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  • 1) Adjusts and repairs linotype machines and related equipment, according to maintenance schedule, diagnosis of machine malfunctioning, and manufacturer's service manuals: Inspects machines and operates keyboard to detect potential malfunctions, listening to machine operation for evidence of excessive wear and need for adjustment.

  • 2) Confers with operators of faulty machines to determine nature of malfunction and dismantles suspected components, using handtools.

  • 3) Repairs, straightens, files, or machines worn or defective parts, using handtools and machines, such as drill press, lathe, and grinder.

  • 4) Verifies dimensions of new or repaired parts, using micrometer, feeler gauges, and fixed gauges.

  • 5) Replaces repaired parts or installs new parts to restore machine to operating condition.

  • 6) Cleans parts of machine, such as matrices, magazines, plunger, and spaceband, according to prescribed schedule, using brushes, cloth, and cleaning agents.

  • 7) Lubricates grease fittings and moving parts of machine, using grease gun and oilcan.

  • 8) Determines temperature of machine melting pot, using thermometer, to ascertain need for adjustment or repair.

  • 9) May maintain supply of type metal in melting pots.

  • 10) May operate slug-casting machine to form metal bars and strips for securing type during printing.

  • 11) In smaller establishments, may perform duties of LINOTYPE OPERATOR.




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DOT:   627.261-022

Job Number: 6140