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7 BENCHWORK OCCUPATIONS
781.484-010 to 795.687-030

    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.


781.484-010 PLEAT PATTERNMAKER (garment; tex. prod., nec)

    Lays out cardboard patterns as specified for use in making pleats in fabrics: Computes dimensions of pleats according to length of material, and size and style of garment specified on work ticket. Measures and marks top and bottom of pattern into designated widths for pleats, using ruler and protractor. Punches hole in cardboard to mark positions, using pin. May score pleat crease lines and fold pattern.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

781.667-010 ASSEMBLER (glove & mit.)

    Sorts glove parts after cutting according to size, style, type of material, and color. Stacks specified number of parts for each style in box or tray. Stores extra parts in bins. May carry dies from storage to cutting machine and assist DIE CUTTER (any industry) in mounting gang dies onto rack of machine.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.682-010 TRIMMER, MACHINE (garment; knitting)

    Operates sewing machine equipped with cutting blade attachment to trim excess fabric from material or article. Depresses pedal to start machine, moves hand and foot controls, and guides material or articles under blade to trim excess fabric and facilitate subsequent operation. May be designated by type of article or material trimmed as Collar Trimmer (garment; knitting); Brassiere-Cup-Mold Cutter (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.684-010 CARPET CUTTER I (carpet & rug) alternate titles: cut order hand; rug cutter

    Measures and cuts carpet from stock rolls to specified dimensions or according to diagrammed instructions, using tape measure, triangle, chalkline, and hand cutting tool: Unrolls carpeting on floor, measures cutting dimensions, using triangle and tape measure, and marks cutting guide lines, using chalkline. Inserts and aligns hand cutting tool under carpet, and pushes and guides cutting tool across carpet to cut required size and shape carpet from stock roll. Rerolls carpeting to be returned to storage and rolls up cut carpet to facilitate further operations.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

781.684-014 CUTTER, MACHINE I (any industry) alternate titles: cloth-cutting-machine operator

    Cuts multiple layers of fabric into parts for articles, such as canvas goods, house furnishings, garments, hats, stuffed toys, and upholstered furniture, using portable electric cutter: Inserts base of cutter under layers of fabric, starts cutter, and guides cutter around edges of pattern or template or along markings on fabric to cut out parts. Drills holes through layers of fabric, using electric drill, or cuts notches in edges of parts with scissors or electric cutter to mark parts for assembly. Sharpens blade with abrasive stone or belt attached to cutter as quality of cut indicates dull blade. Changes cutter blades, using screwdriver or wrench. May guide layers of fabric around blade of stationary cutter (bandsaw), according to pattern markings. May spread fabric on table preparatory to cutting [SPREADER, MACHINE (any industry) 781.685-010]. May arrange patterns on top ply of fabric and mark outline of pattern on fabric with chalk or crayon [MARKER (any industry) I 781.384-014]. May separate cutting waste according to color of material. May be designated according to type of cutting machine used as Circular-Knife Cutter, Machine (any industry); Straight-Knife Cutter, Machine (any industry); or according to type of material, article, or part cut as Canvas Cutter, Machine (tex. prod., nec); Cover Cutter, Machine (furniture; tex. prod., nec); Drapery Cutter, Machine (tex. prod., nec); Garment-Parts Cutter, Machine (garment); Hat-Parts Cutter, Machine (hat & cap). May be designated: House-Furnishings Cutter, Machine (tex. prod., nec); Terry-Cloth Cutter, Machine (tex. prod., nec); Upholstery Cutter, Machine (furniture).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 79

781.684-018 CUTTER, ROTARY SHEAR (tex. prod., nec)

    Cuts toweling into individual towel lengths, using rotary shear: Pushes boxes of material into feeding position and threads toweling under guides on cutting table. Pulls material across table and guides rotary shear along cut marks woven into material to cut toweling into individual lengths. Presses button on side of rotary shear to tally production. Stacks towels on table. May feed cloth from finishing ranges onto cutting table.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.684-022 CUTTING INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Examines parts of articles, such as bedspreads, curtains, or draperies, prior to assembly to detect cutting defects: Compares parts with pattern to determine accuracy of cutting. Trims parts to fit pattern, using scissors. Marks parts at specified places to indicate assembly point, using chalk or pencil.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.684-026 DRAPER (garment; knitting)

    Examines fit and hang of garments, and marks location of trimmings and fasteners to be added and defects to be corrected: Positions garment on sized model form and examines fit and hang of garment for conformity to model. Indicates defects, such as wrinkles, bulges, or puckers, and positioning of fasteners and trimming, such as belts, buttons, sashes and snaps, by pinning garment or marking with chalk. May be designated according to garment draped as Coat Draper (garment); Dress Draper (garment).
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

781.684-030 DRAPERY-HEAD FORMER (retail trade)

    Forms heading in drapes, using shears, steam iron, and sizing device: Lays drapes on table to straighten fabric. Measures fabric to specification and fastens material to table, using sizing device and clamps. Cuts uneven edges of material with shears. Folds material over crinoline and presses material with steam iron to form heading.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.684-034 LAY-OUT-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: prehemmer; tabler

    Measures curtains, draperies, and bedspreads to determine if lengths meet specifications and pins or marks hems in them, using layout table: Slides adjustable straightedge of layout table to specified position, using graduated marks of table as guide. Clamps edge of material to straightedge and spreads material over table. Verifies length of material against scale and removes surplus with shears. Folds edges of material and pins them in place to form hems.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

781.684-038 NYLON-HOT-WIRE CUTTER (tex. prod., nec)

    Marks and cuts nylon webbing and cord for parachute harness and lines, using heated wire cutter: Positions article on board under marking guide and marks assembly and sewing guides, using pencil. Depresses pedal to lower heated wire that cuts and seals edges of nylon to prevent raveling.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.684-042 PERFORATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: pattern-perforating-machine operator

    Punches designs on paper to form embroidery patterns (stencils), using either of following methods: (1) Inserts needle in holder of electric perforating tool and turns dial to regulate perforating speed. Positions paper on felt pad beneath tool and presses button to start tool. Guides needle over paper following predrawn design, to perforate paper and form embroidery pattern (stencil). (2) Inserts pins into foam rubber pad, following drawings or paper patterns. Positions paper over pins and presses paper against pins to perforate paper and form pattern.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.684-046 RUG CLIPPER (carpet & rug) alternate titles: carver; clipper; rug cutter

    Guides cutting head of powered clipper over surface of hooked and tufted rugs to cut nap to uniform length or to cut design into rug, following guidelines. Measures depth of cut, using ruler. May vacuum rug to remove cut yarn. May comb pile to raise uncut loops, using steel-toothed comb, and cut loops, using scissors.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.684-050 RUG-SAMPLE BEVELER (carpet & rug) alternate titles: sample finisher

    Trims edges of sample rug swatches, using beveling machine, and glues beveled edges to prevent raveling: Holds rug sample edge against guide on feed bed of beveling machine, and moves edge under blade that cuts edges on slant for appearance. Inserts beveled edge into slit of glue bottle, turns bottle upside down, and slides edges of rug sample through slit to glue edge and prevent raveling.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.684-054 SLITTER (knitting)

    Slits welt of hose for use in making panty hose or leotards, using one of following methods: (1) Positions welt of hose on edge of board equipped with electrically heated protruding wire, aligns mark on welt with slot, and pulls welt down to specified point on board passing through heated wire and slitting welt. (2) Pulls hose over upright board, aligns mark on welt with slot, and pulls welt down to specified point on board. Slits welt using solder iron equipped with heated wire. (3) Pulls hose over board, aligns welt over slot, and pulls welt down to specified point on board. Slits welt by pushing small flat iron equipped with electrically heated wire along slotted area under welt. May control temperature of wire by adjusting heat gauge. May scrape residue from wire, using knife or metal object.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.684-058 TRIM-STENCIL MAKER (any industry) alternate titles: pattern-punching-machine operator

    Lays out and traces patterns on paper to make stencils used for cutting cloth upholstery: Arranges master patterns on paper in such manner as to minimize waste when cloth is cut. Traces patterns on paper, using pencil. Perforates paper, using hand punch or by guiding automatic punch around traced lines so that pattern will be transferred to material when chalk powder is dusted over stencil.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.684-062 WASTE SALVAGER (garment) alternate titles: small-piece cutter

    Sorts usable pieces of cloth from cloth discarded after cutting, and cuts garment parts from salvaged pieces: Cuts out defects, using hand shears, following instructions on cutting ticket. Positions pattern on material and cuts around pattern, using hand shears or electric knife. Stacks garment parts according to size, style, and color. May separate defective cloth according to color and type.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.684-066 MATERIAL ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Gathers and assembles specified upholstery materials and accessories for use in manufacture of upholstered furniture: Reads work ticket to determine type and quantity of materials needed by upholsterers to upholster unit according to specifications. Gathers materials and accessories, such as $T3edge rolls,$T1 polyfoam or dacron padding, plywood panels, and metal fasteners, from storage areas and places materials with designated furniture frame to facilitate subsequent processing. Cuts edge rolls and polyfoam to specified length and pattern, using electric cutter. Sprays edges of back and seat cushions with glue.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

781.684-070 SAMPLE CUTTER (furniture)

    Cuts upholstery fabric into squares for use as sample swatches, using electric knife, scissors, and pinking machine: Reads sample list to determine specified fabric and pattern and quantity of swatches to be fabricated. Spreads fabric on table in single or multiple layers. Positions pattern over fabric to ensure fabric design is on swatch area and traces outline of pattern, using chalk. Removes pattern and cuts along outline, using scissors, electric knife, and pinking machine, to form swatch. Punches holes in swatches, using drill press.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

781.684-074 CUTTER, HAND I (any industry)

    Cuts out, shapes, or trims material or articles, such as canvas goods, garment parts, hats and caps, house furnishings, or knit goods, to facilitate subsequent operations, using scissors or knife: Unrolls and lays out material along calibrated scale on cutting table or measures material with ruler and cuts material into lengths, using scissors or knife. Positions pattern or template on material or marks around pattern or template, using chalk or pencil, and cuts out parts, using scissors or knife. Cuts notches in edges of parts to mark them for assembly. Shapes or trims excess material from parts. May match materials for color or shade. May cut or trim knit goods, using hot-wire device. May mark identification numbers on parts. May spread cloth on table in single or multiple lays prior to cutting. May assemble and fold articles after cutting. May be designated according to type of material or article cut as Applique Cutter, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Bedspread Cutter, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Blanket Cutter, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Canvas Cutter, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Curtain Cutter, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Drapery Cutter, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Garment-Parts Cutter, Hand (garment). May be designated: Hat-And-Cap-Parts Cutter, Hand (hat & cap); Knit-Goods Cutter, Hand (knitting); Terry-Cloth Cutter, Hand (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

781.684-078 CUTTER APPRENTICE, HAND (any industry)

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

781.685-010 SPREADER, MACHINE (any industry) alternate titles: layer up

    Tends machine that spreads cloth in successive layers on table to prepare cloth for cutting: Positions bolt of cloth on carriage of machine, turns handle to align edge of cloth with marks on table, threads cloth end through feed rollers, and clamps cloth to end of table. Starts machine that automatically spreads cloth in even layers as it moves back and forth over table, or pushes machine along track over cutting table. Inspects cloth as it is spread to detect defects, such as dye shadings and holes. Cuts out defects with hand shears. Laps ends of cloth at points marked on table. Straightens edges and smooths layers of cloth with hands. Turns handwheel to adjust feeding mechanism of machine according to weight of cloth. Cuts cloth from roll, using hand shears. May mark pattern outlines on top ply of cloth [MARKER (any industry) I 781.384-014]. May cut spread cloth [CUTTER, MACHINE (any industry) I 781.684-014].
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

781.687-010 ASSEMBLER (garment; glove & mit.) alternate titles: assorter; bundler; bundle tier; feeder; fitter, factory; folder; matcher; piecer-up; tier

    Assembles specified number of selected garment, glove, or mitten parts into bundles for distribution to production workers: Selects parts required to make complete article according to size, style, and color, following style guides or applying knowledge of styles. Counts specified number of garment parts of same size, style, and color and ties parts into bundles by hand. Ties production ticket to bundles of parts. Stacks bundles onto handtruck according to style, size, and color. May mark parts to indicate points of assembly or openings to be cut, using chalk or pencil, or by cutting notches with scissors. May replace defective parts found while assembling bundles. May assemble completed suit ensembles, such as coat, vest, and pants. May notify cutting department of need for additional parts to replace stock shortage.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

781.687-014 CLOTH EXAMINER, HAND (textile) alternate titles: fabric inspector; finished-cloth checker; shader and folder; stretcher

    Examines finished cloth for defects, such as grease spots, tears, and variations in color, finish, and dimensions: Measures width of cloth with ruler to detect variations from customer and plant standards. Turns through cloth folds or pulls cloth over inspection frame and feels and scans cloth to detect defects and variations in color and finish. Cuts defects from cloth, using scissors, or marks defects with chalk, thread, or label to indicate yardage allowance for defects. Records yardage for each cut of cloth examined. Routes cloth that does not conform to customer and plant specifications to CLOTH GRADER (textile). May tear sample strip from each cut of cloth. May count folds to determine yardage in each cut of cloth. May be designated according to specialization as Cloth-Colors Examiner (textile); Cloth-Cutting Inspector (textile).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.687-018 CLOTH TEARER (garment) alternate titles: tearer

    Tears pieces from hemmed bolts of cloth prior to their fabrication into articles, such as handkerchiefs. Tears cloth, beginning at nick in cloth and stopping at opposite hem. Cuts through hem with scissors. May nick edge of cloth by folding and impaling it on equally spaced spikes on table and snipping edge with scissors. May tear cloth woven in special pattern so that pattern is centered in each article.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-022 CUTTER HELPER (any industry)

    Assists in cutting materials for articles, such as bedspreads, curtains, draperies, garment parts, and glove parts: Spreads material on cutting table. Removes cut material from table and lays it over rack or in handtruck. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-026 CUTTER, HAND II (any industry)

    Cuts narrow material, such as buckram, elastic, labels, lace, or ribbon to specified length with scissors or knife, using either of following methods: (1) Unrolls material from spool or bolt along calibrated scale on cutting table or measures material with ruler and cuts material into lengths, using scissors. (2) Winds strand of material around reel or pegs on cutting table and cuts material at specified points, using scissors or knife. May tie lengths of material into bundles. May be designated according to type of material or article cut as Band Cutter (knitting); Elastic Cutter, Hand (any industry); Lacing Cutter (plastic synth.); Venetian-Blind-Tape Cutter (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

781.687-030 CUTTER, HAND III (any industry) alternate titles: dinker; mallet-and-die cutter

    Cuts out parts of articles from materials, such as cloth, felt, leather, or plastic, using dies and mallet: Spreads one or more layers of material on table, positions specified die on material, and strikes die with mallet to force die through material. May be designated according to product cut as Felt-Pad Cutter (button & notion); Glove Cutter (glove & mit.; leather prod.); Petal Cutter (button & notion).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-034 GLOVE-PARTS INSPECTOR (glove & mit.) alternate titles: leather-piece inspector

    Inspects and sorts parts of leather gloves or mittens after cutting: Examines parts to detect defects, such as holes, scars, and cutting nicks. Trims part to remove defects, using hand shears. Feels leather part to determine weight and thickness. Sorts parts according to color, weight, and quality standards for specified styles and leather parts of comparable quality required to make complete glove or mitten [ASSEMBLER (garment; glove & mit.)].
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

781.687-038 GOODS LAYER (textile) alternate titles: cloth layer-out

    Lays out cloth in preparation for sewing into continuous strips: Cuts bands from bale with wire snips and removes burlap wrapping. Stacks folded cloth on floor or handtruck with ends exposed to facilitate sewing. Records lot numbers and total yardage of cloth laid out on work ticket.
GOE: 05.09.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-042 MARKER (garment; retail trade; tex. prod., nec)

    Marks sewing guides on garments or material, using chalk, crayon, or pencil, to facilitate further sewing operations, by any of following methods: (1) Measures specified distance from edge or reference point on article, using ruler or tape measure, and marks sewing guides for position of buttons, buttonholes, snap or gripper fasteners, hems, cuffs, buckram, crinoline, or other trimmings. (2) Turns screws to set chalk holders in position along horizontal bar of lever-type marking device, according to size of garment. Positions garment on table beneath bar and depresses pedal or moves lever to lower bar that marks position of buttonhole or buttons. (3) Aligns weave and print of adjacent edges of garment parts, following markings (notches), and marks sewing guidelines. (4) Positions pattern on garment and marks around pattern, or lays transfer paper on stack of garments beneath lever-type marker and lowers marker to transfer sewing guides to material. May trim excess material from hemlines, using scissors. May place buttons in garment pocket. May be designated according to marking objective as Button-Buttonhole Marker (garment); Hem Marker (garment; retail trade; tex. prod., nec); Matcher (garment); Pocket Marker (garment).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-046 MARKING STITCHER (garment)

    Draws thread through several layers of garment parts to mark points for attachment of other parts, using handpowered machine: Places spool of thread on spindle and draws thread through guide and eye of needle. Positions several layers of garment parts on machine bed under needle. Depresses lever that forces needle downward to draw thread through parts, following markings on fabric. Cuts thread between layers of fabric, using scissors, leaving thread through each part to serve as guide for attachment of other parts, such as flaps and pockets.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-050 RIBBON CUTTER (narrow fabrics)

    Cuts woven narrow fabrics, such as labels, ribbon, or webbing from loom, using scissors. May thread fabric through portable measuring device as it is wound onto roll. May transport boxes of fabric to storage.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-054 RUG-BACKING STENCILER (carpet & rug)

    Stencils designs on rug backing material, using mop, lampblack solution, and perforated paper patterns to prepare backing for hooking operations: Measures and cuts material, using ruler and scissors. Assembles spiked frame on floor, using screwdriver, and pulls material taut over spikes. Positions and pins pattern to material and mops lampblack solution onto pattern to transfer design. Dry mops pattern to remove solution and removes material from frame. May stretch material onto hooking frame and remove hooked rug from frame.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

781.687-058 SPREADER I (any industry) alternate titles: cloth layer; cloth spreader

    Spreads layers of cloth on table preparatory to marking and cutting parts for such articles as garments, mattress or upholstery covers, and bedspreads: Mounts roll of cloth in rack at end of table. Unreels successive lengths of cloth onto table, spreading each length evenly on length beneath. Places weights on cloth, fastens edges of fabric lay, using stapler, or clamps edges of cloth to hold material in position for cutting. May measure specified length of material to be cut according to work order or verbal instructions. May cut out parts, using scissors. May assemble cut garment parts. May work as member of two-person team and position, secure with metal rules, and cut cloth, using shears, rather than folding successive layers, to allow front surface of each layer to face upwards.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-062 STAMPER I (tex. prod., nec)

    Transfers decorative designs from paper embroidery stencils (patterns) onto fabric articles, such as armbands, banners, and shirts to serve as guides for embroidery or other sewing operations, using either of following methods: (1) Positions stencil on fabric and brushes stamping solution through perforations to form outline of design on fabric. (2) Rubs powdered marking chalk over perforated pattern with blackboard eraser to force powder through perforations onto fabric.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-066 STENCILER (garment; tex. prod., nec)

    Applies chalk, fluorescent powder, or fluorescent solution to perforated stencil to mark garment part for cutting or for subsequent sewing operations, such as making darts, attaching pockets, or embroidering.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

781.687-070 TRIMMER, HAND (any industry) alternate titles: finisher; hand clipper

    Trims ravelings, loose threads, or excess material from articles, such as garments, hosiery, textile products, embroidered articles, or bolts or rolls of cloth, using scissors. May scan trimmed articles for soiled spots and stitching and dyeing defects. May clean spots or stains from articles, using cleaning fluids, rags, brushes, or sponges. May be designated according to material trimmed as Cloth Trimmer, Hand (textile); Facing-End Trimmer (knitting).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782 HAND SEWERS, MENDERS, EMBROIDERERS, KNITTERS, AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with basting, trimming, stitching, and related handwork to join, shape, decorate, finish, or repair garments and accessories or related products. Price being the controlling factor, this work is most extensively performed on fine-quality garments and tailored apparel.

782.361-010 CORSET FITTER (retail trade)

    Fits and alters foundation garments, such as girdles and corsets, to customer's measurements: Measures customer, using tape measure, and records measurements on alteration tag. Pins garment at various points or marks with chalk to indicate alterations required. Sews garment by hand or machine, performing alterations, such as adjusting length of garment, garters, or straps, or taking in darts.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

782.361-014 EMBROIDERY PATTERNMAKER (retail trade; wholesale tr.)

    Draws designs on tracing paper and transfers them onto cloth to provide guide for embroidery: Sketches patterns with pencil, selecting or creating designs approved by customer. Guides pattern under needle of machine that perforates pattern lines. Rubs wax, powder, or charcoal over perforated lines with wet brush or pouncer to transfer pattern outline to cloth, providing guide for embroidery.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

782.381-010 HAT TRIMMER (laundry & rel.)

    Replaces and sews hat trimmings, such as linings, hatbands, ribbons, and ornaments on cleaned hats, by hand or using sewing machine: Cuts ribbons and leathers to length, using scissors. Folds ribbon to form bows and other ornaments, and stitches them to hat. Bastes linings and ribbons to hat, using needle and thread. Blind stitches (whips) leather to hat to form sweatband, by hand or sewing machine. Folds ribbon to form binding, by hand or uses sewing machine equipped with binding attachment. May cut and rip out stitches to remove trimmings before hat is cleaned. May scrub lining ribbons and bows of women's hats and press them with hand iron. May reshape artificial flower ornaments by hand to freshen them.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

782.381-014 ORIENTAL-RUG REPAIRER (any industry)

    Reweaves damaged areas of oriental or other expensive rugs, following color, pattern, and weave of rug: Tacks damaged area of rug onto wooden frame. Trims and removes tuft yarns and backing twine of damaged area, using scissors or knife. Inserts needle and twine into edge of damaged area, draws twine across area and into opposite edge, and interlaces twine to form rug backing. Selects tuft yarn, according to kind of yarn in rug, color, and pattern of rug. Weaves yarn into backing twine, using needle, and following pattern and weave of rug, to form rug pile. Trims loose thread ends. May stretch oriental rugs to restore shape of rug and remove wrinkles or misshapen areas [ORIENTAL-RUG STRETCHER (any industry)].
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

782.381-018 RUG REPAIRER (laundry & rel.)

    Repairs and remodels rugs and carpets: Cuts patch from corner or edge of defective rug, or from carpet material or another rug of similar color and pattern for use in repair of damaged rug. Darns holes in rug-backing by hand, using cross-stitch to sew fibers together. Selects matching rug fibers and stitches them to rug-backing with needle and thread to reburl (reweave) damaged area and restore nap (pile). Patches rug by stitching edges of rug and patch together with carpet stitch. Remodels rugs by cutting to required size and shape, using hand shears. Binds edges of rugs by operating serging machine, or sews edges of rug or carpet, using needle and thread.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

782.381-022 WEAVER, HAND (personal ser.) alternate titles: french weaver; inweaver; overweaver; repair weaver; reweaver; section weaver; thread weaver

    Weaves threads or patches into fabric articles to repair holes, tears, or worn places, using weavers' hand needles: Cuts patch from seam or hem allowance of article, using scissors. Pins article to padded block. Reweaves defective area by either of following methods: (1) Pulls lengthwise and crosswise threads from patch. Inserts ballpoint or latch needle some distance from edge of hole and interlaces it over and under threads of article running perpendicular to needle, across hole or worn area, and into fabric on opposite side, following original pattern. Inserts raveled thread in needle and pulls needle and thread through fabric, leaving thread ends projecting from fabric. Repeats interlacing of raveled threads (reweaving) until hole or worn area is filled. Pulls strands back and forth with fingers until woven part forms color or pattern design of article. (2) Ravels threads from edge of hole and patch, leaving frayed appearance, and pins or bastes patch under hole so that pattern matches. Interlaces needle over and under threads of article perpendicular to needle. Inserts end of raveled patch thread and pulls needle and thread through fabric. Repeats process until loose (raveled) ends around hole are rewoven into patch. Turns article over and repeats process to reweave thread ends of patch into fabric of article. Cuts off projecting thread ends and marks repaired area with thread to facilitate inspection. May press article, using steam iron or damp cloth and dry iron.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

782.487-010 NETTING INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: inspector and mender; mender

    Inspects and mends netting: Stretches netting over frame and examines rows of mesh for defects, such as broken twine and irregular knots. Measures mesh with rule to ensure that net meets size specifications. Ties loose mesh with net-mending needle and cuts loose ends of twine with knife or scissors. Folds net preparatory to stretching or packing. May tie strips of netting together.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

782.684-010 CANVAS REPAIRER (any industry)

    Repairs damaged or worn tent, awning, or other canvas articles: Spreads canvas on worktable and examines it for holes, tears, and worn areas. Trims edges of damaged area, using scissors or knife. Patches holes, sews tears, or darns defective area, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Stamps grommets into edges of canvas, using mallet and punch or eyelet machine. May repair leatherette fabrics. May measure structures for canvas coverings, using tape measure.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

782.684-014 CROCHETER, HAND (knitting)

    Crochets edges, seams, and decorative pieces for garments, using crochet needles and yarn. May crochet coverings for buckle frames, buttons, and other similar trimmings.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

782.684-018 EMBROIDERER, HAND (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: decorator, hand

    Embroiders ornamental designs by hand over stamped or stenciled designs on fabric material: Fastens embroidery hoop over fabric to keep fabric taut. Threads needle with kind and color of thread specified on work ticket. Sews along cut lines of stamped design, utilizing knowledge of various stitches that may be required. May place fabric in frame instead of embroidery hoop to keep fabric taut. May use strings of beads instead of colored thread for ornamental work. May pin design on fabric preparatory to embroidering. May be designated according to specialty performed or item worked on as Initial Maker (garment); Quilt Sewer, Hand (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

782.684-026 FISH-NET STRINGER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: net hanger; slugger

    Strings fish netting to meter lines or ropes to form gill or pound nets, using needles and thread or twine, using either of following methods: Ties seaming twine or thread to end of meter line or rope. (1) Runs twine through outside meshes of netting, and over and under meter line to string gill net, using needles. (2) Draws shuttle-type wooden needle through successive meshes of netting, brings needle over and under rope at specified distance, and makes half hitch to fasten twine to rope. May be designated according to type of net strung as Gill-Net Stringer (tex. prod., nec); Webbing Seamer, Pound Net (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

782.684-030 HOSIERY MENDER (knitting) alternate titles: darner; mender, hand; mender, machine

    Mends defects in hosiery, panty hose, or leotards (tights), such as holes, runs, and pulled threads, using one or combination of following methods: (1) Sews holes with needle and thread. (2) Stretches portion of hose containing hole or run over mending cup and secures one end of broken thread, using needle and thread. Reknits dropped stitch or run, using latch needle. Bastes across other end of broken thread. Clips loose threads from hose with scissors. (3) Stretches hose over mending cup and moves powered-mending device across hose to return picked or pulled thread to position. Pulls hose on inspection form or over mending cup to locate defects. May smooth and fix mend, using electric iron. May be designated Greige Mender (knitting) when repairing undyed hose or Finish Mender (knitting) if repairing dyed hose.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

782.684-034 KNITTER, HAND (tex. prod., nec)

    Knits garments, such as sweaters, dresses, and suits, and accessories, using yarn and needles determined by type of garment and stitch specified and individual measurements for garment. May sew linings, buttons, and fasteners onto garments. May shape, block, and steam garments.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

782.684-038 MATCH-UP WORKER (garment) alternate titles: damage cutter; thread cutter

    Removes damaged parts of completed garments, following information on repair tags or markings on parts: Cuts and pulls threads to remove damaged parts, using scissors or knife. Obtains replacement parts from cutting department and routes garments and replacement parts to sewing department. May be designated according to type of garment repaired as Corset Repairer (garment).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

782.684-042 MENDER (carpet & rug; textile)

    Mends torn or defective portions of unfinished or finished cloth or carpets and rugs by handweaving: Examines cloth or rug for tears or defects, or marking that indicate imperfections. Reweaves thread or yarn to close holes or repair defects, using needle and thread or $T3burling iron,$T1 and blends repair thread or yarn with existing pattern. Draws missing warp or filling threads through cloth and pulls out coarse and surplus threads, using burling iron, tweezers, and needle and thread. Pulls loosely woven threads through back of cloth to reduce slack, using tweezers. May trim yarn from defect, using scissors. May weave patch into hole, pounding repaired area smooth, and be designated Rug Mender (carpet & rug).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

