Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) Job Descriptions
700.130-010 to 713.684-018

    This category includes occupations concerned with the use of body members, handtools, and bench machines to fit, grind, carve, mold, paint, sew, assemble, inspect, repair, and similarly work relatively small objects and materials, such as jewelry, phonographs, light bulbs, musical instruments, tires, footwear, pottery, and garments. The work is usually performed at a set position in a mill, plant, or shop, at a bench, worktable, or conveyor. At the more complex levels, workers frequently read blueprints, follow patterns, use a variety of handtools, and assume responsibility for meeting standards. Workers at the less complex levels are required to follow standardized procedures.


    This division includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fabricating, assembling, and repairing or reconditioning products primarily made of metal, but may include parts of plastic or other materials. Also includes products usually made of metal, such as certain tools, but sometimes made of a substitute metallic-type material, the fabrication of which involves use of tooling and techniques similar to metalworking.


    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing solid and plated jewelry, tableware, dresser sets, ornamental articles, trophies, medals, rosaries and ecclesiastical ware, jewelers' findings, and related items made of precious and semiprecious metals, and such alloys as pewter and stainless steel. Includes mounting stones in settings. Lapidary work is included in Group 770; and metal engraving is included in Group 704.

700.130-010 SUPERVISOR (jewelry-silver.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of sterling silver or silver-plated hollowware, such as serving pieces, flatware, ecclesiastical items, or trophies: Analyzes characteristics, such as luster, malleability, and attractiveness of workpiece in process to determine whether to stop or continue production of workpiece. Trains new workers. Inspects finished work to ensure adherence to specifications, using micrometer, calipers, height-gauge, and rulers. May operate equipment, such as buffing machine, press, and drophammer to correct defects in product. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.131-010 SUPERVISOR (jewelry-silver.; plastic prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of jewelry cases: Trains new employees in all phases of operations. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to workers supervised as Supervisor, Hand Workers (jewelry-silver.; plastic prod.); Supervisor, Machine Workers (jewelry-silver.; plastic prod.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.131-014 SUPERVISOR (metal prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in beating gold strips into leaves of specified dimensions, performing duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

700.131-018 SUPERVISOR, JEWELRY DEPARTMENT (jewelry-silver.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in more than one phase of manufacturing jewelry, such as rings, pins, charms, and medals: Assigns workers to stamping, soldering, enameling, or engraving department. Trains workers in methods of jewelry manufacture, such as model making, casting, polishing and stone cutting. Inspects finished work to ensure adherence to specification, using sight magnifier, micrometer, and loupe. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.261-010 PEWTERER (jewelry-silver.)

    Designs and fabricates pewter products, applying knowledge of metallurgy, mold-making, and pewter casting and finishing: Researches reference materials and consults with interested parties to develop ideas for new products. Designs, drafts, and fabricates models of new casting molds, using drafting tools, lathe, and handtools. Fabricates lathe accessories and modifies handtools to facilitate turning and finishing of cast pieces. Mixes and heats alloy and fills casting molds [PEWTER CASTER (jewelry-silver.) 502.384-010]. Joins cast parts to form product, using solder and blowtorch, and shapes, engraves, and polishes product, using lathe and cutting and polishing tools [PEWTER FINISHER (jewelry-silver.) 700.281-026]. Analyzes production data to determine deviations from standards necessitating replacement of molds or modification of equipment.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 86

700.281-010 JEWELER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: bench worker; jewelry jobber; jewelry repairer

    Fabricates and repairs jewelry articles, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets, and lockets: Forms model of article from wax or metal, using carving tools. Places wax model in casting ring, and pours plaster into ring to form mold. Inserts plaster mold in furnace to melt wax. Casts metal model from plaster mold. Forms mold of sand or rubber from metal model for casting jewelry. Pours molten metal into mold, or operates centrifugal casting machine to cast article [CENTRIFUGAL-CASTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (jewelry-silver.)]. Cuts, saws, files, and polishes article, using handtools and polishing wheel. Solders pieces of jewelry together, using soldering torch or iron. Enlarges or reduces size of rings by sawing through band, adding or removing metal, and soldering ends together. Repairs broken clasps, pins, rings, and other jewelry by soldering or replacing broken parts. Reshapes and restyles old jewelry, following designs or instructions, using handtools and machines, such as jeweler's lathe and drill. Smooths soldered joints and rough spots, using hand file and emery paper. May be designated according to metals fashioned as Goldsmith (jewelry-silver.); Platinumsmith (jewelry-silver.); Silversmith (jewelry-silver.) I.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.281-014 JEWELER APPRENTICE (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: bench-worker apprentice; jewelry-repairer apprentice; craft worker

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.281-018 MODEL MAKER I (jewelry-silver.)

    Makes models by hand from materials, such as plastic, plaster, wax, and metals, according to prepared design for use as molds in casting silverware articles, using sculpturing, carving, and engraving tools: Cuts, carves, chisels, scrapes, and files plaster, wax, or other plastic materials to make model of article in conformity with design. Makes mold of clay or plaster and casts metal sample of model [MOLD MAKER (jewelry-silver.) I]. Grinds, sharpens, and makes own handtools, such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers. May chase decorative designs on silver blanks to be used as models from which steel-production dies are made [CHASER (jewelry-silver.)]. May make own jigs and fixtures.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.281-022 SILVERSMITH II (jewelry-silver.)

    Assembles and repairs silverware, such as coffee pots, tea sets, and trays: Anneals workpiece in gas oven for prescribed time to soften metal for reworking. Wires parts, such as legs, spouts, and handles, to body to prepare unit for soldering. Solders parts together and fills in holes and cracks with silver solder, using gas torch. Hammers out deformations and levels and sets bottoms, using dollies, hammers, and tracing punches. Shapes and straightens damaged legs, lids, and spouts with pliers. Restores dented embossing on articles, using hammers and punches. Pierces and cuts open design in ornamentation, using hand drill and scroll saw. Glues plastic separators to handles of coffee and teapots. May operate lathe to form articles of silverware out of silver or plated sheet, according to sketches. May hammer metal into shape and solder seams to make handles and spouts. May work with metals other than silver, such as pewter, brass, chromium, and nickel.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.281-026 PEWTER FINISHER (jewelry-silver.)

    Shapes, joins, engraves, and polishes pewter items following casting, using machine and handtools and applying knowledge of finishing processes: Secures cast pewter item onto chuck of lathe, depresses button to activate lathe, and pares inner and outer surfaces of items to remove rough edges and excess material, to shape piece to style specifications, and to impart luster to finish, depending on processing stage, using variety of chipping and cutting tools. Engraves decorative lines on item, using engraving tool. Polishes finished surfaces, using abrasive pad. Determines placement on item of auxiliary parts, such as spouts and handles, using paper facsimile, and marks solder path on item, using grease pencil. Routs out solder path, following marked lines and using routing machine. Places part on jig to stabilize part, aligns auxiliary part with part of jig, and joins parts, using solder and blowtorch. Weighs completed pieces to determine deviation from target weight, and records weight and processing time required on production records. Carries pieces to next work station. Occasionally fabricates chipping and turning tools, using machine and handtools.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

700.381-010 CHAIN MAKER, HAND (jewelry-silver.)

    Forms chains of various shapes and designs from gold wire to make jewelry articles according to specifications: Winds wire into coils, using coiling device. Saws coils through one side to form separate links, using handsaw. Assembles links in specified manner to form rope chain or fancy links, using pointed pliers. Solders links to form chain, using gold solder and gas torch. Immerses chain in chemical baths to clean gold. Polishes chain, using jeweler's rouge and felt polishing wheel.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

700.381-014 FANCY-WIRE DRAWER (jewelry-silver.)

    Draws, shapes, and engraves or embosses precious or base metal wire for use in fabricating precious or costume jewelry, such as chains, box links, and bracelets: Inserts tapered end of metal wire, such as gold, platinum, and silver, through die hole, pulling wire through dies of wire-drawing machine manually to form round, half-round, square, or rectangular jewelry wire. Engraves ornamental designs on surface of wire, using triangular and square-pointed tools, such as gravers and carvers, or embosses wire with decorative patterns, using wire-drawing machine equipped with embossing rollers. Draws, shapes, and embosses ribbon-wire, using rolling mill. Examines dimensions of rolled or drawn wire, using micrometers.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.381-018 GOLDBEATER (metal prod., nec)

    Beats gold strips into gold leaf, using hammers, for use in decorating products, such as books, furniture, and signs: Cuts gold strip into one inch squares and interlaminates squares with leaves of cutch (packet of vellum sheets). Hammers cutch to reduce thickness and expand area of squares to form gold sheets of specified dimensions. Cuts sheets into quarters and interlaminates quartered sheets with leaves of shoder (packet of skins). Hammers shoder to form gold leaf of specified dimensions.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

700.381-022 HAMMERSMITH (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: flat hammerer

    Repairs defects in silver hollowware, such as trays, creamers, teapots, and bowls, using hammers, dollies, and tracing punches: Examines article to determine nature of defect, such as dents, uneven bottom, scratches, or holes. Places article on anvil or dolly and pounds out dents or bulges, selecting hammer with head corresponding in curvature with surface of article. Straightens twisted articles by hand. Forms concavity in bottom of article to improve its stability, using tracing punches and hammer. Verifies levelness of bottom edges of article, using straightedge, or by rocking article back and forth on flat surface. Peens edges of scratches or holes to repair defect, using peening hammer.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

700.381-026 LAY-OUT WORKER (jewelry-silver.)

    Lays out settings and mounts stones in jewelry mounting, following specifications: Compares mounting with design to determine position of settings. Marks and drills holes in mountings to center stones according to design specifications. Decorates raised portions of metal, using engravers' tools. Positions mountings in sandblasting machine to clean and sharpen design preparatory to further processing. May modify existing mountings to reposition jewels [STONE SETTER (jewelry-silver.; optical goods)].
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.381-030 LOCKET MAKER (jewelry-silver.)

    Shapes, finishes, and assembles metal parts to fabricate lockets: Stamps design in metal frame with drop press. Cuts edges with chisel or reamer to flatten sides. Solders in lining and places field piece between outer and inner frame to hold picture. Removes rough spots with file and emery paper, and polishes with buffing wire and wire brush. Dips lockets in cleaning solution to remove stains and in solution of gold or other metal to color lockets.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.381-034 MOLD MAKER I (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: chaser

    Finishes, alters, and repairs metal molds used to cast jewelry articles and trophy figurines, using hand carving and engraving tools: Cuts design in mold and files, grinds, and shapes points, surfaces, and contours. Fits halves of molds together to determine if they close tightly. Drills holes in mold to allow gases to escape during casting. Reshapes pouring funnels of molds to facilitate flow of molten metal. Drills holes in mold and attaches handles, using drill press and screwdriver. Forms sample castings in mold and measures casting to verify dimensions. May grind, sharpen, and make tools.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

700.381-038 MOLD-MAKER APPRENTICE (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: chaser apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

700.381-042 RING MAKER (jewelry-silver.)

    Fabricates rings by any of following methods: (1) Casts rings, using molds of rubber, plaster, wax, sand, and metal. (2) Cuts out ring blanks from flat metal and shapes blanks into ring bands. (3) Ties or twists gold or silver wires together and bends to form rings. Removes gates, solders ends, and files rings to remove excess metal. Cleans and polishes rings by immersing them in metal cleaning or acid solution. May set stones in rings.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.381-046 SAMPLE MAKER I (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: crafter

    Fabricates sample jewelry articles, according to drawings or instructions: Cuts and shapes metal into findings, using metal cutting and carving tools. Arranges metal findings into specified design, softens findings by heating with gas torch, and shapes findings, using hammer and die. Solders pieces together, and smooths rough surfaces, using wooden mallet, files, or polishing wheel. Attaches decorative trimmings, such as wax flowers, enamel motifs, and stones.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.381-050 SOLDERER (jewelry-silver.)

    Solders together parts of new or broken jewelry, using gas torch and solder: Selects type of solder to be used and lays parts on asbestos board. Lights torch and applies solder and flux to article as needed. Immerses article in water to cool.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

700.381-054 STONE SETTER (jewelry-silver.; optical goods) alternate titles: jewelry setter

    Sets precious, semiprecious, or ornamental stones in rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, metal optical frames, and other jeweled items, using handtools: Places item in vise. Cuts and files setting to accommodate stones, using files, chisels, and hand or electric drills. Positions stone in setting and fixes in place by pressing prongs around stone, by raising retaining metal ridge around stone, or by tapping edges of setting with setting tool and hammer, forcing metal against stone. Smooths edges, using emery file and pointed steel tool. Examines union of stone and setting, using magnifying glass. May drill holes in settings preparatory to setting stones in piece. May replace stones in rings. May be designated according to stone set as Diamond Setter (jewelry-silver.) or according to item worked on as Stone Setter, Metal Optical Frames (optical goods).
GOE: 05.05.14 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.381-058 STONE-SETTER APPRENTICE (jewelry-silver.; optical goods)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.14 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.682-010 FLATWARE MAKER (jewelry-silver.)

    Operates power press and other machines to stamp out spoons and forks from sterling silver blanks: Positions and secures specified cutting dies in holders of power press, using wrench. Starts press, positions blank, and depresses pedal to cut blank to size. Places cut blank in die holder of drop press. Pulls strap to drop ram onto blank to form bowl or fork end of flatware, regulating force of ram by height from which ram is released. Anneals flatware between initial and final stampings, using torch to heat metal to prescribed temperature. Immerses annealed flatware in specified solution to cool and clean metal. Positions formed fork blanks in holders of tining press and activates cutters that form tines. Shapes handle, bowl, or tines of spoons and forks, using copper model as standard, grinding wheel, emery-belt, wooden mallet, forming blocks, and hand files.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

700.682-014 LATHE HAND (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: sawyer

    Operates bench lathe to saw, mill, burr, or bevel metal stock or parts used to make jewelry findings: Secures stock in guide or jig, starts lathe, and moves stock against cutting tool. May manipulate stock against cutting tool without use of guide or jig.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

700.682-018 PROFILE-SAW OPERATOR (jewelry-silver.)

    Trims excess metal from edges of hollowware, such as trays, platters, bowls, and vegetable dishes after forming on forming press, using circular saw: Selects saw blade according to metal composition of workpiece and mounts it on driving spindle, using wrench. Measures distance from bottom of workpiece to ridge or scallop on contour and adjusts height of saw blade, using dividers, scale, adjustable square, and wrenches. Starts machine and positions hollow side of workpiece over saw blade with top flat against backboard. Guides workpiece against saw following designated ridge or scallop to cut excess metal at same height around edge of workpiece.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-010 ARBORER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: bender; ring maker; sizer

    Forms ring blank into circular shape, using ring mandrel and rawhide mallet: Files ends of ring blank smooth and square and places blank in ring bending device. Pulls lever to bend blank into semicircle. Places blank on mandrel and hammers blank into circular shape, using rawhide mallet. Slides ring over sizing (measuring) mandrel to verify conformity to specifications.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.684-014 ASSEMBLER (jewelry-silver.)

    Assembles jewelry, such as rings, lockets, bracelets, brooches, and watchcases, using pliers, screwdriver, and jeweler's hammer. May use foot press. May be designated according to type of product assembled as Bracelet Maker, Novelty (jewelry-silver.); Brooch Maker, Novelty (jewelry-silver.).
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-018 BRIGHT CUTTER (jewelry-silver.)

    Cuts layer of metal from walls of settings and other surfaces of jewelry articles to reveal bright inner metals: Clamps article in chuck preparatory to cutting. Lubricates cutting tool and pushes tool over surface to remove specified layer of metal.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-022 CHAIN MAKER, MACHINE (jewelry-silver.)

    Forms chains for watches and other jewelry articles: Feeds wire into machine. Hooks together ends of chain formed by machine, using pliers, and solders on trimming. May be designated according to type of chain as Novelty-Chain Maker (jewelry-silver.).
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-026 DRILLER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: drill-press operator

    Drills holes and sockets for stones or hinges in pieces of jewelry, such as brooches, rings, and bracelets: Inserts drill bit of specified size in chuck of press and starts drill. Holds piece of jewelry against drill, pressing it until holes or sockets are formed. May use hand drill.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-030 EARRING MAKER (jewelry-silver.)

    Assembles pearl earrings according to designs or instructions: Winds wire-threaded pearls, by hand, around metal-looped earring blanks. Cuts end of wire thread with cutter. Fastens pearls on loops by twisting wire with pliers. May paste loops of pearls and single pearls to facing of other loop blank.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-034 FILER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: fitter; shaper

    Trims and smooths edges, surfaces, and impressed or raised designs of jewelry articles and jewelry findings, using files, chisels, and saws: Places article in holding device or against bench pin. Files or cuts excess metal from surfaces and ornamentations, such as filigree or relief designs. Miters joints and ends of formed ring blanks, using file. May smooth and polish edges and soldered areas of jewelry, using abrasive wheel. May operate motor-driven filing machine.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-038 GOLD CUTTER (metal prod., nec)

    Cuts goldleaf sheets to specified sizes and fills interleaved books with cut sheets, using handtools: Removes sheet of goldleaf from mold, using wood pinchers. Places sheets on worktable and smooths sheets preparatory to cutting. Cuts sheets to specified size, using cutting device. Places goldleaf in interleaved book, using wood pinchers. May operate electric cutting machine to cut goldleaf.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

700.684-042 HOLLOW-HANDLE-KNIFE ASSEMBLER (jewelry-silver.)

    Cements knife blades into hollow handles by performing any combination of following tasks: Weighs, measures, and mixes specified amounts of powder and water together in automatic beater for specified time. Pours cement into drum of centrifugal loading machine, inserts knife handles in perimeter of drum and activates machine to fill handles. Places filled handle in tray. Inserts tang of blade into cement-filled handle and twists blade to align blade with handle. Places assembled knife between spring-loaded holders on vertical endless chain conveyor leading to drying oven or water-curing machine. Removes finished pieces from conveyor and examines them for alignment and excess cement. Twists blade to realign it with handle, and places rejects in tray. Places accepted knives in rack for air drying. Cleans cement from knife, using brush and metal pick. May pour cement into pneumatic cylinder, connect compressed airhose, place knife handle under cylinder spout, and fill handle by depressing pedal to release cement from cylinder.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.684-046 JIGSAWYER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: jigsaw operator

    Cuts out metal jewelry findings according to pattern, using jigsaw: Receives metal sheets with patterns cemented to tops, or prints patterns on printing press and cements onto metal sheets. Assembles several sheets into laminated block with oiled paper between layers to produce multiple findings in one cutting operation. Drills holes for saw blade, using drill press. Mounts blade on jigsaw, starts saw, and guides metal sheet against blade to cut along lines of pattern.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

700.684-050 MESH CUTTER (jewelry-silver.)

    Cuts metal mesh to specified dimensions to make jewelry articles, such as women's handbags, belts, and watchbands: Detaches small metal squares from mesh by cutting corner rings until desired size and shape of mesh is attained. May complete shaping of mesh with scissors.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-054 OXIDIZER (jewelry-silver.)

    Brushes oxide solution on ornamentation (patterned surfaces) of silverware and silver-plated ware to darken crevasses to make design stand out after buffing: Brushes oxide on ornamentation of hollowware, such as bowls, trays, and coffee pots. Dips ornamented end of knives, forks, and spoons in solution, and wipes excess solution from silverware with cloth to prevent discoloration. Places silverware in mesh basket and immerses it in water to neutralize oxidation. May tend conveyorized machine that automatically oxidizes stainless steel flatware items.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.684-058 PREPARER, MAKING DEPARTMENT (jewelry-silver.)

    Operates equipment and uses handtools to prepare metal jewelry findings for further processing, using handtools and machine tools: Shapes, cuts, and assembles findings, using pliers, shears, arbors, mallets, files, or foot press. Drills holes in findings, using small drill. Cuts off excess metal or makes slots in findings, using bench lathe. Polishes findings on powered abrasive disk or emery wheel. Softens findings by heating them in furnace to prepare them for soft soldering or shaping.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

700.684-062 PREPARER, SAMPLES AND REPAIRS (jewelry-silver.)

    Duplicates sample jewelry articles by shaping, assembling, and cutting findings for soldering and other operations, using original sample as guide. Repairs jewelry damaged during processing by replacing or reshaping defective parts, using handtools and machine tools.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

700.684-066 RING STAMPER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: ring striker

    Stamps out, shapes, and trims ring and findings blanks for jewelry, such as bracelets, pins, and earrings, performing any of following tasks: Stamps out ring and finding blanks from metal strips, using kick-press or power press. Forms contoured ring body from blank metal, using drop-press. Trims excess metal from edges of contoured ring body. Heats and softens metal blanks preparatory to stamping and shaping operations, using annealing furnace or gas torch. May operate rolling mill to decrease thickness of metal ingots.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

700.684-070 SILVERWARE ASSEMBLER (jewelry-silver.)

    Assembles silver hollowware, such as lazy susans, teapots, creamers, and chafing dishes: Drills holes in parts, using bench drill. Screws, bolts, or pins base, legs, and lid to body of hollowware, using handtools. Adjusts length of legs, or flattens base with mallet so article stands firm and level. Mixes plastic ingredients, following formula, to form adhesive compound, and glues handle to hollowware. May ream and tap holes, using bench drill and tap. May fasten parts together by swedging. May buff and polish articles after assembly to remove finger marks.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.684-074 SPINNER (jewelry-silver.)

    Stretches and shapes metal into symmetrical forms, using handtools and bench lathe, for use in making jewelry: Mounts work in lathe chuck. Starts lathe and forces handtools against metal to bend and stretch it as specified.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

700.684-078 STRETCHER (jewelry-silver.)

    Stretches rings to specified size and shape, using stretching device: Slides ring onto hollow arbor (female) having slits running down its length that permit it to contract or expand. Turns wheel to force tapered male arbor into hollow arbor to expand and stretch ring. Repeats operation until ring is stretched and formed as specified.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.684-082 WATCH-BAND ASSEMBLER (jewelry-silver.)

    Assembles ribs of skeleton for expansion metal watch band, using handtools: Inserts coil spring in center eyelet of watch-band rib with pencil-shaped $T3jigger.$T1 Turns under projecting ends of spring to fasten rib to skeleton.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.687-010 BENCH WORKER, HOLLOW HANDLE (jewelry-silver.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks involved in assembling knife handles and handles for hollowware, such as creamers and sugar bowls: Holds halves of handles against electrodes on spot-welding machine to tack-weld them together. Places handles on rack hooks and dips them in tank of flux. Places knife handle halves in assembly press to fit halves together onto metal holding frame preparatory to soldering. Inserts premeasured amount of solder in hollow handle. Loads handles on screen conveyor that carries them through furnace. Positions soldered handles in fixture of milling machine or belt grinder to face mouth of handles. Positions handle in fixture and depresses pedal that submerges handles into water tank and forces compressed air into fixture. Observes handles to detect air bubbles indicating faulty soldering. Brushes flux on inside of handles and sprinkles them with powdered solder, using reed scoop.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-014 BOILER-OUT (jewelry-silver.)

    Coats rings and jewelry fittings with acid solution or wax to protect metal from oxidation during soldering process: Drops fittings into boiling acid solution for specified time, or applies wax to fittings, using brush. Removes acid coated fittings and heats them in oven to harden coating. Dips soldered articles in chemical solutions and water to remove coating.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-018 BRIMER (metal prod., nec)

    Applies special powder to both sides of plastic mold sheets to prevent gold strips from sticking to sheet, using powder and plush stick.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-022 CASTER HELPER (jewelry-silver.)

    Prepares investment molds for use in casting gold rings: Mixes plaster of paris and water in specified proportion and pours around wax model. Places casting in oven for baking. Cleans finished casting by dipping it in acid and water solution.
GOE: 05.12.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.687-026 CHARGER II (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: bench hand; set-up and charger

    Prepares jewelry findings for subsequent soldering operations: Positions jewelry article on nonflammable work surface, such as asbestos board or pan of crushed emery stone. Selects findings and positions them on jewelry article, using tweezers. Places particle of solder (charge) at junction of jewelry article and finding, using brush or pick.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-030 CUTCH CLEANER (metal prod., nec)

    Cleans, dries, and presses cutch sheets (skins) to recondition sheets for reuse, using airhose and hydraulic press: Receives wet sheets that have been washed to remove gold particles, and holds sheets under compressed airhose to remove excess moisture. Places sheets in fanned-out pattern in heated hydraulic press to press and complete drying of sheets. Stacks reconditioned sheets on worktable for reuse.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-034 INSPECTOR (jewelry-silver.)

    Examines findings and finished pieces of jewelry for specified size and shape and for defects in enameling, painting, plating, and polishing. Straightens parts or inserts links, using pointed pliers. May measure and weigh completed articles of sterling silver or pieces of jewelry, using balance scale, micrometer, calipers, rulers, and height gauge. May inspect filled books of gold leaf or rolls of metal foil for defects, such as dimensional accuracy, holes or torn corners.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

700.687-038 LABORER, GOLD LEAF (metal prod., nec)

    Places gold strips between sheets of plastic or skin to form packets (stacks) for beating by GOLDBEATER (metal prod., nec). May be designated Shoder Filler (metal prod., nec) when forming packet for second beating, or Mold Filler (metal prod., nec) when forming packet for third beating.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-042 MELTER (jewelry-silver.)

    Melts gold, or gold and silver alloys, using furnace, electric heating unit, or torch, and pours molten metal into ingot molds to prepare metal for use in making jewelry: Places metal in clay crucible. Places crucible in preheated oven or heats crucible with torch to melt metal. Observes color changes in metals to ensure that specified temperature is attained. Pours molten metal into ingot mold. Opens mold, lifts out ingot with tongs, and quenches ingot in water. May operate roller machine to roll ingots into metal strips for use in stamping out jewelry blanks [ROLLER (jewelry-silver.)].
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-046 MOLD SHEET CLEANER (metal prod., nec)

    Removes gold dust and chips that adhere to plastic sheets, during hammering process: Inserts plastic sheets in opening of glass enclosure and under compressed airhose that blows gold dust and chips from sheets. Stacks cleaned sheets on worktable for reuse.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-050 MOLD-MAKER HELPER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: chaser helper

    Assists MOLD MAKER (jewelry-silver.) I in making metal molds used to cast jewelry articles: Scrapes, files, and sandpapers surfaces of metal molds so they will close smoothly. Performs duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-054 PLANISHER (jewelry-silver.)

