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6 MACHINE TRADES OCCUPATIONS
669.686-014 to 689.134-022

    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.


669.686-014 BOX-BLANK-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (wood. container)

    Assists BOX-BLANK-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) in assembling box sections, performing any combination of following duties: Lays cleats against stops on feed belt of machine. Places boards or slats across cleats held in position by stops. Removes $T3box blanks$T1 from machine and bends back projecting wire over wood to facilitate handling of blanks. Assists in adding and removing links from chain feed belt and spaces stops and stapling heads. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to duties performed as Board Layer (wood. container); Cleat Layer (wood. container); Wire Bender (wood. container); or type of machine as Wire-Bound-Box-Machine Helper (wood. container).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.686-018 CHAIN OFFBEARER (saw. & plan.)

    Pulls lumber from moving conveyor coming from ripsaw, resaw, planer, trimmer, and grading tables, and slides and stacks lumber on piles, according to grade marked on each piece. May push buttons to start and stop conveyor and deposit waste material onto slasher conveyor for waste recovery. May band stacked lumber to facilitate moving, using banding machine. May be designated according to condition of lumber removed from conveyor as Dry-Chain Offbearer (saw. & plan.); Green-Chain Offbearer (saw. & plan.); or may be designated according to machine from which lumber is conveyed as Planer-Chain Offbearer (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

669.686-022 REED-PRESS FEEDER (wood prod., nec)

    Feeds reeds into machine that stitches reeds together to make insulation panels of specified dimensions. Trims edges with shears. May remove finished panels from machine and transfer panels to storage areas. May participate in unloading reeds onto work floor.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.686-026 SLAT-BASKET MAKER HELPER, MACHINE (wood. container)

    Assists SLAT-BASKET MAKER, MACHINE (wood. container) in assembly of slat baskets: Positions preformed inside top hoop and basket bottom on basket-shaped form of machine and holds bottom until hoop and bottom are stapled to staves. Removes assembled basket from machine and twists loose ends of wire hoops with handtool to tighten hoops. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.686-030 WOODWORKING-MACHINE FEEDER (woodworking)

    Feeds woodstock on conveyors, into hoppers, or between rollers of woodworking machines that cut, saw, sand, bore, or shape woodstock: Conveys woodstock from stock area to woodworking machine, using handcart. Lifts stock from cart and feeds stock onto conveyor, into hopper, or between rollers of machine. Stops machine to remove jammed pieces or make minor adjustments, using handtools. May assist machine operator in setting up machine and in cleaning work area, machines, and equipment. May collect and convey scrap wood from machine areas to $T3hog mill$T1 and feed scrap into machine. May be designated according to machine fed as Boring-Machine Feeder (woodworking); Flooring-Machine Feeder (saw. & plan.); Molder Feeder (woodworking); Stitcher Feeder (wood. container); Tongue-And-Groove-Machine Feeder (woodworking); or according to product as Shake Feeder (saw. & plan.). May be designated: Adzing-And-Boring-Machine Feeder (wood prod., nec); Box-Blank-Machine Feeder (woodworking); Glue-Jointer Feeder (woodworking); Planer Feeder (woodworking); Resaw Feeder (woodworking); Turner (woodworking).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

669.686-034 WOODWORKING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (woodworking) alternate titles: tailer

    Off bears material at discharge end of machines that cut, smooth, bore, or shape woodstock: Stacks woodstock aside or loads woodstock on truck, pallet, or conveyor for movement to additional processing stations. May count and examine woodstock to detect manufacturing defects. May reposition woodstock and feed woodstock into machine or back to operator for subsequent processing. May depress pedal to raise or lower conveyor to facilitate stacking. May discard scrap or defective pieces of woodstock into scrap containers or onto conveyor for burning. May place sticks between specified intervals of stacked woodstock to provide air circulation and increase stability of stack. May be designated according to machine assigned as Jointer Offbearer (woodworking); Molder Offbearer (woodworking); Planer Offbearer (woodworking); Saw Offbearer (woodworking); Tenoner Offbearer (woodworking).
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

669.687-010 CLEAT FEEDER (wood. container) alternate titles: cleat thrower

    Positions one or more cleats, used in wood boxes or box shooks, against stop under nailing machine. Carries supply of cleats of specified size from storage area to work station.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.687-014 DOWEL INSPECTOR (woodworking)

    Inspects dowel pins for flaws, such as square ends, knots, or splits, and discards defective dowels.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.687-018 LUMBER STRAIGHTENER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: laborer, sawmill; lumber guider

    Straightens lumber on conveyor to align lumber for grading, sawing, edging, trimming, sorting, stacking, or for transfer to other conveyors. Clears jammed material, using $T3picaroon$T1 to permit normal flow of lumber along conveyor. Cleans work area, using broom and shovel. May pile lumber on trucks or pallets. May tend automatic conveyor and sorting machine that sorts lumber for further processing. May be designated according to process involved as Cross-Tie Turner (wood prod., nec); Sorter-Lumber Straightener (saw. & plan.); Stacker-Straightener (saw. & plan.); Trimmer Loader (saw. & plan.); Trimmer Tailer (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

669.687-022 PICKER (saw. & plan.)

    Selects and examines seasoned logs, and loads logs onto skid and machine conveyor for processing into excelsior: Selects seasoned logs, following specifications on work ticket, and examines wood for moisture content, using moisture gauge. Lifts logs onto skid for transportation to cutting machine that cuts logs into log blocks. Lifts log blocks from floor and places them onto conveyor for movement to wood shredding (excelsior) machine.
GOE: 03.04.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.687-026 TIE INSPECTOR (saw. & plan.)

    Inspects railroad ties for defects and checks measurement of ties, using tape measure: Examines tie for defects, such as knots, square or round ends, or rot. Measures width of tie, using tape measure. Classifies tie according to width and kind of wood.
GOE: 03.04.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

669.687-030 GRADER (woodworking) alternate titles: lumber inspector; sizer grader

    Inspects and grades milled, rough-sawed, or dimensional stock lumber according to standards: Examines lumber on table, moving belt, chain conveyor, or in racks for defects, such as knots, stains, decay, splits, faulty edges, pitch pockets, wormholes, and defective milling. Grades lumber, using caliper rule, to ensure specified dimensions. Marks lumber to indicate grade and processing instructions, using marker. Tallies pieces of lumber according to grade and board footage. May determine cuts to be made to obtain highest marketable value from material. May remove unsatisfactory pieces from conveyor or table and place pieces on stacks, in bins, or on carts. May scale board footage, using calibrated scale on lumber ruler, and record results. May be designated according to lumber graded as Flooring Grader (saw. & plan.); Green-Lumber Grader (woodworking); or according to location of work as Dock Grader (woodworking); Green-Chain Marker (saw. & plan.); Planer-Mill Grader (saw. & plan.). May review work of other graders and be designated Check Grader (woodworking). May be designated: Dry-Lumber Grader (woodworking); Milled-Lumber Grader (woodworking); Puncher (saw. & plan.); Rough-Lumber Grader (woodworking).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

67 OCCUPATIONS IN MACHINING STONE, CLAY, GLASS, AND RELATED MATERIALS

    This division includes occupations concerned with shaping stone, clay, and glass 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.

670 STONECUTTERS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with trimming and surfacing blocks and slabs of stone to desired size, shape, or finish.

670.362-010 GANG SAWYER, STONE (stonework) alternate titles: gang-saw operator;stone sawyer

    Sets up and operates one or more gangsaws or reciprocating saws to cut rough blocks of stone into specified dimensions for further processing: Builds bed of timbers on flat car. Aligns and levels stone on bed, using crowbar, sledgehammer, wedges, blocks, and spirit level. Marks dimensions on stone, using straightedge, rule, and crayon. Turns crank or pushes button to activate winch that moves car onto track under saw frame. Moves saw blades along frame, aligning blades with marks on stone; positions blocks (width gauges) between blades; levels blades; and inserts wedges into frame to secure blades to frame. Turns lever to lower saw blades on stone. Starts saws and pump that circulates water and abrasive under reciprocating blades to cut stone. Observes sawing to detect exhausted abrasive supply. Dumps abrasive into abrasive pit to maintain cutting speed. Turns crank to increase or decrease speed of saws according to hardness of stone and uniformity of abrasive flow. Washes stone, using water hose, and verifies width or thickness of cut stone, using rule. Replaces worn saw blades. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to remove cut slabs from car or saw bed. May operate diamond gangsaw equipped with up to thirty vertically mounted diamond-edged saw blades.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

670.384-010 STONE GRADER (stonework) alternate titles: checker;inspector

    Inspects, repairs, and grades rough-cut and finished blocks or slabs of stone according to work order specifications: Examines stone block for defects in work and quality, such as cracks, fractures, and scratches. Measures dimensions of block, using tape measure. Cleans fractures and cracks in block with acid and sponge. Fills imperfections with matching colored wax, and polishes patched area, using file, hone, and portable buffer. May select rough blocks from stock for cutting and polishing. May mark code numbers on finished blocks according to work order specifications. May order quarry blocks for cutting and polishing.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

670.587-010 STONE LAYOUT MARKER (stonework)

    Marks coded instructions on sandstone slabs to specify subsequent processing according to blueprint specifications: Studies blueprint to determine required dimensions of slab and processes needed to finish product. Locates specified slab on conveyor and verifies dimensions, using tape measure. Marks coded instructions on slab to specify processing required, such as radius edge, drip groove, and finished butt joint, using chalk. Records identification number of pieces on form and engraves number on slab edge, using air-powered engraving tool. Pushes slab onto roller conveyor for subsequent processing.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

670.685-010 STONE TRIMMER (stonework) alternate titles: slate trimmer

    Tends trimming machine fitted with rotary cutting knives or single blade on spring pole to trim rough roofing slate to largest size that slabs will make: Sets notched bar that enables slab to be cut to desired size. Holds irregular slate slab beneath rotating cutting blade to trim edges. Turns slab and trims other edges. Sharpens cutting knives on grinding wheel. May split flagstone along cut line, using hammer and chisel.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673 ABRADING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with smoothing, polishing, or sharpening stone, clay, or glass by the wearing away action of abrasives on plane or rotary action machine tools.

673.130-010 SUPERVISOR, EDGING (glass products)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in edging and beveling of glass and mirrors: Patrols work areas and observes workers to assure conformance to company standards. Trains new workers in duties. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May perform routine maintenance on machines. May change or dress grinding wheels. May supervise workers engaged in operation of grooving machine that grinds grooves in glass shelving.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

673.364-010 LEAD WORKER, WAFER POLISHING (electron. comp.)

    Assists SUPERVISOR, ELECTRONICS PROCESSING (electron. comp.) 590.130-010 in coordinating activities of workers engaged in polishing wafers for use in manufacturing semiconductor devices: Reviews production goals with SUPERVISOR, ELECTRONICS PROCESSING (electron. comp.), prioritizes wafers to be polished, and assigns workers to stations. Monitors production and adjusts work assignments when necessary. Inspects polished wafers and measures wafer thickness, using gauge, to ensure conformance to customer specifications. Trains workers in equipment operation and wafer inspection. Observes workers to ensure compliance with safety rules and production standards. Completes work schedules and daily production reports. May tend polishing machines [POLISHING MACHINE TENDER (electron. comp.) 673.685-094] and demounting machines [WAFER MOUNTER (electron. comp.) 726.685-058] to substitute for workers during worker absence or to relieve bottlenecks in work congested areas.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

673.380-010 EDGING-MACHINE SETTER (glass products)

    Sets up and adjusts machines that grind and polish edges of glass used in manufacture of mirrors: Turns handwheels to loosen spindle assemblies of horizontal edging machines and turns calibrated gauges and levers to move specified grinding, smoothing, and polishing wheels into processing position and to set spacing between opposed grinding, smoothing, and polishing wheels, according to thickness and width of mirrors. Turns valves to regulate air pressure that forces grinding, smoothing, and polishing wheels against processed surfaces of mirrors. Places trial glass on feed conveyor of machines and observes ammeters to determine load on abrasive wheels and examines ground edge to determine if alignment and cutting depth of wheels are in accordance with specifications. Loosens spindle assemblies and grinding, smoothing, and polishing wheel units, using handwheels and wrenches, and turns setscrews to adjust operating depths of individual wheels. Turns handwheels to adjust edge guides of conveyors to ensure equal grinding, smoothing, and polishing of mirror edges. May set up and adjust machine that automatically drills single holes in mirrors.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

673.382-010 SANDBLASTER, STONE (stonework)

    Operates sandblasting equipment to cut inscriptions and decorative designs on monumental stone: Dumps abrasive into mixing chamber of sandblasting equipment. Turns valve to admit compressed air into mixing chamber. Selects sandblasting nozzle according to size of lettering or intricacy of design and attaches nozzle to hose leading from mixing chamber. Moves lever or turns valve to jet abrasive through nozzle. Guides nozzle back and forth over stone surface following stencil outline to cut inscription or design in stone. Verifies work by measuring or estimating depth of cut as sandblasting progresses, using rule or employing experience in sandblasting. Removes parts of stencil or adds stencil during blasting to create differences in depth of cuts and intricate designs. May shape (or carve) designs in stone, using sandblasting equipment. May sandblast stone without stencil to produce rough, pitted finish. May operate portable equipment to sandblast letters and designs on stone at cemetery sites. May cut stencils preparatory to sandblasting. May operate machine that automatically moves sandblasting nozzle back and forth over stencilled stone.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

673.382-014 SANDBLASTER, STONE APPRENTICE (stonework)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

673.382-018 STONE POLISHER, MACHINE (stonework)

    Sets up and operates machine to grind stone to smooth finish or polish stone to lustrous finish: Selects grinding or polishing wheels according to type of stone, finish specified, or step in finishing process. Moves arm of machine over wheel and attaches wheel to spindle with bolt or latch. Spreads abrasive or water on stone by hand, or turns valves to circulate abrasive or water on stone. Pushes levers to start machine and guides rotating wheel over surface of stone by hand, observing puddles of water on stone to detect uneven areas. Washes stone, using hose, and changes abrasive or wheel as grinding or polishing progresses to surface stone according to specifications. May grind and polish curved or irregular stone surfaces, using portable polisher [STONE POLISHER, HAND (stonework)]. May fill cracks or imperfections in stone with wax that matches color of stone. May place, align, and level stone on machine bed. May be designated according to type of stone surfaced as Granite Polisher, Machine (stonework); Marble Polisher, Machine (stonework).
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

673.382-022 STONE POLISHER, MACHINE APPRENTICE (stonework)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

673.382-026 CRYSTAL GRINDER (electron. comp.)

    Operates grinding machine to abrade semiconductor crystal ingot to improve cylindrical shape of ingot and attain specified diameter: Reads work order to determine target diameter of ingot. Measures ingot diameter, using calipers or micrometer, and calculates thickness of material to be removed from ingot and length of grinding time. Positions and secures ingot in trunnions or brackets on grinding machine. Adjusts machine controls for position of grinding tool and speed of grinding. Pushes buttons to activate coolant flow, rotation of ingot, grinding tool, and timer. Measures ingot diameter after grinding and continues grinding to attain specifications for diameter. May change worn grinding tools and other parts and adjust machine, using handtools. May attach graphite pieces to ends of ingot before grinding, using epoxy, and remove graphite and epoxy from ingot after grinding, using radiant oven and solvent. May operate saw to cut sample wafer from ingot for inspection. May perform routine maintenance on grinding machine, such as adding oil and cleaning machine. May operate flat grinding machine to grind $T3flat$T1 along length of ingot and be designated Crystal Flat Grinder (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

673.662-010 TOP POLISHER (stonework)

    Sets up and operates one or more automatic stone polishing machines to polish monument tops: Studies diagram of monument to determine diamond polishing wheel required and attaches wheel to machine, using handtools. Measures length and width of monument top and sets dials to control width and length of travel of polishing head. Moves stone under head of machine and levels stone, using spirit level, wooden blocks and wedges. Positions polishing wheel on top of monument, turns valve to start flow of water, and pulls switch to start polishing wheel. Observes ammeter to determine load on motor and turns dial to adjust current according to reading. Observes operation of machine and adjusts dials and switches to regulate speed of machine and length and width of travel of polishing wheel. Feels stone to determine progress of polishing and rolls stone from under wheel when polishing is completed. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to pick up stone. Lubricates machine, using grease gun. Inspects inventory of diamond polishing wheels and notifies supervisor when wheels need replacing. May grind sharp edges from monuments, using portable grinding machine.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

673.666-010 BELT SANDER, STONE (stonework)

    Feeds and off bears automatic belt sanding machine that sands tops of sandstone table and counter tops, assisted by coworker: Pulls cart loaded with sandstone table and counter tops to work area and transfers stone from cart to roller conveyor. Presses button to start sanding machine and pushes stone tops from roller conveyor onto belt conveyor that carries stone under belt sander. Guides stone tops emerging from sanding machine onto roller conveyor. Feels edges of stone to detect rough or uneven areas and sands edges of stone tops, using sandpaper. Pushes stone along roller conveyor for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.666-014 STRIPPER (glass mfg.)

    Strips sections of ground flat glass from tables: Cuts along joints between sections of flat glass and between glass sections and table edge to break plaster of paris bond, using knife and scraper. Inserts knife blade between table and glass and turns knife blade on edge to separate section of glass from table. Lifts glass from table and inserts flat sheets into individual compartments on truck, or attaches suspended clamps and signals worker on overhead crane to lift glass from table.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.682-010 AUTOMATIC PATTERN EDGER (glass products)

    Sets up and operates pattern edging machine to $T3pencil edge$T1 pattern (irregularly shaped) mirrors or glass: Turns screws to level arms of machine suction cup platform, using hex wrench. Turns bolts to loosen and extend or retract arms to adjust for size of mirrors or glass being edged, using wrench. Positions workpiece on platform and presses down on workpiece to ensure contact with suction cups and stability of workpiece on platform. Moves calibrated lever mechanism to adjust height of motorized diamond edging wheel. Flips switch and turns valve to start edging machine and flow of water to edging wheel. Depresses pedal to activate suction cups that lock workpiece onto platform. Grasps hand grips of edging wheel and moves wheel against patterned edges of workpiece to form pencil edge. Feels edge of workpiece to ensure specified smoothness and uniformity. Depresses pedal to disengage suction cups. Removes and carries workpiece from machine and places onto rack.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.682-014 BEVELING-AND-EDGING-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass mfg.; glass products)

    Sets up and operates one or more machines to bevel, $T3pencil edge,$T1 and polish rectangular glass or mirror edges: Loosens calibrated gauge with wrench and turns gauge to set grinding wheels to cut bevel to close tolerances. Presses buttons and turns handwheels to start flow of coolant (water) and polishing compound (rouge or cerium) onto grinding wheels. Starts machine and places glass or mirrors on conveyor of machine. Observes ammeter to determine grinding load. Turns handwheels to adjust grinding wheels. May move glass from machine and wipe edges to remove polishing compound. Feels edge for smoothness. Rejects defective glass or mirror and readjusts gauge.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

673.682-018 EDGER-MACHINE OPERATOR (stonework)

    Sets up and operates machine to grind and polish edges and cut drip grooves on underside of sandstone table and counter tops: Reads work instructions written on sandstone slab. Presses buttons and pulls levers on control panel to start diamond saw and specified combination of diamond grinding and polishing wheels. Turns valve to start water flow that cools grinding and polishing wheels and saw blades during operation. Pushes sandstone slab from roller conveyor onto belt conveyor that conveys stone through grinding, polishing, and sawing process. Examines slab to determine if grinding, polishing and sawing conforms to specifications. Reprocesses slabs not meeting specifications. Lubricates machine, using grease gun. Examines diamond grinding, and cutting tools for wear and notifies supervisor of replacement need.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.682-022 FINISH OPENER, JEWEL HOLE (clock & watch)

    Operates jewel-opening machine to smooth and polish jewel holes to size: Mounts wire, on which jewels are strung, in machine, pulls wire taut, and forces sleevelike devices against each end of jewel row to force jewels tightly together. Brushes shellac over jewels and allows them to harden. Starts belt which causes row of jewels to rotate around wire. Pulls diamond-dusted tapered wire back and forth through rotating jewels to enlarge and polish holes. Pulls thicker portion of wire into working position until hole reaches specified diameter. Verifies size of hole on graduated tapered needle. Works to tolerances of 0.0001 inch.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

673.682-026 MITER GRINDER OPERATOR (glass mfg.; glass products)

    Sets up and operates machine to cut mitered or rectangular grooves in flat glass articles, such as mirrors, counter dividers, or shelves: Installs grinding (cutting) wheels according to specifications, using wrench. Sets guide rails according to width of glass, using ruler and screwdriver. Clamps stop on end of table to hold glass in position. Positions glass against stop and guide rail and starts machine. Turns valve to start flow of coolant against grinding wheel. Depresses pedal to lower wheel to surface of glass. Pushes lever to move glass and table under grinding wheel. Observes grinding process and feels cut to determine if groove is being cut to specified depth. Turns handwheel to adjust weight or pressure of grinding wheel on workpiece.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

673.682-030 SLAB GRINDER (stonework)

    Operates bridge-like track-mounted machine equipped with horizontally mounted cast iron grinding wheel to level surface of dimension stone used for building purposes and in manufacture of monuments: Turns valve to start and adjust flow of water and abrasive over stone and grinding wheel. Climbs into cab of machine or onto control platform and moves levers to guide abrasive wheel over stone, observing level gauge to detect uneven areas. Observes ammeter to determine resistance against grinding wheel and moves levers or pushes buttons to adjust pressure of wheel against stone and control speed of wheel. May operate machine that oscillates rotating grinding wheel as it traverses slab, using successively finer abrasives to grind and buff stone to mirror-like finish and be designated Slab Polisher (stonework). May operate machine equipped with cast iron wheel set with diamond-impregnated polishing bars to grind (sand) and polish sandstone and be designated Diamond Sander (stonework).
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

673.685-010 ABRASIVE GRINDER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that faces and grinds specified radii on abrasives: Sets machine guides to regulate angle of feed of abrasive to grinder. Places abrasive in fixture and manually feeds abrasive to grinding wheel, or starts machine that automatically feeds abrasive against grinder. Inspects abrasives for conformance to specifications, using fixed gauge and micrometer.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-014 BED RUBBER (stonework)

    Tends machine that grinds rough-sawed stone blocks or slabs to smooth surface and specified finish: Positions designated surface of stone on machine bed (rotating circular metal plate), using electric hoist. Dumps abrasive, such as grit, sand, and steel shot into hopper of machine. Starts machine, turns valves, and opens hopper gate to regulate flow of water and abrasive under stone. Measures block or slab to verify thickness with work order specifications. Removes finished stone from rubbing bed and cleans abrasive from surface, using scraper, brush, and water hose. May place lead or stone weights on block to ensure even abrading of stone.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

673.685-018 BEVELER (glass products)

    Tends machine that bevels edges of sheet glass: Starts machine and places glass sheet on edge in feed channel. Removes beveled glass from machine and repeats process to bevel all edges. Verifies width, depth, and angle of bevel, using gauge. Bevels glass of irregular sizes and shapes by hand, using abrasive stone. Stacks beveled glass on pallet or in rack.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-022 BEVELER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that bevels ends of asbestos brake linings: Reads work order to determine quantity, size and type brake linings to be beveled. Moves brake linings to work area, using portable rack. Loosens locknuts and positions machine guides and stop according to specification, using rule, wrench and template. Pushes buttons to start machine and conveyor. Places and holds lining against stop and over grinding wheels to bevel ends of lining. Removes beveled lining from machine and compares with template to determine conformance to specifications. Places lining onto conveyor for conveyance to packaging department. Records number of linings beveled onto work order.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-026 BLOCKER (glass mfg.; glass products)

    Tends machine that polishes (blocks) surface of flat glass for products, such as mirrors and display cases: Positions glass on padded table under felt-covered polishing heads. Pours polishing compound, such as cerium or rouge, on glass surface. Moves lever to lower polishing heads onto glass surface. Pushes and pulls table along guide rails and tracks to bring entire surface of glass into contact with polishing heads or moves polishing heads over glass on stationary table. Raises polishing heads and wipes polishing compound from glass with cloth or sponge. May remove and place glass on conveyor of glass-washing machine.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-030 BLOCKER, AUTOMATIC (glass mfg.; glass products)

    Tends machine that conveys flat glass or mirrors under polishing (blocking) and cleaning heads to polish and clean glass surface: Mixes polishing compound according to formula and pours compound into storage tank. Feeds glass or mirrors onto conveyor of machine. Pushes button to start machine and pulls lever to start flow of polishing compound onto glass or mirror surface. Pushes button to raise or lower polishing heads and cleaning brushes individually or collectively according to size, thickness, and number of glass pieces. May record production.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-034 CIRCLE BEVELER (glass products)

    Tends machines that grind and polish beveled edge of circular-shaped glass for mirrors: Reads work ticket to determine dimension of bevel required. Pulls switch to start suction pump. Holds glass against suction-head (holding device) and depresses pedal to activate suction that holds glass to be beveled. Pushes suction-head assembly toward horizontally mounted grinding wheel and releases locking pin to secure assembly at specified position. Repeats procedure for second suction-head assembly mounted on opposite side of grinding wheel. Pulls switches to start grinding wheel and suction-heads rotating. Turns valves to start flow of water to grinding wheel. Lowers weighted levers that move and hold glass against grinding wheel. Measures depth of bevel periodically, using rule. Removes glass from beveling machine and mounts glass on suction-head of bevel polishing machine. Applies polishing compound to felt polishing wheel, using bristle brush. Lowers weighted lever to position beveled edge of glass against polishing wheel. Wipes bevel with fingers and inspects glass for smoothness.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-038 CIRCLE EDGER (glass products)

    Tends edging machine that automatically $T3pencil edges$T1 circular mirrors or glass used as table tops: Places template over workpiece and marks center of workpiece, using red pencil. Moves switch levers to start suction pump and circle edging machine and turns valve to start flow of water to edging wheels. Centers workpiece on suction cup of edging machine and depresses pedal to activate suction cup that locks workpiece into place. Raises foot-controlled lever to engage motorized edging wheels to edge of workpiece and presses button to start revolving of workpiece against edging wheels to form pencil edge on workpiece. Observes pencil edging process to ensure specified dimensions and to prevent breakage of workpiece caused by improper setting of motorized edging wheels. Turns bolts to loosen motors, using wrench, and slides motors on tracks to correct setting. Feels edge of mirror or glass to verify smoothness. Removes workpiece from suction cup when edging is complete and places workpiece on rack.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-042 CONVEX-GRINDER OPERATOR (button & notion)

    Tends machine that rounds edges of pearl button blanks and forms convex surface on back of blank: Places blanks face down in automatic chucks of feed mechanism that forces blanks against abrasive wheel shaped to produce convex surface. May tend convex-grinding machine to form studs on backs of buttons, or to shape button faces. May place single blank in chuck of manually controlled convexing machine and pull on leverage bar to force blank against abrasive wheel.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-046 DIAMOND-POWDER TECHNICIAN (nonmet. min.)