782.684-046 MENDER, KNIT GOODS (garment; knitting)

    Repairs defects, such as holes, runs, dropped or pulled threads, and needles lines, in knitted cloth and garments, using needle and thread or latch needle: Examines cloth or garment to detect defects or markings indicating defects. Sews up holes, using needle and thread. Reknits runs and replaces broken threads, using latch needle. Pulls knots to wrong side of garment, using hook. May operate sewing machine to resew defective seams or sew up holes in fabric. May clean soil spots from fabric or garment, using spray gun and cleaning fluid.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

782.684-050 PASSEMENTERIE WORKER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: fringer, hand; sewer, hand

    Fashions and hand sews cloth, braid, silk, and other materials to make ornaments for dresses, coats, and housefurnishings. Attaches fasteners and trimmings (passementerie), such as tassels, braids, cords, loops, and beads to ornaments. May tie colored ribbons into bows and do hand embroidery and fagoting. May weave or knot yarn to make braid or fringe and hand sew knots to prevent raveling.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

782.684-054 PINNER (tex. prod., nec)

    Decorates fabrics or garments with embroidery or applique, performing any combination of following tasks: Positions and pins designs or pattern on fabric, following stamped pattern. Hangs embroidered fabrics in heating cabinet or irons fabric to char buckram. Rubs and kneads cloth with hand or scrapes it with blunt instrument to loosen charred buckram. Examines finished fabric for imperfections and loose threads. Cuts off loose threads, using scissors. Removes stains from fabric, using cloth and cleaning fluid. Counts pieces and verifies number with work ticket.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

782.684-058 SEWER, HAND (any industry) alternate titles: assembler; bander; band sewer; garment finisher; garment sewer, hand; hand stitcher; hand tacker; needleworker; table worker, sewing; trimmer

    Joins and reinforces parts of articles, such as garments, curtains, parachutes, stuffed toys, or sews buttonholes and attaches fasteners to articles, or sews decorative trimmings to articles, using needle and thread: Selects thread according to specifications or color of parts. Aligns parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts. Sews parts with various types of stitches, such as felling tacking, stitch and basting. Trims excess threads, using scissors or knife. May trim edges of parts, using scissors. When sewing fasteners or trimmings to articles, may be designated Finisher, Hand (garment). May be designated according to stitch sewn as Baster, Hand (garment); Feller, Hand (garment). May be designated according to article or part sewn as Armhole Baster, Hand (garment); Bow Attacher (garment); Bow Tacker (hat & cap) I; Buttonhole Maker, Hand (garment); Buttonhole Tacker (garment); Button Sewer, Hand (garment); Collar Feller (garment). May be designated: Collar Tacker (garment); Drapery Sewer, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Dressmaker (garment); Edge Maker (garment); Hook-And-Eye Attacher (garment); Label Sewer, Hand (any industry); Lapel Baster (garment); Lapel Padder (garment); Lining Finisher (garment); Neck Feller (garment); Sleeve Baster (garment); Sleeve-Bottom Feller (garment); Tacker (garment); Top-Collar Baster (garment); Trimming Finisher (garment).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

782.684-062 WEAVER, HAND (narrow fabrics; textile) alternate titles: endless-belt finisher; splicer

    Weaves sections of loom-woven belting to finish them or join them to form endless belts: Ties selvages together to secure belts. Inspects belting and removes loose filling threads. Draws warp threads over and under filling threads, using hook. Cuts warp threads to specified length, using tape measure and shears, and ties or laps warp threads together to join belts. Counts number of filling and warp threads per square inch and draws new filling and warp threads through belting to maintain specified weave pattern and to finish belting. May use hurdle fork to move filling threads close together when weaving narrow belting.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

782.687-010 BASTING PULLER (garment)

    Breaks, cuts, or pulls basting stitches or loose threads from completed garments or garment parts, using fingers, scissors, or bodkin. Brushes chalk marks and lint from garments.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-014 BUTTONER (garment; knitting)

    Buttons or snaps garments to prepare them for pressing or packing. Cuts off excess threads between buttons or around buttonholes, using hand shears. May turn garment right side out before buttoning.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

782.687-018 CLOTH-BALE HEADER (textile) alternate titles: bale coverer; burlapper

    Sews lapped edges of burlap that protects bales or rolls of cloth during shipment, using needle and thread.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-022 ELASTIC-TAPE INSERTER (garment)

    Inserts and draws elastic tape through hem channel of stretch garments, using leader: Selects strip of elastic of same length and width as hem channel, by aligning strip over hem. Pins tape to leader, using safety pin, inserts leader into hem channel, and draws tape through it. Unpins leader and hand staples channel at ends of hem to secure tape for sewing operation. May pin two leg bands together to make pair.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-026 PINNER (garment; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: table draper

    Positions and pins trimming and other ornamentation onto garments or garment parts, preparatory to sewing, according to paper patterns or markings. May be designated according to type of trimming or ornamentation as Lace Pinner (garment; tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-030 PULLER-THROUGH (glove & mit.)

    Pulls loose ends of stitching threads from outside through to inside of gloves and mittens with hook, knots threads, and cuts off loose ends with scissors.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

782.687-034 RAVELER (knitting)

    Unravels rows of excess fabric along looped seams of knitted garments by cutting several stitches with scissors and pulling out yarn by hand.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

782.687-038 RIPPER (garment; retail trade; tex. prod., nec)

    Cuts or rips stitches from sections of articles or garments to prepare them for resewing, using razor blade, scissors, or seam ripper. Pulls out loose threads. May be designated Garment Ripper, Alterations (garment).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-042 RUG BRAIDER, HAND (carpet & rug) alternate titles: braided-rug maker

    Makes braided rugs by hand from strips of wool, cotton, or synthetic materials: Selects strips in matching, contrasting, or blending colors and interweaves three or more at time to form continuous braid. Lays braid on flat surface. Coils or bends it into shape, stitching edges together by hand. May cut material into strips and sew ends together by hand or machine. May dye materials.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-046 SACK REPAIRER (any industry) alternate titles: bag patcher; sack mender

    Repairs worn or torn burlap and cloth sacks, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Cuts burlap or cloth to form patches for sacks, using shears. May close open end of sack to prepare sack for filling through valve.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-050 SECONDS HANDLER (knitting)

    Sorts repaired knitted garments according to size, style, and color. Folds garments and places them in stockroom.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

782.687-054 TAPE STRINGER (garment; knitting)

    Threads tape, ribbon, or yarn through tubing, lace, or garment parts, using bodkin. May tie ends into bow.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

782.687-058 THREAD MARKER (garment) alternate titles: basting marker

    Sews temporary basting stitches along markings on garment parts to mark position of vees, pleats, and other garment parts to serve as guides for subsequent sewing operations, using needle and thread.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

783 FUR AND LEATHER WORKING OCCUPATIONS

    This group includes occupations concerned with cutting, piecing, shaping, and sewing prepared skins of fur-bearing animals and leather to fit, alter, finish, or repair fur or fur-lined garments and accessories; and the fabrication of leather articles, such as harnesses, luggages, pocketbooks, purses, saddles, and other leather products. Fabrication and repair of hats, caps, gloves, and related products are included in Group 784. Fabrication and repair of footwear is included in Group 788.

783.131-010 SUPERVISOR, FURRIER SHOP (fur goods)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacture, alteration, and repair of fur garments: Inspects pelts for conformity with dressing and dyeing specifications. Directs workers in matching furs, and in cutting, shaping, and sewing operations. Inspects finished garments for conformance to standards of work and pattern. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May sort, match, and cut pelts [FUR CUTTER (fur goods); FUR SORTER (fur goods)]. May discuss alterations or repairs with customer. May supervise one group of workers, such as FUR FINISHERS (fur goods), and be designated Fur Finisher, Head (fur goods).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

783.132-010 SUPERVISOR (leather prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting, assembling, and joining parts to form articles, such as belts, briefcases, gun cases and holsters, handbags, wallets, and other leather products: Trains workers in operation of machine cutters and sewing machines. Examines parts or finished articles for defects. Prepares requisition forms to order supplies. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department supervised as Assembly-Department Supervisor (leather prod.); Cloth-And-Leather-Department Supervisor (leather prod.); Cutting-Department Supervisor (leather prod.); Sewing-Department Supervisor (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 5 DLU: 80

783.261-010 FURRIER (fur goods) alternate titles: fur repairer; fur tailor

    Designs, makes, alters, restyles, and repairs fur garments, applying principles of fur garment construction and styling. May purchase pelts required to make garment. May estimate cost of making, repairing, or restyling garment. May sell furs [SALESPERSON, FURS (retail trade)].
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

783.361-010 CUSTOM-LEATHER-PRODUCTS MAKER (leather prod.)

    Lays out, cuts, and assembles custom leather products, such as belts, purses, sandals, and garments, from original designs or existing patterns: Examines customer's sketch or sample of leather product to be fabricated and confers with customer regarding specifications of product. Draws outline of leather parts on paper or cardboard to form pattern, and cuts out pattern pieces, using square, compass, ruler, pencil, and scissors. Selects leather, positions pattern on leather, and cuts leather parts, using knife and shears. Assembles leather products according to sketch, utilizing knowledge and experience and work devices, such as sewing machine, needle and thread or leather lacing, glue and clamps, or rivets and riveting tool. Applies liquid dyes, soaks leather in water, or engraves designs on leather to obtain special effects or shapes. Attaches buckles, metal rings, decorative brads, or grommets according to design, using handtools. Stitches or glues fabric or leather linings according to product design. Occasionally displays items and sells them to customers.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

783.381-010 FUR CUTTER (fur goods)

    Selects and cuts pelts to make, alter, or repair garments or other fur articles: Selects required number of fur pelts and matches them for size, color, texture, and quality. Arranges pelts on pattern according to design and color, placing finest pelts where they will show to best advantage and give garment symmetrical appearance. Numbers pelts to indicate their pattern location. Cuts off inferior or unusable parts, such as heads, necks, sides, rumps, and tails. Slits skin of furs into diagonal strips, leaving uncut margin at edge, to obtain specified length and shape of pelt, using furrier's knife. Cuts pelts to shape them to garment pattern.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

783.381-014 FUR FINISHER (fur goods) alternate titles: fur sewer; fur tailor

    Completes, alters, and repairs fur garments, sewing by hand or using sewing machine: Sews interlining to inside of fur skin by hand or using blindstitch sewing machine. Selects lining pattern or measures garment shell or old lining, cuts out lining parts, and sews parts together, using sewing machine. Sews lining into shell, using sewing machine or needle and thread. Sews on hooks, rings, hem tape, buttons, monograms, and padding for collars and cuffs, using needle and thread. May baste lining parts together by hand to facilitate machine sewing. May sew preassembled lining into shell. May sew linings only and be designated Fur Liner (fur goods). May replace linings and repair damaged skins and be designated Lining Finisher (laundry & rel.).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

783.381-018 HARNESS MAKER (leather prod.; retail trade)

    Cuts, assembles, and joins leather and other parts of harnesses, following customer specifications concerning color and thickness of leather and size or type of harness, to fabricate new or repair damaged or worn harness: Traces outline of part on material. Cuts parts along outline from leather or canvas [CUTTER, HAND (any industry) I]. Assembles and joins edges of parts, using needle and thread or stitching machine. Inserts harness strap ends through buckles, rings, or other hardware, and loops and joins end to body of strap, using stitching machine or hand riveting tool. Punches buckle holes in harness, using awl or punch. Carves specified design on material, using handtools. Laces leather thong around article to form decorative edge. Applies paint and liquid dressing to harness to produce glossy finish, using brush or sponge. Cuts lining from fleece, following pattern and glues it to inside of saddle or holster. May clean harness. May specialize in replacing damaged harness parts, such as bridle, breast, or body harness and be designated Harness Repairer (leather prod.).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

783.381-022 LUGGAGE MAKER (leather prod.)

    Covers and lines luggage frames with fabric, leather, imitation leather, or vinyl plastics and attaches hardware to complete luggage according to sketches or customer's order: Measures luggage frame with rule to determine size of cover material. Cuts material to size with guillotine knife, drapes material over frame, and trims it to fit, using scissors or knife. Spreads glue over back of material with brush and glues material to frame. Sews edges of material to frame, using foot-controlled stitching machine, to provide additional bond. Drills holes for rivets and attaches handles and hardware, using foot-controlled rivet punch machine. Cuts lining to fit inside of frame and glues it in place. Sews welting, piping, or chafing strips to decorate or protect luggage, using stitching machine. May build wooden luggage frames. May operate stamping machine to stamp initials on luggage [STAMPING-PRESS OPERATOR (any industry)]. May repair or renovate worn or damaged luggage [LUGGAGE REPAIRER (any industry)].
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

783.381-026 SADDLE MAKER (leather prod.)

    Cuts, assembles, and joins leather parts and other materials to form saddle, following specifications, such as size of saddle, color and grain of leather, or type of saddle: Cuts out parts, according to specifications. Joins edges of parts to form saddle tree cover, using needle and thread or stitching machine. Positions covering and cushioning materials, such as cotton batting, foam rubber, or mohair over saddle tree. Joins covering to saddle tree, using cement, nails, needle and thread, or stitching machine. Attaches accessories or ornamentation to saddle with rivets or needle and thread. Applies paint and liquid dressing to produce glossy finish, using brush or sponge. May cut and stamp lettering and decorative designs into surface of leather, [LEATHER STAMPER (leather prod.)]. May be designated according to type of saddle made as Western-Saddle Maker (leather prod.). May specialize in replacement of damaged saddle parts, such as cushioned seats, canvas girths, cinches, and saddle bags, and be designated Saddler (leather prod.; retail trade).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

783.384-010 FUR SORTER (fur goods) alternate titles: fur grader; fur matcher

    Assorts fur skins into single-garment bundles according to shading, size, pattern, and density of fur: Compares pelts with sample pelt of each grade, stroking fur to feel its density, to see undercolor, and to judge height of hair. Selects those pelts that match or blend and have same thickness and length of fur. Judges number required for particular garment to be manufactured, and assembles them into bundles.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

783.387-010 FUR-REPAIR INSPECTOR (retail trade)

    Inspects fur garments or pieces, following customer instructions, to determine cost of remodeling or repair: Examines article for frayed linings, worn spots and tears, and determines alterations needed to remodel article. Marks pattern and work ticket to indicate alterations or repairs to be made. Examines remodeled or repaired articles to verify repairs. May remodel or repair fur articles. May be designated according to type of article inspected as Coat-Repair Inspector (retail trade).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

783.681-010 FUR BLENDER (leather mfg.) alternate titles: fur dyer; fur tinter

    Tints, bleaches or dyes furs according to specifications by applying liquid dye or bleaching compound to tips of guard hair or to all surface hair, using feather or brush to produce lustrous finish and to accentuate colors and shades of furs.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

783.682-010 FUR-MACHINE OPERATOR (fur goods) alternate titles: fur joiner; fur operator; fur sewer

    Operates $T3fur machine$T1 to join fur strips and pelts into garment parts or garments, such as collars, cuffs, linings, coats, and capes: Selects thread according to color, places spool on spindle, and draws thread through machine guides, tensions and needle eye. Inserts bobbin into shuttle and draws thread through guide and looper eye. Depresses pedal to open horizontal $T3feed cups,$T1 aligns pelt edges and positions them between cups, and releases pedal to close cups against pelts. Guides fur strips or pelts between feed cups and across horizontal needle to join fur strips or pelts to form garment parts or garment, following markings on pelts and designer's pattern. May cut slits in fur pelt to separate it into strips, using knife, to let out pelts. May alter finished garment, such as removing excess fur to reduce highlighted color in fur texture, following designer's instructions. May join edges of lambskin strips to form paint roller covers.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

783.682-014 SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR (leather prod.)

    Operates sewing machine to join parts of leather products, such as suitcases, handbags, and wallets. May operate machine equipped with shirring attachment. May operate machine equipped with wrapping and folding attachment to join parts of handbag handles and be designated Handle Sewer (leather prod.). May cut thread, using blade attached to machine or scissors. May oil machine and change needles. When joining or decorating handbag parts with decorative stitches, is designated Fancy Sewer (leather prod.). May be designated according to parts joined as Applique Sewer (leather prod.); Lining-Parts Sewer (leather prod.); or according to article assembled and sewed as Briefcase Sewer (leather prod.); Handbag Finisher (leather prod.). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

783.684-010 ASSEMBLER, LEATHER GOODS I (leather prod.)

    Assembles leather products, such as coin purses, handbags, keycases, pocket secretaries, or wallets, performing any combination of following duties: Turns handbag inside out and presses inner folds against flat-edged rod to sharpen creases. Punches holes in leather to facilitate attaching straps, snaps, or trim, using awl or perforating machine. Attaches buttons, clasps, straps, or trim to leather parts, using eyelet machine. Folds and creases or pleats edges, using scissors, creasing iron, hammer, or $T3folding bone.$T1 Applies cement to edges or parts, and presses parts together to secure parts. May sew edges or parts, using sewing machine. May select and match materials to assemble. May be designated according to article assembled as Assembler, Handbags (leather prod.); Coin-Purse Assembler (leather prod.); Keycase Assembler (leather prod.); Pocket-Secretary Assembler (leather prod.); Wallet Assembler (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

783.684-014 FUR NAILER (fur goods)

    Lays out pelts and secures them to board to stretch and block pelts into desired shape: Brushes skin side of fur with water, to dampen it. Positions, stretches, and shapes pelt, skin side up, and nails or staples to board. Positions paper pattern over pelt and marks outline, using crayon, to indicate sections of pelt to be trimmed and to mark sewing guidelines for assembly operations. Removes dried furs from board. May trim fur along pattern outline, using knife, to obtain smooth edge. May moisten, press, and comb fur, using brush, steam and dry irons, and comb, to restore nap and luster to fur.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

783.684-018 INSPECTOR-REPAIRER (leather prod.)

    Examines coin purses, handbags, wallets, and other leather articles for defects, such as missing seam stitches, faulty frame alignment, and blemishes, and repairs minor defects, using handtools: Trims excess material and thread from articles, using clippers. Wipes spots and stains from articles, using cleaning solution and cloth. Brushes stain on cuts, cements loose edges, presses out wrinkles, and aligns frame, using brushes, heated iron, pliers, and screwdriver. May place inserts, such as coin purses, combs, and tissue paper into articles. Attaches inspection tag to articles and records articles inspected. May place article in plastic bag prior to packing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

783.684-022 LEATHER CUTTER (leather prod.)

    Lays out, marks, and cuts leather or skins into parts for articles, such as holsters, belts, gun cases, garments and garment trim, surgical appliances, and paint roller covers, using leather knife or shears: Lays leather or skins on cutting table and positions pattern pieces on leather or skins to determine number of cuts. Marks outline of pattern on leather or skins, using pencil. Cuts around outline, using leather knife or shears. Turns screws on strap knife to adjust width of cut when cutting leather for rifle slings and gun case handles. Lays leather side on table, positions dies on leather to obtain maximum number of cuts from side, and strikes die with mallet to cut out part. May stack and tie cut pieces together. May cut parts with guillotine cutter. May punch holes in parts, using kick press.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

783.684-026 LEATHER WORKER (leather prod.)

    Punches holes, installs rivets, and finishes edges of leather products, such as holsters, rifle cases, and belts, using handtools: Marks holes in article, using template and marking pencil. Punches holes for rivets, snaps, or buttons, using hand punch. Fastens parts together, using rivets, stitching machine, needle and thread, or adhesive. Attaches eyelets and metal decorations to article, using hammer and punch. Cuts around edge of article to smooth edge, using knife. Brushes stain on cut edge to match color of article. Rubs finished article with damp cloth to clean leather and rubs paste wax on surface, using cloth, to produce shine. May emboss designs on leather surface. May be designated according to article fabricated or repaired as Holster Maker (leather prod.); Rifle-Case Repairer (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

783.684-030 UTILITY BAG ASSEMBLER (leather prod.)

    Assembles leather utility bags, using handtools and power tools: Brushes cement on underside of utility bag frame, positions frame unit in zipper template and zipper on cemented surface of unit to align and join zipper to unit prior to stitching operation. Brushes cement on bottom of bag frame flaps, positions metal frame bar on cemented surface, and folds leather flaps over bars. Places frame unit on bar cutter bed, depresses pedal to lower ram that holds unit in position, and pulls bar cutter knife handle to trim ends of zipper and frame. Brushes stain on cut ends. Positions frame on bending machine template, depresses pedal to lower ram that holds unit in position, and presses ends of unit down to shape frame into utility bag opening. Positions frame unit and carrying strap on anvil of stapling machine and depresses pedal to staple frame and strap. May hold seam between jaws of hammering device that straightens stitched seam and pushes seam out to form bead.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

783.685-010 COVERING-MACHINE TENDER (leather prod.)

    Tends pneumatic-powered machine that stretches and presses precemented leather part over metal keycase half to form decorative covering on keycase: Turns knobs and handles to actuate heating element in machine and open air valves. Places metal keycase half in machine ram-head depression, and positions precemented leather part in bottom die jaws of machine. Presses buttons to open air valves that force ram head down into die jaws to cover keycase half with leather. Removes part from machine and inspects leather for defective covering. Presses loose edges of leather into snap slot, using $T3folding bone.$T1
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

783.685-014 CREASER (leather prod.)

    Tends heated press to fold and crease edges of leather for products, such as coin purses, wallets, and cigarette cases: Positions die in ram and turns setscrews to secure die. Positions and bolts template guide on machine guide, using screwdriver and wrench. Turns rheostat to adjust heating element in ram to specified temperature. Folds leather part along fold line, using fingers. Positions folded part in guide template, and depresses pedal to lower heated creasing ram onto leather part to crease fold in edge of leather. Releases pedal to raise ram and removes part from machine.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

783.685-018 DISK-AND-TAPE-MACHINE TENDER (leather prod.)

    Tends machine that affixes reinforced tape and plastic disks to closing snaps of flaps on leather articles, such as coin purses and wallets: Threads roll of linen tape on machine spools and pulls tape over and through rollers and guide. Places disk on tape on bed of machine and positions snap of coin purse flap over disk. Depresses pedal to activate mechanism that affixes tape and disk to snap and cuts tape.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

783.685-022 LAMINATOR II (leather prod.)

    Tends machine that laminates (bonds) leather and plastic parts of leather articles, such as wallets, purses, and eyeglass cases: Presses buttons to activate heat element and conveyor, and turns knobs to adjust pressure of rollers. Positions precemented parts together and places them on conveyor belt that moves parts under heating element and through rollers to laminate parts.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

783.685-026 MARKING-MACHINE TENDER (boot & shoe; leather prod.)

    Tends machine that prints stitch markings on leather parts to guide worker during stitching operations: Selects type of printing die, template guide, and ink cloth to use in machine according to specifications. Positions roll of ink cloth in machine holding arms and threads cloth through rollers. Positions printing die in machine and turns setscrews to secure die. Positions and bolts template in bed of machine, using screwdriver and wrench. Positions leather part in template and pulls lever to move ink cloth and die onto leather part to mark stitching guidelines. Releases lever and removes leather part.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

783.687-010 ASSEMBLER, LEATHER GOODS II (leather prod.)

    Assembles leather products, performing any combination of following duties: Cuts loose threads from product, using scissors. Affixes cardboard backing to lining, using double-sided-gum tape. Cements cardboard to metal handle and staples preassembled leather parts to cardboard, prior to sewing operation, to assemble handles for handbags or luggage. Attaches handles to frame, using rings and pliers. Brushes cement on parts, such as tabs, slots, marks, and edges, and presses parts together to join them. Cements decorative leather or fabric strips onto metal frames to assemble handbags. Inverts presewn plastic or vinyl linings and inserts them in bags. Inserts plastic windows, card and photo holders, memo pads, ballpoint pens, identification cards, and price tags into specified sections of article. May stuff article with wadded paper to give shape to article. May place finished article in display box. May be designated according to job duties as Filler And Trimmer (leather prod.); Frame Coverer (leather prod.); Handle Attacher (leather prod.); Handle Maker (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

783.687-014 FUR TRIMMER (fur goods)

    Trims blocked fur garments to remove excess fur around chalk-marked pattern on inside of garment, using hand knife.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

783.687-018 HIDE INSPECTOR (leather mfg.) alternate titles: hide examiner

    Examines shipments of hides or skins for compliance with specifications, such as grade, type, and weight, and for defects, such as cuts or scars. Records data on work ticket.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

783.687-022 MATCHER, LEATHER PARTS (leather prod.)

    Matches pieces of leather to be used in manufacture of leather products. Examines leather for defects, such as cuts and blemishes. Matches and sorts specified number of pieces of same color, texture, and size. May count number of pieces inspected and matched.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

783.687-026 PASTER, HAND OR MACHINE (leather prod.)

    Presses belt tops and linings together, using hands and machine filled with paste: Loads hopper of machine and feeds belt top and lining through machine to apply coat of paste. Aligns belt top and lining by hand and runs parts through mangle to press them together. May apply paste to belt top and lining, using brush or spray gun. When top and lining are partially dry, aligns and presses them together by hand.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

783.687-030 TABLE WORKER (leather prod.)

    Inserts sheets of waxed paper between precemented parts of small leather articles to prevent parts from sticking together. Places stacks of parts in boxes and carries boxes to next work station for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

784 OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION AND REPAIR OF HATS, CAPS, GLOVES, AND RELATED PRODUCTS

    This group includes occupations concerned with working textile and leather materials into hats, caps, and gloves.

784.130-010 SUPERVISOR, CAP-AND-HAT PRODUCTION (hat & cap)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting, assembling, sewing, trimming, and blocking, men's and boy's caps and hats: Reviews work orders to determine staffing requirements and to plan and schedule production operations. Requisitions materials. Trains workers in operation of equipment, such as sewing machines, kick presses, cutting machines, and knives. Inspects samples of products for adherence to specifications for cutting, sewing, sizing, and blocking. May select and distribute materials to be assembled to workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department as Supervisor, Body Department (hat & cap); Supervisor, Braid Department (hat & cap); Supervisor, Finishing Department (hat & cap); Supervisor, Harvest-Hat Department (hat & cap); Supervisor, Sewing Department (hat & cap). May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in blending fur cuttings and be designated Supervisor, Back Shop (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

784.132-010 SUPERVISOR (glove & mit.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in glove and mitten manufacturing activities, such as cutting, sewing, inspecting, and shipping: Examines gloves or mittens for defects, such as irregular stitches and misaligned parts. Instructs workers in operation and minor maintenance of sewing machines, and in methods to detect and correct defective work. Instructs workers in turning and pressing gloves or mittens made of materials, such as flannel, cotton, canvas, and leather. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

784.261-010 MILLINER (retail trade)

    Fabricates hats for individual customer or for store's stock: Cuts pattern from material to desired size and shape, using original design or adapting or copying existing model. Lays pattern on material and cuts material, following pattern. Molds, drapes, and blocks material, using hat forms and steam iron. Sews lining and other sections of hat together and trims with materials, such as ribbon, veil, feathers, and flowers, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Reproduces hats in various colors and materials. Alters stock hats to customer's wishes by changing ornaments and veiling.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

784.361-010 PATTERNMAKER (hat & cap) alternate titles: caster; mold maker; plaster whittler; whittling-room operator

    Casts plaster hat-making patterns from sample hat and shapes patterns to specified form and dimensions, using hand knife: Melts and pours thin, even layer of wax over hat to stiffen it. Presses hat into loose sand to create impression that duplicates dimensions and shape of hat. Mixes plaster powder with water and pours it into sand impression to form pattern. Lifts pattern from sand after it hardens. Whittles, cuts, and scrapes plaster from pattern with hand knife to achieve specified form and dimensions, measuring and comparing pattern with hat, using rule and tape.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

784.387-010 INSPECTOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: brusher; hat measurer; passer; racker; repairer; selector; trimmer

    Inspects finished or partially finished hats, caps, hat parts, and millinery for defects and damage, and repairs less extensive flaws: Examines articles for irregularities, such as faulty coloring, shaping, sizing, and stitching. Rejects or returns extensively damaged articles to originating department for repair. Informs supervisor regarding types of article defects or damage. Repairs less extensive damage, performing any combination of following tasks: Trims excess material and loose or protruding threads, using clippers or scissors. Removes spots or stains from article, using sponge and water, and brushes surface of hat to remove dust or foreign matter. Applies sizing solution to cover holes or thin spots, using dauber or brush. Resews loose stitches and size tags, using needle and thread. Hangs or stacks hats and caps on rack or on table for packing. May be designated according to specific inspection function as Hat-Body Inspector (hat & cap); Hat-Cone Inspector (hat & cap); Trimming Inspector (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.387-014 LEATHER GRADER (glove & mit.) alternate titles: leather sorter

    Examines and grades pieces of leather used to make gloves and mittens: Examines leather to detect defects, such as scars and holes and feels leather to detect thin and thick areas. Grades and stacks leather according to number of defects, thickness, and color.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

784.587-010 HAT-BODY SORTER (hat & cap)

    Sorts and stacks hats, according to color, size, and style, for further processing: Pulls hat over marked $T3plug$T1 to measure hat size. Marks size in hat crown, using pencil or crayon. Stacks hats on shelf, according to color, size, and style specified. May compare and sort hats for height of crown and width of brim. May place adhesive-backed size and brand label in hat. May place inverted hat body over steam tank to remove excess gloss.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.682-010 GLOVE SEWER (glove & mit.)

