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6 MACHINE TRADES OCCUPATIONS
651.362-034 to 669.686-010

    This category includes occupations concerned with the operation of machines that cut, bore, mill, abrade, print, and similarly work such materials as metal, paper, wood, plastics, and stone. A worker's relationship to the machine is of primary importance. The more complicated jobs require an understanding of machine functions, blueprint reading, making mathematical computations, and exercising judgment to attain conformance to specifications. In less complicated jobs, eye and hand coordination may be the most significant factor. Installation, assembly, repair, and maintenance of machines and mechanical equipment and weaving, knitting, spinning, and similarly working textiles are included.


651.362-034 WEB-PRESS-OPERATOR APPRENTICE (print. & pub.) alternate titles: newspaper-press-operator apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

651.382-010 ENGRAVING-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: die-stamping-press operator

    Makes ready and operates press to engrave decorative designs or lettering on announcements, greeting and business cards, letterheads, and related items, following operating procedures outlined on job order: Installs appropriate die and inking rollers on ram, using wrench. Cuts out and fastens paper template to bed of press to maintain flatness of finished cards or sheets. Inserts and adjusts roll of wiping paper that automatically cleans die between impressions. Thins ink to desired consistency and fills ink fountain. Starts press to obtain proof copy. Examines proof and adjusts press and ink fountain to obtain uniform indentation and color registration. Starts press and feeds cards or sheets to be engraved onto bed of press.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

651.382-014 LITHOGRAPH-PRESS OPERATOR, TINWARE (tinware)

    Sets up and operates lithograph press to print descriptive material and designs on tinplate: Installs printing plates on machine rolls, using handtools and gauges. Adjusts feed guides, back and side gauges, and rollers with handtools. Mixes colors of paint according to formula and fills paint fountain. Starts machine and makes trial run. Adjusts or changes gears to regulate rate of feed and turns fountain valves to adjust flow of paint. Inspects lithographed plate to ensure that printing is clear and lined-up according to specifications or sample. Examines plates during process and removes defective plates. Observes heat gauges and regulates controls of drying oven to maintain specified heat.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

651.382-026 PRINTER, PLASTIC (plastic prod.; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: flexigraphic printer

    Sets up and operates press to print colored designs on rolls of plastic or plastic-coated material: Positions and clamps printing cylinder on press, using handtools. Pours inks into ink pans and threads plastic film through press rolls. Starts press and turns wheels to adjust pickup, transfer, and printing rolls. Turns rheostats to regulate speed and feed of press, and temperature of drying box. Examines printed sheet to detect defects, such as wrinkles, tears, smeared printing, and uneven color distribution. Cleans and oils press. Repairs or replaces broken or worn parts of press, using handtools. May set print on printing cylinder, and blend colored inks, according to job order.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

651.382-030 STEEL-DIE PRINTER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: plate printer

    Operates printing press to print embossed forms, such as business cards, letterheads, and announcements, from engraved steel plates: Positions plate in plateholder and builds up space beneath plate with cut pieces of fabric material to make slight crimp of printed areas. Glues plate in position. Sets paper guides and adjusts plate-wiping mechanism, using wrenches. Turns on drying lamps over takeoff conveyor and starts press. Engages automatic feed or feeds sheets to press by hand, aligning them against paper guides.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

651.382-034 TAB-CARD-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates specially equipped presses to print, perforate, number, and cut data processing cards according to specifications: Installs die in press bed or on press cylinder and tightens locking attachment, using wrench. Mounts paper roll on reel and inserts end into automatic feed mechanism. Tightens or loosens fountain thumbscrew to adjust ink flow. Starts presses and observes operation to detect malfunction. Examines printed cards for conformance to specifications, using line gauge. May record production on logsheet.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

651.382-038 TRANSFER OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates machine to print designs, trademarks, sizes, and other identifying information on continuous roll of paper for use as dry transfers or hot iron patterns: Turns setscrew to secure selected die in machine holder. Slides doctor blade in machine slots and plugs ends of machine trough with paper wads to prevent loss of melted ink. Positions block of dry ink in machine trough and adjusts burner flame to melt ink. Measures lettering or design on die with machinist's scale to determine widths of pressure roller and paper roll required. Installs and secures pressure roller, using wrench. Mounts paper roll in machine and threads end between pressure roller and die, fastening end to winding spindle. Turns handwheel and moves lever to adjust angle of doctor blade, tension of paper, and pressure of roller. Sets automatic counter at zero. Starts machine and observes paper for accuracy of printing. Stops machine when specified number of transfers are printed as indicated by automatic counter. Removes printed roll of transfers and die from machine. Cleans and lubricates machine and die, using solvent and cloths, and makes minor repairs.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

651.382-042 OFFSET-PRESS OPERATOR I (print. & pub.) alternate titles: first press operator; lithographic-press operator

    Makes ready and operates web or sheet-fed offset printing press to print single and multicolor copy from lithographic plates: Examines job order to determine quantity to be printed, stock specifications, colors, and special printing instructions. Measures plate thickness and inserts packing sheets on plate cylinder to build up plate to printing height and installs and locks plate into position, using handtools, to achieve pressure required for printing. Washes plate to remove protective gum coating. Measures paper thickness and adjusts space between blanket and impression cylinders according to thickness of paper stock. Fills ink and dampening solution fountains and adjusts controls to regulate flow of ink and dampening solution to plate cylinder. Starts press, examines printed copy for ink density, position on paper, and registration, and makes adjustments to press throughout production run to maintain specific registration and color density. Removes and cleans plate and cylinders. May apply packing sheets to blanket cylinder to build up blanket thickness to diameter of plate cylinder. May load paper into feeder or install rolls of paper, make adjustments to feeder and delivery mechanisms, and unload printed material from delivery mechanism. May lead, give directions to, and monitor work of ASSISTANT PRESS OPERATOR, OFFSET (print. & pub.) 651.685-026; FEEDER (print. & pub.) 651.686-014; JOGGER (print. & pub.) 651.686-018; or ROLL TENDER (print. & pub.) 651.686-022.
GOE: 05.05.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 89

651.382-046 OFFSET-PRESS-OPERATOR APPRENTICE (print. & pub.) alternate titles: lithographic-press operator apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

651.384-010 PLATEN BUILDER-UP (print. & pub.) alternate titles: make-ready worker

    Glues paper to back of platen (pressure plate) cover to raise depressed areas of platen cover and reduce clearance between paper and printing head of printing press: Holds platen obliquely to electric light to locate shadowed depressed areas of platen cover, and draws contour rings around depressed areas, using pencil. Cuts out paper to fit within contour lines and cements paper onto back of platen cover to raise depressions in platen cover, using razor blade and paper cement. Examines printed material to detect defects in printing due to platen face cover depressions. Writes requisitions to order supplies.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

651.582-010 PROOF-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: proofer

    Makes ready and operates proof press to make proofs of type setup: Places galley of type on bed of press. Depresses pedal to move ink roller over face of type or applies ink, using hand roller. Places sheet of paper on type and depresses pedal or turns crank to pass rollers over paper to obtain proof of type setup. Removes proofsheet from press and delivers it to PROOFREADER (print. & pub.). May print reproduction proofs of type and illustrating cuts on transparent film or glossy paper, to be used in lithographic plate making. May be designated according to type of press operated as Lithographic Proofer (print. & pub.); Offset-Proof-Press Operator (print. & pub.).
GOE: 05.05.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

651.582-014 LITHOGRAPHIC-PROOFER APPRENTICE (print. & pub.) alternate titles: proofer apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

651.585-010 ASSISTANT-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: flexographic-press helper; web-press-operator assistant

    Performs any combination of following duties to assist printing press operator to make ready, operate, and maintain roll-fed (web) or sheet-fed, single-or-multicolor flatbed, cylinder, offset, flexographic, or web press: Assists press operator to install paper packing sheets on impression (back-up) cylinder, fasten reinforcing bars to metal printing plates and offset blankets, and install plates and blankets on press cylinders, using handtools and power tools. Adjusts machine parts, such as feed and delivery mechanisms, suction grippers, guides, feed wheels, jogging device, tapes, and cams as directed by press operator, using handtools. Lifts and positions roll of paper in feed mechanism, using chain hoist, or positions skid of unprinted sheets on feed device, using handtruck or electric lift-truck. Removes loaded skid of printed material from stacking mechanism, using handtruck, and replaces with empty skid. Fills fountains with ink paste, using spatula. Tends press in absence of press operator. Observes mechanical operation and indicating gauges, such as ammeter and air pressure gauges to ensure that specified operating levels are maintained and makes specified adjustments or notifies press operator when malfunction occurs. Assists in lubrication of press, using grease gun and oilcan. Assists press operator to remove and replace worn rollers and adjust pressure between rollers, using handtools. Cleans ink and distributing rollers, ink fountains, and printing type, using cleaning solvent, brush, and rags. Cleans press and work area, using vacuum cleaner, brush, and airhose. Keeps daily time, production, and material usage reports. Assists in exposing and developing printing plates. Regulates temperature of gas-fired drying units. May be required to serve apprenticeship.
GOE: 05.05.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 90

651.586-010 PRESS HELPER (plastic prod.)

    Assists PRINTER, PLASTIC (plastic prod.; tex. prod., nec) in printing designs on plastic material: Inserts spindle through roll of plastic material and adjusts collars to center roll on spindle. Positions spindle on printing press feedrack and clamps it in place. Threads material through press rolls and tapes end to winding roll. Places cardboard core on rewind spindle, tapes end of finished plastic roll to core, and moves controls to rewind specified quantity of printed plastic. Observes plastic during rewinding and marks or cuts out defective portions. Records weight of rolls and amount of plastic on rolls. Washes ink rollers and pan in solvent. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

651.682-010 FLEXOGRAPHIC-PRESS OPERATOR (paper goods; print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates flexographic printing press to print designs or lettering on rolls of flexible plastic film, paper, and nonabsorbent stock for use in making products, such as plastic, paper, or waxed paper bags, and paper drinking cups: Reads job order and mounts specified rubber plate and printing dies on cylinder, installs cylinder on shaft, and secures assembly in bed of press. Fills dye fonts with prescribed inks or dyes. Moves levers to engage dye rolls, adjusting position of cylinder to print two or more colors without overlapping or smearing previously printed area. Inserts shaft through core of paper or plastic roll and secures roll on press in feed position. Splices end of roll to trailer sheet remaining in press, using tape, and turns handwheel to regulate roll tension and feed as directed. Starts press, adjusting speed, tension, and alignment of printing plate as necessary. Cuts sample of printed material from end of printed roll and inspects for imperfections, such as blurred or off-center impressions. Cleans rubber plate, cylinder, and dye fonts, using solvent, and lubricates press as needed, using grease gun. May mix inks or dyes to produce desired colors. May operate press equipped with laminator attachment to print and laminate polyethylene or cellophane sheeting. May operate press that prints, cuts, and folds paper stock to make paper napkins.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

651.682-014 OFFSET-DUPLICATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Operates offset duplicating machine to reproduce typeset matter, drawings, graphs, and similar material by photo-offset process: Secures printing plate in offset duplicating machine. Moves controls to set offset duplicating machine for size and thickness of paper, to position printed impression, and to regulate flow of ink and speed of paper feed, according to material to be reproduced. Starts offset duplicating machine and examines printed copy for ink density, position on paper, and registration. Fills ink fountains and makes adjustments to machine throughout production run to maintain fountain solutions, specific registration, and color density. Cleans, greases, and oils offset duplicating machine and components, removes paper jams, and adjusts cylinder pressure to maintain machine in working order.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 89

651.682-018 STRIPER (paper goods)

    Operates cylinder press to print color stripes on paper stock used for making paper bags or wrapping paper: Mounts roll of stock paper on unwind shaft, using hoist. Threads paper through rollers of press and onto windup shaft. Fills ink well with specified color of ink. Pushes button to start and stop machine. Observes operation and turns handwheels to adjust tension of paper. May clean inkwell, using alcohol.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

651.682-022 TIP PRINTER (hat & cap) alternate titles: lining printer

    Sets up and operates cylinder or platen press that prints labels, slogans, trademarks, or trade names onto hat lining material: Inks disk and rollers of press, using brush or sponge. Tightens or loosens inking rollers, using wrench, and regulates flow of ink from reservoir. Arranges type or engraving blocks in chase (holder) according to specifications. Turns setscrews on chase to secure type or engraving, using wrench. Slides chase into channel on bed of press and turns setscrews to lock chase in die plate. Positions lining material against adjustable guides and turns handwheel to align material. Starts press or turns handwheel to print sample of cut or type. Examines impressions on material for alignment and clarity. Starts press and feeds and removes lining material by hand or monitors automatic feed to prevent jamming. May operate several presses to print variety of colors or part of total design onto lining material. May operate platen press equipped with heated die block to imprint data, using goldleaf.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

651.685-010 BAG PRINTER (print. & pub.)

    Tends rotary printing press that prints data, such as brand name, trademark, content analysis, and weight on paper or textile bags: Inserts specified type into plates or selects previously prepared plates, according to data to be printed on bags, and slides plates into channels or slots on cylinder. Turns setscrews or uses wrench to lock plates onto printing cylinder. Pours specified color ink into ink reservoir. Positions supply of bags on press feed bed. Presses button to start press and moves lever or depresses pedal to activate rotary drum and feed mechanism, and feeds individual bags into press. Removes printed bags from discharge shelf of press and stacks bags in storage area according to data printed on bags. Cleans press, using solvent and rags. May tend press that prints two or more colors.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

651.685-014 DESIGN PRINTER, BALLOON (rubber goods)

    Tends cylinder press that prints designs and lettering on balloons: Rolls preinflated balloon against printing plate on revolving cylinder press that prints design. Pours ink and solvent in trough of cylinder press and adjusts ink flow. Cleans machine rollers, plates, and troughs with solvent and rag when color changes are specified. May inflate balloon on air nozzle, align and press one or more inked block dies against balloon, deflate balloon, and place balloon in box.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

651.685-018 OFFSET-PRESS OPERATOR II (print. & pub.) alternate titles: dial printer

    Tends manually controlled offset press that prints lettering on products, such as dial faces and plastic containers: Rolls machine carriage, equipped with pair of clean and inked cylinders, back and forth over press bed to ink engraved plates or dies and transfer impression to clean cylinder. Positions dial faces or containers in holders in front of engraved plates. Pulls carriage forward so that letters are impressed on clean cylinder and transferred to surface of product. Inspects product for smears, stains, uniform shading, and contrast. Places product on tray and places tray into oven to dry printing ink, or places product on conveyor leading to drying oven. Prints flexible containers on press equipped with airhose; forces air into container with hose to produce solid surface for printing. Periodically washes cylinders with solvent. Spreads ink on cleaned cylinder with spatula. May clean smears and spots from rejects with solvent and reprint them. May change ink, rollers, and die cut to print more than one color.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

651.685-022 PLATEN-PRESS FEEDER (print. & pub.)

    Tends platen press that prints information onto material, such as paper or cloth, using either of following methods: (1) Places stack of paper in feed tray of automatic feeding mechanism, adjusting height of tray according to height of load. Adjusts guide bars and air pressure controls to regulate force of air in suction feed cups according to size and weight of paper. Starts press and observes feeding operation. Removes printed sheets from discharge tray. (2) Places piece of cloth or paper against gauge pins on press platen while press head is in upper position. Removes and scans printed material for conformance to standards and inserts new piece after press head descends and returns to upper position. May ink rollers of machine, using putty knife. May be designated according to material printed as Cloth Printer (ordnance).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

651.685-026 ASSISTANT PRESS OPERATOR, OFFSET (print. & pub.) alternate titles: offset press operator helper; second press operator; web-press-operator helper, offset

    Performs any combination of following tasks to assist OFFSET-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) I 651.382-042 to make ready, operate, and maintain sheet-fed or web offset printing press: Inserts packing sheets on plate cylinder to build up plate to printing height, fastens reinforcing bars to offset blankets, and installs plates and blankets on press cylinders, using handtools and power tools, to achieve pressure required for printing. Adjusts press machine parts, such as feeder and delivery mechanisms, suction grippers, guides, feed wheels, jogging device, tapes, and cams, as directed by OFFSET-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) I, using handtools. Positions skid of unprinted sheets on feed device of sheet-fed press, using handtruck or electric lift-truck, or lifts and positions roll of paper in feed mechanism of web press, using chain hoist. Fills ink and dampening solution fountains of press. Observes press operation to detect machine malfunctions and examines printed copy for ink density, position on paper, and registration, and adjusts press or notifies OFFSET-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) I when malfunction occurs. Removes loaded skid of printed material from stacking mechanism, using handtruck, and replaces loaded skid with empty skid. Assists OFFSET-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) I to remove and replace worn rollers and adjust pressure between rollers of press, using handtools. Washes press and cleans ink and ink distributing rollers and ink fountains, using ink solvent and cleaning mechanism on press. Keeps daily time, production, and material usage reports. May lead, give directions to, and monitor work of FEEDER (print. & pub.) 651.686-014; JOGGER (print. & pub.) 651.686-018; or ROLL TENDER (print. & pub.) 651.686-022.
GOE: 05.05.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 89

651.686-010 CYLINDER-PRESS FEEDER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: cylinder-press-operator helper; flat-bed-press feeder

    Feeds blank or partly printed sheets into cylinder press by hand or stacks paper in automatic feeding device: Places pile of paper on feedboard of press and starts press. Lifts and feeds single sheets against feed guides at each rotation of cylinder to manually feed press; or turns setscrews to set side guide, suction feed grippers, and feeding wheels, and stacks paper in elevator of automatically fed press. Removes and stacks printed sheets from discharge board. May assist CYLINDER-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) in making press ready. May be designated according to type of cylinder press fed as Lithographic-Press Feeder (print. & pub.); Pony-Cylinder-Press Feeder (print. & pub.). May record production as indicated by counter on machine.
GOE: 05.12.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

651.686-014 FEEDER (print. & pub.)

    Stacks sheets of paper into loading tray of sheet-fed offset press or preloading stand adjacent to press: Compares identifying information on paper stock with specifications on work order to verify delivery of specified paper stock. Flexes stack of paper with hands to prevent paper from jamming in press and places stack into loading tray of sheet-fed offset press or preloading stand adjacent to press. Adjusts feeder mechanism on press to correspond with size of paper. May operate mechanical truck to transport boxes of paper to press area. May fill ink fountains and clean press and press components to maintain press in working order.
GOE: 05.12.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

651.686-018 JOGGER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: press tender; stacker

    Removes, flexes, jogs, and stacks printed sheets or folded signatures from discharge unit of web printing press: Removes folded signatures from web press and places signatures on pallet or skid for removal to other area. Removes printed sheets from automatic stacking mechanism of web press, flexes stack of sheets between hands and taps stack into alignment, using hands and fingers, or places stack on vibrating jogging table and guides stack into precise alignment, and places stack on pallet or skid for removal. May adjust stacking mechanism on press according to paper dimensions. May load and remove rolls of paper on press. May operate mechanical truck to remove paper from press. May clean press and press components to maintain web printing press in working order.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 89

651.686-022 ROLL TENDER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: roll setter

    Loads rolls of paper onto automatic splicing unit of web offset printing press: Inspects rolls of paper for blemishes or tears and cuts away damaged area with knife. Rolls paper into loading position on automatic splicer, inserts shaft of automatic splicer through roll core, secures holding chucks of automatic splicer to shaft ends, and threads paper through press components to prepare press for printing. Applies adhesive strip to backup roll and inserts backup roll onto automatic splicing unit of press to prepare paper for automatic splicing. Removes roll of leftover paper from press after automatic splicing. May operate mechanical truck to transport rolls of paper to press area. May clean press and clean and install press components to maintain press in working order.
GOE: 05.12.19 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 90

651.687-010 LITHOGRAPHED-PLATE INSPECTOR (tinware)

    Inspects lithographed tinplate for defects, such as ink smears, air bubbles, crooked edges, or imperfect placement of designs. Segregates imperfect sheets and stacks them for further processing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652 PRINTING MACHINE OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with printing designs or lettering on surfaces of paper, wood, cardboard, or other materials by means of machines other than printing presses.

652.130-010 SUPERVISOR, DECORATING (glass mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in silk screening stenciled designs on glass or plastic containers or other glassware: Examines product design specifications to verify photographic transfer of design to silk screens, and to select type of machine to be used, silk screen material, coating material, and container style, using knowledge of production silk screening techniques. Reviews coating tests results to verify color, taper, consistency, clarity, and absorption characteristics of selected coating material. Observes installation and adjustment of silk screens, squeegees, and container-holding chucks to ensure setup and quality of product. Measures positioning of screens and holding chucks to ensure correct printing location on container. Inspects containers for quality and clarity of design and conformance to specifications. May create and lay out designs and photographically reproduce them on silk screen. May set and adjust drying furnace temperature and conveyor speed controls. May requisition supplies. Performs other duties described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

652.130-014 SUPERVISOR, PRINTING AND STAMPING (jewelry-silver.; leather prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in gold stamping and ink printing of designs and identifying data on box linings, plastic boxes, or leather covered instrument and jewelry cases: Sets heat, pressure, and time controls on gold-leaf stamping machine, according to item and type of material to be stamped. Installs stamping dies in chase and locks chase in press. Selects spool of goldleaf or foil, places it on crib and threads it through rollers. Installs printing dies and spacers in platen presses. Installs and adjusts ink rollers to ensure even distribution of ink and fills fountain with specified ink. Adjusts presses during operation to maintain desired printing. Repairs equipment, using handtools. Operates automatic platen press to cut cardboard blanks for use as case linings. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

652.130-018 SUPERVISOR, ROLLER PRINTING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in roller-printing of cloth: Analyzes production schedule and work orders and confers with supervisor to determine amount and type of printing specified. Confers with department heads to coordinate printing activities with other departments. Examines setup of printing machines for $T3printing roller$T1 and color changes to ensure conformity to specifications. Examines printed cloth swatches and compares with standard to determine if specifications are met. Observes work activity and production records to detect variation from standard procedure or lagging production. Directs workers to alter processing methods or sequence of production schedule to correct problems and ensure completion of work by deadlines. 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

652.132-010 SUPERVISOR, PRINT LINE (furniture) alternate titles: supervisor, engraving

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in finishing wood or wood composition panels with artificial wood grain print for use in furniture manufacture: Assigns duties to workers at sanding, filling, coating, and printing stations of panel-printing and drying equipment, according to production priorities. Patrols work areas to detect faulty processing and directs workers to correct substandard products, utilizing knowledge of machine functions and processing standards. Assigns new workers to work with PRINT-LINE OPERATOR (furniture; wood prod., nec) 652.562-010 to learn job duties. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

652.137-010 PRODUCTION MANAGER, REPRODUCTION (print. & pub.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in reproduction of special printed matter, such as maps and text books by methods such as offset, handset, or photostatic printing. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

652.137-014 SUPERVISOR, SCREEN PRINTING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in screen printing cloth: Analyzes production schedules and print orders to determine type and quantity of work to be done, and availability of machinery and personnel. Schedules work according to established priorities. Confers with heads of other departments to ensure coordination of screen printing with activities, such as sample printing, production planning, screenmaking, color mixing, inspecting, and packaging. Analyzes problems encountered in screen printing multicolored patterns onto cloth, such as patterns out of register (alignment), colors off-shade, and mechanical malfunctions, and directs workers to correct problems, utilizing knowledge of screen printing techniques. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

652.260-010 SECTION LEADER, SCREEN PRINTING (textile) alternate titles: working second hand

    Sets up and adjusts automatic screen printing machines for workers engaged in screen printing multicolored designs onto cloth articles: Confers with SUPERVISOR, SCREEN PRINTING (textile) to determine daily production schedule and transmits work instructions to other workers. Analyzes print order to determine settings and adjustments required to set up automatic screen printing machine for specified order. Turns thumbscrews, loosens and tightens bolts, and aligns printing screens, using handtools. Patrols printing area to detect problems, such as mechanical breakdowns or malfunctions, printout of register (alignment), and damaged screens. Adjusts belts, drive assemblies, pneumatic lifting mechanisms, and other machine parts to correct problems, or notifies supervisor of malfunction. Counts and records production in log.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

652.380-010 DECORATING-EQUIPMENT SETTER (glass mfg.; glass products)

    Sets up manually controlled or automatic decorating equipment that prints designs on glass or plastic containers or ware according to either of following methods: Determines type and color of designs to print on containers from orders. (1) Pushes portable, manually controlled decorating equipment and roller conveyors into position for printing. Centers silk screen and squeegee attachment over container on decorating equipment, using gauge, and bolts screen to holding fixture. Examines containers for paint smears and position of design to determine if equipment needs adjusting. (2) Bolts chucks to conveyor of automatic decorating machine to accommodate containers of specified size. Turns setscrews and bends contacts on trip switches to adjust stroke of automatic decorating machine so designs are printed in designated locations on containers. Inspects decorating equipment, and replaces defective switches, pulleys, fixtures, screws, and bolts, using handtools, and sharpens squeegee blades, using $T3bench grinder.$T1 May record types of quantities of containers decorated in production log. May mix paints according to formula, using bench mixer.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

652.382-010 CLOTH PRINTER (any industry) alternate titles: printer; printing-machine operator

    Sets up and operates machine to print designs on materials, such as cloth, fiberglass, plastic sheeting, coated felt, or oilcloth: Turns handwheel to set pressure on $T3printing rollers,$T1 according to specifications. Turns screws to align register marks on printing rollers with register marks on machine, using allen wrench. Sharpens doctor blade, using file and oilstone, and verifies evenness of blade, using straightedge. Aligns doctor blade against printing roller, using handtools. Dips color from tubs into color boxes to supply printing rollers. Scans cloth leaving machine for printing defects, such as smudges, variations in color shades, and designs that are out of register (alignment). Realigns printing rollers and adjusts position of blanket or back gray cloth to absorb excess color from printing rollers. Records yardage of cloth printed. Coordinates printing activities with activities of workers who feed and doff machine and aid in setting up and cleaning machine. May notify COLORIST (profess. & kin.) 022.161-014 when color shade varies from specifications. May mix own colors. May mount printing rollers on machine for change of pattern [PRINTING-ROLLER HANDLER (textile) 652.385-010]. May position knives specified distance from edge of plastic material to trim excess material from edges. When printing samples of new patterns and novelty designs, is designated Novelty-Printing-Machine Operator (textile) or Proofing-Machine Operator (print. & pub.). May set up and operate cloth printing machine utilizing caustic soda paste instead of color paste to print designs on cloth which shrink to form plisse and be designated Plisse-Machine Operator (textile).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M1 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

652.385-010 PRINTING-ROLLER HANDLER (textile) alternate titles: copper-roller handler, printing; mandrel-press hand

    Mounts $T3printing rollers$T1 on cloth printing machine for change of pattern: Inserts mandrel through $T3printing shell$T1 and positions shell on hydraulic jack, using hoist. Starts jack that presses mandrel into shell to assemble completed roller. Removes used rollers from printing machine and lifts new rollers into position with aid of other workers, using hoist. Removes printing shells from mandrel, using hydraulic jack. Moves used rollers to warehouse for cleaning and storage, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.462-010 RUBBER-PRINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods) alternate titles: leader, print rubber

    Operates machine to print decorative designs on uncured rubber sheeting, used in making footwear: Computes required yardage of each design and type of sheeting compound from work ticket. Selects drum of stock to match order. Pushes A-frame, in which drum of stock is mounted above empty rewind drum, to stop in front of $T3printing roller$T1 and attaches wheel-mounted motor to axle of rewind drum, using collar and wrench. Selects and installs printing roller engraved with specified design, using wrenches. Fills paint reservoir. Pulls sheeting from wrapper and threads end through rollers onto conveyor belt and attaches wrapper to core of rewind drum. Starts conveyor and rewind motor and observes sheeting for clarity of printing. Turns stopnuts and T-screws to adjust distance between paint transfer and printing rollers to print design clearly and without cutting into stock.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.567-010 CLOTH-PRINTING INSPECTOR (textile)

