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  • 1) Fabricates or alters brass-wind instrument parts, and assembles parts into completed instruments, ascertaining fabrication and assembly procedures from standard or customer's specifications: Reads specifications and makes calculations to determine procedures for fabricating and assembling instrument.

  • 2) Sets up and operates drawbench, bandsaw, and lathe to draw, cut, and machine instrument tubing.

  • 3) Bends tubing around forming blocks by hand.

  • 4) Measures tubing, using rule, to locate position of holes to be drilled for pistons and valve casings.

  • 5) Operates drill press, honing machine, and lapping machine to drill, hone, and lap metal components.

  • 6) Solders piston and valve components, using silver and soft solder.

  • 7) Hammers bell neck around bell-shaped mandrel, and brazes seams with oxyacetylene torch.

  • 8) Operates spinning lathe to shape bell head around mandrel.

  • 9) Assembles parts, such as braces, slides, valves, pistons, and bell head to form completed instrument, using handtools, measuring devices, and soldering iron.

  • 10) Plates assembled instrument with nickel, copper, or silver.

  • 11) May repair brass-wind instruments.

  • 12) May be designated according to instrument or part made as Saxophone Assembler; Valve Maker I.




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Job Number: 1091