    Flattens previously initialed heads of signet rings to remove dents, using press. Positions plunger and arbor holder in press. Slips ring on arbor and inserts arbor in arbor holder. Pushes lever that forces plunger down on head of ring to flatten it and remove dents. Releases lever and removes ring from press.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-058 POLISHER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: rubber-off

    Smooths and polishes jewelry, such as charms, earrings, pins, rings, and bracelets, using polishing wheel: Selects polishing wheel and dressing compound according to type of metal to be polished and type of finish desired. Applies dressing compound or rouge to rotating wheel and moves article against wheel to remove surface blemishes and produce luster. May apply dressing compound and rub articles with cloth to remove discoloration and produce luster. May immerse jewelry in plating solution for specified time to coat jewelry with gold, silver, or other material. May polish areas of rings that are inaccessible to polishing wheel, using strip of abrasive polishing fabric. May buff jewelry findings with abrasive to produce grain effect (dull, granulated surface) and be designated Grainer (jewelry-silver.). When holding jewelry against lapping disk to smooth soldered joints, rough edges, and file marks, may be designated Lapper (jewelry-silver.). When holding jewelry against wire-brush wheel to remove stains, oxide coatings, solder flux, and to produce satin-finished surfaces, may be designated Scratch Brusher (jewelry-silver.).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

700.687-062 PREPARER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: bench hand

    Performs any combination of following tasks in preparing cast jewelry findings for further processing: Cuts, saws, or breaks off gates from jewelry castings, using shears, jeweler's saw, pliers, or foot press equipped with cutting tool. Removes burrs and smooths rough edges of casting, using file or grinding wheel. Straightens distorted castings, using foot press equipped with shaping dies. May remove plaster from castings by dipping castings in water and acid solution. May count and separate jewelry casting into containers, according to type, and marks containers with identifying information. May specialize in breaking off gates from jewelry castings and be designated Breaker-Off (jewelry-silver.).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

700.687-066 SCRAPER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: cutter and edge trimmer

    Saws and grinds gates and flash from castings of novelty jewelry and trophy figurines: Starts bandsaw and positions casting against revolving blade to cut off gate. Scrapes off flash and smooths rough surfaces, using belt-sanding machine, rotary file, and hand knife.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with hand forging, straightening, tempering, sharpening, assembling, repairing, and reconditioning handtools used in woodworking, metalworking, ceramics, construction, mechanics, agriculture, masonry, sheet metal, jewelry, and watchmaking; setting, filing, welding, or otherwise reconditioning circular or bandsaw blades; and grinding or otherwise reconditioning twist drills, reamers, lathe bits, and other cutting tools used in power and machine tools.

701.137-010 SUPERVISOR, ASSEMBLY-AND-PACKING (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in painting and assembling can opener parts, packing completed can opener parts, and packing completed can openers. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

701.261-010 QUALITY-CONTROL INSPECTOR (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Inspects completed handtools and parts in process, using statistical sampling techniques and following printed procedures, to evaluate quality of products: Selects, according to sampling tables, percentage of production lot of tools, such as planes, bit braces, levels, garden shears, tape, and folding rules. Examines tool or part to judge quality of finish and to detect visible flaws, such as cracks in castings. Measures dimensions and angles for conformance with blueprint or tabular specifications, using measuring instruments. Tests hardness of metal components [HARDNESS INSPECTOR (heat treating)]. Moves working parts of tool by hand to judge smoothness of action. Function tests mitre boxes and saws by making trial cuts to verify accuracy of mitre gauge and absence of saw run-out. Secures drill bit or counter bore in powered chuck and bores holes in wood to evaluate cutting action. Records findings on chart. Rejects or accepts entire production lot according to quality of sample inspected. Notifies supervisor when sampling indicates progressive deterioration in product quality, in order that corrections can be made in machine setup or operating procedure to forestall production of unacceptable work. Verifies accuracy of production gauges against master gauges. Computes percentages, ratios, and proportions of product-quality deviations in order to prepare engineering reports and analyses.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

701.381-010 REPAIRER, HANDTOOLS (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Repairs handtools, such as planes, vises, bit braces, levels, tape rules and mitre boxes: Examines defective tools to determine from experience, nature of defect or cause of malfunction, and possibility of repair. Disassembles tool, using screwdrivers, hammers, chisels, punches, and files. Operates power tools, such as drill press, power press, and handmilling machine, to remove screws, pins, rivets, bushings, collars, and jackets. Replaces defective part or repairs part, using files, reaming tools, and vise. Verifies dimensions, straightness, and concentricity of parts, using gauges. Reassembles tool, using hand and power equipment [ASSEMBLER (cutlery-hrdwr.)]. Records nature and extent of repairs performed. Maintains stock of parts.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

701.381-014 SAW FILER (any industry) alternate titles: filer

    Repairs bandsaw, handsaw, and circular saw blades according to customer's or manufacturer's specifications, using handtools, machine tools, and welding equipment: Examines saw for defects. Cuts broken teeth from saw, using power shear [SHEAR OPERATOR (any industry) I]. Forms teeth on saw blade by beveling joints on grinder and welding or brazing them together. Brazes or welds cracks in saw blades. Straightens twists and kinks in blades, using straightening press, and hammers out dents in blade on metal table. Adjusts cutting width of teeth, using swage or special pliers. Computes number and angle of teeth to produce specified cut. Clamps blade in saw-filing machine and turns handwheel to adjust distance between teeth, angle of bevel, and depth of cut of file or abrasive wheel. Starts machine that automatically grinds and files saw teeth. May be designated according to type of saw sharpened as Band-Saw Filer (any industry); Circular-Saw Filer (any industry).
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

701.381-018 TOOL GRINDER I (any industry) alternate titles: cutlery grinder; tool sharpener

    Sharpens shears, scissors, hair clippers, surgical instruments, cleavers, and other fine-edged cutting tools, using whetstone and grinding and polishing wheels: Holds cutting edge of tool against rotating wheel or clamps tool in holder or carriage to steady it during sharpening process. Sharpens surgical instruments and razors, using fine-grained grinding wheels, and hones them on whetstone. May sharpen handsaws. May brush heated mixture of glue and grit onto worn grinding wheels to rebuild them. May specialize in sharpening barbers' tools and be designated Barber-Tool Sharpener (any industry). May specialize in sharpening shears and scissors and be designated Scissors Grinder (any industry). May specialize in sharpening tools and implements in homes and business establishments and be designated Grinder (any industry) III.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

701.384-010 TOOL-MAINTENANCE WORKER (office machines)

    Repairs and adjusts handtools and power tools used in assembling, adjusting, and aligning typewriters: Examines tools for wear and tear. Tests operation of pneumatic tool, such as power socket wrench and power screwdriver, by driving home nuts and screws and by verifying tightness, using handtools, torque wrench, or torque screwdriver. Sharpens and squares ends of screwdrivers, using bench grinder. Brazes or solders loose handles to tools, using gas torch. Repairs or replaces defective jaws of special pliers and wooden tool handles, using mallet and vise. Straightens bent tool shanks in vise or by tapping tool shanks with hammer. Dismantles, cleans, and oils motors for power tools. Discards irreparable tools and requisitions and distributes replacements. May repair worn or defective tool parts, using bench lathes, cut-off machine, drill press, and machinists' tools.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

701.684-010 CALIBRATOR (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Calibrates and repairs torque and other wrenches, using test scale and handtools: Sets wrench indicator on end of wrench handle to maximum setting and inserts head of wrench into socket on test scale. Twists wrench until wrench mechanism releases and notes corresponding indication on scale. Adjusts wrench mechanism so that indications on scale coincide with releases of torque wrench, using allen wrench. Disassembles defective wrenches, examines parts, and replaces or repairs parts, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

701.684-014 INSPECTOR, OPEN DIE (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Inspects cutting dies for conformance with specifications: Examines dies for defects, such as uneven or distorted cutting edge, and for correct identification number. Verifies dimensions of die face, using template. Tags defective dies and routes them to repair shop.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

701.684-018 LEVEL-VIAL SETTER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: glass setter

    Mounts glass vials in level bodies (frames) or vial cases: Inserts vial in body or case, and holds vial in position, using specially designed holder, wood wedges, or paper. Mixes plaster with liquids to desired consistency. Levels frame or case on bench plate, or clamps it in fixture and applies plaster around enclosed vial, using handtools. Adjusts vial to center bubble and smooths plaster, using trowel. Removes excess plaster, using handtools and compressed airhose.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

701.684-022 SAW SETTER (stonework) alternate titles: saw maker

    Maintains stonecutting saws in operating condition: Removes broken and bent saw blades from gangsaws. Cuts new blades and cuts holes in ends of blades for mounting in saw frame, using cutting torch. Straightens bent blades, using hammer. Spaces, tightens, and levels blades to set up gangsaws so that stone will be cut, according to specifications. May direct workers engaged in setting blocks of stone on cars to see that they are properly squared and leveled for cutting on gangsaws.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

701.684-026 SAW-EDGE FUSER, CIRCULAR (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Fuses diamond and carbon edges to circular steel saw blades, using oven: Weighs carbide, nickel, iron, and diamond ingredients in specified percentages on jeweler's scale. Pours compound in form clamped to saw-blank edges, and places saw blank in oven at preset temperature and under specified atmospheric conditions to fuse compound to saw edge. May operate metalworking tools, such as grinder, lathe, and drill press, to finish edge of saw. May measure edge of saw with micrometer and pressure gauges.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

701.684-030 TOOL FILER (pottery & porc.)

    Repairs iron and steel tools used by POTTER (pottery & porc.) to form pottery and porcelain ware: Clamps tool to template in vise. Selects files for particular metal, and files edge of tools to correct contour, following template outline. Inspects reworked tools for adherence to specifications, using templates and angle gauges. May fabricate master tools and templates from rough drawings.
GOE: 05.12.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

701.687-010 ASSEMBLER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: pinner

    Joins parts, such as handles, blades, gears, or springs to assemble articles, such as pliers, knives, razors, shears, knife sharpeners, can openers, and ice crushers: Positions parts together, following guides such as holes, edges, and prongs. Rivets, bolts, or screws parts together, using hammer, riveting machine, wrench, or pneumatic screwdriver. May drill, ream, or tap holes in parts of pliers, using drill press. May use clamps, pneumatic or screw presses, and other work aids to hold parts during assembly. May be designated according to article assembled as Assembler, Knife (cutlery-hrdwr.); Electric-Razor Assembler (cutlery-hrdwr.); Shear Assembler (cutlery-hrdwr.).
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

701.687-014 BLADE BALANCER (agric. equip.)

    Weighs lawnmower cutting blades and sorts them into stacks according to weight to ensure that blades of approximately equal weight will be mounted on each mower.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

701.687-018 COLD-PRESS LOADER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: laborer, cutting tool

    Places steel saw blade cores, mixed or segmented diamond materials, and silver solder into molds preparatory to firing core in furnace: Inserts precut silver solder wire into groove in top graphite mold. Places steel blade core in bottom graphite mold. Positions segmented diamonds onto core edge according to size of core, or pours diamond mixture into notches on saw blade edge. Places top mold over bottom mold and lays it on firing platform. May requisition, weigh, and blend diamonds and metal powder alloys. May stamp serial number on saw blade. May be designated according to form of saw blade edge as Notched-Blade Loader (cutlery-hrdwr.).
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

701.687-022 LEVEL-VIAL CURVATURE GAUGER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: glass curvature gauger

    Gauges length and degree of curvature of level glasses (vials), using gauge indicator, and sorts or rejects them according to differences in values: Positions vial against indicator button in fixture of machine. Observes point of maximum curve of vial on gauge indicator and rejects vials that do not fall within specified degrees.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

701.687-026 LEVEL-VIAL INSPECTOR-AND-TESTER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: inspector

    Examines and gauges level vials for conformance to specifications and tests for leakage: Loads boxes of sealed vials into evaporating oven, and examines heated vials to detect fluid-loss due to leakage. Gauges length of vials, using go-not-go gauge, and examines vials for clarity of guidelines. Sorts completed vials according to position of bubble in relation to guidelines, to match vials in levels containing more than one vial. May be known according to specific task assigned as Final Inspector (cutlery-hrdwr.); Tester (cutlery-hrdwr.); Vial Gauger (cutlery-hrdwr.).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

701.687-030 POWER-CHISEL OPERATOR (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: featherer

    Trims wooden handles of hammers, axes, and hatchets, using portable power chisel, to remove curled shavings (feathers) raised on handle by steel edges of eye when tool head is driven onto handle.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

701.687-034 WEDGER, MACHINE (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Mounts steel axe and hatchet heads on wooden handles, using power hammer: Starts slotted end of handle into eye of tool, using hand hammer. Places assembled workpiece headup under power hammer, and moves controls to lower hammer that drives tool head onto handle. Inserts wooden wedge in handle slot, and moves controls to hammer wedge into slot. May operate table saw to trim excess wood from tool eye. May trim end of handle, using abrasive wheel. May mount steel hammer heads on wooden handles manually, using chisel and hammer.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with laying out, cutting, shaping, and fitting ferrous or nonferrous sheet metal to assemble or repair sheet metal parts and items. Structural sheet metal occupations are included in Division 80.

703.132-010 SUPERVISOR, METAL CANS (tinware)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating tin cans, pails, and other tinware from cut, pressed, or shaped tinplate. Trains new workers. Confers with workers' representatives to resolve grievances. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

703.381-010 PATTERNMAKER (stonework)

    Lays out and cuts sheet metal patterns used to cut stones for building and monuments, working according to blueprints: Calculates dimensions of pattern from blueprints or scale drawings. Lays out and draws pattern on sheet of metal, using square, rule, compass, scribe, and marking pencil. Cuts pattern from sheet, using hand shears. Measures and compares pattern with specification, using rule and caliper. Marks identification figures on pattern and files it in rack according to markings. May draw scale drawings of stone blocks from rough or detailed sketches.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

703.684-010 BENCH-SHEAR OPERATOR (furniture)

    Cuts sheet metal furniture parts to shape with hand-operated bench shears: Scribes cutting lines on one sheet or receives sample sheet marked by another worker. Places sheet in shears with one line of cut on edge of lower knife. Pulls lever to cut sheet along line. Advances sheet into shears as separate cuts are made on scribed lines until shape is completely cut. Marks other sheets as desired, using first sheet as pattern, and cuts parts from sheets.
GOE: 06.02.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

703.684-014 CUPBOARD BUILDER (furniture) alternate titles: cabinet finisher

    Assembles metal cabinets: Inserts pins in hinges to attach doors to cabinet. Attaches stationary knobs in place with screws. Fits, assembles, and attaches locks to doors. Measures and drills support holes in shelves and shelf brackets and screws shelves in place. Adjusts doors, knobs, and shelves to fit by bending, filing, or hammering them, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

703.684-018 TEMPLATE CUTTER (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Cuts out metal templates for cutting dies following master pattern, using shears and files: Staples pattern onto sheet metal to form outline for cutting operation, using stapling machine. Cuts template along pattern edge, using shears and file. Removes pattern from template, using hammers and punch. Marks identifying information, such as type, number, and size onto template, using pen or pencil.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

703.685-010 PAIL BAILER (tinware) alternate titles: bail attacher; kinker; snapper-on

    Tends machine that automatically attaches bails (handles) to pails: Feeds coil of wire into machine, and places plastic handles that are attached automatically to bail by machine into hopper. Turns knobs to time movement of pails on conveyor for attachment of bails. Observes operation of machine to detect jams and malfunctions. Inserts bails in pails missed by machine, using handtool. Inspects bails for quality and reports irregularities to supervisor. May tend machine that fabricates bails for use on metal containers, or welds handles to can covers.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

703.685-014 TESTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tinware) alternate titles: can tester; pail tester

    Tends can testing machine that automatically tests cans for leaks: Starts machine and observes operation of machine and conveyor on which cans are carried through machine. Notifies supervisor of defective operation of machine or conveyor. Verifies accuracy of test machine, using standard test can. Places rejected cans on water tester and pulls lever to inject water into cans to indicate leaks. Marks location of leaks for can repairer, using crayon. May apply flux to inside of ear clincher or side seams of can, using flux applicator and reheat soldered seams under gas flame to seal leaks. May reshape bent or dented cans on metal form with mallet. May reheat soldered seams under gas flame to seal leaks. Retests repaired cans. May record number of cans rejected and repaired.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

703.687-010 ASSORTER (steel & rel.)

    Inspects tinplate for defects and for conformance to specified weight, size, and gauge, and classifies material according to quality: Examines sheets for defects, such as insufficient coating, holes, dirt, bows, or twists. Wipes grease from sheets with cloth and straightens bent corners with handtool. Measures gauge of sheets, using micrometers, and compares measurements with customer specifications. Weighs sheets on scale. Sorts sheets according to defects found and places sheets in piles. Marks identifying information on piles with eraser.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

703.687-014 METAL-FINISH INSPECTOR (any industry)

    Inspects surfaces of sheet metal articles, such as refrigerator and freezer cabinets, or automobile bodies for burrs, dings, scratches, laminated metal, or other surface defects prior to painting or porcelainizing: Rubs gloved hand over surfaces and examines workpiece. Marks defects for repair, using knowledge of acceptable metal finish standards and specifications. Records recurring defects on inspection report and submits report to quality control department for action. Records and submits daily inspection report.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

703.687-018 METAL-FINISH INSPECTOR (furniture)

    Examines interior and exterior of assembled lacquered, enameled, or varnished pieces of metal furniture for defects in finish or construction. Rejects faulty pieces and returns pieces to proper departments for correction. Applies manufacturer's label to accepted pieces.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

703.687-022 STEEL-BARREL REAMER (wood. container)

    Enlarges and shapes rivet hole in side of steel barrel, using hand reamer.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with engraving or etching designs or lettering into surface of flat or curved metal objects, using engravers' handtools and machines or etching acids and inks. Photoengravers and printing plate, die, and roller engravers are included in Division 97.

704.131-010 ENGRAVING SUPERVISOR (engraving)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in hand and machine engraving of dies, jewelry, notarial seals, and silverware: Trains new workers. Examines engraved items for conformity to specifications, using mandrel, caliper, and ruler. May lay out patterns for workers [PATTERNMAKER (engraving)]. May be designated according to specification as Die-Engraving Supervisor (engraving); Jewelry-Engraving Supervisor (engraving; jewelry-silver.). Performs other tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

704.131-014 SUPERVISOR, ENGRAVING (pen & pencil)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication of marking devices, badges, and memorial plates: Interprets customers' orders and assigns and directs workers engaged in selecting size and style of characters used, typesetting master pattern and setup of pantograph for reproduction of pattern, and layout and hand engraving or fabrication of seals, memorial plates, badges, metal tags, and stencils. Inspects in-process and finished work for compliance with customers' orders and quality standards. May operate presses and pantograph, or assist in setting them up. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

704.381-010 CHASER (jewelry-silver.)

    Reproduces decorative designs on items made of silver, gold, platinum, and other metals, from photographs or drawings: Outlines design on surface of article, using handtools. Positions hollowware over snarling tool (forming head) and raises design area, using foot-powered hammer. Strikes small tools with hammer to indent design area. Pours molten pitch into article to serve as foundation. Melts pitch with blowtorch to remove pitch from completed article. Cuts designs in castings of lamp bases and ornamental statuary.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

704.381-014 CHEMICAL-ETCHING PROCESSOR (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: chemical-milling processor; etcher, aircraft

    Etches specified portions of metal parts and materials used in manufacturing aircraft, using immersion equipment, templates, handtools, and precision measuring instruments: Reads work order, blueprints, and process specifications to determine location of etch, finished dimensions, and method and sequence of operations. Cleans surface of parts and materials to ensure uniform adhesion of maskant. Applies maskant to surfaces to be etched, scribes etch lines, using template, and removes maskant from etch areas. Immerses parts and materials in etching solution for specified time, manually or using hoist. Removes objects from etch solution, rinses objects with water, and removes remaining maskant. Measures etched parts and materials for conformance to specifications, using micrometers, scales, and other precision measuring instruments. May immerse parts and materials in successive baths and rinses to perform surface processing in addition to etching, such as pickling, chromodizing, passivating, degreasing, and stripping, and be designated Process Equipment Operator (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 88

704.381-018 ENGINE TURNER (jewelry-silver.)

    Cuts designs or lines in jewelry by machine: Marks design or line on jewelry, using ruler and scriber, following sample, sketch, photograph, or standard pattern. Clamps article of jewelry in holding device of machine and cuts design by moving cutting tool along guidelines. Observes progress of work through magnifying glass attached to cutting tool. Sharpens cutting tool.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77


    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

704.381-026 ENGRAVER, HAND, HARD METALS (engraving)

    Lays out and cuts lettering and designs on surfaces of hard metal for hobs, dies, and molds or plates used to imprint designs on paper, metal, plastic, or porcelain products, following sketches and blueprints, and using engraving tools: Computes dimensions of lettering and design, and marks or scribes layout lines on workpiece, using drawing tools, such as straightedge, compass, and scriber. Positions workpiece in vise and cuts designs in surface of workpiece or trims precut designs, using gravers, punches, files, hammer, and shaped chisels. Sharpens and forms cutting edge of gravers on cutter grinder [TOOL-GRINDER OPERATOR (machine shop)]. May sketch original design for customer. May enlarge or reduce reproduction of pattern according to size of article to be made. May brush surface of metal with acidproof paint to prevent corrosion. May be designated according to type of imprinting device engraved as Stencil Maker (engraving).
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

704.381-030 ENGRAVER, HAND, SOFT METALS (engraving) alternate titles: carver; decorator

    Engraves lettering and ornamental designs on soft metal articles, such as silverware, trophies, aluminum or plastic eyeglass frames, and jewelry articles, according to sketches, diagrams, photographs, or sample workpieces, using engraver's handtools: Lays out design or lettering to be engraved on object by brushing chalklike powder or solution on item and sketching design in powder, locating reference points, and marking outline of design on item, using scribers or gravers, or by imprinting design on surface of item, using inked rubber stamp, and marking outline, using scribers. Mounts piece in chuck and affixes chuck in jeweler's ball (rotating vise) or mounts piece directly in jeweler's ball. Cuts design in workpiece, using chisel-like engraving tools. May sketch original designs. May be designated according to kind of product engraved as Engraver, Flatware (engraving); Engraver, Jewelry (engraving); Engraver, Optical Frames (engraving); or according to specialty as Engraver, Lettering (engraving); Engraver, Ornamental Design (engraving).
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

704.381-034 ENGRAVER, SEALS (pen & pencil)

    Engraves characters and designs in surface of die according to customers' copy or specification, and casts corresponding male die for use in seals, such as corporate or notary seals: Marks vertical centerline on blank or prestamped dies, using compass. Selects style and size of characters and visually spaces characters from centerline to obtain symmetry. Engraves characters in surface of die, using hand stamps and mallet, and restamps closed or distorted characters. Cleans die, using wire brush. Installs finished female die in device (splash) used to impress die in molten seal metal (lead alloy) to form male die (counter). Melts metal in gas-fired crucible and ladles metal onto aluminum foil sheet placed on base of splash. Drops die into metal and allows it to cool. Removes dies from splash, files notch in both to ensure alignment in seal press, and trims excess metal from counter, using knife. Oils faces of dies to prevent sticking. Applies adhesive fabric (sticky-back) to base and ram of press and aligns and mounts dies. Imprints seal on purchase order to verify copy.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

704.382-010 ENGRAVER, PANTOGRAPH I (engraving) alternate titles: prototype-machine operator

    Sets up and operates pantograph engraving machine to engrave designs or lettering on engraving dies, nameplates, stamps or seals, following two or three-dimensional pattern or blueprint: Positions and secures pattern to workpiece on cutting table, using rule, square, calipers, and fixtures. Sets reduction scale and controls of pantograph to attain specified size of reproduction on workpiece and height, depth, and width of cut. Sharpens cutting tools on cutter grinder [TOOL-GRINDER OPERATOR (machine shop)]. Inserts cutting tool into spindle of machine and secures it with wrench. Starts machine and lowers stylus to beginning point on pattern. Guides stylus over pattern. Observes action of cutting tool and adjusts movement of stylus to ensure accurate reproduction and verifies conformance to specifications, using micrometers and calipers. May observe action of cutting tool through microscope.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

704.582-010 ENGRAVER, MACHINE II (engraving)

    Operates engraving machine to inscribe letters on flat metal surfaces: Slides master lettering plates onto fixture according to sequence specified on work order. Adjusts gauge on arms of machine according to size of letters. Centers and clamps blank plate on machine. Moves lever that lowers diamond cutting point onto plate. Guides dummy point, that controls cut, over lettering on master plate to inscribe letters on metal.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

704.682-010 ENGRAVER, MACHINE I (engraving)

    Operates pantograph engraving machine to engrave letters and figures on products, such as badges, fraternal emblems, pendants, and thermometers: Inserts specified letters and figures into pattern frame. Positions and secures workpiece in machine holding fixture and sets stylus at beginning of pattern. Depresses pedal to lower cutting tool onto workpiece. Engraves designs on workpiece by moving stylus around pattern, causing cutting tool to duplicate motion on workpiece. Removes workpiece and places in tray.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

704.682-014 ENGRAVER, PANTOGRAPH II (engraving)

    Engraves specified characters on metal blanks of articles, such as trophies, trays, badges, and plaques, according to work order: Positions and locks blank metal plate in holding fixture beneath rotary cutting tool. Selects specified lettering template and places template beneath stylus attached to machine cutting tool. Turns knob on machine to set reduction scale to obtain required reproduction ratio on metal plate. Starts machine and guides stylus over template, causing cutting tool to simultaneously duplicate characters on metal plate. Cleans chips from metal plate, using airhose. Examines engraving for quality of cut, burrs, and rough spots. May increase or decrease depth of cut by adjusting height of worktable. May wipe acid over engraving to darken or highlight inscription. May assemble trophies, using wood base, bolts, and wrench.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

704.684-010 ETCHER (engraving)

    Etches designs, lettering, and figures on processed plates of brass, steel, copper, zinc, magnesium, or plastic: Mixes acid solution according to formula, and pours mixture into etching tank. Places plate on rack in etching tank, sets tank timing controls, and starts machine that sprays plate with corrosive solution. Removes plate periodically, and measures depth to which metal has been etched, using gauge. Inspects plate to ensure that design is not undercut. Washes plate to remove etching powder and protective ink. May brush etching powder on surface of plate to prevent undercutting of reproduction.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

704.684-014 SILK-SCREEN ETCHER (engraving) alternate titles: etcher, hand

    Etches lettering, trademarks, or designs through silk screen onto metal objects, such as plates, jewelry, trophies, cutlery, and tools: Positions object to be etched on setup board. Places silk screen of specified design or lettering over object. Brushes specified acid solution through silk screen to etch design on object. Rinses workpiece in neutralizing solution after specified time to remove acid, or places it on conveyor which carries workpiece into bath. May brush acid resistant solution through screen and place workpiece into acid bath to etch pattern on unprotected surface.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

704.687-010 CLEANER (engraving) alternate titles: white-work cleaner

    Removes excess paint from metal stampings to bring out etched or embossed pattern or lettering, by rubbing surface of pattern with cloth and solvent: Separates stampings that are scratched or marred, or that have been imperfectly finished. May apply paint to unpainted areas of stampings overlooked during painting process, using brush. May remove masking compound from specified areas of metal parts to be chemically etched, using template outline and knife.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

704.687-014 ETCHER, HAND (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Etches trademarks on stainless steel knives and forks, using rubber stamp and acid solution: Ties cloth around glass block and pours acid on cloth to form stamp pad. Places cutlery in lime bath. Removes cutlery from bath, presses rubber stamp on acid pad, and stamps cutlery.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with filing, grinding, buffing, cleaning, and polishing metal, plastic, or rubber parts or objects other than by use of production machines. Tool sharpening occupations are included in Group 701.