    Operates sewing machine to join or decorate glove and mitten parts or finished article: Guides parts under machine needle to join thumb pieces to back and palm; to assemble finger pieces and join pieces to glove; to join sides of cuffs or cuff to glove; to stitch around fingers, thumb, and sides of glove to close glove openings; to sew on knuckle strap or finger tips; to join parts of mittens; or to stitch knit linings to elastic wristbands to complete cuffs. May repair gloves with defective stitching and be designated Mender (glove & mit.). May be designated according to part sewn or operation performed as Closer (glove & mit.); Fingerer (glove & mit); Fourchette Sewer (glove & mit); Knuckle-Strap Sewer (glove & mit); Mitten Stitcher (glove & mit); Palm-And-Back Forger (glove & mit). May be designated: Strapper (glove & mit); Thumb Sewer (glove & mit); Tipper (glove & mit); Wrist Closer (glove & mit); Wrister (glove & mit); Wrist Liner (glove & mit). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

784.682-014 HAT-AND-CAP SEWER (hat & cap)

    Operates sewing machine to join, decorate, or reinforce hat or cap parts or finished article: Guides parts under machine needle to form crown, sides, brim, sweatband, or visor, or to join parts together to fabricate article. May join $T3reeding$T1 onto hat parts to reinforce them and be designated Brim-Welt-Sewing-Machine Operator (hat & cap); Cap Sizer (hat & cap); Leather Fitter (hat & cap); Reeding-Machine Operator (hat & cap); Wire-Machine Operator (hat & cap). May be designated according to part sewn as Chin-Strap Sewer (hat & cap). May be designated: Brim Stitcher (hat & cap) II; Label Sewer (hat & cap); Lining Maker (hat & cap); Ribbon-Sweatband Operator (hat & cap); Straw-Hat-Machine Operator (hat & cap); Tip Maker (hat & cap); Top Stitcher (hat & cap). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

784.684-010 BOW MAKER (garment; hat & cap)

    Folds and shapes ribbon sections to form decorative bows: Clips ends of folded ribbons to form tips of bow, using scissors, and folds tips of sewn ribbon sections according to specified style of bow. Glues sticker to back of shaped tip to secure tip in place. Folds and positions crosspiece in center of bow and secures in place, using wet glue sticker. Irons ribbon section to curve and shape ribbon to crown of hat. Ties western-style bows and lingerie bows by hand.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.684-014 BRIM IRONER, HAND (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim setter; hat-brim curler

    Presses felt-hat brims to smooth, curl, and shape brim, using hand iron (shackle): Sets hand iron on heated plate to heat iron. Places cardboard protector ring over crown to protect sides from hot iron. Moistens brim, using damp sponge. Lifts iron from heated plate, inserts hat brim edge into forming slot of iron, and places hat on worktable. Presses iron around brim to smooth, curl, and shape hat brim. May place hat brim over steam hose to improve finish and remove iron marks. May shape and form depressions and creases in hat crown by hand according to style of hat.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.684-018 CAP MAKER (hat & cap) alternate titles: cap-machine operator; cap operator

    Aligns cap parts and joins them to form finished cap, using needle and thread or sewing machine: Assembles parts, such as visors, covers, sweatbands, and ornaments, and joins them, using needle and thread; or operates sewing machine [HAT-AND-CAP SEWER (hat & cap)] to join parts. May join parts with basting stitches. May be designated according to type of cap joined as Dress-Cap Maker (hat & cap); Uniform-Cap Operator (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

784.684-022 DECORATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: hat trimmer

    Sews or glues decorative trimmings to articles, such as hats, caps, or millinery: Pulls article over block to secure article for trimming. Pins trimmings, such as artificial flowers, bows, and ribbons, on article, following sample or specifications. Cements or sews trimmings to article, according to size and type of trimming, using brush, cement gun, or needle and thread. Cements label inside article, using brush. May cut, sew, cement, or tie ribbons or cloth parts to make trimmings and be designated Braided-Band Assembler (hat & cap). May lace decorative material through precut slots and holes and be designated Hat Lacer (hat & cap). May be designated by article trimmed as Ladies'-Hat Trimmer (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.684-026 FLANGER (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim flanger; brim shaper; flanging operator; hat-brim curler

    Presses hat brims to set shape and impart specified finish, using hand iron and heated sandbag: Inserts hat in specified size flange (metal or wood collar) with brim resting on flange. Spreads pressing cloth over hat brim and ties cloth to base of form, using cord. Dampens cloth with sponge and irons brim, using dry or steam iron. Lowers preheated sandbag, suspended by rope and pulley, onto brim to set and shape brim against flange. Raises sandbag after specified time and unties cord. Examines hat for flaws in shape and appearance. May be designated according to type of hat flanged as Felt-Hat-Flanging Operator (hat & cap); Panama-Hat Flanger (hat & cap); Wool-Hat Flanger (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.684-030 FOUNDATION MAKER (hat & cap)

    Makes foundations to provide shape and form for hats and caps: Positions wire, cardboard, or plastic foundation between layers of knitted or woven fabric. Staples or hand-sews fabric together after insertion of foundation. May insert cardboard between layers of fabric to provide stiffening for hat or cap brims. May brush paste on cap-visor lining and apply fabric or plastic covering to lining. May be designated according to material used as Wire-Shape Maker (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.684-034 HARDENER (hat & cap) alternate titles: hand hardener; manual hardener

    Kneads fur felt hat cones to mat together interlocking fibers and harden cones for shaping into hats: Wraps wet cones in burlap, squeezes wrapped cones to extract water, and removes cones from burlap. Rolls cones in blanket and kneads to interlock fibers and harden cones. Unrolls blanket, refolds and repositions cones in blanket, and repeats kneading until cones are sufficiently hardened to withstand subsequent handling and shaping into hats. Stacks hardened cones on bench or tray.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

784.684-038 HAT BRAIDER (hat & cap)

    Cuts, braids, and shapes felt-covered wire to form head clips (women's hats): Pulls several feet of tubing from spool and cuts to specified length, using cutting pliers. Wraps tubing over nail driven into worktable and braids tubing to form decorative effect. Crimps together exposed wire at ends of tubing to form continuous loop, cutting sharp ends to prevent injury to wearer's head. Spreads tubing with fingers and forces it over knee to form head shape. Packs completed head clips in cartons for shipment.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

784.684-042 HAT MAKER (hat & cap)

    Assembles ladies' hats by folding, draping, pinning, and sewing fabric, trimmings, and presewn hat parts to unfinished hat bodies, following color and design specifications or sample hat: Slips hat body onto block to secure hat for assembly. Folds, twists, and drapes material, such as satin or silk, around crown and brim to shape and decorate hat. Pins material in place. Sews parts, such as brim and trimmings to hat body, using needle and thread. May cut, tie, cement, or sew ribbon or cloth, to form trimmings, such as artificial flowers or bows. May cement trimmings to hat, using brush. When working under instructions of FASHION DESIGNER (profess. & kin.) to assemble sample hats, may be designated Hat-Designer Helper (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

784.684-046 MENDER (hat & cap)

    Repairs damaged straw, woven-paper, or knitted hats or caps, using needle and thread: Repairs holes by weaving thread over them, selected to match original fabric. Stitches together cut or torn fabric. May be designated according to type of hat repaired as Woven-Paper-Hat Mender (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

784.684-050 ROUNDER, HAND (hat & cap) alternate titles: brim rounder; hand trimmer; welt-edge rounder

    Cuts hat brims or cones to trim excess material from irregular edges, according to one of following methods: (1) Places hat on worktable and cuts excess material from raw or sewn welt edge, using adjustable razor cutting tool. (2) Pulls hat cone over block, places cutting edge against material, and turns mounted hat cone under cutting blade to remove excess material. May affix label inside hat crown to identify hat size.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

784.684-054 SIZER, HAND (hat & cap) alternate titles: sizer

    Dips felt hat cones in hot water to shrink cones and wrings them to remove excess water. Kneads cone to mat together and strengthen interlocking fibers. Rolls cone, using rolling pin, to remove wrinkles and smooth surface. Inserts and spreads hands inside cone to enlarge and shape it. Measures cone, using ruler, and repeats dipping and kneading process until cone has shrunk to specifications.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

784.684-058 SIZER, MACHINE (hat & cap) alternate titles: starter; stumper

    Moistens, folds, wraps, and places unfinished felt hat bodies in machine that agitates bodies to harden and shrink fur fibers to specified size: Sprinkles hat bodies with hot water or immerses bodies to shrink them. Wrings bodies to remove excess water, using hands. Folds hat bodies in prescribed manner and wraps burlap around folded bodies to protect fur fibers. Places bundle of bodies between machine rollers that agitate bodies, causing further shrinking and matting together of interlocking fibers. Measures bodies, using ruler. Continues refolding and passing hat bodies between rollers until bodies have become firm and have shrunk to specified size.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

784.684-062 SLICKER (hat & cap) alternate titles: lurer

    Brushes felt hats to clean hats and applies polish and wax to surface to impart smooth, finished appearance: Brushes hat to remove dust, lint, and loose fibers and rotates hat over steampipe to remove excess gloss and condition fibers. Pulls hat onto block of revolving spindle and depresses pedal to start block rotating. Brushes silk polish (banana oil solution) onto hat to produce gloss. Applies wax to lure (cloth pad), rubs pad against heated iron to melt wax, and holds heated pad against rotating hat to smooth and finish appearance of felt. May place hi-roll hat in metal jig to shape and sharpen style lines.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.684-066 SMOOTHER (hat & cap)

    Shapes felt-hat cones after dyeing to smooth, shape, and remove wrinkles. Pulls hat cone over metal block, presses and rubs hat to smooth and shape cone, and folds and stacks shaped cones flat on worktable for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.684-070 STEAMER-BLOCKER (hat & cap; knitting)

    Positions hats or caps on shaped blocks to steam headwear and impart specified size and shape: Pulls hat linings, hats, or caps onto hat blocks. Holds block over steam jet, using hands to smooth and shape fabric. Places knit headwear on perforated aluminum head forms. Depresses pedal to force steam through form to soften headwear while shaping it by hand, using padded asbestos gloves. Sews hat brims to crowns, using needle and thread.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.684-074 TOP-HAT-BODY MAKER (hat & cap) alternate titles: silk-top-hat-body maker

    Builds top-hat bodies from shellacked muslin, shellacs assembled body, and irons top, crown, and brim: Wraps several layers of shellacked muslin around shaped hat block to form crown of hat. Cuts several layers of muslin to shape of brim, using knife, slides them over crown, and fastens them to crown with tape to form brim. Cuts out top for hat, using scissors or knife, and fastens it to crown with tape. Applies several coats of shellac to hat body, using brush. Cuts brim to specified width when shellac is dry, using $T3rounding jack$T1 [ROUNDER, HAND (hat & cap)]. Slips felt cover over hat body and presses top, crown, and brim, using iron. May press brim over flange to press and curl brim [FLANGER (hat & cap)]. May assemble collapsible opera hat body.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

784.684-078 TRIMMER (hat & cap) alternate titles: hat-band attacher; specialty trimmer

    Attaches buttons, studs, snaps, chin straps, braid, and ornamental bands to caps, using needle and thread, stapler, or handpress. Attaches ornamental hat bands, using hot-glue gun or adhesive tape. May operate sewing machine to attach bands, chin straps, or bows.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

784.685-010 BAND-AND-CUFF CUTTER (glove & mit.)

    Tends machine that cuts wristbands or knuckle straps for gloves or mittens: Positions rolls of banding material on holders and draws ends through guides. Starts material under revolving wheel set with dies that cut material to shape and size, or starts material under fingers that pull material under blade that cuts it to length. Stacks specified number of cut bands in box. May tend machine with sewing attachment to sew over edge of material before cutting.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.685-014 BRIM STITCHER I (hat & cap)

    Tends one or more sewing machines that automatically sew circular row of stitches on hat brims to reinforce and decorate brims: Turns screw to position guide on bed of machine. Inserts hat brim into guide, under presser foot and needle. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-010 BRIM RAISER (hat & cap) alternate titles: steam finisher; straw-hat-brim-raiser operator; straw-hat finishing operator

    Dampens strawhats, using sponge, and holds hats over steam jet to cause straw to swell and resume shape after hat has been pressed.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-014 CARROTER (hat & cap) alternate titles: brusher, hand

    Applies chemical solution onto fur pelts, using brush, to condition fur fibers for manufacture of felt hats.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-018 CROWN POUNCER, HAND (hat & cap) alternate titles: felt-hat-pouncing operator, hand; hand pouncer; pouncer

    Slips unfinished hat over specified size hat block and rubs crown in one direction to remove excess fibers and impart smooth finish. Feels surface of crown to ascertain when specified texture has been attained. Removes hat from block and places it on wheeled rack.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

784.687-022 EAR-MUFF ASSEMBLER (hat & cap)

    Assembles ear muffs by inserting wire loops of adjustable metal headband into presewn fur or fabric ear covers, selected according to color and material specifications.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-026 ENDBAND CUTTER, HAND (hat & cap) alternate titles: endbander; endband sizer; sizing end-bander

    Measures and cuts end bands (ear flaps) to size for caps: Positions band against size gauge to measure band, and cuts band, according to size specified on work ticket, using scissors. Bundles cut parts, using ribbon or string.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-030 FLOORWORKER-DISTRIBUTOR (hat & cap)

    Selects and distributes materials, such as unfinished hat bodies and trimmings, to workers engaged in assembling and trimming hats. May inspect finished work. May oversee activities and maintain production records of assembly workers.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-034 GLOVE PAIRER (glove & mit.) alternate titles: gauntlet pairer

    Matches right- and left-hand gloves according to size, style, and color, and stacks them in lots of specified number of pairs. May tie gloves in lots onto cardboard, by hand or with tying machine, to prepare them for packing. May insert pair of gloves into plastic bag and pack specified number of pairs into shipping carton.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-038 GLOVE TURNER (glove & mit.)

    Turns gloves and mittens right-side-out: Pulls thumb and each finger of glove over $T3turner tube,$T1 depresses pedal to lower rod that pushes tips of fingers into tube, and pulls partially turned glove from tube. Pulls thumb and each finger over shaped form (punch-out stick) to complete turning and to push out finger tips. May pull turned glove over heated form to press glove [GLOVE FORMER (glove & mit.; laundry & rel.) 363.687-010] and be designated Glove Turner-And-Former (glove & mit.).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.687-042 INSPECTOR-PACKER (hat & cap)

    Inspects, repairs, and packs repaired finished hats or caps: Inspects hats or caps for flaws, such as poor stitching and improperly placed visors, bands, or ornaments. Makes minor repairs to hats or caps, such as sewing in missed stitches, using needle and thread, clipping loose threads, using scissors, and fastening loose ornaments. Sorts hats or caps into piles according to size. Lines boxes or cartons with tissue paper and packs hats or caps in containers. Marks contents on outside of containers. May spray hats, using airhose, to remove lint prior to packing. May perform final finishing operations, such as buckling chin straps. May be designated according to hat as Felt-Hat Inspector And Packer (hat & cap); Strawhat Inspector And Packer (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

784.687-046 LINER (glove & mit.)

    Inserts cloth linings in leather mittens: Places lining on specified size metal form and pulls mitten over lining. Folds wristlets back over lining preparatory to stitching to leather. Removes lined mitten from form.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-050 MATERIAL ASSEMBLER (hat & cap) alternate titles: trim preparer

    Sorts and assembles cap, hat, or millinery parts and trimming material according to color, quantity, size, or style, to facilitate attachment to article: Measures and cuts ribbon or other material, following specifications, using ruler and scissors. Gathers and bundles parts and trimmings specified for each hat, such as flowers, feathers, ribbons, and sweatbands, using pins or twine. May maintain records of materials issued to HAT MAKER (hat & cap) 784.684-042 and of ribbon inventory. May be designated according to material cut as Ribbon Cutter (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

784.687-054 OPENER I (hat & cap)

    Slits rabbit pelts along abdomen and opens them out, using knife. Cuts off ears, tail, and feet and places parts in bags to be processed as inferior fur. Piles opened skins, fur sides together, to facilitate processing of fur into felt hats. May cover skins with burlap and tie into bundles, using string.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-058 POWDERER (hat & cap)

    Rubs or sprays powder of specified color onto unfinished felt hat bodies, using powder-filled cloth bag or compressed-air gun, to stiffen, finish, or prepare bodies for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

784.687-062 SINGER (hat & cap)

    Holds felt hats over flame to burn away protruding hairs prior to finishing operations: Depresses pedal to release steam from jet and holds and turns hat, mounted on block, in current of steam to moisten felt. Activates gas jet and turns hat in flame to burn away protruding hairs without scorching felt. May place hat body on revolving block to burn off excess fuzz or lint.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-066 SMOKE-ROOM OPERATOR (hat & cap)

    Tends burning room to bleach strawhats with burning sulfur: Loads racks with hats and wheels them into room. Pours powdered sulfur into pan provided with electric heating unit, closes door of room, and turns electric switch to burn sulfur in pan. Turns on ventilator fan and removes hats after specified time.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-070 STICKER (hat & cap) alternate titles: sticker-on

    Glues pieces of hides, such as rabbit, beaver, muskrat, or nutria to paper sheets to facilitate machine cutting of fur from skin: Brushes glue onto paper sheets. Presses bits of fur, skin side down, onto glued surface to create fur area large enough to be accommodated by clipping machine that cuts fur from skins.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-074 STRAW-HAT BRUSHER (hat & cap)

    Cleans and polishes strawhats: Slips hat on wooden block, wipes powdered sulfur onto hat with cloth, and brushes hat by hand.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-078 STRAW-HAT-WASHER OPERATOR (hat & cap) alternate titles: stiff-straw-hat washer

    Rubs strawhats with damp sponge to remove excess sizing: Slips hat over shaped hat block, rubs surface with damp sponge, and hangs hat on rack to dry. May hold hat over steam jet to soften sizing, preparatory to rubbing with sponge, or place hats in tub equipped with steam jets and cover top of tub with burlap cloth to allow steam to soften sizing and condition straw and be designated Steamer (hat & cap).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

784.687-082 WIRE INSERTER (hat & cap)

    Cuts and inserts wire into crown of caps to shape and support crown: Measures wire, using ruler. Positions wire on bed of cutter beneath blade and presses lever to cut wire to specified length. Bends wire to form circle and fastens ends of wire together with metal clip. Inserts circular wire into crown of cap, using fingers.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

784.687-086 HAT CONDITIONER (hat & cap) alternate titles: muller

    Sprays felt hats with water and refrigerates hats to condition hat fibers in fancy finish department of hat manufacturer: Sprays hats with fine mist, using water spray nozzle, and positions burlap around hats to confine moisture. Places hats in refrigerated room for chilling to condition hat fibers. Removes hat after specified time and places hats on racks for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

784.687-090 SWEATBAND SHAPER (hat & cap)

    Shapes sweatbands to conform to hat crowns, using heated metal blocks: Places hats on heated metal blocks, according to hat size. Removes hats after specified time. Places hats on racks and pushes racks to designated location for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

785 TAILORS AND DRESSMAKERS

    This group includes occupations concerned with performing all tasks required to design and produce finished made-to-measure garments or to perform specialized stitching and machine-sewing requiring tailoring skill in the manufacture or alteration of ready-made or tailored apparel.
GOE: . . STRENGTH: GED: R M L SVP: DLU: 77

785.131-010 SUPERVISOR, ALTERATION WORKROOM (retail trade)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in altering ready-to-wear garments: Assigns duties to workers according to type of garment and alteration to be performed. Examines work of subordinates periodically to detect faulty work. Performs duties of absent workers and assists workers to maintain production when necessary. Trains new employees. Requisitions supplies. Confers with workers, customers, and other supervisors regarding garment alterations. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

785.261-010 ALTERATION TAILOR (garment; personal ser.; retail trade) alternate titles: alterer; busheler

    Alters clothing to fit individual customers or repairs defective garments, following alteration or repair tags or marks on garments: Examines tag or garment to ascertain necessary alterations. Removes stitches from garment, using ripper or razor blade. Shortens or lengthens sleeves and legs, expands or narrows waist and chest, raises or lowers collar, and inserts or eliminates padding in shoulders while maintaining drape and proportions of garment. Trims excess material, using scissors. Resews garment, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Repairs or replaces defective garment parts, such as pockets, pocket flaps, and coat linings. May fit garments on customer to determine required alterations [GARMENT FITTER (retail trade) 785.361-014]. May press garment, using hand iron [PRESSER, HAND (any industry) 363.684-018] or pressing machine [PRESSER, MACHINE (any industry) 363.682-018]. May be designated according to type of garment altered or repaired as Tailor, Men's Ready-To-Wear (retail trade); Tailor, Women's-Garment Alteration (retail trade); or according to garment part altered or repaired as Pants Busheler (Retail trade); Vest Busheler (retail trade).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 81

785.261-014 CUSTOM TAILOR (garment; personal ser.; retail trade) alternate titles: made-to-measure tailor; tailor

    Develops designs and makes tailored garments, such as suits, topcoats, overcoats, and other dress clothing, applying principles of garment design, construction, and styling: Confers with customer to determine type of material and garment style desired. Measures customer for size and records measurements for use in preparing patterns and making garment. Develops designs for garments or copies existing designs. Draws individual pattern for garment or alters standard pattern to fit customer's measurements. Outlines patterns of garment parts on fabric and cuts fabric along outlines, using scissors. Assembles garments, sewing padding to coat fronts, lapels, and collars to give them shape and joining garment parts with basting stitches, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Fits basted garment on customer and marks areas requiring alterations. Alters garment and joins parts, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Sews buttons and buttonholes to finish garment. May press garment [PRESSER, HAND (any industry); PRESSER, MACHINE (any industry)]. May supervise activities of other workers in tailoring shop. May specialize in making garments and be designated Coat Tailor (garment). May perform specific tasks in tailor shop and be designated Coat Fitter (garment); Try-On Baster (garment).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

785.261-018 TAILOR APPRENTICE, ALTERATION (garment; personal ser.; retail trade) alternate titles: alterer apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

785.261-022 TAILOR APPRENTICE, CUSTOM (garment; personal ser.; retail trade) alternate titles: made-to-measure-tailor apprentice; master-tailor apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

785.361-010 DRESSMAKER (any industry)

    Makes women's garments, such as dresses, coats, and suits, according to customer specifications and measurements: Discusses with customer type of material, pattern, or style to be used in making garment. Measures customer to determine modification from pattern, using tape measure. Positions and pins pattern sections, such as collar, sleeve, or waist, on fabric, and cuts fabric with scissors following pattern edge. Pins or bastes together fabric parts in preparation for final sewing. Sews fabric parts by hand or operates single-needle sewing machine that joins fabric parts to form garment. Sews $T3felling stitch$T1 in hem of garment by hand to conceal thread. Presses garment, using hand iron, to smooth seams and remove wrinkles [PRESSER, HAND (any industry)]. May draft standard pattern according to measurements of customer and adapt pattern to obtain specified style. May make garment according to picture furnished by customer.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

785.361-014 GARMENT FITTER (retail trade)

    Fits ready-to-wear garments on customer to designate alterations required for desired fit of garment: Studies garment on customer and measures pieces, such as sleeves, pants, and hems. Pins altering folds or marks on cloth with chalk at seams, darts, or necklines to indicate alterations to be made. Measures and marks hem to specified length. Records required alterations and instructions concerning alterations on tag and attaches tag to garment, or calls out instructions to salesperson for recording on alteration tag. May alter garments, using sewing machine, as required by work load. May be designated according to garment fitted as Men's Garment Fitter (retail trade); Women's Garment Fitter (retail trade).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

785.361-018 SAMPLE STITCHER (garment) alternate titles: sample maker; sample maker, original; sample sewer; sample tailor

    Marks and cuts out material and sews parts of new style garments, following patterns, sketches, and design specifications, to prepare sample garments: Selects garment parts and threads, according to design specifications. Positions and aligns parts of sample garment together, following markings on parts, sketches, and patterns. Sews parts and attaches accessories and ornamentations, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Drapes garment on model form, examines fit and hang of garment, and marks garment to indicate position of fasteners and trimmings, such as sashes, belts, and emblems. May sew fasteners and trimmings to garments, using needle and thread or sewing machine. May mark and cut materials to obtain garment parts, following patterns or designer's sketches. May press garments by hand or machine. May join dress parts to prove correctness of pattern as to fit and hang of garment and be designated Duplicate Maker (garment).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

785.361-022 SHOP TAILOR (garment; retail trade)

    Performs specialized hand and machine sewing operations in manufacture of made-to-measure or ready-to-wear clothing, applying knowledge of garment construction and fabrics: Trims and shapes edges of garment parts preparatory to sewing and cuts excess material from seam edges, using shears or knife. Fits collar facing to underfacing, trims edge of undercollar with shears, and sews undercollar to collar. Bastes collar or sleeves to coat body and sews collar or sleeves to coat with permanent stitches. Stitches shoulder padding, coat facing, and lining together at armhole. Bastes and sews canvas material in various coat parts, such as undercollar, shoulder, and front edge. Joins shoulder padding to coat with basting stitches. May sew on buttons and make buttonholes to finish suits. May be designated according to tasks performed or garments sewn as Coat Baster (garment; retail trade); Coat Padder (garment; retail trade); Collar Setter (garment; retail trade); Lapel Padder (garment; retail trade); Sleeve Tailor (garment; retail trade); Suit Finisher (garment; retail trade). May be designated: Top-Collar Maker (garment; retail trade); Undercollar Baster (garment; retail trade); Undercollar Maker (garment; retail trade); Vest Tailor (garment; retail trade).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

785.361-026 SHOP TAILOR APPRENTICE (garment; retail trade) alternate titles: finisher-tailor apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

786 SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS, GARMENT

    This group includes occupations concerned with operating regular sewing machines, tending semiautomatic machines to sew garments (as defined in GARMENT INDUSTRY), or to ultrasonically seam garments in imitation of sewing.

