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6 MACHINE TRADES OCCUPATIONS
689.134-026 to 699.687-022

    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.


689.134-026 SUPERVISOR, LABORATORY (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in testing lap, sliver, roving, and yarn for conformance to processing standards and assists workers in performing laboratory tests: Confers with plant personnel to develop testing schedule and to modify processing standards for producing new yarn types requested by customer. Coordinates activities, such as resolving customer complaints of defective yarn, inspecting, calibrating, and maintaining laboratory equipment, and identifying causes of substandard lap, roving, sliver, and yarn. Performs laboratory procedures to test lap, sliver, roving, and yarn for conformance to processing standards, such as evenness of lap and tensile strength of yarn. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 02.04.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

689.137-010 SUPERVISOR, SEWING DEPARTMENT (carpet & rug)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in winding, braiding, and sewing operations in manufacture of braided rug: Schedules winding of yarn onto suitable packages for braiding process. Issues instructions, such as color of thread and type of stitch to use and size of completed rug. Examines products during fabricating for conformance to customer specifications. 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

689.137-014 SUPERVISOR, TUBING (textile)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting and winding printed fabric in tubing department: Confers with PRODUCTION PLANNER (profess. & kin.) 012.167-050 and consults work order to determine sequence of cloth styles to process. Directs delivery of specified fabric to work stations. Informs CLOTH EXAMINER, MACHINE (textile) 689.685-038 of quantity of cloth to wind onto tubes and of customer quality specifications. Oversees inspection of cloth being processed to ensure detection of defects, such as wrinkles, seams, and color variations. Submits samples of cloth to COLORIST (profess. & kin.) 022.161-014 for shade matching. Occasionally weighs and labels special orders for shipping. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

689.260-010 MACHINE FIXER (textile) alternate titles: fixer; machine repairer

    Sets up, and adjusts yarn-manufacturing and processing machines, using charts, oral instructions, and knowledge of machine operation: Changes and adjusts gears, pulleys, rollers, thermal units, $T3false-twist spindles,$T1 and guides according to type of sliver or yarn processed, type of wind, draft, or number of twists per inch, using handtools. Verifies adjustments, using gauges and instruments, such as voltage and calibrating machines, tensiometer, tachometer, and densimeter. Patrols work area to detect operating defects. Inspects machine to determine cause of faulty operation, utilizing report on defects, and adjusts machine. Replaces worn and broken parts, such as spindles, rollers, guides, gears, pulleys, tape, and belts, using handtools. Lubricates moving parts and wearing surfaces, using oilcan and grease gun. Cleans machines, using airhose, cleaning solution, and rags. May overhaul machines and plumb spindles, following plant schedule. May erect new machines [MILLWRIGHT (any industry) 638.281-018]. May be designated according to machines maintained as Card Fixer (textile); Comber Fixer (textile); Garnett Fixer (tex. prod., nec); Gill-Box Fixer (textile); Quiller-Machine Fixer (textile); Spinning-Frame Fixer (textile). May be designated: Tufting-Machine Fixer (carpet & rug); Twisting-Frame Fixer (textile); Winder Fixer (textile); Yarn-Texturing Machine Fixer (textile).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 80

689.260-014 QUILTER FIXER (tex. prod., nec)

    Sets up, repairs, and adjusts quilting machines, utilizing knowledge of machine construction and function and charts: Analyzes charts to determine adjustments necessary to effect change in quilting design. Selects cams that will alter movement of machine bed and needle stroke to produce specified design, and installs cams on machine, using wrenches. Synchronizes looper or shuttle motion with needle stroke, using screwdriver. Listens to machine and observes stitching to locate defects in machine operation. Dismantles machine and repairs broken or defective parts, such as motors, bobbins or loopers, needles, and feed dogs. Turns screws to regulate tension on thread, length of needle stroke, and rate of feed, according to type of fabric or thread. Cleans and oils machines.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

689.260-018 SECTION LEADER AND MACHINE SETTER (textile)

    Sets up, adjusts, and repairs group of textile machines (usually of one type, called section): Transmits orders of SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title of section to workers and ensures that orders and safety rules are followed. Patrols section to inspect work for quality and to determine operating condition of machinery. Reads production meters or tickets and records total number of units produced. Examines laboratory sample reports to determine machine adjustments needed to meet company specifications. Adjusts and repairs machines [MACHINE FIXER (textile) 689.260-010]. Trains new workers and assigns workers to stations. May be designated according to section as Section Leader And Machine Setter, Cards (textile); Section Leader And Machine Setter, Drawing And Combers (textile); Section Leader And Machine Setter, Opening And Picking (textile); Section Leader And Machine Setter, Roving Frames (textile); Section Leader And Machine Setter, Spinning (textile); Section Leader And Machine Setter, Winding And Twisting (textile).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 80

689.260-022 SECTION LEADER AND MACHINE SETTER, POLISHING (textile)

    Sets up, repairs, and adjusts yarn polishing (glazing) machines: Mixes finishing solutions [CHEMICAL MIXER (textile)]. Separates thread packages according to color and type to prevent faulty mixing of customer orders.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

689.260-026 KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER (knitting)

    Sets up, adjusts, and repairs knitting machines to knit hose, garments, and cloth according to specifications, using knowledge of machine function: Reads work order and confers with supervisor or engineer to determine knitting machine setup. Inserts cams, links, $T3buttons,$T1 or $T3needle jacks$T1 in pattern chain to set up machine to knit hose, garment, or cloth according to pattern design chart. Observes operation of machine and examines knitted material to detect defects. Turns setscrews and handwheels to adjust machine parts, such as gears and cams, and to synchronize $T3yarn carriers,$T1 needles, dividers, and $T3sinkers.$T1 Repairs and replaces machine parts, using handtools. Aligns and straightens needles, sinkers, and dividers, using pliers. Cleans and oils machines. May only repair and adjust knitting machines and be designated Line Fixer (knitting).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 81

689.280-010 BOX TENDER (plastic-synth.)

    Patrols aisle between rayon-spinning (forming and winding) machines to detect malfunctions. Diagnoses causes of failures. Sets up, adjusts, repairs, or replaces units, using handtools.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

689.324-010 INSTRUCTOR (textile)

    Instructs workers in operation of textile machines and in product inspection techniques, using knowledge of machines and processes: Plans training schedule to ensure workers achieve standard production in specified time. Demonstrates methods of threading and operating machines, examining product for defects, and grading product according to quality standards. Evaluates worker performances to ensure achievement of production standards and maintains progress reports. Observes machines to detect operation malfunctions and notifies designated personnel. May be designated according to specialty as Instructor, Knitting (textile); Instructor, Looping (textile); Instructor, Product Inspection (textile); Instructor, Creeler (textile); Instructor, Warper (textile).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 79

689.360-010 NEEDLE-LOOM SETTER (tex. prod., nec)

    Sets up and adjusts looms that produce needle (punched) felt: Selects specified needle boards and bolts them to holders, using wrenches. Changes driving gears to adjust speed of automatic feed and punching mechanisms, using wrenches or turning knobs. Threads $T3bat$T1 through needle board, attaches bat to rewind spindle, and starts machine. Makes adjustments to maintain weight specifications, and replaces worn or broken needle boards.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

689.362-010 NEEDLE-FELT-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Sets up and operates battery of machines in tandem to produce needle (punched) felt products from raw materials: Turns screws to adjust comb and stripper rolls of $T3garnett machine$T1 to produce specified $T3bat I.$T1 Installs specified needle board into needle loom to punch together loose bats into needle (punched) felt. Turns handwheels to adjust tension between steam heated calender rolls which press down nap and firm felt. Turns handwheels to lower circular knives to trim felt to specified width. Fills size tank, positions automatic spray gun, and turns valve handle on airhose to spray size onto felt. Turns knobs to regulate temperature and blower of drying oven. Aligns and bolts cutting dies in ram and bed of automatic diecutting machine to cut felt into specified forms. Turns knobs to synchronize speed of machines and conveyors. Aligns feed guides. Starts machine, observes operations to detect malfunction, and examines work to determine conformity to specifications. Replaces worn needle boards. Sharpens circular knives with hone. May repair needle boards [NEEDLE-BOARD REPAIRER (tex. prod., nec)]. May assist MAINTENANCE MECHANIC (any industry) in repairing machines.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

689.364-010 STROBOSCOPE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: stroboroma operator; strobotac operator

    Verifies speed of spindles and travelers on yarn twisting and spinning frames, using stroboscope, and makes minor adjustments: Turns knob to adjust stroboscope setting to spindle speed specifications. Directs stroboscope light beam onto revolving bobbin. Observes bobbin and traveler to detect illusion of movement indicating variance between spindle speed and speed setting of stroboscope. Turns knob to synchronize stroboscope light oscillations with speed of malfunctioning spindle, and records incorrect spindle speed as shown on stroboscope r.p.m. dial. Makes adjustments, such as tightening screws and removing waste from travelers. Notifies MACHINE FIXER (textile) of machines requiring repairs, such as replacement of spindles and travelers. May use twist-test machine to determine twist (number of turns per inch) in yarn to verify accuracy of machine setup. May test yarn tension, using tensiometer.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

689.364-014 PROCESS CONTROLLER (textile)

    Verifies performance of yarn texturing machines for conformance to specifications, using test equipment and instruments: Reviews work order to determine machine to be checked and type of inspection required. Inspects machines for threading problems, such as incorrect placement of yarn and opened feed rollers. Measures operation of machine components, such as oil roller, transverse bar, and rotating shaft of feed roll, to measure operation of machine, using counter, speed indicator, and stopwatch. Observes and records factors, such as heat setting and package tube color of yarn. Determines amount of tension on yarn, using tensioner. Examines friction unit to ensure positioning of belt and to identify defects on unit, and measures speed of unit, using stroboscope. Measures level of humidity, using psychrometer. Compiles data of measurements taken of machine and machine operations and compares actual measurement with measurements from specifications book. Notifies specified personnel of deviations from specifications.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

689.366-010 HEAD DOFFER (textile)

    Leads activities of workers engaged in doffing spinning frames, applying knowledge of yarn types and duration of spinning process: Transmits instructions from supervisor to workers and observes workers to ensure that procedures, rules, and regulations are followed. Reports work rule infractions to supervisory personnel for resolution. Explains and demonstrates doffing techniques to train new employees, and assists workers in resolving problems. Patrols work area to determine frames requiring doffing. Observes taper (build-up) of yarn on bobbins to determine frame doffing priority, utilizing knowledge of yarn types being processed and length of processing cycle. Posts frame numbers on chalkboard to inform workers of doffing schedule. Verifies accuracy of doffing production reports and submits report to supervisory personnel. $T3Pieces up$T1 yarn breaks detected. Maintains supply of spinning bobbins and doff boxes (attachments for handtrucks) for workers to facilitate doffing of frames. May perform duties of absent workers.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

689.380-010 EMBLEM DRAWER-IN (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: wrapper

    Sets up loom preparatory to embroidering emblems on uniforms or other items: Arranges needles according to spacing designated by operator of loom and tightens lock bolt, using wrench. Removes spools of thread from machine spindles and replaces spools with thread of specified weight and color. Wraps (loops) thread around tension bar specified number of times. Guides threads through series of rods and threads needle, using hooked instrument. Pulls out loose ends of thread by hand after several stitches have been made. Repeats operation each time uniform, emblem, or color of thread is changed.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.382-010 AUTOMATIC-PAD-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: border-machine operator

    Sets up and operates battery of machines to produce quilted and laminated padding from batting: Places rolls of batting and burlap base in feed holders of machine. Aligns and threads ends of material through machine. Turns handwheels to heat calender roll. Threads needles of quilting machine that binds batting to base to form padding. Turns air valve that activates stationary spray gun to spray binder to surface of padding. Aligns end of second roll of batting to sprayed surface under pressure roll to form laminated padding. Turns handwheels to position circular knives that trim padding to specified width. Turns knobs to adjust electric eye controlled mechanism which automatically cuts padding to specified length, drops on layer of gauze, and cuts and laps gauze over pads. Starts spray gun that sizes pad to hold covering in place. Turns knobs to synchronize speed of machine and starts machine. Replaces broken needles. Fills tanks with specified size. Places rolls of narrow reinforcing batting in holder and guides under needles when specified. Sews together burlap and gauze, and laps together batting to form continuous roll.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.384-010 CLOTH TESTER, QUALITY (textile) alternate titles: laboratory assistant

    Determines physical properties of greige and finished cloth, employing standardized tests, equipment, and procedure: Measures width of cloth with ruler. Guides electric knife along markings on cloth to cut fabric samples for testing. Weighs sample on grain scales and converts grain weight into desired units, using mathematical tables. Counts number of warp and filling per unit space, using pick counter. Positions cloth sample between jaws of testing machine and moves machine controls to apply force necessary to rupture sample and determine tensile strength of cloth. Sews across sample, using portable sewing machine, and examines stitching through magnifying lens to detect threads broken by sewing machine needle. Creases sample under controlled conditions and places sample in clamp on crease recovery tester to determine cloth resiliency to creasing. Records test results and reports variation from standards to MANAGER, QUALITY CONTROL (profess. & kin.). In addition, may perform other tests, such as tear test, crimp test, fabric bow test, abrasion test, bursting test, heat transmission test, permeability test, and water repellency test.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.384-014 LABORATORY TESTER (textile) alternate titles: roving tester, laboratory; yarn tester

    Tests textile fibers and yarn at any stage in yarn-manufacturing process to determine conformance to standards: Collects samples from machines, gathers samples from carts, or receives samples at work station. Records information regarding samples on company forms, and identifies samples with tags prior to testing. Computes twists per inch in yarn samples, using formula and readings from twist counter. Feeds yarn, roving, or sliver into evenness tester that detects and records variations in weight on printout sheet. Winds specified length of yarn onto skein winder and removes skeins from winder. Weighs skeins of yarn on balance scale and obtains yarn number (measure of fineness) from dial or chart. Breaks individual strands or skeins of yarn with break tester to determine strength of yarn. Winds yarn on black panel for inspection, compares evenness and number of slubs and neps in yarn with standard photographs, and assigns grade. Weighs fiber sample on balance scale before and after drying and determines percentage of water content (moisture regain) by computation or by consulting chart. Records results of tests, compares results with company standards, and reports variations from standards to lab supervisor or MANAGER, QUALITY CONTROL (profess. & kin.) 012.167-014. Records waste produced by departments. May receive defective yarn returned by customer and test yarn to determine whether company purchased defective materials, defects occurred during company processing, or customer caused defects to occur. May perform standardized chemical tests to determine amount of oil or size in yarn. May be designated according to specialty as Yarn-Weight-And-Strength Tester (textile).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

689.387-010 CLOTH GRADER (textile) alternate titles: cloth classer; hand inspector; seconds grader; seconds inspector; table inspector

    Classifies cloth into grades according to number of defects: Examines cloth for defects marked in previous inspection and determines whether corrections can be made to restore cloth to standard quality. Cuts defects from cloth with scissors or routes cloth to mending, dyeing, or refinishing department for reprocessing. Classifies cloth that cannot be restored to first quality according to standards for various grades. Records disposition of cloth rehandled. May inform weaving room of repeated imperfections requiring loom adjustments.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

689.564-010 CARPET INSPECTOR, FINISHED (carpet & rug)

    Examines finished carpeting for weaving or tufting defects, variations in color and finish, soil, and uneven shearing: Pulls carpeting from roll onto floor to facilitate inspection. Walks or crawls over carpeting, feeling and scanning carpeting for defects. Repairs weaving defects and cleans soiled areas or notifies BURLER (carpet & rug; textile) to make repairs. Marks finishing and shearing defects with chalk. Notifies respective departments of defects. Measures length of carpeting or pile height for conformance to specifications, using ruler and tape measure. Records yardage on work ticket. Compares carpeting with standard swatches and grades carpeting according to standards for various grades.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.582-010 PUNCHER (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates punching machine, equipped with pantograph mechanism, to punch pattern designs in rolls of paper or plastic which control stitching operations of automatic embroidery machines: Positions and tacks cartoon (enlarged drawing of pattern) onto pantograph pattern board and mounts roll of paper in holder. Pulls levers to start and to regulate speed of machine, and to move needles against pattern roll. Guides pantograph pointer over cartoon to activate punching needles that perforate paper roll to form embroidery pattern roll. Marks identifying information on punched roll, using crayon. May place roll of paper in holder. May operate machine equipped with mechanism that simultaneously stitches sample design and punches pattern in paper. May place punched roll in machine that automatically produces copies of design.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.585-010 BLANKET-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that spreads cloth and cuts it into blanket lengths, folds each piece, and stacks folded lengths onto handtruck: Pushes truck of cloth into feeding position and threads cloth through scray, under knife, and into cloth-spreading attachment. Turns thumbscrew to adjust cloth-spreading attachment for specified blanket length. Positions empty truck over hydraulic jack at delivery end of machine and moves lever to elevate truck into receiving position. Releases safety catch from knife and pushes button to start machine. Straightens unevenly piled blankets and adjusts height of truck to facilitate stacking. Records style, color, and number of blanket lengths cut. Works as member of team.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.585-014 FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: cloth folder, machine; flat-folding-machine operator; folder, machine; hooking-machine operator

    Tends machine that folds cloth into uniform lengths preparatory to inspecting, wrapping, or packing: Pushes roll of cloth onto machine brackets and threads cloth through feed rollers, over and under tension rollers, and through slot of folding bar. Inserts end of cloth under clamps on machine tables and sets yardage clock at zero. Starts machine and observes folding to detect seams in cloth. Stops machine and ravels seams with fingers. Depresses pedal to raise clamps, releasing cut of cloth, and removes cloth from machine. Records yardage on production ticket and attaches ticket to cloth. May count folds to determine yardage in each cut of cloth. May be designated according to material folded as Silk Folder (textile).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.585-018 STRINGING-MACHINE TENDER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: clipping, stringing, and turning machine tender

    Tends machine that inserts gathering strings in hem of bags and turns bags: Pulls bags joined by connecting threads across feed trough and hooks end bag on feeding apron of machine. Moves lever to start machine that automatically clips joining thread between bags, inserts gathering strings in hems, and turns bags. Removes bags from discharge end of machine, examines bags for stringing flaws, and stacks bags in carton for packing. Places defective bags aside for repair. Draws thread from cones through machine guides and eyes of needles to thread stringing needles. Records number of bags processed.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.587-010 NUMBERER AND WIRER (textile) alternate titles: card-cutter helper

    Numbers punched and laced $T3Jacquard loom$T1 pattern cards according to prescribed sequence, using pencil or hand numbering device. Wires together series of cards in prescribed sequence to make pattern chain, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.662-010 NEEDLE-LOOM OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Sets up and operates loom with assistance of NEEDLE-LOOM-OPERATOR HELPER (tex. prod., nec) 586.686-022 to produce needle (punched) felt: Selects and bolts specified needle boards to loom holders, according to work order, using wrenches. Installs speed gears or turns knob to synchronize speed of feeder with action of needle board. Threads $T3bat$T1 through needle board and attaches bat to rewind spindle. Starts machine, watches feed gauge, and stops machine when specified length of felt is produced. Measures thickness and width of felt, using gauge and tape, to ensure product meets specifications. Cuts finished felt from roll with knife or shear. Replaces worn or broken needle boards. May place roll of textile base into feed holder and textile base roll with felt bat to produce textile backed felt. May glue or sew together ends of base to form continuous roll.
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 80

689.662-014 STRIPE MATCHER (knitting)

    Operates machine to cut, align, and sew stripes parallel in tubular cloth: Turns screw to secure circular cutting blade (horizontal or vertical) in cutting position and adjusts guides according to specified cloth width. Positions cloth at feed-end of machine and threads cloth through machine units onto $T3swing-folding attachment,$T1 or joins supply end to leader, using portable sewing machine. Starts machine that cuts cloth to open width, aligns stripes parallel, seams edges together, and trims excess cloth from edges. Observes operation for defective cutting, stitching, or misalignment of stripes. Repairs sewing defects, using sewing machine, and reports malfunctions to maintenance personnel. Ravels seams to separate cloth lots and records yardage processed onto cloth ticket.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.665-010 STRAP BUCKLER, MACHINE (garment)

    Tends machine that threads lingerie or foundation garment shoulder strap material through buckle (slide) and link to make adjustable shoulder straps: Places tubes of buckles and links on machine racks and presses pedal to push buckle and link into holders under vertical threading rod. Positions strap between rod and holders and presses pedal to lower rod that forces material through openings in buckle and link. Loops strap over hook in rod and presses pedal to raise rod that pulls strap back through buckle. Ties specified number of straps into bundle.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.665-014 THREAD-CUTTER TENDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that cuts and removes threads which connect designs on machine-embroidered fabrics or bands of knitted lace: Stitches length of embroidered fabric to leader, using stitching machine, or wraps draw threads around takeup bar and inserts ends of bands between stop-motion devices, guides, and rollers. Adjusts clearances, starts machine, and guides fabric so as to break threads. Pulls out loose thread and turns fabric over to repeat operation. Cleans threads from machine, using brush. May be designated according to operation performed as Lace Breaker (tex. prod., nec); Lace Separator (tex. prod., nec); Lace Stripper (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.665-018 VACUUM-TANK TENDER (textile)

    Tends vacuum tanks that collect fiber and lint stripped from carding and other textile machines: Obtains information from CARD STRIPPER (textile) concerning type of fiber stripped to prevent mixing of different fibers. Pulls lever to create vacuum in tank and to relieve vacuum when tank is filled or stripping is completed. Opens door at bottom of tank to dump fiber and lint into handtruck. Pushes handtruck onto scales and records weight.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.667-010 RUG INSPECTOR I (carpet & rug)

    Examines finished fiber rugs for defects: Examines selvage and binding and inspects rug for discolorations, mispicks, loose weaves, creases, dirt, grease, knots, and loose ends. Determines when rugs cannot be repaired and classifies rugs as seconds. Prepares report on flaws and number of rugs in load.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.682-010 LOOPER (knitting)

    Operates $T3looping machine$T1 to close opening in toe of seamless hose or join knitted garment parts: Pulls lever or depresses pedal to rotate horizontal dial containing looping points and start trimming and seaming mechanism. Places each stitch along $T3looping line$T1 of garment part or one side of toe over looping points, working against movement of dial. Places stitches of second garment part or side of toe over looping points holding corresponding stitches of first garment part or side of toe. Removes looped articles from dial of machine. Examines looped seams for defects. May mark defects with crayon. May thread machine, using tweezers. When looping contour collars to body of garment, places stitches on looping points in sequence which will curve collar to body of garment. May be designated according to article looped as Garment Looper (knitting); Hosiery Looper (knitting).
GOE: 06.02.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.682-014 NEEDLE-PUNCH-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile)

    Operates machine and equipment to $T3stitch-bond$T1 synthetic fibers to scrim (webbing) to produce nonwoven fabric: Turns dials on control panel to regulate conveyor speeds, feed rate of scrim and fiber stock through machine, roll pressure, and steam in rollers. Adjust compression rollers following thickness specifications. Starts machine and observes operation to detect defects, such as broken needles, folds or lines in webbing, and fabric contamination. Moves mechanism on hopper to regulate flow and weight of fiber stock feeding into machine. Replaces broken needles, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.682-018 SPLICING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: splicer

    Operates sewing machine to splice (join) ends of partially filled spools of tire cord: Places spools of spliced cord on spindles of machine that winds cord from one spool to another. Pushes and pulls sewing machine along overhead tracks to each machine spindle. Positions ends of cord under sewing head. Depresses pedal to activate machine and splice ends of cord together.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.682-022 STITCHER (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates machine to embroider decorative design on fabric: Positions and tacks pattern sheet onto pantograph drawing board. Pulls levers to engage needle and shuttle rails against cloth and to regulate stitching speed. Depresses pedal to start machine and guides pantograph pointer over pattern. Removes embroidered cloth from machine. Inserts thread, needles, cloth, and backing into embroidery machine frame and applies protective and stiffening solutions to cloth, using brush.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.684-010 BURLER (carpet & rug; textile) alternate titles: cloth picker; knot picker, cloth; slub picker; string picker

    Examines fabric for weaving defects, using power-driven examining machine, and repairs defects, using burling iron (tweezers), needle and thread, tufting device, and scissors: Pulls fabric over rollers, down over inspection board, and wraps cloth end around powered takeup beam or tube. Depresses pedal to start machine that moves fabric over inspection board, and scans and feels fabric for defects, such as burls, slubs, loose threads, mispicks, defective pile or soils. Stops machine and trims loose threads with scissors and pulls out defective yarn and pile with burling iron. Reweaves mispicks and inserts pile or tufts as specified, using needle or tufting device. Removes soils from carpeting, using brush and cleaning chemicals. May record yardage inspected and repaired. May doff rolls of fabric from machine, using hoist.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.684-014 DRAWER-IN, STITCH-BONDING MACHINE (textile)

    Pulls thread through machine parts to arrange ends for $T3stitch-bonding,$T1 according to company standards and instructions: Mounts specified spools of thread on spindles and draws ends through guides and stop-motion devices, using hook. Observe threads to ensure ends are positioned as directed.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.684-018 LEASE PICKER (textile)

    Separates sections of tangled threads from salvaged beams to establish lease and strips defective filling from quills: Positions beam onto holding rack, using electric overhead chain hoist. Pulls and cuts knotted sections of yarn to align and separate layers of yarn on beam, using hand shears. Tapes yarn ends to secure alignment on beam prior to establishing lease. Separates alternating strands of yarn between thumb and index finger and places $T3lease strings$T1 between sheds and repeats process to establish specified lease. Ties lease strings to secure yarn. Wraps protective paper around beam and attaches identifying tag to beam. Removes defective filling from quills [BOBBIN-CLEANING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) 689.686-014].
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

689.685-010 BALL-FRINGE-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that automatically cuts bunch of yarn ends, ties ends with wire to loops woven in tape, and winds completed material on spools to form ball fringe.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-014 BLOCKER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.)

    Tends blocker (winding) machine that winds narrow fabrics, such as tape or braid, into rolls: Moves flange into position on winding shaft to block (even) fabric as fabric winds onto shaft, or guides fabric onto shaft by hand. Depresses pedal to start and control speed of machine. Scans fabric for weaving defects, holes, and soils. Cuts out defects, using scissors. Secures end of roll with staple, gummed tape, or label. Records number of cuts in each roll. May press blocking stick against fabric to hold fabric firm during winding. May wind paper liner between layers of fabric. May tend machine equipped with traverse guide or wind lace onto spools and be designated Spooler (narrow fabrics; tex. prod., nec). May be designated according to material blocked as Ribbon Blocker (narrow fabrics); Tape Winder (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-018 BOBBIN PRESSER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends hydraulic power press, steam oven, and blowers that shrink threads and temper brass bobbins for use on Levers lace machines: Loads yarn-filled bobbins on fixture posts, fastens cover in place, and positions loaded fixture on press bed. Pulls lever that lowers ram to compress thread and straighten bobbin. Tightens cover nut to prevent expansion when pressure is removed. Sets temperature controls and deposits damp cloths in oven to produce humidity. Places loaded fixture in oven to shrink threads and temper bobbin metal. Removes and cools fixture,, using blowers. Removes and delivers bobbins to THREADER (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-022 BOBBIN STRIPPER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends stripper that removes thread residue from brass bobbins to prepare bobbins for rewinding: Loads bobbins on shaft of stripping device and ties thread ends to reel at bottom of stripper. Pulls lever to start device that strips thread from bobbins and winds thread onto reel. Removes bobbins from shaft and holds bobbins in front of light to detect thread particles clinging to base or sides of bobbin. Inserts $T3searcher$T1 between disks to remove thread particles.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-026 BOUFFANT-CURTAIN-MACHINE TENDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends automatic sewing machine that fabricates novelty curtains: Mounts rolls of ruffle material on machine holders and threads material through machine guides and under sewing mechanisms. Selects thread according to curtain color and threads machine. Positions curtain panel under sewing mechanisms and depresses pedal that gathers and stitches ruffles to panel and hems curtain top to form rod insert. Observes sewing to detect defective stitching and reports machine malfunctions. Works as member of three person team to fabricate curtains.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.685-030 BOW-MAKER-MACHINE TENDER, AUTOMATIC (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends automatic machine that fabricates decorative bows from ribbons: Turns setscrews to adjust machine according to bow type and size, fills machine hopper with staples. Places roll of ribbon on spindle and draws ribbon through machine guides and rollers. Turns valve to activate pneumatic bow ejection device. Presses button to start machine that forms, staples, and ejects bows.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-034 BUFFING-WHEEL FORMER, AUTOMATIC (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends forming machine that folds, gathers, and presses cloth into groove of $T3lacing$T1 to produce buffing wheels: Lifts roll of cloth on holder or draws end from box and threads it through guides and over steam pipes. Removes front section of winding drum, places lacing on rod in center of rear section, and positions front section on rod at specified distance from rear section. Pulls cloth over drum and centers it over space between drum sections. Secures cloth edges to pins set across drum. Turns valve to admit steam to pipes to soften material. Turns crank to wind specified amount of cloth around drum. Cuts cloth, using hand shears, and pushes drum between jaws of machine. Presses button to activate jaws that fold and gather cloth into space between drums and press gathered edge between points of lacings. Removes laced buffing material when pressing cycle is complete. Turns dial to control length of pressing cycle, according to style of buffing wheel.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-038 CLOTH EXAMINER, MACHINE (textile) alternate titles: cloth inspector; final inspector; inspection-machine tender; percher; perch-machine inspector

    Inspects finished or unfinished cloth for weaving or finishing defects, using power-driven examining frame: Pulls fabric over rollers, down over inspection board, and wraps cloth end around takeup beam or tube, or positions supply truck under $T3swing-folding attachment.$T1 Sets yardage clock at zero and presses button or pedal that starts movement of cloth over inspection board. Scans cloth for defects, such as grease spots, slubs, mispicks, uneven selvages, and irregularities in color. Marks defects with chalk, thread, or adhesive sticker. Records information, such as defects, cloth style, and yardage inspected. May correct reparable defects, such as soils, slubs, or loose ends, using steel pick, scissors, knife, or cleaning solution. May cut irreparable defects from cloth, using scissors, and sew cloth ends together, using needle and thread or sewing machine. May mount and doff rolls of cloth, using hoist. May grade cloth according to quality, using written standards. May cut or tear strip from end of cloth for sample. May count number of picks per inch, using pick counter. May feel cloth to compare texture with that of sample. When reexamining cloth to verify defects marked by other workers, is designated Rechecker (textile). May be designated according to fabric examined as Asbestos-Cloth Inspector (nonmet. min.); Base-Cloth Inspector (carpet & rug); Greige-Goods Examiner (textile); Knitted-Cloth Examiner (knitting); Lace Inspector (knitting). May be designated: Finished-Cloth Examiner (textile); Inspector, Coated Fabrics (tex. prod., nec); Silk Examiner (textile); Tire-Fabric Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Woolens Examiner (textile).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

689.685-042 CLOTH REELER (textile) alternate titles: reeling-machine operator

    Tends machine that spreads cloth from rope to open form and reels it preparatory to drying or other processing: Positions drum of roped cloth in front of machine. Draws end of cloth from top of drum and ties or stitches end of cloth to cloth in machine. Starts machine and turns drum by hand to ensure that cloth emerges from drum and winds untwisted onto reel.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-046 CLOTH WINDER (textile) alternate titles: cloth beamer; cloth-roll winder; roller; rolling-machine operator; tuber; winding-machine operator

    Tends machine that winds cloth from one form to another to facilitate further processing: Threads cloth from supply truck, bale, or roll through guides and rollers to $T3takeup roll,$T1 tube, or rod, or sews cloth to end of leader in machine, using sewing machine. Turns handwheel to adjust width guides. Starts machine and observes cloth to detect irregular seams and torn selvages. Pushes lever to control tension on cloth and speed of machine. Cuts out flaws and combines several cuts of cloth to form one roll, sewing ends with portable sewing machine. Records yardage clock reading on order ticket. Removes full rolls from machine onto handtruck by hand or using hoist. May wrap cloth roll for storage or shipping [ROLL COVERER, BURLAP (textile) 929.687-042]. May be designated according to process for which cloth is being wound as Boiling-Off Winder (textile); type of material wound as Carpet Winder (carpet & rug); or type of winding machine used as Reeling-And-Tubing-Machine Operator (textile).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-050 CLOTH-DOUBLING-AND-WINDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: doubling-and-rolling-machine operator; doubling-machine operator; wide-cloth folder

    Tends machine that folds (lengthwise) and winds cloth around cardboard center or tube for shipment: Mounts roll of finished cloth onto brackets of machine, and threads end through guide rollers and over triangular folding device, or joins ends to form continuous lengths, using sewing machine. Places cardboard center or tube on winding spindles and starts cloth around cardboard center or tube. Starts machine and pulls uneven selvages into alignment as cloth is folded and wound. Turns handwheel to adjust folding attachment. Cuts out seams and defects marked by CLOTH EXAMINER, MACHINE (textile), using scissors or knife. Doffs full rolls when specified yardage has been wound. Feeds paper measuring tape into roll when winding cloth that stretches. May tend machine fed directly from another machine. May paste sticker showing yardage on outside of each bolt. May fold special lots of cloth by hand.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-054 CRUSHER-AND-BINDER OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that grooves balls of twine: Inserts wooden peg through ball of polished twine and places peg with ball into machine. Starts machine and holds end of peg while machine presses groove around ball. Stops machine and removes ball. Unwinds length of twine and ties twine around groove in ball to bind twine. Tucks end of twine under binder, using grooved knife.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-058 DRAWSTRING KNOTTER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that automatically knots and cuts cordage to form drawstrings for laundry bags: Mounts spool of cordage on spindle and threads cordage through knotting and cutting mechanisms. Presses button to start machine that knots and cuts cordage into specified lengths. Hangs drawstrings on rack for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-062 DROP-WIRE ALIGNER (textile)

    Tends machine that aligns $T3drop-wires$T1 used on loom harnesses: Loads drop wires in machine chutes. Turns handwheel to secure electrostatic bar in machine bed. Starts machine and observes operation for clogs. Clears jams, using screwdriver. Removes bar and wires from machine and replaces damaged wires. Slides metal strip through drop wire eyelets to facilitate attachment to loom harness.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-066 FISHING-LINE-WINDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine to wind fishing line onto spools: Places spool of line on spindle. Slides empty spools on shaft of machine. Turns setscrews to hold spools in place. Threads line through machine handle, over blade and onto empty spools. Depresses pedal to start machine and wind line onto spools. Moves machine handle to guide line back and forth across spool.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-070 HEDDLE CLEANER, MACHINE (textile)

    Tends machine that brushes lint from heddles in $T3harness frames:$T1 Positions frame on feeding mechanism and starts machine that draws frame under brushes. Reverses position of frame on mechanism to complete cleaning cycle. Cleans machine and work area, using rags, broom, and airhose.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-074 HELMET COVERER (hat & cap) alternate titles: cloth-covered-helmet puller; cloth coverer; crimping machine operator

    Tends machine that presses and joins cloth covering onto fiber helmet bodies, using either or both of following methods: (1) Positions precemented helmet bodies over mold on machine bed. Positions precut cloth over helmet and pulls cloth taut to remove wrinkles, assisted by co-worker. Depresses pedal that raises machine bed to force helmet into heated head of machine, pressing cloth onto crown of helmet. Releases pedal to lower machine bed and removes helmet. Trims excess cloth from edge of helmet brim, using knife or pinking shears. (2) Inserts covered crown of helmet in mold on bed of machine. Depresses pedal that raises machine bed, to force helmet brim into slot of heated head of machine, pressing cloth over rolled edge of helmet to inside of brim. May be designated according to part of helmet covered as Helmet-Brim Coverer (hat & cap); Helmet-Crown Coverer (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-078 HOOKER INSPECTOR (textile) alternate titles: cloth folder, machine; folding-machine operator; hooker operator; measuring-machine tender; yardage-machine operator; yarding-and-folding-machine operator

    Examines cloth for weaving or finishing defects, using $T3hooker machine$T1 that folds cloth into yard lengths: Pushes roll of cloth onto machine brackets and threads cloth through feed rollers, over and under tension rollers, through slot of folding bar, and inserts end of cloth under clamps on machine table. Turns knob to set yardage counter or counts folds to determine yardage of cloth inspected. Depresses pedal to raise clamp, releasing cut of cloth, and removes cloth from machine. May complete folding of cloth by hand.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-082 KAPOK-AND-COTTON-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machines that automatically clean, dry, cut, and separate raw kapok and cotton fibers for use as pillow, cushion, and quilt filler: Removes wire and burlap from bales and pushes material into hopper of machine. Fastens cloth bag to machine outlet pipe and opens air duct to blow material through machine and into bag. Ties filled bag and transports bag to storage area.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-086 LABEL-CUTTING-AND-FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (narrow fabrics)

    Tends machine that cuts, folds cut edges, presses, counts, and packs labels in box: Positions roll of labels on holder and inserts end in feeder mechanism. Positions box at discharge end of machine and turns dial to set counter that stops machine when specified number of labels have been processed. Presses lever to start machine and observes labels to detect defective cutting, folding, or pressing. Removes defective labels and notifies machine fixer to adjust machine. Removes filled box of labels from machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-090 NEEDLE-LOOM TENDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends loom that produces needle (punched) felt: Places roll of felt $T3bat$T1 into feed holder of loom. Aligns bat on conveyor, threads end of bat through needle bed of loom, and attaches felt to rewind spindle. Starts machine, watches feed gauge, and stops machine when specified length of felt is produced. Cuts felt from roll with shears. May glue or sew together ends of base to form continuous roll. May place roll of textile base into feed holder and align with bat to produce textile backed felt. May replace defective needle boards, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-094 PICK-PULLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: float remover; waste filling remover