    Examines cloth during printing process for defects, such as color smears, grease spots, and irregular color shade and register: Observes cloth for printing defects as it emerges from printing machines into handtrucks. Compares cloth patch cut from each truckload of printed cloth with standard to verify color shade and position of design. Reports substandard printing to CLOTH PRINTER (any industry). Records flaws found in each truckload of cloth and lot number on ticket attached to patch cut from fabric.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.582-010 MARKER (ordnance) alternate titles: gun numberer; piece marker, small arms

    Operates presses to imprint serial and parts numbers, trademarks, and insignia on small arms parts: Locks dies in holder on die bed and positions parts, such as gun barrel, slide, receiver, or frame in holding fixture. Starts hydraulic ram, or turns handwheel to impress letter and number dies into surface of part. Stamps parts unsuited for press operations, using punch-dies and mallet. Examines impressions for accuracy and clarity and replaces worn dies. Changes dies after each imprinting when numbering in sequence. Records serial number, model, and caliber of gun for identification purposes. May inspect gun components for external defects.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.582-014 ROTARY-SCREEN-PRINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: roller printer

    Operates rotary screen-printing machine to print designs on textiles: Mounts screen-printing rollers in specified sequence on machine. Turns knob to set machine speed and adjust pressure of rollers, according to type of design and cloth being printed. Turns valves that automatically admit printing paste into rollers. Starts machine and conveyor belt that carries textile articles under printing rollers. Inspects article being printed to detect colors out of register (alignment). Turns knob to adjust position of rollers so that each color is printed in allotted spaces in design. Removes foreign matter from rollers to prevent irregular flow of printing paste.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.585-010 PHOTOLETTERING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: typesetter

    Tends photolettering machine that photographically prints display type and headings onto film or photographic paper: Secures roll of film or paper in machine magazine. Inserts specified film fonts in machine reel. Turns reel to specified selector mark to position letters to be printed and moves lever to expose specified letter on film or paper. Pushes cutter button to separate finished proofs from roll of film or paper. Removes finished copy from magazine for development.
GOE: 05.12.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.586-010 UTILITY WORKER, CLOTH PRINTING (textile)

    Feeds cloth printing machine, off bears drying unit of cloth printing machine, or changes printing machine parts to assist workers engaged in roller printing of cloth, according to one of following methods: (1) Stops scray feed roller when feed roll of cloth is exhausted. Inserts metal rod through new roll of cloth, rolls cloth from dolly into brackets at feed end of printing machine, and clamps rod into brackets. Sews end of cloth from new roll to end of cloth in machine, using portable sewing machine. Restarts scray feed roller. (2) Stops printing machine dryer and ravels seam to separate full takeup cloth roll from cloth in machine. Tucks cloth corners into roll to prevent unwinding. Reads automatic counter and records yardage on production ticket. Mounts empty takeup rod on machine, wraps end of cloth around rod, and restarts machine. (3) Assists BACK TENDER, CLOTH PRINTING (textile) 652.685-010; GREIGE-CLOTH TENDER, PRINTING (textile) 652.686-018; or PRINTING-ROLLER HANDLER (textile) 652.385-010 in removing and replacing $T3color boxes,$T1 doctors, $T3printing rollers, sieve cloths,$T1 and gears during color or style changeover, using handtools. Washes printing paste from parts, using water hose, solvent, and rags. (4) Pushes handtrucks loaded with rolls of cloth, printing paste, or machine parts to move materials between work stations.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.662-010 PRINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, TAPE RULES (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Sets up and operates battery of machines that print graduations and numerals on steel measuring tapes: Wraps strip of rubber ink-blanket on impression wheel and secures strip ends in slots. Mounts printing dies on type-holding wheel, and turns screw clamp to tighten wrap-around wires. Mounts wheel on machine, using electric hoist. Lifts reel of steel tape onto machine spindle and threads tape through machine. Starts machine and observes printing process. Examines tape rule for defects in printing and compares it with master rule to verify its length and accuracy of graduations. Adjusts cams, using handtools, to print tapes of various lengths. Stops machine and notifies supervisor of printing defects.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

652.662-014 WALLPAPER PRINTER I (paper goods) alternate titles: surface printer

    Sets up and operates machine to print colored patterns on wallpaper: Seats and locks print rollers for designated pattern in specified brackets on machine, using wrench: Threads wallpaper through machine. Turns adjustment screws on drive gears to position print rollers. Adjusts scraper bar and tension on $T3sieve cloths$T1 with handtool to control quantity and distribution of color solution on wallpaper. Starts machine and observes printed wallpaper for defects, such as color splashes, smears, and misalignment of printed designs.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

652.662-018 PRINT-LINE OPERATOR (furniture; wood prod., nec) alternate titles: hardboard panel printer; print-line supervisor

    Operates tandem print-line machine to smooth, paint, and print wood grain designs on surface of furniture, composition-wood dimensional panels, or hardboard panels: Confers with supervisor or reads production schedule to determine panels to be processed. Selects printing cylinders according to production schedule and installs cylinders on machine, using hoist and handtools. Gives directions to workers engaged in feeding, inspecting, and removing panels to ensure that sanding, painting, and printing of panels conforms to specifications. Fills reservoir of printing unit with ink or stain. Tests viscosity of paint in painting unit by timing flow of paint through porous container, using watch. Pushes buttons to start individual units, and observes units to detect malfunctions. Turns knobs and handles or pushes buttons to adjust sanding, painting, and printing of panel surfaces. Occasionally assists maintenance personnel in disassembly and reassembly of individual units. Maintains record of ink and paint used. May blend stains to obtain color and viscosity specified by job order. May add catalyst or solvent to paint, utilizing experience, to achieve specified viscosity of paint.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 81

652.665-014 STRICKLER ATTENDANT (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: color-depositing-machine tender

    Tends series of color-depositing machines that deposit and brush color mix through stencils to produce patterns on hard-surface floor covering: Observes machines to ensure required laying-on, brushing, and scraping operations in each unit. Signals other worker to stop machines, and adjusts and oils blades, scrapers, and brushes in malfunctioning unit, using handtools and oilcan. Removes mix adhering to plate and cleans out clogged stencils, using brush and scraper. Installs and adjusts stencils for pattern changes. Signals workers to dump colors into machine, according to pattern formula sheet.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.682-010 BOX PRINTER (any industry) alternate titles: box labeler; box-printing-machine operator; carton-lettering-machine operator; sleeve machine operator

    Sets up and operates machine to print trademarks, designs, or identifying data on containers such as cardboard or wooden boxes, performing any combination of following duties: Selects printing plate or type slug, or sets type, according to oral instructions or written job order. Fastens type or printing plate in holding mechanism of machine, using handtools. Fills fountains with ink of required color or colors and adjusts rate of flow of ink with finger screws, or squeezes or spreads ink paste on ink plate or rollers, using ink knife (spatula). Turns setscrews to adjust spacing guides. Feeds or stacks boxes or container pieces in feed hopper of automatic printing machine and removes them from discharge hopper after printing. Places box ends on holding plate and depresses pedal that lowers printing plate onto box end. Scans containers to verify accuracy and clarity of printing. Observes edges of wooden box parts for imperfections, such as split, ragged, or uneven edges, and sets them aside. Removes and cleans type or plate, and ink rollers, using handtools, solvent, and rags. May distribute containers to packaging stations or place containers in storage areas.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 87

652.682-014 EMBOSSOGRAPH OPERATOR (any industry)

    Operates press to print embossed display signs: Selects type dies and arranges them on bed of press. Places gummed paper on type, gummed side up, and positions cardboard sign stock on paper. Pulls lever to close press and stamp gummed paper letters into cardboard. Removes sign from press, discards scrap, and touches letters with flatiron to make gummed paper adhere to cardboard. Trims finished sign on papercutter.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.682-018 SCREEN-PRINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: automatic-silk-screen printer

    Operates automatic screen-printing machine to print multicolor designs on textiles: Mounts screens in specified sequence on machine. Pours printing paste onto screens or fills automatic feed pan. Turns knob to set machine speed and adjusts swing and pressure of squeegees, using handtools, according to type of design and cloth being printed. Starts machine and conveyor belt that carries textile articles under screens. Inspects articles being printed to detect colors out of register (alignment). Turns screws to adjust position of screens so that each color is printed in allotted spaces in design. Removes foreign matter from screens to prevent irregular flow of printing paste. Tapes holes in coated portion of screen if leak develops.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.682-022 STAMPER, MACHINE (pottery & porc.)

    Sets up and operates machine to stamp designs on pottery and porcelain flatware: Clamps ware mold in machine. Observes gauges and moves levers to adjust machine pressure, according to size of ware and pattern to be stamped on ware. Aligns design stamp on bed or head of machine and adjusts guide bars. Stirs premixed ink on pallet and applies ink on stamp with inking pad or fills reservoir of mechanical inking device with color glaze. Positions and clamps ware in head of press, places ware in holding device of stamp fixture, or positions ware over vacuum holding device on bed of press. Positions stamp for transferring design onto ware, using guide bars. Depresses pedal to lower head of press and stamp design on ware. Removes ware from bed of machine. Inspects design and discards ware with defective printing. Rubs ware with abrasive stone to remove ink spots or excess glaze.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.682-026 STRIPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonfer. metal)

    Sets up and operates striping machine to ink multicolored identification stripes on insulated wire according to specifications: Installs striping wheels in inking head and fills ink reservoirs. Adjusts footage counter and ink timer. Clamps wire spool on payoff spindle and threads wire around capstan, through inking head, and onto takeup spindle and starts machine. Inspects striped cable for defects and turns setscrews to adjust pressure of striping wheels. Mixes inks in power mixer, following formula, to obtain specified color shades. May thread wire through electric oven to dry ink.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.682-030 STAMPING-PRESS OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: gold-leaf printer; gold marker; gold stamper; hot stamper; leaf stamper; lettering-machine operator; stamper

    Operates machine to emboss and imprint designs, lettering, numbers, or product information onto surfaces of material, such as paper, cloth, leather, or plastic, using foil, gold-leaf, coated ribbon, or plastic tape, following specifications: Receives verbal instructions, reads work order sheet, or inserts disk in drive of computer and depresses keys to retrieve job order slip with printing instructions on computer screen. Sets heat, pressure, and time controls, according to material to be stamped. Installs and locks character wheel, embossing die, or stamping die in heated chase of machine. Turns on heating element. Inserts reel of specified material, such as foil, gold-leaf, coated ribbon, or plastic tape in holder or on spindle, and threads end through rollers which feed and guide material under die mounted on ram of machine or places sheet of foil over impression. Positions and aligns workpiece under holding arm in bed of hand fed machine or feed hopper of automatically fed machine in position specified on work order or in illuminated window on computerized machine. Starts machine which lowers ram to heated die or character wheel and ribbon to emboss and imprint workpiece and automatically moves coated ribbon with each stroke of machine. May operate machine to imprint trade names, brand, and grade onto leather sweatbands and be designated Sweatband Printer (hat & cap). When printing titles and designs on book covers, is designated Embosser (print. & pub.). When imprinting identifying information on battery lids or encasements, is designated Embossing-Press Operator (elec. equip.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

652.685-010 BACK TENDER, CLOTH PRINTING (textile)

    Tends machine that prints designs on textile fabrics: Pushes cloth roll from handtruck onto rack at back of machine. Sews end of cloth to end of preceding roll, using sewing machine. Starts feed rollers and observes cloth as cloth unwinds into scray to detect cloth pieces sewn into roll face down. Ravels seams, turns face of cloth up, and resews cloth ends. Turns setscrews to adjust width guides and tension devices. Ladles color from buckets into color boxes or turns valve to transfer color from tubs to color boxes. Sews new length of back gray cloth to length in machine. When blanket is used, scoops talcum into hopper where blanket is dusted after passing through washbox. Removes color boxes and doctors and washes $T3printing rollers,$T1 using brush and water hose, to prevent damage to rollers when printing stops. Assists PRINTING-ROLLER HANDLER (textile) 652.385-010 or GRAY-CLOTH TENDER, PRINTING (textile) 652.686-018 in removing and replacing color boxes, doctors, printing rollers, and gears when changing pattern.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-014 BINDING PRINTER (textile)

    Tends machine that prints identifying information on bias binding: Slides rolls of binding on dispenser rod and secures rod into brackets of machine. Fills reservoir of printing machine with ink and inserts presser roller in brackets above $T3printing roller.$T1 Threads ends of binding from rod over suction guides, between presser and printing rollers and over top guides to takeup rod. Flips switch to start machine that prints identifying data on binding and winds printed binding on takeup rod. Observes printing to detect defects, such as smudges and ink streaks on binding. Cuts smeared binding from roll and staples rolls to prevent unwinding. Slides printed rolls from takeup rod and loads rolls on truck for transporting to drying oven. Loads binding on racks of drying oven and sets automatic timer and temperature control to dry binding. Packs binding in cartons and seals and bands carton, using strapping tool. Writes identifying information on label and attaches label to cartons. Moves cartons of binding to storage area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-018 CARTON MARKER, MACHINE (boot & shoe; garment) alternate titles: box marker; box stamper, machine; carton stamper

    Tends marking machine that prints shoe and garment size, lot, and style numbers on boxes: Positions marking dies by moving fingers (levers) on disk of machine. Removes box cover and places base of box over platen. Depresses pedal or moves lever to lower dies onto end of box and print identifying symbols. May label boxes.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-022 CUTTING-AND-PRINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: printer

    Tends machine that cuts cloth into specified lengths, prints information, such as brand name, contents, and weight on lengths, and folds lengths for use in making bags: Turns dial to specified length number or changes gears with wrench to obtain specified length of cut. Fits crimped edges of printing plate over rods on printing cylinder of machine and tightens setscrews to secure plate to cylinder. Sews end of new cloth roll to end of cloth in machine, using portable sewing machine. Fills ink fountain and starts machine. Verifies location of information on bag length by comparing printed length with order sample. May place folded cloth pieces onto handtruck for removal to sewing department.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-026 DECORATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass products)

    Tends automatic ceramic-decorating machine that prints single or multicolored pictures or designs on cylindrical glass or plastic containers: Positions precut stainless steel stencils in machine and adjusts roller guides that hold container in place during printing process. Pours premixed paint into ink reservoir. Turns valves to regulate temperature of paint and to regulate flow of paint onto stencil. Smooths paint onto stencil, using flat-bladed knife. Empties cartons of containers onto conveyor that feeds them into machine automatically. Starts machine that rotates container under stencil and ejects printed containers on moving conveyor. Inspects printed containers to ensure that printing is clear and free of smudges.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-034 GLOVE PRINTER (glove & mit.)

    Tends printing press that prints information, such as slogans and trademarks, on gloves: Inserts specified preset type in bar holder of type case, or fits rubber plates over type case. Spreads ink on inking roller, using putty knife. Positions glove or mitten on bed of machine or on conveyor, following markings or guides. Removes printed gloves. Examines printing to detect ink smears and pairs gloves according to quality of printing.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-038 INK PRINTER (jewelry-silver.; leather prod.; plastic prod.)

    Tends platen-press that prints designs and identifying data on leather, leatherette, or satin-covered jewelry, watch and instrument cases, and case linings. Cleans and lubricates press.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-042 KEYING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Tends keying machine that prints coded data on paper stock used to promote sale of magazines: Ascertains stock and code information to be used. Removes printing head from keying machine, inserts specified type in holder, and replaces head. Adjusts machine for size of stock and loads stock in paper guides on machine table. Starts machine that automatically prints code, and observes operation to determine whether print is legible. Removes processed stock from machine.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-046 MARKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that prints trademark on back of cloth: Pours printing ink and water into mixing can in proportions specified for cloth style. Starts pump to circulate ink between mixing can and trough under pickup roll. Positions truck of cloth at front of machine and starts cloth feeding over printing roll. Examines cloth to detect penetration of ink to face of cloth. Turns handwheel to adjust pressure roll that controls amount of ink applied to fabric. Doffs trucks of marked cloth at $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-050 MARKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that prints identifying information, such as brand names, size, and style onto such products as hosiery, knitted garments, or towels: Reads work order to determine color of ink to use and information to print. Pushes lever to move specified stamp keys into position, attaches rubber typing plate to type holder and inserts type holder into slots of printing head, or inserts slugs in chase of printing plate and turns setscrew to lock printing plate in machine. Spreads ink paste on ink roller of machine or clamps tube of ink in automatic ink dispenser. Places article on bed of machine under printing head. Depresses pedal or flips switch to start machine that transfers printed information from inked plate onto article. Stacks printed article onto worktable. Cleans machine, type slugs, type plate and holder, ink plate and rollers, using cleaning solution, cloth, brush, and airhose. May erase misprints, using tissue paper and ink eradicator.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-054 NAME-PLATE STAMPER (any industry)

    Tends machine that stamps or embosses identifying data on nameplates for manufactured products, using one of following methods: (1) Assembles dies or aligns type in die block, using setscrews. Positions die block on press bed, lowers ram with handwheel, and feeds blank plates into powered machine or pulls lever to imprint data on blank. (2) Turns wheel to specified character and pulls lever to stamp character on blank. Repeats operation for each character until specified information is embossed on plate. May place nameplate in hinged forming block and close block manually to shape plate to specified curvature.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-058 PRESS FEEDER (tinware)

    Tends automatic feeder on press that lithographs tinplate: Cuts bands from pallet load of tinplate, using cutters. Verifies load ticket against production schedule to ensure that specified tinplate is used. Pushes load from roller platform onto feeding hoist. Moves lever to raise load between guides to feeding position. Turns cranks to adjust feeder guides to accommodate size of plate. Observes feeding operation and stops feeder mechanism to remove defective plates. Mixes inks and washes press.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-062 PRINTER (pen & pencil)

    Tends machine that prints trademarks, advertisements, and designs on parts of marking devices, such as pens, wooden and mechanical pencils, or felt or fiber tipped markers: Positions and aligns specified printing dies or type in machine head. Places parts, such as casings or caps, in machine hopper or holding device. Presses switch or depresses pedal to start machine that prints characters or designs on parts. Removes parts from machine conveyor or holding device. Inspects printed characters or designs and compares with written specifications. Places parts on rack for drying. May push rack into drying compartment. May pour ink into machine reservoir. May tend machine that prints trademark, size, and code number on ballpoint pen refills.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-066 PRINTER, FLOOR COVERING (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that automatically prints colors and designs on felt-base floor covering: Places felt paper rolls on machine spindles, using chain hoist. Installs specified printing blocks on presses, using handtools. Pours specified preweighed paint colors into machine troughs. Threads felt paper through rollers and starts machine. Observes felt paper strip passing under paint-filled troughs from which printing blocks are automatically lowered to print pattern onto felt paper.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-070 PRINTER, MACHINE (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that prints decorative designs on harvest hats (strawhats) in hat manufacturing establishment: Places specified $T3printing roller$T1 in machine holding device and turns setscrew to align roller and machine register marks. Pours specified paint into machine reservoirs. Pushes button or pulls lever to start machine. Removes hat from rack and places hat on machine ram. Depresses pedal to raise hat against printing rollers to print design on hat. Releases pedal to lower machine ram and removes hat. Observes printed design for imperfections and places hat on rack to dry or auto oven conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-074 PRINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, FOLDING RULES (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Tends machine that prints graduations and numerals on enameled wooden slats used in folding rules, and automatically inserts printed slats in drying racks: Stacks blank slats in magazine of printing machine. Positions empty racks in feed magazine of slat-inserting mechanism. Starts machine and observes printing and racking processes. Examines printed slats for printing defects, and compares them with master rule to verify accuracy of graduations. Stops machine and clears jams in feeding mechanisms, using screwdriver. Replaces broken shearpins, using fingers. Lifts racks of printed slats from machine to handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-078 ROLLER OPERATOR (toy-sport equip.)

    Tends roller-printing machine that colors embossed letters or designs on wooden blocks for games, such as dominoes and anagrams: Adjusts height of machine roller to accommodate block. Positions blocks in racks, and places racks on conveyor belt that feeds them into machine for coloring. Removes blocks from conveyor and stacks them for drying.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-082 STAMPER II (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that stencils design onto cloth as outline for tufting: Staples stencil (raised pattern) around stencil cylinder. Lays marking bar (colored paraffin) in holder. Mounts roll of cloth on machine brackets, threads cloth between stencil and marking bar, and laps cloth around takeup roller. Places weights on marking bar to hold bar against cloth. Starts machine that draws cloth between stencil and marking bar, transferring design in paraffin to cloth. Doffs rolls of stenciled cloth from delivery end of machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-086 STENCIL-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that brushes designs into wet pile of pile fabric: Inserts metal rod through cloth roll and lifts roll into feeding position. Threads cloth over tension rod, between stencil roller with raised design and brushing rollers, and laps end around takeup roll, or sews end of cloth roll to cloth in machine, using portable sewing machine. Starts machine, and straightens cloth with hands to remove wrinkles as cloth enters machine. Pushes lever to disengage winding shaft and doffs rolls of stenciled cloth onto handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-090 STRIKE-OFF-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: roll tester

    Tends strike-off machine that prints cloth with samples of color paste for comparison with color standards prior to production printing: Tapes piece of white cloth on printing drum. Places moist cloth pads between engraved strikes (depressions) on $T3printing roller$T1 to separate colors being printed. Pours color sample on engraved strikes of roller. Starts strike-off machine to print impression on cloth. Removes printed sample from machine and places cloth in steam press to dry or places cloth in aging machine to develop and fix color. Trims sample, using scissors. Marks identification number on sample and records sample identification data. Washes strike-off roller and doctor, using brush or rag and water. May tend single-roller printing machine that prints cloth samples for use by laboratory.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.685-094 TICKET PRINTER AND TAGGER (garment)

    Tends machine that automatically prints identifying information, such as size, style, and lot number, on tickets, and sews, glues, heat seals, or staples tickets to garments or garment parts: Selects and positions specified type in chase attachment and inserts attachment in machine. Turns knobs to set stationary type or numerical counter of machine in starting position. Places roll of tickets on holder and inserts end of roll into feeding device. Places spool of thread or wire on holder and threads it through machine. Places garment or garment part on machine bed and under needle or stapling device. Pushes lever to start machine that automatically feeds tickets under stamping head, prints information on tickets, and cuts and sews, glues, heat seals, or staples ticket to garment or garment part. May tend machine that prints identifying information on tags or tickets [TICKETER (any industry)]. May be designated according to product labeled as Glove Tagger (glove & mit.).
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-098 TICKETER (any industry) alternate titles: label stamper; ticket maker; ticket printer

    Tends machine that prints information, such as price, size, style, or color, on identification tags or labeling material: Selects type, according to specifications, and inserts type into machine, using tweezers, or turns dial on machine to move type into printing position. Mounts roll of tags or labeling material on machine brackets and threads end of roll through feeding device. Applies liquid or paste ink to printing rollers or printing pad on machine, using applicator. Flips switch or depresses pedal to start machine that automatically prints information on tags or material. Observes printed tags or material during start-up for defects, such as crooked lines, blurred print, or off-centered printing, and turns knobs or repositions printing plate, using handtools, to adjust machine. Removes printed material from delivery end of machine. May turn crank to print information on tags or material. May cut individual labels or tags from rolls of material, using scissors. May tend machine equipped with automatic cutter and counting control that stops machine when specified number of tickets have been printed. May tend machine that threads string through holes in tags or labels [STRINGING-MACHINE OPERATOR (paper goods) 649.685-054]. May tend machine that prints identifying information on tags or tickets and sews tickets to garments or garment parts [TICKET PRINTER AND TAGGER (garment) 652.685-094]. May tend machine that automatically prints identifying information on ticket and pins ticket to articles and be designated Pin-Ticket-Machine Operator (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

652.685-102 WAD-PRINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Tends automatic machines that print identifying data on top wad used in shotgun shells: Fills ink reservoir. Selects printing rollers or die set according to work order and installs them in machine, using handtools. Scoops blank wads from supply trough onto grooved board and shakes board to arrange wads in grooves. Tilts board and slides stacks of wads from grooves into feed tubes. Sets feed tube in machine or fills hopper with blank wads, using scoop. Starts machine and examines wads for clarity of printing. Cleans type, using brush and solvent, or replaces worn dies to obtain clear impression. Weighs containers of printed wads and records amount of each type printed. Loads feed tubes with printed wads, using shaker board, for use in shell-loading machines.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.685-106 TYPE-PROOF REPRODUCER (machinery mfg.)

