on reels. Operates machine for test run to verify adjustments and to obtain thread samples. Conducts standard tests on samples to determine breaking strength, elongation, and weight of thread, using tensile-testing machine, skein winder, and grain scales. Posts results onto quality control reports. Maintains record of samples and customer orders processed. Changes felt covers on rollers and wipers and replaces worn or broken guides and tapes, using handtools. Lubricates machines, using oilcan.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

589.361-010 FUR DRESSER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: tanner

    Tans and dresses pelts to improve luster and beauty or restore natural appearance of pelts: Prepares tanning and washing solutions according to formulas and places pelts in vats or revolving drums containing solution to clean, soften, and preserve pelts. Removes long coarse hair from pelts and evens length of underlying fur, using beaming knife and shaving knife [FUR PLUCKER (leather mfg.)]. Removes particles of flesh and at from pelts and skins, using hand and powered knives determined by thickness and weight of pelt. Examines skins to detect defects, such as spaces, improper scraping, and tears. Records defect and sorts furs according to grade. May oil and clip pelts.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

589.384-010 PRODUCT TESTER, FIBERGLASS (textile) alternate titles: roving technician

    Tests fiberglass products, such as bonded cord, insulation mats, roving, and staple lengths to determine if products conform to specifications: Determines breaking strength of bonded cord by mounting sample on arms of testing machine and moving machine controls that apply force necessary to rupture sample. Weighs insulation mat, bonded cord, or roving on balance scales before and after drying and computes percentage of moisture, wax binder, and solids in sample, using slide rule. Observes machines in operation to detect worn equipment, irregular roving packages, or dull cutters. Examines products for defects, such as dirt, frayed ends, clumps in mats, discolorations, and variation in number of ends. Measures staple lengths to verify conformance to standards, using ruler. Tests speed of machine spindles, using tachometer. Records tests results on quality control records and notifies production supervisors, machine repairer, and workers when machine operation, material, or products vary from standards. May perform physical tests to determine yarn porosity, diameter, or denier.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

589.387-010 INSPECTOR AND SORTER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: assorter; bend sorter; grader; hefter; hide sorter; leather sorter; passer

    Inspects and sorts processed material, such as hides, skins, or leather: Examines material for defects, such as brand marks, cuts, and scars, and trims defects from material, using shears. Verifies thickness of material, using gauge. Sorts material according to qualities, such as color, size, and thickness. Returns defective material for reprocessing. May be designated according to material sorted as Blue-Leather Sorter (leather mfg.); Patent-Leather Sorter (leather mfg.); Russet-Leather Sorter (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

589.387-014 WOOL SORTER (textile)

    Sorts and grades wool according to length of fiber, color, and degree of fineness, utilizing sight, touch, experience, and established specifications: Shakes or spreads fleece over screen-topped table to remove dust. Picks out foreign matter, such as burrs, sticks, strings, and cinders. Breaks fleece into pieces and inspects and sorts pieces according to quality.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

589.387-018 WOOL-AND-PELT GRADER (meat products) alternate titles: slat grader

    Inspects sheep and lamb pelts to determine condition of pelts and grade of wool: Examines and feels wool to determine color, texture, and length, and sorts pelts or loose wool into grades for pulling or drying. Inspects pickled slats (sheep skins) for cuts, tears, blemishes, and skin quality, and stacks pelts in piles according to grade. May record quantity and grades of wool or pelts inspected.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

589.387-022 INSPECTOR, FINISHING (tex. prod., nec)

    Inspects finished felt for processing flaws, such as random thickness, grease spots, and dye marks, and grades felt, following grading specifications: Places roll of felt onto holding fixture at end of glass-top inspection table, assisted by another worker. Threads front end of felt strip between hold-down bar and table. Activates fluorescent light inside table and sets table gauges to measure length, width, and thickness of felt. Feeds felt onto takeup roller that pulls felt across lighted table. Depresses button to activate takeup roller. Examines felt for lint, grease spots, discolorations, and dye marks. Reads thickness and width gauges to verify conformity to specifications. Depresses button to stop takeup roller when felt meets length specification. Cuts felt from roll and weighs felt piece to detect deviation from prescribed weight. Marks ticket and attaches ticket to portion of felt that needs to be reworked or discarded. Records thickness, width, length, and weight of felt on mill ticket. Grades felt according to grading specifications.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

589.464-010 COLOR MIXER (furniture)

    Mixes size and paint for use in manufacture of window-shade cloth: Mixes, cooks, and stirs size with paddle in steam heated pot. Tests mixture with hydrometer and thermometer and adds hot or cold water to obtain specified specific gravity. Mixes specified amounts of paint paste, oil, and turpentine, using portable electric mixer. Directs SHADE-CLOTH FINISHER (furniture) in such processes as paint spraying and shade cloth sewing.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.485-010 PAD-EXTRACTOR TENDER (knitting) alternate titles: extractor; processor

    Tends machine that untwists and extracts water or chemicals from knit tubing after bleaching, washing, and dyeing, and applies finish to tubing preparatory to drying: Positions containers of wet knit tubing on turntable of machine. Turns thumbscrews to adjust width of spreader, according to specifications. Threads tubing through tension rollers and around spreader, and ties end of tubing to $T3leader.$T1 Turns handwheel to regulate pressure on squeeze rollers. Turns valve to admit finishing solution into trough of machine. Starts machine and observes operation to detect twists in knit tubing. Revolves turntable from which tubing is fed to untwist tubing. Measures width of tubing with hand rule to verify conformance to standards. Doffs tubing from $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 May mix finishing solution, following formula.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.487-010 WEIGHT-YARDAGE CHECKER (textile)

    Computes weight per yard of cloth and compares computations with information on style card to determine conformance of cloth to weight standards: Reads ticket attached to cloth rolls for information, such as style, weight, and yardage. Computes weight per yard, using slide rule. Compares results with information on style card to detect variations from standards. Routes cloth that varies from standards to CLOTH MEASURER, MACHINE (garment; textile) for verification of measurement. Reports variations to supervisor. Records weight, yardage, weight per yard, and style number on production sheet. Marks identifying information on cloth.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.562-010 CLOTH-FINISHING-RANGE OPERATOR, CHIEF (textile) alternate titles: finishing range supervisor; range operator

    Controls $T3range$T1 consisting of units, such as chemical or dye pads, washboxes, steamboxes, J-boxes, $T3tenter frames,$T1 $T3curing ovens,$T1 and $T3drying cans$T1 to desize, bleach, dye, or finish cloth and other textile goods: Lines up cloth to be processed according to priority, style, and width. Gives directions to CLOTH FEEDER (textile); CLOTH-FINISHING-RANGE TENDER (textile); and BACK TENDER (textile) engaged in tending range units to ensure that desizing, bleaching, dyeing, or other finishing processes conform to specifications. Tests chemical solutions by titration or with hydrometer to detect variation in strength and notifies mixing department to add required quantity of chemicals or water according to test results and specifications. Observes control panel and equipment to detect faulty operation and adjusts controls to synchronize motor-driven rollers. Records test results, style numbers, and yardage of cloth processed. May inspect cloth. May be designated according to process controlled as Cloth-Bleaching-Range Operator, Chief (textile); Cloth-Desizing-Range Operator, Chief (textile); Cloth-Dyeing-Range Operator, Chief (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

589.662-010 SCOURING-TRAIN OPERATOR (carpet & rug; textile) alternate titles: scouring-machine operator

    Operates scouring train (series of tanks or bowls) to wash, rinse, and dry raw wool preparatory to dyeing or carding: Turns valves to start continuous flow of water, detergent, and acid into bowls. Reads thermometer and turns steam valves to heat wash and rinse solutions to specified operating temperature. Starts machine that feeds raw wool from hopper into washbowl and activates rakes that move wool through bowls to squeeze rolls and rinse bowl. Patrols scouring train to detect choke-up at squeeze rolls and removes jammed fibers by hand. Observes sudsing in washbowls and turns valve to increase or decrease concentration of detergent. Tests acidity of solution in finishing bowl by titration. Turns valve to control flow of acid to maintain specified concentration. Starts fans that circulate hot air in drier. Feels wool delivered from drier and adjusts thermostatic control if wool is not dry. Drains and cleans machine. May feed raw wool into scouring machine hopper. May direct activities of team workers and be designated Scouring-Train Operator, Chief (carpet & rug; textile).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

589.662-014 TIRE-FABRIC-IMPREGNATING-RANGE OPERATOR, CHIEF (tex. prod., nec)

    Controls $T3range$T1 to stretch and shrink sheets of tire fabric and reduce fabric elasticity: Turns valves and pushes buttons to start range, admit flow of steam, water, and finishing solutions to range units, and to regulate machine speeds and fabric tension. Records information, such as fabric yardage processed, temperature readings, fabric tensions, machine speeds, and delays caused by range malfunctions.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

589.665-010 BONDING-MACHINE TENDER (textile)

    Tends machine that bonds, stretches, and applies finishing solution to synthetic thread to improve sewing quality: Places supply packages in creel. Draws ends from packages over, through, and around machine units, guides, and rollers, and attaches ends to takeup reels. Turns valves and taps to transfer bonding and finishing solutions to bath units. Observes operation to detect breaks or $T3lap-ups.$T1 Cuts tangles with knife and rethreads ends through machine units. Observes temperature and viscosity control charts for variations from standards. Adds chemicals to strengthen or dilute solutions or resets temperature indicator (control). Verifies roller speeds, using tachometer, and turns handle on roller units to adjust speeds. Reports malfunctions to BONDING-MACHINE SETTER (textile). Removes full packages from takeup rack and pushes yarn to storage area.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

589.665-014 CLOTH-FINISHING-RANGE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: backfiller; finishing-range operator; starcher-and-tenter-range feeder; treater

    Tends feed-end of $T3range$T1 that applies size, starch, water-repellent, wrinkle resistant, or other chemical finishes to cloth, stretches cloth to specified width, and dries finished cloth: Positions truck of folded cloth at feed-end of machine or inserts rod through cloth roll and pushes roll onto brackets. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns valve to permit flow of finish to trough under mangle. Turns handwheels and knobs to control temperature of $T3drying cans$T1 and movement of cloth through range, and to adjust width and tension guides. Observes cloth entering machine to detect flaws, such as holes and torn selvages. Cuts out flaws, using scissors. When back-filling cloth with starch, positions doctor at specified angle to scrape excess starch from cloth. Cleans and greases machines. May be designated according to type of finish applied as Back Sizer (textile); Waterproofing-Machine Operator (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.684-010 RAKER, BUFFING WHEEL (tex. prod., nec)

    Tests fabric buffing wheels to determine resistance to pressure and straightens edges of fabric, using metal rod: Mounts stack of buffing wheels on shaft in cabinet and closes cabinet door. Presses button to rotate buffing wheels. Rakes edges of revolving buffing wheels with slanted edge of rod through opening in cabinet. Removes wheels having frayed edges.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.685-010 BOARDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: boarder; boarder, machine

    Tends machine that shapes and dries hose before or after dyeing process, using either of following methods: (1) Pulls hose over leg-shaped forms of machine, aligns toe and heel with form, and pulls welt down to specified point on forms. Presses button or depresses pedal to start conveyor that carries filled set of forms into drying chamber and removes finished set from chamber. Strips shaped hose from boarding forms. (2) Depresses pedal to start circular conveyor that carries forms through drying chamber and automatic stripping mechanism. Pulls and aligns hose over forms as conveyor moves forms in front of worker. Periodically feels surface of forms for roughness to determine need for waxing. May replace $T3toe boards$T1 of boarding forms, using key. May turn valves to increase or decrease steam pressure and temperature of drying chamber according to type of hose being boarded. May be designated according to process as Preboarder (knitting). May tend machine that shapes, dyes, and dries hosiery and be designated Dye-Boarding-Machine Operator (knitting).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

589.685-014 BREAKER-UP-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: breaker-up

    Tends machine that agitates hats after blocking to render material soft and pliable: Places hats in chamber of machine and starts rotation of paddle arms that toss hats about until material becomes pliable. Stops machine after specified time and removes hats for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-018 BURN-OUT TENDER, LACE (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that burns out (dissolves) connecting threads in knitted lace to separate lace into individual bands: Loads beams of lace onto rack. Pushes rack into machine chamber and bolts door, using wrench. Turns valve to transfer acid solution from still to machine. Presses button to start rotation of lace in acid bath that dissolves connecting threads. Removes lace from machine for further processing. May tend still to reclaim solvents for reuse [STILL TENDER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.685-022 CLOTH MEASURER, MACHINE (garment; textile) alternate titles: measurer, machine; measuring percher-and-inspector

    Tends machine that measures cloth preparatory to or after dyeing and finishing: Threads cloth from supply truck, bale, or roll through feeder rollers, and laps end around $T3takeup roll$T1 of machine or guides cloth through $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 Turns knob to set yardage meter to zero. Starts machine and straightens cloth that becomes twisted entering machine. Stops machine and records yardage of cloth as indicated by meter. May compare meter reading with yardage on manufacturer's tag and record difference. May weigh cloth and record weight.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.685-026 CLOTH-FINISHING-RANGE TENDER (textile)

    Tends intermediate units of cloth or other textile goods desizing, bleaching, dyeing, or finishing $T3ranges,$T1 such as washboxes, $T3tenter frame, drying cans, and curing ovens:$T1 Turns valves to admit steam, water, and chemicals to washboxes and chemical troughs. Patrols area between entry and terminal units to detect faulty operation of equipment. Turns knobs to adjust temperature in drying and curing units and to regulate speed of motor-driven rollers, according to specifications. Reports grease spots, holes, and tears in cloth to operator of range. Disentangles tear-outs, rethreads unit, and sews torn cloth, using portable sewing machine. May mix chemicals or dyes. May test strength of chemical solutions by titration or with hydrometer. May be designated according to process as Cloth-Bleaching-Range Tender (textile); Cloth-Desizing-Range Tender (textile); Cloth-Dyeing-Range Tender (textile); Tire-Fabric-Impregnating-Range Tender (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.685-030 DETACKER (knitting; textile)

    Tends machine that removes tacking stitches from selvages of fabric and opens fabric to full width after wet processing: Clips tacking stitches with knife and ravels out length of stitching by hand. Feeds end of fabric over beating roller and through takeoff rollers and $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 Laps end of raveled stitching around reel and starts machine that ravels out stitching and opens cloth to full width. Guides cloth from swing-folding attachment into handtruck. May sew end of cloth to end of cloth in machine to form continuous strip, using sewing machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-034 DRUMMER (hat & cap) alternate titles: softener

    Tends revolving drum that tumbles fur pelts in moist sawdust and fuller's earth to soften pelts and clean fur used in making felt hats: Opens bales of skins, using knife or wirecutter. Shovels sawdust and fuller's earth into drum, pours water onto sawdust and fuller's earth, and stirs with shovel until sawdust and fuller's earth are saturated. Dumps skins into drum and starts drum revolving for specified time or until skins appear sufficiently clean and soft for further processing. May shake sawdust and fuller's earth from pelts [SHAKER (hat & cap)].
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-038 DRY CLEANER (knitting)

    Tends cleaning machine and drier that clean and dry knitted garments: Examines garment for soil and determines type of soil. Lays garment on cleaning board with spotted surface exposed. Applies soap solvent to spot with brush and removes excess soap with towel. Opens valve to admit cleaning fluid to tank of washing machine. Lays spotted garment in machine and starts machine. Stops machine after specified time, and removes and places garment in drier. Removes garment from drier and hangs garment on hook in clothes room. Turns fan on in clothes room to drive cleaning fluid fumes from clothes. Removes garment from clothes room.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-042 DYER HELPER (hat & cap)

    Tends equipment that bleaches and dries articles: Mixes bleaching solution, according to formula or instructions. Immerses material to be bleached in tub or vat containing solution and removes after specified time. Tends centrifugal extractor to remove excess bleach and dry articles [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-046 EDGE STAINER I (leather prod.)