    Tends equipment that pulverizes industrial bort and separates particles into grades of diamond powder: Pours bort into ball mill and starts machine to grind bort. Removes powder from mill and pours it through sieves to separate particles. Pours sifted particles into glass tank containing chemical mixture. Siphons liquid containing particles from tank after specified time into glass jars. Siphons liquid, following settlement of particles, from top of jars. Dumps particles onto table and dries them with infrared lamp. Weighs and bottles powder and labels containers.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-050 ENGRAVER TENDER (glass products)

    Tends multistation glassware cutting machine that engraves designs in sequence on glassware: Presses buttons to start machine and turns valves to start flow of coolant. Places mouth of glassware on $T3indexing$T1 spindle located between cutting wheels and sets base of ware on rest. Loads and unloads machine in specific sequence to engrave design on outside of ware. Removes and inspects completed ware for defects and places ware in tray. Notifies supervisor of machine malfunction.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-054 FINGER-GRIP-MACHINE OPERATOR (glass products)

    Tends one or more grinding machines that cut finger grips (grooves) in sliding glass doors: Sets guide rails and stops to control length, centering, and depth of cut, using wrenches, setscrews, and measuring tape. Turns valve to start flow of water to grinding wheel, and flips switch to start machine. Positions glass on table against stops and guide rails under cutting wheel and pushes or pulls lever to lower rotating cutting wheel to surface of glass and to raise cutting wheel when groove is ground. May set micro-switch that raises wheel automatically when specified depth of groove is obtained. May install cutting wheels on spindles, using wrench. May dress grinding wheels.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-058 FINISH-MACHINE TENDER (pottery & porc.)

    Tends machine that automatically smooths and cleans edges of ceramic flatware preparatory to firing ware in kiln: Selects rubber cushion rings according to ware being furnished and positions rings on vacuum cradle on machine turntable. Inserts abrasive pads in adjustable arms that press pads against revolving ware and positions sponge belts on rotating machine spindles to clean ware after smoothing. Tightens coupling on water hose to water tank connection and turns valve to start and regulate flow of water onto sponge belts to maintain moisture content of belt. Pushes button to start machine and turns dial to regulate speed of turntable according to size ware being processed. Observes machine operation and product to detect need for machine adjustment. Removes and replaces ware at machine to maintain continuous work flow.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

673.685-062 GROOVER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that cuts ventilating (cooling) grooves in asbestos brake linings: Positions tension rollers and guides on machine according to size of brake linings specified on work order, using handcrank, measuring scale, and screwdriver. Turns handwheel to position abrasive grooving wheel for specified depth of cut. Pushes button to start machine and feeds lining into machine and observes lining for surface or grooving defects. Measures depth, width, and position of groove, using template, and adjusts machine as required. Discards linings not meeting specifications and places acceptable linings in rack. Records production data on work order.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-066 LEVEL-VIAL INSIDE GRINDER (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Tends battery of machines that grind interior walls of glass tubes: Brushes abrasive paste onto abrading rods. Inserts tubes in holders and slides holders over abrading rods. Pushes bar to lower $T3indexing$T1 wheels onto tube holders and starts machine. Stops machine after specified time and removes tubes and holders. Rinses tubes in water tank to remove compound.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-070 NOTCH GRINDER (glass products)

    Grinds notch in edge of glass dial blank as reference point for assembling, using abrasive grinding wheel: Mounts blank in sliding jig and aligns mark on blank with grinding wheel. Starts machine and pushes jig into rotating wheel. Pulls jig back and removes notched blank.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-074 STONE ROUGHER (optical goods)

    Tends battery of automatic machines that rough grind surfaces of lens blanks: Bolts block with mounted lens to rotating spindle of stone-roughing machine, and releases lever of feed mechanism that places lens block against revolving grindstone. Sets feed mechanism by adjusting setscrew controlling position of spindle. Removes lens block after specified period of time, and inspects lens for conformance to specifications. May turn valve to regulate flow of water over grindstone.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-078 STRAIGHT-LINE EDGER (glass mfg.; glass products)

    Tends machine that conveys rectangular glass over grinding and polishing wheels to obtain $T3pencil edge$T1 and to polish edges: Places glass on grooved conveyor with top edge of glass against guide. Attaches weights to top of glass or pulls lever to lower pressure roller that forces glass against grinding and polishing wheels. Turns handwheel to regulate speed of conveyor according to type of glass. Starts flow of coolant and polishing compound to grinding and polishing wheels. Turns glass to finish other edges and removes glass from machine. Places glass on skid. Observes quality of glass edge to determine need for wheel dressing or adjustment, and lowers or raises wheel by turning nut with wrench; or reads ammeter to determine grinding load and notifies maintenance department to adjust wheels. May wipe polishing compound from edges with cloth. May maintain record of number of pieces edged.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

673.685-082 STRIP POLISHER (stonework)

    Tends machine to grind and polish slate products, such as flooring, mantels, and coping, to specified thickness and cut grooves in bottom surface of slate to increase adhesion to mortar bed: Selects spacers (width guides) according to distance between grooves and positions saw blades and spacers on machine arbor, using wrench. Turns handwheels to move grinding wheels and blades into grinding and sawing position according to thickness specified for stone and depth of grooves. Places slate strip on conveyor, moves conveyor guides against stone, and tightens guides in position, using wrench. Turns valve to spray water (coolant) on grinding wheels and sawing blades. Starts machine and places slate strips on conveyor that feeds strips between grinding wheels and saw blades of machine. Removes stone from conveyor and places stone on pallet.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.685-086 DISC-PAD GRINDER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that smooths and polishes asbestos disk pads for brake linings: Places disk pads on automatic feed tray of machine. Adjusts grinding head of machine according to specified thickness of polished pads. Starts machine that automatically feeds pads through enclosed grinding and washing units. Observes operation to detect machine malfunctions. Stops machine and clears detected jams. Measures random sample of polished disk pads to determine if pads are ground according to specifications, using caliper. Adjusts grinding mechanism as required, using handtools. Records data, such as production and downtime, when machine breakdown occurs.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

673.685-094 POLISHING MACHINE TENDER (electron. comp.)

    Tends abrading machines that polish or lap surface of semiconductor wafers: Reads work order to determine specifications. Loads wafers or carriers containing wafers onto polishing or lapping machine. Adjusts machine controls or loads programmed control media in machine to regulate pressure, time, and slurry flow. Starts lapping machine that removes saw marks and reduces wafer thickness or starts polishing machine that polishes wafers. Observes machine operation and listens to sounds of belts, cams, and abrading wheel to detect machine malfunctions. Adjusts mechanisms or requests repairs as necessary. Stops machine at prescribed time, removes wafers from machine, and rinses wafers with water to cool wafers and remove slurry. Examines wafers for defects, and measures wafer thickness, using thickness gauge. May clean wafers, using chemical solutions, water, or gases, to remove contaminants from wafer surface. May mount wafers onto carriers. May mix slurry. May tend machine that rounds wafer edges and be designated Edge-Round Tender (electron. comp.). May be designated according to machine tended as Lapping Machine Tender (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

673.685-098 RADIUS CORNER MACHINE OPERATOR (glass products)

    Tends machine that grinds and polishes corner edges of flat glass to specified radius: Turns dials to set timer of grinding and polishing wheels to specified settings. Moves lever, turns knob, and presses button to open water valve to start flow of water against grinding wheel, open air pressure valve, and start air pump of machine. Breaks off specified amount of each corner of glass sheets, using glass pliers, positions glass sheets against stops on padded table surface of machine, and presses button to start automatic grinding and polishing cycles of machine. Turns glass sheets to position each corner for processing. Observes and feels corner edges to determine whether reprocessing is necessary. Places processed glass on racks, and separates glass with pieces of cardboard.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

673.685-102 WAFER ABRADING MACHINE TENDER (electron. comp.)

    Tends abrading machines that roughen surface of semiconductor wafers to distinguish front from back: Adjusts controls to set speed, time, and pressure of abrading belts according to specifications. Loads container of wafers into abrading machine and starts machine that automatically abrades surface of wafer. Removes abraded wafers from machine and inspects wafers to detect abrading defects, such as cracks, using microscope. Replaces worn abrading belts.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

673.686-010 BEVELING-AND-EDGING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (glass mfg.; glass products)

    Feeds and off bears automatic edging machines that grind and polish edges of rectangular glass or mirrors: Removes rectangular pieces of glass or mirror from discharge end of beveling-and-edging machine, turns glass over, and feeds glass onto conveyor of machine to finish other edge. Wipes polishing compound from edge of glass. Places glass or mirror on skid. May work as member of team. May be designated Beveling-Machine-Operator Helper (glass mfg.; glass products); Straightedge-Machine-Operator Helper (glass mfg.; glass products).
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

673.686-014 BURR GRINDER (optical goods)

    Feeds molded lens blanks into automatic burr-grinding machine that removes burrs and sprues, smooths edges, and ejects blanks from machine. Catches blanks ejected from machine and stacks them in trays prior to grinding and polishing. May perform particular phase of operation, such as feeding blanks into machine or catching and stacking ejected blanks.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

673.686-018 EDGER-MACHINE HELPER (stonework)

    Off bears sandstone slabs from edge-grinding machine and sands edges, using sandpaper-covered block: Pulls sandstone slabs emerging from machine onto turntable and sands edges of slabs, using sandpaper-covered block to smooth irregularities and sharp edges on stone. Pushes slab onto roller conveyor to return slab to edge-grinding machine or onto conveyor for subsequent processing. Lubricates and cleans machine, and cleans work area.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.686-022 EDGING-MACHINE FEEDER (glass mfg.)

    Feeds and regulates machine that smooths edges of automobile window glass.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.686-026 LAYER (glass mfg.)

    Feeds sheets of glass onto conveyor type, plaster-covered table that carries sheets into grinding machine: Climbs onto table and receives glass from workers on floor. Lowers ends simultaneously onto table to avoid cracking sheet. Positions sheets end to end so that edges will not be chipped or glass cracked as glass passes beneath grinding heads. Raises glass and scoops more plaster under edges to level sheets. Pulls roller over glass sheets to settle them in and remove air bubbles from plaster.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

673.686-030 DISC-PAD GRINDING MACHINE FEEDER (nonmet. min.)

    Feeds asbestos disk pads onto automatic feed platform of grinding machine that polishes pads: Strikes pads against one another to remove excess asbestos particles. Breaks flange from rims of pads by hand and stacks pads onto automatic feed platform of grinding machine.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

673.687-010 JOINER (glass mfg.)

    Positions and secures sheets of glass on table preparatory to grinding and polishing operations: Dumps quantity of plaster onto table and spreads it, using trowel. Guides sheets of glass, lowered by overhead crane, onto plaster-covered table so that glass sheets lie end to end. Inserts stubs (wooden blocks) between sheets to prevent chipping. Drives wood pegs up through holes along edge of table to prevent glass from shifting or sliding from table. Fills spaces between sheets with plaster to provide continuous smooth surface for grinding and polishing.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

674 TURNING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with shaping materials by the paring or chipping action of rigid cutting tools, or the wearing away action of rotating abrasive wheels, applied to material rotating on a lathe or similar machine.

674.382-010 GLASS-LATHE OPERATOR (electron. comp.)

    Operates glass lathe to cut, shape, and seal glass bulbs used in manufacturing electronic tubes, following blueprints, standard procedures, and sample parts: Places glass blanks and tube components in chuck or tailstock of lathe, adjusts and locks parts in lathe manually or depresses pedal of compressed air device that automatically locks parts in lathe. Starts lathe, lights gas-torch heating element, turns valve to regulate flames, according to specified heating rate, and heats glass to working temperature indicated by color. Turns handwheels or pushes lever to control heating of specified areas of glass parts. Depresses pedal to control air blast and holds tools against revolving glass to perform mechanical operations, such as cutting and shaping glass to repair defects. Anneals glass parts, using gas torch. May operate glass lathe to form glass beads on tube components or to seal new glass tubing on necks of rebuilt television or oscilloscope tubes. May fuse glass seal tube and connector pins into side of partially formed vacuum tubes, using gas torch.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 89

674.662-010 STONE-LATHE OPERATOR (stonework) alternate titles: lathe operator; turner

    Sets up and operates stonecutting lathe to turn and shape blocks of stone, such as limestone, marble, granite, and sandstone to form columns, pillars, balusters, and other cylindrical building and monumental work: Mounts block of stone between centers of lathe, using hoist. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to position stone in lathe. Adjusts roughing tool or grinding wheel on carriage and starts machine. Opens water valve and feeds tool or grinding wheel against and along length of rotating stone. Removes roughing tool or wheel and installs finishing tools, using handtools. Measures stone to ensure cutting to specified dimension and contour, using caliper. May knock off corners of rough stone with hammer. May cut intricate designs in stone, using special tools. May sharpen cutting tools. May operate lathe to polish stone objects and be designated Stone-Lathe Polisher (stonework).
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

674.682-010 FINISHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)

    Sets up and operates lathe to dress (cut) grinding wheels to specified dimensions and type of surfaces: Positions and fastens grinding wheel in machine chucks, and mounts cutting (abrasive) wheel on machine carriage or traverse mechanism, or inserts and adjusts cutting tool in toolholder. Starts machine and turns wheels to regulate speed of machine and depth and angle of cut depending on type of surface finish desired, width of surface faces, angle between faces, and thickness and diameter of wheel specified. Verifies dimensions of wheel against specifications, using tape measure and calipers.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

675 PLANING AND SHAPING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations concerned with cutting a smooth surface on rough stock and reducing it to desired size by the action of rotating cutting tools; and imparting a particular shape to material.

675.682-010 CONTOUR GRINDER (stonework) alternate titles: profile grinder

    Sets up and operates machine with single or multiple grinding wheels to shape building or monumental stone into various designs: Levels and aligns stone on car or machine bed according to design specified for stone, using crowbar, wedges, square, and spirit level. Clamps stone to backstop, securing stone for grinding. Selects template, according to contour of design, and bolts template into position on machine to guide grinding wheel over stone. Turns valve to spray water over wheels and stone. Moves levers to lower grinding wheel against stone and start machine that moves rotating wheel back and forth over stone, following outline of template. Observes ammeter to determine resistance against wheel and moves lever to increase or decrease pressure on wheel. Compares stone with template or scans design marked on stone to determine conformance to specifications. Dresses surface of worn grinding wheels by holding dressing tool against rotating wheel. May rough out contour of stone preparatory to finishing by machine, using chisel, hammer, and pneumatic cutting tools. May operate machine without template to grind flat surface on stone [TOP POLISHER (stonework)]. May operate machine to grind joints or grooves or cut and shape stone moldings, fluted columns, panels, and decorative designs in building or monumental stones.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

675.682-014 PLANER OPERATOR (elec. equip.)

    Operates machine to plane flat surfaces of carbon or graphite stock to specified thickness and surface finish for use as anodes in electrolytic cells or as brushes in electric motors and generators.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

675.682-018 PLANER, STONE (stonework) alternate titles: planing-machine operator

    Sets up and operates planing machine to shape, smooth, and square surface of stone blocks and slabs: Positions stone block on machine bed, using hoist, and secures it in place on bed with clamps (dogs). Measures and marks stone, using pattern, tape measure, and marking pencil. Installs and adjusts cutting tool in machine chuck, using wrench, and starts machine. Pulls levers and turns wheels to regulate cutting speed and depth of cut. Cuts specified design by hand in portion of stone that cannot be cut by machine, and smooths edges of stone, using mallet, chisel, and file. May shape and sharpen cutting tools on grindstone according to specifications. May replace worn or broken parts, using handtools, and lubricate machine.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

676 BORING AND PUNCHING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with piercing material by means of rotary cutting tools or rigid tools advanced into the material to make, enlarge, or thread holes.

676.382-010 DRILL-PRESS OPERATOR, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.)

    Sets up and operates single- or multispindle drill press to bore holes in fiberglass boards used in production of printed circuit boards (PCB's): Studies drill drawing and product specifications to determine hole locations and dimensions, drill speed, and feed rate. Selects and installs bits in spindles, using handtools. Moves controls to set drill speed, feed rate, and depth of cut. Positions board(s) to be drilled over registration pins on machine bed. Views enlarged image of artwork on lighted scope to position and align single-spindle drill and board and depresses pedal or moves lever to operate drill press to bore holes. Positions template on registration pins under stylus of multispindle drill press and guides stylus that automatically depresses bit to activate drill press to bore holes. May operate single-spindle drill press to bore holes in metal template. May measure hole size, using micrometer gauge. May sand finished boards or template, using sander.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

676.462-010 ROUTER OPERATOR (stonework)

    Sets up and operates multispindle routing machine to cut sink openings in sandstone countertops and tabletops and to drill holes in synthetic composition board: Reads blueprints to determine location and size of sink openings or holes to be cut. Installs specified router bit in 45- or 90-degree angle spindle chuck, using chuck key. Positions sandstone slab or composition board on machine bed and secures workpiece to bed, using C-clamps. Determines distance from edge of workpiece to opening and distance between holes, and pulls levers, turns handwheel, and presses buttons to position bridge and spindle and to start and lower router bit to drill holes in composition board or route out sink opening. Observes ammeter to determine cutting resistance and lifts lever to reduce speed of drill or movement of bridge or spindle. Turns dial to set automatic control that stops and raises router when specified depth in board has been reached. Removes clamps and pushes workpiece from machine bed. Examines and measures slabs and pegboards to determine adherence to specifications and sands edges of sink opening, using sandpaper. Maintains production records.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

676.682-010 DRILL OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (glass products) alternate titles: driller, multiple spindle

    Sets up and operates drilling machine, equipped with vertically opposed hollow drills, that drill holes in glass and mirrors: Reads work ticket to determine size, quantity, and placement of holes to be drilled. Selects specified diamond-tipped hollow drill bits and installs bits in upper and lower spindles, using wrench. Turns knob to adjust depth of bore and rate of ascent and descent at which drill bits enter glass. Measures and clamps guide rail and stops on drill table according to specifications. Turns valve to start flow of coolant and presses button to start electric motor. Positions glass or mirror against stops on drill table. Depresses pedal or presses button to start drilling cycle that automatically clamps glass, drills hole, and releases glass. Repositions glass and repeats drilling procedure until specified number of holes have been drilled. Inspects holes for chips or cracks and verifies placement of holes according to specifications, using ruler. Places mirror or glass on pallet.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

676.682-014 STONE DRILLER (stonework) alternate titles: driller

    Operates drill to bore holes in blocks or slabs of granite, slate, marble, or sandstone, according to specifications: Places block of stone on machine bed and secures it in position for drilling, using electric hoist, wedges, and wooden blocks. Measures and marks block for drilling, using rule or template and marking pencil. Selects and installs specified bit in drill and starts machine. Pulls lever and turns wheels to regulate speed of machine, flow of water (coolant), and drilling speed. May drill holes in stone, using pneumatic hand drill. May sharpen drill bits, using grindstone. May be designated according to type of machine operated as Drill Operator, Pneumatic (stonework); Radial-Drill Operator (stonework); or according to material drilled as Slate Cutter (stonework).
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

676.685-010 DRILLER, BRAKE LINING (nonmet. min.)

    Tends single or multispindle drill press that drills rivet holes in asbestos brake linings: Places specified brake lining into template, fastens lid to secure lining and positions template under drill. Depresses pedal to lower drill through holes in template and drill holes in lining. Examines lining to detect surface or drilling defects. Discards defective linings and notifies supervisor of faulty material or drill press malfunction. Maintains production records.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

676.685-014 DRILLER, MACHINE (glass products)

    Tends single-spindle drilling machine that drills holes in glass products, such as panes, mirrors, picture glass, furniture tops, and ornamental glass: Positions pattern on glass and marks glass for drilling, or measures and marks glass, using ruler and crayon. Positions glass on felt-covered table beneath drill, starts drill, and pulls lever to lower drill against glass. Squirts coolant from can onto drill during boring. Raises drill, removes glass, and wipes glass clean with cloth. May sharpen bits, using diamond grinding wheel. May nail or clamp stops to table to hold glass in position.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

676.686-010 STONE-DRILLER HELPER (stonework)

    Feeds and positions sandstone slabs on bed of drilling machine and off bears drilled slabs: Pushes sandstone slabs from roller conveyor onto bed of drilling machine and positions slab against edge stop or places slab into position as directed by STONE DRILLER (stonework). Installs specified size carbide or diamond core drill bits, using handtool. Washes stone chips from drilled slab, using water hose, and pushes slab onto roller conveyor. Knocks cores from core drilled holes, using hammer, and pushes slab along roller conveyor for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

676.686-014 DRILLER AND DEBURRER, REFLECTOR (light. fix.)

    Feeds and unloads machine that heats and drills holes in light bulb reflectors for lead wires: Removes and places glass reflectors from cartons onto conveyor that feeds drilling machine. Removes drilled reflectors from discharge conveyor and places reflectors in tray and carries reflectors to deburrer. Aligns and places reflector holes over deburrer bit that smooths edges of holes. Inspects reflector to ensure that holes conform to specifications. Places reflectors in carton for shipment.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

677 CHIPPING, CUTTING, SAWING, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with shaping material by cutting away flakes or fragments with a hatchet or chisel-like cutting tool, utilizing a percussive power source, and otherwise removing excess material or separating materials with cutting tools.

677.131-010 GLASS-CUT-OFF SUPERVISOR (glass mfg.) alternate titles: supervisor, automatic cutting machines

    Supervises and coordinates workers engaged in cutting flat or sheet glass to length from continuous ribbon of glass to facilitate handling or cutting glass to size on automatic or semiautomatic cutting machines: Reviews production schedules to determine cutting dimensions and cutting sequence. Measures length and width of cut glass to ensure cutters are spaced correctly. Gauges thickness of glass with micrometer to ensure that glass thickness is within specifications, and notifies glass drawing or rolling department of measurements. Examines glass for flaws, such as stones, blisters, or cracks, to ensure maintenance of standards. Examines equipment for malfunction and orders repairs, such as change of cutter heads. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May perform test runs to ensure cutting program on computerized cutting equipment is correct. May supervise workers packing glass in shipping containers.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

677.382-010 BATTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, INSULATION (nonmet. min.)

    Sets up and operates machine to slit and cut $T3mineral wool blanket$T1 into batting of specified dimensions and enclose them in paper covering: Installs and adjusts slitting saws, edge cutters, dividers, flange sealing rollers, and paper guide rollers, using rule, wrenches, screwdriver, and hammer, or by turning handwheels and moving levers. Positions paper rolls in upper and lower machine racks, using hoist. Tightens collars on shaft to secure rolls, using wrench. Starts machine and turns wheel to align rolls, and threads paper into feed rollers. Raises and lowers blanket feed table under master roller to control thickness of batting. Stops machine to remove substandard material and make adjustments to correct defects.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

677.382-014 SAWYER, OPTICAL GLASS (optical goods)

    Operates diamond-studded saw to cut slabs of optical glass into various sizes and shapes for molding into or direct use as blanks for making lenses, prisms, mirrors, and other optical elements for precision instruments: Reads work order or receives oral instructions regarding glass to be cut. Refers to chart to determine size of pieces to be cut for weight specified. Inspects glass for defects, such as bubbles, cracks, or striae, and determines cutting method to obtain maximum number of blanks. Marks cutting lines on glass, using marking pencil. Positions stock on bed of saw and sets guides for depth and width of cut. Starts machine and saws glass following markings. Removes, weighs, and measures glass blank to ensure conformance to specifications. Examines blanks to be molded for chips and sharp edges and removes defects, using grinder. May remove excess stock from cut or molded blanks, using surface grinder.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

677.382-018 CRYSTAL SLICER (electron. comp.) alternate titles: crystal cutter; saw operator; wafer slicer

    Operates precision saws to slice wafers from semiconductor crystal ingots, such as silicon or gallium arsenide: Attaches mounted crystal to holding fixture of automatic feed on saw, using clamps. Adjusts saw controls to set speed and angle of saw blade, thickness of cut, and angle of holding fixture. Operates saw to cut sample wafer from crystal ingot. Measures $T3crystal orientation$T1 of sample wafer, using x-ray machine, and measures thickness of sample wafer, using calipers or thickness gauge. Inspects sample wafer for flaws, such as saw marks, chips, bow, and taper. Readjusts saw controls based on measurements and inspection. Starts saw and observes operation of saw to ensure wafers are sliced according to specifications. Removes sliced wafers from saw and cleans wafers in sink or ultrasonic cleaner. May mount crystal ingot to mounting block [CRYSTAL MOUNTER (electron. comp.) 677.687-014]. May be designated according to type of saw operated as V-Block Saw Operator (electron. comp.); Wire Saw Operator (electron. comp.).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

677.462-010 CIRCULAR SAWYER, STONE (stonework) alternate titles: cut-off-saw operator; rotary-saw operator

    Sets up and operates diamond-or silicon carbide-toothed circular saw to cut blocks of stone into specified dimension: Builds bed of timbers on car preparatory to positioning stone on car. Levels stone on bed, using crowbar, wedges, blocks, rule, and spirit level. Marks dimensions on stone according to diagram, using rule, square, straightedge, and chalked string or crayon. Traces along marks on stone, using chisel and hammer. Turns crank or presses button to move car under saw frame. Presses buttons to align saw blade with line traced on stone and lower blade to stone. Starts saw and pushes lever to move rotating blade across surface of stone or move stone under blade. Turns valve to circulate water (coolant) or abrasive on blade during cutting. Presses button to lower blade in stone as depth of kerf increases. Inserts bar under stone and lifts it to split stone not severed by blade. Verifies width or thickness of slab, using rule. May set saw for automatic reciprocation. May change blades as depth of kerf increases, using wrench. May attach abrasive grinding wheel to arbor to grind grooves in stone. May set end-stops according to width of cut. May read ammeter to determine resistance against blade and turn crank to adjust blade pressure against stone. May saw products, such as asbestos-cement sheets and pipes or concrete slabs. May be designated according to material cut as Marble-Cutter Operator (stonework); Slate-Cutter Operator (stonework); or according to saw operated as Diamond-Saw Operator (stonework).
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

677.462-014 WIRE SAWYER (stonework) alternate titles: finishing wire sawyer; single-wire-saw operator; wire-saw operator

    Sets up and operates one or more wire saws to cut blocks of stone into specified dimensions: Threads cables through machine pulleys and solders ends of cable together, using silver solder and torch. Builds bed of timbers on car preparatory to positioning stone on car. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 or operates crane to position stone on bed of car. Starts winch that pulls car onto track under sawing cable. Levels stone on timber bed, using crowbar, wedges, blocks, rule, and spirit level. Marks dimensions on stone according to diagram, using rule, square, straightedge, and chalked line. Presses button to lower sawing cable onto stone and moves car to align cable with line marked on stone. Positions abrasive hose on stone, and starts saw and pump that circulate abrasive and water under moving cables that cut stone by dragging abrasive across stone. Observes operation to detect uneven sawing and exhausting supply of abrasive. Tightens pulleys to increase tension on cables to restore even sawing. Dumps abrasive in abrasive pit to maintain cutting speed. Verifies width or thickness of cut stone, using rule. Replaces worn cables. May cut sheet metal pattern of design to be sawed. May drill holes in stone and insert saw cable through hole, using portable drill. May operate vertically mounted wire saw to cut out designs in stone. May be designated according to type of saw operated as Contour Wire Sawyer (stonework); Multiple-Wire Sawyer (stonework).
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

677.486-010 CIRCULAR-SAWYER HELPER (stonework)

    Feeds and off bears diamond circular saw to assist operator to cut slate slabs: Removes slate slab from truck bed and positions slab on machine bed, using electric crane. Measures and marks dimensions on slab, as directed by saw operator, using tape measure and grease pencil. Raises slab from machine bed, using crowbar, and places blocks and wedges under slab to level and support stone during cutting process. Pushes turntable mounted on machine bed to align slab with cutting marks for preliminary cut and each succeeding cut. Examines cut edge of stone for defects, such as splits or fractures. Lifts cut slabs from machine, assisted by operator and places slabs onto pallet. Places waste stone in waste bin or stacks stone for splitting into flagstone. Washes stone chips and dust slabs and work area, using water hose.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

677.562-010 GLASS-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (glass mfg.) alternate titles: finishing-machine operator, automatic; multicut-line operator