    Tends machine that pulls $T3false selvages$T1 and waste filling floats from looped pile fabric: Lifts roll of cloth into feeding position and pins end of cloth to leader in machine. Positions false selvage between feed rollers on each side of machine. Starts machine and observes flow of cloth to detect oblique twist due to unequal tension on cloth. Depresses pedal to release tension on leading selvage and allow lagging selvage to catch up. Doffs rolls of cloth and full boxes of filling waste.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-098 PICK-UP OPERATOR (textile)

    Inspects greige corduroy or velvet cloth to detect uncut filling floats, and cuts floats, using pickup knife: Positions truck of cloth at entry end of examining frame and pins end of cloth to leader in machine. Depresses pedal to start machine that passes cloth over inspection board, and scans cloth for uncut floats missed by CORDUROY-CUTTER OPERATOR (textile). Inserts point of pickup knife under floats and cuts threads. Doffs cloth from $T3swing-folding attachment$T1 onto handtruck. Records yardage of cloth inspected.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-102 QUILT STUFFER, MACHINE (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends automatic machine that fills (stuffs) quilt, comforter, and sleeping bag covers with padding: Fastens cover, sewn on three sides, over frame that holds cover open, and places padding on movable track. Presses button to activate mechanisms that stuffs and encloses padding in cover. Works as member of team to stuff covers.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-106 QUILTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (glove & mit.; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: stitcher

    Tends one or more automatic, multiple-needle sewing machines that quilt layers of material used to make articles, such as work gloves, quilts, or padding: Places supply packages on thread holders and draws ends through guides, tensions, and needle eyes, using tweezers. Inserts bobbins in shuttle and draws thread through guides and looper eyes. Pulls boxes of flatfolded material into feeding position or mounts rolls of material onto machine with aid of another worker, using chain hoist or electric lift truck. Threads ends of material under yardage counter and needles, and laps end around takeup rod. Starts machine and observes material sewn to detect broken threads, uneven edges or wrinkles, and defective stitching or stitch design. Rethreads needles, straightens edges of material layers, and regulates tension on material or thread, or notifies maintenance department to adjust machine or alter setup. Cuts material when specified yardage has been quilted, using hand shears or electric knife, and doffs roll. Replaces defective or broken needles. Feels needles to detect rough places and smooths rough area, using sandpaper. May unroll bolts of material onto machine table in specified order of layers and draw ends between feeder rollers.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.685-110 ROLL TURNER (knitting) alternate titles: tube turner; turner; turning-machine operator

    Tends machine that turns circular knitted cloth (knit tubing) inside out and winds cloth into rolls: Pulls end of cloth through turning pipe (slotted metal form). Opens and pulls end of cloth over turning pipe and circular spreader. Inserts turned end under feed rollers and laps end around $T3takeup roll.$T1 Shifts lever to activate feed and winding rollers. May mount roll of tubing on stand and remove turned rolls.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-114 ROLLING-MACHINE TENDER (knitting) alternate titles: batcher tender

    Tends machine that spreads knit tubing from $T3rope form$T1 to full width and winds it into rolls preparatory to further processing: Pulls knit tubing over spreader and wraps end around $T3takeup roll.$T1 Starts machine and observes cloth to detect splices. Stops machine and separates joined ends, using shears, or by raveling seams with fingers. Lifts roll out of machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-118 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, SPECIAL EQUIPMENT (furniture)

    Tends machine that automatically stitches designs to decorate mattress covers and to hold padding in place: Places spools of thread on spindles and draws ends through guides, tensions, and needle eyes. Inserts bobbin in shuttle and draws thread through slot in shuttle wall. Clamps covering material and padding in frame and places frame in rack under sewing head of machine. Bolts pilot pattern plate on platform beneath frame, using wrench. Places pilot or guide bar extending from frame in guide channels of pilot pattern and starts machine. May move pilot or guide bar by hand. May attach framed cover to pulleys that draw it away from machine as cover is stitched, and guide cover under presser foot by hand to stitch design.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-122 SPLICING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: automatic-splicing-machine operator

    Tends machine that splices (joins) ends of partially filled spools of tire cord and winds cord from one spool to other: Places spools of cord on machine spindles and pulls ends of cord through holding device under needle of sewing machine. Depresses pedal to start sewing machine that automatically sews ends of cord together, cuts thread at end of sewing cycle, and trims excess ends of cord. Removes spliced ends from holding device. Pulls lever to start spindle that winds spliced cord from one spool to another and to turn table, moving succeeding spindles into splicing position. Doffs full spools of cord as table turns complete circle. Mounts cones of thread on machine spindles, ties thread from spindle to thread in machine, and pulls thread through machine guides, tension springs, and needle to thread sewing machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-126 STITCH-BONDING-MACHINE TENDER (textile)

    Tends machine that $T3stitch-bonds$T1 fibrous web to produce reinforced nonwoven fabric: Positions $T3laps II$T1 at feed end of machine and mats supply end to tailing end in machine. Starts machine and observes operation to detect defective stitching, thread breaks, and exhausting laps. Centers lap on feed apron to prevent lap edge from straying from stitching area. $T3Pieces up$T1 thread breaks. Doffs machine. Cleans and lubricates machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-130 SURGICAL-DRESSING MAKER (protective dev.) alternate titles: pad maker

    Tends machine that automatically cuts and folds gauze backing around absorbent cotton to form surgical dressings: Starts machine that cuts gauze and absorbent cotton to size, folds gauze around cotton in prescribed manner to form surgical pad, and ejects pad. Examines ejected pads for size, folding of gauze and defects in absorbent cotton. May pack specified quantity of pads in bags or cartons.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-134 TAPE-FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: bias-binding folder

    Tends machine that folds, creases, and winds bias binding tape onto spool or reel: Selects folding guide according to width of tape and fastens guide on machine, using screwdriver. Threads tape through folding guide and pressing rolls, and onto takeup reel. Starts machine and observes folding, creasing, and winding of tape.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-138 TAPE-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: string-glue-and-printing-machine operator; twine operator

    Tends machine that glues together strands of paper twine to form tape used for tying packages: Places bobbins of twine on creel. Threads ends of twine through guides, glue rollers, and dryer, and fastens tape to reel. Turns drier thermostat knob to regulate temperature. Starts machine and monitors operation to ensure uniform gluing and drying. May adjust printing device to imprint specified data on tape. May adjust guides to regulate width of tape.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-142 TASSEL-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends automatic machine that makes tassels for use on draperies and tapestries: Inserts braid strip to which tassels will be tied into machine and fills tube in machine with mixture of rayon and cotton. Depresses pedal to start machine. Removes automatically ejected tassels.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-146 TURNING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: turner

    Tends machines that turn textile bags right side out by either of following methods: (1) Pulls bag over flattened end of pneumatic pipe. Turns valve to start air suction that turns bag. Drops bag between rollers that convey bag to next process. (2) Turns crank to expand or contract jaws and horizontal sticks of machine according to width of bag. Starts machine and pulls open end of bag over jaws of machine that hold bag open while reciprocating sticks invert bag through open end. May straighten and stack turned bags. May be designated according to type of machine tended as Air-Turning-Machine Feeder (tex. prod., nec); Horizontal-Stick-Turning-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.685-150 WATCHER, AUTOMAT (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: automatic embroidery machine tender

    Tends machine that automatically embroiders designs on fabric: Threads roll of perforated cardboard that controls stitching operation through guide rollers and attaches end to automatic control mechanism or inserts punched cards in machine. Aligns pointers on cloth frame with marks on machine chassis to position frame within prescribed stitching action limits. Turns handwheel to make first stitch, observing needle and shuttle action, thread tension, and alignment of stitch. Makes needed adjustments, such as replacing or rethreading needles and inserting new shuttles. Starts machine. May be designated according to product embroidered as Watcher, Automat, Frame Goods (tex. prod., nec); Watcher, Automat, Long Goods (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.685-154 WATCHER, PANTOGRAPH (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that reproduces embroidery designs on fabric: Stretches lengths of fabric on machine or clamps frames of fabric onto machine. Replaces broken needles and threads, threads needles, and locks needles in holders. Aligns pantograph mechanism, starts machine, and observes operation. Marks stitching errors with pins or tape. May pin applique on fabric to obtain variation in design. May fill and replace shuttles.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.685-158 YARN-TEXTURING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (textile) alternate titles: bulking-machine operator

    Tends machine equipped with air-jet chambers through which continuous filament yarn is processed to change texture and increase bulk of yarn: Creels machine and threads yarn ends through machine guides, over feed rollers, air-jet chambers, $T3tension guides,$T1 and $T3drop wires.$T1 Loops end of yarn around takeup spool. Turns valve to start compressed air through jets to blow loops into yarn filaments, changing physical structure of yarn. Observes processing of yarn to detect breaks in yarn and filled takeup spools. Ties broken yarn ends. Pulls lever to stop spindle and doffs full package. Important variables may be indicated by trade name of texturing process or machine used.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.685-162 TOE PUNCHER (knitting)

    Tends toe-punching machine that flattens toe seams of knitted seamless socks, and turns socks right-side out: Slides socks over machine mandrel wrong-side out, aligns toe seam of socks across end of mandrel, and moves lever to activate punch that strikes end of mandrel to flatten toe seam of socks. Inserts hand through opening at end of mandrel, and strips socks from mandrel right-side out. Inserts socks into pneumatic tube for collection in bags.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

689.685-166 UTILITY TENDER, CARDING (textile) alternate titles: spare hand, carding

    Tends any machine in carding department used in converting cotton and synthetic raw stock into laps, sliver, and roving, working as replacement for absent worker: Tends picking machine that cleans and transforms cotton raw stock into laps [PICKER TENDER (textile) 680.685-074]. Tends cotton carding machine that cleans lap and transforms remaining fibers into sliver [CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile) 680.685-018]. Tends breaker and finish drawing frame that draws out and combines sliver into one of uniform size and weight [DRAWING-FRAME TENDER (textile) 680.685-038]. Tends lap winder that combines several slivers into lap roll for use on combing machines [DRAWING-FRAME TENDER (textile) 680.685-038]. Tends synthetic fiber carding machine that opens and transforms raw stock into sliver [CARD TENDER (nonmet. min.; textile) 680.685-018]. Tends combing machine that cleans lap rolls and transforms remaining fibers into sliver [COMBER TENDER (textile) 680.685-118]. Tends roving frame that draws out and slightly twists sliver into roving [SLUBBER TENDER (textile) 680.685-098]. Feeds bobbin-stripping machine that strips excess roving from bobbins.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

689.686-010 AUTOMATIC-PAD-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR HELPER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: quilting-machine helper

    Performs any combination of following tasks in making padding: Carries or trucks $T3bats I,$T1 burlap, and size to machines, lifts bats to feed holder of machine and fills tanks with size. Laps gauze over pads, using rod. Stamps identification on pads. Removes finished pads or waste from conveyor and places pads or waste in boxes. May assist operators to set up machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-014 BOBBIN-CLEANING-MACHINE OPERATOR (textile) alternate titles: bobbin-stripper; cop breaker; quill cleaner; quill-cleaning-machine operator; quill skinner; quill stripper; tailing hand

    Feeds machines that strip unused yarn or roving from packages (bobbins, pirns, and quills): Dumps packages in hopper of machine, using chain hoist, or feeds individual packages into machine that strips yarn or roving from packages with knives, brushes, or compressed air. Presses button to start machine. Pushes or pulls packages with rake or rod to regulate flow of packages from hopper onto feed conveyor. Forces jammed packages into position for processing, using handtool, or removes jammed packages from machine. May dump packages into tumbler that removes yarn from packages by agitation, using chain hoist. May transfer cleaned packages to storage area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

689.686-018 CUTTING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (tex. prod., nec)

    Removes cut pieces of textile bag material from cutting machine and places material on handtruck. Measures random samples to determine if machine is cutting material as specified. Stops machine if cutting does not meet specifications and notifies CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec). Folds bags if machine is not automatic. May be designated according to type of material handled as Cotton-Bag-Cutting-Machine Offbearer (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-022 DOFFER (textile)

    Doffs bobbins of yarn from spindles of spinning, twisting, or roving (slubber) frames: Pushes button to stop machine and depresses pedal to lower ring bar, allowing yarn to wind around base of spindle to facilitate restarting. Removes full bobbins of yarn from machine spindles, deposits yarn in handtruck, and places empty bobbins on spindles of machine. Releases pedal to raise ring bar, starts machine, and $T3pieces up$T1 breaks in roving or ties breaks in yarn ends. Records information, such as doff time, date, and initials to complete company form. Applies grease or oil to rings, using finger or oilcan. May change travelers [TRAVELER CHANGER (textile) 682.687-010]. May brush waste from machine. May be designated according to machine doffed as Slubber Doffer (textile); Spinning Doffer (textile); Twister Doffer (textile).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

689.686-026 FRAME CHANGER (textile) alternate titles: roving changer; slubber-frame changer; speeder-frame changer; spinning-frame changer; twisting-frame changer

    Replaces sliver cans or bobbins to change type of sliver, roving, or yarn to be run on slubber, speeder, spinning, or twisting frames. Threads end of sliver, roving, or yarn through rollers and guides of machine. May change gears or travelers on spinning frames.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-030 HAIR-SPINNING-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather mfg.)

    Feeds and unloads various machines that winnow, shred, fluff, card, spin, or otherwise process animal hair performing any of following duties: Opens bales of hair and places hair in hopper. Forks hair into hopper by hand. Hand feeds hair rope stock into machine. Unloads bales, mats, rope stock, or other products from machines. Cleans machines and work area.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

689.686-034 NEEDLE-PUNCH-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (textile)

    Off bears rolls of nonwoven fabric (blanketing) from $T3stitch-bonding$T1 machine: Observes fabric winding into rolls to detect defects. Cuts defective fabric from roll, using scissors, and joins ends together with needle and thread. Doffs full rolls, using chain hoist.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-038 SHUTTLE HAND (textile) alternate titles: magazine hand; shuttle filler; shuttle threader

    Inserts bobbins of filling into shuttles. Threads yarn end through each shuttle eye and loads threaded shuttles into loom magazine. May replenish yarn supply on narrow fabric looms and be designated Quill Changer (narrow fabrics).
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-042 STITCH-BONDING-MACHINE-TENDER HELPER (textile)

    Creels and doffs $T3stitch-bonding$T1 machines: Mounts rolls of $T3bat$T1 on machine supply racks. Reports machine malfunctions to maintenance personnel. Doffs rolls following stitching and weighs and records weight of rolls. Cleans machine area, using airhose.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-046 THREAD-PULLING-MACHINE ATTENDANT (garment)

    Feeds and off bears vacuum equipment that removes loose threads from shirts. Inserts collar of shirt in slot of conveyor belt that conveys shirt through cabinet. Removes shirts from conveyor. Folds and stacks shirts in handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

689.686-050 UTILITY WORKER, WOOLEN MILL (textile)

    Performs any combination of following duties in weaving, spinning, carding, and finishing departments of woolen mill: Threads or laps cloth between or over rolls of processing equipment, such as washers, dryers, and dye vats. Cuts tacking stitch that secures top and bottom layers of folded cloth with scissors and pulls out threads. Transports wool, yarn, and cloth between operations and departments, using handtruck or hoist. Replaces empty spools with full spools of roving on creel of roving or spinning machines. Cleans machines and floor area of grease, dirt, and lint, using air and vacuum hose, broom, and rags. May be designated according to task performed as Tacking-Stitch Remover (textile).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-054 WASTE CHOPPER (tex. prod., nec)

    Feeds or off bears machine that chops waste thread into lengths for use in making wiping rags: Deposits handfuls of loose thread on belt that conveys material to cutting blades. Removes tangles from blades, using scissors or knife. May pack material into containers preparatory to baling. May feed or off bear machine equipped with mechanism that compresses waste into mats following cutting operation.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.686-058 CLOTH DOFFER (textile) alternate titles: cloth handler; loom doffer; short piece handler

    Removes rolls of cloth from looms or knitting machines and trucks cloth to storage: Pulls lever or presses button to stop machine when roll has sufficient yardage as indicated by yardage clock, mark on cloth, or color-coded card flag. Turns handle to lower roll of cloth, cuts cloth, using scissors, and places cloth roll on handtruck. Places empty takeup beam on bracket of machine, attaches cloth to beam, and restarts machine. Writes identifying information, such as lot and style number, on ticket and attaches ticket to cloth roll. Trucks cloth to storage or inspection department. May weigh and keep record of cloth beams doffed.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

689.687-010 BAGGING SALVAGER (textile) alternate titles: sack-cleaning hand

    Salvages sacks and bagging used as covering for raw stock fiber: Removes adhering stock fibers from sacks and bagging by hand. Places bagging in sacks or folds and stacks bagging for reuse. May straighten and place metal tie bands in bundles. May dip tie bands in paint for reuse.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

689.687-014 BOBBIN CLEANER, HAND (textile) alternate titles: quill cleaner, hand; spool cleaner, hand

    Removes unused yarn or roving from bobbins, $T3cones,$T1 quills, or spools, using knife and removing yarn with fingers. Separates and places waste yarn in containers according to type. May stack spools in storage racks for reuse.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-018 BUNDLE BREAKER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: band cutter; bundle cutter; hands parter

    Cuts binding cord from bundles of hemp fiber, using knife. Separates bundle and places fibers on conveyor or table to facilitate feeding operations.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-022 CLOTH EXAMINER, HAND (narrow fabrics) alternate titles: inspector

    Inspects narrow woven fabrics, such as labels, ribbon, and tape, to detect defective weaving, color variations, and damaged or soiled fabric: Cuts out defective sections, using hand shears. Ties cut ends together, splices ends with adhesive tape, or secures ends of roll with metal pins, using hammer. May operate sewing machine to sew cut ends together. May measure width of fabric with ruler or guide to determine conformance with standards. May tend winding device (blocker) to wind fabric into rolls [BLOCKER (narrow fabrics; nonmet. min.)].
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-026 CLOTH FRAMER (textile) alternate titles: framer

    Winds pile fabric onto frames (reel) to prevent crushing of pile during storage or shipment: Places frame on winding brackets of worktable. Turns frame by hand and catches cloth selvages on hooks of frame, spacing cloth around frame in layers. Bolts precut wooden slats to outside of frame, using wrench. Places frame of cloth in box and trucks box to storage area. Works as member of team to frame cloth.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-030 CREELER (textile)

    Creels looms, twisters, warpers, tufting, or other textile machines to change style of yarn or to replace exhausted yarn packages: Places yarn packages on spindle of creel, according to supervisor's instructions, color-coded spools, or number on yarn packages. Threads yarn through eyelet plate (yarn guides) or ties yarn ends to ends of yarn from preceding package to maintain continuous yarn supply. Cuts yarn ends from knots, using scissors, and discards yarn ends in waste container to prevent entanglement of yarn while moving through creel. Removes old yarn from machines before changing to different size or type of yarn. Cleans dust and lint from creel. May repair yarn breaks in creel. May replace yarn packages or spools when faulty yarn appears.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

689.687-034 DROP-WIRE BUILDER (textile) alternate titles: drop-wire stringer

    Cleans and rebuilds $T3drop wire$T1 assemblies: Cleans drop wires with solvent, compressed air, and brushes. Replaces defective drop wires and adds or removes drop wires in assembly, according to specifications. May clean $T3harness frames$T1 [HARNESS CLEANER (textile)].
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-038 END FINDER, ROVING DEPARTMENT (glass mfg.) alternate titles: creel selector; mat selector; roving selector

    Removes tubes from packages of baked fiberglass sliver and locates inside end of coreless package. Unravels portion of sliver to verify location of end and cuts raveled sliver, using scissors, or breaks sliver by hand. May position coreless packages in creels [CREELER (any industry) 689.687-030].
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-042 END FINDER, TWISTING DEPARTMENT (textile) alternate titles: twisting-tube selector

    Unwinds tubes of fiberglass sliver rejected by TWISTER TENDER (glass mfg.; nonmet. min.; plastic-synth.; textile) to remove short lengths and find end of continuous strand: Holds tube of sliver and inserts end into tube of air suction raveling device. Breaks or cuts excess sliver from tube, using scissors, and places tube on truck.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-046 FRAME HAND (tex. prod., nec)

    Performs any combination of following tasks related to embroidering fabric: Carries frames to and from embroidery machines. Installs and removes frames from machine. Threads needles and changes threads. Replaces empty shuttles. Pins or ties overlapping fabric to frame.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-050 OIL-SPOT WASHER (tex. prod., nec; textile) alternate titles: spot washer

    Removes oil and grease spots from cloth by either of following methods: (1)Washes spots from cloth, using handbrush, detergents and water, or prepared chemicals. (2) Dissolves and removes spots from cloth, using spray gun filled with cleaning chemicals. May use illuminated inspection frame to facilitate detection of oil and grease spots. May be designated according to articles cleaned as Pillowcase Cleaner (tex. prod., nec); Sheet Cleaner (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-054 PEGGER, DOBBY LOOMS (narrow fabrics; textile) alternate titles: dobby-loom chain-pegger

    Screws or hammers metal pegs into holes of wooden pattern chain that controls weave pattern on $T3dobby loom,$T1 following pattern diagram. Removes and relocates pegs with peg wrench or pliers. May replace worn leather on $T3shuttle binders.$T1
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-058 PICK REMOVER (textile) alternate titles: thread puller

    Removes $T3false selvages$T1 and filling floats from looped pile fabric by hand: Lifts roll of cloth onto brackets at end of table and unrolls cloth onto table. Trims false selvage from one edge of cloth, using scissors. Secures trimmed edge of cloth on pins set along edge of table. Pulls false selvage on opposite edge of cloth to remove selvage and floats. Folds and piles cloth on handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-062 RAW-SILK GRADER (textile)

    Inspects raw silk samples to determine if silk meets specified quality standards: Places silk on grading frame. Examines silk, using various lighting effects, and compares shade of silk to standard examples on master panel.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

689.687-066 RUG CLEANER (carpet & rug)

    Removes grease spots, stains, and similar manufacturing blemishes from rugs, using solvent, such as carbon tetrachloride, and rags, brushes, pads, and sponges. Loads rugs in extractor for drying. Works as member of team to clean and dry rugs.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-070 SHUTTLER (tex. prod., nec)

    Threads and replaces shuttles in shuttle rail of embroidery machine to maintain embroidery operation: Inserts thread, needles, cloth, and backing in machine. Inserts and threads prewound bobbins into empty shuttles. Places shuttles into slots of machine shuttle rail to maintain embroidery operation.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-074 SPANNER (tex. prod., nec)

    Attaches fabric to frames for installation in embroidery machines: Clips garment piece to top of frame, pulls fabric taut, and clamps or pins overhanging material under frame. Adjusts frame on machine and aligns needles and shuttle rails, using spanner wrench. May pin applique cloth strips over spanned fabric. May cut threads and excess applique material from embroidered garment section before removing pieces from frame. May thread needles, replace depleted bobbins, and cut threads between needles and embroidered fabric.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-078 THREADER (tex. prod., nec)

    Assembles and threads brass bobbins into carriages of Levers lace machines: Places yarn-filled bobbin in carriage. Loops bobbin threads over hooked needle and draws thread through carriage eye. Sorts and separates carriages according to spring strength to ensure required placement in machine.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-082 YARN EXAMINER, SKEINS (textile) alternate titles: finished-yarn examiner; skein inspector; yarn inspector

    Examines skeins of yarn to detect flaws, such as soils, slubs, breaks, and uneven dyeing or twisting: Shakes skeins to straighten yarn, hangs skeins on rod and spreads and pulls yarn around rod to locate imperfections. Cuts out slubs and ties yarn ends together. Examines winding and tying of skein to determine if skein has been made according to job order. Weighs skein from each lot and records weight. Records number and type of flaws found in each lot of yarn. Knots hank of yarn around several skeins to form bundle and packs bundles into boxes for shipment. May remove soils with cleaning fluid.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

689.687-086 YARN SORTER (textile) alternate titles: filling separator; filling sorter and hauler

    Sorts yarn according to type, size, weight, color, blend, and quality for storage or distribution to other departments. May doff winding machines. May convey yarn to storage or other departments, using handtruck. May store yarn in bins.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

689.687-090 LAPPER (textile)

    Cuts and removes waste yarn entangled around machine parts of yarn texturing machine, using knife: Observes machine positions to ensure yarn ends are running through automatic cutters and that drop wires are set, and to detect defective cutters or uncut waste yarn left from previous shift. Cuts waste yarn caused by yarn breaks from machine parts, such as feed rollers and takeup packages, using knife. Removes feed rollers to cut waste yarn, and realigns and tightens rollers, using wrench. Sweeps waste yarn from around machines and catwalks, using broom, and deposits yarn in receptacles. Pushes cart loaded with textured yarn to yarn cleaning area. Transports boxes filled with empty color-coded takeup rolls from storage area to machine area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

69 MACHINE TRADES OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This division includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with feeding, tending, operating, controlling, and setting up machines to work various materials and products.

690 PLASTICS, SYNTHETICS, RUBBER, AND LEATHER WORKING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with machining plastics materials, synthetic resins, synthetic rubber, cellulosic and manmade organic fibers, and leather, including artificial leather.

690.130-010 SUPERVISOR III (button & notion)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of buttons: Sets up, repairs, and adjusts machines, using handtools. Examines buttons to ensure conformance to specifications. Trains and assigns workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

690.130-014 SUPERVISOR, SLITTING-AND-SHIPPING (plastic-synth.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in slitting rolls of plastics sheets into strips, rewinding strips into rolls of specified size, and in packaging, storing and shipping rolls. Trains new employees. Directs workers in setting up slitting machine, and in packaging finished rolls and marking rolls with data, such as lot number and size. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May supervise workers engaged in packaging and shipping only and be designated Supervisor, Shipping (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

690.130-018 SUPERVISOR (plastic prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in setting up and tending machinery and equipment that punches, stamps, screen-prints, and paints plastic products: Inspects production operations to verify conformance with establishment specifications, using precision measuring instruments and blueprints. Trains new workers. Requisitions materials, supplies, and replacement parts. Repairs machinery and equipment, using power tools and handtools. 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

690.130-022 SUPERVISOR, FOAM CUTTING (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting foam rubber used in manufacture of furniture cushions, and sets up and operates foam cutting machines to cut loaves of foam into specified sizes: Explains and demonstrates work procedures and material saving techniques to new workers. Confers with plant personnel to expedite flow of foam products. Transports loaves of foam to and from machines, using dolly, and positions loaves of foam on table of machine. Turns handwheels, setscrews, and bolts, using handtools, to set stops and position patterns under ram of machine and to set up and operate cutting machines, such as vertical slicing and horizontal slicing machine, to cut loaves of foam into specified sizes. Examines sliced foam to verify product size and conformance to product specifications, using tape measure. Records information on work order, such as date of cut, quantity of products, and time of order. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

690.280-010 DEBURRING-AND-TOOLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (office machines)

    Sets up and controls operation of computerized deburring and tooling machine to perform series of machining operations, such as drilling, chamfering, and deburring, on ball-shaped plastic $T3typing element$T1 for use in electric typewriters: Reads blueprints, job order, and tooling instructions to determine cutting tools and sequence of operations. Positions and secures deburring and cutting tools onto holding fixtures of machine, using handtools. Loads plastic elements into feed mechanism of machine. Depresses switch to actuate machine and observes machining operation to detect feeding and tooling malfunctions as typing element is automatically fed through series of tooling stations. Adjusts and changes machine tools to ensure deburring meets company specifications. Repairs or replaces parts, such as cylinders and air lines, using handtools. Inspects machined typing elements at discharge end of machine to ensure conformance to quality specifications, using gauges and microscope. Notifies engineering personnel when corrective action is required. Maintains stock of machined parts and cutting tools.
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 86

690.360-010 WAD-BLANKING-PRESS ADJUSTER (ordnance)

    Sets up battery of punch presses to stamp out hair-felt and cardboard wads for shotgun shells: Removes, replaces, and adjusts cutters, punches, bushings, dies, ratchets, pawls, web choppers, springs, and chains, using handtools. Turns setscrews and stop nuts to synchronize feeding and punching mechanisms and to position tools. Measures sample wads after each tool change or adjustment to verify specified diameter, using ring gauge. Notifies MAINTENANCE MECHANIC (any industry) when machines, conveyors, or screening barrels require major repairs. Trains new workers in tending machines.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.362-010 LEAD OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC VULCANIZING (rubber goods)

    Operates machine that automatically vulcanizes continuous lengths of rubber hose: Pulls wire protruding from end of hose and bends hose into hook to attach several lengths of hose to provide continuous feed to vulcanizer. Moves controls of machine to specified settings to regulate temperature, pressure, feed rate, and vulcanizing time. Lubricates, adjusts, and makes running repairs to machine, using grease gun, welding equipment, and handtools. Records hose footage processed and vulcanizing time in production log. Transfers filled boxes of vulcanized hose to inspection department, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.02.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

690.380-010 MACHINE SETTER (button & notion)

    Sets up and adjusts automatic machines that shape and drill buttons: Obtains specified button-holding chucks, abrasive wheels, cutting tools, and drill-bits and installs them in machine, using wrenches, screwdrivers, micrometers, and gauges. Adjusts cams to synchronize feeding mechanism with tool action and positions cutting tools in holders to control depth of pattern on button. Selects approximate settings and test-operates machine. Examines and gauges button to determine need for further adjustment. Replaces worn or broken machine accessories, using handtools. May operate $T3bench grinder$T1 and lathe to sharpen drill bits and cutting tools, and reshape worn button-chucks. May instruct new employees in operating procedures.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

690.380-014 MACHINE SETTER-AND-REPAIRER (plastic prod.)

    Sets up and repairs variety of plastic fabricating machines that weld and assemble components into plastic products and print decorative logos onto products: Mounts, aligns, and bolts fixtures, dies, and welding heads onto plastic fabricating machines, such as hot-stamping, silk screening, ultrasonic welding, and automatic assembling and stamping machines, following verbal instructions and using variety of wrenches. Turns knobs or dials to set controls, such as pneumatic stamping pressure, dwell time, conveyor speed, and ram and horizontal stroke of machines. Positions rolls of foil onto feed reels and threads foil around guides onto takeup reels to secure foil on machines. Starts machines to obtain sample products, and examines samples for production defects. Readjusts machine controls or realigns dies or fixtures as necessary to correct detected defects in products, utilizing knowledge and experience of machine operations. Examines moving machine parts during production operations and removes and replaces worn and frayed machine parts as needed to ensure that machines function smoothly. May fabricate replacement dies, using bandsaw, knife, hand file, and drill press.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

690.382-010 SHEETER OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: slitter operator

    Operates sheeting machine to slice cakes of baked plastics into sheets of uniform thickness: Turns crank to adjust cutting position of knife. Adjusts feed rolls of machine to regulate pressure of cake against knife, using wrenches. Turns steam valves to regulate temperature of heating chamber. Loads cake onto conveyor of machine manually or by using hoist, and starts machine. Observes gauges to verify machine temperatures. Measures thickness of sheets with micrometer. Examines surface of sliced sheets for imperfections and replaces knife, using wrenches. Turns crank to adjust tension on knife. May sharpen knife, using whetstone. May count and record number of sheets cut.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.382-014 WEATHERSTRIP-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods) alternate titles: windlace-machine operator

    Sets up and operates machine to mold and vulcanize sponge rubber beading onto wire mesh strip to form weatherstripping for automobiles: Selects and installs machine parts, such as engraved rolls, rotary gang knives, folding and forming channels, and tubes of specified size and measurement to produce beading of diameter ordered, using wrenches. Mounts reels of canvas carrier strip and wire mesh in creels beneath and above machine table. Threads carrier strip and mesh through rollers, guides, folding channels, and into forming tubes for pick up by metal fingers that carry them through vulcanizing tubes for each row of rubber strip. Turns wingnuts and bolts, using pliers and wrenches, to adjust rollers and guides, to center rubber strip on canvas carrier, to position mesh vertically in crease of imprinted rubber strip at specified depth, and to ensure even folding of carrier canvas around rubber and rubber around bottom half of wire mesh. Adjusts rheostat for each vulcanizing tube to designated setting and observes heat indicators. Starts machine and feeds roll of uncured rubber stock between engraved rolls. Measures sample of imprinted strip for conformance to thickness specifications, using dial micrometer and turns capstan screws to adjust width between rolls. Adjusts rheostats to maintain vulcanizing heats within allowable degree limits. Calculates length of running time required to produce footage ordered on work ticket. Staples end of supply strip onto leader to replenish carrier strip and wire mesh. Turns wheel of variable speed motor to adjust speed of rollers and metal finger sprockets according to diameter of beading.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.385-010 PLATEN GRINDER (office machines) alternate titles: grinder; grinding-machine operator

    Tends pair of semiautomatic cylindrical grinders that grind typewriter and adding machine rubber platens and feed rollers to specified diameter and finish: Mounts platen between driving head and tailstock and trips lever causing carriage to bear platen against and across grinding wheel for coarse grind and rough finish. Removes platen, mounts it in second machine equipped with finer grit wheel, and grinds platen to specified diameter and desired finish. Examines finished platen for smoothness and for defects in rubber, such as scratches, graining, or holes. Measures platen for conformance to specified diameter, using C-gage. May tend double-bladed cutting device to trim excess rubber from ends of platen. May tend machine that grinds and finishes platens and rollers in single operation.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.462-010 OUTSOLE CUTTER, AUTOMATIC (rubber goods)

    Sets up and operates machine that automatically cuts outsoles for rubber footwear from slabs of uncured rubber or compressed cork: Bolts selected follower (template) on machine and mounts cutting blade in traveler against follower, using handtools. Starts machine and feeds slabs onto conveyor that carries them beneath follower, overlapping ends to form continuous strip. Lifts scrap rubber (web) from cutout outsoles and threads it through rollers that automatically strip it from outsoles and carry it off by conveyor to scrap truck. Calculates from work ticket, number of pairs and books required for each size sole ordered and advises BOOKER (rubber goods; rubber tire), to remove cutout outsoles from other end of conveyor belt. Observes cut outsoles for ragged edges, indicating dulled blade.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.482-010 SAWYER (plastic prod.; plastic-synth.)

    Sets up and operates power-driven circular and abrasive saws and bandsaw to cut plastic sheets, rods, or tubes to specified dimensions: Installs blade in saw and sets guide bars and stops. Positions plastic material on saw table. Starts saw and feeds material to blade. Verifies dimensions of pieces, using micrometer, gauges, and rule. Examines pieces for defects, such as chipped edges and marred surfaces, and sorts defective pieces according to defect. May mark cutting lines on material. May sharpen blade, using abrasive wheel.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

690.482-014 TRIMMER (plastic prod.)

    Operates machines to finish preformed plastic parts: Trims part to size and shape following template and using power grinder or power saw. Clamps template to part or positions part in jig and slots and drills part, using table or portable router and drill press or power hand drill. Sands edges and rough surfaces of part, using power sander. May trim, shape, and assemble metal or wood components of plastic part. May adjust and repair machines, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.485-010 BAND-SAWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: cutter; material cutter

    Tends bandsawing machine that cuts pieces of specified shape from sheets of materials, such as fiberglass, foam rubber, or parchment: Positions pattern on material and marks cutting lines. Stacks specified number of sheets and clamps them together. Starts saw and guides stock against blade, following cutting lines. Drills guide holes in stock to mark location for attachment of trim, using power drill.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.580-010 HIDE SPLITTER (leather mfg.)

    Sets up machine to split hides into layers: Turns setscrews on machine table to adjust rollers according to specified thickness of hide, using wrench. Verifies thickness of layers split from hides, using micrometer. Realigns or replaces parts, such as machine belt, knife, and rollers. Reads counter and records number of hides split by SPLITTING-MACHINE FEEDER (leather mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.585-010 MILL-ROLL REWINDER (plastic-synth.)

    Tends machine that winds cellophane from one roll to another to remove folds, wrinkles, and slack: Positions roll on machine mandrel, using chain hoist, and wraps end of sheet around empty core. Moves controls to regulate machine speed and film tension. Passes hand over moving sheet to remove wrinkles and folds. Cuts defects, such as holes and tears from roll, and splices ends, using tape and hot iron. Removes rewound roll from machine and weighs and places it in rack, using chain hoist. Records number and weight of rolls wound.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.585-014 MOTTLE-LAY-UP OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: lay-up operator

    Tends electric shear-type cutting machine that cuts sheets of plastic materials into specified sizes: Adjusts cutting blade, guides, and stops, using handtools. Stacks sheets on machine bed and presses control to start machine. Assembles cut pieces in containers or cake-press frame to form specified color combination or configuration. Records amount of materials used and orders completed.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.662-010 TIRE-REGROOVING-MACHINE OPERATOR (automotive ser.)