    Tends machine that applies decorative ink stain to edges of leather articles, such as coin purses and wallets: Fills reservoir of staining device and turns knob to activate flow of stain into nozzle. Places edge of article against nozzle and moves edge along nozzle for application of stain. Wipes smears from article, using rag and solvent. Places article on revolving table for drying.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.685-050 FEATHER MIXER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends mixing machine that mixes feathers for use in stuffing household goods, such as pillows, and cushions: Weighs specified amounts of various grades of feathers and dumps feathers into mixing machine. Attaches bags to discharge chutes of machine and starts pump which sucks blended feathers into bags. May mix feathers, using pitchfork. May sew tops of filled bags. May attach identifying tags.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-054 FEATHER SEPARATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends equipment that separates down from feathers and separates feathers according to quality: Dumps sacks of feathers of mixed grade into separator by hand. Turns wheels to adjust height of separator walls. Starts blower system to circulate feathers up and over separator walls, heavier or lower grades of which pass over first or lowest walls while lighter or premium grades pass over higher walls. Turns off blowers to allow feathers to settle to floor of bins and sweeps them into sacks. May add chemicals to separator during process to sterilize feathers. When operating machine to remove pin feathers or quills from down, may be designated Pin-Feather-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec); Quill-Picking-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.685-058 FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting; textile) alternate titles: dry folder, cloth; folder operator; layer-up

    Tends machine that smooths and folds knitted tubing as tubing unwinds from rolls: Puts roll of tubing on turning rod of machine. Threads end of tubing over supporting rolls of machine, through steam rolls, and through feed rolls which pull tubing over spreader and through steam rolls. Turns crank to adjust height of folding table located under rolls. Starts machine and observes as tubing travels through rolls which move back and forth on carriage and deposit tubing in folds onto table. Removes folded tubing from table and places tubing in boxes. May weigh tubing and record weight.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-062 HAT FINISHER (hat & cap) alternate titles: body finisher

    Tends machines that finish felt hat bodies, performing any combination of following tasks: Tends machine that buffs or sands hat bodies to smooth or polish surface [BUFFER (hat & cap); POUNCING-LATHE OPERATOR (hat & cap)]. Tends machine that applies grease and wax to hat body to finish and stiffen body [GREASER OPERATOR (hat & cap)]. Tends machine that trims brim to specified width [ROUNDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap; tex. prod., nec)]. Rubs hat to remove surplus fur fibers and smooth surface of hat, using sandpaper. Rubs coloring powder onto hat bodies, using powder-filled cloth bag, or sprays powder onto hat with compressed-air gun. Presses hat brim to smooth and shape brim, using hand iron. May be designated according to part processed as Crown Finisher (hat & cap); or type of hat processed as Wool-Hat Finisher (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

589.685-066 LAUNDRY-MACHINE TENDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machines that bleach, dye, and dry bedspreads: Places bedspreads into paddle-dyeing machine and adds chemicals, such as caustic, soap, bleach, dye, and salt, at designated intervals during dyeing cycle to bleach and dye bedspreads. Places dyed bedspreads into ram or centrifugal extractor and starts extractor to remove excess water from spreads [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR (any industry)]. Places bedspreads into tumble drier and starts drier to dry and fluff spreads.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.685-070 MEASURING-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather mfg.) alternate titles: hide-measuring-machine operator; measurer

    Tends machine that measures square footage of finished leather: Sets automatic counter at zero. Starts machine and feeds leather between rollers that carry it under measuring wheels connected to dial. Reads dial and chalks number of square feet onto surface of leather. May tie leather pieces into bundles for shipment.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-074 PLEATER (textile) alternate titles: bin piler; plaiter

    Tends machine that guides cloth in $T3rope form$T1 into storage bins or processing tanks in pleat-like folds to prevent tangling during subsequent removal: Threads cloth through poteyes, over rollers, through sleeve of pleating mechanism, and into bin or tank. Starts machine and turns knob to adjust pleating device so that cloth piles in even layers. May guide cloth with wooden stick or by hand. May sew ends of cloth together, using portable sewing machine. May be designated according to process as Sour-Bleaching Pleater (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-078 PULLER, MACHINE (leather mfg.)

    Tends machine that stretches, softens, and cleans pelts: Places pelt on slanted board and depresses pedal to elevate board into contact with rotating roller. Holds and guides pelt under roller as machine stretches and softens pelt and removes undesired flesh from skin side.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-082 RENOVATOR-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: feather renovator; sterilizer

    Tends automatic machine that cleans, sterilizes, and dries feathers used to stuff cushions, and pillows: Dumps sacks of feathers on floor and removes foreign matter. Starts machine and loads feathers to be cleaned and sterilized with steam and dried with hot air into hopper of machine. Opens air valve to blow feathers into storage bins. May weigh specified amount of feathers prior to loading machine.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-086 ROLLING-DOWN-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting; textile) alternate titles: pleating-machine operator; swing-folding-machine operator

    Tends machine that unwinds cloth from rolls and discharges it into loose or folded form to facilitate further processing: Inserts metal rod through roll of cloth and lifts cloth into feeding position. Sews end of cloth roll to cloth in machine, using portable sewing machine. Positions truck under delivery roller or $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 and starts machine. Pushes loaded trucks from area. May observe cloth to detect defective seams and resew seams to prevent raveling.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-090 SCUTCHER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: cloth opener, hand

    Tends machine that opens cloth to full width after cloth is processed in $T3rope form:$T1 Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine, or threads cloth through guides and rollers, over beaters that revolve against direction of cloth to cause cloth to open and over scrimp rail that stretches and smooths cloth. Starts machine and observes cloth passing over beaters to ensure cloth is opened to full width. Scutcher is usually in tandem with other machines, such as vacuum extractor, mangle, or detacker.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-094 SHAKER (hat & cap)

    Tends shaker that removes sawdust from fur pelts that have been tumbled with sawdust in skin-softening drum: Places pelts in wire-mesh cylinder of shaker and starts machine. Removes skins after specified time or when sawdust has been removed and piles skins for processing of fur into felt hats.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-098 WRINGER-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather mfg.; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: extractor operator; extract wringer; putter-out, machine; roll-press operator; setter, machine; striker-out, machine; wringer and setter

    Tends machine that removes moisture or wrinkles from felt sheets or hides: Places material between rollers of machine and depresses pedal that rotates lower roller against upper roller to press moisture or smooth wrinkles from material. Releases pedal to separate rollers and stop machine. Removes material from rollers and places material on cart. May move controls to adjust rollers according to thickness of material. May be designated according to section of leather processed as Belly Wringer (leather mfg.); Crop-Setting-Out-Machine Operator (leather mfg.); or according to type of leather processed as Blue-Leather Setter (leather mfg.); Colored-Leather Setter (leather mfg.). May sponge water on hides before rolling to ensure uniformity of moisture content and be designated Sponger (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.685-102 YARN-TEXTURING-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: crimping-machine operator

    Tends machine that crimps thermoplastic yarn to increase bulk, add elasticity, and provide yarn with a soft hand: Places supply packages on spindles and threads yarn ends through guides, feed rolls, and into $T3crimping attachments.$T1 Pulls yarn ends from stuffer boxes of crimping attachments, using wire hook, threads ends through guides, and attaches ends to takeup packages. Observes flow of yarn through machine to detect breaks in yarn and signal lights to detect variations in temperature of crimping attachments. Ties broken yarn ends by hand or with knotter and reports malfunction of machine to MACHINE FIXER (textile). Stops winding unit and doffs full package. May wrap yarn packages in paper and pack packages in shipping containers. Important variables may be indicated by trade name of yarn produced.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.686-010 BACK TENDER (textile) alternate titles: cloth drier; desizing-machine offbearer; drying-machine receiver; drying-machine tender; frame catcher; swing tender; take-away attendant; tentering-machine off-bearer

    Off bears from delivery end of $T3range$T1 or machine that dyes, finishes, washes, treats, or dries cloth or other textile goods: Observes as cloth winds onto rolls or passes through $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 into trucks and notifies supervisor of obvious flaws. Measures cloth with ruler and feels cloth discharging from $T3drying cans or tenter frame$T1 to verify that cloth meets specifications for width and dryness. Moves lever to lower blade that cuts cloth at seams or ravels seams connecting lengths to remove cloth from machine. Pushes roll of cloth onto platform or lifts roll from machine brackets, using hoist. Places $T3tube$T1 on winding shaft and starts cloth winding on tube. Replaces filled truck at swing-folding attachment with empty truck to receive folded cloth. May wrap cloth roll with burlap. May regulate heat of drying cans and flow of water into washboxes by turning valves. May be designated according to type of machine as Cloth-Bleaching-Range Back-Tender (textile); Cloth-Finishing-Range Back-Tender (textile); Cloth-Washer Back-Tender (textile); Drying-Machine Back-Tender (knitting; textile); Dyeing-Machine Back-Tender (textile); Tenter-Frame Back-Tender (textile). May be designated: Cloth-Mercerizer Back-Tender (textile); Desizing-Machine Back-Tender (textile); Dry-Cans Back-Tender (textile); Mangle Back-Tender (textile); Mangle Catcher (textile); Singer Back-Tender (textile); Soaping-Machine Back-Tender (textile); Tire-Fabric-Impregnating-Range Back-Tender (tex. prod., nec); White-Washer Piler (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-014 CLOTH FEEDER (textile) alternate titles: range feeder

    Feeds cloth into any of various textile finishing machines: Aligns trucks or rolls of cloth to be processed through machine according to priority, style, and width. Positions truck of cloth at feed end of machine or mounts roll of cloth onto brackets at scray. Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine. Straightens cloth as it enters machine. May assist machine operator to thread cloth through machine. May be designated according to machine fed as Finishing-Range Feeder (textile); Mercerizing-Range Feeder (textile); Tenter-Frame Feeder (textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-018 FEATHER-CURLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: crushing-mill operator; feather-crushing-machine operator

    Feeds feathers, used to stuff cushions, and pillows, into hopper of machine that curls (crushes) feathers to prevent quills from protruding through ticking of finished product.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

589.686-022 FUR-FLOOR WORKER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: floorworker

    Cleans and dresses pelts, performing any combination of following tasks: Cuts pelts on belly side from neck to tail with knife to facilitate further handling. Feeds pelts into cylinder of combing machine that untangles hair. Loads, starts, stops, and unloads $T3beating machine$T1 to remove loose hair and foreign matter from pelts. Brushes grease onto skin side of pelts to restore oils removed in dyeing and tanning processes, or loads pelts and grease into revolving drum for specified time. Loads pelts and sawdust into revolving drum to tumble pelts in sawdust to dry, clean, and soften them. Stops drum after specified interval and transfers pelts to revolving cage to remove sawdust from pelts. Pulls skin of pelt back and forth over edge of metal bar, or slips uncut pelt over tongue of spreading device to stretch, open pores, and soften skin of pelt. Trims furs with scissors to even length of hairs. May be designated according to specialized task performed or machine tended as Beating-Machine Operator (leather mfg.); Comber (leather mfg.); Cutter (leather mfg.); Drummer (leather mfg.); Fur Clipper (leather mfg.); Fur Puller (leather mfg.); Fur Stretcher (leather mfg.); Greaser (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-026 LABORER, GENERAL (leather mfg.) alternate titles: blue-line hanger; cellar hand; department helper; roustabout; toggler

    Performs any combination of following duties in various sections of tannery, such as drying department, beam house, hide house, or tan house: Cuts cord from hide bundles and spreads hides on floor for processing. Dumps tannery refuse, such as skin and fat, in bin and covers refuse with lime to prevent putrefaction. Covers fleshy side of hides with lime solution to prevent putrefaction of hides. Applies solvent to wool of sheepskin to remove painted brands, using rag and brush. Hangs hides in steam room and turns valve to admit steam that loosens hair and wool on hides. Moves steamed hides to dehairing machine or manually pulls loosened wool from hides. Collects hair after dehairing operation and dumps hair into washing machine. Shovels washed hair into centrifugal drier or onto screen over steam coils to remove moisture. Punches holes in hides, using awl or punch press, to facilitate tying hides into bundles for tanning. Counts and ties specified number of hides into bundles. Dumps hides into drums or vats containing various chemical solutions that dehair, delime, or preserve hides. Dampens hides with water in preparation for oiling. Pastes or clips wet hides on frames to prevent wrinkling and slides frames into drying tunnel. Removes dry hides from frames and stacks hides on cart. Feeds and off bears machines that clean and smooth finished hides by pressing, brushing, or vacuuming. Cleans vats, tanks, and drums of lime, tanbark, and refuse and scrubs walls and floors of tannery, using brushes, scrapers, and solvents. Sprays disinfectant in trucks or freight cars used to haul hides to tannery. May be assigned to specific section of tannery and be designated Laborer, Beam House (leather mfg.); Laborer, Drying Department (leather mfg.); Laborer, Hide House (leather mfg.); Laborer, Tan House (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-030 OPENER II (hat & cap)

    Feeds rabbit skins under revolving cutting wheel of machine that slits pelt along belly, opening skin for further processing into hatters' fur. May cut off ears, tail, and feet of rabbit, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-034 PACKAGE CRIMPER (textile) alternate titles: crimping-machine operator

    Feeds machine that rounds edges of thread packages so that dye will penetrate thread uniformly.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-038 RUG-INSPECTOR HELPER (tex. prod., nec)

    Assists RUG INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec) in examination of felt rug pads: Examines felt and points out imperfections. Straightens material to ensure even rewinding. Helps lift finished roll to wrapping machine. Places pipe or bar in winding rack, and starts new roll of padding. Helps RUG INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec) cut material to specified length. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-042 SOCK BOARDER (knitting) alternate titles: boarder, hand; boarder; boarder, steam; boarder tender

    Feeds and off bears $T3boarding II$T1 equipment that shapes and dries knitted socks: Pulls socks over leg-shaped boarding forms, aligns toe and heel with form, and smooths out wrinkles in leg. Strips shaped socks from forms and stacks socks on tray for further processing. May turn valves to increase or decrease steam pressure and temperature of boarding forms according to type of socks being boarded.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.686-046 TAKER-OFF, HEMP FIBER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: taker-off

    Removes hemp fibers from conveyor of machines that dry or scutch fibers: Places hemp on table or another conveyor, or coils hemp for next operation. May be designated according to type of machine from which hemp is removed as Taker-Off, Braker Machine (tex. prod., nec); Taker-Off, Drying Kiln (tex. prod., nec); Taker-Off, Scutcher Machine (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

589.686-050 TOBACCO-CLOTH RECLAIMER (tex. prod., nec)

    Feeds or off bears machine that vacuums foreign matter from reclaimed tobacco cloth (cheesecloth) and cuts cloth into specified lengths for use as disposable wiping rags: Pushes bales of cloth into feeding position and places end of cloth on roller conveyor that conveys cloth through machine. Removes cut lengths of cloth from delivery end of machine and ties lengths into bundles. Deposits bundles in container.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-010 CAKE WRAPPER (plastic-synth.)