    Tends phototypesetting machine and photo processor that print and develop proof of phototypesetting type disk in disk manufacturing establishment: Selects roll of programmed tape from file, secures roll onto reel of phototypesetting machine, and threads tape through machine rollers and into reader to prepare machine for automatic operation. Cleans dust and lint from disk and places disk in phototypesetting machine. Depresses keys to enter command codes for projection of type images from type disk onto film cassette in photo unit of machine and onto screen of cathode ray tube. Scans images on screen to detect type defects and notifies SUPERVISOR, TYPE-DISK QUALITY CONTROL (machinery mfg.) 979.137-026 of irregularities. Removes film cassette from machine, places cassette on receiving platform of photo processor, and depresses switch to begin developing cycle. Depresses switch to stop machine when runoff (proofsheet) emerges. Removes disk from phototypesetting machine, and places disk and runoff in specified storage area.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

652.685-110 SYMBOL STAMPER, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES (electron. comp.) alternate titles: marker

    Tends automatic printing machine that prints identifying symbols and numbers on semiconductor packages: Refills ink or paint reservoir. Inserts printing plate or type block in printing machine. Places semiconductor package on holding fixture in printing machine or places tube containing semiconductor packages in loading device of automatic printing machine. Flips switch or depresses pedal to print symbols and numbers on semiconductor circuit packages. Visually inspects package markings to identify misprints. Cleans and reprints packages, using cleaning solution and cotton swabs. Places printed semiconductor packages in trays. May set type on type block, using tweezers. May place printed packages in oven to dry or set ink.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

652.686-010 CLOTH-PRINTER HELPER (any industry)

    Feeds and off bears machine that prints cloth: Pushes roll of cloth from handtruck onto rack at back of scray. Sews end of cloth roll to preceding cut of cloth, using sewing machine. Starts feeding rollers that unwind cloth into scray. Positions handtruck beneath $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 and packs cloth into truck with hands. Tears cloth or ravels seam when truck is filled. May feed and off bear cloth printing machine that utilizes caustic soda instead of color paste to shrink cloth to form plisse and be designated Plisse-Machine Operator Helper (textile).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.686-014 GRAINER, MACHINE (any industry)

    Feeds metal or simulated wood panels, sheets, or strips into machine that prints lines resembling natural wood grain. Holds or moves irregularly shaped pieces against printing roller to impart grainlike appearance. Stacks grained pieces for further processing or assembly into articles, such as television cabinets, automobile dashboards, and office furniture.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.686-018 GRAY-CLOTH TENDER, PRINTING (textile) alternate titles: gray tender

    Feeds back gray cloth into cloth printing machine, and removes printed cloth from delivery end of machine: Trucks rolls of back gray cloth to printing machine, removes burlap wrapping, and sews end of cloth to preceding roll, using sewing machine. Starts feeding rollers that unwind back gray cloth into scray. Positions handtruck beneath $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 and scans cloth for printing flaws as cloth is folded into truck. Notifies CLOTH PRINTER (any industry) 652.382-010 as flaws occur. Marks lot number on end of each truck of cloth, ravels connecting seam, and replaces full truck with empty truck. Tears sample from each lot of cloth. Assists PRINTING-ROLLER HANDLER (textile) 652.385-010 or BACK TENDER, CLOTH PRINTING (textile) 652.685-010 in removing and replacing color boxes, doctors, $T3printing rollers,$T1 and gears when changing pattern, and in mounting feedrolls of cloth on printing machine. May truck soiled cloth to BACK-GRAY-CLOTH WASHER (textile) 582.685-030.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.686-022 LOADER-UNLOADER, SCREEN-PRINTING MACHINE (textile)

    Feeds or off bears automatic screen-printing machine that prints designs on textile products, such as towels, sheets, and pillowcases: Positions articles on conveyor belt of machine, following marks on conveyor. Removes printed articles from conveyor at discharge end of machine and places articles over wire, on racks, or on perforated conveyor belt that carries articles through drier. Cleans printing screens, using solvent, water, and rags.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.686-026 PRINT-LINE FEEDER (furniture)

    Feeds furniture composition-wood dimensional panels onto feed conveyor of tandem print-line machines that automatically smooth, paint, and print wood grain designs on top surfaces of panels: Removes panels, with previously inserted filler blocks, from handtruck and positions panel on feed conveyor so that smooth surface of panel is up and filler blocks support underside of panel.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

652.686-030 PRINT-LINE TAILER (furniture)

    Removes dimensional furniture panels from discharge conveyor of print-line machines that smooth, paint, and print wood grain designs on top surfaces of panels: Pushes panels along roller conveyor from inspection point to off bearing area and removes panels from conveyor. Scans panels for inspector's marks and stacks defective panels aside. Stacks nondefective panels on handtruck, inserting paper sheets between panels to protect printed surfaces from abrasions.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

652.686-034 RAISED PRINTER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: thermograph operator

    Feeds cards and stationery (received while ink is still wet after printing) into machine that dusts them with powder that adheres to ink. Feeds dusted stationery through baking equipment to fuse together particles of powder and produce raised effect resembling steel-die or copperplate engraving.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.686-038 SCREEN-PRINTING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (textile)

    Performs variety of duties to assist automatic screen-printing machine operator in printing multicolored patterns on textiles: Turns thumbscrews and loosens and tightens bolts, using wrench, to remove, replace, adjust, or align screens in bed of screen printing machine as instructed by machine operator. Pushes new roll of cloth into feed brackets and aligns end of new cloth with end of cloth in machine and sews ends together, using portable sewing machine. Carries stacks of cloth articles, such as towels, washcloths, and bathmats from storage boxes, and stacks articles on shelf for use by workers feeding machine that prints precut cloth articles. Observes operation of printing machine to detect flaws in printing, such as blurs, smears, and color out of register (alignment), and reports problem detected to machine operator. Pours printing paste onto screen as required. Loads and unloads handtrucks, and trucks printing screens and drums of printing paste to and from storage areas.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.686-042 TOWEL INSPECTOR (textile)

    Inspects screen-printed towels for imperfections in print and weave: Pulls or lifts towels from drying rack on conveyor belt emerging from drier. Examines towels for print defects, such as off color, smears, inadequate color penetration, or mismatched pattern, and mill defects, such as picks, tears, broken warp or filling, or soil. Places towels of less than first quality aside and counts and places first quality towels onto wheeled cart or into shipping container. Marks style, quality and quantity on shipping label and attaches label to container, using glue and brush. Carries second quality towels to collection area. Keeps daily time and production reports and submits reports to supervisor.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.686-046 WARE SERVER (glass mfg.)

    Feeds glass containers onto conveyor of machine that prints (stencils) trademarks or labels on them.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.687-010 CLOTH SPREADER, SCREEN PRINTING (textile)

    Spreads cloth on tables in preparation for screen printing and removes cloth from table after printing: Places roll of cloth on unrolling device and pushes cloth along table to unwind it, following markings on table. Pins ends of cloth to table and smooths out wrinkles. Presses cloth against gummed tabletop or pins selvages of cloth to table to prevent slipping. Slides rods under printed cloth and raises it to drying rack. Winds dry cloth onto tube, using handcrank or motor-driven winder.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.687-014 COLOR DIPPER (textile)

    Refills $T3color boxes$T1 on cloth-printing machine with specified colors, using hand dipper. Typically services machines printing eight to fifteen colors.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.687-018 FILLER-BLOCK INSERTER-REMOVER (furniture)

    Inserts filler (support) blocks into recessed areas on underside of dimensional composition-wood furniture panels to ensure uniform sanding, painting, and printing of wood grain as panels are conveyed through tandem print-line machines, or removes blocks from underside of panels subsequent to processing on print-line machines and pushes panel to PRINT-LINE INSPECTOR (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

652.687-022 PAINT POURER (fabrication, nec)

    Pours paint in carriage of machine that prints colors and designs on linoleum rugs. May mix paint to attain required color, using paddle.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

652.687-026 PASTER, SCREEN PRINTING (textile) alternate titles: stretcher

    Positions (stretches) textile articles, such as towels, bath cloths, blankets, sheets, and pillowcases at designated intervals on gummed-top table to prepare them for screen printing. Smooths wrinkles from articles and presses articles to table top with hands to prevent slipping. May hang printed articles on line to dry.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.687-030 PATTERN HAND (woodworking)

    Prints patterns on paper strips and glues printed strips to wood or plastic sheets to guide workers engaged in cutting sheets: Covers metal cut of desired pattern with printing ink, using hand roller. Places paper strip on lower platen of hand transfer press, and positions inked cut on paper strip. Moves lever to close press and stamp pattern on paper strip. Removes printed strip from press and glues strip to wood or plastic sheet. May nail several sheets together when more than one object is to be cut to same pattern.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 87

652.687-034 PRINT-LINE INSPECTOR (furniture)

    Examines furniture composition-wood-dimensional-panels for processing defects on discharge conveyor of tandem print-line machine. Feels and inspects panels to detect defects, such as scratches, blemishes, and discolorations. Marks defective areas with chalk or crayon and pushes panels along conveyor for removal.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.687-038 PRINTER, FLOOR COVERING, ASSISTANT (fabrication, nec)

    Lifts roll of felt paper, using chain hoist, and places roll on spindle of machine that paints designs on roll to make floor covering. Pours specified paint colors into machine troughs.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

652.687-042 WALLPAPER INSPECTOR (paper goods) alternate titles: quality-control inspector

    Examines rolls of wallpaper for defects, such as discoloration, printing irregularities, streaks, and color splashes, and tests for improper coating or waterproofing: Unrolls portions of wallpaper rolls or hangs rolls on test wall to examine for surface defects and symmetry of printed figures, register of colors, and uniformity of waterproof coating. May inspect new paper stock to detect ripples or other flaws. May inspect sample rolls of wallpaper for printing irregularities before authorizing printing of remaining rolls. May apply specified test chemicals to wallpaper sample to test for washability.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

652.687-046 WALLPAPER INSPECTOR AND SHIPPER (paper goods)

    Inspects wallpaper for printing defects and prepares wallpaper for shipment: Lifts bolt of wallpaper onto letoff rack. Pulls wallpaper across inspection table and clamps wallpaper to rod on powered $T3windup rack.$T1 Sets footage meter. Presses foot switch and observes wallpaper for defects, such as color splashes, smudges, and irregular printing as paper is wound onto windup rack. Cuts wallpaper from bolt when specified footage is wound. Wraps rolls of wallpaper with paper covering, and stamps identifying information on rolls. Packs rolls of wallpaper in cartons for shipment or stacks them in storage bins. May compare colors with master swatch to verify color accuracy. May brush excess flock from surface of flocked wallcovering, using soft brush.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

652.687-050 WALLPAPER-PRINTER HELPER (paper goods) alternate titles: back tender

    Assists WALLPAPER PRINTER (paper goods) I to print wallpaper, performing any combination of following duties: Carries pails of prescribed color solutions to printing machine. Ladles color solutions into specified color trays of machine and maintains supply of color solutions during printing process. Changes color trays and assists WALLPAPER PRINTER (paper goods) I to change print rollers. Washes print rollers and floor area around machine, using water hose. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

653 BOOKBINDING-MACHINE OPERATORS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with gathering, folding, sewing, and stapling signatures to form magazines, pamphlets, or books, affixing covers to sewn signatures, compressing books to size, stiffening backs of book bodies with glue, forming joints of book covers and bodies, reinforcing backs of books with fabric strips, gluing cover boards to end sheets, and drying books.

653.131-010 SUPERVISOR, BINDERY (print. & pub.) alternate titles: bindery chief; bookbinder, chief; supervisor; floorleader; section manager

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling, forming, finishing, covering, and ruling products such as books, pamphlets, periodicals, notebooks, looseleaf binders, tablets, and other printed and published products manually and by machine: Oversees binding or rebinding operations to verify conformance with plant standards. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May only supervise workers engaged in forming operations, such as folding, cutting, gathering, stitching (stapling), and sewing printed sheets, and be designated Supervisor, Assembly Room (print. & pub.). May only supervise workers engaged in assembling, finishing, and binding sets, folders, and loose leaf binders and be designated Supervisor, Finishing/Binding (print. & pub.). May only supervise workers engaged in setting up and operating machines that draw lines, cut rounded corners, and drill holes in paper products and be designated Supervisor, Ruling (paper goods; print. & pub.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 89

653.360-010 CASING-IN-LINE SETTER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: machine adjuster

    Sets up, according to job order specifications, machines that automatically perform in sequence such operations as rounding and backing, supering (applying strip of reinforcing material to back of book) and lining, casing-in, and pressing to convert gathered signatures (pages) into finished book: Mounts rolls of cloth and paper lining and headbands on machine spindles. Fills glue pot and adjusts flow of glue. Installs and adjusts feed guides, holding clamps, rollers, rounding forms, creasing ram, and other machine parts to accommodate specified size books, using measuring instruments and handtools. Sets thermostatic control and pressure gauge according to thickness of book and amount of pressure to be applied. Turns screws to adjust cutting mechanism to cut linings and headbands to book size. Starts machine to process sample book and verify accuracy of machine setup. Makes adjustments as necessary during production run. May direct activities or perform duties of CASING-IN-LINE FEEDER (print. & pub.) 653.686-010.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 90

653.360-018 BINDERY-MACHINE SETTER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: bindery leadperson

    Sets up machine or machines that automatically perform one or more bindery operations, such as folding, cutting, gathering, stitching or gluing, following blueprint or job specifications, and using measuring instruments and handtools: Installs and adjusts machine knives, side guiders, feed guides, holding clamps, pockets, rollers, specified jogging tray at discharge end of machines, and other machine parts to accommodate sheets, signatures, or books of specified size. Turns dials to required graduations to set grippers and gripper feelers according to thickness of signatures or flat sheets being gathered. Secures reel of stitching wire on spindle of stitching heads and threads wire through feeding, cutting, stitch forming, and driving mechanisms. Positions and clamps stitching heads on crossarm to space stitches as specified. Turns thumbscrews and handwheels to adjust length of stitches and tension on creasing blades and folding rollers according to thickness of pages to be stitched or sheet size and number of folds specified. Adjusts cams and other mechanisms to synchronize speed of automatic feeding devices and stitching. Fills glue pot and adjusts flow of glue and speed of conveyors. Starts machines and makes trial runs to verify accuracy of machine setup. Observes operation to detect machine malfunctions and makes adjustments as required. May maintain machinery in operating condition. May train workers to set up, operate, and use automatic bindery machines. May oversee work of BINDERY-MACHINE FEEDER-OFFBEARER (print. & pub.) 653.686-026. May be classified according to name of machine as Folding-Machine Setter (print. & pub.); Gathering-Machine Setter (print. & pub.); Perfect-Binder Setter (print. & pub.); Stitching-Machine Setter (print. & pub.).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 8 DLU: 90

653.382-010 FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: finishing machine operator; folder, machine; folder operator

    Sets up and operates machine to automatically fold, slit, and score printed sheets into signatures for binding: Examines work order to determine setup specifications or inserts sample sheet in machine and sets guides to edge of sheet. Adjusts air blasts on feeder to regulate amount of air separating sheets of paper to provide continuous flow of paper through machine. Adjusts conveyor blades or knurled rollers to feed sheet into folding rollers. Turns screws to regulate tension of creasing blades and folding rollers according to thickness of paper and size and number of folds specified, using handtools. Sets slitting knives to slit sheets as specified. Stacks sheets to be folded on conveyor belt of automatic feed. Presses button to activate machine and observes machine operation. Adjusts machine during production run as required. May operate two or more machines. May jog, stack, band, and box folded sheets.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 89

653.382-014 COLLATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: set-making-machine operator

    Sets up and operates collating machine to perform functions such as assembling and perforating, stapling, gluing, folding, or cutting sheets of paper, forms, or signatures in specified sequence to form sets, following job specifications: Turns screws to adjust pockets and guides to accommodate sheets of paper to be collated. Turns dials to required graduations to set grippers and gripper feelers according to thickness of single sheets or signatures being collated, using measuring instruments. Turns knobs, using handtools, to set or adjust air blowers or air suction devices to required position and force to facilitate pickup of individual sheets. Sets $T3indexing$T1 control to numbered position corresponding to number of sheets to be assembled or sets automatic counter at discharge end of machine. Turns screws to adjust speed of conveyor belt, using handtools, and installs specified jogging tray at discharge end of machine. Threads wire into machine to load stitcher head when sets are to be stapled. Fills glue reservoir and adjusts flow of glue when top edges of sets are to be glued. Flexes and jogs stacks of sheets to ensure sheets are in specified order and to align edges of sheets. Feeds sheets into machine in reverse order (last sheet first) or places stacks of sheets in specified machine pockets. Replenishes pockets with sheets of paper or signatures throughout production run. Starts machine to verify accuracy of machine setup, following sample, and observes operation of machine throughout production run. Stops, resets, and restarts machine when malfunctions occur. Removes collated products from machine or conveyor belt and stacks products on skid or pallet. Records time spent on specific tasks or number of sets or book bodies collated on daily production sheet. Performs routine maintenance to ensure machine is in working order. May place rolls of paper and carbon paper onto feed spindle of roll-fed machine, using chain hoist. May punch holes in completed sets, using drill punch.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 90

653.662-010 STITCHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: machine operator; finishing machine operator; stitcher operator

    Sets up and operates machine to automatically gather, stitch, and trim folded signatures or flat sheets of paper to form paperbound books, magazines, pamphlets, catalogs, or booklets: Examines work order to determine work instructions. Adjusts feeder pockets to size of folded signatures or flat sheets. Adjusts air pressure pump to separate sheets. Sets stitchers for specified length and thickness of stitch and threads stitching wire into machine. Sets trimmer knives to trim three sides of publication to specified size. Starts machine and makes trial run. Readjusts machine setup if necessary, and regulates machine speed. Takes periodic readings of counter and records number of publications produced or examines samples periodically for defects and records number as indicated on counter to determine when problem occurred. Gives directions to crewmembers engaged in feeding and off bearing activities. May feed and off bear machine. May oil, grease, and clean machine parts and make minor repairs to keep machine in working condition. May be designated according to type of stitching machine operated as Saddle-Stitching-Machine Operator (print. & pub.). May set up and operate machine to apply glue to backs of books prior to trimming and be designated Side-Stitching-Machine Operator (print. & pub.). May set up and operate related stitching machines.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 89

653.667-010 INSPECTOR, PUBLICATIONS (print. & pub.) alternate titles: inspector; quality control inspector

    Inspects magazines, periodicals, catalogs, pamphlets, and rebound books for defects, such as loose, torn, or wrinkled pages, missing staples, incorrect bindings, incorrect book cases, and warped laminated paperback covers: Selects copies of publications from machine or table and examines covers and copies for defects, such as ragged edges, torn or wrinkled pages, incomplete cuts, incorrect bindings, incorrect casing material and color, author(s), titles, call numbers, dirt and glue on covers, and bubbles in laminated covers. Fans pages to detect defects, such as errors in numbering, duplicate pages, color variation and inaccurate registration, ink smears, cut print, missing inserts, and dirty and wrinkled end papers. Notifies operating personnel of defects. Locates and removes defective copies from conveyor, stacking table, or pallets, and disposes of defective publications according to instructions from supervisory personnel. May clean covers and repair defective books, using cloth, cleaning solvent, and variety of handtools and bindery machines. May examine finished books and compare information on worksheet with work performed on books for accuracy and completeness. May stack books on conveyor or table for shipping. May operate machine to print shipping labels for boxes [ADDRESSING-MACHINE OPERATOR (clerical) 208.582-010].
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 89

653.682-010 BOOK-SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (print. & pub.) alternate titles: back sewer

    Sets up and operates machine to sew gathered and collated signatures (pages) into book form for binding: Pulls thread through lubrication box, thread guides, and needle to thread machine, and soaks bobbins of thread in water to lubricate thread. Places book under needle, sets presser foot to thickness of book, and turns setscrews to adjust length of stitch. Pushes book under presser foot with back against guide, depresses pedal to activate needle, and sews through length of book. Feeds and sews books in succession until delivery trough is full. Stops machine, cuts threads connecting books, and stacks separated books. May stitch endpapers to top and bottom of signatures. May operate machine equipped with multiple needles. May be known by type of book stitched and be designated Blankbook-Stitching-Machine Operator (print. & pub.) II. May specialize in stitching trimmed or shaved spine of books for rebinding.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 89

653.682-014 COVERING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Operates automatic book-covering machine to glue paper covers to wire-stitched books, pamphlets, and catalogs: Adjusts guide, spacing, and tension bars, and glue-distribution device according to size of book, by turning setscrews and handwheels. Fills glue reservoir, and loads feed hoppers of machine with covers and books. Pulls control lever to start machine. Removes finished books from discharge table. May direct other workers in keeping hoppers supplied with covers and books, and in removing and stacking finished books. May operate machine arranged in tandem with other bookbinding machines.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

653.682-018 HEAD-BANDER-AND-LINER OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates machine to glue headbands, paper lining, and superlining to backs of book bodies prior to binding, according to specifications: Reviews work order to determine setup specifications. Sets feed guide and holding clamps to book size. Installs rolls of cloth, paper lining, and headbands. Sets feeds to cut linings and headbands to book size. Fills glue reservoir and tightens nuts to secure glue rollers, using wrench. Starts machine and runs sample book through machine. Inspects sample to determine if headband and lining are securely attached. Resets feeds, guides, and holding clamps of machine as necessary. Feeds books singly, back down, into machine. Removes books from machine delivery table and stacks them. May fill endpaper feed with endpapers of specified size. May position books singly, back up, in machine, apply glue to back of books, linings, headbands, and endpapers by brushing, feeding between saturated rollers, or holding material against saturated brush, and attach headband, linings, and endpapers to backs of book bodies manually when rebinding books for reuse. May operate machine arranged in tandem with other bookbinding machines.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

653.682-022 TINNING-MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates automatic machine to fold and clamp metal edging to ends of calender pictures and staples calender to picture: Moves lever to shift gears that adjust speed of feed mechanism. Adjusts metal-forming heads, using hex-head wrench. Turns handcrank to adjust mechanism that inserts hanger loop as metal strip is clamped to top of sheet. Turns handcrank to set cutter that cuts metal strips between sheets after bottom of sheet has been tinned. Manually sets microswitch that activates spray to apply strip of glue that holds calender for stitching. Sets head and side guides of stitcher that staples calender to sheet. Places rolls of metal stripping onto machine, places reel of wire onto stitching device, and pours glue into reservoir. Places stacks of pictures and calenders onto feed tables. Presses button to start machine. Monitors operation of machine, clears jams, and replenishes supplies.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

653.685-010 BINDERY WORKER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: bindery operator; table worker

    Tends various machines and equipment and performs any combination of following tasks involved in binding books, periodicals, and pamphlets, and assembling related printed materials in accordance with work order specifications: Punches holes in paper sheets, manually or by machine. Creases and compresses signatures prior to affixing covers, using press or by hand. Fastens sheets, signatures, or other printed materials together, using hand or machine stapler, or adjusts or tends machine that inserts wire or plastic binding strips into punched holes to fasten pages and covers together. Feeds covers, signatures, and sheets into various machines for collating, stitching, trimming, folding, ruling, stapling, roughing, $T3indexing,$T1 gluing, and perforating operations. Removes, stacks, and packs printed material in various stages of completion on pallets as it accumulates on delivery table of machines. Examines stitched, collated, bound, and unbound publications to ascertain that pages are bound in numerical or folio order according to sample copy, and for such defects as imperfect bindings, ink spots, torn, loose, and uneven pages, and loose and uncut threads. Inserts illustrated pages, extra sheets, and collated sets into catalogs, periodicals, directories, pocket portfolios, or looseleaf binders, and inserts sheets and applies labels to envelopes or periodicals by hand or machine. Places paper jackets on acceptable books. Applies gold leaf, silver leaf, or metallic foil lettering or designs on covers, using stamping machine. Applies adhesive tape, mylar strips, and index tabs to sheets by machine. Wraps product in plastic, using shrink-wrapping machine, packs products in boxes, and tapes lids of boxes shut. Records daily production. Cleans work area around machine. May make ready bindery equipment and work stations. May lead, train, and monitor work of less experienced workers.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 89

653.685-014 BOOK-SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (print. & pub.) alternate titles: book sewer; tape-sewing-machine operator

    Tends machine that sews sheets of gathered and collated signatures and sews signatures into book form preparatory to binding: Threads needles, adjusts machine bed to width of signatures, sets feed arms for size of signatures, and passes tape through guides, following written instructions. Opens signature and places it over feed arm. Depresses pedal to revolve feed arm, sew signature, and present another arm in feeding position (signature is released from arm after sewing and positioned for sewing to next signature). Places signatures in succession on feed arms, depressing pedal to sew individual signatures and to stitch sewed signatures together. Stops machine when delivery table is full. Cuts stitching holding books together, and stacks separated books. May stitch or fasten endpapers or linings to first and last signatures of books. May stitch signatures and apply glue along binding edge of first and last signatures to reinforce binding of book bodies. May specialize in stitching cut or shaved spine of books preparatory to rebinding for resale or reuse. May be known by type of book stitched and be designated Blankbook-Stitching-Machine Operator (print. & pub.) I.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 90

653.685-018 CASE-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: caser operator; cover-making-machine operator

    Tends machine that glues binder boards and reinforcing strips to covering material, miters corners of covers, and turns edges of covers over boards to assemble book covers: Reads work order to determine adjustment requirements. Turns thumbscrews to adjust feed hopper guides according to size of binder boards and covers, and fills feed hopper with binder boards and covers. Mounts roll of reinforcing paper onto spindle, or inserts roll into holder, and adjusts cutting blade. Adjusts corner-nicking and mitering blades as specified. Fills glue fountain and turns switch to activate heating element. Adjusts rollers to distribute glue on binder boards and reinforcing strips. Adjusts pressure gauge of roller, according to thickness of binder boards. Starts machine and places covering pieces sequentially onto feeder. Examines finished covers to ensure established standards have been met. Adjusts machine as necessary during production run. Occasionally stirs glue to maintain consistency. May mount roll of headbands on spindle of machine that cuts and glues headbands on each end of reinforcing strip. May position, align, and press binder boards, reinforcing strips, and headbands onto covering material, and turn in corners manually. May slide cover down into machine or push cover between press surfaces of pneumatic-powered machine that folds, creases, and bonds protruding edges of covers over boards and manually rotates cover until all edges have been creased and bonded. May feed covers through rotary press to ensure bonding. May stack finished covers on table.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 90

653.685-022 MAGAZINE REPAIRER (print. & pub.)

    Tends saddle-stitching machine to repair salvable magazines, comic books, or catalogs in bindery: Picks up book from supply on worktable, opens book, and places book in tentlike position over fixture of wire-stitching machine. Examines book to determine location of missing stitch (staple), and positions book under stitching head. Depresses pedal to start machine and insert missing stitch. Stacks stitched book on worktable for removal. Examines wrinkled, creased, or dog-eared pages and cover sheets and separates sheets judged to be salvable and discards remainder of sheets. Rolls and bends sheets and smooths with hands and fingers to remove wrinkles and creases. Folds repaired sheets by hand and stacks sheets to be returned to binding machines. Keeps daily production records.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

653.685-026 ROUNDING-AND-BACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: rounder and backer; rounder

    Tends machine that automatically rounds and backs bound signatures and forms grooved hinge space for book covers: Installs rounding form in machine, sets spacing of holding clamps and backing rollers, and adjusts turning of feeder according to size of sample book or work order specifications. Starts machine that automatically rounds and backs test book. Feeds book bodies into feed holder of machine. Examines book bodies for conformance to specifications as book bodies are ejected sequentially from machine onto conveyor belt. Stops machine when malfunctions occur. May adjust machine as necessary to correct malfunction. May remove and stack rounded and backed books on table. May clamp partially rounded and backed books in press, fan signatures outward, and pound signatures into required curvature manually, using hammer. May tend machine mounted in tandem with other bookbinding machines.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 90

653.685-030 SPIRAL BINDER (paper goods; print. & pub.) alternate titles: insert-machine operator; spiral-bind operator; wire-spiral binder

    Tends machine that forms, inserts, trims, and fastens spiral binding in covers of paper goods such as booklets, pamphlets, and notebooks: Measures guides, using ruler, and positions or adjusts guides to accommodate size of sheets to be bound. Tightens setscrews to secure guides in specified position. Starts machine. Positions and holds items to be bound inside guide stops of machine and depresses pedal to form, insert, cut off, and crimp ends of spiral binder. Stacks bound items on skid. Removes broken pieces of wire from machine, using pointed pliers. Removes and replaces damaged covers and backs. May thread wire into machine. May manually start preformed spiral in perforated holes of items to be bound and hold spiral against rubber-covered spindle or wringer-like rollers which twist spiral into remaining perforations.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

653.686-010 CASING-IN-LINE FEEDER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: caser-in

    Feeds gathered signatures (pages) into machines that automatically perform in sequence such operations as rounding and backing, supering (applying strip of reinforcing material to back of book) and lining, casing-in, and pressing to convert gathered signatures into complete books: Jogs signatures to align edges. Places aligned signatures against guides of feed conveyor. Notifies CASING-IN-LINE SETTER (print. & pub.) of machine malfunction.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

653.686-026 BINDERY-MACHINE FEEDER-OFFBEARER (print. & pub.)

    Feeds or off bears machines that automatically perform one or more operations to fold and cut printed sheets into signatures, assemble or gather sheets in specified sequence, or wire stitch or glue sheets to form books, magazines, catalogs, and pamphlets: Lifts stacks of sheets, pages, covers, or inserts from supply pallet and jogs stack on machine table to align edges. Flexes stack to ensure sheets are in specified order, following sample, or to admit air between sheets to facilitate suction-cup pickup. Places stacks into specified hoppers, pockets, or against guides on feed conveyor and replenishes stacks as needed. Observes feeding and pickup mechanisms to detect defective pages and removes defective pages from machine. Removes signatures, paperbound books, magazines, catalogs, or pamphlets from discharge conveyor. Observes discharge mechanism and notifies machine operator or machine setter of jams and excessive defective publications. Places defective publications aside to be salvaged or discarded. May thread wire from feed spool into stitching machine to load stitcher head. May push button to stop machine in case of jams. May count specified number of publications and tie them into bundles or place publications on strapping machine that wraps and seals reinforcing plastic bands around them. May keep daily production records. May be designated according to machine function as Folding-Machine Feeder (print. & pub.); Gathering-Machine Feeder (print. & pub.); Perfect-Binder Feeder-Offbearer (print. & pub.); Saddle-Stitching-Machine Feeder-Offbearer (print. & pub.); Side-Stitching-Machine Feeder-Offbearer (print. & pub.).
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 90

653.687-010 COLLATOR (print. & pub.)

