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Carried out basic welding techniques.
Assembled parts using hand and power tools, and soldered or spot-welded parts using electric spot or resistance butt welding machine.
Finished items using files, grinding wheels or emery paper.
Cut scrap metal with oxy-acetylene blowpipes.
Interested in learning to read technical drawings.
Able to work with a variety of machinery.
Read work orders, drawings or other instructions to secure and position components and materials.
Fitted or adjusted machine parts by fastening, screwing, hammering, soldering or spot-welding using precision or heavy-duty hand or power tools.
Checked products to reject defective items, packed the items into boxes and stacked them onto pallets.
Carried out quality control procedures, undertook inventory procedures, packed materials and placed items in storage.
Able to carry out repetitive tasks quickly and methodically.
Able to work as part of a team.
Followed drawings or other specifications to find out what needs to be done.
Selected metal and heated it to the correct temperature in a forge or electric furnace.
Hammered, punched or cut metal to size and shape on an anvil or other surface, using hand tools, presses or power driven hammers.
Checked the size of the parts either visually or by using measuring instruments, and trimmed off excess metal if the parts are too big.
Used a variety of welding methods including electric arc, mig and tig welding oroxy-acetylene welding to join parts.
Hardened the finished article by heating and quenching in oil or water bath, or cooling gradually in air.
Directed other workers to hold tools and assisted in lifting and holding work pieces during hammering.
Made and repaired agricultural equipment and mining and quarrying machinery.
Made ornamental steelwork such as gates and fences.
Set up and operated shearing machines and other cutting machines.
Forged cold metal.
Able to read technical plans and drawings.
Started equipment and adjusted controls.
Monitored temperatures, pressures and fuel delivery equipment.
Cleaned and serviced boilers and flues and conditioned water by adding chemicals.
Carried out minor maintenance on valves and pipelines.
Maintained safety and took remedial action in emergency situations.
Possess a strong mechanical aptitude.
Determined the requirements and the steps needed to do the job, by converting scale-drawing dimensions to full size.
Drew accurate guidelines on the metal showing where to cut, drill, bend and carry out other types of work, using measuring and marking off tools and equipment, such as rulers, punches, and dividers.
Cut marked metal sections using hand tools or flame cutting torches, or by setting up and operating metalworking machines such as guillotines and shearing machines.
Shaped and bent sections and pipes using hand and machine tools such as vices, hydraulic presses and rolling machines or by forging assembled parts and structures by positioning and lining up parts, and joining them by welding, bolting or riveting, and if large, with the aid of cranes and other equipment.
Made full-size patterns, called templates, to be used when making large numbers of identical shapes.
Programmed and operated other types of cutting machines such as numerically controlled profile machines.
Tool and Die Setter
Studied job cards, drawings, or other instructions and determined the sequence of machine operation.
Set up the cutting or shaping tools or dies needed in machines or presses for precision work.
Measured and marked reference points and fixed work pieces, positioned and fastened cutting tools and adjusted machine trowels using basic hand tools such as spanners, Allen keys and screwdrivers.
Adjusted the guides, stops and other controls of machines to make sure that stock is machined to the sizes required.
Test ran machines, made adjustments as required, advised or instructed operators and watched the first operations.
Checked periodically product sizes, using measuring instruments, and reported any problems or readjusted machines.
Responsible for setting up and running a number of machines in a factory or workshop.
Prepared and maintained plating solutions by cleaning, preparing and descaling surfaces of parts or articles with cleaning solutions such as acids or alkalis or by using blasting cabinets.
Masked areas not to be plated with waxes, lacquers or resistant adhesive tapes.
Placed parts, either separately or in batches, in fixtures, jigs or racks and dipped them in plating solutions or used selective brush plating.
Set and adjusted controls to pass the required electric current between anodes and cathodes, depending on the thickness of plating required.
Examined articles or parts to check the progress of plating and check the quality of finish.
Checked instruments and adjusted the current flow and added water or other materials to maintain the mixture and level of cleaning, rinsing and plating solutions.
Removed parts or articles at completion of plating and rinsed and dried them by hand or machine, then removed masking substances from articles.
Interested in electricity, chemistry and metallurgy.
Engraved objects using a pantograph machine which has an electric needle or cutter that inscribes the design from a template.
Handed engravers work from original sketches and blueprints or reproduced existing patterns, reducing or enlarging them according to the size of the article to be engraved.
Used hand tools to inscribe lettering and ornamental designs on silverware, trophies and jewelry articles according to sketches, diagrams, photographs or sample work pieces.
Used computerized machinery to engrave.
Possess capacity to produce a wide variety of specialized work.
Able to do accurate and detailed work.
Marked the shape and dimensions of a part to be machined by studying blueprints and using measuring instruments.