    Wraps cakes of rayon yarn in cloth to protect threads during steaming, washing, and drying processes. May perform duties of WASHER (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-014 CLOTH FOLDER, HAND (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: book folder; folder, hand; hand-booked folder and stitcher; maker-up, folding

    Folds cloth by hand to facilitate wrapping, packing, or further processing: Unreels cloth from bolt onto table. Examines cloth for defects, such as faulty dyeing, printing, or finishing. Folds fabric into halves, aligns edges, and matches pattern of fabric. Laps cloth at specified intervals to fold into pile. Binds folded cloth, using rope. Records lot number and disposition of goods folded on production sheet. May trim ends of cloth, using scissors. May staple or pin edges of cloth together. May work as member of team to fold broad woven goods. May be designated according to goods folded as Bedspread Folder (tex. prod., nec); Blanket Folder (tex. prod., nec); Dishcloth Folder (tex. prod., nec); Pillowcase Folder (tex. prod., nec); Sheet Folder (tex. prod., nec); Towel Folder (tex. prod., nec); Washcloth Folder (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-018 DIPPER (knitting; textile)

    Fills machine trough with adhesive for use in laminating cloth: Pushes barrel of adhesive from storage area to machine, using handtruck. Positions barrel on platform and places tray between barrel and trough. Dips adhesive into tray to maintain adequate supply in trough for laminating process.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-022 FABRIC-LAY-OUT WORKER (textile)

    Lays out and folds bolts of fabrics, such as silk and rayon, preparatory to moire processing, dyeing, and other processing: Determines if cloth should be folded by hand or machine, according to type of processing to be done or specifications, and lays aside bolts to be folded by machine. Folds remaining bolts end-to-end as specified. Records data, such as customer's number, lot number, piece number, yardage, date, color, style, and process specified, for each bolt. May fold finished bolts of fabrics.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-026 LABORER, GENERAL (tex. prod., nec)

    Performs any combination of following duties in manufacture of coated fabrics: Measures width of rolls of material, identifies rolls with color code card, and weighs rolls before and after coating processes. Conveys rolls of material, engraved printing or embossing rolls, and drums of daub and print color to and from machine, using dollies. Lifts rolls to $T3letoff rack$T1 and $T3windup racks,$T1 using hoist. Joins ends of material rolls with automatic sewing machine or tape. Observes material at windup rack and notifies operator of processing defects. Starts rolls onto core, changes knives, and threads material into machine. Scrapes and cleans equipment, removes scrap, and sweeps area. Keeps supply of rags and roll cores. May be designated according to operators assisted as Calender-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec); Cloth-Printing-Machine-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec); Coating-Machine-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec); Embossing-Machine-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec); Winding-Rack-Operator Helper (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-030 PAD MAKER (textile) alternate titles: padder

    Prepares sample pads of textile fibers by hand for use in comparing textile batch color with standard: Cards fibers received from dyeing process, using brush, and dries fibers in oven. Weighs dried fibers, mats specified weight into pads, and washes and dries pads. Cuts excess fibers from pads, using scissors. Attaches identification tags to pads. May blend different colored fibers to determine quantity of each color required to make specified shade.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.687-034 STAINER (leather prod.) alternate titles: applier; color finisher; smearer

    Applies liquid dye or stain to leather articles, such as belts, gloves, and pocketbooks, to cover blemishes and color edges, gussets, and seams of assembled articles, using brushes, daubers, and swabs.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-038 STIFFENER (hat & cap) alternate titles: dipper; machine sizer; sizer; sizing brusher; sizing sponger; smearer; spray-gun sizer

    Applies sizing solution, such as gelatin, glue, lacquer, paint, or shellac to hat or hat parts to stiffen, waterproof, or impart finish to hat: Pours premixed solutions into container or thins solution, following work order specifications. Applies solution to hat or hat parts by any combination of following tasks. Brushes or sponges solution onto articles; dips articles into tub of solution; sprays solution onto article, using spray gun; inserts parts between solution-coated rollers of machine. Places articles on holder of machine that spins articles to remove surplus liquid. Hangs articles on pegs or on holders of conveyor belt that carries articles through drying room to complete drying and stiffening operation. May be designated according to hat or hat part stiffened as Brim Stiffener (hat & cap); Panama-Hat Smearer (hat & cap); Strawhat Sizer (hat & cap); or according to solution used in sizing article as Lacquer Sizer (hat & cap); Varnisher (hat & cap). When reapplying sizing solution to article to cover thin spots in original coating, may be known as Retouching Operator (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

589.687-042 TUBE CLEANER (textile)

    Removes cloth covers from dye tubes or springs to prepare tubes for reuse: Cuts cover with knife or holds tube against revolving emery wheel. Pulls cover from tube by hand.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-046 TUBE COVERER (textile)

    Covers dye tubes with cloth tubing to prevent yarn damage during dyeing process: Mounts tubes on prongs of covering device and slides tubing over tubes. Removes tubes from device and tucks excess tubing into ends of tubes. Sorts defective dye tubes for repair or disposal. May cut tubing into specified lengths, using electric cutting wheel.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

589.687-050 WOOL PULLER (leather mfg.; meat products)

    Removes wool from sheep pelts and sorts wool into bins: Holds pelt against angled table and pulls wool from pelt. Examines and grades wool according to color, texture, and length. Places wool in designated containers. Scrapes remaining wool from pelt, using scraping stick. Cuts off brand marks and wool around head and feet with shears. Places stripped pelts on racks or truck. May grade pelts before pulling.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

589.687-054 WOOL-FLEECE GRADER (agriculture)

    Examines and sorts wool fleece according to quality: Lifts unprocessed fleece to estimate approximate weight of fleece after processing. Separates locks of fleece and examines fibers for length, diameter, elasticity, and color to determine quality of fleece. Examines fleece and separates locks to determine presence of dirt, manure, straw, stains, and moisture. Separates and places fleece in containers and marks wool grade on container according to government standards for quality.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

589.687-058 SHAKER (knitting)

    Shakes out, aligns, and folds surgical hose following wet processing to prepare hose for wrinkle-free drying in hot house: Empties bag of hose on worktable, unrolls bundle of hose, and extends hose on worktable. Pulls and aligns heels, toes, and toe openings of hose, and lifts, extends, and smooths hose to dewrinkle and flatten edges and folds of hose legs. Lifts and shakes hose of specified styles, and slaps thigh pouches of hose against front edge of worktable to dewrinkle hose. Turns and straightens elastic welts inserted during bundling, bagging, or wet processing. Opens and flattens panel seams to prepare hose for drying in conformity with quality standards. Stacks specified quantity of hose on storage tray, and completes and attaches work ticket to tray. Shakes, aligns, and folds leotards to prevent setting of wrinkles. Stores irregular hose or panty hose in specified storage areas. Inspects, mends, or pairs hose or panty hose, following processing specifications.
GOE: 06.04.35 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

589.687-062 DYE-STAND LOADER (textile) alternate titles: carrier loader; package-dye-stand loader

    Stacks yarn packages on spindles of dye stand, preparatory to dyeing in $T3package-dyeing machine.$T1 Screws cap on top of each spindle to secure packages during dyeing. Loads dye stands, or beams when yarn is wound on beams, into machine, using power hoist. Closes and bolts machine lid, using wrench. Removes dyed yarn from machine and positions dye-stand in storage or holding area prior to unloading dye-stand, using power hoist. Records weight of loaded dye stands or beams. May use compressing device to load dye stand. May feel packages to determine dryness prior to unloading dye-stand.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

59 PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This division includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with processing materials and products.

590 OCCUPATIONS IN PROCESSING PRODUCTS FROM ASSORTED MATERIALS

    This group includes occupations concerned with producing singular products by means of mixing, heating, saturating, distilling, melting, and similarly working two or more different materials.

590.130-010 SUPERVISOR, ELECTRONICS PROCESSING (electron. comp.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing electronic components and parts, such as printed circuit boards (PCB's), electron tubes, and semiconductor devices: Examines product for conformance to specifications and quality standards, applying knowledge of manufacturing processes. Demonstrates methods and trains workers in sequence of processing tasks and operation and control of machines and equipment. Maintains records and prepares cost, yield, breakage, and maintenance reports, manually or using computer terminal. Inventories and requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies for department activities. Performs other tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May perform tasks of subordinates, such as machine and equipment setup, adjustment, and repair. May be designated according to product or department as Supervisor, Capacitor Processing (electron. comp.); Supervisor, Electron Tube Processing (electron. comp.); Supervisor, Integrated Circuit Manufacturing (electron. comp.); Supervisor, Printed Circuit Board Processing (electron. comp.); Supervisor, Process Testing (electron. comp.); Supervisor, Semiconductor Wafer Manufacturing (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

590.130-014 SUPERVISOR, INSULATION (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in melting, and spinning slag and flux into mineral wool for use in forming granulated wool, batts, and felts. Repairs and adjusts malfunctioning machines and equipment, using handtools. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

590.130-018 SUPERVISOR, ROOFING PLANT (build. mat., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in saturating, coating, and winding roofing felt to fabricate composition shingles and roll roofing. Assists workers with faulty equipment. Sets up machines for workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to unit or function as Shingle-Machine Supervisor (build. mat., nec).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

590.131-010 PORCELAIN-ENAMELING SUPERVISOR (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparing and applying porcelain enamel to surface of products, such as electric washers, refrigerators, and automobile mufflers, applying knowledge of metal pickling, pulverizing and mixing of porcelain ingredients, and application, drying, and baking of porcelain enamel: Computes amount of ingredients required to obtain porcelain mixtures of specified color and consistency, following standard formulas. Examines pickled surface of product and orders changes in pickling solution to ensure suitability of surface for porcelainizing. Inspects finished product and moves controls to regulate furnace temperatures and conveyor speeds to ensure fusion of porcelain finish. 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

590.132-010 SUPERVISOR, CANDLE MAKING (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in dipping, molding, cutting, and packing candles: Verifies percentage of specified ingredients used to blend molten wax, using plant standards or customer's specifications. Observes molten wax to detect irregularities in color and consistency. Trains workers in machine operation. Requisitions materials. 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

590.134-010 SUPERVISOR, PIPE JOINTS (brick & tile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in molding plastic seal joints on ends of clay sewer pipes: Inspects finished work for conformance to specifications. Trains workers in performance of duties, such as pouring sealants into molds and trimming excess materials from joints. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

590.262-010 CRYSTAL GROWING TECHNICIAN (electron. comp.)

    Analyzes processing procedures and equipment functions to identify and resolve problems in growing semiconductor crystals, utilizing knowledge of crystal growing, and trains other workers to grow crystals: Observes furnace operation and crystal growth and reads logbook entries to identify deviations from specifications and procedures, and advises CRYSTAL GROWER (electron. comp.) 590.382-014 on techniques to adjust furnace controls to alter crystal growth to meet company specifications. Demonstrates and explains crystal growing procedures to train CRYSTAL GROWER (electron. comp.) and to improve worker's crystal growing techniques. Inspects furnaces for gas leaks, diagnoses equipment malfunctions, and requests equipment repairs. Sets up and operates furnaces in absence of CRYSTAL GROWER (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

590.262-014 TEST TECHNICIAN, SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (electron. comp.)

    Operates machines and equipment used in production of semiconductor wafers, such as alignment equipment, automatic developer, and diffusion furnaces, and tests processed wafers to evaluate performance of machines and equipment: Operates machines and equipment to process test wafer. Inspects and measures test wafer, using electronic measuring equipment and microscope, to determine that machines and equipment are processing wafers according to company specifications. Records test results in logbooks. Discusses production problems with workers. Analyzes test results, using engineering specifications and calculator, and writes report on equipment repair or re-calibration recommendations and on operator procedure violations.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

590.282-010 EPITAXIAL REACTOR TECHNICIAN (electron. comp.)

    Sets up and operates computer-controlled epitaxial reactor to grow layer of semiconductor material on wafer surface, following written specifications: Removes semiconductor wafers from tray, using vacuum wand, and cleans wafers, using blow-off wand. Positions wafers on carousel and aligns carousel on baseplate of reactor. Enters processing data into computer to start rotation of baseplate and to activate vacuum pump and epitaxial growth process program. Observes display screen to monitor epitaxial growth process. Inspects wafers for defects, such as scratches, growths, and pits, and calculates defects per square inch, using calculator. Measures thickness and bow (warp) of wafer and thickness and photo-luminescence of epitaxial layer, using gauges and test equipment. Calculates surface area of wafer surface, using calculator. Inscribes line on wafer, using metal scribe, and breaks off section (light bar sample) of wafer. Cuts line on light bar sample to isolate $T3die,$T1 using wafer saw, and measures brightness of die, using probe tester. Constructs sheet metal housing and installs and repairs electrical wiring, water and gas lines, switches, and gauges on reactor following oral instructions, blueprints, and specifications, using handtools and power tools. Checks replacement gas cylinder for leaks before installing on reactor, using leak detector. Connects reactor to computer, using handtools and power tools. Enters information into computer, using keyboard, to activate program to clean reactor, and cleans and replaces reactor accessories, such as bell jar and carousel. Maintains production records.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 88

590.362-010 FORMING-PROCESS WORKER (elec. equip.) alternate titles: process attendant

    Controls generating equipment and maintains specific gravity of acid to form (treat) and charge battery plates and cells, and inspects activities of workers at each station along line: Reads meters on generator and moves controls to adjust voltage and amperage to specified levels. Observes generator brushes to detect arcing and adjusts brushes, using handtools. Inspects polarity arrangement of batteries on forming trucks to ensure conformance to instructions. Ascertains charging rate of batteries periodically, using voltmeter. Turns valves to drain specified amounts of acid and water into mixing tank and ascertains specific gravity of solution, using hydrometer and thermometer. Adds water or acid to obtain specified concentration. Observes activities of workers filling cells with acid, stacking batteries on forming trucks, attaching and stripping connectors, treating (forming) plates, dumping acid from batteries, washing and drying plates, testing elements, inserting elements in containers (battery boxes) and charging batteries, and reports deviations to supervisor.
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

590.362-014 IMPREGNATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (metal prod., nec) alternate titles: asphalt-machine operator

    Sets up and operates machine to saturate wire-reinforced paper, used as plaster lath, with oil, wax, or asphalt: Loads wire-reinforced paper roll onto unreeling stand, using power hoist or crane. Threads paper through saturating rolls of machine and drier rollers and attaches end of paper to rewinding reel. Fills machine tank with saturating liquid, using monorail crane. Adjusts valves of gas burners and turns setscrews to regulate steam pressure, temperature, and flow of impregnating liquid. Starts machine and regulates pressure of saturating roll, rumbler rolls, speed of machine feed, and tension of rewinder, using handtools. Removes treated paper roll from rewinder, using power hoist. Seals paper roll, using gummed tape.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.362-018 GROUP LEADER, SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING (electron. comp.) alternate titles: production aide

    Assists SUPERVISOR, ELECTRONICS PROCESSING (electron. comp.) 590.130-010 in coordinating and monitoring activities of workers engaged in fabricating electronic devices (components), such as integrated circuits, transistors, and diodes, on semiconductor wafers, utilizing knowledge of semiconductor processing equipment and processing procedures: Receives and answers questions from workers pertaining to production processes or equipment operation. Monitors and expedites flow of materials within production area. Notifies maintenance workers of equipment malfunctions. Tends or operates machines or equipment on production line to substitute for absentee workers. Maintains product workflow records. Trains workers in equipment operation and in processing and safety procedures. May inspect processed wafers, using microscope, to detect processing defects.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

590.362-022 MICROELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (electron. comp.)