    Sets up and operates automatic cutting machine that scores and breaks flat glass into standardized sections: Positions trip switches to adjust stroke of cutting bridges for longitudinal and latitudinal scoring of glass. Manually positions sets of cutter heads on bridge or sets controls that position them to score glass into specific dimensions. Turns controls to change height of bridges to adjust depth of scoring cut. Adjusts timing mechanism to synchronize breaker bar to snap glass at score. Starts automatic vacuum-cupped crane that lifts and transfers cut glass. Starts machine to verify setup and to make necessary adjustments. Measures cut glass with tape to verify dimensions and observes glass for irregular breaks and uneven edges. Removes and replaces worn cutter heads, using handtools. Maintains record of production, using counter. May review work order to determine cutting sequence. May direct workers who are members of cutting team. May operate single cut machine.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

677.665-010 GLASS-UNLOADING-EQUIPMENT TENDER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: cut-off-machine helper; cut-off-machine unloader

    Tends automatic vacuum crane that removes $T3lites$T1 of glass from cutoff machine conveyor: Turns valves to activate vacuum cups on crane that hold glass during unloading-stacking cycle, and starts crane. Inspects glass for spalls (rough edges) as glass passes on conveyor. Trims spalls from glass with glass-cutting wheel and notifies GLASS-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (glass mfg.) of glass condition for correction. Stops crane cycle to allow passage of broken or defective glass from conveyor into cullet waste glass chute. Counts glass stacked on turntable, and pushes switch to move turntable to next loading station. May use spotlight to highlight defects in glass. May work as member of team. May load lites on automatic, multicutting machine to cut lites into sections, using automatic vacuum-cupped crane, and be designated Glass-Loading-Equipment Tender (glass mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.666-010 SPLITTING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (stonework)

    Feeds and off bears splitting machine that cuts stone slabs for further processing: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to lower sling, places sling around slab, and signals crane operator to lift and transport slab from layout area to conveyor of splitting machine. Pushes stone slab along roller conveyor onto machine work surface (turntable) and rotates slab to align cutting marks on stone with blade of machine, as directed by operator. Turns stone on work surface of machine for additional cuts. Pushes stone from splitting machine along roller conveyor to holding area. Picks up broken fragments of stone and places them into rubble container, and directs crane operator to lower sling to lift large pieces of rubble for deposit in container. Attaches crane hook to rubble container to facilitate removal to spoil pile. Works as member of team.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.682-010 HEAD-SAW OPERATOR, INSULATION BOARD (wood prod., nec)

    Operates multiple-circular-saw machine that automatically cuts insulation board into panels: Installs and adjusts saws on shaft, using rule and handtools. Starts machine that automatically feeds boards from conveyor into saws. Measures sample panels for conformance to specified dimensions. Inspects cut edge for indications of dulled saw blades. Readjusts or replaces blades.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

677.682-014 REFRACTORY-GRINDER OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Operates machines to cut and grind refractory clay blocks to specified dimensions: Measures and scribes cutting lines on block, using ruler and scribe. Lifts block onto bed on cutoff grinder and secures block to bed with holding attachment, using handtools. Turns handwheels to position block under cutting blade. Starts machines that cut block along scribed lines and grind it to specified dimensions. Shapes unmachinable blocks, using chisels, hammers, and hand stones.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.682-018 SINK CUTTER (stonework)

    Operates diamond or carbon silicate saw to cut drain grooves and sink openings in sandstone countertops and smooths and rounds sink openings, using portable sander, metal bar, and sandpaper: Pushes countertop from conveyor onto saw bed and positions top under saw blade. Turns valve to start flow of coolant onto saw blade and pulls trigger to start rotation of saw blade. Lowers saw to stone surface and tightens wing nut to maintain cutting level and pushes saw through slab to cut sink opening, following predrilled holes as guides. Turns slab on bed to cut remaining sides of sink opening. Installs abrasive blade on saw, using wrench, to cut drain grooves in specified slabs. Pushes stone slab into sanding booth and completes cutting of sink openings, using portable, diamond-bladed circular saw. Rounds and smooths sink edges, using portable disk sander, iron bar, and sandpaper.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

677.682-022 STONECUTTER, MACHINE (stonework) alternate titles: surfacer operator; surfacing-machine operator

    Operates pneumatic surfacing machine to shape and surface stone for building or monumental purposes: Aligns stone with surfacing machine head as stone is lowered on timber or stone bed, and levels stone, using crowbar, hammer, blocks, wedges, and spirit level. Lays out dimensions on stone surface according to diagram, using rule, square, crayon, or chalked line. Chips off stone in excess of stone required for finishing, using hammer and chisels or bull-set (wedge-shaped hammer). Inserts surfacing chisels or bushhammer into surfacing head according to finish specified or task being performed. Turns crank to lower surfacing head onto stone. Turns compressed air valve to activate cutting tool and guides tool over stone surface, following marks on stone and diagram of finished product, to chip fragments from stone surface and work surface down to an even finish. Scans specifications and verifies progress of surfacing, using straightedge, rule, and square. Finishes curved or irregular surfaces, using pneumatic handtools.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

677.682-026 TENONER OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Sets up and operates machine to cut mortises and tenons in fibrous insulating board and acoustical tile: Installs and adjusts flange, bevel, tongue and groove cutters, holddown rolls, and lug guides, using handtools. Turns wheel to position and adjust width of feed chains to ensure depth and squareness of cuts. Starts machine and automatic feeding conveyor, and observes each phase of processing. Measures sample products for squareness and depth of cuts, using square and jigs.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

677.685-010 ABRASIVE SAWYER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine equipped with circular diamond saw that cuts abrasive sticks and stones for honing machines: Places abrasive bricks (blocks) against guide and clamps bricks onto holding fixture of machine. Starts machine and flow of coolant. Presses button to start feed mechanism that moves brick against diamond saw to cut abrasive sticks of specified dimensions. Measures cut stick, using micrometer. Removes burrs from stick, using file made of same material. May tend diamond saw to trim crust from abrasive brick to expose material for hardness testing.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.685-014 ASSEMBLER, LAY-UPS (toy-sport equip.)

    Tends machine, equipped with circular cutting blade, that assembles fiberglass mats of various weights and textures from rolls into stacks and cuts stacks (lay-ups) to specified length for use in manufacture of skis: Selects color-coded rolls and mounts them on feeder-rack spools in specified order, and threads mats between feed rollers to load machine. Pushes knife trigger-mechanism to designated mark to establish cutting intervals. Starts machine and observes emerging lay-ups to detect tears in cut edges. Lifts lever-control of stone that sharpens blade to restore clean-cutting action during machine operation. Lifts and carries cut lay-ups from off bearing table to storage. Replaces worn-out blade, using hex-wrench.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.685-018 CARBON CUTTER (elec. equip.)

    Tends circular abrasive saw to cut carbon or graphite stock to specified size or bevel: Measures carbon or graphite stock, using rule or micrometers and marks line of cut with rule or scribe. Turns setscrews to adjust guides and stops, according to size of stock. Positions and clamps stock against guides. Starts machine and pushes stock along machine bed through cutting disk.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

677.685-022 CRAYON SAWYER (mine & quarry)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to cut and shape talc blocks into crayons: Removes block from chute and positions block onto saw bed. Pushes block into saw blade to cut and square edge for slabbing. Feeds squared block onto rotating slotted grate that moves block through multiple blade saw that cuts block into slabs of specified width. Stacks slabs in holding fixture of machine equipped with pneumatic plunger that pushes slab through blades that cut slabs into crayons of specified size, or places slab against guide and pushes slab into saw blade to cut individual crayons from slab. Feeds square crayons into V-shaped groove on grinding machine and pushes crayon between grinding wheels that grind edges and round crayon. Dumps boxes of crayons into bins or chutes for grading.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.685-026 CUT-OFF-SAW OPERATOR, PIPE BLANKS (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine equipped with multiple abrasive blades that cuts asbestos-cement pipe into blanks in manufacture of pipe couplings: Adjusts and spaces abrasive blades to cut pipe to specified lengths, using wrench. Turns crank to set hydraulic lifters that automatically raise blades that cut pipe. Measures diameter of pipe, using tape measure, and turns handwheel to adjust position of pressure-drive roll according to diameter of pipe being cut. Loads pipe onto feed rack by hand, or using monorail hoist, and rolls pipe into position over cutting blades. Moves lever to lower pressure-drive roll that holds and rotates pipe during cutting process. Presses buttons to start machine that cuts pipe into blanks. Moves lever and pushes button to lift pressure-drive roll and withdraw cutting blades. Moves lever to extend pivoted metal shaft through blanks to lift and remove coupling blanks from machine. Inspects and measures blanks to verify conformity to specifications. Marks identifying information onto blanks, using stencil, paint, and brush, and stacks pipe on steam tray. Records production data.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

677.685-030 GLASS CUT-OFF TENDER (glass mfg.) alternate titles: cut-off tender, glass; window-glass cutter off

    Tends automatic equipment that burns, scores, and breaks continuous sheet of glass into specific lengths: Turns controls on panel to synchronize cutting heads with rise of vertically drawn glass sheet to score glass into specific dimensions. Pushes or pulls sheet to cap off (break) glass along scored line, and trims knurled edges with glass cutter wheel. Stacks cut glass sheets on rack and throws cullet (waste glass) down chute. Replaces dull cutting wheels on automatic scoring equipment. Periodically measures cut glass length and adjusts cutting heads. May record number of sheets produced per hour. May use vacuum-cupped crane to break off or move cut glass. May work as member of team.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.685-034 SAMPLE SAWYER (brick & tile)

    Tends machine equipped with circular abrasive saw that cuts face from production brick for use as displays or sales sample panels: Sets saw table guides to specified length and width, using machine measuring scale and wrench. Places brick against guides and tightens holding device, using wrench. Starts abrasive saw and pushes table under saw blade and depresses pedal to control depth of cut. Places discard portion of brick into wheelbarrow and stacks cutoff face sample on bench. Carries stack of face samples to next work station and wheels discarded brick to scrap pile. May tend saw that cuts clay sewer pipe to salvage usable pipe from defective pipe and be designated Ceramic Saw, Tender (brick & tile). May tend saw that cuts kiln furniture used to support clay products during firing process and be designated Kiln Furniture, Saw Tender (brick & tile).
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

677.685-038 SAWYER II (nonmet. min.)

    Tends circular saw, equipped with automatic reciprocating or manually operated table, that cuts strip asbestos brake lining into lengths: Positions and bolts stop on table at length specified on work order, using rule and wrenches. Installs roll of lining on spindle and positions end of lining against stop. Pushes button to start machine and holds lining on machine table that automatically travels under saw blade, or pushes table under saw blade to cut lining. Examines cut lining for defects, such as breaks, cracks, or rough edges, and places acceptable lining on rack or on conveyor. Places defective pieces in discard pile. Records number of linings meeting specifications on work order. May tend battery of automatic saws.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.685-042 SPLITTER OPERATOR (stonework) alternate titles: jackhammer-splitter operator; stone splitter

    Tends pneumatic chipping machine to split rough slabs of stone: Marks dimensions on stone, according to specifications, using rule and chalk. Lifts guide track onto stone and aligns track with marks on stone. Positions wagon over track, inserts chisel in chuck of airhammer, mounts airhammer on wagon, and lowers chisel into opening in guide track. Presses lever to start airhammer and pushes wagon and airhammer back and forth over guide track to split stone.
GOE: 05.12.13 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.685-046 SPLITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (stonework) alternate titles: guillotine cutter

    Tends hydraulic machine that cuts stone slabs for further processing: Reads work order to determine dimensions of stone to be cut. Sets end-stops according to dimensions of desired cut, measuring distance from blade with rule, or lays out dimensions on stone, using rule, straightedge, and chalk. Starts conveyor that moves stone over blade and against stops, or directs coworkers to push stone along roller conveyor into cutting position. Depresses pedal to raise turntable of conveyor containing stone slab, and rotates slab manually to align cutting mark with blades or to straighten stone against stops. Presses button to raise blade against stone and moves levers to lower wedges mounted on pressure head against stone. Turns lever or presses button to build up pressure in pressure head, observing gauge to determine when pressure is sufficient to cut stone. Pulls lever to force wedges against stone, splitting stone into specified dimensions. Lowers blade and end-stops, raises pressure head, and starts conveyor to remove stone. May tend machine that cuts granite blocks into paving-blocks (cobblestones) and be designated Paving-Block Cutter (stonework) I.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

677.685-050 STONE SPLITTER (concrete prod.) alternate titles: splitter

    Tends machine to split concrete stone into building blocks resembling ashlar: Sets end stops according to length or width of cut, measuring distance from blade with rule. Positions block under blade and against stops. Depresses pedal to lower blade and split block. Depresses pedal to raise stops and pushes split blocks into storage hopper.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.685-054 SAW OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Tends saw that cuts ceramic kiln furniture, such as posts and slabs to specified size: Reads work order to determine size according to customer specifications. Measures product, using tape measure, and marks cutting line with pencil. Positions kiln furniture on worktable and aligns cutting line with saw blade. Pulls switch to activate saw and pushes product against saw blade along cutting line. Stacks cut kiln furniture on storage pallet.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

677.686-010 SAWYER I (nonmet. min.)

    Feeds machine that automatically cuts and trims asbestos tubes used to insulate pipe: Places tube on feed bed of circular saws that cut tube wall longitudinally and trim tube ends to specified length. Observes feed of tubes through saws and inspects tube for clean cut. Adjusts blades for specified depth and space cut, using wrench.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.686-014 GLASS-CUTTING-MACHINE FEEDER (glass products) alternate titles: statler operator

    Feeds sheet glass into machine that scores and cuts glass to specified size: Positions glass onto feed rollers and against guides to align glass with cutters. Pushes glass into feed end of machine that conveys glass under cutters and cuts glass to specified size.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

677.687-010 LOG ROLLER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: log handler

    Performs any combination of following tasks to transfer logs and peeler blocks (logs cut to lathe length) from pond, trucks, or conveyor to log deck, barken deck, or lathe deck: Rolls logs from trucks or conveyor to deck, using peavy, or transfers peeler blocks from pond to barken deck, using electric hoist and conveyor. Arranges logs on deck for feeding logs to saws or positions blocks at lathe or barken deck, using conveyor. Marks center of blocks for lathe chucks, using scale. May attach hoist hooks to blocks and position block between lathe chucks. May move levers to activate mechanism that kicks logs from conveyor to deck. May use ax or pick to remove undesirable material from bark, such as stones or nails.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

677.687-014 CRYSTAL MOUNTER (electron. comp.)

    Mounts crystal ingot onto mounting block of crystal saw preparatory to slicing semiconductor wafers from ingot: Sorts semiconductor crystal ingots according to size and $T3crystal orientation.$T1 Mixes resin and hardening agent to form epoxy adhesive and spreads adhesive on graphite backing, using putty knife. Attaches crystal ingot(s) to adhesive and backing. Mounts crystal ingot attached to graphite backing onto mounting block of crystal saw, using epoxy adhesive. May mount crystal ingot directly onto mounting block, using epoxy as backing and adhesive. May mount crystal ingot to backing and mounting block, using wax.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

679 OCCUPATIONS IN MACHINING STONE, CLAY, GLASS, AND RELATED MATERIALS, N.E.C.

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

679.130-010 SUPERVISOR (stonework)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sawing, planing, grinding, drilling, sandblasting, polishing, finishing, storing, crating, and loading stone used as monuments, stone products, or in building construction. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

679.130-014 SUPERVISOR, ASBESTOS PIPE (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in testing, facing, boring, cutting, and grinding asbestos-cement pipe: Directs and assists subordinates in machine setup to ensure conformance of product to specifications. Trains new workers in setup and operation of plant machinery and equipment. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May supervise workers engaged in fabricating specially designed shapes, such as elbows, bends, Y's, junctions, and S-curves, and be designated Supervisor, Molding (nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

679.130-018 SUPERVISOR, ASBESTOS-CEMENT SHEET (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in machining and fabricating asbestos-cement sheet products: Inspects and measures products in process of fabrication to ensure conformance to specifications, using rules, templates, and straightedge. Demonstrates methods and procedures for setting up, operating, and adjusting controls of machines to obtain specified operational performance. Trains new workers in work procedures and machine operation. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

679.137-010 SUPERVISOR, FINISHING DEPARTMENT (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting, finishing, wrapping, and packing pipe and boiler covering moldings. Trains new workers. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

679.137-014 SUPERVISOR, MIRROR FABRICATION (glass products)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in beveling, edging, and drilling holes in flat glass or mirrors: Analyzes production orders and assigns duties to workers, using knowledge of capacities of machines and equipment. Confers with other supervisors to coordinate interdepartmental activities. Observes fabrication of glass and mirrors for quality, and measures glass or mirrors to ensure accuracy of dimensions, using measuring tape. Directs workers to adjust machinery when quality or dimensions of glass or mirrors vary from company standards or customer specifications. Prepares requests for machinery repairs and requisitions supplies for department. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

679.362-010 CRYSTAL MACHINING COORDINATOR (electron. comp.) alternate titles: machine operator technician

    Leads workers engaged in grinding, sawing, flatting, and inspecting crystal ingots used in semiconductor wafer manufacturing under direction of SUPERVISOR, ELECTRONICS PROCESSING (electron. comp.) 590.130-010: Discusses production objectives, work priorities, and workflow progress with SUPERVISOR, ELECTRONICS PROCESSING (electron. comp.). Reviews daily production logs, inventories ingots in each production stage, and assigns tasks to workers according to priorities. Trains new workers in equipment operation, company procedures, and safety practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with rules and policies. Occasionally operates grinding and sawing machines. Inspects crystal ingots for machining defects and machine malfunctions. Performs minor repairs and maintenance on grinding and sawing machines.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

679.384-010 SEED CORE OPERATOR (electron. comp.)

    Performs following duties to produce seed cores from silicon crystal ingots for use in crystal growing process: Tends saw that cuts ingot into specified lengths. Determines $T3crystal orientation$T1 of ingot sections, using x-ray equipment, and draws orientation lines on ingot. Positions ingot sections on chuck of drill according to crystal orientation and activates drill that automatically removes seed core from ingot. Grinds seed core to smooth rough edges, using sanding machine, and x rays and marks seed core to indicate crystal orientation. Tends machine that cuts groove in seed core. Cleans seed core to remove contaminants, using ultrasonic and etching equipment. Wraps finished crystal in protective paper. Records production information.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

679.567-010 STONE GRADER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: measurer

    Inspects quarried stone for size and quality, and classifies stone according to standard schedule. Measures dimensions of stone, using rule. Marks measurements and quality classification on stone with chalk. Maintains production record.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

679.664-010 BED SETTER (stonework) alternate titles: banker; lumper; setter; stone banker

    Aligns dimension stone on bed of timbers preparatory to grinding, polishing, sawing, or chipping: Builds bed of timbers on flatcar or bed of machine. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to lower stone and guides stone onto timber bed, aligning stone with arm of polishing machine, surfacing machine, or saw. Determines when stone is level, using straightedge and spirit level. Signals crane operator to lift stone, or pries up stone with crowbar and levels stone by inserting or hammering wedges and blocks between stone and timbers. May assist crane operator to position grinding or polishing wheel on stone. May measure and mark blocks for cutting, using rule, straightedge, and crayon. May spread abrasive material over surface of stone. May shovel abrasive material from mill into storage hopper after grinding and polishing processes.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

679.665-010 LEVEL-GLASS-FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Tends battery of automatic machines that flame-cut and form vials for level from glass tubing: Inserts tubing in holder to feed machine. Replenishes tubing and replaces fill catch boxes. Examines formed glasses for defects, such as unclosed bottoms, elongated tops or misshapen vials, and notifies machine adjuster of machine malfunctioning. Removes formed glasses to workbench and files points from glasses to leave opening for filling, using half-round file.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

679.682-010 BANDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: gold bander, striper

    Sets up and operates machine that applies bands of gold, platinum, or color glaze onto rim or surfaces of ceramic ware: Selects chuck to accommodate type of ware to be banded and attaches it to machine. Adjusts band applicator rollers and arm attachments according to width and location of band to be applied on ware. Pours premixed liquid gold or platinum into roller fonts. Positions ware in chuck and starts machine. Removes ware from machine.
GOE: 06.02.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

679.685-010 MACHINE OPERATOR, CERAMICS (pottery & porc.)

    Tends preset automatic, semiautomatic, and manually operated machines to drill, mill, grind, saw, top, head, cut, thread, turn, or groove green technical ceramic pieces for electronic, mechanical, industrial, and other uses: Places pieces on feeder of machines that are preset and automatic. Places pieces in jig or chuck and starts semiautomatic machine. Positions pieces in front of bit or tap, moves piece around for boring, drilling, or tapping operations, and removes piece when machining manually. Inspects piece for defects, such as cracks and chips. Gauges piece on snap gauge or go-not-go gauge and discards defective pieces. Cleans pieces, using airhose and rotating brush. Stacks pieces on tray or handtruck and trucks lot to storage shelves. Records number of machined pieces for production purposes.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

679.685-014 PRODUCTION-MACHINE TENDER, GLASS CUTTING-OR-GRINDING (electron. comp.; glass mfg.)

    Tends automatic machines that cut, grind, or polish glass products, such as glass tubes or glassware: Reads work orders to determine product specifications. Loads product onto machine holding and feeding devices, and starts machine that cuts, grinds, or polishes glass products. Monitors machine operation to detect malfunctions. Visually inspects parts for defects, such as cracks and chips. Removes finished product from machine after completion of cycle. May replace worn cutters or grinding and polishing wheels, using handtools. May adjust cutter spacing and fixtures to cut tubes to specified lengths. May manually grind, buff, or polish glass surfaces. May pack product for shipping. May clean machine and work area.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 89

679.685-018 THERMAL-SURFACING-MACHINE OPERATOR (stonework)

    Tends machine that applies heat to surface of granite slab, causing surface of granite to flake and chip to impart pebbled texture to face of stone: Positions torch carriage over granite slab on roller-conveyor bed of machine. Turns thumbscrews to adjust trip switches on bridge of machine to set reciprocation limits of torch carriage. Turns knob to start flow of gas to torch and ignites gas. Turns knob to start flow of oxygen to torch and adjust gas-and-oxygen mixture to obtain specified flame. Turns knob to start spray of water to cool stone ahead of and behind flame. Presses button to start torch reciprocating over stone. Observes machine in operation to determine that texture of stone surface is pebbled uniformly. Observes gauges and lights on panel to detect faulty supply of gas, oxygen, water, or compressed air and turns knobs or presses buttons to make adjustments.
GOE: 05.12.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

679.685-022 TILE GRINDER (brick & tile)

    Tends machine that grinds sides of ceramic wall or floor tile to specified size and squares tile preparatory to shipment: Turns crank to adjust spacing between opposed grinding wheels, according to specifications. Starts machine and places ceramic tile into feed device of machine or moves lever to grip and feed tile between grinding wheels. Periodically measures tile to determine conformance to specifications, using rule. Places tile onto bench for packaging.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

679.685-026 TURNING-AND-BEADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion)

    Tends series of milling machines to machine crochet needles from bone blanks: Inserts end of blank into chuck of machine. Starts machine, and pushes lever to feed blank along milling cutter to turn it to cylindrical shape. Repeats operation on other machines to form ornamental handle and to cut hook in end of needle. Regulates speed of feed of blank to cutters, according to resistance felt in lever, to avoid burning or breaking blank.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

679.686-010 ASBESTOS-SHINGLE SHEARING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: cutter operator, asbestos shingle

    Feeds asbestos boards into hopper of power shearing and punching machine that cuts boards into shingles and punches holes in each shingle for installation.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

679.687-010 ASBESTOS-SHINGLE INSPECTOR (nonmet. min.)

    Inspects asbestos shingles for defects, such as cracks, broken edges, and irregularly punched holes: Scrutinizes shingles to detect defects as they move on conveyor. Removes shingles that fail to meet plant specifications and sorts shingles according to standards for various grades.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

68 TEXTILE OCCUPATIONS

    This division includes occupations concerned with shaping, joining, spinning, weaving, and otherwise fabricating textiles, textile products, fur, and hair.

680 CARDING, COMBING, DRAWING, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with opening, separating, paralleling, and intermingling fibers; condensing, doubling, and lengthening them into a continuous, untwisted strand, and crimping fibers and strands.