Assembled and fit machined parts, using drill holes and tap threads, if necessary, for bolting parts together.
Checked tightness of joints and operation of moving parts, and filed or chiseled parts to make final adjustments if the fit is not perfect.
Cut, threaded, bent and installed hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
Cleaned and lubricated assembled articles.
Shrank-fit parts during assembly, using oxy-acetylene torches and presses, dry ice and carbon dioxide freezing.
Manufactured and repaired hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
Operated powered machines which may be manually or computer controlled.
Erected machinery and equipment on site.
Inspected machinery regularly and made any adjustments or repairs needed, by removing any worn or damaged parts to install replacements, by sending a damaged part to the machine shop for repair or by doing the repair work themselves.
Able to do mechanical work.
Possess an aptitude for understanding mechanical drawings and specifications.
Assisted in making metal or wooden patterns of the object to be cast.
Operated machinery to mix chemically bonded sand.
Fueled and charged the furnace.
Melted the metal and added the required alloys.
Ground, smoothed or dressed the rough surfaces after the casting has set.
Decided on appropriate finish.
Packed the castings for transportation.
Able to read instructions.
Found the problem with faulty firearms by dismantling and examining the various parts.
Repaired the malfunction with hand or machine tools.
Treated and polished metal to limit corrosion and improve finish.
Test-operated firearms to make sure the parts work smoothly.
Made, fitted and assembled parts for custom-built or other specialized small guns.
Modified guns to customer specifications (such as rebuilding them to make them more accurate for target shooting) by re-boring barrels to enlarge caliber, or by fitting new stocks.
Made ammunition or refilled used cartridges using special tools and machines.
Loaded items to be treated into the furnace and brought the metal to a specified temperature.
Used either baths of molten salt, or furnaces, depending on the metal being treated.
Light burners and adjust controls which regulate gas and air.
Adjusted controls to regulate electric power.
Monitored all gauges and controls during treatment to ensure they are functioning correctly.
Hardened metal by heating it to the required temperature (this varies with different metals) and quenching it in oil, water, brine, or other solutions.
Tempered steel made brittle by heat treatment by re-heating to a lower temperature than previously, to make it tough.
Surfaced harden metal components to improve thin resistance to wear and abrasion.
Used special instruments to test the hardness of treated metals.
Able to work as part of a team.
Interest in working with mechanical equipment.
Studied blueprints, drawings and specifications to decide which machines and cutting tools are needed and the order in which they are to be used.
Marked guidelines for machining on the metal part.
Selected cutting tools and speed, pressure and depth of cuts.
Adjusted guides to ensure stock is positioned correctly.
Operated machine tools to make articles by turning, boring, milling, planing, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock.
Controlled the flow of lubricating fluid onto cutting tool edges or surfaces.
Checked product sizes and changed tools or readjusted settings.
Cleaned and lubricated machine tools.
Set up and operated automatic machine tools.
Applied knowledge of computer aided drafting.
Possess an interest in solving technical problems.
Liaised with pattern makers and metallurgists with regard to casting designs.
Placed a pattern of the `outside' size of the object to be cast into the bottom section of a molding box that is made in two sections and positioned vents to let gases escape.
Filled the bottom section of the molding box with sand, packing it tightly with hand ramming tools or pneumatic hammers.
Placed the open top half of the molding box on top of the bottom section, fasten it and then pack the top half of the pattern with sand.
Folded back the two halves of the molding box and removed the pattern.
Smoothed and repaired the newly formed sand impression of the pattern with hand tools.
Rejoined and fastened the molding boxes together and poured molten metal into holes in the box lid.
Broke the molds once the metal has cooled to remove the castings.
Carried out sweep molding by rotating patterns to scrape molds to a circular shape.
Metal Casting Patternmaker
Made full-size section drawings from engineering drawings on layout boards to assist in planning for construction and molding of patterns, allowing for shrinkage of metal when it cools, adding allowance for machining and tapering to allow patterns to be drawn from the sand molds.
Laid out drawings on stock and divided patterns into sections to allow easy removal of patterns from molds.
Cut and shaped parts using bandsaws, lathes, planners and routers.
Made core boxes in which sand cores are made.
Made patterns from a variety of materials such as wood, plaster, metal, plastic, fiberglass, polystyrene foam and sometimes a combination of these.
Fit and fastened parts to form patterns or sections.
Assembled sections and checked that they matched specifications.
Repaired or rebuilt worn or broken patterns.
Produced patterns by programming a computerized machine.
Possess an interest and ability in technical drawing.
Prepared the surface, cleaned dirt and grease from the product, removed rust and chemically pre-treat the metal surfaces.
Applied masking over areas that are not to be coated.
Selected the appropriate coating to produce the desired finish and color.
Used appropriate equipment to apply the coating to the surface.
Examined the finished product for compliance with specifications.