    Operates variety of semiconductor processing, testing, and assembly equipment to assist engineering staff in development and fabrication of prototype, custom-designed, electronic circuitry chips in research laboratory, using knowledge of microelectronic processing equipment, procedures, and specifications: Operates equipment to convert integrated circuit layout designs into working photo masks; clean, coat, bake, align, expose, develop, and cure photoresist on wafers; grow layers of dielectric, metal, and semiconductor material on masked areas of wafers; clean, etch, or remove materials on areas not covered by photoresist; and implant chemicals to selective areas of wafer substrate to alter substrate electrical characteristics. Operates various test equipment to verify product conformance to processing and company specifications. Operates equipment to assemble, dice, clean, mount, bond, and package integrated circuit devices. May perform some assembly and packaging operations manually. May assist in interpretation and evaluation of processing data and in preparation of related reports. May assist in technical writing of semiconductor processing specifications.
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

590.364-010 LEAD WORKER, WAFER PRODUCTION (electron. comp.)

    Assists supervisor in coordinating activities of workers engaged in abrading, cleaning, etching, heattreating, testing, inspecting, sawing, and other processes in manufacturing semiconductor wafers, utilizing knowledge of equipment, procedures, and specifications for wafer manufacture: Assigns workers to work stations to meet production requirements. Interprets process specifications for workers. Monitors production and adjusts work assignments, supply of material, and machine operation when necessary. Transports materials between production and storage areas. Repairs various machines, using handtools and power tools. Refers extensive machine repairs to maintenance personnel. Confers with supervisor to receive instructions and exchange production information. Tests random samples of silicon wafers, using various test equipment, to verify wafers meet specifications. Periodically recalibrates test equipment. Trains workers in equipment operation. May perform duties of absent workers to maintain production.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

590.365-010 IRON-PLASTIC BULLET MAKER (ordnance)

    Tends machines that mix, mold, and bake iron powder and plastic to form spatterless bullets for small arms ammunition: Measures, weighs, and pours specified quantities of iron powder, plastic crystals, and solvent into steam-heated mixing machine to coat each particle of iron powder with adhesive plastic. Starts machine. Observes dials, indicators, and gauges, and turns valves to regulate and maintain prescribed heat and pressure during designated mixing period. Opens hatch in mixer bottom to dump dried, coated iron powder onto shaker screen that removes clinkers. Signals INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR (any industry) 921.683-050 to move cans of sifted powder and to lift them to platform above bullet molding press. Scoops powder from can and sifts it through screen to remove oversize particles and to fill hopper of bullet molding machine. Starts machine that compresses iron powder in molds to form bullets. Examines bullets for malformation and replaces worn punches and dies, using handtools. Regulates conveyor speed and electric oven temperature by pressing buttons and switches to bake and cool bullets. Measures sample bullets, using dial indicator and fixed gauges. Tests samples for hardness, using special device that measures force required to break off bullet nose. Rebakes rejected bullets to reduce diameter or increase hardness to meet specifications.
GOE: 06.04.10 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

590.367-010 INSPECTOR II (fabrication, nec)

    Inspects hard-surface floor covering for pattern and color defects and grades it according to quality: Participates as crewmember to mount roll of finished floor covering on unwind stand. Signals ROLL-UP-GUIDER OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) 590.685-050 to start machine that pulls hard surface floor covering across cutting table. Examines material for flaws as it unwinds onto table. Marks defective areas with tape or cuts flag into material, depending upon length of defective area. Signals ROLL-UP-GUIDER OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) to cut defective sections from acceptable material. Resets counter after each split. Grades floor covering, based on knowledge of company standards. Removes sample of material for laboratory test. May measure thickness of materials to ensure compliance with specifications, using micrometer or snap gauge. May be designated according to floor covering inspected as Rug Inspector (fabrication, nec); Tile Inspector (fabrication, nec); Wide-Piece-Goods Inspector (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

590.382-010 OPERATOR, AUTOMATED PROCESS (electron. comp.)

    Operates mechanical units of automated production machinery to produce deposited carbon resistors for use in electronic equipment: Turns valves to admit methane and nitrogen gases into carbon-coating furnace and sets furnace temperature for computer control according to work order. Presses buttons and turns valves to start vacuum pump of terminating chambers and set rate for back-filling chambers with argon gas, preparatory to $T3sputtering$T1 gold contacts on carbonized ceramic cores. Sets thermostats to heat curing oven of encapsulating machine and water vat of air-leak detection unit to specified temperatures. Turns valve to spray water over resistors emerging from curing oven. Observes temperature gauges, pressure gauges, and machine operation to detect mechanical failures in automated machinery. Notifies MAINTENANCE MECHANIC (any industry) 638.281-014 of machinery malfunction.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 87

590.382-014 CRYSTAL GROWER (comm. equip.; electron. comp.) alternate titles: crystal growing furnace operator

    Sets up and operates furnaces to grow semiconductor crystals from materials, such as silicon, quartz, or gallium arsenide: Loads furnace with seed crystal, dopant, and crystal growing materials, such as polysilicon, quartz, gallium arsenide, or $T3remelt$T1. Reads work order and adjusts furnace controls to regulate operating conditions, such as power level, temperature, vacuum, and rotation speed, according to crystal growing specifications. Monitors meltdown of growing material and crystal growth, and adjusts furnace controls. Shuts down furnace and unloads crystal ingot after cooling. May clean inside furnace, using vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies, and replace furnace liner and other parts. May weigh and crop crystal ingot, slice sample wafer, measure and test ingot for resistivity, and determine $T3crystal orientation$T1 [INSPECTOR, CRYSTAL (electron. comp.) 726.684-054]. May operate computer controls to regulate furnace conditions.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

590.382-018 EPITAXIAL REACTOR OPERATOR (electron. comp.)

    Controls and monitors operation of epitaxial reactor to deposit layer of semiconductor material, such as gallium arsenide or silicon, onto semiconductor wafer surface in production of electronic components, such as transistors, diodes, and integrated circuits, and tests sample processed wafers to evaluate epitaxial layer properties, such as thickness and resistivity, using testing equipment: Cleans semiconductor wafers, using cleaning equipment such as chemical baths and automatic wafer cleaners, to prepare wafers for deposit of epitaxial layer. Places wafers on wafer holder (suspector), using tweezers or vacuum wand, to load reactor. Pushes buttons, flips switches, turns dials, and observes gauges to set and adjust reactor temperature and gas pressure to specified levels and to start reactor cycle. Monitors temperature and gas gauges during processing cycle and turns dials to adjust temperature and gas levels. Tests epitaxial layer on wafers, using testing equipment, to evaluate thickness and resistivity of layer. Records production data in logbook and processing documents. Cleans and maintains equipment and work area. May compute production statistics, using calculator.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

590.382-022 ION IMPLANT MACHINE OPERATOR (electron. comp.)

    Operates ion implanting machine to implant semiconductor wafers with gases, such as arsenic, boron, or phosphorus, to implant electrical properties in wafers: Turns valves, flips switches, and presses buttons to start and regulate flow of gases into implant machine. Places semiconductor wafers in holders, such as carousel, wheels, or $T3boats,$T1 using tweezers. Places loaded holder in machine and secures clamps. Presses buttons to start feeding and implanting process. Monitors gas gauges and meters and turns dials to adjust gases, following specifications, if required. Maintains processing reports. May test semiconductor wafers, using test equipment, to verify that voltage, current, and resistivity of implantation meet company specifications.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

590.384-010 CHARGE PREPARATION TECHNICIAN (electron. comp.)

    Prepares ampoule containing charge (specified amounts of materials for crystal growing process) to grow gallium arsenide crystal ingot in crystal growing furnace: Cleans ampoules, plugs, and $T3boats,$T1 using etch tanks and sandblasting equipment. Operates saw to cut $T3remelt$T1 into sections of specified size. Immerses remelt into etch tank to remove contaminants, and dries remelt in oven. Measures and weighs specified amounts of crystal growing material, such as seed, seed powder, remelt, and dopant, and loads material into boat and ampoule, following prescribed procedure. Attaches ampoule to diffusion pump to remove air from ampoule, and seals ampoule, using blowtorch. Transports sealed ampoule to holding rack in furnace room for further processing by CRYSTAL GROWER (electron. comp.) 590.382-014. Records production information.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

590.384-014 PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN, SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (electron. comp.)

    Cleans and maintains wafer processing machines and equipment and mixes chemical solutions, following production specifications: Reads work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring replenishment of chemical solutions. Measures and mixes chemical solutions, using graduated beakers and funnels. Pours chemical solutions into wafer processing machine tanks to replenish machine supplies. Cleans furnace accessories, such as quartz tubes and stainless steel tubing, using chemical solutions. Removes broken quartzware and wafers from furnace and vacuums interior of furnace. Cleans processing machines and equipment, using cleaning solvent and cloth. Removes and replaces empty machine and equipment gas tanks. Measures furnace temperatures, using thermal rod or thermocouple, and turns knobs on furnace control panel to adjust temperature. May re-stock storage shelves and work station with supplies, such as chemicals, alcohol, and rubber gloves. May maintain log records of machine and equipment processing readings.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: V GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

590.464-010 PROCESSOR, SOLID PROPELLANT (chemical) alternate titles: chemical operator; process operator

    Performs combination of following duties to produce solid-propellant rocket fuel, prepare rocket motor cases for inserting propellant, cast and cure propellant, install propellant and ignition components in motor case, prepare assembly for static testing, and pack assembly for shipment: Blends fuel ingredients and tends roller mill that grinds mixture to uniform consistency from remote control instrument panel, viewing operations on television monitor. Lowers motor case into degreasing pit filled with solvent, using hoist. Transfers case to sandblasting cabinet and starts compressor to sandblast unit, removing rust and scale. Paints motor case, using spray gun. Weighs out prescribed ingredients for insulating interior of case and starts agitator in mixing tank to blend ingredients to desired consistency. Sprays insulating liner onto case interior, using spray gun. Hoists case into oven to cure lining preparatory to inserting propellant. Fills fuel transfer can with propellant mixture, according to prescribed safety procedures, bolts lid onto can, and starts vibrator to remove air bubbles from mixture. Transfers filled can to casting area, using lift truck. Brushes mold-releasing lubricant onto casting core to facilitate removal of propellant after curing. Positions motor case in rack or pit and aligns casting core in case, using gauge and following markings on case interior. Couples safety hose to valve in lid of transfer can and turns air valves to force propellant into case. Bolts hydraulic jack to retainer ring of case and turns valve from behind safety barrier to force core into position, using system of mirrors to regulate movement of core. Slips plastic bag and metal cap over assembly and transfers filled case to curing oven. Sets automatic temperature controls of oven according to critical specifications for each type of propellant and size of motor. Removes casting core from propellant after prescribed curing time, using hydraulic jack, and trims excess propellant from rim of case, using remote controlled air-powered knives. Secures retaining collars, exhaust nozzle, ignition cable, and igniter motor in motor case, using torque and impact wrenches, to ensure alignment of all components. Hoists motor onto cradle of scale and records weight. Determines center of gravity of assembly, using centering devices and standard formula. Stencils identity and motor specifications on case, using stencil and roller. Prepares assemblies for static testing by transferring units to and from temperature-controlled rooms, securing them to test stand, recording test instrument readings, and disassembling faulty units for inspection. Slides completed assemblies into pressurized shipping containers, using hoist and aligning devices to prevent damage during shipment. Seals container, using gaskets, bolts, tape, resilient packing, and moisture-absorbing agents. May be known as Mold-Release Worker (chemical); Rocket-Assembly Operator (chemical). When casting smaller fuel elements in molds to produce free-standing grain (fuel element), wrapping grain in inhibitor sheath to control rate of burning, and manually loading grain into motor case or container, is designated Technical Operator, Grain Preparation (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.487-010 COLOR WEIGHER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: pigment weigher

    Weighs pigments for use in production of hard-surface floor covering: Reviews pattern schedule to determine colors required. Moves bags of designated pigments from storage area to scales, using handtruck. Weighs prescribed pigments, dumps pigment into container, and marks container to indicate sequence in which color should be charged into mixer.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.662-010 CONTROLS OPERATOR, MOLDED GOODS (fabrication, nec)

    Controls processing of molded hard-surface floor covering on table and in consolidating presses: Starts mechanism that moves carrier (backing) over table and starts color-depositing cycles. Pushes lever to move goods from repair table into flat-bed presses that consolidate carrier and color mix into molded hard-surface floor covering. Observes table operations from control booth to detect equipment malfunction or signals from table crew, and stops table movement to allow STRICKLER ATTENDANT (fabrication, nec) to make adjustments. Reads specifications to determine length of goods required for stoving and affixes register slip on material, at point determined, to guide stoving workers.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

590.662-014 MECHANICAL OXIDIZER (fabrication, nec)

    Controls one or more units of oxidizing equipment to process oils for use in production of hard-surface floor covering: Turns valves to charge prescribed amount of ingredients into equipment, according to formula. Adjusts valves to regulate air supply, as specified, to obtain oxidation. Sets heat controls to maintain prescribed temperature during oxidizing cycle. Tests viscosity of mixture, using viscometer. Observes color of batch during process to determine completion of oxidation, using knowledge gained from previous experience. Opens bottom door to discharge material from oxidizer or starts pumps to remove material for further processing.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

590.662-018 MIXING-ROLL OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Controls mixing machine to blend asphalt paste of two or more colors to form marbleized asphalt tile: Starts machine and turns valves to heat rollers to specified temperature, or until surface of rollers feels hot enough to melt and mix asphalt. Shovels or feeds asphalt paste of prescribed colors between rollers until mixing appears complete. Signals other workers to cut off and catch marbleized material emerging from machine, and directs helpers who assist in mixing, rolling, and cutting product.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.662-022 STOVE-CARRIAGE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Operates stove carriage to form bight (top bend) in floor covering and to feed floor covering into curing stoves, working as member of team: Turns crank to position carriage over batten irons. Adjusts controls to form bight and dip (lower curve). Places cone (hollow cylinder) in curve of dip to prevent kinks and sticking. Places spacing strips of prescribed material over batten irons to form cushion for additional layer of floor covering. Marks or labels sections for sampling. May be designated according to tasks performed as Bight Maker (fabrication, nec); Carriage Feeder (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.665-010 OVEN OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends oven that dries saturated or coated paper felt for use as base or carrier for hard-surface floor covering: Adjusts panel controls to regulate feed of material and temperature of oven. Examines material for paint streaks. Cleans paint-application unit, using spatula or scraper. Observes material for defective splices, tears, and faulty guide alignment.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

