"BASKET ASSEMBLER I"
Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Tends machines that fabricate components of veneer, rattan, reed, and willow baskets of specified size and shape and assembles components, performing any combination of following tasks: Interlaces strips of veneer or other materials to weave basket bottom.
- 2) Tends machine to shape woven bottom and interlace veneer strips with bottom to form sides.
- 3) Bends extended ends of bottom perpendicular to matted portion of bottom and places hoop around ends to hold ends in position for weaving ends and sides.
- 4) Staples rim to basket bottom.
- 5) Tapers or points ends, using knife, and weaves ends into sides.
- 6) Nails rims together to hold sides in place.
- 7) Tends machine that shapes and staples veneer strips to basket rim.
- 8) Tends basket-cover machine to cut cover mats to size.
- 9) Tends machine that bends basket cover into arc and staples rim to cover.
- 10) Stitches or staples reinforcing splints to top edges of mat.
- 11) Shapes wire in bail-bender to form bails.
- 12) Bends soaked wood strips to form basket handles.
- 13) Staples wire handles to rim of basket.
- 14) Tends machine that clamps wood handles to basket.
- 15) Examines baskets for imperfections and discards defective baskets for repair.
- 16) May be known according to type or section of basket formed or assembled as Bottom Maker; Slat-Basket-Top Maker; or machine tended as Handle-Machine Operator; Hoop-Coiling-Machine Operator; Loop-Machine Operator; Mat-Machine Tender.
- 17) May be designated: Basket-Bottom Machine Operator; Braider; Cover-Machine Operator; Cover-Mat-Machine Operator; Handle Bender; Hamper Maker, Machine; Market-Basket Maker I; Stitcher Operator; Webb Layer.
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Job Number: 641