    Sets up and operates machine to regroove tread surface of pneumatic tires without removing tire from vehicle: Raises front or rear of vehicle, using hydraulic jack. Positions regrooving machine beneath tire and secures in place. Measures depth of usable tread rubber, using awl. Sets cutting blades of machine to maximum depth consistent with safety. Guides blade to cut desired pattern in tread surface as machine automatically revolves tire. May groove tires by hand [TIRE GROOVER (automotive ser.)].
GOE: 05.12.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.662-014 TUBER-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods; rubber tire) alternate titles: extruder operator

    Sets up and operates tuber machine to extrude rubber in specified form: Selects and installs die in machine, using handtools. Turns steam valve or lights gas burner to heat machine to desired temperature. Starts machine, turns dial for specified extrusion speed, and turns die screws to extrude stock of specified size. Feeds rubber stock into machine by hand or conveyor. Verifies dimensions of extruded rubber with gauge, calipers, and ruler. Turns wheels or pulls levers to synchronize conveyor with extruding speed. May be designated according to product extruded as Garden-Hose Tuber-Machine Operator (rubber goods); Inner-Tube Tuber-Machine Operator (rubber tire); Rim-Strip Tuber-Machine Operator (rubber tire); Rubber-Flap Tuber-Machine Operator (rubber tire); Solid-Tire Tuber-Machine Operator (rubber tire); Tread-Tuber-Machine Operator (rubber tire). May cover braided fabric hose with rubber and be designated Covering-Machine Operator (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.02.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.665-010 SLASHER (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: cutter, plastics rolls

    Tends equipment that cuts plastic materials to specified lengths: Mounts roll of plastic sheeting material on cutting-machine holding stand, using hoist. Sets cutting guides and moves knife to slice materials being unreeled across table. Examines sheets for defects and scraps and weighs unusable ones.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.680-010 RUBBER-GOODS CUTTER-FINISHER (rubber goods) alternate titles: rubber-goods finisher

    Sets up and operates variety of machines to cut, drill, punch, and grind molded and extruded rubber goods: Changes dies, drills, knives, abrasive wheels, and cutter bars as specified. Adjusts equipment, such as boring machine, tubing cutter, notch cutter, washer cutter, and grinding lathe, using handtools. Positions material, such as molded rubber parts, gaskets, tubing, and office machine rolls, in specified machine and starts machine to bore or punch holes in parts, cut washers from tubing, cut tubing to length, or grind tubing and machine rolls to size. Verifies size of rubber goods with calipers, ruler, plug gauge, and template. Inspects material and rejects defective items. May be designated according to machine operated as Boring-Machine Operator (rubber goods); Cutting-Machine Operator (rubber goods); Lathe Operator (rubber goods); Notch-Machine Operator (rubber goods); or product finished as Gasket Notcher (rubber goods); Roll Grinder (rubber goods); Washer Cutter (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-010 ARCH-CUSHION-SKIVING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Operates machines to cut arch cushions from sponge rubber sheeting for rubber footwear, using either of following methods: Selects die plate or drum to produce specified size cushions and bolts die in feeder slide or locks die in cradle, using wrenches. Turns setscrews to adjust distance between hold-down roller, belt knife, and plate or drum, verifying clearances, using feeler gauges. (1) Pulls plate length of sheeting from roll, cuts material, using knife, and places sheeting on die plate. Moves lever to open suction valve that draws rubber sheeting into die plate cavities. Depresses pedal causing sheeting on plate to be carried through belt knife to cut cushions flush with plate surface. Returns plate to starting position. Removes excess stock for scrap or turns over salvable stock for second cut. Removes cut out cushion from die cavity and throws into storage box. (2) Mounts roll of sheeting in cradle, threads around hold-down and guide rollers, over rotary die drum and belt knife, and onto takeup reel. Starts automatic machine to cut cushion from sheeting. Positions carton under discharge end of conveyor to catch cushions. Weighs filled cartons to count number of cushions, using conversion chart, and adds or removes cushions to obtain specified amount.
GOE: 06.02.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-014 BALL-TRUING-MACHINE OPERATOR (toy-sport equip.)

    Sets up and operates battery of ball-truing machines to grind bowling balls spherically to size and smooth them preparatory to finishing and polishing: Installs conical grinding rings on opposing spindles and adjusts clearances and angle of cut, using wrenches and gauges. Places rough cast ball on holding pad between grinding rings and turns valve to start cooling water to flow over ball. Starts machine and moves dial pointer to preset running time cycle on each quadrant of ball. Removes ball from holding pad and gauges it with ring or calipers and rule to ensure specified size tolerances. May mark imperfections on ball to be drilled and plugged, using crayon.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

690.682-018 BED LASTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: lasting-machine operator, bed; toe and heel laster

    Operates $T3lasting$T1 machine to press and shape toe or heel sections of upper on last: Places upper on last in steamer to soften leather. Removes upper from steamer, places last on $T3pin jack,$T1 and stretches edges of upper over last, using $T3lasting tool.$T1 Moves controls to close heel clamp and raise toe or heel into wiping (smoothing) position. Moves controls to cause wipers to press upper edges against insole. May press heated toe iron against upper edges to flatten wiped edges. May trim excess box toe and lining, using knife. May tack upper or counter insole in place to be stitched or to hold edges until cement dries.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

690.682-022 BIAS-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber tire) alternate titles: bias-cutting-machine operator; ply cutter

    Operates machine to cut rubberized (calendered) fabric on bias for use as plies or other components in tire construction: Turns thumbscrew or setscrew to adjust measuring arm, protractor, and liner roll to feed and cut fabric according to specified width and angle of bias. Pulls fabric from roll mounted on $T3letoff rack,$T1 inserts through liner roll, and positions under knife on bias-machine table. Starts machine and adjusts speed of feed and cutting action. Starts conveyor that carries material to SPLICER (rubber tire). Measures plies to verify width and angle, using ruler and protractor. May be designated according to purpose of fabric cut as Band-Bias-Machine Operator (rubber tire); or type of machine as Bias-Cutting-Machine Operator, Vertical (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-026 CUTTER, BARREL DRUM (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: drum-reel cutter; reel slitter

    Operates machine to wind plastic material onto reel and cut wound material into lengths for use in making articles, such as curtains, draperies, and table covers: Positions roll of plastic material on machine brackets, threads end of material through tension rollers, and clamps or tapes material to rod on reel. Turns handwheel or loosens bolts and moves rods to increase or decrease diameter of reel according to length specified for material. Depresses pedal to start, stop, and control speed of machine. Observes material as it winds on reel to detect uneven winding and straightens uneven edges by hand. Stops machine at specified intervals during winding cycle and cuts material on reel by drawing knife through slot in reel rod. Removes lengths of material from reel. May operate machine equipped with knives to slit material in specified widths as it winds.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-030 EMBOSSER (leather mfg.; leather prod.) alternate titles: embossing-machine operator; embossing-press operator; finished-leather presser; plating-press operator; printer; smooth plater

    Operates machine to imprint designs on leather or leather articles, such as wallets and key cases: Selects specified embossing plate, bolts plate into chase, and positions and secures chase onto ram of machine. Turns switch or steam valve to heat plate to specified temperature according to type of leather. Pulls lever that lowers ram to impress designs on leather or article. May make bed for embossing plate, using cardboard and paper.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-034 EMBOSSING-PRESS OPERATOR, MOLDED GOODS (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates press to emboss designs on molded hard-surface floor covering: Installs press pads and embossing plate on press, using handtools. Places molded hard-surface floor covering in press at designated point on pattern to make crosswise alignment of material with embossing plate and lengthwise alignment with press guidelines. Regulates controls to move material into press and to actuate plate. Examines floor covering after each impression to detect embossing defects. Changes press pads and adjusts temperature and pressing cycle to improve impression. Observes pressure gauges and guide markers as material progresses through press to ensure maintenance of required pressure and alignment.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

690.682-038 FOXING-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (boot & shoe)

    Sets up and operates machine that automatically cuts strips of foxing from continuous sheeting of rubber coated fabric and drops them onto conveyor belt for making into books : Pushes A-frame, containing reel of sheeting, and empty takeup reel in front of machine. Attaches caster-mounted driving motor to end of takeup reel shaft, using collar and wrench. Threads sheeting through series of holddown bars and rollers to cutting blades. Adjusts angle of diagonal, scissors-like blades to increase or decrease length of foxing strip according to work ticket specifications. Regulates rate of feed of sheeting to adjust width of strip. Turns valves to drip water onto blades for lubrication and starts machine. Cuts into edge of sheeting on each side, using knife, and pulls off strips of uneven selvages to provide straight even edges to cut foxing. Measures samples of foxing for conformance to length, width, and thickness specifications, using steel tape and dial micrometer. Adjusts machine by trial and error to produce acceptable foxing. Cuts across sheeting and wrapper, using knife, when sufficient quantity of foxing has been booked.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-042 HEEL BREASTER, LEATHER (boot & shoe)

    Sets up and operates machine to trim and shape breast of leather heels according to specifications: Sharpens cutting blade on grinding wheel and locks blade to ram of machine with wrench. Turns wheel to adjust cutting stroke of machine to height of heel. Sets lasted shoe on movable $T3pin jack$T1 and pushes pin jack under or against cutting blade to trim and shape heel. May buff heel to prepare for varnishing.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-046 HEEL-SEAT FITTER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: cutter-in; heel fitter, machine; wood-heel fitter, machine

    Sets up and operates machine to cut heel seat of leather sole preparatory to mounting heel: Adjusts guides and stops on machine by using sample wood heel and handtools. Adjusts rotary cutting blade on machine for specified width, depth, and bevel, using wrench and rule. Starts machine and positions shoe between guides. Pushes shoe into machine that makes marginal cut around heel seat to provide snug fit when heel is attached.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-050 HOT-DIE-PRESS OPERATOR (boot & shoe)

    Operates press that automatically cuts soles for rubber footwear from slabs of cork or crepe: Selects numbered die plate from storage rack according to size and style numbers on worksheet and places die in preheated oven for designated time. Removes heated dies from oven and slides dies into die holder of press. Switches on current to keep dies hot and starts press and conveyor belt. Positions slab of stock on conveyor belt that carries stock between reciprocating dies and press table to cut soles from slab. Lifts and discards web (scrap stock) from cut out soles. Maintains tally of work performed on report form. May heat dies, replenishing oven according to sequence on work ticket, and be designated Hot-Die Picker (boot & shoe); or may feed slabs and remove web and be designated Hot-Die-Press Feeder (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-054 ORNAMENTAL-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood prod., nec)

    Operates machine to form and attach ornamental putty designs to picture frame moldings: Measures out, heats, and mixes rosin, linseed oil, glue, and water to make putty. Installs specified die roller in machine and adjusts die, guides, and scrapers, using handtools. Pours putty into feed hopper and starts machine. Places molding on feed roller and observes feeding, shaping, and attaching of putty to molding.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-058 PLANISHING-PRESS OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: plastics-sheet-finishing-press operator; press operator; sheet-combining operator; shell-press operator

    Operates planishing press to impart finish to plastic sheets: Selects metal plates according to finish desired. Places plastic sheets between metal planishing plates. Slides plates into platens of hydraulic press. Moves controls or inserts circular graph into controlling mechanism of press to heat press to specified temperature and compress plastic sheets between plates. Removes plates from platens after specified time and strips plastic sheets from metal plates, using knife. Examines sheets for defects. Cleans metal plates, using cloths, solvents, or scrapers, or dips plates into vat of hot water, using chain hoist. May adjust heat and pressure controls. May be designated according to purpose of pressing as Sheet Straightener (plastic-synth.).
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

690.682-062 PRESS OPERATOR (plastic prod.) alternate titles: plate worker

    Operates hydraulic press to emboss, laminate, or draw plastic sheets: Clamps sheet to overhead rack and pushes rack into oven to soften sheet for forming. Bolts dies or plates to bed of press and adjusts length of travel of ram arm, using handtools. Positions softened sheet or layers of sheets on press bed and lowers pressure plate to hold sheets in place. Moves controls to lower ram that draws sheet through open die to specified shape, embosses sheet with specified design, or compresses layers of sheets to form laminated plastic board. Turns valves to regulate flow of water or steam through dies or plates to maintain specified forming temperature of plastic. Trims plastic, using shears, power saw, or knife. May be designated according to operation performed as Laminating-Press Operator (plastic prod.); Straightening-Press Operator (plastic prod.).
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-066 RING-ROLLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Operates machine to roll rings on mouths of balloons prior to curing: Spaces parallel revolving brush arms of machine to correspond with neck size of balloon forms. Turns wheel to adjust height of turntable that holds $T3form board,$T1 and to align brushes with edge of latex of forms. Pushes machine forward to roll latex on forms into rings.
GOE: 06.02.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-070 SOLE-CONFORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: archer; molder; outsole or insole molder; sole-molding-machine operator

    Operates machine to mold outsoles or insoles to conform to shoe last at shank and arch: Turns thumbscrews or moves lever along calibrated dial to adjust last and size guides to specifications. Sponges grained surface of sole at arch to soften leather. Positions sole on die and against guides. Pulls lever to lower mold that presses sole against die, shaping arch and shank. Replaces dies and molds when last or shoe sizes change.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-074 SPAGHETTI-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic prod.) alternate titles: dip-tube assembler, machine

    Operates machine to assemble dip tubes and plugs used in plastic squeeze bottles: Places reel of plastic tubing onto spindle and feeds tubing through retaining wheels and channel to edge of razor blade. Loads plugs into bowl on machine. Pushes button to start machine that assembles tubes and plugs and ejects tube assemblies into tote box. Removes filled tote box from machine. Loosens and tightens razor blade holder to return blade to cutting position, using screwdriver. Replaces dull and unusable blades. Inserts dip tube assembly into plastic bottle containing water, and squeezes tube assembly to test for defects. Adjusts machine to correct faulty operation.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-078 STITCHER, SPECIAL MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: inseamer; stitcher; vamper; welter

    Operates stitching machine to perform specific function, such as to reinforce shoe parts or attach buckles: Places specified spool of thread or prewound bobbin on spindle or in shuttle and draws thread through guides, slots, and needles. Aligns parts to be stitched, following seams, edges, or markings. Positions parts under needle and depresses pedal to start machine. Cuts excess threads, using scissors or knife. May guide parts past machine head during stitching cycle. May be designated according to type of stitch used or part stitched as Lockstitcher (boot & shoe); Platform Stitcher (boot & shoe); Plug Stitcher (boot & shoe); Rapid-Outsole Stitcher (boot & shoe); Sole Stitcher (boot & shoe). Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-082 STITCHER, STANDARD MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: closer; fitter; joiner; maker; seamer; sewer; stayer; stitcher; stitching-machine operator

    Operates single, double, or multiple-needle stitching machine to join or decorate shoe parts, or to reinforce edges: Selects spool of thread or prewound bobbin, places spool or bobbin on spindle or looper, and draws thread through guides and needles. Aligns parts and presses knee control or pedal to raise presser foot or roller. Positions parts under needle and lowers presser foot or roller. Presses foot or knee control to start machine and guides parts under needle, following seams, edges, or markings, or moves edges of part against guide. Cuts excess thread or material from shoe parts, using scissors or knife. When operating double or multiple-needle machine, may turn setscrew on needle bar and position one or more needles as specified. May be designated according to shoe parts stitched as Back-Seam Stitcher (boot & shoe); Box-Toe Stitcher (boot & shoe). May be designated according to machine operated as Flatbed Stitcher (boot & shoe); Zig-Zag Stitcher (boot & shoe). May be designated according to number of needles in machine operated as Double-Needle Stitcher (boot & shoe); Multiple-Needle Stitcher (boot & shoe); Single-Needle Stitcher (boot & shoe). May be designated: Backstay Stitcher (boot & shoe); Barrer And Tacker (boot & shoe); Binding Stitcher (boot & shoe); Buckle Sewer, Machine (boot & shoe); California Seamer (boot & shoe); Counter-Pocket Sewer (boot & shoe); Cover Maker (boot & shoe); Cut-Out Stitcher (boot & shoe); Edge Stitcher (boot & shoe); Fancy Stitcher (boot & shoe); Flare Stitcher (boot & shoe); Gore Inserter (boot & shoe); Insole Tape Stitcher, UCO (boot & shoe); Label Stitcher (boot & shoe); Lining Closer (boot & shoe); Lining Stitcher (boot & shoe); Lining-Strap Closer (boot & shoe); Lining Vamper (boot & shoe); Neverslip Stitcher (boot & shoe); Postbed Stitcher (boot & shoe); Quarter-Lining Stitcher (boot & shoe); Rand Sewer (boot & shoe); Saddle Stitcher (boot & shoe); Saddle-Lining Stitcher (boot & shoe); Seam-Stay Stitcher (boot & shoe); Shank Stitcher (boot & shoe); Sock-Lining Stitcher (boot & shoe); Stitcher, Utility (boot & shoe); Strap Stitcher (boot & shoe); Tape Stitcher (boot & shoe); Tip Stitcher (boot & shoe); Toe-Lining Closer (boot & shoe); Tongue And Quarter Stitcher (boot & shoe); Tongue-Lining Stitcher (boot & shoe); Tongue Stitcher (boot & shoe); Top Stitcher (boot & shoe); Underlay Stitcher (boot & shoe); Upper Stitcher (boot & shoe); Vamp Stitcher (boot & shoe); Welting Stitcher, Front (boot & shoe); Wrapper Stitcher (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

690.682-086 TRIMMER, MACHINE II (boot & shoe)

    Operates machine to trim $T3flash$T1 from molded rubber heels, soles, or arch cushions or from tops of rubber footwear: Starts machine and positions edge of workpiece on feed roller beneath cutter guard. Holds and turns workpiece against guard, presenting all edges to reciprocating or rotating blade to remove excess material. Depresses pedal to raise guard so that seams will not be jagged or torn. Turns setscrews to adjust height of guard to thickness of material processed and to replace dull blades. May trim heels by setting them on base plate and turning heels by hand against matching circular knives. May be designated according to material trimmed as Cushion Trimmer (boot & shoe); Heel Trimmer (boot & shoe) II; Sole Trimmer (boot & shoe); Top Trimmer (boot & shoe) II.
GOE: 06.02.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.682-090 TRIMMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion) alternate titles: button broacher

    Sets up and operates automatic machine to force steel pins through thread-holes of plastic buttons to remove molding $T3flash:$T1 Selects numbered dial feed-plate and pin-holding chuck according to size and type of button and installs them in machine, using wrenches. Turns setscrews to align dial plate and pin-holder to ensure that pins will be centered in thread-holes of buttons. Pours buttons into hopper, using hand scoop. Observes feeding of buttons into dial pockets and action of pin-driving and ejecting mechanism. Examines buttons for defects and adjusts machine as required. Removes filled containers from beneath ejection chute and places them on bench or handtruck.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.685-010 ASSEMBLER FOR PULLER-OVER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: counter and upper tacker; machine assembler

    Tends machine that tacks shoe parts to last, to prepare shoe upper for further $T3lasting:$T1 Places counter and tip support (box toe) on rack, immerses rack in liquid cement, and drains excess cement from parts. Inserts precemented parts between lining and upper. Pulls and aligns upper on last. Sets last on $T3pin jack$T1 of machine. Pushes pin jack and upper into machine that tacks upper to last at heel seam and heel seat.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-014 ASSEMBLY-PRESS OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: bench-press operator

    Tends hand or power press that shapes or assembles metal, plastic, rubber, or glass parts by crimping, shaping, locking, staking, or press fitting: Aligns workpiece against fixtures under ram as specified. Moves controls to lower ram that shapes parts or presses parts together. May tend machine to separate parts or punch, face, cut, chamfer, or compress parts preparatory to assembly. May tend machine equipped with multiple rams or automatic positioning device. May be designated according to type of press tended as Arbor-Press Operator (any industry) II; Kick-Press Operator (any industry) II; or according to parts assembled as Handle Attacher (any industry); Lens Mounter (optical goods) I.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

690.685-018 BACK-STRIP-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that rolls strips of friction tape onto continuous sheeting of uncured rubber stock and cuts assembly into specified widths and lengths to form backstays (backseam reinforcing strips) for rubber footwear: Selects stock and tape of specified color and thickness. Mounts parallel rolls of tape in individual holders and roll of sheeting on machine frame, using hoist. Installs reel in cradle for winding sheeting wrapper and attaches mobile electric motor to drive shaft, using collar and wrenches. Threads sheeting and friction tape around rollers that guide and press materials together. Fastens end of wrapper to reel for rewinding. Starts machine and rewinding motor, and conveyor that pulls assembly under rotary gang knives and under guillotine to slit sheet into strips and cuts strips to length. Winds friction tape around cardboard tubing to form stick, presses stick across row of strips on conveyor, and places strips between cloth leaves to form book. Examines strips for wrinkles and other defects and discards rejects.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-022 BALER (plastic-synth.)

    Tends automatic machine that bales rubber pellets: Observes machine compressing, wrapping, and sealing rubber pellets into bales. Reads meters to verify weights of bales. Observes coating mechanism and distribution of dope, talc, or film on bales. Removes wet bales from machines. Examines metal detector and wrapping mechanism for defects. Turns valves and presses button that resets baling operations when automatic controls malfunction. May tend automatic machine that stacks bales on pallets for storage or shipment.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-026 BAND CUTTER (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that cuts cured rubber tubing into rubberbands: Changes gears that regulate speed of cutting machine feed rolls, using handtools. Rinses tubing in water to facilitate cutting and guides tubes into feed rolls. Starts machine that cuts tubing into bands and blows bands from machine to conveyor that drops bands into tote box.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-030 BAND-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that forms rubber strips into tubing used to produce rubberbands: Sets and adjusts guides, knives, seam hammer, and cement roller on band machine to form and cut tubing to specified length. Lifts and positions roll of rubber stripping on $T3letoff rack.$T1 Pulls end of rubber strip from roll, places on conveyor, and threads through machine. Starts machine and observes operation. Measures tubing to ensure that specifications are met. Dumps soapstone into blower unit that dusts tubing to prevent sticking.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.685-034 BOTTOM PRESSER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: bottom ironer; burnisher

    Tends bottom-pressing machine that smooths wrinkles from bottom of lasted shoe upper: Turns contour-control dial to adjust shape of heated pressing plate according to specifications stamped on last. Inserts guide jack pin of machine into last, and places lasted shoe on heated pressing plate. Depresses pedal to lower guide jack that presses lasted shoe against pressing plate.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-038 BOWLING-BALL FINISHER (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: plastic ball buffer; rubber ball finisher

    Tends buffing machine that removes scratches and polishes surface of bowling balls: Places ball in holding fixture, pad, or cup of buffer and coats buffing wheel and pad with abrasive compound. Changes position of ball against revolving wheel to remove grinding and sanding scratches on surface of ball. Removes ball after specified time and holds ball against finish buffing wheel, moving ball with hands to expose all surfaces to wheel. Examines ball for scratches and specified finish. May dress ball with waterproof sandpaper or rubbing compound to remove nicks, pits, and scratches prior to engraving or polishing and be designated Hand Finisher, Bowling Balls (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

690.685-042 BRANDING-MACHINE TENDER (rubber goods) alternate titles: machine printer, hose

    Tends machine that prints brand name on rubber hose: Bolts specified printing plate on machine fixture. Adjusts guides and feed rollers to accommodate hose, using wrench. Fills feed tank with specified color ink and starts machine. Lifts hose to table by hand or with hoist and starts hose into feed rollers. Examines hose to ensure that printing meets specifications.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-046 BUFFER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: brusher; buffing-machine operator; cuffer; polisher; rasper-machine operator; remover; roughener; ruffer; sander; sander and polisher; scourer

    Tends machine that smooths or roughens shoe parts by either of following methods: (1) Holds and presses part against abrasive cylinder that polishes and sands part or against wire roughing wheel to clean and prepare part for cementing. (2) Feeds sole between rubber presser roller and abrasive-covered roller that roughens part for cementing. May feed part into trimming cutter to trim part. May tape parts to protect masked areas during buffing or inking. May grind off rough surfaces from hair side of hides and be designated Hide Buffer (boot & shoe). May be designated according to part buffed, roughened, or sanded as Box-Toe Buffer (boot & shoe). May be designated according to type of material brushed or sanded as Crepe-Sole Scourer (boot & shoe); Crepe-Sole Wire Brusher (boot & shoe). May be designated according to purpose for which part is roughened as Rougher For Cement (boot & shoe). May be designated: Bottom Buffer (boot & shoe); Breast Buffer (boot & shoe); Channel Rougher (boot & shoe); Counter Buffer (boot & shoe); Heel Buffer (boot & shoe); Heel-Emery Buffer (boot & shoe); Heel Sander, Rubber (boot & shoe); Heel-Seat Sander (boot & shoe); Heel Slicker (boot & shoe); Insole Buffer (boot & shoe); Insole Sander (boot & shoe); Joint Sander (boot & shoe); Shank Sander (boot & shoe); Sole Buffer (boot & shoe); Sole Rougher (boot & shoe); Top-Lift Scourer (boot & shoe); Welt Rougher (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

690.685-050 BUFFER, AUTOMATIC (boot & shoe)

    Tends pair of automatic machines that grind edges of soles to remove sprues left by molding and roughen edges for foxing: Starts machines. Depresses pedal of first machine to separate toothed feeder wheels. Clamps sole between wheels and against rotating, vertical buffing wheel that grinds excess material from sole edge as feeder wheels automatically turn sole. Observes sole edge after one rotation for complete removal of sprue and removes sole or leaves sole on for second turn. Loads second machine while first is operating and alternates between both.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-054 BUFFER, INFLATED-PAD (boot & shoe)

    Tends buffing machine equipped with inflated pad that buffs shoe soles: Presses sole against inflated buffing pad which scours and smooths shank and breast. Removes worn pads, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-058 BURNISHER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: brusher; finisher; polisher

    Tends machine that waxes and burnishes shoes to protect leather and give smooth finish: Starts burnishing machine and coats revolving burnishing wheel with wax, using wax block. Holds shoe against waxed wheel to apply wax to shoe, then against bristle and cloth brushes to polish. May use hand burnishing tools. May be designated according to part of shoe burnished as Bottom Burnisher (boot & shoe); Heel Burnisher (boot & shoe); Shank Burnisher (boot & shoe); Tip Burnisher (boot & shoe). May hold shoe against corrugated wheel to knurl edge of heel seat to improve appearance and be designated Heel Wheeler (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-062 BUTTON-DECORATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion) alternate titles: automatic-fancy-machine operator

    Tends automatic machines that cut ornamental designs into face of nonmetallic button blanks: Loads blanks into machine hopper, using hand scoop. Starts machine and observes feeding, cutting, and $T3indexing$T1 mechanisms. Removes jammed blanks from feed chute, using wire pick. May remove and replace worn cutters and abrasive wheels, using wrenches. May place blanks by hand in chucks of semiautomatic, manually indexed machine. May examine samples for finishing defects.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-066 BUTTON-FACING-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion)

    Tends battery of automatic machines that drill thread holes and shape surface of nonmetallic button blanks: Loads workpieces into machine hopper, using hand scoop. Starts machine and observes blanks feeding into rotating chucks on transport mechanism that conveys blanks to cutting tools and drills. Stops machine and notifies setup mechanic of malfunction. May hand feed pearl button blanks into machine to ensure that blanks are positioned face-up in chucks. May place single blank in chuck of manually controlled machine and pull on leverage bar to force blank against cutting tool or drill.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-070 CEMENTER AND FOLDER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: french-binding folder; plastic-machine folder; quarter folder; thermo-cementing-folder operator

    Tends machine that cements and folds $T3french binding$T1 or skived edge of shoe uppers to form smooth edge: Moves lever to lower machine head and guides shoe part under head to cement, fold, and press edge of upper. Raises and presses folded edge flat, using awl, to repair rough folds. May depress pedal to lower blades that notch and crease folds on curves. May turn knobs to regulate temperature of heating element and flow of heated plastic cement.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-074 CEMENTER, MACHINE JOINER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: attacher; beater; folding-machine operator; joiner; layer; setter; taper

    Tends one of various pressing machines that join precemented shoe parts, performing any of following tasks: Turns setscrew that adjusts distance between pressure rollers, feeds aligned parts between rollers, and observes joining of parts. Positions parts on machine bed and depresses pedal that forces heated presser head against parts to join them. Moves lever that adjusts contour of pad on lower jaw of machine or changes pad, following contour of parts to be joined. Positions parts on pad and depresses pedal that closes jaws to join parts. Positions cemented parts on shoe and places shoe in oven to soften cement. Positions shoe parts on bed of machine and moves lever to start machine that presses and cements parts. May bound toe and shank area of shoe to improve adhesion or waterproofing strip to inner and outer sole parts, using hammer. May brush solvent on precemented parts to soften cement prior to joining parts. May apply cement to parts. May be designated according to parts joined as Insole Coverer (boot & shoe); Insole-Lip Turner (boot & shoe); Platform Presser (boot & shoe); Sole Layer (boot & shoe). May tend machine that uses conveyor-carried air inflated pads to join precemented parts and be designated Compo-Conveyor Operator (boot & shoe). May be designated: Heel Layer (boot & shoe); Insole Taper (boot & shoe); Open-Shank Coverer (boot & shoe); Welt-Sole Layer (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-078 CENTER-PUNCH OPERATOR (recording)

    Tends punch press that punches center holes in phonograph records or stamper: Removes stack of records or stampers from conveyor and places them on machine holder. Positions record in slot over punch die of machine or centers disk under punch die, using calibrated microscope and starts machine. Removes punched record, and simultaneously positions unpunched record in machine or removes and places stamper on sanding spindle for further processing. Places punched records in trays.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-082 CHANNEL OPENER, OUTSOLES (boot & shoe) alternate titles: channel turner

    Tends machine that flares slit in preslit edge of shoe outsoles to form channel and facilitate stitching of welt to outsole. Pushes and guides edge of outsole against tapered revolving roller to flare slit.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-086 CHANNELER, INSOLE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: lock-stitch channeler; welt-insole channeler

    Tends machine that cuts two parallel grooves near edge of insole prior to welting: Positions insole against machine guide. Depresses pedal to raise machine bed against cutting blades that cut grooves (channels) in insole. Adjusts lever to control width of cut, following work ticket. May turn handwheel to regulate speed of cutting blades. May tend machine to bevel outer edge of insole. May channel outsoles and be designated Channeler, Outsole (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-090 CONTACT-LENS MOLDER (optical goods)

    Tends heating equipment and hydraulic casting press that casts plastic contact lenses: Lays separate top and bottom sections of previously set up mold on heated metal block for specified time. Fills lens cavities in heated mold with plastic powder. Aligns guide pins and holes to join top and bottom sections of mold. Places filled mold on bed of press, sets timer, and starts press to lower ram until dial indicates mold sections are under specified pressure. Removes mold from press. Inspects first run of lenses to verify accuracy of lens power, using power determining and optical centering instrument. Reports defects in new molds.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-094 COUNTER CUTTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: counter maker

    Tends machine that cuts counters for shoes from leather, fiberboard, or other materials: Selects materials and cutting dies according to work ticket. Positions leather, sheets of fiberboard, or other material on bed under beam of machine. Positions die on material to obtain maximum number of parts. Depresses pedal to lower beam onto top of die, cutting out counters.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-098 COUNTER FORMER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: forming-machine operator

    Tends forming machine that restores shape to heel counters of finished shoes: Adjusts temperature of forming iron and positions shoe on iron. Depresses pedal that moves presser arms, forcing counter against iron to restore shape to counter. May remove wrinkles, using hand iron. May shape one-piece quarters by similar method and be designated Quarter Former (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-102 COUNTER MOLDER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that molds shoe counter into shape of heel: Places counter on head of mold. Regulates temperature of mold as specified for material being used, such as cloth, fiber, or $T3lumite.$T1 Depresses pedal to exert pressure on mold and form counter. May be designated according to type of counter material as Ciaio-Counter Molder (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-106 COUNTER ROLLER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that skives (shaves), corrugates, and waxes precut counters to prepare them for further processing: Stacks counters in feeding device. Presses button to start machine that moves counters under presser rollers and knife blade to shave them to uniform thickness, then under roller that corrugates edges, and applicator that coats counters with wax. May change cutting knives, using wrench.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-110 CUT-OUT-AND-MARKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that simultaneously trims leather shoe parts to size, punches perforations, and marks stitching outline: Bolts specified die to ram or bed of machine, using wrench. Brushes ink on roller which marks stitch outline on part. Positions part on machine and presses pedal to start machine. Stacks processed parts.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-114 CUT-OUT-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: cut-out-press operator; die-out-machine operator; gang-punch operator; puncher

    Tends machine that cuts out decorative designs or ventilating holes in shoe parts by any of following methods: (1) Clips guide plate on machine bed and turns knobs to adjust position. Clamps hammer block or punch in machine head. Aligns part, such as saddle, strap, or vamp on guide plate and starts machine that cuts designs or holes in part. May adjust machine to accelerate reciprocal action of punch or to regulate cutting pressure of head. (2) Positions die plate on machine and clips shoe part on plate. Pushes plate on rails under machine head and starts machine that cuts designs or holes in parts. When operating machine equipped with punch, may be designated Perforator (boot & shoe). May be designated according to part cut as Buckle-Strap Puncher (boot & shoe); Hole Puncher, Strap (boot & shoe); Tip Puncher (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-118 CUTTER I (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that automatically cuts cartridges (strips) from continuous sheet of plastic floor covering material emerging from calender machine. Places cartridges, separated by cloths, on buggy for transportation to floor covering press.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-122 CUTTING-MACHINE TENDER (any industry)

    Tends power shear that cuts sheets of material, such as paper, pressboard, foil, cardboard, cork, or plastic material to specified dimension for items, such as cartons, wrappers, labels, business forms, or gaskets: Adjusts guides on machine to regulate width of cut according to work order, following calibrated scale on machine bed or using ruler. Positions and aligns sheets against guides and presses lever to clamp sheets to bed of machine prior to cutting. Presses button(s) or moves lever controls to force shear blade through sheets. Adjusts guides and repositions material to trim or square edges to specifications. May change shear blade, using handtools. May be designated according to type of material cut as Cardboard Cutter (any industry); Cutter, Plastic Sheets (plastic prod.; plastic-synth.); Paper Cutter (any industry). May cut material manually, using hand-powered shear, and be designated Paper Cutter, Hand (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

690.685-126 DESKIDDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe)

    Tends automatic machine that cuts wavy or zigzag designs in outsoles for rubber footwear to provide nonskid surface: Positions sole on slide carriage under blade and between spring clamps that hold ends of sole to carriage. Starts machine and moves lever to depress cutter that automatically cuts single row to set depth in vertical reciprocating action. Moves lever to raise cutter, depresses pedal to return carriage to starting position, and repeats process to cut additional rows. Releases clamps to replace finished workpiece. Examines depth of cut, using mold mark on sole edge as guide, and raises or lowers blade, using wrench to adjust depth.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-130 DICER OPERATOR (plastic-synth.)

    Tends machine that cuts sheets or strands of plastic material into cubes or pellets for packaging: Observes feed of material from cooling unit into machine, and adjusts speed of cutters to cut pellets to specified size. May tend auxiliary equipment, such as tumbler dryer. May bag pellets.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-134 DUAL-HOSE CEMENTER (rubber goods) alternate titles: hose cementer; hose finisher

    Tends machine that cements lengths of rubber hose together to form dual hose for use in oxyacetylene torches: Pours rubber cement into machine dispenser and turns valve to regulate flow of cement. Adjusts buffing wheel that smooths sides of hose to be joined. Verifies diameter of hose, using gauge. Threads hose through feed rollers and starts machine. Examines dual hose to ensure that joint is cemented evenly. Ties identification tag on hose. May tend machine that prints brand on hose [BRANDING-MACHINE TENDER (rubber goods)].
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-138 EDGE BURNISHER, UPPERS (boot & shoe) alternate titles: edger; upper edger

    Tends machine that rolls and presses edges of shoe uppers to smooth and finish edges: Positions edge of shoe upper against guides and under heated burnishing iron. Presses lever to start machine, and guides edge under iron and edge-rolling wheel to roll and press edge of upper.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-142 EDGE GRINDER (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine that squares and smooths edges of plastic floor tile: Adjusts guide shoes for squareness, using wrenches and tile gauge. Places stack of tile on table of machine. Taps edges with mallet to align tile edges against guide shoes. Presses buttons to engage guide shoes and move stack of tile between grinding wheel. Rotates tile on table to grind edges. Places finished tile on conveyor.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-146 EDGE SETTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: edge burnisher; edge kitter

    Tends machine that polishes and shapes edges of heel lifts and shoe soles through vibrating action of heated irons: Selects irons according to thickness of heel lift or sole and clamps them in chuck of machine. Turns dial to heat and regulate temperature of irons, according to work ticket. Pushes lever that rotates chuck to bring heel lift or sole into working position. Presses and guides heel or sole against vibrating iron to burnish edges. May brush, dye, ink, or wax edges. May be designated according to part burnished as Edge Setter, Heel Lift (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-150 EDGE TRIMMER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: apex trimmer; edge-trimming-machine operator; margin trimmer; outsole trimmer; sole pretrimmer

    Tends machine that trims sole and heel edges of lasted shoes to remove excess material and to impart finished appearance: Positions and guides edges against revolving cutter to trim them. May replace cutters or guides, using handtools. May sharpen cutters.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.685-154 ELECTRIC-SEALING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: bonding-machine operator; dielectric-heat-sealing-machine operator; heat-seal operator; plastic-welding-machine operator

    Tends machine that heats and seals precut or predesigned plastic material or film to form book covers, eyeglass cases, baby pants, tubing, and other plastic-coated products: Moves controls on machine to adjust temperature, pressure, and time cycle. Loads feeding mechanism with rolls of plastic material. Aligns edges of continuous plastic strips and guides them into position under electrode. Starts machine and depresses pedal to lower electrode that heats and seals edges of material. Removes product from machine and stacks it in rack or on table. May position plastic strip over article preparatory to heat sealing article.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-158 EMBOSSER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: printer; stamper

    Tends machine that imprints trade name or other identifying symbols on shoe parts: Obtains embossed plate specified on work ticket and positions it in heated upper stamping beam of machine. Positions spool of colored embossing ribbon on machine spindle and draws it through guides, under stamping beam, and between feed rollers. Positions shoe part on machine bed. Depresses pedal that lowers stamping beam and embossed plate, pressing colored ribbon against shoe part and imprinting trade name or other symbols on part. May remove embossing ribbon from machine to imprint trade name without color. May be designated according to part stamped as Bottom Stamper (boot & shoe); Sock-Lining And Heel-Pad Embosser (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-162 FASTENER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: anchor tacker; fastener; nailer; puncher and fastener; puncher; riveter; sewer; stapler; tacker

    Tends nailing, slugging, stapling, or tacking machine that attaches shoe parts, such as heel, insole, and shank to partially assembled shoes: Aligns parts on bed of machine, or positions them under machine head. Depresses pedal that lowers holding device, or holds parts against guide. Depresses pedal or lever that drives fasteners into parts. Fills hopper of nailing or tacking machine, or replaces wire spool on spindle of slugging or stapling machine. May brush cement onto parts prior to joining. May be designated according to part joined as Heeler, Machine (boot & shoe); Insole Tacker (boot & shoe); Ornament Stapler (boot & shoe); Top-Lift Nailer (boot & shoe). May be designated: Bow Stapler (boot & shoe); Buckle Stapler (boot & shoe); Fiber-Heel-Piece Shaper (boot & shoe); Gore Stapler (boot & shoe); Heel-Seat Filler (boot & shoe); Heel-Seat-Flap Stapler (boot & shoe); Nail Welter (boot & shoe); Outsole Tacker (boot & shoe); Platform Stapler (boot & shoe); Rand Tacker (boot & shoe); Shank Stapler (boot & shoe); Sole Stapler, Welt (boot & shoe); Toe Stapler (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-166 FEATHEREDGER AND REDUCER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: featheredge-machine operator; forepart reducer; outsole beveler; outsole skiver

    Tends machine that shaves shank, heel seat, forepart, or edges of shoe outsole to reduce thickness and increase flexibility of outsole by any of following methods: (1) Feeds edge of outsole against guide and between rollers that force edge against machine blade. Turns crank to regulate speed of rollers along curved edges. May depress pedal to separate rollers to accommodate thickness of outsole. (2) Positions specified die rollers on machine shaft. Positions outsoles against guides on machine bed. Depresses pedal that starts rollers that force shank, heel seat, forepart, or edges of outsole against machine blade. Turns handwheel to set cutting gauge according to outsole size. May reduce thickness of insoles at edges. May be designated according to part of outsole reduced or beveled as Heel Reducer (boot & shoe); Shank Beveler (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-170 FINISHER, MACHINE (plastic prod.)