590.665-014 PRESS-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that presses sheets of floor covering onto felt base: Positions roll of felt on machine spindle, using hoist. Turns steam valves to adjust temperature of roller presses of machine. Places sheets of covering on top of felt, and starts machine that presses materials together to form designs. Inspects sheets of floor covering emerging from rollers of machine, and discards defective sheets. May adjust rollers to maintain specified thickness of floor covering, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.665-018 WINDER OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: roll-up operator

    Tends winding machine that rolls lengths of floor covering between various stages of processing, working as member of crew: Removes spindle from dolly and positions spindle in winding machine, using power hoist. Pulls end of floor covering sheet through winder and secures sheet to empty spindle, using tape. Starts machine, and regulates speed of winder to maintain even winding. Adjusts tension rolls on machine and sets yardage counter, using handtools. Examines material for pinholes, using magnifying glass. Stops machine when splices reach winder, indicating end of roll. Tears or cuts spliced section, tapes end of sheet to prevent unwinding, and removes full spindle of floor covering from machine. Records locations of pinholes and other imperfections on card and attaches card to full spindle. May stop machine during winding and cut out designated defective sections of floor covering.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.667-010 STOVE-BOTTOM WORKER (fabrication, nec)

    Removes cones (hollow cylinders) from dips (lower curves) in floor covering hanging in curing stoves and replaces cones with larger ones to prevent faces of floor covering from sticking together. Signals STOVE-CARRIAGE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) at top of stoves to adjust length of dips to effect required spacing. Covers floor of stove with paper to prevent dip from touching floor. Attaches identifying tag to each dip according to length.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.682-010 CALENDER OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Operates calender machine to roll and compress asphalt or asbestos into sheeting to produce floor tile: Sets thermostat to specified temperature and turns valves to admit coolant. Observes temperature-recording chart and adjusts controls to maintain heat of rollers within specified limits. Regulates speed of conveyors that move asphalt or asbestos to calender. May regulate flow of marbleizing chips and wax onto sheet of asphalt or asbestos to attain specified pattern.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.684-010 CERAMIC CAPACITOR PROCESSOR (electron. comp.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to process substrate, electrode, and termination materials to form monolithic ceramic capacitors: Reviews work orders and production schedules to determine processing specifications. Deposits layer of dielectric ceramic material on thermoplastic sheets, using tape casting equipment. Cuts cast sheets into ceramic wafers. Verifies and sorts wafers according to thickness and quality, using thickness gauge and magnifying device. Deposits electrode material onto wafers, using silk screen printing machine. Heats and compresses stacks of imprinted, ceramic wafers to form laminates, using laminating press. Cuts laminate into chips, using bench-mounted cutting equipment or automatic cutter. Loads chips onto boat and fires chips in kiln to fuse laminated material. Applies conductive termination material to specified edges of ceramic chips, manually or using automatic dipping equipment. Fuses conductive termination material to ceramic chip, using automatic oven. Polishes fused chip, using tumbler. Solders lead wires to ceramic chip, manually or using automatic soldering machine. Encases capacitors in epoxy material.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

590.684-014 ELECTRONIC-COMPONENT PROCESSOR (electron. comp.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to process materials into finished or semifinished electronic components: Reads work orders, formulas, and processing charts, and receives verbal instructions to determine specifications and sequence of operations. Weighs or measures specified ingredients and binding agents, using scales and graduates. Mixes and grinds material, using manual or automatic machines and equipment. Loads, unloads, monitors operation, and adjusts controls of various processing machines and equipment that bake, diffuse, cast, x ray, cut, polish, coat, plate, silk screen, and perform similar operations to prepare, combine, or change structure of materials to produce compositions with specific electronic properties. Cleans materials as required prior to processing operations, using solvents. Inspects, measures, and tests components according to specifications, using measuring instruments and test equipment. Encloses components in housings. Stamps or etches identifying information on finished component. Counts, sorts, and weighs processed items. Maintains manual or computerized records of production and inspection data. May be designated according to duties performed as Baker, Beads (electron. comp.); Firer (electron. comp.); Pellet-Preparation Operator (electron. comp.); Preforming-Machine Operator (electron. comp.); Vacuum-Evaporation Operator (electron. comp.); Weight-Count Operator (electron. comp.). Assembly of processed materials, parts, and components is covered under ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLER (electron. comp.) 726.684-018 and ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLER, DEVELOPMENTAL (electron. comp.) 726.261-010.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 88

590.684-018 ETCHED-CIRCUIT PROCESSOR (electron. comp.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to print and etch conductive patterns on copper-faced plastic, fiberglass, or epoxy board to fabricate printed circuit boards (PCB's): Cuts board to designated size, using sheet metal shears, following written or verbal instructions. Sands board and either places board in vapor degreaser or immerses board in chemical solution to clean and remove oxides and other contaminants. Sprays or brushes light-sensitive enamel on copper surface and places board in whirler machine to spread enamel evenly, or tends machine that flows light-sensitive resist over board. Laminates light-sensitive dry film to board, using heat and pressure equipment. Exposes board and circuit negative to light in contact printer for specified period of time to transfer image of circuit to board. Immerses exposed board in solution to develop acid-resistant circuit pattern on surface. Compares board to sample to verify development of pattern. Applies acid resist over sections of pattern not developed, using brush. Immerses board in acid or tends etching machine to etch conductive pattern on copper surface. Immerses board in solution to dissolve enamel. Drills holes in board, using drill press, following work sample, drawing, and diagrams. Installs hardware, such as brackets, eyelets, and terminals, using eyelet machine and hand arbors. Reduces circuit artwork prior to printing onto board, using reduction camera. Prints conductive pattern onto board, using silk screen printing device. Fabricates PCB used as prototype of production model.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 87

590.684-022 SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSOR (electron. comp.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to process materials used in manufacture of electronic semiconductors: Saws, breaks, cleans, and weighs semiconductor materials to prepare materials for crystal growing. Forms seed crystal for crystal growing, using x-ray equipment, drill, and sanding machine. Loads semiconductor material, seed crystal, and dopant into crystal growing furnace and monitors furnace to grow crystal ingot of specified characteristics. Grinds ingot to attain specified diameter and cylindricity, using grinding machine. Locates crystal axis of ingot, using x-ray equipment, and grinds $T3flat$T1 on ingot. Saws ingot into wafers, using power saw. Etches, laps, polishes, and heat treats wafers to produce wafers of specified thickness and finish, using etching equipment, lapping and polishing machines, and furnace. Cleans materials, seed crystals, ingots, and wafers, using cleaning, etching, and sandblasting equipment. Inspects materials, ingots, and wafers for surface defects. Measures dimensions of ingots and wafers, using precision measuring instruments. Tests electrical characteristics of materials, ingots, and wafers, using electrical test equipment.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

590.684-026 ETCHER-STRIPPER, SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS (electron. comp.)

    Immerses semiconductor wafers in series of chemical baths to etch circuitry patterns into or to strip excess photoresist from wafer surfaces: Places semiconductor wafers in containers, such as boats or cassettes, using vacuum wand or tweezers. Immerses loaded containers in series of chemical and water baths to etch circuitry patterns into or strip excess photoresist from wafer surfaces. Places loaded container into air or spin dryer and pushes buttons to activate drying cycle. May visually inspect etched and stripped wafer, using microscope, to detect scratches, contaminants, and to verify conformance to specifications. May tend plasma (gas) etch machine to etch circuitry patterns into wafer surfaces. May clean and maintain chemical baths.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 88

590.684-030 MATERIAL PREPARATION WORKER (electron. comp.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks involved in cleaning, sorting, breaking, weighing, and packaging chunks of silicon for crystal growing: Sandblasts chunks of silicon or immerses chunks in cleaning tanks to remove contaminants. Breaks chunks of silicon into pieces of specified size, using hammer. Tests and sorts silicon pieces according to resistivity type and level, using resistivity device or meter. Weighs out specified amounts of silicon to prepare charges (specified amounts of materials) for crystal growing process, loads silicon into charge can, and records identifying information on label of charge can. May transport charges to crystal growing department.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

590.684-034 PHOTO MASK CLEANER (electron. comp.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to clean production photo mask plates used in fabrication of semiconductor devices: Reads specifications sheet to verify type of photo mask plate and number of production runs for each plate. Marks number of production runs on border of each photo mask plate, using diamond scribe. Immerses photo mask plates into series of chemical baths to strip photoresist from photo mask. Places photo mask plates in chamber of specified cleaning machine and starts machine that automatically cleans and dries photo mask plates. Places photo mask plates in chamber of coating machine and starts machine that automatically deposits specified coating onto photo mask. Monitors operation of machines. Inspects photo mask plates for defects or insufficient cleaning, using microscope. Records process and inspection information in logbook.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

590.684-038 POLYSILICON PREPARATION WORKER (electron. comp.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to prepare polysilicon for crystal growing process: Operates drilling machine to remove core sample from polysilicon rod for evaluation. Breaks polysilicon rod into chunks, using hammer. Removes tungsten filament from chunks, using circular saw or drill. Immerses polysilicon chunks into series of vats containing chemical solutions to remove contaminants, using steel basket and hoist. Breaks chunks of polysilicon into pieces, using hammer, to prepare polysilicon for meltdown in crystal growing process. Records production information.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

590.684-042 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FABRICATOR (electron. comp.) alternate titles: wafer fab operator

    Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate integrated circuits on semiconductor wafers according to written specifications: Loads semiconductor wafers into processing containers for processing or into inspection equipment, using tweezers or vacuum wand. Cleans and dries photo masks and semiconductor wafers to remove contaminants, using cleaning and drying equipment. Inspects photo masks and wafers for defects, such as scratches, using microscope, magnifying lens, or computer-aided inspection equipment. Deposits layer of photoresist solution on wafers, using automated equipment. Aligns photo mask pattern on photoresist layer, exposes pattern to ultraviolet light, and develops pattern, using specialized equipment. Alters electrical nature of wafer layers according to photo mask patterns to form integrated circuits on wafers, using equipment, such as acid baths, diffusion furnaces, ion implant equipment, and metallization equipment. Removes photoresist from wafers, using stripping chemicals and equipment. Inspects and measures circuitry for conformance to pattern specifications, using microscope with measuring attachment. Tests functioning of circuitry, using electronic test equipment and standard procedures.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 90

590.685-010 BACKING-IN-MACHINE TENDER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that feeds molded floor covering into stove for heat-treating: Positions roll of floor covering on spindle of machine, using power hoist. Threads floor covering through rollers and attaches cable that pulls floor covering into stove. Presses foot brake to control feed of material. Removes empty spindle from stand, replaces it with full roll, and attaches material to end of previous roll.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.685-014 COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: coater

    Tends machine that coats asphalt-impregnated felt paper with paint to seal in asphalt and prevent discoloration of light-colored enamels used for finishing: Mounts roll of paper on machine spindle and feeds end of roll through machine or splices end to roll in machine. Fills hoppers with paint. Starts machine that coats paper with paint and observes operation and rewinding of paper in $T3festoon$T1 ovens for drying. Adjusts oven controls to maintain specified temperature for drying coated paper. Removes paper rewound on rolls from oven when dried.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.685-018 DIAMOND BLENDER (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Tends mixing machine that blends metal powders with diamonds and powered press that presses metal powder and mixed diamond powder onto bottom surface of mold cavity: Weighs and dumps ingredients into mixing machine. Starts machine that blends metal powder with diamonds. Removes mixture from machine and distributes portions to mold loaders. Requisitions graphite molds and punches. Pours metal powder onto backing cavity of mold and mixed diamond powder onto front of mold cavity, and places mold on table of powered press. Starts machine that presses powders onto bottom surface of mold cavity. Removes mold from press and inserts separation plates between center surfaces of molds. Glues molds together. Records number of molds filled from each diamond batch. Removes excess particles from induction-fired molds.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.685-022 DIPPER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: gauger

    Tends equipment that applies inflammable tips to kitchen, penny, and book matches: Raises or lowers conveyor or dip roll in tank. Turns handwheel to adjust machine to immerse matches to specified depth in matchhead compound. Sets thermostat or reads thermometer in compound dip tank and turns steam and cold water valves to regulate compound temperature and viscosity. Compares size of matchheads passing on conveyor with drawings of acceptable matchheads and cuts unacceptable matches from conveyor, using long-handled push knife. Drains and washes dip tanks to remove thickened compound. May replenish compounds and paraffin in dip tank [COMPOUND FILLER (chemical)]. May replace worn or bent cutter blades that trim wood matches, using handtools. May tend automatic machine that cuts rolls of cardboard into strips and apply inflammable material to matchheads and be designated Strip-Machine Tender (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

590.685-026 DRY-CHARGE-PROCESS ATTENDANT (elec. equip.)

    Tends equipment that washes, treats, and dries formed dry-charge battery plates: Turns valve to drain water into bath compartment. Mixes solutions, according to specifications, in measuring tank and drains solutions into other compartments. Ignites oven burner and starts blower. Observes thermometer and gauges and adjusts temperature control and valves to maintain specified temperature and pressure in dryer. Starts and regulates speed of conveyor that conveys batteries through bath, solutions, and dryer. Determines oxygen content of gas in oven, using testing device and adjusts airflow to reduce oxidation of plates. Transfers batteries from forming department to machine, using handtruck. Strips connectors from batteries and loads batteries into racks in water bath. Loads containers (battery boxes) from pallet to handtruck at discharge end of machine. Unloads batteries from dryer and tests each battery for moisture content, using resistance meter. Segregates damp batteries and inserts dry batteries in containers according to specified polarity. Transfers batteries to final assembly area, using handtruck. May tend conveyor-equipped drying compartment that dries battery plates and be designated Plate-Drying-Machine Tender (elec. equip.).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.685-034 FIRER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: baker; kiln operator

    Tends electric oven that fuses enamel onto metal jewelry parts: Sets controls to heat oven to specified temperature. Places tray or rack containing jewelry parts, on which liquid or powder enamel has been applied, in oven. Removes tray or rack from oven after prescribed period, using tongs, and allows enameled parts to cool. May determine when settings are sufficiently heated by observing color of enamel. May anneal jewelry parts by heating them in oven to soften metal preparatory to forming and shaping them.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

590.685-038 HEEL SPRAYER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: sprayer

    Tends machine that sprays wood or plastic heels with lacquer for preservative and decorative effect: Pours lacquer into dispenser. Turns valve to adjust spray mechanism and seats heel on spindle. Activates revolving spindle and spray mechanism to spray lacquer on heel. Examines heel to determine coverage. Adds thinning solution to lacquer as needed. Loads finished heels on rack to dry. May spray leather heels with wax.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

590.685-042 IRONER (button & notion) alternate titles: zipper ironer

    Tends machine that removes wrinkles from plastic or nylon zippers: Mounts reel of continuous chain zipper onto payoff spindle and turns steam valve to heat grooved irons. Depresses pedal to separate irons and positions chain between irons with nylon or plastic filament in groove. Releases pedal to close irons and starts machine.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.685-046 JEWELRY COATER (jewelry-silver.)

