||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Grind out burrs or sharp edges, using portable grinders, speed lathes, or polishing jacks.
- Sharpen dulled blades, using bench grinders, abrasive wheels, or lathes.
||Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
- Cut, shape, and form metal parts, using lathes, power saws, snips, power brakes and shears, files, and mallets.
- Grind, file, and sand parts to finished dimensions.
||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.
- Regrind drill points, and advance drill cutting points according to specifications for channel depths and shapes.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Sharpen cutting blades, knives, or saws, using files, bench grinders, or honing stones.
||Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
- Cut grooves, bevels, or miters, saw curved or irregular designs, and sever or shape metals, according to specifications or work orders.
||Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
- Set dials and start machines to polish lenses or hold lenses against rotating wheels to polish them manually.
||Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers
- Operate and maintain finishing machines to grind, drill, sand, bevel, decorate, wash, or polish glass or glass products.
- Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.
||Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
- Soften metal to be used in designs by heating it with a gas torch and shape it, using hammers and dies.
||Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Sharpen cutting tools and drill bits, using bench grinders.
||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.
||Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
- Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes.