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  • 1) Dismantles metal assemblies, such as automobiles, machines, building girders, and pipelines, or cuts scrap metal to size for shipping, using thermal-cutting equipment, such as flame-cutting torch or plasma-arc equipment: Connects hoses from hand torch to cylinders of oxygen and fuel gas, or turns knobs to adjust settings of arc-cutting equipment.

  • 2) Turns handle to open gas valve to specified pressure.

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

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

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

  • 6) Guides flame or arc across workpiece and observes cutting action to judge speed of movement.

  • 7) May change cutting tips or adjust gas pressure or arc-welding equipment to cut metal of different types and thickness.

  • 8) May climb ladders or work on scaffolds to disassemble structures.




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DOT:   816.684-010

Job Number: 11142