    Tends equipment that coats jewelry parts with powdered enamel: Places jewelry on racks, rods, or in wire trays, and sprays jewelry with agar solution for subsequent application of powdered enamel on metal, using spray gun. Fills hopper of machine with specified shade of powdered enamel. Places rods or racks on conveyor and starts vibrating machine that shakes powder onto parts passing under opening. Dries enamel-coated parts in oven preparatory to firing them at high temperature.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.685-050 ROLL-UP-GUIDER OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends equipment that moves hard-surface floor covering over inspection table, trims selvage edges, and rolls up inspected material, working as member of crew: Starts machine that pulls hard-surface floor covering across cutting table and onto roll-up spindle. Sets selvage knives on both sides of table to cut specified width from edge of material. Scans floor covering through mirrors for inspection marks, and stops equipment to cut out defective area, using linoleum knife. Guides floor covering under knives to make specified lengthwise split of defective area from material.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

590.685-054 WAD IMPREGNATOR (ordnance)

    Tends tumbling barrels that impregnate shotgun-shell filler wads with wax to seal propellant charge against moisture and facilitate ejection of wad when shell is fired: Weighs and dumps specified quantity of wads and wax into steam-heated barrel. Stops barrel at end of prescribed time and examines wads for color shade indicating sufficient impregnation. Weighs specified number of impregnated wads and compares with weight of equal number of dry wads, using chart, to confirm that correct amount of wax has been absorbed.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.685-058 WAD LUBRICATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: bar-gauger and lubricator tender

    Tends batteries of automatic machines that tumble wads for shotgun shells to remove feathery edges, gauge thickness, and lubricate circumference with wax: Fills tumbling barrel with wads from overhead hopper and starts tumbler rotating. Examines wads after estimated time to verify that edges are smooth. Starts machines that reject too thick or too thin wads and replaces filled barrels under accepted and rejected chutes. Dumps accepted wads into pneumatic conveyor that carries them to lubricator hopper. Turns steam valves to liquefy and regulate flow of wax over lubricating plate. Starts feeder plate to arrange wads flat-side-up and feed them between roller and lubricating plate that coats sides with wax. Weighs designated number of wads at prescribed intervals before and after lubricating to determine amount of wax applied. Clears jammed wads, using wire hook.
GOE: 06.04.14 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.685-062 CLEANING MACHINE TENDER, SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS (electron. comp.)

    Tends equipment that chemically cleans semiconductor wafers used in manufacture of semiconductor components, such as transistors, diodes, and integrated circuits: Places specified program card into cleaning equipment. Places wafers in cleaning trays, using tweezers. Loads trays into cleaning equipment. Pours cleaning solutions, such as hydrogen peroxide, sulfuric acid, and hydrochloric acid into specified tank of cleaning equipment. Presses buttons to activate cleaning cycle. Removes semiconductor wafers from trays, using tweezers. Visually inspects semiconductor wafers for blemishes. Maintains production reports.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

590.685-066 COATING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.)

    Tends automated equipment that applies photosensitive coating of masking ink to printed circuit board (PCB) panels to facilitate development of circuit design on boards in fabrication of PCB's: Pushes buttons and switches to start heater, conveyor, and coating equipment. Measures conveyor travel time of sample panel, using stopwatch, and weighs sample panel, using digital scale, to ensure that specifications are met. Turns dials to adjust conveyor speed and to add or delete masking ink in solution, as needed. Feeds panels onto conveyor of automated equipment that cleans, heats, and applies masking ink to panels. Removes panels from unloading rack upon completion of coating process and dries panels in oven. Records production data.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

590.685-070 DIFFUSION FURNACE OPERATOR, SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS (electron. comp.)

    Tends furnaces that diffuse chemicals into semiconductor wafer surface to alter electrical characteristics of wafer or to protect wafer surfaces: Places semiconductor wafers in containers, such as $T3boat$T1 or cassette, using vacuum wand or tweezers. Places loaded container on furnace loader, such as conveyor, track, sled, or tube. Pushes button to advance wafer containers into furnace or pushes wafer container into furnace tube, using quartz rod. Pushes buttons or keys commands on control panel keyboard to activate furnace diffusion cycle. Observes gauges and meters to verify that furnace gases and temperature meet specifications. Maintains production records. Turns dials to adjust furnace gases and temperature, if required. May clean semiconductor wafers, using cleaning equipment, to remove contaminants prior to diffusion. May test and inspect wafer, using testing equipment, to measure resistivity and thickness.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

590.685-074 ETCH OPERATOR, SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS (electron. comp.)

    Tends etch machine and equipment that remove metal and photoresist and etches electronic circuitry into metallized substrate of wafer surface, according to processing specifications: Places wafers in boats, using tweezers or vacuum wand. Places boats in etch machine or equipment. Turns dials, sets timer and gauges on equipment, or presses buttons on machine to activate etch cycle to etch or remove materials from wafer surface, such as metal or photoresist. Inspects wafer to verify that wafers are not over-etched and that photoresist has been removed, using microscope. May measure specified dimensions of wafers, using microscope measuring attachment. May manually immerse loaded boats into chemical solution baths to etch circuitry into wafer surface.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 88

590.685-078 ETCHER (electron. comp.) alternate titles: wafer etcher

    Tends etching equipment that reduces thickness of semiconductor wafers: Transfers wafers from storage container to chemical-resistant $T3boat.$T1 Monitors control panel of etching equipment to verify that etching solution temperatures meet processing specifications. Immerses boat of wafers into series of sinks containing etching solutions and water rinses and sets timers. Measures wafer thickness before and after etching, using thickness gauge, and calculates wafer thickness removed by etching. Tends machine that rinses and dries etched wafers. Records production details on work order. Replaces etching and rinsing solutions in equipment and cleans work area. May measure wafer flatness, using flatness gauge. May measure diameter of semiconductor crystals, using micrometer, and tend etching equipment that reduces crystal diameter. May calculate etching time based on thickness of material to be removed from wafers on crystals.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

590.685-082 STRIPPER-ETCHER, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.)

    Tends equipment that strips photoresist film and etches layers of copper laminate from exposed surface of printed circuit board (PCB) panels leaving unexposed areas to form conductive circuitry pattern: Reads process specifications and adjusts equipment controls to regulate conveyor speed, spray intensity, and solution strengths and temperatures. Positions copper panels coated with photoresist on conveyor that carries panels through series of processing units, such as sprayers, rinsers, scrubbers, and dryers. Starts and monitors equipment that chemically strips photoresist and excess copper from exposed areas of PCB panels leaving unexposed copper to form circuitry pattern. Observes equipment operation, gauges, and meters to detect malfunctions or variance from specifications. Visually examines sample boards during and after processing for conformance to specifications. Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction or substandard etching quality. Reroutes panels through processing units to complete stripping or etching process. May periodically change or adjust chemicals and solutions. May test acid solution, using pH meter. May manually immerse panels into processing tanks. May inspect circuitry pattern on panels, using microscope. May be identified according to process involved and be designated Etcher, Printed Circuit Boards (electron. comp.); Stripper, Printed Circuit Boards (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 88

590.685-086 METALLIZATION EQUIPMENT TENDER, SEMICONDUCTORS (comm. equip.; electron. comp.; inst. & app.)

    Tends equipment that deposits layer of metal on semiconductor surfaces to provide electrical contact between circuit components: Places semiconductors, such as silicon wafers, crystal units, or fiber optic microchannel plates, in container, using vacuum wand or tweezers. Cleans semiconductors to remove contaminants prior to metal deposition, using chemical baths or automatic cleaning equipment. Loads semiconductors into metallization equipment holders, using vacuum wand or tweezers. Places loaded holders and specified metals in chamber of equipment that deposits layer of metal, such as aluminum, gold, or platinum, on semiconductor surfaces, by $T3sputtering$T1 or evaporation process. Manipulates equipment controls that start and adjust metallization process, following processing specifications. Measures electrical conductivity and thickness of metal layer on processed semiconductors, using test equipment. Maintains chemicals and metals for equipment. May tend equipment that deposits insulating layer of glass onto semiconductor wafer surfaces and be designated Glass Deposition Tender (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 88

590.685-090 CURING OVEN ATTENDANT (aircraft mfg.; electron. comp.)

    Tends electric ovens that cure electronic and aircraft parts, such as printed circuit boards and composite structures and assemblies: Reads work order to determine process specifications for parts to be cured. Loads parts in oven. Pushes button on oven to start curing cycle. Observes control panel indicators, such as gauges, dials, and recorders, to monitor oven operation. Unloads parts at end of curing cycle. Records processing information in curing log. Cleans oven and work area. May operate material handling equipment to load, unload, and transport parts. May adjust controls to regulate processing time and temperature.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

590.685-094 PLASMA ETCHER, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.)

    Tends plasma equipment that dry etches unprotected copper from substrate boards or panels to form circuit patterns on printed circuit boards (PCB's): Hangs boards or panels on racks in plasma tank and locks door. Adjusts controls, according to process specifications, to set time, wattage, and percentage of oxygen and nitrogen gases in plasma tank. Pushes button to activate equipment that automatically plasma-etches excess copper from boards or panels to form circuit pattern. Removes boards or panels after processing and inspects boards for completeness of etching process, using microscope. May tend computer-controlled plasma etch equipment that automatically computes and adjusts control settings for time, wattage, and gas content based on data entered, such as quantity of boards and lot number.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

590.685-098 ROOFING-MACHINE TENDER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that cools and dries coatings applied to roofing material prior to cutting process: Reads work schedule to determine type, amount, and color of roofing material to be processed. Selects machine attachments, such as paint rollers or embosser, depending on material to be processed, and places attachments in designated slots on machine. Places hoses connected to paint tank on machine into paint barrels to circulate paint through tank, or turns handwheel to lower embosser that presses design onto roofing material. Flips switches, turns dials, or pushes buttons to activate pumps that recycle paint, to circulate water to spray system and cooling drums, to raise or lower rollers to flatten and smooth granules on roofing material, to control length of roofing material in cooling or drying sections, and to start hot or cool air blowers. Patrols cooling section of machine to detect sand stuck on rollers or cooling drums, and scrapes off sand to prevent puncture damage to roofing material, using scraper. Observes hand signals of other workers and adjusts speed of rollers, temperature of air, or distance between rollers in drying section of machine, depending on type of signal. Rethreads roofing material through machine after break, assisted by other workers.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

590.685-102 WAFER CLEANER (electron. comp.)

    Tends equipment that cleans surface of semiconductor wafers after slicing or polishing: Reviews work orders to determine processing steps. Sets temperature controls on automatic chemical cleaning machine or sinks of chemical cleaning station. Places containers of semiconductor wafers into drum of cleaning machine or into heated sinks of solutions in cleaning station to remove dust, oil, wax, slurry, or debris from surface of wafers. May load containers of wafers into scrubbing machine that brushes and sprays contaminants from wafers and dries wafers. May tend machine that dries wafers.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

590.686-010 COATING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: loop tender

    Mounts roll of asphalt-impregnated felt paper on machine that paints paper to make floor covering: Observes paint level in pans to ensure that prescribed amount is pumped into pans to cover rolls. Examines impregnated felt paper to detect tears. Notifies COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) of discrepancies. Removes painted floor covering from machine.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.686-014 GUIDER (fabrication, nec)

    Guides material used in production of hard-surface floor covering, through rollers to and from processing equipment: Pushes end of material into rollers that convey material through saturation, coating, consolidation, or curing processes. Observes material in passage to detect unevenness or misalignment with marginal markings on roller guides. Pulls material into line manually or turns wheel of mechanical guiding device to straighten material. May be designated according to phase of operation or type of material being processed as Carrier Guider (fabrication, nec); Dip Guider, Stoves (fabrication, nec); Roll Guider, Mold Goods (fabrication, nec); Side Guider (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.687-010 LABORER (fabrication, nec)

    Performs any combination of following tasks in candlemaking plant: Rethreads molds in casting machines with wick material from spools. Mixes batches of colored wax, according to established formulas. Cleans wax reservoir, vats, and processing equipment, using water, soap, and detergents. Loads and unloads trucks. Carries or handtrucks materials, products, and equipment to workers or warehouse.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

590.687-014 PLASTIC-JOINT MAKER (brick & tile)

    Casts plastic joints for sewer pipe in joint mold: Removes dirt, dust, or grease from pipe, using airhose, rags, and solvent. Examines pipe for straightness, chips, or cracks. Brushes adhesive on end of pipe. Loads pipe on conveyor, using air hoist. Positions joint mold on pipe. Lifts container and pours plastic materials into mold. Places pipe on conveyor leading to curing oven. Removes cured pipe from conveyor at discharge end of oven. Trims excess plastic from joint, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

590.687-018 RACK LOADER (fabrication, nec)

    Loads felt-base floor coverings onto racks of oven for drying. Strings pull-in cable and clamp through drying oven rack. Fastens clamp to end of floor covering emerging from printing machine, and pulls floor covering onto oven rack. Removes clamp and pull-in cable upon filling of loading rack.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

590.687-022 RUG CUTTER (fabrication, nec)

    Cuts specified lengths of floor covering from spindle of rolling machine, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

599 MISCELLANEOUS PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

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

599.132-010 SUPERVISOR, TUMBLERS (ordnance) alternate titles: wash-barrel leader

    Supervises and coordinates activities of TUMBLER OPERATORS (any industry) engaged in removing scale, burrs, or grease from gun or cartridge parts. Mixes acid solutions in tank according to formula. May experiment with new formulas for abrasives and cleansing materials to be used in tumbling barrels. 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

599.137-010 SUPERINTENDENT, SEED MILL (agriculture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in drying, cleaning, sorting, treating, and packaging seeds in seed processing plant: Observes and feels incoming seed shipments to determine cleaning and drying requirements, utilizing knowledge of seed characteristics and processing standards. Instructs and monitors workers in use of equipment that sifts debris from seeds, removes moisture from seeds, scrapes off outer layers of seed cover, and sorts seeds according to weight and size. Oversees treatment of seeds with specified chemicals to fill customer orders. Assists and directs workers in loading, unloading, and conveying seeds in warehouse and processing area, using forklift, and in boxing seeds for storage or shipment. Performs routine equipment maintenance, such as lubrication and replacement of parts.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

599.382-010 PAINT-SPRAYER OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) alternate titles: spray-machine operator

    Sets up and operates painting and drying units along conveyor line to coat metal, plastic, ceramic, and wood products with lacquer, paint, varnish, enamel, oil, or rustproofing material: Places or racks workpieces on conveyor. Turns valve to regulate water shield spray. Starts pumps to mix chemicals and paints, to fill tanks, and to control viscosity, adding prescribed amounts or proportions of paints, thinner, and chemicals to mixture. Screws specified nozzles into spray guns and positions nozzles to direct spray onto workpiece. Lights ovens, turns knobs, and observes gauges on control panel to set specified temperature and air circulation in oven, to synchronize speed of conveyor with action of spray guns and ovens, and to regulate air pressure in spray guns that atomize spray. Determines flow and viscosity of paints and quality of coating visually or by use of viscometer. May spray coated product with salt solution for prescribed time to determine resistance to corrosion. May be designated according to coating applied as Bonderite Operator (any industry); Control Operator, Flow Coat (elec. equip.); or according to article coated as Gunstock-Spray-Unit Adjuster (ordnance).
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