    Examines gathered book, magazine, and pamphlet bodies to verify order and number of included signatures: Riffles bodies, one section at a time, observing signature figures. Notes omitted, misplaced, or duplicated signatures, and rearranges or inserts sections to correct subject matter. Stacks completed bodies.
GOE: 07.07.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

654 TYPECASTERS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with casting and assembling type into equipped form for printing by means of machines that select, cast, cool, and assemble type on sticks.

654.382-010 CASTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (machinery mfg.; print. & pub.) alternate titles: caster operator; monotype caster; type caster

    Sets up and operates machine to cast and assemble type for printing: Places reel of controller paper on holder, threads free end around tension and feeding rolls, and attaches it to winding roll. Sets composing stick to length of line specified in casting instructions. Inserts and locks matrix case, designed for specified size of type, in case holder. Locks galley next to stick on bed of machine. Starts machine and admits compressed air to machine (machine automatically selects, casts, cools, and assembles type in stick, being controlled by perforations made in controller paper). Stops machine when galley is full or when strip is completed. Removes and stores controller reel and matrix case. Removes galley and forwards it for proofing.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

654.582-010 TYPE-CASTING MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates machine to cast lines of type: Sets up matrices in assembly stick by hand, according to copy for which slugs are to be made. Locks assembly stick containing matrices in groove on top of machine. Starts machine and monitors operation while metal slugs bearing printed characters corresponding to characters on matrices are automatically produced. Removes assembly stick after slugs are made and distributes matrices and slugs in compartments of cases used for storing them until use. May be known by trade name of machine used.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

654.687-010 MATRIX INSPECTOR (machinery mfg.)

    Examines metal matrices (dies) for defects which are discernible with naked eye.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

654.687-014 PAGER (machinery mfg.)

    Separates pieces of type after they are removed from type molds. Cleans type and removes burrs, using file. May separate type according to specified quantity of each character and size and face of type.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

659 PRINTING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with producing copies of designs or lettering by transferring ink or pigment to paper or other material.

659.360-010 PLATE FINISHER (print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates power cutting tools to trim electrotype or stereotype plates and mounts them on wood or metal blocks, according to specifications, for use in printing press: Operates metal cutting tools, such as saws, plate milling machine, shaving machine, and radial or straight line routing machine, to remove surplus backing from plate, shave and smooth plates to specified thickness, cut out metal from nonprinting areas, and cut plates to size, and bevel edges. Sets plate on surface plate and taps with hammer and block to flatten plate. Rubs face of plate with finisher's rubber or magnesia to determine low and high spots. Taps low spots with punches and hammer to raise and level them to printing height. Operates plate curving machine (slip roll forming machine) that curves plates to fit plate cylinder of rotary printing press. Examines plates with magnifier or microscope to detect flaws in halftone dots and lines and raises, lowers, or repairs imperfections with engraver's handtools. Mounts finished plates on wood or metal blocks, using hammer and nails or thermoplastic adhesive and heat press. May operate hand or power single color proof press to print proof of plate, observing printing quality of plate and conformity of image on copy. May modify plates for other than rotary type presses.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

659.381-010 PLATE SETTER, FLEXOGRAPHIC PRESS (print. & pub.)

    Prepares cylinders for installation in flexographic printing press according to specifications and diagrams: Measures and cuts brass plate of specified dimensions, using rule and blade-shearer, and bends plate to fit curvature of cylinder, using plate curver. Lifts and places printing cylinder of specified size on proof machine holding-rack. Measures and draws centering lines on cylinder to be used as guides for alignment of plate and dies. Slides formed plate on cylinder, positions plate according to centering lines, and clamps plate in place with tension bands. Trims and bevels rough edges of rubber dies, using knife. Positions dies on cylinder plate, following guide markings and diagrams, and fastens dies to plate with adhesive paper. Applies ink to dies with roller, and operates proof machine to make trial impression on proof paper. Examines proof to detect typographical or compositional errors and to verify quality and registration of print. Measures thickness of mount with micrometer to verify tolerance. Rejects defective dies and remounts or repositions dies to correct errors in original setup until trial impression meets quality standards.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

659.382-010 EMBOSSER (print. & pub.)

    Sets up and operates machine to emboss gilt or blind (without goldleaf) lettering and designs on book covers, following specifications: Glues embossing plate to copper backing plate and installs backing plate into hot plate of machine. Cuts piece of cardboard to approximate size of plate and places cardboard on machine bed under plate. Starts machine to lower ram and impress cardboard. Cuts surface of cardboard around impression, leaving design or letters raised to increase machine pressure at contact points, using knife, compass, and square, and glues cardboard to bed under plate, adjusting bed so impression and plate are in alignment. Closes switch to heat plate. Sets guides to hold cover in position, and adjusts table height to obtain correct depth of impression. Places cover, with prelaid goldleaf in position, against guides on machine bed and starts machine that lowers ram and stamps goldleaf design or lettering on cover. Removes and stacks embossed covers. Stamps blind lettering or designs on covers in like manner. May perform simple embossing of book covers, using heated handtools.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 90

659.462-010 ELECTROTYPE SERVICER (print. & pub.)

    Reviews incoming orders for completeness of customer's instructions and discusses order with customer: Contacts customer by phone or visit to obtain instructions or make suggestions for production of duplicate printing plates. Discusses variations in materials supplied, problems, and delays that arise during production. Verifies condition of plates in stock. Makes black and white proofs of each plate, using proof press, and compares proof with customer's copy and instructions. Inspects outgoing work for compliance with customer's specifications.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

659.662-010 PRINTER-SLOTTER OPERATOR (paper goods) alternate titles: cutting-and-creasing-press operator

    Operates machine to print and slot container blanks, according to work orders: Selects, installs, and adjusts slotting and perforating knives in machine according to specified dimensions of slot and spacing of perforations, assisted by PRINTER-SLOTTER HELPER (paper goods) 659.686-014. Positions and attaches printing mats to print rollers according to printing order, using hand or air staple gun, wrenches, and tape measure. Fills ink reservoirs with specified colors of ink and turns thumbscrews to adjust flow of ink through fountains. Turns handwheels and pushes buttons or levers to adjust paper guides on machine feed table and automatic stacker, using handtools, and starts machine. Measures printed-slotted blanks to verify machine setup. Examines printed-slotted blanks for even ink distribution, trueness of color, printing flaws, and wrinkles. May operate machine equipped with gluing and folding attachment and be designated Flexo-Folder-Gluer Operator (paper goods).
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

659.667-010 INKER (print. & pub.)

    Compares color of printing ink with sample to ensure adherence to formula or customer specifications: Determines ink viscosity by timing flow from test cup and adds desired amount of solvent to meet viscosity requirements for kind of ink and application. Fills ink reservoirs in presses and adds more solvent to thin ink or uncovers reservoirs to allow evaporation of excess solvent during press run. May fill lubricating cups with oil and grease. May assist press operator to set up printing press.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

659.682-010 CUT-AND-PRINT-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Sets up and operates battery of one or more types of printing presses to print identifying data on paper sheets that are wound into tubes for shotgun shells: Places type block on press bed, arranges wooden blocks to hold it in desired position, and locks them in place by tightening wedges with key wrench. Wraps and clamps tympan sheet around backing cylinder and fills reservoir with ink, using putty knife. Fills feed tray with paper and turns valve to start suction of feed cups. Starts press and runs proof sheet. Examines it for uniformity of impression, alignment, and spacing, and feels imprint for depth. Builds up tympan for darker impression by inserting sheets of tissue or thicker paper between cylinder and tympan or by cutting and pasting strips over light portions. Mounts paper roll in rear cradle of cut and print machine, using chain hoist, and threads end through series of rollers to cutoff blade. Selects curved printing plates with desired wording and screws them to printing cylinder. Wraps and clamps tympan sheet around backing cylinder. Runs proof and builds up impression. Examines stock for deviation from color standard by holding it to light and pulling stock through fingers to determine texture. Measures thickness of paper and skived edges, using dial indicator, to periodically verify conformance to specifications. Adjusts guides, pickup fingers, and cylinder and roller alignment by trial and error, by turning setscrews, wingnuts and stopnuts, using handtools. Turns gears to adjust length of cut. Clears jammed paper from mechanism, using fingers or screwdriver.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

659.682-014 EMBOSSING-PRESS OPERATOR (print. & pub.) alternate titles: embosser

    Sets up and operates press to emboss paper stock, such as labels or stationery: Installs and locks embossed plate in chase and locks chase in bed of press. Mixes embossing composition to puttylike consistency, spreads glue on platen, and applies thin pad of composition over glue. Makes impression of embossing to desired depth in composition on platen, trims off excess, and allows composition to harden. Scrapes high spots on counter die (impressed composition) to prevent it from puncturing paper. Starts press, sets sheets singly in gauge pins, and embosses them, removing and stacking them as embossed.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

659.682-018 EMBOSSING-PRESS-OPERATOR APPRENTICE (print. & pub.)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

659.682-022 RULING-MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (paper goods; print. & pub.) alternate titles: disc-ruler operator; head ruler, linoprint ruling machine operator; pen-ruler operator; straight ruling machine operator

    Sets up and operates ruling machines to draw lines on tablets, notebooks, looseleaf fillers, and index cards according to specifications: Reads job orders to determine settings. Installs and adjusts machine parts, such as slitting knives, trimming blades, ruling heads, discs or pens, printing reels, belts, and gear, using handtools. Sets guides, feed rollers, punching units, and other machine parts to accommodate size and style of material being produced. Mixes ink compounds, fills ink wells, and turns valves to regulate flow of ink. Places stacks of paper sheets on feedboard of machine or installs rolls of paper in roll-fed machine and turns handwheel to adjust cutting mechanism that cuts product to specified length. Sets counter when printing sheets for looseleaf fillers. Starts machine for test run. Examines lines being drawn to detect variations in line width or color tone, and measures dimensions of product, using tape rule, to ensure conformance to specifications. Makes adjustments as required. Starts machine and observes operation of machine during production run. Inserts pieces of cardboard and sheets of printed paper into stacks of lined sheets at specified intervals to provide backs and fronts when making tablets. Stops machine when malfunction occurs, corrects malfunction, or notifies other worker of malfunction. Cleans machine parts, using solvent. May oversee workers in supplying paper stock to machine. May operate roll-fed machine, equipped with paper cutter and two sets of ruling heads or pens to draw horizontal and vertical lines, and be designated L-Type-Ruling-Machine Operator (print. & pub.).
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

659.682-026 SIGN WRITER, MACHINE (any industry) alternate titles: display-card writer; sign printer

    Sets up and operates sign printing machines to print store display cards and signs, according to size and quantity of signs ordered, using either of following methods: (1) Clamps cardboard on base of machine that prints letters one at a time. Pushes lever to position type case over cardboard. Pulls lever to depress plunger that prints letter on cardboard. (2) Chooses type style, positions letters in composing stick, and clamps it on bed of manual platen press that prints sign in one operation. Selects and mixes color of poster paint, and applies paint to type, using roller. Inserts cardboard into holding clamps of press, and pulls carriage to end of press bed. Depresses pedal to lower cylinders against cardboard and type to print sign. May lay out display signs that include photographs or merchandising samples. May use chemicals and heat to produce embossed signs.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

659.684-010 DIE MOUNTER (paper goods) alternate titles: plate mounter

    Mounts rubber plates (dies) on fiberboard or plastic mats, according to printing order specifications, for use in printing-slotting machines: Lays out and draws outline of box or container on mat, according to specifications, using tape measure and marking pencil. Positions and aligns rubber plates on fiberboard mat, according to markings. Fastens plate on mat, using glue and staple gun. Examines initial run of printed box or container for printing defects, such as overlap and uneven color distribution. Cleans used plates with ink solvent and airhose, and files plates according to printing order number. May requisition new plates.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

659.685-014 SAMPLE-BOOK MAKER (paper goods)

    Tends machine that cuts wallpaper samples and assembles samples to make sample book: Transfers specified rolls of wallpaper to cutting machine, using handtruck, and lifts roll onto letoff rack. Threads wallpaper through machine and pushes lever to specified setting for cutting width. Sets type on printing cylinder of machine to print identifying information on wallpaper samples. Turns setscrews to synchronize printing with cutting process and starts machine. Sorts and stacks wallpaper samples on shelves according to code number. Assembles wallpaper samples in specified sequence to make sample book. Trims assembled wallpaper samples with powered shear and staples them together. May be designated according to specific task performed as Sheeter-Machine Operator (paper goods).
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

659.685-018 SHOTGUN-SHELL-REPRINTING-UNIT OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: shell-reprint operator

    Tends machine that dissolves and wipes defective printing from shotgun shells and reprints them with load information: Pours shells from salvage boxes into deprinting (washing) machine hopper. Inserts felt wipers in wiping wells and shell-holding bushings in feed dial to accommodate gauge shell to be run. Fills solvent and ink reservoirs. Pastes strip of rubber type of specified load data around roller and inserts roller in reprinting machine holder. Starts hopper paddle, drying fan, and deprinting and reprinting mechanisms, and observes machine action for jams. Removes jammed shells, using fingers or wire pick. Examines shells for clarity of print and repositions type strip on roller to center printing on shells.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

659.685-022 TRANSFER-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: transfer-iron operator

    Tends machine equipped with heated plate that transfers designs or identifying information, such as brand name, style, and size, from transfer paper onto such products as hosiery, towels, and wiping cloths: Selects roll of transfer paper according to work ticket and places roll on reel. Threads transfer paper through feed guides, under heated plate, and onto takeup reel of machine. Turns knob to specified temperature setting to heat transfer iron of machine. Turns setscrews to adjust feed guides of conveyor belt according to specifications. Places article on conveyor belt against guide or positions article on machine bed under transfer iron. Presses button or depresses pedal to start machine that lowers electrically heated iron onto transfer paper to transfer printed data or designs onto article. Examines article to detect deviations from standard and adjust feed guides as necessary or notifies supervisor. Places articles on table or handtruck. May tie specified number of articles in bundle, using string. May clean surface of transfer iron, using sandpaper.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

659.685-026 MILL STENCILER (steel & rel.)

    Tends machine that prints identification data on fabricated pipe: Positions and secures type in holder on printing machine, using handtools. Examines test impression to ensure printing of specified information, such as heat and lot numbers; size, gauge, and grade of pipe; and shift and initials of welder. Turns dial on number printer that prints designated consecutive number on each pipe in turn. Monitors and adjusts printer to maintain clarity of print. Cleans printing machine, using solvents and rags.
GOE: 06.04.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

659.686-014 PRINTER-SLOTTER HELPER (paper goods) alternate titles: creasing-and-cutting-press feeder

    Feeds precut paperboard blanks or sheets into machine that prints, scores, perforates, and slots them for forming into boxes: Loads precut blanks into automatic machine feeder, or positions stacks of paperboard sheets against guides on feed table and inserts each sheet into machine feed rollers. Adjusts scoring, perforating, and slotting disks or knives in machine as directed by PRINTER-SLOTTER OPERATOR (paper goods) 659.662-010, using wrench and tape measure. Fills ink reservoirs with ink of specified color. May off bear machine and stack processed blanks or sheets for further processing. May assist operator of machine equipped with gluing and folding attachment and be designated Flexo-Folder-Gluer-Machine Helper (paper goods).
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

659.687-010 RACKER (paper goods)

    Hangs wet, freshly printed, or flocked wallcovering on rack to air dry: Slides stick under wallcovering as it emerges from discharge end of silk screen table or flocking machine. Raises stick to form loop of wallcovering and places stick in specific slots of wooden rack, using care to avoid contact of wet surface with other objects or surfaces.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

659.687-014 RACKER, SILK-SCREEN PRINTING (any industry)

    Inspects and racks printed paper or cardboard: Examines printed pieces for smears or uneven color. Places acceptable pieces in rack to dry. Replaces filled racks. Maintains supply of cardboard or paper for printing. Refills printing tray with paint and performs other routine tasks.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

66 WOOD MACHINING OCCUPATIONS

    This division includes occupations concerned with shaping wooden parts or products by removing excess material from stock or objects, primarily by such means as cutting, boring, abrading, milling, and planing. Includes laying out, job setting, repairing, fitting, and assembling. Includes machining cork and corncob pipes.

660 CABINETMAKERS

    This group includes occupations concerned with the complete cycle of cutting, shaping, and assembling prepared parts of complex wood products, such as store fixtures, office equipment, and home furniture. Typical jobs would include operating a variety of machines, such as the bandsaw, jointer, mortiser, tenoner, molder, gainer, and variety machine. Workers who are primarily concerned with one or a limited number of machine phases would be classified according to their specialty.

660.130-010 CABINETMAKER, SUPERVISOR (woodworking)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of CABINETMAKERS (woodworking) engaged in constructing and repairing wooden cabinets and high-grade furniture, performing duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

660.280-010 CABINETMAKER (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates variety of woodworking machines and uses various handtools to fabricate and repair wooden cabinets and high-grade furniture: Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plans sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed. Marks outline or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock, according to blueprint or drawing specifications. Matches materials for color, grain, or texture. Sets up and operates woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointer, mortiser, tenoner, molder, and shaper, to cut and shape parts from woodstock. Trims component parts of joints to ensure snug fit, using handtools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files. Bores holes for insertion of screws or dowels by hand or using boring machine. Glues, fits, and clamps parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit, using clamps or clamping machine. Drives nails or other fasteners into joints at designated places to reinforce joints. Sands and scrapes surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing. May repair high-grade articles of furniture. May dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative materials, such as stain, varnish, or paint. May install hardware, such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls. May repair furniture, equipment, and fixtures and be designated Cabinetmaker, Maintenance (woodworking). May be designated according to products made as Piano-Case Maker (musical inst.). May cut, shape, and assemble wooden parts to construct frames for refrigeration equipment and be designated Refrigerator Cabinetmaker (svc. ind. mach.).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

660.280-014 CABINETMAKER APPRENTICE (woodworking)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

661 PATTERNMAKERS

    This group includes occupations concerned with laying out, cutting, building, and fashioning wooden patterns. Includes following blueprints to achieve proper dimensions of a pattern, and any combination of gluing, nailing, severing, planing, sanding, and painting. A patternmaker would use a variety of machines, such as bandsaw, circular saw, borer, router, planer, drill press, sander, and shaper.

661.131-010 LOFT WORKER, HEAD (ship-boat mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in laying out and constructing templates and molds used as patterns and guides for fabrication of structural parts of ship, performing duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

661.137-010 SUPERVISOR, FRAME SAMPLE AND PATTERN (furniture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in machining and building sample furniture frames and patterns: Analyzes production forms to verify accuracy of figures and to estimate cost factors, such as raw materials and production time, using calculator. Studies blueprints to determine style, type, and dimensions of sample frames and patterns to be fabricated. Directs activities of workers in machining operations. Inspects completed units for compliance with specifications of blueprints and production order, using precision-measuring tools. Initiates changes or adjustments in machine setup or sequence of operations, utilizing knowledge of woodworking and engineering. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 86

661.280-010 PATTERNMAKER (furniture)

    Lays out and cuts wooden furniture patterns following blueprints, specifications, or drawings, using handtools and woodworking machines: Consults blueprints, drawings, or written specifications to determine size and shape of pattern and machine setup required to cut pattern to specifications. Draws outline of pattern on stock with drawing instruments or transfers outline to stock by tracing over drawing on woodstock, using pencil. Sets up and operates woodworking machines, such as bandsaw, variety saw, planer, shaper, borer, lathe, router, or mortiser to cut, shape, and smooth pattern to specified shape. Measures and compares cut pattern with specifications, using rule and caliper. Adjusts woodworking machines to change shape or size of cut pattern to ensure cut stock conforms to drawings and specifications, using various handtools. Marks part number on pattern, using hand stamp or marking pencil, and maintains record of patterns for references. Issues patterns to designated machine operators.
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

661.281-010 LOFT WORKER (ship-boat mfg.) alternate titles: mold loft worker

    Lays out lines of ship to full scale on mold-loft floor and constructs templates and molds to be used as patterns and guides for layout and fabrication of various structural parts of ships: Lays out full-scale portions of ship's plan, working from blueprints and tables of offsets. Marks frame lines and other reference lines on loft floor with marking instrument. Measures dimensions between lines and prepares table of offsets. Compares prepared tables with tables on blueprints. Constructs template, using knowledge of geometric construction, and handtools and woodworking machines, such as crosscut, rip, and bandsaws. Marks templates with identifying data and instructions, such as number of pieces to be made, type, and weight of stock, and location for installation. Constructs full scale wood mockups of ship's parts and sections for use as guide in shaping or positioning parts. May construct wooden plug mold parts, such as hulls, decks, and cabins of fiberglass boats, and be designated Plug Builder (ship-boat mfg.).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

661.281-014 LOFT WORKER APPRENTICE (ship-boat mfg.)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

661.281-018 PATTERNMAKER APPRENTICE, WOOD (foundry)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

661.281-022 PATTERNMAKER, WOOD (foundry)

    Plans, lays out, and constructs wooden unit-or sectional-patterns used in forming sand molds for castings according to blueprint specifications, using handtools and power tools: Lays out pattern on woodstock, dividing pattern into sections according to shape of casting to facilitate removal of pattern from mold, utilizing knowledge of casting techniques, and using marking and measuring devices, such as scriber, shrink rule, and square. Cuts and shapes parts, using bandsaw, lathe, planer, and router. Fits and fastens parts together to form pattern or section, using glue, nails, dowels and screws. Trims, smooths, and shapes surfaces, using handtools, such as plane, drawknife, chisels, and mallets. Assembles sections and verifies dimensions of complete pattern, using templates, straightedges, calipers, and protractors. Glues fillets along interior angles of pattern. Paints pattern in standard code colors to indicate method of assembly. Shellacs, lacquers, or waxes finished pattern. May construct templates for use in shaping irregular curves in pattern [TEMPLATE MAKER (any industry)]. May construct wooden models. May be designated according to type of pattern constructed as Die-Cast Patternmaker (foundry); Die-Lay-Out Worker (foundry). May repair broken or damaged patterns and correct patterns to compensate for defects in castings and be designated Pattern Setter (foundry).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

661.380-010 MODEL MAKER, WOOD (any industry)

    Constructs full-sized and scale wooden precision models of products, such as boats, automobiles, household appliances, aircraft, and machinery, using handtools, measuring instruments, and woodworking machines: Selects wooden stock and marks layout of parts on stock, using precision equipment, such as scriber, square, protractor, surface plates, height gauges, and scales, following blueprint or draft. Cuts and shapes lumber to general outline of part, using woodworking machines, such as bandsaw, lathe, planer, and router, or has stock shaped by SHAPER OPERATOR (woodworking). Assembles wood parts, using dowels, glue, nails, bolts, screws, and other fasteners. Planes, shaves, files, scrapes, and sands model to attain specified shape, using handtools. Verifies dimensions and contours of model during hand forming process, using templates and measuring device. Waxes and polishes finished model. May fabricate work aids, such as scrapers or templates for own use. May construct hardwood hammer form dies used to produce handmade sheet metal parts. May construct plastic duplicates [PLASTIC DUPLICATOR (machine tools)].
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

661.381-010 HAT-BLOCK MAKER (woodworking) alternate titles: hat-block bench hand

    Finishes, shapes, and sizes rough-cut hat blocks: Clamps rough-cut crown block in vise on workbench, and shaves and shapes top of block to specified contour with spokeshave. Removes block from vise and sets in gauge to determine height of crown. Judges crown of block for shape, and marks high spots to be removed. Sands sides of block to shape on curver sander. Measures block with steel tape to ascertain head size. Drives block onto taper chuck turning machine, using mallet. Starts machine and sands rotating block by hand.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

662 SANDING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with smoothing, cleaning, and roughing wood surfaces by means of sandpaper or similar abrasives.

662.132-010 SUPERVISOR, SANDING (woodworking)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sanding wood furniture stock, applying knowledge and experience with specific sanding processes, equipment, and kinds of wood: Computes amount of sanding supplies required, based on production schedules, and requisitions materials. Inspects sanded material for smoothness and to verify conformance to company standards. Trains new workers and assigns workers to work stations. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

662.682-010 MOLDING SANDER (woodworking) alternate titles: automatic-mold sander; contour sander

    Sets up and operates belt-sanding machine to smooth moldings or contoured surfaces of woodstock: Selects sanding form from stock or builds form, according to pattern, using chisels, mallet, rasps, hammer and nails, and fabric tape. Clamps sanding form to pressure bar above sanding belt, positions specified sanding belt over belt pulleys, and turns handwheels to regulate speed and tension of sanding and feed belts. Starts machine and depresses lever to regulate pressure of sanding form on belt as stock is conveyed beneath belt, or places stock against stops on table and depresses belt against stock with hand held sanding form. Inspects and feels stock to ascertain smoothness. May sand flat surfaces with hand held flat form and be designated according to technique as Float Sander (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

662.682-014 MULTIPLE-DRUM SANDER (woodworking) alternate titles: drum sander

    Sets up and operates sanding machine equipped with two or more sandpaper-covered drums to smooth surfaces of flat woodstock: Reads work ticket to ascertain information, such as grade, type, and quantity of woodstock to be sanded, specified thickness of finished pieces, and whether both sides of stock require sanding. Moves specified woodstock to be sanded to feed-end of machine, using handtruck. Wraps specified grades of sandpaper around individual drums, inserts ends of sandpaper in drum slot, and tightens bolts with wrench to close slot and expand drum to produce uniform sanding surface. Turns handwheels or pulls lever to raise or lower individual drums or bed of machine, according to thickness of panels and depth of cut. Presses button to start machine, and turns handwheel to control speed of conveyor, according to grade and type of woodstock to be sanded. Feeds woodstock onto endless belt or between live rolls that carry stock under rotating drums. Feels and examines sanded surfaces and measures thickness of sanded stock with gauge to ensure specified finish and depth of cut. Observes ampere meters and turns handwheels to adjust tension and relieve pressure of individual drums when friction between drums and sanded stock causes excessive heat to drum motors. Replaces sandpaper on drums when dark, wavy streaks are detected on sanded stock. May sand particleboard panels. May be designated according to type of machine operated as Endless-Bed-Drum Sander (woodworking); or according to type of stock sanded as Veneer Sander (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

662.682-018 STROKE-BELT-SANDER OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Operates stroke-belt sanding machine to smooth flat surfaces or edges of wood furniture stock: Turns handwheels to set tension of sanding belt, adjust machine table height, and limit stroke of pressure shoe, according to thickness and length of stock. Presses switch to start sander, and positions woodstock to be sanded on movable table located under sanding belt. Presses lever to lower pressure shoe onto sanding belt and force belt against surface of stock to sand stock. Pushes or pulls table to move stock under belt to smooth entire surface. Feels sanded article to ascertain smoothness. Cleans machine, using airhose and rags. Replaces worn sanding belts. May press belt against stock with pressure blocks to bevel corners and edges of stock or to smooth flat surfaces of ornamental stock.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

662.685-010 CORK GRINDER (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: grinder operator

    Tends machine that grinds cork into various shapes, such as semirounds, for shuttlecock bases and handle grips for fishing rods: Starts grinding machine and places workpiece in holding fixture or on arbor. Engages automatic feed or manually feeds cork against grinding drum of machine. May change grinding drums, using wrenches, to grind various shapes.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

662.685-014 CYLINDER-SANDER OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Tends machine that smooths cylindrical wooden articles by revolving articles against moving abrasive belt: Starts machine and adjusts tension of abrasive belt. Inserts article through collar or pipe, places article on conveyor, or dumps article in hopper to feed it into feed roller or holding guide (track) and against sanding belt. May replace worn sanding belts. May install collar or guide, according to size of stock, using handtools. May be designated according to article sanded as Dowel-Sander Operator (woodworking); Handle-Sander Operator (woodworking); Pole-Sander Operator (woodworking); Sander, Wooden Pencils (pen & pencil).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

662.685-018 LAST SCOURER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: last grinder

    Tends sanding wheel to smooth wooden shoe lasts to specified finish: Starts sanding machine and holds and turns last against revolving sandpaper-covered wheel to remove specified amount of material and smooth surface of last while retaining original contours. Feels surface of last to ascertain if last is of specified finish and verifies contours, using templates. Replaces worn sandpaper belt on sanding wheel.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

662.685-022 SANDING-MACHINE BUFFER (wood prod., nec)

    Tends machine that buffs surface of cork sheets, from which outsoles for shoes are cut, to roughen sheets for better adhesion and to remove unevenness: Turns handwheels to set distance between feeder and sander rolls, verifying setting with thickness gauge. Starts machine and feeds sheet sideways through upper rollers that sand, brush, and return finished material through lower rollers on same side for takeoff. Removes worn, and spirally winds new sandpaper onto roll, cuts ends on bias with scissors, and slips metal sleeves over ends to secure paper to roll.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

662.685-026 SANDING-MACHINE TENDER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: grinding operator; polisher and sander

    Tends machine that sands and smooths sheets of composition cork to reduce thickness: Turns handwheel to adjust sander to attain specified thickness. Places sheet on feed bed of machine and guides material through rollers to sanding mechanism. Depresses pedal to release pressure of rollers for removal of sheet. Gauges sheets periodically to verify thickness, using ruler, balance scale, and thickness gauge.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

662.685-030 SIZING-MACHINE TENDER (pen & pencil) alternate titles: drum sander; end trimmer; trimmer

    Tends sanding machine that removes excess glue and lead from wooden pencil blanks: Removes metal clamp from blanks. Places blanks in machine hopper and starts machine. Removes sanded blanks from machine and stacks blanks on cart. May mix and spray coloring on ends of pencil blanks to indicate hardness of pencil lead, using spray gun.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

662.685-034 SPEED-BELT-SANDER TENDER (woodworking)

    Tends powered belt-sanding machine that sands panels and flat wooden stock: Turns handwheel, moves lever, presses button, or flips switch to adjust clearance between sanding belt and feed bed, according to thickness of stock and depth of cut. Starts machine and inserts end of stock between feed rolls that carry stock through machine. Measures sanded stock to verify specified clearance between sanding belts and feed bed, using gauge, micrometer, or caliper. May replace worn sanding belts. May tend multibelt machine that does rough and finish sanding in tandem.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

662.685-038 TURNING-SANDER TENDER (woodworking) alternate titles: sanding-machine tender, automatic

    Tends sanding machine that sands cylindrical woodstock by rotating stock against strips of sandpaper backed by sanding brushes: Turns handwheel to space chucks of machine according to length of stock, and aligns feed rest for feeding stock to stock carriers, using wrench. Clamps strips of slitted sandpaper and sanding brushes in position. Pushes button to start machine. Places stock on feed rest for pick up by rotating spindles or positions stocks between chucks manually. Observes and feels stock discharged from machine into receptacle to verify smoothness, or removes stock from chucks manually. Cleans machine with airhose. May move levers to adjust feed carrier and rotating chucks, and to force sanding brushes against stock. May tend sanding machine that removes excess plaster of paris from corncob pipe bowls and be designated Bowl Sander (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

662.685-042 WOOD-HEEL BACK-LINER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: quirk sander

    Tends machine that removes back lines (ridges) from formed wooden heels: Inserts heel in holding device of machine and presses heel against sanding belt or abrasive disk to remove ridges.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

662.686-010 END-TOUCHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Feeds corks into slot or fills hoppers of automatic machines that sandpaper flat surfaces to smooth finish. Observes operating machines to prevent clogging.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

662.686-014 MULTIPLE-DRUM-SANDER HELPER (woodworking) alternate titles: drum-sander offbearer

    Removes stock as it is discharged from machine and inspects and feels surfaces of stock to determine if stock is sanded to specifications. Places stock on truck or platform. Counts and records number of pieces sanded. Aids MULTIPLE-DRUM SANDER (woodworking) in replacing worn sandpaper. May feed stock into machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663 SHEARING AND SHAVING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with cutting, slicing, and shaving wood by the action of a keen-edged cutting tool mounted in a machine.