786.132-010 SUPERVISOR, GARMENT MANUFACTURING (garment)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sewing, pressing, and inspecting garments in one department of manufacturing establishment: Inspects work for adherence to specifications. Notifies mechanic when machines malfunction. Trains workers in assembly of new style garments. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department supervised as Supervisor, Finishing Department (garment); Supervisor, Inspection Department (garment); Supervisor, Sewing Room (garment).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

786.682-010 APPLIQUER, ZIGZAG (garment)

    Operates $T3zigzag sewing machine$T1 to sew appliques, monograms, embroidery, or lace on designated places of garment to decorate or reinforce garment. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-014 ARMHOLE BASTER, JUMPBASTING (garment)

    Operates $T3jumpbasting sewing machine$T1 to temporarily secure fabric layers in position at armhole seam of coat or jacket: Positions armhole on machine bed and bastes to secure outer fabric, shoulder pad, and canvas interlining at armhole seam. Repositions armhole and bastes on inside of coat to secure lining. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-018 ARMHOLE FELLER, HANDSTITCHING MACHINE (garment)

    Operates sewing machine that simulates handstitching to sew sleeve lining to coat lining: Turns knob to adjust machine for depth of needle penetration, depending on type of fabric. Positions armhole of coat lining with partially sewn sleeve lining on bed of machine, folds raw edge of sleeve lining at top of armhole, aligns lining edges, and depresses pedal to sew parts together. Folds edge with fingers and presses knee lever to gather sleeve lining to fit armhole of coat lining. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-022 ARMHOLE-SEW-AND-TRIM OPERATOR, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with edgecutter to sew prebasted layers at armhole seam of coat or jacket and cut away excess fabric. Positions armhole on machine bed and sews through sleevehead, sleeve, canvas, shoulder pad, and outer coat fabric while edgecutter trims excess fabric. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-026 BACK MAKER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to make complete back of coat or jacket: Aligns center back edges from shoulder to vent, matching fabric pattern, if any, and guides edges under needle to join. Hems vent edge or attaches rectangular piece of lining fabric or tape, to conceal raw edge of vent. May attach tape to back neckline. May raise (topstitch) center back seam by sewing specified distance from seam line to reinforce, flatten, and decorate back seam and vent. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-030 BASTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates basting machine to temporarily maintain position of garment edges or layers in preparation for pressing or final sewing operation. May attach bridle (length of tape stretched taut) to canvas interlining along bend of coat lapel to maintain roll line. May baste edges on front of coat to maintain sharp edge and be designated Edge Baster (garment). Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-034 BINDER, CHAINSTITCH (garment)

    Operates chainstitch sewing machine equipped with folder to fold and attach binding material over raw edge of garment to give finished appearance. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-038 BINDER, COVERSTITCH (garment)

    Operates $T3coverstitch sewing machine$T1 equipped with folder to fold and attach binding material over raw edge of knit garment to give finished appearance. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-042 BINDER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with folder to fold and attach binding material over raw edge of garment to give finished appearance. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-046 BLINDSTITCH-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates $T3blindstitch sewing machine$T1 to join fabric layers, or attach tape or parts to garment, with stitching that does not penetrate to outer surface of garment. Adjusts machine for depth of needle penetration, depending on fabric. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May attach one edge of curtain (waistband lining) to pants and be designated Curtain Feller, Blindstitch (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-050 CANVAS BASTER, JUMPBASTING (garment)

    Operates $T3jumpbasting sewing machine$T1 to temporarily attach canvas interlining to front of coat. Positions front of coat on canvas interlining and bastes outer surface, allowing fullness as required by style of coat. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-054 CHAINSTITCH SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates chainstitch sewing machine to join garment parts, or attach trim to garment. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May attach tape or trim, ruffle and attach ruffled trim, or fold and sew stripping, using machine attachments, such as ruffler or folder.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

786.682-058 COAT JOINER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to join side panels to back of coat or jacket: Positions edges, joining matching fabric pattern as necessary and guides fabric under needle, manipulating fabric to provide fullness over chest area. May fold edge of coat panel according to marks to form vent. May attach tape around back of armhole, flattening seams, pulling tape taut, and manipulating coat fabric to ease-in fullness. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-062 COLLAR BASTER, JUMPBASTING (garment)

    Operates $T3jumpbasting sewing machine$T1 to baste collar to neckline of coat, manipulating fabric to follow curve of neckline and provide fullness at shoulder area. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May baste front section of top collar to lapel facing. May baste cuff.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-066 COLLAR FELLER, HANDSTITCHING MACHINE (garment)

    Operates sewing machine that simulates handstitching to join undercollar to neckline of garment. Adjusts machine for depth of needle penetration, depending on fabric. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May operate machine to join top collar to neckline of garment.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-070 COLLAR SETTER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to attach collar to neckline of garment: Positions edges of one or more layers of collar on neckline and joins collar to neckline of garment, manipulating fabric to align edges according to markings. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. On styles requiring separate joining of collar layers, may join unattached edge to neckline and be designated Collar Closer, Lockstitch (garment). May set cuffs instead of collars and be designated Cuff Setter, Lockstitch (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-074 COLLAR SETTER, OVERLOCK (garment)

    Operates $T3overlock sewing machine$T1 to attach collar to neckline of garment: Positions collar on neckline and joins parts, manipulating fabric to align edges according to markings. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May set cuffs instead of collars, with or without intermittent shirring, and be designated Cuff Setter, Overlock (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-078 COVERSTITCH-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates $T3coverstitch sewing machine$T1 to join parts of knit garments, or to attach narrow fabric, such as tape, lace, or borders, to edges, or to flatten presewn seams. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-082 CUP SETTER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to set brassiere cups to foundation garment or swim suit. Aligns cup with lining or body of garment, following markings, and joins parts, manipulating fabric to conform to shape of cup. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-086 ELASTIC ATTACHER, CHAINSTITCH (garment)

    Operates multiple needle chainstitch sewing machine equipped with tension regulator and folder to sew elastic band or stripping to garment parts: Adjusts tension regulator to stretch elastic for specified dimension. Guides garment edge into folder, aligns elastic with folded edge, and sews along edge to attach. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-090 ELASTIC ATTACHER, COVERSTITCH (garment)

    Operates $T3coverstitch sewing machine,$T1 equipped with tension regulator, to sew elastic stripping to waistline or other opening of knit garments, such as underwear. Adjusts tension regulator to stretch elastic for specified dimension. Aligns elastic on edge of opening and guides under needles to attach. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-094 ELASTIC ATTACHER, OVERLOCK (garment)

    Operates $T3overlock sewing machine,$T1 equipped with tension regulator, to sew elastic stripping to waistline or other opening of garment: Adjusts tension regulator to stretch elastic for specified dimension. Aligns elastic on garment edge and guides parts under needle to overedge and join them. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-098 ELASTIC ATTACHER, ZIGZAG (garment)

    Operates $T3zigzag sewing machine$T1 to sew elastic strip to edge of garment: Positions elastic strip on garment edge. Stretches elastic with fingers to maintain tension while sewing or operates zigzag machine equipped with tension regulator. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-102 FACING BASTER, JUMPBASTING (garment)

    Operates $T3jumpbasting sewing machine$T1 to baste facing to front of coat, manipulating fabric to provide fullness. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May be designated by first or second step in basting of facing as Second Facing Baster (garment); Underbaster (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-106 FELLED-SEAM OPERATOR, CHAINSTITCH (garment) alternate titles: felling-machine operator

    Operates multiple-needle, chainstitch sewing machine to join edges of garments or garment parts with $T3felled seam:$T1 Guides edge of garment through folding attachment or folds edge according to style specifications to form seam. Presses knee control to lower machine arm. Positions folded garment edge under needle and releases knee control to raise machine arm. Guides garment edge under needle and against gauge. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-110 FLATLOCK-SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates $T3flatlock sewing machine$T1 equipped with cutting attachment to join parts of knitwear with flat, nonraveling seams. Places garment part around arm of machine with fabric edges together and operates machine to seam parts and cut excess fabric from seam. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-114 FRONT MAKER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with attachments, such as folding attachment or topstitching guide, to make front of bodice for women's and children's garments. Sets, joins, and attaches parts as specified to complete front or other parts of bodice, according to style. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-118 FRONT-EDGE-TAPE SEWER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with edgecutter to sew prebasted front edge of coat or jacket: Sews across top edge of lapel. Lowers edgecutter to side of needle, positions tape along front edge of coat, and guides parts under needle to sew tape and cut away excess fabric from coat layers (outer fabric, canvas, and facing). Raises edgecutter and sews tape to bottom front corner of coat, easing in tape at corner. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-122 FUR-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: feed-cup-sewing-machine operator

    Operates $T3fur machine$T1 to join bulky or heavy material, such as sheepskin pelts, fake fur, or leather, into garments or garment parts: Depresses pedal to open horizontal $T3feed cups,$T1 positions edges of material between cups, and releases pedal to close cups. Guides edges of material between feed cups and across path of horizontal needle to join them. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

786.682-126 HEMMER, BLINDSTITCH (garment) alternate titles: feller

    Operates $T3blindstitch sewing machine$T1 equipped with folder to hem bottom or edges of garment. Adjusts machine for depth of needle penetration depending on fabric. Guides garment edge into folder and under needle to sew folded edge with stitches not visible on outer surface of garment. May book (hem) margins of seams and be designated Bookseamer, Blindstitch (garment). Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-130 HEMMER, CHAINSTITCH (garment)

    Operates chainstitch sewing machine equipped with folder and guides edges of garment, such as shirt, into folder to hem garment. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-134 HEMMER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with folder to hem edges of garment, such as shirt. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-138 HEMMER, OVERLOCK (garment)

    Operates $T3overlock sewing machine$T1 equipped with S-shaped folder to hem garment edge. Guides garment edge into folder and simultaneously sews over raw edge and over folded-back top of hem to secure hem and cover raw edge with stitching. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-142 HEMSTITCHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates hemstitching sewing machine, equipped with folder, to sew decorative line of stitched perforations. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-146 JUMPBASTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates $T3jumpbasting sewing machine$T1 to secure parts of coat in position, either permanently or in preparation for permanent sewing. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-150 LAPEL PADDER, BLINDSTITCH (garment)

    Operates $T3blindstitch sewing machine$T1 to attach canvas interlining to lapel of coat, manipulating fabric to ease-in fullness so lapel rolls outward. Adjusts machine for depth of needle penetration, depending on fabric, and sews lines of stitching, following contour of lapel. May sew lines of stitching on coat collar instead of lapel and be designated Collar Padder, Blindstitch (garment). Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-154 LINING BASTER, JUMPBASTING (garment)

    Operates $T3jumpbasting sewing machine$T1 to baste lining to coat, manipulating fabric to distribute lining fullness, in preparation for permanent attachment. Folds and sews pleats in lining. When basting coat with vent, folds and bastes lining to vent edges. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-158 LINING FELLER, BLINDSTITCH (garment)

    Operates $T3blindstitch sewing machine$T1 equipped with vertical guide to join bottom of lining to garment with stitches that are invisible on outer surface of garment: Adjusts stitch-penetration depth, depending on fabric. Folds under edge of lining and positions on outer fabric. Guides edge of lining against vertical guide to maintain fabric position and join undersurfaces. May join lining at cuff. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-162 LINING MAKER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to make garment lining: Seams sides, shoulders, and sleeves of lining and sews darts, if any. Folds and sews pleat in back of lining for extra fullness. Sets sleeve lining to body lining. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-166 LINING SETTER, LOCKSTITCH (garment) alternate titles: outsewer; sew-out operator

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to set edge of lining to garment edges, either directly or by first joining lining to facing and then setting facing to garment edge. May operate machine equipped with edgecutter to set lining and trim excess fabric. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-170 LOCKSTITCH-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: single-needle operator

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with guides to perform sewing operations, such as seaming garment parts along similarly shaped edges, attaching narrow fabrics (tape, lace or other trim), or sewing reinforcing fabric: Matches edges or positions tape, trim, or piece of fabric on mark and operates machine to attach to garment. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May operate machine equipped with ruffling attachment to ruffle material and attach ruffled trim to garment, or operate machine equipped with shirring attachment to shirr while attaching trim. May operate two-needle variation of lockstitch machine to attach tape or trim and be designated Double-Needle Operator, Lockstitch (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

786.682-174 LOCKSTITCH-SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, COMPLETE GARMENT (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with various attachments to sew complete garment, exclusive of finishing operations. May make shell of garment (complete garment exclusive of lining) and be designated Shell Maker, Lockstitch (garment). Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-178 MULTINEEDLE-CHAINSTITCH-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: multineedle shirrer

    Operates multineedle chainstitch sewing machine to shirr garment parts by any of following methods: (1) Guides garment part under shirring presser foot that evenly spaces gathers under needle; (2) guides part under needles of machine threaded with elastic thread; (3) guides parts and elastic cord under needles to shirr fabric. Secures specified number of needles into machine head. Performs duties as defined under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May sew multiple rows of flat trim to garment part. May sew decorative threads between rows of shirring, or shirr fabric with decorative stitch and be designated Smocking-Machine Operator (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-182 NECKTIE OPERATOR, POCKETS AND PIECES (garment)

    Operates chainstitch sewing machine to join parts of necktie. Aligns edges of tie pieces and joins parts to make face (outer surface) of tie. Seams tie pocket (lining) to tips of tie. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-186 NECKTIE-CENTRALIZING-MACHINE OPERATOR I (garment) alternate titles: necktie stitcher

    Operates $T3necktie-centralizing sewing machine$T1 equipped with hook in front of needle to seam length of necktie and attach reinforcing strip with stretchable one-thread stitch. Folds tie fabric lengthwise, superimposes and aligns reinforcing strip along edge, and stitches through layers to join. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-190 NECKTIE-CENTRALIZING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (garment) alternate titles: slipstitch-machine operator

    Operates $T3necktie-centralizing machine$T1 equipped with feed track and stationary needle to seam length of necktie and simultaneously attach reinforcing strip with stitch simulating handstitching: Positions reinforcing strip on feed track. Folds tie fabric lengthwise and positions above strip. Operates machine and manipulates edges continuously to align and guide tie fabric into track.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-194 OVERLOCK SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates $T3overlock sewing machine,$T1 equipped with edgecutter, to serge, seam, or attach tape or trim to garment and cut away excess material: Overedges one ply of fabric to prevent fraying, or overedges two or more plies to join garment parts. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May operate overlock machine equipped with shirring mechanism to shirr and attach trim to garment. May operate overlock machine that sews reinforcing row of stitches while overedging and be designated Safety-Stitch-Machine Operator (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

786.682-198 OVERLOCK-MACHINE OPERATOR, COMPLETE GARMENT (garment)

    Operates $T3overlock sewing machine$T1 equipped with edgecutter to sew complete garment, exclusive of finishing operations. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May operate machine equipped with intermittent shirring mechanism to shorten edge of one garment part in order to join edges of dissimilar length.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-202 PANTS OUTSEAMER, CHAINSTITCH (garment) alternate titles: pants closer

    Operates chainstitch sewing machine to sew outside seam of pants, pushing front pants pocket out of way, matching notches, and aligning fabric pattern, if any. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-206 PICKED-EDGE SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates picked-edge sewing machine to sew stitchline specified distance from edge on outer surface of garment part, duplicating hand top stitching in appearance: Threads needle with precut lengths of thread, using threading hook attached to frame. Depresses pedal to start machine equipped with double-ended needle that moves between top and bottom chucks to insert thread at preset distances, simulating saddle stitch or short-length stitch. Pulls loop of thread from needle, using pick.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-210 POCKET SETTER, LOCKSTITCH (garment) alternate titles: pocket maker

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to join cut parts to form pockets and to set pockets into or onto garment, according to style and markings. May topstitch pocket edges or attach welting, piping, or trim to pockets. May cut material for welting, using scissors. May cut pocket openings, match corners, or cut excess fabric from seam, using scissors. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-214 REPAIR OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to repair or replace damaged or defective parts of garments: Examines repair tags and markings on garment to locate defects or damage, such as irregular stitches or torn or snagged parts. Removes stitches, using scissors or ripper (pointed handtool). Joins replacement parts to garment and sews missing or improperly sewn stitches on garment parts. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-218 SEAT JOINER, CHAINSTITCH (garment)

    Operates chainstitch sewing machine to join seat seam of pants with curved stitchline from bottom of zipper to waistline at center back, matching inseams and varying seam allowance according to size. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-222 SHOULDER JOINER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to sew shoulder seam of coat or jacket. Aligns seam edges, moving canvas and shoulder pad aside, and guides edges under needle to sew shoulder seam, working in fullness of fabric with fingers. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-226 SLEEVE MAKER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to make coat sleeve. Seams edges of sleeve parts, following markings and manipulating fabric to provide fullness over elbow area. May attach separate cuffs or fold raw bottom edge of sleeve and sew to make cuff with or without vent. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-230 SLEEVE SETTER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to set sleeve to garment: Aligns edge of sleeve on edge of armhole and manipulates sleeve material under needle to conform to dissimilar shape of opening and to distribute fullness at shoulder. May set either seamed or unseamed sleeve. May operate machine with edge-cutting attachment, seam guide, or folding attachment. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-234 SLEEVE SETTER, OVERLOCK (garment)

    Operates $T3overlock sewing machine$T1 equipped with edge cutter and intermittent shirring mechanism to set sleeve to garment: Aligns edge of sleeve on edge of armhole and manipulates sleeve material under needle to conform to dissimilar shape of opening. Presses knee lever to engage intermittent shirring mechanism and distributes sleeve fullness at shoulder. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May set either seamed or unseamed sleeve. May operate variation of overlock machine that sews separate reinforcing row of stitches while overedging and be designated Sleeve Setter, Safety-Stitch (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-238 TOPSTITCHER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to sew one or two rows of stitching specified distance from edge or seam of garment part to reinforce seam, prevent edge rolling, or emphasize design. May be designated according to part of garment outlined as Armhole Raiser, Lockstitch (garment); Fly Raiser, Lockstitch (garment). May sew along edges of coat and be designated Edge Stitcher, Lockstitch (garment). Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-242 TOPSTITCHER, ZIGZAG (garment)

    Operates $T3zigzag sewing machine$T1 to sew row of stitching specified distance from either edge or seam of garment for decorative effect. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-246 TUNNEL-ELASTIC OPERATOR, CHAINSTITCH (garment)

    Operates two-needle chainstitch sewing machine equipped with folder to enclose elastic strip inside fold of fabric at garment opening: Inserts end of elastic strip and edge of garment into folder. Guides edge of garment under needles to enclose elastic in hem between two rows of stitching. May operate machine equipped with different type of folder to either enclose elastic in binding or folded tape at garment edge. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-250 TUNNEL-ELASTIC OPERATOR, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with folder to enclose elastic strip inside fold of fabric at garment opening: Inserts end of elastic strip and edge of garment into folder. Guides edge of garment under needle to hem garment and enclose elastic strip in hem. May operate machine equipped with different type of folder to either enclose elastic in binding or in folded tape at garment edge. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-254 TUNNEL-ELASTIC OPERATOR, ZIGZAG (garment)

    Operates $T3zigzag sewing machine$T1 equipped with folder to enclose elastic strip inside fold of fabric at garment opening: Inserts end of elastic strip and edge of garment into folder. Guides edge of garment under needle to hem garment and enclose elastic strip in hem. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May operate machine equipped with different type of folder to either enclose elastic in binding or in folded tape at garment edge.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-258 ULTRASONIC-SEAMING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates $T3ultrasonic seaming machine$T1 to hem, attach garment parts, or join layers by fusing thermoplastic material in simulated stitch pattern: Presses knee lever to raise $T3horn$T1 and positions garment parts on machine bed. Depresses pedal to start machine and guides material under horn to fuse material. May replace $T3stitching wheel$T1 under bed of machine to change stitching pattern.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-262 UTILITY OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: reserve operator

    Operates sewing machines to join garment parts: Guides garment parts under needle or needles to join parts, following markings, aligning edges, and distributing fullness. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May substitute for absent workers or assist workers temporarily behind in production.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-266 WAISTBAND SETTER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to sew waistband to upper edge of pants or skirt. Positions waistband on upper edge of garment, aligning markings, and guides parts under needle to attach waistband to garment. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-270 WAISTLINE JOINER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine to join bodice and skirt of garment: Aligns edges of bodice and skirt, matching seams, notches, or pleats, and guides parts under needle to sew seam. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-274 WAISTLINE JOINER, OVERLOCK (garment)

    Operates $T3overlock sewing machine$T1 equipped with edgecutter and shirring mechanism to join bodice and skirt of garment and shirr fabric at waistline: Positions bodice and skirt on machine bed, operates machine to join parts and cut away excess fabric, and presses knee lever to shirr edge of skirt or bodice as needed to match markings and seams. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

786.682-278 ZIGZAG-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Operates $T3zigzag sewing machine$T1 to join layers of material, seam garment parts, or attach trim to garment. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. May operate machine equipped with different cams to sew decorative stitches, such as scallops. May operate variation of zigzag machine to join adjacent edges or flatten seams with decorative crisscross stitch and be designated Fagoting-Machine Operator (garment).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.682-282 ZIPPER SETTER, CHAINSTITCH (garment)

    Operates chainstitch sewing machine equipped with zipper presser foot to set slide fastener in garment opening: Positions one side of zipper tape along one edge of seam opening matching marks or notches on seam edge and tape. Guides edges under needle and zipper presser foot to sew zipper tape along one side, across bottom, and up other side to set zipper in opening. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.682-286 ZIPPER SETTER, LOCKSTITCH (garment)

    Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with zipper presser foot to set slide fastener in garment opening: Positions one side of zipper tape along one edge of seam opening, matching marks or notches on seam edge and tape. Guides edges under needle and zipper presser foot to sew zipper tape along one side, across bottom, and up other side to set zipper in opening. May assemble fly in pants and set zipper in fly and be designated Fly Setter (garment). Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

786.685-010 BUTTON-SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: fastener-sewing-machine operator

    Tends semiautomatic, $T3short-cycle sewing machine$T1 that sews buttons or other fasteners onto garments: Positions garment or garment part under needle. Pours buttons into hopper for automatic feeding into holding clamp or places button or fastener in clamp and starts machine. Variations are in type of attachment (spot-tack or thread-shank) and in type of button or fastener (flat or shank button; snap or hook-and-eye fastener). May tend same machine to spot-tack when not attaching buttons or fasteners.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.685-014 BUTTONHOLE-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Tends semiautomatic, $T3short-cycle sewing machine$T1 that cuts and stitches buttonholes in garments: Positions garment or garment part under needle, starts machine that automatically stitches and cuts buttonhole, and cuts thread. May adjust stitching and cutting mechanisms of machine to alter size of buttonholes. May tend machine that cuts and stitches gimp-reinforced (eyelet-ended or teardrop) buttonholes in garments, such as coats or jackets, and be designated Gimp-Buttonhole-Machine Operator (garment).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.685-018 EMBROIDERY-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Tends semiautomatic sewing machine with multiple-sewing heads controlled by pattern chain that embroiders designs on garments or garment parts: Positions garment or part over embroidery hoops arranged in hoop frame, following edges or markings on fabric. Places hoop frame on machine bed and turns thumbscrews to secure frame to machine. Presses button to start machine that sews design onto garment or part and stops, or sews one color of multiple-color design and stops. When sewing multiple-color designs, rethreads machine with subsequent colors of thread and starts machine to complete design. Removes hoop frame from machine on completion of design and removes garment or part from hoops.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.685-022 PIPED-POCKET-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: welt-pocket-machine operator

    Tends semiautomatic sewing machine that folds, sews, and cuts fabric to make piped or welt pocket openings: Positions garment section, strips of fabric, and reinforcing material in clamp and depresses pedal to lower and close clamp. Presses knee lever to activate machine cycle that automatically folds and attaches strips with two rows of stitching, cuts opening and corner slits, and pushes piping through opening. May adjust stitching and cutting mechanisms and change knives to regulate size of opening. May change needles, thread machine, and adjust thread tension. May operate piped-buttonhole machine and be designated Piped-Buttonhole-Machine Operator (garment).
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.685-026 PROFILE-STITCHING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment) alternate titles: contour stitcher; longseam-machine operator; runstitching-machine operator

    Tends semiautomatic machine that sews stitching along contour to join, attach, serge, topstitch, or hem garment parts: Positions fabric layers or garment part under needle, against guide, or in clamp or template, and starts machine that performs preset sewing cycle to make garment part (such as collar), attach garment part (such as patch pocket), or automatically sew along fabric edge to serge, seam, hem, or topstitch. When tending machine equipped with template, removes garment part from template at end of sewing cycle.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.685-030 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, SEMIAUTOMATIC (garment)

    Tends one or more semiautomatic sewing machines that attach, join, reinforce, or decorate garments or garment parts, or perform other preset cycle operations, such as buttonhole making: Threads machine and adjusts thread tensions. Positions fabric layers, garment, or garment part in holding device on machine bed or according to guides, edges, or markings, and starts machine. Notifies SUPERVISOR, GARMENT MANUFACTURING (garment) 786.132-010 if machine malfunctions. May select supplies, such as fasteners and thread, according to specifications or color of fabric. May change needles and oil machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

786.685-034 TACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Tends semiautomatic, $T3short-cycle sewing machine$T1 that sews concentration of stitches, such as bar, spot, or triangle, to attach or secure part, such as strap, garter, label, belt loop, or cuff, or reinforce stress point, such as pocket corner or bottom of fly.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

786.685-038 ULTRASONIC-SEAMING-MACHINE OPERATOR, SEMIAUTOMATIC (garment)

    Tends semiautomatic, $T3ultrasonic seaming machine$T1 to seal dart edges, cut and seal edges of buttonholes, or cut tubing (or belt lengths) and seal ends by heat fusion. Positions garment or garment part under horn of machine, following markings. Depresses pedal to activate machine that heat-fuses garment parts with or without stitch pattern and with or without cutting.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

786.685-042 BUTTONHOLE-AND-BUTTON-SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (garment)

    Tends semiautomatic sewing machines that cut and stitch buttonholes and sew buttons and other fasteners to garments: Pours buttons into hopper for automatic feeding into holding clamp of sewing machine or places buttons and fasteners in clamp. Turns knobs to adjust stitching and cutting mechanisms of machine to set size of buttonholes according to garment styles. Positions garment, garment parts, buttons, or fasteners under needle, and starts short-cycle sewing machine that cuts and stitches buttonholes in garment or parts or sews buttons and fasteners to garment. Cuts threads, using scissors.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

787 SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS, NONGARMENT

    This group includes occupations concerned with machine-sewing textile, leather, fur, and related products, except garments as defined in GARMENT INDUSTRY.