    Tends sanding-and-buffing machine that smooths and polishes surface of plastic sheets to specified finish: Installs sandpaper belt in machine and sets tension of buffer springs to regulate pressure of buffers on sheets, using wrench. Starts machine and feeds sheets into machine. Observes ammeter to verify machine load specified for sanding. Verifies thickness of finished sheets, using dial indicator micrometer. Examines surface of sheets for defects, such as scratches, dull spots, and cracks.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-174 FOLDER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: cover creaser; edge beader; folding-machine operator; wrapper laster

    Tends machine that folds precemented edges of shoe parts, such as insoles, platforms, quarters, and vamps to strengthen and smooth edges: Positions part against guide and under presser foot and folding finger, or between rollers of machine. Releases pedal that lowers presser foot, starts machine, and guides part under presser foot and folding finger or between rollers to fold and press edges of part. May repair uneven folds by pressing with hot iron. Important variables may be indicated by trade name of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-178 FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (leather prod.) alternate titles: gusset folder; zipper-lining folder

    Tends machine that folds precemented edges of leather handbag, wallet, coin purse, or key case parts to strengthen and smooth edges: Positions part, such as gusset or zipper lining, against machine guide and under presser foot. Depresses pedal to move part edge against folding bar of machine that forms folded edge.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-182 FORCE-VARIATION EQUIPMENT TENDER (rubber tire)

    Tends battery of machines that test or grind tires for conformance to radial balance specifications: Lifts and positions tires in machine. Starts machine that inflates tires and activates sensory roller rotating against tire. Observes panel indicators to determine tires meeting specifications. Places defective tires on conveyor leading to automatic machine that locates and grinds excess rubber from tires. Drops defective tires in scrap truck and stacks balanced tires on shipping pallet.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-186 FOREPART LASTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: ball laster

    Tends $T3lasting$T1 machine that presses edges of precemented uppers onto insole and shapes forepart section of shoes: Positions last on machine. Moves lever to cause machine pincers to stretch upper, and to cause wipers to press edges of upper onto insole. Presses machine button to release last. Turns handle to reverse pincer grip according to shape of right or left shoe.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-190 FOUNTAIN PEN TURNER (pen & pencil)

    Tends multiple-spindle automatic screw machine that bores, turns, or threads plastic or rubber tubing stock to form barrels of pens and pencils: Positions and secures tools in toolholders following job order and verbal instructions, using wrenches. Positions and secures bar stock in chuck. Starts machine and engages automatic feed. Spot checks conformance of completed workpiece to specifications, using dial and fixed gauges.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-194 GRINDING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (button & notion) alternate titles: belt back operator

    Tends machine that removes bark (rough exterior of pearl-shell) from back of pearl button blanks, and levels back and face of blanks: Places blanks face-down on conveyor belt that feeds blanks between steel plate and abrasive wheel. Inverts blanks by hand, and repeats operation to level faces. May tend machine that inverts blanks automatically. May insert blank in holder of manually controlled machine and pull on leverage bar to force blank against abrasive wheel.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-198 GROOVER AND TURNER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machines that cut heel blanks (rough forms) of wood, leather, or fiberboard into heels: Inserts blank in holding device. Pushes heel against revolving knife blades to shape outside of heel. Positions shaped heel in holding device of second machine that hollows out face of heel. May sharpen and insert cutting blades in machines. May be designated according to material grooved or turned as Wooden-Heel Beveler (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-202 GROOVING-LATHE TENDER (plastic prod.)

    Tends lathe-type machine that cuts grooves (knurls) in plastic tubes and cuts tubes to size to form flashlight covers: Slides tubing over mandrel attached to chuck and starts machine. Moves cutting tool against workpiece that knurls tubing and cuts tubing into specified lengths.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-206 HEEL BUILDER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: heel former; lift builder, whole; push-up machine operator

    Tends machine that cements, nails, and holds lifts to form heel or heel bases: Inserts and pulls leather or fiberboard lifts through cement-covered rollers of machine according to material, size, and style of heel specified on work ticket. Stacks cement-covered lifts against faceplate (mold) of machine. Places nail in holding device on ram of machine and depresses pedal to start machine that drives nail into stacked lifts and holds heel in conveyor or press until dry. May be designated according to type of heel built as High-Heel Builder (boot & shoe); Low-Heel Builder (boot & shoe). Important variables may be indicated by trade name of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-210 HEEL COMPRESSOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: heel molder

    Tends machine that compresses heels to give them better wearing quality: Feeds precut heels of leather or composition material into machine and observes operation. May change dies and adjust stroke of ram. May tend machine equipped with blades that trim and shape breast of heel during operation. May compress top lifts and be designated Top-Lift Compressor (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-214 HEEL GOUGER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that cuts cavity to form heel seat in heels: Bolts specified cutting disk to machine. Turns setscrews to adjust machine for length and depth of cut. Loads heels into feeding device or positions heel under machine guide and depresses pedal to start machine that cuts gouge in heels and ejects them into storage container. May cut gouge in heel lifts and be designated Heel-Lift Gouger (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-218 HEEL PRICKER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that pricks holes in leather heels to facilitate nailing: Selects pricking device according to number of holes to be pricked. Inserts awls of specified size and length through holes in faceplate of device. Positions device in machine and places heel on feed channel. Depresses pedal to start machine that drives awls into heel and pulls them out again.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-222 HEEL SCORER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that scores insole of shoe to provide guideline for installation of heel and indicate where channel of insole begins: Turns setscrews and moves guides on machine to hold specified insoles. Positions insole against guides and presses switch to start machine that cuts score across heel seat of insole. May make cut in toe of welt insole to prevent puckering when stitched to shoe upper and be designated Insole-Toe-Snipping-Machine Operator (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-226 HEEL-NAILING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe)

    Tends nailing machine that attaches wooden or plastic heels to nonleather footwear: Inverts shoe and places heel section over metal rest and against stop guide. Depresses pedal to drive hopper-fed nails automatically around edge of counter into insole to prepare seating for heel. Sets screwhead in hole of machine fixture, holds inverted shoe and heel in assembly position against stop guides, and depresses pedal that presses shoe and heel together and automatically drives screw into heel (pressure turns thread into heel). Pushes knob to load nail-driving device with nails from hoppers, inverts shoe with attached heel over nail holder and against stop guides, and depresses pedal to drive nails automatically into heel.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-230 HEEL-SEAT LASTER, MACHINE (boot & shoe)

    Tends $T3lasting$T1 machine that shapes and attaches heel section edges of upper to insole: Places and holds last on machine spindle. Pulls edges of shoe upper over insole, using $T3lasting tool.$T1 Depresses pedals that activate wipers that press upper edges against insole and tack drivers that fasten edges onto insole. Turns handwheel to adjust spacing of wipers and tack drivers. May nail down exposed edges and tacks, using hammer. May soften and remove wrinkles from uppers, using hand iron.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-234 INKER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: edge blacker, machine; edge dyer; edge stainer, machine; heel stainer; sole blacker; sole dyer

    Tends machine that applies ink or stain to color edges of shoe soles or heels, by any of following methods: (1) Inserts and guides outsole or midsole between pressure roller and ink-covered rollers of machine. (2) Depresses pedal that separates feed rollers; releases pedal that closes and starts rollers that hold and turn sole edge against inked wheel. (3) Positions and guides soles under machine nozzle that applies ink or stain to edge of attached outsole. (4) Positions heel against machine guide and turns heel against revolving brush that applies ink to heel edge. May be designated according to part colored as Heel-Edge Inker, Machine (boot & shoe); Sole-Edge Inker, Machine (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-238 INSEAM TRIMMER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: inner seamer; inseam-trimming-machine operator; margin trimmer; side trimmer; welt trimmer

    Tends machine that trims edges of inseam to remove excess material prior to attachment of midsole or outsole: Turns setscrew that locks reciprocating blade onto machine shaft. Turns knobs that position machine guide. Depresses pedal that withdraws presser device, permitting alignment of excess material with cutting edge of blade. Releases pedal that recoils presser device, forcing excess material under blade. Guides shoe against cutting edge of blade to trim off excess material.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-242 INSOLE BEVELER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that cuts bevel along channeled stitching lip on top edge of insole: Positions edge of insole under knife. Moves lever to drop knife and pressure foot onto edge of insole and move presser roller against inner surface of channeled lip. Pushes treadle to start machine and guides insole through machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-246 INSOLE REINFORCER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: insole-cloth trimmer; insole gemmer; trimmer and reinforcer

    Tends machine that presses precemented canvas lining into channel area of insole and trims lining: Positions insole between horizontal disks. Depresses pedal to cause disks to press lining into insole channel, and to cause revolving blade to trim lining flush with insole edge.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-250 JOINT CUTTER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: joiner; jointer, machine; joint maker, machine

    Tends jointing machine that trims edge of shoe sole at joint of shank and heel. Positions and guides lasted shoe against cutter that trims sole edge to impart finished appearance at joint.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-254 LACER II (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that laces string through shoe eyelets to close throat prior to $T3lasting:$T1 Turns knob that adjusts length of string according to specifications. Pushes or pulls lever to adjust distance between protruding needles on machine bed to correspond with eyelet spacing. Positions part on machine bed extending needles through eyelets. Starts machine that laces string through eyelets, and ties and cuts string.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-258 LAMINATOR I (leather prod.)

    Tends machine that laminates precemented leather and plastic parts used in making leather products, such as wallets, coin purses, and key cases: Presses button to start conveyor and heating elements. Turns knob to adjust distance between presser rollers. Places aligned parts on conveyor leading to machine that laminates parts. Removes parts from machine and ties parts into bundles for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-262 LAST SAWYER (wood prod., nec)

    Tends variety of saws that cut plastic shoe last forms to specified size and shape: Positions and clamps last form on machine jig. Starts saw and pushes jig against saw to make specified cut on last. Pulls jig from saw, removes last from jig, and places last aside for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-266 LEATHER-BELT MAKER (leather prod.) alternate titles: belt puncher; cartridge belt puncher; puncher

    Tends machines that cut, punch, rivet, or staple parts to leather to make apparel belts: Positions leather in machine. Starts machine, and depresses pedal to cut leather into specified strips for body of belt or belt loops. Places leather strip against guides in stapling or riveting machine or punch press. Depresses pedal to punch buckle or tongue holes in belt, shear and shape belt ends, staple belt loops onto belt, rivet buckle to belt, or attach snap fasteners to join parts. May be designated according to operation performed as Leather-Belt-Loop Cutter (leather prod.); Leather-Belt Puncher (leather prod.); Leather-Belt Shaper (leather prod.); or according to type of belt made as Leather-Cartridge-Belt Maker (leather prod.); Men's Leather-Dress-Belt Maker (leather prod.); Women's Leather-Belt Maker (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-270 LIP CUTTER AND SCORER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that stamps shoe size and cuts or creases shoe insoles: Installs specified cutting or creasing blade in machine head, using handtools. Turns knob and pushes or pulls slide in groove in machine bed to select shoe size stamp. Positions insole, grain side down, against guide on bed. Depresses pedal that lowers head, cutting or creasing insole to indicate starting and stopping points for subsequent ribbing operations, and forcing insoles against heated size stamp to imprint shoe size.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-274 LIP-OF-SHANK CUTTER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that cuts lip (inside edge) of shank on insole of shoe to improve flexibility: Adjusts screw to set gauge for size of cut determined on basis of size of insole. Sets insole, inner side up, on machine bed with lip of shank against gauge stop. Depresses lever to activate vertical plunger that makes cuts on insole at lip of shank.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-278 LUMITE INJECTOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: compound-machine operator; squirt-machine operator

    Tends machine that injects $T3lumite$T1 into counter pocket of shoe to form rigid back: Sets control valve to regulate flow of lumite into counter pocket. Pushes shoe onto injection needle and depresses pedal to inject lumite. Guides back of shoe through rollers to spread lumite within counter pocket. May be designated according to material used to form counter as Ciaio-Lumite Injector (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-282 MARKER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: machine tracer; stitch marker

    Tends marking machine that stamps lines on upper shoe parts to serve as guides for subsequent operations: Selects machine guide and top plates according to work ticket. Positions and attaches guide and top plates on machine. Aligns shoe part in guide plate on machine bed. Depresses pedal that lowers machine head or pulls machine head down to mark lines on part. May mark vamp to indicate where vamp and tip should be joined and be designated Vamp Marker (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-286 MAT PUNCHER (rubber goods) alternate titles: die-press operator

    Tends machine that punches out and trims automobile floor mats from rubber sheeting: Bolts die to ram or seats die on movable table of press. Positions uncured rubber sheeting or cured rubber mats on moveable table or on die. Pushes table under ram of press, and starts machine. Places punched and trimmed mats on skid. May measure and mark guidelines on moveable table.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-290 MOLDED-RUBBER-GOODS CUTTER (rubber goods)

    Tends machines that cut and trim cured rubber articles, such as ear plugs, water goggles, and automotive parts, from molded rubber sheets: Selects cutting die and fastens to bed of cutting machine with clamps or bolts. Positions molded rubber sheet over die, feeling with fingers to determine that each article in sheet is evenly aligned with cutting edges of die. Places fiberboard over rubber sheet to prevent damage to die cutting edges from ram. Pushes buttons to lower ram and cut out parts. May be designated according to type of machine used as Hydraulic-Punch-Press Operator (rubber goods); Roller-Die-Cutting-Machine Operator (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-294 MOLDER, LABELS (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that imprints identifying data, such as company name, trademark, or design, onto continuous strip of uncured rubber for labels on rubber footwear: Selects specified die, slides into holder on ram, and locks die in place, using wrench. Mounts roll of strip on spindle, and threads end between feeder rolls and under diehead. Starts machine and observes pressed labels for height of imprint. Stops machine and changes die or adjusts length of ram stroke for clearer imprint. Books finished strip as strip comes from press, cutting strip off at book length, using scissors. Stacks filled book on storage pile.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-298 NICKER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: snipper

    Tends machine that nicks curved edges of shoe parts, such as vamps, tongues, quarters, and bindings, to facilitate folding of edges, using either of following methods: (1) Turns machine head to bring designated multiedged die into position. Positions part under die and depresses pedal that forces die downward, nicking edge; or (2) Places part on machine post against guide and presses part against reciprocating knife to nick edge. May be designated according to part nicked as Binding Nicker (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-302 PAD CUTTER (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine that slices foam rubber blocks to specified thickness for use in making chair, cushion, and ironing board pads: Turns handwheel to adjust height of roller conveyor under machine knife according to thickness specifications. Pushes block against knife that slices article from block.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-306 PLUG CUTTER (pen & pencil) alternate titles: cut-off-machine operator

    Tends machine that cuts rubber rods or bars into pencil erasers: Adjusts guides on machine to specified length and size of rods or bars to be cut. Starts machine and feeds prescribed colored rods or bars manually into device that feeds them to knives which cut them to specified size. Observes machine operation and spot checks length and size of plugs (erasers), using hand gauge to ensure conformity to specifications.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-310 POINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic prod.; rubber goods)

    Tends machine that rounds points on comb teeth: Starts machine and observes combs being fed into machine for proper positioning, allowing shaping wheels to automatically point teeth.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-314 POUNDER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: jollier

    Tends machine that pounds down and buffs edges of leather uppers to provide smooth base for outsole: Starts machine and moves bottom of lasted shoe against wheel that pounds out puckers on edges of upper. Buffs bottom of lasted shoe on emery wheel to provide smooth surface. May be designated according to area of shoe pounded as Bottom Pounder, Cement Shoes (boot & shoe); Heel-Seat Pounder (boot & shoe); Toe Pounder (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-318 PRESSER (rubber goods)

    Tends pneumatic presses that bond and make watertight parts or seams of uncured rubber footwear by either of following methods: (1) Positions last, with partially assembled footwear, between ram and press table or fixture. Depresses pedal to lower ram or raise table and press workpiece around its edges, bonding tacky parts together. (2) Places workpiece between pads. Moves lever to lower upper pad and cover workpiece. Moves lever to pump air from between pads and draw rubber sheeting around surface of workpiece, forcing tacky parts together. Observes gauges and turns valves to maintain required air pressure. Examines workpiece for defects, such as loose edges or misaligned parts.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-322 ROLL CUTTER (rubber goods) alternate titles: lathe operator

    Tends lathe that cuts roll of rubberized fabric or gum stock into specified widths: Loads roll of fabric or gum stock on lathe mandrel and starts chuck that revolves stock. Cuts roll of stock by holding knife in slots of guide bar and pressing it against revolving stock. Removes cut roll from mandrel and sorts it into designated boxes.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-326 ROLL-OVER-PRESS OPERATOR (optical goods)

    Tends machine that rolls over edge of plastic sunglass frames to secure lenses: Removes frames from heat conveyor and positions in fixture of press. Starts press that rolls over edge of plastic frames to secure lenses. Removes frames and examines for defects, such as cracked or distorted lenses, or cracked frames. Stacks completed frames in rack or places rejected frames in salvage container. Keeps production and rejection records.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-330 ROUGH-AND-TRUEING-MACHINE OPERATOR (toy-sport equip.)

    Tends grinding machines that smooth and true bowling balls: Lifts ball onto work bench. Removes excessive molding from ball, using hand power grinder. Places ball between abrasive jaws of grinding machine. Starts machine and observes grinding operation. Stops machine and measures size of ball, using gauge. Removes ball from machine at end of grinding and smoothing cycle, and places ball in rack.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-334 ROUGH-ROUNDER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: forepart rounder; rounder; sole rounder

    Tends machine that trims edges of outsole and welt to conform to outline of lasted shoe upper: Adjusts width gauge, following size specifications. Starts machine and depresses pedal that withdraws knife from cutting position. Positions shank or heel seat against machine guide. Releases pedal that forces reciprocating horizontal knife against outsole and welt. Presses and turns outsole and welt against machine guide and cutting edge of knife. Presses control that regulates width of cut at toe, ball, and shank of shoe while edge is being trimmed. May cut channel (groove) in bottom of outsole near edge.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-338 ROUNDER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: insole rounder; sole rounder; sole-rounding-machine operator

    Tends machine that trims unfinished shoe soles to pattern size: Selects pattern from stock bin, following work ticket. Positions pattern on machine guide pins and places sole on pattern. Depresses pedal or pushes lever that clamps sole onto pattern and starts knife blades rotating around outside edge of pattern to cut sole in conformity with pattern. Removes and sharpens blades, using hone.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-342 RUBBER-CUTTING-MACHINE TENDER (rubber goods)

    Tends guillotine-type machine that automatically cuts rubber stock into slabs: Starts machine, catches cut slab as it reaches end of conveyor, and throws slab onto pallet. Sprays each layer of slabs with chemical solution to prevent sticking, using hose, and covers layer with canvas sheet. Replaces filled pallet with empty one, using hand-controlled lift truck.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-346 SANDER (toy-sport equip.)

    Tends machine that sands and smooths golf club grips, skis, and other sports equipment: Inserts article to be sanded in roller carriage brackets or grip in holding device of machine. Starts machine that automatically feeds article to sanding belt or rotates article against moving abrasive wheel to remove excess stock, paint, and blemishes from article.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-350 SEAM-RUBBING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: counter molder; rubber and pounder; seam roller; shoe hammerer; smoothing-machine operator

    Tends machine that smooths and presses seams of shoe parts, such as counters, quarters, and joints of uppers by following methods: (1) Positions part under pounder or roller and guides part while machine pounds or rolls seams flat and smooth. (2) Positions part over or under preheated form and depresses pedal that lowers head of machine over part, pressing part to smooth seam. (3) Positions part on anvil under power hammer and depresses pedal that raises anvil and starts reciprocating hammer, flattening, and smoothing seam. May soften parts, using water-soaked sponge. May be designated according to type of machine operated as Power-Hammer Operator (boot & shoe); Seam-Press Operator (boot & shoe); or according to part of shoe smoothed as Heel-Seam Rubber (boot & shoe); Quarter-Lining Smoother (boot & shoe); Vamp Presser (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-354 SHAPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine that cuts spheres, cones, and other shapes from plastic foam blocks: Positions block on machine table and clamps block in holding device. Starts machine and pushes block against curbed blades to cut shapes in block. Removes block from machine and breaks shaped object from block.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-358 SIDE LASTER, CEMENT (boot & shoe)

    Tends $T3lasting$T1 machine that presses edges of precemented uppers onto insole and shapes shank section of shoes: Positions last between machine feed rollers that grip upper edges. Moves last along wiping bar that presses upper edges onto insole. May last entire upper. May remove temporary tacks, using $T3lasting tool.$T1
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-362 SIDE LASTER, STAPLE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: side stapler; staple laster

    Tends $T3lasting$T1 machine that staples shank section (side) of shoe upper onto insoles and shapes it on shoe last: Places last on $T3pin jack$T1 and pulls edge of upper over last, using $T3lasting tool.$T1 Removes last, positions it under machine head, and starts machine that staples edges of upper to insole. May adjust cutterhead to regulate staple length, according to thickness of upper. May tend machine that tacks upper and be designated Side Laster, Tack (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-366 SIZING-MACHINE TENDER (clock & watch)

    Tends machine that cuts grooves in edges of plastic watch crystals: Centers and clamps crystal in rotary holding device. Starts machine and moves cutter blade against rotating crystal to cut grooves in edge of crystal. Removes crystal from machine onto tray.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-370 SKI-TOP TRIMMER (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine equipped with cutter attachment that trims plastic layer tops for use in ski manufacturing: Aligns top with guide and clamps top in holding device. Starts machine that trims tops to specified size and shape. Measures width of top for conformance to standards, using caliper.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-374 SKIVER (leather prod.)

    Tends machine that bevels edges of leather parts of articles, such as belting, gloves, wallets, cigarette and key cases, and handbags to prepare parts for joining: Turns setscrews to adjust gauge, guide, feed roller, and blade, to regulate angle of bevel. Depresses pedal to start machine. Positions part on bed of machine against gauge and beneath guide. Guides part over feed roller that forces edge of material against blade to skive edge. Sharpens blade, using emery wheel. May pull leather strips across fixed cutting edge to reduce thickness and be designated Skiver, Hand (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.685-378 SKIVER, MACHINE (boot & shoe; rubber goods) alternate titles: beveler; edge skiver; scarfer; skiving-machine operator

    Tends skiving machine that bevels edges of shoe parts to prevent ridges at stitched, cemented, or folded edges: Depresses pedal to start machine. Holds and guides part against guide and between feed rollers that force edges of part against blade. Turns setscrews to adjust feed rollers, guides, and blade angle to specifications. Verifies width and thickness of beveled edges, using micrometer. May use pedal to regulate speed of rollers along curved, straight, or angled edges of part or to change incline of rollers and alter width and thickness of bevel. May tend machines that roughen edges prior to cementing or skive narrow parts, such as straps and backstraps. May be designated according to parts skived as Skiver, Counter (boot & shoe); Skiver, Tuck (boot & shoe). May be designated: Skiver, Box-Toe (boot & shoe); Skiver, Flare (boot & shoe); Skiver, Heel Tap (boot & shoe); Skiver, Sock Linings (boot & shoe); Skiver, Uppers Or Linings (boot & shoe); Skiver, Welt-End (boot & shoe). Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-382 SOLE LEVELER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: beater-out, leveling machine; inseam leveler; leveler; leveling-machine operator; outsole leveler; sole-leveling-machine operator

    Tends machine that flattens, shapes, and smooths leather insoles and outsoles: Turns handle to adjust holding device to fit shoe. Positions shoe on $T3pin jack$T1 and against holding device. Starts machine that forces shoe against presser roller and moves roller back and forth over sole to flatten ridges, bulges, and nicks caused by other operations. May move levers to control motion of roller.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-386 SPLITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods; rubber reclaim.) alternate titles: beadsaw operator; debeader; skiver; slitting-machine operator; trimming-machine operator; turner-splitter-machine operator

    Tends machines that cut scrap tires or split rubber sheets for reclaiming rubber: Adjusts guides to accommodate tire size and cut to be made, and installs blades, using handtools. Lifts tire or sheet onto powered rollers by hand or with hoist. Starts rollers that force tire or sheet against blade or endless-belt-type saw to split tire or sheet into piles, shear tire into sections, sever bead from tire, trim rubber from carcass, or separate sponge rubber from carpeting. May be designated according to type of cutting performed as Carcass Trimmer (rubber reclaim.); Scrap-Tire Shearer (rubber reclaim.); Tire Debeader (rubber reclaim.).
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-390 SPONGE BUFFER (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine that buffs edges of household sponges to impart rounded finish: Depresses pedal to open device, inserts sponge between wheel teeth, and releases pedal to clamp sponge in wheels. Starts machine that revolves edge of sponge against buffing wheel to finish and round edges.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-394 SPORT-SHOE-SPIKE ASSEMBLER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that attaches spikes to sport shoes, such as football or baseball shoes: Positions shoe on bed of drill press and lowers drill to ream holes in shoe sole. Inserts spike stem through outsole from inside of shoe and places washers on protruding stem. Positions shoe on bed of pneumatic ram and lowers ram that clamps and assembles spike to shoe. Repeats operations until specified number of spikes are attached to shoe sole.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-398 STAMPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: lining stamper; outside marker; upper stamper

    Tends marking machine that stamps identifying symbols, such as case number, match number, and size on shoe parts: Turns selector knobs or places metal type on machine head to set specified type symbols. Positions parts on machine bed under head, following machine guide. Depresses pedal to lower heated inked head on shoe part and print symbols.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.685-402 STRAP-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that cuts uncured rubber or rubber-coated fabric strip into specified lengths, for use as leg straps on gaiters and hip boots: Selects cutoff wheel (having X-shaped cutting dies bolted in rim) for severing strap length. Bolts cutoff wheel to drive shaft, positions and bolts backing wheel against it, rim to rim, using wrenches. Mounts roll of strip in holder and threads end through guide and between wheels. Positions carton beneath wheels to catch cut straps. Starts machine, observes and counts mark on cutting wheel as it passes given mark on machine frame, to determine when required number of straps are cut. Arranges cut straps in books for use in assembling boots.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-406 STRING LASTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: injection molder, outer sole

    Tends battery of combination $T3lasting$T1 and molding machines that mold rubber or plastic outsoles onto fabric, leather, or plastic uppers to make shoes: Positions upper over last with heel centered and even margin of upper around last sole, pulls string in hem tight around sole of last, and ties knot to keep it from slipping. Stretches and hooks upper over pins protruding from heel and instep of last, using claw-tipped end of $T3lasting tool,$T1 to hold upper in place during molding. Pulls lever to turn last upper to face mold and raise shoe with newly molded sole for stripping. Places uncured rubber blank in mold, depresses pedal to lower last and close sides of mold, and sets automatic timing device for specified curing time. Strips molded shoe from last and examines sole for discoloration or softness indicative of overcuring or insufficient curing.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-410 TACK PULLER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: nail puller

    Tends tack-pulling machine that removes temporary holding tacks from lasted shoes. Pushes lever to start machine. Holds and moves lasted shoe under revolving arm or machine jaws that pull tacks from last and insole or upper.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-414 TAPER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: stayer; taper

    Tends machine that applies adhesive tape to reinforce seams of upper shoe parts: Positions part on machine roller. Turns dial to regulate temperature of machine heating element that softens adhesive surface of tape. Depresses pedals that raise part, activate roller, and apply tape. Moves lever to cut adhered tape or uses scissors. Replaces tape roll on machine. May be designated according to part taped as Seam Taper, Machine (boot & shoe); Top Taper, Machine (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-418 TIP FINISHER (boot & shoe)

    Tends multiarmed machine that bevels, burnishes, and perforates edge of toe tip to trim, finish, and decorate edge: Selects perforating punch according to work ticket and locks punch in perforating mechanism. Turns setscrew to adjust angle of beveling blade. Turns dial to regulate temperature of burnishing iron. Positions toe tip on end of rotating machine arm. Depresses pedal to rotate arm that moves tip past beveling blade, perforating mechanism, and automatic unloader. Reloads arms that have completed cycle.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-422 TIRE BUFFER (automotive ser.) alternate titles: buffer

    Tends buffing machine that removes rubber from tire body to prepare tire for retreading: Positions tire on holder of machine. Places metal plate against tire and turns bolt to hold plate in place, using wrench. Inflates tire with air. Starts tire rotating and pushes lever that moves tire against abrasive wheel that cuts tread from tire. Turns dial to position buffing wheel against tire. Measures tire to determine size of retreading mold, using tapeline. May apply cement to tire to be retreaded, using brush. May inspect tire casings prior to buffing.
GOE: 05.12.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-426 TOE FORMER, STITCHDOWNS (boot & shoe) alternate titles: box-toe flanger, stitchdowns; toe laster, automatic

    Tends toe-forming machine that draws leather upper over last to form toe of shoe: Places shoes on steaming rack to soften leather. Selects and clamps specified wiper plates in machine and adjusts plates and shoe holding device to fit size and style of shoe. Positions shoe in holding device. Depresses pedal to cause wiper plates to move forward against toe and slide downward, drawing upper over last to form toe. May insert steel toe cap between layers of leather in upper to form safety shoe box toe.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-430 TOE LASTER, AUTOMATIC (boot & shoe)

    Tends $T3lasting$T1 machine that presses toe section of upper edges onto insole and shapes toe section on last: Clamps specified wipers on machine head and adjusts wiper pressure. Positions toe of last on machine toe plate. Depresses pedal that causes wipers to press edges of upper onto insole for subsequent stitching. Nails anchor tacks in sides of shank and repeats wiper cycle to pull toe wire against toe and anchor it to tacks, to retain shape of toe section until stitched. May press precemented edges onto insole. May place upper in steamer to soften leather prior to lasting. May insert steel toe cap between leather layers to form safety shoe box toe.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-434 TRIMMER, MACHINE I (boot & shoe) alternate titles: shaver; trimmer

    Tends machine that trims edges of shoe parts, such as heels, outsoles, or uppers to remove excess material: Turns knobs or setscrews to adjust guides and cutting blade as specified. Holds part against machine guide and presses it against cutter to be trimmed. May depress pedal that raises guide plate to move part into cutter. May be designated according to area or part of shoe trimmed as Heel-Seat Trimmer (boot & shoe); Heel Trimmer (boot & shoe) I; Top-Lift Trimmer (boot & shoe); Top Trimmer (boot & shoe) I. May be designated: Apron Trimmer (boot & shoe); Boot Trimmer (boot & shoe); Cut-Out Worker (boot & shoe); Rolled-Seat Trimmer (boot & shoe); Seat Trimmer (boot & shoe); Upper Trimmer (boot & shoe). Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-438 TUBE MOLDER, FIBERGLASS (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine that winds fabric and cellophane around mandrel to form fiberglass tubes used in manufacturing articles, such as fiberglass fishing rods or golf club shafts: Moistens edge of resin impregnated fabric with alcohol stick and places edge on steel mandrel. Smooths edge of fabric onto mandrel with hot iron. Rubs iron on sandpaper and silicon treated cloth to clean iron and prevent sticking. Positions mandrel and fabric on heated $T3rolling table.$T1 Starts machine roller plate which presses and rolls fabric onto mandrel. Attaches cellophane strip diagonally to end of mandrel and hand rolls mandrel on table to cover fabric, or clamps mandrel into machine, attaches cellophane, and starts machine to wrap cellophane around mandrel. Trims off excess cellophane, using scissors or knife. Wipes air bubbles and excess liquid from wrapped mandrel. Hangs mandrels on curing oven racks. Removes mandrel from cured tube. Places unwrapped end of mandrel through stop, clamps pulling device to end of mandrel and starts machine to pull mandrel out of cured tube. Cleans mandrels, using solvent, sandpaper, or wire brush. Coats mandrels with wax or other parting agents, using paint brush or dips mandrels in tanks. May straighten bent mandrels, using hammer or small press on level block. May be known according to task performed as Mandrel Cleaner (plastic prod.); Mandrel Puller (plastic prod.); Tacker (plastic prod.); Tube Roller (plastic prod.); Wrapper (plastic prod.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-442 TUBE SPLICER (rubber tire)

    Tends machine that splices uncured rubber to form inner tubes for tire: Positions ends of tube in machine and starts machine that butt-splices tube. Lifts tube to hook and places cylinders under fold at each end to prevent creasing of rubber. May cut tube to specified length with hot knife prior to splicing. May punch hole at valve location and secure valve to tube with valve-press machine.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-446 TUBER-MACHINE CUTTER (rubber goods; rubber tire)

    Tends machines and auxiliary equipment that cut extruded rubber stock into specified lengths for items, such as tire treads, sidewalls, and other rubber goods: Turns crank and observes dial to adjust automatic cutter frame for specified cutting cycle or turns handwheel to adjust stock stop for specified lengths. Starts machine that cuts rubber as it passes on conveyor or positions stock against stop and pulls rotating blade across stock to cut and bevel ends. Observes passage or treads and sidewalls through automated auxiliary equipment that prints identification numbers on items, glues cushion strip to treads and sidewalls, and weighs items to detect variation from standards. Notifies TUBER-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods; rubber tire) of machine malfunctions and processing defects. Fills reservoirs of printing, gluing, and marking machines. Changes numerals and brushes in printing and gluing machines, using handtools. May cut treads and sidewalls to specified lengths, using shears. May be designated according to product cut as Inner-Tube Cutter (rubber tire); Rubber-Flap Cutter (rubber goods; rubber tire).
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-450 V-BELT COVERER (rubber goods) alternate titles: flipping-machine operator

    Tends machine that covers machine belts with rubberized fabric: Positions belt on pulleys of machine and raises pulleys to hold belt taut. Positions end of rubberized fabric on guide roll and starts machine that rotates belt and draws fabric through crimping device to cover belt. Cuts end of fabric after one revolution of belt. Presses fabric against belt with fingers and awl. Attaches identification band to each belt.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-454 V-BELT FINISHER (rubber goods)

    Tends machines that notch, measure, and brand identifying information on rubber V-belts: Positions belt onto expandable wheel of notching machine. Starts machine that notches inside surface to make belt flexible. Adjusts measuring machine weight tension according to belt-size chart, and positions belt on machine spindles. Pushes lever to rotate spindles that register belt length on gauge and stamp belt with identifying data. Inserts plate in branding machine. Feeds belts into machine to brand belts with identifying information. Ties belts in bundles and hangs bundles on rack. May be designated according to machine tended as Belt Brander (rubber goods); Belt Measurer (rubber goods); Belt Notcher (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-458 V-BELT SKIVER (rubber goods)

    Tends skiving machine that cuts and shapes edges of uncured rubber belts into V-shape: Turns belt inside out and fits belt over machine holding spindles. Turns screws to adjust angle of cutting knives and starts machine to rotate and skive belt. Weighs trim and adjusts knives to meet trim weight specifications. Removes belt from machine, turns belt right side out, and hangs on storage rack.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-462 VULCANIZER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that vulcanizes synthetic composition outsoles to leather or fabric uppers: Positions upper on heated metal last. Seats precut outsole in cavity of mold and pulls lever to invert last. Starts machine that lowers lasted upper into die cavity and vulcanizes outsole to upper.
GOE: 06.04.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-466 VULCANIZING-PRESS OPERATOR (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that joins uppers of cloth sport shoes to rubber soles: Places cloth upper over form and rubber sole in electrically heated mold. Starts machine that unites sole and upper by heat and pressure. Reverses mechanism after specified period of time. Ties shoes together in pairs with shoelaces.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-470 WELT BEATER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: platform beater; slasher; sole beater

    Tends machine that shapes and flattens welt of lasted shoe prior to attachment of outsole: Positions shoe on anvil and depresses pedal to start machine. Guides welt under hammer that shapes and flattens it. Depresses second pedal to start slashing knife that scores toe portion of welt to permit smooth curving of welt at toe. May join shank to insole. May join outsole to shoe.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-474 WELT BUTTER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: rand butter; rand-butting-machine operator

    Tends machine that cuts welt strip at heel seat of lasted shoe and tacks welt ends to insole preparatory to bottoming operations: Turns wheel to adjust holding device to fit shoe. Positions shoe on movable $T3pin jack.$T1 Pushes pin jack under machine head and depresses pedal to start machine that cuts welt strip and tacks welt ends. Fills machine receptacle with tacks. Sharpens cutting blades, using hone.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-478 WELT CUTTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: welt maker