705.381-010 DIE BARBER (machine shop)

    Rough-finishes stamping-die-member surfaces, using abrasives and abrading handtools: Lifts and positions die member on bench manually or with hoist. Brushes blue pigment on ridges and grooves left by milling operation. Grinds ridges down until only traces of pigment are visible at bottom of grooves. Uses variety of files, stones, and abrasive cloths and papers to shape and smooth die member. May repair punch and die sets, using bench lathe, portable grinder, and polisher, and abrasive handtools.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

705.381-014 EXTRUSION-DIE REPAIRER (nonfer. metal)

    Repairs aluminum extrusion dies, according to specifications, using powered handtools: Examines exterior of dies for defects, such as cracks or excessive wear, and observes exterior surface of extrusion samples to determine whether inside of dies need resurfacing or polishing. Secures dies in vise, and determines amount of metal to remove from die opening to restore die to specifications, using diagram and gauges. Selects abrasive bit and secures it in electric tool, and moves tool over die opening surface to remove, polish, or angle surface to specifications, utilizing experience and knowledge of dies. Heats dies with stress cracks in oven to soften metal and taps sides of dies to close cracks, using hammer and bit. Removes rough spots from exterior of repaired dies, using electric deburring tool. Verifies openings of new dies, using calipers and gauges, and monitors sample extrusions to determine whether press dies need repair.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

705.384-010 SCRAPER, HAND (machine shop) alternate titles: hand scraper; scraper

    Scrapes metal workpieces with handtools to smooth machine ways, surface plates, and bearing surfaces to ensure free action of parts: Positions workpiece on worktable, in vise, or in fixture, and secures it with clamps and wrenches. Files and grinds burrs from workpiece. Applies pigment to surface plate with brush, cloth, or sponge. Positions workpiece and surface plate against each other, rubs one surface against other to determine high spots. Selects hand scraper and scrapes workpiece surface to remove high spots indicated by pigment pattern. Repeats operation until pigment pattern is even over work surface. May inspect workpiece for conformity to specifications, using such instruments as dial indicator, height gauge, master, surface plate, and gauge blocks. May use powered hand scraper. May polish and buff steel articles, using portable polisher or buffing brush [POLISHER AND BUFFER (any industry) II].
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

705.481-010 FILER, FINISH (ordnance)

    Finishes and fits together metal small arms parts preparatory to assembly, using handtools and machine tools: Removes burrs and rounds sharp edges, using hammer, chisel, files, and scrapers. Sets up and operates drill press and speed lathe [ENGINE-LATHE SET-UP OPERATOR, TOOL (machine shop)], equipped with rotary file or abrasive wheel to remove burrs, smooth interior surfaces of reamed and tapped holes, and to spot face. Polishes movable parts to ensure smoothness of action, using bench polishing jack. Calculates amount of metal to be removed from parts, using micrometer, scales, and gauges, and files excess metal from parts. Trial fits parts to ensure accurate fit. May imprint serial numbers on parts, using hammer and punch dies. May repair and refinish damaged parts returned by customer and be designated Filer Repairer (ordnance).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

705.481-014 LAPPER, HAND, TOOL (machine shop) alternate titles: lap hand, tool; precision lap hand

    Laps metal objects, such as gauges and machine parts, to specifications within tolerances as fine as 0.00001 inch, applying knowledge of abrasives and $T3lapping$T1 procedures: Measures workpiece with instrument, such as optical comparator, compares workpiece dimensions with specifications to ascertain amount of stock to be removed, and estimates number of lapping strokes required. Mounts workpiece in fixture, or in power-driven mechanism, using wrenches and keys, and positions work aids, such as parallel bars and rods to guide motion of $T3lap I$T1 or workpiece. Files grooves in surface of lap to hold $T3lapping compound.$T1 Applies compound to workpiece and rubs lap across workpiece with rotary or reciprocating motion, feeling friction and applying required pressure based on previous experience, to attain specified tolerance. Measures workpiece to verify conformance to specifications, using special gauges. Straightens or polishes rods by inserting and pressing them between two rollers with lapping compound.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

705.484-010 FILER, HAND, TOOL (machine shop) alternate titles: precision filer, hand; tool filer, hand

    Files grooved, contoured, and irregular surfaces of metal objects, such as metalworking dies and machine parts, to conform to templates, other parts, layout, or blueprint specifications: Studies blueprint or layout on workpiece, and selects files according to material, size and shape of work, and amount of stock to be removed, applying knowledge of filing procedures. Files workpiece surface to layout lines, and inspects with magnifying glass. Verifies conformity of finished workpiece by positioning workpiece against template or other part, or by measuring dimensions, using instruments, such as vernier calipers, micrometers, and surface gauges. Smooths and polishes workpiece with emery cloth or power buffer, and feels surface with fingers for smoothness. May lay out workpiece [LAY-OUT WORKER (machine shop)] or saw out template or layout [CONTOUR-BAND-SAW OPERATOR, VERTICAL (machine shop)]. May functionally test workpiece by mounting workpiece in press or with other parts and operating press or machine. May specialize according to product as Die Filer (machine tools).
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

705.484-014 FINAL FINISHER, FORGING DIES (machine shop) alternate titles: die-finisher, forging; forging-die finisher

    Grinds and sands contoured metal surfaces to finish forging dies, using handtools: Selects abrasive tools according to operation and dimensions specified. Manipulates powered hand grinder to remove bead, grind curved surfaces to specified radii, remove machining marks, and smooth die surfaces. Sands surfaces of cavity and gutters to facilitate flow of metal during forging. Manipulates handtools, such as files, stones, and emery cloth, to smooth surfaces. Visually and tactually inspects surfaces for flaws and smoothness.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

705.582-010 BLADE GROOVER (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Operates machine to grind decorative grooves in steel knife blades: Marks groove length of blade according to bench marks, using chalk. Places tip of blade under rotating abrasive wheel and presses blade against wheel to grind groove in blade. Examines groove in blade for conformance to specified depth and width and dresses abrasive wheel, using handstone. Turns stop nuts to adjust roll and guide according to width of blade and replaces worn abrasive wheel, using wrenches.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

705.682-010 GOLD-NIB GRINDER (pen & pencil)

    Operates machine to grind pen points to specified size and shape: Inserts pen point blanks into slots on machine holder and clamps blanks into holder. Starts machine that rotates grinding wheel (copper lathe) and advances pen point blanks against wheel to grind fine, medium, or broad points on blanks. Examines ground points for conformance with specifications. Notifies machine repairer of grinding defects. May observe grinding process through magnifying glass.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

705.682-014 TRIMMER (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: facer; straight edger; tipper

    Operates bench grinding machine: Holds stainless steel, silver, and silver-plated flatware against emery coated belt or wheel, shaped to match contour of workpiece, which removes burrs, flash, or pressmarks and rounds edges. May remove burrs, using hand file. May change abrasive belts, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

705.684-010 BENCH GRINDER (any industry)

    Moves metal objects, such as castings, billets, machine parts, sheet metal subassemblies, or arrowheads, against abrasive wheel of bench grinder to grind, smooth, or rough-finish objects to specifications: Clamps workpiece in workholder or jig, or holds it in hands, and feeds it against rotating grinding wheel to remove excess metal, scratches, or burs. Examines or measures workpiece for conformance to standards. Guides dressing tool across wheel to true surface. Replaces worn wheels, using wrench. May position workpiece in automatic feed mechanism. May select and mount abrasive wheels of different grit size to grinder to obtain specified finish on workpiece. May start pump and direct coolant flow against wheel.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

705.684-014 BUFFER I (any industry) alternate titles: color buffer

    Buffs items, such as automobile trim or accessories, hardware, or fabricated plastic parts with cloth buffing wheel: Holds and moves parts against wheel to smooth surfaces, produce specified finish, or cut down plating defects, such as burns or salt deposits, using knowledge of metals and buffing operations. Coats buffing wheel by holding buffing compound stick against revolving wheel. Pushes and manipulates workpiece against buffing wheel to remove scratches and defects and produce specified finish, using knowledge of buffing operations and finishes. Replaces worn buffs, using wrench. Uses care not to cut through plate when buffing plated surfaces. May be designated according to type of material buffed as Buffer, Chrome (any industry); Buffer, Copper (any industry); Buffer, Nickel (any industry). May polish articles [POLISHER (any industry)] and buff articles and be designated Polisher And Buffer (any industry) I. May polish brass eye castings used in fitting wooden shuttles and clean castings in series of chemical solutions and be designated Strapper And Buffer (woodworking).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

705.684-018 FILER AND SANDER (woodworking) alternate titles: sander and filer

    Shapes metal eye castings to fit in wooden shuttles: Files and sands eye castings to specified shape and smoothness, using vise, hand files, and emery cloth. Removes completed castings from vise and places castings in containers. Cleans brass particles from files by drawing file card (block of wood with even rows of metal pins attached) through file grooves.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

705.684-022 GREASE BUFFER (jewelry-silver.)

    Holds and turns silverware, such as bowls, tea sets, trays, or flatware, against grease-coated cloth wheel or leather belt to impart specified finish. May remove scratches, spots, or blemishes with pumice stone. May bolt layers of precut cloth onto spindle and form into buff of desired shape by holding rakelike handtool against rotating cloth. May buff silverware to specified final finish, using soft cloth buffing wheel and fine grained rouge or buffing compound and be designated Finisher (jewelry-silver.).
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

705.684-026 GRINDER I (any industry)

    Grinds and smooths surfaces of items, such as automobile or appliance components, prior to finishing operations, using powered portable wheel, disk, or belt grinder: Examines and feels surface of workpiece for defects. Selects grade of abrasive belt, wheel, or disk according to specifications, knowledge of abrasives, and condition of metal, and attaches to grinder. Starts grinder and moves it over surface of workpiece to remove scratches, laminated metal, excess weld material, and burs. Polishes ground areas with finer abrasive to produce smooth, unmarred surface. Replaces worn abrasive disks, wheels, and belts, using wrench. May be designated according to type of grinder operated as Grinder, Belt (any industry); Grinder, Wheel Or Disk (any industry). May grind leaded-in portions of automobile bodies and be designated Grinder, Lead (auto. mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

705.684-030 GRINDER-CHIPPER I (any industry) alternate titles: grinder-dresser; portable grinder operator

    Grinds and chips workpiece to groove, bevel, round, or straighten edges or remove excess stock from metal as specified by drawings, job orders, or guidelines or to remove defects, such as shrink cracks and holes, using portable grinders, chipping hammers, pedestal grinders, and hand files: Positions workpiece manually or by using jib of crane. Inserts selected grinding wheel or cutting chisel into portable grinder or power hammer. Positions and manually guides tool along specified guidelines on edge or surface of workpiece. Inspects work, using rule, straightedge, or template. Grinds portable parts on pedestal grinder. Removes sharp edges or burrs, using hand file. Grinds, chips, or brushes off excess weld, splatter, and rust to improve appearance of workpiece. Sharpens chisels and dresses grinding wheels, using grinder and wheel dresser. May cut excess metal from workpiece, using acetylene torch. May climb large assemblies to remove metal from improperly fabricated parts at direction of FITTER (any industry) I or WELDER-FITTER (welding). May be designated according to tool used as Chipper (any industry) I; Grinder (any industry) II.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

705.684-034 METAL FINISHER (any industry)

    Grinds, files, or sands surfaces of metal items, such as automobile bodies and household appliances, using handtools, power tools, and knowledge of metal finishing techniques: Examines and feels surface of metal to detect defects, such as dents, scratches, or breaks in metal. Removes dents, using hammer and dolly block, and fills uneven surface with molten solder. Smooths surface of item to specified finish, using handtools and powered tools. May polish metal surface, using powered polishing wheel or belt [POLISHER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

705.684-038 MOLD FINISHER (machine shop)

    Shapes and smooths metal surfaces to finish molds, using handtools: Lifts partially completed mold half with hoist, and positions and secures in holding fixture. Removes burrs and smooths contoured surfaces with powered hand grinder. Positions and hammers specified handtool against mold surface to make sharper impression. Verifies contour of impression with templates. Applies blue pigment to mold surfaces, and presses mold halves together manually to locate high spots. Fits and installs nameplate in mold, using handtools. Inserts preformed metal tabs into slots in mold, verifies height of each insert with preset dial indicator, and hammers mold metal around inserts with pneumatic hammer to secure them. Performs other hand scraping, sanding, and brushing tasks, using handtools, to shape and smooth mold. May make own handtools.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

705.684-042 MOTHER REPAIRER (recording)

    Repairs metal phonograph record $T3mother$T1 (matrix): Examines matrix to locate inspection markings that indicate defects, using microscope or magnifying glass. Removes defects, such as bubbles, dirt, and particles of nickel in sound track grooves, using needles and cloths moistened with solvents. Wipes surface of matrix with cleaning solvent to remove inspection markings.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

705.684-046 NEEDLE POLISHER (button & notion)

    Polishes industrial sewing and knitting needles, using buffing wheels: Picks up rack of needles, using tongs and holds needles against buffing wheels to polish needles to specification. Examines needles by feel and using eye loupe to determine if polished surface meets specifications. Conditions surface of buffing wheels, balances wheels, and aligns tongs to maintain polishing equipment, using handtools. Records quantity of needles polished, date polished, and initials work ticket.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

705.684-050 NIB FINISHER (pen & pencil)

    Smooths and polishes tips of fountain pen nibs, following specifications and using polishing compounds and abrasive cloths and papers: Applies polishing compound, such as rouge, emery, garnet, or other abrasive cloths or paper. Presses and rotates nib on abrasive cloth or paper to polish it to specified smoothness. Wipes polished nib with cloth and inspects surface for smoothness with magnifying glass and by feeling with fingertips.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

705.684-054 PIPE BUFFER (construction)

    Cleans and polishes end of pipe, prior to welding in pipeline construction, using portable buffing machine. May operate portable gasoline motor generator to provide electric power for buffer.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

705.684-058 POLISHER (any industry)

    Removes excess metal and surface defects from such items as hardware, small arms barrels, automobile trim, or accessory parts prior to buffing, bluing, or plating, using revolving abrasive wheel or belt: Selects abrasive belt or wheel according to grain size, type of finish specified, product being polished, or amount of metal to be removed, using knowledge of polishing operations and abrasives. Attaches wheel or belt to drive mechanism. Starts polisher and manipulates workpiece against abrasive wheel or portable wheel against workpiece to remove metal and surface defects. Examines part for acceptability of finish. May be designated according to type of material polished as Polisher, Aluminum (any industry); Polisher, Brass (any industry); Polisher, Bronze (any industry); Polisher, Zinc (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

705.684-062 POLISHER AND BUFFER II (any industry)

    Polishes and buffs steel and stainless steel articles, such as ice cream freezer lids, soda fountain dispensers, storage tanks, and display cases, using portable polisher, buffing brush, and emery cloth: Secures workpiece to bench or table and guides abrasive polishing wheel over workpiece to remove scratches and other defects from metal surface. Dips buffing brush into abrasive cake and lubricant. Moves buffing brush over surfaces of workpiece to remove fine scratches and to achieve specified finish. Polishes recessed areas with fine grade emery cloth.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

705.684-066 POLISHER APPRENTICE (any industry) alternate titles: metal-polisher-and-buffer apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

705.684-070 POLISHER, SAND (jewelry-silver.)

    Polishes sterling or silver-plated hollowware, such as bowls, dishes, trays, and flatware, by applying compound of powdered pumice and oil to workpiece while turning it against felt, leather, or brush polishing wheel: Mixes pumice and oil according to established proportions for type of workpiece being polished. Holds workpiece against revolving brush to remove excess solder from joints, using care not to cut through soldered joint.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

705.684-074 SNAG GRINDER (foundry) alternate titles: casting finisher; cast-shell grinder; snagger; swing-frame-grinder operator; swing grinder

    Cleans and rough finishes surfaces of casting, using powered grinding wheel mounted on counterbalanced frame: Positions casting under grinding wheel manually or using crane or hoist. Grabs grinder handles and pulls wheel down against casting to remove projections, such as gates, fins, and parting lines, from surface. Repositions casting to grind other areas. May change position of belts on motor and pulleys to increase revolutions per minute when grinding wheel wears down. May remove cracks in surfaces of ingots, billets, and forgings, using grinder. May grind castings, using stationary grinder and be designated Stand Grinder (foundry).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

705.687-010 JIGGER (jewelry-silver.)

    Places pieces of jewelry articles on pins of specially designed jigs to facilitate polishing operations.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

705.687-014 LABORER, GRINDING AND POLISHING (any industry) alternate titles: finisher

    Cleans, deburrs, polishes, or grinds items of metal, plastic, or rubber, using handtools or powered equipment, performing any combination of following tasks: Scrapes or rubs parts with file, wire brush, or buffing cloth. Holds part against buffing or grinding wheel. Deburrs or polishes parts, using portable grinder, chipping hammer, buffer, deburring tool, or hand pick. Mounts part on revolving spindle or chuck and holds or moves tools, such as file, abrasive stone, or cloth against workpiece to file, grind, polish, or buff surface. Cleans interior surfaces of holes, using reamer. Changes tools on powered equipment. Applies abrasive compound, wax, or other dressing to facilitate cleaning or polishing operation. May be known according to process performed as Buffer (any industry) II; Burrer (machine shop); Burrer-Marker, Axle (machine shop); Top-Edge Beveler (any industry); Wire Brusher (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

705.687-018 METAL SANDER AND FINISHER (furniture)

    Removes surface defects, such as burrs and pits, from metal furniture parts and polishes surface: Positions parts in holding device and removes surface defects with hand sanding machine, sandpaper, or file. Polishes surface to smooth finish, using such materials as cleaning powder, pumice, or steel wool. Wipes surface clean with cloth and stacks finished parts.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with assembling and adjusting metal units or components, including mechanical assembling or adjusting not requiring overall mechanical knowledge. Occupations concerned with electrical assembling and adjusting are included in Division 72.

706.130-010 SUPERVISOR, COIN-MACHINE (svc. ind. mach.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in production of coin-vending machines: Selects dies or cutting tools, according to design of metal or plastic part to be formed. Sets up automatic equipment, such as forming press, punch press, and power shear. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

706.131-010 LABORATORY SUPERVISOR (machine shop)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling, final testing, and inspection of miniature ball bearings: Inspects and tests sample bearings on variety of special devices to determine whether bearings conform to specifications. Examines rejected bearings to ascertain whether components are salvageable. Recommends research to update inspection and testing techniques, instrumentation, and correlation of inspection and testing results with manufacturing methods and processes. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

706.131-014 SUPERVISOR (office machines)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication of standard and electric typewriters: Examines defective parts to determine whether to stop or continue assembly process, using job knowledge of acceptable quality and manufacturing standards, such as process sheets, blueprints, and sketches. May verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments. Performs tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activities of workers supervised as Supervisor, Assembly (office machines) II; Supervisor, Fabrication (office machines); Supervisor, Inspection (office machines); Supervisor, Soldering (office machines); Supervisor, Type-Bar-And-Segment (office machines).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

706.131-018 CHIEF INSPECTOR (office machines)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting office machine parts and assembled mechanical and electromechanical tape-moistening machines, and inspects materials and purchased machine parts, using precision measuring devices: Confers with assembly supervisors to determine staff assignments at assembly inspection stations and to discuss ongoing inspection results. Alerts supervisors when reports indicate major or consistent assembly discrepancies, and meets with punch press supervisor to discuss rejection findings on parts production. Examines raw materials for smoothness and to detect surface defects, such as nicks, burrs, pits, and scratches, following blueprints, sketches, and order specifications. Tests materials for hardness, using hardness tester. Measures materials, using precision measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, gauges, and dial indicators. Prepares rejection slips indicating reasons materials or parts failed inspection. Trains new staff and monitors progress. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

706.361-010 ASSEMBLER (machinery mfg.)

    Assembles machinery, such as crushers and vibrators, according to blueprints and shop orders, for processing materials, such as coal, clay, chemicals, and rock: Positions parts in frame of machine, using hoist, and bolts stationary parts in place, using impact wrench and handtools. Removes burrs and rough spots from parts with hand file and portable pneumatic grinder. Aligns bearings with shafts in machine. Inserts shims and turns setscrews to set clearance between parts and verifies clearance, using scale and fixed gauges. Fastens lift chain around machine and directs OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 in moving machine to storage area. May be designated according to type of machine assembled as Crusher Assembler (machinery mfg.); Vibrator Assembler (machinery mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.361-014 ASSEMBLY INSPECTOR (agric. equip.)

    Inspects lawn and garden equipment, such as garden tractors, snow blowers, and power lawnmowers for assembly defects, and repairs defects, using handtools: Examines equipment for surface defects, such as paint streaks and scratches and improper decal application. Touches up paint defects, using brush or spray can. Pushes and pulls knobs and levers to test operation of controls, such as engine throttle and clutch lever. Adjusts controls, using pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. Observes and listens to equipment during test run to detect defects, such as leaks, malfunctioning controls, and other defects indicated by unusual noises. Examines identification plates and shipping tags to ensure matching of serial numbers.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.381-010 ALIGNER, TYPEWRITER (office machines)

    Adjusts type and type bar of assembled typewriters to obtain even spacing, equalized impression, and alignment of characters, following manual, and using special-purpose handtools: Inserts paper in machine and types row of alternate upper and lower case characters of each key. Examines imprints for defects, such as close spacing and misaligned or unbalanced impressions. Bends or straightens type or type bar to rectify defective impressions, using special-purpose handtools. Turns regulator or impression screw to adjust length of type-bar stroke and to regulate depth of impression, using screwdriver. Spaces and aligns each upper and lower case character, using first aligned key character as guide.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.381-014 BENCH HAND (furniture)

    Cuts and forms metal furniture parts according to blueprints, using handtools and power tools: Lays out furniture parts on metals, using punches, scribers, and templates. Cuts and forms metal parts, using handtools and machines, such as tin snips, drill press, and power hacksaw. Assembles parts to ensure closeness of fit, using handtools, such as screwdriver, wrench, and hammer. Disassembles furniture prior to painting.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-018 FINAL ASSEMBLER (office machines)

    Assembles, installs, and adjusts variety of electromechanical units, such as feed drives, control key assemblies, and printing units, on new and rebuilt punched card office machines according to blueprints and written specifications, using handtools, assembly fixtures, and test devices: Reads blueprints to determine position of unit and component parts. Positions components in assembly fixture. Assembles unit and mounts it on office machine frame, using screwdrivers and wrenches. Starts machine and adjusts unit for specified clearances and time cycles, using fixed gauges, test lights, and handtools. Inspects machine to verify that optional equipment changes have been made according to customer order. May operate electric hoist to position unit on office machine frame.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-022 INSPECTOR, TYPEWRITER ASSEMBLY AND PARTS (office machines) alternate titles: inspector, manufactured parts; inspector, mechanical

    Inspects typewriters, subassemblies, and parts for conformance with specifications, using handtools and measuring instruments: Moves parts to determine binding, looseness, or misalignment. Tests tightness of screws and nuts, using screwdrivers and wrenches. Measures dimensions of parts, distance between them, and shapes of angles and curves to verify conformance to specifications, using comparator, micrometer, dial indicators, and fixed and adjustable gauges. Refers to blueprints and charts for tolerances. Examines parts for surface defects, such as rust, dullness, discoloration, and chipped and scratched finish. Stops production when rejects exceed specified limits. Compiles information to indicate number of, and reasons for, rejects. May train other workers performing inspections. May be designated according to type of assembly monitored as Inspector, Conveyor Line (office machines); Inspector, Final Assembly-Conveyor Line (office machines); Inspector, Floor Sub-Assembly (office machines); Inspector, Station Assembly-Conveyor Line (office machines); or type of parts inspected as Inspector, Purchased Parts (office machines).
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-026 OPERATING-TABLE ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Operates metalworking machines to shape prefabricated metal parts and assembles parts to make surgical tables: Mills parts and assembles base of table. Constructs hydraulic-lifting and table-revolving mechanisms, using drilling, reaming, and tapping machines, and installs them in base. Mounts table frame with its various moving or collapsible sections on base, and attaches table plates to frame. Inspects completed table for compliance with specifications. May assemble examining chairs and be designated Examining-Chair Assembler (furniture).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-030 REPAIRER, TYPEWRITER (office machines)

    Repairs and adjusts defective typewriters removed from production line, using handtools, power tools, and gauges: Operates typewriter to test functioning of parts and mechanisms to determine repairs required. Disassembles machines to repair or replace defective components, using handtools and holding devices. Bends, taps, turns parts, such as screws, nuts, and type bar, to eliminate binding, looseness, and misalignment, using special handtools. Verifies specified clearance between parts, using spacebars, tension scales, dial indicators, and feeler gauges. Measures rotation of motor drive-wheel to determine speed of wheel, using tachometer. May adjust interrelated typewriter parts to synchronize machine operation and be designated Adjuster (office machines).
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-034 SEWING-MACHINE ASSEMBLER (machinery mfg.)

    Mounts previously assembled units of power sewing machines onto frames of machines, and fastens units, such as crankshafts, needle arms, and feed rockers to machines, using drill press, handtools, and gauges.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-038 SUBASSEMBLER (machinery mfg.)

    Assembles machinery components, such as operating cylinders, electric control cases, transmissions, clutches, and special tools, according to specifications: Transports specified parts from storage to work area manually or by using overhead crane. Removes burrs and rough surfaces from metal parts with hand file or portable pneumatic grinder. Brushes lubricant on moving parts and fits parts together on bench, following blueprints. Inserts shims between parts to realign or level parts and verifies alignment and clearance of parts, using micrometers, scale, and gauges. Bolts, screws, and rivets parts together, using handtools. May operate hydraulic press to force bearings into sleeves and flatten rivets. May set up and operate drill press, bench lathe, and speed lathe. May connect electric wires to terminals of subassembly, using screwdriver. May move subassembly to storage area, using overhead crane.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-042 TURBINE SUBASSEMBLER (engine-turbine)

    Assembles steam and gas turbine subassemblies according to drawings, using measuring instruments, handtools, and power tools: Chips, grinds, and files welds and patches on castings and relief areas on cylinder joints to obtain specified clearances or smooth finish, using pneumatic chipping hammer and pedestal grinder. Drills and taps holes in castings to seat nipples and valves, using single-spindle drill press. Fills castings, high pressure cylinders, turbine exhaust ends, gland casings, relay cylinders, compressor cylinders, and compressor heads with water, using high pressure pump to simulate steam pressure in turbine. Measures expansion of unit, using micrometer-scaled rod. Inspects weldments, baffles, valves, valve seats, and piping for leaks. Inserts heating element of electric heater into hollow studs and heats studs to facilitate tightening with wrenches. Bolts or dowels fitted parts together, using wrenches and pneumatic hammer. Measures clearances and spacing, using feeler gauges, calipers, and micrometers. May cut expansion reliefs in cylinders and exhaust end joints, using portable power hacksaw.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.381-046 WHEELWRIGHT (automotive ser.)