787.132-010 SEWING SUPERVISOR (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating sewing machines to assemble articles, such as curtains and drapes, fabric camping equipment, and stuffed toy shells: Examines articles to ensure adherence to quality standards. Trains workers by demonstrating work methods and machine operation. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activity supervised as Curtain Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Drapery Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Embroidery Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Supervisor, Camp Department (tex. prod., nec); Supervisor, Sleeping-Bag Department (tex. prod., nec); Supervisor, Stuffed-Toy Shells (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

787.132-014 SUPERVISOR, SEWING ROOM (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparing casket linings, and pillows: Measures and cuts cloth according to size, color, and style of lining, using hand shears. Inspects seams, shirring, embroidering, and crushing for conformance to company standards. Demonstrates sewing and crushing techniques to train new employees. May operate shirring machine to gather material. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

787.132-018 SUPERVISOR, STITCHING DEPARTMENT (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating sewing machines to produce decorative trimming or stitching, such as tucking, shirring, and embroidering: Directs workers in techniques or procedures in sewing new designs. Assigns new designs and materials to workers to ensure continuous workflow. Records number of pieces processed by worker for production cost records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

787.381-010 LAMP-SHADE SEWER (fabrication, nec)

    Fabricates lampshades from material, such as silk, following patterns and using scissors, needle and thread, and sewing machine: Places specified material on table and marks cutting lines on materials, following pattern. Cuts shade sections from material, using scissors. Sews sections together to form shade covering, using single needle sewing machine. Winds tape around upper and lower rings of frame. Draws shade covering over frame and bastes covering to tape on rings. Sews material to frame and trims material with scissors. Sews trimming around top and bottom of shade. Sews wire to edge of shade to reinforce edge and retain shape.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

787.682-010 BINDER (any industry) alternate titles: binding-end stitcher; binding-machine operator; taper

    Operates sewing machine equipped with folding attachment to sew binding material over edges or seams of articles, such as camping equipment, linens, parachutes, gloves and mittens, or hats and caps, to reinforce, prevent raveling, and give finished appearance: Places roll of binding on holder and draws end through folding attachment. Positions edge of article between folds of binding material and guides article and material under needle. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title. When binding blankets, folds binding material at end of seam to form corners and sews over folded corner. When binding fitted sheets, matches curved edges of sheet and guides edges under needle to form sheet corners. May operate sewing machine equipped with shirring mechanism to gather binding as binding is attached to article. May be designated according to article or part bound as Band-Lining Bander (hat & cap); Blanket Binder (tex. prod., nec); Ear-Flap Binder (hat & cap); Fitted-Sheet Binder (tex. prod., nec); Flap-Lining Binder (hat & cap); Helmet Binder (hat & cap). May be designated: Parachute Taper (tex. prod., nec); Pot-Holder Binder (tex. prod., nec); Screen-Vent Binder (hat & cap); Soft-Hat Binder (hat & cap). May bind rug samples and be designated Sample Processor (carpet & rug).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

787.682-014 CARPET SEWER (carpet & rug; retail trade) alternate titles: fringe-binder operator; leno sewer; sewing-machine operator, carpet and rugs

    Operates sewing machine to join carpet sections or braided yarn strips to form rug and finish edges, performing any combination of following duties: Joins sections of carpeting to form rug of desired size or continuous length (runner). Sews decorative trimmings on rugs, borders on runners, or binding to prevent edges from raveling. Operates sewing machine that loops yarn into fringe and stitches fringe to edge of rug. Joins braided strips of yarn to form round or oval rug of desired size. Joins widths of leno cloth used on backing of rugs. May join sections of carpet together, using seaming tape and liquid cement. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.682-018 DRAPERY OPERATOR (retail trade) alternate titles: drapery worker

    Operates sewing machine to join precut pieces of material to form finished draperies: Folds edges of material by hand and guides them under machine needle to form hems. Determines number of pleats required, according to width of finished drapery. Gathers pleats by hand and guides material under machine needle to tack pleats [TACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry)]. May measure and cut material according to specifications, using rule and scissors. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

787.682-022 EMBROIDERY-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: monogram-machine operator

    Operates sewing machine to embroider name, initial, or decorative designs on garments, household articles, material, or uniforms and to stitch cording, braid, or emblems on material or garments, following stamped design or working freehand without guide or markings: Reads work order to determine type and location of embroidery. Selects size and color thread and draws it through machine guides and bobbin. Turns setscrews to regulate machine settings. Positions article under presser foot and presses pedal or knee control to start machine and control speed of sewing. Guides fabric under needle with left hand or turns handcrank under feed bed to guide material, following stamped pattern or by freehand. Observes sewing operation to detect defects in stitching that indicate machine malfunction and notifies supervisor of malfunction. May draw guide freehand on fabric. May pin tissue paper pattern on fabric to be used as guide. May use embroidery hoops to hold fabric taut. May smooth embroidered area, using hand iron. May repair defective embroidery or fill in blanks left by embroidery machine. May operate automatic embroidery machines with multiple sewing heads controlled by perforated pattern tape. May be designated according to type of work done as Cloth Numberer (tex. prod., nec); Letterer (garment). When operating embroidery machine to sew tape or braiding to garment to form embroidery design, may be designated Corder (garment; tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

787.682-026 HEMMER (any industry) alternate titles: plain-goods hemmer

    Operates sewing machine equipped with folding attachment to hem articles, such as curtains and draperies, gloves and mittens, sheets, towels, and pillowcases: Guides edge of material through folding attachment and under machine needle. Inserts and sews labels into hem. May reinforce hem by backstitching at ends of seam. May fold hem manually. When operating machine to hem curtains and draperies to form rod inserts, is designated Header (tex. prod., nec). May be designated according to article or part hemmed as Pillowcase Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Sheet Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Towel Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Window-Shade-Cloth Sewer (furniture); Wrist Hemmer (glove & mit.). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

787.682-030 MENDER (any industry)

    Operates sewing machine to repair defects, such as tears and holes in garments, linens, curtains, draperies, and blankets: Patches, darns, or reweaves holes or tears in garments, curtains, or linens, and resews ripped seams. Sews fringe, tassels, and ruffles onto drapes and curtains. Sews buttons and trimming on garments after they have been cleaned. Operates sewing machine to restitch or replace binding ribbon on edge of blankets. May cut curtains to specified measurements and hem edges. May shorten or lengthen hems to alter size of garments. May replace pockets in coats or trousers. May sew identifying labels and emblems on uniforms, linens, or diapers for linen supply or diaper service. May repair defective stitching on articles. May be designated according to type of article sewn as Sewer, Linen Room (hotel & rest.) or machine used as Darning-Machine Operator (any industry). May examine lace webbing for defects and be designated Examiner-Mender (tex. prod., nec). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

787.682-034 OVEREDGE SEWER (any industry)

    Operates sewing machine equipped with rotary cutter to trim raw edges from articles and sew edges with overedge stitch to decorate and reinforce them and prevent raveling. Guides edges under needle and through trimming attachment. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

787.682-038 ROLL-OR-TAPE-EDGE-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)

    Operates sewing machine to stitch rolled edges of filled and tufted mattresses to reinforce their boxlike shape, or to stitch padding and fabric covering around innersprings used in mattress: Positions mattress on table and adjusts machine according to thickness of mattress. Rolls and inserts mattress edge under machine needle, starts machine, and guides edge under needle as machine travels slowly around table. Places innersprings on table and spreads felt or foam rubber padding and covering over springs. Inserts edges of covering and border panel under needle and tape feed of machine and guides tape and edges under needle to join them as machine travels slowly around table. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.682-046 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry)

    Operates sewing machine to join, gather, hem, reinforce, or decorate articles. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

787.682-050 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting; protective dev.)

    Operates sewing machine to join parts of surgical appliances and garments and orthopedic supports. May position filling material and springs in truss pads and braces. May guide leather parts, such as covers under machine needle to join them. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

787.682-054 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (toy-sport equip.)

    Operates sewing machine to join parts of stuffed toys: Fits together parts, such as ear, head, or body assembly, prior to sewing. Stitches assembly inside out and combines individual assemblies into completed toys. Adjusts thread tension guides. May stitch opening closed after filling and be designated Closer (toy-sport equip.). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.682-058 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (tex. prod., nec)

    Operates sewing machine to join parts of fabricated textile products, canvas products, and trimmed and stamped art goods: May insert wire or draw-string cord under edge of material to fabricate articles, such as clothes pin bags, laundry bags, or ironing board covers. May be designated according to function performed as Core-Covering Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Filter-Cloth Maker (tex. prod., nec); Finger-Buff Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Parachute-Accessories Attacher (tex. prod., nec); Parachute-Crown Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Parachute-Cushion Installer (tex. prod., nec); Parachute-Panel Joiner (tex. prod., nec). May stitch binding tape or zippers to exposed edges of canvas products. May stamp grommets into edges of canvas products, using mallet and punch or eyelet machine. May be designated according to type of article joined or type of stitch sewn as Awning Assembler (tex. prod., nec); Cloth Joiner, Tents (tex. prod., nec); Sail Finisher, Machine (tex. prod., nec); Tent Assembler (tex. prod., nec). May operate double-needle machine to trim or reinforce fabric used for stamped art goods (decorative cloth) or products, such as coat, dress, and millinery trimming and be designated according to operation performed as Hemstitching-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec); Mender (tex. prod., nec). May fold bag material so that edges meet prior to sewing, sew mailing tags into seams, or close seams missed during assembly of textile bags. May be designated according to type of bag or material sewn as Burlap-Bag Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Canvas-Bag Maker (tex. prod., nec); Charge-Bag Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Cotton-Bag Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Jute-Bag Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Waterproof-Bag Sewer (tex. prod., nec). Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

787.682-066 SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR I (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: joiner; seamer

    Operates sewing machine to join, reinforce, or decorate parts of household articles, such as bedspreads, curtains, drapes, bed linens, mopheads and quilts: Guides parts under machine needle to sew stiffening material to tops of drapery panels, or elastic to fitted articles, or to stitch ruffles to curtains and chair pads, or to sew tape, fringe, or welt to seams or edges of articles to decorate or reinforce them. May oil machine, change needles, and secure modifying attachments to machine. May be designated according to article or parts of articles assembled as Bedspread Seamer (tex. prod., nec); Buckram Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Cover Assembler (tex. prod., nec); Elastic Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Fringer (tex. prod., nec); Lining Sewer (tex. prod., nec). May be designated: Mophead Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Panel Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Quilt Sewer (tex. prod., nec); Taping Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec). May mark patterns on articles with chalk and sew along markings to decorate articles. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

787.682-074 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (knitting)

    Operates sewing machine to join parts of socks or stockings: Guides parts under machine needle or between feed cups to stitch open edges of foot, leg, and welt of full-fashioned hose; or to join ends of elastic bands and attach bands to tops of seamless hose and tights; or to close toes in seamless hose or socks; or aligns edge or slit of leg, panty, and crotch part to sew panty hose. May record number of hose sewn. May be designated according to part sewn or operation performed as Seamer (knitting); Seamer, Elastic Band (knitting); Seamer, Panty Hose (knitting); Tacker, Elastic Band (knitting); Toe Sewer (knitting). When operating machine that slits and sews crotch portions of hose together to form panty hose, may be designated Panty Hose-Crotch-Closing-Machine Operator (knitting). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

787.682-078 SHIRRING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: gatherer; ruffler

    Operates sewing machine equipped with shirring attachment to shorten or decorate edges of material with gathers or puckers for use in fabricating articles, such as buffing wheels, curtains and tie-backs, casket interiors, hats and caps, and decorative folds in fabrics for garment trimmings: Turns screws to adjust tension of thread, length of stitch, and spacing and width of shirred runnings. Presses knee control to raise gathering device, positions edge of material beneath needle, and lowers gathering device onto material. Trims excess thread and material from shirred material, using scissors or knife-blade attachment. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

787.682-082 TUCKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: corder; cording-machine operator; graduate tucker; pleater; ruching-machine operator

    Operates sewing machine equipped with tucking attachment to fold and sew uniform or graduated decorative tucks in products, such as decorative cloth fabrics and hats and caps: Turns screws to adjust tension of thread, length of stitch, and spacing and width of tucks. Places material over adjustable guide blade and swings blade into position against needle or moves lever to lower presser foot with attached tucking device and folds material over tucking device and against guide beneath needle. Moves lever to lock presser foot and tucking device onto material. Trims excess material and thread from tucked article, using blade attached to machine or scissors. When sewing graduated tucks, attaches specified cam to machine to control progressive size change in tucks. May sew lace or braid into seam of tuck. When operating machine with attachment that feeds gimp under fabric to form round, puffed tucks, is designated Air Tucker (tex. prod., nec). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

787.682-086 ZIPPER SETTER (any industry)

    Operates sewing machine equipped with guides that prevent needle from contacting metal to sew slide fasteners in openings or on parts of articles, such as mattresses, blankets, cushions, upholsteries, sleeping bags and other camping equipment, and quilt covers: Places roll of zippers on holder, or selects zipper of specified length, and draws end of zipper through guides. Cuts zippers from roll after sewing, using scissors. Attaches zipper slide to zipper and opens zipper before sewing stops on each end of zipper opening. When sewing zippers on plastic material, operates machine equipped with folding attachment to sew binding material over seam. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

787.685-010 FASTENER-SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: hook-and-eye-sewing-machine operator

    Tends one or more machines that automatically sew fasteners, such as hooks and eyes, to continuous strips of binding tape. Fills hopper of machine with fasteners. May measure hook and eye spacing, using ruler, and examine tape for defects, such as misplaced stitching or discoloration. May tend machine equipped with button sewing adaptor to stitch metal tips to corners of umbrella covers and be designated Tipping-Machine Operator (fabrication, nec). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

787.685-014 FOLDER-SEAMER, AUTOMATIC (any industry)

    Tends machine that folds, stitches, and cuts cloth into lengths to form articles, such as bags, finger-buffs, pillowcases, straps, or tie-backs. May turn handwheel or thumbscrew to adjust tension on roll of cloth. May tend machine that sews string into hem of draw-string bag and be designated Sheet Cutter (tex. prod., nec) II. May be designated according to article fabricated as Bag-Making-Machine Tender (tex. prod., nec); Belt-Loop Maker (garment); Pillowcase Sewer, Automatic (tex. prod., nec); Sewer-And-Cutter, Finger-Buff Material (tex. prod., nec); Strap-Machine Operator, Automatic (garment); Tie-Back Sewer, Automatic (tex. prod., nec). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.685-018 HEMMER, AUTOMATIC (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: side hemmer

    Tends one or more automatic sewing machines that hem continuous lengths of material: Threads material through feed rollers, machine guides, and hem-folding attachment. Starts machine that sews continuous hem and stops as material runs out or thread breaks. When tending machine that sews hemstitch, may be designated Gang-Hemstitching-Machine Operator (tex. prod., nec). May be designated according to product hemmed as Curtain Hemmer, Automatic (tex. prod., nec); Drapery Hemmer, Automatic (tex. prod., nec); Ruffling Hemmer, Automatic (tex. prod., nec). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.685-022 HEMMING-AND-TACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture) alternate titles: border-machine operator; padded-box sewer

    Tends automatic sewing machine that tacks padding to prequilted fabric and hems fabric to form quilted border panels for mattresses and box springs: Inserts rolls of fabric and padding into machine brackets and threads them through guides. May tend automatic machine that only sews hem on fabric to form border panel. May sew cloth handles to border panels, using sewing machine. May insert ventilating eyelets and attach handles to border panels, using punching and crimping machine. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

787.685-026 PLEATER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: l-tacker

    Tends machine that sews pleats in drapery panels: Folds top of panel at designated places to form pleat. Positions folded pleat under presser foot and starts machine that stitches L-pattern to secure pleat. May tend machine equipped with jig that forms pleat prior to sewing. May tend machine that stitches pleat and sews ring to drapery panel at pleat and be designated Ring Attacher (tex. prod., nec). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.685-030 SERGING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry)

    Tends machine that automatically binds edges of articles with serging stitch to reinforce edges, prevent raveling, or give finished appearance. May tend machine with blade attachment to trim raw edges. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.685-034 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, ZIPPER (button & notion)

    Tends one or more automatic sewing machines that stitch cord to edge of continuous length of tape to reinforce it for attachment to zipper chain: Mounts cheeses, cones, or bobbins of cord on holders of machines. Threads cord and tape through guides and tension bars. Starts machine that automatically stitches cords to tape. Observes machine for automatic stopping which indicates defective feed or broken thread. Tapes together broken ends of cord or thread. Examines sewn tape for loose cords or dropped stitching. Adjusts cord tensions and guide positions, using screwdriver and pliers. May tend machines that sew spiral or ladder-shaped filament between layers of tape to form side of zipper and be designated Sewing-Machine Operator, Plastic Zipper (button & notion). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

787.685-038 SHIRRING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: ruffler

    Tends one or more automatic sewing machines that gather continuous lengths of material used for ruffles or valances. Turns thumbscrew or lever to change number of gathers per inch according to specifications. May be designated according to article shirred as Valance Shirrer (tex. prod., nec). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.685-042 TACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry)

    Tends machine that sews pattern of stitches, such as circles or rectangles, to attach parts, such as labels or straps, reinforce seam ends, or decorate articles. May be designated according to parts tacked as Band Tacker (any industry); Bow Tacker (hat & cap) II; Label Tacker (tex. prod., nec); or according to stitches sewn as Bar Tacker (any industry). May attach reinforcing pieces to finger tips of gloves and be designated Tip Sewer (glove & mit.). May tend machine that tacks lead wire, thermostats, and line cord onto fabric body and be designated Tacker (elec. equip.). Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

787.685-046 TOE-CLOSING-MACHINE TENDER (knitting)

    Tends machine that automatically closes toe of sock: Presses pedal to start machine and guides edges of open toe of sock onto feed guide that automatically feeds edges onto revolving dial of machine and through sewing mechanism to close toe. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

787.685-050 TRIMMING SEWER, AUTOMATIC (garment; tex. prod., nec)

    Tends battery of automatic sewing machines to assemble several widths of trimming material, such as lace, ribbon, or braid. Changes cloth guides on machine according to width of material. Threads ends of material through guides according to sequence of assembly. May tend machine to join trimming material to articles, such as garments, lingerie, or valances. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

787.685-054 SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, PAPER BAGS (paper goods)

    Tends automatic sewing machines that stitch folded and glued bottoms of multiwall paper bags to provide additional bag strength: Presses buttons to start machines and observes automatic operation of machines to detect malfunctions. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

787.686-010 BAG SEWER (paper goods) alternate titles: bag-end sewer

    Feeds paper tubes into machine that stitches ends or sews glued tape to one or both ends to seal bags or to form overlap for self-sealing paper bags: Depresses pedal to start machine conveyor. Lifts tubes from load table and positions tubes individually on conveyor leading to machine mechanism that stitches ends and cuts strings and tape. May be designated according to number of ends sewed as Double-End Sewer (paper goods); Single-End Sewer (paper goods).
GOE: 06.04.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788 OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION AND REPAIR OF FOOTWEAR

    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating leather, fabric, and plastic footwear, including house slippers and indoor or outdoor athletic shoes. Occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing molded rubber and plastic footwear are included in Group 753.

788.131-010 SUPERVISOR (boot & shoe)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers in cutting, $T3lasting,$T1 fitting, bottoming, and heeling departments of shoe manufacturing plant: Instructs workers in determining hide areas from which to cut shoe parts and in selecting cutting dies. Examines shoe parts to verify efficient utilization of hides. Requisitions supplies, such as cement, nails, heels, and dowel lifts. Instructs workers in operation of machinery and techniques used in application of dressings and colorings. Repairs malfunctioning equipment, such as cutting machine, stitcher, buffer, and bed laster by adjusting or replacing defective parts. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department supervised as Bottoming-Room Supervisor (boot & shoe); Cutting-Room Supervisor (boot & shoe); Fitting-Room Supervisor (boot & shoe); Heel-Room Supervisor (boot & shoe); Lasting-Room Supervisor (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

788.137-010 SUPERVISOR, PACKING (boot & shoe)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in finishing and packing shoes: Examines shoes for specified coloring, dressing, and polishing, for defects, such as cuts, nicks, and scratches, and for pairing of shoes according to style and size. May train workers in operation of machinery and techniques used in application of dressings and colorings. 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

788.222-010 INSTRUCTOR (boot & shoe)

    Instructs workers to tend or operate machines used to manufacture boots and shoes, utilizing knowledge of machine function and process: Teaches workers to tend or operate machines used to stitch, fold, skive, stamp, crease, perforate, or staple shoe parts. Identifies and describes functions of machine parts, and explains adjustment and maintenance requirements. Demonstrates steps required to prepare machines for operation. Examines work of trainees and instructs workers to detect and correct defective work. Assists experienced workers to improve work techniques.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

788.261-010 ORTHOPEDIC-BOOT-AND-SHOE DESIGNER AND MAKER (boot & shoe; protective dev.)

    Fabricates boots and shoes for deformed feet according to prescription and patient's measurements: Studies prescription to determine degree of deformity and type of correction to be built into shoe. Measures foot, using calipers, tape measure, rule, and other measuring devices and instruments, and applying knowledge of foot anatomy and orthopedic shoe-making techniques. Discusses boot and shoe styles available with customer to determine customer's desires. Makes plaster cast of foot when exact measurements are required. Designs paper patterns for shoe parts and cuts out leather from pattern, using knives. Marks and punches out eyelets, and inserts and clinches metal rings in holes, using eyelet riveter. Tacks insole on last and draws upper over last with pliers, tacking upper in place. Inserts foam cushioning or arch support material, such as steel, leather, or cork, under insole to support or cushion foot. Sews sole and upper together, using sewing machine. Glues cork, leather, wood, or rubber material to build up extension of outer sole to specified height. Buffs surface of sole and curves sole upward to provide stable walking surface. May fabricate arch supports which can be inserted in regular shoes.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

788.281-010 DESIGNER AND PATTERNMAKER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: master-pattern maker; model maker

    Prepares master pattern of shoe upper design and cuts pattern into individual parts preparatory to making template: Pencils markings, such as cone, back seam, or shank edge onto sized wooden last. Positions kraft paper on last and trims paper along markings, using knife or scissors. Traces outline onto manila paper, cardboard, or pressboard, using cut form or last mold as pattern. Draws details, such as stitching or ornamentation according to design specifications, using drafting instruments. Cuts traced design into individual patterns of shoe parts, such as quarters, saddles, and vamps, using scissors or knife. May compile manufacturing data from design specifications. May prepare pattern template.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

788.381-010 COBBLER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: shoe repairer; shoe stitcher, odd

    Repairs shoes damaged in manufacturing process: Inspects shoe or reads ticket to determine defects. Removes damaged parts, using handtools, such as knife, hammer, $T3lasting tool,$T1 prying tool, and tack puller. Operates stitching machine or stitches by hand to repair broken or missed stitches and to replace parts. Relasts shoe to remove defects, such as wrinkles from outer parts, bunching of inner parts, and crooked seams. Aligns and cements parts, such as edges, bindings, heels, soles, and uppers of shoe by hand. May fill holes and cracks in shoes, using colored wax filler. May be designated according to part of shoe repaired as Cobbler, Sole (boot & shoe); Cobbler, Upper (boot & shoe); Lining Repairer (boot & shoe); or according to method of shoe construction as Cobbler, McKay (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

788.381-014 SHOEMAKER, CUSTOM (boot & shoe)

    Makes boots and shoes, using hand and machine tools: Makes patterns, using form of foot and pattern paper, and outlines patterns on leather. Cuts out parts with shears and knife, and sews them together on machine to form uppers. Marks eyelets, punches them out, and inserts metal rings and clinches them on machine. Assembles last and attaches it to stand. Tacks insole on last and draws upper over last, tacking it in place. Trims upper with knife and sews on welt. Attaches outer sole to lasted upper by sewing it on or by roughening surface of sole with rasp and wire brush, coating it with cement and hammering it. Tacks on rand, leather lifts to build heel base, and heel. Trims and buffs edges of sole and heel, using knife and buffing wheel. Brushes dressing dye on shoe and polishes it by holding it against rotating brush. May roughen outsole and cement rubber or fiber sole to it. May design and make women's fashion or custom shoes of materials, such as leather, fabric, and straw and be designated Custom-Shoe Designer And Maker (boot & shoe).
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

788.384-010 INSPECTOR (boot & shoe)

    Inspects finished and partially finished shoes and shoe parts for imperfections and repairs less extensive damages: Examines parts or shoes for defects, such as uneven or broken stitching, lining wrinkles, or excess cement. Marks extensively damaged parts or shoes with chalk or attaches repair tag and routes them to departments for repair. Cuts out defective stitching, using scissors or knife, and tends stitching machine to repair defect, or brushes on adhesive to replace defective stitching or part. Removes wrinkles from material, using moistening mixture and brush, and portable electric hot air blower. May be designated according to part or kind of shoe inspected or to department as Bottoming-Room Inspector (boot & shoe); Casual-Shoe Inspector (boot & shoe); Dress-Shoe Inspector (boot & shoe); Fitting-Room Inspector (boot & shoe); Lining Inspector (boot & shoe); Packing-Room Inspector (boot & shoe). May be designated: Quarter Inspector (boot & shoe); Sock-Lining Examiner (boot & shoe); Upper Inspector (boot & shoe); White-Shoe Examiner (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

788.387-010 UPPER-LEATHER SORTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: leather grader

    Receives, stores, sorts, and issues upper shoe leather for cutting operations: Verifies contents of bundles of leather against delivery form. Stores bundles in bins or on shelves according to code, color, or supplier's designation. Sorts leather according to quality, thickness, and color. Compares pieces of leather to match color and grain. Inspects leather for defects, such as open grains, scars, and undercuts. Fills orders for upper leather from stock. Bundles leather and attaches work order for issuance to workers. May carry or handtruck bundles to workers. May sort and store other shoe upper material, such as synthetics and cloth.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.584-010 HEEL SORTER (boot & shoe)

    Sorts and grades leather heels: Sorts right and left heels into groups. Examines groups for defects, such as nicks, scars, brittleness, and texture, to grade heels. Records information on grading sheet. Places heels in containers for discard, reprocessing, shipment, or storage.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.584-014 MARKER, HAND (boot & shoe) alternate titles: cut-out marker; upper marker

    Marks lines or numbers that serve as guides for subsequent operations on shoe parts: Selects pattern, following specifications. Places and aligns pattern on part. Marks lines with crayon, pencil, or pen, following slots in pattern. When marking location of heel seat, positions heel and scratches line on sole in front of heel, using knife point. Pencils in identifying numbers according to job ticket. May attach identifying tags. May be designated according to part marked as Heel Marker (boot & shoe); Lining Marker (boot & shoe); or according to guidelines marked as Eyelet-Row Marker (boot & shoe); Fancy-Stitch Marker (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.587-010 JOB PUTTER-UP AND TICKET PREPARER (boot & shoe)

    Gathers and prepares hides and schedules leather cutting operations for shoe production, according to standard procedures: Gathers bundled hides from storage bins according to work ticket. Records quantity and length of hides from tag on bundle. Scrapes paper labels from hides with knife to prepare hides for cutting. Sorts work tickets according to number of shoes, stock number, type of hide, and shoe widths required to arrange daily work for CLICKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe; glove & mit.; leather prod.) Bundles sorted tickets for distribution by another worker.
GOE: 05.09.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.667-010 ODD-SHOE EXAMINER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: back-shoe operator

    Examines shoe uppers for defective leather parts and distributes replacement parts to processing area: Cuts stitching in shoe upper with knife or scissors and rips out defective parts. Writes specifications for replacement parts on work order and delivers it to initial processing area. Carries replacement parts to and from various departments to accomplish specified processing, such as cutting, marking, and stitching. Delivers replacement parts to fitting department for assembly to upper of shoe. Converses with department supervisors to correct irregular flow of replacement parts.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-010 ASSEMBLER FOR PULLER-OVER, HAND (boot & shoe) alternate titles: back tacker; hand assembler; laster, hand

    Inserts cement covered counter between lining and shoe upper to prepare upper for further lasting operations: Places counter on wire screen, dips screen in liquid cement, and drains excess cement from counter. Positions last on $T3pin jack.$T1 Inserts counter between lining and upper. Pulls shoe upper onto last and aligns back seam of upper with guide marks on last. Tacks upper to last, using $T3lasting tool.$T1
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-014 ASSEMBLER, SANDAL PARTS (boot & shoe)

    Joins precemented sandal parts: Places pattern on outsole as guide for positioning vamp and quarter straps. Places vamp and quarter strap ends in pattern slots on outsole. Loops vamp straps to form weave pattern. Removes pattern from outsole. Hammers strap ends to join onto outsole. Presses insole onto inner side of outsole. Positions joined parts on machine under heated presser head and depresses pedal to apply heat and pressure to parts.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-018 BINDING FOLDER, MACHINE (boot & shoe) alternate titles: braid folder

    Folds presewn binding over edge of shoe uppers to smooth and finish edge, using folding machine: Guides upper under heating element to soften cement on unfolded binding. Positions upper on machine and depresses pedal to fold binding over raw edge of upper and cement it to side of upper. Bends or folds corners of bindings to lie smoothly and pounds them with handtool. May be designated according to type of binding used as French-Binding Folder (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-022 BLEMISH REMOVER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: color repairer; dull shoe repairer; filler; leather repairer; shoe repairer

    Removes color blemishes and fills in cracks or scratches on shoes: Applies prepared colors with cloth, hand spray, or crayon to obtain or restore specified color. Applies prepared filler, using cloth or hand spray, to fill cracks and scratches. May blend prepared pigments to match shoe color, using spatula. May cement or rub cut or nicked areas of shoe. May be designated according to type or color of shoe as Russet Repairer (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-026 BOTTOM FILLER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: cushion cementer; insole-bottom filler; insole filler

    Fills insole depression with compound to provide cushion for ball of foot and even surface for attachment of outsole: Spreads heated compound on insole, using spatula. Positions shoe on machine and depresses pedal to lower heated plate that presses and smooths compound. May press and smooth compound by hand, using spatula. May fill heated reservoir with compound.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-030 BOTTOM WHEELER (boot & shoe)

    Imprints designs, lines, or notches on bottom of outsole to decorate, finish, or mark shoe sole: Presses and guides heated scoring (seat wheeling) tool, notching tool (branding iron), or inked rod (striping rod) on sole to imprint design. Loads processed shoes on wheeled rack and pushes rack to storage area.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-034 BOW MAKER (boot & shoe)

    Assembles bows to be used as ornamental shoe parts: Selects precut strips of material, such as leather, plastic, or fabric, following ticket specifications. Ties strips into bows by hand. Joins bow parts, using hand stapler. May sew bow parts together by hand. May brush cement onto parts and press parts together.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-038 BUTTONHOLE MAKER (boot & shoe)

    Makes buttonholes for shoes: Sets button fly of quarter against gauge of machine. Depresses lever which brings down knife to cut buttonhole and stitcher to automatically stitch all around buttonhole.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-042 CRIPPLE WORKER (boot & shoe)