    Tends welt-cutting machine that cuts long narrow leather $T3blockers$T1 into smaller sections for use as welts: Places ends of heavy paper strip in machine to cover leather strip when placed in cutting position. Positions end of leather strip under paper at point just before paper strip passes over knife, ensuring that edges of leather and paper are flush. Guides paper and leather by hand through cutting area to ensure straight line of feed.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

690.685-482 WELT WHEELER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: stitch fudger; stitch wheeler

    Tends machine that presses decorative indentations on welt to separate or simulate stitches: Positions shoe against guide on machine bed. Pulls lever to adjust blade for stitch length when separating stitches. Depresses pedal to raise bed, pressing welt against machine head. Holds welt under indenter blade to separate stitches or under heated corrugated wheel that forms simulated stitching. May be designated according to process as Stitch Separator (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-486 WIDTH STRIPPER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that cuts series of $T3blockers$T1 into strips used for shoe trimmings, such as bows and straps: Positions cutting disks and spacers (washers) on arbor and tightens setscrews. Inserts end of blocker series between machine guides and turns bolts to adjust guides to accommodate material. Depresses pedal that starts machine. Measures width of cut strips to verify conformity with specifications, using ruler. Trims imperfections from strips, using scissors. Bundles strips for shipment.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

690.685-490 WIRE-WINDING-MACHINE TENDER (rubber goods) alternate titles: wire winder

    Tends machine that winds wire around cured rubber hose for reinforcement: Positions spool of specified wire onto $T3letoff rack,$T1 using hoist, and threads wire through machine. Adjusts machine for specified diameter of hose and pitch of wire spirals, using handtools. Pulls hose onto feed conveyor and positions hose in fixture of machine. Starts machine that winds wire onto hose. Verifies diameter and pitch of wire spirals with caliper and rule. Examines wire to ensure close fit around hose. Cuts wire and crimps ends, using handtools. Coils hose on skid or in packing box for removal to storage or shipping area. May attach coupling hardware to hose [HOSE-COUPLING JOINER (rubber goods)].
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.685-494 STITCHER, TAPE-CONTROLLED MACHINE (boot & shoe)

    Tends battery of automatic stitching machines that stitch decorative designs on shoe parts, according to instructions encoded on tape cassettes: Receives bundles of shoe parts with tags that identify instruction cassette and style and color of thread to be used in stitching shoe parts. Places specified spools of thread on spindle of each machine, draws thread through machine guides and needles, and inserts prewound bobbin in shuttle. Positions shoe parts, such as upper or vamp, on holding device of machines, and depresses machine clamps to secure parts on device for stitching. Selects and inserts specified cassette in console of stitching machine, and presses buttons to activate machines that automatically stitch design according to encoded instructions on cassette. Removes shoe parts and examines design to verify conformance to specification.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

690.685-498 PLASTIC ROLLER (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine that winds drop cloths from precut lengths of plastic: Places end of plastic around takeup cylinder of machine, and overlaps plastic to secure plastic to cylinder. Depresses pedal to activate cylinder and wind plastic onto cylinder. Applies pressure by hand to edge of plastic to ensure evenness of plastic around cylinder. Stops machine, slips rolled plastic drop cloths off cylinder, and folds cloths for further processing. Pushes lever of counter to tally number of drop cloths folded.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 86

690.685-502 ROLLER MAKER (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that applies layers of vulcanized rubber onto metal rollers to fabricate or recondition rubber rollers used in industrial machines: Reviews work order to identify type of roller to be covered and type, color, and thickness of vulcanized rubber to be applied onto metal roller. Measures metal roller, using tape measure, to verify dimensions with work order. Transports and mounts roller between holding devices of roller building machine, by hand or using overhead crane, working as team member. Carries, mounts, and loads roll of vulcanized rubber stock onto feed mechanism of machine. Depresses floor pedals to start feed mechanism and to start building machine that applies layers of vulcanized rubber around metal roller. Observes application of rubber around roller to detect air bubbles. Releases floor pedals to stop application of rubber, punctures air bubbles using knife, and applies pieces of rubber to airholes to seal holes. Measures thickness of rubber application, using calipers. Cuts rubber between roller and feed mechanism, using hot knife, and seals seam to roller, using stitching wheel. Trims rubber that laps over edges of roller, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

690.685-506 SAMPLE MAKER (boot & shoe)

    Tends variety of machines that trim, shape, smooth, join, and finish shoe parts to fabricate footwear samples: Reads work order to determine type and style of shoe. Aligns precut components on bed of machine, positions components against machine guides, or feeds components between rollers. Flips switches, pushes buttons, depresses pedals, and moves levers to activate machines. Removes partially assembled component from machine and carries component to next machine in sequence of operation according to specifications. Changes and adjusts guides, cutting blades, buffing wheels, and heating irons, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

690.685-510 TRADE MARKER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that drills hole and presses trademark into hole on stem of smoking pipes: Inserts and secures specified size drill in machine drill chuck, using chuck wrench. Places plastic tape of specified color in die press element of machine and adjusts die pressure, using wrench. Turns knobs to adjust operation speed of moving elements of machine. Presses button to start machine and depresses pedal to activate rotation of machine drum with clamps. Inserts pipe stems in clamps as clamps rotate by work station. Observes operation of machine that drills holes in stem and presses trademark into drilled hole to detect defects. Presses button and depresses pedal to stop machine when defects are noted. Turns handle to align drill and adjust pressure to correct defects.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

690.686-010 BEVELING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: skiver-machine operator

    Feeds sweatband leathers or cap-visor linings between power-driven roller and circular knife to bevel one edge: Starts machine, holds piece against guide, and pushes end between circular knife and roller.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-014 BIAS-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (rubber tire)

    Performs following duties in cutting rubberized fabric for tire ply (layer), bead wrapper, and chafer stock: Conveys fabric and liner rolls to machine area, using handtruck or forklift truck. Positions rolls in $T3letoff rack and windup racks,$T1 using hoist. Threads fabric over guide rolls. Tags filled rolls according to type of stock. May lift cut plies from bias cutter arm to ply splice table. May splice plies by hand for BAND BUILDER (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-018 CEMENTER, MACHINE APPLICATOR (boot & shoe)

    Applies cement onto separate shoe parts prior to joining, performing any of following operations: (1) Feeds parts between pressure and cementing rollers of machine and removes cemented parts. (2) Holds part against cement-covered roller or revolving brush that applies cement to part. (3) Feeds parts between rollers that move parts under spray nozzle. (4) Holds parts under machine applicator nozzle. May fill cement reservoir. May join parts together. May be designated according to parts coated as Binding Cementer, French Cord (boot & shoe); Bottom Cementer (boot & shoe) I; Cementer For Folding, Machine (boot & shoe); Channel Cementer, Insole, Machine (boot & shoe); Channel Cementer, Outsole, Machine (boot & shoe); Heel Cementer, Machine (boot & shoe). May be designated: Heel-Lining Paster (boot & shoe); Platform Cementer (boot & shoe); Potdevin Cementer, Machine (boot & shoe); Outsole Cementer, Machine (boot & shoe); Rand Cementer (boot & shoe); Tuck-And-Insole Cementer (boot & shoe); Upper-Lining Cementer (boot & shoe); Welt-Strip Cementer, Machine (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-022 COATING-MACHINE FEEDER (leather prod.) alternate titles: cementer, machine; glue-machine feeder

    Feeds leather or plastic into machine that coats material with waterproof paint or adhesive for use in lining or covering luggage or novelty cases: Covers one side of material with protective leather sheet and feeds material through machine rollers or revolving brush to coat exposed surface.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-026 CRIMPER (rubber goods) alternate titles: binder; hemmer; joiner; seamer

    Feeds uncured rubber goods or garments, such as baby pants, through rollers or roller-cutter that crimp or fold over and press edges to reinforce article, or seal edges together and cut off excess material. May simultaneously feed binding tape between rollers that crimp tape to garment edges.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-030 CUTTING-MACHINE-TENDER HELPER (any industry)

    Assists CUTTING-MACHINE TENDER (any industry) in cutting sheets of material, such as paper, pressboard, foil, cardboard, cork, or plastic: Positions and clamps material onto machine bed. Removes cut material from machine. Changes blades, using handtools. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-034 FOLDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: pugg maker; tube roller; turning-machine operator

    Feeds machine that folds and presses pieces or strips of precut material, such as leather or fabric, to form hatbands or sweatbands. Feeds end of material under machine feed guide, into folding device, and between heated rollers to crease folded edges of material.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-038 INJECTION-MOLDING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (pen & pencil)

    Removes barrels of fountain pens, ballpoint pens, and mechanical pencils from discharge outlet of injection-molding machine. Inspects barrel for defects. Places completed barrels in container. Opens gate of machine and removes runners from mold and dumps them into grinder.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-042 INJECTION-MOLDING-MACHINE OFFBEARER (musical inst.) alternate titles: gate tender

    Removes musical instruments or parts, such as kazoos, fifes, and recorders, from discharge outlet of injection-molding machine. Inspects parts for defects and trims finger holes, using reaming drills.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-046 PLASTIC-DESIGN APPLIER (boot & shoe)

    Feeds and off bears rotating machine (merry-go-round) that fuses plastic designs to shoe uppers: Aligns shoe part and design with guides in machine bed. Removes finished article from machine and stacks shoe uppers in bins.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

690.686-050 RUBBER-ROLLER GRINDER (pen & pencil)

    Feeds automatic grinding machine that smooths surface of rubber rollers in stencil inking device: Positions rubber roller assembly of stencil inker in holding device of grinding machine and starts machine that automatically smooths surface of rubber rollers.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

690.686-054 SPLITTING-MACHINE FEEDER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: leather leveler

    Feeds hides between rollers of machine that splits hides into layers: Positions hide on feed table and guides it between rollers which force edge of hide against moving knife. Stacks split hides. May cut such imperfections as blemishes or thin spots from hide, using knife. May soak hides in water to soften them preparatory to splitting.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-058 SWEATBAND FLANGER (hat & cap) alternate titles: flanging-machine operator

    Feeds hat sweatbands into flanging machine that turns edge of sweatband to fit contour of hat body: Inserts sweatband between rollers and against guide on machine bed. Depresses pedal to start machine. Feeds part into rotating rollers and into slot of guide that turns bottom edge of sweatband. May be designated according to type of sweatband material flanged as Leather Flanger (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

690.686-062 SWEATBAND-CUTTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (hat & cap)

    Feeds strips or scraps of leather between machine rollers and circular knife that automatically cuts strips to specified length for use as hat sweatbands: Turns handwheel to adjust cutting blade(s) or roller(s) according to sweatband size specified on work order. Flips switch to activate machine, positions leather against cutting blade(s) or roller(s), and pulls lever to secure leather in cutting position. Pulls lever or depresses pedal to activate machine, and observes cutting action of blade(s) to detect dull blade(s). Marks lot number on inside of sweatbands, using marking pencil or chalk. May attach adhesive size label to sweatbands. May inform supervisor of dull cutting blade(s), or replace dull blade(s), using screwdriver.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

690.686-066 TOGGLE-PRESS FOLDER-AND-FEEDER (boot & shoe)

    Folds uncured, printed and powdered rubber sheeting longitudinally as sheeting is unreeled, and guides folded material beneath dies of toggle press that cut out uppers for gum shoes (rubbers).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

690.686-070 TUBER-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (rubber goods; rubber tire)

    Assists TUBER-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods; rubber tire) in extruding rubber stock in specified form. Turns bolts to secure dies in machine, using wrenches. Feeds rubber stock into machine by hand or conveyor. May lift braided fabric hose onto turntable for feeding into machine that covers hose with rubber and be designated Covering-Machine-Operator Helper (rubber goods). Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

691 OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION OF INSULATED WIRE AND CABLE

    This group includes occupations concerned with drawing wire and cable of nonferrous metal from wire bars, rods, or wire, and insulating it.

691.130-010 SUPERVISOR (nonfer. metal)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operations, such as braiding, stranding, and winding, to fabricate insulated wire and cable: Sets up machines for workers. Inspects and tests products for conformance to specifications, using inspection manuals, and testing equipment, such as ohmmeter, wheatstone bridge, and galvanometer. Trains new employees. May verify thickness of insulation, using micrometer, loupe, and graduated microscope. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activity supervised as Inspection Supervisor (nonfer. metal); Plastic-Tubing-Insulation Supervisor (nonfer. metal).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

691.130-014 SUPERVISOR, WIRE-ROPE FABRICATION (metal prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in spooling and stranding wire rope, and swaging fittings onto rope slings: Sets up spooling, stranding, closing, and swaging machines. Trains workers in operation of machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activity of workers supervised as Closing Supervisor (metal prod., nec); Inspection Supervisor (metal prod., nec; nonfer. metal); Splicing Supervisor (metal prod., nec); Spooling Supervisor (metal prod., nec); Stranding Supervisor (metal prod., nec); Swaging-And-Plastic Supervisor (metal prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

691.367-010 INSPECTOR, WIRE (metal prod., nec; nonfer. metal) alternate titles: finished-wire inspector

    Inspects and tests coated or uncoated wire for such properties as electrical resistance, hardness, size, cross sectional shape, and tensile strength, to verify their conformance to specifications: Reads written specifications, or receives oral instructions and determines work aids required and inspection procedures. Tests wire for electrical resistance, elongation, and tensile strength, by inserting wire in various testing devices and noting instrument readings. Measures wire for size, using micrometers and fixed gauges. Examines wire for defects, such as pits, scratches, and burnt surfaces. Records test results and informs supervisor when wire varies from specifications. May test wire for defective insulation and resistance to high temperature, using electrical testing equipment and electric heating furnaces. May be designated according to product inspected as Inspector, Wire Rope (metal prod., nec).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

691.382-010 EXTRUDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonfer. metal) alternate titles: tube-machine operator

    Operates extrusion press to encase electric wire and cable in rubber or plastic sheath: Bolts specified dies, guides, and guide holders in extrusion head of press. Clamps roll of rubber strip on spindle of machine and threads strip into hopper-feeder, or fills hopper with plastic chips. Sets temperature control of press according to type of material to be extruded. Loads spool of wire on spindle and threads wire through machine and around takeup reel. Starts machine and adjusts controls to regulate speed of wire travel, pressure of hydraulic ram, and temperature of extrusion die to ensure sheath of uniform thickness. Guides rubber-covered wire through trough of powdered talc or soapstone as it emerges from press to prevent wire from sticking together when spooled. Clamps wire ends in electrodes of electric welder, turns on current, and holds brazing rod against heated wire tips to form continuous wire lengths. May feed wire through pot of molten metal to coat wire with tin prior to sheathing process. May operate machine equipped with wrapping device to wrap tape around wire prior to sheathing. May be designated according to machine operated as Continuous-Vulcanizing-Machine Operator (nonfer. metal); or according to material extruded as Plastic-Extruding-Machine Operator (nonfer. metal).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

691.382-014 LEAD-PRESS OPERATOR (nonfer. metal) alternate titles: extruding-press operator; press operator

    Operates extrusion press to encase electric wire and cable in lead sheath: Bolts die in head of press, fills melting pot with lead, and mounts reel of cable on machine spindle. Threads cable through die and cooling chamber, fastens end to takeup reel, and starts machine. Adjusts controls to regulate speed of cable through machine, temperature and flow of metal, pressure of hydraulic ram, and pressure of water spray in cooling chamber to ensure uniform sheathing of lead on cable. Measures thickness and diameter of sheath with micrometers and calipers to verify conformity to size and surface specifications.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

691.387-010 INSPECTOR, INSULATION (nonfer. metal)

    Inspects and tests insulated wire and cable for conformance to specifications, using testing instruments, inspection manuals, and blueprints: Measures diameter, wall thickness, concentricity of insulation, and thickness of wire or cable, using microscope, pin gauges, and micrometer. Attaches weights to cable to test adhesion of insulation to cable. Connects sample to electrical outlet and tests effectiveness of insulation under varying voltages, using such instruments as ohmmeter, wheatstone bridge, and galvanometer. Tests wearability of insulation, using twisting device. Tests breaking strength of wire and cable, using tensile testing machine. Examines and feels surface of braided metal shield surrounding insulation to detect imperfections, and cuts off or interlaces protruding metal strands of shield. Cuts insulation with knife and compares composition of insulation with specifications. Stamps mark of approval or rejection on cable tested.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

691.667-010 PNEUMATIC JACKETER (nonfer. metal)

    Forces electric cable through rubber jacket (tubing) to insulate cable, using compressed air: Unrolls tubing from reel on truck. Ties leader (cord) to wooden plug of specified dimensions and inserts plug into one end of tubing. Clamps tubing onto compressed-air line and opens valve allowing air to force plug and leader through tubing. Fastens leader to cable end and clamps tubing onto compressed-air line. Scoops powdered talc into hopper connected to air line. Signals worker stationed at opposite end of tubing to pull cable. Turns valve, allowing air to expand tubing and force talc into tubing, as cable is pulled through tubing.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

691.682-010 ASBESTOS-WIRE FINISHER (nonfer. metal)

    Sets up and operates machine to card asbestos fibers, wrap fibers around electric wire, and impregnate fibers with wax: Loads reels of wire onto machine spindle, threads wire between guides, through taping, carding, impregnating, and cooling units, and fastens wire to takeup reel. Places roll of tape on spindle and inserts end in taping device that folds tape around wire. Places $T3lap II$T1 of asbestos on carding device that shreds asbestos and cards fibers onto wire in continuous layer. Starts machine. Readjusts controls and replenishes supply of tape and asbestos to ensure uniform coverage of wire.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

691.682-014 BRAIDER OPERATOR (nonfer. metal) alternate titles: braider; braider tender

    Sets up and operates battery of automatic braiding machines that cover electric wire and cable with insulating material, such as cotton yarn, rubber tape, fiberglass, or fine steel, copper, and aluminum strands: Places bobbins of insulating material on machine spindles and threads strands through braiding head according to pattern draft which specifies lay and sequence of braiding. Locks spool of wire to be insulated in payoff spindle; threads wire through machine guides, footage counter, and braiding head; and turns setscrews to control tension of wire. Adjusts traverse attachment to ensure even winding of wire. Starts machine and winds braided wire around capstan and onto takeoff spool. Replaces empty bobbins and ties broken threads. May repair thread breaks, using brush and glue.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

691.682-018 INSULATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonfer. metal) alternate titles: coat-insulator operator; coat-operator, insulator; wire-taping-machine operator

    Operates machine to wind insulating material, such as tape, yarn, and cloth around electric wire and cable: Loads reel of wire onto machine spindle and threads wire between metal and felt cleaning strips, through tank of liquid adhesive, and through taping mechanism. Fastens wire to takeup reel. Winds end of insulating material around wire and starts machine. Observes automatic wrapping of material around wire to detect broken or loose wrapping or uneven winding of wire on reel. Stops machine to repair breaks, adjust guides, and replenish supply of insulating material and liquid adhesive. Forms continuous wire by clamping ends of wire to be joined in electrodes of electric brazing torch, turning on current, and holding filler rod to heated wire ends. Measures wire with micrometer to determine that insulation meets specifications. Wraps paper around full wire reels, attaches identification tag, and lifts reel from machine. May operate machine, equipped with winding device, to wrap protective metal strip over insulation. May thread insulated wire through melted paraffin and polishing wipers to make insulation waterproof. May be designated according to insulating material applied as Paper-Wrapping-Machine Operator (nonfer. metal); Varnish-Cambric-Covering-Machine Operator (nonfer. metal); or type of machine operated as Double-Lay-Winder-And-Paraffin-Unit Operator (nonfer. metal); Tandem-Taping-And-Paper-Wrapping-Machine Operator (nonfer. metal).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

691.685-010 ARMORING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonfer. metal) alternate titles: armored-cable-machine operator; cable armorer; tape armorer

    Tends battery of automatic winding machines that wind protective shield of yarn, wire or metal strip into flexible conduit or over insulated wire, such as submarine and underground cable: Starts winding machine and feeds insulated wire into machine and threads protective wire or strip through guides of automatic winding machine. Observes angle of spiral and adjusts guides, using wrench and screwdriver.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

691.685-014 LAGGING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonfer. metal)

    Tends machine that fastens wooden slats (lagging) to open reels of lead-covered cable: Fills hopper of machine with lagging and positions reels of steel band on spindles. Mounts cable reel on axle and starts machine that distributes lagging around edge of cable reel and binds lagging with steel banding.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

691.685-018 LEAD FORMER (elec. equip.) alternate titles: assembler, flexible leads; former; lead assembler; lead bender

    Tends variety of machines that form and assemble electrical wire leads, performing any combination of following tasks: Reads work order to determine information, such as type and sequence of assembly and color-coded wire to use. Places coil in vise or clamping device of machine and depresses pedal or turns lever to close clamps which shape coil lead. Feeds wire into foot shear to cut wire leads to specified lengths. Scrapes ends of lead wires to remove insulation, using knife and scraper, or adjusts stop guides and feeds wire into pedal-operated wire stripping machine which strips insulation from wires. Dips stripped leads into tinning pot and inserts into wire brush machine to smooth surfaces. Strings specified number of plastic beads or slides cotton sleeving over end of wire to insulate field coil lead. Inserts end of lead wire into bullet press and depresses pedal to automatically position lugs on end of wire and to activate upper die which crimps lugs around end of lead. Wraps cut lengths of insulated wire together, using waxed cord to form cables. Positions lugs on wire leads by hand, prior to inserting assembly in press or crimping machine. May be designated according to task performed as Bead Stringer (elec. equip.); Lead Tinner (elec. equip.); Lugger (elec. equip.); Sleever (elec. equip.); Wire Cutter (elec. equip.); Wire Stripper (elec. equip.).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

691.685-022 PAIRING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonfer. metal)

    Tends semiautomatic pairing machines that twist two or more wires together to form insulated telephone or electrical wire, following instructions on production tags: Attaches ends of two wires together; feeds paired wires through guides on bow, around capstan, over guide rollers; and attaches them to takeup reel. Sets counter and presses button to start takeup and pairing motors. Turns adjustment screws to maintain feed and rheostat to maintain running, stopping, and takeup tension. Stops machine to replace empty or filled reels and to check for and repair bare spots in insulation and breaks in wire. Tests paired wires for possible shorts.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

691.685-026 SPOOLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (metal prod., nec; nonfer. metal) alternate titles: bobbin winder

    Tends machine that winds bare or insulated wire onto spools preparatory to shipment or further processing: Positions empty spool in machine. Threads wire from supply spool or coil through distributor (oscillating guide), $T3tension guides,$T1 and secures end to empty spool or bobbin and starts machine. Observes machine which automatically winds wire and shuts off when specified amount of wire has been wound. Cuts wire after specified length has been wound, using wirecutters. May butt-weld ends of wire to form continuous strand. May locate and mark defective insulation during winding process, using spark tester. May wind insulation yarn [YARN WINDER (tex. prod., nec; textile)]. May be designated according to product wound as Cable Spooler (nonfer. metal).
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

691.685-030 UTILITY WORKER, EXTRUSION (nonfer. metal)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to insulate electric cable: Moves rubber strips from rubber mill to extruder machine, using handtruck. Feeds rubber strips into extruder machine that sheathes cable with rubber insulation. Winds adhesive tape around cable ends to waterproof cable during insulation. Guides sheathed cable onto takeoff reel as cable emerges from extruder. Clamps fittings onto cable ends and lowers reel into autoclave, using hoist. Connects air-pressure hoses and clamps autoclave cover in place. Turns valves to equalize autoclave pressure to prevent distortion of rubber sheath during curing period. Removes reel from autoclave onto payoff spindle of stripping machine. Adjusts slitting knife of stripping machine according to thickness of lead sheathed cable and threads cable beneath knife and spreader attachment. Feels stripped cable for lumps as cable emerges from stripping machine and removes lumps with sandpaper. Keeps log of cable stripped. May be known according to task performed as Reel Tender (nonfer. metal); Spooler And Coiler (nonfer. metal); Tuber Feeder (nonfer. metal).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

691.686-010 TWISTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (comm. equip.; elec. equip.)

    Feeds two wires into machine that twists wires together to form telephone wire.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

691.687-010 PRODUCTION HELPER (nonfer. metal)

    Performs any combination of following duties in fabricating and insulating electric wire and cable: Ties pull ropes, attached to cables emerging from extruding machines, onto takeoff reels, and coils cable around reels. Changes machine gears, using wrenches. Unclamps and hoists full reels from braiding, winding, and other fabricating machines, using power hoist. Rolls reels to other work areas or to storeroom. Moves wire, rubber, and other raw materials from storage to work area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

692 OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION OF PRODUCTS FROM ASSORTED MATERIALS

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fabricating products that are composed of a combination of materials.

692.130-010 BRUSH-FABRICATION SUPERVISOR (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating brushes: Schedules utilization of equipment, such as boring and filling, mixing, twisting, and stapling and filling machines to meet production schedule. Sets up boring and filling, stapling and filling, twisting, or other brush making machines to fabricate brushes, such as solid block and twisted-in-wire brushes. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Requisitions and inspects materials. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

692.130-014 FINISHING SUPERVISOR (elec. equip.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operations, such as assembling, cutting, planing, threading, or turning, to make anodes, electrodes, or other carbon products: Studies inspection reports or measures dimensions of finished product to verify conformance to specifications, using calipers, micrometers, or other measuring instruments. Analyzes deviations from specifications and prescribes data to correct machine setup, using knowledge of shop mathematics and machining operations. Inspects machinery to detect malfunction and directs repair or replacement of parts. 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

692.130-018 SUPERVISOR I (button & notion)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating slide fasteners (zippers) from wire or nylon filament and cloth tape: Examines workpieces for adherence to specifications and quality. Directs workers in machine setup or adjustment. Verifies dimensions of fasteners and parts, using precision instruments and following process sheets, job cards, and blueprints. Trains workers. Requisitions materials. 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

692.130-022 SUPERVISOR VI (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating packing for mechanical equipment, such as engines and compressors: Sets up and adjusts machines, such as shapers, winders, and braiders, using handtools. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to process supervised as Supervisor, Braiding (nonmet. min.); Supervisor, Finishing (nonmet. min.).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.130-026 SUPERVISOR, BROOMMAKING (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making brooms: Determines utilization of equipment, such as seeding, clipping, stapling, and winding machines, required to meet production schedules. Sets up and adjusts machines and equipment, using handtools. Trains workers in broom making operations. Requisitions materials and supplies. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.130-030 SUPERVISOR, PAINT ROLLER COVERS (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating paint roller covers: Plans and coordinates utilization of equipment, such as beveling, cut-off, and spiral winding machines to meet production schedule. Sets up and adjusts machines. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

692.130-034 SUPERVISOR, TOY PARTS FORMER (toy-sport equip.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in punching and pressing toy parts from metal, plastic, and cardboard material: Sets up and adjusts machines, using handtools. Trains workers in set up and operation 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: 77

692.130-038 SUPERVISOR, KEYMODULE ASSEMBLY (office machines)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling components to form modules used in keyboards of electronic computer equipment: Monitors production operations and inspects in-process and completed modules for conformity to specifications. Directs workers in machine setup, adjustment, or repair, using machine blueprints and diagrams and applying knowledge of machine functions. Confers with designated plant personnel to determine corrective action when quality or volume of production does not meet prescribed standard. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

692.130-042 SUPERVISOR, SHOP (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication of metal paint trays and paint-roller cover frames, applying knowledge of product, machine functions, and properties of metal: Confers with plant personnel to determine customer orders, assign workers to duties, and to determine need for additional workers to meet production requirements. Maintains quantities of materials at each work station. Examines paint-roller cover frames or paint trays to determine that frames and trays meet specifications. Assists workers in setting up machines, such as ram press, bending press, riveting, and punch press. Performs work activities of subordinate workers to overcome personnel shortages or to relieve workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

692.132-010 SUPERVISOR IV (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication of abrasive products, such as wheels, belts, and rolls: Patrols work area to detect malfunctioning machines. Directs adjustment and repair of faulty machines and equipment. Trains workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.132-014 SUPERVISOR V (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting abrasive sticks and stones for honing machines: Trains workers to tend machines. Compares color code on abrasive bricks (blocks) and color code on blueprints to ensure conformity to specifications. Inspects cut abrasive sticks for surface defects and measures sticks, using micrometer. Requisitions production and maintenance supplies. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.132-018 SUPERVISOR, SKI PRODUCTION (toy-sport equip.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating skis: Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Requisitions supplies. Examines skis to verify conformance to standards. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department or operation supervised as Supervisor, Core Shop (toy-sport equip.); Supervisor, Finishing (toy-sport equip.); Supervisor, Sanding (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.137-010 SUPERVISOR, PAINTING DEPARTMENT (pen & pencil)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers in paint department of wooden pencil factory: Orders paint for pencils from laboratory and verifies color of paint against standard color samples. Inspects pencils for evenness of applied coating and surface irregularities, such as nicks or scratches, to determine machine adjustment. Notifies SET-UP MECHANIC (pen & pencil) of needed adjustments on paint machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May set up and adjust paint machines.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

692.137-014 SUPERVISOR I (protective dev.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating and packaging disposable diapers: Reviews production schedule to determine diaper quantities and sizes to be fabricated during shift. Confers with shift supervisor of previous shift regarding condition of machines and production materials available. Completes requisition forms to request materials needed for diaper fabrication or packaging. Directs workers engaged in fabrication, packaging, and moving packaged diapers to shipping area. Assigns new workers to experienced workers for training. Maintains daily production sheets and quality control checklist of diaper defects for company records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

692.260-010 MACHINE SETTER (nonmet. min.)

    Sets up machines to fabricate abrasive products, such as wheels, belts and rolls: Changes and adjusts feed mechanisms, dies, and stop guides according to specifications, using handtools. Starts machine to obtain sample and measures product to verify machine setup, using templates and gauges. Examines product for surface defects and to determine causes. Notifies workers to stop operation of machines that malfunction.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.360-010 ASSEMBLY-MACHINE-SET-UP MECHANIC (elec. equip.)

    Sets up and maintains in operating adjustment machines and equipment, such as capacitor-pack-winding machine, electrode cutter, spot welders, name-plate stamping machine, and induction heating unit: Receives instructions from supervisor regarding size, number, and type of capacitors to be produced. Arranges work benches and assembly lines to facilitate production. Inserts material into feed mechanism of machines and measures distance between points to set stops on machine, using rule. Secures dogs on dials of counting mechanism to indicate stops during winding operations. Installs machine cutting tools and welding electrodes. Adjusts setscrews to obtain tension on holding devices, using handtools. Makes trial run to ensure proper setting and informs operator regarding production requirements and machine operation. Inspects products to locate malfunctions in machine operation.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.360-014 BRUSH-MACHINE SETTER (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and adjusts machines used to cut materials and fabricate brushes: Changes and adjusts cutting blades, drills, feed mechanisms, and machine speeds according to specifications, using handtools. Verifies adjustments, using fixed gauges. Inspects machines for malfunction and replaces worn or broken parts, using handtools. Lubricates moving parts, using oilcan. May be designated according to machine maintained as Brush-Fabricating-Machine Setter (fabrication, nec); Brush-Trimming-Machine Setter (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.360-018 FIRESETTER (elec. equip.; electron. comp.; inst. & app.)

    Sets up, adjusts, and maintains machines to make flares and stems, seal stems to bulbs, or seal exhaust tubing to bulbs in manufacture of electron tubes and light bulbs: Installs and adjusts specified types and sizes of machine parts, such as cutter, revolving heads, bulb loader, tubing loader, burners, and etching stamp, using handtools. Lights burners and adjusts gas, air, oxygen and hydrogen valves to attain specified cone, color, and density of flames. Starts machine and deposits bulbs, tubing, or other glass parts into hoppers that automatically feed parts into heads of rotating turret, or inserts bulbs and glass parts into sockets of conveyor or molds of rotating turret. Operates machine through trial run and adjusts machine to ensure accuracy of setup. Observes processing operations and inspects sample items for conformance to specifications. Readjusts valves and machine parts to achieve specified standard of product. Maintains machines and replaces faulty parts, using handtools. May operate machine to manufacture production parts.
GOE: 06.01.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 89

692.362-010 SET-UP MECHANIC, CROWN ASSEMBLY MACHINE (any industry)

    Operates battery of machines that insert and glue cork, paper, plastic or aluminum foil in bottlecap shells: Installs punches and dies in crown assembly machines and adjusts stroke of punches that force lining material into caps. Turns adjustment screws to regulate feed mechanism, rate of glue flow, and heating flame. Starts machine and examines sample caps to verify conformance to specifications. Observes operation of machine to detect and diagnose cause of faulty operations. Disassembles machine and replaces broken or worn parts, using handtools. May repair machine conveyor belts [BELT REPAIRER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.380-010 SET-UP MECHANIC (pen & pencil)

    Sets up and adjusts battery of machines that paint, stamp, tip, or trim wooden pencils: Installs and adjusts feed mechanisms, guide rollers, tracks, machine fittings and attachments, according to size and shape of pencils, using handtools and gauges. Adjusts controls, such as setscrews and cams to synchronize machine mechanisms. Regulates thermostatic controls on heated units of machines. Disassembles machines and replaces worn or defective parts, such as circular knives, grinding wheels, and rollers. Sharpens machine punches and blades, using files and powered emery wheel. Starts machines to test adjustments and examines pencils for defects, such as burns, splintered ends, and nicks to determine needed readjustments. Replaces or repairs defective machine belts. May be designated according to type of machine setup as Set-Up Mechanic, Coating Machines (pen & pencil); Set-Up Mechanic, Heading Machines (pen & pencil); Set-Up Mechanic, Stamping Machines (pen & pencil).
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.380-014 SET-UP MECHANIC, AUTOMATIC LINE (pen & pencil)

    Sets up and adjusts battery of automatic machines that groove, sand, insert lead in slats, glue, and press slats together to form wooden pencils.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.382-010 BALLPOINT-PEN-ASSEMBLY-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil)

    Sets up and operates automatic machine to assemble ballpoint pens: Installs and adjusts feed mechanisms, guide rollers, tracks, fittings, attachments, type, and die according to size and shape of pens and identifying data to be stamped on barrels, using handtools. Loads machine hoppers with parts, such as barrels, ferrules (metal tips), eraser caps, nose cones, and ink cartridges. Fills machine reservoirs with glue and solvent. Mounts roll of printing foil on machine spindle, using wrench.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

692.382-014 PLATE STACKER, MACHINE (elec. equip.) alternate titles: plate grouper, machine

    Sets up and operates machine to stack (interleaf) separators and positive and negative plates into groups to form storage battery elements: Loads positive and negative plates in magazines of machine. Positions separators in magazine with ribbed side toward positive plate to facilitate passage of sediment. Moves lever to set electric solenoid counter for number of plates specified for group. Turns screws to adjust opening in feeding mechanism (stripper gates), according to plate sizes, using handtools. Starts machine to stack specified number of plates and separators alternately to form group. Clears plate and separator jams and adjusts machine to correct malfunction, using handtools. Places groups on conveyor leading to burning stand. Removes oxide dust from machine, using vacuum cleaner.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.462-010 CALENDER-ROLL PRESS OPERATOR (machinery mfg.)

    Operates hydraulic press to build calender rolls used to make paper and textile imprinting and embossing machinery: Fits flange over end of shaft. Hoists shaft into vertical position on hydraulic press, using crane. Places rings composed of paper, cotton, wool, and corn husks over shaft until shaft is full. Fits top flange onto shaft. Adjusts valves on hydraulic press, and starts pump to build up pressure. Monitors clock and gauges to ensure that pressure is maintained. Records weight of material put on shaft, measures length of material being compressed, computes density, and stops press when specified density is reached. Maintains pressure for prescribed time. Releases pressure and adds material to shaft as necessary.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.482-010 CARBON-AND-GRAPHITE-BRUSH-MACHINE OPERATOR (elec. equip.)

    Sets up and operates automatic machines to grind, mill, and secure shunt leads to carbon and graphite brushes: Reviews work orders to determine size, type, and number of brushes to be produced. Installs grinding wheels, cutting blades, and tamping tools on machine shafts and turns setscrews to adjust cutting and grinding mechanisms and width guides according to specifications, using handtools. Observes panelboard to detect and remove jammed brushes. Verifies dimensions of brushes, using micrometer, calipers, and ruler. May be designated according to machine operated as Concaving-Machine Operator (elec. equip.); Heading-Machine Operator (elec. equip.); Tamping-Machine Operator (elec. equip.).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 87

692.485-010 STRINGER-MACHINE TENDER (protective dev.)

    Tends machine that winds copper wire around plastic cores to produce intrauterine birth control devices: Positions core in winding machine. Starts machine that winds wire around core to fabricate IUD of specified size. Removes IUD from machine and laces thin wire on bottom to facilitate removal by physician. Verifies size of IUD, using preset plug gauge and calipers. Verifies wire tension, using tensiometer, and turns nuts or setscrews to adjust tension. Removes empty spools of copper wire from machine and threads new spools on machine.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.662-010 DYNAMITE-PACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (chemical)

    Sets up and operates machine to pack dynamite into paper cartridge shells to form sticks: Installs and adjusts tamping sticks and nipple plates in packing machine according to diameter and length of cartridges to be packed, using nonsparking handtools. Starts machine, directs DYNAMITE-PACKING-MACHINE FEEDER (chemical) to fill powder hopper with dynamite, and fills shuttle board (cartridge forming block) with paper cartridge shells. Secures shuttle board in filling position on machine, and scoops dynamite from hopper into box above tamping sticks. Lifts shuttle board of filled cartridges from machine and tends crimping press to finish ends, or passes filled cartridges to DYNAMITE-CARTRIDGE CRIMPER (chemical).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.662-014 GELATIN-DYNAMITE-PACKING OPERATOR (chemical)

    Operates stuffing machine to fill paper dynamite cartridges with gelatin-type dynamite: Installs and adjusts extruding auger and nozzle according to diameter and length of cartridges to be packed. Starts machine and holds end of cartridge to nozzle until filled. Taps bottom of cartridge on bench to settle top level of dynamite, and stands it in frame to be crimped.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.662-018 WAFER-MACHINE OPERATOR (elec. equip.)