663.132-010 SUPERVISOR, GREEN END DEPARTMENT (millwork-plywood)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in peeling veneer strips from logs and clipping veneer strips into sheets of specified sizes: Analyzes work orders to determine quantity, dimensions, and quality of finished plywood panels required by customers. Computes initial log and veneer requirements for each order, allowing for shrinkage, trim work, and waste during processing. Inspects peeled and clipped veneer for dimensional accuracy and to determine if maximum amount of usable veneer is being obtained, using ruler, dial thickness gauge, and tape measure. Directs workers to adjust machines when work does not conform to specifications. Trains new workers in operation of machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May supervise workers engaged in drying peeled veneer sheets [SUPERVISOR, DRYING (millwork-plywood) 563.135-010].
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

663.380-010 KNIFE SETTER (saw. & plan.)

    Sets up machines to shred woodstock into excelsior of specified thickness: Installs knives and spurs (metal combs that furrow surface of woodstock in front of knives), using wrenches and screwdrivers. Turns setscrews and moves levers to regulate speed of conveyor and depth of cut. May sharpen knives and spurs [KNIFE AND SPUR GRINDER (saw. & plan.)].
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

663.585-010 CLIPPER, AUTOMATIC (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: defect cutter

    Tends air-powered machine that clips continuous sheet of veneer to specified width and to clip out defects: Turns dial to set machine cutting mechanism and starts conveyor that carries veneer under knife. Observes veneer sheet being conveyed to clipper, noting defects, such as knots, cracks, pitch pockets, and rot, and presses button that causes knife to clip out defective portions of veneer to obtain maximum grade. Stacks clipped veneer sheets on skid and marks identification data on top sheet. May replace dull knives, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

663.682-010 BARKER OPERATOR (millwork-plywood)

    Operates barking machine to remove bark, knots, and foreign matter from veneer blocks preparatory to peeling process: Presses buttons to control conveyor system that transfers block from storage deck into position over hydraulic hoist and to raise hoist until block is centered between chucks. Pushes and turns lever to press chucks into ends of block and to start and control rotation speed of block. Pushes lever to lower and control pressure of scraping tool against rotating block and to activate and control horizontal movement until bark is removed. Raises tool, stops block rotation, raises hoist, retracts chucks, and lowers barked block onto conveyor that transfers block to lathe deck. May remove bark, chips, and other material from conveyor and barking machine. May control conveyor that lifts logs from pond onto barker deck.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

663.682-014 POLE-PEELING-MACHINE OPERATOR (saw. & plan.; wood prod., nec) alternate titles: pole peeler; pole shaver

    Operates machine to peel bark from logs: Moves levers to raise or lower rollers of feed mechanism that moves logs under cutter head of machine. Starts machine and moves levers or turns handwheel to lower knife blades against surface of log and remove bark. Applies pressure to cutting head of machine according to shape and size of log, using lever or handwheel. Sharpens and changes cutting blades of machine, using handtools. May lubricate machine, using oilcan and grease-pump.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

663.682-018 VENEER-SLICING-MACHINE OPERATOR (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: straight-slicing-machine operator

    Operates machine to slice flitches into veneer strips: Adjusts gears of mechanism that automatically advances flitch specified distance for each slice, using wrench. Places flitch with selected grain pattern side toward knife in machine clamps and tightens clamps, using wrench. Starts machine, verifies thickness of veneer with ruler or caliper, and adjusts feed mechanism. Releases clamps to drop piece too thin for slicing. May cut defects from surface of flitch, using chisel and mallet. May operate circular saw to cut flitches.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

663.685-010 BLOCK-SPLITTER OPERATOR (paper & pulp)

    Tends machine that splits wood blocks to size, preparatory to grinding: Starts machine and conveyor system. Depresses pedal to stop and start conveyor to move block in front of wedge-shaped splitting ram. Positions one end of block against steel backstop and opposite end in splitting position against ram according to grain, using $T3picaroon.$T1 Moves lever to force ram against end of block and split block to size. Segregates knots and rotted areas and moves them onto waste conveyor, using picaroon.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

663.685-014 EXCELSIOR-MACHINE TENDER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: excelsior-machine feeder; shredding-machine tender

    Tends one or more machines that shred woodstock into excelsior: Presses pedal to open feed rollers and position woodstock. Starts machine that automatically feeds stock to cutters. Stops machine and turns woodstock to expose all surfaces to cutters to obtain maximum amount of excelsior from each log.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.685-018 MOLDING CUTTER (woodworking)

    Tends machine that cuts to length and miters ends of molding or shim strips: Slides end-stop against rule to set machine to cut molding of specified length. Slides stock under knife against stop while chopper knife (two blades mounted at right angles) descends automatically to cut molding, or depresses treadle or pulls lever to lower knife that cuts and miters molding. Stacks cut molding on rack. May change chopper blades when blades become worn.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.685-022 PUNCHER (woodworking)

    Tends machine that cuts D-shaped hole in head of wooden handles for tools, such as forks and shovels: Starts machine and withdraws soaked handle from barrel partly filled with steam-heated water. Places head of handle successively in two jigs and under two sets of knives that descend on handle and make rough and finish cuts to form head.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.685-026 ROUNDING-MACHINE TENDER (pen & pencil) alternate titles: shaping-machine tender

    Tends machine that shapes and cuts wooden blanks to form pencils: Places blanks in hopper and starts machine. Removes pencils from bin of machine and places pencils in rack. Ties pencils into bundles. May replace machine cutters according to size and shape of pencil, using wrench. May examine pencils for surface defects, such as nicks and scratches, and measure diameter of pencils, using micrometer.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.685-030 SHAKE BACKBOARD NOTCHER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: backer board

    Tends machine that notches boards for use as insulation backing on shakes: Inserts insulation board in jig and butts end of board against stop. Presses pedal to lower punch that notches edge of board to provide for circulation of air when board is installed. Removes board from jig and places board on conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.685-034 SLICING-MACHINE TENDER (furniture)

    Tends machine that slices boards into slats for wood indoor or porch shades: Adjusts guide on machine table to specified width of boards and tightens bolts, using wrench. Starts machine, holds board against guide, and pushes board into blade that slices board into slats.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

663.685-038 SPLITTER TENDER (saw. & plan.)

    Tends steam or hydraulically powered chisel that splits wooden blocks into bolts used for making shingles or shakes: Positions block on machine table and turns block for splitting, according to grain pattern, knots, and defective sections of block. Moves lever or pedal to raise block against cutter knife or drop chisel on block. Places split blocks or bolts on conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

663.685-042 SPLITTING-MACHINE TENDER (wood prod., nec)

    Tends machine that splits slabs or blocks of composition corkboard into sheet of specified thickness: Sets dial gauge or turns handwheels to set rollers at specified distance from each other and from endless belt knife, to cut sheet of prescribed thickness. Places slab or block on roller conveyor that moves it to automatic feeding mechanism or pushes slab or block into roller opening that forces it against knife to cut sheet. Measures sheet with dial indicator or snap gauge and makes machine adjustment to meet thickness specifications. Repositions slab or block for each succeeding cut and stacks sheets. May adjust grinding wheel that sharpens knife, using wrench. May place slabs or blocks and sheets in steam-heated oven to condition them for cutting.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

663.685-046 STAVE-MACHINE TENDER (wood. container)

    Tends machine that cuts staves or strips for slat baskets from sheets of veneer: Turns nuts, using handtools, to adjust frequency of clipping blade descent onto veneer sheet. Starts conveyor to carry veneer sheets under knife that automatically cuts sheets into staves or strips. Removes staves or strips from machine and examines them for defects and conformance to standards, using ruler.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.685-050 VENEER CLIPPER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: drop clipper; dry-clipper tender; veneer cutter; veneer trimmer

    Tends drop-knife clipping machine that cuts veneer sheets to specified size and cuts out defective sections: Lifts veneer from cart onto feed table of clipping machine. Examines veneer for defects, such as knots and splits. Positions veneer under drop knife with edge of material at measured distance from knife, using ruler, to obtain cuts of desirable grain pattern and specified width and length that are free of defects. Pushes button, presses pedal, or moves lever to release knife-locking device and actuate knife. Slides veneer around on table or turns handwheel to reposition veneer after each cut until veneer is clipped to size and free of defects. Stacks clipped veneer on table or handtruck. Records number of sheets in each stack on work ticket or on top sheet of stack. Cleans and lubricates machine, using airhose and grease gun.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

663.686-010 BLOCK FEEDER (fabrication, nec)

    Feeds wooden blocks into machine that cuts blocks into match sticks: Splits blocks into specified lengths, using hatchet. Places blocks grain up on machine feed table and pushes blocks into feed rollers.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.686-014 BREAK-OFF WORKER (millwork-plywood)

    Off bears and breaks veneer sheets discharged from $T3rotary lathe$T1 into specified lengths or at points of imperfection, such as holes, splits, and discolorations. Discards waste veneer into handtruck or onto conveyor that carries it to $T3hog mill$T1 for grinding into fuel wood.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.686-018 GREEN-CHAIN OFFBEARER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: clipper offbearer

    Removes green veneer sheets from conveyor and stacks sheets on designated carts according to grain pattern and size: Observes veneer sheets to identify grain pattern, size, and quality. Removes veneer sheets from conveyor and stacks sheet on designated carts according to grain pattern. Pushes loaded cart to pickup area.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.686-022 LATHE SPOTTER (millwork-plywood)

    Positions veneer blocks (logs cut to length) between spindles of veneer lathe, using electric hoist: Measures diameter of block to locate and mark center, using ruler. Examines end of log to detect rot, cracks, and splits. Selects chuck of minimum diameter according to size and condition of block, and places block on lathe spindle. Secures hooks to ends of block, activates hoist to suspend block between lathe chucks, and signals VENEER-LATHE OPERATOR (millwork-plywood; wood. container) to press chucks into block. Removes knots, dirt, and other foreign matter, using ax, steam hose, and pick. May assist in chaining lathe knives. May operate lathe-charging-machine from console to position logs for automatic loading into rotary veneer lathe. May be designated according to type of log peeled as Flitch Hanger (millwork-plywood).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

663.686-026 SLICING-MACHINE TENDER (wood prod., nec)

    Feeds composition cork sheet into machine that slices sheet to specified widths. Removes and packs sliced products in cartons.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

663.686-030 VENEER-CLIPPER HELPER (millwork-plywood)

    Assists VENEER CLIPPER (millwork-plywood) in cutting veneer sheets to specified size and cutting out defective portions, performing any combination of following duties: Loads dried veneer sheets on conveyor belt that carries sheets to clipping machine. Positions veneer sheets under clipping blade, following guide marks, to align sheets for clipping edges and to cut sheets to specified width. Stacks clipped veneer sheets on cart and pushes loaded cart to next processing station. Performs other duties described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

663.687-010 WOOD INSPECTOR (paper & pulp)

    Inspects debarked pulpwood logs used in the manufacture of paper and related materials: Observes logs passing on conveyor to detect completeness of debarking process. Removes partially debarked logs from conveyor and places them in pushcart. Pushes filled cart to feed end of debarker for recycling of logs. Empties contents of cart onto conveyor, pushes cart back to inspection area, and resumes inspection.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

664 TURNING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with shaping wood by the paring or chipping action of rigid cutting tools applied to wood rotating on a lathe.

664.382-010 SWING-TYPE-LATHE OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: automatic-lathe operator; lathe hand; variety-lathe operator

    Sets up and operates swing-type (rotary cutting) lathe to cut round and multishaped wood parts in manufacture of furniture: Examines blueprints, drawings, patterns, and specifications to ascertain size and shape of finished product. Selects and installs knives on cutterheads on machine spindle arbor, using template, rule, calipers, and wrenches; or loosens nuts securing end of lathe opposite drive end of arbor, swings support end to side, slides preassembled cutter heads on arbor according to arrangement of knives on cutterheads, and secures cutterheads on arbor and support end of lathe, using handtools. Selects and installs cam on arbor to control rotation and shape of stock to be cut, using wrench. Inserts woodstock between headstock and tailstock and turns crank to clamp stock in position. Starts machine and moves lever to swing rotating stock against rotating knives of cutterhead until shape is completed, or presses switch for automatic operation of machine equipped with hopper-feeding attachment. Verifies dimensions of shaped product, using template or calipers and rule. May sharpen cutting knives, using $T3bench grinder$T1. May be designated according to product as Bat-Lathe Operator (woodworking); Handle-Lathe Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

664.382-014 WOOD-TURNING-LATHE OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: wood-lathe operator

    Operates wood-turning lathe to turn woodstock, and cuts designs in and shapes stock by holding chisels against rotating stock: Places stock between $T3spur chuck$T1 and tailstock and turns handwheel to force points of centers into stock. Slides tool rest to position for cutting and moves lever to secure it in place. Starts machine, places gouge or $T3caliper chisel$T1 over tool rest and against stock, and moves chisel to reduce stock to rough cylinder. Lays out cutting lines on stock according to drawing, using rule and pencil. Selects chisel according to type of cut specified and holds chisel against rotating stock to cut shapes according to drawing. Verifies dimensions of shapes and cuts, using calipers and rule. May smooth surface of piece by holding sandpaper against rotating piece. May apply wax or other finishes to parts in lathe.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

664.382-018 TRIMMING MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates machines to cut and shape bottom of smoking pipe bowls: Sharpens trimming machine knives, using grinding wheel. Inserts and secures knives in cutterhead of trimming machine, using wrench. Positions and secures clamp and carriage stops in specified location, using wrench and tape measure. Places pipe bowl blank on clamp and moves lever to secure blank in place. Pushes machine carriage forward and rotates carriage handle to move and revolve bowl blank against rotating knives to cut and shape all surfaces of pipe bowl bottom. Moves lever to release pipe bowl blank from machine clamp.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

664.662-010 VENEER-LATHE OPERATOR (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: rotary-slicing-machine operator; rotary-veneer-machine operator

    Sets up and operates rotary lathe to cut veneer from logs: Selects and installs knives and adjusts gears of knife-feeding mechanism according to specified thickness of veneer to be cut, using handtools. Signals LATHE SPOTTER (millwork-plywood) 663.686-022 to position log between chucks of lathe and pushes lever or button to drive chucks into log. Pulls lever to set lathe knife to cut veneer to specified thickness and to start log rotating. Verifies thickness of veneer with ruler or caliper and adjusts speed of knife-feeding mechanism and turning speed of lathe accordingly. Pushes chuck control to release log core onto conveyor. May stop machine and tilt blade away from log when machine becomes clogged with slivers or bark. May replace dull knives and broken or worn parts, using handtools. May set up and operate $T3back-roll lathe$T1 to cut veneer stock to specified lengths and widths for manufacture of wirebound boxes and baskets and be designated Back-Roll-Lathe Operator (wood. container).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

664.682-010 BARREL-LATHE OPERATOR, INSIDE (wood. container) alternate titles: keg-lathe operator, inside

    Operates machine to turn down inside surface of tight barrels or kegs to smooth and clean surface: Adjusts machine to accommodate barrel. Places barrel in horizontal position between two center supports and pulls lever to actuate end frames (chuck rings) which grasp and support ends of barrel. Starts machine to rotate barrel. Moves lever that causes rotating cutters to enter opposite ends of barrel and contact inside surfaces, exerting sufficient force on lever to cut away specified thickness of wood as cutters advance on opposite sides of barrel. Inspects and feels surface for smoothness. Stops rotation of barrel and cutters and removes barrel from machine.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

664.682-014 BARREL-LATHE OPERATOR, OUTSIDE (wood. container) alternate titles: barrel planer; lathe operator

    Operates machine to scrape and smooth outer surface of barrel by holding handtools against barrel: Removes temporary hoops from barrel and places barrel horizontally on barrel rest. Starts machine. Clamps barrel between chucks of lathe. Holds barrel plane against surface of revolving barrel and guides tool along length of barrel to scrape and smooth barrel. Lifts tool from surface of barrel, releases pressure of tail chuck on barrel, and lifts barrel from machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

664.682-018 SKIVING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Operates skiving machine to round and groove rectangular, hollow, wooden blanks to shape parts for rifles and shotguns: Mounts blank between front and tail mandrels and locks tailstock to secure workpiece. Starts machine to rotate blank. Turns handcrank to feed skiving knives into workpiece until lug stops are reached, indicating end of cut. Reverses handcrank to withdraw knives. Moves lever to bring cutters down to trim and face ends. Examines finished piece for imperfections, such as cracks, knots, and broken ends. Measures length and diameter of slide handles and depth of grooves, using fixed gauges.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

664.682-022 SPAR-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Operates wood-turning lathe to peel, trim, and shape poles into round or tapered form to use as transmission line poles crossarms and boat masts: Installs cutters in machine and fastens cutter-guide arm on straight or tapered track, according to work order, using rule and wrenches. Pulls control cables of hoist to lift pole onto lathe carriage. Centers and secures piece between live spindle and tailstock, using handwheel, rule, and wrenches. Starts motors to actuate exhaust fan and cutterhead, and to rotate pole. Pulls levers and turns handwheel to move cutterhead along rails against pole to cut and shape pole to specified dimensions. Measures pole as cutting progresses, using rule and calipers. Sharpens and replaces worn cutters. May clean machinery and work area, using broom.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

664.684-010 BOWL TURNER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: hand turner

    Turns corncob pipe bowls on high-speed lathe, using cutting tool. Places cob on revolving spindle of lathe. Holds and moves cutting tool (wood chisel) against revolving cob to shape cob, according to size and contours of finished models.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

664.685-010 BRIAR CUTTER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that turns and shapes briar blocks into smoking bowl blanks: Clamps block in holding device of wood lathe. Turns wheel that feeds block into machine equipped with preset cutting tools that simultaneously shape sides, turn top, and bore hole in briar block. May use power saw to cut pipe bowl blanks from briar blocks, prior to shaping and boring process.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

664.685-014 BUCKET CHUCKER (wood. container) alternate titles: tub chucker

    Tends machine that smooths inside surface of bucket: Places bucket in chuck of machine. Forces bottom of bucket into chuck, using iron bar. Steps on pedal to start chuck and bucket rotating. Feeds cutting tool into inner surface of bucket, manually smoothing bucket. Cuts croze near bottom of bucket with special attachment to machine. Rubs top edge of bucket with sandpaper to smooth bucket and removes bucket from lathe.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

664.685-018 COPY-LATHE TENDER (woodworking)

    Tends series of copy lathes that turn wood or plastic blanks into items, such as rifle or shotgun stocks, golf club heads, and shoe lasts: Clamps specified model of article to be turned next to scanning arm of copy lathe and mounts wood or plastic blank between lathe centers. Starts machine to activate cutters and rotate blanks to shape workpiece while guided by roller (follower) that scans surface of model. May rough shape blanks on band-scroll saw before turning. May adjust machine to regulate size of copied model. May be designated according to article turned as Last Turner (wood prod., nec); Stock Turner (ordnance).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

664.685-022 FRAZER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: shank turner; trimmer

    Tends one or more machines that shape smoking pipe bowls and shanks: Places pipe bowl over chuck and turns nut or moves lever to expand chuck against inside of bowl, using wrench. Starts machine that automatically rotates bowl against cutters to remove excess briar. Removes shaped pipes from machines. May turn handwheel to rotate bowl against cutters. May tend machine that cuts and shapes only bottom of smoking pipe bowl.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

664.685-026 SHUTTLE SPOTTER (woodworking)

    Tends spotting machine that tapers ends of shuttle blocks: Places shuttle blocks in machine carriage. Moves carriage to force end of shuttle against spotting head that automatically shapes shuttle to specified contours.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

664.685-030 SPAR-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (wood prod., nec)

    Tends machines to assist SPAR-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) in making boat masts and transmission line crossarms: Raises one end of pole while SPAR-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) raises other, using electric hoist. Secures pole between tailstock and headstock of lathe by turning crank. Inspects pole, and marks top with tacks. Measures pole and saws pole to specified length. Locates and bores boltholes, using car-mounted drill press. Marks identifying data on end of spar, using crayon. Rolls poles to and from work area, using peavey. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

664.685-034 TURNING LATHE TENDER (furniture)

    Tends turning lathe that shapes furniture parts: Positions workpiece against stops on lathe carriage rests. Moves lever to drive tailstock and headstock centers into workpiece. Pushes lever to start spindle drive and move turning workpiece into turning centerhead of lathe to shape workpiece. Pulls lever to pull workpiece back from cutterhead and disengage drive clutch. Removes and inspects workpieces for smoothness and defects and places finished pieces onto cart. Discards defective pieces. Pushes cart of turned pieces to next operation. Sharpens blade, using whetstone.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

665 MILLING AND PLANING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with cutting a smooth surface on rough woodstock and reducing it to desired thickness by the action of rotating cutting tools mounted on a machine.