    Cuts or pulls defective leather or fabric parts from shoe uppers and cements replacement parts: Cuts stitching with knife or scissors and pulls defective part, such as vamp, box-toe, or lining from upper. Tags and routes defective parts to cutting department to obtain replacement parts. Cements replacement parts to upper. May cut and pull defective stitching from upper to permit restitching.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-046 FINGER COBBLER (boot & shoe)

    Repairs damaged outer surface of leather shoes: Examines shoe for defects, such as scuffs, cracks, and blemishes. Spreads glue on defects and presses leather with heated iron rod to seal. Buffs defective area with sandpaper or by holding shoe against buffing wheel. Wipes defective area with rag to remove foreign material. Mixes waxes to obtain matching color or selects matching crayon stick. Spreads wax on defective surface. Rubs repaired area with rag to polish and blend surfaces.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-050 FLAMER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: shoe singer; singeing-torch operator; singer and unloader

    Singes surplus threads from shoe uppers, using gas flame or torch, or cuts excess threads, using knife or scissors.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-054 HAND SEWER, SHOES (boot & shoe) alternate titles: hand lacer; hand trimmer; moccasin sewer

    Sews shoe parts, such as heel ends, plugs, and quarters, to vamp or raises decorative stitches (kicker) in backstay of casual shoes: Soaks skived or nonskived parts in water to soften them. Positions lasted shoe on pin jack and pulls and tacks parts to last with lasting tool. Punches stitch openings in parts with awl. Inserts waxed thread through punched openings to join skived shoe parts to vamp or raise decorative stitching in backstay. Removes tacks and shapes seam, using lasting tool. May hold unskived shoe parts in hand and insert metal tipped lace through perforations to join parts to vamp. Smooths and polishes seams, using rubbing stick. May join parts of unlasted shoes, pulling needle and waxed thread through perforated stitch openings.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-058 HEEL ATTACHER, WOOD (boot & shoe) alternate titles: wood-heel cementer

    Glues wood heels to lasted shoes: Brushes liquid cement on heel seat. Positions heel on heel seat of shoe and pushes pedal to lock shoe in holding fixture. Inserts drill bit through guide hole in last and drills hole in top of heel for temporary holding screw, using hand drill or portable electric drill. Turns screw through heel seat into heel with pneumatic screwdriver to hold heel against outsole of shoe until glue dries.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-062 HEEL-SEAT FITTER, HAND (boot & shoe)

    Trims, tacks, and pounds heel seat to prepare shoes for heel attachment: Selects heels according to specified size and style. Positions lasted shoe on stationary pin jack. Positions heel on heel seat and scratches line to indicate area to be trimmed. Trims heel seat to fit heel, using knife. Tacks heel seat to insole and pounds seat to conform leather to contour of heel, using hammer. Repositions heel on heel seat to verify fit.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-066 INKER (boot & shoe)

    Applies ink, stain, color, glaze, or dope to edges, along seams, or to shoe parts to color, clean, or protect parts, using brush, cloth, or spray gun. May clean shoes or shoe parts, using dry sponge or cloth and cleaning fluids. May be designated according to part treated as Edge Inker (boot & shoe); Edge Inker, Heels (boot & shoe); Edge Inker, Uppers (boot & shoe); or according to coating substance as Dope Edger (boot & shoe); or according to type of finish as Antiquer (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-070 INTERLACER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: weaver

    Weaves decorative designs in shoe uppers. Draws strips of material, such as fabric or leather, between slits in shoe upper to weave decorative design.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-074 LASTER, HAND (boot & shoe)

    Pulls and secures linings and uppers over last to form leather shoes of designated size: Pulls cloth or leather lining tightly and smoothly over wooden last and secures to insole with cement. Trims away excess material with knife. Pulls assembled upper onto last and draws upper over last and insole. Drives temporary tacks into insole to secure upper until welt stitching or cementing is completed, or drives permanent lasting tacks through upper, lining, insole, and against steel bottom of last to clinch tacks into insole and permanently secure upper to insole. May tack sole to upper in preparation for final soling operations.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-078 LASTING-MACHINE OPERATOR, HAND METHOD (boot & shoe) alternate titles: counter tacker

    Tacks counters and lining to shoe insole: Removes last from rack and positions it on spindle of machine. Tightens and smooths lining, counter, and upper on left side of shoe, using hand pincers. Removes last from spindle and positions it under tacking hammer of machine. Presses pedal to start machine and guides left side of shoe through tacking mechanism. Repeats operation on right side.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-082 OUTSIDE CUTTER, HAND (boot & shoe) alternate titles: carver; hand shoe cutter; modeler; sample cutter; shoe cutter; upper cutter-out; upper-leather cutter; vamp-and-whole-shoe cutter, hand

    Cuts upper shoe parts from leather or other material, using hand knife: Selects material and cutting pattern according to specifications. Marks defects, such as brands, cuts, and scars, using chalk, and cuts leather against grain to minimize stretch. Positions pattern over material on cutting board. Draws knife along edge of pattern to cut parts. Bundles cut parts. Marks size on top part, using pencil.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-086 PULLER AND LASTER, MACHINE (boot & shoe)

    Pulls shoe upper over last and shapes toe and forepart sections of shoe, using lasting machine: Places upper in steamer to soften leather. Presses last against jack lever that closes pincers on upper edges and lifts heel of last to stretch upper. Positions toe of last on machine toe plate and depresses pedal to raise toe plate and cause pincers to grip upper edges. Depresses pedal to move heated wipers across toe and forepart sections of upper and press precemented edges onto insole. Turns knobs to adjust wiper position or pressure.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-090 PULLER OVER, MACHINE (boot & shoe)

    Stretches toe, vamp, and quarters of shoe upper over sides of last and tacks upper onto insole and bottom of last, using pull-over machine: Positions lasted upper on machine. Pulls lever to stretch upper over last. Pushes second lever to clamp upper in position and depresses pedal to start tacking operation.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.684-094 RASPER (boot & shoe)

    Files insoles and nails that protrude through insoles, using rasping machine: Cuts protruding nail ends, using wire cutters. Presses and holds shoe against revolving shaft of rasping machine to file nails and smooth insole. May hold shoe under air nozzle and depress pedal to blow filings from inside of shoe. May pound nails and tacks that protrude through insoles, using hammer, to smooth insoles. May pull tacks with tack remover. May be designated according to part rasped as Forepart Rasper (boot & shoe); Heel-Nail Rasper (boot & shoe); Insole Rasper (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-098 SAMPLE SHOE INSPECTOR AND REWORKER (boot & shoe)

    Inspects sample and nonsample uppers and shoes and removes imperfections: Examines sample uppers for blemishes, such as wrinkles, rough seams, and bulges. Removes blemishes with handtools, such as electric irons, hammers, and knives. Disassembles blemished nonsample shoes received from packing inspectors and sample uppers having defects, such as broken stitches, torn parts, and discolored materials, for reassembly by other workers.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

788.684-102 SCREW REMOVER (boot & shoe)

    Pushes hook-eye of screw, used temporarily to hold heel to shoe, into chuck of screw-remover machine to loosen and remove screw from heel, heel-seat, and last. Pushes pedal to start machine.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-106 SLIP LASTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: last inserter; relaster

    Replaces last in shoe upper prior to bottoming, using one of following methods: (1) Places broken last (open at hinge) on stationary $T3pin jack.$T1 Positions shoe upper on last and pulls heel section of last down to stretch upper. (2) Places toe of upper onto last. Inserts shoe horn device in heel section of upper and depresses pedal to pull upper onto last. May align sock lining between last and insole. May tack upper parts, such as vamp strap or wrapper onto last, using $T3lasting tool.$T1 May immerse uppers in softening solution to prevent seams from splitting. May remove upper from last.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.684-110 SOLE SEWER, HAND (boot & shoe) alternate titles: sole stitcher, hand

    Sews outsoles to custom-made shoe by hand: Attaches pig bristle to end of cord to make point that will enter awl holes easily. Waxes cord by drawing it through ball of wax. Marks guideline around welt of shoe. Softens sole with water-soaked sponge. Cuts groove, using grooving tool, along line of marking on sole to make channel stitch. Cuts groove in welt along marked line to make invisible stitch. Makes hole through welt and sole with awl. Inserts one end of cord through hole and draws it about halfway through. Punches another hole and inserts both ends of cord through hole from opposite sides to form lock stitch. Continues punching and stitching operations in straight line, locking threads each time. Pounds down sole, using shoemaker's hammer, and levels off sole by rolling round piece of wood forward and backward over sole until surface is smooth and even. Smooths stitching (straight stitch) with piece of flat bone if stitching shows on welt.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

788.684-114 THREAD LASTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: stitchdown-thread laster; stitchdown-thread-lasting-machine operator

    Attaches shoe upper to insole, using stitchdown-thread-lasting machine: Sets last, with insole attached, on table and pulls upper over last by setting toe and end of upper in jaws of machine. Holds upper against insole on shoe rest. Depresses lever which lowers feeder onto upper edge. Pushes lever to start machine and guides shoe into feeding mechanism that sews upper to insole.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-118 TREE DRILLER (boot & shoe)

    Presses last (tree) against power drill bit at specified point to drill hole through last into heel seat of women's shoes to receive retaining screw which secures wooden heel to shoes.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-122 UPPER-AND-BOTTOM LACER, HAND (boot & shoe)

    Assembles parts of novelty shoes by lacing parts together with braided cloth or leather strips: Fashions upper portion of shoe by lacing quarters to vamp. Aligns perforated upper and sole, inserts tipped lacer, and draws parts together by lacing backward around shoe on either side. Ties lacer at top of heel. Smooths outside of shoe sole and heel stitches by pounding with hammer.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-126 WOOD-HEEL FINISHER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: breast finisher; heel finisher

    Trims and smooths leather that covers breast and shank of wood heels, performing any of following duties: Trims and splits projecting edges of breast flap with knife or scissors. Brushes cement onto shank and lodge. Inserts heel flap against heel breast and under top lift. Bevels and smooths edges of breast flap with beveling stick. Smooths wrinkles from heel covering with heated iron or hot air. May be designated according to task performed as Wood-Heel Cementer (boot & shoe); Wood-Heel-Flap Inserter (boot & shoe); Wood-Heel-Flap Rubber (boot & shoe); Wood-Heel-Flap Trimmer (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

788.684-130 WRINKLE CHASER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: flamer, after lasting; ironer; presser

    Irons wrinkles from shoes or shoe parts: Inspects shoes or parts for inside or outside wrinkles. Removes wrinkles, using heated hand or stationary iron, or hot air blower and awl-shaped handtool. May be designated according to part of shoe smoothed or ironed as Lining Ironer (boot & shoe); Wood-Heel-Cover Ironer (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.685-010 FLARE BREAKER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: cookie breaker

    Tends machine that bends flare to conform to shape of arch: Wets flare to make it pliable. Holds lasted insole against hexagon-shaped roller that beats flare against arch contour of last.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.685-014 FOLDING-MACHINE TENDER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: fold skiver; tip cementer; topline-beading-machine tender

    Tends bench-mounted machine to fold and press precemented edges of shoe parts together: Positions parts on bed of machine and depresses pedal to lower presser foot to fold part and press edges together.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.685-018 STOCK FITTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: fitting room operator; insole-and-outsole preparer; sole cutter

    Cuts and shapes leather insoles and outsoles for further processing, performing any combination of following duties: Tends machine to stamp out insole or outsole blanks. Trims blanks to pattern size by feeding through sole-rounding machine. Sorts blanks according to designated quality standards. Feeds blanks into splitting machine to cut to desired thickness. Shaves edges of soles at shank to improve appearance and to increase flexibility. Roughens band around edge of outsole. Applies bank of cement around edge of outsole. May cement cord platforms, staple wedgies to platforms, and cut and turn channels for welt shoes. May cement filler to ball of insole to prevent squeaking of finished shoe.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

788.685-022 TONGUE PRESSER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that shapes and removes wrinkles from tongue of leather shoes. Presses foot switch to close upper and lower halves of heated forming die that shapes and removes wrinkles from tongue.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.685-026 TOP FORMER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: top ironer; upper shaper

    Tends machine that shapes shoe uppers on heated forming die: Positions shoe upper on heated forming die and pulls lever to bring padded pressing arm against shoe to shape back part of upper. Releases lever after specified time and removes shoe upper from die.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.685-030 WRAP TURNER (boot & shoe)

    Tends machine that turns wrap on platformed shoe to prepare for cementing: Brushes liquid leather softener on wrap to prevent tearing. Holds toe of shoe upside down so that wrap fits over stationary U-shaped horn of machine. Depresses pedal that lowers flat, toe-shaped piece against bottom of shoe at toe, pressing shoe downward below walls of horn, to reverse wrap. Performs same operation at heel of shoe. Turns wrap on sides by hand.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-010 ANTISQUEAK FILLER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: antisqueak applier; antisqueak chalker; chalker, soles; flare chalker; outsole paraffiner

    Applies liquid coating to shoe parts, or cements cushioning material between parts, to prevent squeaking due to friction or wear. Brushes coating of liquid chalk, paraffin, or wax on parts, such as heel bases, flares, and outsoles.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-014 BOTTOM BLEACHER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: bleacher; bottom scrubber

    Applies bleaching liquid to bottom of leather outsoles of lasted shoes, using brush or cloth, to lighten color of outsoles. May apply stain, using cloth or sponge. May apply cleaning fluid to remove foreign matter.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-018 BRUSHER (boot & shoe)

    Holds and turns shoes against revolving brushes to clean and polish them: Coats revolving wheel with wax, using wax black. Holds shoe against wheel to apply wax, then against revolving bristle and cloth wheels to polish shoe. May clean, wax, and polish shoe heels and soles and be designated Edge Polisher (boot & shoe). May be designated according to part of shoe worked on as Bottom Brusher (boot & shoe); Heel Brusher (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-022 BUCKLER AND LACER (boot & shoe)

    Threads laces through eyelets and buckles straps on finished shoes in preparation for shipping.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-026 CASER, SHOE PARTS (boot & shoe) alternate titles: caser; counter caser

    Gathers and sorts shoe parts for delivery to other departments or workers: Collects parts, such as heels, quarters, linings, and outsoles from baskets, bins, or racks, following quality, quantity, size, and style specifications. Sorts parts according to identifying numbers and bundles or places them in containers for delivery. Receives and stores parts. May examine parts for defects, such as cracks or rough finishes. May copy identifying numbers from order ticket onto shoe parts or containers, using crayon or pencil. May stamp container number onto order ticket, using ink stamp.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

788.687-030 CEMENTER, HAND (boot & shoe) alternate titles: gluer; gummer; material combiner; paster

    Joins precemented shoe parts, or applies cement to join parts, using any of following methods: (1) Brushes cement onto parts. (2) Sprays cement onto parts, using spray gun. (3) Rubs parts over cement-covered roller. (4) Feeds and pulls parts between cement-covered rollers. May align precemented parts, following seams or edges, markings on parts, or template guides, and press parts together by hand or using handtools. May trim excess material from cemented parts. May mark position of heel seat, using pencil. May roughen shoe parts in preparation for cementing. May brush solvent on parts to activate cemented surface. May hammer holding nail through stacked lifts and place heels in press to dry and be designated Heel Builder, Hand (boot & shoe). May be designated according to parts cemented as Arch-Pad Cementer (boot & shoe); Bottom Cementer (boot & shoe) II; Box-Toe Cementer (boot & shoe); Heel Cementer (boot & shoe); Heel Coverer (boot & shoe). May be designated: Heel Padder (boot & shoe); Shank Cementer, Hand (boot & shoe); Sock Liner (boot & shoe); Sole Layer, Hand (boot & shoe); Upper Doubler (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

788.687-034 COLOR MATCHER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: heel sprayer, first; uniformer

    Inspects shoes for color uniformity and rectifies defects: Examines outer surface of finished shoes for spots of light or irregular coloring. Mixes coloring solutions until matching color is obtained. Sprays solution on defective area of shoe with spray gun or applies solution by hand, using rag or finger. Polishes repaired area with rag to blend with other shoe surface.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

788.687-038 DRESSER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: luster repairer; quarter doper; shoe dresser

    Applies liquid dressing or dye on shoes to produce glossy finish, using brush, sponge, or spray gun: Applies dressing by method specified for particular style of shoe. May apply hot water and alcohol to back of shoe to soften leather and prevent splitting of back seam when last is removed. May apply filler to prepare leather for dressing operation.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-042 FINISHING TRIMMER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: cover cutter; cover remover; goring cutter; gusset ripper

    Cuts and removes temporary protective plastic covers, $T3gore$T1 reinforcing tape, or stitches from closed gussets from shoes prior to dressing and packing operations: Presses shoe against friction-heated trimming wheel or inserts knife or other handtool between upper of shoe and cover, cutting cover at welt. Removes material by hand and places shoe on rack.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-046 FLOORWORKER, LASTING (boot & shoe)

    Marks shoe parts rejected in lasting inspection, distributes rejected parts for repair, and locates repaired parts: Marks or tags damaged uppers. Pulls last from damaged upper and returns upper to department of origin or to worker for repair. Locates and gathers repaired parts. Procures replacements for damaged lasts.
GOE: 05.09.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-050 FOLDER, HAND (boot & shoe) alternate titles: flat folder

    Folds precemented edges of shoe parts that cannot be folded by machine to form finished edges, and tamps edges with hammer to crease and cleave material. May apply cement with brush or finger under nonadhesive edges. May hammer prefolded edge of insole cover over arch pad to flatten cover edge and be designated Hammerer, Tab (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-054 GOLF-SHOE-SPIKE ASSEMBLER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: golf-stud riveter

    Attaches studs or spikes to golf shoe soles and heels by one of following methods: (1) Sets leather sole right side up on anvil. Depresses pedal causing magnetized driver to push rivet end of stud through sole and clinch it into bottom of sole or heel. (2) Threads spikes into metal inserts that have been molded into plastic soles and heels of completed shoes. Holds shoe against bench-mounted air wrench, inserts spike head into socket, and presses shoe against revolving wrench until spike is threaded securely. Repeats operation until each spike in sole and heel is assembled to shoe.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-058 HEEL DIPPER (boot & shoe)

    Dips heels in cement prior to heel covering operation: Places heels in wire basket. Immerses basket in cement solution to coat heels. Raises basket, allowing excess cement to drain. Places heels on drying rack. May attach heels to bar used to hold heels for dipping in cement.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

788.687-062 INSOLE-AND-HEEL-STIFFENER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: channel-lip stiffener, insoles; rib-stiffener and heel-dipper

    Applies stiffening solution to insoles in preparation for $T3lasting$T1 by dipping toe and heel of insole in tank, and guiding channel of insole under roller of machine onto which stiffening solution is automatically fed. May dip heel sections into solution and place them on drying rack and be designated Heel Dipper, Insole (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-066 LABORER, BOOT AND SHOE (boot & shoe)

    Performs any combination of following tasks in shoe factory: Removes lasts from assembled shoes by hand. Sorts lasts according to size and stores them in bins. Gathers leather scraps for salvage. Stacks and stores leather parts according to size and shape. Transfers shoes in various stages of completion to workers for further processing. Sweeps floors and cleans work benches. May off bear products of leather cutting and shaping machines. May sand heels on sanding machine, and burnish work boots.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-070 LACER I (boot & shoe)

    Inserts permanent laces through two lower eyelets of shoes and ties them to prevent loss. May attach descriptive tag to shoe.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-074 LACING-STRING CUTTER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: string cutter

    Cuts and removes temporary lacing strings that hold shoe uppers together during $T3lasting$T1 operations, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

788.687-078 LAST CHALKER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: last dipper; last greaser; last waxer

    Treats lasts (shoe molds) to prevent lining from sticking at box toe and counter when shoe is lasted. Paints toe and heel of last with paste or chalky preparation.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-082 LAST CLEANER (boot & shoe)

    Cleans wooden shoe lasts by pressing them against rotating abrasive wheel to remove dried cement. Stacks cleaned lasts according to size on rack.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

788.687-086 LAST PULLER (boot & shoe)

    Removes lasts from shoes by either of following methods: (1) Places shoe on $T3pin jack$T1 and pulls sharply on heel seam, causing hinge of last to open and release shoe. (2) Places shoe on pin jack and depresses pedal to force shoe against vertically moving rubber belt that lifts heel section from last. Removes shoe from last by hand.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-090 LEATHER SOFTENER (boot & shoe)

    Softens leather shoe parts by one of following methods: (1) Places shoe parts, by case lots, on rack and pushes rack into humidifier. Turns valves to control heat and moisture in humidifier. Records rack number and time or date of placement in humidifier. Pushes rack of softened parts to other workers. (2) Dips bundles of welt strips into water and places bundles in humidifying room to maintain moisture in strips. (3) Places outsoles on rack, places rack on dipping frame, and lowers frame into trough of softener solution, using power hoist. Pushes rack of softened outsoles into humidifying room. (4) Sprays softening solution on shoe parts, using spray gun. (5) Pulls shoe part along roller that applies softening solution to part. (6) Wipes flesh side of leather with dampened rag or sponge to maintain pliability. May place sheets of fiberboard or leatherboard in softening solution, place softened board on skid, and cover stack of boards with plastic sheet to retain moisture. May be designated according to part treated as Heel-Cover Softener (boot & shoe); Sole Wetter (boot & shoe); Upper Muller (boot & shoe); Vamp Wetter (boot & shoe); Welt Treater (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-094 MOLDER, SHOE PARTS (boot & shoe) alternate titles: conformal pad former; plastic insert molder

    Molds preshaped piece of plastic to form shoe parts, such as arch supports and counters: Softens plastic piece in oven and positions it in mold. Pulls lever that lowers die to press and shape part. Removes shaped part from mold. May mark part to indicate size, using marking pencil.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-098 PAINTER, BOTTOM (boot & shoe) alternate titles: bottom stainer; sole stainer

    Applies ink or stain onto bottoms of leather outsoles and heels, using brush, sponge, or spray gun, to color bottoms and prepare surface for polishing. May press shoe bottom against machine bristle rollers that remove excess stain and impart preliminary finish.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-102 PEGGER (boot & shoe)

    Hammers wooden pegs into heel and arch of boots to strengthen shank and keep boot waterproof: Places boot on $T3pin jack$T1 and shapes edge of sole, using hammer. Marks row for pegs around heel and arch, using marking tool. Punches holes for pegs, using awl and hammer. Selects length of peg according to thickness of boot, places peg in hole, and hammers peg into boot. Repeats operation for each side of shank.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-106 SCRAP SORTER (boot & shoe)

    Sorts and bags scrap leather to salvage usable pieces for further processing: Gathers scrap leather from cutting operations. Sorts trimmed material according to kind and use. Places sorted scrap in bags.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-110 SHANK INSPECTOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: shank picker; shank sorter

    Examines steel arch shanks for imperfections, such as burrs or excess metal, and packs them in container. Discards defective shanks.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-114 SHANK TAPER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: shank paperer

    Presses strips of gummed paper tape on shoe upper to protect it during sanding of outsole.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-118 SHANK-PIECE TACKER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: shanker; shank tacker

    Positions and affixes metal shank piece to shank of shoes to support arch, using hammer and tacks or stapler.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-122 SHOE CLEANER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: treer

    Removes foreign matter, such as grease and cement from finished shoes, using art gum, knife, and cleaning fluids. Applies dressing to cleaned area to restore color and finish, using brush or spray gun and dressing or colored paint. May wrap shoe ornaments with paper for protection during packing and shipping. May spray disinfectant on inside of shoes to sanitize them and be designated Sanitizer (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-126 SHOE COVERER (boot & shoe)

    Places canvas, paper, or plastic covers over partially assembled shoes to protect uppers during processing. Inserts toe of shoe into end of cover, pulls cover over heel, and secures cover with rubberband or tacks edges of cover to insole.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-130 SHOE TURNER (boot & shoe)

    Turns inverted shoe-vamp strap right side out: Pulls tubular strap down over vertical rod. Depresses pedal to lower second rod onto folded end of strap. Pulls up on bottom part of vamp strap to turn strap right side out. Releases pedal and removes strap. Bundles parts for delivery to other workers. May press adhesive cloth tape to inside of perforated leather uppers to prepare them for stitching. May pull boot upper onto turning rod frame, clamp top of upper to turning bar, and pull bar forward to turn boot upper right side out and be designated Boot Turner (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-134 SOLE SCRAPER (boot & shoe)

    Scrapes excess ink dressing from edge of shoe soles with metal scraper or knife to minimize clogging of sandpaper when sanding edges of sole.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-138 STEEL-BOX-TOE INSERTER (boot & shoe)

    Inserts steel box toe into forepart of safety shoe: Places toe of lasted shoe in steam box to soften leather and positions steamed shoe on $T3pin jack.$T1 Pulls tacks and upper-holding wire from toe area of shoe, using $T3lasting tool.$T1 Draws upper leather back from toe area by hand and inserts steel box toe over lining. Brushes cement onto vamp edge of box toe and covers edge with felt strip to prevent friction between metal and upper leather. Pulls upper leather back over toe area, using lasting tool. Tacks edges of shoe upper to last, using hammer.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-142 TABLE WORKER (boot & shoe)

    Performs any combination of following tasks in stitching room, using handtools: Cements doubles (cloth backing) together. Brushes cement on shoe parts. Counts number of parts and verifies total against work ticket. Sorts parts. Cuts and ties threads.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-146 TACK PULLER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: anchor-tack puller; insole-tack-puller, hand

    Pulls temporary holding tacks from insole and upper of lasted shoe, using tack-pulling tool or pincers. May remove toe-wire and tacks from lasted shoes, using tack puller and pincers.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-150 TRIMMER, HAND (boot & shoe)

    Trims excess material from edges or decorative openings of shoe parts, using handtools, such as knife and shears, and following specifications, markings, or template outline.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-154 VAMP CREASER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: crimper

    Tends crimping machine that creases shoe vamps (part of shoe over instep) by one of following methods: (1) Positions leather model of vamp on vamp to be creased and places them under heated machine head. Depresses pedal to lower head and crimp vamp and model against parallel walls. (2) Places assembled shoe over die in machine head and stamps crease into vamp where foot bends. May place vamp over steamer to soften leather prior to crimping.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-158 VAMP-STRAP IRONER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: shoe ironer

    Creases turn-stitched seams of lined vamp strap: Pushes steel insert into open end of strap to hold seams flat. Moistens strap with sponge and places strap on ironing bed. Depresses pedal to lower hot-iron plate and iron strap. Releases pedal, removes strap from ironing bed, and withdraws insert.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-162 WELT-BUTTER, HAND (boot & shoe)

    Cuts off excess welt at heel seat of lasted shoe, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

788.687-166 WHITE-SHOE RAGGER (boot & shoe)

    Brushes liquid polish on white leather shoes and rubs shoes with rag to give glossy and finished appearance. May apply polish to white leather of multicolored shoes, using artist's brush.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789 OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION AND REPAIR OF TEXTILE, LEATHER, AND RELATED PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fabricating and repairing textile, leather, fur, and related products.