    Operates machines to fabricate wafer-type (flat) dry cells: Loads feeding mechanism with materials, such as plastic film, paper, zinc and carbon plates, and silver wax. Starts machine and equipment that cuts piece of plastic film for base of cell, positions and presses zinc plate on plastic film, cuts and places paper cover on zinc plate, drops core (black mix) on plastic film, positions carbon plate on core, deposits sealing compound on carbon plate, covers plate with plastic film, tamps and seals cell and trims edges, and applies silver wax to negative and positive ends. Observes finished cells conveyed past mirror to detect defects. Adjusts machine and equipment for size changes or to correct malfunctions, such as faulty tinning, sealing, and trimming, using handtools. Directs workers extruding black mix cores and feeding cores to machine.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.662-022 WIRE-WRAPPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (office machines)

    Operates automatic wire-wrapping machine to wire panel and plugboard type subassemblies in manufacture of machines, such as computers and punched-card office machines: Reads work orders, wiring diagrams, and blueprints to determine wiring specifications, number of units to be wired, and specified paper tape or punched card deck to use for machine control. Positions specified $T3paper tape$T1 on spindles or places punched card deck in feed hopper. Mounts unwired panel or plugboard in holding fixture and positions fixture in machine, using wrenches and clamps. Pushes buttons and switches to operate wire-wrapping machine that automatically routes, cuts, and wraps ends of wires around terminal posts to install wiring. Monitors indicator lights, spools of wire, and machine operation to detect machine malfunctions. Notifies supervisor of malfunctions or need for change in machine setup.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.665-010 BRAIDING-MACHINE TENDER (rubber goods)

    Tends battery of machines that braid and cement fabric cord or wire around rubber hose for reinforcement: Threads machine with specified spools of cord, rubber insulation, or wire stock. Notifies BRAIDER SETTER (rubber goods) when change in pitch gear is required. Pulls hose from reel and threads it into braiding machine. Adjusts controls to maintain uniform tension on cord or wire stock. Starts flow of rubber cement into machine and starts machine. Observes operation for defects, such as broken cords and loose braiding. Ties broken cords. Places braided hose on stock rack or coils it in box. May rewind partial spools of cord to make full spool, using electric windup spindle. May tend machine that knits yarn onto rubber hose and be designated Knitting-Machine Tender (rubber goods). May tend one or more looms that weave yarn and wire jacket around hose and be designated Loom Operator (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.665-014 PUNCH-PRESS OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends press that automatically punches out blocks of floor tile from sheets of vinyl and asphalt or asbestos material: Starts machine and observes sheet for uniformity of color pattern. Pushes button to release punching ram, allowing defective sections of sheet to pass through and onto scrap conveyor. Feels material to determine its flexibility as it enters machine and notifies CALENDER OPERATOR (fabrication, nec) to adjust temperature of rolls. Stops machine when jams occur and removes damaged floor tile to clear punch press.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.665-018 DRY-CELL-ASSEMBLY-MACHINE TENDER (elec. equip.)

    Tends variety of machines that automatically assemble dry-cell components: Dumps parts and materials, such as top assemblies and electrolyte gel, into hoppers of assembly machines. Places cans (containers) that hold critical parts during assembly operations onto conveyor. Starts machines and conveyor system. Observes operation and movement of units at various stages of assembly to ensure units are assembled according to specifications. Adjusts machines as necessary to correct malfunctions when jam-ups occur. Inspects finished cells to detect defects and missing parts.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

692.682-010 ANKLE-PATCH MOLDER (boot & shoe)

    Operates electrically heated machine to mold plastic trademark ankle patch onto quarters for sneakers: Pours liquid plastic into feeder tank. Lifts plate cover, equipped with two die openings for simultaneous molding of right and left quarters. Slides dies into holders, tightens screws and replaces plate, using wrench. Starts machine and presses button to blow air through sprue holes in dies to clear openings. Brushes silicone on dies to prevent sticking. Positions right and left quarters over die openings on plate with edges against guide pins. Presses buttons to lower rams onto quarters, inject plastic to fill dies, and mold patches. Examines molded pieces for defects, such as insufficient plastic, lack of adhesion to cloth, discoloration, or unclear imprint, and rejects defective pieces. Cleans adhering plastic from die grooves and sprue holes, using metal pick. Adjusts rheostat to vary heat setting, according to size of die and to correct defects.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-014 BEAD-FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber tire)

    Sets up and operates machine to coat strands of steel wire with rubber to form beads for use in making pneumatic tires: Installs bead-forming wheel, dies, and baffles, and turns setscrews to adjust guides, spring tension, bead cutter arm, and bead forming wheel cycle according to specifications, using wrenches and screwdriver. Threads specified number of wires from spools through tuber die for rubber coating and into machine for forming into bead layers. Starts machine to feed wire through die and onto forming wheel. Cuts wire to remove bead layer from forming wheel when cycle is complete. Tapes cut end to hold bead together for wrapping or places bead in wrapping machine.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-018 BORING-AND-FILLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates boring-and-filling machine to fabricate brushes: Installs specified ratchet wheel, cams, stapling head, and drill in machine, using handtools. Mounts roll of wire on spindle and threads wire through stapling mechanism. Fills magazine with material, such as horsehair, nylon, wire, plastic filaments, or vegetable fibers, according to type of brush being made. Positions and clamps wooden or composition brush base in jig under drill, and clamps predrilled base in jig under filling-and-stapling device. Starts machine which simultaneously drills holes in blank base, and inserts and staples brush material in holes of drilled base. Places finished brush on storage rack. May be designated according to type of brush filled as Hair-Brush-Boring-And-Filling-Machine Operator (fabrication, nec); Tooth-Brush-Boring-And-Filling-Machine Operator (fabrication, nec); Wire-Brush-Boring-And-Filling-Machine Operator (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.682-022 BROOM STITCHER (fabrication, nec)

    Operates machine to stitch twine through broom fibers to strengthen and shape body of broom: Inserts and tightens jaws in vise that holds broom for stitching. Attaches ratchet and turns lever to set number, rows, and length of stitches. Inserts and clamps brush end of broom in vise. Cuts specified length of twine for each course, using knife. Wraps twine around broom and pulls one end between fibers, using hook, and threads other end through needle. Pushes vise into stitcher and starts machine to stitch fibers. May buckle leather strap around broom to hold it during stitching.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-026 CANDLE-EXTRUSION-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates machine to extrude sheets of candle wax or candles: Reviews instructions to determine type product to be produced. Installs specified die plates in machine, using handtools. Threads wick material through machine guides. Turns valve and dials to transfer wax to machine and to regulate speed, pressure, and temperature of machine. Starts machine that feeds wax and wick through dies to produce candles of specified dimensions or forces wax through dies to produce sheet of candle wax. Adjusts pressure controls to obtain specified dimensions.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-030 COREMAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (elec. equip.)

    Operates machine to mold core and insert carbon rod in core to form cathode of dry cell batteries: Installs extruder bushings and mold on machine, using handtools. Places carbon rods in trough of feeding mechanism. Fills machine hopper with paste (black mix), using shovel. Starts machine that rams paste into mold, drives bar into paste to form hole for carbon rod, inserts rod in paste, tamps paste to compress paste around rod, and ejects finished core onto conveyor belt. Inspects core for defects and off-centered rods. Adjusts rod-centering device and force of impact and length of stroke of ram, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-034 ELECTRODE TURNER-AND-FINISHER (elec. equip.)

    Sets up and operates machines to perform machining operation, such as boring, threading, and turning on carbon electrodes according to production specifications: Installs specified drilling and threading tools in holders, using handtools. Lifts and centers electrode in chuck of machine, using hoist. Starts machine that automatically drills and threads electrode ends. Positions workpiece in turning lathe. Starts machine, and sets feed and travel controls to machine electrode to specified diameter and surface finish. Verifies conformance of machined workpiece to specifications, using calipers.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-038 FILLING-AND-STAPLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Operates machine to insert and staple brush-filling material into prebored holes of brush head: Places spool of wire on machine spindle and threads wire into staple machine. Lays material in feeder box. Turns manual-control wheel to test feeding and staple-forming operation. Twists key to clamp brush head in holding block. Turns handwheel and screw adjustment to adjust tilt and height of machine table and positions brush head under filling spout. Depresses pedal to start machine and moves brush head under filling spout to ensure that brush-filling material is inserted and stapled in brush head holes. Readjusts table to accommodate varying angles of holes in brush head.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-042 GAUGE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Operates machine to cut floor covering sheets into tile: Installs specified cutting die, and adjusts feed stroke, air pressure, and suction pick-up on machine, using handtools. Starts machine and feeds floor covering sheets into machine. Removes tiles from machine and transfers tiles to stock area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-046 PAINT-ROLLER-COVER-MACHINE SETTER (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates variety of machines used to fabricate paint roller covers: Changes and adjusts jigs and fixtures, cutters, and chucks on machines, such as sewing, cutting, and reversing machines, using handtools. Fills machine reservoirs with glue and adjusts mechanisms that control flow of glue into machines. Inspects machines to detect malfunctions and adjusts machines. Replaces worn or damaged parts, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.682-050 POWER-DRIVEN-BRUSH MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates filling machine which inserts and fastens brush wire in metal hub to fabricate power-driven circular wire brushes: Inserts specified metal hub in machine holding fixture and tightens bolts using hand wrench. Selects coil of brush wire according to chart, mounts it on feeding reel, and threads end through machine feed rollers. Turns screws to adjust stroke of feeding arms that feed specified amounts of brush wire into machine cutting blade which cuts wire to length. Fills magazine feed with tying wires of specified length. Starts machine which inserts brush wire into hub and ties into place with wire. Notifies supervisor of machine malfunction.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.682-054 STACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (any industry) alternate titles: lamination stacker, machine; plate stacker, machine

    Operates machine to stack plates or sheets of material, such as metal or plastic, to assemble laminated products, such as rotor cores and storage battery elements or to form bundles for shipment: Places specified material into one or more feed magazines or holding devices. Moves lever to set automatic feed for number of items specified for stack. Turns screws to adjust opening in feed mechanism to size of item, using measuring instruments or built-in scale and handtools. Starts machine that automatically measures or counts and stacks specified number of pieces in desired arrangement. Clears jams and adjusts machine to correct malfunction, using handtools. Removes finished stack from machine and places stack into basket or into magazine of machine performing subsequent operation. May insert spacers between bundles to form continuous stack.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-058 STRAPPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: box strapper; strapper

    Operates machine to wind reinforcing metal or plastic bands around ends of boxes or cartons: Places spool of strapping on machine and threads end of strap through jaws of clamp. Adjusts jaws to attain specified tension on strap. Tightens clamp down on box or carton placed in it. Nails end of strap to box. Starts machine that automatically winds strap around box or carton. Nails strap to box, and cuts strap with snips. Releases pressure of clamp on box or carton and removes it from machine.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-062 STRING-WINDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (musical inst.)

    Operates lathe-type winding machine to wind wire or other materials over core of wire, nylon, or gut to make musical instrument strings: Places looped end of core over one end of machine and attaches core to other end of machine. Places spool of winding wire or nylon on spool holder and threads end through loop on core. Starts machine and guides covering material along rotating core. Stops machine and cuts covering material with shears or wirecutter. Clips one end of core with wirecutter and removes it from machine. May wind more than one strand of wire or nylon over core. May wind colored silk or rayon on string ends for trim, identification, or protection. May specialize in winding bass strings and be designated Bass-String Winder (musical inst.).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.682-066 SWEEPER-BRUSH MAKER, MACHINE (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: broom-machine operator

    Operates machine to bind fibers on cylindrical core to form brushes used on street sweeping machines: Mounts brush core in machine, turns crank to wind specified amount of cable on holding spool, and staples end of cable to core, using hammer. Sets spool brake to maintain tension between spool and core, using wrench. Aligns carriage wheel guide in spiral groove of core and adjusts material guides and conveyor to feed material onto core according to size of brush, using wrenches. Spreads precut fibers on conveyor. Starts machine that winds cable to bind fibers onto revolving core. Staples or bolts cable to core at completion of winding process. Repairs sweeper brush cores, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.682-070 TWISTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Sets up and operates twisting machine to twist wire around brush filling-material to make brushes: Fastens specified chuck in machine to accommodate diameter of wire. Turns screws to set stops on machine bed at specified distance from chuck to stop twisting action when wire is twisted to required length, using handtools and rule. Selects specified size of precut looped wire and places on machine bed with looped end over machine hitching post. Inserts straight ends of wire into machine chuck and tightens with hand wrench. Weighs out specified amount of horsehair, nylon, vegetable fibers or other brush material on scale. Distributes material evenly in brush area between ends of wire. Moves lever to start machine that twists wire around brush material. Stacks finished brush in storage bin.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

692.685-010 ABRASIVE-BAND WINDER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends electrically powered or hand-cranked band-winding machine that joins and shapes precut backing strip with abrasive-coated strip by spirally winding strips on mandrel to produce grinding and polishing tubes or cones: Applies adhesive to backing strip by handbrush or by automatic applicator attached to winding machine. Clips ends of backing strip and abrasive strip to mandrel. Depresses foot switch or turns handcrank to revolve mandrel. Guides strips by hand and depresses pressure roller pedal to feed strips on mandrel. Unclips and slides completed roll from mandrel and places roll in container.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-014 ADHESIVE-BANDAGE-MACHINE OPERATOR (protective dev.)

    Tends machine that automatically makes adhesive bandages from cloth and plastic material: Positions specified rolls of materials on machine spindles and locks them in place with plates and setscrews to prevent unrolling. Threads materials through rollers in prescribed sequence. Starts machine that cuts materials to required length, affixes gauze to cloth or plastic tape, fastens crinoline strips to ends, seals completed bandage in paper wrapper, and deposits it on conveyor belt or in bin for subsequent packing. Observes machine during operations to detect jamming, twisted materials, or malfunctions and makes minor adjustments to correct faults.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-018 AIR-HOLE DRILLER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that drills airhole in shank of smoking pipe to connect shank hole to bowl chamber: Clamps smoking pipe bowl in jaws of holding device and starts machine. Pulls handle of drill that automatically releases drilling tool into center of shank to bore hole through shank into base of bowl chamber. Removes bowl from clamp after drilling tool automatically stops and holds shank against sanding wheel to face shank for stem fitting.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-022 BEAD PREPARER (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that wraps and cements rubberized fabric tape on bead wire used to reinforce airplane deicers: Loads specified reels of bead wire and rubberized fabric tape on $T3letoff racks,$T1 and threads wire and tape through machine. Adjusts feed rollers and tension wheels according to specifications, using handtools. Pours rubber cement and powdered soapstone in dispensers and starts machine. Examines and feels bead wire for loose wrap. Cuts bead wire when windup reel is filled, using pliers.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-026 BRASSIERE-SLIDE-MAKING-MACHINE TENDER, AUTOMATIC (garment)

    Tends automatic machine that loops tape through buckles and cuts and fuses tape ends together to fabricate brassiere slides: Fills machine hoppers with plastic buckles. Mounts rolls of tape on brackets and threads machine. Starts machine and observes operation for malfunctions. Reports malfunctions to supervisory personnel. Removes slides from machine following fabrication.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-030 BROOM BUNDLER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that binds bundles of brooms for shipment: Stacks specified number of brooms under ram of binding machine. Depresses pedal that lowers ram to compact broom heads and insert twine through heads. Removes brooms from machine and ties twine around heads and handles to form bundle.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-034 BUCKLE-FRAME SHAPER (button & notion) alternate titles: chop-and-frame operator

    Tends automatic machine that cuts and shapes wire or fabric-covered wire to form bars, prongs, and buckle frames: Adjusts forming head according to product specified, using handtools. Positions reel of wire on machine spindle and draws end of wire through guides to forming head. Inserts wire against stop and depresses treadle-switch to start machine. Observes automatic feeding of wire into machine or holds switch down with foot and advances wire against stop as specified item is cut, formed, and ejected. May pull levers of hand-bending machine to shape sample items.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-038 CANDLE MOLDER, MACHINE (fabrication, nec)

    Tends cast-molding machine that forms candles: Fills machine with liquid wax and turns valve to force steam into jackets to heat molds. Turns valve to transfer wax to molds. Scrapes $T3flash$T1 from molds, using knife, and depresses pedal to eject candles into trays. Cuts candlewick ends to specified length, using knife. May move lever to force needles, threaded with wicks, through candles or to insert pins into candles, leaving hole for later insertion of wick. May imbed decorative bases in butt ends of candles during cooling. May insert wax cores in molds for application of final wax coating.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.685-042 CAPPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (elec. equip.) alternate titles: washer-and-capper-machine operator

    Tends machine that inserts and tamps washers and affixes cover to dry-cell containers (cans): Inserts washers and dumps caps into feeding mechanisms. Starts machine and observes mirror to inspect units passing on conveyor to ensure washers are at prescribed depth. Inspects capped cells for defects and offcenter carbon rods. Adjusts machine for changes in size of cans or to correct malfunction, using handtools. May tend machine equipped with device that cuts (punches) paper washers from tape, inserts washer, and affixes cap to can.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-046 CELL TUBER, MACHINE (elec. equip.)

    Tends machines that wrap dry cells in plasticized material and insert and seal cells in paper tubes or metal sleeves, using any of following methods: (1) Installs roll of plastic film in wrapping machine equipped with sealing unit. Threads plastic film through feeding device to wrapping mechanism. Starts machine and feeds cells to machine. (2) Tends tubing machine, fed by turntables, that inserts metal bottom and dry cell into paper tube and crimps tube over bottom. (3) Tends sleeving machine, fed by turntable, that inserts tubed cell in metal sleeve and positions and crimps metal cap on sleeve. Inspects units for faulty crimping or sealing. Observes machine for malfunctions and makes adjustments, such as retiming machine, using handtools. May be designated according to machine tended as Sleeve-Machine Tender (elec. equip.); Tubing-Machine Tender (elec. equip.); Wrapping-Machine Tender (elec. equip.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-050 CEMENTER, MACHINE (boot & shoe)

    Tends machines that apply margin of rubber or latex cement to rubberized fabric parts used in assembling rubber footwear: Starts machine, picks up uncemented part from book, $T3board,$T1 tray, frame, or stack and applies cement, using any of following methods: (1) Draws edge of workpiece between preset revolving rollers, exercising care to obtain even coating and prevent part from being misshapen. (2) Depresses pedal to bring rollers together on material passing between rollers. (3) Holds top of $T3skirtlike upper$T1 along bottom edge between rollers to apply margin of cement all around for subsequent bonding to shoe bottom. Turns setscrews to adjust distances between pickup, wiper, and applicator rollers and blades to regulate amount of cement deposited. Places processed parts on conveyor belt or in books, frames, or stacks. May stack one part in another before cementing [FITTER-PLACER (rubber goods) 753.687-022].
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-054 COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil) alternate titles: painting-machine operator

    Tends machines that apply lacquer, paint, or stain to pencils: Pours coating fluid into reservoir of machine. Places pencils on feed conveyor or in hopper of machine. Starts machine that presses pencils through openings in sides of reservoir to coat them with fluid. Places coated pencils on conveyor that carries them through heated drying unit and drops them into container. Removes coated pencils from container and examines them for evenness of coating. May tend pair of machines that apply successive coats of paint or lacquer to pencils.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-058 CORE SHAPER (toy-sport equip.)

    Tends machine that shapes sides or cambers (arches) of wooden or foam core blanks or plastic base strips used in ski manufacturing: Installs specified cutter heads, templates, and guides according to work order, using handtools. Starts machine that shapes core blanks or plastic base strips, following template contours. May be designated according to operation performed as Core Shaper, Sides (toy-sport equip.); Core Shaper, Top (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-062 CROWN-ASSEMBLY-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: cap-lining-machine operator; inserting-press operator; lining-machine tender; spot-machine operator

    Tends machine that inserts and glues cork, paper, plastic, or aluminum foil in bottlecap shells: Pours glue into pot. Turns valves to adjust gas flame for heating glue and to regulate flow of glue into machine. Mounts roll of lining material on machine spindle and starts machine. Observes discs and shells flowing from hopper into machine and pries jammed discs or shells loose, using poker. Examines glued shells on conveyor and rejects bent shells and offcenter or chipped discs. Pries glued disk from sample shell, using pick, observes quantity and texture of glue on sample, and adjusts valves to maintain specified temperature and rate of flow of glue.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-066 DEICER-ELEMENT WINDER, MACHINE (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that winds wire onto drum to form electric heating elements for airplane deicers: Aligns and tapes precut sheet of fabric on drum of machine. Determines location of element parts on fabric and length of element wires, using template. Tapes braided wire connections and solders strips to fabric in specified locations. Brushes rubber cement on fabric, and threads wire into machine. Turns dials to adjust machine that crimps and spaces element wires during winding, and starts machine. Cuts element wires to specified length and tapes ends of wires to fabric. Verifies length and spacing of element wires with rule. Counts number of wires specified for sections of element, and pulls off excess wires. Solders parts, such as $T3bus bars$T1 and braided connections to element wires, using soldering iron. Cuts fabric, containing formed element, from drum of machine, using scissors, and lays element on stockrack.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.685-070 DESIGN INSERTER (plastic prod.)

    Tends equipment that inlays glass, metal, and plastic figures into pocket knives, money clips, key cases, gearshift balls, and other products: Places product in gas furnace to soften it. Removes product from furnace, using tongs. Places article on machine and depresses pedal to lower ram that indents surface of article. Inserts figure into surface indentation of article by hand or by machine. May tend machine that stamps design on face of article. May be designated according to kind of substance inlaid as Inlayer, Silver (plastic prod.).
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-074 DIELECTRIC-PRESS OPERATOR (auto. mfg.)

    Tends dielectric press that bonds together and embosses materials, such as vinyl and fiber panels used for decorating motor vehicle interiors: Places layers of fiber panel, packing, and vinyl in tray on table of press. Pushes tray under ram of press. Pushes button to lower ram and start dielectric action that bonds vinyl and fiber panels. Pulls tray from press at end of cycle, and removes assembled panel. May tend machine that automatically feeds tray to and from press bed.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 90

692.685-078 DYNAMITE-CARTRIDGE CRIMPER (chemical)

    Tends crimping presses that crimp and finish ends of filled dynamite cartridges: Installs specified crimping dies and adjusts table as directed, according to diameter and length of cartridges being crimped. Places single cartridges or shuttle (forming block) of cartridges on table under dies, starts machine, and depresses pedal to crimp cartridges. Stacks finished cartridges in case-house buggy (cart).
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.685-082 FILM SPOOLER (photo. appar.)

    Tends automatic machine that winds, cuts and prints lines on unexposed film, loads film into cartridges, and seals and packages cartridges for shipment: Loads automatic units with film, labels, backing paper, and cartridges. Observes operations for jams and malfunctions. Adjusts mechanisms, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-086 FOILING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Tends automatic machine that punches out disks of waterproof paper and presses them over open end of loaded primer cups to seal out moisture: Positions specially holed plate containing loaded primer cups in holding fixture of feed table and starts machine. Removes plate when machine automatically stops. May examine sealed primer cups and remove defective ones from plate, using fingers, metal pick, or wax-tipped stick. May load machine with rolls of paper tape.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-090 GARLAND-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that binds evergreen and conifer twigs with wire to make garlands and wreath stock: Places spool of wire on machine feed spindle and threads wire between crimping gears and through guides to wrapping chamber. Adjusts meter of measuring device that rings bell as specified lengths of garland are formed. Starts machine, inserts ends of twigs into wrapping chamber, and depresses pedal to actuate mechanism that binds twigs into continuous strand of garland. Cuts garland to specified length with wire cutters and places them on table or conveyor. May bend lengths of garland into circle, twist wire ends together, and tie ribbon bow over wire joint to form wreaths. When concerned only with making wreaths, is designated Wreath-Machine Operator (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-094 GLUE-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil) alternate titles: lead-laying-and-gluing-machine operator

    Tends machine that places pencil leads in grooves of wooden slats and cements slats together to form pencil blanks: Places pencil leads and wooden slats in feed hoppers of machine. Fills reservoirs of machine with cement. Starts machine that automatically applies cement to grooved surface of slats, places lead in grooves and joins cemented slats to form blank. Stops machine and removes jammed slats or leads.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-098 GLUING-MACHINE OPERATOR (rubber goods)

    Tends machine that spreads adhesive onto foam rubber pillow sections: Presses section against revolving disk that applies cement to section. Places coated sections on conveyor passing beneath drying lamps for joining together by other workers. Fills adhesive reservoir as necessary.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-102 KICK-PRESS OPERATOR (protective dev.)

    Tends kick press that joins snap fasteners to fabric for use in manufacture of gas mask carriers: Inserts upper half of fastener in plunger of machine and positions lower half on anvil. Places reinforcement patch and fabric over lower half of fastener, guided by pinhole in fabric. Depresses pedal to lower plunger and join fastener parts to fabric.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-106 LAMINATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Tends machine that cements precut plastic covering material to plywood panels to form furniture parts, such as tops for cabinets and tables: Inserts plywood panel between rollers of cement-spreading machine to coat both sides of panel with cement. Positions plastic covering material on sides of panel and places covered panel on bed of press. Starts machine that presses covered panel with heated ram for prescribed time to seal plastic covering material onto plywood panel. May tend automatic machine that presses veneer to panels and trims excess edges.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-110 LAMP-SHADE JOINER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: paster

    Tends machine that bonds edges of precut parchment together to form lampshades: Depresses pedal to raise top presser bar of machine and positions edge of parchment on lower presser bar. Brushes cement on edge of parchment. Bends parchment in circle and positions opposite edge of parchment on top of cemented edge. Releases pedal to lower and lock top presser bar onto parchment to bond edges.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-114 LEVEL-GLASS-VIAL FILLER (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Tends equipment that fills glass vials with alcohol or ether solution and leaves air bubble to form vials used in tools and instruments to determine levelness: Fills rack with vial-filled cups and lowers rack into tank of solution. Lowers weighted glass cover and moves lever to turn on air pressure. Sets timer for designated time cycle. Shuts off air and raises cover when bell rings. Compares bubbles in random sampling of filled vials with master vial for conformance to size. Refills vials or lets vials stand to evaporate excess fluid to regulate size of bubble. Pours solution from jug into tank to replace used fluid.
GOE: 06.04.36 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-118 LIGHT-BULB ASSEMBLER (light. fix.)

    Tends variety of machines that assemble electric light bulbs, performing any combination of following tasks: Feeds parts and materials, such as lead and fuse wires, glass tubing, flares, and getter fluid, into machine that automatically shapes and combines them to make mounts (units which furnish light when electricity flows through them). Observes completed mounts for faulty combination of parts and assists mechanic in locating defect in machine. Records number of damaged mounts. Examines machine conveyors for jammed or defective parts when signal indicates stoppage. Removes jammed or defective parts, using tweezers. Feeds glass bulbs and mounts into machine that inserts and seals mount in bulb. Inserts and arranges wire protruding through neck of bulb in cement-filled base as bulb passes on conveyor to basing machine. Observes basing operation as machine carries bulb through series of burners which bake cement, past knives which cut off excess wires, and soldering irons which solder contact points at bottom and side of base. Inspects completed lamp for identification markings, freedom from dirt and cracks, and to determine condition of filament, using tinted glass. Removes excess solder from base of lamp, using knife. Places defective lamps in salvage bin. Puts lamp in corrugated paper case and packs lamp in carton. Inserts slip identifying contents in carton and places carton on conveyor. Feeds completed stem into annealer to remove glass strains resulting from stem making. Manually places bulb over mount prior to sealing. Removes air impurities from bulb. Secures bases to bulbs in oven where cement is automatically applied and dried. Secures bases to ends of fluorescent light tubes. May be designated according to operation performed as Baser (light. fix.); Sealer (light. fix.). May tend machine that cuts off part of light bulb necks and be designated Neck Cutter (light. fix.).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-122 MAT-MAKING MACHINE TENDER (furniture)

    Tends machine that automatically weaves wire and cord or burlap to provide firmness between padding and coil springs of mattresses and upholstered furniture: Mounts roll of burlap on machine rack and threads end between machine rollers. Places cone of wire and spools of twisted paper cord on reels, and inserts wire and cord ends into machine. Starts machine that automatically makes mats. Spreads emerging fabric over table and cuts fabric into mats of specified length, using cutting pliers.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-126 MOUNTER II (light. fix.)

    Tends machines that mount glass beads on lead wires, wind filament coils, and clamp coils to lead wires of bead mounts used in incandescent lamps: Fills machine hoppers with glass beads and observes machines for malfunctioning. Inserts completed bead mounts in glass bulbs. Notifies maintenance crew of machine malfunctioning and to replace exhausted wire reels.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-130 PINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion)

    Tends automatic machine that cuts continuous chain of slide fasteners (zippers) into individual units of preset length with serrated tape ends: Threads end of chain from supply carton through guides and feeding mechanism to cutting die. Starts machine and picks cut piece from discharge rail. Examines zippers for ragged pinking, short or long tape ends, stops, malformed filament, and sewing defects. Stacks pieces in machine tray and verifies length against previously cut piece. Pulls chain from carton by hand to prevent jamming of machine.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-134 POULTICE-MACHINE OPERATOR (pharmaceut.)

    Tends machine that automatically inserts chemical granules between two continuous layers of cloth and cuts and sews edges to make poultices: Places spools of thread and rolls of cloth on spindle of machine. Threads needles, using pliers. Inserts end of cloth into conveyor guide. Dumps or scoops granules into machine hopper and starts machine. Examines poultices for uniformity of stitching, and feels them for specified thickness and firmness and even distribution of granules. Adjusts stroke in insertion rod to correct irregularities in filling to prevent excessive looseness or tautness of product.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

692.685-138 PROTECTOR-PLATE ATTACHER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: strike-plate attacher

    Tends machine that attaches protective metal strike-plates to wooden segments of assembled folding rule: Mounts reels of metal strip on machine spindles and threads strip ends through feed mechanism. Holds unfolded rule against guides and starts machine that cuts off, forms, and fastens pronged protector-plate to each segment of rule. Removes spilled and jammed plates from mechanisms, using screwdriver.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-142 RIBBON INKER (pen & pencil) alternate titles: inking-machine tender

    Tends machine that impregnates ribbons with ink to make ribbons for machines, such as typewriters, adding and addressograph machines, and cash registers: Fills ink pan of machine and loads machine roll or spool of silk, cotton, or nylon ribbon. Starts machine to rotate rollers that dip into ink pan and press ink on ribbon. Adjusts speed of machine and amount of ink to be pressed on ribbon according to type of ribbon to be made. Inspects inked ribbons for imperfections. May shape inner curve of divider that separates inks of bicolored ribbons, using file and emery cloth, until curve matches that of inking rollers. May adjust machine guides according to width of ribbon to be inked.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-146 SADDLE-AND-SIDE WIRE STITCHER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: stitcher operator

    Tends wire-stitching machine equipped with adjustable table that fastens together pages of pamphlets or magazines: Loads machine with spool of wire and threads wire through machine. Sets table flat for side stitching or tent-shaped for saddle (back) stitching. Positions materials under head of machine and starts machine. Adjusts machine table to accommodate size of materials being stitched.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-150 SANITARY-NAPKIN-MACHINE TENDER (protective dev.)

    Tends automatic machine that forms sanitary napkins: Threads nonwoven fabric, plastic inserts, paper, and cotton filling through feed rollers of machine in prescribed sequence. Fills glue reservoirs. Loads hot-melt pellets in heater unit and sets temperature and flow controls to melt pellets and saturate napkin to impart body to napkin. Starts machine. Examines napkins for defects and segregates damaged items for disposal. Packs finished pads into cartons and places them on conveyor for sealing.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-154 SEAL-EXTRUSION OPERATOR (elec. equip.)

    Tends extrusion press that fills grooves of storage battery covers with sealing compound: Attaches cylinder of sealing compound to press or fills drum of press with compound, using bucket. Depresses pedal to extrude sealing compound. Holds and moves inverted cover under vent of press to fill grooves to specified level. Places filled covers on truck. Turns valve to circulate cleaning solution through machine or cleans press, using brush and water.
GOE: 06.04.36 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-158 SEALER, DRY CELL (elec. equip.) alternate titles: sealer operator

    Tends preheater, seal dispenser (sealer), and flamer that seals dry cells: Installs sprocket of prescribed size according to diameter of cell. Turns setscrews to adjust sealer and flamer according to height of cells, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-162 SEALING-MACHINE OPERATOR (light. fix.)

    Tends automatic machine that seals assembly of filament and glass supports (mount) into glass bulb: Fits mount into glass bulb and places assembly in holding sockets of circular disk mounted on vertical shaft. Starts machine that brings assembly past gas flames to weld mount to bulb and cut off excess glass from stem.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-166 SEPARATOR OPERATOR (button & notion)

    Tends battery of machines that separate polished buttons from polishing media and sort buttons according to size: Unloads buttons from polishing barrel into container and transports container to separating machine, using handtruck or dolly. Positions container above machine, using electric hoist, and pulls lever to tilt container and dump contents into machine hopper. Moves switches to start machine that removes polishing media and moves buttons through series of screening cylinders that sort buttons according to size.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-170 SKI TOPPER (toy-sport equip.)

    Tends machine that bonds plastic strips to tops of skis: Positions ski covered with precut strips on bed of machine. Presses lever or pedal to lower press or activate pressure rollers that bond plastic to ski tops. Examines skis for defects and removes blemishes, using abrasives, blade, and solvent.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-174 SLICING-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion)

    Tends machine equipped with circular saws that slices pearl button blanks into two or more thinner blanks: Starts machine and positions blanks by hand in jaws of automatic clamps on turret feed mechanism. Observes feeding of blanks toward saw blades and stops machine if blanks appear to require realignment in holders. Removes containers of sliced blanks and places containers on bench or handtruck. May position single blank in holding clamp of manually controlled slicing machine and pull on leverage bar to feed blank into rotating saw blades.
GOE: 06.04.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-178 SLINGER, SEQUINS (plastic prod.)

    Tends machine that automatically interlaces thread around strings of sequins in such manner as to separate, space, and hold fast sequins. Places spools of thread and string of sequins in machine and inserts ends in feeding mechanism. Observes operation to determine that threads are aligned and have desired tension and that threads and sequins are of same color.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-182 SORTER, MACHINE (button & notion) alternate titles: classifying-machine operator

    Tends battery of automatic machines that sort button blanks according to thickness: Loads blanks into machine hopper, using hand scoop. Starts machine that sorts blanks and drops them into separate containers beneath machine. Removes filled containers and carries them to inspection department or storage.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-186 SPIRAL-MACHINE OPERATOR (paper goods)

    Tends machine that automatically wraps paper cord or cellophane tape around wire or cord to be used as handles for shopping bags, beverage stirring sticks, and other purposes.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-190 SPUN-PASTE-MACHINE OPERATOR (elec. equip.)

    Tends machine and injection equipment that line dry-cell battery cans with liquid paste that serves as separator between anode (can) and cathode (core) and as reservoir for portion of electrolyte: Turns valve to open paste line and admit paste to reservoir of injection device. Starts machine and feeds unlined cans into openings in dial-type holder that positions cans to receive injection of measured amount of paste and spins cans to distribute paste evenly. Pushes unlined cans into opening to eject lined cans, dropping them onto conveyor belt leading to dryer. Removes excess paste from face of dial, using hand scraper.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-194 STAMPING-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil)

    Tends machine that imprints identifying data, such as trademark and type of lead on pencils: Places pencils in machine hopper, and starts machine to lower die-head and stamp data on pencil. Ties pencils into bundles. May install type or dies in machine head and replace colored foil roll in machine.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-198 STAPLER, MACHINE (furniture) alternate titles: wire-stitcher, machine

    Tends stapling machine that staples padding to innerspring mattress assemblies: Loads spool of wire into machine. Places spring assembly on table, spreads precut padding on top of spring and positions them under head of machine. Starts machine and holds padding on spring as machine moves around table. May staple padding to spring assembly, using stationary stapling machine or hand stapler.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-202 STAPLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: wire-stitcher operator

    Tends machine that staples together parts of products made from materials, such as plastic, paper, leather, felt, and canvas: Loads machine with wire staples or spool of wire, and positions material under head of machine. Steps on pedal to lower ram that cuts off wire staple and forces it through material to clinch it together. May adjust machine table to accommodate different sizes of materials being stapled.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-206 STOP ATTACHER (button & notion)

    Tends semiautomatic press that attaches metal stops to slide fastener stringers: Fills machine hopper with stops. Inserts stringer between press jaws and depresses pedal to drive prongs of stop through tape. Pulls chain through dies to machine stop to position stringer for next stroke. Picks jammed or defective stops from feeder tube, or hopper, using metal pick or tweezers. May tend machine that automatically punches, forms, and attaches stop to stringer. May hold zipper on anvil of $T3power press$T1 by hand and depress pedal to attach stops to individual zipper. May be designated according to location of stop as Bottom-Stop Attacher (button & notion); Top-Stop Attacher (button & notion). May attach hardware to zipper and be designated according to type of hardware attached as Box Attacher (button & notion); Bridge Attacher (button & notion); Pin Attacher (button & notion).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-210 TAPE COATER (nonmet. min.)