680.130-010 SUPERVISOR, CARDING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing natural and synthetic raw stock into lap sliver and roving for use in yarn spinning, utilizing knowledge of fiber-processing machines: Verifies setup and adjustment of such machines as carding machines and drawing frames, using gauges and handtools. Examines raw stock in storage to determine that specified fibers are available for processing. Inspects products through processing stages to maintain specified standards. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment and evaluates worker performances. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process supervised as Supervisor, Drawing (textile); Supervisor, Opening And Picking (textile); Supervisor, Roving (textile).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

680.130-014 SUPERVISOR, MIXING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in blending synthetic fibers and other raw stock for use in yarn preparation: Selects or prepares batch sheets for specified fiber blend, using customer specifications, and directs workers to assemble batches for processing. Inspects machines for malfunctions and directs setup and repair of faulty machines and equipment. Trains workers in operations, such as sorting, weighing, mixing, garnetting, and baling raw stock. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

680.135-010 SUPERVISOR, MIXING (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing hair for use in producing felt products: Trains workers in operation of machines and in procedures relating to hair types and amounts to be processed. Requisitions materials. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

680.367-010 ROVING SIZER (textile)

    Weighs roving samples to detect variation in weight produced by tape condensers of woolen carding machines: Positions jackspool of roving in winding position and threads roving ends from spool through guides and takeup roller. Sets yardage counter at specified yardage and turns crank to wind sample of roving. Weighs sample on grain scales and records weight on chart. Plots weight of each end of roving produced by single carding machine on graph paper and compares graph with standard graph to isolate variations in roving. Reports variations from standards to MACHINE FIXER (textile).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

680.380-010 CARD GRINDER (nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: card fixer; card setter

    Grinds wire teeth on drums and flats of carding machines to uniform height, and sets up machines according to specifications and fiber processing standards: Removes fibers adhering to wire teeth of cylinder and doffing drums, using card stripper. Removes belts and disengages gears not needed for grinding operation. Lifts grinding rollers onto brackets above flats and carding and doffing cylinders of machine. Places drive belt between carding machine drive mechanism and grinder rolls, and starts machine. Turns setscrews and listens to sound of grinder to regulate pressure of grinding roller on teeth of drum. Examines and feels teeth to verify that grinding meets specifications. Removes grinding rolls, and brushes emery dust from teeth of cylinder. Adjusts clearances between card rolls and flats to set up machine, using leaf, flat, and pin gauges, and listens for contact of surfaces. Replaces defective parts, using handtools. Cleans and oils machines. May replace worn cloth on cylinders of carding machine [CARD CLOTHIER (textile) 628.381-010]. May remove carding drum and grind drum on separate machine. May direct CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile) 680.685-018 and other cardroom employees in setting up grinding equipment. May be designated according to machine repaired as Napper Grinder (textile).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

680.585-010 BATTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec; textile)

    Tends machine that converts loose textile fibers into batting: Throws or dumps fibers into hopper of machine or moves lever to control automatic feeding by conveyor belt. Lifts roll of finished batting from machine and starts new roll winding onto takeup beam. Weighs and records weight of sample from each roll. Moves weight on lever to control amount of fiber fed into machine and weight of batting produced. May tend picking machine to open and fluff fiber. May cut batting into specified lengths with scissors and roll lengths into bundles. May wrap and pack bundles of batting.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.585-014 STAPLE-PROCESSING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: attenuator

    Tends machines that stretch tow, break tow into staple lengths, and crimp resulting sliver: Ties rope of filaments to filaments in machine or threads rope through guides and tension rollers, heating plates, breaking rollers, and crimping device and into receiving can. Observes operation of machines to detect fibers wrapping around rollers and cuts away tangled fibers. Adjusts yardage clock to stop machine when specified amount of fiber is in receiving can. Records production data, and writes identification tickets for cans of sliver. May tend machine that sets crimp in fiber [CRIMP SETTER (textile)].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.665-014 DRAW-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Tends machines that draw out (stretch) continuous synthetic fiber filaments to impart strength and flexibility and combine filaments into tow: Positions can of filaments at machine, places bobbins of filament on spindle and threads filament through rolls, pins, traveler, and onto takeup bobbin or into can, or threads filament directly from spinning machine. Opens valve to admit steam to heat rolls. Inspects tow for conformance to standards. Doffs machine when bobbins or cans are full or when knots, breaks, or tangles occur in filament. May tend tandem units that crimp and dry tow preparatory to cutting tow into staple lengths.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.665-018 MIDDLE-CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: alley tender; intermediate-card tender

    Tends intermediate carding machines that open, clean, mix, and straighten wool, asbestos, or synthetic fibers and deliver carded stock to finisher card: Patrols area between breaker and finisher cards and observes intermediate carding to detect clogged rollers and breaks in carded web (thin, web-like film of fibers). Stops machine, removes fiber from clogged rollers, and $T3pieces up$T1 broken web by rolling and twisting fibers between fingers. Signals FINISHER-CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile) to restart carding machines. Oils machine. Cleans machine, using airhose and rake.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.684-010 CARD GRINDER HELPER (textile)

    Assists CARD GRINDER (nonmet. min.; textile) 680.380-010 in setting up and repairing cotton and synthetic fiber carding machines and picking machines: Cleans machines of waste and excess fibers from previous run, using airhose. Inspects machines and machine parts to detect wearing of or damage to parts. Replaces defective parts, such as rollers, belts and gears, using handtools. Adjusts clearance between carding and doffing cylinder and between flats, using leaf, flat, and pen gauges, and listening for contact of surfaces. Adjusts machine parts, such as prefeeders, evenfeeders, and levers, to regulate speed of machine, flow of fiber, and length of lap. Grinds wire teeth of flats and carding and doffing cylinders, using grinding device. Inspects teeth to verify grinding meets specifications. Lubricates wearing surfaces of machine, using oilcan.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

680.685-010 BLENDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machines that mix textile fibers into uniform blends: Sets sliding counterbalances into position on scale beams of automatic feeders to regulate weight of fiber deposited on conveyor, following lot sheet instructions. Opens chute to feed fibers into machine or deposits armfuls of various types of fiber into hoppers of appropriate feeders, according to blending instructions. Starts machines and observes flow of fiber through mixing picker machines to detect clogged rollers. Stops machines and unclogs rollers by hand. Cleans machines after each lot, using airhose. May mix oil lubricant. May turn valve to regulate flow of oil lubricant onto fiber, according to type of fibers being blended. May tend machines that mix colored wool fibers and be designated Gray Mixing Operator (tex. prod., nec); White Mixing Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

680.685-014 CARD STRIPPER (textile)

    Tends equipment that removes (strips) accumulated cotton fibers adhering to wire teeth of carding and doffing drums, using any of following methods: (1) Positions stripping roller in brackets of carding machine so that wire teeth of roller project between wire teeth of carding cylinder. Starts machine, allowing stripping roller to revolve rapidly and remove fiber from slowly revolving card cylinder. May use stripping roll hood and suction pipe leading to handtruck to dispose of dust and lint (dustless stripping). (2) Moves lever to position built-in stripping roll so that wire teeth contact teeth of cylinder. Opens suction line to draw away lint collected by roll. (3) Places stripper nozzles of vacuum stripper attachment at side of carding cylinder and doffing drum. Starts machine to move stripper across cylinder, drawing dust into nozzle. May tend carding machines [CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile)]. May assist in grinding card rolls.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-018 CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: alley tender; card hand; card operator

    Tends carding machines that open, clean, and align cotton, asbestos, or other fibers, and convert $T3laps II$T1 of fibers into sliver: Feeds loose fibers onto feeder apron or into hopper of machine, or mounts lap of fiber on bracket at feed end of machine and threads end of lap through feeder rollers or attaches end to lap in machine by pinching ends together with fingers. Patrols work area and observes machine operation to detect exhausting fiber or lap supply, machine malfunctions, sliver or lap breaks, and full cans of sliver at discharge end of machine. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken sliver by rolling and twisting ends with fingers. Cleans machine, using brush, waste, and airhose. Replaces full cans of sliver with empty cans. May oil machine. May truck laps from picker room and hang laps on stands of machines. May tend machines that produce sliver from raw stock. May strip cards [CARD STRIPPER (textile) 680.685-014].
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

680.685-022 CHOPPED-STRAND OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that cuts strands of fiberglass sliver into staple lengths: Pulls ends of sliver from creel and feeds sliver into feed rollers of cutter. Observes staple lengths falling from cutters into container on scales to detect defects, such as dirty strands and flared ends. Removes shipping containers from scales as specified weight is attained and seals container with gummed tape. Pastes label on shipping container and places container on pallet. Records weight on production records.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-026 CRIMP SETTER (textile) alternate titles: steam setter

    Tends steam-heated machine that sets crimp in synthetic fibers used in high-bulk yarns: Lifts cans of sliver onto loading track of machine, by hand or using hoist. Starts machine that automatically loads, steams, vacuum dries, and unloads sliver. Removes cans of sliver from track on delivery side of machine. Feels sliver to determine if moisture has been removed. Inserts thermometer in can of sliver periodically to verify that fiber is being heated to specified temperature.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-030 CRIMPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that crimps synthetic fibers to increase bulk and resiliency and to facilitate blending with natural fibers: Turns valves to regulate heat and to control pressure of feed rollers and V-shaped stuffing box according to specifications. Starts machine and feeds sliver between rollers that force fibers through stuffing box where they are compressed and discharges crimped fibers into receiving cans. Observes machine and emerging sliver to detect substandard crimping and adjusts steam heat and pressure of feed rollers and stuffing box accordingly. Doffs and replaces full receiving cans.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-034 DRAW-FRAME TENDER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: combing-machine tender

    Tends one or more machines that comb, draw, and align sisal and hemp fibers into sliver preparatory to spinning into yarn used in production of rope or twine: Pulls specified number of fiber coils under feed tray of machine, using hook. Places ends of fibers on feed tray and into combing teeth. Starts machine and observes feeding, combing, and coiling operations to ensure that fibers are correctly straightened and blended to form sliver. Pulls coil of sliver from beneath coiling head and slides it to next machine. May weigh and segregate coils according to type and grade.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-038 DRAWING-FRAME TENDER (textile) alternate titles: drawer; drawing tender

    Tends drawing frames that combine several strands of sliver into one strand, distributing weight uniformly, and arranging fibers in parallel order: Pulls cans of sliver to creeling position. Threads end of sliver through guides, stop-motion device, drawing rollers, condenser, and $T3coiler head$T1, and into revolving can, or attaches sliver to preceding end by overlapping and twisting ends with fingers. Presses button to start machines, and patrols machines to observe flow of sliver and signal lights indicating machine stoppage caused by sliver break. Repairs breaks in sliver by matting and rolling broken ends together between thumb and fingers. Replaces filled cans of sliver from coiler head with empty cans. Notifies repair personnel of machine malfunctions. Cleans rollers with airhose. May oil machine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

680.685-042 FINISHER-CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile)

    Tends finisher carding machine with tape condenser that cleans and straightens wool, asbestos, or synthetic fibers, and condenses fiber into roving: Observes carding and condensing to detect clogged rollers and breaks in roving ends. Laps broken roving ends over spool to resume winding. Removes broken roving ends that have wound on other than specified spools, using fingers. Doffs full spools of roving, places empty spool in winding position, and wraps roving ends around empty spool to continue winding process. Removes fibers from clogged rollers by hand. Cleans machine, using airhose and rake, and oils moving parts. May feed machine by hand when carding asbestos fiber.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-046 FUR-BLOWER OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: blower; fur blower; fur-blowing-machine attendant; fur-blowing-machine operator; fur mixer

    Tends machine that cleans and disentangles fur fibers used in making felt hats: Dumps fur into hopper of machine. Starts machine that forces fibers through sections (chambers) containing air blowers and toothed rollers that clean and disentangle fibers. Feels and examines fibers to determine conformance to quality standards and to detect presence of debris, such as sawdust and particles of pelt, requiring additional passes through machine. Cleans machine and removes debris, using brush, shovel, and compressed-air hose. May weigh and bag specified amounts of fibers. May be designated according to number of sections in fur-blowing unit as Eight-Section Blower (hat & cap); Six-Section Blower (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

680.685-050 GARNETT-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: carder; devil tender; garnetter; garnetting-machine operator; linting-machine operator; waste-machine operator

    Tends machine that reduces rags and yarn waste to fiber for reuse: Feeds armfuls of waste into hopper of automatic feeder or opens and closes gates of blower pipes or conveyors when waste feeds from other machines. Starts machine and wraps end of garnetted web around takeup roller to form $T3lap II$T1 or threads end of condensed web through $T3coiler head$T1 to form sliver. Observes garnetting to detect clogged rollers or breaks in web. $T3Pieces up$T1 breaks in web and disentangles clogged rollers by hand. Doffs laps or cans of garnetted material from delivery end of machine. Weighs laps or cans of material and records weight on production records. May tend $T3garnett machine$T1 equipped with pneumatic conveyors that blow stock into storage bins or subsequent machine hoppers. May tend picking machine [PICKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry)] in tandem with garnett machine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-054 GARNETTER (furniture; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: felter; felting-machine operator

    Tends machine that garnetts waste yarn and fibers and compresses garnetted fibers into rolls of felt, batting, or padding: Moves weight on lever of automatic feeder to control amount of waste material fed into machine and weight of product produced. Spaces knives on either side of delivery end of machine according to width specified for rolls. Turns handwheel to increase or decrease space between compressor roller according to thickness specified for product. Threads end of garnetted material through folding device that spreads layers of material on delivery table preparatory to winding web into rolls.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-058 GILL-BOX TENDER (textile) alternate titles: card-gill tender; gill tender; pin-drafting-machine operator; pin-machine tender

    Tends machine that draws out and combines wool, synthetic, or blended sliver and aligns fibers preparatory to further processing: Places balls of sliver on holders or positions cans of sliver at feeding end of machine. Threads sliver through guides, gathering eye, rollers, and under $T3fallers.$T1 Starts machine and guides sliver into receiving can, or wraps end around spindle that winds it into ball. Observes operation of machine to detect breaks and $T3pieces up$T1 ends together by hand. Replaces exhausted supply cans or balls of sliver. Doffs can or balls of processed sliver. May weigh cans or balls of sliver and record weight. May weigh sample of sliver to determine quality of sliver produced by machine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-062 MIXER (hat & cap) alternate titles: blender; devil tender; fur-mixer operator; mixing-machine operator

    Tends machine that separates matted fur fibers and blends fibers for use in felt hats: Selects fibers according to quality, type, and weight specifications. Dumps fibers into hopper of machine. Starts machine that forces fibers against teeth of cylinders (picker rollers), that separate matted fibers, and into air-blending chamber that mixes fibers. Removes blended fibers from machine and places fibers in bags or boxes. Cleans machine, using brush, broom, and airhose. Lubricates machine, using oilcan and grease gun. May sort and weigh waste. May be designated according to type of machine tended as Conical Mixer (hat & cap); Cylindrical Mixer (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-066 MIXING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: blending-machine operator

    Tends machine that cleans, straightens, and blends brush-filling materials, such as horsehair, nylon, vegetable fibers, and plastic filaments: Loosens wing-nuts and adjusts conveyor guides to accommodate length of materials to be processed. Removes materials from container according to predetermined sequence and places them on machine conveyor with flag (split) ends together. Moves lever to set specified speed of machine cycle. Starts machine and observes material until blending conforms with prescribed standards. Removes and packs or wraps blended material. Cleans machine, using airhose. May apply antistatic lubricant to material, using brush.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-070 OPENER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: bale-breaker operator; breaker operator; opening-machine tender; stock blender

    Tends series of machines in tandem that open, clean, fluff, and mix compressed cotton or synthetic fibers preparatory to picking process: Starts machines and feeds layers of fibers from several bales into machine hoppers to produce uniform blend. Observes processing of fibers and signal lights to detect clogged beaters. Stops machines and pulls fibers from clogged beaters. Cleans and oils machines. May weigh fibers preparatory to feeding machines.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-074 PICKER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: picker

    Tends battery of picker machines that break up and clean cotton or synthetic fibers, form them into $T3lap II,$T1 and wind lap into rolls: Starts machine and pulls cord to open gate of hopper through which cotton tufts feed onto conveyor of machine or hand feeds cotton tufts onto conveyor. Moves levers to regulate weight, length of lap, and speed of machine. Observes and regulates speed of conveyor as conveyor feeds machine to prevent jamming. Inserts metal bar in lap arbor of automatic winding mechanism that winds and ejects lap rolls of specified size. Turns end of lap around lap forming bar by hand, when necessary. Lifts roll of lap from machine, weighs roll of lap, records weight, places roll on portable rack, and removes pin around which lap was wound. Marks lap to identify fiber type, using specified chalk. Cleans and oils machine. May tend machines that open, clean, fluff, and mix cotton or synthetic fibers prior to picking process [OPENER TENDER (textile) 680.685-070].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

680.685-078 PICKER-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture) alternate titles: gin feeder; wooling-machine operator

    Tends machine that fluffs and cleans new and used materials, such as cotton, kapok, and sisal used in pads, cushions, and mattresses, performing any combination of following tasks: Moves guide on machine to direct cleaned material into storage bins or $T3garnett machine.$T1 Opens bales of material, such as cotton and sisal, using wirecutter and knife. Pulls bales apart, starts machine, and feeds specified grades of material into machine hopper. May weigh specified amounts of material according to grades, using platform scales. May tie mattress cover to filling spout and move guide to direct material into it. May be designated according to type of material picked as Cotton Picker (furniture); Excelsior Picker (furniture); Fiber Picker (furniture); Sisal Picker (furniture); Tow Picker (furniture). May tend machine that produces rolls of felt from fluffed and cleaned fiber [GARNETT-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-082 PICKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: blender operator; shredder; willower

    Tends picking machine that opens or shreds and fluffs raw or used materials, such as wool, kapok, foam rubber, or hair to facilitate further processing: Cuts open bales of raw materials. Starts machine and deposits handfuls of raw material on feeding apron that conveys material into picking or shredding rollers. Observes machine to detect clogged rollers. Stops machine, and strips fiber from rollers, using knife, scissors, or hands. May spray raw material with oil emulsion. May be designated according to material processed as Hair-Picking-Machine Operator (furniture; tex. prod., nec); Tow-Picker Operator (furniture); Wool-Picker Operator (textile).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-086 RIBBON-LAP-MACHINE TENDER (textile) alternate titles: carding doubler; lap-machine tender; lap winder

    Tends machines that draw out and combine four to six $T3laps II$T1 into one of uniform weight and texture preparatory to combing: Places rolls of lap on feed rolls of machine. Threads ends through stop-motion device and rollers, and around takeup spool, or presses end to end of preceding lap. Patrols machines to detect exhausted ends and to observe lights indicating machine stoppage caused by lap break. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken ends and restarts machine. Turns handle to release roll for doffing. Removes lap from machine and replaces with empty takeup spool.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-090 SILK SPREADER (textile) alternate titles: spreading-machine operator

    Tends machine that fluffs and combines silk fibers: Weighs cleaned, raw silk to separate it into small bunches of specified weight. Starts machine and feeds bunches of silk between machine rollers that fluff and combine bunches.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

680.685-094 SLIVER-LAP-MACHINE TENDER (textile) alternate titles: carding doubler; lap regulator; lap-winding-machine operator

    Tends machines which combine strands of sliver (usually 12 or more) into $T3lap II$T1 and winds sliver into rolls: Pulls cans of sliver to creeling position. Threads ends of sliver through guides, stop-motion device, and rolls, and onto takeup pin, or attaches end to preceding end by overlapping and twisting sliver with fingers. Patrols machine area to detect exhausted ends and observe lights indicating machine stoppage caused by sliver break. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken ends. Removes lap and replaces empty pins. May depress pedal to raise roll of lap for doffing or loosen holders by hand. May tend combers [COMBER TENDER (textile) 680.685-118], ribbon lappers [RIBBON-LAP-MACHINE TENDER (textile) 680.685-086], or drawing frames [DRAWING-FRAME TENDER (textile) 680.685-038].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

680.685-098 SLUBBER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: roving tender; slubber; slubber hand

    Tends $T3slubber$T1 machines that draw out and loosely twist sliver into roving to strengthen sliver for subsequent drawing and twisting operations: Fastens ends of sliver from full cans to preceding ends by overlapping and twisting ends with fingers, or threads sliver over guide, through rolls and flyers, and onto bobbins. Patrols machines to detect exhausted ends and to observe signal lights indicating machine stoppage caused by sliver breaks. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken ends by threading sliver through rollers and flyer and twisting sliver to end on bobbin. Doffs bobbin of roving, placing flyers on top of frame and roving in box truck. Sets empty bobbins on spindles, winds end of roving around bobbins, and replaces flyers. Brushes lint and dust from rollers and oils machine. May mark spools of roving with colored chalk to denote weight and texture.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

680.685-102 STAPLE CUTTER (textile) alternate titles: chopper feeder; sliver chopper; stock cutter; waste chopper

    Tends machine that cuts tow, sliver, or waste fibers into staple lengths preparatory to blending and subsequent processing into yarn: Places cans of sliver or bales of raw stock at feed-end of machine. Cuts bale bands, using hand snips. Places loose fiber on belt which conveys fiber to cutting blades or pulls ends of sliver or tow from cans and guides them into feed rolls at cutter. Examines fiber falling from cutter to detect fusing of fibers due to dull cutting blades. Measures cut fiber with ruler to verify length. Notifies MACHINE FIXER (textile) when cut fiber does not meet specifications. May stock from several bales to blend fibers. May sort loose stock by size and color.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-106 STRAND-AND-BINDER CONTROLLER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends feed end of mat-making range that cuts fiberglass sliver into staple lengths and binds staple lengths together to form continuous sheets of fiberglass insulation material: Scoops powdered binder from barrel into hopper of binder sprayer. Gathers specified number of sliver ends from creel and threads ends through guides and rollers into staple cutting units. Observes flow of sliver from creel through staple cutters to verify number of ends being fed into cutters and to detect jam-up of sliver in cutters. Stops cutter and disentangles jam-up, using knife. Drops marker onto conveyor, signifying beginning and end of defective mat. Increases or decreases number of sliver ends fed into cutters as directed by MAT-MACHINE OPERATOR (concrete prod.).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-110 STRETCH-BOX TENDER (textile)

    Tends machines that stretch synthetic fibers in sliver or tow form to control elasticity and prevent uneven stretching during subsequent processing: Turns knob to set air pressure control on stretch rolls according to amount of stretch specified. Guides sliver into feed rolls so that it passes over heating element, between stretch rolls, and drops into receiving can. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken sliver and replaces empty cans. Doffs and weighs cans of stretched sliver. May tend stretch box with crimping and steam-setting attachments.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-114 WASTE-MACHINE TENDER (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: waste-cotton cleaner; waste duster; willow-machine operator; willow-machine tender

    Tends machine that opens, cleans, fluffs, and reduces soft waste yarn, sliver, and roving to fiber for reuse: Spreads armfuls of waste material on feeder apron of machine. Starts machine, and wraps web of processed material around takeup roller or positions truck beneath delivery apron of machine. Observes processing of waste to detect clogged rollers and disentangles rollers by hand. Doffs, laps, or trucks material from delivery end of machine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.685-118 COMBER TENDER (textile)

    Tends machines that comb $T3lap II$T1 or sliver to remove short fibers, neps, and dirt and to straighten and align fibers: Lifts lap onto holders or positions cans of sliver at rear of machine. Threads lap or sliver between feeder rollers, combing and drawing rollers, through gathering eyes, $T3coiler head,$T1 and into cans. $T3Pieces up$T1 fresh lap or sliver to end of preceding one. Pieces up breaks, and replaces cans of sliver or rolls of lap. Removes full cans of processed sliver from coiler head and pushes cans to designated area to await further processing. Observes signal lights to detect sliver breaks, machine malfunctions, and exhausting cans of unprocessed sliver. Pulls $T3lap-ups$T1 of fibers from rollers, using hook. May empty bin of waste materials combed out of fibers.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

680.686-010 CAN DOFFER (textile) alternate titles: can pusher

    Doffs and transfers sliver cans among carding, drawing, and slubbing machines: Pushes or drags full sliver cans from carding to drawing, and from drawing to slubbing machines to maintain workflow. Removes empty cans from drawing and slubbing machines and places them in position for reuse at carding machines. May sweep work area or clean machines. May be designated according to machine area worked as Card Doffer (textile).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.686-014 FIRST-BREAKER FEEDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Feeds fiber, such as hemp or sisal, into machine that breaks up matted bundles, and oils and straightens fibers to form sliver: Places bundles of fibers on machine feed conveyor. Observes sliver emerging from machine and varies rate of feeding to maintain production of uniform sliver of specified weight. Turns valve to start flow of oil that lubricates, softens, and preserves fibers. When feeding armfuls of short hemp fibers into machine, is designated Tow Feeder (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.686-018 MACHINE FEEDER, RAW STOCK (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: feeder tender; guillotine operator; hopper feeder; shredder picker

    Feeds raw fiber stock into machines that loosen, shred, separate, clean, form nubs, or straighten fibers: Reads work ticket to determine amount and type of stock to be processed. Records amount of materials processed, during work shift. Places fibers on conveyor belt or into machine hopper for processing by machine. Opens and closes gates of belt and pneumatic conveyors on machines fed directly from preceding machines. Loosens material before dumping material into hoppers by pulling fibers apart. Moves stock from storage or other departments to machine, using industrial truck or handtruck. May tend automatic machines and equipment that process fiber stock. May feed polyurethane foam into machines. May feed fiber stock into drum to apply oil to stock prior to further processing. May be designated according to type of machine fed as Carding-Machine Feeder (textile); Garnett Feeder (tex. prod., nec); Nub-Card Tender (textile); Picker Feeder (tex. prod., nec; textile).
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

680.686-022 WASTE-MACHINE OFFBEARER (tex. prod., nec)

    Removes strands of waste cotton that wind around separating cylinder of waste machine, to prevent jams and maintain flow of waste from machine, using wire hook. Carries waste to storage bins.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.687-010 APRON CLEANER (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: apron scratcher; card-apron cleaner

    Cleans dirt or foreign matter from carded asbestos fibers, using wire studded scratchboard.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

680.687-014 ROLLER CLEANER (textile) alternate titles: draft-roller picker; frame cleaner; roll picker; top cleaner

    Cleans lint and dust from drawing rollers of spinning or roving frames while machines are in operation, using pneumatic $T3roll picker$T1 or handbrush. Removes roving wound on rollers , using fingers or hook. Feels rubber covered rollers for surface defects, replaces defective rollers, and routes defective rollers for resurfacing. May brush lint and dust from ring rail. May $T3piece up$T1 roving or yarn breaks.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

680.687-018 ROVING-WEIGHT GAUGER (textile)

    Weighs roving samples from wool carding machines and adjusts machines to produce roving of specified weight: Measures roving with ruler to obtain sample of specified length. Weighs sample and compares weight with standard chart to detect variations. Moves weight on weight-control lever of carding machine to regulate rate at which raw stock is fed into machine, altering weight of roving produced. May weigh rolls of fibrous web and be designated Web Sizer (textile).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

681 TWISTING, BEAMING, WARPING, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with twisting together yarn, thread, twine, or cordage, to impart such characteristics as strength, texture, resistance, and color tone; collecting the material upon beams or other devices, or gathering it into balls, bulk, coils, or skeins.

