The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all knowledge, skills, and abilities or tasks and activities required of personnel so classified.
SUMMARY: Analyze specifications, lay our metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Styles
 Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.  Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.  Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and their applications.  Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.  Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 Electrical Systems – Troubleshoot, repair, and modify electrical systems associated with production equipment.  Mechanical – Troubleshoot, modify, and make repairs and modifications to mechanical devices such as gearboxes, cylinders, valves, flow controls and pneumatic devices.
 Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.  Mathematics – Using mathematics to solve problems.  Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.  Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.  Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.  Visualization – The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.  Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.  Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.  Arm-Hand Steadiness – The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.  Control Precision – The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.  Selective Attention – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Tasks and Activities
DOC-1252 Rev A
Occupation Specific Tasks:
 Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary.  Measure completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary.  Test and adjust machine speeds and actions, according to product specifications, and using gauges and hand tools.  Install, align, and lock specified punches, dies, cutting blades or other fixtures in rams or beds of machines, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims, and hand tools.  Clean and lubricate machines.  Position, align, and secure work pieces against fixtures or stops on machines beds or on dies.  Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rules, and hand tools.  Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.  Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
Generalized Work Responsibilities:
 Controlling Machines and Processes – Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).  Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.  Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge – Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.  Evaluation Information to Determine Compliance with Standards – Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulation, or standards.  Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluating results to chose the best solution and solve problems.
Detailed Work Responsibilities:
 Adjust production equipment/machinery setup  Design tools or mechanical devices  Determine tasks needed to complete machined products  Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications  Fabricate, assemble, or disassemble manufactured products by hand  Identify base metals for welding  Install equipment or attachments on machinery or related structures  Lay out machining, welding or precision assembly projects  Monitor production machinery/equipment operation to detect problems  Operate hoist, winch, or hydraulic boom  Operate metal fabricating equipment/machinery  Perform safety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting  Read blueprints  Read specifications  Read technical drawings  Recognize characteristics of alloys  Recognize characteristics of metals  Set up and operate variety of machine tools  Set up computer numerical control machines  Understand machine setup instructions  Understand technical operating, service or repair manuals  Use arc welding equipment  Use hand or power tools  Use machining practices  Use non-destructive test equipment  Use precision measuring tools or equipment
DOC-1252 Rev A
 Weld together metal parts, components, or structures
Education, Training and Experience
 High School diploma or GED  Long-term on-the-job training

$18.20 per hour

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