    Repairs and aligns defective wheels of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and trucks: Examines wheel rims, drums, discs, and wire spokes for damage. Hammers out warps in wheel rim, or places wheel rim in hydraulic press and forces rim into shape with pry bar or hydraulic jacks. Repairs damaged wire spokes, using straightening press, and replaces broken or missing spokes. Examines alignment of wheels on test stand equipped with dial indicator gauge for measuring radial and lateral tolerance. Corrects alignment of wheels, using handtools.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.381-050 PRECISION ASSEMBLER, BENCH (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: detail bench assembler

    Assembles machined parts into precision aircraft and missile assemblies, such as landing gear struts, brakes, fueling equipment, control linkages, actuators, and gearbox mechanisms, according to specifications, using handtools, power tools, and measuring instruments: Measures parts to determine specified tolerance, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and verniers. Files and buffs parts to fit, using handtools and power tools. Drills, taps, reams, countersinks, and spotfaces bolt holes in parts, using drill press or portable power drill. Positions and aligns parts, using jigs, fixtures, and templates. Bolts, screws, and rivets parts together, using handtools and power tools. Disassembles and replaces parts as required. May lap and hone internal cylindrical surfaces. May test functional performance of assembly. May clean and lubricate parts and assemblies. May mark identifying information on parts.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 87

706.382-010 FUNCTIONAL TESTER, TYPEWRITERS (office machines)

    Operates assembled typewriters to test their performances: Types characters in prescribed sequence on sample sheet to evaluate functioning of parts, such as shift, ribbon feed, key levers, tabulator, carriage, and spacebar. Indicates on prepared form condition of machine, such as excessively noisy, binding parts, misaligned type, and jammed backspace. Sends report and defective machines to ALIGNER, TYPEWRITER (office machines) for repair or adjustment. Repeats tests on adjusted or repaired machines to verify corrections.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.382-014 TESTER, SOUND (machinery mfg.) alternate titles: bearing inspector

    Operates sound-testing equipment to detect defects in machinery ball bearing assemblies and diagnoses causes of defects: Turns dials on equipment to specified setting. Slides bearing on adapter arm and starts machine to rotate inner ring of bearing. Listens through headphones to detect sounds that indicate mechanical defect in bearing and to determine probable cause of defect. Separates defective bearings and sorts bearings for scrap or salvage.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77


    Inspects and adjusts components and subassemblies of high-speed printers used in electronic data systems for conformance with specifications, using testing equipment and handtools: Examines components and subassemblies for defects and faulty work, using schematic drawings and work process specifications. Measures and checks clearances, tensions, alignments, and electric circuitry, using gauges, ohmmeter, and aligning fixtures. Turns adjusting screw to increase or decrease tension and clearance of parts not conforming to specifications. Examines printout of printed characters to determine if height, width, and spacing meet specifications, using plastic template, and adjusts rollers to correct defects, using handtools. Connects frequency meter lead to circuit board of printer and reads meter dial to verify that frequency readings are within prescribed limits. Measures printer motor speed, using motor-speed tester, and routes defective motors to repair shop.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

706.387-010 INSPECTOR, AUTOMATIC TYPEWRITER (office machines)

    Inspects automatic electric typewriter, used as part of data processing unit, for conformance to specifications: Plugs machine connections into electrical outlets. Tests performance of typewriter by pressing keys, listening for noise variations, and noting malfunction of mechanisms, such as trip margin stop, backspacer, carriage, and shift. Examines typed copy to determine skipping and misalignment of characters. Marks sample sheet with designated symbols to indicate defects. Routes machine, sample sheet, and work ticket to readjusting or repairing departments. May test performance of typewriter, using automatic programmed simulator.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.387-014 MACHINE TESTER (office machines)

    Tests machines, such as calculating or adding machines, manually or automatically to detect malfunctions, using handtools, alignment gauge, and tester: Sets machine on ball swivel mount to facilitate turning in all directions when examining parts. Plugs cord of machine into electrical outlet. Presses keys on keyboard and moves levers in prescribed sequence to test alignment of printing, repeat latch, ribbon and paper feed, correction release, noise, and clearance of type bars, according to checklist. Test-runs battery of machines through fixed computation cycle automatically, using auto typist or tester. Reads arithmetic results recorded on paper tapes of machines and compares them with test chart to verify accuracy. Indicates defects on inspection worksheet and gives worksheet and machine to repairer. May disassemble machine to determine cause of defect. May be designated according to type of inspection done as Clearing Inspector (office machines); Final Inspector (office machines); Sampling Inspector (office machines); Utility Inspector (office machines).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.481-010 INTERNAL-COMBUSTION-ENGINE SUBASSEMBLER (engine-turbine) alternate titles: bench assembler; group assembler

    Fits together mechanical parts at workbench or assembly floor to make subassemblies for internal combustion engines according to drawings or routing sheets, using handtools and power tools: Places basic part of assembly, such as carburetor, water pump, fuel pump, oil pump, governor, cam housing, gearcase, exhaust housing, remote control, pistons and connecting rods into holding fixture. Bolts, screws, or pins mechanical and electrical parts together, such as push rods, valves, rocker arms, and magnetos, using power wrenches, torque wrench, stud drivers, and hammer. Operates hand or power arbor press to press bushings and seals into housings or onto shafts. Reams tubular worm gear cage to form smooth surface for assembled worm gear, using hand reamer. Tests sealed units, such as relief valves, fittings, and cylinders under air or water pressure [HYDRO-PNEUMATIC TESTER (any industry)]. Applies decals to engine to indicate operating procedure. May be designated according to part assembled as Carburetor Assembler (engine-turbine); Cylinder-Head Assembler (engine-turbine); Gearcase Assembler (engine-turbine); Governor Assembler (engine-turbine); Remote-Control Assembler (engine-turbine); Water-Pump Assembler (engine-turbine).
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.484-010 DRAPERY-ROD ASSEMBLER (retail trade)

    Assembles drapery rods to customer's order in retail establishment: Bends rod to customer's specifications to ensure proper fit in window boxes and offsets. Installs drapery pull cords, drapery carriers, master carriers, and end pulleys on drapery rod.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.587-010 CLEANER-TOUCH-UP WORKER (office machines) alternate titles: touch-up worker

    Wipes grease and fingermarks from typewriter parts, such as covers, platen, and keyboard, using cloth and solvent and touches up scratches and nicks in enamel finish, using paint and brush. Notifies supervisor if shade of touchup paint and cover color do not match. Rejects machines with covers too badly marred to touch up. Records serial numbers of machines cleaned. May insert wire to secure typewriter carriage in place for shipping. May attach identifying tags and warranty to typewriter.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.587-014 SORTER (office machines)

    Disassembles and sorts defective typewriter parts and subassemblies into lots to reclaim serviceable parts, using handtools: Lifts containers of rejected mixed parts from assembly lines onto handtruck and transports them to work area. Dismantles subassemblies, using pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers. Sorts parts into lots for reuse, repair, or salvage according to disposition information on tags and instructions from supervisor. Assigns part number from stock catalog to reusable, repairable, or salvaged parts. Prepares route slips to indicate, according to instructions from supervisor, departments to which parts are to be sent. May bend, straighten, grind, ream or tap defective typewriter parts to remove defects, using handtools and power tools. May extract metal parts from floor sweepings to reclaim salvageable parts, using hand magnet.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-010 AIR-CONDITIONING-COIL ASSEMBLER (svc. ind. mach.) alternate titles: coil fin assembler; plate fin assembler

    Assembles prepunched aluminum fin plates and copper tubing to form cooling coils for air-conditioning units, using handtools and other equipment: Places fin plates on worktable and clamps into position. Inserts copper tubing through holes in fin plates. Depresses switch to activate hydraulic rams, forcing them through tubes, to expand tubes and lock fins in position. Joins completed assemblies, using end plates and pneumatic hammer to expand ends of tubes. Heats tube ends and seals joints, using solder. May operate press machine to punch fins and tubes required to fabricate air-conditioning coils.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-014 ASSEMBLER I (office machines) alternate titles: assembler-adjuster

    Assembles and adjusts typewriters and office machine assemblies and subassemblies, using blueprints, gauges, handtools, and holding devices: Screws and bolts parts together, using screwdrivers, wrenches, and other handtools. Tests operation of machines and typewriters to detect loose and binding parts and to determine synchronization of related parts. Bends and taps parts into alignment, using pliers and mallets. Turns compensating screws to set parts at specified tensions and clearances. Verifies tensions and clearances of parts, using tension scales and space and feeler gauges. May ream and tap holes and file and fit carriages and covers of equipment, using hand reamer, tap, and file.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

706.684-018 ASSEMBLER, PRODUCT (machine shop) alternate titles: assembler; erector

    Assembles metal products, such as vacuum cleaners, valves, or hydraulic cylinders, partially or completely, working at bench or on shop floor: Positions parts according to knowledge of unit being assembled or following blueprints. Fastens parts together with bolts, screws, speed clips, rivets, or other fasteners, using handtools and portable powered tools. May remove small quantities of metal with hand files and scrapers to produce close fit between parts. May operate drill presses, punch presses, or riveting machines to assist in assembly operation. May disassemble power brake boosters, air-brake compressors, and valves for salvage of parts and be designated Disassembler, Product (machine shop). May assemble and test patient lifting devices and be designated Assembler, Patient Lifting Device (protective dev.). Usually specializes in assembly of one type of product.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-022 ASSEMBLER, SMALL PRODUCTS I (any industry) alternate titles: bench assembler

    Performs any combination of following repetitive tasks on assembly line to mass produce small products, such as ball bearings, automobile door locking units, speedometers, condensers, distributors, ignition coils, drafting table subassemblies, or carburetors: Positions parts in specified relationship to each other, using hands, tweezers, or tongs. Bolts, screws, clips, cements, or otherwise fastens parts together by hand or using handtools or portable powered tools. Frequently works at bench as member of assembly group assembling one or two specific parts and passing unit to another worker. Loads and unloads previously setup machines, such as arbor presses, drill presses, taps, spot-welding machines, riveting machines, milling machines, or broaches, to perform fastening, force fitting, or light metal-cutting operation on assembly line. May be assigned to different work stations as production needs require or shift from one station to another to reduce fatigue factor. May be known according to product assembled.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79

706.684-026 ASSEMBLER, TYPE-BAR-AND-SEGMENT (office machines)

    Assembles typewriter type-bar-and-segment units and bends ends of type bars to specified angles and clearances preparatory to type soldering, using handtools and hand-powered brake: Clamps segment to holding device and inserts type bars into segment slots. Pushes curved wire (fulcrum) through channel in segment and through holes in type bars to hold them in place. Moves bars to determine snugness of fit. Bends type-bars to fit precisely into segment slots, using special pliers. Grinds defective bars to fit, using emery wheel. Positions type-bar-and-segment assembly to holding plate on braking device. Moves levers to adjust quadrant (scale in degrees) to degree desired, to bend ends of type bars to specified angles and clearances, and to release bent type bars from holding and bending jaws. Removes formed type-bar-and-segment unit from braking device. Positions type-bar-and-segment assembly in guide-installation fixture and installs type guide, using special alignment tools and power screwdriver. Checks outside bars for guide clearance after removal from fixture, using gauge. May be designated according to work performed as Fitter, Type-Bar-And-Segment (office machines); Former, Type-Bar-And-Segment (office machines); Guide-Installer, Type-Bar-And-Segment (office machines); Spacer, Type-Bar-And-Segment (office machines).
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-030 ATOMIZER ASSEMBLER (fabrication, nec)

    Assembles component parts of perfume atomizers, such as stems, washers, springs, and plungers, using handtools: Screws completed atomizers onto empty glass containers and places them in boxes.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.684-034 BAR AND FILLER ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Fits upright filler tubes into crossbars to form sections of metal bed ends: Sets crossbar in place in assembling frame. Sets filler tubes vertically in each hole in bar and presses tubes into bar with lever. Removes section from frame.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.684-038 BEARING-RING ASSEMBLER (machinery mfg.) alternate titles: unit assembler

    Assembles outer rings, inner rings, bearings, and retainer guards to form ball bearing assembly unit used in manufacture of gyros and other commercial equipment: Selects inner ring and places it on pedestal jig. Selects outer ring and places it on pedestal jig. Picks up ball bearings of specified size and number, using magnetic and nonmagnetic needles. Inserts bearings between outer and inner rings, spacing them with nonmagnetic needle. Selects and inserts retaining guard into ball bearing unit assembly. Tests finished assemblies with gauge to determine accurate radial play. May secure ball bearings in position, using rivets and riveting press. May disassemble finished ball bearings rejected, during final inspection.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-042 BENCH ASSEMBLER (agric. equip.) alternate titles: subassembler

    Assembles parts to form yard and garden care equipment components, such as reels, steering handles, and gear boxes, following specifications and using handtools and power tools: Fits parts of components together and fastens them with bolts and cotter pins, using handtools and pneumatic impact wrench. Seats inserts, such as bearings and grease seals in hubs and sleeves, using power press. Rivets reel blades to hubs on reel shaft, using pneumatic clinching gun, and sets rivets, using rivet press [RIVETING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) I]. May be designated according to part assembled as Reel Fabricator (agric. equip.).
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.684-046 BENCH HAND (motor-bicycles)

    Assembles motorcycle and bicycle subassemblies, using arbor press, drill press, grinder, riveter, or other power bench machines: Positions and clamps metal parts in bed of machines. Starts machines to burr, grind, drill, or polish brake drum, clutch hub, shifter cam, or other subassembly parts, following standard procedures. Removes part from machine and compares part with pattern. Bends tubular sections to specified shape, using handtools. Fits and rivets or spot welds parts together.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-050 DRAWER UPFITTER (furniture) alternate titles: drawer-hardware worker; file-drawer finisher

    Assembles drawers for use in metal file cabinets: Inserts slide rod, block, and spring in file drawers to hold file guides. Rivets label holders to drawer fronts. Screws handles to drawers.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.684-054 FITTER II (any industry)

    Fits together components of fabricated metal products, such as boxes, shells, and frames, for window sashes, doors, bicycles, and tubular furniture to prepare them for welding, brazing, or assembly: Positions parts into fixture or frame, examines alignment visually, or verifies alignment, using square, rule, and template. Files and grinds to remove burrs or alter shape. Straightens part by hammering or using straightening press. Secures part to fixture or fastens parts together, using clamps.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.684-058 HYDRAULIC-CHAIR ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Assembles hydraulic chairs, such as professional, laboratory, and hospital chairs from prefabricated and finished parts: Assembles hydraulic-lifting and chair-revolving mechanisms and mounts them on base. Assembles chair frame to base and attaches seat, arm, and headrests. Inspects and adjusts completed unit. Rethreads screws, retaps holes, and removes excess paint while assembling, to facilitate work. May be designated according to type of chairs assembled as Dental-Chair Assembler (furniture).
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.684-062 INJECTOR ASSEMBLER (engine-turbine)

    Smooths, drills, and tests parts for diesel engine fuel injectors according to specifications, using lapping machine, microscope drill, and testing equipment: Mounts injector check valves on spindle heads. Smooths flat and curved surfaces of valves on rotating disk or semispherically shaped pan containing $T3lapping compound$T1 for specified time. Examines samples of lapped valves under binocular microscope for nicks and grooves. Clamps injector spray tip in fixture under microscope drill and moves lever to drill holes into tip. Stamps identifying numbers on injector parts, using roll type metal stamper. Clamps body of injector into holding fixture and inserts tip assembly including check valve, barrel and plunger, stem, spring, and retaining nut. Screws injector into testing machine and moves lever to test operation of plunger, spring, and spray tip outlets.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.684-070 LOCK ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Assembles bases, columns, housings, springs, valves, and tubing to form completed supports for hydraulic chairs, such as dental or barber chairs. May operate any of various metalworking machines to machine rough or inaccurately shaped parts to size.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

706.684-074 LOCK ASSEMBLER (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Fastens together parts of locks with screws, bolts, and rivets, using handtools and power tools: Files and fits parts to obtain smooth functioning of lock. Assembles inside lock parts in lock case and rivets side plate in place, using rivet tool. May pack locks in cartons and mark cartons to identify contents.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-078 LOCK INSTALLER (furniture)

    Installs slide locks in drawers of metal office furniture, using power drill to cut holes and handtools to screw parts in place.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-082 METAL-BED ASSEMBLER (furniture) alternate titles: panel assembler

    Assembles head and foot sections of metal bedstead: Inserts upright fillers in holes in bedpost and in holes in cross filler. Springs legs of frame apart and inserts ends of cross filler into holes in legs. Fits molding to bedpost and drives it into grooves in bedpost with mallet. Forces ends of panel into molding, bottom of panel into cross molding, and ends of cross molding into bedpost, using mallet. May cut panel from stock, using power shear. May bend molding to shape by use of power press. May assemble safety rails and attach motors, pulleys, and cables to bed frame to assemble electric hospital beds. May be designated according to section of bed assembled as Foot-Piece Assembler (furniture); Head-Piece Assembler (furniture).
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.684-086 PLUMBING-HARDWARE ASSEMBLER (plumbing-heat.) alternate titles: assembler; fittings tightener

    Assembles plumbing fixtures, such as faucets, stoppers, and shower heads, using handtools and power tools: Screws pipe fittings into grease traps, check valves, and other plumbing fixtures, using pipe wrench or power wrench. Drills holes in fixtures for bolt attachments, using power drill. Fits parts together and secures parts with screws, bolts, or solder, using handtools and flame solderer. May adjust valves and other linkage to ensure free action of moving parts.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.684-090 SPRING ASSEMBLER (metal prod., nec)

    Assembles leaf-type springs, performing any combination of following tasks: Picks up specified spring leaves from conveyor and inserts metal rod through center holes of leaves to align leaves lengthwise and form springs. Removes rod and attaches leaves together with nut and bolt, using pneumatic wrench. Attaches pads and clips to leaf spring to maintain spring alignment. Places ends of spring under bushing machine and activates machine to insert rubber bushings. May spread grease over surface of spring leaves before assembly, using greasing apparatus or brush. May compress leaves prior to attaching center bolt, using press. May be designated according to specific task performed as Bolt-Up Worker (metal prod., nec); Bushing-And-Broach Operator (metal prod., nec); Catcher (metal prod., nec); Clip Riveter (metal prod., nec); Greaser (metal prod., nec); Pinner (metal prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.684-094 SUBASSEMBLER (office machines)

    Fastens together and adjusts variety of subassemblies, such as circuit breakers, brush slides, control panels, and other office machine subassemblies, using assembly fixtures and handtools: Reads blueprints or written instructions to determine position of subassembly components, such as cams, shafts, frames, keys, and brushes. Positions components in assembly fixtures. Fastens subassembly together with bolts, screws, and collars, using wrenches and screwdrivers. May solder parts of subassembly together. Adjusts linkage and clearance of assembled components to specifications, using fixed gauges and handtools. May disassemble and inspect subassemblies of rebuilt machines for conformance to engineering change orders.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

706.684-098 VALVE GRINDER (machine shop) alternate titles: valve lapper

    Laps valves against valve seats to produce gastight fit, using powered tools: Applies lapping compound to bearing surfaces of valve and seat. Inserts valve stem into valve guide and positions valve against seat. Engages holes or slot in top of valve with projections in powered rotary tool (valve grinder). Presses and rotates valve against seat, using powered tool. May test valve by connecting chamber to hydraulic or pneumatic pressure and observing leaks. May rotate valve against seat, using handtool.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

706.684-102 VENDING-MACHINE ASSEMBLER (svc. ind. mach.)

    Fastens together components of vending or slot machines and assembles machine, using handtools and power tools, performing any combination of following tasks: Positions, aligns, and fastens specified parts to form subassemblies of coin machines, such as selector button control panels, coin changer chassis, coin chutes, and refrigeration units, using hand press, jigs, and pneumatic screwdriver. Attaches inside components of machine, such as selection drums, evaporator units, ice makers, cup droppers, and motors as machines pass along conveyor line. Positions and attaches door panels, latch assemblies, and instruction panels, using pneumatic screwdriver.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.684-106 WHEEL LACER AND TRUER (motor-bicycles) alternate titles: wheel assembler; wheel truer

    Laces and trues-up (aligns) motorcycle and bicycle wheels according to specifications, using gauges and handtools or power tools: Hooks wire spokes onto perforated hubs and screws nipples of spokes onto rim to lace (assemble) wheel, using special hand wrench. Measures diameter of wheel, using fixed gauge. Grinds protruding end of spokes from inside surface of rim, using portable hand grinder. Mounts tires on wheels [TIRE MOUNTER (fabrication, nec)] and clamps wheel in fixture. Positions dial indicator against tire and rim, turns wheel, and notes points at which wheel needs alignment as indicated by needle deflection on indicator. Turns spoke nipples with wrench to adjust tension of spokes at indicated points to align wheel.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.684-110 WRAPPER OPERATOR (metal prod., nec)

    Wraps extended spring leaf ends around main leaf, using hand-operated wrapping device: Selects and sets eye pin (eye holder) into base of wrapping device. Positions cold main-leaf eye over pin to hold main leaf in place during wrapping. Heats end of second leaf for specified time in furnace and positions leaf behind main-leaf eye, using clamp tongs. Inserts centering pin through center hole in each leaf to align leaves and clamps leaves together with tongs. Pulls lever to move pressure plate against heated end of second leaf forcing it around main-leaf eye.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.685-010 TYPE-SOLDERING-MACHINE TENDER (office machines)

    Tends machine equipped with multiple stations that solders typewriter type to type bars: Clamps type bar and segment-assembly to holding plate of machine. Selects type in designated sequence and positions type between guides, or in matrix plate on machine table. Pulls down first type bar with fingers and seats end of bar in back slot of type. Pushes table or depresses treadle that moves assembly to next station where flux, solder, and coolant air are automatically applied. May apply flux to back slot, using tweezers. May adjust guides for different styles of type, using size blocks and turning setscrews. May remove excess solder to prevent type from binding in type guide, using pencil-flame gas torch and brush or file.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.685-014 WHEEL-TRUING MACHINE TENDER (motor-bicycles)

    Tends truing machine which aligns spoke-wheels: Places loosely laced (spoked) wheel onto rotating bed of machine. Presses buttons to lower ram which clamps wheel into position. Turns knob which rotates turntable to align spoke nipple screws on wheel with advanceable power screwdrivers. Presses button to bring screwdrivers into contact with screw and tighten them. Pushes lever to progressively rotate worktable to align screws with screwdrivers. Removes wheel from machine and mounts on mandrel; places point of dial indicator against rim. Spins wheel and reads dial to ascertain points of diameter and circumference imbalance. Turns spoke nipples with wrench where required to true-up wheel.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.687-010 ASSEMBLER, PRODUCTION (any industry)

    Performs repetitive bench or line assembly operations to mass-produce products, such as automobile or tractor radiators, blower wheels, refrigerators, or gas stoves: Places parts in specified relationship to each other. Bolts, clips, screws, cements, or otherwise fastens parts together by hand, or using handtools or portable power tools. May tend machines, such as arbor presses or riveting machine, to perform force fitting or fastening operations on assembly line. May be assigned to different work stations as production needs require. May work on line where tasks vary as different model of same article moves along line. May be designated according to part or product produced.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

706.687-018 FAN-BLADE ALIGNER (elec. equip.) alternate titles: blade aligner; fan-blade truer; line-up-machine operator

    Bends metal fan blades by hand to adjust pitch (angle) of blade, and to align blades for vibrationless tracking: Places blade assembly on spindle of gauging fixture, and manually rotates blades between set of pin gauges. Sights across blade surface and tips of gauge pins, and bends and twists blade into contact with pin ends. May use wrench or bending tool to adjust heavy-duty blades and blade carriers. May align and adjust pitch of oil-retaining ring at hub of commercial or industrial fan.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.687-022 INSPECTOR, ALIGNING (office machines) alternate titles: aligning checker

    Examines typed characters and exterior features of typewriter, such as serial number and carriage model, for conformance to specifications: Verifies serial number, model carriage, front panel, and type style against specifications. Measures width of type guide, using go-not-go gauge. Compares arrangement of key tops with diagram stick to verify positions of characters. Types line-of-write on sample sheet and examines typing for defects, such as characters above or below line-of-write, heavy or light impressions, cutting into or embossing paper, and uneven spacing or tilted characters. Marks sample sheet with prescribed symbols to indicate defects. Places sheet, ticket, and machine on conveyor for realigning or stamps inspection number on tickets and papers of approved machine and posts serial number to production report. Determines alignment and looseness of specified parts, using screwdriver.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

706.687-026 INSPECTOR, TYPE (office machines)

    Examines typewriter type under mounted magnifying glass for defects, such as burrs, incomplete or off-center characters, or malformed back blades. Discards defective type. May push type along knifelike blade for ease in examining.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

706.687-030 PUSH-CONNECTOR ASSEMBLER (house. appl.) alternate titles: assembler, latches and springs

    Installs catches in vacuum cleaner hose couplings, using fingers and metal pry: Positions spring-steel ring in holding groove on inside wall of coupling. Pries ring away from coupling wall, using handtool, and slips latch bar between ring and wall. Positions latch bar so that push button attached to bar protrudes through opening in coupling wall. Inserts second latch bar at opposite point on coupling.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

706.687-034 ROLLER-BEARING INSPECTOR (machinery mfg.; motor-bicycles) alternate titles: roller-bearing assembler

    Sorts rollers for roller bearings into groups according to diameter or length: Sets gauge slots of machine that automatically ejects off-size rollers, using micrometers and gauges. Feeds rollers into machine hopper. Examines rollers for defects, such as marks, scratches, or other blemishes. Measures bearing retainer for conformance to specification, using height gauge. Fits bearings into retainer rings and packs roller bearings in boxes for shipment. May sort inner and outer rings of ball bearing, according to size, using gauges.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fabricating, assembling, and repairing metal products.


    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling and packing metal furniture: Assigns tasks to workers based on workflow. Monitors work in progress to ensure conformance to set standards and work order specifications. Assists workers in performance of duties to solve work problems or reassigns workers to maintain production at specified levels. Trains new workers. Inspects assembled pieces for conformity to production standards. Reroutes defective furniture for reworking. Enforces worker adherence to safety standards. Examines packaging for furniture to ensure compliance with company standards. 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

709.137-010 INSPECTION SUPERVISOR (chemical; nonfer. metal)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting materials received, production of uranium fuel elements, and storage of fuel elements in nuclear fuel plant: Assigns workers to inspection stations according to priorities and workers' knowledge of nuclear fuel element processing procedures and techniques. Examines materials and products rejected by subordinates to verify defects and to determine whether defects are within allowable engineering standards. Submits samples of hardware and materials received to quality control personnel to obtain verification of manufacturers' certifications and authorizations to release items for production usage. Compiles and submits reports to quality control engineer. Trains new workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

709.281-010 LOCKSMITH (any industry) alternate titles: lock expert

    Installs, repairs, rebuilds, and services mechanical or electrical locking devices, using handtools and special equipment: Disassembles locks, such as padlocks, safe locks, and door locks, and repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts. Inserts new or repaired tumblers into lock to change combination. Cuts new or duplicate keys, using keycutting machine. Moves lockpick in cylinder to open door locks without keys. Opens safe locks by drilling. May keep records of company locks and keys.
GOE: 05.05.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 88

709.281-014 LOCKSMITH APPRENTICE (any industry)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77


    Inspects chemically treated metallic and nonmetallic parts and assemblies under fluorescent or black lighting for defects, such as fissures, weld breaks, or fractures, using magnetic particle or fluid penetrant inspection processes and equipment, using either of following methods: (1) Immerses or sprays ferrous magnetic metal parts with iron oxide solution. Positions parts between electrodes of magnetic testing equipment and activates switch to induce magnetic field that attracts and accumulates iron oxide particles at defective points. (2) Immerses or sprays nonmagnetic metal or nonmetallic parts with fluid penetrant solution. Rinses excess solution from parts, and dries parts in oven. Examines parts under fluorescent or black lighting to detect defects at or near part surfaces indicated by thick deposits of iron oxide particles or reflection of penetrant solutions. Removes surface defects, using handtools, power tools, or abrasive solutions, or marks part defects for repair or discard depending on nature and extent of defects. Notifies supervisor of defective processing of parts or materials. May be designated by inspection process involved as Inspector, Magnetic Particle (any industry); Inspector, Penetrant (any industry).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 87

709.364-014 TOWEL-CABINET REPAIRER (business ser.)