    Tends machine that coats cloth tape with abrasive compound for use in polishing roller bearings: Mounts reel of tape of specified size onto machine spindle, and adjusts feed guide to accommodate tape. Fills machine cylinder with abrasive compound, and threads tape through cylinder and onto winding spindle. Scrapes excess compound from coated tape.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-214 TAPER, MACHINE (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that tapes edges of precut material, such as parchment or fabric, on wire frame to form lampshades: Inserts spool of binding tape on machine spindle and draws tape through machine guides and folding attachment. Depresses pedal to raise holding device and positions edge of material and wire frame in groove of machine bed under pressing head. Releases pedal to lower and lock holding device. Starts machine that presses tape over edges of material and wire frame. Removes lampshade from machine and trims excess tape from shade, using scissors.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-218 THERMOSTAT-ASSEMBLY-MACHINE-TENDER, AUTOMATIC (inst. & app.)

    Tends machine that automatically assembles, calibrates, and tests thermostat units: Turns setscrews to regulate speed of machine hoppers. Fills hoppers with workpieces and screws. Adjusts control device that positions workpiece under screw mechanism and sets depth of automatic screwdriver, using handtools. Starts machine that automatically assembles, calibrates, and tests thermostats. Examines thermostat units for defects. May turn dial indicator to set temperature of thermostat. May tend in-line or rotary, self-indexing, multiple-station-and-purpose automatic assembly machine.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

692.685-222 TILE-POWER-SHEAR OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Operates power shear to cut sheets of floor coverings into tile of specified size: Adjusts stop gauges according to predetermined size. Feeds material under blade and against stop. Depresses pedal that lowers shear and cuts material into tile.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-226 TINSEL-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends twisting machine that forms tinsel strands: Places spools of tinsel, cotton, and wire on spindles or bobbins and threads material on machine. Starts machine that automatically weaves them into single strand of tinsel. Winds completed strands on cards by hand.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-230 TRIM ATTACHER (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Tends machine that applies metal binding to protect and decorate edges of wooden level bodies: Inserts strips of metal trim in vertical slots of machine. Stands level body on end under loaded slots and closes gate to lock level in place. Starts ram that forces metal corner strips into grooves in wooden body of level. Examines trimmed levels to detect split or splintered wood, or scratches and dents in metal binding. May install metal end plates on level bodies, using drill press and power screwdriver.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-234 TUBE WINDER, HAND (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: tube maker; winder operator

    Tends machine that winds material, such as asbestos or felt paper around mandrel to form insulated pipe-covering: Places mandrel of designated size in winding jig and attaches end of sheet to mandrel. Turns mandrel wheel specified number of times to wind layers of liner, filler, and outer materials, such as adhesive coated asbestos, tar, corrugated and wool felt papers around mandrel. Cuts material from roll sheet, using knife. Lifts and turns mandrel to vertical position. Grasps and shakes tube to drop mandrel from center of tube. Stacks tubes on handtrucks and replaces mandrel in jig. May manually paste and wrap completed tube in canvas outer jacket. May tend machine that winds specified pattern of fiberglass filament around mandrel to produce tubular pipe.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-238 VACUUM-APPLICATOR OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that applies adhesive luminous coating to aluminum plates for use as signs: Places plate on bed of machine. Positions precut adhesive material on plate, adhesive side down. Positions vacuum head over plate and turns steam valve or starts heat lamps to press and bake plate for specified time. Raises vacuum head and removes plate for further processing. May cut adhesive material from roll, using shears.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-242 WICKER, MOLDED CANDLES (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: wick tender

    Tends machine that inserts wicks in openings of molded candles: Threads wick from spool through inserting sleeve and turns hand screws to adjust wick cutter and control motion of ram that compresses wick at bottom of candle. Places candles in holders on turntable and starts machine. Examines finished candles for surface defects and loose wicks and packs them in cartons. May cut and insert wicks by hand.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-246 WINDER (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: solid center winder; winder, gammeter

    Tends machine or series of machines that wind thread, yarn, or rubber strands around spherical molded cores to produce items, such as golf balls, baseballs, and softballs: Positions core in winding machine. Starts machine that winds core to specified size. Removes wound ball, breaks winding material, and ties loose end. Verifies size of ball with preset gauge or tape measure. Weighs baseballs and softballs on scale or verifies compression of golf balls on testing machine to ascertain that winding material in machine is adjusted to specified tension. Turns nut or setscrews of tension springs to adjust tension. Removes empty spools and rethreads machine. May be designated according to article wound as Baseball Winder (toy-sport equip.); Golf-Ball Winder (toy-sport equip.); Softball Winder (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-250 WINDOW-SHADE CUTTER AND MOUNTER (furniture)

    Tends machines that cut window shade fabric and rollers to specified size, and install roller end caps and hanging pins, and staple fabric to roller: Installs roll of shade cloth on spindles of window-shade cutter machine. Threads end of cloth through retaining and feed rollers of machine. Turns handle to feed specified amount of cloth into machine. Depresses treadle to cut cloth and fold bottom hem. Clamps shade roller against stop on saw carriage, starts machine, and pushes carriage against saw blade to cut roller to specified length. Removes roller and slips cap over each end. Clamps roller in pin-driving machine, inserts pin in driver, and depresses lever to drive pin through cap into end of roller. Fastens top end of cloth to roller, using hand stapler.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-254 WINDOW-SHADE-RING SEWER (furniture) alternate titles: window-shade-ring coverer

    Tends crocheting machine that covers metal rings used as window-shade pulls: Fills magazine with metal rings. Oils machine and threads crocheting needle. Starts machine with hand clutch and observes operation to detect malfunctions. Clips thread and ties ends as rings are covered.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-258 WIRE-TURNING-MACHINE OPERATOR (wood. container) alternate titles: looper

    Tends machine that cuts binding wires between successive wirebound $T3box blanks,$T1 forms loops in wire ends, and drives wire tips into wood. Starts machine and observes boxes to detect uncut wire. Removes boxes from machine.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-262 WOOD-WEB-WEAVING-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture) alternate titles: loom operator; weaver

    Tends wood-web weaving machine that binds together wood slats to form indoor or porch shades: Spreads bundle of wood slats on machine bed. Starts machine and feeds slats into machine jaw which grips and pulls slats over and under warp threads. Stops machine to tie broken warp ends. Positions shade on stapling machine carriage and depresses pedal to staple molding and splints on top and bottom of shade. May tend machine that binds together plastic slats with decorative yarn to form window blinds and be designated Woven-Blind-Loom Tender (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

692.685-266 ZIPPER TRIMMER, MACHINE (button & notion)

    Tends power press that cuts excess scoops (links) from slide fastener chains to shorten them to specified length: Measures chain against machine-mounted ruler to determine number of scoops to remove. Positions stringer under die of press and presses pedal to operate cutter. Rubs cut scoops against edge of press to remove them from tape. Examines zippers for broken or missing scoops and discards defective zippers.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-270 ZIPPER-MACHINE OPERATOR (button & notion) alternate titles: chain-machine operator; scoop-machine operator

    Tends battery of automatic machines that cut and form metal slide fastener scoops (links) from wire and crimp them onto beaded edge of tape to form side of zipper (stringer): Positions box of beaded tape behind each machine and mounts coil of wire on roller. Threads tape and wire through guides and automatic feeder mechanism and into forming dies. Starts machines, and observes operation to detect malfunctioning, such as jamming. Measures scoops to verify specified dimensions, such as width, spacing, and height of lug, using micrometer. Turns setscrews to adjust die jaws for height of lug and depth of cup on scoops, using wrenches. May examine finished product for imperfections, such as malformed or rough-cut scoops, using eye loupe. May tend automatic machine that attaches preformed scoops to tape.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.685-274 KEYMODULE-ASSEMBLY-MACHINE TENDER (office machines)

    Tends machine that automatically assembles components to form modules used in keyboards of electronic computer equipment: Observes machine operations to detect defective parts and to ensure continuous movement of parts, subassemblies, and final assemblies along feed tracks. Removes defective parts from feed tracks and repositions disoriented parts, using pick. Pries jammed parts from track, using pick, or replenishes supply of parts in feeder bowl to remedy machine stoppage. Packs completed assemblies into containers. Notifies mechanic when machine malfunctions repeatedly occur. Periodically cleans feed tracks, machine surface, and work area, using handbrush, broom, airhose, or vacuum cleaner.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

692.685-278 DIAPER MACHINE TENDER (protective dev.)

    Tends automatic machine that forms disposable diapers: Threads rolls of woodpulp, plastic backing, and nonwoven fabric facing in specified sequence through guides of machine. Fills glue reservoir and fragrance receptacle, and loads diaper tape tabs into dispensing bins. Flips switch to start machine that automatically crushes woodpulp into fiber; sprays fiber to impart fragrance; applies glue to join layers of diapers into continuous strip; affixes tape tabs to strip at designated intervals; applies glue to shape form-fit diapers; cuts strip into individual diapers; and folds diapers in half for packing. Observes operation of machine and examines diapers to detect machine malfunctions. Turns knobs or screws to make minor adjustments to sections of machine, such as rollers, cutting blades, and folding device, using handtools. Notifies maintenance personnel when welding or parts replacement is required.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

692.685-282 LAMINATOR, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.)

    Tends laminating machine that automatically bonds assembled layers of laminating materials and printed circuit board (PCB) panels to form multilayer PCB panels: Reads instruction sheet to determine specified materials and laminating procedures. Assembles inner and outer layers of PCB panels and laminating materials over guide pins of holding fixture. Places assembled boards on bay (shelf) of machine. Turns controls to set time, pressure, and temperature of laminating machine according to specifications. Starts laminating machine that applies pressure and heat to bond materials and form multilayer PCB panels. Monitors machine operation and adjusts machine controls to maintain specified temperature and pressure. May compute pressure level for laminating machine. May heat materials in oven to remove moisture or condition materials prior to laminating process.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

692.685-286 MOLDER, AUTOMOBILE CARPETS (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: molder; molder-trimmer

    Tends machines that mold nonwoven carpet used in automobiles: Places carpet blank (precut section of nonwoven carpet) into oven that heats carpet to prepare carpet for molding. Sprays insides of stationary mold with silicone fluid, using pump sprayer, to prevent sticking. Places jute backing over steel pins in stationary mold. Removes heated carpet from oven, smooths carpet over mold, and secures carpet over jute on stationary mold. Observes carpet to detect defects, such as wrinkling and drawn edges, that indicate overheating of carpet. Turns dial on oven to adjust heating cycle. Presses button to lower upper mold onto stationary mold to press, cool, shape, and bond carpet and jute backing to fit sections of automobile. Removes carpet from mold and places carpet on trim buck. Presses button to lower holding device that secures carpet in position for trimming. Trims carpet along trim line, using utility knife. Hammers carpet, using mallet, to remove knockout sections on trim buck. Sprays adhesive onto bottom of exposed carpet to reattach loose jute, using spray can.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

692.685-290 TRACK LAMINATING MACHINE TENDER (inst. & app.)

    Tends machine that laminates and trims vinyl from aluminum track used in drafting machines: Loads spool of vinyl onto laminating machine wheel, starts machine, and feeds track into machine that automatically laminates vinyl onto track and trims vinyl. Monitors track conveyance and visually examines track to detect lamination and trimming flaws, such as excess vinyl, air bubbles, and oil or adhesive accumulation on edge of track. Smooths air bubbles from lamination and trims excess vinyl, using handtools. Cleans excess oil and adhesive from edge of track, using rag and brush. Rejects defective track. May cut vinyl at joint to separate track sections, using knife or saw.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 90

692.686-010 ASSEMBLY-MACHINE OPERATOR (pen & pencil)

    Feeds components, such as barrels, caps, cartridges, and nibs into and removes assembled pens and pencils from automatic assembly machine: Places components in predetermined sequence on revolving spindles or dumps components into hoppers. Lifts assembled pens or pencils from machine spindles and inspects for loose components. Places inspected units on conveyor. May be designated according to component or station as Assembly-Machine Feeder (pen & pencil); Assembly-Machine Offbearer (pen & pencil); Cartridge Feeder (pen & pencil).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-014 BASE REMOVER (light. fix.)

    Feeds incandescent lamp bulbs into holders of rotating wheel of machine that carries lamp through series of gas torches to melt cement adhering to base of lamp preparatory to removal of defective bases. Removes lamp from holder as device rotates back to starting position and pulls base and glass bulb apart. Wipes excess cement from bulb and places in rack.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-018 BROOMCORN SEEDER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: broomcorn scraper

    Feeds broomcorn into machine that removes seed or chaff and straightens fibers: Holds stalk and brush end of fibers against teeth of rotating cylinder to remove seed and chaff. May cut stems to size [CUTTER (fabrication, nec) II].
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-022 BULB FILLER (light. fix.)

    Places bulb in guide of machine that automatically cuts and blows magnesium wire into alloy photoflash bulb to provide material for flashing. Holds open neck of each bulb over air jet to blow loose end of wire into top of bulb. Places bulbs on conveyor leading to sealing machine.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

692.686-026 CARBON ROD INSERTER (elec. equip.)

    Feeds machines that insert carbon rods, cap, seal, tube, and otherwise assemble dry cells: Removes cells or components from conveyors, containers, or cartons and places them on ramp, conveyor, dial, turntable, or into mechanism that feeds them to core tamping, capping, sealing, tubing, sleeve, or wafer machines. Removes units from discharge conveyor of machine and places them on other conveyor or in trays or boxes. May dump components into hopper of machine.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-030 CUTTER II (fabrication, nec)

    Feeds broomcorn stems into lever-type cutter that cuts them for use in making brooms: Shakes stems against table to align ends. Positions stems on table against gauge and depresses pedal or manually lowers blade to cut stems to specified length. May remove seed and straighten fibers [BROOMCORN SEEDER (fabrication, nec)].
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-034 DESIGN ASSEMBLER (fabrication, nec)

    Positions stacks of floor covering pieces on bed of machine that transfers layer of pieces onto conveyor and fills spaces between pieces with floor covering material to form inlaid floor covering, following pattern guides on machine bed.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-038 DYNAMITE-PACKING-MACHINE FEEDER (chemical) alternate titles: powder shoveler

    Feeds dynamite cartridge filling machine with granular or gelatin dynamite: Pushes buggy containing dynamite to packing machine and fills hopper, using wooden shovel. Sweeps spilled dynamite and broken shells from floor and shovels sweepings into boxes. Scrubs empty buggy with sodium carbonate solution, using brush, to neutralize remaining nitroglycerin. May scrub packinghouse floor with sodium carbonate solution.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-042 GROOVER (any industry)

    Feeds material, such as plastic or wood, to rotating cutters of grooving machine, or places material in machine hopper, that cuts grooves in material used to make products, such as lead pencils, picture frames, and boxes.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-046 LAMINATED-PLASTIC-TABLETOP-MOLDING WRAPPER (furniture)

    Feeds machine that wraps metal molding around edge of laminated plastic tabletops: Clamps tabletop plastic side up in machine bed while coworker guides molding between edge of tabletop and pressure roller that shapes molding and presses lip into groove along tabletop edge. Transfers wrapped top, automatically released from machine, to conveyor and clamps another top in machine bed.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-050 MOUNTER I (light. fix.) alternate titles: stem-mounting-machine operator

    Feeds tungsten filament wire coils into machine that mounts them to stems in electric light bulbs: Inserts coils, using tweezers, into slotted plate of spider mounting machine which automatically drops them into position on lead wires attached to stem and loops these wires over coils to hold them securely. Examines finished mounts emerging from machine for imperfections.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-054 NAIL-POLISH-BRUSH-MACHINE FEEDER, AUTOMATIC (fabrication, nec)

    Feeds brush bases into machine that automatically fills and staples bristles to fabricate nail and mascara brushes: Fills machine hoppers with bases or inserts base in jig of machine table. Observes machine operation for malfunctions and examines finished brushes for defects. May pack brushes for shipment.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-058 NECKER (jewelry-silver.)

    Feeds rolls of cardboard and fabric into machine that automatically wraps materials around each other to form cardboard necks (filler between case and lining of jewelry box). Sets controls to cut strips to prescribed length. Observes machine to detect malfunction. Dumps strips into basket for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-062 STEM SIZER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: hurl shaker

    Feeds machine that separates broomcorn stems according to thickness: Places stems in screen-bottomed vibrating hopper that separates thin stems. Removes stems from and beneath hopper and stacks stems in storage bins.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

692.686-066 THIRD DRY-CELL-ASSEMBLING-MACHINE TENDER (elec. equip.)

    Removes dry cells from trough of dry-cell-assembling machine and places cells right side up in wooden trays, preparatory to sealing with wax.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

692.686-070 PASTER, HAT LINING (hat & cap)

    Feeds satin and cardboard squares into gluing machine to assemble hat linings: Presses switch to start gluing machine. Inserts satin and cardboard squares in corresponding feed slot of gluing machine that glues items together. Pours glue into glue trough of machine to maintain required level. Empties hat linings from machine hopper, stacks linings, and places linings in storage for further processing.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

692.687-010 SPLICER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: dry-felt splicer

    Splices rolls of felt paper to provide continuous sheets for use in production of hard-surface floor covering, working as member of team: Positions roll of felt paper on stand, using power hoist. Cuts ends of material with hooked knife and attaches ends to another roll, using glue or tape. Aligns seam under heated machine iron and lowers iron to seal seam. Examines material for kinks and tears.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

693 MODELMAKERS, PATTERNMAKERS, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with making models or patterns of any combination of metal, clay, plastics, and similar materials. Wood patternmakers are included in Group 661.

693.130-010 SUPERVISOR, MODEL MAKING (clock & watch)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making models, such as mechanical and electric clocks, timers, and controls: Sets up and operates lathe, milling machine, shaper, grinder, and related machines and equipment [MODEL MAKER (clock & watch)]. Trains new workers. Inspects models or fabricated parts for conformance to specifications, using gauges, micrometers, and other precision instruments. Assembles and tests models to verify performance standards. Requisitions materials and parts. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

693.131-010 PATTERN-SHOP SUPERVISOR (foundry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making models, foundry patterns, and prototypes from wood, plastic, plaster, or metal, for use in manufacture of dies, castings, and such products as machinery parts and automobile body parts. Trains workers. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

693.132-010 PATTERN-GRADER SUPERVISOR (wood prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting out patterns for shoe lasts: Reads and interprets work orders and lasts specifications. Trains new workers. Inspects patterns to ensure conformance to specifications [LAST-PATTERN GRADER (wood prod., nec)]. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

693.260-018 ENGINEERING MODEL MAKER (inst. & app.; office machines)

    Sets up and operates variety of machines to fabricate tooling, patterns, parts, and models for electronic, mechanical or electromechanical instruments, devices, or equipment, such as electromedical and computer equipment; measuring, indicating, and controlling instruments; and surgical and navigational instruments, according to engineering blueprints and specifications: Studies drawings and sketches of proposed product and confers with engineering personnel to plan design details and model operation. Determines machines, tooling, and sequence of operation necessary to produce model parts, tooling, dies, or patterns, utilizing knowledge of machining and fabricating techniques. Lays out reference points and dimensions on assorted materials, such as metals, plastic, and synthetic resins, using measuring instruments and work aids [LAY-OUT WORKER (any industry) I 809.281-010]. Sets up and operates machines, such as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill press, punch press, and brake, to produce or modify model parts [MACHINIST (machine shop) 600.280-022]. Fits and assembles parts, using handtools or power tools. Wires and solders electrical and electronic connections and components. Inspects and tests model or other product to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, such as calipers, gauges, and micrometers, and test equipment, such as multimeter and oscilloscope. Suggests structural or operational modifications or reworks component parts as required to ensure performance of equipment or parts meets standards. May consult with engineering personnel to evaluate design and performance factors. May specialize in fabricating, testing, and adjusting prototype models of electromedical equipment and be designated Medical-Apparatus Model Maker (inst. & app.).
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 90

693.261-010 DEVELOPER PROVER, INTERIOR ASSEMBLIES (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: developer prover, upholstering; trimmer

    Plans, lays out, fabricates, and assembles aircraft upholstery, interior trim, soundproofing, insulating, and related items, to develop prototype parts to verify or modify engineering designs, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, and shop equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, and engineering information to determine design specifications. Plans location and arrangement of parts and assemblies, considering space requirements in aircraft. Lays out dimensions of parts on assorted materials, such as plastic, wood, or cardboard, to develop template for fabricating parts, using measuring and marking instruments. Cuts template to size, using saw, shears, or power cutters. Fabricates and assembles sample parts from assorted fabrics, plastics, and other trim materials, utilizing upholstery craft skills, using templates, handtools, and shop equipment, such as sewing machines, snap fasteners, and power cutters [UPHOLSTERER (aircraft mfg.) 780.384-014]. Installs completed parts and assemblies in aircraft mockup to verify accuracy of fit, using handtools and power tools. Modifies templates as required prior to releasing pattern to production. Collaborates with engineering, tooling, production, and other personnel to resolve developmental, assembly, and installation problems.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 87

693.261-014 DEVELOPMENT MECHANIC (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: experimental mechanic

    Lays out, fabricates, and assembles developmental or experimental structural and mechanical parts and assemblies, and installs parts and assemblies in prototype aircraft or spacecraft, following engineering information, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, and shop equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, loft information, and related engineering data to plan sequence of operations and methods for fabricating, assembling, and installing parts and assemblies. Lays out radii, angle, and dimensions of parts on assorted materials, using precision measuring and marking instruments, such as gauges, calipers, scale, and scriber, applying trigonometric calculations to solve layout problems. Sets up and operates shop equipment, such as bandsaw, lathe, table saw, drill press, shear, and brake, to shape and form parts. Verifies dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments. Drills, countersinks, and reams holes in parts and assemblies for bolts, rivets, and other fasteners, using power tools. Aligns and joins structural assemblies, using transit, sight level, handtools, power tools, clamps, and fasteners. Installs experimental parts and assemblies in prototype structure to verify accuracy of layout and assembly. Tests functional performance of installed parts. Confers with engineers to resolve fabrication and installation problems. May fabricate or modify tooling, such as jigs, fixtures, templates, and form blocks. May fabricate and assemble reduced-scale mockups of parts and assemblies. May be designated by type of part or assembly developed as Controls Development Mechanic (aircraft mfg.); Developer-Prover, Mechanical (aircraft mfg.); Fabrication And Structures Development Mechanic (aircraft mfg.); Hydraulic And Plumbing Development Mechanic (aircraft mfg.); Mechanic, Experimental Structural Assembly (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

693.261-018 MODEL MAKER (aircraft mfg.)

    Lays out, fabricates, and assembles scale models of aeronautical and aerospace products, such as aircraft and missiles, utilizing knowledge of model building, lofting principles, and machining, using precision instruments, tools, machines, and equipment: Reviews engineering information and model design to determine methods and sequence of operations to build model. Lays out design to determine lines and contours for model, according to blueprints, rough sketches, or verbal instructions, using trigonometric calculations and principles of model designing for establishing station lines and index points. Marks radius, contour, angle, and dimensions on materials, such as wood, metal, and plastic, using measuring instruments, crayon, scriber, or other method. Sets up and operates shop equipment, such as saws, planer, jointer, drill press, wood lathe, shear, and brake, to fabricate parts, such as nacelles, wings, and control surfaces. Shapes and hand finishes model to required contours and tolerances, using tools and work aids, such as knives, chisel, file, and sandpaper. Drills, countersinks, and reams holes in parts and assemblies for fasteners, such as bolts, screws, and dowel pins, using power tools. Fits, aligns, and joins model parts, assemblies, and working mechanisms into complete structure, using jigs, fasteners, glue, solder, or other method. Sprays or brushes protective, finish, or decorative coatings, such as enamel, paint, or lacquer, on model surfaces. Develops and constructs holding fixtures, jigs, special tools, fittings, templates, patterns, and molds used to construct models. May construct, operate, and maintain associated test equipment. May install model in wind tunnel and modify model during tests as directed by engineering personnel and be designated Model Builder, Wind Tunnel (aircraft mfg.). May construct models for display, advertising, or sales purposes and be designated Model Builder, Display (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

693.261-022 ROCKET-MOTOR MECHANIC (aircraft mfg.)

    Fabricates, assembles, and tests experimental solid fuel rocket motor parts and assemblies according to specifications, using handtools, precision instruments, machines, and test equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, and engineering information to determine methods and sequence of operations to fabricate experimental units. Sets up and operates machines, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and power saws, to machine parts. Measures parts for conformance to specifications, using calipers and micrometers. Assembles parts into completed units, such as valves and pressure vessels, using handtools. Operates vacuum pressure testing equipment to test assembled units for air leaks. Confers with engineering, supervisory, and manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information. May mix chemicals used in fabrication of composite materials. May operate winding machine to fabricate composite parts for solid fuel rocket motor. May specialize in fabricating, assembling, and testing experimental liquid fuel rocket engines and be designated Rocket-Engine Mechanic, Liquid (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 89

693.280-014 PATTERNMAKER, ALL-AROUND (foundry; plastic prod.)

    Fabricates foundry patterns from various materials, such as wood, metal, and plastic, for use in forming molds for castings, according to blueprint specifications and using various machine tools, power tools, and handtools: Studies blueprint of part to be cast, computes dimensions, and plans sequence of operations depending upon material specified for pattern. Measures, marks, and scribes layout on metal casting or woodstock. Sets up and operates various wood and metal machine tools and other power tools to machine, cut, and shape stock or casting to specifications. Pours or spreads materials into mold or over model of pattern or builds laminations of fiberglass cloth and plastic resin to fabricate patterns from assorted materials, such as plastic, plaster, or clay. Assembles pattern sections, using fasteners, such as nails, screws, bolts, glue, or glass cloth and resin. Shapes workpiece to specified finish, using handtools and power tools, such as scrapers, files, sanders, grinders, rasps, and planer. Verifies conformance of finished pattern to blueprint specifications, using templates and measuring instruments, such as scales, calipers, micrometer, and protractor. Applies protective finish or paints pattern sections to indicate method of assembly. Repairs broken or damaged patterns and corrects patterns to compensate for defects in castings. Constructs templates for layout and inspection.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 86

693.281-014 PATTERNMAKER (metal prod., nec)

    Constructs prototype springs for use in motor vehicles and lays out and forms spring leaves for use as templates in forming production springs. May construct metal platforms, using handtools and bench tools, and weld pattern on each platform to make lower dies of spring-forming machine.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

693.281-018 PATTERNMAKER, METAL, BENCH (foundry) alternate titles: filer, metal patterns; patternmaker, bench; patternmaker, hand; scratcher, metal patterns

    Fits, assembles, and hand finishes castings and parts in making of metal foundry patterns, using handtools and analyzing specifications according to knowledge of pattern-making methods: Studies blueprint of part to be cast, computes dimensions, and plans sequence of operations. Dresses casting down to specified dimensions, using files, scrapers, powered hand grinders, and drill press. Assembles pattern, using handtools and bolts, screws, and other fasteners. Verifies conformance of pattern dimensions to specifications, using templates and measuring instruments, such as scale, calipers, and micrometer. May make templates for own use in inspecting finished surfaces [TEMPLATE MAKER (any industry)]. May operate welding equipment in assembling pattern [WELDER, COMBINATION (welding)].
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

693.281-022 PATTERNMAKER, SAMPLE (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Fabricates luggage hardware according to blueprint specifications for use as patterns in quantity production: Lays out design on metal, following specifications, and cuts, forms, and assembles finished parts, using hand and machine metalworking tools. Verifies dimensions of assembled parts against specifications, using calipers and other precision measuring instruments. Fastens assembled hardware to sample luggage, adjusting parts to ensure function of hinges, locks, and closures. Alters hardware according to changes in specifications. May submit finished luggage sample to customer for approval. May design hardware.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

693.281-030 TOOL BUILDER (aircraft mfg.)

    Lays out, fabricates, assembles, and repairs jigs, fixtures, forms, templates, and related tooling used in manufacturing aircraft parts and assemblies, following blueprints, sketches, and specifications, using handtools, power tools, machines, and equipment: Reviews engineering information, tool design drawings, and other specifications to determine methods and sequence of operations to fabricate tools. Examines blueprint of part for which template, jig, fixture, or other tooling is to be built. Calculates unspecified dimensions, and lays out design on assorted materials to establish and coordinate reference points and tooling holes, using measuring instruments, such as dividers and straightedges. Sets up and operates variety of machines and shop equipment to cut, shape, and finish materials to specified dimensions. Fits, aligns, and assembles tooling components, and measures tooling assembly for conformance to specifications, using precision measuring and checking instruments. Joins assembly components, using bolts, pins, clamps, screws, rivets, or other method. Repairs or reworks tools. May draw sketches and prepare detailed instructions for fabricating or machining to be performed by other workers. May specialize in building specific type tool and be designated Form Block Maker (aircraft mfg.); Jig And Fixture Builder (aircraft mfg.); Machine Tool Fixture Builder (aircraft mfg.); Wood-Tool Maker (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 87

693.361-014 MOCK-UP BUILDER (aircraft mfg.)

    Lays out, fabricates, and assembles full-scale master mock-ups and prototypes of experimental and production aircraft and spacecraft structures and components, according to specifications, using machines, handtools, and power tools: Lays out lines and contours of structures and components on metallic and nonmetallic materials, utilizing knowledge of trigonometry to determine radius angles and dimensions, according to engineering drawings, sketches, loft data, or verbal instructions. Sets up and operates shop equipment, such as bandsaw, lathe, planer, and drill press, to fabricate parts, such as ribs, empennage, wings, and landing gear. Drills, countersinks, and reams holes in parts and assemblies for bolts, screws, and other fasteners, using power tools. Forms frames and bases from plaster, using cutting, shaping, and finishing tools. Grinds, files, and sands parts to finished dimensions. Aligns and fits parts and assemblies, using fixtures and precision measuring instruments. Joins parts, using fasteners, such as bolts, screws, and clamps, or glue. Confers with liaison personnel to discuss development problems or to recommend modifications if mock-up cannot be fabricated or assembled as designed.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

693.380-010 MODEL MAKER (clock & watch)

    Sets up and operates machines, such as modelmaker's lathe, milling and engraving machines, and jig borer to make working models of watch parts and complete watches: Makes bridges, plates, and wheels, cutting teeth on wheels and pinions, and working from blueprints to extremely close tolerances. Makes and threads screws. Assembles complete watches. May design and fabricate own tools.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

693.380-014 MODEL MAKER (auto. mfg.) alternate titles: miniature-model maker

    Sets up and operates variety of woodworking, metalworking, and plastic-working machines to fabricate component parts, and assembles parts to form miniature models of motor vehicle bodies and accessories, using handtools: Constructs parts, following blueprints, computer generated designs, photographs, and other specifications, using bench lathes, milling machine, drill press, planer, baking oven, grinder, files, chisels, and measuring instruments. Assembles completed parts to form desired unit, using handtools and abrasives. May paint and upholster completed bodies.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 90

693.381-018 MOCK-UP BUILDER (vehicles, nec) alternate titles: mock-up assembler

    Constructs full-scale experimental and production trailer mockups according to specifications, using woodworking and metalworking machines and handtools: Lays out lines and contours of trailer structures and components on metal, wood, and plastic materials with crayon and scriber, according to engineering drawings, sketches, lofting data, or verbal instructions, using calipers, scales, gauges, and trigonometry to define radius angles and dimensions. Sets up and operates shop equipment, such as bandsaw, lathe, planer, jointer, and drill press, to shape parts, according to blueprints. Drills, countersinks, and reams holes in parts and assemblies for bolts and screws, using portable power tools. Aligns and fits parts and assemblies, using transit and sight level. Joins parts together, using bolts, screws, clamps, or glue. Lays out, fits, drills, screws, bolts, and rivets together metal sheeting, upright frames, bottom and top bars, and angle clips, using pneumatic handtools and templates. Marks and cuts openings in sheeting, installs support framing around openings, and installs doors, hinges and catches. Fits, drills, bolts, and rivets metal frame pots, headers, and buck plates to make body section, verifying tolerances with tri-square and rule. Installs insulating material and electrical wiring. Connects water supply and installs fixtures and appliances. Completes model by installing molding, hardware, and accessories.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

693.381-022 MOLDER, PATTERN (foundry)

    Casts patterns in nonferrous metals for use in high production duplicate castings, applying knowledge of metal characteristics, molding sand, contours of patterns, and pouring procedures: Makes one or more sand molds, using wood pattern to form mold impression of metal pattern to be cast [MOLDER (foundry)]. Pours molten aluminum, bronze, or other nonferrous metal into molds with hand ladle. Machines metal patterns to exact dimensions [PATTERNMAKER, METAL (foundry)]. May make wood patterns used to form sand molds in which metal patterns are cast [PATTERNMAKER, WOOD (foundry)].
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

693.381-026 ELECTRICAL AND RADIO MOCK-UP MECHANIC (aircraft mfg.)

    Lays out, fabricates, and assembles jig boards, wiring templates, and master panels used as production patterns for manufacturing control panels and wiring assemblies for aircraft and space vehicles, using handtools, power tools, precision measuring instruments, and shop equipment: Reads blueprints, assembly drawings, and schematics to determine arrangement and relationship of parts and equipment, reference and location points, dimensional specifications, and circuitry routings. Measures and marks location in mockup for installation of control panels, wiring, junction boxes, switches, and related items. Plans, routes, attaches, and ties wires between designated locations in mockup to form prototype wire harness. Transfers pattern of prototype harness to blank jig board and attaches terminal pins, guide pins, clamps, and holding devices to jig board, using handtools and power tools. Assembles sample wire harness, using jig board, and tests continuity of circuits, using voltmeter, ammeter, and other test equipment. Lays out and fabricates prototype panel boards, using precision measuring instruments, such as square, straightedge, scale, protractor, and scriber, and shop equipment, such as saw and drill press. Fits wire harness assembly and panel board in mockup to verify accuracy of layout and modifies layouts as required. Fabricates wiring template used to locate wire harnesses, terminal connections, and related parts and equipment on control panel assembly, using shop equipment. Installs instruments, terminal outlets, switches, junction boxes, and wire harnesses on sample control panel. Tests continuity and functional performance of control panel assembly, using test equipment, to verify conformance of jig board, master panel, and wiring template layouts to specifications.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

693.382-010 LAST-PATTERN GRADER (wood prod., nec)

    Operates pattern grading (sizing) machine to cut out paper last patterns for shoe sizes of specified style and cuts out steel patterns for use in manufacturing shoe lasts: Positions customer's last pattern on steel sheet, scribes line around pattern, and cuts along line with metal snips to form steel cutting pattern. Secures pattern on table of grading machine. Adjusts reduction scale of machine to cut specified size paper patterns. Inserts cutting tool and stylus into ends of pantograph arm of machine. Starts machine, turns gear to advance uncut pattern paper from roll into position under cutting tool and lowers stylus to starting point on steel pattern. Guides stylus around pattern, observing action of cutting tool to correct cutting irregularities. Measures paper pattern cut by machine against original pattern to verify reproduction of size and shape. Repeats machine operations to cut out specified number of patterns of given size. Readjusts reduction scale and repeats cutting operation to produce all pattern sizes specified for prescribed shoe style. Staples, tapes, or glues specified sized heel patterns to last patterns when making patterns for LAST-MODEL MAKER (wood prod., nec). May cut insole patterns to customer specifications for use in shoe factories.
GOE: 06.02.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

694 OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION OF ORDNANCE, AMMUNITION, AND RELATED PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fabricating naval, aircraft, antiaircraft, tank, coast, and field artillery having a bore of over 30mm; specialized components for tanks; ammunition; and related products.