665.382-010 CHUCKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates machine to shape ends of wooden parts to fit into sockets of implements, or into mortises of opposing wooden parts: Selects and installs cutting head, and adjusts knives, guides, and stops, according to size and shape of cuts to be made. Verifies distances of settings and size of stock, using rule and calipers. Clamps stock in feed-yoke or places stock on automatic fixture. Starts machine and turns handwheel to feed stock into cutting head. Withdraws stock when stop is reached. May be designated according to machine operated as Double-End-Chucking-Machine Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

665.382-014 LOCK-CORNER-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Operates routing machine with horizontal spindles to cut matching dovetail or rectangular tenon and mortise to form interlocking joints in end of woodstock: Selects, installs, and spaces bits on spindles of machine according to width and number of cuts specified, using rule and wrench and following work ticket. Aligns jigs, guides, and stops to control depth and length of cut, using rule and wrench. Presses button to start machine, inserts stock against sideguide, and depresses pedal to force stock through bits to cut male portion of dovetail. Inserts stock against sideguide and between clamps to cut female dovetail. Fits male and female dovetails together periodically to verify accuracy of cuts, and aligns guides when dovetails do not fit, using wrench. May be designated according to type of joint made as Dovetail-Machine Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

665.382-018 WOOD-CARVING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates multiple-spindle carving machine to make identical carvings simultaneously on pieces of wooden stock: Examines pattern, stock, and drawings, blueprints, or written instructions to determine knives needed to reproduce pattern on stock to be carved and number of pieces of carved stock needed. Selects, inserts, and locks bits in chuck of cutter spindles, using wrenches. Centers wood blanks between chucks on machine bed and secures blanks by turning handscrews or using wrenches. Inserts and locks $T3tracer point$T1 in master chuck by turning thumbscrew or lock key. Presses starter buttons to activate cutter spindles to be used. Holds master spindle and moves tracing point over and around contours of pattern to reproduce pattern, as carvings, on blanks. Moves mechanism that turns blanks and pattern for carving on sides or for carving rounded objects, such as chair legs. Removes bits and tracing points after rough cuts are made and installs finish-cutting bits and point to complete carvings, using wrenches. May verify accuracy of carvings against specifications, using caliper, rule, or template. May blow carving chips and dust from carved blanks during carving process, using airhose, to ensure blanks are being cut according to pattern. May sharpen bits, using bench grinder.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

665.482-014 MORTISING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates multiple-head mortiser machine to cut mortise slots in woodstock: Selects and installs mortising chisels (cutterheads) or mortise chain saw assembly, according to number and size of mortises to be cut. Turns handcrank or knobs to adjust spacing of cutterheads according to specifications of work order. Lays out and marks cuts to be made on stock, using rule and pencil, or places pattern on machine bed and measures distance between slots in pattern to determine location of mortiser heads. Clamps stock to machine table and adjusts machine table or cutting head for depth of cut. Presses button to start machine and presses pedal to force cutting head into woodstock. Verifies location and depth of mortises, using rule and caliper. May be designated according to type of cutting head used as Chain-Mortiser Operator (woodworking); Chisel-Mortiser Operator (woodworking). May set up and operate machine that automatically spaces and cuts mortises in stiles for insertion of slats to form louvered doors and windows and be designated Louver-Mortiser Operator (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

665.482-018 TIMBER-SIZER OPERATOR (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: planer operator

    Operates planing machine to surface planks and timbers and reduce stock to specified dimensions: Installs cutting heads on machine drive spindles and adjusts blade exposure according to specified depth of cut, using wrenches and gauges. Adjusts feed roll tension and positions fences that guide stock between cutterheads. Starts machine, exhaust blower, and conveyors, and slides timber against guide to align timber on feed rolls. Verifies dimensions of sized stock, using gauge or rule.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

665.665-010 ROUGH PLANER TENDER (woodworking)

    Tends machine that smooths surface and sizes rough lumber in woodworking establishment: Turns handwheels to adjust cutting depth and feed rate according to thickness and species of lumber to be planed. Presses buttons to start planer and feed conveyor. Depresses pedal to actuate hydraulic load bed that raises lumber stack to level with machine feed conveyor to facilitate loading. Loads boards in consecutive sequence onto feed conveyor that conveys boards through machine planing operation. Periodically attaches sharpening device to planer blade assembly, using wrench, and turns lever to guide abrasive surface of device along blade surface to sharpen blade.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

665.682-010 DOWEL-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: dowel-sticker operator

    Sets up and operates machine to shape dowel-rod from squared stock: Selects and installs cutting head, and adjusts knives, guides, and feed rolls, according to size and finish of dowel-rod to be cut. Verifies distances of settings and size of stock, using calipers and micrometers. Starts machine and inserts stock between feed rolls that force stock through cutting head. May install cutting heads that cut spirals or longitudinal grooves while rounding stock. May specialize in rounding stock for tool handles and be designated Handle-Rounder Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

665.682-014 HEADER (wood prod., nec)

    Operates machine to scarf end of wooden pipe for fittings: Inserts knives in slots of cutting head and adjusts knives for depth of cut, using steel scale and wrench. Positions pipe on machine bed and turns handwheel to clamp pipe in place. Starts machine and pulls lever to move cutting head over end of pipe to cut scarf. Verifies depth of cut and length of scarf against written specifications and drawings, using steel scale. Removes pipe from machine and rolls pipe onto conveyor.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

665.682-018 MOLDER OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates molder to plane, shape, and groove woodstock: Reads work ticket and examines pattern shape to determine molder setup procedures and type woodstock to be cut. Selects and installs cutting heads on machine according to pattern to be cut, and inserts and bolts specified knives in slots of cutterheads already in machine, using wrenches and gauges. Positions pattern on molder and turns handwheel to adjust cutting knives flush with pattern. Removes pattern and turns handwheel to adjust guides, pressure bars, and table levels according to depth, position of cuts, and stock dimensions. Starts machine, places stock on feed table, and turns handwheels to press feed rollers against stock for feeding stock through machine; or inserts stock into hopper of automatic feed mechanism that carries stock through machine. Inspects stock being cut to determine defects. Verifies dimensions of cut material, using gauges, rule, or caliper.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

665.682-022 PLANER OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: facer operator; planing machine operator

    Sets up and operates power-fed facer or planer machine to surface and size woodstock used in furniture production: Selects and installs knives in cutterhead according to work order, using wrenches and gauges. Turns handwheels to adjust table level, pressure bars, and feed rolls according to depth of cut and thickness of stock. Starts planer, and positions woodstock on conveyor or inserts woodstock between feed rolls that carry woodstock through planer. Inspects and feels planed woodstock to verify smoothness of cut and thickness of stock, using gauge and rule. May sharpen cutters on abrasive wheel or stone. May operate circular saw to remove woodstock defects, such as splits and holes, and to square ends of stock prior to processing boards through planer [CUT-OFF-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking) 667.682-022]. May signal coworker to stop feeding stock into planer when jams occur.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

665.682-026 PROFILE-SHAPER OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (woodworking) alternate titles: rotary profile-shaper operator, automatic

    Sets up and operates straight-line or rotary profile shaping machine that automatically follows contours of model or form to shape single or entire edges of wood furniture parts: Selects cutterheads or knives to conform to pattern contour, according to type of cut specified on work order. Installs cutterheads in vertical spindle of machine or inserts and bolts specified knives in slots of cutterheads already in machine, using handtools. Turns handwheel or crank to align knives with contours of model or form. Bolts or clamps model or form to bed of machine, using wrenches or air clamps. Sets stops on straight-line profiling machine and turns crank to adjust air clamps that hold stock in position for cutting. Presses button to start machine and positions stock under clamps and over model or form. Moves controls to actuate mechanism that closes clamps; moves carriage, turntable, or form containing stock against rotating cutters until edges of stock are shaped; returns carriage to starting position; and releases clamps for removal of stock. May turn thumbscrews or handwheel to regulate speed of carriage, turntable, or drive sprocket, according to type of stock and complexity of contours. May compare stock dimensions with pattern to detect cutting defects.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

665.682-030 ROUTER OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: routing-machine operator

    Sets up and operates single- or multiple-spindle routing machine to cut slots, grooves, designs, or recesses in woodstock: Studies blueprints, drawings, or samples and written specifications to ascertain size, depth, and location of cuts to be made. Selects and installs router bits in spindle chucks according to specifications, using chuck key. Spaces spindles on shaft at specified intervals, using wrenches, and turns handwheels or sets stops to regulate depth of cut. Clamps stock to jig, inserts pin in guidehole of machine table, and places jig over guide pin, or clamps part to movable table of machine. Starts machine and presses pedal to raise table and feed stock into rotating bits. Moves stock under bits, following guides, lines, or slots in jig, to cut specified slots, designs, grooves, or recesses in stock. Measures dimensions of processed woodstock to verify conformance to specifications, using ruler, gauges, or calipers. May be designated according to machine operated as Multiple-Spindle-Router Operator (woodworking); or according to cut made as Handhole-Machine Operator (wood. container).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

665.682-034 SHAPER OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates single- or double-spindle shaping machine to cut grooves, rabbets, flutes, or pattern shapes on surface and edges of woodstock: Examines drawings, blueprints, or written orders to determine cutting pattern. Selects, installs, aligns, and adjusts cutterheads, guides, and jigs to make specified cuts and shapes, using handtools. Starts machine and feeds woodstock (with grain of wood) into cutterheads, holding and pressing stock against guide or jig to obtain specified cut. Measures shaped stock to verify conformance to pattern, using rule, calipers, or gauges. May hold and push stock into cutterheads without aid of jig or guide. May sharpen and mount cutting knives in cutterheads, using balance scale, $T3truing I$T1 block, emery wheel, and wrench. May be designated according to machine operated as Double-Spindle-Shaper Operator (woodworking). May operate shaper machine to mold panels by cutting away sections along edges of stock and be designated Panel-Raiser Operator (saw. & plan.). May be designated according to parts shaped as Small-Parts-Shaper Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

665.682-038 VENEER JOINTER (millwork-plywood)

    Sets up and operates machine to smooth, square, and apply glue to edges of veneer sheets preparatory to splicing: Turns handwheels to adjust cutter knives, pressure bar, and table or feed bed height to make cuts according to specifications. Pulls lever to adjust conveyor speed, according to length and thickness of veneer. Aligns edges of stack of veneer sheets and pushes stack between pressure bar and conveyor that carries stock over rotating cutting tool and glue wheel. Observes machine and presses pedal to reverse movements of conveyor to relieve jamming. Removes and replaces dull cutter knives, using wrench. May remove sheets and examine edges for evenness and uniform glue application.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

665.682-042 JOINTER OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates jointer machine to reduce flat furniture woodstock to specified width or to plane, square, smooth, rabbet, or otherwise shape edges of stock so that stock might be joined tightly: Selects and installs knives in cutterhead according to pattern to be cut, using wrenches and gauges. Adjusts and clamps guide in position on machine table, according to width of stock and specified angle of cut. Turns handwheels to adjust table height and to expose cutting knives, according to specified depth of cut and thickness of stock. Starts machine, places stock on machine table against guide, and pushes stock over rotating cutting knives, or inserts stock into automatic feed mechanism that carries stock through machine. Reverses stock and cuts opposite edge. Verifies cuts, angles, and dimensions of stock to ensure conformance with specifications, using gauges, square, rule, or template. May operate machine to square or tongue and groove edges of core stock so that stock may be glued together to form wide boards and be designated Glue-Jointer Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

665.685-010 BOTTOM-TURNING-LATHE TENDER (wood. container)

    Tends machine that shapes tub and bucket bottoms from bottom blanks: Centers blank between faceplates of machine and clamps blank in place, using handwheel. Presses pedal to rotate blank. Feeds cutting bits into rotating stock, by turning handwheel, to cut blank to specified diameter.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

665.685-014 END FRAZER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: stem frazer

    Tends machine that tapers ends of wooden stems of smoking pipes for insertion into corncob pipe bowls: Selects frazing head, according to size specifications on work ticket, and inserts frazing head into shaft of machine, using mallet. Starts machine. Grabs stem with pliers and inserts end of stem into frazer head, tapering end to specified dimensions. Verifies dimensions of tapered stem against specifications, using micrometers or slip rings. Turns setscrews to adjust angle of blades in frazer head, using screwdriver. Removes blades from frazer head and sharpens blades, using powered grinding stone.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

665.685-018 PLOW-AND-BORING-MACHINE TENDER (woodworking)

    Tends machine that cuts grooves and bores holes in window sash stiles for insertion of sash weight cords: Sets stop according to length of stiles and tightens it, using wrench. Starts machine and places woodstock on machine table against guide. Pushes stock over rotating cutter to cut grooves until piece strikes stop. Activates drill to cut hole at end of groove. Stacks completed work on skid.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

665.685-022 PLYWOOD-SCARFER TENDER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: scarfer operator

    Tends machine that scarfs ends of plywood panels: Installs knives in rotary cutterhead and adjusts angle of cutter, according to thickness of panel and adjusts guides according to width of panel, using handtools. Positions and clamps panel on machine table and starts machine. Presses pedal to move panel under rotary cutter that scarfs end of panel. Removes scarfed panels from machine and stacks panels on pallets or carts for gluing.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

665.685-026 SCOOPING-MACHINE TENDER (furniture) alternate titles: scraper tender; seat scooper, machine

    Tends machine to chip out saddle forms in wooden chair seats: Installs cams and cutterheads according to seat contour specified on work ticket. Turns handwheels to set cutterheads for depth of cut. Places chair seat on feed belt that pulls it under cutterheads. Removes chair seat at discharge end of machine. May tend drill that bores holes in scooped seat to permit attachment of chair back.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

665.685-030 STAVE JOINTER (wood. container)

    Tends machine that smooths, bevels, and tapers edges of wooden barrel staves: Positions stave against guide on machine. Presses pedal to activate mechanism that moves guide forward forcing stave edge against rotating jointer wheel that smooths, bevels, and tapers stave edge.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

665.685-034 STOCK CHECKERER II (ordnance) alternate titles: checkering-machine operator; grip checkerer, machine

    Tends machine that checkers (series of crosslike grooves) stock or grip of guns for decorative and gripping purposes: Places stock or wooden forepiece of gun in special holding device of machine. Starts machine that cuts checks (similar to knurling) in wood. Inspects checkered portions to ensure that machine is cutting as specified. May adjust checkering machine to correct checkering impression made on gun stocks and forearm, using wrenches.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

665.685-038 RODDING MACHINE TENDER (furniture)

    Tends machine that cuts spiral grooves in wood dowel-rods and shaves circumference of rod to specified size: Starts rodding machine. Inserts dowel rods into feed trough and between feed rollers of rodding machine that cuts spiral groove in rods and trims diameter of rods to specified size. Observes cutting action of rodding machine and stops machine when malfunctions are noted. Removes spiraled rods from tail end chute and stacks rods on handtruck for removal to subsequent processing. Notifies specified personnel of malfunction of machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

665.685-042 ROUTER TENDER (furniture)

    Tends automatic tape router to cut designs in woodstock: Lifts and positions stock in guides on bed of router. Secures stock to machine bed, using C-clamps. Turns dial to position cutterhead to begin cycle and starts router. Observes router during cycle to detect malfunctions, and notifies specified personnel when malfunctions occur. Blows wood shavings from router stock, using airhose. Unscrews C-clamps and lifts and stacks stock on handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

665.685-046 SHAPING MACHINE TENDER (furniture)

    Tends bandsaw and double-spindle shaping machine that cut veneer into curved shapes for use in furniture manufacture: Flips switch and presses buttons to activate machines. Places stack of veneer on bed of bandsaw, positions pattern on top veneer sheet and marks cutting line. Guides stack of veneer against blade of bandsaw to rough-cut veneer. Positions and secures stock of rough-cut veneer on form of double-spindle shaping machine, and guides loaded form between revolving cutterheads, using form as guide, to smooth-cut veneer to shape of pattern.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

665.686-010 POLE-PEELING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: pole-peeler helper; pole-shaver helper

    Feeds logs into machine that removes bark and unloads peeled logs: Rolls logs from ramp onto dual carriage tram, using peavey or hydraulic jack. Pushes tram to machine and releases carriage bolster to drop butt end of log onto machine feed gears. Fastens peeled end of log to discharge tram, using chain. Trips tram carriage release to unload peeled pole. May square end of pole with power saw. May shave unremoved bark, using chisel or draw knife.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

665.686-014 STAVE-PLANER TENDER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: planer feeder

    Feeds machine that smooths concave and convex surfaces of barrel or keg staves. Inserts staves between feed rollers that carry staves between rotating cutters of machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

665.686-018 VENEER-JOINTER HELPER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: veneer-glue-jointer feedback; veneer-jointer returner

    Turns stack of veneer sheets discharged from veneer-jointing machine and feeds sheets into return channel of machine. Performs duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

665.686-022 VENEER-JOINTER OFFBEARER (millwork-plywood)

    Off bears jointer machine that smooths, squares, and applies glue to edges of veneer sheets preparatory to splicing: Off bears veneer sheets from discharge end of machine and stacks sheets on worktable. Examines edges of veneer sheets for gluing and stacks sheets requiring more glue onto pallet to be re-fed through jointer machine. Mixes powdered glue with water, using electric mixer, and pours glue into reservoir of jointer machine. May off bear flitches of hardwood veneer from jointer machine and stack flitches on cart.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

666 BORING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with piercing wood by means of rotary cutting tools advanced into the wood in the direction of the tool's axis to make, enlarge, or thread holes.

666.382-010 BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates single- or multiple-spindle boring machine to bore holes in wooden parts: Examines blueprints, drawings, samples, or written specifications to ascertain size, type, and setting of boring tools, stops, jigs, and guides to be used. Inserts specified number and size bits in chucks of boring heads according to location specified for holes in stock. Adjusts spindle locations and stops to regulate spacing and depth of bore, using rule or template and wrenches. Turns handwheels to move table and guides to center stock under bits and regulate depth of bore. Starts machine, places wood on table against guides, and moves lever or depresses pedal to activate pneumatic clamps that hold stock in place and to engage wood with rotating bits. Measures location and depth of holes and compares measurements with work order and pattern specifications to verify accuracy of machine setup. Stacks bored material on handtruck and attaches work ticket where specified. Cleans machine, using airhose and rags. May be designated according to machine operated as Boring-Machine Operator, Double End (woodworking); Boring-Machine Operator, Horizontal (woodworking); Boring-Machine Operator, Vertical (woodworking); Cluster-Bore Operator (woodworking); Gang-Bore Operator (woodworking). May operate boring machine to bore, ream, and countersink bungholes in barrels and be designated Bunghole Borer (wood. container).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

666.482-010 PULLEY-MORTISER OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: frame-pulley-mortising-machine operator

    Operates boring machine to cut mortises in window jambs for installation of sash weight pulleys: Installs boring bit of specified size in machine chuck and tightens chuck, using wrench. Sets stops and guides on machine carriage according to depth and length of cut, width and length of jamb, and specified location of mortise. Sets jamb in machine carriage against guide and stop, and clamps jamb in place with lever. Starts machine and moves lever to feed jamb into cutter to cut mortise. Measures dimensions and location of cut, using rule.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

666.582-010 PREFITTER, DOORS (woodworking)

    Operates boring machine to drill holes for latches and locks on doors, and cuts recesses in doors for hinges and locks, using portable router: Places door on worktable and positions template on door at point indicated on specification sheet or blueprint. Starts and guides router against template. Positions hinge in recess to verify depth of cut. Clamps door to table of boring machine. Positions bits over marks on door indicating location of holes to be bored. Starts machine which indexes cutting heads automatically to bore prescribed holes or pulls cord on lever to lower rotating bit [BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)]. Chisels out wood from recess to prepare it for lock, using wood chisel.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

666.684-010 FRAMER (wood prod., nec)

    Bores holes in wood structural components, such as trusses, spans, stringers, decking, or fence posts, prior to wood preserving process: Positions wood on blocking of framing floor or guides structural components, suspended from hoist, into position on framing rack, using peavey and working as member of team. Aligns template on top of wood, installs specified bit size in auger, and bores holes of specified diameter in wood, using pneumatic-powered auger, hand auger, or multiple-spindle boring machine. May fabricate template according to work order specifications, using diagrams, measuring tape, square, handtools, and power tools.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

666.685-010 STEMHOLE BORER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that bores stemhole in corncob-pipe bowls: Places bowl in holding device of machine. Flips switch or presses button to start boring machine and depresses pedal that moves bowl against rotating bit to bore stemhole in pipe bowl. May insert drill bit in chuck of boring machine, according to work ticket, using chuck key. May tend machine that bores stemholes and sands bowl tops and be designated Stemhole-Borer-And-Topper (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

666.685-014 BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Tends single- or multiple-spindle boring machine that bores holes in wooden furniture stock: Lifts and places woodstock against preset guides of machine bed and presses button to start rotating boring bits of previously set up machine. Holds woodstock against guides and presses button to lower rotating bits that bore holes into woodstock. Removes stock from machine and examines workpiece for boring defects, such as splits. May place woodstock in hopper that automatically feeds piece under bits of machine. May cut defects from sections of woodstock prior to boring, using cut-off saw.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

667 SAWING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with severing or shaping wood by the reciprocal or rotary cutting action of a blade which wears out a kerf.

667.137-010 SUPERVISOR, STAVE CUTTING (wood. container)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting barrel staves: Coordinates movement of bolts between yard, cutting area, and drying area. Examines staves and bolts to ensure products meet company standards. Directs workers to sharpen saw blades or to adjust cutting of staves to maintain production standards. Examines bolts to detect defects, such as knots and splits. Grades bolts, using factors such as ratio of sapwood to heartwood. Calculates value of bolts and writes pay voucher for purchases. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

667.382-010 STOCK GRADER (woodworking)

    Appraises and cuts planed lumber to width or length to obtain clear-faced pieces (pieces free from imperfections): Adjusts stops of cutoff saw or ripsaw to required distances. Starts machine and inspects lumber stock for imperfections. Pushes lumber past saw, cutting away undesired parts and cutting acceptable pieces to desired lengths or widths. May be designated according to type of saw used as Cut-Off-Saw Grader (woodworking); Ripsaw Grader (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

667.482-014 POCKET CUTTER (woodworking) alternate titles: frame-gate-mortiser operator; gate cutter; gate-mortiser operator

    Operates machine to cut gates into window jambs to allow for installation and adjustment of sash counterweights after frames are erected: Adjusts distance between saws, using wrench. Positions stops on machine table according to dimensions of jamb and specified location of gate. Places jamb on machine table against stops and clamps jamb in place. Starts machine, and pulls lever to feed stock into circular saws that cut two parallel slits into jamb to form sides of gate. Presses pedal that raises one set of two reciprocating saw blades and lowers another set of two blades to cut slits simultaneously across wood grain on top and bottom of jamb to form ends of gate. Measures completed cuts for accuracy, using rule, and makes machine adjustments. May replace worn saw blades. May operate pocket cutter combined with pulley mortiser and be designated Pocket-And-Pulley-Machine Operator (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.482-018 STOCK CUTTER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: bill cutter; stock-saw operator; trim sawyer

    Operates saws to cut lumber according to customer's order or plant production specifications: Selects lumber of kind and grade specified on work order. Measures and marks lumber according to specifications, using rule and square. Cuts lumber to specified length and width, using crosscut saws [CUT-OFF-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking) I], ripsaws [RIPSAW OPERATOR (woodworking)], or multiple-purpose saws [VARIETY-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking)].
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.485-010 SHINGLE SAWYER (saw. & plan.)

    Tends machine that saws wooden blocks into shingles: Places block in machine carriage and adjusts carriage to ensure that shingles are of specified thickness. Starts machine that moves carriage back and forth to feed block into rotating saw to cut shingles. Catches shingles as they fall from saw, grades shingles according to knots, rot, or other defects, and trims off defects with power saw. Sorts trimmed shingles according to grade and tosses shingles into specified containers.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.662-010 HEAD SAWYER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: band-log-mill-and-carriage operator; band-sawmill operator

    Operates head saw and feed carriage to saw logs into cants or boards: Starts mechanical loader arms that place log on carriage. Sets dogs and adjusts carriage blocks to align log for sawing. Activates carriage that moves log against saw blade. Starts saw to cut log. Observes exposed face of log after first cut to determine grade and size of next cut and adjusts setting of carriage blocks. Starts mechanical log turner that turns log over on carriage for subsequent cuts. May change saw blades. May be designated according to type of saw operated as Band-Head-Saw Operator (saw. & plan.); Circular-Head-Saw Operator (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

667.662-014 MACHINE-TANK OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: power-saw operator

    Operates power saws to cut lumber to specified dimensions for bottom and sides of wooden tanks and cuts out tank bottom from assembled boards: Measures and marks boards to specified length for tank bottom. Cuts bottom boards, using swinging cutoff saw. Measures and cuts stave lumber to specified length for stave. Gives directions to workers placing and centering bottom assembly on turntable near bandsaw. Turns handwheel to move turntable toward bandsaw. Starts bandsaw and feeds bottom assembly against blade of saw and revolves turntable to cut assembly along circle marked on assembly by TANK ASSEMBLER (wood. container). Withdraws bottom from saw.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

667.682-010 BAND-SCROLL-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: scroll-saw operator; tilting-head band-sawyer

    Operates bandsaw to saw curved or irregular designs on woodstock or to saw thick wooden pieces to size: Turns handwheels to adjust machine bed and set tension on blade between drive and idler wheels of bandsaw. Turns knobs to adjust guide post of blade, according to thickness of stock, and to position friction wheel behind blade to prevent backward movement of blade when cutting stock. Positions jig or attachment on machine bed to cut stock to size, using C-clamps and wrenches. Starts machine and pushes or turns stock against bandsaw blade to cut stock along marked outline or configuration of jig. Removes cut stock and verifies dimensions of stock, using rule, caliper, and pattern. Opens drive and idler wheel covers and turns handwheels to loosen tension on bandsaw blade to replace dull or defective blades. May nail several pieces of woodstock together when one design is to be cut. May position template on woodstock and mark cutting outline on stock, using pencil and template.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

667.682-014 BOTTOM-SAW OPERATOR (saw. & plan.)

    Operates machine to cut blocks of wood into boards of specified thickness for bottoms of buckets and tubs: Adjusts height of guide for desired thickness of board. Clamps wood in position on feed carriage. Starts saw rotating. Pushes carriage over saw and withdraws carriage cutting off board of specified thickness. Loosens clamp and drops wood down on guide for next cut.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-018 CORNER-TRIMMER OPERATOR (wood. container)

    Operates machine to trim corners of lock-corner wooden boxes: Adjusts position of guide rails, using wrench. Starts saw and holds corner of box against guide rails and pushes box into saw, trimming excess material from lock-corner. Piles trimmed boxes on handtruck.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

667.682-022 CUT-OFF-SAW OPERATOR I (woodworking) alternate titles: cross-cut-saw operator; trimmer operator

    Operates one or more single- or multiple-blade circular saws to cut wood and wood products to specified lengths: Adjusts and secures ends and backstops on saw table, using wrench, or bolts saws to shaft and turns handwheels to space saws and stops, according to specified length of stock. Starts saw and places material to be cut on conveyor belt, drums, or feed chain that feeds stock into saws, or positions workpiece against end stop and under saw, synchronizing action with automatically descending blade, or pushes material on table and cuts wood, depending on type saw, utilizing one of following methods: (1) Pulls lever to swing saw through material. (2) Pushes moveable table past saw. (3) Depresses treadle to raise saw through slot in machine table. (4) Tilts table for angle cut and presses pedal to move saw through workpiece to cut stock. Replaces dull or damaged saw blades and lubricates machine, using wrench and grease gun. May examine material prior to cutting to determine what cuts will remove defects and produce maximum footage. May verify dimensions of stock cut and accuracy of cuts, using rule and square. May be designated according to type of saw used as Double-Cut-Off-Saw Operator (woodworking); Drum-Saw Operator (saw. & plan.); Swinging-Cut-Off-Saw Operator (woodworking); Table-Cut-Off-Saw Operator (woodworking); Tilting-Saw Operator (woodworking); Treadle-Cut-Off-Saw Operator (woodworking). May be designated: Equalizing-Saw Operator (woodworking); Multiple-Cut-Off-Saw Operator (millwork-plywood; wood. container); Timber Cutter (mine & quarry).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

667.682-026 EDGER, AUTOMATIC (saw. & plan.)

    Operates multiple-blade sawing machine and conveyor system from panelboard to straighten edges of rough lumber and saw lumber into boards of prescribed widths: Starts conveyor to move lumber and scans board as it passes to determine cut that will produce highest quality and grade. Presses panel buttons to space saw blades and trips pedal to start feed rollers leading to saws.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

667.682-030 GANG SAWYER (saw. & plan.)

    Operates gangsaw or sash-gangsaw to cut lumber from cants: Moves hand and foot levers to shift cants from chain conveyor table to live rolls and align cants with saws. Starts machine and turns handwheels to adjust feed and tension rollers and speed of machine. May adjust saws to vary width of cuts, using handtools. May replace saw blades. May be designated according to type of saw operated as Circular-Gang-Saw Operator (saw. & plan.); Sash-Gang-Saw Operator (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

667.682-034 HEAD SAWYER, AUTOMATIC (paper & pulp; saw. & plan.) alternate titles: double-cut sawyer

    Operates head saw, log carriage, and conveyor system, using panel buttons and hand and foot controls to saw logs into rough cants or boards: Starts conveyor that transfers log to log carriage with kicker arms. Activates log turners that turn log, scans log to ascertain best approach for trimming and cutting, and aligns log with saw. Sets specified depth of cut and activates carriage to force log against saw blade to cut board. Scans exposed face of log after first cut to determine grade and size of next cut.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

667.682-038 HEADING-SAW OPERATOR (saw. & plan.)

    Operates heading saw to cut pieces of heading material from heading bolts: Loosens nut and adjusts guides to thickness of heading material. Stands bolt on end in swing carriage of machine. Moves bolt against guides and clamps bolt with tooth-edged clamp. Starts saw and pushes swing toward saw to cut strips of heading material from bolt. Withdraws swing, removes heading strip, and repeats cuts until bolt is completely sawed.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-042 JIGSAW OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: fret-saw operator; scroll-saw operator

    Operates machine equipped with narrow vertically reciprocating saw blade to make irregular external and internal cuts on woodstock: Starts machine and places stock on machine table. Holds and guides stock against saw, following outline marked on stock to make cuts. Detaches saw blade from machine, inserts blade through previously bored hole in stock and reattaches blade to machine, using handtools, to make internal cuts.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-046 PACKAGER, HEAD (saw. & plan.)