    Services continuous-roll towel cabinets in rest rooms of industrial and commercial establishments: Disassembles cabinet, using handtools, to determine cause of failure reported by towel-service company customer. Repairs or replaces components, such as springs and release mechanism, at scene or returns cabinet to repair shop for more extensive overhaul. May repair or replace related items, such as hot-air hand driers, toilet tissue dispensers, and soap dispensers. May deliver laundered towels to customers on route, according to prescribed schedule.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.367-010 INSPECTOR, METAL CAN (tinware) alternate titles: can-line examiner; can technician

    Inspects and tests metal cans for imperfections, using scaler and measuring devices: Pulls samples of tinplate or aluminum sheeting can bodies and ends from production lines, and inspects them for surface flaws in metal, defective seams, and machining defects, such as scratches, burrs, and dents. Measures sample, using micrometer or gauges, to verify dimensions. Records results of inspection in log for each machine. Stops production line when inspection reveals need for corrective maintenance. Tests cans for bursting strength, using hot oil-pressure tank. Feeds defective test cans through testing machines to verify efficiency of rejection mechanisms. Disassembles and flattens cans or lids, using handpress and cutters. Measures flanges, hooks, seams, curls, countersinks, beads, and inside and outside dimensions of cans, using dial gauges. Immerses coated cans and lids in chemical solutions for specified time to test resistance of coating. Weighs coated and uncoated can samples, and records and compares difference in weight with standard conversion charts to determine amount of coating deposited. Verifies temperature of drying ovens and solder baths to ensure uniformity of heating and melting processes.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.381-010 ATOMIC-FUEL ASSEMBLER (chemical) alternate titles: fuel assembler; process operator, atomic energy

    Prepares fuel elements for use in nuclear reactors or radiographic measuring and detecting devices, performing any combination of following tasks: Strings fuel cells on wire or rod, using tweezers, safety gloves, and radiation shield or box. Enlarges hole in cell as necessary for precise fit, using reamers, files, scrapers, and emery cloth. Inspects completed assembly for flaws, such as burrs or faulty assembly. Stacks prescribed number of assemblies in jig and slips ring or cap over end to form single fuel unit. Cleans inside of metallic tubes, using ultrasonic wand, preparatory to filling with liquid fuel solution. Mixes radioactive solution according to specifications and pours into tube, using remote-controlled slave manipulators. Seals ends of tube by crimping cap or by spot welding cap to tube. Inspects tubes for leakage, using mass spectrometer or disintegration counter. Cleans exterior of tubes, using acetone and cloth or brush. Packs tubes in cartons or lead containers for shipment. Weighs completed assemblies or radioactive materials, using gram scale. Keeps records of materials used, shipping data, and number of units assembled.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.381-014 MODEL BUILDER (furniture)

    Makes parts for and assembles prototypes of metal furniture according to specifications to test practicality of new designs: Lays out and marks parts, following blueprints, sketches, and verbal instructions, using calipers and scribers. Cuts and forms parts from metal, such as steel and aluminum, using lathe, power saw, snips, and handtools. Joins parts, using screwdriver, wrench, and welding torch. May alter design of finished model according to revised specifications.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

709.381-018 MODEL MAKER II (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: jewelry-casting-model maker

    Constructs metal models of jewelry articles for use in making molds for casting jewelry parts: Lays out design on metal stock, using gravers. Cuts metal along markings and smooths edges, using handsaw and file. Examines and measures metal parts for conformance to design specifications on scale drawing. Hammers, carves, and scrapes rough model to produce specified relief design, using handtools. Drills holes in model, using drill press. Assembles and solders parts together [SOLDERER (jewelry-silver.) 700.381-050]. Polishes metal surfaces, using abrasive wheel. May make and sharpen tools. May modify design specifications to conform to production requirements. May construct preliminary model of wax or wire.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

709.381-022 MODEL-MAKER APPRENTICE (jewelry-silver.) alternate titles: jewelry-casting-model-maker apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

709.381-026 MOLD STAMPER AND REPAIRER (rubber tire) alternate titles: mold dresser

    Repairs and refinishes tire molds and changes lettering plates and bead rings: Repairs nicks, dents, and holes in molds, using ball peen hammer, hand drill, chisels, metal plugs, and acetylene torch. Refinishes repaired area or complete mold with hand-buffing machine and steel wool. Changes bead rings and nameplates showing size and ply to correspond with tires scheduled to be cured, using wrenches. Cleans and maintains inventory of plates, bead rings, and molds. Positions molds in area, using hoist. May add metal to, or remove metal from, plates, rings, and molds, using welding equipment and files. May fill in mold lettering with liquid metal or plugs, buff to smooth finish, and restamp [MOLD STAMPER (machine shop)].
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

709.381-030 ORGAN-PIPE MAKER, METAL (musical inst.)

    Casts metal into sheets and forms metal pipes for pipe organs, using handtools and knowledge of metal properties and pipe making: Melts mixture of lead and tin in melting pot. Pours molten metal onto flat table to form sheets. Brushes sizing onto sheets and cuts sheets, using hook-knife and power shears. Hand-rolls sheets into tubes on mandrel, using handtools. Scrapes edges, using handtool to obtain required angle for soldering and solders seam. Places pipe on mandrel and hammers pipe, using mallet to form and finish mouth. Hand-rolls annealed sheet zinc in similar manner to form larger pipes.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

709.381-034 PATTERNMAKER (furniture)

    Sketches and constructs patterns from blueprints for use in manufacture of metal furniture parts: Draws outline of part on paper or traces it from blueprint. Transfers outline onto pattern materials, such as metal, plastic, or rubber by tracing over lines. Cuts out pattern with lathe or handtools and power tools, such as tin snips and power hacksaw. Assembles pattern sections, using handtools, such as hammer and screwdriver. Marks identifying number or symbol on pattern.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

709.381-038 REED MAKER (machinery mfg.)

    Fabricates reed assemblies for textile looms, using machines, handtools, and gauges: Inserts spool of wire in machine that cuts wire into dents (specified lengths) and consecutively fastens ends of dents to opposing coils of two parallel forming springs. Positions additional forming springs across rows of dents to reinforce assembly and ensure specified spacing of dents. Compresses springs in screw press and wires frame (steel band) around dents to form reed assembly of specified width. Packs lime preparation between dents and dips assembly into solder trough to solder dent ends to frame. Removes lime preparation, wires, and springs, using handtools. Inspects spacing of dents, using micrometer and feeler gauge. Corrects spacing, using straightening tool. Cleans and polishes reed assembly, using portable buffing wheel.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

709.381-042 SPRING FORMER, HAND (metal prod., nec) alternate titles: fitter, hand

    Shapes semielliptical spring leaves, using hand-forming jack: Reads specifications to determine arch required to shape leaf and computes additional arch required to compensate for unsetting of leaves in subsequent operations. Positions forming die (flexible pattern) over center pin of jack. Bends pattern and secures it to jack with holding pin. Positions center hole of hot leaf over center pin and bends leaf, using clamp tongs. Clamps ends of each leaf to pattern and sprinkles water over leaf to set arch and prevent warping. Immerses leaves in oil and places them in tempering oven [TEMPERER (heat treating)]. Shapes cold leaves on fitting block with sledgehammer.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

709.381-046 WIRE-MESH-FILTER FABRICATOR (metal prod., nec)

    Fabricates and installs wire-mesh screening in housings of filters used for swimming pools and in motors of jet aircraft, motor boats, and automobiles, following blueprints or sketches, using handtools, power tools, and metalworking tools: Cuts copper or stainless steel wire-mesh screening sections according to dimensional specifications, using hand shears, scissors, or power shears. Joins sections of screening, using spot welding or riveting machines. Solders seams of screen with soldering iron or silver solder and acetylene torch. Applies silver solder and flux to screening crosspieces, and places screening in gas-fired furnace to melt solder, using tongs. Fits screening into housing of filter and solders screening in place. May fabricate and install wire-mesh screening in housing of experimental model fitters and be designated Experimental Fabricator-And-Installer (metal prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

709.382-010 SEWING-MACHINE TESTER (machinery mfg.)

    Sets up and operates new sewing machines to test machine and attachments preparatory to shipment: Feeds piece of cloth into machine to test feeding action. Threads machine and makes prescribed tension adjustments preparatory to test sewing. Starts machine and sews sample piece of cloth, varying stitching pattern and type of stitch to evaluate machine operation. Installs machine attachments, such as hemming, buttonholing, and shirring devices to evaluate operation of attachments. Rejects defective machines and attachments. May verify effectiveness of machine attachments, using detachable gauge. May specialize in attachment testing and be designated Sewing-Machine Attachment Tester (machinery mfg.).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.384-010 FIRE-EXTINGUISHER REPAIRER (any industry)

    Repairs and tests fire extinguishers in repair shops and in establishments, such as factories, homes, garages, and office buildings, using handtools and hydrostatic test equipment: Dismantles extinguisher and examines tubings, horns, head gaskets, cutter discs, and other parts for defects. Replaces worn or damaged parts, using handtools. Cleans extinguishers and recharges them with materials, such as soda water and sulfuric acid, carbon tetrachloride, nitrogen, or patented solutions. Tests extinguishers for conformity with legal specifications, using hydrostatic test equipment. May install cabinets and brackets to hold extinguishers. May sell fire extinguishers.
GOE: 05.10.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.484-010 SILK-SCREEN-FRAME ASSEMBLER (any industry) alternate titles: frame builder, silk-screen; setter-up, silk-screen frame

    Builds frames for silk or metal screens used to stencil identifying or operational data on parts or products following blueprints: Bends bar stock to specified shape and dimensions to form frame, using vise and handtools. Solders joints, using soldering iron. Measures and marks location of holes on frame, using rule. Drills and threads holes, using drill press and handtap. Screws guides and stops in holes for use in positioning part in frame.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.484-014 STRAIGHTENER, HAND (any industry)

    Straightens metal workpieces to blueprint specifications, using handtools and knowledge of metal properties: Rolls workpiece on flat surface or mounts and rotates it between centers to ascertain irregularities visually or with dial indicator. Positions workpiece on surface plate or anvil and hammers workpiece at points of irregularity to straighten it. Hammers mandrel through cylindrical objects, such as pipes or tubing to remove dents or kinks. Measures straightened workpiece for conformance with specifications, using straightedge, micrometers, and calipers. May straighten workpiece in straightening press. May heat workpiece in furnace or with heating torch to straighten it. May be designated according to parts straightened as Tool Straightener (any industry); Straightener, Gun Parts (ordnance).
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.587-010 INSPECTOR (cutlery-hrdwr.)

    Inspects and examines articles, such as can openers, hacksaw blades, steel rules, and kitchen cutlery for manufacturing defects: Examines parts for defects, such as nicks, defective plating, and incorrect marking. Verifies dimensions of parts, using fixed gauges. Turns handle of can opener to verify meshing of gears. Attaches tag, noting defects, to article and returns it to repair department. May be designated according to article inspected as Hacksaw Inspector (cutlery-hrdwr.); Steel-Rule Inspector (cutlery-hrdwr.).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.587-014 SPOILAGE WORKER (tinware) alternate titles: can-repairer

    Inspects and repairs rejected tin cans and tin-can parts: Inspects parts for defects, such as scratches, dents, nicks, and punctures, and sorts parts according to type of defect. Places can parts over die of straightening fixture and depresses pedal that forces curving plate against die to remove dents or places can body over form and reshapes flanges and side walls, using rubber hammer. Tests cans for leaks, using pressure tester [TESTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tinware)]. Solders holes in seams, using gas flame and hand-soldering iron. Cleans can parts with damp cloth, water, or solvent. Records source, type, and disposition of reprocessed cans and places cans and can parts in carton. Weighs scrap and routes scrap to salvage department. May observe decorated cans emerging from oven and remove cans with defects, such as faulty printing, malformed seams, or foreign materials.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.667-010 FABRIC STRETCHER (furniture) alternate titles: bunk assembler; cot assembler; fabric assembler; flat-spring assembler

    Clinches wire mesh fabric to metal frames to assemble springs for cots, folding beds, and other furniture: Clamps frame in jig and hooks helical springs to frame bars. Spreads fabric and stretches springs, using hooked handtool, and links spring hooks to loops of fabric. Attaches hooks to secure fabric to frame, using pliers and hammer.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.682-010 AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR II (chemical)

    Operates series of high pressure autoclaves to test fabricated uranium fuel elements for leakage and ruptures in zirconium cladding and weld: Loads fuel elements in metal baskets and places baskets into tank of autoclave, using crane. Closes tank lid, using torque wrench. Turns valve to admit specified amount of water into tank, and closes exhaust outlet of tank. Activates electric heating element, adjust control knobs, and observes gauges to obtain specified temperature and pressure. Monitors gauges to prevent rise in temperature and listens for alarm signal that indicates leak or rupture of one or more fuel elements. Presses button to cut off heat elements, opens exhaust water valve to dump hot water, and opens valve to admit cold water to cool elements. Opens autoclave, removes basket, and replaces tested elements. Records serial number of ruptured elements. Periodically tests quality of deionized water in autoclave, using special equipment.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

709.684-010 ADJUSTER (furniture)

    Bends or shapes doors and drawers so that they fit snugly and work smoothly in assembled metal furniture without binding, using handtools.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-014 ASSEMBLER, METAL FURNITURE (furniture) alternate titles: metal-furniture assembler

    Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble metal furniture: Drills holes in parts, such as backrests, covers, and seats, using power drill and template. Fits parts together and fastens them temporarily with clamps and presses. Bolts, staples, or screws parts together, using handtools, such as pliers, wrenches, pneumatic screwdrivers, and staplers. Rivets parts together, using hand or pneumatic hammer. Inserts such parts as casters and scuff plates into holes or slots. Bends fastening devices and fits interlocking parts together with hammer or rubber mallet or by striking parts against floor or workbench. Applies cement to cushions and covers, using brush or spray gun, and joins parts by hand. Pulls and fastens drawstrings, wires, or springs to join precut upholstery covers to armrests, seats, and other parts, using handtools. Inserts drawers into slides and adjusts slides to fit drawer surfaces. Packs furniture for shipment. May bend metal parts, using bending machine. May be designated according to parts assembled as Backrest Assembler (furniture); Seat Assembler (furniture); or according to type of metal furniture assembled as Art Metal-Chair Assembler (furniture); Office-Chair Assembler (furniture); Table Assembler, Metal (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

709.684-018 ASSEMBLY-LINE INSPECTOR (furniture)

    Inspects unfinished metal articles of furniture for defects in metal or poor work: Marks rejected piece with chalk or crayon and returns it to proper department for repairs. Observes and feels welds and bent corners for burrs. Removes burrs, using file or emery paper. May inspect assembled electric hospital beds to certify conformity to production standards.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.684-022 BABBITTER (machine shop)

    Lines bearing surfaces of metal workpieces with babbitt (tin alloy) to reduce friction and wear: Melts metal in pot or ladle. Positions workpiece in fixture, and heats with torch. Pours molten metal from ladle or pot into fixture. Smooths and shapes bearing surfaces to match contours, using hand scraper. May apply acid to workpiece and dip it in molten tin to coat surface preparatory to babbitting.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

709.684-026 BIRD-CAGE ASSEMBLER (metal prod., nec)

    Fabricates wire birdcages, using handtools and drill press: Cuts wire to specified length, using wirecutter. Positions metal plate in jig, and drills holes around circumference of plate, using drill press. Fits ends of wires into holes in plate, and fastens upper ends of wire together to form cage.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.684-030 CAGE MAKER (concrete prod.)

    Cuts, forms, and welds wire mesh and reinforcing steel to fabricate cages used in reinforcing concrete pipe and other concrete forms, according to blueprint or work order specifications: Obtains roll of wire mesh of specified gauge, and unrolls and stretches out mesh for cutting. Measures mesh with steel rule and cuts strands, using hand or pneumatic cutter. Feeds wire mesh into rollers of bending machine and turns adjusting wheel to shape frame or cage sections. Places formed rods or mesh on floor or in special forming stand preparatory to welding. Tack-welds sections together, using arc-welding equipment. Cuts reinforcing steel, using cutting torch.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.684-034 CIGARETTE-LIGHTER REPAIRER (any industry)

    Repairs and cleans cigarette lighters, using handtools: Disassembles lighter and adjusts or replaces parts, such as spark wheels, injector valves, and clutch gears, using handtools. Removes cotton and defective wick from lighter, inserts new wick, and repacks cotton, using tweezers and picks. Immerses lighters in solution to clean them. Applies polish to lighters and refinishes surfaces, using hand polisher. Inserts flint and fills lighter with fluid or gas. May immerse butane lighters in specified solution to detect leaks. May sell lighters to customers. May compute charges for repairs.
GOE: 05.12.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-038 CLIP-BOLTER AND WRAPPER (metal prod., nec) alternate titles: clip wrapper

    Clips assembled leaf springs together by any of following methods: (1) Inserts bolt through end holes in U-shaped clip and tightens nut, using impact wrench. (2) Inserts bolt through hole in end of spring and positions spring and clip in holding device. Hammers clip around spring to align hole in clip over bolt. Tightens nut on bolt, using impact wrench. (3) Installs holding die and aligns spring end over clip. Starts press that automatically wraps clip around spring. Reams rough ends from main-leaf eyes, using drill press.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-042 HAND STAMPER (any industry)

    Stamps designs or lettering into metal workpieces, using hand stamps (punches) and hammer: Obtains specified stamp from rack and holds and hammers it to imprint workpiece. May use stand or fixture to position stamp or workpiece.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-046 HOT-TOP LINER (steel & rel.)

    Lines ingot mold covers (hot-tops) with firebrick and refractory mortar, using handtools: Examines cover to determine necessary repairs. Pries or chips defective lining from inside of cover, using crowbar, hammer, or pneumatic chisel. Cleans covers, using wire brush. Mixes specified amount of refractory mortar powder with water and spreads mixture on inside of cover, using trowel. Positions firebrick and refractory ring in mortar, using trowel, tamping bar, and wire clamps. Mixes specified amounts of molasses and graphite to form base for premixed facing solution and applies base and facing solution to cover, using brush.
GOE: 05.12.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-050 KEY CUTTER (any industry) alternate titles: key maker; keysmith; key worker

    Cuts notches in key blanks to duplicate notches of original key, using key-duplicating machine: Selects key blank according to size, shape, or code number of original key. Positions original key and blank in vises on carriage of machine and against guides. Turns thumbscrews to secure key and blank in vises. Starts cutting disk of machine. Pushes and pulls horizontally moving carriage of machine to slide notched edge of original key against stationary guide on machine and to move key blank against cutting disk, duplicating notches of original key in bit of blank. Turns thumbscrews and removes keys from vises. Presses and holds duplicated key against revolving wire wheel to remove burrs from key. Positions one key on top of another to compare notches of keys. May collect payment from customer and make change. May sell key holders or related novelty items.
GOE: 05.12.13 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.684-054 MOLD STAMPER (machine shop)

    Lays out and stamps lettering and designs manually on tire molds, following blueprints: Positions and clamps mold on worktable manually or using hoist. Reads blueprint to obtain information, such as location and spacing of single letters, words, and designs. Applies blue pigment to mold and measures and marks reference lines with protractor, rulers, and scribers to indicate location of specified stampings. Positions stamps according to layout lines and hammers stamps to imprint letters and designs in mold in reverse order. Inspects impressions with template to verify uniform depth. May compute spacing of letters. May set up and operate pantograph machine to engrave letters and designs in molds.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

709.684-058 REAMER, HAND (machine shop)

    Reams drilled holes in metal workpieces, using handtools. Inserts reamer (straight-fluted rotary cutting tool) into hole and twists and pushes it to enlarge, smooth, or improve roundness of hole. Verifies hole specifications, using plug gauge. May place workpieces in vise when reaming out hole.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.684-062 REPAIRER (furniture) alternate titles: salvage worker

    Repairs or replaces damaged metal furniture parts, using handtools and power tools: Welds cracks, using acetylene torch. Files, scrapes, or sands parts to remove dirt, paint, or rust. Melts solder into holes and cracks. Grinds solder until smooth and flush with surrounding metal, using portable grinder. Bends or hammers dented or twisted parts to original shape. Replaces inoperative furniture parts. May reassemble metal furniture.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.684-066 RIVETER, HAND (any industry)

    Rivets together light-gauge metal parts to assemble articles, such as kitchenware, household appliances, and metal furniture, using portable riveting gun or rivet set and hammer: Aligns parts and inserts rivets in rivet holes. Positions parts with rivet head against anvil or die. Places die of rivet gun or rivet set over end of rivet shank. Presses trigger of gun or strikes end of rivet set with hammer to spread rivet over rivet hole. May drill or ream rivet holes, using portable drill. May remove defective rivets, using hand punch.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.684-070 SALVAGER (petrol. refin.) alternate titles: salvage repairer; valve repairer, reclamation

    Repairs defective valves and pipefittings removed from refinery pipelines, following specifications and using handtools and power tools: Clamps valve gauge in vise. Grinds surfaces of valve gauge to specified finish, using portable grinder. Cleans valve parts, using electric buffer and solvents. Verifies dimensions of valve parts, using calipers. Sends parts that require machining to machine shop. Orders new parts by catalog number, size, and type. Assembles and repacks valves, using handtools. Screws valve on testing device and moves handle of hydraulic pump to test valve at specified pressures. Tightens bolts to stop leaks, using wrench. Removes flanges and pipefittings from pipe, using wrenches and acetylene cutting torch. Cleans flanges and fittings, using sandblasting equipment [SANDBLASTER (any industry)]. Paints valves and fittings, using spray gun. Keeps inventory record of valves, flanges, and pipefittings by size and type. May recondition other refinery equipment, such as steam traps, water glasses, tubing, and condenser sections.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.684-074 SHEARER AND TRIMMER, WIRE SCREEN AND FABRIC (metal prod., nec) alternate titles: screen cutter and trimmer; shearer, screen measurer and trimmer

    Cuts and trims edges of wire screening or fabric to specified dimensions, using hand shears and hone: Measures material to locate specified point of cut, using rule, scale, or pattern. Cuts material following line between parallel wires of weave or along edge of pattern. Inspects and hones cut edges to remove burrs and even tips of wires, using magnifying glass and hand hone. May hold workpieces in position for brazing. May clean or polish finished workpiece to remove tarnish, using specified cleaning solution or polishing wheel. May cut and trim wire screening, using scissors, power shears, power slitting machine, and grinding machine. May solder edges of screen of wire cloth to form seam and be designated Seamer (metal prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-078 SPRING FITTER (metal prod., nec)

    Measures, reshapes, and assembles spring leaves to form set of matched springs: Measures leaves, using ruler and straightedge, and sorts them according to size and shape. Reshapes warped leaves to specifications, using sledgehammer or shaping press. Selects and positions matched leaves in vise on worktable and presses pedal to compress leaves. Inserts bolts through leaf holes and tightens nut, using wrench. Verifies length and alignment of spring, using straightedge and ruler. May route spring leaves through assembly process after repairing leaves.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.684-082 STAB SETTER AND DRILLER (cutlery-hrdwr.) alternate titles: blank driller

    Fabricates dies used to mark sewing reference points on materials: Positions metal blank on bed of drill press. Aligns drill template over plate. Starts machine and drills holes into blank. Inserts stabs (pointed metal dowels) into holes. Places stab setter (handpunch) over stab and hammers stab into hole.
GOE: 06.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-086 TORCH-STRAIGHTENER-AND HEATER (any industry) alternate titles: straightener, torch

    Straightens metal plates, weldments, and structural shapes or preheats them preparatory to welding or bending, using torch: Selects torch tip from data charts according to thickness, area, and temperature of metal to heat. Screws tip on torch and connects hoses from torch to tanks of oxygen and fuel gas, such as acetylene. Turns levers to activate flow of gas, lights flame, and adjusts mixture to obtain desired size and color of flame. Holds or guides flame along surface of workpiece to heat and expand metal, to achieve specified straightness, or until color indicates sufficient heating for welding or machine straightening or bending. Measures workpiece with straightedge or template to ensure conformance with specifications. May hammer out bulges and bends. May place workpiece into heating furnace for specified period of time, using jib of crane.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.684-090 TUBE BENDER, HAND I (any industry) alternate titles: bender, hand

    Bends metal and plastic tubing, according to specifications, for use in hydraulic, fuel, and electrical installations: Draws outline of tubing on cardboard or cuts wood forming blocks with band scroll saw, following templates. Screws blocks to forming board, as specified. Bends tubing by hand to conform to outline on cardboard or hammers tubing around forming blocks, using mallet. May heat plastic tubing in hot oil or water to facilitate bending. May operate circular power hacksaw to cut tubing. May bead, burr, and flare tubing. May assemble and test preformed metal tubing for use in hydraulic, fuel, and water systems of aircraft and spacecraft.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.684-094 UTILITY OPERATOR II (chemical)

    Assembles $T3monotubes,$T1 unloads and stores nuclear reactor fuel elements, and decontaminates work area: Places fuel elements and spacers on rack of monotube loading machine in sequential order. Activates machine that automatically pushes fuel elements and spacers into monotubes. Moves filled monotubes to storage, using recharge machine. Removes tube caps from reactor wall openings and attaches connector to loaded monotube and adapter to reactor tube preparatory to charging-discharging operation, using handtools. Decontaminates work area, using brush, soap, and water. Places radiation exposed safety clothing in laundry bags for cleaning and stacks cleaned clothing on shelves.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.684-098 WIRE-FRAME-LAMP-SHADE MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Constructs wire lampshade frames, working from blueprints, sketches, and models, using handtools and wireworking machines: Builds jig of heavy gauge wire to fix position of framing members and hold them in position during production assembly and welding operations, using handtools. Inserts forming blocks and wire stops into machines and adjusts stops and rollers, using handtools. Loads automatic wire-cutting machine and feeds lengths of wire cut to size into wire-forming roller and bending machines. Positions top and bottom frame rings over jig and spot welds framing members to rings.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.684-102 WIRE-ROPE-SLING MAKER (metal prod., nec)

    Fabricates wire rope slings from cut lengths of wire rope: Cuts wire rope to specified length, using hand shears or abrasive cutting wheel. Marks rope at specified points, using chalk, and seizes at marks to facilitate forming sling. Forms loop and makes splice, using either of following methods: (1) on mechanical splice, splits rope by separating three adjacent strands to seizing, leaving other three strands and core intact. Bends sets of strands into desired size loop crossing over with one set. Lays strand sections alternately back into rope grooves until sections are laid into throat. Cuts out core and attaches metal sleeve to base of loop. Presses sleeve onto rope, using mechanical or hydraulic press: (2) on hand splice, forms loop at end of rope to seizing. Places loop in splicing vise or places thimble in loop, when required. Interweaves or tucks loose end of strands into body strands, using marlinespike. Cuts protruding ends and hammers down splice, using block of wood and mallet. Wraps wire over splice, when required. Attaches fittings, such as hooks, shackles, turnbuckles, and sockets, to slings according to customer's order. May apply some fittings by swaging or filling with molten zinc.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

709.685-010 GOLD RECLAIMER (metal prod., nec)

    Tends equipment that crushes, filters, and separates embedded gold particles from materials, such as broken or scrapped clay, melted crucible, and waste water to reclaim gold for reuse: Fills bin of crusher with material to be processed, using shovel, and starts crusher to grind material into fine powder. Separates gold particles from powder, using special reciprocating table, agitation tank, thickener, and set of troughs. Turns valves and knobs and adds specified amounts of ingredients to waste water in tank. Moves switch to start precipitation process.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.685-014 HOT BOX OPERATOR (metal prod., nec)

    Tends machine that removes wrinkles from rolls of metal foil: Places roll of foil on machine feed roller. Threads foil through tension rollers and heated tunnel, and attaches end of foil to rewind roller. Turns valves and knobs to set required tension of rollers and specified heat of tunnel. Starts and observes operation of machine to detect malfunction. Makes required adjustment or notifies supervisor. Removes wrinkle-free roll of foil from machine for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.685-018 ROLLER, GOLD LEAF (metal prod., nec)

    Tends machine that forms rolls of gold leaf: Places roll of paper on arbor of machine and feeds paper around tension and rewind rollers. Positions coil of wax on machine roller and book of gold leaf on machine table. Starts machine and removes gold leaf from book, using pinchers. Places gold leaf on paper passing into machine, and pulls lever to apply wax coating to paper to prevent sticking of gold leaf on rotating roll which is cut to specified length by machine.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.686-010 LABORER, TIN CAN (tinware)

    Performs any combination of following tasks involved in manufacture of tin cans: Opens bales of tinplate, using cutters. Removes rust spots, oil stains, or other surface accumulations, from sheets of tinplate, using steel wool, scouring powder, or cloths soaked in alcohol. Straightens bent or dented tinplate with mallet. Places cans and lids on paint racks, prior to painting process and removes painted items from racks for shipping. Supplies packing-line workers with packing materials. Places units, such as handles and cleats on flux pads and positions nozzles and solder strips on cans on conveyors that pass into ovens used to join items to cans. Packs cans or lids in cardboard containers by hand or using packing machine, or bulk-packs cans in railroad cars or transport trucks with handtools. Lines railroad cars or trucks with paper and installs bulkheads for bulk loading. Sorts cans according to size and type. Feeds flattened can bodies through reforming machine to straighten them. Seals containers with tape, staples, and bands or feeds filled containers through glue machine. Repairs, relabels, and collapses used cartons for subsequent use. Wraps pallet loads of cans with cardboard and paper. Stacks, moves, or loads cans, containers, materials, and supplies around areas of plant by hand, truck, or cart. May inspect units for obvious defects and discard defective items. May be designated according to work assigned as Bag Sealer (tinware); Can-Reforming-Machine Operator (tinware); Can Stacker (tinware); Cleaner (tinware).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.687-010 CLEANER AND POLISHER (any industry)

    Cleans and polishes chromium or nickel plated articles with cloth and liquid cleanser. May remove paint or other foreign matter adhering to surface of article with solvent, knife, or steel wool. May be designated according to type of metal cleaned as Chrome Cleaner (any industry); Nickel Cleaner (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.687-014 CLEANER, FURNITURE (furniture) alternate titles: bed washer; furniture cleaner; metal cleaner

    Removes dirt, grease, rust, nicks, and scratches from surfaces of metal furniture or parts, using any of following methods: (1) Immerses furniture or parts into series of chemical and water baths, using hoist. (2) Rubs and wipes metal surfaces with cleaning fluid and dry cloth. (3) Rubs surfaces with emery cloth or sandpaper to remove rust and scratches. (4) Moves steam iron covered with damp cloth across laminated tabletops and wipes moisture from cleaned tabletops with cloth. May be designated by type of metal furniture cleaned as Table-And-Desk Finisher (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.687-018 HOT-TOP-LINER HELPER (steel & rel.)