789.132-010 SUPERVISOR IV (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in laying out, cutting, and sewing material for household articles, such as bed linens, curtains, drapes, or slipcovers: Examines finished articles for defects, such as uneven seams and missed stitches, to maintain qualitative standards. Trains workers in laying out and cutting material and in sewing machine operation. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to article fabricated or department as Cutting-And-Sewing Supervisor (tex. prod., nec); Drapery Room Supervisor (retail trade; tex. prod., nec); Pillow-And-Cushion-Department Supervisor (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

789.132-014 SUPERVISOR I (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting, sewing, inspecting, and turning textile bags: Measures and examines bags at various stages of processing to verify conformance to specifications. Informs workers when variations in size and defects in sewing, stringing, and turning are detected. Orders machine adjustments or changes in work procedure to restore production to specifications or to introduce changes in bag styles. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to department as Cutting-Department Supervisor (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

789.132-018 SUPERVISOR III (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating and repairing awnings, boat covers, drop and ground cloths, sails, tarpaulins, and tents made from canvas, synthetic, and vinyl material: Directs workers in cutting, assembling, and sewing material. Examines parts and finished or repaired articles for defects, such as holes and missed stitches, to maintain qualitative standards. Estimates cost of repairing damaged or worn articles. Trains employees in work procedures and machine operation. May interpret blueprints and draw layouts or patterns for workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May supervise workers engaged in fabricating and repairing canvas products and be designated Supervisor, Canvas Products (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

789.132-022 SUPERVISOR, NET MAKING (toy-sport equip.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making nets from purchased netting for games, such as badminton, basketball, tennis, or volleyball: Directs workers in measuring, cutting, and sewing netting and tape and in crimping grommets into tape for support ropes and cables. Inspects nets for conformance to specifications. Trains workers in job duties and machine operation. 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

789.132-026 SUPERVISOR, PARACHUTE MANUFACTURING (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in marking, cutting, sewing, inspecting, and folding parachutes. Trains workers in sewing machine operation and in method of inserting suspension lines. Inspects parachutes during fabrication to detect defects, such as missing stitches, underlap or overlap in seams, pleats or puckers in cloth, and unsewn suspension lines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

789.134-010 SUPERVISOR II (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating and decorating products, such as armbands, banners, and emblems. Requisitions supplies, such as bobbins, fabric, needles, and thread. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

789.134-014 SUPERVISOR II (protective dev.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling locking devices and splicing safety ropes and nets: Requisitions materials needed to process customer orders. Trains and directs workers in assembly techniques. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

789.137-010 BOXING-AND-PRESSING SUPERVISOR (knitting)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting and sorting bundles of knitted garments according to style preparatory to shipment. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

789.137-014 SUPERVISOR, WEBBING (tex. prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating and repairing fish nets. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

789.222-010 INSTRUCTOR, APPAREL MANUFACTURE (textile) alternate titles: instructor; overseer

    Instructs workers to tend or operate knitting, looping, and sewing machines, using knowledge of machine function and process: Plans training schedule to ensure workers achieve standard production in specified time. Demonstrates methods of cleaning, threading, replacing needles, changing guides, lubricating, tension adjusting, and operating machines. Examines work of trainees to detect defects and instructs worker in methods to detect and correct defective work. Records production of worker to determine progress according to training schedule. Recommends transfer of worker from one operation to another based on progress made. May sew or loop sample articles to determine steps in assembly for new styles. May teach hand knitting, looping, and sewing to workers.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

789.261-010 BOAT-CANVAS MAKER-INSTALLER (tex. prod., nec)

    Lays out, assembles, and installs custom and production model convertible tops, cockpit covers, and side curtains for boats according to customer specifications: Sketches design according to customer's description of item desired. Measures boat for part to be made, using tape. Makes pattern from measurements, and lays out and cuts material, using hand shears. Sews material according to markings, using power sewing machine [SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) II]. Cuts and bends aluminum tubing to form framework, using metal-cutting saw and pipe-bending jig. Assembles framework, attaches material, and installs finished product on boat, using handtools, electric drill, and nuts and bolts.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

789.381-010 BEADWORKER (fabrication, nec)

    Sews beads and other ornaments to leather articles, such as belts, purses, and moccasins, to form decorative designs: Draws original design on paper or executes design by threading beads together on hand loom. Stitches beads individually or in clumps onto leather article to transfer from drawing or loom. May prepare deerskin or other hide for beading by rubbing with stones to soften leather. May stitch materials, such as bird claws, feathers, and animal teeth, to leather to form contrasting design. May prepare dyes for coloring materials from berries or other natural substances, according to shade desired and knowledge of dye properties of available materials. May prepare thread from leather sinews for attaching ornaments.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

789.381-014 PATTERN CHART-WRITER (paper goods)

    Makes scale drawings of dresses and their parts for use in reproducing commercial patterns and to illustrate style of garment and manner in which parts should be assembled, working from sample dresses or designer's sketches: Draws completed pattern and its separate parts, identifying counterparts of completed pattern with letters or numbers. Writes instructions for arranging pattern parts on material preliminary to cutting, and for assembling parts into garment.
GOE: 05.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

789.381-018 TRAWL NET MAKER (tex. prod., nec)

    Lays out and cuts pattern, and fabricates trawl nets, using handtools and prefabricated net materials: Draws diagram to lay out parts for net, computing dimensions in number of meshes required along each seam. Lays out patterns for net parts on paper, using rule and pencil or marking crayon. Cuts patterns with scissors. Stretches netting materials on table or floor and cuts net parts with scissors, following patterns. Hangs net parts on pins along wall, over frames, or holds seams together with hands and toes to align seams. Threads twine, wound on shuttles (needles), through adjacent meshes of parts and ties half-hitch knots around knots of mesh to secure seam. Hangs net to metering lines. Similarly attaches prefabricated bag (used as trap to release fish onto deck from suspended net) to truncated end of net.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

789.382-010 CLICKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe; glove & mit.; leather prod.)

    Operates clicking machine (die cutter) to cut out parts from leather or similar materials for articles, such as gloves, shoes, and small leather products, according to finish, grain, and pattern of material: Selects material and cutting dies according to specifications on work ticket. Turns handwheel to adjust depth of cut of clicking machine ram according to thickness of material and die. Lays material on cutting block and positions dies on material to match grain and weave of adjacent parts and to obtain desired cuts. Pulls horizontally swinging ram over dies to cut out parts. Counts parts to verify quantity against work ticket. May bundle parts and mark identification data on top part, using pencil. May smooth wooden cutting block, using hand plane or rasp. May cut out parts, using knife. May cut out shoe parts to repair shoes damaged in processing and be designated Cripple Cutter (boot & shoe). May be designated according to material or article as Leather Cutter (glove & mit.; leather prod.).
GOE: 06.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 80

789.387-010 QUALITY-CONTROL CHECKER (garment)

    Inspects garments, such as men's shirts, during manufacturing operations to determine number of defects per worker and reasons for rejects by examiners: Cuts swatches from bolts of fabric to determine variations in dye lot shades. Counts number of pattern parts and lays of cloth prior to cutting to ensure accuracy of cutting operation with minimum waste. Counts number of stitches per inch during sewing operation to detect inconsistencies in sewing machine settings. Tests strength of collar-stay fusion, using tensiometer. Folds collars in half to detect unevenness of attachment. Examines garment and parts for defects, such as unfinished raw edges, broken buttons or hooks, uneven stripes or plaids, puckers in seams, loose threads or stitches, or incorrect packaging assortment. Records number and type of defects for each worker. Returns rejected part or garment to department to be reworked.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

789.387-014 SAMPLE SELECTOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Selects materials, such as buckram, metal bars, and ribbon, and joins parts to form sample fabric badge or selects sample fabric badges from files, according to customer order. May wrap badges in tissue paper and pack them in boxes for shipment.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

789.484-010 DIAGRAMMER AND SEAMER (carpet & rug)

    Cuts sections from rugs and joins sections together to form special size or shape rug, following diagrammed instructions: Reads instructions to determine rugs to be cut and obtains rugs from storage. Compares diagram with rugs spread on floor to estimate shape of required rug, lines along which to cut sections from rugs, and to visualize order in which sections can be joined to obtain required pattern. Computes area surface of sections needed to determine cutting lines. Measures and marks cutting guidelines, using tape measure, chalk, and yardstick. Guides portable electric cutter along chalkline to cut sections from rugs. Places cut sections upside down, matching edges, and nails sections to floor. Positions webbing tape over cutting edges, and spreads glue, using putty knife, onto tape so that glue seeps through webbing, adhering tape to backing material to seam sections together. Removes nails when glue dries, turns rug over, and clips uneven pile yarn along seams, using electric clippers, to make seams invisible.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

789.484-014 FINISHER, HAND (tex. prod., nec)

    Fastens grommets, and hand sews reinforcing patches, ropes, rings, and snaps to such canvas products as awnings, sails, and tents: Sews reinforcing patches, ropes, snaps, eyelets, and rings to specified areas of canvas, using thread, palm, and needle. Measures and draws grommet holes on canvas with ruler and pencil. Cuts holes and fastens grommet to canvas using hammer, punch, and wooden block, or operates grommet machine to fasten grommets to canvas [EYELET-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry)]. Splices rope and wire to metal fittings, seizes (binds) ends and sews to canvas. Threads ropes through grommets or ties to canvas. May taper rope by shaving it with knife, and sew rope to canvas. May repair defective canvas by patching or replacing ropes or grommets. May be designated according to type of article finished as Awning Finisher (tex. prod., nec); Sail Finisher, Hand (tex. prod., nec); Tent Finisher (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

789.487-010 PLEAT TAPER (tex. prod., nec)

    Measures unhemmed edge of pleated material for conformance to size specifications, using ruler. Tapes pleats in place, using masking tape. Folds material and stacks it on table according to size and color.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.587-010 BOXING INSPECTOR (garment)

    Examines garments after folding or boxing to detect imperfections, such as shaded parts, holes, twisted straps, loose buttons, or open seams and to determine if garments are folded and boxed according to specifications. Refolds disarranged garments. Records type and number of imperfections detected.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.587-014 INSPECTOR, FABRIC (any industry) alternate titles: folder inspector; inspector and clipper

    Examines articles made from fabric, such as bags, bed linens, canvas products, or house furnishings, to detect soil and assembly defects: Measures length or width of article to detect variation from customer or plant specifications, using tape or rule. Spreads article over table or rack and scans article to detect defective stitching, loose threads, color variations between thread and fabric, and uneven seams, corners, pleats, or hems. Cuts excess threads with scissors. Marks defects with gummed label or chalk. Stacks articles that fail to meet specifications on handtruck or table. Records number and type of defects. Folds articles according to customer or plant specifications. May examine paired articles, comparing designs to detect irregular alignment. May inspect tufted articles, scanning article to detect uneven or ragged tufts. May work as member of team to examine large articles, such as blankets, bedspreads, and draperies. May be designated according to article inspected as Bag Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Bedspread Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Blanket Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Curtain Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Dish-Cloth Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Drapery Inspector (tex. prod., nec). May be designated: Inspector, Canvas Products (tex. prod., nec); Returned-Goods Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Sheet Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Towel Inspector (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.587-018 PARACHUTE MARKER (tex. prod., nec)

    Folds rectangular signal-flare parachutes in four and marks corner representing center of parachute with pencil prior to further processing. Records number of parachutes folded on production sheet.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.587-022 RUG INSPECTOR II (carpet & rug)

    Inspects carpets and rugs to detect defects in weaving, tufting, or hooking, soil spots, uncut pile, and loose threads: Spreads rug on table or examines rug spread on floor to detect soil spots, missing stitches, holes, loose threads, uncut pile, defectively bound edges, and faulty shearing, and to determine that color, design, and work meet specifications. Measures pile height and rug dimensions, using ruler and tapeline. Marks defect on rug. Cuts uncut pile, loose yarn ends, and long fringe yarn, using scissors. Selects yarn of color to match rug, threads hooked needle, and hooks yarn to backing in blank areas of rug to fill in missing pile or yarn. May rub soil spots with cloth and cleaning solution to remove soil and restore natural color to rug pile. May glue backing strip around back edge of rug. May attach tassels to edge of rug, using plunger needle and yarn. May affix gummed label to rug, using heated iron. May work as member of two-worker team when inspecting large rugs.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

789.587-026 SAMPLE CLERK (textile)

    Cuts cloth into swatches and attaches them to cards for production records or distribution to salesmen and customers: Compares cloth for color and style with standard sample which meets design specifications. Examines cloth for defects in weave, shade, finish, and dimensions, and rejects imperfect cloth. Stacks cloth according to style and cuts to specified size, using pinking machine. Spaces samples on card and attaches them to card, using paste and brush or hand stapling machine. Prints style number and color on sample card, using rubber stamps [TICKETER (textile)]. Records and files description of orders filled.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.684-010 BOW MAKER (any industry)

    Forms ornamental bows for hair or dress wear, by hand: Winds length of ribbon on rack to form bows. Cuts ribbon into sections with scissors and ties folds together at middle with twine to form bow. Inserts bobby pin or safety pin through twine, and removes bows from rack. Arranges artificial flower or lace medallion on bow as specified, and ties them together with twine or ribbon. May sew comb attachment to middle section of underside of bow, using needle and thread.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.684-014 BUFFING-WHEEL FORMER, HAND (tex. prod., nec)

    Folds and gathers cloth within metal ring to form buffing wheels, using hand-actuated forming and pressing device: Lifts roll of cloth onto holder or draws end from box and threads end through guides and over steam pipes. Positions front section of forming drum on rod at specified distance from rear section. Pulls material over drum and centers it over space between drum sections. Secures cloth edges over pins across drum. Turns valve or depresses pedal to admit steam to pipes to soften material. Turns crank to wind specified amount of material around drum. Pushes lever to close jaws of pressing device that forces cloth between drum sections, folding and gathering cloth in center. Removes front section of drum. Pulls half of gathered cloth forward from pressing jaws, slides ring over cloth to secure gathers in center, and turns cloth over ring to cover it. Raises lever to open jaws of pressing device and removes buffing wheel.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.684-018 CANOPY STRINGER (tex. prod., nec)

    Threads shroud lines through perpendicular seams of parachute canopy for connecting canopy to parachute harness: Spreads canopy on table and places vent over holders. Secures end of line in barbs of insertion needle and working from interior dome of canopy outward, inserts shroud lines through holes in opposite panel seams so that center of line lays in semicircle around top hem. Threads and pulls line down through panel seam, drawing it out just above reinforcements attached to bottom hem of canopy. Pins shroud lines at hem and vent, according to markings on line, to facilitate stitching of lines to canopy. Braids lines to prevent tangling, cooperating with co-worker, so that each advances one panel seam in same circular direction as stringing progresses. May thread shroud lines through horizontal seams of aerial recovery parachutes. May insert line into itself, using insertion needle, to form endless vent line.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

789.684-022 HAIR CLIPPER, POWER (leather mfg.)

    Clips hair from cattle or horse tails, using electric clippers, so that hair falls into container or onto conveyor. Throws sheared tail into separate container.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.684-026 MOLDER, SHOULDER PAD (garment)

    Shapes fabric shoulder pads over steam-heated metal molds: Positions and shapes precut fabric over heated mold. Allows fabric to remain on mold until sufficiently heated to retain shape of mold. Removes shaped pad from mold and places pad in basket for further processing.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.684-030 NET MAKER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: knotter, hand; knotter

    Interlaces and knots twine to form nets: Selects gauge and twine according to size specified on work ticket. Wraps twine around needle (twine holder) that facilitates interlacing and knotting of twine. Extends and ties ends of foundation line to poles. Ties twine to end of line with clove hitch and positions gauge against line. Loops twine around gauge and knots twine onto foundation line, forming half mesh. Removes gauge and repeats operation to form row of half meshes. Holds gauge against half-mesh, pulls twine around gauge, and ties sheep bend knot onto half-mesh, forming mesh. Repeats operation with succeeding half meshes to form net. Unties foundation line and pulls line from net. May be designated according to type of net made as Safety-Net Maker (tex. prod., nec); Tennis-Net Maker (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.684-034 PARACHUTE FOLDER (tex. prod., nec)

    Folds circular or rectangular parachutes preparatory to further processing, using any of following methods: (1) Hangs circular parachute canopy on wall hook, prior to attachment of shroud lines, and folds canopy lengthwise along seams, one panel over another. Removes canopy from hook and rolls canopy from top to bottom. (2) Spreads circular canopy on table, after shroud lines are attached, and straightens canopy and lines to eliminate wrinkles, tangles, or coils. Clamps shroud lines to table edge with vise, loops lines through hook in wall, and pulls lines taut. Splices loops in ends of shroud lines, using cotton twine. Folds canopy lengthwise along seams, one panel over another. Rolls canopy from top to bottom, removes shroud lines from hook, wraps lines around rolled canopy, and secures bundle with rubber bands. (3) Folds rectangular canopy in half lengthwise and spreads canopy on table with shroud lines hanging over table edge. Folds canopy fanwise so that shroud lines are grouped together. Straightens lines to eliminate coils and tangles, and ties lines and flare suspension cords together. Cuts off excess line and cord ends, using scissors. Rolls canopy from top to bottom and wraps lines and cords around canopy.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.684-038 PARACHUTE MENDER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: mender

    Patches damaged parachute canopies, using needle and thread and sewing machine. Replaces defective shrouds and splices connections between shrouds and harness, using handtools.
GOE: 05.10.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.684-042 RAWHIDE-BONE ROLLER (leather prod.)

    Cuts, rolls, and ties strips of rawhide to form toy bones for dogs. Cuts strips of specified size from sheets of wet, processed rawhide, using knife. Rolls strips and ties knots in ends to form bone shaped toy.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.684-046 RIGGER (tex. prod., nec)

    Fits finished canvas to metal frame to prepare awning for installation: Inserts metal frame and roller into pockets at lower end and sides of awning cloth. Drills holes in aluminum roller, using portable electric drill, and screws in spring roller, using screwdriver. Threads rope through grommets, blocks, and pockets and ties rope to awning cloth and frame. May bundle awnings into lots and attach work ticket.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.684-050 THREAD CUTTER (any industry) alternate titles: trimming-machine operator

    Trims loose threads from edges or seams of articles, such as garments, hats, linens, and surgical appliances, using either of following methods: (1) Moves edges or seams of article over stationary cutting head equipped with vacuum attachment that draws threads between reciprocal blades to cut threads. (2) Spreads article on table or pulls article over form and guides electric hand clippers equipped with vacuum hose along edges or seams of article to cut threads. When trimming knitted garments, pulls loose threads through several stitches with latch needle or ties threads from converging seams to secure stitching. May cut short or thick threads unsuitable for machine cutting, using scissors.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.684-054 ELECTRIC BLANKET WIRER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: shuttler

    Installs wire and safety thermostats in electric blankets, using shuttle devices, worktable, and wire shears, working as member of two-person team: Places electric blanket shell on worktable that contains illuminated surface panels. Observes prewoven channels in blanket shell, made visible by light passing through blanket shell, to identify channel openings. Threads heater element wire through channels of blanket shell, using shuttle device and working with team member at opposite side of table. Inserts thermostats with attached connecting wires into thermostat channels of blanket shell, using shuttle device. Cuts installed heater element wire at specified points, using wire shears, and fastens cut ends to connecting wires of thermostats to align and secure assembly for subsequent processing, using clamps. May inspect blankets to detect defects, such as closed channels or excessive blanket length. May cut out faulty wires and rewire blanket.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

789.685-010 ORNAMENT SETTER (garment; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: nailhead puncher; stud setter

    Tends kick press that attaches ornaments, such as nailheads, rhinestones, and pearls, to cloth, leather, or plastic materials or to finished garments: Selects dies, according to specification, and positions dies in ram and bed of machine. Turns setscrews to secure dies. Selects ornaments according to specifications. Places self-fastening ornament in die of ram, or places ornament and metal fastener in upper and lower dies of machine. Positions material or garment on bed and under ram of machine, following markings on material or garment. Depresses pedal to lower ram that clinches metal fasteners, attaching ornament. May operate machine equipped with vacuum mechanism that holds ornament in die on ram of machine in preparation for attachment. May be designated according to type of ornamentation fastened to garments as Nailhead Setter (garment; tex. prod., nec); Rhinestone Setter (garment; tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.687-010 BAG CUTTER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: textile-scrap salvager

    Reclaims usable material from used or defective textile bags: Cuts or pulls stitches from seam to open bag. Inspects material to locate defects and cuts usable material into largest possible bag dimension, using electric rotary cutter. Sorts and stacks reclaimed material according to specified bag sizes.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-014 BAG LINER (tex. prod., nec)

    Places cotton bag on form and pulls burlap bag down over it to line burlap bag.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-018 BONER (garment; protective dev.) alternate titles: stayer; stripper

    Inserts stays (bones or steels) into prepared pockets of women's foundation garments, such as corsets or brassiers, or into casings of surgical appliances: Selects number and size stays to be inserted and pushes stays into pockets or casings by hand or using metal punch. May mark dot on support appliance, using pencil and template. May cut excess leather, cloth, and threads from appliance, using scissors, and inspect appliance for sewing defects.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-022 BUFFING TURNER-AND-COUNTER (tex. prod., nec)

    Assembles cloth disks to be used to make fabric buffing wheels: Inserts rod in center hole of stack of disks. Turns disks so woven threads in cloth layers are at angle to those in adjoining layers to reduce fraying of edges in finished product. Counts specified number of disks to make one wheel while turning them. Removes turned and counted disks from rod and stacks them in tray. Lays paper strip on stack to separate each group of disks required to make one wheel.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-026 BUFFING-WHEEL INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Inspects fabric buffing wheels to detect defective stitching, frayed edges, loose strings, or other defects. Trims edges or strings, using hand shears, and stacks wheels with defective stitching for resewing. Counts inspected buffing wheels of same quality and style to fill orders or replace stock.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-030 CLIPPER (any industry)

    Separates chain-sewn or knitted articles, such as garment parts, textile bags, or curtains, prior to assembly into completed article: Clips connecting threads or material between articles, using scissors or knife, or guides connecting thread or material under rotary cutter to separate articles. Pulls ends of thread from knitted part and twists threads around revolving wheel to separate individual parts from chain-knitted strip. May sort, count, and store separated articles in bins according to style, color, and size. May be designated according to article separated as Collarette Separator (knitting); Collar Separator (knitting); Cotton-Bag Clipper (tex. prod., nec); Cuff Separator (knitting); Jute-Bag Clipper (tex. prod., nec); Rib-Trim Separator (knitting). May be designated: Sleeve Separator (knitting).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-034 CLOTH-STOCK SORTER (tex. prod., nec; textile)

    Sorts finished articles or cloth by style and color for subsequent processing, according to ticket attached to cloth. Stores article or cloth or conveys it on handtruck to various departments. Records data on article or cloth stored and distributed.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-038 COVER INSPECTOR (furniture)

    Inspects sewed parts of cushion and upholstery covers for stitching defects and conformity to specifications: Marks defects with chalk and rips out faulty seams. Measures skirts with yardstick. Records number of defects found. May carry defective covers to sewing department and identify defects to be repaired. May be designated according to type of cover inspected as Cushion-Cover Inspector (furniture; tex. prod., nec); Sofa-Cover Inspector (furniture).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

789.687-042 EXAMINER (glove & mit.) alternate titles: inspector trimmer

    Inspects gloves and mittens for material flaws and variations in colors, and pulls seams to detect defective stitching. Grades gloves and mittens according to specifications. Separates gloves with stitching defects for resewing. May pair gloves of same grade, size, style, and color, and stack gloves in lots. May pull threads from outside to inside with hook, knot threads, and cut them, using scissors [PULLER-THROUGH (glove & mit.)]. May pack gloves in boxes.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.687-046 FINAL ASSEMBLER (garment)

    Assembles garments, such as skirts, blouses, and jackets, for final inspection: Ties bows, draws belts through belt loops, closes slide fasteners, and buttons, snaps, or buckles garment openings. Trims long ends of thread or loose threads from garments, using scissors. Attaches specified tag denoting size of completed ensemble.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-050 FINISHER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: examiner; trimmer

    Inspects, finishes, and counts embroidered or trimmed fabrics preparatory to shipping: Examines fabric for broken threads, skipped stitches, cuts in material, stains, or other imperfections. Trims loose or hanging threads, using scissors. Brushes or sponges out soiled spots with cleaning fluid. Counts pieces of fabric to verify work ticket. Bundles damaged and imperfect materials for repairing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-054 FLOCKER (tex. prod., nec)

    Cements flock onto fabric articles, such as banners and flags to give them velvety or woolly appearance: Brushes sizing onto article to stiffen article and to hold flock. Spreads flock over sized material and places article on tray. Presses button to start vibrating rollers on machine. Positions and holds tray on vibrating rollers that fluffs flock to give article velvety or woolly appearance.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-058 FOLDER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: waterproof-material folder

    Folds pieces of waterproofed or padded bag material preparatory to sewing so that ends match evenly and burlap is to outside. Creases fold with hand and places pieces on handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-062 FRINGER (carpet & rug; tex. prod., nec)

    Pulls out specified number of warp and filling threads or selvage yarns to form fringe on woven tablecloths or rugs. Trims excess threads from fringe, using scissors.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-066 GARMENT FOLDER (garment; knitting)

    Folds garments for bagging or boxing, following guide marks on table or using folding board (cardboard or metal form). Secures folds with metal clips. May insert tissue paper between folds. May make final inspection of garment. May pack garments in bags and boxes [PACKAGER, HAND (any industry)]. May be designated according to garment folded as Shirt Folder (garment; knitting).
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-070 GARMENT INSPECTOR (any industry) alternate titles: trimmer

    Inspects garments for defects in sewing, knitting, or finishing: Spreads garment on table or draws garment over inspection form. Scans garment to detect defects, such as faulty seaming, incorrect sleeve or collar setting, misaligned fasteners or trim, and variations in color of fabric. Examines fabric for mispicks, slubs, runs, dropped stitches, holes, or stains. Marks defects, using chalk, thread, tags, tape, or pins. Measures garment at designated places, using tape measure or following markings on table, to determine that garments conform to standard size. Trims excess material and thread ends from garment, using scissors, or tends trimming machine to remove excess material and loose threads [THREAD CUTTER (any industry) 789.684-050]. Folds garment or hangs it on hanger or rack. May remove spots and stains from garments [SPOT CLEANER (garment; knitting) 582.684-014]. May inspect surgical garments and appliances, such as belts, hosiery, or knee and ankle braces, and be designated Inspector (protective dev.).May examine cut garment parts to detect inaccuracies in cutting and be designated Cutting Inspector (garment). May be designated according to production stage as Finished-Garment Inspector (garment; knitting); Greige-Goods Inspector (knitting); Seconds Inspector (garment; knitting).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

789.687-074 GARMENT TURNER (garment; knitting)

    Turns garments right side out preparatory to folding: Turns garments by hand or pulls garment over shaped form to reverse garment. Turns closed portion of garment, such as foot of child's sleeper, by pulling garment over suction tube, pressing closed portion in mouth of tube, and turning garment from tube onto form. Pulls garment over form and depresses pedal to activate air suction that turns garment right side out. May button garment. May be designated according to type of garment or garment part turned as Shirt Turner (garment; knitting); Sleeve Turner (garment; knitting).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-078 GARMENT-ALTERATION EXAMINER (retail trade) alternate titles: alteration inspector; outgoing inspector

    Examines altered garments to ensure compliance with standards: Removes lint and loose threads from garment. Examines garment to ascertain that it is pressed, that buttons are sewed on, and that alterations have been completed. Matches suit jacket, pants, or other parts to see that customer receives complete garment. May verify cost of alterations with sales check. May place garment in protective bag.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

789.687-082 HARNESS RIGGER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: parachute-harness rigger

    Threads breast shields, buckles, snaps, and other hardware devices on straps of parachute harness to position them for stitching into place: Clamps harness onto table with wire clamps. Slides canvas breast shield fitted with snap onto one harness strap and slides shield fitted with buckle ring onto other strap. Attaches pair of backstraps to harness and slides snap onto one strap and buckle ring onto other strap. Crosses backstraps and pulls them through buckles mounted on opposite harness straps. Places assembled harness in bin.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-086 HARNESS-AND-BAG INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Inspects parachute deployment bags and harnesses to detect defects in assembly, stitching, or webbing, using checklist: Unfolds back pad, seat pack, or accessory, such as protector flap, cone panel, ripcord pocket, or riser pocket, and examines them for flaws, such as defective material and stitching or loose eyelets. Determines if accessories are at specified location, using straightedge, and pulls accessories to ensure that they are securely attached to seat pack. Lays harness on table and checks measurements of straps and assembly points, using ruler or measurements marked on table. Inspects harness for defects, such as damaged webbing, poor stitching, smears in silk screen printing, and attachment of component parts. Marks defects with pins. Lifts stitches with point of scissors to determine whether correct tension was used, and trims loose threads with scissors. May be designated according to part or parts inspected as Back-Pad Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Harness Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Seat-Pack Inspector (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-090 LABORER, CANVAS SHOP (tex. prod., nec)

    Performs any of following tasks in laying out, cutting, sewing, fabricating, and assembling canvas products, such as awnings, tents, and tarpaulins: Carries or handtrucks supplies to work stations. Unrolls cloth from bolt, cuts cloth to specified length with hand shears, and spreads cloth on table for pattern layout and cutting. Stacks and marks cut cloth according to work order. Rolls cloths into bundles. Ties and tags bundles. Inspects finished products for defects, such as tears, missing rope, or hardware, defective sewing, dirt, or stains. Folds, ties, and packs finished products. Trims threads from machine-sewed items with shears to prepare them for finishing. Sews rings, snaps, or ropes to canvas by hand, using palm and needle. May tend grommet machine to attach grommets to canvas. May assist in installing awnings. May be designated according to work performed as Awning Spreader (tex. prod., nec); Ring Sewer (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-094 LACER (protective dev.)