599.382-014 EXHAUST EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (electron. comp.) alternate titles: exhaust operator

    Sets up and controls exhaust equipment to remove gases and impurities from electron and cathode ray tubes, following procedure manuals, work orders, and specifications: Reads production schedules and procedure manuals to determine tube specifications and operational sequence. Calculates equipment control settings, applying standard formulas to determine power, temperature, and vacuum, according to tube size and type. Sets controls on power supplies, ovens, and pumps according to calculations. Observes meters, gauges, and recording instruments during operation, and adjusts controls to ensure tubes are exhausted as specified. Troubleshoots exhaust equipment to locate malfunction when tubes fail to exhaust. Repairs faulty exhaust equipment, or notifies maintenance department of faulty equipment. May test and inspect tubes for leaks, using leak detection equipment. May set up and operate aging equipment to stabilize electrical properties of tube. May be designated according to type of equipment operated as Rotary Pump Operator (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 89

599.585-010 STERILIZER (medical ser.; pharmaceut.; protective dev.) alternate titles: autoclave operator

    Tends autoclave that sterilizes drug products, containers, supplies, instruments, and equipment: Places articles in autoclave manually or by use of electric hoist. Secures door or lid, turns dials to adjust temperature and pressure, and opens steam valve. Shuts off steam and removes sterilized articles after specified time. Records time and temperature setting and gauge readings. May wrap supplies and instruments in paper or cloth preparatory to sterilizing.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.665-010 SEED-CLEANER OPERATOR (agriculture; oils & grease) alternate titles: seed cleaner; seed-cleaning-machine operator

    Tends machines that remove foreign matter from grass seed, grain, or cottonseed: Starts machines and turns handwheel to regulate flow of material into machines. Brushes cleaning screens, using wire brush to prevent clogging. Empties trash bags attached to machines.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.682-010 PAINTER, ELECTROSTATIC (any industry) alternate titles: electronic paint operator

    Operates cone, disk, or nozzle-type electro-static painting equipment to spray negatively charged paint particles onto positively charged workpieces: Moves switches and dials to start flow current and to activate conveyor and paint spraying equipment. Turns valves and observes gauges to set pressure and to control flow of paint to each spray station. Adjusts thermostat to maintain specified temperature in paint tanks. Inspects painted units for runs, sags, and unpainted areas. Readjusts pressure valves to control direction and pattern of spray and to correct flaws in coating. Cleans paint from ceiling and walls of booth, conveyor hooks or grid, and from disks, cones, spray heads, and hoses, using solvent and brush. May hand-spray parts to cover unpainted areas or apply rust preventative. May mix paint according to specifications, using viscometer to regulate consistency according to changes in atmospheric conditions.
GOE: 06.02.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

599.682-014 IMPREGNATOR AND DRIER (elec. equip.; electron. comp.)

    Controls equipment such as tanks, vats, ovens, and retorts, to impregnate, dry, or bake insulating, preserving, sealing, or other materials into or onto electrical or electronic components, according to specifications: Reads work orders to determine process specifications and priorities. Loads components into or onto devices, such as racks, arbors, and baskets, manually or using hoist. Manipulates controls to start and stop equipment, such as impregnating tanks, vacuum tanks, and drying and curing ovens, and to regulate processing factors, such as flow of fluids into vats or tanks, vacuum pressure, temperature, and processing time. Monitors equipment to ensure conformance to processing specifications, and records processing information. May operate molding press to encase components in protective compounds. May examine processed components for defects. May trim excess material from components. May clean component parts prior to processing. May spray protective or other coating onto surface of components, using spray gun. May weigh or melt ingredients and mix compounds. May transport components to other areas of plant. May be designated according to processing material or activity involved as Drying-Equipment Operator (elec. equip.); Impregnator, Carbon Products (electron. comp.); Impregnator, Electrolytic Capacitors (electron. comp.); Wax Impregnator (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 87

599.684-010 EQUIPMENT CLEANER (any industry) alternate titles: night cleaner

    Cleans and sterilizes machinery, utensils, and equipment used to process or store products, such as chemicals, paint, food, or beverages: Turns valves to drain machines or tanks and disconnects pipes, using wrenches. Sprays machines, tanks, and conveyors with water to loosen and remove dirt or other foreign matter. Scrubs machines, tanks, tables, pans, bowls, compartments, and conveyors, using brushes, rags, cleaning preparations, and diluted acids. Rinses articles with water, and dries them with compressed air. Scrubs floors and walls, using brushes, rags, and diluted acids. Connects hoses and lines to pump and starts pump to circulate cleaning and sterilizing solution through hoses and lines. Scrubs interior of disconnected pipes, valves, spigots, gauges, and meters, using spiral brushes. Mixes cleaning solutions and diluted acids, according to formula. Draws off samples of cleaning solutions from mixing tanks for laboratory analysis. May replace defective sections of metal coils and lines, using handtools, soldering iron, and pipe couplings. May lubricate machinery. May be designated according to equipment cleaned as Beer-Coil Cleaner (any industry); Lard-Tub Washer (meat products); Line Cleaner (beverage; dairy products); Pipe Washer (dairy products). May sterilize equipment and be designated Equipment Sterilizer (dairy products).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

599.684-014 SAMPLER (steel & rel.)

    Collects samples of materials, such as benzol, coal, coke, sewer water, sulfate, and tar, and prepares them for laboratory analysis: Shovels coal into crusher to grind samples for analysis. Drops weighed sample of coke from drop-door bucket to steelplate, shakes shattered coke through screen of specified mesh and weighs and records weights of large and small sized coke. Weighs sample, dries it in oven, and reweighs sample of quenched coke to determine moisture content. Identifies type and source of sample on container label. May be designated according to source of sample as Sampler, Ovens (steel & rel.).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.685-014 BRAN MIXER (grain-feed mills)

    Tends machine that mixes specified amounts of wheat and rye middlings with sawdust for use in cleaning tinplate and terneplate: Attaches empty sacks to discharge section of machine, starts machine, and dumps ingredients into hopper. Removes filled sacks and sews tops, using needle and twine. Weighs sacks and trucks them to storage area.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-018 CENTRIFUGE OPERATOR, PLASMA PROCESSING (medical ser.; pharmaceut.)

    Tends centrifuges which separate plasma from whole blood for extraction of plasma: Packs plastic bags containing freshly drawn whole blood (whole blood units) into designated containers in centrifuge. Fastens centrifuge cover and depresses switch to activate centrifuge mechanism. Removes centrifuged whole blood units after designated time, examines each to confirm separation of plasma from whole blood, and places each whole blood unit in plasma extractor, positioning holes at top of plastic bag on metal prongs. Inserts plastic tube of transfer unit into each whole blood unit and observes process as plasma is extracted from upper portion of plastic bag into bottle, to make certain that no red blood cells are drawn into plasma bottle. Seals off bottle and returns plasma bottle to rack. Removes blood unit from holder and gives to nursing personnel for return to donor. Marks each plasma bottle with blood group as indicated on plastic bag to assure separation of blood groups and prevent cross-contamination of blood groups during fractionation. Stores filled bottles of plasma in freezer. Cleans centrifuges and work area.
GOE: 06.04.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-022 DEFINER (button & notion)

    Tends battery of machines that tumble metal or plastic buttons in wire mesh barrels to remove mold flash (fins) or rough edges: Loads barrel with buttons. Pours specified amounts of cleaning compound into barrel. Bolts on lid and starts machine to rotate barrel and tumble buttons for specified length of time. Shakes sifter to separate buttons from cleaning compound and shot (ball bearings).
GOE: 06.04.10 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-026 DIPPER (any industry) alternate titles: dip painter; impregnator

    Tends dipping tanks and auxiliary equipment that immerse and coat articles with liquids, such as paint, molten tin, latex, stain, or asphalt: Moves controls to maintain temperature, flow, and composition of liquid. Coats articles, using any of following methods: (1) Loads conveyor or transfer rack that automatically dips articles; (2) Loads wire basket and starts power hoist to lift and dip basket; (3) Dips articles in liquid. Removes excess coating, using rag or brush. May test quality of liquid, using chemically treated paper, color charts, or other devices. Adds coating solution according to test results or specifications. May tend centrifugal drier that dries coating and removes excess. May be designated according to coating applied as Asphalt Coater (elec. equip.); Enamel Dipper (any industry); Porcelain Slusher (any industry); Varnish Dipper (furniture); or according to article dipped as Broom-Handle Dipper (fabrication, nec); Painter, Spring (furniture; metal prod., nec). May be designated: Bluer (ordnance); Bonderizer (auto. mfg.); Clay-Products Glazer (elec. equip.); Paint Dipper (any industry); Rust Proofer (auto. mfg.); Screen-Frame Enameler (struct. metal); Stain Dipper (furniture); Tinner Operator, Connecting Rods (auto. mfg.); Vinyl Dipper (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

599.685-030 DIPPER AND BAKER (any industry) alternate titles: impregnating-tank operator

    Dips assembled electrical equipment components into materials, such as varnish, enamel, or asphalt to insulate wires and coils and tends oven that dries dipped components: Pours dipping solution into vat and measures consistency with hydrometer, adding thinner to control density. Sets vat thermostat at prescribed temperature. Hangs or bolts components to be dipped, such as armatures or transformers, on racks, lifts them manually or by use of hand-operated hoist, and immerses them in vat for prescribed time. Removes components and places them on racks to drain. Sets oven temperature controls and places dipped units in oven to bake and dry for specified time. May clean and coat electrical leads by dipping them in molten solder. May paint armatures and field coils, using brush, or pour insulating compound over coils. May be designated according to unit impregnated as Armature Varnisher (any industry); Field-Coil Enameler (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-034 DYER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends equipment that dyes broomcorn used in making brooms: Turns valve to admit water to dye vat and measures and pours dyestuff into vat, according to instructions or color of fiber. Immerses and turns bundles of fiber in dye solution to permeate broomcorn to impart color, using pitchfork. Places fibers on drain rack. May trim fiber stalks, using clippers.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-038 FILTER WASHER AND PRESSER (beverage; chemical) alternate titles: filter-pulp washer

    Tends equipment that cleans and reshapes cotton, silk, or woodpulp used as filtering material in filter press to filter liquids, such as alcoholic beverages, gelatin, and glue: Removes dirty filter cakes from filter press, using handtools. Transfers filter cakes from filter press, using handtruck, and drops filter cakes into prebreaker machine that reduces filter cakes to loose, wet pulp. Pumps wet pulp to washing machine. Opens valves to admit and circulate water or steam in washer. Opens screen-covered drain in bottom of washer and continues washing pulp until drain-water runs clear. Pumps clean pulp to storage tank. Opens valve to move pulp from storage tank into hydraulic press. Starts hydraulic press that squeezes water from pulp and forms pulp into filter cake. Removes clean filter cake from hydraulic press, and transfers clean filter cake to filter press, using handtruck. Washes filter press plates, using hose and hot water. Installs filter cake into filter press, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-042 FILTER-PRESS TENDER (beverage; chemical)

    Tends filter press that filters liquors, such as gelatin, glue, and malt beverages: Turns valves to open lines, and pumps liquor through cotton, silk, or woodpulp filter. Inspects filtered liquors for specified degree of clarity. Recirculates cloudy liquor through filter until clear, or connects line to fresh filter press. Reads gauges that indicate pressure in lines and turns valves to maintain specified pressure. Turns valves to transfer clear liquor to specified department. May clean filter by backwashing it with water. May add $T3chill-proof$T1 enzymes to filter when filtering beer.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.685-046 IMPREGNATING-TANK OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: coating-machine operator; insulating-machine operator; paint-coating-machine operator; sizing-machine operator

    Tends machines that coat continuous rolls of wire, strips, or sheets with wax, paint, rubber, asphalt, or other coating material: Places roll of material onto feed spindle of machine. Threads end through feed and guide rolls into dipping vat or onto transfer roll and through drying oven and attaches it to rewind spindle. Fills boxes or vats with coating solution, such as asphalt or liquid rubber. May sew, crimp, or staple ends of material to form continuous roll. May be designated according to impregnating material used as Enamel-Machine Operator (elec. equip.); Varnishing-Machine Operator (elec. equip.); Waxing-Machine Operator (elec. equip.).
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

599.685-050 IMPREGNATOR-AND-DRIER HELPER (elec. equip.; light. fix.) alternate titles: impregnating helper

    Assists IMPREGNATOR AND DRIER (elec. equip.) in impregnating electrical products, such as capacitors, coils, and stators, performing any of the following duties: Loads capacitors into ovens, using hoist, and connects filler pipe of each capacitor to pipes of vacuum system. Turns valves to start and stop vacuum and regulates control equipment during impregnation process under supervision of IMPREGNATOR AND DRIER (elec. equip.). Reads vacuum gauges and capacitance bridge to determine degree of vacuum and capacitance and records or reports readings to IMPREGNATOR AND DRIER (elec. equip.). Cleans ovens and work areas, using solvent and brushes. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.685-054 LACQUERER (plastic prod.)

    Tends automatic equipment that sprays fabricated plastic articles with lacquer: Pours premixed lacquer into machine reservoir. Places fabricated plastics articles into enclosed spray booth, closes door, and moves lever to activate spraying equipment. Releases lever after articles appear thoroughly coated.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.685-058 MILL OPERATOR (any industry)

    Tends one or more mills that grind materials, such as rock, ore, ingredients for food, drugs, and chemicals with steel, stone, or ceramic balls or rods: Pushes lever or adds balls to mill as needed or specified. Dumps material or opens flow gate to load mill. Secures cover plate. Starts and runs mill for specified time depending on size of load, grindability of material, and required fineness. Removes cover plate, attaches grid, and starts mill to discharge contents. When operating continuous ball mills, regulates inflow of materials and observes outflow to ensure attainment of specified product. May tend mill utilizing vacuum or other pressure. May tend steam-jacketed mill that heats materials during processing. May use mill to mix materials for wet or dry grinding. May keep production records. May be designated according to grinding agent as Ball-Mill Operator (any industry); Pebble-Mill Operator (chemical; paint & varnish); Rod-Mill Operator (any industry); or according to powder ground as Barytes Grinder (paint & varnish).
GOE: 06.04.10 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

599.685-062 OXIDIZED-FINISH PLATER (any industry) alternate titles: plater helper

    Tends oxidizing tank that produces dark, lusterless, decorative finish on surface of metal articles, such as door lock parts, buttons, buckles, and small-arm parts: Places containers of workpieces in tank of oxidizing solution for specified time. Dips articles in successive baths to neutralize oxidation. May start tumbling barrel to dry oxidized pieces in sawdust [TUMBLER OPERATOR (any industry)]. May mix chemical solutions according to formula. May tend degreasing tank to clean workpieces before oxidizing.
GOE: 06.04.10 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-066 PAINT-LINE OPERATOR (toy-sport equip.)