    Assists HOT-TOP LINER (steel & rel.) in lining covers (hot-tops) for ingot molds: Pries and chips firebrick, mortar, and clay from inside of cover, using tools, such as crowbar or chipping hammer. Attaches crane hooks to lugs of cover. Cleans mold with oxygen lance. Mixes mortar and carries firebrick to repair platform. May signal crane operator to lift and position covers. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.09 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.687-022 INSPECTOR (chemical)

    Inspects nuclear reactor fuel elements and components for conformance to quality and dimensional specifications: Removes fuel elements and components from conveyors or crates, and inspects them for surface defects, such as pits, cracks, corrosion, and weld beads, using magnifying glass. Examines exposed radiographic films of fuel elements to detect presence of minute voids in elements. Compares defects with standards charts to determine acceptability of each element. Measures interior and exterior dimensions of elements, using ring and plug gauges. Rolls each element through warp gauge to ensure lengthwise alignment. Records number of defective elements and places elements in designated crate.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.687-026 INSPECTOR, WIRE PRODUCTS (metal prod., nec)

    Inspects wire products, such as brassiere frames, oven or refrigerator racks, and wire cloth for conformance with specifications: Places product in fixture, or measures dimensions, using ruler to verify specified size and shape. Examines product for defects, such as broken welds, chipped or unpainted surfaces, holes, or uneven weave. Twists and bends product into alignment, using hands or pliers. Cuts defective sections from wire cloth, using scissors. Staples ends of wire cloth together, using stapling gun. Routes defective products to repair shop.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.687-030 PROOF-COIN COLLECTOR (government ser.)

    Inspects proof (struck from new dies) coins produced by U.S. Mint for imperfections, such as burrs, scratches, and flattened edges. Packs satisfactory units for mailing to coin collectors in specially designed protective envelopes. May inspect medals, lapel buttons, ribbons, and similar items attached to coins for decorative or display purposes.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.687-034 SALVAGER HELPER (petrol. refin.)

    Assists SALVAGER (petrol. refin.) in repairing defective valves and pipefittings removed from refinery pipelines: Dismantles valves, using wrenches. Rethreads pipefittings, using pipe threader. Sorts fittings according to type and size and places them in bins. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.15 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

709.687-038 SPRING INSPECTOR II (metal prod., nec) alternate titles: inspector-and-unloader

    Removes springs from conveyor belt and inspects them for defects, such as missing or bent leaves, clips, and bushings, and excessive spacing between leaves: Measures spring dimensions to verify specifications, using rule and micrometer. Marks spring to indicate defects, using crayon. Notifies supervisor when springs indicate specified types and quantity of defects that require rework. Separates and stacks defective and acceptable springs. Straightens defective springs, using hammer.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.687-042 SPRING TESTER II (metal prod., nec)

    Tests resiliency of springs, such as those used in screen doors, using testing device: Attaches weights to spring and notes deflection and recovery of spring. Discards defective springs.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.687-046 TIN-CONTAINER STRAIGHTENER (tobacco)

    Places tobacco tin over form and beats with hammer or mallet, or uses straightening device to remove minor dents from tins.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

709.687-050 TUBE BENDER, HAND II (any industry)

    Bends metal tubing around forming blocks, or between rollers of bending device to produce components for such products as refrigeration systems or electrical heating units: Marks tubing at point of bend or places end of tubing against stop of bending device. Bends tubing to specified shape around rollers or forming blocks. May slip fittings on tube. May flare tube by forcing end against rotating cone. May be designated according to material formed as Wire Bender, Hand (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

709.687-054 ULTRASONIC TESTER (chemical)

    Tests fabricated uranium fuel elements for bonding and element container for thickness in atomic fuel plant, using ultrasonic testing equipment: Pushes buttons and turns dials to activate test equipment. Places fuel element used as standard in test equipment tank, and calibrates ultrasonic sensor chart indicator, comparing chart from test run to standard chart pattern previously obtained. Places untested fuel elements in test tank and observes reading on ultrasonic chart to detect deviations from standard to determine acceptability of elements. Removes fuel elements from tank and places elements in designated cart. Records serial number of rejected fuel elements and type of defects causing rejection. Periodically places standard fuel element in tank and runs test to verify calibration of equipment.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.687-058 WIRE BENDER (furniture)

    Bends wire to form frames for mattress and box-spring assemblies, using wire-bending jig: Positions bending pegs on jig table according to specifications and tightens with wrench. Inserts one or more wires in holding device and depresses pedal to drive bending arms around pegs to bend wire to required angle or bends wire around pegs, using lever. Connects frame edge-wire ends with metal sleeve and rivet sleeve, using hammer and punch.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

709.687-062 WIRE-BASKET MAKER (metal prod., nec)

    Bends rolled wire-meshing into specified shapes and sizes, using pliers and crimping tool to form such items as fry baskets and waste baskets. May shape wire, using bending jig.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This division includes occupations concerned with assembling, fabricating, and repairing scientific, engineering, and medical equipment, photographic and optical goods, clocks and watches, and related products including fabrication of precision optical and ophthalmic lenses, using specialized handtools and bench-type machines.


    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing instruments for measuring, controlling, and indicating temperature, pressure and vacuum, fluid flow, liquid level, mechanical motion, rotation, humidity, density, acidity or alkalinity, and combustion, including those used to control home air-conditioning and heating systems and as components in household appliances; dial pressure gauges; scales and balances; and apparatus for testing such physical properties as hardness, tension, torsion, compression, and elasticity. Occupations concerned with instruments for measuring, recording, and controlling electrical characteristics are included in Division 72.

710.131-010 SUPERVISOR, GAS METER REPAIR (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in testing, adjusting, and repairing gas meters: Trains workers in testing and repair of meters. Requisitions and distributes supply of repair parts. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.131-014 SUPERVISOR, INSTRUMENT MAINTENANCE (any industry) alternate titles: instrument repair supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting, testing, repairing, adjusting, and calibrating instruments, such as altimeters, ammeters, barometers, compasses, position indicators, steam gauges, tachometers, and voltmeters: Prepares work orders indicating malfunctions of instruments. Inspects and tests shop equipment and repaired instruments for conformance to quality control standards, using testing equipment, such as oscilloscope, pressure chamber, ammeter, and voltmeter. May disassemble, adjust, alter, repair, calibrate, and reassemble damaged or defective instruments, using tweezers and handtools. May train workers in inspecting, testing, repairing, and calibrating procedures. Performs other tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 88


    Supervises and coordinates activities of INSTRUMENT TECHNICIANS (utilities) engaged in repairing, adjusting, and calibrating meters, gauges, and remote-control equipment of steam-generating plant: Trains workers in repair of instruments. Develops standard methods and procedures for servicing, repairing, and calibrating instruments and control equipment, applying knowledge of repair procedures, using manufacturers maintenance and repair manuals. Sets up instruments to conduct efficiency and performance tests, performs necessary calculations to determine performance of instruments, and records data for use in future repairs. Submits requisitions for parts and test equipment. May assist workers in repair of instruments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.131-022 SUPERVISOR, INSTRUMENT REPAIR (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in installing, inspecting, and renovating meters and other instruments used to measure, regulate, and control chemical and thermal processes and flow of liquids through pipelines: Inspects new and repaired instruments and verifies dimensions of parts, using test stand, gauges and micrometers. Trains new workers to install, inspect, and renovate instruments. Requisitions new parts and instruments. Assists workers in repair of instruments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.131-026 SUPERVISOR, METER REPAIR SHOP (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in testing and repairing watt-hour meters, watt-hour demand meters, graphic demand meters, and instrument transformers in meter repair shop of electric power companies: Directs workers engaged in storing and issuing meters and meter repair parts and in making periodic stock inventories. May test electrical metering mechanisms used as standards for accuracy, using meters and instruments mounted on test board. May test rubber protective goods for dielectric strength [RUBBER-GOODS TESTER (elec. equip.; utilities)]. May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in testing and repairing electrical indicating instruments, such as ammeters, voltmeters, frequency meters, phase angle meters, phase rotation indicators, gas detectors, metal detectors, and analysers. May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in testing and repairing clock movements in demand meters and other electric-power-system timing equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.131-030 SUPERVISOR, METER SHOP (waterworks)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in installing, maintaining, removing, and repairing water meters: Instructs workers in methods of repairing and maintaining water meters. Inspects industrial plants, office buildings, and apartments to determine size, number, and type meters required. Requisitions materials and supplies required to clean, maintain, and repair meters. Tests accuracy of meters, using calibrated testing equipment and turns dials and indicators to adjust meters. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.131-034 SUPERVISOR, SHOP (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: electronics supervisor; supervisor, research shop

    Supervises and coordinates activities of INSTRUMENT-MAKER AND REPAIRER (petrol. & gas) in constructing, maintaining, and repairing mechanical and electronic instruments and equipment used in petroleum prospecting and oil and gas well surveying and servicing: Assists subordinates in constructing, maintaining, and repairing instruments and equipment, using handtools. Inspects work of subordinates, using testing instruments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.131-038 SUPERVISOR, INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLY (electron. comp.; inst. & app.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling electronic, electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical instruments, devices, subassemblies, and component parts: Reads work orders, production schedules, product specifications, and parts lists to determine work priorities and material requirements, such as fixtures, tools, supplies, and equipment. Assigns duties to workers. Sets up, or directs other workers to set up, machines and equipment at workstations, such as drill presses, tappers, and riveters. Observes assembly operations and examines product to ensure conformance to specifications, utilizing knowledge of assembly methods and procedures and established quality control standards. Performs other tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 90

710.131-042 SUPERVISOR, THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS (inst. & app.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembly, repair, inspection, or calibration of thermostatic controls used to regulate household equipment, such as refrigerators, clothes dryers, and air-conditioners: Plans assembly, repair, inspection, or calibration of thermostats according to blueprints, product specifications, and engineering requirements, and assigns work to subordinates. Performs other tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May prepare requisitions for repair or maintenance of assembly machines, equipment, jigs, and fixtures. May be designated according to activity as Supervisor, Assembly Line (inst. & app.); Supervisor, Calibration (inst. & app.); Supervisor, Inspection (inst. & app.); Supervisor, Rework (inst. & app.).
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 89

710.137-010 SUPERVISOR, ASSEMBLY I (office machines)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling, testing, adjusting, and calibrating scales, balances, and dynamometers. May dismantle and test scale components to determine cause of defects. Performs other tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.137-014 SUPERVISOR, METER-AND-REGULATOR SHOP (petrol. refin.; utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in repairing, adjusting, installing, and testing meters, regulators, gauges, and recording instruments for measuring and regulating flow of gas, water, and petroleum: Inspects completed work to ensure adherence to company specifications. Submits requisitions for supplies and materials needed. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.261-010 INSTRUMENT REPAIRER (any industry)

    Repairs and calibrates speedometers and other automotive gauges and meters, using handtools and test equipment: Confers with customer to determine nature of malfunction. Inspects components, connections, and drive mechanisms to detect defects. Removes instrument from vehicle and disassembles, cleans, and inspects instrument to determine which parts are defective. Replaces worn and defective parts, using handtools. Tests and calibrates instruments, using mechanical and electronic devices, such as voltmeters, pressure generators, and speedometer tester. Installs instruments in vehicle, using handtools. Computes speedometer drive ratio changes for modified vehicles. Maintains stock and parts inventory. May operate jeweler's lathe and other machines to fabricate instrument parts. May repair automotive clocks [WATCH REPAIRER (clock & watch)].
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.281-010 ASSEMBLER AND TESTER, ELECTRONICS (office machines)

    Assembles subassemblies into electronic scale, dynamometer, or other force measuring instruments, following specifications, and tests for, diagnoses, and adjusts operating malfunctions: Assembles computer readout printer, scale, and scanner into one unit, using interconnecting cables and handtools. Assembles electronic components, such as frames, chassis boards, resistors, capacitors, circuit breakers, switches, transformers, and condensers into dynamometer or other force measuring instrument, using handtools, soldering iron, bench lathe, and drill press. Measures voltages, using voltmeter, and adjusts voltages to specified value. Varies line voltage, and interprets wave pattern on oscilloscope screen to determine operational accuracy of instrument under varying line voltage conditions. May adjust, repair, or replace parts and code colored wires. May be designated according to type instrument assembled as Dynamometer Assembler And Tester (office machines); Electronic-Scale Assembler And Tester (office machines).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

710.281-018 ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNICIAN (inst. & app.)

    Fabricates, tests, analyzes, and adjusts precision electromechanical instruments, such as accelerometers, altimeters, electromedical instruments, gyroscopes, temperature probes, and x-ray inspection systems, according to blueprints and other specifications, using handtools, metalworking machines, and precision measuring and testing instruments: Operates metalworking machines, such as bench lathe, milling machine, punch press, and drill press to fabricate housings, fittings, jigs, and fixtures, and verifies dimensions, using precision measuring instruments. Assembles wires, insulation, and electrical components, such as resistors and capacitors, following method layouts, using fixtures, binocular microscope, soldering equipment, tweezers, and handtools. Installs electrical assemblies and hardware in housing, using handtools and soldering equipment. Tests assembled instruments for circuit continuity and operational reliability, using test instruments, such as multimeter, oscilloscope, oscillator, electronic voltmeter, and bridge. Analyzes test results and repairs or adjusts instruments according to analysis. Records test results and writes report on fabrication techniques used. May calibrate instruments according to specifications. May specialize in assembly of prototype or production instruments and be designated Development Technician (inst. & app.).
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 90

710.281-022 GAS-METER PROVER (utilities) alternate titles: gas-meter adjuster

    Tests ability of gas meters to accurately measure specified volume of gas at maximum and average cubic-feet-per-hour capacity and adjusts meters to correct excessive registration error: Connects hoses from prover to meter inlet and outlet and raises prover bell until prover gauge registers zero. Turns valve to allow measured amount of air or gas to pass through meter at specified flow-rate. Closes valve and compares registration on meter gauge. Screws fitting into meter outlet to retard flow of gas and repeats test. Turns setscrews to adjust meter and repeats test until meter registration is within specified limits according to prover and meter gas readings. Analyzes test results to determine cause of persistent registration errors. Segregates meters requiring repair. Records test results and date on meter card. May maintain temperature of oil used as gas seal in prover within specified limits to ensure accurate and uniform test readings. May test ability of flowmeters to accurately measure gas and liquid and be designated Flowmeter Test And Certification Technician (inst. & app.).
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.281-026 INSTRUMENT MECHANIC (any industry) alternate titles: instrument repairer

    Installs, repairs, maintains, and adjusts indicating, recording, telemetering, and controlling instruments and test equipment, used to control and measure variables, such as pressure, flow, temperature, motion, force, and chemical composition, using precision instruments, and handtools: Disassembles malfunctioning instruments or test equipment, such as bargraphs, electrical ovens, multimeters, environmental cabinets, and weatherometers, and examines and tests mechanisms and circuitry for defects. Replaces or repairs defective parts, using handtools. Reassembles instrument or test equipment, and tests assembly for conformance to specifications, using instruments, such as potentiometer, resistance bridge, manometer, and pressure gauge. Inspects instruments and test equipment periodically and adjusts calibration to ensure functioning within specified standards. May calibrate instruments or test equipment according to established standards. May be designated according to type of instrument repaired as Aircraft Instrument Repairer (air trans.); Panel-Instrument Repairer (any industry); X-Ray-Control-Equipment Repairer (any industry).
GOE: 05.05.10 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 89

710.281-030 INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN (utilities) alternate titles: oscillograph technician

    Inspects, tests, adjusts, and repairs electric, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments and systems used to indicate, record, and control generating operations in conventional or nuclear power electric generating plant: Inspects meters, indicators, and gauges to detect abnormal fluctuations. Tests accuracy of flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, radiation counters or detectors, and other recording, indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in system, using test equipment, such as pressure gauges, mercury manometers, potentiometers, pulse and signal generators, oscilloscopes, transistor curve tracers, and ammeters, voltmeters, and wattmeters. Traces out and tests electronic solid state and vacuum tube circuitry and components to locate defective parts in analog and digital, protection, or radiation monitoring systems, using test equipment, schematics, and maintenance manuals. Removes defective instruments from system, decontaminates, disassembles, and cleans instruments, and replaces defective parts, using handtools. Reassembles instruments and replaces instruments in system, using handtools. Lubricates instruments and replaces defective wiring and tubing. Calibrates readings on instruments according to standards and adjusts phasing and aligns stages to ensure accuracy of recording and indicating function. Records calibrations made, parts and components used, and inventory of parts on hand. Prepares schematic drawings, sketches, and reports to reflect changes or alterations made in instruments, circuits, and systems. May be designated according to type power plant as Nuclear-Plant-Instrument Technician (utilities); Instrument Repairer, Steam Plant (utilities).
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.281-034 METER REPAIRER (any industry)

    Disassembles, cleans, adjusts, repairs, and tests oil, gas, and water meters, using handtools and testing equipment: Connects meter to testing apparatus. Turns valve to permit specified quantity of oil, gas, or water to pass through meter under varying pressure to test meter for leaks and accuracy of recording. Disassembles meter, removing gear train and disk assembly, using handtools. Removes plant growth, rust, and scale from internal housing and parts, using wire brush, electric buffer, and acid. Repairs or replaces warped or broken disks and gears, and grinds and straightens parts to specified tolerance to fit parts to meter, using grinding machine and hydraulic press. Reassembles and tests meter. Tests large capacity meters in industrial plants to determine accuracy of operation. Records materials used and meters repaired. May install meters [WATER-METER INSTALLER (waterworks)]. May read meters [METER READER (utilities; waterworks)].
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.281-038 TAXIMETER REPAIRER (automotive ser.)

    Repairs and adjusts taxicab meters: Disassembles meters to determine cause of incorrect or nonregistering of time, mileage, or fare readings. Cleans meters, and repairs or replaces broken or worn parts. Adjusts registering mechanism gears, using handtools. Reassembles meters and makes final adjustments to registering mechanism control gear to meet test specifications.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77


    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

710.360-010 SCALE ASSEMBLY SET-UP WORKER (office machines)

    Installs, sets up, and adjusts machines, equipment, tools, jigs and fixtures at scale assembly workbench according to engineering specifications and drawings: Selects parts, components, materials, and tools according to engineering parts list and conveys parts to work station. Reads engineering specifications to determine scale or scale component to be assembled. Installs, sets up, and adjusts machines, tools, equipment, and work aids, such as drill press, kick press, air screwdrivers, engraving machine, soldering equipment, jigs, and fixtures, according to engineering specifications, using handtools. Assembles and tests balance scale or components to determine if equipment is set up according to specifications and readjusts equipment to meet specifications. Explains use of equipment to workers.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.361-010 MODEL MAKER, SCALE (office machines)

    Assembles, tests, and adjusts prototype weight scales according to drawings, using handtools and power tools and metal fabricating machines: Selects prefabricated parts or fabricates parts required to assemble scale, using handtools and metal fabricating machines, such as drill press and bench lathe. Assembles mechanical and electrical parts and subassemblies of scale according to drawing, using handtools and power tools. Tests function and calibration of assembled scale, using test weights. Disassembles scale to determine type error and replaces or adjusts parts to correct error. Adds weight to poise or lever to calibrate scales or drills holes, hones, or twists levers or $T3pivots$T1 to reduce weight. Informs engineering department of findings and recommends changes in design to correct or improve performance of prototype scale.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.361-014 TEST EQUIPMENT MECHANIC (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: engineering test mechanic; structural test mechanic

    Plans, lays out, constructs, modifies, tests, and maintains laboratory test equipment and related structural assemblies used to test experimental aircraft and space vehicle parts and assemblies, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, and shop equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, engineering drawings, and sketches, or receives verbal instructions, to determine methods and sequence of operations to lay out and construct mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, or hydraulic test equipment and related structures. Lays out and fabricates parts from assorted materials, such as aluminum, steel, wood, plastic, and graphite composites, using measuring instruments and shop equipment, such as saws, shears, drill presses, lathes, and routers. Fits, aligns, and assembles parts, equipment, specialized test devices, and structural framework to build test units, using precision measuring instruments, such as transit and level, power tools, rivets, bolts, clamps, pins, and other fasteners. Installs, or assists other workers in installing, test specimens in test equipment, using hoist, overhead crane, or related equipment. Assists engineers in operating test equipment to obtain research data on performance of experimental parts and assemblies under varying operational conditions. Diagnoses test equipment malfunctions and services and repairs equipment as required. May repair test specimens damaged during testing to prepare item for retesting. May specialize in constructing mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, or structural test equipment.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

710.381-010 ASSEMBLER II (office machines)

    Assembles components and subassemblies of various types of scales: Verifies scale parts requirement list against parts inventory in work area to ensure supply for assembly. Assembles parts and subassemblies, such as base, levers, $T3stirrups,$T1 pins, charts, indicators, and pendulums, into scale housing, using handtools and powered tools, jigs and fixtures, and plug and go-not-go gauges. Fills cavities with hot lead or lead shot to weight required for specific type scale, as fan type and cylinder type. Drills holes, twists levers, hones pivots, and files parts to ensure clearance, alignment, and accuracy. May assemble complete scale or work at position on assembly line. May test scales for accuracy, using master weights, and adjust parts and calibrate scale, using handtools.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.381-014 BALANCER, SCALE (office machines) alternate titles: inspector, scales

    Inspects, tests, and adjusts scale mechanisms and repairs or replaces defective parts to ensure balance and accuracy of scales, using handtools and test equipment: Rolls test weights to and from position on scale platform and reads dial indications or weight tickets (if scale is so equipped) to verify accuracy of scales. Adjusts parts, such as $T3loading box,$T1 rack, pendulum weights, and cams, for travel and leverage to determine type of error and coordinate readings with weights. Adjusts and tightens parts, such as locking handle, cam holddowns and ribbons, pendulum lever assembly, and stops for tare-beam lever, using handtools. Reduces friction to minimum in all bearings and parts of scale, using chisels, taps, tin snips, hacksaw, plumb bob, and electric drill. Repairs or replaces defective parts. May install parts in conjunction with balancing operation.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

710.381-022 GAS-METER MECHANIC I (utilities) alternate titles: meter tester

    Reconditions, tests, and calibrates positive displacement gas meters, using handtools and test equipment: Dismantles gas meter case, diaphragm assembly, and connecting rods, using soldering iron and handtools. Positions and solders diaphragm and diaphragm rings in dismantled meter case. Inserts and solders flow-control valves in place, using soldering iron and guide wires. Moves shaft connected to valve to test freedom of movement. Adjusts shaft, using pliers, or resolders shaft to correct defective operation. Solders index assembly in position and connects assembly to activating mechanism. Moves activating arms to extreme extension to test freedom of movement. Adjusts valve mechanism to calibrate meter registration in accordance with public utilities commission specifications. Repositions and resolders connecting rods to provide sufficient clearance. Resolders case seams to seal meter. Attaches airhose at meter inlet to pressurize meter and test ability to register passage of low air volume. Attaches pressurized meter to fixture which submerges meter under water to test for leaks. May inspect, repair, and maintain gas meters used to measure volume of natural gas flowing from producing wells to processing plant and be designated Field Operator (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.381-026 GAS-REGULATOR REPAIRER (petrol. refin.; pipe lines; utilities)

    Tests, repairs, and adjusts regulators (gas governors), relief valves, and related equipment used to control gas pressure in city gas mains and service pipes, pipelines, in-plant gas systems, and petroleum refineries: Dismantles regulator and examines such parts as springs, valves, and diaphragm for wear or deterioration. Cleans corrosion and tar deposits from serviceable parts, using solvents and wire brush. Cuts seat to receive new orifice, taps inspection ports, and performs other repairs to salvage usable materials, using handtools and machine tools. Reassembles regulator with new and reconditioned parts, according to blueprints. Connects regulator to test stand and turns screw adjustment until test-stand gauges indicate regulator inlet and outlet pressures are according to specifications for regulator and type of service. Tests and adjusts pressure setting of relief valves in similar manner. Records work done, pressure adjustment, and related data for each instrument. May install regulators, and such related equipment as gas meters, odorization units, and gas-pressure-telemetering equipment.
GOE: 05.05.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.381-030 HYDROMETER CALIBRATOR (inst. & app.) alternate titles: hydrometer finisher

    Calibrates hydrometer tubes, using chemical solutions, marking device, and graduating machine: Mixes solutions of high, medium, and low specific gravity according to formula. Tests solutions, using standard hydrometer, and adjusts specific gravity of solutions. Places specified ballast weight into hydrometer float and seals hydrometer, using sealing compound. Immerses hydrometer into prepared solutions and marks levels of each solution on hydrometer tube. Graduates hydrometer, using engraving machine. Lines paper or metal scale into degrees, using drafter's pen or metal scriber, and secures scale inside hydrometer to ensure lines correspond to graduations on hydrometer.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

710.381-034 CALIBRATOR (inst. & app.) alternate titles: calibration technician

    Tests and calibrates controlling, indicating, and measuring instruments and devices, such as monochromators, pressure regulators, tachometers, temperature controls, and thermometers, to ensure specified operating performance, using handtools, testing and calibrating instruments and equipment, and precision measuring instruments: Reads quality control manual and testing specifications to obtain data to test or calibrate specific devices. Selects and installs accessories, such as adapters, indicating gauges, or holding devices on test or calibration fixture, and connects instrument or device to fixture, according to specifications, using handtools. Sets controls to regulate factors, such as current flow, timing cycle, pressure, temperature, or vacuum, according to specifications, and activates test or calibration equipment. Observes readings on meters and gauges, and other displays and performance of device or instrument to identify functional defects and determine calibration requirements. Adjusts calibration mechanisms to obtain specified operational performance of device or instrument, using handtools and precision measuring and calibrating instruments and equipment. Applies sealing compound on calibration mechanism to prevent readjustment of settings and loss of calibration. Rejects malfunctioning devices and routes devices to specified department for rework or salvaging of parts. May disassemble instrument or device to determine cause of defective operation and notify supervisory personnel of findings.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 90

