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More than 20 occupations have tasks related to the 1 task from your current occupation, Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters.

  • Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components.
51-9032.00 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
  • Press buttons, pull levers, or depress pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
  • Start machines to verify setups, and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Adjust machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressure.
  • Sharpen cutting blades, knives, or saws, using files, bench grinders, or honing stones.
  • Tighten pulleys or add abrasives to maintain cutting speeds.
51-4031.00 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   Green Occupation Green
  • Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
  • Test and adjust machine speeds or actions, according to product specifications, using gauges and hand tools.
  • Grind out burrs or sharp edges, using portable grinders, speed lathes, or polishing jacks.
  • Sharpen dulled blades, using bench grinders, abrasive wheels, or lathes.
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.
51-4111.00 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.
51-9031.00 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
  • Lower table-mounted cutters such as knife blades, cutting wheels, or saws to cut items to specified sizes.
  • 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.
51-9071.06 Gem and Diamond Workers
  • Hold stones, gems, dies, or styluses against rotating plates, wheels, saws, or slitters to cut, shape, slit, grind, or polish them.
  • Lap girdles on rough diamonds, using diamond girdling lathes.
  • Regrind drill points, and advance drill cutting points according to specifications for channel depths and shapes.
51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters Green Occupation
  • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
  • Remove rough spots from workpieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers.
  • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths.
51-7041.00 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
  • Guide workpieces against saws, saw over workpieces by hand, or operate automatic feeding devices to guide cuts.
  • Pull tables back against stops and depress pedals to advance cutterheads that shape stock ends.
51-4022.00 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Set up, operate, or tend presses and forging machines to perform hot or cold forging by flattening, straightening, bending, cutting, piercing, or other operations to taper, shape, or form metal.
  • Sharpen cutting tools and drill bits, using bench grinders.
51-4034.00 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Replace worn tools, and sharpen dull cutting tools and dies, using bench grinders or cutter-grinding machines.
  • Start lathe or turning machines and observe operations to ensure that specifications are met.
51-4062.00 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
  • Set up and operate machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders, to machine castings or patterns.
  • Clean and finish patterns or templates, using emery cloths, files, scrapers, and power grinders.
51-4061.00 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
  • Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, drill presses, punch presses, or bandsaws, to fabricate prototypes or models.
  • Grind, file, and sand parts to finished dimensions.
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.
51-4081.00 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, cutters, shears, borers, millers, grinders, presses, drills, or auxiliary machines, to make metallic and plastic workpieces.
  • Remove burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from workpieces, using files, hand grinders, wire brushes, or power tools.
51-9021.00 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Move controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes, or blends materials.
  • Set mill gauges to specified fineness of grind.
51-4121.07 Solderers and Brazers Green Occupation
  • Clean workpieces to remove dirt or excess acid, using chemical solutions, files, wire brushes, or grinders.
  • Grind, cut, buff, or bend edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools.
51-4041.00 Machinists Green Occupation
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Set up or operate metalworking, brazing, heat-treating, welding, or cutting equipment.
51-2031.00 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers Green Occupation
  • Set up and operate metalworking machines, such as milling or grinding machines, to shape or fabricate parts.
51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Polish artificial limbs, braces, or supports, using grinding and buffing wheels.
51-7031.00 Model Makers, Wood
  • Set up, operate, and adjust a variety of woodworking machines such as bandsaws and planers to cut and shape sections, parts, and patterns, according to specifications.