681.130-010 SUPERVISOR, PREPARATION DEPARTMENT (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparation of warp and filling yarn for weaving: Analyzes production schedule to determine size, type, texture, and quantity of yarn required to meet production demands. Prepares order sheets, warp pattern sheets, and formula sheets and issues them to MATERIAL HANDLER (any industry), to workers tending warping-machines, to CREELER (any industry), and to CHEMICAL MIXER (textile). Schedules changes in machine setups to meet requirements of production schedule, informing workers tending slashers, quilling-machines, and warping-machines of type, size, color, quantity, and number of yarn ends to be wound on quills or loom beams. Examines creel setup of warping machines to detect errors in number of yarn ends and arrangement of yarn in creel, and instructs CREELER (any industry) to alter setup to correspond with warp pattern sheet. Examines yarn on bobbins, quills, or beams to ensure conformance to standards. Trains workers in operation of machines and evaluates work performance. May be designated according to specific process supervised as Supervisor, Drawing-In Department (textile); Supervisor, Slashing Department (textile); Supervisor, Warping Department (textile). 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

681.130-014 SUPERVISOR, WINDING AND TWISTING DEPARTMENT (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in winding yarn or thread from one package to another and in twisting yarn or thread: Reads production schedule to obtain information, such as size, type, texture, quality, and quantity of yarn required to meet production demands. Schedules winding of yarn onto suitable packages for subsequent processes, such as twisting, warping, dyeing, knitting, or weaving. Informs machine tenders of yarn type and size, winding speed, number of ends wound per package, and size of packages. Determines direction and amount of twist to be put into yarn, based on size of yarn, number of ends being plied, twists per inch and direction of twist in single yarn, and ultimate use of yarn. Computes gear size required to effect required twist, using mathematical formulas and tables. Schedules changes in production to meet requirements of production schedule, issuing new instructions to SECTION LEADER AND MACHINE SETTER (textile) 689.260-018. Examines yarn to detect variations from standards. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May supervise workers engaged in winding and twisting continuous filament yarns and be designated Supervisor, Throwing Department (textile). May be designated according to specific activity as Supervisor, Twisting Department (textile); Supervisor, Winding Department (textile). May supervise workers engaged in twisting yarn around rubber strands to produce elastic yarn and be designated Supervisor, Rubber Covering (textile).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 80

681.380-010 ROPE-MACHINE SETTER (tex. prod., nec)

    Sets up and maintains battery of automatic machines that make hemp rope: Installs and aligns dies and gears to produce specified type and size rope, using handtools. Turns setscrews to adjust machines. May operate and adjust rope-laying machine to make rope.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

681.387-010 QUALITY CONTROL CHECKER, TEXTURING PROCESS (textile)

    Inspects yarn texturing machines and packages of textured yarn to appraise quality of texturing process: Inspects doff yarn to ensure processing of yarn by texturing machines meets company performance standards. Reads temperature from gauges on thermal unit of texturing machines, records number of malfunctioning thermal units, and calibrates temperature gauges, using thermometer. Monitors spindle speed on texturing machines, using strobe tester, and notifies MACHINE FIXER (textile) 689.260-010 or SUPERVISOR, WINDING AND TWISTING (textile) 681.130-014 of malfunctioning spindle speed. Transports defective yarn package to YARN CLEANER (textile) 681.687-026 for salvaging of yarn. Fabricates needles used by YARN-TEXTURING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) I 681.685-158, using handtools.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

681.485-010 ROVING WINDER, FIBERGLASS (textile)

    Tends machine that winds several strands of fiberglass sliver into a single strand of roving: Gathers strands of fiberglass sliver from creels to form roving, threads roving through guides, and attaches roving to takeup package or laps roving around spindle of winder to form coreless package. Starts machine and observes winding units to detect broken ends and variations in number of ends being wound into roving. Ties broken ends and notifies CREELER (any industry) to increase or decrease ends according to specifications. Observes signal light to determine when package is full. Doffs full packages from machine and packs roving into shipping containers. Weighs roving and records weight on shipping list and production records. Pastes label on container and seals container, using gummed tape. Places containers onto pallet or conveyor. May creel machine [CREELER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.585-010 BEAMER (textile) alternate titles: dry-slasher tender; rebeamer

    Tends machine that winds yarn from several section beams I simultaneously onto single $T3loom beam$T1 preparatory to weaving: Positions section beams on creel with aid of BEAMER HELPER (textile), using chain hoist. Lays individual yarn ends from each section beam between dents of reed and teeth of expansion comb, following leases in section warps. Tapes yarn ends to loom beam or ties groups of yarn ends into knots and inserts knots into slots of loom beam. Turns knob to set yardage clock as specified. Starts machine and observes yarn to detect slubs, breaks, and tangles. Removes slubs with scissors, straightens tangles, and ties broken yarn ends with fingers. Inserts $T3lease string$T1 in warp yarn and secures yarn ends with tape. Doffs full loom beam onto handtruck and replaces beam with empty beam with aid of BEAMER HELPER (textile), using chain hoist. Records style number, number of yarn breaks, machine stops, and yardage beamed.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.585-014 BOBBIN WINDER, MACHINE (tex. prod., nec; textile)

    Tends machine that transfers yarn, thread, or twine from spools to large bobbins used on knitting and weaving machinery: Mounts spools on spindles over winding arbors of machine. Unwinds length of yarn, thread, or twine from spool and winds onto bobbin. Places bobbin on winding arbor and rotates bobbin to take up slack. Slides thread into eye of winding traveler and starts arbors rotating to wind thread onto bobbins. Observes bobbins as they are winding and cuts thread to remove loaded bobbins. Records number and types of bobbins wound.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

681.585-018 SINGE WINDER (textile)

    Tends machine that singes lint and fuzz from yarn and winds yarn onto bobbins or $T3cones:$T1 Places yarn packages on spindles and threads yarn through guides, tension device, slub catcher, heating unit, and grooves of traverse roller. Inserts end of yarn in takeup cone or bobbin and places cone on spindle. Pulls switches to start machine, exhaust fans, and burners. $T3Pieces up$T1 yarn breaks. Doffs full cones or bobbins and places yarn in handtruck. Records production on work ticket. Cleans rails and burners of machine, using brush, airhose, and cloth.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.682-010 DRESSER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: thread dresser; warp dresser; warper tender; warping-mill operator

    Operates machine to wind yarn from packages onto reel and from reel onto $T3loom beams$T1 to prepare multiple colored warps for weaving: Moves portable reel into position in front of creel and draws yarn from packages on creel, according to specified pattern. Ties yarn ends into loop and places loop over hook on reel to secure ends for winding. Sets yardage meter to stop machine when specified yardage for section is wound on reel. Inserts $T3lease strings$T1 in wound section to keep threads in position for weaving. Cuts yarn, using scissors, and places ends under section wound to prevent raveling. Moves reel to front of creel to facilitate winding of additional sections of yarn. Positions loom beam on brackets, using hoist, and secures ends from all sections onto beam. Pulls lever to reverse reel and pushes button to start yarn winding onto beam. Doffs full loom beam, using hoist. Turns valves to fill size box and to regulate temperature in drying cabinet when machine is equipped with slashing attachment. May creel machine.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

681.682-014 ROPE-MAKER, ROPEWALK (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates track-mounted machine in ropewalk to lay rope-fiber strands into heavy line, such as marine hawser and towline: Lays strands on guide arms parallel to track. Anchors ends of strands to stationary fixture at end of ropewalk. Secures other end of strands in self-propelled machine at opposite end of ropewalk that lays strands into rope and coils rope onto reel as it moves along track. Moves levers to start machine and to produce specified degree of hardness in rope. Binds ends of finished rope to prevent raveling and removes full reel, using hoist.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

681.682-018 RUG SETTER, AXMINSTER (carpet & rug) alternate titles: color-setting-machine operator

    Operates machine to wind yarn from short spools onto longer spools in specified color arrangement to prepare yarn for weaving into rugs: Positions spools of yarn on creel as specified by pattern chart. Threads ends of yarn through reeds, tension devices, and guides, as specified by pattern chart. Adjusts tension on thread. Clamps ends to takeup (long) spool. Starts machine and observes winding for yarn tangles and breaks. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken ends. Stops machine when specified amount of yarn has been wound, cuts yarn with cutting blade, places clamp onto spool to hold yarn in place, and replaces spool with empty one. May be designated according to machine for which yarn is prepared as Rug Setter, Six-Quarter Machine (carpet & rug); Rug Setter, Three-Quarter Machine (carpet & rug). May operate machine to wind yarn onto $T3loom beams$T1 and be designated Rug Setter, Velvet (carpet & rug).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

681.685-010 BALL-WARPER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: baller tender; ball-thread-machine tender; ball winder

    Tends warping machine that gathers and winds strands of yarn in rope form into ball form preparatory to mercerizing, dyeing, or bleaching: $T3Pieces up$T1 ends from supply package to leader to thread machine. Sets yardage counter to record amount of yarn wound and starts machine. Inserts and ties $T3lease strings$T1 at prescribed intervals. Observes operation to detect yarn breaks. Locates and ties broken ends. Doffs $T3ball warps.$T1 May tend machine with singeing attachment to remove lint from yarn.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-014 BALLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: ball winder

    Tends machine that winds thread, twine, or yarn into balls preparatory to shipping or further processing: Places supply $T3cones$T1 or spools on creel rack and threads yarn ends through guides and tension device. Pushes core over spindle of machine or wraps end of thread around shaping device of coreless winder. Pulls lever to start machine to wind specified amount of thread. Doffs balls of thread, using knife to cut thread. Inspects balls for defective winding or soiled thread. May insert labels under thread. May place ball on device to crush center and wrap end of thread around center as binder. May pack balls into boxes for shipment.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-018 BEAM-WARPER TENDER, AUTOMATIC (knitting; narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: beam warper; section beamer; section warper; tricot-warper tender; warper tender

    Tends high-speed warpers that automatically wind yarn in parallel sheets onto beams preparatory to dyeing, weaving, or knitting: Examines yarn in creel to ensure that yarn corresponds to warp pattern sheet specifications, for number of yarn ends, arrangement of yarn in creel, yarn size, and color. Requests CREELER (any industry) 689.687-030 to alter creel setup to correspond with warp pattern sheet. Pulls yarn ends from packages mounted on creel, through $T3drop wires,$T1 and tension, measuring, and spreading devices, and fastens ends to empty warp beam to thread machine. Sets yardage counter to record amount of yarn wound and starts machine. Observes operation to detect yarn breaks which cause machine to stop. Turns beam back to point of break, locates and ties broken ends, and cuts excess yarn, using scissors. Stops machine when specified yardage is wound on beam, cuts yarn, and places gummed tape over ends or loops ends together to secure ends. Doffs full beams and sets in empties [BEAM RACKER (textile) 681.686-010]. May wrap beam with paper. May replace empty yarn packages [CREELER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

681.685-022 BOBBIN WINDER, MACHINE (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that winds thread onto bobbins for use on sole-stitching machines: Places bobbins on spindle and inserts spindle into bobbin-winding machine. Wraps thread around first bobbin. Pushes lever to start machine. Holds spindle in place with hand, allows spring to move spindle, and positions next bobbin for winding. Cuts thread between bobbins, using knife. Removes spindle from machine and bobbins from spindle.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-026 BOBBIN WINDER, SEWING MACHINE (textile)

    Tends machine with multiple winding units that wind thread onto shuttle bobbins for use on sewing machines: Places empty tube on spindle of winding unit, wraps ends of thread around tube, and cuts off excess thread. Pushes lever to start winding unit which automatically stops when thread breaks or tubes are full. Cuts thread with scissors and removes tube. Removes and discards partially wound bobbins. Measures bobbin periodically, using gauge and turns screws to adjust tension if bobbin is not of specified size.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-030 CARDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that winds binding, rickrack, and braid on paperboard cards: Clamps card and end of material in machine. Starts machine which makes predetermined number of revolutions to wind specified length of material on card. Cuts end of material with scissors and removes card from machine.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-034 COILER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: reeler

    Tends machine that winds rope onto reel to form coil: Selects reel according to size of rope and mounts reel on spindle, using wrench. Trims loose strands from end of rope with knife and binds end with tape to prevent unraveling. Ties end of rope to reel and starts machine. Guides rope onto reel to ensure even winding. Stops machine and ties coil with cord to prevent unwinding. Lowers coil onto dolly, using chain hoist. Slides winding reel out of coil. May weigh coils. May splice rope ends.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-038 COVERING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: elastic-yarn twister; rubber coverer; rubber-covering-machine operator

    Tends covering machine that twists one or more strands of yarn around rubber or synthetic yarn cores to produce elastic yarn: Threads narrow strip (ribbon) of rubber through feed rollers and splitting mechanism, or separates partially cut strands of rubber, or places $T3cones$T1 of core yarn or rubber thread on holders. Draws ends of core yarn or rubber through guide and hollow spindles, using hook, and laps ends around takeup package. Positions yarn supply packages on spindles, threads ends through guides and tensions, and wraps ends around yarn or rubber core. Observes operation to detect defective twisting caused by taut or slack yarn and turns setscrew to adjust tension. Ties broken ends. Replaces exhausted supply of yarn or rubber and ties ends to ends in machine. Doffs machine and places empty takeup packages on holders. May compare measurements of relaxed and stretched covered rubber, and adjust speed of takeup mechanism that controls rubber tension to ensure stretch of specified length.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-042 COVERING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (textile) alternate titles: elastic-yarn-twister helper

    Observes operation of covering machines to detect defective spindle action: Scrutinizes size and shape of twisting strand blur or places small celluloid sheet in path of whirling traveler to determine if spindles are performing as specified. Stops nonproductive spindles for repair or for replenishment of $T3cones$T1 of rubber or fiber strands.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-046 DOUBLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: doubler; multiple-tube-winding-machine operator

    Tends machine that winds two or more strands of yarn parallel onto bobbin or tube preparatory to twisting: Places supply packages in creel and draws yarn ends through machine guides and tensions onto takeup tube. Starts machine and observes operation to detect yarn breaks, exhausting yarn supply and full packages on takeup tubes. $T3Pieces up$T1 yarn breaks, using knotter. Replaces supply packages in creel. Doffs full packages.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-050 FLOOR WINDER (textile)

    Tends several single-spindle winding frames that wind strands of bonded glass fiber produced on fiber machines onto tubes for further processing: Slips empty tubes on spindles of winding machines, and fastens ends of fiber strand, handed down from floor above by FIBER-MACHINE TENDER (glass mfg.), to each tube. Starts machines. Stops spindles when winding tubes are full, breaks off strand of fiber, and slides full winding tube from spindle. Observes strands being wound and ties together broken fiber ends.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

681.685-054 LEASING-MACHINE TENDER (textile)

    Tends machine that inserts $T3lease strings$T1 to keep warp strands separated in specified arrangement to facilitate drawing-in: Positions warp beam in holders, using hoist. Pulls warp ends over lease rod and turns rod to make warp threads taut. Places cone of string on holder and draws string through guides and needle to thread machine. Starts machine that raises and lowers warp threads and inserts string to keep threads in place and prevent tangling. Observes counter on machine to ensure that specified number of warp ends are wound on beam. Removes warp ends from rod, turns warp beam to rewind ends, and secures ends with tape. Removes warp beam from holder, using hoist.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-058 LONG-CHAIN BEAMER (textile) alternate titles: beamer hand; beaming-machine operator; section beamer

    Tends machine that winds yarn in chain form from skeins or $T3ball warps$T1 onto beams in parallel sheets: Laces end of skein around rollers and pulls end through dividers in separate skeins or inserts rod through center of ball warp and lifts warp onto stand for unwinding. Guides end of yarn chain around tension drums and lays individual strands of yarn between teeth of expansion comb. Turns crank to adjust comb to width of beam. Knots section of warp ends and inserts knots in slots of beam to hold yarn for winding. Starts, stops, and controls speed of machine with pedal. Observes yarn to detect slubs and broken or tangled ends; cuts out slubs, using scissors, and ties broken yarn ends with fingers. Inserts $T3lease strings$T1 at intervals to preserve arrangement of yarn. Secures ends of yarn on beam with gummed tape. May doff beam, using hoist. May be designated according to type of yarn wound as Silk Beamer (textile).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-062 LOOM-WINDER TENDER (textile)

    Tends winding units attached to looms that automatically wind yarn onto quills, transfer quills to loom shuttles, and strip bunch yarn from expended quills: Positions yarn packages on machine creel and threads yarn end through guides, tensions, and yarn carrier. Places empty quills in feed tray of winding unit. Patrols aisles between looms to detect malfunctions, such as jammed quills, broken yarn ends, exhausted yarn packages, and unstripped quills in reject tray. Straightens or removes jammed quills, ties broken yarn ends, replaces exhausted yarn packages, strips yarn from rejected quills by hand, and places stripped quills in feed tray. Notifies LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile) of mechanical defects. Important variables may be indicated by trade name of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-066 PRECISE WINDER (textile)

    Tends machine that winds $T3cones$T1 or tubes of yarn or thread to specified size and lay: Places supply packages in creel and draws yarn ends through machine guides and tensions onto takeup tubes to thread winding units. Turns dial of yardage clock to control amount of yarn wound. Turns gear to set lay, using wrench. Starts machine and observes operation to detect yarn breaks and exhausting supply packages. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken ends. Doffs yarn when package reaches specified size. May weigh yarn package and remove or wind yarn to bring package to specified weight. May tend machine equipped with troughs to draw yarn or thread through solutions specified by processing instructions.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

681.685-070 QUILLER OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: long-chain-quiller tender; quill-machine tender

    Tends quiller that winds strands of yarn from $T3ball warps$T1 onto bobbins or quills after bleaching, mercerizing, or dyeing: Divides new warp into sections to facilitate handling, using twisting hook or ring to hold yarn parallel. Twists each new strand to preceding strand in machine with fingers to draw yarn through reed and guides without rethreading. Starts machine and depresses pedal board to control winding speed. Feels warp for tangles and observes yarn for breaks. Stops machine to straighten warp, remove $T3lease strings,$T1 or thread broken ends through reed and guides. Doffs bobbins or quills from spindles and replaces with empties. Brushes dust and lint from machine and oils spindle bearings.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

681.685-074 QUILLING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (textile) alternate titles: filling winder; quiller; quiller hand; quiller tender

    Tends machine equipped with automatic quill loading and doffing device that winds yarn from $T3cones$T1 or tubes onto quills for use in loom shuttle: Loads hopper with empty quills by hand or electric hoist. Places supply packages of yarn on holders, according to yarn count, blend, and color of label inside packages, and ties yarn ends from packages to ends in machine and cuts excess yarn at knots with scissors. Observes winding units to detect breaks in yarn. Removes quills when yarn breaks, rethreads yarn through guides, and ties yarn ends. Removes full boxes or pinboards (boards with upright spindles), which receive wound quills ejected by machine, and separates partially filled quills. Keeps production records. May inspect quills for defects, such as broken filament and dirty or damaged yarn. May mark quills of yarn according to style of yarn being processed, using colored chalk.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

681.685-078 REELING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: reeler; reel tender; skein reeler; skein winder

    Tends machine that winds yarn, thread, or textile selvage from bobbins, $T3cones,$T1 cops, or tubes into skeins for dyeing or shipment: Places supply package of yarn, thread, or selvage on spindles. Threads ends of yarn through guides and wraps or ties them around swift (long collapsible reel). Starts machine and observes yarn for breaks. Stops machine to tie or sew broken ends together and replace exhausted supply packages. Cuts yarn with knife or scissors when specified amount of yarn is reeled, and ties ends of skein together. Laces string through and around skein to prevent tangling. Pulls levers to collapse reel and slides skeins off end of reel or observes automatic discharge to detect tangles. May set dial of revolution counter to measure yardage wound. May tie several skeins into bundle. May be designated according to material wound as Twine-Reeling Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-082 ROPE MAKER, MACHINE (nonmet. min.)

    Tends former machine that twists strands of asbestos roving to form $T3wick,$T1 and rope-twisting machine that twists strands of wick to form rope: Creels spools of asbestos roving or wick on machines and threads material through guides, flyer, and around winding spindles. Starts machines and observes twisting to detect breaks in material. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken roving ends, or ties broken wick ends. Doffs full package of wick and rope from machines.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-086 ROPE-LAYING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: rope-coiling-machine operator; rope-twisting-machine operator

    Tends one or more machines that lay (twist) fiber strands or twine into rope and wind rope onto reels: Selects and mounts reels of ready (strands) or twine on machine according to rope size specified, using hoist. Threads strands or twine from reels through guides to twisting mechanism, and splices strands or twine to lead rope attached to reel. Starts machine and monitors operation to detect defective laying or winding of rope. Stops machine when counter shows specified length is wound. Cuts rope with knife and binds coil with cord to prevent unwinding. Hammers pin from end of reel and pulls it from coil. May weigh coils. May install gears and tubes to produce specified types and sizes of rope, using handtools. May burn or cut rough spots from rope, using soldering iron or scissors. May tend machine that forms and twists fiber strands into rope.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-090 RUBBER-THREAD SPOOLER (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: thread spooler

    Tends machine that winds strands of rubber used in golf ball cores onto spools: Pulls strands from container and draws strands along winding area to machine. Runs each strand through separator, wraps ends around spools, and clamps spools to spindles. Holds strands in hand, presses pedal to start spools winding, and feeds and guides strands of rubber from container, along winding area, and to machine. Pulls twisted strands to remove snarls or tangles, and stops machine to untwist knots. Stops machine when length markers reach separators, cuts off strands at marker, removes spools from spindles, and handwraps remainder of strand.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-094 SELVAGE-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Tends machine that winds sheets of selvage yarn onto spools: Positions yarn packages on creel and threads yarn from comb, through guides, stop motions, and expansion comb and laps yarn ends around takeup spool. Starts machine and observes flow of yarn to detect breaks in yarn. Stops machine and $T3pieces up$T1 broken ends. Doffs full spools of selvage yarn from machine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-098 SKEIN WINDER (textile) alternate titles: coner; spooler; swift tender

    Tends machine that simultaneously winds yarn from skeins onto spools or $T3cones:$T1 Hangs skeins of yarn on rack and beats out (shakes or pulls) skeins to straighten yarn and facilitate winding. Inspects yarn to detect soil, color spots, or defective twisting and discards faulty skeins. Removes reel (swift) from machine, wraps skein of yarn around reel, and replaces reel. Cuts card holding yarn in place, using scissors. Threads end of yarn through guides and turns it around spool or cone and starts unit winding. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken ends or ties new skeins with knotter. Observes winding operation and removes cones when full. Sets in empty cones. May be designated according to type of yarn wound as Lastex-Thread Winder (textile).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-102 SKEINER (narrow fabrics) alternate titles: skein winder

    Tends machine that winds narrow fabrics, such as tape, into skeins for dyeing or shipment: Draws fabric ends from box, threads each end through traverse guide, and ties end to reel. Turns dial to set yardage counter that stops machine when specified yardage has been wound. Presses pedal to start machine. Laces string through and around each skein to preserve arrangement and prevent tangling. Pulls lever to contract reel, slides skeins to end of reel, and removes skeins.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-106 SPEEDER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: roving-frame tender

    Tends machines that draw out, combine, and twist two strands of roving into single strands: Observes machines to detect breaks in roving or nearly exhausted bobbins in creels. Replaces nearly empty bobbins on creels with full bobbins. Stops machine, threads flyer, and $T3pieces up$T1 broken roving. Removes flyers and doffs bobbins of roving when machine stops automatically. Sets empty bobbins on spindles, replaces flyers, and starts machine.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-110 SPINNING-MACHINE TENDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends one or more machines that twist combed hemp or sisal fiber or yarn into strands and winds strands onto bobbins: Threads sliver (combed fiber) or yarn through guides to twisting mechanism of spinning machine. Opens safety cover to inspect twisting die, places empty bobbin on spindle, and fastens end of yarn or strand to bobbin. Starts machine and observes operation to detect unsteady flow of material into spinning head, and uneven winding on bobbin.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-114 SPOOLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: spooler; winder; winding-machine operator

    Tends machine that winds bias binding, cloth, cording, piping, or tape onto cardboard spools: Clamps spool onto spindle of machine. Starts machine and guides material onto revolving spool by hand. Cuts material with scissors when spool is full. May wrap rolls or spools in paper.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-118 STRAND-FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that forms (twists) rope-fiber yarn into strands preparatory to being laid into rope: Installs specified size tubes that gather and compress yarn preparatory to twisting. Places specified number of full yarn bobbins on creel. Threads yarn ends from bobbins through holes in register plates that align yarn through gathering tubes around capstan that maintains tension on strand, and ties end to reel that revolves to twist and form strand. Stops machine to repair yarn breaks. Removes full reel, using hoist.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-122 THREAD WINDER, AUTOMATIC (textile) alternate titles: spool winder

    Tends semiautomatic machine that winds thread from $T3cones$T1 onto spools or tubes used on sewing machines: Places full cones on rack, and passes threads through guides, tension device, yardage counter, and $T3drop wires.$T1 Loads tubes or spools into machine hopper. Observes operations of machine to detect breaks or $T3lap-ups.$T1 Removes spools having winding defects, or $T3pieces up$T1 broken ends, using knotter. Inspects spools for defects in winding and color as they are discharged by machine. May verify spool size, using gauge. May pack filled tubes or spools in boxes.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.685-126 TWISTER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends battery of machines that twists together two or more yarn strands into twine or produce plied yarn for use in rope making: Transfers filled spools of yarn to adjoining twister frame that twists two or more strands together to make twine. Doffs machine and packs filled spools of twine and empty cylinders in cartons. May tend machines that spin roving into yarn preparatory to twisting operation.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-130 TWISTER TENDER (glass mfg.; nonmet. min.; plastic-synth.; textile)

    Tends machines that twist together two or more strands of yarn or insert additional twist into single strand of yarn to increase strength, smoothness, and uniformity of yarn: Creels machine with bobbins of yarn [CREELER (any industry) 689.687-030], following work ticket specifications for color and type of yarn, or notifies change crew of exhausting yarn supply. Pulls ends of yarn over rollers, through $T3tension guides,$T1 traveler, or flyer, and laps yarn onto takeup spool. Patrols machines to detect yarn breaks and exhausted supply packages. Ties broken ends by hand or with knotter, rethreads stopoffs, and untangles yarn. When twisting fiberglass sliver or yarn, repairs breaks with splicing fluid. May doff takeup packages [DOFFER (textile) 689.686-022] and replace them with empty spools. May tend twisting machine that combines yarn with wire. May record production and worker identification on ticket. May inspect yarn for defective twisting and remove defective takeup packages. May tend machines that produce irregular effects or patterns in yarn by actions of pattern chain or by setup of rolls and be designated Novelty-Twister Tender (textile).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

681.685-134 TWISTER TENDER, PAPER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: paper twister

    Tends single or multiple spindle machine that twists paper strips into twine: Slides roll of paper of specified width onto spindle of machine. Wraps twine leader around spool and threads end through guide and twisting die. Untwists end of leader and splices it to end of paper strip. Starts machine and observes operations to detect uneven twisting and winding of twine. Verifies diameter of twine against specifications, using micrometer; and turns wheel to adjust pressure on twisting die. Cuts twine with cutters and removes filled spool. May thread two or more strands of twine through twisting die to make ply twine.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

681.685-138 UPTWISTER TENDER (textile) alternate titles: uptwist spinner

    Tends machines that twist single strands of silk or synthetic yarn: Places bobbin in holder and draws yarn from supply package through traverse guide and laps yarn around takeup bobbin. Starts machine and observes operation for yarn breaks. $T3Pieces up$T1 yarn breaks. Doffs full packages. May fit wire guide onto supply package and thread yarn through guide to retain twist in yarn coming off supply package.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-142 WARP SPOOLER (narrow fabrics; textile) alternate titles: jackspooler; spooler

    Tends machine that winds yarn in sheets onto spools used on narrow-fabric looms or dresser machines: Places yarn packages on creel of machine and draws yarn ends through guides and tension devices. Lifts spool onto machine brackets and laps yarn ends around spool. Doffs spool when specified yardage has been wound. When warping glass yarn, repairs yarn breaks with splicing fluid.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.685-146 WARPER (narrow fabrics)

    Tends table-type rotary warping machine that winds warp yarn onto pegs or spools for use in weaving narrow fabrics: Places spool of warp yarn over revolving spindle of machine. Mounts spools on spindles or positions wooden pegs in holes of machine table to produce warp of specified dimensions. Threads warp through eye of spindle and horizontal warping arm attached to spindle, and ties warp to hook holder. Starts machine to rotate warping arm and wind warp around pegs and through hook holder. Places weaving hook in hook holder after each revolution of warping arm to separate warp. Stops machine when specified number of yarn strands have been wound and cuts yarn, using scissors. Turns thumbscrew to secure yarn and hooks in hooks holder. Doffs wound yarn.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

681.685-150 WINDER OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (textile)

    Tends automatic yarn-winding machine, equipped with stationary or traveling knotter and traveling winding units that move around machine, to transfer yarn from bobbins to $T3cones$T1 or tubes: Places bobbins in pockets of feeder magazine and pulls ends of yarn over suction tube opening through which yarn is drawn into knotter. Observes machine operation and signal lights to detect machine malfunctions, exhausting supply packages, full packages of yarn, and tangled yarn. Doffs packages when light indicates package is filled. Replaces tubes or cones on spindles. Laps strands of yarn around cones or tubes to start yarn winding. Presses pedal or button to stop and control speed of machine, according to flow of work. Notifies MACHINE FIXER (textile) 689.260-010 when malfunction occurs.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

681.685-154 YARN WINDER (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: back winder; package winder; rewinder; spooler; winder; winding-machine operator

    Tends machine that winds strands of yarn from bobbins, $T3cakes,$T1 pirns, and other yarn packages into packages specified for further processing, shipment, or storage: Places supply packages on spindles or holders. Threads ends of yarn from each package through guides and tension device and attaches them to takeup package. Moves lever, depresses pedal, or flips switch to start machine. Observes winding units to detect breaks in yarn and ties broken ends by hand or with knotter. Stops machine or winding unit and doffs packages. Inspects yarn for defects. Reports malfunction of machine to MACHINE FIXER (textile) 689.260-010. May weigh yarn package or keep production records. May tend machine that winds yarn through emulsion-filled trough or against paraffin disk to soften or strengthen yarn. May be designated according to package wound or supply package used as Bobbin Winder (textile); Cake Winder (textile); or according to material wound as Worsted Winder (textile). When winding continuous filament yarn to or from packages used in throwing processes, is known as Redraw Operator (textile). When rewinding tangled or short lengths of yarn, is known as Salvage Winder (textile). Important variables may be indicated by trade names or machines used. May be designated Brass-Bobbin Winder (tex. prod., nec); Cone Spooler (any industry); Cone Winder (textile); Cop Winder (textile); Muff Winder (textile); Piece Hand (textile); Pirn Winder (textile); Quill Winder (narrow fabrics); Spool Winder (textile); Tailing-Machine Operator (textile); Tube Winder (any industry); Twine Winder (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

681.685-158 YARN-TEXTURING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (textile)

    Tends twisting machine frames equipped with thermal units and $T3false-twist spindles$T1 to produce stretch yarn: Threads yarn through guides, feed rollers, and heating unit, around entrance wheel of false-twist spindle, through traverse guide, and onto takeup bobbin, utilizing suction lines along path yarn travels, extension rods, and wire threader. Observes signal lights that indicate yarn breaks and malfunction of specified sections of machine. Records information regarding malfunction on flag card and places card on machine unit to signal maintenance crew. Reads doff schedule or uses gauge to determine when packages should be doffed. Doffs full takeup packages.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

681.686-010 BEAM RACKER (textile) alternate titles: beam doffer; warp clamper; warp hanger; warp placer; warp trucker

    Removes and replaces warp beams on looms, warpers, and slashers. Conveys full and empty beams to and from machine, using handtruck. May place harness assembly attached to new warp yarn with corresponding ends left in loom to facilitate tying-in process. May work as member of team to mount beams on looms.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.686-014 BEAMER HELPER (textile)

    Assists BEAMER (textile) to tend machine that winds yarn from section beams onto $T3loom beams:$T1 Mounts section beams on creel of beamer, using handtruck and chain hoist. Helps doff and wrap loom beams. Observes warp to detect breaks and ties broken threads. May drive industrial truck to transport beams to and from storage area. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.686-018 SPOOLER OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (textile)

    Feeds and off bears section of spooling machine that ties yarn ends automatically and transfers yarn from bobbins to cheeses: Places starter cheeses (spools containing small amount of yarn) on winding spindles. Places full bobbins in individual magazines of machine. Pulls end of yarn over guides or into suction device of machine to be picked up and tied to end of starter cheese by knotter which travels on track over machine. Doffs full cheeses and places cheeses on trident (three-pronged tray) on handtruck, or into trough located beside machine. May sort bobbins ejected by machine according to amount of yarn on bobbin. May strip defective yarn from bobbins, using knife, or by winding yarn on revolving spindle. May attach pregummed labels to inside of cones to identify cheeses or packages.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

681.687-010 END FINDER, FORMING DEPARTMENT (textile) alternate titles: forming-tube selector

    Examines tubes of fiberglass sliver to detect defects and unwinds defective sliver and short lengths from tube: Removes tubes from monorail conveyor onto table. Examines tubes for defects, such as dirt and grease, and to locate end of sliver. Inserts end of sliver in tube of air suction device to unravel defective portion and short lengths. Breaks excess sliver from tube or cuts sliver, using scissors. Weighs tubes of sliver to determine if weight is within tolerances and places tubes on truck. Tags and places underweight tubes on monorail conveyor.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.687-014 LOOSE-END FINDER, BOBBIN (knitting)

    Observes operation of winding machines to detect loose ends of broken thread and ties them.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.687-018 THREAD INSPECTOR (plastic-synth.)