    Operates double-end trimming machine to saw simultaneously several pieces of lumber to identical lengths: Sets movable saw at specified distance from stationary saw. Stacks lumber in machine and butts ends of lumber against guide block. Moves lever to clamp lumber in machine. Starts saws that cut off ends of lumber. Places sawed lumber on conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-050 PONY EDGER (saw. & plan.)

    Operates multiple-blade sawing machine to straighten edges of rough lumber and cut lumber into boards of prescribed widths: Starts machine. Lays rough board on edger table and spaces saw blades so that board of highest quality will be cut from rough board. Adjusts power-feeding mechanism to thickness of board. Pushes board into feed rollers which force board between saws that straighten edges of board. May replace dull saw blades.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

667.682-054 RADIAL-ARM-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Operates circular saw mounted on overhead radial arm to cut boards and other woodstock to specifications: Reads work order or receives instructions from supervisor. Turns crank to raise and lower saw to depth of cut. Turns hand nuts and rotates radial arm and saw arbor to set saw for angle and bevel cuts. Lays material on table and aligns cutting mark under saw blade. Starts saw and pushes or pulls rotating blade against workpiece to make cut. Sets and locks blade at right angles to radial arm and feeds material into saw to rip lumber. May replace saw blade with attachments to shape, rout, groove, mortise, or drill workpiece.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

667.682-058 RESAW OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: resaw-machine operator; resawyer; resizer operator; splitter

    Operates saws to cut planks, timbers, or boards into boards of lesser thickness according to work orders: Observes lumber on conveyor as lumber approaches saw to determine cut to be made. Turns handwheels or manipulates levers to adjust distance between feed rolls and set saw for thickness of board to be cut. Depresses levers to control speed of saw and feed rolls. Observes automatic feeding of lumber to saw or pushes end of lumber into feed rolls. May replace dull saw blades, using handtools. May be designated according to type of saw used as Band-Resaw Operator (saw. & plan.; wood. container); Circular-Resaw Operator (saw. & plan.; wood. container); Multiple-Resaw Operator (wood container); Horizontal-Resaw Operator (saw & plan.).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 79

667.682-062 RIP-AND-GROOVE-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Operates machine to rip and cut grooves on curved or irregularly shaped furniture stock in one operation: Turns panel controls to set stops and saws for cutting grooves of specified width and depth. Feeds stock under rollers. Measures first cuts to verify processed part against work order, using rule.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-066 RIPSAW OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: ripsawyer

    Operates electrically powered machines equipped with one or more bandsaw or circular saw blades to rip boards along grain or to trim edges of boards, according to work ticket: Turns handwheel, uses wrench and ruler, or positions and secures collars and turns setscrews on saw shaft to adjust ripping and saw guides or distance between saws, according to specified width of boards. Moves levers or turns handwheel to adjust height of saw blade and speed of feed rolls, according to thickness of board. Starts saw, positions board against guide, and slides board into feed rolls or aligns board on feed rolls, using $T3shadow line $T1 as guide. Verifies accuracy of saw setting and dimensions of lumber stock, using rule. May count pieces of lumber cut to determine when specified quantity has been ripped. May replace saw blades and lubricate machine. May be designated according to saw operated as Band-Ripsaw Operator (woodworking); Circular-Ripsaw Operator (woodworking); Gang-Ripsaw Operator (woodworking). May operate ripsaws to cut stock so that grain and pattern match adjoining parts and be designated Ripsaw Matcher (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

667.682-070 SHAKE SAWYER (saw. & plan.)

    Operates band ripsaw to cut bolts into shakes: Starts saw and positions bolt on saw table. Pushes and guides bolt through saw so that bolt is cut diagonally to form shakes. Trims edges of shake with saw or saws and grades shake according to length and width. Tosses shake into bin according to grade. May replace saw bands, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-074 STAVE-BOLT EQUALIZER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: equalizer operator; equalizer

    Operates equalizer saw to saw barrel-stave bolts into specified lengths with square ends: Adjusts distance between saws. Lays bolt on carriage of equalizer and starts saws. Pushes carriage between saws to trim and square ends of bolts. Withdraws carriage and removes bolts.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-078 STAVE-LOG-CUT-OFF SAW OPERATOR (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: cut-off-saw operator

    Operates power saw to cut logs into specified barrel-stave lengths: Rolls log on conveyor or table of saw, using cant hook. Starts conveyor which moves log into position or pushes log along table. Starts saw and lowers saw against or pulls saw through log for each cut to saw log to specified lengths.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-082 STOCK-PATCH SAWYER (woodworking) alternate titles: defect cutter

    Operates saw machine to cut out defects in finished woodstock: Inspects board to determine extent of defect and moves lever to adjust saw for length and depth of cut to be made. Places stock on machine table and slides stock under saw blade at point of defect in board. Depresses pedal to lower saw to cut out defect. Releases pedal and pushes board on conveyor for further processing.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.682-086 VARIETY-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: combination-saw operator; universal-saw operator

    Operates adjustable circular saw to perform such operations as ripsawing, cross cutting, beveling, grooving, and mitering of woodstock: Selects sawing disk according to type of cut specified on work order and bolts disk to machine shaft, using wrench. Turns handwheel or crank to tip machine table to specified angle or to raise table according to specified depth of cut. Positions guides on machine table according to specifications of cut, and turns knobs to set guides or bolts guides in place, using wrench. Starts machine, places woodstock on table against guides, and pushes stock against saw. Measures cut stock with ruler, caliper rule, or square to verify dimensions against specifications. Removes cut stock from machine and maintains production count. May turn handwheels and knobs to adjust machine guide, blade, and table to make additional cuts of woodstock, according to work order. May be designated according to operation performed as Miter Sawyer (woodworking).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 81

667.682-090 LOG-CUT-OFF SAWYER, AUTOMATIC (saw. & plan.)

    Operates panelboard of circular saw and conveyor system to saw logs to specified lengths and to move cut logs to other stations for further processing: Starts conveyor belt that transfers log to feed conveyor. Observes log to determine number of usable lengths to be cut, and presses button on panelboard to lower saw that trims and squares log ends. Cuts log to specified lengths by registering length specification on control panel of machine that automatically measures log and lowers saw to cut log when log reaches selected position. Controls discharge conveyor to transfer log to HEAD SAWYER (saw. & plan.) 667.662-010 or GANG SAWYER (saw. & plan.) 667.682-030 according to size and texture of log.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

667.682-094 TRIMMER SAWYER (saw. & plan.)

    Operates bank of circular saws to cut out defective sections of boards: Reads markings on boards as boards move on conveyor to saws to determine what cuts will produce highest grade. Moves levers (piano-like keys) to raise or lower one or more saws along trimmer bed to cut lumber into lengths and trim out defects. Climbs onto conveyor to lift and remove jammed lumber.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

667.685-010 BAND-SAW OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: hogshead head-matcher

    Tends bandsaw that cuts headings for barrels, hogsheads, or kegs: Clamps heading mat, boards, or veneer sheet in position on circular table. Loosens nut and sets blade guides according to thickness of heading material. Starts saw and turns table to revolve material against saw, cutting circular headings. Removes headings from table.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-014 BAND-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Tends bandsaw that cuts wooden stock for toys and games: Stacks specified number of pieces of stock on cutting table against preset ripping fence. Pushes cutting table against saw until stock is severed. Drops cut pieces into tote box. Periodically gauges piece with template to verify accuracy of machine setup.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-018 BEADING SAWYER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends beading machine that cuts decorative bead (groove) around edge of smoking pipe bowls: Places bowl of pipe over chuck of machine and turns nut to expand chuck against bowl, using wrench. Pulls lever to position bowl against rotating saw. Turns handwheel to rotate bowl, sawing bead around edge of bowl.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-022 BOLTER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: bolt sawyer; knee bolter; short-log-bolter operator

    Tends circular saw that cuts slabs, edgings, and short logs into pieces suitable for making sawmill byproducts, such as shingles, shakes and laths, or for fuel: Starts conveyor that moves slab, edging, or short log into cutting position against end stop. Starts saw and moves saw to cut pieces according to requirements. May set dogs or wedges to hold slab, ending, or short log in place. May be designated Cut-Off Sawyer, Shingle Mill (saw. & plan.) when cutting pieces used for making shingles. May be designated Scrap Sawyer (saw. & plan.) when cutting scrap lumber for use as fuel.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

667.685-026 BUZZSAW OPERATOR (any industry)

    Tends circular cutoff saw that custom cuts fireplace and stove fuel wood from random lengths of wood: Places wood on carriage and adjusts guides to specified length. Starts saw and moves carriage past saw to cut wood to length. Advances wood to carriage guides and repeats moving carriage past saw.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

667.685-030 COB SAWYER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends belt-driven saw that cuts corncobs into specified lengths for bowls of corncob pipes: Pushes lever that engages belt to start saw. Positions cob against stop on table of saw and depresses pedal that advances revolving saw blade, cutting cob to specified length. Places husks and other waste material on conveyor belt for disposal.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-034 CUT-OFF SAWYER, LOG (paper & pulp; saw. & plan.) alternate titles: butt sawyer; deck sawyer; pondsaw operator; timber trimmer

    Tends power-driven circular, chain, or drag saw located on deck or at edge of pond to cut logs to standard length: Moves logs in pond into position for sawing, using pike pole. Moves levers to drop dogs to hold log in place. Starts saw and cuts log to required length. May tend circular cutoff saw, mounted on deck, to cut smaller diameter or crooked logs into usable lengths. May replace saw blades.
GOE: 03.04.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-038 DOWEL POINTER (woodworking)

    Tends machine that cuts dowels from dowel rod, and grooves and points dowels for use: Selects guide sockets according to diameter of stock, and secures sockets in automatic feedhead with locking thumbscrews. Adjusts saws to cut dowels to specified length. Starts machine, and inserts dowel rods in guide sockets to be cut and pointed. May sort and stack finished dowels in rack.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-042 KERFER-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Tends machine that saws parallel cuts in veneered stock so veneer panels can be bent around corners on furniture: Installs saw blades and adjusts depth of cut. Places veneer stock on jig and feeds stock into machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

667.685-046 SAWYER, CORK SLABS (wood prod., nec)

    Tends bandsaw and circular saw that cuts cork slabs into beveled strips from which heels, with beveled inside edge, are cut: Selects miter jigs according to bevel angle specified and bolts jig onto bandsaw table, using wrench. Starts machine and pushes slab through jig which holds slab at specified angle or pushes slab flat between guides on circular saw tabletop, against rotating blade set at fixed angle, for bevel cut.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-050 SHINGLE TRIMMER (saw. & plan.)

    Tends table saw to trim edges and cut defects from shingles: Starts saw and conveyor. Inspects each shingle for defects, such as rot, knots, and faulty grain. Places shingle on saw conveyor and guides shingle through saw. Tosses unusable shingles into waste bin. May replace worn saw blades, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.685-054 SLASHER OPERATOR (paper & pulp; saw. & plan.) alternate titles: slasher sawyer

    Tends bank of circular saws that saw logs, slabs, or scrap wood into pieces for fuel or processing into pulp: Starts saws and activates slasher conveyor chains. Straightens moving logs or slabs on conveyor to prevent jamming saws and to maintain uniform spacing, using pike pole.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-058 STAVE-LOG-RIPSAW OPERATOR (saw. & plan.)

    Tends power saw that rips logs of specified length into halves or quarters for barrel-stave cutting: Places log, or halved log, on saw carriage or lifts log to saw table, and starts saw. Shifts lever moving carriage toward saw or pushes log along table to feed log into saw and rip log in half. Moves carriage away from saw and removes sawed pieces.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.685-062 STAVE-SAW OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: bolt sawyer

    Tends stave (hollow cylinder) saw that cuts barrel, keg, tub, and bucket staves from stave bolts: Adjusts guides to attain specified thickness of stave. Lays bolt on carriage and holds bolt against guides. Depresses pedal to start carriage that feeds bolt into stave saw to cut rough staves. Releases pedal to stop carriage and removes stave. Repeats process to produce required number of staves.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

667.685-066 TURNING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: rounding-machine operator; turner-machine operator

    Tends machine that rounds and trims assembled blanks for heads of barrels or bottoms of baskets: Adjusts limit of horizontal swing saw to shape blanks of specified size. Centers and clamps blank in chuck of machine. Starts machine and moves feed lever that swings rotating saw against blank and simultaneously starts chuck and blank revolving. Holds saw against revolving blank to trim and shape periphery. Opens jaws of chuck and removes finished head. May remove defects from barrel heading material, using circular saw. May be designated according to part formed as Basket-Bottom-Rounding-Machine Operator (wood. container); Head-Turning-Machine Operator (wood. container).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.685-070 AUTOMATIC BANDSAW TENDER (furniture)

    Tends bandsaw that automatically cuts curved or irregular designs on woodstock or saws stock to size: Compares sample piece of stock with prefabricated templates to select template. Positions and secures template on machine bed, turns dials, and positions stock clamps to set up automatic bandsaw. Places stock on machine bed, pulls lever to clamp stock in position, and presses buttons to activate automatic machine cycle. Pushes lever to release stock clamps, removes cut stock from machine, and stacks stock on handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

667.685-074 CUT-OFF-SAW OPERATOR II (woodworking)

    Tends circular saw that saws kiln-dried lumber, rough lumber, or woodstock to standard lengths in sawmills, furniture plants, or woodworking establishments: Examines boards of rough lumber or finished woodstock for defects, such as excessive warping, knots, and cracks, to determine where to cut boards to minimize waste. Pushes boards against stop guides on saw table, and depresses button or pedal to activate saw to cut boards to specified length. Places cut boards on conveyor for further processing. May tend equipment with multiple saws.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

667.686-010 CLOTHESPIN-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Feeds wooden clothespin blanks into machine that picks up, saws, and flares one end of block. Removes defective stock.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.686-018 TRIMMER HELPER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: rebut-machine tail offbearer

    Feeds lumber into double-end trimmer and keeps lumber straight into saw blades, working as member of team.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.686-022 TURNING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (wood. container)

    Assists TURNING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) in tending machine that rounds and trims assembled blanks for heads of barrels on bottoms of baskets. Performs duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

667.687-010 BUZZSAW-OPERATOR HELPER (any industry) alternate titles: cordwood-cutter helper

    Assists BUZZSAW OPERATOR (any industry) in cutting logs into suitable lengths for use in stoves and fireplaces: Lifts limbs and trunks onto table of circular saw and holds them steady while they are cut. Throws cut pieces into piles. Lifts sawed pieces and stands pieces on end under blade of hydraulic-powered log splitter. May hold limbs and trunks of fallen trees while they are sawed to length in woods with chain saw. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

667.687-014 LOG INSPECTOR (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: log culler

    Inspects logs, used in manufacture of barrel staves, before they are cut into lengths by STAVE-LOG-CUT-OFF SAW OPERATOR (saw. & plan.) and separates and marks for use in manufacture of barrel-heading material those logs having defects, such as knots, crooks, and checks.
GOE: 03.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

667.687-018 SAWMILL WORKER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: swamper

    Performs any combination of following duties in preparing logs for cutting into lumber and storing cut lumber in sawmill: Unloads logs from trucks or cars. Rolls logs onto sawmill deck. Examines logs for defects, such as embedded pieces of iron or stone, decayed wood from splits, and marks defects for removal by other workers. Rolls logs from deck onto log or carriage. Rides log carriage of head saw and adjusts position of logs on carriage to cut planks of required thickness. Sorts and guides planks emerging from saw onto roller tables or conveyors for trimming edges. Straightens lumber on moving conveyors. Straightens edges of rough lumber, using saw. Operates and maintains donkey engines. Sharpens and adjusts teeth of woodworking saws. Tends fires in donkey engine. May relieve designated workers engaged in preparing or cutting logs into lumber and be designated Sawmill-Relief Worker (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

669 WOOD MACHINING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with shaping wooden parts or products by removing excess material from stock or objects.

669.130-010 SUPERVISOR, ASSEMBLY ROOM (furniture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating wooden shades, venetian blinds, curtain, sash, or traverse rods: Sets up equipment, such as saws, slicing, and wood weaving machines. Verifies conformance of parts to specifications, using gauges, calipers, micrometers, or other measuring instruments. Repairs or requisitions replacement of defective equipment. Trains new workers. Directs workers in operation of equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

669.130-014 SUPERVISOR, CUTTING DEPARTMENT (pen & pencil)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers in cutting department of wooden pencil manufacturing plant: Examines and counts slats, blanks, and pencils for adherence to company standards. Sets up, operates, and adjusts machines, such as disk sanders and rounding machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

669.130-018 SUPERVISOR, FRAMING MILL (wood prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in handling, classifying, peeling, trimming, notching and boring, and branding lumber for use as crossties, pilings, bridge timbers, and utility poles: Assigns space in yard for lumber, according to production schedule and type and condition of lumber. Schedules peeling, trimming, adzing, and boring of lumber, according to classification of lumber and length of time in yard. Orders branding of lumber with identification data, such as customer, type of lumber, and date of treatment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master title. May be designated according to type of product as Supervisor, Pole Yard (wood prod., nec); Supervisor, Tie Yard (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

669.130-022 SUPERVISOR, MACHINING (woodworking)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating variety of woodworking machines to shape wooden parts or products by removing excess material: Analyzes work orders to determine production schedules. Computes amounts of stock and supplies required for operations, based on production schedules, and requisitions materials from storage area. Inspects and measures wood products, using pattern and rule, to verify conformance to company standards. Directs workers in adjusting machines and equipment to repair products which fail to meet standards. Trains new workers in setup and operation of machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May plan flow of materials through department and develop physical layout of machines according to work orders. May lay out designs on stock to guide workers in machining operations [PATTERN MARKER (woodworking) I 761.381-022]. May be designated according to department supervised as Supervisor, Finish-End (furniture); Supervisor, Rough-End (furniture).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 81

669.130-026 SUPERVISOR, SAWMILL (saw. & plan.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in shaping logs or wood to form rough lumber, shingles, cooperage stock, lathes, and veneer stock: Reads work orders to determine type product to be produced and production schedule. Instructs workers on machine setup to meet production requirements. Inspects material during and after processing to determine that dimensions and grade meet specifications. Directs workers to adjust machine setup or processing procedure to correct defects. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May inspect, grade, scale, and tally incoming lumber and verify invoices. May compute wood requirements needed to meet production demands. May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in removing bark from logs prior to processing.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 79

669.130-030 SUPERVISOR, SHUTTLE FITTING (woodworking)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting and corrugating shuttle chambers, shaping tapered shuttle ends, cutting grooves and slots, and in performing related duties to assemble component parts of wooden shuttles. Sets up machines. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

669.130-034 SUPERVISOR, SHUTTLE PREPARATION (woodworking)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sawing ends of seasoned wooden blocks, planing surfaces, and boring, scoring, and tapering ends to shape blocks into shuttle blanks. Sets up woodworking machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

669.130-038 SUPERVISOR, SHUTTLE VENEERING (woodworking)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting fiber veneer strips and gluing strips on wooden shuttles. Sets up and operates shearing, shaping, and surfacing machines. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

669.132-010 SUPERVISOR, SAWING AND ASSEMBLY (furniture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sawing, shaping, and assembling woodstock to form furniture frames and mock-ups: Reviews production schedules and confers with department head to determine production priorities, availability of equipment and personnel, and processing changes. Examines furniture parts during machining and assembly, and directs workers to change machine setup or work techniques to eliminate defects. Reassigns workers or performs duties of absentee workers. Operates woodworking machines, such as bandsaw, ripsaw, and boring machine to cut woodstock to specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

669.137-010 SUPERVISOR, WOOD-CREW (saw. & plan.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in culling, cutting, and loading wood on cars or trucks to be sold for fuel or used at sawmill. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 03.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

669.280-010 MACHINE SETTER (woodworking)

    Sets up various types of woodworking machines, such as lathes, molders, planers, routers, sanders, saws, and shapers, for machine tenders and operators: Examines blueprints, drawings, work orders, and patterns to determine size and shape of item to be fabricated, machines to be set up, and sequence of machining operation. Selects and installs required knives, saws, bits, cutterheads, or abrasives on drum, arbor, spindle, or in chuck of machine, using handtools. Positions and attaches or installs guides, patterns, fixtures, or jigs to table or bed of machine with clamps or bolts, and turns handwheels or moves levers to adjust stops, guides, and cutting depths. Cuts or shapes sample and verifies cuts, angles, and dimensions to ensure conformance with specifications, using gauges, calipers, square, rule, or template. Turns handwheels, moves levers, or uses handtools to adjust machine. May reshape or sharpen knives and cutterheads. May be designated according to type of machine set up as Automatic-Lathe Setter (woodworking); Double-End-Tenoner Setter (woodworking); Drum-Sander Setter (woodworking); Molder Setter (woodworking); Planer Setter (woodworking); Tongue-And-Groove-Machine Setter (woodworking). May be designated: Router Setter (woodworking); Sander Setter (woodworking); Shaper Setter (woodworking).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 79

669.360-010 CHECKERING-MACHINE ADJUSTER (ordnance)

    Adjusts and maintains semiautomatic checkering machines that cut decorative gripping surfaces on wooden gun stocks and forearms: Bends springs and turns setscrews to adjust stops and cams that regulate length of stroke and depth of cut produced, using handtools. Replaces worn parts, such as microswitches, pulley belts, and motor brushes. May give instructions to new operators [STOCK CHECKERER (ordnance) II] in use of machine.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

669.364-010 INSPECTOR, ASSEMBLY (furniture)

    Assembles and inspects samples of furniture parts to determine conformity to specifications prior to mass production of parts: Inspects and measures samples of furniture parts to determine conformity to specifications, using ruler, caliper, protractor, and square. Discusses with SUPERVISOR, MACHINING (woodworking) 669.130-022 alternate machine setup to correct defects, utilizing knowledge of wood and woodworking machines. Fits and knocks parts together to form furniture, using mallet. Secures parts together, using clamps. Examines assembled furniture to determine conformity of appearance to finish sketch of furniture. Notifies PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (any industry) 183.117-014 when parts and assembled furniture meet production specifications.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

669.380-010 MACHINIST APPRENTICE, WOOD (woodworking)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

669.380-014 MACHINIST, WOOD (woodworking) alternate titles: woodworking-machine operator

    Sets up and operates variety of woodworking machines to surface, cut, and shape lumber, and to fabricate parts for wood products, such as doors, door and window frames, furniture, and sashes, according to specifications: Selects, installs, and adjusts saw blades, cutterheads, boring bits, and sanding belts in respective machines, using handtools and rule. Starts machine and makes trial cut. Operates machines to saw [CUT-OFF-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking) I 667.682-022; RIPSAW OPERATOR (woodworking) 667.682-066; VARIETY-SAW OPERATOR (woodworking) 667.682-086]; to smooth and shape lumber and wood parts [PLANER OPERATOR (woodworking) 665.682-022; SHAPER OPERATOR (woodworking) 665.682-034]; to cut tenons and mortises in woodstock [TENONER OPERATOR (woodworking) 669.382-018; MORTISING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking) 665.482-014]; to bore holes [BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking) 666.382-010]; to cut slots, grooves, and designs in woodstock [ROUTER OPERATOR (woodworking) 665.682-030]; and to sand lumber, woodstock, and parts [MOLDING SANDER (woodworking) 662.682-010; CYLINDER-SANDER OPERATOR (woodworking) 662.685-014; SANDER, MACHINE (woodworking) 761.682-014]. Periodically verifies dimensions of parts for adherence to specifications, using gauges and templates. May assemble fabricated parts to make millwork products, such as doors, sashes, and door and window frames. May sharpen machine cutting heads, using handtools and grinder. May be designated according to products as Door Maker (saw. & plan.); Frame Maker (saw. & plan.); Sash Maker (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 81

669.380-018 PIPE-AND-TANK FABRICATOR (wood. container)

    Sets up and operates machine to cut, croze, slot, shape, and incise materials for prefabricated wooden tanks or pipes: Lays out materials for tank bottoms and clamps material together on platform, using screw clamps. Bolts machine pivot to center of work material and attaches radial-arm bandsaw to pivot, using overhead hoist. Starts saw and removes clamps and sawed pieces as saw moves around radius of tank bottom material. Removes saw, attaches shaper to radial-arm, and bevels outside edges of material. Saws pipe and tank stave material to specified size, using trim saw. Operates straight or curve line crozing machine to bevel or croze end of tank staves that fit into bevel on bottom of tank. Operates stave slotting machine to cut slots in ends of staves. Inserts wood or metal splines in slotted ends of staves by hand. Operates incising machine to incise straight or curved staves and tank pieces for wood preserving treatment. Measures and cuts plates, rafters, trusses, $T3headers,$T1 center posts and hatches for flat or conical roofs on tanks, using bandsaw, shaper, jointer, drill press, and handtools. Constructs wooden floats and measuring boards for liquid level indicators on tanks. May operate dowel-boring machine. May operate radial shaping machine to form laminated rings for wooden pipe.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

669.382-010 DADO OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates single- or multiple-blade machine to cut grooves, notches, recesses, rabbets, lap joints, and tenons in wooden parts: Examines drawings, blueprints, or samples and written specifications and selects and installs saws, dado heads, and spacers, using rule and wrenches. Turns handwheels to move guide fence and adjust table height to attain specified location and depth of cut. Starts machine and pushes wooden parts past cutting heads by hand, or inserts parts between feed rolls that carry parts through machine. May be designated according to type of saws used as Warble-Saw Operator (woodworking); or according to part and cut made as Cleat Notcher (wood. container); Partition Notcher (wood. container); Strap Recesser (wood. container).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

669.382-014 RAFTER-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (mfd. bldgs.)

    Sets up and operates machine to cut notches and bevels in rafters for precut or prefabricated houses: Determines from specifications or blueprints number and size of rafters to be cut. Selects and installs saws and cutterheads in machine, and adjusts their spacing and depth and angle of cut, using wrenches, rule, and protractor. Positions board on table or carriage of machine and clamps board in place. Starts machine and moves lever to feed board into saws and cutterheads to cut rafter.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.382-018 TENONER OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates single- or double-end machine to cut tenons, or to size, trim, groove, shape, or match ends of woodstock used in furniture manufacture: Examines blueprints, drawings, patterns, or written specifications to determine size, type, and setting of saw blades, cutterheads, cams, and jigs to be used. Selects and installs saw blades, cutters, and accessories in machine, using rule and wrenches. Turns handwheels, presses buttons, and reads gauges; or positions pattern on machine, to space saws and cutterheads, according to length and depth of cut. Positions dogs on conveyor according to width measurement for feeding stock through machine and tightens dogs in place, using wrench. Presses button to start machine, holds stock against guide on machine carriage, and pushes carriage through machine to convey stock between cutters, or places stock against guide and dogs on feed chain which pulls stock through machine. Removes processed stock and verifies dimensions, using rule or template. May turn handwheel during operation of machine to increase or decrease distance between saws and cutterheads and adjust for errors. May be designated according to machine operated as Double-End-Tenoner Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

669.382-022 MULTI-PURPOSE MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Sets up and operates machine with multiple cutterheads to simultaneously saw, bore, groove, shape, and sand woodstock to form furniture parts: Reads work ticket to determine machining operations required to form specified furniture parts. Selects, installs, and adjusts blades, bits, cutter knives, and sanding belts, according to specifications, using handtools. Attaches specified forms that hold woodstock during machining operations to automatic carriage holding device of machine, using handtools. Selects and installs punch cards into machine control panel that determine sequence and duration of machining operations. Presses buttons to start machine, positions woodstock in holding forms, and adjusts clamps to secure woodstock in form. Presses button to activate automatic machining cycle. Removes processed parts from holding form and verifies finished dimensions, using steel tape rule, gauges, and calipers. Stacks finished parts in storage area.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

669.382-026 TURNING MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates turning machines to shape and bore smoking pipe bowls: Sharpens turning machine cutting knives, using grinding wheel. Inserts and secures knives in cutterhead, using socket wrench. Turns handwheels and moves levers to adjust turning machine carriage stops and cutting depth of machine. Places block in clamp on machine carriage and moves lever to secure block in clamp. Pushes machine carriage handle to move block into cutterhead to shape and bore sample pipe bowl. Examines sample pipe bowl to verify shape and dimension against specifications, using caliper and gauges. Performs other duties as described under BRIAR CUTTER (fabrication, nec) 664.685-010.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

669.485-010 POWER-BARKER OPERATOR (paper & pulp; saw. & plan.)

