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51-2041.00 - Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

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Hammer, chip, and grind workpieces to cut, bend, and straighten metal.

51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
  • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths.
  • Grind, cut, buff, or bend edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools.
  • Hammer out bulges or bends in metal workpieces.
51-4111.00 Tool and Die Makers
  • Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, or grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.
  • File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.
  • Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders.
  • Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rules, and hand tools.
51-4033.00 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Move machine controls to index workpieces, and to adjust machines for pre-selected operational settings.
  • Activate machine start-up switches to grind, lap, hone, debar, shear, or cut workpieces, according to specifications.
  • Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic workpieces.
  • Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, using knowledge of machine operation.
51-9031.00 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
  • Cut, shape, and trim materials, such as textiles, food, glass, stone, and metal, using knives, scissors, and other hand tools, portable power tools, or bench-mounted tools.
  • Clean, treat, buff, or polish finished items, using grinders, brushes, chisels, and cleaning solutions and polishing materials.
  • Route items to provide cutouts for parts, using portable routers, grinders, and hand tools.
51-4194.00 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
  • Monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary, stopping machines when problems occur.
  • Set up and operate grinding or polishing machines to grind metal workpieces, such as dies, parts, and tools.
  • Straighten workpieces and remove dents, using straightening presses and hammers.

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