    Examines synthetic-fiber thread, passing continuously in front of electric light, for such defects as weak spots, lumps, irregular twisting, grease stains, and snags. Rejects lots of thread not meeting plant standard. May inspect washed and dried $T3cakes$T1 of yarn for loose ends and remove excess thread with scissors and be designated Cake Inspector (plastic-synth.). May grade skeins of yarn by weight or presence of irregularities and be designated Sorter (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

681.687-022 WARP-YARN SORTER (textile)

    Sorts yarn packages into sets of specified numbers to be placed on creel of warper. May convey yarn from storage or other department, using handtruck. May distribute yarn.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

681.687-026 YARN CLEANER (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: bobbin fixer; filling inspector; repairer; tangled-yarn-spool straightener; yarn salvager

    Examines packages (or pirns) of wound yarn for defects, such as bruises, cuts, tangles, or soil and removes defective yarn to salvage usable yarn, using one of following methods: (1) Pulls yarn from package by hand. (2) Places yarn in holder, and inserts yarn end in nozzle of vacuum tube that draws defective portion from package. (3) Places defective yarn package on holder and draws yarn end over revolving reel, observing yarn to determine when defective portion is removed. Cuts yarn from reel and segregates yarn according to type. (4) Cleans soiled packages, using cloth and detergent. (5) Cuts through packages, using hooked knife or heated knife. Writes information, such as plant number, worker number, and yarn type on cards and places cards with usable packages. May rewind salvaged yarn by hand or using winding machine.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

681.687-030 YARN EXAMINER (glass mfg.; plastic-synth.; textile) alternate titles: cone inspector; filling inspector; finished-yarn examiner; quill inspector; yarn inspector

    Inspects yarn for defects preparatory to shipment or storage: Examines bobbins, $T3cones,$T1 cops, or tubes of yarn by sight and touch for defects, such as broken threads, cross threads, dirty yarn, and excessively loose or tight winding. Places defective yarn on trays or bobbin carts for reprocessing. Wraps yarn in paper or other material to prevent soiling and damage during shipment or storage. Packs and weighs yarn after inspection. Records amount of yarn packed and number of cones rejected. May stamp shipping carton with identification data. May push loaded racks of yarn into steam cabinet to condition yarn.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

682 SPINNING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with twisting together short fibers to form a continuous length of yarn.

682.130-010 SUPERVISOR, SPINNING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in spinning yarn: Reads production schedule for information, such as quantity of yarn, type of fiber, staple length, yarn size, quality and texture desired, and ultimate use of yarn. Computes draft required to reduce roving to specified yarn size and drafting gear size to effect draft, using mathematical formulas and tables. Determines spacing of drafting rollers according to staple length of fiber. Analyzes yarn specifications to determine amount of twist to put into yarn. Computes twist gear size, using mathematical formulas and tables. Schedules changes in machine setup to produce yarn according to production schedule, issuing change instructions to SECTION LEADER AND MACHINE SETTER (textile) 689.260-018. Examines yarn to detect variations from standards. Schedules doffing of frames to avoid excessive downtime. Trains new employees. Participates in setup and adjustment of machines and equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 79

682.684-010 ROLLER CHECKER (textile)

    Verifies speed of drafting rollers on spinning frames, using tachometer: Presses tachometer button against rollers and observes dial indicator to obtain r.p.m. readings. Examines rollers for surface damage and replaces defective rollers or flags malfunctioning machines. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken ends. Changes travelers [TRAVELER CHANGER (textile)].
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

682.685-010 SPINNER, FRAME (nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: spinner; spinning-frame tender

    Tends spinning frame that draws out and twists roving or sliver into yarn: Patrols work area and observes spinning to detect nearly exhausted supply packages and breaks in yarn, roving, and sliver. $T3Pieces up$T1 breaks in yarn, roving, and sliver and replaces nearly exhausted supply packages with full packages [CREELER (any industry) 689.687-030]. Twists end of material from supply package to material in machine or threads material from supply package through machine guides and drawing rollers. Brushes yarn or lint from drawing rollers, guides, and rails. Notifies designated personnel of machine malfunction. May doff machine [DOFFER (textile) 689.686-022]. May change travelers [TRAVELER CHANGER (textile) 682.687-010]. May be designated according to machine tended as Spinner, Cap Frame (textile); Spinner, Open-End (textile); Spinner, Ring Frame (textile).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

682.685-014 SPINNER, MULE (nonmet. min.; textile)

    Tends mule-spinning frame that spins roving into yarn and winds yarn onto bobbins: Creels machine and threads roving through guides, between feed rollers, and onto bobbins. Starts machine and patrols work area to detect breaks in roving. Stops machine and $T3pieces up$T1 broken roving ends. Turns crank to increase or decrease tension of $T3faller wires$T1 on yarn according to fullness of bobbins. Doffs full bobbins from machine and replaces them with empty bobbins.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

682.687-010 TRAVELER CHANGER (textile)

    Changes travelers on ring-spinning frames according to style or size of yarn being processed or at regular intervals because of wear, using fingers, hammer, or hook. Threads yarn through traveler and restarts machine. May replace supply packages of roving on spinning frame.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

683 WEAVERS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with interlacing two sets of yarn to form a fabric.

683.130-010 FLOOR SUPERVISOR, ENDLESS-BELT-WEAVING DEPARTMENT (narrow fabrics)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in weaving narrow fabric products, such as endless belts: Inspects woven material during weaving process to detect loom malfunctions. Adjusts looms to obtain belts of specified pattern. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.130-014 LOOM-FIXER SUPERVISOR (narrow fabrics) alternate titles: fixer supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating looms to weave cloth: Sets up loom and adjusts tension and timing of parts, using handtools and following diagrams and manuals. Aligns parts, such as shuttle boxes, race plates, and reeds, using straightedge, level, and square. Replaces defective parts, such as harness straps and shuttles. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.130-018 WEAVE-ROOM SUPERVISOR (carpet & rug)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in weaving and related operations in manufacture of carpets and rugs. Directs warp drawing-in, twisting-in, and repair activities. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.130-022 WEAVING SUPERVISOR (nonmet. min.; textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in weaving cloth: Prepares and issues instructions to drawing-in department, indicating harness size, number of harnesses required, type of heddles, number of warp ends per inch, and sequence in which warp ends are to be drawn through harness and reed. Prepares loom change instructions indicating changes in loom shedding, picking, beating-up, warp letoff, and cloth takeup motions according to weaving design. Scans cloth during weaving for defects in yarn, design, and loom setup. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 80

683.132-010 PATTERN-CHAIN MAKER SUPERVISOR (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting, lacing, and duplicating pattern cards used to control weaving operations of $T3jacquard looms:$T1 Analyzes customer orders and design drafts (pattern diagrams) to determine number of pattern chains required to meet production schedule. Directs workers to cut and lace new pattern chains or to duplicate specified patterns. Trains workers in cutting, lacing, and duplicating operations. 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

683.222-010 INSTRUCTOR, WEAVING (textile)

    Teaches workers to operate looms, employing knowledge of weaving techniques: Explains application and utilization of $T3drawing-in draft.$T1 Identifies and describes functions of loom parts to familiarize trainee with loom. Demonstrates weaving techniques, such as tying weaver's knot, threading shuttle, loading loom magazine or battery, and drawing-in broken warp threads. Examines work of trainees to detect defective weaving and suggests methods to correct defective work. Recommends transfer from trainee status to WEAVER (nonmet. min.; textile) as trainees become proficient.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.260-010 BRAID-PATTERN SETTER (narrow fabrics) alternate titles: braid maker

    Sets up braiding machines to produce braid of specified size, style, or design, according to analysis of samples or pattern-card guides: Studies guide or sample to determine machine settings and size, color, and arrangement of yarn on carrier spindles. Changes gears to set up machine for flat or tubular braid, using handtools. Removes or replaces carrier spindles to alter crossing order of threads. Adjusts let-off motion to control closeness of threads. Replaces weights in carrier spindles or adjusts springs to control thread tension for different styles. Tends machine and examines braid to verify setup. Records settings made for new styles or designs.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.260-014 CARPET-LOOM FIXER (carpet & rug)

    Sets up looms equipped with pile-wire mechanism to weave piled carpeting and repairs looms to ensure production conforms to quality standards, employing knowledge of weaving and loom construction: Inspects loom of woven carpeting to determine adjustments or repairs needed. Repairs or replaces defective parts, using handtools and precision instruments. Changes gears on pile-wire mechanism to alter number of $T3pile wires$T1 inserted into shed to correspond with number of picks per inch, following charts. Synchronizes motion of pile wires with motion of lathe, using handtools.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.260-018 LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: fixer; loom repairer

    Sets up, adjusts, and repairs looms to weave cloth of specified quality and design, using knowledge of loom function and weaving, diagrams, and manuals: Inspects loom or woven cloth to determine adjustments or repairs needed. Repairs or replaces defective parts, such as harness straps and shuttles, and adjusts tension and timing of parts, using handtools. Levels and aligns parts, such as shuttle boxes, race plates, and reeds, to prevent excessive wear, using straightedge, level, and square. May change setup of loom to weave different pattern or different type yarn [LOOM CHANGER (textile) 683.360-010]. May be designated according to type of loom serviced as Dobby-Loom Fixer (textile); Jacquard-Loom Fixer (textile); Narrow-Fabric-Loom Fixer (narrow fabrics); Rapier-Insertion Loom Fixer (textile); Water-Jet Loom Fixer (textile).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 80

683.260-022 SWATCH CHECKER (textile)

    Inspects sample cloth swatches for weaving defects and adjusts setup of loom, using knowledge of weaving, to correct cause of defects: Examines loom to detect mistakes in setup, such as defective drawing-in, filling, and warp. Compares swatch of first woven cloth with standard swatch, using pick counter and flashlight equipped with magnifying lens, to detect defects in style, yarn, weaving, or color. Determines adjustments needed to correct defects and makes adjustments or notifies LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile). Examines swatch from cloth woven after adjustments. Records number of swatches examined and defects detected. May boil swatch to remove size to permit examination of threads. May dye swatch or have swatch dyed to ascertain dye retention of threads and to detect weaving defects. May test warp tensions, using tensiometer.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.360-010 LOOM CHANGER (textile) alternate titles: warp changer

    Sets up loom to change pattern of cloth woven, according to work order and supervisor instructions: Removes warp beam, harnesses, $T3drop wires$T1, and reed, using handtools. Inspects loom components, such as gears, cams, stop-motion devices, and shuttle-throwing assembly to determine adjustments needed. Repairs defective components and adjusts tension and timing of loom parts, using handtools [LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile) 683.260-018]. Positions full warp beam, harnesses, drop wires, reed, and pattern chain on loom. Levels and aligns shuttle boxes and reed. Ties group of warp ends to cloth beam. $T3Pieces up$T1 thread breaks. Redraws threads through harness to correct misdraws, using $T3reed hook.$T1 May clean and oil loom. May remove and replace shuttle-box assembly, using handtools. May repair pattern control device on looms that weave cloth with patterns. May start loom and inspect woven cloth to detect defects [LOOM STARTER (textile) 683.360-014].
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 80

683.360-014 LOOM STARTER (textile) alternate titles: starter, weaving; warp starter

    Examines loom parts, warp and filling thread, and cloth being woven to ensure that loom is set up to weave specified pattern: Inspects pattern chains, order in which warp threads are drawn through harness assembly, and color of warp and filling thread to detect errors in loom setup. Makes adjustments such as changing pattern chains and redrawing warp threads. Starts loom and examines cloth being woven to detect defects. Determines cause of defective weaving and makes adjustments or notifies LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile). Notifies WEAVER (nonmet. min.; textile) to continue operation of loom after adjustment.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

683.380-010 HARNESS BUILDER (textile) alternate titles: harness preparer; harness repairer

    Reconditions and prepares $T3harness frames$T1 for looms preparatory to drawing-in or storage: Inspects and replaces damaged heddles, slide rods, side hooks, and frame hooks. Removes or inserts heddles in harness frame for change in cloth style, according to pattern. Counts, measures with gauge, or connects harness to electric counting machine to determine number of heddles. Spaces heddles in sections between heddle rod hooks. May clean harnesses. May convey harnesses to drawing-in department, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

683.381-010 CHAIN BUILDER, LOOM CONTROL (textile) alternate titles: chainer; chain maker, loom control; chain pegger; chain splitter

    Assembles pattern chains that control movement of $T3harness frames$T1 and shuttle boxes during weaving: Arranges rolls and separator tubes on cross bars of links, according to pattern diagram, and connects links, using handtools. May hammer or screw pegs in wooden pattern chain.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.384-010 PATTERN-LEASE INSPECTOR (textile) alternate titles: misdraw hand

    Examines warp threads in loom harness to determine if they are drawn in according to pattern chart: Turns wheel on head of loom to raise $T3harness frames,$T1 and inspects threads drawn through frames to detect mistakes. Redraws threads through drop wires, heddle eyes, and reed dents to correct misdraws, using reed hook. May start loom and examine woven cloth for defects caused by misdraws, correct misdraws, and mark defects in cloth, using chalk or thread.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.487-010 BELTING-AND-WEBBING INSPECTOR (narrow fabrics)

    Inspects woven belting and webbing to detect weaving defects and variations from specified size and quality: Counts number of warp and filling threads per square inch, using pick counter. Measures width and gauge of belting, using ruler and calipers. Examines belting for knotted, loose, or broken threads. Rejects belting not meeting specifications.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.582-010 CARD CUTTER, JACQUARD (narrow fabrics; textile) alternate titles: piano-machine operator

    Operates machine to punch holes in $T3Jacquard loom$T1 pattern cards, following design draft (pattern diagram): Clamps paper design draft to frame on front of machine, and positions blank pattern cards in guide under punches (cutting dies). Places automatic marker in line with first row of design marks. Engages clutch to start punching head. Presses keys that control cutting dies following arrangement of holes indicated on design draft. Compares punched card with pattern to detect cutting errors, and pastes squares of paper over holes punched in error. Numbers cards in consecutive order.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.662-010 JACQUARD-LOOM WEAVER (textile)

    Operates battery of $T3Jacquard looms$T1 to weave yarn into cloth of intricate design: Observes weaving to detect exhausted filling packages and defects in cloth resulting from worn cards in pattern chain. Pulls out filling to remove defects in cloth. Notifies CARD CHANGER, JACQUARD LOOM (textile) if worn cards are causing weaving defects. Pulls cord to reverse pattern chain and card cylinder so that weaving will resume at place where defect occurred to maintain pattern continuity. Marks or cuts cloth when sufficient yardage has been woven.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.665-010 WEAVER, NEEDLE LOOM (narrow fabrics) alternate titles: shuttleless-loom weaver

    Tends shuttleless looms, equipped with filling-carrier needle, that weave narrow fabrics, such as ribbon, tape, and elastic: Places filling-yarn package on holders and threads ends through guides, tensions, and needle carriers, using hook. Presses button to start looms and patrols area to examine woven fabric for defects and to determine cause of loom stoppage, such as warp or filling breaks. Ties broken warp or filling ends. Notifies LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile) of defective weaving caused by mechanical defects. Cuts or marks fabric when specified yardage has been woven and doffs loom or notifies CLOTH DOFFER (textile). May thread warp yarn through harness to change weave pattern or replace warp [DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile)].
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.680-010 HARNESS PLACER (textile) alternate titles: harness tier; warp hanger; warp tier

    Places new harness assembly and $T3loom beam$T1 in loom to prepare loom to weave different pattern: Unbolts reed and $T3drop wires,$T1 wires, and unhooks pattern control cords from $T3harness frames$T1 to release harness assembly in loom. Removes harness assembly and loom beam from loom, using hoist. Bolts or screws new reed and drop wires in place on loom. Positions harness frames in loom and connects pattern control cords to frames. Positions loom beam on brackets, using hoist. May level harness frames. May place pattern chain on loom.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.680-014 HEDDLES TIER, JACQUARD LOOM (narrow fabrics; textile)

    Attaches harness parts to head of $T3Jacquard loom$T1 to prepare pattern control mechanism for weaving process: Ties neck (tail or tug) cords to hooks in head of loom or connects cords with wire link. Draws neck cords through bottom board (holed board) to prevent tangling, and ties neck cords to harness cords which have been threaded through comber board. Places leveling board on loom and reties harness cords to heddles to align heddle eyes. Brushes varnish on cord knots to prevent slipping and clips ends of cord close to knots, using scissors. May draw harness cords through comber board holes in specified order, gathering ends of harness cords in bunches and tying heddles and lingos (small weights) to other ends of cords. May place $T3drop wires$T1 on warp threads [DROP-WIRE HANGER (textile)].
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.682-010 CARPET WEAVER (carpet & rug)

    Operates one or more looms equipped with $T3pile-wire$T1 mechanism to weave carpeting: Moves lever to open shed and inserts specified number of pile wires through shed in sequence to produce pile. Forces cop of filling into shuttle, using mallet, and inserts shuttle into loom. Places wax in holder to lubricate pile wires as wires enter and are withdrawn from shed. Starts loom and observes weaving to detect exhausted filling packages, mispicks, and irregular cutting of pile. Replaces exhausted filling, inserts pile wires into missed loops, and replaces dull cutting blades. May be designated according to type of carpet woven as Velvet Weaver (carpet & rug).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.682-014 CARPET WEAVER, JACQUARD LOOM (carpet & rug)

    Operates one or more $T3Jacquard looms$T1 equipped with pile-wire mechanism to weave carpeting of intricate design: Moves lever to open shed, and inserts specified number of $T3pile wires$T1 through shed in sequence to produce pile. Forces cop of filling into shuttle, using mallet, and inserts shuttle into loom. Places wax in holder to lubricate pile wires as wires enter and are withdrawn from shed. Starts loom and observes weaving to detect exhausted filling packages, mispicks, and irregular cutting of pile. Replaces exhausted filling, inserts pile wires into missed loops, and replaces dull cutting blades. Pulls out filling to remove defects in carpeting. Pulls cord to reverse pattern chain and card cylinder so that weaving will resume at place where defect occurred to maintain pattern continuity. Notifies CARD CHANGER, JACQUARD LOOM (textile) as pattern cards become worn or damaged. May be designated according to type of carpeting woven as Wilton Weaver (carpet & rug).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.682-018 DRAWING-IN-MACHINE TENDER (textile)

    Sets up and operates machine to draw warp threads automatically from warp beam through harness assembly to prepare warp for weaving: Bolts setup stand containing beam and harness assembly to frame of drawing-in machine. Attaches pattern strip to keps (slender wires) that are threaded through heddles to set up machine to draw-in specified pattern. Starts machine and observes operation of automatic threading device to ensure drawing-in according to pattern. Examines drawn warp for mistakes. Corrects misdraws and draws-in selvages, using $T3reed hook.$T1 Loops warp ends together to prevent ends slipping from harness assembly. Unbolts setup stand and pushes stand from frame of machine. Feeds metal strips into pattern cutting machine, and depresses button to cut holes at designated places. May prepare setup stand for use on machine.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.682-022 JACQUARD-LOOM WEAVER (narrow fabrics)

    Operates battery of $T3Jacquard looms$T1 to weave multiple widths of intricately designed narrow fabrics, such as labels and ribbon: Observes weaving to detect exhausted filling packages and defects in cloth resulting from worn cards in pattern chain. Replaces exhausted filling packages and notifies CARD CHANGER, JACQUARD LOOM (textile) of worn cards. Pulls out filling to remove defects in weaving. Pulls cord to reverse pattern chain and card cylinder so that weaving will resume at place where defect occurred to maintain pattern continuity. Replaces defective shuttles, tension springs, and shuttle eyes, using handtools. May operate loom equipped with automatic stop motions to stop loom as yarn breaks or after weaving specified number of picks. May draw-in warp yarn [DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile)].
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.682-026 LEVERS-LACE MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: jacquard-lace weaver; lace-machine operator; twisthand

    Operates loom, known as Levers-Lace Machine, to weave lace: Throws power rod to start loom and pushes wheel to activate pattern chain. Observes lace being woven to detect weaving defects. Examines loom to determine cause of loom stoppage, such as yarn breaks or mechanical defects. Pulls out broken filling and pushes shuttle through shed to insert new pick. Records number of racks woven and cuts completed lace from loom.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

683.682-030 PLUSH WEAVER (textile)

    Operates battery of looms to weave plush fabric: Observes fabric being woven to detect weaving defects, such as exhausted filling, yarn breaks, or mechanical defects. Pulls out broken filling and pushes shuttle through shed or pulls yarn through guides for rapier pickup to insert new pick. Replaces exhausted packages with supply packages in creel. Examines cloth for uneven cutting after automatic knife separates double-woven pile fabric. Notifies LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile) 683.260-018 if pile is not cut smoothly; or raises flags on looms to signal breakdown or that cloth needs cutting. Marks or cuts fabric when specified yardage has been woven. Records pick clock readings of assigned looms at beginning and end of shift to maintain plant control form. May be designated according to type of loom operated as Weaver, Rapier-Insertion Loom (textile); Weaver, Wire Loom (textile).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

683.682-034 WEAVER (carpet & rug)

    Operates power looms equipped with rollers and shuttles adapted for bobbins or cops to weave twisted coir, sisal, or paper yarns to produce items, such as mesh, scrim, and fiber rugs, according to specified color, type, pattern, and size: Positions shuttles and inspects looms for broken strands. Releases brake and pulls lever to start loom. Stops loom when breaks and defective weaving are observed or watches for looms stopped by automatic stop-motion device. Threads warp through guides and heddles, over rollers and wax bars, and ties or splices ends, to repair breaks in warp. Breaks out imperfect strands of filling or turns back roll and removes filling up to defect to repair defects or breaks in filling. Stops loom and replaces empty shuttle. Starts loom and clips off end of filler close to selvage. Clears jams in bobbin-type shuttle by removing bobbin and rewinding snarled yarn or by inserting new bobbin. Inserts full cop into empty shuttles manually while loom is running. Installs specified spools in creel when pattern is changed. Cuts and removes full roll of fabric, and tapes end of fabric (discharging from machine) onto tube, or places fabric end under canvas flap and turns roller until fabric is wound tightly onto tube to start new roll, with assistance of CREELER (any industry). May operate loom equipped with three heddles which twist two warp yarns together between each filling yarn to produce leno (open mesh) weave.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.682-038 WEAVER (nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: loom operator; weaver, broadloom

    Operates battery of looms to weave yarn into cloth: Observes cloth being woven to detect weaving defects. Removes defects in cloth by cutting and pulling out filling. Adjusts pattern chain to resume weaving. Examines looms to determine cause of loom stoppage, such as warp, filling, harness breaks, or mechanical defects. Ties piece of yarn to broken end and threads yarn through $T3drop wires,$T1 heddle eyes, and reed dents to repair warp breaks, using $T3reed hook.$T1 Pulls out broken filling and pushes shuttle through shed to insert new pick and repair filling breaks. Notifies LOOM FIXER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.; textile) 683.260-018 of mechanical defects. Marks or cuts cloth when sufficient yardage has been woven and notifies CLOTH DOFFER (textile) 689.686-058. May place quills or bobbins in battery or magazine of loom [BATTERY LOADER (textile) 683.686-010]. May replace empty bobbins in shuttle with full ones on nonautomatic looms [SHUTTLE HAND (textile) 689.686-038]. May tend winding units attached to looms that wind filling onto quills [LOOM-WINDER TENDER (textile) 681.685-062]. May be designated according to type of loom operated as Weaver, Dobby Loom (textile). When weaving samples, is known as Sample Weaver (textile).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

683.682-042 WEAVER APPRENTICE (nonmet. min.; textile) alternate titles: loom operator apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.682-046 WEAVER, NARROW FABRICS (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.)