    Tends equipment that cleans, dips, and sprays toy parts: Mixes paint and thinner of specified color and viscosity, and pours solutions into dipping tanks or containers of electrostatic spraying unit. Adjusts controls of cleaning solution tanks for specified temperature, conveyor controls for rate of movement, and sprayer controls for rate of spray and voltage as indicated by dials. Observes conveyor line until parts run is finished, and changes paint color to meet requirements.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.685-070 PAINTER, TUMBLING BARREL (any industry) alternate titles: barrel painter

    Tends tumbling barrel-painting machine that coats articles of porous materials, such as wooden shoe tree turnings or toy parts, with coating materials, such as paint, varnish, or lacquer: Places parts into tumbling barrel. Mixes coating material and thinner as specified and pours over parts in barrel. Starts barrel rotating to impart coating material on articles while heated air is blown through barrel to dry articles. Stops rotation of barrel, examines articles for uniformity of coating, adds more paint as required, and restarts rotation. Unloads barrel, breaking apart any articles that are stuck together.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.685-074 PAINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: spray-machine operator

    Tends machine equipped with compressed-air spray nozzles that coat products or materials with oil, paint, lacquer, varnish, shellac, or rustproofing agents: Pours premixed paint or lacquer into reservoir of machine and couples hose to spray nozzles. Moves sleeve on nozzles to attain specified spraying pressure and turns thumbscrew to direct nozzles toward articles or materials to be coated. Places articles or material onto conveyor or onto transfer table that carries them between spray nozzles. May mix paints with thinner solution according to formula. May regulate temperature of coating solution. May remove articles or materials from conveyor belt and place articles or materials in drying racks or container. May be designated according to coating applied as Lacquer Coater (plastic prod.); Oiling-Machine Operator (steel & rel.); Spray-Painter, Machine (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

599.685-078 POLISHER (button & notion)

    Tends equipment that polishes casein, plastic, or shell buttons: Places buttons in tumbling barrel filled with powdered pumice stone and water, or caustic soda solution. Starts tumbling barrel revolving which causes abrasive to remove tool marks from buttons and to round edges. Dumps buttons from tumbling barrel into open barrel and covers them with hot water. Starts barrel revolving and places specified quantities of sulfuric and hydrochloric acids in barrel to polish buttons. Places buttons in barrel of dry sawdust or ground corncobs to remove residue of acid and give luster to buttons. May tend machines that tumble pearl buttons in bleaching solutions to lighten color.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-082 SCREENER OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: separator-machine operator

    Tends machine that segregates particles of dry materials, such as sand, powdered minerals, feed, resins, and chemicals, into batches of uniform size by sifting through one or more oscillating screens: Bolts or clamps screen of specified mesh to frame, using handtools. Pours or shovels specified quantities of material into hoppers or onto feed conveyor of machine, manually or using hoist or lift truck. Positions takeoff conveyor, bins, or drums under screens to receive sifted material. Throws switch to activate takeoff conveyor or removes full containers manually or using hoist or truck. May measure or weigh and maintain records of material sifted. May lubricate machine and conveyors.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-086 SHREDDER TENDER, PEAT (agriculture)

    Tends equipment that grinds and bags peat moss: Dumps peat moss into shredder that removes foreign matter, using tractor. Observes graph on gas furnace that dries peat moss and adjusts thermostat to maintain specified temperature. Inspects equipment to detect jams and mechanical breakdowns in equipment which cools and grinds peat moss. Observes and feels ground peat moss to determine its consistency. Stops equipment to clear jams and make minor adjustments to fans, blowers, and hammer mill, using handtools. Attaches bag to spout of filling machine and pulls lever to start machine that fills bag to specified weight. Removes bag and places it in loading zone. Loads filled bags on handtruck and transfers them to storage area.
GOE: 03.04.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-090 SPRAY-MACHINE TENDER (tinware)

    Tends battery of machines that spray protective coating of lacquer inside cans: Adjusts lever to center spraying nozzle in can-holding pocket. Starts machine and observes spraying process as cans revolve on holding turret. Pulls cans from discharge line and inspects coating for conformity to specifications. Stops machine and removes jammed cans manually or with tongs. Cleans excess lacquer from spray nozzle and machine, using solvent and brush. May adjust machine and spraying mechanism, using wrenches. May regulate oven temperature to ensure uniform drying. May mix lacquer spray solution, according to formula, and fill machine reservoirs.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

599.685-094 SPRAYER, MACHINE (leather mfg.) alternate titles: blackener; blacking-machine operator; spray-machine operator

    Tends machine that sprays solution, such as pigment or lacquer onto leather pieces to finish leather: Places leather pieces on conveyor that carries pieces under spray to coat leather with finishing solution. Turns valves to regulate pressure of compressed air in spray tanks and flow of solution through spray nozzles. Pushes button to control movement of conveyor and moves lever to start and stop rotation of sprayer.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-098 TUBBER (jewelry-silver.)

    Tends one or more tumbling machines containing steel shot, soap, and water, that clean and polish jewelry articles preparatory to further processing: Loads machine with jewelry articles. Bolts lid on machine and starts machine that tumbles and rotates articles in cleaning solution for specified length of time. Places articles in sawdust box for drying. Cleans sawdust from articles, using airhose.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-102 TUBE COATER (metal prod., nec)

    Tends semiautomatic machine that applies paint to collapsible metal tubes, for packaging drug and toilet products, glue, and similar items: Starts machine and positions unpainted tubes on spindles of revolving transfer table that automatically carries tubes against paint rollers. Removes painted tubes and places tubes on pegs of conveyor leading to drying oven.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-106 TUMBLER (clock & watch)

    Tends tumbling machine that deburrs, smooths, and burnishes watch parts: Dumps specified abrasive powder, stones, or metal balls, in machine. Starts machine that cleans and burnishes parts. Rinses tumbled parts and dips them into oil to prevent rusting. Places parts in heated centrifuge to dry.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-110 TUMBLER OPERATOR (any industry)

    Tends one or more tumbling barrels that smooth, polish, and clean articles, such as castings, tools, metal parts, jewelry, or porcelain ware: Loads tumbler with parts and specified amounts of cleaning compound or abrasive materials, such as pebbles, sand, shot, and sawdust, using shovel, hand scoop, or powered hoist. May pour specified amount of liquids, such as water, benzene, or kerosene into tumbler. Bolts cover and starts machine to rotate barrel and tumble parts for specified length of time. Tips barrel to pour contents into container or unloads barrel manually. Separates parts from abrasive materials or picks out parts, using hands or magnet.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-114 WASHER, MACHINE (any industry)

    Tends machine that washes flat objects, such as plate glass, plastic sheets, or metal: Places workpiece into movable bed of machine or between pinch rolls. Turns valves and observes gauges to set specified flow of water or steam from jets in machine. Starts machine that moves workpiece by action of conveyor or pinch rolls into bath tank through spray of washing water, or steam under rotating brush and through spray of rinse water. Examines workpiece and removes remaining foreign matter, using hand scraper, brush, or sponge. May measure or weigh out and pour specified quantity of soap or detergent into wash water.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-118 WASHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry)

    Tends machines that wash and dry manufactured articles or their components, such as rubber gloves, pen and mechanical pencil barrels and lens blanks: Dumps detergent into machine. Places objects or racks of objects in washing machine. Sets controls to regulate length of cycle and water temperature as specified. Starts washing machine. Removes objects and places them in drying machine. Starts drying machine. Removes objects from machine when dry. May tend machine that rinses articles.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.685-122 WATER TENDER (any industry)

    Tends pumps that maintain level of water in boilers: Reads boiler gauges to ascertain need for water. Opens valves and starts boiler-feed water pumps to supply water, or adjusts controls to start pumps automatically when water level reaches specified point. Observes operation of pumps to detect malfunctions. Tests water to determine suitability for boiler use or obtains sample for laboratory analysis. Adds specified chemical to condition boiler water. May clean boilers. May tend evaporator to purify water.
GOE: 05.12.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

599.685-126 SEED PELLETER (agriculture)

    Tends equipment that applies coating to agricultural seeds and separates coated seeds according to size specifications to allow for uniform planting: Dumps seeds into rotary drum and presses buttons to start drum rotation. Adds water, powder, and glue for specified period, using spray guns and scoop and following work order specifications. Stops drum and scoops coated seeds (pellets) from drum, dumps pellets into electric sizing mill or onto manual sizing screen to remove undersized pellets. Returns undersized pellets to drums for additional coating. Dumps and spreads pellets on trays in drying tunnel for drying. Repeats sizing procedure for dried pellets to ensure that pellets meet sizing specifications. Fills pails with pellets specified on shipping order, using scoop, covers pails with lids, and places pails on pallet for shipment. Cleans interior and exterior of drums and work area, using brushes, rags, mop, detergent, and water.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

599.685-130 PAINT STRIPPER (petrol. refin.)

    Tends equipment that strips paint from steel drums preparatory to repainting: Turns valves to start flow of paint-removing solvent and steam to outlets in respective sections of cleaning equipment. Starts pump that re-circulates solvent, and conveyor that carries drums through paint stripping process. Observes drums passing through paint stripping section, and adjusts speed of conveyor to obtain maximum efficiency during stripping process. Inspects drums to determine whether additional stripping is required, and recycles drums needing more stripping.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

599.685-134 SCRUBBER MACHINE TENDER (electron. comp.)

    Tends machine that scrubs, cleans, and dries surface of printed circuit board (PCB) panels during manufacturing processes: Loads PCB panels onto conveyor that carries panels through scrubbing (abrading or sanding), cleaning, and drying cycles of machine. Adjusts machine controls to regulate pressure of scrubbing mechanisms, fluid levels, and conveyor speed. Observes gauges and examines processed panels to detect machine malfunctions and conformance to processing specifications. Removes and stacks cleaned PCB's from discharge end of machine. May clean and maintain scrubbing machine. May be designated by type of panels processed as Inner-Layer Scrubber Tender (electron. comp.). May be designated according to point in production when scrubbing occurs as Final Cleaner (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 88

599.686-010 MILL-OPERATOR HELPER (any industry)

    Performs any combination of following duties to assist MILL OPERATOR (any industry): Feeds raw materials to mill, using conveyor belt. Shovels spillage back onto belt. Breaks lumps of incoming raw material, using double jack, to facilitate passage through grizzly before entry into crusher. Opens hatch and drains slurry from mill, using electric vibrator or shaking screen to sift foreign particles from slurry. Places trays of slurry in drying ovens for specified time. Dumps dried slurry into drums. Moves drums to storage area, using handtruck. Lubricates mill and auxiliary equipment. Washes ball mills and cleans work area. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.686-014 SPRAY-UNIT FEEDER (any industry) alternate titles: machine sprayer

    Feeds manufactured articles or parts onto conveyor or feed mechanism that carries them through paint dipping and spraying operations. May be designated according to coating applied as Lacquerer (button & notion); or according to article sprayed as Gunstock-Spray-Unit Feeder (ordnance); Sprayer, Light Bulbs (light. fix.); or according to mechanism fed as Hook Loader (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.687-010 BALLOON DIPPER (rubber goods) alternate titles: soaper

    Dips balloons in vats of dye and soap solutions to color and polish them: Pours specified dyes into dye box receptacles. Immerses dye spreader (handled top from which spikes protrude) in dye box and passes it over tank of running water to form crisscross colored pattern of swirls on water. Lifts form pan (pan of molded balloons) from curing oven and places it on tank rack with molds immersed in dye water to form varicolored swirling pattern on balloons. Transfers pan to draining rack. Dips specified form pans in soap solution to impart glossy appearance to balloons and places them on conveyor, preparatory to stripping from molds.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.687-014 BOOKER (rubber goods; rubber tire)

    Places strips of rubberized fabric or rubber between layers of cloth attached to $T3board,$T1 forming books, or places rubber on trays of handtruck to prevent sticking together and to facilitate transportation.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

599.687-018 LEAD HANDLER (ordnance)

    Performs any combination of following duties in shot tower to facilitate production of small arms ammunition: Unloads lead pigs from freight car and conveys and stacks them, using electric forklift truck. Loads specified proportions of lead and antimony-lead pigs onto conveyor, using electric hoist. Opens and closes valves, using metal hook, to direct conveyor flow of scrap shot to designated storage bins at top of shot tower. Lights fires under lead melting kettles and dross converter. Dumps or shovels scrap lead or dross into kettles or converter. Skims dross from molten lead, using skimming ladle. Removes dross from converter, using rake and hoe.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

599.687-022 NET WASHER (rubber goods)

    Washes stainless steel electronic testing nets to remove printing ink and dust: Immerses nets in soapy water and cleans nets, using handbrush. Inspects nets for broken links or snags and sets aside defective nets. Hangs nets on rack and starts fan to dry them.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.687-026 SIPHON OPERATOR (medical ser.; pharmaceut.) alternate titles: laboratory assistant; pooling operator

    Siphons human blood plasma into pooling bottles for processing or storage: Removes cap from donor bottle and punctures stopper with needle. Connects vacuum pump to donor and pool bottles, using sterile glass and rubber tubing. Opens vacuum valve to siphon plasma into pooling bottle. Draws off and labels sample from each pool bottle. May introduce sterile, compressed air into pool bottles to transfer plasma to individual containers.
GOE: 02.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

599.687-030 WASHER (any industry) alternate titles: cleaner

    Washes metal, glass, rubber, or plastic objects: Sprays objects with sprayer nozzle or immerses objects in washing and rinsing solutions to remove debris, manually or using baskets or conveyor. Dries objects, using cloth, airhose, or drying oven. May manually dislodge debris from objects, using brush or hand held power scrubber. May fill vats with water to specified level. May pour specified quantity of soap or chemicals into water or other solutions. May be designated according to object washed as Brush Washer (textile); Tub Washer (textile); Ware Washer (pottery & porc.).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 88

599.687-034 DRUM CLEANER (petrol. refin.) alternate titles: drum chainer

    Cleans rust, scale, and other residue from interiors of empty steel drums, using one of following methods: (1) Inserts lighted rod through bunghole of drum to inspect drum interior for rust or residue, and selects chain of length and weight required to clean drum. Threads one end of chain through bunghole into drum, secures other end of chain to drum, using wire, and positions drum on power roller device. Depresses button to start rollers that tumble drum until chain dislodges matter. (2) Inserts steam nozzle into drum, pushes control to activate steam, and shakes nozzle about inside of drum to dislodge residue with blasts of steam. Draws out loose materials, using vacuum. Dries steam condensate, using warm-air hose.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

599.687-038 DRUM TESTER (petrol. refin.)

    Inspects empty steel drums to detect leaks, using airhose and immersion tank: Fills immersion tank to designated level, using hose. Pulls drum from conveyor and screws bung into bunghole of drum, using wrench. Presses airhose nozzle onto valve of bung to release air into drum and monitors airhose gauge to raise pressure in drum to specified level. Lifts pressurized drum into tank and depresses pedal to actuate sprocket wheel of tank assembly that forces drum under water. Observes water to detect bubbles that indicate drum leak. Returns drum to surface, marks leak with waterproof crayon, and sets drum aside for repair. Replaces bung and gasket of drums not requiring repair and pushes drums onto conveyor.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

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