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  • 1) Sets up and operates power shear to cut metal objects, such as plates, sheets, slabs, billets, or bars to specified dimensions and angle: Turns handwheels to adjust rake and pressure of blade.

  • 2) Positions and clamps stops and side guides to set length and angle of cut, using rule, built-in gauges, or template.

  • 3) Lifts workpiece manually or by hoist or crane to machine bed or roller table and positions it against side guide and end stops.

  • 4) Starts machine which clamps workpiece and lowers blade to cut metal.

  • 5) Lays out cutting lines on metal, using rule, square, or template when shearing single pieces.

  • 6) May tilt bed, blade, or install fixtures to shear, bevel, or trim fabricated items.

  • 7) May set up and operate shear on production line in which shear is fed by conveyor, such as automobile frame line or rolling mill.

  • 8) May operate portable shear to cut sheet metal.

  • 9) May inspect work, using tape, compass, gauge, template, or micrometer to verify dimensions.

  • 10) May be designated by type of shear as Gate-Shear Operator II; or by application of shear as Square-Shear Operator I; Staple-Shear Operator.

  • 11) May operate shear that automatically shears to uniform length metal sheets, plates, or structural shapes fed into machine by continuous coil or conveyor and be designated Shear Operator, Automatic I.




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DOT:   615.682-018

Job Number: 9249