    Operates battery of looms to weave multiple widths of narrow fabric, such as ribbon or tape: Observes weaving to detect exhausted filling packages and replaces exhausted packages with full packages. Replaces defective shuttles, tension springs, and shuttle eyes, using handtools. May operate looms equipped with automatic motions to stop loom as yarn breaks or after weaving specified number of $T3picks.$T1 May draw-in warp yarn [DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile) 683.684-014]. May tend machine to wind filling [YARN WINDER (tex. prod., nec; textile) 681.685-154]. May be designated according to type of fabric woven as Ribbon Weaver (narrow fabrics); Tape Weaver (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.682-050 WEAVER, TIRE CORD (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates battery of looms to weave cotton yarn between strands of tire cord to form loosely woven tire cord fabric: Observes fabric being woven to detect weaving defects. Examines looms to determine cause of loom stoppage, such as warp and filling breaks or mechanical defects. Ties piece of yarn to broken end and threads yarn through loom parts to repair warp breaks, using hook. Pulls out broken filling and pushes shuttle throughshed to insert new $T3pick.$T1 Marks or cuts fabric when sufficient yardage has been woven.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.684-010 CHAIN REPAIRER (carpet & rug)

    Adjusts, changes, and repairs endless chains that carry spools of yarn for weaving on axminster looms: Places chain on frame sprockets, using chain hoist. Inserts or removes links to lengthen or shorten chain, following loom setup specifications and using handtools. Inserts rivets to join end links together to form endless carrier chain. Turns screws and nuts and slides sprockets into slots to adjust chain tension. Replaces defective parts and rebuild chains to specifications.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

683.684-014 DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile) alternate titles: drawer; drawing-in hand; draw-in hand; warp drawer

    Draws warp yarn through loom parts to arrange warp for weaving specified pattern, following pattern chart: Reads pattern chart to determine information, such as type warp to be drawn, number of $T3harness frames,$T1 and type of reed required for pattern. Positions warp, harness frames, $T3drop wires,$T1 and reed on or in proximity of $T3drawing-in frame$T1 or loom to facilitate drawing-in process. Selects warp yarn according to lease, color, and sequence indicated by pattern chart. Pulls yarn through drop wires, heddle eyes, and reed dents, using $T3reed hook.$T1 May repair warp yarn on loom when numerous threads are broken [SMASH HAND (narrow fabrics; textile) 683.684-026]. May be handed warp yarn by coworker, during drawing-in process. May be designated according to type of loom on which drawing-in is performed, as Drawer-In, Dobby Loom (textile); Drawer-In, Jacquard Loom (textile); Drawer-In, Plain Loom (textile).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

683.684-018 HARNESS PULLER (textile) alternate titles: warp starter

    Inspects and adjusts warp ends in loom to ensure accuracy of warp position as specified by warp pattern: Pulls warp ends from reed to verify that each thread is located in harness as specified in pattern and in corresponding slot in reed. Reties warp ends to correct errors and ties warp ends to beam in bunches to prepare warp for weaving.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.684-022 LEASE-OUT WORKER (textile)

    Arranges yarn ends from full $T3loom beam$T1 with corresponding warp ends in loom preparatory to tying of warp ends and resumption of weaving: Mounts beam in brackets of loom, using jack. Separates alternate ends of new warp and warp left in loom according to lease arrangement and inserts lease rod strands so their position of strands will be maintained. Ties thread to broken end and draws thread through harness to $T3piece up$T1 breaks. Transfers loom beam to and from loom, using dolly.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

683.684-026 SMASH HAND (narrow fabrics; textile)

    Repairs warp yarn on loom when numerous threads are broken (breakout): Ties short piece of thread to each end of broken warp yarn and cuts off ends close to knot with scissors. Draws repaired warp yarn through $T3drop wires,$T1 heddle eyes, and reed dents, using $T3reed hook.$T1 Picks out filling yarn when defective weaving is observed, using fine metal comb. Starts loom and observes operation to detect defective setup or weaving. May start loom after warp change and repair breaks resulting from knots passing through drop wires, heddle eyes, and reed dents.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

683.684-030 WEAVER, HAND LOOM (carpet & rug; textile)

    Weaves rugs or woolen cloth, using hand loom: Draws warp yarn through loom parts to arrange warp for weaving specified pattern. Inserts bobbin of filling in shuttle and depresses pedals to start loom. Observes cloth to detect weaving defects, such as broken filling or warp. $T3Pieces up$T1 broken warp ends. Pulls out broken or defective filling and pushes shuttle through shed to insert new pick. Doffs loom.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

683.684-034 WEAVING INSPECTOR (carpet & rug; textile) alternate titles: cloth inspector; loom inspector

    Inspects woven fabric during weaving process to detect grease spots and weaving defects, such as broken ends, slubs, and coarse yarn: Patrols work area and scans cloth on loom for defects. Stops loom, ties length of yarn to broken warp yarn, and draws yarn through harness and reed, using $T3reed hook.$T1 Picks out slubs and coarse yarn, using burling iron, and reweaves cloth, using needle. Marks grease spots and irreparable defects with crayon to indicate yardage allowance. Trims loose threads with scissors.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

683.685-010 BRAIDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.) alternate titles: braider tender

    Tends battery of machines that braid yarn into flat or tubular narrow fabrics: Creels machine according to work ticket and threads yarn through guides, tensions, braiding point (round or elliptical hole), and tension rollers. Starts machine and laps end around $T3takeup roll$T1 or places end into receiving can. Observes braiding to detect breaks in yarn and ties or glues broken yarn ends. Doffs full rolls or cans of braided material from machine. May braid jacket around articles, such as rope or wire. May tend yarn rewinding machine [YARN WINDER (tex. prod., nec; textile) 681.685-154].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

683.685-014 CARD CHANGER, JACQUARD LOOM (textile) alternate titles: card hanger; jacquard-pattern servicer; pattern changer and repairer; pattern hanger

    Changes pattern chain on $T3Jacquard loom$T1 to alter weave design and replaces worn parts: Cuts lacing connecting first and last cards of pattern chain on loom. Lifts pattern chain from holder brackets onto handtruck and positions new pattern chain in holder. Positions pattern chain over card cylinder of Jacquard head and ties end cards together to form endless chain. Examines pattern chains for worn cards or lacing. Cuts lacing from cards and ties in duplicate cards or new cord.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.685-018 CARD LACER, JACQUARD (narrow fabrics; textile) alternate titles: lacing-machine operator, jacquard cards

    Tends machine that automatically laces Jacquard pattern cards with cord to form pattern chain for use on $T3Jacquard loom:$T1 Stacks punched pattern cards in sequence or blank cards in automatic feed mechanism or places cards individually on feed belt. Observes machine operation to ensure that cards are spaced evenly and fed singly according to numerical sequence into lacing mechanism. Replenishes spools of lacing cord. May tend machine that duplicates sets of cards [PATTERN DUPLICATOR (textile)]. May number cards according to prescribed sequence, using pencil or hand-numbering device.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.685-022 DRAWING-IN-MACHINE-TENDER HELPER (textile)

    Assists DRAWING-IN-MACHINE TENDER (textile) to tend drawing-in machine: Positions warp beam on brackets of stand, using chain hoist, and hangs $T3harness frames$T1 in specified order on arms of stand. Attaches reed and $T3drop wires$T1 to stand, using handtools. Threads heddles eyes with keys (slender wires) that control order in which machine will draw in warp threads. Pushes stand into frame of machine. Removes drawn warp assembly from setup stand and places assembly on handtruck, using chain hoist. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.685-026 PATTERN DUPLICATOR (textile) alternate titles: repeater operator

    Tends machine that duplicates sets of pattern cards used to control weaving operations of $T3Jacquard loom:$T1 Places set of blank cards and set of punched cards into mechanisms that simultaneously feed cards under repeating cylinder where reeler rods locate holes on punched card and activate corresponding punches that punch duplicate holes in blank card. Observes operation of machine to verify accuracy of punching and removes bent or jammed cards. May operate lacing machine to tie punched cards into chain [CARD LACER, JACQUARD (narrow fabrics; textile)].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.685-030 THREADING-MACHINE TENDER (carpet & rug)

    Tends machine that threads axminster loom frames with pile yarn for weaving process: Mounts loom frame and loom spools in machine brackets and aligns frame tubes with machine needle guides. Inserts clamp in holder to lay yarn parallel in guides. Moves lever and presses pedal to lower lock bar and activate needle bar to draw yarn ends through guides and tubes. Examines frame for missed or crossed yarns. Corrects faulty threading, using $T3reed hook.$T1 Presses lever and button to activate blowers and rotary blade that trims protruding yarn ends from frame tubes. Loads completed assembly onto handtruck for removal to weaving area.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

683.685-034 WARP-TYING-MACHINE TENDER (narrow fabrics; textile) alternate titles: knotting-machine operator, portable; knot-tying operator; tying-in-machine operator; warp-tying-machine knotter

    Tends portable or stationary automatic warp-tying-in machine that ties warp ends from full warp beam to warp in loom in order to resume weaving without repeating drawing-in process: Reads work order or confers with supervisor to determine looms needing warp-tying-in process. Divides, combs out, straightens, and applies warp softener to ends of warp from full beam and from exhausted beam, and clamps ends in position in tier. Presses button or turns crank to start tying mechanism. Observes and controls tying-in process as machine picks up corresponding strands from warp beam and from $T3loom beam,$T1 ties strands together, and cuts off excess yarn above knot. Stops machine, corrects misalignment of warp yarn, and releases joined strands from machine. Manually ties ends not tied by machine. May pull warp through $T3drop wires,$T1 harnesses, and reed so knots will not jam assembly and break when loom is started. May repair tying machine. May doff exhausted warp beams and position full beams prior to warp-tying-in process, using hoist.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

683.685-038 WEAVER, AXMINSTER (carpet & rug)

    Tends automatic looms simultaneously that weave pile yarn, filling yarn, and warp yarn material to produce carpets and rugs with various colored designs: Starts previously set up loom and observes weaving to detect breaks in yarn and weaving defects. Stops loom, $T3pieces up$T1 broken ends, and removes filling yarn back to point where defect begins to correct imperfections. Pulls lever to actuate endless chain that moves spools of pile yarn into position for weaving.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

683.686-010 BATTERY LOADER (textile) alternate titles: battery filler; battery hand; magazine filler

    Loads batteries or magazines of automatic looms with quills or bobbins of filling: Conveys quills or bobbins of filling to loom, using handtruck, and places them in battery or magazine of loom. Draws loose ends of filling through guides and winds ends around thread holder on side of battery or magazine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.687-010 DRAWER-IN HELPER, HAND (textile)

    Assists DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile) to prepare warp for weaving: Conveys beams of warp from warper, slasher, or storage to $T3drawing-in frame,$T1 and removes completed draw-in assembly, using handtruck. Assists DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile) to position harness, reed, and $T3drop wires$T1 on drawing frame, and fastens ends of warp on frame with clamp bar. May place warp beam on brackets of loom, using hoist, and lay ends in position for drawing-in with $T3reed hook.$T1 Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.687-014 DROP-WIRE HANGER (textile) alternate titles: wire dropper

    Places $T3drop wire$T1 on each warp thread in loom to complete drawing-in process for weaving. Job occurs where warp thread is not drawn through eyes of drop wires in drawing-in process.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.687-018 HANDER-IN (narrow fabrics; textile)

    Assists DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile) to draw warp yarn through loom harness and reed: Sits behind harness at $T3drawing-in frame$T1 or loom, selects warp ends according to lease and places warp ends on $T3reed hook$T1 held by DRAWER-IN, HAND (textile) who draws ends through heddles and reed. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.687-022 HOOK PULLER (narrow fabrics)

    Removes weaving hooks from finished endless belts to prepare belts for inspection. Places hooks in tray.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

683.687-026 LINGO CLEANER (textile)

    Cleans metal lingos (weighted heddles) used in $T3Jacquard loom$T1 harness: Cuts harness cords from lingo, using curved, flexible knife, and lays lingos in tray. Places tray of lingos in tub filled with cleaning solution, boils solution to remove dirt and oil from lingos, and rinses lingos in adjoining tub. Places tray of cleaned lingos in drying cabinet. Removes trays from drying cabinet and ties lingos in bunches with cords.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

683.687-030 LOOM CHANGEOVER OPERATOR (carpet & rug) alternate titles: changeover operator

    Replaces spools of fiber yarn on loom, according to changeover chart for new pattern of woven fiber rug: Removes old spools from spindles of creel places spools on pallet for removal to stockroom. Places new spools of yarn of specified color on spindles and threads individual strands through loom.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

683.687-034 WARP-TENSION TESTER (textile) alternate titles: tension checker

    Tests and adjusts tension of warp on looms or other textile machines, using tensiometer: Presses arm of tensiometer against several threads of warp and reads gauge. Removes or adds weights, or turns adjustment nut with wrench to adjust tension, according to specifications. May test accuracy of tensiometer with known weights and adjust tensiometer, using screwdriver.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

684 HOSIERY KNITTING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with interlacing a strand of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops to make hosiery.

684.137-010 SUPERVISOR (knitting)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in one or more phases of hosiery or sock production, such as knitting, dyeing, finishing, mending, and packaging. May set up and repair machines, such as boarding, looping, or seaming machines. May distribute materials to workers. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department as Supervisor, Boarding (knitting); Supervisor, Knitting (knitting) I; Supervisor, Looping (knitting) I; Supervisor, Mending (knitting) I; Supervisor, Pairing And Inspecting (knitting); Supervisor, Seaming (knitting); Supervisor, Transferring And Boxing (knitting).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 83

684.384-010 QUALITY-CONTROL TESTER (knitting)

    Tests hosiery to verify conformance to plant quality standards or to obtain data for use in establishing quality standards for new styles: Measures overall length, and length of toe, foot, heel, welt, and after welt, with scale. Determines stretch of welt, knee, ankle, and instep, using weighted stretch machine. Tests tensile strength of hose at knee on stretch flex machine. Ascertains number of stitches per inch, using stitch counting machine. Examines samples of hose in production and defective hose returned by purchasers to find knitting, seaming, looping, or dyeing defects, using magnifying glass. Determines cause of defect, basing judgment on knowledge of production methods. Records results of findings.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

684.682-010 KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, FULL-FASHIONED HOSIERY, AUTOMATIC (knitting)

    Operates knitting machines to knit hose to shape of foot and leg: Places spools of yarn on spindles of machine and threads machine. Places $T3welt rod$T1 in retaining notch of $T3welt bar$T1 and turns lever to lower welt bar to knitting position. Pushes yarn carrier into position and turns bar to start machine to knit welt. Hooks draw-off straps from takeup roller to welt rod to hold welt and leg taut during knitting. Turns handwheels to position $T3picot bar$T1 to knit stitches joining welt to leg of hose and to raise picot and welt bars after welt is knitted. Stops machine and clips loose threads at welt and toe of completed hose, using scissors. Removes welt rods and hose from machine. Counts, bundles, and attaches identifying ticket to hose. Replaces and aligns needles and points of machine, using pliers. May clean and oil machine.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

684.682-014 SEWER AND INSPECTOR (knitting)

    Inspects seamless hose for knitting defects and operates sewing machine to close openings in toes of hose: Pulls hose over inspection board to turn hose inside out and inspects hose for defects, such as holes, runs, and dropped stitches. Revolves inspection board by hand to inspect both sides of hose. Slides toe portion of hose off end of inspection board and positions toe of hose under presser foot of sewing machine. Presses pedal to start machine and guides toe of hose under needle of machine to close toe. Strips defective hose from inspection board by hand and places hose aside for mending. Pushes hose without defects from left to right off board, where hose is sucked through opening in end of board to turn hose right side out and stack hose in rack. Threads and cleans lint from sewing machine. May examine stitch markings on defective hose to identify malfunctioning knitting machines and flip switch under corresponding machine number on panelboard to stop machine and notify fixer. May attach toe of hose to mechanical device that automatically feeds toe of hose under needle of sewing machine to close toe.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

684.684-010 STOCKING INSPECTOR (knitting) alternate titles: grey inspector; inspector and clipper

    Inspects unfinished hose or socks for defects and conformance to specifications: Draws hose or socks over inspection board and inspects items for defects, such as holes, runs, torn threads, dropped stitches, and defective looping or seaming. Turns form to inspect both sides of items. Clips loose threads from items, using scissors or electric clipper with suction attachment that removes loose threads. Strips items from board if board is not equipped with automatic turning and stripping device. Sorts items according to type of imperfection. Marks production ticket. May bag first quality items for dyeing. May mark defective area of items for mending, using crayon. May inspect items conveyed by pneumatic tube to inspection station and press control to stop and flag specific machine causing defects in items. May depress pedal to rotate inspection board during inspection of items. May inspect items by hand. Where inspection is performed after each operation, may be designated Knitting Inspector (knitting); Looping Inspector (knitting); Seaming Inspector (knitting). May be designated according to type of item inspected as Sock Examiner (knitting).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

684.684-014 SIZER (knitting) alternate titles: length control tester; seamless sizer; size tester

    Measures undyed hose to determine if size meets specifications: Pushes stretch measuring devise to machines and collects sample hose from storage bag under ejection chute of each machine. Pulls hose onto closed parallel leg-shaped hydraulic form of stretch measuring device, moves lever to release air into form to spread form and stretch hose, and reads scale device to determine whether hose meets product stretch specifications. Repositions hose on form and repeats process to measure stretch of specified sections of hose, according to procedure. Records results and informs KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER (knitting) 689.260-026 of any machine malfunctions. Adjusts knitting machine to correct minor malfunctions.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

684.685-010 SEAMLESS-HOSIERY KNITTER (knitting) alternate titles: knitter; knitting-machine operator, automatic; knitting-machine operator, seamless hosiery; sock-knitting-machine operator

    Tends circular knitting machines with automatic pattern controls that knit seamless hose: Places yarn spools on creel; threads and starts machine. Observes operation of machines and notifies KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER (knitting) 689.260-026 of any malfunction. Removes knitted hose from machines. Pulls hose over inspection form or over hand to examine for defects, such as holes, runs, or picks. Classifies hose according to specifications into grades, such as first quality, rejects, and mends. Counts, bundles, ties, and labels each grade of hose. Clips loose or connecting threads on or joining socks, using scissors. May measure overall length of hose, using scale on inspection form. May mark defective portion of hose for HOSIERY MENDER (knitting) 782.684-030, using crayon. May be designated according to type of hose knitted as Sock Knitter (knitting).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

684.686-010 CLIPPER, MACHINE (knitting) alternate titles: automatic clipper and stripper; clipper, automatic

    Feeds machine that clips threads, turns, and strips hose automatically: Pulls hose over forms that carry hose through machine. May strip hose from forms of machine that is not equipped with turning and stripping device.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

684.687-010 PAIRER (knitting) alternate titles: examiner; pairer-inspector

    Inspects, grades, and pairs finished surgical hose, panty hose, stockings, leotards, and socks, according to grade, color, size, and length: Spreads hose on pairing table or over inspection forms and examines hose for defects, such as pulls, snags, holes, mends, and dye streaks. Classifies hose into grades, following specifications. Positions graded hose over scale on table to measure overall length and length of toe, foot, heel, and welt. Selects pair of identical hose of same grade and stacks hose on table. Tallies each pair in lot by grade. May be designated according to grade or type hose paired as Pairer, Odds (knitting); Pairer, Substandard (knitting).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

684.687-014 REINSPECTOR (knitting) alternate titles: reexaminer

    Inspects samples of surgical hose, panty hose, stockings, leotards, and socks of specified styles, or samples previously examined by PAIRERS (knitting) 684.687-010, to ensure that specifications are met. Records findings on each sample, noting quantity and types of defects found and whether sample met specifications. May train and supervise PAIRERS (knitting). May inform supervisors and workers responsible for defective samples.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

684.687-022 COLLECTOR (knitting)

    Removes collection bags filled with knitted hosiery from knitting machines: Marks work tickets with information, such as style and size of hosiery being knitted on machines, and attaches tickets to machines. Scans collection bags to detect bags filled with hosiery, removes bags from machines, and ties bags, using knitted loops attached to tickets. Places full bags in handcart and attaches empty bags to machines. Pushes handcarts containing full bags to designated area for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

685 KNITTING OCCUPATIONS, EXCEPT HOSIERY

    This group includes occupations concerned with interlacing a strand of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops to make a fabric or a knitted product other than hosiery.

685.130-010 SUPERVISOR, KNITTING II (knitting)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in knitting fabrics, shaped garments, and other articles from yarn: Schedules changes in machine set up to produce knitted fabric, garment, or article according to production schedules and issues instructions to KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER (knitting). Verifies machine setup and directs repair and adjustment of malfunctioning machines. Directs training of workers in setup and operation of machines and equipment. Examines knitted fabric, garment, or article produced to detect variations from standards. May be designated according to department supervised as Supervisor, Inspecting (knitting); Supervisor, Looping (knitting) II; Supervisor, Mending (knitting) II. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

685.360-010 KNITTER MECHANIC (knitting) alternate titles: pattern-and-chain maker

    Builds metal chains, consisting of multisize pattern plates, or installs pattern tapes that control operation of $T3jacquard loom$T1 and link-and-link flat knitting machines and sets up machines to produce specified design in knitted fabric: Obtains specifications for new knitting pattern from supervisor. Studies number, type, and arrangement of stitches in sample and determines arrangement of pattern plates on chains, employing knowledge of machine operation. Connects plates to form chain. Studies sample to determine which perforations in pattern plates are to be covered to produce specified knit and informs JACQUARD-PLATE MAKER (knitting). Installs chains and pattern plates in machine and makes trial run to determine if knitting meets specifications. May make minor repairs to knitting machines.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

685.380-010 LINK-AND-LINK-KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: knitter, machine; knitting-machine operator, automatic

    Sets up and operates battery of automatic, link-type (Jacquard) knitting machines to knit garments of specified pattern and design: Places chains that control operation of machine on machine sprockets. Places cones of yarn on machine spindles and threads end of yarn through machine guides, tension devices, and needle eyes. Turns screws to set carrier stops and adjust stroke of yarn carrier. Pushes lever to separate needle plates of machine and hooks stitches of knitted piece of fabric onto needles to serve as base for knitting. Starts machine and observes operation to detect defective knitting. Ties ends of broken yarn with weaver's knot. Separates needle plates and removes finished fabric from machine.
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

685.381-010 JACQUARD-PLATE MAKER (knitting) alternate titles: patternmaker

    Covers designated perforations of metal pattern plates with metal pieces (snappers) to control operation on needles in automatic knitting machines: Selects and links together specified number of pattern plates or cards to form continuous chain. Arranges snappers over perforations designated by KNITTER MECHANIC (knitting). Aids KNITTER MECHANIC (knitting) to install plates in machine and starts machine for trial run to determine if plates have been prepared as specified. May perforate blank pattern strips to correspond to needle-bed spacing.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

685.382-010 SURGICAL-ELASTIC KNITTER, HAND FRAME (protective dev.)

    Knits fabric from silk and elastic thread for use in surgical supports, using hand-and-foot-operated knitting machine: Marks width measurements of fabric to be knitted and adjusts machine. Places cones of silk and elastic thread on spindles, and draws thread through machine guides and between needles. Moves levers to activate machine and knit fabric. Depresses pedal of elastic thread-carrier to lay elastic thread between stitches. Passes elastic thread through each end stitch of knitted fabric and knots thread to prevent raveling, using darning needle.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

685.665-010 KNITTER, FULL-FASHIONED GARMENT (knitting) alternate titles: transfer knitter

    Tends knitting machine that increases and decreases stitches at designated places to knit shaped garment parts onto ribbed cuffs or waist bands: Creels machine and threads yarn through guides, stop-motion devices, and $T3yarn carriers,$T1 using hook. Positions $T3transfer bar$T1 containing several ribbed parts over needle bed of machine, pushes stitches from $T3transfer points$T1 onto machine needles and removes transfer bar. Pulls one ribbed part up to needle eyes and attaches outer edge of rib to hooked bar of $T3takeup roll.$T1 Starts machine that automatically increases stitches to knit garment part. Turns handle or presses pedal, when machine automatically stops, to activate $T3narrowing$T1 fingers that cause needles to decrease stitches to shape portions, such as shoulders and neck. Replaces defective needles, using pliers. Notifies KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER (knitting) of machine malfunction.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

685.665-014 KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: knitter; knitter, machine

    Tends one or more machines that knit fabrics, garment parts, or other articles from yarn: Creels machine and ties end of yarn to yarn in machine or threads yarn through guides, tension springs, stop-motion devices, and $T3yarn carrier$T1 or needles, using hook. Starts machine and laps end of tubular or flat knitted goods around $T3takeup roller.$T1 Observes knitting to detect yarn breaks, exhausted yarn packages, and knitting defects. Ties broken yarn ends, replaces exhausted yarn packages, and notifies KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER (knitting) 689.260-026 of mechanical defects. Cuts knitted fabric, using scissors, and doffs roll of cloth from machine. May mark ticket to indicate number of holes in knitted goods. May replace defective needles, using needle pliers or wrench. May weigh roll of knitted goods and record weight. May oil machine. May be designated according to type of machine tended as Circular Knitter (knitting); Flat Knitter (knitting). May be designated according to type of fabric knitted as Jersey Knitter (knitting); Pile-Fabric Knitter (knitting); Rib-Cloth Knitter (knitting), or garment part as Collar Knitter (knitting); Cuff Knitter (knitting).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

685.665-018 WARP-KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: knitter

    Tends battery of warp-knitting machines to knit diverse products, such as tulle, lace, net, fabrics for outer and undergarments, elastic fabric for foundation garments, and carpet material: Patrols knitting area and inspects cloth for defects, such as holes, yarn breaks, and discolorations. Ties broken yarn ends with fingers. Stops machine and notifies supervisor when unable to determine cause of defects. Records number and type of defects. Hand-weaves new threads over and under lease rods, threads yarn through guides, using hook, and ties warp ends with fingers to attach new warp to corresponding threads of old warp. Cuts excess thread from knots, using scissors. May replace defective needles, using hook and wrench. May help position warp beams I on machine and doff rolls of knitted cloth from machine, using chain hoist and handtools. May lubricate machines, using oilcan and brush. May tend machines that knit milanese, raschel, or tricot fabrics and be designated according to machine type as Milanese-Knitting-Machine Operator (knitting); Raschel-Knitting-Machine Operator (knitting); Tricot-Knitting-Machine Operator (knitting).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

685.680-010 THREADER (knitting)

    Threads warp yarn through needles to prepare warp-knitting machine for knitting: Removes paper covering from warp spools or beam mounted on machine, and turns spools or beams to align yarn ends. Cuts tape holding warp threads at intervals, using scissors. Loops yarn ends over sley points (yarn guides) and pulls ends to front of machine. Draws yarn through open hooks of needles, using threader and $T3dobber,$T1 and ties ends in bunches to facilitate handling. Starts machine and winds end of cloth on $T3takeup roll.$T1 Ties broken threads with fingers, and assists in hanging warps and cleaning machine.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

685.682-010 CROCHET-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: crocheter

    Operates machine to crochet trimmings on knitted garments: Selects spools of thread according to specifications, or color of garment, and mounts spools on holder of machine. Threads needle and yarn carrier or looper of machine. Depresses pedal to clamp edge of material under presser foot of machine. Starts machine and guides material under crocheting needle. Stops machine, turns handwheel to raise needle from garment, and cuts threads with scissors.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

685.684-010 PATTERN WHEEL MAKER (knitting) alternate titles: pattern puncher; wheel blocker

    Installs $T3needle jacks$T1 in pattern wheels that control operation of needles in circular knitting machines, following pattern chart. Removes top of pattern wheel and inserts jacks in notches of wheel. May paint mark on top of pattern wheels to indicate where pattern begins. May punch out grooves in metal blades and install blades or metal pins in pattern drums and be designated Pattern-Drum Maker (knitting).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

685.685-010 KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: loom operator; netting machine operator

    Tends knitting machine that makes netting from twine: Adjusts twine guides and tension rollers to conform with width, length, and mesh specification, using handtools and rule. Places spools of twine on machine spindles and inserts wound bobbins in shuttle containers. Threads twine from bobbins and spools through guides and rollers. Starts machine and monitors operation. Stops machine to tie ends of broken twine and to replace empty spools and bobbins. May wind twine on bobbins [YARN WINDER (tex. prod., nec; textile)]. May inspect net and correct defects [NETTING INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec)].
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

685.685-014 PATTERN ASSEMBLER (knitting)

    Assembles pattern chains that control pattern-forming motion of guide bars (flat metal bars on which yarn guides are attached) on knitting machines: Selects pattern-chain links according to pattern diagram. Marks links according to sequence in chain, using bevel square and scriber. Holds link against electric grinder to bevel end down to marking so link will adjust guide bars smoothly. Inserts connecting pins through holes in links to assemble links that form pattern chain.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

685.686-010 FRINGING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) alternate titles: muffler fringer

    Feeds knitted mufflers under needle of machine that automatically forms fringes.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

685.686-014 KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR HELPER (knitting) alternate titles: knitter helper

    Assists KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) to knit cloth: Creels machines and ties yarn ends from each supply cone to yarn ends on exhausted cones. Cuts knitted cloth with shears and doffs cloth rolls from machines. Trucks cloth rolls from knitting area. Replaces broken knitting machine needles, using needle pliers, wrench, and screwdriver. Cleans machine and work area, using airhose, rags, and brooms and performs other duties described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to worker assisted as Circular-Knitter Helper (knitting); Flat-Knitter Helper (knitting); Tie-Knitter Helper (knitting); Warp-Knitter Helper (knitting).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

685.687-010 CLOTH INSPECTOR (knitting) alternate titles: assembler

    Examines cloth for knitting defects and rejects cloth not meeting specifications. Measures cloth and sews thread marker into material to indicate length required by specifications. Folds and ties inspected cloth with cord. Records routing information on paper and attaches paper to cloth. May mark knitting defects on cloth with chalk.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

685.687-014 CUFF FOLDER (knitting) alternate titles: cuff turner

    Folds cuffs preparatory to sewing cuffs to sleeves of knitted garments: Lays flat cuff on table and folds cuff in half or pulls tubular cuff over cone-shaped form and turns cuff half-way back, matching edges. Stacks folded cuffs.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

685.687-018 LACE WINDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that winds lace on cards: Inserts card in machine holder with end of lace next to margin and manually turns card to start winding. Depresses pedal to start machine and control speed, guiding lace across card until specified number of layers are wound. Examines lace for defects during winding and rejects unsatisfactory material.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

685.687-022 PATROLLER (knitting)

    Patrols knitting area to inspect cloth being knitted on warp or circular knitting machines: Walks continuously between machines and observes cloth for defects, such as yarn breaks, holes, discolorations, and stop marks. Stops machine with hand lever or button and marks defects for WARP-KNITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting) or CIRCULAR KNITTER (knitting). May tie ends of new warp to corresponding ends of warp in machine. May doff rolls of cloth.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

685.687-026 TOPPER (knitting)

    Loops stitches of ribbed garment parts on points of $T3transfer bar$T1 to facilitate transfer of garment part to needles of knitting machine. Cuts several stitches and pulls yarn out by hand to unravel rows of surplus fabric between points and edge of fabric. May assist KNITTER, FULL-FASHIONED GARMENT (knitting) to doff machine.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686 PUNCHING, CUTTING, FORMING, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with piercing textiles by means of rigid cutting tools advanced into the material to make, enlarge, or thread holes; shaping the material by means of rigid or rotary cutting tools; and otherwise giving shape or form to material.

