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  • 1) Cuts, trims, or scarfs metal objects to dimensions, contour, or bevel specified by blueprints, layout, work order, or oral instructions, using thermal-cutting equipment: Lifts and positions workpiece onto table, manually or using jib or crane.

  • 2) Connects hoses from torch to oxygen tank and fuel gas tank, such as acetylene or propane.

  • 3) Selects torch tip, gas pressures, speed of cut, and allows for width of cut, according to thickness and type of metal as computed from charts.

  • 4) Installs torch tip and turns handle to start and adjust pressure of fuel gas.

  • 5) Lights torch and adjusts flow of oxygen to obtain desired mixture, as indicated by color and size of flame.

  • 6) Directs flame on workpiece to heat it to oxidizing temperature, as indicated by color of metal.

  • 7) Squeezes lever or trigger to release additional jet of oxygen which burns path through metal.

  • 8) Guides flame along cutting line, observing cutting to judge angle, distance of torch, and speed of movement.

  • 9) Removes and inspects finished workpiece.

  • 10) Chips or grinds burrs from edges, using power chisel or portable grinder.

  • 11) May lay out cutting lines, using rule, square, compass, or by tracing from template.

  • 12) May cut damaged or worn pieces from metal structure, such as bridge or building frames, ship plates, or pipelines.

  • 13) May install special tip to cut grooves into metal joints preparatory to welding and be designated Flame Scarfer.




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Job Number: 11141