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Job Description:

  • 1) Sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate tools, mechanisms, and machines for experimental purposes, such as solving problems relative to materials, tools, work-holding arrangements, machine settings, product specifications, and fabrication methods for production process, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures: Consults with engineer and other personnel regarding product information, such as design, capacity and purpose, and types of material to be used to fabricate product.

  • 2) Analyzes written specifications, drawings, rough sketches, and verbal instructions to plan layout and determine sequence of operations.

  • 3) Selects metal stock and lays out design according to dimensions computed from scale drawings.

  • 4) Tests experimental models under simulated operating conditions for such purposes as development, standardization, and feasibility of design.

  • 5) Installs parts and materials, such as sheet metal covering, hydraulic systems, electrical wiring, lubricants, and batteries into machines and mechanisms.

  • 6) Evaluates experimental procedures and recommends changes or modifications for efficiency and adaptability to setup and production.

  • 7) May establish work procedures for fabricating new structural products, using variety of metalworking machines.

  • 8) May fabricate molds and power press dies to produce plastic parts and stamp metal parts.

  • 9) May perform heat-treating and heliarc welding.

  • 10) May train workers in setup and operation of machine tools.




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DOT:   600.260-022

Job Number: 6139