686.462-010 DIE-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: die cutter

    Operates automatic die-cutting machine to cut various specified shapes from roll of felt: Positions dies into machine, and aligns upper cutting die with surfaces of bed. Inserts shims between die and bed to set specified gap, and locks dies into position, using wrenches. Places rolls of felt in feed holders, turns knobs to synchronize action of feed rolls with ram, and threads end of felt through feed rolls and die bed to takeoff conveyor. Starts machine and inspects sample cuts to determine conformity to specifications. May sew or glue together ends of rolls to form continuous feed. When cutting specified shapes from rolls of foam rubber, may be designated Die-Cutting-Machine Operator, Automatic (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

686.585-010 CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: sheet-cutting operator

    Tends machine equipped with electric knife or rotary shear that cuts cloth into specified lengths and folds lengths for use in making bags: Places roll of cloth on brackets of machine and threads cloth between feed rollers or sews cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Cuts cloth, using either of following methods: (1) Moves slotted bar specified distance from folding bar to obtain length of cut and tightens setscrew to secure bar. Starts machine that moves cloth over slotted bar. Pushes electric knife along slot to cut cloth into lengths. (2) Changes gears of machine, using wrenches, or turns dial to set feeding speed of machine that controls length of cut. Starts machine that automatically cuts cloth into lengths, folds lengths, and deposits folded cloth on catch-bar of machine. Periodically removes folded cloth accumulated on catch-bar and stacks cloth on handtruck. Measures cloth lengths, using rule. Records yardage cut. May be designated according to type of bag cut as Cotton-Bag-Cutting-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec.); Jute-Bag-Cutting-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec); Waterproof-Bag-Cutting-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.662-010 RUG CUTTER (carpet & rug)

    Controls table equipped with electric rotary cutter and other powered equipment to cut rolls of woven fiber rug material to specified lengths: Positions roll in hanger of table, using power hoist. Pulls lever to start power puller that moves material across table or draws carpet along calibrated scale on table by hand. Examines material for flaws and pushes cutter along track to cut out faulty sections. Smooths, squares, and cuts material to make ends even and to avoid waste.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

686.682-010 BAND-SAW OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates bandsaw to cut felt pads to pattern: Tacks cardboard pattern to pad. Pushes pad against revolving blade, following outline of pattern. Stacks and ties together bundles of finished shapes. Collects scraps for shredding by PICKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

686.682-014 BIAS-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates machine to cut tubular cloth into narrow widths for use as bias tape or binding: Positions roll of cloth on shaft or truck of flat-folded cloth on stand at feeding end of machine. Places tubes on takeup roller. Turns setscrew to space circular knives on cutting shaft according to width specified for tape. Pulls open end of tubular cloth over arm of machine, under guide bars, through feed rollers, and under rotary knives. Laps ends of bias-cut cloth around tubes. Depresses pedal to start, stop, and control speed of machine and guides cloth under guide bars and through feed rollers to cut cloth on bias. Removes rolls of bias tape or binding from machine. May wrap rolls in paper for storage or shipment.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

686.682-018 FELT-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: power-cutting-machine operator

    Operates machine to cut rolls of felt into pieces of specified length and width: Pulls felt from roll onto table, measures specified length, and clamps transverse bar to felt at point where cut is to be made. Clamps circular cutting knives to crossbar at measured intervals to cut or trim felt to specified width. Starts machine and presses foot treadle, when transverse bar reaches cutting-off knife, to cut felt to length. Collects strips cut from edges of felt by circular knives and puts strips in waste baskets for repicking by PICKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

686.685-010 CHIN-STRAP CUTTER (hat & cap)

    Tends machine that cuts rolls of material to form chinstraps and punches eyelet holes in straps to facilitate attachment to helmets: Positions roll of material, such as fiber, leather, or plastic, on machine spindle. Threads material through feed guide and under blade of machine. Turns setscrews to adjust cutting feed guide to produce strapping cut to specified size. Starts machine that cuts and punches material, forming and perforating chinstraps.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-014 CONTINUOUS PILLOWCASE CUTTER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: pillowcase cutter

    Tends machine that cuts rolls of tubular cloth into pillowcase lengths: Mounts roll of cloth on rack at entry end of machine. Turns handwheel to set width guides according to width of cloth. Threads end of cloth through width guides and feed rollers. Turns dial to set stroke of rotary knife according to length specified for pillowcases. Starts machine that automatically cuts cloth into pillowcase lengths and blows lengths free from machine. Removes lengths with stains or defective stitching. Places bundles of pillowcase lengths on skid.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

686.685-018 CUFF CUTTER (glove & mit.) alternate titles: knit-wrist cutter

    Tends battery of machines that cut and fold knit tubing for use as cuffs on gloves: Pushes box of knit tubing from storage to machine, using handtruck. Turns screws on cams that control speed and motion of cutting blade and feeding mechanism to cut tubing to specified length, using handtools. Threads end of tubing through guides and feeder rollers, over spreader arms, and under cutting blade. Starts machine that automatically cuts and folds cuffs. Removes tray or box of cut and folded cuffs from delivery end of machine. Replaces dull cutting blades, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

686.685-022 CUTTER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that cuts strands of yarn into specified lengths for use as mopheads: Mounts roll of yarn on machine spindle. Sets stops along scale of cutting table according to length and weight specified for mopheads. Threads yarn through machine guides, pulls yarn to stops, and pushes yarn against rotating knife or presses pedal to raise rotating knife through slot in table to cut yarn into lengths. Loops rubberband over ends of each length to prevent ends from tangling. Periodically weighs mopheads to detect variations from specifications and adjusts stops to restore cutting to specifications. May thread sponge-mop yarn through steam cabinet for softening before cutting.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-026 FELT CUTTER (ordnance)

    Tends slitting machine that cuts sheets of hair-felt board into strips which are fed into presses that stamp out filler wads for shotgun shells: Turns handwheel to adjust feed rollers to accommodate thickness of sheets to be slit and feed guide bar to specified strip width. Starts machine and pushes sheets against guide bar into feed rollers to obtain desired number of sheets. Measures width and thickness of cut strips to verify conformance to specifications, using ruler and fixed gauge.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-030 FOLDER (narrow fabrics)

    Tends machine that cuts canvas to specified widths and folds and presses strips for use as belting: Threads end of canvas roll through cutting mechanism, fold guides, and between pressing rolls. Starts machine and observes processing for defective cutting, folding, or pressing. Cuts folded belting to specified length, using knife, and stacks belting on handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-034 HANDLE-AND-VENT-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Tends machine that automatically punches holes and crimps grommets in mattress borders to insert ventilators and attach handles: Slides border into marked position under machine head and depresses pedal to punch holes in boxing (mattress border). Places grommets and ventilating grids over holes and depresses another pedal to crimp grommets and grids into fabric. Inserts handles in grommeted holes.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-038 PERFORATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: clicker-machine operator; crown-perforator operator; eyelet cutter; perforator; perforator operator; punching-machine operator; sweatband perforator

    Tends machine that punches holes in hats or hat parts to ventilate or decorate hats or facilitate assembly, utilizing one of following methods: (1) Positions article beneath multiheaded punch on ram of machine; depresses pedals to lower ram and feed guide that automatically moves article across machine bed as punch perforates article. (2) Positions article on mold in machine bed; pushes lever that forces punches, mounted on rams, against article, to punch holes in article. (3) Positions part against machine guide and under punch; depresses and releases pedal to clamp part in place; starts machine that lowers punch onto material to perforate part. May be designated according to type of hat perforated as Helmet-Hat Puncher (hat & cap); or part perforated as Brim Slotter (hat & cap); Helmet-Hat-Sweatband Puncher (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-042 PINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe; garment) alternate titles: pinker

    Tends machine that cuts serrated designs along edges of garment or shoe seams to decorate edges and prevent raveling: Positions raw edge of seam or hem between pressure and pinking rollers of machine. Depresses pedal to start machine. Guides edge between rollers or moves edge against pin guide on machine bed and feeds edge between rollers. May tend machine equipped with lever-type blade to cut sample swatches of cloth.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

686.685-046 PREPLEATER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that folds pleats into top of drapery panels and staples folded pleats in position for sewing: Inserts staples in machine. Positions drapery on bed of machine according to marks on machine. Presses button or pedal to start machine that forces material between machine dies to form pleats and staple pleats. May work as member of team when tending machine that forms more than one pleat at a time.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

686.685-050 PRESS OPERATOR (protective dev.)

    Tends machine that joins and perforates adhesive and felt strips to make corn and bunion plasters: Positions adhesive strip over felt strip fed from spools. Inserts ends of strips into machine and depresses starting pedal.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

686.685-054 RIVET-HOLE PUNCHER (garment) alternate titles: rivet-hole-machine operator

    Tends machine that punches holes in garments for insertion of reinforcing rivets: Places garment or garment part on bed of machine with section to be punched, such as pocket corner, under punch. Depresses pedal to lower punch and pierce hole in material.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-058 SCALLOP CUTTER, MACHINE (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that cuts lengths or belts of embroidered fabric into scalloped strips for use as decorative trimming: Inserts blade in machine head and turns setscrews to raise or lower blade, according to thickness of fabric. Places fabric on machine table, aligns prestitched line on fabric with edge of blade, and sets machine guide according to fabric alignment. Starts machine and observes flow of fabric to detect damage and irregular scalloping as fabric passes under blade. Replaces blade or adjusts height of blade to restore scalloping to specifications. Positions fabric for subsequent runs through machine and repeats process until fabric has been cut into specified number of scalloped strips. Lubricates machine. May sharpen blades.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-062 SHOELACE-TIPPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (narrow fabrics) alternate titles: shoelace tipper; tipping-machine operator, automatic

    Tends one or several machines that wrap plastic, fiber, or metal bands at intervals around strands of braid to form tips of shoelaces and cut braid into laces: Sets measuring device to cut laces of specified length, using handtools and rule guide on machine. Threads end of braid through guides and carrier, and around measuring device and feeder wheels, or ties end of braid to braid in machine. Positions container of glue or solvent solution on machine or pours solution into container attached to machine. Places roll of tipping material in holder and draws end through guides and feeder roller of tipping mechanism. Starts machine that feeds braid through gluing, tipping, and cutting mechanisms and drops laces onto racks. Removes laces from rack, picks out defective laces, and ties laces in bundles.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-066 STRIP-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: slicer; slitter

    Tends machine that cuts rolls of textile material into narrow rolls of specified width: Lifts roll of material onto machine bar and hammers wedge into core of roll to secure roll to bar. Turns handwheel to move rotary blade into cutting position, following markings on calibrated scale to obtain specified cutting width. Starts machine that rotates blade and roll in opposite directions. Presses lever to move rotating blade forward and cut through roll of material. Releases lever and positions blade for subsequent cut. Removes narrow rolls of material from machine and stacks rolls on shelf according to width. When cutting rolls of bias material into narrow widths, is designated Bias-Binding Cutter (tex. prod., nec). May be designated according to product cut as Band-Cutting-Machine Operator (garment; knitting); Binding Cutter (garment; textile); Facing-Cutting-Machine Operator (garment); Handkerchief Cutter (textile); Piping-Cutting-Machine Operator (garment); Suspender Cutter (garment); Tape-Cutting-Machine Operator (garment; tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-070 TUBULAR-SPLITTING-MACHINE TENDER (knitting)

    Tends machine that splits tubular knitted cloth into open-width form: Changes spreader attachments according to width specifications. Positions handtruck under $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 at delivery-end and starts machine. Guides cloth along cutting line, over spreader, and under circular cutting blade. Observes cloth for defective splitting and reports malfunctions to supervisor.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

686.685-074 WELT-TRIMMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim-edge trimmer; welt cutter

    Tends machine that trims excess welting material from inside edge of hat body or brim: Turns screws to adjust depth of cut of machine blade, using screwdriver. Positions edge of hat body or brim against machine guide and pulls lever to lower presser foot onto material. Depresses pedal to start machine that cuts inside welt of hat body or brim. Removes cut welt from inside edge of hat body.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

686.686-010 FELT-TIPPING-MACHINE TENDER (pen & pencil) alternate titles: tipping-machine operator

    Feeds machine that shapes felt tips for stencil marking pens: Fills hopper of machine with felt tips and presses switch to start machine that automatically shapes sides and bevels or rounds end of tips for marking pens.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

686.686-014 RUG-CUTTER HELPER (carpet & rug)

    Feeds fiber material into machine that cuts material into rugs of specified sizes: Pushes handtruck or dolly loaded with rug material to cutting table. Places roll in rack on cutting table. Inserts end of material under pressure roll. Smooths, pulls, and squares material on cutting table. Rolls cut rugs on tubes and places rugs on truck. Pushes trucks to next department.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

687 TUFTING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with inserting tufts or loops of yarn through backing material to produce tufted articles, such as carpets and rugs, without interlacing or interlocking yarn as accomplished in weaving, knitting, and sewing.

687.132-010 SUPERVISOR, TUFTING (carpet & rug)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in tufting, finishing, inspecting, and mending carpets and rugs: Analyzes work orders to determine need for supplies and sequence of operation. Coordinates flow of materials to winding, tufting, finishing, and inspecting areas. Trains workers in operation and adjustment of machines and equipment. Examines carpets and rugs during processing to verify conformance to specifications and to detect defects. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department supervised as Supervisor, Broadloom (carpet & rug); Supervisor, Finishing (carpet & rug).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

687.464-010 RUG-FRAME MOUNTER (carpet & rug)

    Mounts backing material (loosely woven fabric or burlap) on frame to facilitate tufting: Hooks specified backing over frame spikes and clamps metal side bars onto frame to secure material in position for tufting. Moves backing on frame periodically to facilitate completion of tufting process. Measures and marks carpet dimensions on backing, using tape measure and chalk-line reel. May stencil designs on sample backing, using brush and lamp black solution.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

687.682-010 FLOWER-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: flower cheniller

    Operates machine to tuft flowered design on articles: Places yarn packages on spindles and draws ends through machine guides, tensions, and needle eyes. Presses knee lever to raise hoop-shaped presser foot, positions material on movable portion of machine bed, and lowers presser foot to hold material taut. Starts machine and turns machine bed to rotate material beneath needles that automatically tuft flower design on material. Observes tufting to detect defects, such as broken yarn and needles. Rethreads machine or replaces damaged needles.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

687.682-014 TUFT-MACHINE OPERATOR (carpet & rug; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: chenille-machine operator; needle-punch operator; overlay operator

    Operates machine to tuft designs on articles, such as rugs and bedspreads: Places yarn packages on spindles and draws ends through machine guides, tensions, and needle eyes. Depresses pedal to activate tufting mechanism and guides material under tufting needles, following design specifications. Observes tufting to detect defects, such as broken yarn and needles. Rethreads machine or replaces damaged needles. Rethreads machine needle with specified color of yarn to tuft multicolor design. Workers who tend machines that tuft continuous lengths of cloth are classified under TUFTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (carpet & rug; textile).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

687.684-010 RUG HOOKER (carpet & rug)

    Tufts yarn through backing material (loosely woven fabric or burlap) to fabricate carpets and rugs, using portable, electric-powered hooking device: Presses trigger of device to start reciprocating action of needle that punches yarn through material to form pile on rug surface. Guides device along stenciled outline on backing material to tuft design in rug according to specifications. Changes yarn color as specified by pattern. May insert missing tufts in rugs. May tuft rugs by hand, using hooked needle, and be designated Rug Hooker, Hand (carpet & rug). When tufting samples, is known as Sample Maker (carpet & rug).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

687.684-014 TUFTER (furniture) alternate titles: button tufter; pad tufter; tufter operator

    Tufts pads and mattresses with metal pins, using press: Sets pins upright in holders in press bed. Lays pad in place over tops of pins and sets cover form over pad in alignment with pins. Starts motor and pushes lever to press cover form over pad and force pins through pad. Clamps cover form to press bed with hand clamps and raises press head from form. Slips metal washers over projecting ends of pins and spreads and flattens ends of pins over washers, using handtools. Releases clamps and lifts pad from form and press when tufting is complete.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

687.685-010 NEEDLE-CONTROL CHENILLER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends tufting machine equipped with pattern roller and solenoids that control machine needles to tuft intricate designs: Selects pattern according to specifications and positions pattern on machine, using handtools. Pulls yarn ends through machine guides, tensions, and needle eyes to thread machine. Draws material under machine needles, through cut-pile mechanism, and laps end around takeup rod. Starts machine and observes operation to detect broken yarn or faulty pile cutting. Rethreads broken yarn or replaces broken needles. Replaces dull knives for cut-pile mechanism, using handtools. Removes dull rolls from machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

687.685-014 TUFTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture) alternate titles: button-tufting-machine operator

    Tends machine that button-tufts mattresses: Adjusts needle stroke and button tying mechanism to thickness of mattress. Fills machine hopper with tufting buttons. Places mattress on movable table of machine and turns wheel to adjust distance between mattress and machine head. Presses button to start machine and moves table laterally, forward, and backward to space tufts as machine head inserts tufts into both sides. May tend machine that automatically moves table and tufts mattress, or semiautomatic machine that requires lever operation for each stroke. May tend machine that tufts with knots. May tuft by hand [TUFTER, HAND (furniture)].
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

687.685-018 TUFTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (carpet & rug; textile) alternate titles: chenille-machine operator; yardage-tufting-machine operator

    Tends multiple-needle machine that tufts material to be used for articles, such as rugs, robes, and bedspreads: Requests CREELER (any industry) to change yarn styles in creel or mounts supply packages on spindles and $T3pieces up$T1 ends to leaders in yarn guides (plastic tubes). Draws ends through guides leading to machine, using suction device, and threads ends through guides, tensions, $T3drop wires,$T1 and needle eyes. Places roll of backing material on brackets at entry end of machine, draws backing under machine needles, and attaches end to $T3takeup roll.$T1 Moves lever that engages or disengages cam wheel to adjust machine to insert tufts in straight or irregular design. Observes tufting to detect yarn breaks and machine malfunctions. Rethreads broken yarn ends and replaces bent or broken needles and hooks (loopers). Replaces dull knives on cut-pile tufting machines, using handtools. Unthreads needles and ties up extra drop wires to adjust machine to accommodate narrower material. Increases or decreases speed of cloth feed and inserts or removes shims between needle plate and machine bed to adjust space between tufts and length of tufts. Workers who operate tufting machines are classified under TUFT-MACHINE OPERATOR (carpet & rug; tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

687.685-022 TUFTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, SINGLE-NEEDLE (carpet & rug)

    Tends single-needle machine that tufts yarn through material to produce rugs: Measures, marks, or traces rug dimensions or outline on backing material (loosely woven fabric or burlap), using tape measure, marking pencil, and rug patterns. Mounts yarn packages on creel spindles and draws ends through guides, tensions, and needle eye. Positions roll of backing on machine brackets at entry end and threads material through feed rollers onto spiked $T3takeup roll.$T1 Presses buttons and lever to start machine that inserts tufts in singular rows through material. Observes tufting to detect broken yarn ends and malfunctions. Rethreads broken yarn ends and reports malfunctions to repair personnel. Cuts material with scissors when specified carpeting has been tufted.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689 TEXTILE OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with combining, spinning, weaving, knitting, and otherwise working textiles, textile products, fur, and hair.

689.130-010 EMBROIDERY SUPERVISOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: supervisor, production

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating machine to embroider designs on fabric. Sets up and repairs machines. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

689.130-014 FELT-GOODS SUPERVISOR, NEEDLE PROCESS (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: kersey-department supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing needle (punched) felt: Sets up machines to make experimental samples. Observes operation of machines to detect malfunction and adjusts machines, using handtools. Trains new workers. Requisitions materials. Inspects work of operators to verify conformity to specifications. Directs delivery of finished goods to coating or shipping department. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

689.130-018 KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER, HEAD (knitting)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER (knitting). Verifies setup and adjustment of machines and equipment. Trains workers in operation of machines and assigns work stations. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

689.130-022 SUPERVISOR, CLOTH WINDING (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in winding burlap onto tubes for use in textile bag manufacturing: Requisitions bales of burlap for processing. Trains workers in machine operation. Directs machine adjustments as needed to maintain production level or adjusts machines, using handtools. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

689.130-026 SUPERVISOR, ROVING DEPARTMENT (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting fiberglass sliver into staple lengths, bonding staple lengths into mats of insulation material, waxing strands of fiberglass yarn together to form cord, dyeing sliver for tracer yarn, and winding strands of sliver into roving: Examines product and observes processing operations to detect machine malfunctions. Determines cause of malfunction, using knowledge of machines and processes in department. Directs CREELERS (any industry) to increase or decrease number of fiberglass ends fed to staple-cutting machines, mat machines, or winding machines, according to specifications for various products. Trains new workers. Requisitions supplies. Confers with other SUPERVISORS (any industry) Master Title to coordinate activities of individual departments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

689.130-030 SUPERVISOR, WEAVING (carpet & rug)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in creeling, weaving, and rewinding fiber products, such as cloth, rugs, scrim, and binding: Sets up and adjusts looms and winding machines. Directs loom changeover to accommodate new patterns. Inspects in-process and finished materials to ensure attainment of specified levels of quality. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

689.130-034 SUPERVISOR, YARN PREPARATION (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing cotton and synthetic raw stock fibers into yarn, applying knowledge of fiber and yarn types, machines, and any combination of processes, such as picking, carding, combing, drawing, roving, spinning, twisting, spooling, and winding: Confers with other department heads to coordinate activities of different departments, determine processes underway and possible changes in production schedule, and availability of workers for shifts. Examines yarn at various processing stages to detect variations from standards and inspects machines to detect malfunctions and damage to weaving surfaces. Directs repair personnel to alter machine setup or to repair or overhaul processing machines to maintain product standards. May creel and doff machines. May set up, adjust, and repair machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. Supervisors of workers engaged in specific yarn processing activities are classified accordingly [SUPERVISOR, CARDING (textile) 680.130-010; SUPERVISOR, PREPARATION DEPARTMENT (textile) 681.130-010; SUPERVISOR, ROVING DEPARTMENT (textile) 689.130-026; SUPERVISOR, SPINNING (textile) 682.130-010; SUPERVISOR, WINDING AND TWISTING DEPARTMENT (textile) 681.130-014].
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

689.130-038 SUPERVISOR, SPINNING AND WINDING (plastic-synth.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in spinning and winding synthetic fibers, and sets up takeup machines that wind newly extruded synthetic fibers onto pirns: Observes machines, equipment, personnel, and work areas to detect faulty work habits, and to examine synthetic fibers for conformance to standards. Inspects machine parts cleaned and assembled by designated worker to ensure conformance of parts to standard. Confers with specified supervisory personnel regarding production and possible changes in process, personnel, or machines. Interviews vendors and consults catalogs to obtain information on price and availability of parts and equipment. Prepares and submits purchase orders to designated personnel. Checks level of nitrogen in tanks outside plant and telephones supplier to order more nitrogen to maintain nitrogen at specified level. Develops training manual to be used in training of workers. Times roller and chuck speeds of takeup machines that wind newly extruded synthetic fibers onto pirns, using timing light and stopwatch. Confers with and assists other workers in changing gear ratios of winding drive mechanism, using handtools, according to style of yarn to be processed and setup specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

689.132-010 SUPERVISOR, BURLING AND JOINING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting base cloth for weaving defects, and in manually weaving ends of length of papermaker's felt together to facilitate further processing: Trains workers in burling cloth, hand weaving cloth, and operating sewing machine to join ends together. Reviews production schedules to determine felt type to be joined or base cloth to be inspected. Confers with other supervisors to resolve work problems that slow production. Pulls cloth length over roller and examines cloth for defects, such as mispicks and filling breaks. Pulls defective yarn from cloth and reweaves defective area, using needle, yarn, and scissors. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

689.132-014 SUPERVISOR, FIBER-LOCKING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fiberlocking (needle punching) materials, such as batting and base cloth, to produce papermaker's felt: Reviews production schedule to determine processing priorities. Trains workers in operation of equipment, such as $T3garnett machines,$T1 blending machines, and fiberlock machines. Patrols work area to ensure processing of fabric is according to specifications. Listens to machines to detect malfunctioning parts and reports malfunction to maintenance personnel. Confers with other supervisory personnel to ensure even flow of work through departments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

689.134-010 CLOTH-GRADER SUPERVISOR (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of CLOTH GRADERS (textile) engaged in classifying cloth according to number of defects. Trains workers in inspecting and grading cloth according to company standards. Maintains production records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

689.134-014 SUPERVISOR, LACE TEARING (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in separating, inspecting, and winding lace bands: Trains workers in machine operation. Verifies setup and adjustment of machines and equipment. Examines lace to determine first quality products, following standards for various types. 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

689.134-018 SUPERVISOR, PRODUCT INSPECTION (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting textile products for weaving, printing, and finishing defects: Trains workers in work methods and procedures. Examines malfunctioning machines and requisitions replacement for defective equipment. May supervise packaging of products [PACKAGING SUPERVISOR (any industry)]. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

689.134-022 SUPERVISOR, QUILTING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in quilting material used for articles, such as quilts, sleeping bags, and work gloves: Trains workers in operation of machines. Inspects machines to detect malfunctions and notifies SEWING-MACHINE REPAIRER (any industry) of repairs and adjustments. Replaces damaged parts, such as needles and bobbins, using handtools. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

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