    Tends machine that removes bark and dirt from logs by one of following methods: (1) Starts conveyor to move logs from pond to drum of barking machine. Moves lever to activate chains or start drum revolving to tumble logs and knock off bark. Turns valve to regulate water spray that removes chips and dirt from log. Breaks up log jams in drum, using peavey or pike pole and chain hoist. (2) Moves lever to activate kicker arms that kick log into machine cradle. Turns controls that start log rotating between toothed gears that remove bark from log, and regulates and directs pressurized water jet to remove loose bark and dirt. (3) Turns levers to control movement and centering of log in jet ring and to regulate pressure of water jets. Starts conveyors that carry logs from barking machine to saw deck. May be designated according to machine operated as Drum-Barker Operator (paper & pulp); Hydraulic-Barker Operator (paper & pulp; saw. & plan.); Ring-Barker Operator (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

669.662-010 BOX-BLANK-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: stitching-machine operator

    Sets up, adjusts, and operates machine to staple cleats and boards together to assemble box sections: Adds or removes links from chain-feed belt, spaces stops on belt, and spaces stapling heads, according to dimensions of box, using wrench. Mounts spools of wire on machine, threads ends through stapling heads, and starts machine. Directs workers engaged in feeding cleats and boards to machine and removing finished product. May make wirebound box sections, threading binding wire through guides so that staples fasten binding wire to box, and be designated Wire-Bound-Box-Machine Operator (wood. container).
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.662-014 FRAME-TABLE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: framer; framing-mill operator

    Operates machines to frame timbers for utility poles and for structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers: Lays out timber for cutting operation, according to blueprints, sketches, or work order, using square, ruler, and pencil. Installs dado cutter or adzing knives. Starts motor that adjusts cutter for depth and angle of cut. Signals FRAME-TABLE-OPERATOR HELPER (wood prod., nec) to spot timber on carriage under cutting tool. Starts machine and advances cutter into wood by turning wheel. Marks finished pieces with die-filled hammer or crayon. Changes cutters, using handtools. Makes repairs and lubricates machine. Bores holes in timber, using drill press or portable drill. May specialize in framing utility poles and be designated Pole Framer, Machine (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

669.662-018 TONGUE-AND-GROOVE-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Operates machine that joins woodstock of varying widths to form panels by simultaneously cutting tongue in one piece and groove in other, applying glue, sliding tongue and groove together, and ejecting glued pieces: Adjusts guides, cutters, feed and glue rolls, according to thickness and length of stock, depth of cuts, and dimensions of panel, using handtools. Starts machine and gives directions to feeders who simultaneously feed stock into each end of machine. Inspects joined pieces to detect loose joints and makes machine adjustments to correct operation of machine. Changes worn cutterheads and installs cutterheads, according to type of tongue and groove specified, using handtools. May operate ripsaw to cut panels to specified width. May feed or off bear machine. May select wood pieces of matching grain or color.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

669.682-010 ADZING-AND-BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: tie-mill operator

    Operates variety of machines to trim, bore, incise, and date stamp railroad ties and utility pole crossarms, preparatory to treating with wood preservatives: Adjusts stops and guides, and installs dating punches, boring bits, adzing cutters, incising rollers, and knives, according to work order, using rule, wrenches, pry bar, and hammer. Starts machines and conveyor system and observes operation. Removes defective material from conveyor prior to processing operation. Replaces worn or broken drills, adzing cutters, incising knives, and machine parts. May feed ties or crossarms into machine and inspect finished work.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

669.682-014 BARREL ASSEMBLER (wood. container)

    Controls equipment to assemble wooden barrels, performing any combination of following duties: Positions ends of designated staves in truss hoop to form barrel shell and places shell on conveyor that conveys shell through steam box to make staves pliable. Places shell in hoop driver that forces truss hoop onto end of shell opposite bilge to secure staves in shell. Positions steamed shell over gas burner to form permanent shape of staves. Aligns staves and forces truss rings onto barrel shell, using barrel-assembly machine or vibrator platform, cooper's hammer, and hoop driver. Pulls levers to hold shell in croze cutter and to rotate shell against cutterheads that cut croze and trim ends of barrel shell staves. Removes end truss hoops to facilitate installation of barrelheads, using truss-pulling machine. Positions barrelhead in croze of shell and moves lever to lower cinch ring of machine that forces head into croze; or positions shell and heads in heading machine, hammers heads into place, moves lever to squeeze staves around heads, and place steel hoop into position to secure heads. Starts sander and moves levers to push rotating barrel against sanding belt to smooth exteriors of barrel, or sands exterior of barrel, using hand held belt or disk sander. Installs permanent hoops, using hoop driver. Drills hole in barrel for filling and emptying purposes, using drill press [BUNGHOLE BORER (wood. container) 666.382-010]. Inspects barrels for defects, such as loose staves, cracks, and defective assembly. May be designated according to machine operated as Croze Cutter (wood. container); Head-Up Operator (wood. container); Heater Operator (wood. container); Hoop-Driving-Machine Operator (wood. container); Leveler (wood. container) II; Sander (wood. container). May be designated: Tap-Out Operator (wood. container); Truss Driver (wood. container); Truss Puller (wood. container).
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

669.682-018 BUCKET TURNER (wood. container) alternate titles: tub turner

    Operates bucket-turning machine to smooth and finish outer surfaces of wooden buckets: Clamps bucket between chucks of machine and removes assembling ring from bucket with hammer. Starts machine to rotate bucket. Pushes lever on tool carriage to feed tool along surface of bucket, finishing bucket surface. Smooths surface of bucket, using block covered with sandpaper. Places temporary hoop on bucket and removes it from machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-022 CHUCKING-AND-BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture) alternate titles: chair-post-machine operator

    Sets up and operates machine to saw, bore, and round ends of chair posts, rails, and backs: Turns handwheel to adjust space between chucks and saws. Installs cutterheads according to size of stock and angle of cut and spaces boring bits according to specified location of holes, using handtools. Turns knobs to adjust feed stops. Pushes button to start machine. Positions material and depresses pedal to activate mechanism to saw, bore, and shape material or feeds woodstock into machine that automatically clamps, saws, bores, and rounds ends of woodstock. Starts machine and feeds woodstock into machine that automatically clamps and processes it.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-026 CHUCKING-AND-SAWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Sets up and operates machine to saw woodstock to specified length and to shape ends of stock to fit into mortises (recesses) of opposing wooden parts: Selects knives according to diameter of cut specified on work ticket. Aligns and bolts knives in cutterhead and screws it on spindle, using wrenches. Adjusts angle of table by turning handwheel and bolts or clamps holding jigs to table. Places stock in jig and pushes table containing stock into circular saw to trim end of stock. Pulls table back against stops and depresses pedal to advance cutterhead that shapes end of stock.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-030 CORNER-BRACE-BLOCK-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture) alternate titles: corner-block cutter

    Sets up and operates machine to saw, groove, and drill blocks used to reinforce corners of furniture frames: Sets angle of cutoff saw and installs bit and dado saw, according to work ticket. Places stock on holder and pushes stock into rotating saw to cut end at angle. Lays stock on conveyor belt that carries it into machine that cuts grooves and drills holes.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-034 CROZE-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: crozer

    Operates crozer machine to cut croze (groove) in wooden tank staves, into which tank bottom is fitted: Starts machine. Places stave on machine table, aligns mark on stave with cutoff saw blade, and depresses pedal to clamp stave in position. Pulls saw and dado-cutter assembly across stave. Releases pedal and slides stave along machine bench to helper.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-038 DOUBLE-END-TRIMMER-AND-BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Sets up and operates multiple-spindle boring and trimming machine to bore vertical or horizontal holes and trim or miter ends of stock used in furniture manufacturing: Reads work specifications to determine location, angles, depth, diameter, and number of holes to bore in stock and cuts to be made by saws. Installs specified bits in spindle chucks, using wrench. Adjusts chucks for location specified, using handtools and pattern stock. Attaches holders, jigs, or stops, and adjusts pneumatic clamps with handtools. Removes pattern and starts boring heads and saws. Positions stock under clamps and against stops on machine bed, and depresses pedal or turns automatic cycle lever to activate machine to clamp, bore, trim, and release stock. Periodically verifies accuracy of setup by comparing trimmed and bored stock with pattern stock, using caliper, square, or tape measure. May operate machine that trims or miters only one end of wooden stock and be designated Single-End-Trimming-And-Boring-Machine Operator (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

669.682-042 DOWEL-INSERTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: rail-doweling-machine operator

    Sets up and operates machine to bore holes, and glue and insert dowels in ends of door and sash rails: Adjusts stock guides, pressure arms, and glue discharge pipes, and inserts and spaces drills in chucks to accommodate size of rails to be processed, using stock sample, rule, and wrench. Pours glue into machine reservoir, loads dowel hopper, and starts machine. Feeds trial rail into machine and checks spacing of dowels with rule and caliper. Feeds machine by placing stack of rails in rail-feed hopper.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-046 EMBOSSING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Operates machine to indent picture-frame molding with ornamental designs: Installs embossing wheel in machine, using handtools. Turns handwheel to lower wheel over bed of machine to thickness of molding and sets feed guides. Starts machine, places sample piece of molding in guides, and pushes sample under embossing wheel. Inspects embossing on sample and adjusts wheel to correct depth of indentation.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-050 INLETTER (ordnance)

    Operates multispindle woodworking machine to rout, mill, drill, and profile recesses in gun stocks to receive metal gun parts, such as barrel, breech, receiver, and trigger: Clamps gunstock blank in fixture on carriage of machine. Turns crank to feed workpiece into series of routing bits, each equipped with tracing pin. Moves dropbar to force tracing pins to follow contours of metal model in designated sequence, so routing tools will cut duplicate recesses in wooden gunstock. Turns crank to feed gunstock into horizontal milling cutter and moves dropbar that controls cutter to round off and smooth routing cuts. Verifies accuracy of cuts by fitting metal gun parts into their respective recesses and using fixed gauges.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-054 LAST TRIMMER (wood prod., nec)

    Operates machines to shape and smooth shoe lasts to specified contour and size, performing any combination of following tasks: Cuts lathe centers from last turnings at specified point, using bandsaw or handsaw. Files toe area of last to specified contour outline drawn on bottom of last. Sands toe area with sandpaper or operates sanding machine to attain specified size and finish. Verifies finished size, using templates. Operates sanding machine to sand heel area of last to remove excess material, form heel, and establish specified length of last. Verifies last length, using gauge. Replaces worn sandpaper belts on sanding machines. May draw last bottom outline, using sole pattern and pencil [LAST MARKER (wood prod., nec)]. May specialize on one part of last and be designated Heel Grinder (wood prod., nec); Toe Stripper (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

669.682-058 NAILING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: box maker; nailer, machine

    Sets up and operates machines to drive nails into boards to fasten wood assemblies, such as boxes, furniture frames, crates, and pallets, and to nail lids on boxes: Spaces nail chucks and rails according to specifications and turns setscrews to fasten chucks to rails. Turns wheel to raise or lower table according to size of pieces to be nailed. Fills hopper with nails. Fastens or adjusts stops and jigs on machine table to facilitate positioning of material to be nailed. Starts machine, positions boards on table under chucks, and depresses pedal to drive nails into boards. May move levers to control nail feed and turn knobs to position nail setting heads. May be designated according to part nailed as Bottom Nailer (wood. container); Cleat Nailer (wood. container); Frame Nailer (wood. container); Strap Nailer (wood. container); or according to type of machine as Lidding-Machine Operator (any industry).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-062 PLUGGING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Operates machine that routs out defects, such as knots, dents, and holes, in boards, and inserts glue and plugs in cutout areas: Fastens router and plug cutter into machine chucks, using wrench. Fills glue reservoir. Inserts wood slat into machine for plug material. Grasps board and inspects board for defects, such as knots, dents, and blemishes. Starts machine, and inserts defect in board under device holding router and plug cutter. Depresses pedal, causing router to bore hole, glue injector to inject glue into hole, and plug cutter to cut plug and press it into glued hole. Removes board, wipes off excess glue, and stacks it on pallet on cart.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-066 TIP INSERTER (woodworking)

    Operates variety of machines to shape ends of wooden shuttles and attach tips: Squares ends of shuttles, using disk sanding machine. Saws off ends of shuttles, using machine equipped with rotating saw blade. Removes burrs from sawed ends with knife. Bores holes in shuttle ends for insertion of ferrules, using boring machines. Taps steel ferrule into ferrule hole with hammer. Dips corrugated shaft of metal tip in glue and sets tip in hole previously drilled. Forces tip into hole, using arbor press.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

669.682-070 UTILITY OPERATOR (saw. & plan.)

    Operates and controls barkers, saws, edgers, planers, trimmers, and chippers in sawmill to relieve other operators during rest and meal periods, emergencies, and vacations: Receives assignment to operate specific machine from SUPERVISOR, SAWMILL (saw. & plan.) 669.130-026. Moves levers, turns handwheels, depresses pedals, and pushes console buttons to activate machines and to observe, rotate, and move logs and boards on conveyors and adjustable tables to shape boards for optimum market value. Changes cutting blades, adjusts machines, and clears machine jams, using handtools. Lubricates and cleans machine parts.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

669.685-010 BARREL-ASSEMBLER HELPER (wood. container)

    Assists BARREL ASSEMBLER (wood. container) to assemble barrels, performing any combination of following duties: Starts gas burner or oven to heat shells (barrels without ends). Removes and replaces machine attachments, such as croze cutter and drill chucks. Replaces worn sanding belts on sander. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to machine operator assisted as Croze-Cutter Helper (wood. container); Head-Up-Operator Helper (wood. container); Heater Operator Helper (wood. container); Hoop-Driving-Machine-Operator Helper (wood. container); Leveler Helper (wood. container); Sander Helper (wood. container); Truss-Driver Helper (wood. container); Truss-Puller Helper (wood. container).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-014 BASKET ASSEMBLER I (wood. container) alternate titles: basket maker

    Tends machines that fabricate components of veneer, rattan, reed, and willow baskets of specified size and shape and assembles components, performing any combination of following tasks: Interlaces strips of veneer or other materials to weave basket bottom. Tends machine to shape woven bottom and interlace veneer strips with bottom to form sides. Bends extended ends of bottom perpendicular to matted portion of bottom and places hoop around ends to hold ends in position for weaving ends and sides. Staples rim to basket bottom. Tapers or points ends, using knife, and weaves ends into sides. Nails rims together to hold sides in place. Tends machine that shapes and staples veneer strips to basket rim. Tends basket-cover machine to cut cover mats (woven veneer strips) to size. Tends machine that bends basket cover into arc and staples rim to cover. Stitches or staples reinforcing splints (wood strips) to top edges of mat. Shapes wire in bail-bender to form bails (wire handles). Bends soaked wood strips to form basket handles. Staples wire handles to rim of basket. Tends machine that clamps wood handles to basket. Examines baskets for imperfections and discards defective baskets for repair. May be known according to type or section of basket formed or assembled as Bottom Maker (wood. container); Slat-Basket-Top Maker (wood. container); or machine tended as Handle-Machine Operator (wood. container); Hoop-Coiling-Machine Operator (wood. container); Loop-Machine Operator (wood. container); Mat-Machine Tender (wood. container). May be designated: Basket-Bottom Machine Operator (wood. container); Braider (wood. container); Cover-Machine Operator (wood. container); Cover-Mat-Machine Operator (wood. container); Handle Bender (wood. container); Hamper Maker, Machine (wood. container); Market-Basket Maker (wood. container) I; Stitcher Operator (wood. container); Webb Layer (wood. container).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

669.685-018 BLIND-SLAT-STAPLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Tends machine that drives staples in edges of blind slats and attaches stapled slats to slide rods: Adjusts and sets stop and ratchet, and lays rod in position under stapler head. Places slat under stapler and moves lever to drive staples into slat and hold slat to rod. Ratchet automatically moves rod along until section is completed.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-022 BOTTOM-HOOP DRIVER (wood. container)

    Tends machine that drives and tightens bottom hoops on buckets and tubs: Adjusts height of table by adding or removing iron plates from table. Sets bucket or tub on table with bottom up and lays hoop over and around bottom. Centers bucket or tub under driving head of machine and presses on pedal that lowers driving head on hoop, forcing it in place. Releases pedal to raise driving head and removes bucket or tub from machine.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

669.685-026 CIRCLE-CUTTING-SAW OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: bottom turner

    Tends machine that cuts circular basket bottoms from woodstock and bores holes in bottoms: Positions stock on rotary chuck. Depresses pedal to activate machine that rotates woodstock in opposite direction from rotating drill and cylindrical sawblade to cut woodstock into disk and bore holes in center of disk. Removes wood disk from machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-030 CLAMPER (woodworking)

    Tends machine that presses partially assembled and glued doors, window sashes, or furniture parts together to complete assembly: Places part on machine table between pressing rails, starts machine, and depresses pedal to squeeze parts together. Positions glued reinforcing blocks to specified locations of assembly, according to instructions, and secures blocks, using pneumatic screwdriver or nailer and stapler. Releases pressure, removes assembly from machine, and stacks assembly on skid or places assembly on conveyor for further processing. May preglue assembly parts and knock parts together, using mallet prior to clamping. May brush glue on parts prior to clamping. May reinforce joints with staples or nails, using pneumatic stapler or hammer. May be designated according to product as Door-Clamp Operator (saw. & plan.); Sash-Clamp Operator (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

669.685-034 COAT-HANGER-SHAPER-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking)

    Tends machines that shape and polish unfinished wooden coat hangers: Smooths rough edges on ends of hangers, using rotating sanding disk. Starts automatic shaper and loads machine hopper with hangers. Transfers shaped hangers to polishing machine and places bars of paraffin in machine. Starts machine. Removes filled trays of polished and waxed hangers from polishing machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

669.685-038 CORE-COMPOSER FEEDER (millwork-plywood) alternate titles: tenderizer tender

    Tends machine that trims uneven edges of veneer sheets and tenderizes (indents and breaks wood fibers of) veneer for composing into plywood core sheets: Pushes buttons and pedal to start machine and to raise veneer stack on lift table to feeding height. Aligns uneven edges of veneer sheets on lift table, using $T3shadow line,$T1 and feeds sheets into machine for trimming and tenderizing. Observes veneer sheets discharged from tenderizer machine onto feed conveyor of core composer machine and slackens feeding pace as necessary to reduce detected pile ups. Observes stacker lift table at discharge end of core composer machine and activates conveyor to remove full stacks and reposition stacker lift table for next stack. Occasionally measures moisture content of veneer prior to tenderizing, using moisture meter, and removes veneer containing excessive moisture for redrying.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

669.685-042 CORRUGATED-FASTENER DRIVER (woodworking) alternate titles: corrugator operator; shook splicer; splicer-machine operator; stitcher operator

    Tends machine that cuts metal fasteners from corrugated metal stripping and drives fasteners into boards across joints to fasten boards together: Positions spool of corrugated metal stripping onto machine spindles and threads end of stripping between clamps of automatic feed driver-head. Positions and tightens machine driver-head above workpiece joint, using wrench. Starts machine, positions workpiece against machine table stop, and depresses pedal to activate machine driver-head and force fastener into workpiece. May be designated according to parts fastened as Box-Top-Stitching-Machine Operator (wood. container); Door-Frame Assembler, Machine (woodworking).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-046 DOVETAIL-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: bumper operator; forming operator

    Tends machine that presses notched ends of boards together to form lock-corner box frame: Turns handwheels to adjust side and end pressure bars according to frame dimension. Positions boards on table and starts machine. Presses pedal to activate pressure bars that force notched ends of boards together, forming lock-corner joints. May dip ends of boards in glue before joining. May melt glue in glue pot.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-050 DOWELING-MACHINE OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: doweler; dowel-setting-machine operator

    Tends machine that glues and drives dowel pins into holes in parts of wooden articles preparatory to assembly: Slides stops on machine to align grooves, through which dowels are fed, with holes in wooden part according to work order. Dumps dowel pins into hopper and pours glue into glue reservoir. Turns valve to regulate pressure and amount of glue injected into holes to prevent wood from splitting when dowels are driven into holes. Positions part against stop and depresses pedal to inject glue and drive dowels into holes. Releases pedal and removes wooden part from machine. Secures position of dowels in wooden parts with nails or staples, using pneumatic nail gun or stapler. May mix glue.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

669.685-054 END STAPLER (wood. container) alternate titles: end operator

    Tends stapling machine that staples battens down center of wire-bound box ends to stiffen and strengthen them: Lays batten in groove of stapler and places end board between guides and on batten. Slides batten and box end onto feed belt of machine. Steps on pedal to operate machine, stapling batten to box end.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

669.685-058 FRAME-TABLE-OPERATOR HELPER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: framing-mill-operator helper

    Tends frame table carriage that moves, positions, and holds timbers under radial arm of framing machine to assist FRAME-TABLE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) to frame timbers: Lifts timbers onto carriage, using air hoist. Pulls levers and turns wheel controls to move carriage and position timbers for cutting. May change saws and cutting tools.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-062 HEADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil) alternate titles: end trimmer

    Tends machine that sands excess point from pencil ends and cuts pencils to specified length: Dusts ends of pencils with cornstarch to prevent sticking together. Places pencils in hopper of machine and starts machine. Examines pencils for defects, such as chips in paint and incorrect length. Bundles pencils, using cord, and places bundles on pallet or places pencils in rack and blows wood and lead dust from pencils, using airhose. Replaces worn sandpaper on machine drum. May replace knives in machine, using wrench.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-066 NAILING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry)

    Tends nailing machine that joins items, such as picture frames, or attaches molding, trimming, carving, scrollwork, or overlay panels to wooden stock: Positions reel of nail wire on spindle of machine and pulls wire through rollers into driving mechanism. Turns knobs or levers to adjust machine to cut nails of specified length. Positions stock parts to be nailed together in specified arrangements on table of machine under driving mechanism. Depresses pedal or button to drive nails into stock. Moves stock as necessary to receive additional nails.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

669.685-070 ROOF-TRUSS-MACHINE TENDER (mfd. bldgs.)

    Tends machine that automatically joins lumber to fabricate roof trusses used in construction of buildings: Threads stapling wire through staple head of machine and pours glue into machine glue reservoir. Starts machine and feeds precut wood onto machine that glues and staples material together and shears off excess material to form completed roof truss. Removes roof truss from machine and stacks on pallet for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-074 SLAT-BASKET MAKER, MACHINE (wood. container) alternate titles: basket-factory machine hand; basket-machine operator

    Tends machine that staples basket hoops and slats together: Places spools of wire on wire holders and draws wire through machine guides and slots in stapling heads. Inserts end of hoop strips into slots on basket-shaped form and positions veneer stave between stops on form. Depresses pedal to start machine that staples hoop strips and strand of wire to stave and rotates form into position for succeeding staves.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-078 SMOKING-PIPE DRILLER AND THREADER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that bores hole and cuts threads in bottom of shankless pipe bowls: Places pipe bowl over chuck of machine and turns nut to expand chuck against bowl, using wrench. Pulls lever to align bowl with drill and turns handwheel to feed bowl into rotating drill. Moves lever to align bowl with circular saw and turns handwheel to rotate bowl beneath saw that cuts threads in bowl.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-082 SQUEEZER OPERATOR (wood. container)

    Tends machine that squeezes tongue and groove boards together: Turns handwheels to adjust machine for length, width, and thickness of finished piece. Starts machine. Positions matched boards on feed table from which they are automatically fed into machine that squeezes them together or depresses pedal to activate bars that squeezes them together.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

669.685-086 STITCHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container)

    Tends machine that fastens metal channels to hogshead headings: Positions channeled heading on circular table with channel ends against stitching unit. Lowers roller clamps to hold heading in position. Starts machine to revolve table and presses button to stitch channel to heading at uniform intervals. Removes heading from machine.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-090 TIPPLE TENDER (millwork-plywood)

    Tends conveyor system that transfers veneer from lathe into holding trays: Starts tipple conveyor, observes action of lathe cutting veneer, and opens trap to allow waste veneer to flow onto clipper or $T3hog mill$T1 conveyor. Moves control lever to synchronize tipple conveyor speed with lathe cutting of production veneer and pushes button to align discharge end of tipple conveyor with empty holding tray. Responds to signal that indicates tray is full and separates veneer in tray from veneer sheet by tearing, or with air jets. May assist VENEER-LATHE OPERATOR (millwork-plywood) 664.662-010 in changing lathe knives and in positioning wood between lathe chucks.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-094 TURNER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that cuts bowl of smoking pipe from briar block or corncobs and bores hole in bowl: Examines corncobs for chipped edges and cracks and discards defective corncobs. Places block or corncob between machine clamps and moves controls to tighten them. Depresses pedal or moves lever to move block against chucking and coring head that cuts bowl from block and bores hole in briar or corncob bowl. Presses button or pulls lever to release clamps and places bowl in box. May tend machine that automatically saws pipe bowl shanks to specified length, bores holes in shanks, bores airholes in pipe bowls, and inserts metal sleeves in shank holes. May change cutting and boring tool, according to size of bowl, using wrench. May place corncob blanks into feeder that feeds blanks into machine that automatically bores hole in blank. May bore bowls of corncob pipes and be designated Cob Borer (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

669.685-098 VENEER REPAIRER, MACHINE (millwork-plywood)

    Tends machine that cuts defects from veneer sheets and repairs defects by inserting patches in cutout areas: Fills feed chute of machine with veneer patch stock and starts machine. Slides and positions veneer sheet on machine table so that defects, such as knots, holes, and pitch pockets are under head of machine. Depresses pedal to activate head that cuts or punches out defective area and inserts patch. Stacks repaired sheets on skids or slides them onto conveyor. May grade repaired sheets. May be designated according to machine operated as Raimann-Machine Operator (millwork-plywood); Skoog-Machine Operator (millwork-plywood).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.685-102 GROOVER-AND-STRIPER OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Tends machines in tandem that groove, paint, seal, and dry surfaces of hardboard panels: Positions grooving blades and striping wheels according to panel specifications, using handtools and tape measure. Pours paint and sealer into designated reservoirs to supply coating rollers and wheels. Moves controls on console panel to start and synchronize machines. Inspects and feels finished panels, and adjusts controls to conform with production specifications.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

669.685-106 PUNCH PRESS OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Tends punch press machine that punches holes in hardboard panels to make pegboard panels: Reads work schedule to ascertain production information, such as size, type, and quantity of panels to be processed. Adjusts panel guides on machine table, according to production information, using handtools. Presses buttons to start machine, pulls panels from stack, aligns panels against guides on machine table, and pushes panels against feed rollers of machine. Measures first panel of each stack of hardboards to verify specified measurements, and feels edges of holes in pegboard panels to determine sharpness of punch press. Observes machine operation to detect malfunction of machine parts and notifies supervisor when punch dies need changing or machine malfunctions occur. Lubricates specified sections of machine, using grease gun and oilcan. Bands stacks of pegboards for storage, using steel banding ribbons, clips, and strapping tool.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

669.686-010 AUTOMATIC-NAILING-MACHINE FEEDER (woodworking)

    Positions door frame parts between chain dogs on conveyor that carries them under driving heads of automatic nailing machine.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

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