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More than 20 occupations have tasks related to the 1 task from your current occupation, Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.

  • Select, clean, and install spacers, rubber sleeves, or cutters on arbors.
51-4072.00 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Perform maintenance work such as cleaning and oiling machines.
  • Smooth and clean inner surfaces of molds, using brushes, scrapers, air hoses, or grinding wheels, and fill imperfections with refractory material.
  • Install dies onto machines or presses and coat dies with parting agents, according to work order specifications.
  • Obtain and move specified patterns to work stations, manually or using hoists, and secure patterns to machines, using wrenches.
  • Select and install blades, tools, or other attachments for each operation.
51-7042.00 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
  • Install and adjust blades, cutterheads, boring-bits, or sanding-belts, using hand tools and rules.
  • Select knives, saws, blades, cutter heads, cams, bits, or belts, according to workpiece, machine functions, or product specifications.
  • Clean or maintain products, machines, or work areas.
  • Attach and adjust guides, stops, clamps, chucks, or feed mechanisms, using hand tools.
51-4034.00 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Position, secure, and align cutting tools in toolholders on machines, using hand tools, and verify their positions with measuring instruments.
  • Select cutting tools and tooling instructions, according to written specifications or knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.
  • Install holding fixtures, cams, gears, and stops to control stock and tool movement, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments.
  • Mount attachments, such as relieving or tracing attachments, to perform operations, such as duplicating contours of templates or trimming workpieces.
51-4021.00 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications.
  • Install dies, machine screws, and sizing rings on machines that extrude thermoplastic or metal materials.
  • Change dies on extruding machines according to production line changes.
  • Select nozzles, spacers, and wire guides, according to diameters and lengths of rods.
51-9198.00 Helpers--Production Workers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Help production workers by performing duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials or tools, or cleaning work areas and equipment.
  • Clean and lubricate equipment.
  • Position spouts or chutes of storage bins so that containers can be filled.
  • Wash work areas, machines, equipment, vehicles, or products.
51-6091.00 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
  • Clean and maintain extruding and forming machines, using hand tools.
  • Remove polymer deposits from spinnerettes and equipment, using silicone spray, brass chisels, and bronze-wool pads.
  • Remove excess, entangled, or completed filaments from machines, using hand tools.
  • Wipe finish rollers with cloths and wash finish trays with water when necessary.
51-6021.00 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  • Select appropriate pressing machines, based on garment properties such as heat tolerance.
  • Clean and maintain pressing machines, using cleaning solutions and lubricants.
  • Select, install, and adjust machine components, including pressing forms, rollers, and guides, using hoists and hand tools.
51-9121.00 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Hold or position spray guns to direct spray onto articles.
  • Clean machines, related equipment, and work areas, using water, solvents and other cleaning aids.
  • Attach and align machine parts such as rollers, guides, brushes, and blades, using hand tools.
51-4081.00 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments, and hand tools.
  • Move controls or mount gears, cams, or templates in machines to set feed rates and cutting speeds, depths, and angles.
  • Perform minor machine maintenance, such as oiling or cleaning machines, dies, or workpieces, or adding coolant to machine reservoirs.
51-7041.00 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
  • Mount and bolt sawing blades or attachments to machine shafts.
  • Lubricate or clean machines, using wrenches, grease guns, or solvents.
  • Select saw blades, types or grades of stock, or cutting procedures to be used, according to work orders or supervisors' instructions.
51-9041.00 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Clean dies, arbors, compression chambers, and molds, using swabs, sponges, or air hoses.
  • Select and install machine components, such as dies, molds, and cutters, according to specifications, using hand tools and measuring devices.
  • Install, align, and adjust neck rings, press plungers, and feeder tubes.
51-9032.00 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Select and install machine components, such as cutting blades, rollers, and templates, according to specifications, using hand tools.
  • Clean and lubricate cutting machines, conveyors, blades, saws, or knives, using steam hoses, scrapers, brushes, or oil cans.
  • Change or replace saw blades, cables, cutter heads, and grinding wheels, using hand tools.
51-9122.00 Painters, Transportation Equipment
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble sprayers or power equipment, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths.
  • Select the correct spray gun system for the material being applied.
  • Clean equipment and work areas.
51-4122.00 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Select, position, align, and bolt jigs, holding fixtures, guides, or stops onto machines, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Clean, lubricate, maintain, and adjust equipment to maintain efficient operation, using air hoses, cleaning fluids, and hand tools.
  • Select torch tips, alloys, flux, coil, tubing, or wire, according to metal types or thicknesses, data charts, or records.
51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers
  • Start machines and lower cutting tools to beginning points on patterns.
  • Insert cutting tools or bits into machines and secure them with wrenches.
  • Select and insert required templates into pattern frames beneath the stylus of a machine cutting tool or router.
51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters   Green Occupation Green
  • Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
  • Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
  • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths.
51-9011.00 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Green Occupation
  • Add treating or neutralizing agents to products, and pump products through filters or centrifuges to remove impurities or to precipitate products.
  • Drain equipment, and pump water or other solutions through to flush and clean tanks or equipment.
  • Flush or clean equipment, using steam hoses or mechanical reamers.
51-6031.00 Sewing Machine Operators
  • Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, sanding rough areas of needles, or cleaning and oiling sewing machines.
  • Mount attachments, such as needles, cutting blades, or pattern plates, and adjust machine guides according to specifications.
51-6042.00 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating machines or replacing broken needles.
  • Position dies on material in a manner that will obtain the maximum number of parts from each portion of material.
51-4035.00 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Select and install cutting tools and other accessories according to specifications, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Mount attachments and tools, such as pantographs, engravers, or routers, to perform other operations, such as drilling or boring.