710.381-042 CALIBRATOR, BAROMETERS (inst. & app.) alternate titles: instrument calibrator

    Tests, calibrates, and adjusts aneroid barometers to obtain specified performance, using handtools and test equipment: Places barometer in vacuum chamber and connects barometer to master barometer (mercurial or electronic). Starts vacuum pump to decrease atmospheric pressure in vacuum chamber, and records variances of readings between aneroid and master barometer at different atmospheric pressures, manually or using computer. Calculates adjustments required and calibrates barometer, using handtools, or automatically calibrates barometer to specifications, using computer. Tests calibrated barometer to ensure calibration conforms to master barometer. Prepares and maintains manual or computerized test and calibration records. May test calibration of aneroid barometers, using radio frequency signals recorded on tape. May disassemble, inspect, and replace defective barometer parts.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 90

710.381-046 TESTER, ELECTRONIC SCALE (office machines)

    Tests assembled electronic scale components to detect missing parts, loose wires, and defective solder joints, using oscilloscope and voltmeter. Disassembles and repairs or replaces parts.
GOE: 05.10.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

710.381-050 THERMOSTAT REPAIRER (inst. & app.) alternate titles: field return repairer; production repairer

    Repairs defective thermostats used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heating equipment, following blueprints and other specifications: Disassembles and examines thermostats to locate and remove defective parts, using handtools. Replaces defective parts, such as bellows, range spring, and toggle switch, and reassembles thermostat according to blueprint specifications, using cam press and handtools. Measures tolerances of assembled parts, using micrometer and calipers. Repairs leaks in valve seats or bellows of automotive heater thermostats, using soft solder, flux, and acetylene torch. Examines thermostat for defects, such as loose screws and dents. Writes repair ticket to identify thermostat and places repaired thermostats in tote boxes. Calibrates thermostat for specified temperature or pressure settings [CALIBRATOR (inst. & app.) 710.381-034].
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.381-054 REPAIRER, GYROSCOPE (inst. & app.) alternate titles: electromechanical instrument mechanic

    Tests and repairs gyroscopes according to blueprints and other specifications, using tools and equipment: Tests functional performance of gyroscope, using electronic test equipment. Disassembles mechanical and electrical components of defective gyroscope, following blueprints, using handtools and power tools. Measures parts, using precision measuring instruments, and adjusts fit of parts and balances gimbal (stabilizer), using handtools, power tools, and bench machines. Cleans and replaces parts. Tests and reassembles repaired gyroscope. May repair other precision electromechanical instruments, such as accelerometers and potentiometers.
GOE: 05.05.10 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 89

710.384-010 GAS-REGULATOR-REPAIRER HELPER (petrol. refin.; pipe lines; utilities)

    Assists GAS-REGULATOR REPAIRER (petrol. refin.; pipe lines; utilities) in repair and installation of regulators, relief valves, and related equipment: Dismantles and cleans regulators preparatory to repair. Performs regulator pressure-tests as directed. Cuts, threads, and joins pipe sections and fittings to fabricate pipe assemblies to be installed in regulating stations by other workers. Drives truck to haul tools and equipment to regulator station. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.384-014 INSPECTOR (office machines)

    Inspects and tests parts, subassemblies, and finished scales and balances for conformance to quality standards, using written specifications, precision measuring instruments, and handtools: Inspects purchased or in-plant-fabricated parts for observable defects and tests specific components for hardness, dimensions and tolerances, using blueprints, hardness testing machine, and precision measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and thread gauges. Inspects and tests assembled scales and balances for appearance, allowable tolerances, reliability (repeated use), and accuracy (calibration), using master weights. Rejects unacceptable parts, subassemblies, and completed scales and prepares reports indicating defects and suspected cause.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

710.384-018 INSTRUMENT-REPAIRER HELPER (any industry)

    Assists INSTRUMENT REPAIRER (any industry) I in installing, repairing, and adjusting recording and control instruments: Changes and collects charts on recording instruments. Observes operating condition of instruments and reports abnormal readings to INSTRUMENT MECHANIC (any industry). Drills holes in masonry or structural steel for installation of instruments, using electric and pneumatic tools. Repairs and finishes parts, using buffers, grinders, and drill press. Paints instrument casings and panels, using brush or spray gun. Carries tools and materials, cleans parts and work areas, and erects hoists and scaffolds. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.384-022 METER INSPECTOR (utilities)

    Tests accuracy of gas flowmeters, using testing apparatus: Inserts measuring orifice disk between flanged ends of two metal pipe sections and connects pipe sections with bolts and nuts. Fastens one end of pipe to gas main leaving flowmeter and attaches rubber hose to free (discharge) end of pipe to deflect air currents. Sets frame containing manometer instruments on tripod and connects instruments to nipples on pipe and to flowmeter with rubber tubing. Reads instruments to obtain data, such as specific gravity and temperature of gas, and clocks number of seconds required for specified volume of gas to pass through meter. Computes accuracy of meter, using mathematical formulas based on readings and clocking tests and standard data stamped on orifice disk, and verifies calculations, using tabulated chart. Adjusts meters to correct inaccurate readings. May change recording charts on gas flowmeters [CHART CHANGER (clerical)].
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.384-026 PARKING-METER SERVICER (government ser.)

    Inspects, repairs, and maintains parking meters on designated route: Winds meters according to schedule, adjusts mechanisms, and repairs or replaces worn parts, using handtools. Straightens meter standards, using wrenches, and replaces broken glass. Disassembles meter and cleans and oils parts with gasoline and carbon tetrachloride. Keeps records of machine service histories to facilitate preventive maintenance or replacement of meters.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.384-030 THERMOMETER TESTER (inst. & app.)

    Heats and cools thermometers to test flow of mercury, remove excess mercury, and establish calibration reference points: Places thermometer alternately into hot water and crushed ice and rubs thermometer across corrugated pad to force excess mercury and mercury vapor from thermometer into temporary top chamber of thermometer. Spins thermometer in centrifuge to force remaining mercury back into bulb at bottom of thermometer. Observes rise and fall of mercury column and rejects thermometer if particles of mercury or dirt cling to bore, or bore constrictions prevent specified rise and fall of mercury. Heats thermometer at two known temperatures and marks height of mercury column on tube as reference points for calibration.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.387-010 TESTER, REGULATOR (protective dev.; toy-sport equip.)

    Tests and inspects compressed air or oxygen regulators to detect air leaks: Clamps regulator unit into vise on stage above water tank and attaches compressed airhose to intake ports of regulator. Varies pressure of air flowing into regulator, using manual control, and turns regulator handles to determine that valves and pistons are functioning properly. Lowers regulator into tank of water, using power-driven foot pedal. Alters flow of air passing through unit and reads pressure gauges to determine points of high and low air release speeds. Inspects unit for air leaks, using brush to remove normal submersion bubbles. Releases foot pedal to raise regulator from water tank. Unclamps unit and places unit in tray. Marks malfunctioning areas of defective units, utilizing knowledge of components.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.584-010 SCROLL ASSEMBLER (office machines)

    Fastens metal or plastic covers to balance and scale frames to enclose mechanism, using handtools: Fits parts, such as backplates, front and back scrolls, glass lens, and name and patent plates to frame, according to blueprint, using handtools, such as file, drill, and screwdriver.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

710.681-018 REGISTER REPAIRER (r.r. trans.) alternate titles: farebox repairer

    Cleans and repairs fare registers used in rapid-transit railway stations: Disassembles register, using pliers, screwdrivers, punch, and hammer. Cleans register case with soap and water and working parts with kerosene. Replaces defective parts, makes necessary adjustments, and repaints dial markings, using brush. Reassembles register, oils mechanism, and shellacs or paints outside of case, using brush and spray gun.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

710.681-026 THERMOMETER MAKER (inst. & app.)

    Fills, shapes, seals, and marks glass tubes to fabricate thermometers, using vacuum tank, micrometer, gas burners, and handtools: Places thermometer tubes in vacuum tank filled with colored liquid and secures tank lid. Turns handle to create vacuum in tank that causes fluid to fill tubes. Holds end of filled tube over gas flame until glass changes color. Inserts air bulb into unheated end of tube and squeezes air into tube to form thermometer bulb. Rotates bulb in preset micrometer to attain specified size. Holds open end of tube over flame to soften glass and seal tube. Immerses tube in temperature controlled hot and cold water tanks to determine reference point for calibrating tubes. Scribes marker at reference points, using file. Heats and cools water in tanks to specified temperatures, using heater, ice, and master thermometer. May blow and shape glass tubes used to make thermometers [GLASS BLOWER, LABORATORY APPARATUS (glass products; inst. & app.) 772.281-010].
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.684-010 AGATE SETTER (office machines)

    Positions, glues, and aligns $T3agate bearings$T1 in scale housings and bridges, base plates, and spiders: Mixes cement ingredients according to formula. Cleans agate seats, using files. Positions part in holding fixture. Coats agates and part seats with cement, positions agates in seats, and screws clamp into fixture to hold agates in place. Places clamped part and fixture in oven to harden cement. Sights along rods or straightedge to verify alignment of agates. Repositions bearings to correct misalignment, using handtools, or resets agate bearing.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.684-014 BELLOWS FILLER (inst. & app.)

    Fills thermostat bellows with gas or liquid to charge bellows, using vacuum tank or cabinet, crimping equipment, brazing iron, and solder seal equipment, by either of following methods: (1) Inserts capillary tube of bellows into $T3charging manifold$T1 of cabinet and closes cabinet windows to seal cabinet. Manipulates controls of cabinet to purge capillary tubes of air and fill tubes with gas. Observes gauges to verify that internal temperature of cabinet meets specifications, and turns valve to maintain specified gas pressure in bellows. (2) Positions bellows assemblies into vacuum tank with bulb end down. Closes tank lids, tightens lugs to seal tank, and opens valves to create vacuum in tank. Turns valve on vacuum tank and connection line between vacuum tank and filling tank to draw liquid into tank and force liquid into bellows. Removes bellows from tank or cabinet and crimps bulb end of capillary tube to seal in gas or liquid fill, using crimping equipment. Brazes crimped end of tube, using brazing iron or solder seal equipment. Submerges portion of capillary tube in water, when filling tube with combination of liquid and gas, to partially condense gas. Places filled bellows in tray or storage boxes.
GOE: 06.04.36 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 89

710.684-018 DIAL MAKER (office machines)

    Marks balance scale dials by hand or using silk screen equipment: Reads work order to determine type of dial required and selects specified dial blanks from stockroom. Lays out and marks special order dials, using pivoted straightedge, pen, and ink. Marks regular order dials, using silk screen, paint, and squeegee [SCREEN PRINTER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.684-026 GAS-METER MECHANIC II (utilities) alternate titles: gas-meter repairer

    Performs any combination of following tasks to recondition displacement-type gas meters and governors: Cleans meter case, using wire brush or scraper, and places meter in grit-blast chamber to remove paint and soil. Removes top, front, and back case panels and valve compartment panels, using soldering iron or gas-fired chamber. Removes internal parts, including valve covers, valve connecting arms, and recording mechanisms, using soldering iron and handtools. Cleans internal compartments and moving parts, using rags and cleaning compound. Repairs internal partition seams, using soldering iron. Replaces stuffing box, using handtools, and lubricates moving parts, using oil gun. Attaches airhose to meter inlet, plugs outlet, and observes gauges for loss of pressure to test internal seams for leaks. Solders top, front, and back case panels in place, using soldering iron. Connects meter to water chamber fixture to submerge meter in water and observes meter to detect leaks. Marks seams to identify leaks, using chalk. Caps inlet and outlet of meter to prevent paint from entering system and places meter on conveyor of electrostatic spray booth. Turns spray booth controls to paint meter. Places painted meter in shipping container.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

710.684-030 INSTRUMENT-TECHNICIAN HELPER (utilities)

    Assists INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN (utilities) in repair and maintenance of metering instruments for electric-power generating equipment, such as boilers and turbines: Removes, dismantles, and assembles instruments, using mechanic's and electrician's handtools. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.684-034 METER-REPAIRER HELPER (any industry)

    Assists METER REPAIRER (any industry) in installing, adjusting, and repairing volumetrical gas, oil, or water meters: Disconnects meters with wrench and loads meters in truck. Disassembles meters, using handtools. Cleans parts, using solvents and wiping rags. Replaces defective parts and reassembles meters, using handtools. Connects meters to testing apparatus for inspection and adjustment by METER REPAIRER (any industry). Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

710.684-038 SEALER (office machines)

    Assembles and seals scale poises and counterweights used in manufacture of balance scales: Weighs poises and counterweights, using microscale, and refers to weight chart to determine amount lead shot to be added to adjust weight. Drills hole in poise, using drill press. Verifies depth of hole, using depth gauge and drill chart. Hammers lead shot into hole to add necessary weight. Inserts shot into cavity of counterweight to add necessary weight, using tweezers. Files or grinds poise or counterweight to reduce weight, using file or power grinder. Positions plug over cavity of counterweight and seals plug in cavity, using pneumatic press.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

710.684-042 BELLOWS ASSEMBLER (inst. & app.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate bellows assemblies for thermostats: Spins bellows and flanges covers onto bellows, using spinning and flanging machines. Winds copper tubing around circular fixture and cuts tubing to specified length to form capillary tube. Attaches bulb to end of capillary tube, using staking machine, and solders bellows to opposite end of capillary tube, using soft or silver solder, soldering iron or torch, and brazing rod. Cleans bellows assembly to remove foreign material resulting from soldering and brazing operation. Places bellows assemblies on tray and loads tray into drying oven. Clips excess material from bellows assembly, using clipping machine. Examines assemblies for surface defects, such as cracks or pits, and places defective assemblies into boxes for salvage. Maintains production records.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

710.684-046 INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLER (inst. & app.)

    Assembles instruments and devices, such as barometers, control valves, gyroscopes, hygrometers, speedometers, tachometers, and thermostats, using handtools, power tools, and measuring instruments: Visually examines parts for defects. Fits, aligns, and secures internal and external component parts to assemble finished unit, using handtools, power tools, soldering iron, and measuring instruments. May inspect assembled unit for conformance to specifications, using measuring and testing equipment. May test functional performance of unit, using test equipment. May be designated according to product assembled as Regulator Assembler (inst. & app.); Thermostat Assembler (inst. & app.); Valve Assembler (inst. & app.).
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 90

710.684-050 INSTRUMENT INSPECTOR (inst. & app.)

    Inspects measuring, indicating, and controlling instruments, such as speedometers, sequence timers, and thermostats, and component parts, for conformance to specifications: Examines components and housings for specified characteristics, such as smoothness and centering of holes, or defects, such as scratches and chips. Measures instrument parts to verify conformance to blueprint specifications, using measuring devices, such as ruler, thread gauge, micrometer, and dial indicator. May use microscope to inspect bearings or other component parts. May test functional performance of instrument, using test equipment. May write inspection reports concerning defective parts and assemblies.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 88

710.685-014 THERMOMETER PRODUCTION WORKER (inst. & app.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate and test clinical mercury thermometers: Reads work order to determine sequence of tasks and specifications. Tends machines that heat glass capillary tubes to form blister, constrict and adjust blister, fuse bulb to tube, form top chamber, seal end of tube, and fuse tops to form thermometer. Tends vacuum equipment that fills thermometer bores with mercury. Tends centrifuges, shakers, chill tanks, warming tanks, or related machines and equipment that disperse mercury in bore and remove excess mercury or air. Tends automated machines that grade and mark calibration reference points on thermometers. Tends equipment that prints scale on thermometer [SILK-SCREEN PRINTER, MACHINE (any industry) 979.685-010]. Tends heat tank that heats thermometer to standard temperature, and reads thermometer scale to test accuracy. Inspects thermometers to detect defects, such as cracks, cloudiness, and screen printing errors. Records production information, such as number of thermometers processed, number rejected, and reason for rejection.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 89

710.687-014 BELLOWS TESTER (inst. & app.)

    Inspects and tests thermostat bellows for conformance to established standards, using test stand and charts: Examines bellows for surface defects, such as dents, cracks, or pits. Inserts bulb end of bellows assembly into dry ice to lower temperature of liquid in bulb to below zero. Connects bellows assembly to fitting on test stand. Turns dial on test stand to indicate zero reading. Removes bellows assembly from dry ice and inserts bulb end into tank of water heated to specified temperature. Reads test stand gauge to ensure expansion height of liquid in bellows conforms to specifications. Rejects bellows if defects exceed established standards or tags bellows for rework. Maintains records of bellows tested and rejected from each lot.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

710.687-034 TIE-UP WORKER (office machines)

    Ties or bolts moving parts of scales, prior to packing and shipping, to prevent damage: Disconnects and secures mechanisms with screws and bolts at specified points, using handtools. Lifts levers to insert felt pads between pivots and thrusts. Ties installation instruction tags to parts. May package scales.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing optical instruments, such as microscopes, field glasses, opera glasses, and telescopes; optical measuring and testing instruments, such as refractometers, spectrometers, spectroscopes, colorimeters, and polariscopes; and optical range finders, bombsights, and fire-control instruments. Occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing optical lenses are included in Group 716.

711.137-010 SUPERVISOR, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS (inst. & app.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling, repairing, calibrating, and inspecting optical instruments, such as binoculars, telescopes, gunsights, compasses, and other sighting equipment. May inspect work to ensure conformance to product specifications. Performs tasks as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

711.281-010 INSPECTOR, OPTICAL INSTRUMENT (optical goods)

    Inspects, cleans, adjusts and certifies precision optical measuring, sighting, aligning, and leveling instruments to ensure conformance to company, military, and governmental standards, using precision measuring instruments and handtools: Reads written and schematic specifications, handbooks, inspection manuals, and blueprints to determine inspection and certification data, such as required tolerances, adjustment and certification methods, formulas, and measuring instruments required. Inspects instruments to detect surface defects, such as chips, burrs, loose lenses, and mirrors, bent or broken parts, and presence of foreign matter. Removes defects, such as chips and burrs, using hand honing tool. Measures instrument parts, using gauges, and calculates degree of wear and looseness of parts, using established mathematical formulas. Verifies sighting and focal accuracy of instruments, such as transits and alignment scopes, using targets and mirror systems of established heights and distances. Turns setscrews to calibrate instruments to required tolerances. Cleans mirrors and lenses of instrument, using solvent, rags, and brushes, and secures certification tag to instrument. Routes defective instruments to repair or calibration laboratories. Maintains inspection records.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

711.281-014 INSTRUMENT MECHANIC, WEAPONS SYSTEM (inst. & app.)

    Repairs, tests, and calibrates optomechanical instruments, such as range finders, gun directors, and fire-control instruments, according to specifications, using handtools, bench machines, and precision measuring instruments: Disassembles optomechanical instruments and inspects for defects, such as broken or worn mechanical parts and scratched or defectively coated optical elements. Fabricates replacement parts, using bench lathes, drill presses, and milling machines. Cleans optical element, using cloth, and immerses element in solution to remove defective coating. Files and hones mechanical parts to facilitate meshing of gears. Coats optical element, using coating equipment. Reassembles instruments and adjusts parts to ensure freedom of movement, using handtools. Installs instrument in test fixture or mount, and sights known objective of fixed distance and height to test sighting accuracy of instrument. Adjusts readings on instrument dials to calibrate instrument according to observation. Measures dial graduations and scales to verify accuracy, using precision measuring instruments. Engraves scales and graduations on instrument dials to correct errors, using pantograph engraving machine.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

711.381-010 OPTICAL-INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLER (optical goods)

    Performs any combination of following duties to assemble optical instruments, such as telescopes, level-transits, and gunsights: Reads work order, blueprints, and sketches to determine assembly procedure. Cleans elements, using tissue, cleaning solution, and compressed air device. Coats optical elements according to specifications [OPTICAL-ELEMENT COATER (optical goods)]. Cements multiple lens assemblies together [CEMENTER (optical goods)]. Picks up element, using vacuum-holding device, and positions element in mounting seat of instrument housing. Inserts and screws locking ring in housing to hold element in place. Applies cement to rings to prevent loosening. Assembles structural and mechanical parts of instrument according to blueprint specifications, using wrenches and screwdrivers. Computes standard trigonometric formulas to determine distance of test target from instrument. Positions target in darkroom tunnel and connects optical instrument to test devices, such as oscilloscope and collimator. Sights instrument on target and reads dials to determine optical center of instrument lens and to verify specified focusing power. Measures elements and instrument parts to verify dimensional specifications, using precision measuring instruments. Records inspection and test data. May set up and operate lathe to modify instrument parts. May paint instrument parts, using brush or spray gun. May fill instrument housing with nitrogen gas to minimize corrosive effects on internal optical surfaces, using vacuum pump.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

711.684-010 ASSEMBLY LOADER (inst. & app.)

    Selects and arranges specified type and quantity of component parts in trays preparatory to line assembly of surveying instruments: Positions instrument base or support structure (standard) in jig, and spreads bracket of standard to specified width to facilitate attachment of parts, using tongs. Files burrs from bracket holes, using hand file. Selects component parts from stock bins, according to instrument being assembled, and examines parts for defects. Arranges parts in tray and places tray on assembly line conveyor. Tallies number of trays assembled, using counter.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

711.684-014 CEMENTER (optical goods)

    Cements optical elements together to form units which have specific optical properties: Cleans elements, using solvent, tissue, brush, and compressed air device. Holds elements together to verify fit. Applies cement to element surfaces, using glass rod. Presses and rotates elements together to remove air pockets and distribute cement evenly over joined surfaces. Centers and clamps elements together. Places elements in curing oven for specified period.
GOE: 06.02.30 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing dental, medical, surgical, ophthalmic, and veterinary instruments, apparatus, and supplies, other than electrical used by those in the professions, laboratories, and schools; orthopedic, prosthetic, and surgical appliances and supplies, such as arch supports and other foot appliances, fracture appliances, elastic hosiery, abdominal supporters, braces, trusses, bandages, surgical gauze and dressings, adhesive tapes and medicated plasters, and personal safety appliances and equipment; artificial teeth and dental metals, alloys, and amalgams. Occupations concerned with machine sewing trusses, elastic hosiery, and other surgical and orthopedic garments are included in Group 787.

712.131-010 SUPERVISOR, DENTAL LABORATORY (protective dev.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication, assembly, and repair of full or partial dentures: Reads prescription and consults with DENTIST (medical ser.) 072.101-010 to resolve problems concerning prescription specifications and to establish cost and delivery agreements. Trains new workers in performance of tasks, and fabricates and repairs dentures as needed to expedite work flow. Inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure conformance to prescription specifications. Requisitions materials and supplies. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department supervised as Supervisor, Denture Department (protective dev.); Supervisor, Gold Department (protective dev.); Supervisor, Partial Denture Department (protective dev.); Supervisor, Porcelain Department (protective dev.).
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 79

712.132-010 SUPERVISOR, SURGICAL GARMENT ASSEMBLY (protective dev.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating surgical garments, such as trusses, hosiery, knee and elbow braces, corsets, and belts: Assigns workers to duties, such as laying out, cutting, sewing, and assembling surgical garments. Trains new employees. Inspects garments at various stages of production to verify conformance to specifications. Consults with management and orthopedic specialists and reads trade journals to develop new products. Requisitions materials and supplies. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77


    Supervises, coordinates, and participates in activities of workers engaged in fabricating cosmetic appliances from latex for use as artificial breasts: Explains and demonstrates work techniques and use of equipment to train new employees. Observes workers to ensure that work performance conforms to company standards. Weighs, pours, and mixes prescribed amounts of filtered water and chemicals, using scale and mixing tanks, to prepare latex gel. Places plastic roll on worktable, using hydraulic jack, unrolls plastic, and cuts plastic to specified sizes, according to work order, using portable rotary cutting machine. Molds shells, using vacuum forming machine, and cuts molded sheets into individual shells, using cutting machine. Fills inner shells with latex gel, using weighing and filling device, and imprints outer shell backing with identification data, using printing device. Fuses backing to shells to form cells, using heat sealing machine, inflates cells with airhose, and seals cells, using tacking device. Compiles inventory reports. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

712.137-010 SUPERVISOR, FACEPIECE LINE (protective dev.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating facepieces for military gas masks. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

712.137-014 SUPERVISOR, FINAL ASSEMBLY AND PACKING (protective dev.) alternate titles: packing-and-final-assembly supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication, assembly, and packing of military gas masks. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

712.281-014 DESIGNER (protective dev.)

    Designs surgical belts and supports, fabricates prototype, and makes production patterns: Draws full-size outline of support on paper according to specifications, body measurements, and anatomical application of support, using mechanical drawing instruments. Cuts drawing into parts to make patterns, marks around patterns on specified cloth, and cuts cloth on marks, using scissors or electrically powered knife. Sews pieces together, using any combination of single- two-, three- and four-needle, zigzag, square-stitch, and buttonhole sewing machines. Operates eyelet, hook-and-eye, and caps-and-studs machines to attach specified fasteners to supports. Inspects completed sample and makes alterations requested by management. Writes specifications for materials, straps, stays, fasteners, adjustments, and sizes to be produced. Traces patterns on fiberboard or cardboard and cuts out patterns to be used as master patterns. Enlarges and reduces master patterns to make patterns for range of sizes to be produced.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

712.381-010 ARCH-SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (protective dev.)

    Fabricates steel arch support to fit patient's foot, according to medical prescription: Receives plaster cast of foot from PROSTHETIST (medical ser.) or PODIATRIST (medical ser.). Places protection cloth into cast and fills cast with plaster to mold model of patient's foot. Removes hardened model from cast and traces model outline on paper to use as pattern in cutting support. Selects stainless steel sheet of prescribed thickness and cuts sheet to specified dimensions, using shears, guided by pattern. Hammers steel into prescribed contours to form support and places support against plaster model to determine accuracy of fit. Splits support into front and back pieces when indicated according to prescription, using shears. Polishes support, using abrasive wheel. Glues leather to bottom of arch support to protect shoe, and rivets additional leather across top edge for foot comfort, using riveting tool.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

712.381-014 CONTOUR WIRE SPECIALIST, DENTURE (protective dev.)