    Threads laces through eyelets and adjustment buckles of surgical supports to provide adjustments for fitting support to wearer: Selects laces according to type of support. Threads laces through eyelets of support and buckles eyelets in specified sequence. Adjusts laces and places straps in buckles. May tack ends of laces to reinforce them, using tacking machine. May place support on frame to hold support in position.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-098 MIXER II (tex. prod., nec)

    Mixes, by hand, various grades and quantities of cotton and wool waste, or waste thread, according to specifications, for use as wiping, rubbing, and polishing or packing material.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-102 MONOGRAM-AND-LETTER PASTER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: paster

    Cements cardboard letters or monograms onto fabric articles, such as armbands, banners, and shirts to prepare article for embroidering: Marks position of letter or monogram on article, according to specifications, using chalk and ruler. Brushes cement onto letter or monogram and positions it on marked area of article. Presses letter or monogram onto article.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-106 MOPHEAD TRIMMER-AND-WRAPPER (tex. prod., nec)

    Trims uneven strands of yarn from mopheads, using shears, wraps mopheads with paper or inserts mopheads into bags, and packs mopheads into carton: May separate chain-sewn mopheads [CLIPPER (any industry)]. May glue labels or stamp identifying data on bundles. May compress mopheads preparatory to wrapping, using handpress.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-110 PAIRER (tex. prod., nec)

    Places hemmed drapery lining over hemmed drapery panel and hangs resulting assembly over rack preparatory to seaming. Works as member of team to prepare assemblies for multiple-paneled draperies.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

789.687-114 PARACHUTE INSPECTOR (tex. prod., nec)

    Inspects parachutes and lines to detect flaws in materials and fabrication: Spreads parachute or part, such as canopy and shroud webbing, on glass-topped table or over fluorescent light, and examines them for flaws, such as defective material and stitching, crooked hems, and tears. Pulls on shroud lines and suspension cords to ensure tightness of knots. Rips out defective stitching, hems, seams, and taped edges, and trims excess fabric at edges, using scissors. Pins pieces of colored cloth over defective areas. May be designated according to part inspected as Canopy Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Hem Inspector (tex. prod., nec); Shroud-Web Inspector (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-118 PARACHUTE-LINE TIER (tex. prod., nec)

    Ties shroud lines and suspension cords to signal-flare parachutes: Threads ends of shroud lines through eyelets in edge of parachute and ends of suspension cords through eyes of swivels to which flares are attached. Ties knots in lines and cords to secure them. May cut holes in parachute edge for insertion of shroud lines, using scissors. May verify length of attached suspension cords or shroud lines, using flexible steel tape. May tend machine that attaches eyelets to parachutes. May be designated according to line or cord attached as Shroud-Line Tier (tex. prod., nec); Suspension-Cord Tier (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-122 PILLOW CLEANER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: cushion sweeper

    Holds pillow against revolving brushes of machine equipped with suction fan to remove dust, lint, and feathers from ticking (cover) of pillow.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

789.687-126 POMPOM MAKER (knitting)

    Fabricates pompoms for knitted headwear: Gathers spools of yarn according to type and color specified on work order. Positions and secures winding wheel on workbench. Threads yarn through tension devices and guides of winding wheel. Manually rotates wheel to form skein of yarn. Ties string around yarn, pulls yarn from wheel, and cuts yarn between strings to form pompom, using handsaw or scissors. Fluffs yarn by hand into shape of pompom.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

789.687-130 QUILT STUFFER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: filler; wool-batting worker

    Fills quilt or comforter covers with precut sheets of cotton or wool batting, or synthetic materials, preparatory to sewing and quilting, using one of following methods: (1) Selects filler and places it smoothly between unsewn cover pieces, securing cover together with snap clamps. (2) Spreads filler on inverted cover, sewn on three sides, and turns cover right side out over fillers. (3) Places cover, sewn on three sides, over frame that holds it open, and places filler on movable table to slide filler into cover. May fill sleeping bags and cushions. May tend automatic quilting machines.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-134 RAG SORTER AND CUTTER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: cutter

    Scans rags for hardware, such as buttons and snaps, and holds rags against rotating blade that cuts hardware from rags and cuts rags into specified sizes. Sorts rags into bins according to color and fabric.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-138 RAKER (carpet & rug) alternate titles: rug scratcher

    Combs rugs to pull out short yarns, uncut loops, and pull up yarn ends, using $T3scratching tool.$T1 Pushes tool back and forth across surface of rug and clips uncut loops and long yarn ends, using scissors.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-142 REDYE HAND (knitting)

    Sorts and bags hose, panty hose, and tights that are to be redyed, according to style, size, and length: Examines article to locate markings knitted in foot and welt that designate style and size. Measures overall length of article with scale to determine length classification. Records on production sheet quantity, type, size, and style of articles processed and prepares ticket for bag, indicating style number, quantity, and size. Bags hose of identical style, size, and length, attaches ticket to bag, and stores bags in bins.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.687-146 REMNANT SORTER (textile)

    Sorts cloth remnants or seconds according to length and folds and ties them into bundles. May cut defects from cloth or cut cloth into smaller articles, such as pillowcases or washcloths, using scissors. May record identifying information on tag and tie tag to bundle. May sort seconds and be designated Cloth-Seconds Sorter (textile). May measure fabric pieces for use as drop cloths and sort pieces according to size, weight (thickness), fabric type, and color and be designated Sorter (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-150 REMNANTS CUTTER (textile)

    Cuts defective cloth along markings made by INSPECTOR, FABRIC (any industry), using hand shears. When cutting labels from sheets to be sold as seconds, is known as Label Cutter (textile). May sort remnants according to style and type.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

789.687-154 RIVETER, HAND (garment)

    Secures rivets in prepunched holes of garment parts, such as overall pockets, to reinforce them: Pushes soft metal rivet through hole in material and rests base of rivet on anvil. Slides rivet burr over upper end of rivet, holds rivet set over upper end of rivet, and strikes top of rivet set with hammer to secure rivet.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-158 RUG-INSPECTOR HELPER (carpet & rug)

    Lifts and carries rugs to inspection rack: Pulls rug onto rack. Tags flaws on repairable rugs and returns rugs to mending department. Staples labels to corner of rugs requiring no further processing. Clips or sews in loose ends, using scissors or needle. Pushes loaded racks to packaging department or to coating department.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

789.687-166 SEAM STEAMER (garment) alternate titles: pipe steamer

    Slips knitted woolen garments over aluminum steam pipes adjusted to size of garment being steamed and releases steam which smooths and flattens seams.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

789.687-170 STEAMER (tex. prod., nec)

    Steams rolled pleat patterns in which fabrics are pleated, so that fabric will retain pleats: Places rolled patterns in upright position in steam cabinet for specified period. Removes steamed patterns and places them on racks to cool.
GOE: 06.04.16 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-174 THREAD SEPARATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: thread drawer

    Separates webs of lace into smaller pieces preparatory to winding onto cards: Cuts ends of web even with scissors. Counts out prescribed number of sections (bands), pulls thread to separate lace between sections, and folds sections.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-178 TIE PRESSER (knitting)

    Removes wrinkles from knitted ties, using cardboard form and steamtable: Opens valve to allow steam to escape through holes in steamtable. Inserts cardboard form in opening of tie to extend it to full width. Passes tie across holes of steamtable to press it. Folds pressed tie.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

789.687-182 TURNER (any industry) alternate titles: clipper and turner

    Turns articles, such as clothing, clothing parts, coin purse linings, stuffed toy shells, or textile bags, right side out, according to one of following methods: (1) Pulls article or part downward over lower vertical rod of holding device and folds end of article or part over end of rod. Depresses pedal that closes jaws of holding device and pulls article upward, over upper rod, to reverse it. Releases pedal and removes article from upper rod. (2) Places end or edge of article over rod or form and draws rest of article downward over rod or form to reverse it. (3) Slides article over pipe and pushes end of article through pipe, using rod. (4) Reverses article by hand. May clip loose threads and thread between chain-sewn articles, using scissors. May turn bags over form equipped with blade to cut thread between chain-sewn bags. May insert gathering string into hem of bags, using needle. May turn garments having closed portions, using air-activated suction tube. May be designated according to article or part turned as Belt Turner (garment); Collar Turner (garment); Cuff Turner (knitting); Hose Turner (knitting); Inverter-And-Clipper (leather prod.); Necktie Turner (garment); Reverser (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

79 BENCHWORK OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This division includes benchwork occupations, not elsewhere classified.

790 OCCUPATIONS IN PREPARATION OF FOOD, TOBACCO, AND RELATED PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with preparing food, tobacco, and related products.

790.134-010 SUPERVISOR, CIGAR MAKING, HAND (tobacco)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting wrappers, rolling bunches, and wrapping bunches with wrapper leaves to produce handmade cigars. Confers with other department supervisors to coordinate flow of filler, binder, and wrapper tobacco into department. Reads production schedule to determine style, length, diameter, and color wrapper required for daily cigar production. Measures length, diameter, and weight of cigars, using gauge and scales, and examines wrapper leaves and bundles to ensure company standards are met. Trains new workers and maintains production records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

790.381-010 TOBACCO BLENDER (retail trade)

    Blends various kinds of tobacco to customers' orders or for sale in retail establishment, using formulas: Pours tobaccos on table or into mixing box. Removes sticks and off-colored grains. Kneads tobaccos or shakes tobaccos in mixing box to effect blend. Squeezes handful of tobacco into wat and observes it unraveling or through magnifying lens to determine moisture content. Sprays tobacco with oils, cloves, and other spices and kneads tobacco to blend in flavoring. Pours blend into can and seals it. Records method of packing and contents of can on tag and attaches to can. Weighs and packs tobacco in canister or pocket-sized cans, boxes, and bags.
GOE: 05.10.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

790.684-010 BUNCH MAKER, HAND (tobacco) alternate titles: binder roller; binder; bunch breaker; buncher, hand

    Rolls cigar filler and binder leaves into bunches preparatory to wrapping: Tears or cuts section of binder leaf to specified size. Rolls filler between palms and binder around filler to form bunch. Applies glue or twists end of binder to secure binder. Places bunches in molds and secures top on molds to compress bunches to specific size and shape.
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

790.684-014 CIGAR MAKER (tobacco) alternate titles: finished-cigar maker; out-and-out cigar maker, hand; stogie maker, hand

    Rolls cigars by hand: Rolls filler, wraps filler with binder [BUNCH MAKER, HAND (tobacco)], and wraps bunch with wrapper leaf [ROLLER, HAND (tobacco)]. Presses cigars in molds to obtain finished shape [MOLD PRESSER (tobacco)].
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

790.684-018 PATCH WORKER (tobacco) alternate titles: cigar patcher; patcher; reroller, hand

    Repairs defective or damaged cigars: Examines rejected cigars for defects, such as holes, loose seams, color spots, and loose tucks. Cuts out color spots. Pastes piece of wrapper leaf of matching color on cigar to patch holes. Pastes loose seams together. Discards unrepairable cigars. May open rejected cigars to salvage tobacco [REJECT OPENER (tobacco)].
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

790.684-022 ROLLER, HAND (tobacco) alternate titles: cigar roller; suction-plate roller, hand; suction roller; wrapper, hand

    Rolls wrapper tobacco leaves around bunches to make cigars: Smooths wrapper leaf on table and cuts leaf to specified shapes, using template and knife. Lays bunches on wrapper and rolls them together. Secures end of wrapper with glue and trims cigar to specified length, using knife or cigar cutter. Places cigars in rack.
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

790.687-010 CANDY CUTTER, HAND (sugar & conf.)

    Cuts candy into squares, using knife consisting of series of disk blades evenly spaced on shaft with handle at each end. Dips knife in water periodically to prevent candy from adhering to knife. May separate pieces of candy and arrange them on trays. May be designated according to candy cut as Caramel Cutter, Hand (sugar & conf.).
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

790.687-014 CIGAR PACKER (tobacco) alternate titles: cigar packer and grader; cigar packer and picker; cigar packer and shader; cigar packer and sorter; cigar sorter

    Sorts cigars according to color and loads cigars in handpress prior to wrapping in cellophane and banding: Examines cigars to detect variations in color and lays them in separate piles. Places cigars of same color in press box, placing paper strip and board or cardboard between successive layers. Places board over top row of cigars and sets box in press. Turns handwheel of press to apply pressure to box. May inspect cigars for imperfections. May keep record of cigars received. May be designated by type of cigar packed as Stogie Packer (tobacco).
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

790.687-018 LUMP INSPECTOR (tobacco) alternate titles: lump receiver

    Inspects lumps of tobacco for defects in wrapper leaf, such as holes and rough spots. Repairs tears or holes in wrapper leaf, using glue and piece of wrapper leaf. May stack lumps on handtruck.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

790.687-022 MOLD PRESSER (tobacco) alternate titles: mold carrier

    Distributes scrap tobacco to BUNCH MAKER, HAND (tobacco) or BUNCH MAKER, MACHINE (tobacco) and presses bunches in molds, using handpress: Pushes cases of tobacco to machine and scoops tobacco into machine hopper. Carries press molds to worker and removes molds filled with bunches. Positions filled molds in handpress and turns handle of press to compress bunches into uniform cigar shape. Loads compressed bunches onto handtruck for BUNCH TRIMMER, MOLD (tobacco).
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

790.687-026 REJECT OPENER (tobacco) alternate titles: reject opener and filler

    Opens rejected cigars to reclaim tobacco: Opens wrapper and examines bunch to determine whether bunch can be rewrapped. Places bunches that can be rewrapped in box. Opens defective bunches and places filler and binder tobacco in separate boxes for reuse.
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

790.687-030 TWISTER, HAND (tobacco) alternate titles: hand roller; tobacco roller; twist maker

    Rolls leaves of tobacco together to form twists of chewing tobacco: Overlaps leaves of tobacco on table and rolls leaves together or places filler tobacco on leaves and rolls leaves over filler to form roll, using fingers and palms of hands. Folds roll in middle and rolls again to form twist. Periodically weighs twists to determine whether weight is within prescribed limits.
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794 OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION OF PAPER PRODUCTS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with such activities as assembling boxes and envelopes from precut blanks and assembling party favors.

794.684-010 BAG REPAIRER (paper goods)

    Repairs defective paper bags and tubes by sewing, gluing, valving, and sleeving: Inspects and sorts bags according to type of repair needed to remedy defect. Removes and replaces defective sleeves, repastes seams with handbrush, or resews seams with sewing machine. Sets aside repaired articles and discards bags and tubes that cannot be repaired.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.684-014 BOX MAKER, PAPERBOARD (any industry)

    Fabricates cartons, boxes, and other paper products from laminated, corrugated, or plain paperboard materials: Measures and marks or traces outline of carton on paperboard sheet, using template, pattern, ruler, and marking pencil. Cuts sheets along markings to form carton blanks, using bandsaw or papercutter. Feeds blanks or paperboard sheets into machines that slit, score, slot, form, or glue them, or folds blanks along scored lines and tapes or stitches (staples) edges together to form cartons. Assembles and fits slotted pieces together to form partitions for cartons. Glues strips of cellophane on carton to form windows in container. Counts specified number of cartons and ties them into bundles for shipment, using twine or wire. May glue linen strips to tops and backs of boxes to form hinges. May paste or glue paper edgings or linings to boxes to form trimmings.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.684-018 EXPANSION ENVELOPE MAKER, HAND (paper goods)

    Scores, folds, glues, and assembles precut cardboard blanks and cloth tape to make expanding envelopes, performing any combination of following tasks: Glues cloth tape to edges of strips of cardboard to reinforce expanding side pieces (gussets) of envelopes. Scores cardboard strips, using hand operated scoring machine or handtool, and bends gussets along scored lines to make accordion fold and attachment flaps. Scores and folds cardboard lining blanks along edges to make surface for attachment of gussets. Feeds lining blanks into machine that gums edges or spreads glue on edges with brush. Positions gummed lining edges and gusset flaps together on forming block and places them in screw press or feeds them under roller press to seal them together. Feeds envelope front and back sections into glue spreading machine to coat edges with glue and assembles sections with gussets and linings on wood form to complete expanding envelope. May be designated according to part produced as Gusset Maker (paper goods); or according to type of envelope as Five-Piece-Expansion Maker, Hand (paper goods); One-Piece-Expansion Maker, Hand (paper goods).
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.684-022 PAPER-NOVELTY MAKER (paper goods) alternate titles: copyist; novelty maker

    Makes paper candy and nut cups and miscellaneous paper novelties, such as hats, placecards, and party favors: Cuts out paper with scissors, using samples or patterns as guides. Folds and pleats paper by hand. Pastes parts together. May use sewing machine to pleat and stitch parts together to form completed item. May originate new designs.
GOE: 06.02.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.684-026 PAPIER MACHE MOLDER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: paper layer

    Builds up display forms of papier mache sheets: Greases inside of form-mold halves with brush. Coats one side of papier mache sheets with paste and tears sheets into pieces to fit mold. Lays unpasted side of sheet against inside of mold and presses it in place by hand, leaving lap projections at side of mold. Builds up form to desired thickness, fitting and smoothing each sheet to mold. Places halves of mold together, pastes and presses lap projections of each half of form together, and removes completed form from molds. Pastes and papers neck and skirt openings of form to smooth edges.
GOE: 06.02.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

794.684-030 SAMPLE MAKER, HAND (paper goods)

    Fabricates sample paper or polyethylene bags by hand for use by sales department: Cuts, folds, and fastens bags, adds eyelets, and attaches handles, according to specifications, using rules, scissors, and paste brushes.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

794.687-010 ASSEMBLER, PRINTED PRODUCTS (print. & pub.)

    Assembles printed products, such as cards, programs, menus, wedding and business invitations, and calendars, performing any combination of following tasks: Assembles and folds printed sheets or cards into various shapes or designs. Attaches seals, lace, sachet bags, ribbon, or other paper or metallic inserts on specified products, using glue, plastic tape, or staples. Applies glue to folded edges of product with brush. Glues and inserts sheets on specified products by machine. Examines finished products for defects. May trim products to specified size, using trimming machine. May insert envelope into fold of card. May box and wrap cards and other products. May be classified according to products assembled and be classified Assembler, Cards and Announcements (print. & pub.). May be classified according to method of assembly and be designated Hand Worker (print. & pub.).
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

794.687-014 COLOR-CARD MAKER (paint & varnish)

    Cuts cards from colored sheets, using paper cutter, and mounts cards on color-advertising folders: Cuts sheets into cards of specified dimensions, using paper cutter. Sorts cards into stacks according to color. Positions cards in handpress according to color section-number on card folder. Brushes glue on back of cards. Positions card folder over cards and pulls lever to close press and glue cards to folder. Removes folder from press and stacks it on table.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.687-018 COUNTER, HAND (paper goods)

    Counts sheets of paper, using fingers to separate fanned edges into groups of threes, fours, or fives, to facilitate counting. Separates sheets into units of specified quantity and stacks units on pallets or conveyors. May collate covers with filler sheets to facilitate fabrication of tablets.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

794.687-022 FOLDER, HAND (paper goods) alternate titles: envelope folder; hand folder; table worker

    Folds, gums, and finishes by hand die-cut blanks to make envelopes: Scores blank, using spatula or scoring tool. Folds envelope blanks according to pattern and creases folds by hand or with spatula. Applies gum to edges of flaps with brush or stick and seals flaps before gum dries. Applies gum to open flap with stick and allows it to dry. Folds down open flaps and packs completed envelopes in specified boxes. May attach cellophane strips or other decorations to envelopes by hand.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

794.687-026 FORWARDER (print. & pub.)

    Trims and rounds sewed signatures and pastes covers on signatures to form books: Trims edges of sewed signatures. Rounds back of sewed signatures by working outer signatures forward toward fore-edge with fingers and pounding back into required curvature with hammer. Pastes end papers on book covers and pastes covers on sewed signatures to form finished books. May be designated according to type of book completed as Blankbook Forwarder (print. & pub.).
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

794.687-030 GLUER AND SLICER, HAND (paper goods)

    Glues one end of stack of paper and slices stack into sections for making such products as legal tablets, notebooks, and scratch pads: Brushes coat of glue on end of stack, covers end with cheesecloth and brushes glue over cheesecloth. Pushes stack along conveyor into drying chamber. Slices sections from stack, using slicing knife and stacks them on skids. May not cover end of stack with cheesecloth when gluing such items as scratch pads.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.687-034 PAPER-PATTERN FOLDER (paper goods)

    Folds pattern pieces for complete garment and inserts them into envelope for shipment.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

794.687-038 PATTERN RULER (tex. prod., nec)

    Scores and folds crease lines on pleat patterns: Positions straightedge along punched holes in pattern and scores pattern with scriber. Folds pattern at crease lines to form pleats.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.687-042 PUNCHBOARD ASSEMBLER I (paper goods) alternate titles: punchboard inserter; punchboard stuffer

    Inserts numbered pieces of creased paper into holes of cardboard punchboards, and tokens or coins in holes at top of boards and covers tokens or coins with transparent material. Staples wooden punch to base of card.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.687-046 PUNCHBOARD ASSEMBLER II (paper goods)

    Combines perforated cardboard sheets to make punchboards by inserting sheets, to which glue has been applied, over pins of metal plate to align them and pressing sheets together, using piece of metal.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

794.687-050 SCRAPPER (paper goods) alternate titles: air-hammer stripper; breaker; knocker-off; peeler

    Removes excess material from prescored cardboard carton blanks, performing any combination of following duties: Strips waste from blanks stacked on pallet, using airhammer and chisel. Places edge of chisel on cutting mark at top of stack and pushes hammer down through stack to remove excess material. Places stack of precut blanks on worktable and strikes edge with hammer to knock out scored corners or edges. Places stack of trimmed blanks on worktable and brushes edges of stack with steel brush or sandpaper. Removes damaged or defective blanks. Strikes flap edges with hammer to bend flaps. Piles smoothed blanks on pallet and removes to storage area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

794.687-054 STRINGER (paper goods) alternate titles: hand worker

    Adds wire tie or binding string to paper tags by tying or twisting precut lengths of string or wire through holes in ends of tag. May count tags and tie them into bundles of prescribed number. May be designated according to type of tag as Garment-Tag Stringer (paper goods).
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

794.687-058 TABBER (paper goods) alternate titles: inserter; tagger

    Inserts paper identification tabs into slots of guide devices attached to index filecards.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

794.687-062 TRIMMER, HAND (paper goods)

    Pulls or cuts with scissors excess paper from edges of paper doilies as they are ejected from fabricating machine. Counts and bundles trimmed doilies.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

795 GLUING OCCUPATIONS, N.E.C.

    This group includes occupations concerned with fastening together assorted materials by the application of viscid (sticky) substances such as glue, paste, or gum and the positioning of these materials together. Occupations concerned with assembling complete products, such as furniture, plywood, and fiberglass are not included here but are listed under their respective groups.

795.684-014 EDGE STRIPPER (paper goods; wood. container) alternate titles: edger

    Glues strips of printed paper trim onto box edges: Lays paper edging strips on table, printed side down, and brushes on paste or glue. Aligns strip on edge of box so that edge bisects strip, smooths strip down on either side of edge, folds strip at corners, and continues applying strip until all edges of box and lid are trimmed.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

795.684-018 GLOBE MOUNTER (print. & pub.)

    Pastes segments of world map over spherical forms to make globes delineating surface of earth: Mixes prescribed amounts of flour and water to make paste. Spreads paste on glass plate with handbrush, and places gores (segments) of printed map on glass plate to soak and absorb paste. Mounts gores on marked globe and smooths gores with burnishing iron. Sponges excess paste from finished globe with water and sets it aside to dry.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

795.684-022 TIPPER (print. & pub.) alternate titles: gluer; hand gluer

    Glues together edges of printed business forms, using glueboard and gluepot applicator: Adjusts slots in glueboard to accommodate width of sheets to be glued. Positions applicator pins in gluepot to apply glue to edges of forms at specified points. Inserts paper sheets singly into slot at top of gluepot and moves lever, causing spreading pins to apply glue to edge of sheet. Positions sheet in slot of glueboard and presses it against preceding sheet until specified number of forms are assembled in numerical sequence. Removes completed forms and places on rack. Counts out assembled forms into round lots for shipment. Records number and kind of forms assembled during shift.
GOE: 06.04.26 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

795.684-026 WADER-BOOT-TOP ASSEMBLER (rubber goods) alternate titles: boot-liner maker; suit maker

    Cements precut rubber and rubberized fabric parts to fabricate wader boot tops and boot liners for rubber boots: Selects parts according to worksheet and lays them on workbench for cementing. Brushes rubber cement on edges to be joined or brushes benzine over previously applied adhesive to restore tackiness, and assembles cemented parts in specified sequence to form complete article. Pulls boot liner over last and cements on sole piece. Trims excess material, using scissors. Places strip of gum rubber over joined seam and rolls it to make firm bond, using handroller. Attaches eyelets and snap buttons at designated points, using grommeting machine. Hangs completed article on rack for cement to dry. Marks around template on spare stock and cuts out needed parts, such as straps or reinforcement tabs, using scissors.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

795.687-010 COVERER, LOOSELEAF BINDER (print. & pub.)

    Glues simulated leather, plastic, or other material over cardboard fillers to make covers for looseleaf binders, using automatic gluing machine and handtools: Fills glue reservoir, starts machine, and feeds precut sheets of material through rollers to spread glue over surface. Removes glued sheets and arranges them on worktable. Places center angle iron at specified position on glued cover sheet and presses it down on glue. Positions cardboard filler over cover sheet and folds protruding margins back over edges of filler. Presses ends of cover with flat handtool and taps corner folds with hammer to flatten and smooth them. Presses glued cover down over inside ends of angle iron. May apply paper or fabric lining over inside of covers.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

795.687-014 GLUER (any industry) alternate titles: cementer

    Glues material such as paper, cloth, leather, wood, metal, glass, rubber, or plastic together, following specified procedures: Applies adhesive to surface of material by brushing, spraying, dipping, rolling, holding material against rotating saturated brush, or feeding part between saturated rollers. Presses glued materials together manually, presses material with hand roller, or clamps materials in fixture to bond material together and set glue. May perform limited assembly of preglued material. May trim excess material from cemented parts. May wipe surplus adhesive from seams, using cloth or sponge. May visually inspect completed work. May be designated according to article glued as Arrow-Point Attacher (toy-sport equip.); Gasket Attacher (machinery mfg.); Nock Applier (toy-sport equip.); Pad Attacher (any industry); Sample Mounter (any industry); or according to gluing method used as Adhesive Sprayer (any industry). May be designated: Box Coverer, Hand (paper goods); Glue Spreader (furniture); Paper-Cone Maker (electron. comp.); Rubber Attacher (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 89

795.687-018 GLUER, WET SUIT (plastic prod.)

    Glues together precut pieces of rubberized plastic to assemble skindiving outfits, such as wet suits, hoods, and jackets, forming watertight, bonded seams after subsequent curing.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

795.687-022 LINING CEMENTER (hat & cap)

    Cements lining to caps and hats, performing any combination of following tasks: Brushes cement onto base of crown or underside of sweatband, positions lining in crown of hat, and presses with fingers to smooth and join lining to crown. Applies paste to linings of cap visors, using brush, and applies lacquered cloth covering to linings to complete visor assembly. Pours glue onto glass plate, presses dowel pins of spotting jig onto plate, presses jig against cardboard, and positions lining tip on cardboard to affix lining to cardboard. Applies paste to cardboard squares and manually presses silk hat lining to squares.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 78

795.687-026 TENNIS-BALL COVERER, HAND (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: felt coverer; felter, tennis balls

    Cements felt covers to molded rubber balls to produce tennis balls: Aligns and smooths pieces of previously glued and cut felt over molded ball to cover ball. Rolls ball between palm and workbench or strokes cover with dull implement to secure felt to ball.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

795.687-030 TENNIS-BALL-COVER CEMENTER (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: felt cementer

    Spreads cement on rolls of felt used to cover tennis balls: Unrolls roll of felt on steamtable, securing edges to table with hooks to keep it straight and uniform. Applies cement to felt with leather strap, spreading cement over surface with handbrush. Allows first coat to set, applies second, and rerolls felt. May thin cement with gasoline or benzol. Wears gas mask when fumes become too objectionable.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

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