Metal Press Operator
Operated machines that may be mechanically or computer driven.
Manually loaded the unformed or partly formed parts into the machine press.
Operated machines or manually place sheet metal against guide pins to make sure it is accurately pressed.
Looked after machines or machine tools that shape or form stock by pressing and stamping.
Checked machine operation and reported problems to their supervisor.
Unloaded machines, inspected the final product and reloaded machines.
Inputted data through computer terminals to compensate for machine/material variations, and measured and examined a sample of the machine product before making a full production run.
Able to work quickly and efficiently.
Studied engineering drawings and specifications blueprints to find out what needs to be done.
Cleaned and prepared metal, such as mild, alloy and stainless steel, aluminum and copper, by gouging, beveling, grinding or filing.
Cut metal shapes using a heat flame.
Lined up surfaces to be joined and held them in place by tack-welding or jigging.
Selected welding methods suitable for the type and thickness of metal and welded surfaces to be joined, e.g. Metal arc welding is commonly used in the production of pressure vessels.
Cleaned and smoothed welds by filing, chiseling or grinding, and checked welds for precision.
Able to read technical drawings and visualize the shape of an article.
Examined detailed drawings or specifications to find out job, material and equipment requirements.
Selected metal stock, such as stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, copper and other materials, and checked sizes, gauges and other dimensions of material.
Marked out stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments.
Cut material along guidelines using hand or power shears, guillotines or drills.
Shaped and formed cut material into products by operating sheet metal shaping, forming, cutting and joining machines such as brake presses, folding, bending and riveting machines, rollers, guillotines, drills or spot-welders.
Joined parts by riveting, bolting, welding, brazing or soldering and drill mounting holes in products and in surfaces on which items are to be mounted.
Checked products or parts against specifications using templates and measuring instruments and repaired those that are faulty or damaged.
Finished products by cleaning, polishing, filing or bathing them in acid solutions.
Specialized in the manufacture or assembly and installation of heating ducts, ventilation shafts, air-conditioning, furnace designs and metal partitions.
Repaired worn or damaged copper articles.
Produced aircraft sheet metal parts requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills.
Set up and programmed computer numerically controlled machines.
Able to read technical drawings and visualize the shape of an article.
Structural Steel Worker
Studied engineering drawings and other specifications to find out where parts go and how they fit together.
Heated the metal in furnaces and then shaped it with air powered rams.
Checked that sections are lined up properly and assembled them, with the aid of cranes, by gas and electric welding, and sometimes by using rivets.
Assisted in testing assembled structures to make sure that specifications have been met for stress, tension and correct positioning.
Repaired structures on-site by unbolting or flame cutting faulty sections, replacing the worn parts of bolts and installing new sections.
Studied blueprints, drawings, models or specifications of the articles to be made, and planned the process they will follow when creating the parts and assembling them.
Worked out sizes and allowances for error based on knowledge of how materials such as metals, metal alloys and plastics will behave when they are being cut.
Positioned, measured and marked out metal stock or castings, checking dimensions and alignments with gauges, micrometers and other measuring devices.
Set up and operated machine and hand tools to form the required metal shape.
Fitted and assembled tool or article parts, test-operated and adjusted them.
Dismantled worn or faulty machine tools and machines, and repaired or replaced worn or faulty tools, dies and fixtures.
Heat-treated tools, dies and fixtures during fabrication.
Designed tools and precision equipment.
Programmed and operated numerically controlled, computer controlled and electrical discharge machine tools and program the machine tools.
Able to carry out precise and accurate work.
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
Removed watch and clock mechanisms from cases, dismantled and examined them through a magnifying glass.
Designed, created or reconstructed timepieces including cases.
Repaired or replaced faulty parts such as cracked crystals, broken hands, bent teeth or wheels, using hand tools and machines.
Cleaned, tested and lubricated each part.
Tested and maintained minute electronic circuits in watches and clocks.
Reassembled, fitted and adjusted parts to make sure they work correctly.
Replaced watch and clock faces, sometimes sealing them so they are waterproof, set and checked timing.
Estimated the cost of repairs and gave quotes to customers.
Studied blueprints, specifications or other instructions to decide which welding method to use and other requirements.
Cleaned and prepared metal surfaces for welding by flame cutting, heat cutting, gouging, beveling, grinding or filing.
Cut metal shapes using flame cutting torches.
Preheated thick materials to required temperatures.
Fit attachments, connected hoses to gas tanks or welding leads, and connected power sources to the equipment used in welding operations.
Adjusted machine variables to best suit the welding conditions.
Either manually or by operating machine controls, guided torches or electrodes along lines of weld.
Inspected and checked welds.
Cleaned and smoothed welds by filing, chiseling, grinding or polishing.
Set up welding machines for other operators.
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