    Makes and repairs contoured wire frames and retainers for teeth used in partial dentures, using power tools and handtools: Examines model of oral impression and reads DENTIST'S (medical ser.) 072.101-010 prescription to determine design of wire frame. Marks pencil tracings on surface of model to indicate position of wire clasps, using $T3surveyor.$T1 Cuts wire to specified lengths, using wirecutter. Bends and shapes wire around tooth impressions or along base of model, using pliers, knife, and tweezers. Applies investment to wire sections and model to hold sections in alignment, using spatula. Welds or solders wire joints, using special welding and soldering tools. Removes investment. Grinds and polishes wire frame to lustrous finish, using electric grinding and polishing wheel. Reworks or replaces wire sections and missing teeth to repair partial dentures, using acrylic bonding agent. Fabricates wire retainers to straighten teeth, using pliers, tweezers, and similar handtools. Inspects work for adherence to DENTIST'S (medical ser.) specifications.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

712.381-018 DENTAL-LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (protective dev.) alternate titles: dental technician

    Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate and repair dental appliances, according to DENTIST'S (medical ser.) 072.101-010 prescription, using handtools, molding equipment, and bench fabricating machines: Reads prescription and examines dental models and impressions to determine type of denture to be made or repaired applying knowledge of dental laboratory techniques. Fabricates full or partial dentures, using wax, plastic and plaster models, articulators, grinders, and polishers. Casts plastic or plaster models of dentures to be repaired [DENTURE-MODEL MAKER (protective dev.) 712.684-046]. Selects and mounts replacement teeth in model to match color and shape of natural or adjacent teeth, using tooth color scales and tooth illustrations. Molds wax over denture setup to form contours of gums, using knives and spatula [DENTURE WAXER (protective dev.) 712.381-046]. Removes excess plastic and polishes surfaces of cast dentures, using grinding and polishing tools and ultrasonic equipment [FINISHER, DENTURE (protective dev.) 712.381-050]. Rebuilds denture linings to duplicate original thickness, contour, and color according to specifications. Tests repaired dentures for accuracy of occlusion, using articulator. Bends and solders gold and platinum wire to construct wire frames for dentures, using soldering gun and handtools [CONTOUR WIRE SPECIALIST, DENTURE (protective dev.) 712.381-014]. May confer with DENTIST (medical ser.) to resolve problems in design and setup of dentures. May be designated according to type of denture fabricated as Dental Technician, Crown And Bridge (protective dev.); Dental Technician, Metal (protective dev.).
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 90

712.381-022 DENTAL-LABORATORY-TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE (protective dev.) alternate titles: dental-technician apprentice

    Performs tasks as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

712.381-026 ORTHODONTIC BAND MAKER (protective dev.)

    Fabricates metal bands used for dental products, such as braces, inlays, crowns, and bridges: Examines specification sheet to determine dimensions and physical characteristics of band. Cuts and rolls gold ingot to specified size and thickness, using handtools. Melts specified amount of gold, silver, or other metal and pours molten material into molds to cast inlays, crowns, and fixed bridges, using casting equipment. Solders or welds metal pieces together to form band, using soldering iron.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 90

712.381-030 ORTHODONTIC TECHNICIAN (protective dev.)

    Constructs and repairs appliances for straightening teeth according to ORTHODONTIST'S (medical ser.) 072.101-022 prescription: Shapes, grinds, polishes, carves, and assembles metal and plastic appliances, such as retainers, tooth bands, and positioners, using spatula, pliers, soldering torch, and electric grinders and polishers. Tests appliance for conformance to specifications, using articulator.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

712.381-034 ORTHOTICS TECHNICIAN (protective dev.)

    Fabricates, fits, repairs, and maintains orthotic devices, such as braces and surgical supports, according to specifications and under guidance of ORTHOTIST (medical ser.) 078.261-018 or ORTHOTICS ASSISTANT (medical ser.) 078.361-022: Bends, forms, welds, and saws metal brace structural components to conform to measurements, using hammers, anvils, welding equipment, and saws. Drills and taps holes for rivets, and rivets components together. Shapes plastic and metal around cast of patient's torso or limbs. Covers and pads metal or plastic brace structures, using layers of rubber, felt, plastic, and leather. May also perform functions of PROSTHETICS TECHNICIAN (protective dev.) 712.381-038 and be designated Orthotics-Prosthetics Technician (protective dev.).
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

712.381-038 PROSTHETICS TECHNICIAN (protective dev.) alternate titles: restoration technician

    Fabricates, fits, maintains, and repairs artificial limbs, plastic cosmetic appliances, and other prosthetic devices, according to prescription specifications and under guidance of PROSTHETIST (medical ser.) 078.261-022 or PROSTHETICS ASSISTANT (medical ser.) 078.361-026: Reads specifications to determine type of prosthesis to be fabricated and materials and tools required. Lays out and marks dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments and templates. Saws, carves, cuts, and grinds wood, plastic, metal, or fabric to fabricate parts, using rotary sawing and cutting machines and hand cutting tools. Drills and taps holes for rivets and screws, using drill press. Glues, welds, bolts, sews, and rivets parts together to form prostheses, such as artificial limbs. Makes wax or plastic impression of patient's amputated area, prepares mold from impression, and pours molten plastic into mold to form cosmetic appliances, such as artificial ear, nose, or hand. Assembles layers of padding over prosthesis and fits and attaches outer covering, such as leather, sheet plastic, or fiberglass, over device, using sewing machine, rivet gun, and handtools. Mixes pigments according to formula to duplicate skin coloring of patient and applies pigments to outer covering of prosthesis. Polishes finished device, using grinding and buffing wheels. Tests prostheses for freedom of movement, alignment of parts, and biomechanical stability, using plumbline, goniometer, and alignment fixtures. May harness prosthesis to patient's stump, applying knowledge of functional anatomy. May instruct patient in use of prosthesis. May also perform functions of ORTHOTICS TECHNICIAN (protective dev.) 712.381-034.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

712.381-042 DENTAL CERAMIST (protective dev.) alternate titles: ceramics technician

    Applies layers of porcelain or acrylic paste over metal framework to form dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges, and tooth facings, according to prescription of DENTIST (medical ser.) 072.101-010: Mixes porcelain or acrylic paste according to prescription to match color of natural teeth. Applies layers of mixture over metal framework, using brushes and spatula. Brushes excess mixture from denture and places denture in furnace to harden. Removes denture from furnace, brushes on additional layer of mixture, and shapes mixture to contour of denture, using spatula. Repeats mixture-application process and baking until denture conforms to specifications. Verifies accuracy of tooth dimensions and occlusion of teeth, using micrometer and articulator. Cleans and polishes dental prostheses, using ultrasonic machine and polishing machine.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 90

712.381-046 DENTURE WAXER (protective dev.) alternate titles: waxer

    Molds wax over denture setup to form contour molds of gums, palates, bridges, and other denture surfaces for use in casting plaster models or metal framework of dentures, using molding equipment and handtools: Applies softened wax to base of denture setup and fills spaces between adjacent teeth, using spatula and fingers. Carves and shapes wax, using scraper, knife, and heated spatula to form natural-appearing denture contours. Verifies occlusion of teeth, using articulator. May mix plaster or melt metals and pour plaster or molten metal in contour molds to form model for duplicate casting [DENTURE-MODEL MAKER (protective dev.) 712.684-046]. May construct wax bite blocks and plastic trays [BITE-BLOCK MAKER (protective dev.) 712.684-014].
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 90

712.381-050 FINISHER, DENTURE (protective dev.) alternate titles: denture finisher; finisher; finisher-polisher

    Polishes, cleans, and adjusts dentures and dental appliances to obtain specified finish, using handtools, polishing wheels, and cleaning equipment: Removes mold from frame, using ejector press, and chips molding material from denture, using hammer and chisel. Smooths and polishes denture and denture frames to remove excess material, using polishing machine. Removes excess plastic from teeth, using sharp pointed tool. Fills chipped or low spots in surfaces of plastic areas with acrylic resins, using brush. Repairs and adjusts metal framework of dentures, using soldering torch and handtools. Verifies occlusion of dentures, using articulator.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 90

712.487-010 INSPECTOR, SURGICAL GARMENT (protective dev.)

    Inspects surgical garments, such as belts, hosiery, trusses, braces, and sanitary napkins for conformance to specifications: Examines raw materials to detect dirt particles, discolorations, and other defects and rejects substandard materials. Weighs and measures component parts and completed garment to verify specified weight and dimensional specifications, using scale and gauges. Examines garment at various stages of production for correct positioning of parts and appearance. Inspects packaged garments for appearance and to detect excessive glue. Tags rejected items for rework or disposal. Maintains inspection records and computes level of quality control achieved, using mathematical formulas.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

712.664-010 DENTAL CERAMIST ASSISTANT (protective dev.) alternate titles: porcelain finisher; porcelain waxer

    Performs any combination of following tasks to assist DENTAL CERAMIST (protective dev.) 712.381-042 in molding dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges, and tooth facings: Brushes liquid separating solution on tip of tooth die and covers die with wax sheet. Invests wax impressions in plaster molds, and inserts mold in furnace to melt wax. Positions mold in casting machine to cast metal framework. Removes metal framework from mold, using sandblasting equipment or hammer. Smooths rough spots from framework, using abrasive grinding wheel. Mixes porcelain or acrylic resin solution to match color of natural teeth, under direction of DENTAL CERAMIST (protective dev.). Fills wax impression of tooth with graphite solution, plates impression in electroplating machine, removes die (plated impression) from electroplating machine, and applies acrylic resin to base of die, using spatula, to fabricate copper dies for dentures.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

712.684-010 ASSEMBLER, SURGICAL GARMENT (protective dev.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble surgical garments and personal safety devices, such as colostomy pouches, trusses, belts, cervical collars, hosiery, and back, knee, wrist, elbow, and ankle braces: Reads work order to determine number and type of parts required to assemble garment. Measures and cuts required pieces, using ruler, templates, knife, and electric or hand shears. Punches holes in material, using punch press or hand punch. Attaches fasteners, such as eyelets or snaps, using rivet, snap-fastening, or eyelet machine. Grinds and polishes parts, using grinding wheel. Bends metal stays (springs) to specified curvature, using bending machine. Applies latex coating to parts or specified areas of parts, using coating machine. Fits and fastens parts together, such as straps, buckles, pads, belts, and stays to assemble garment, using handtools, gluing equipment, and machines, such as punch press, riveting machine, heat-sealing machine, and sewing machine. Weaves elastic thread into outer edges of garments, such as knee, wrist, and elbow braces, to increase elasticity. Places completed garments in boxes or plastic bags for packaging. May be designated according to type garment assembled or material worked with as Elastic Assembler (protective dev.); Latexer (protective dev.) II; Leather Worker (protective dev.); Spring Bender (protective dev.); Truss Assembler (protective dev.).
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

712.684-014 BITE-BLOCK MAKER (protective dev.)

    Forms wax bite blocks and impression trays used by DENTIST (medical ser.) 072.101-010 to take impressions of patients' teeth and adjacent portions of jaw, using molding equipment and handtools: Softens plastic or shellac wafer shaped material, using heated press or gas burner. Spreads and shapes wafer over model of preliminary impression to form tray, using flat-bladed molding tool. Imbeds metal strip in soft material for convenience in handling. Presses soft wax over plaster model of denture to form bite block. Trims excess wax from mold and smooths surface, using knife, spatula, and gas burner. Immerses mold in water to harden wax. Trims and smooths edges and surfaces of trays and bite blocks, using bench lathe equipped with grinding and buffing wheels. Rubs finished piece with cotton to obtain lustrous finish.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

712.684-018 FLANGER (inst. & app.) alternate titles: glass-cylinder flanger

    Forms flange on open ends of glass tubes used in manufacturing laboratory and medical instruments and apparatus, using gas burner and handtools: Rotates glass tube over gas burner to heat end of tube. Inserts end-opening tool into tube to flare opening and closes jaws of flange-forming tool to shape flange. May rotate flange over gas burner to glaze flange or to add or remove glass to obtain uniformity of finished flare. May trim edge of flange, using cutting tool.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

712.684-022 GAS-MASK ASSEMBLER (protective dev.)

    Assembles military gas masks, using kick press and handtools: Punches holes in facepiece, using kick press. Attaches valves to facepiece and seals joints, using wire strands, acetone, cement, and tape. Glues hoses to facepiece and canister units. Clinches metal clamps on strips of tape to form head harness and attaches harness to mask. Inserts lenses in eyepieces and crimps rims to seal lenses. May stitch reinforcement patches onto masks and seal stitching with cement.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

712.684-026 GLAZIER (inst. & app.)

    Glazes tapered ends of glass tubes used in laboratory and medical instruments and apparatus, using gas burner and handtools: Heats tube on gas burner equipped with rolls that revolve tube in flame. Transfers tube between burners, set at graduated degrees of temperature, to expose tube to gradual heating and cooling process. May manually revolve tube on gas burner rolls to heat tube. May periodically glaze glass tubes, using hand torch.
GOE: 06.04.30 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 89

712.684-030 OPAQUER (protective dev.) alternate titles: porcelain-buildup assistant

    Applies coating of opaque porcelain over cast metal tooth cap, using brush: Mixes porcelain of specified color and water to required consistency. Brushes porcelain mixture over surfaces of metal cap. Places cap in electric oven for specified time to dry and harden porcelain. Removes cap and examines cap to ensure even application and smoothness of coating. Routes workpiece to specified department for application of finish porcelain. May grind and shape dried porcelain to contours of metal cap, using abrasive wheels. May measure dimensions of tooth cap and verify occlusion, using gauges and articulator.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

712.684-034 PACKER, DENTURE (protective dev.) alternate titles: molder

    Packs plastic material in molds to form base for full or partial dentures: Mixes specified amounts of plastic powder and chemical solution, using spatula. Packs mixture around base of exposed artificial teeth and into cavities of mold sections. Positions sheet of plastic or wax paper or foil over bottom of mold to permit separation of mold from denture. Fits top section of mold over bottom and places assembly in press. Starts press that forces sections together and compresses mixture around teeth to form reproduction of gums. Removes model from press and trims excess plastic from mold, using knife. Submerges mold in hot water for specified time to cure plastic.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

712.684-038 REFINER (protective dev.)

    Recovers precious metals, such as gold, platinum, and palladium from scrap dentures and extracted teeth, using furnace, retort, and laboratory equipment: Breaks scrap dentures, using hammer, and removes precious metals. Weighs each type metal and records weights. Places metal in retort and positions retort in furnace to melt metal particles. Turns valves to adjust temperature of furnace. Removes retort and pours molten metal solution into beaker, using tongs. Adds specified amounts of chemicals to molten metal solution to separate metal from solution. Pours solution through filter to recover precious dental metals.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

712.684-042 FABRICATOR, ARTIFICIAL BREAST (protective dev.)

    Fabricates cosmetic appliances from latex for use as artificial breasts, using dies, molded plastic forms, heat-sealing device, and airhose: Places molded form in die, according to size, and positions die on balance scale under spigot of latex gel container. Pushes lever to open spigot to fill molded form and to close spigot when mold reaches prescribed weight. Imprints mold size and other identification data onto plastic sheet used as backing for form, using printing device. Places imprinted backing in prescribed position over die containing gel-filled mold and fuses backing to molded form, using sealing device, to form inner shell. Inserts inner shell into outer plastic shell and fuses outer shell, using sealing device. Inflates shell to specified shape and firmness, using airhose, and seals opening, using heated rod. Tears excess plastic from edge of form.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

712.684-046 DENTURE-MODEL MAKER (protective dev.)

    Forms plaster, metal, plastic, or rubber models and molds from dental impressions and wax models of dentures and dental appliances, using casting equipment and handtools: Mixes specified amounts of special plaster and water or other model-making ingredients, by hand or electric mixer-vibrator, to form compound used for models and molds. Pours mixture into impressions to form models for upper and lower dentures. Melts pieces of gold, silver, or other metal, using gas torch, and casts inlays, crowns, and pontics for fixed bridges, using centrifugal casting machine. Packs plastic mixture or composition rubber strips in molds to cast orthodontic appliances, such as tooth positioners, mouthguards, and retainers. Positions models in articulator and verifies occlusions. Packs plaster or other denture-making ingredient around wax model of denture to form model or matrix for casting denture. Places mold in boiling water to melt wax from cast model. Scrapes remaining wax from model, using knife, and washes model in soapy solution to remove dirt and foreign matter.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

712.684-050 INSPECTOR, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS (inst. & app.)

    Inspects surgical instruments, such as needles, needle holders, bandage scissors, forceps, and scalpels, for defects in finish and adherence to standards. Measures instruments for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as ruler and micrometer. May use microscope or other magnifying device to perform inspection.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 84

712.684-054 SURGICAL-FORCEPS FABRICATOR (inst. & app.)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate radio-frequency cauterizing surgical forceps, according to written instructions: Cuts and strips coaxial wire and solders wire ends to plug terminals and forceps contacts. Applies bonding agent to metal surfaces requiring plastic insulation coating, using brush. Places plug terminals into mold, bolts mold together, and clamps mold in vise. Injects liquid plastic into mold, using hand-operated pressure gun. Dips forceps into liquid plastic and hangs forceps on stand to drain. Places plug molds and dipped forceps into oven for specified time to cure plastic insulation. Inspects plastic insulation for bubbles and uniformity of thickness. Tests cured plugs and forceps for continuity, using ohmmeter. Trims plastic flash from plugs and forceps, using knife. Plugs forceps into radio-frequency generator and passes forceps along metal grounding plate to test for insulation leaks indicated by sparking. Applies electroplating solution onto contact points of forceps, using battery-powered plating paddle. Fabricates parts, such as plug pins, insulating collars, and fittings for assembly, using handtools, such as wire brush, pliers, drill press, and jeweler's lathe. Weighs and mixes ingredients for plastic compound.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78


    Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble and package disposable plastic hospital products, such as hypodermic syringes, catheters, and intravenous apparatus: Reviews work order and selects component parts to assemble specified product. Fits and assembles parts together, using adhesives and handtools, or heats, bonds, and welds parts together, using automatic equipment. Visually inspects products for defects, verifies conformance to specifications, and rejects defective products. Packages assembled product into plastic bag or other container and seals package, using sealing machine. Packs sealed product and instructional information into cartons, and labels cartons with identifying information. May stack cartons in sterilization chamber, seal chamber, and turn valves to admit gas into chamber to sterilize product.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 90

712.687-014 COILER (protective dev.) alternate titles: pinner

    Inserts and solders metal coils and pins in base of artificial teeth to form means of attachment to denture: Inserts coil in tooth, using tweezers, and solders pin to coil, using soldering iron. Coats pins with flux.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

712.687-018 GAUGER (protective dev.) alternate titles: suture gauger; suture measurer

    Sorts and measures strands of surgical sutures according to length and thickness: Places strand on measuring stick to determine length. Inserts each end and center of strand into slot of gauge that automatically registers thickness to 0.001 inch and compares gauge reading with prescribed limits of acceptable suture thicknesses. Rejects strands that fail to meet standards. Sorts acceptable strands by width and length, placing specially cut ends together, to ready them for subsequent clamping onto needles. May wind graded sutures onto spools.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

712.687-022 GAS-MASK INSPECTOR (protective dev.)

    Inspects assembled gas masks for conformity to specifications: Examines chemical containers, facepieces, straps, and rubber hoses for defects, such as blisters, tears, and faulty stitching. Tests masks for leakage around glass eyepieces, using suction-cup device. Tests chemical containers for content, and for leakage under pressure, using gauge. Tests absorbing quality of chemicals, using smoke meter.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

712.687-030 SUTURE POLISHER (protective dev.)

    Smooths and polishes sheep gut used in sutures: Fastens sheep gut in adjustable rack. Adjusts rack to hold gut taut. Smooths and polishes gut, using sandpaper.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

712.687-034 SUTURE WINDER, HAND (protective dev.) alternate titles: gut winder

    Winds single or multiple lengths of surgical catgut onto fiber suture reel: Pulls out holding flaps on reel, inserts end of strand under one flap, and places reel on power-driven wheel. Presses pedal to actuate wheel and guides strand under holding flaps as wheel spins to wind precut lengths or counts wheel revolutions to measure lengths. Turns reels by hand when winding numerous strands. Cuts catgut from spool, using scissors. Inserts completed reels in plastic envelopes for subsequent sterilization, or into glass tubes for future use.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

712.687-038 TOOTH INSPECTOR (protective dev.)

    Examines, sorts, and packages artificial teeth: Sorts teeth according to type, size, and color shade. Examines teeth to detect surface blemishes and removes blemishes, using brush or scraper. Rejects defective teeth. Packages acceptable teeth in wax-filled casing and stamps identifying information in wax.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing ophthalmic frames and goods, fitting frames on customer, mounting lenses into frames, and molding ophthalmic goods, such as artificial eyes and contact lenses. Occupations concerned with generating, grinding, and polishing ophthalmic lenses are included in Group 716.

713.261-010 ARTIFICIAL-GLASS-EYE MAKER (optical goods) alternate titles: ocularist, glass

    Fabricates artificial glass eyes for humans according to physician's prescription or customer specifications, applying knowledge of glass blowing and fabricating techniques: Holds and turns glass tube over gas burner to soften glass to viscous state. Blows into tube to form globe. Superimposes glass of required color on top surface of bulb to form iris. Fuses black glass in center of iris to simulate pupil and fuses clear glass over iris to form cornea. Positions and fuses red glass threads on globe to produce veins of eyeball. Fits artificial glass eyes to patients and makes adjustments for cosmetic correction.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

713.261-014 ARTIFICIAL-PLASTIC-EYE MAKER (optical goods) alternate titles: ocularist; plastic-eye technician

    Fabricates artificial plastic eyes according to specifications and fits eyes into customer's eye sockets, using precision handtools, measuring instruments, molding devices, and bench fabricating machines: Measures customer's eye socket, using calipers, and measures natural eye to determine size and location of pupil and iris, using scale. Records data on examination card. Selects stock artificial eye approximating size and shape of customer's socket and inserts eye into socket. Fills eye area and questions customer to ascertain that eye fit is comfortable. Applies plastic as required to build up and shape stock eye to conform to customer's eye socket. Examines customer's natural eye to determine iris coloring, eye white shading, and number of eye white veins and records information on examination card. Selects samples of iris, pupil, and white to match eye. Positions artificial eye stock in plaster of paris to prepare mold for casting plastic eye. Pours plastic into mold to form artificial eye. Measures molded eye to determine position for pupil and iris, using rule. Positions and presses pupil and iris into place. Immerses eye in boiling water to set plastic. Paints iris and white of artificial eye to produce color of customer's natural eye according to information recorded on examination card. Draws veins on white of eye, using colored pencil or scratches grooves into eye to represent veins and fills grooves with pigment. Immerses eye in clear plastic solution to produce glassy finish. Examines eye for irregularities in shape and removes irregularities, using dental grinding machine. Polishes eye, using pumice and electric buffing wheel. Fits customer with artificial eye and compares artificial eye with natural eye to ensure centering of iris and pupils and matching of colors. May fit patients with ready-to-wear plastic eyes of standard sizes and colors. May fabricate implants (plastic and mesh devices fitted in eye socket for retention of eye muscles) and conformers (plastic disks placed in eye socket to maintain socket shape prior to fitting of artificial eye), using standard molds and grinding and polishing machines.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

713.381-010 LENS-MOLD SETTER (optical goods) alternate titles: mold setter

    Assembles molds for casting contact lenses, using handtools, and inspects cast lenses for conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments: Selects mold and mold inserts. Positions inserts in mold and shims inserts as indicated by mold insert records. Sets holding pins, using wrench, and routes mold to CONTACT-LENS MOLDER (optical goods). Breaks seal on mold after casting and prys mold apart, using screwdriver and handpress. Peels lens and flashing from mold, using scalpel-like knife. Cuts lenses apart and places lenses in storage box. Inspects lenses, using power determining and optical centering instruments, thickness gauge, shadowgraph, and loupe magnifier, to verify correctness of characteristics, such as inside curve dimension and power, and to detect defects, such as scratches. Alters position of mold inserts to correct lens thickness, using shims. Cleans mold with solvent or routes mold to grinding room for polishing to eliminate defects.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

713.384-010 ASSEMBLER, GOLD FRAME (optical goods)

    Assembles gold, aluminum, platinum, or other metallic wire eyeglass frames, using handtools: Enlarges predrilled holes and grooves in frame parts, using drills and files. Brushes holes and grooves with acetone to clean openings. Positions frame parts in holding fixture, aligns holes in parts, and inserts and tightens screws to secure parts together. Pushes eye-wires into grooves in frame and taps frame to tighten groove openings and secure wires. Attaches decorative or supportive wire sections to frame or temple pieces according to design specifications, using adhesive compound or soldering equipment.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

713.384-014 INSPECTOR, EYEGLASS (optical goods)

    Inspects mounted eyeglasses for quality of work and compliance with prescription specifications, using precision optical measuring instrument: Examines frame for proper assembly, and for appearance of engraving and trim. Measures eyesize, temple length, and distance between lenses with ruler. Inspects alignment of lenses, nose pads, and temples with straightedge. Inspects lenses for color, seating in frame, and defects, such as striae, pits, and sharp edges. Examines lenses with power-determining and optical-centering instrument to ensure that optical center, focal center, power of lens, and refractive effect are in accordance with prescription. Returns defective articles for correction.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

713.667-010 INSPECTOR, CLIP-ON SUNGLASSES (optical goods)

    Inspects assembled clip-on sunglasses for fit, tension of spring clip, and lens defects, using handtools, microscope, and light projector: Trims end of clip spring, using diagonal cutter, and bends clip with fingers to achieve specified holding tension. Holds sunglasses over light to inspect lenses for matched color shading and scratches. Places sunglasses under microscope or in front of light projector to detect lens distortion, indicated by blurring of instrument crosshairs or of letters on projected chart. Returns rejected sunglasses to assembly workers and explains rework required.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

713.681-010 LENS MOUNTER II (optical goods)

    Mounts prescription eyeglass lenses in metal, plastic, or combination frames, using handtools: Examines eyeglass prescription to determine style, color, and size of frame. Inspects lenses to detect flaws, such as pits, chips, and scratches. Holds and turns lenses against grinding wheel to remove flaws. Assembles eyeglass frame and attaches ornaments, shields, nose pads, and temple pieces, using pliers and screwdrivers. Drills holes in lenses for mounting on rimless frames, using diamond drill. Immerses plastic frame rims in hot salt solution to soften rims or stretches rims, using hot, metal cone. Inserts and aligns lenses in frame. Verifies frame dimensions and alignment of lenses, using protractor, ruler, and straightedge. Turns lenses in frame to correct alignment, using padded pliers. Immerses plastic frames in cold water to set plastic around lenses. Tightens screws to hold lenses in metal frames. Examines lenses under polarized light to detect stress caused by overtightening screws and adjusts screws as necessary. Heats plastic frame bridge and bends frame according to prescription specifications, using fingers and handtools. Immerses plastic frames in dye for specified period to color frames. Solders broken metal bridges and replaces damaged temples to repair frames, using soldering iron and handtools. Cleans and polishes finished eyeglasses, using cloth and solvent. May be designated according to type frame mounted as Metal-Frame Inserter (optical goods); Plastic-Frame Inserter (optical goods); or according to part assembled as Trim Mounter (optical goods) II.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

713.684-010 ASSEMBLER, CLIP-ON SUNGLASSES (optical goods)

    Assembles clip-on sunglasses, using handtools and holding fixture: Fits metal frame into slots of plastic frame, presses lenses into metal frame grooves, and places assembly into holding fixture. Fits clip-on attachment into slots of plastic frame top. Inserts and sets screws in holes, using tweezers and jeweler's screwdriver. Examines glasses to ensure that both lenses are of same color and shading.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

713.684-014 ASSEMBLER, MOLDED FRAMES (optical goods) alternate titles: frame assembler

    Assembles plastic eyeglass frames, using drill press and rivet press: Positions frame parts in jig and drills holes in parts, using drill press. Inserts rivets through holes, positions clips and hinges on rivets, and depresses pedal of pneumatic press to set rivets.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

713.684-018 BENCH WORKER (optical goods)

    Performs any combination of following activities to prepare plastic eyeglass frames for assembly, using bench-mounted machines and handtools or power tools: Drills or punches holes in frame components, using drill or punch press. Inserts and tightens screws, nuts, and bolts to assemble parts, using handtools. Inserts and expands rivets to assemble parts, using rivet gun. Aligns and miters frame part edges, using mitering machine. Cuts grooves in parts for insertion of lenses, using grooving machine. May be designated according to activity as Groover (optical goods).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

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