694.131-010 TRACER-BULLET-SECTION SUPERVISOR (ordnance)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in charging tracer bullets with powder and shaping them to finished dimensions: Interviews new workers and assigns them to work commensurate with their qualifications. Assigns more experienced workers to train new workers. Makes recommendations for promotion or dismissal of workers. Directs workers engaged in repair of machines and other equipment. Coordinates work of department with that of related departments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

694.132-010 EXPLOSIVE-OPERATOR SUPERVISOR (ordnance)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication, assembly, and loading of ammunition and ammunition components: Interprets and enforces safety regulations. Devises mechanical methods for production processes. Trains workers in operation of machines and equipment. Directs inspection and gauging of processed or stored materials. May supervise ammunition reclamation and reloading activities and be designated Renovation-Plant Supervisor (ordnance). Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

694.260-010 LOADING-MACHINE TOOL-SETTER (ordnance)

    Sets up battery of automatic machines to assemble primed shell bodies, powder, wads, and shot into complete shotgun shells: Replaces worn or broken machine parts, such as bushings, punches, crimpers, powder and shot chargers, hoppers, springs, and belts, using handtools. Examines samples of assembled shells for defects, such as incomplete crimping, tipped top wads, or blurred printing (identifying data), and verifies shell length and diameter, using fixed gauges. Cuts open sample shells with knife to determine that components are assembled as specified. Diagnoses cause of defect and replaces worn parts or adjusts setscrews, stop nuts, knurled bolts, and wingnuts by trial and error until machine produces acceptable work. Dismantles machine to gain access to defective parts and to clear jams not removable by operator. Submits samples of first-run shells assembled after adjustment or changeover to ballistics for approval before releasing machine to operator. Takes charges of powder and shot from loading mechanisms and weighs them on grain scale to verify accuracy of charges. Turns knob to regulate charge to meet specifications.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

694.360-010 PRIMER-CHARGING TOOL SETTER (ordnance)

    Sets up charging, varnishing, foiling (tamping), and shaker machines, and assembly presses, used in charging and assembling primers for small arms ammunition: Removes, replaces, and adjusts such tools as punches, punch blocks, pins, dies, and die blocks, using handtools. Peens die mouths in foiling die block and reams die hole with hand reamer to sharpen edges, operates $T3bench grinder$T1 to grind punches and dies for fitting into blocks, hammers charging and shaker plates on straightening plate to straighten them, and rotates bent punch in drill press to determine high spot and taps with metal block to straighten punch. Examines trays of primers for scratches, dents, and lack of anvil or foiling paper. Measures depth of priming mixture, tamping, and anvil in primer, or primer seating in battery cup, using fixed gauges. Turns setscrews to adjust punch or pin block height. May be limited to primer assembly presses only.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

694.362-010 CLIP-LOADING-MACHINE ADJUSTER (ordnance)

    Sets up and operates machine to position cartridges into clips preparatory to use in small arms weapons: Adjusts or replaces feeding and clipping units to maintain synchronized operation, using handtools and gauges. Lubricates moving parts of machine. Pushes buttons to start machine and stops it when jams occur. Examines workpieces removed from jams to determine location of malfunctioning unit. Notifies MAINTENANCE MACHINIST (machine shop) for repairs. May give instructions to new machine operators.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

694.382-010 SALVAGE-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Sets up and operates machines to disassemble rejected cartridges for salvaging metal parts: Replaces punches, fingers, dies, feed plate, and shell holders, using handtools, and turns setscrews and stop nuts to adjust ratchets, springs, gates, and pulldown mechanism to accommodate caliber cartridge being processed. Starts machine and feeds cartridges into slots in dial feed plate by hand. Shakes empty cases in hand tumbler to remove powder. Weighs and records scrap and components. May insert cartridges in jaws of bench device and pull lever to extract bullet.
GOE: 06.02.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

694.382-014 TRACER-BULLET-CHARGING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Operates multiple-station machine to automatically charge and tamp subigniter, igniter, and tracer powder in bullet jackets to form tracer bullets for military rifle ammunition: Starts machine and watches tracks and stations for malfunctioning and jams. Clears jammed dies, funnels, and bullets, using fingers or wire hook. Observes dies at assembly station and inserts jackets by hand in dies missed at hopper tube, seating them with hammer. Turns setscrews and stopnuts, using handtools, to adjust width of track rails, height of scraper regulating amount of powder scooped, stroke of tamping punch, and timing of die-turning fingers. Replaces worn and damaged punches, dies, knock-out pins, and fingers. Weighs powder samples from each charging station on grain scale and adjusts height of scraper or changes size of scoop to regulate load. Measures depth of charge in bullet with dial indicator for firmness of pack. Empties carrier pouches of powder into reservoir bags at charging stations to replenish supply. Cleans machine, using airhose and steam wand, and washes powder dust from floor with water hose.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

694.385-010 SHOTGUN-SHELL-ASSEMBLY-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Tends battery of automatic machines that perform any combination of following operations to assemble shotgun shells preparatory to loading with powder and shot: Starts machine that coils paper strip into wad and presses wad into shell body; presses molded base wad into shell body; presses metal head onto body and crimps head to form extractor flange; or presses loaded primer into head. Observes machines for jams in hoppers and feed mechanisms and removes jammed components. Examines assembled shells for defects, such as open seams, wad bulges, damaged mouths, and malformed or tarnished heads. Measures head thickness and diameter, shell length, and primer depth, using fixed gauges and dial micrometer. Weighs coiled paper base wads on grain scale to verify conformance to specifications. May fill hoppers with components and remove filled containers of assembled shells and rejects.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

694.585-010 SHELL-SIEVE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: chip separator

    Tends rotary and shaker screens that tumble primed rim-fire cartridge cases to shake out loose particles of priming mixture, sawdust, dirt, and chips and to screen out oversize and malformed cases. Records volume of production.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

694.665-010 SHOTGUN-SHELL-LOADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: loading-machine operator

    Tends battery of automatic machines that assemble shotgun shells and print load information on shell body: Starts machine and observes operation for jams in hoppers, feed tubes and channels, rotary feed plates, and loading and crimping mechanisms. Removes jammed shell components, using fingers or wire hook. Examines samples of completed shells at specified intervals to detect incomplete crimping, bulging wads, and blurred printing. Measures length, head thickness, and diameter, using fixed gauges. Cuts open shell with knife and weighs powder and shot charge on grain scale to ensure charges are within specified limits and wads are correctly placed within shells. Periodically obstructs flow of powder and wads to ensure that automatic warning devices are functioning. Communicates with HOPPER FEEDER (ordnance) and packing workers regarding operational difficulties, quality, quantity, and changeover of shells that corrective action may be taken, using intercom system. Cleans machines of powder, shot, and scrap, using brush and vacuum cleaner. Notifies LOADING-MACHINE TOOL-SETTER (ordnance) of machine malfunctioning.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

694.682-010 BULLET-ASSEMBLY-PRESS SETTER-OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Sets up and operates automatic machine to cut and size lead wire into bullet cores, fit cores into steel jackets, and shape nose and base of bullets according to specifications: Installs and aligns dies and cutting tools and adjusts pressure and depth of stroke of cutting mechanism according to specifications, using handtools and gauges [STRAIGHT-LINE-PRESS SETTER (ordnance); SWAGING-MACHINE ADJUSTER (ordnance)]. Threads lead wire through machine guides and pulleys [CUT-OFF-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance); SWAGING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)]. Starts machine to obtain sample bullet and to verify machine setup. Examines bullets for defects and conformance to specifications, using gauges.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

694.682-014 HYDRAULIC-PRESSURE-AUTO-FRETTAGE-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: cold-work operator

    Operates hydraulic-pressure-auto-frettage machine to improve physical characteristics and to detect physical weakness of machined artillery barrels, following specifications: Plugs muzzle end of barrel, sets barrel in vertical container of frettage machine, and tightens clamps to lock barrel in place. Connects water pressure pipes to machine, starts water pumps, and moves controls to apply hydraulic pressure to barrel bore to expand bore to specified diameter. Observes pressure indicators and records pressure and time at specified intervals. Fastens cables around barrel and signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to remove barrel from machine.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

694.685-010 ANVIL-SEATING-PRESS OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: primer assembler; primer-press operator

    Tends $T3power press$T1 that forces primer anvils into loaded primer cups to form complete primers for small arms cartridges: Aligns specially holed plate containing anvils over matching plate of loaded primer cups. Positions assembled plates in holding fixture, pulls lever to lock plates in place on feed table, and starts machine. Examines assembly for malformations, discolorations, and other defects. May seat anvils, using hand-operated toggle press. May tend shaker machine that fills plates with primer components [SHAKER-PLATE OPERATOR (ordnance)].
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

694.685-014 BULLET-ASSEMBLY-PRESS OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Tends machine that shapes (points) front end of steel-jacketed bullets, inserts and seats lead slugs, shapes (bases) rear of bullets, and sizes external diameter, preparatory to insertion in brass cases to form completed cartridges: Places bullet jackets, containing loose slugs, point downward in $T3dial$T1 feed stations, or observes operation of automatic machine, clearing clogged feed lines, filling dial feed stations, and pressing jackets firmly into holes.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

694.685-018 BULLET-LUBRICATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: machine pack-shaker lubricator

    Tends shaker machine that inserts small arms cartridges into specially holed plates. Positions filled plates on conveyor that immerses cartridge noses in lubricant to coat bullets, preventing lead deposits within weapon bore when fired.
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

694.685-022 FUSE-CUP EXPANDER (ordnance)

    Tends machine that expands fuse cups into adapters of fragmentation bombs to ensure tightness of fit: Wipes cup threads with cloth and screws cup into bomb cavity, using wrench. Guides bomb from conveyor into machine jig. Pushes lever to force tapered mandrel into fuse cup and expand cup into adapter wall.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

694.685-026 LOADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: cartridge-loading operator

    Tends machine that loads small arms cartridges with powder and inserts bullets: Inserts bullets in holes of dial feed plate and observes cartridge case feed lines for tipped and inverted cases. Notifies LOADING-UNIT TOOL-SETTER (ordnance) of machine malfunction. Measures samples of loaded cartridges for conformance to specifications, using go-not-go gauges. May replenish powder supply.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

694.685-030 LOADING-UNIT OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Tends machines that load small arms cartridge cases with powder and bullets and crimps cases, working as member of team: Places powder dispensing plate in machine fixture and pushes lever that moves plate under machine hopper to fill holes in plate with powder and return it automatically. Clamps plate of cartridge cases over powder plate and turns over assembly to dump powder into cases. Taps dispensing plate with mallet to dislodge powder residue and removes plate. Measures powder-filled cases, using special gauge, to verify cases are filled. Positions plate of bullets over plate of cartridge cases and pulls bottom slide in bullet plate to drop bullets into cases. Positions cartridge plate on press and pushes lever to lower punches that seat bullets to specified depth in cartridge cases. Places plate of cartridges on press bed and pushes lever to lower crimping block that crimps cartridge cases around bullets. Removes plate from press and examines cartridges for defects, such as dented points, scratches, and loose bullets. Measures samples with fixed gauges to verify conformance to specifications. May be designated according to machine unit tended as Loading-Unit Operator, Crimping (ordnance); Loading-Unit Operator, Powder Charging (ordnance); Loading-Unit Operator, Seating (ordnance).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

694.685-034 PELLET-PRESS OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Tends press that forms pellets of explosives from mixed powder for use in charging or producing detonators for grenades, bombs, shells, and other ammunition: Rubs graphite on table plate and bottom of feed chute of machine. Aligns dies and punches of machine, and adjusts cogwheels to which punches are attached to regulate punches to produce size pellets specified. Fills machine hopper with powder and moves flywheel to make sample pellet. Weighs pellet on balance scale and determines its size with micrometers. Makes necessary adjustments to machine to produce pellets according to specifications. Operates press by remote control due to fire and explosion hazards.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

694.685-038 PRESS TENDER, PYROTECHNICS (chemical) alternate titles: explosives operator

    Tends hydraulic press that compresses powder in cardboard cases for use as pyrotechnic (firework) flares and signals: Places cases in mold of press and locks mold. Weighs and pours specified amounts of powder into cases. Pulls lever or pushes button to raise press bed and force ram into mold to compress powder in case. Releases pressure and removes mold. Breaks open molds with mallet and removes containers. May add specified quantities of explosive powder to form igniting charge. May be designated according to type of pyrotechnic loaded as Press Tender, Incendiary Grenade (chemical); Press Tender, Smoke Signal (chemical); Press Tender, Star Signal (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

694.685-042 PRIMER-INSERTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: heading-and-priming operator; priming-machine operator

    Tends machine that inserts and seats primers in center fire cartridge cases and shotgun shells: Starts machine and feeds cases onto pins of rotating dial plate or fills hopper. Observes flow of primers and cases through feed tracks to detect malfunction or jamming of inserting and seating punches and ejection mechanism. Stops machine to remove jammed primers or cases, using fingers, and notifies PRIMER-INSERTING-MACHINE ADJUSTER (ordnance) of malfunction. Examines primed cases at ejection chute for defects, such as dents or scratches, and measures them for conformance to specifications, using fixed gauges. May tend machine that waterproofs cases [PRIMER-WATERPROOFING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)].
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

694.685-046 PRIMER-WATERPROOFING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: lacquer-machine feeder

    Tends semiautomatic machine that daubs and sprays lacquer to base and mouth of cartridge cases to form waterproof seals around primer and bullet: Pulls lever to start machine and inserts cartridge cases into recesses in $T3dial$T1 feedplate. Observes mechanisms that $T3index,$T1 apply and remove excess lacquer, and eject cases. Notifies PRIMER-WATERPROOFING-MACHINE ADJUSTER (ordnance) of machine malfunction. Examines cases to ensure complete coverage of lacquered areas. May tend machine that inserts primer in case [PRIMER-INSERTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)].
GOE: 06.04.21 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

694.685-050 RIM-FIRE-PRIMING OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: rim-fire charger operator

    Tends battery of automatic machines that fill head cavity of rim-fire cartridge cases with priming mixture: Rubs moist priming mixture into holes in charger plate, using rubber handtool. Positions plate in holding fixture of priming machine. Starts machine that punches pellets of primming powder into cases and spins mixture into head cavity. Removes jammed cases from feed channels, using airhose or wire pick. Removes empty charger plate when machine stops.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

694.686-010 CLIP-LOADING-MACHINE FEEDER (ordnance)

    Feeds clips or loaded cartridges into conveyor slots of feed channels of machine that automatically forces clip over cartridge bases to fasten together specified number of cartridges for use in small arms magazines, working as member of team.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699 MISCELLANEOUS MACHINE TRADES OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes miscellaneous occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with feeding, tending, operating, controlling, and setting up machines to work various materials and products.

699.130-010 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in two or more metal manufacturing processes, such as machining, metal forming, assembling, and welding, applying knowledge of processes involved, production methods, and products. Trains employees in work methods and procedure. Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of 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

699.131-010 SUPERVISOR, LUBRICATION (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in lubricating industrial equipment and machinery: Trains workers in lubrication methods, operation of lubrication equipment, and in use of various types and grades of oils and greases. Records lubrication activities to verify equipment is serviced as scheduled. Orders installation of grease cup and other fittings to reduce machine wear. 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

699.137-010 SUPERVISOR, CLEANING (beverage; can. & preserv.; dairy products; food prep., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning machines, equipment, and work areas in beverage or food industries: Fills container with specified amount of cleaning agent, such as liquid or powdered soap and caustic soda. Directs workers in cleaning machines, such as separators, pasteurizers, evaporators, driers, cookers, fillers, and washers, conveyor lines, and working areas. Starts machines and reports machine, gauge, and other control instrument malfunctions to maintenance department. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

699.362-010 AUTOMATED CUTTING MACHINE OPERATOR (aircraft mfg.)

    Sets up and operates automated cutting machine to cut assorted materials, such as graphite, bleeder and breather cloth, and fiberglass, used in manufacturing composite (fiber reinforced plastic) aircraft parts and assemblies: Reads cutting requests to determine job specifications, such as part identification number, type and quantity of material required, and cutting instructions. Mounts material onto machine fixture or dispensing device, manually or using overhead crane and handtools. Pulls specified length of material over machine cutting table and cuts material, using knife. Positions material on machine cutting table, following blueprints, sketches, and other specifications, using measuring instruments. Pulls and positions additional plies of material onto cutting table. Positions cutter above material plies in specified location. Loads machine control media or enters commands in computer control console to retrieve preprogrammed cutting instructions. Enters commands to activate vacuum that secures materials to table, identify cutter location coordinates, and start machine. Monitors operation of cutting machine to detect malfunctions and informs supervisor or programmer of problem. Removes cut plies from table, marks part identification on plies, and bags and labels cut material for subsequent production use. Sets up and operates machine to cut test pattern from sample material, and obtains approval of test pattern by quality control, programming, or other authorized personnel prior to cutting production materials. Removes and replaces broken or worn blades, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 88

699.380-010 DIE SET-UP OPERATOR, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.)

    Sets up and adjusts punching dies in blanking and piercing machines used to fabricate printed circuit boards (PCB's): Reads job order to determine specified dies to be installed. Removes face block from shaft assembly and installs dies according to specifications, using handtools. Replaces face block and aligns shaft assembly with die. Tightens bolts to secure die base and to prevent movement during machine operation. Turns flywheel by hand to ensure complete compression and expansion cycles. Adjusts shaft height as required and locks shaft assembly in vertical position, using handtools. Starts and stops machine and observes operation to detect machine malfunctions.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

699.382-010 FLUID JET CUTTER OPERATOR (aircraft mfg.)

    Sets up and operates high-speed water jet cutter to cut and trim parts and materials from assorted materials according to specifications: Reads work order, blueprints, and specifications to determine machine setup, type of material or part, quantity, and finish dimensions. Measures and marks cutting and trimming lines on material or part, using measuring instruments, scriber, or marking pen, or mounts material or part in cutting or trimming fixture. Installs and aligns machine accessories, such as cutting tips, work positioner, plates, fixtures, and shields, using handtools and measuring instruments, or enters coordinate information into computer control panel, using $T3teach pendant.$T1 Manipulates machine controls, such as buttons, switches, dials, levers, and pedals, to regulate and adjust cutting speed and flow of fluid. Cuts and trims parts by manually moving part or material under stream of fluid along cutting lines, controlling movement of part secured in fixture or on work positioner, or entering commands to retrieve and start preprogrammed cutting or trimming instructions to cut materials mounted on machine bed. Observes displays, cutting or trimming process, and listens to sound of machines to detect malfunctions. Replaces worn or damaged machine parts, such as nozzles, tips, and washers. Measures dimensions of finished part, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators, or check fixture. Cleans machines and work area. May scoop or pour abrasive particles into hopper of machine. May trim, sand, and drill parts, using shop equipment. May operate automated cutter and be designated Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator (aircraft mfg.); or operate manual cutter and be designated Water Router Operator (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 87

699.384-010 COMPARATOR OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: shadowgraph operator

    Inspects parts for defects in finish and dimensions, using machine that projects magnified shadows of parts on screen: Reads specifications of part to ascertain form and degree to be magnified. Draws enlarged outline of part to scale on chart (celluloid disk), using scribers, dividers, and straightedge. Places chart over translucent glass disk of comparator (shadowgraph) machine. Inserts specified lens into machine and adjusts mirrors to magnify parts. Positions and secures parts on machine table. Turns light on and moves levers of machine to bring shadows of parts into focus with chart outline. Inspects shadows for imperfections of finish and incorrect dimensions. Prepares reports of findings. May rotate part in holding fixture to examine surfaces and to verify concentricity of parts.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

699.482-010 RIVETING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (any industry)

    Sets up and operates riveting machine to rivet together parts fabricated from materials, such as sheet metal and plastic, according to work orders and specifications: Positions, aligns, and bolts specified dies over anvil and ram of machine and positions fixtures in machine bed, using micrometer, rule, gauge, shims, and wrenches. Installs cam and spring in anvil to synchronize action or clinching post of lower die with action of ram and with rivet feed agitator or lever when setting up semiautomatic machines which position rivets over anvil. Turns knobs and sets screws to adjust depth and pressure limit of ram stroke. Aligns holes of workpieces and inserts shanks of rivets into holes or onto anvil of machine. Positions rivets or holes in workpieces over anvil or against fixtures. Depresses pedal to lower ram that spreads rivet shank to clinch workpieces. Fills hopper with rivets when operating semiautomatic machines. May set up machines equipped with several rams, or with turret to punch and dimple rivet holes and to reposition workpiece after each operation.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

699.587-010 SLITTING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER I (any industry) alternate titles: drum operator; machine-operator helper; rewinder; rewinder-operator helper; slitter-and-rewinder; slitter helper

    Assists SLITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) I performing any combination of following tasks: Positions roll of material, such as cardboard, felt, metallic foil, paper, plastic, rubberized sheeting, or textile fabrics, at rear of machine, using handtruck or cart. Assembles cores, collars, and shafts on roll and positions roll in machine brackets, using hoist. Places takeup tubes I of specified widths on rewind shaft. Threads material over tension bar, between feed rollers, and under rotary blades and laps end of material around takeup tube. Pushes finished roll to bench and removes shaft. Separates pads (slit sections of roll) by chopping at score-marks and prying pad from roll, using dividing iron. Stacks and weighs pads and records weight and color of load. Moves load to next process station or to storage, using handtruck. May space cutting blades on machine shaft, according to width specified for strips, and turn setscrew to secure blades in position, using allen wrench. May pack rewound rolls. May move mill rolls from stock to machine, using handtruck or cart. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.682-010 BINDING CUTTER, SYNTHETIC CLOTH (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates machine, equipped with electrically heated knives, to cut synthetic cloth into binding strips and fuses edges to prevent raveling by melting cloth fibers: Spaces knives on machine shaft, according to specified strip width, and turns setscrews to secure knives in position, using wrench. Mounts cloth roll on machine supports and threads cloth through machine units. Laps end of material around takeup tubes I. Turns dial to regulate temperature of knives and starts machine. Observes operation to detect faulty cutting and winding. Removes narrow rolls of material following process. Replaces defective knives, using handtools and spacing gauges.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

699.682-014 CUTTER (glove & mit.; tex. prod., nec)

    Operates machine to cut parts for articles, such as gloves or fabric buffing wheels, from multiple layers of material: Presses pedal to activate conveyor on which layers of material have been spread, guides material into position on bed (cutting block) of machine, and releases pedal when specified length of material is under ram. Straightens edges of material layers to prevent partial cuts. Lifts gang die onto rack under ram of machine, using chain hoist, or positions single die on material. Presses pedal or lever to lower ram that forces die through material.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

699.682-018 CUTTER OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: sheeter operator; slitter sheeter operator

    Sets up and operates cutting machine equipped with rotary or reciprocating blades to cut rolls of material, such as cloth, paper, paperboard, cellophane, or plastic into sheets, according to specifications: Reads work order to determine dimensions of sheets to be cut. Inserts shaft into core of one or more rolls and raises and positions roll or rolls on cutter rack, using hoist. Threads ends of material through feed rollers, under or across cutting blades, and aligns material against machine guides. Turns rheostat or handwheel to adjust tension of material and to synchronize timing of cutting blades with rate of material feed to regulate length and width of cut. Starts machine and verifies size of cut material, using rule, or notes accuracy of knife cut on spots of premarked paper. Readjusts machine to ensure specified dimensions of sheet. Starts counting device, conveyor belt, or automatic take off table, or raises platform (bearing pallet) on machines equipped with these devices. Observes operation of machine to detect malfunctions, such as jamming, wrinkling, or tearing of material. Stops machine to make required adjustments. Replaces worn cutting blades, using handtools. May oversee duties of assistant operator. May operate machine equipped with electronic eye to control timing of cutting blades and be designated Spot Cutter (any industry). May be designated according to material cut as Cellophane Sheeter (any industry); Foil Cutter (electron. comp.); Paperboard Sheeter (paper products); Paper Sheeter (any industry); or according to purpose for which material is cut as Envelope Cutter (paper products); Liner Sheeter (any industry); Tag-And-Label Cutter (print. & pub.); Wrapper Sheeter (any industry).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 79

699.682-022 DIE CUTTER (any industry) alternate titles: beam-machine operator; clicker; clicker operator; clicking-machine operator; die-press operator; dinking-machine operator; power-press operator

    Operates machine to cut out parts of specified size and shape from materials, such as cardboard, cloth, leather, mica, paper, plastic, or rubber: Places single or multiple layers of material on bed of machine. Turns handwheel to raise or lower head of machine (ram) according to thickness of material or depth of die. Positions one or more cutting dies on material or clamps dies to head of machine and positions material under dies to ensure maximum utilization of material. Depresses pedal or moves lever to activate ram that forces die through material. Removes cut parts from die or bed of machine. Measures parts with rule or compares parts with standard to verify conformance to specifications. Stacks parts in storage area according to size and shape. May sharpen cutting edges of dies, using file or hone. When operating machine to trim hat brims, is designated Rounding-Machine Operator (hat & cap). May be designated according to type of die used as Adjustable-Die Cutter (paper goods); Solid-Die Cutter (paper goods); or according to part cut as Sole-Leather-Cutting-Machine Operator (boot & shoe); Toppiece Cutter (boot & shoe); Trimming Cutter (garment). May be designated: Beam-Press Operator (rubber goods); Box-Toe Cutter (boot & shoe); Brim Cutter (hat & cap); Buckram Cutter (boot & shoe; hat & cap; leather prod.); Cap-Parts Cutter (hat & cap); Double Cutter (boot & shoe); Glove-Parts Cutter (glove & mit.); Handbag-Parts Cutter (leather prod.); Hat-Parts Cutter (leather prod.); Heel-Lift-Beam Cutter (boot & shoe); Helmet-Hat-Brim Cutter (hat & cap); Insole Cutter, Machine (boot & shoe); Label Cutter (garment); Leather-Novelty-Parts Cutter (leather prod.); Lining Cutter, Machine (boot & shoe); Outsole Cutter, Machine (boot & shoe); Shoe-Parts Cutter (boot & shoe); Silk-Lining Cutter, Machine (boot & shoe; hat & cap; leather prod.); Single-Beam Clicker (boot & shoe; hat & cap; leather prod.); Sole-Cutting-Machine Operator (boot & shoe); Top-Lift Cutter (boot & shoe); Trimming Cutter, Machine (boot & shoe); Twin-Beam Clicker (boot & shoe; hat & cap; leather prod.); Upper Cutter, Machine (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

699.682-026 ROLL-SHEETING CUTTER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: trim operator

    Operates machine to trim edges and slits rolls of coated fabric or plastic sheeting to specified widths for use as wall and shelf covering: Adjusts knives to cut through pattern (design) on material at exact points so patterns will match in register when butted together. Observes operation to correct deviation of cut from point. May be designated according to material cut as Coated Fabric Cutter (tex. prod., nec); Plastic-Sheeting Cutter (plastic prod.).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

699.682-030 SLITTING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (any industry) alternate titles: rip-machine operator; roll-cutting operator; slitter-and-rewinder-machine operator; splitter operator

    Operates machine to slit continuous lengths of material, such as cardboard, felt, metallic foil, paper, plastic, rubberized sheeting, or textile fabrics, into strips of specified width: Spaces rotary blades on machine shaft, according to width specified for strips, and turns setscrew to secure blades in position, using allen wrench. Mounts roll or bolt of material on machine supports and threads material over tension bar, between feed rollers, and under rotary blades. Laps ends of slit material around takeup tubes I. Starts machine and observes flow of material through machine to detect irregular cutting and winding. Moves levers to stop, start, and regulate speed of machine and to align material with rotary blades. Disengages winding shaft and removes narrow rolls of material. Stacks material on shelves according to width of material. When slitting aluminum foil into widths, is designated Aluminum-Foil-Spooling-Machine Operator (nonfer. metal). When slitting embroidered cloth into strips for use as decorative trimming, is designated Straight Cutter, Machine (tex. prod., nec). May be designated according to material or product cut as Binding Cutter (hat & cap); Cuff Slitter (glove & mit.); Electric-Tape Slitter (rubber goods); Facing Slitter (garment; knitting); Paper Slitter (elec. equip.; paper & pulp; paper goods); Tape Cutter (garment; knitting).
GOE: 06.02.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

699.682-034 BEVELER, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.) alternate titles: finisher

    Operates machine to bevel printed circuit board (PCB) connectors: Reads work order to determine specified angle and depth of bevel. Turns knobs to adjust machine cutting tool. Slides PCB along guide over cutting tool to bevel PCB connector. Views beveled edge of sample board connector through magnifying scope to verify angle and depth of cut meet company specifications. Operates machine to bevel all connector edges. Inspects PCB's to detect rough edges, dirty surfaces, and closed holes. Smooths rough edges, using hand file. Cleans dust and deposits from PCB, using airhose, toothbrush, or rag. Scrapes excess plating from holes, using utility knife.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

699.685-010 BUTTON-ATTACHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment; hat & cap) alternate titles: button bradder; button clamper; button riveter; button tacker; patent-button machine operator, automatic; top-bottom-attaching-machine operator

    Tends machine that attaches buttons to articles of apparel, such as work clothing and caps: Places tack in holder on machine bed. Positions premarked article over tack on bed and positions button on garment over tack and under machine ram. Depresses pedal that lowers ram, joining button to article.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.685-014 CUTTER, MACHINE II (any industry) alternate titles: shearer; straight cutter

    Tends machine that cuts materials, such as braid, cardboard, cloth, felt, leather, ribbon, roofing paper, strands of wire, or tape to specified dimensions, by any of following methods: (1) Spaces guide or stop gauge along calibrated scale of cutting table according to length of cut specified and tightens setscrew to secure guide or gauge in position. Stacks single or multiple layers of material on cutting table with edges against stop gauge or pulls material across cutting table to guide. Lowers lever-type blade by hand to cut material. (2) Spaces stop gauge along calibrated scale, according to length of cut specified, and tightens setscrew to secure gauge in position. Places single or multiple layers of material on bed of machine with edges against stop gauge or moves lever to advance material in bed of machine against stop gauge. Depresses pedal to activate lever-type-blade that lowers and cuts material. May tend machine that trims excess material or irregular edges from variety of materials or garment and shoe parts. (3) Mounts roll of material on shaft or positions container of flat folded material at feed end of machine. Threads end of material through guides and automatic feeding device. Turns setscrew to regulate feeding device according to length of cut specified. Starts machine that automatically feeds material under lever-type blade and cuts material into lengths. Stacks lengths of material on table or in handtruck. May change blade, using handtools. When cutting materials for use in making rubber stamp pads, is designated Guillotine Operator (pen & pencil). When trimming feathers for use in making shuttlecocks, is designated Shuttlecock-Feather Trimmer (toy-sport equip.). May be designated according to material or article cut or trimmed as Belt-Loop Cutter (garment); Collar Trimmer (garment); Sample Cutter (garment; textile). May be designated: Band Cutter (garment); Belt Cutter (garment); Braid Cutter (rubber goods); Elastic Cutter (garment); Foil Cutter (any industry); Hose-Suspender Cutter (garment); Label Cutter (garment; knitting); Piping Blocker (boot & shoe); Ribbon Cutter (garment; Sheet Cutter (tex. prod., nec) I; Strap Cutter (garment); Tape Cutter (garment); Toppiece Chopper (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.685-018 EYELET-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: button bradder; button clamper; button riveter; eyelet maker; eyelet riveter; eyeletter; grommet-machine operator; grommet maker

    Tends machine that crimps eyelets, grommets, snaps, buttons, or similar fasteners to material, such as cloth, canvas, paper, plastic, leather, or rubber to reinforce holes, attach fasteners, or to attach parts, by any of following methods: (1) Pours metal fasteners into hopper of machine. Positions material under machine head according to marking on machine bed or material. Depresses pedal to start machine that feeds fastener from fastener holder, lowers ram to force fastener through material and to crimp fastener edges into material, and material into position for succeeding fasteners. (2) Lays fastener in holder of machine. Positions material over fastener according to marks on material or prepunched holes in material. Depresses pedal to lower machine ram which forces edges of fastener into material. (3) Inserts bottom section of two piece fastener in slot in bed of machine and top section into hole in material. Depresses pedal to lower ram and rivet both sections together. May locate and mark positions of fastener on material. May tend machine that also punches holes for fasteners. May be designated according to type of fastener used as Blind Eyeletter (boot & shoe); Blind Hooker (boot & shoe); according to part attached as Buckle-Attaching-Machine Operator (hat & cap); Hook-and-Eye Attacher, Machine (garment); or according to part made as Chin-Strap Maker (hat & cap); Sweatband Maker (hat & cap). May be designated: Button-Attaching-Machine Operator (any industry); Cap-And-Stud-Machine Operator (rubber goods); Fastener Attacher (any industry); Gripper Attacher (any industry); Snap Attacher (any industry); Snap-Fastener-Machine Operator (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.685-022 EYELET-PUNCH OPERATOR (furniture)

    Tends machines that automatically fasten fabric, padding, and scrim with eyelets to form felted border panels for mattresses: Loads material on machine reels, inserts ends between rollers, and drops metal eyelets into feed slots of machine. Starts machine and cuts, folds, and bundles boxing as it emerges.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.685-026 POWER-SCREWDRIVER OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: power-nut-runner operator

    Tends power screwdriver that tightens bolts, nuts, or drives screws to assemble products fabricated from materials, such as wood, metal, plastic, or other materials: Threads or clamps specified torque chuck onto machine spindle. Inserts shank of specified wrench or screwdriver bit into chuck and tightens it, using chuck wrench. Inserts screw or bolt through holes of workpieces or nut onto stud, and turns screw or bolt to catch thread. Positions bolt or nut under bit, and depresses lever to lower spindle and grip head of screw or nut. Pushes pedal to activate spindle that turns and tightens nut, bolt, or screw to torque limit of chuck. May tend machine that positions screw or bolt into workpiece. May tend machine that is activated by pressing workpiece against chuck. May fill hoppers with screws and tend machine that automatically feeds screw between aligned holes of workpiece.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.685-030 RIVETING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (any industry)

    Tends riveting machine that rivets together parts fabricated from materials, such as plastic, cloth, or leather: Aligns holes of workpieces. Inserts rivet shank through holes or onto anvil of machine. Positions rivet or holes of workpieces over anvil or against fixtures. Presses pedal to lower ram that expands rivet shank and clinches workpieces together. Fills hopper with rivets when tending automatic machine that positions rivets over anvil. May tend machine equipped with rotating die and be designated Rivet Spinner (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.685-038 FILLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonfer. metal)

    Tends machine that fills cavities of aluminum extrusions with cement to form thermal-conduction barriers for use in manufacturing windows and doors: Moves machine controls to regulate extrusion feed rate and speed of cement flow. Adjusts drive wheels, pressure rollers, and cement needle according to extrusion size and cavity to be filled, using wrenches. Starts machine that conveys extrusion on rollers through machine for filling operation. Observes operation to ensure cavity filling meets company standards. Readjusts settings when cavity filling falls below specifications. Stacks filled extrusions discharged from machine into cart with assistance from coworker. Places separator blocks and sticks between extrusion layers to prevent sticking and facilitate cement drying.
GOE: 06.04.36 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

699.685-046 PINNER, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (electron. comp.)

    Tends machine that drills pinning holes and inserts metal pins into sets of copper laminated fiberglass boards and backing material preparatory to fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCB's): Fills pinning machine hopper with metal pins. Reads work orders to determine specified PCB's. Positions PCB's on bed of machine. Turns machine levers and handwheels to adjust, align, and hold PCB's for drilling and pinning. Activates machine that drills pinning holes and inserts pins into PCB's to stabilize PCB's during numerical-controlled drilling of component mounting holes. Stacks pinned PCB's for transfer to next work station. May assemble sets of fiberglass PCB's and backing material prior to pinning operation.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

699.685-050 PRODUCTION-MACHINE TENDER (auto. mfg.)

    Tends automatic production machines and equipment that machine, stamp, weld, form, move, or apply adhesives to automotive parts, according to specifications and machine operating instructions: Pushes buttons on control panel to start and activate automatic cycles of production machines and equipment. Observes machine operations, material supplies, and position of workpieces to detect malfunctions, needed supplies, or misaligned parts. Adjusts alignment of parts on transfer devices and fixtures, using wrench, screwdriver, or control panel. Pushes buttons and presses keys on $T3teach pendant$T1 to adjust programmed positions of robots' end-of-arm tools or to reset programs that control robot movements. Inspects welds of arc welding robots and adjusts weld position, amount of electrode wire in weld, or heat setting, using teach pendant. Replenishes workpieces for spot welding robots, adhesive supply for adhesive applying robots, and welding wire for arc welding robots. Lubricates machine parts, using grease gun and oilcan. Removes weld slag from fixtures, using chisel, hammer, or file. Notifies supervisor of machine malfunction or defective auto parts. May be assigned to one type of machine, such as material handling, spot welding, or arc welding robots; automatic spot welder; or punch or drill press. May work as part of team.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 90

699.685-054 TRIMMER, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PANELS (electron. comp.)

    Tends machines that trim and bevel edges of copper laminated fiberglass panels used in fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCB's): Flips switches to activate machines. Positions panel over pegs on bed of trimming (shearing) machine. Presses buttons to lower cutting blade that trims excess edges from fiberglass panel. Removes panel from bed of trimming machine and positions edge of panel against guide on bed of beveling machine. Moves panel along guide and under rotating cutting blade that bevels edges of panel. May clean machines, using airhose, to remove shavings. May count and record number of panels completed.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

699.686-010 MACHINE FEEDER (any industry)

    Feeds or removes metal, plastic, or other stock and material from automatic fabricating machines: Places stock into hoppers, onto conveyors of self-centering machine bed, or lifts coils of sheet metal or wire onto feedrack. Removes stock from conveyor and piles it into boxes, truck, or on feed conveyor for next operation. May push dual control buttons to activate machine. May work in pairs to feed or remove pieces from machine. May thread sheet metal or wire through machine. May be designated by machine fed as Shear Operator, Automatic (any industry) II; or by task performed as Punch-Press Feeder (any industry); Punch-Press Offbearer (any industry); Straightening-Machine Feeder (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.687-010 HARNESS CLEANER (textile) alternate titles: harness brusher; reed cleaner

    Cleans lint, dust, gum, and size from harness assemblies and loom reeds, using brush or airhose. Scrubs harness assemblies in cleaning solution and hangs them in drying cabinet. May clean and replace worn or damaged $T3drop wires.$T1
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

699.687-014 MACHINE CLEANER (any industry) alternate titles: machine brusher; machine rubber; wiper

    Cleans dust, dirt, grease, and lint from machines and auxiliary equipment, such as tanks and pipelines, in industrial plant or aboard ship, using cleaning solutions, waste, rags, waterhose, pumps, lint vacuum system, airhose, brushes, and scraping tools: Cleans screen on lint vacuum system and replaces worn screen. May clean plant sewage treatment system and water supply wells. May remove machine guards and accessories, using handtools. May paint exposed surfaces of machines to prevent rust. May oil moving parts or wearing surfaces. May clean floors around machine, using broom or vacuum cleaner. May be designated according to machine or part of machine cleaned as Bottle-Packing-Machine Cleaner (any industry); Creel Cleaner (textile); Opening-Machine Cleaner (textile); Pin Cleaner (textile); Rack Cleaner (textile); Shafting Cleaner (any industry). May be designated: Card Cleaner (textile); Guide-Rail Cleaner (textile); Loom Blower (textile).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

699.687-018 OILER (any industry) alternate titles: boiler-room helper; greaser and oiler; greaser; hostler; lubricator; machine hostler; oiler and greaser

    Oils and greases moving parts of friction surfaces of mechanical equipment, such as shaft and motor bearings, sprockets, drive chains, gears, and pulleys, according to specified procedures and oral instructions: Fills container, such as oilcan, grease gun, or tank of lubrication truck with specified lubricant. Squirts or pours oil on moving parts and friction surfaces, or into holes, oil cups, or reservoirs. Turns oil cup valves to regulate flow of oil to moving parts. Forces grease into bearings with grease-gun, smears grease on friction surfaces, or packs grease cups by hand. Fills wells and sumps of lubricating systems with oil. Reports machinery defects or malfunctions to supervisor. May clean machines, sweep floors, and transport stock. May be specified according to type of machine or equipment lubricated. May tend machine that automatically oils parts.
GOE: 05.12.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

699.687-022 ROPE CLEANER (textile)

    Rubs powdered mica onto tension rope of warp beam to prevent rope from slipping and to maintain even tension on warp.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

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