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737.381-010 to 761.684-010

    This category includes occupations concerned with the use of body members, handtools, and bench machines to fit, grind, carve, mold, paint, sew, assemble, inspect, repair, and similarly work relatively small objects and materials, such as jewelry, phonographs, light bulbs, musical instruments, tires, footwear, pottery, and garments. The work is usually performed at a set position in a mill, plant, or shop, at a bench, worktable, or conveyor. At the more complex levels, workers frequently read blueprints, follow patterns, use a variety of handtools, and assume responsibility for meeting standards. Workers at the less complex levels are required to follow standardized procedures.

737.381-010 ASSEMBLER, IGNITER (ordnance)

    Assembles, tests, and packages rocket engine ignition charges, following written instructions and wiring diagrams: Sifts and weighs out specified quantities of propellant powder and pours it into container. Seals container with solder or adhesive to form igniter. Assembles main charge and igniter to form ignition cap. Stamps or marks identification on cap, using crayon. Attaches wires to terminal pins of ignition cap according to wiring diagram, using pliers, soldering iron, and screwdriver. Tests wiring for continuity, using continuity checker. Tests ignition cap for air leaks, using vacuum pump. Places tested caps on shipping tray, or seals them in moistureproof bag.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

737.387-010 DROP TESTER (ordnance)

    Tests cartridge primers for sensitivity to impact by dropping weight onto sample primers from measured heights: Secures primer or primed cartridge case in test fixture and positions firing pin over primer. Raises steel ball in electromagnetic holder to specified height on calibrated column. Presses switch to cut power from electromagnet which drops ball onto firing pin in test fixture to detonate primer. Tests groups of primers from same production sample at several specified drop-heights, and records percentage of fires and misfires at each height. May plot test results on graph to develop primer sensitivity curve, or apply standardized statistical formulas to estimate sensitivity characteristics of entire production lot of primers.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.387-014 INSPECTOR I (ordnance)

    Inspects interior and exterior of bomb and artillery shell components for defects: Visually examines components to detect defective material and work quality, such as cracks or incorrect size. Verifies accuracy of critical dimensions, using direct-reading electric limit gauge. Pressure-tests welded joints to ensure airtightness, using compressed air and soap solution. Tests strength of fitted and welded joints, using special hydraulic equipment.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

737.387-018 PRESSURE-TEST OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Measures propellant force of powder charge by firing small arms cartridges and shotshells in pressure-testing device: Selects test barrel according to type and caliber of cartridge to be fired. Secures breech end of barrel in fixture containing breech-block, hammer, and firing pin, using handtools and gauges. Inserts $T3gas check$T1 and steel piston into vent in barrel wall. Positions lead or copper slug of standard length on piston and tightens yoke-mounted setscrew which acts as anvil to secure it. Fires cartridge and measures compressed slug for reduction in length, using micrometer. Converts reduction in slug length to pressure expressed in pounds-per-square inch, using conversion chart. Computes average pressure for specified number of cartridges. May perform velocity tests on projectiles.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

737.487-010 PROPELLANT-CHARGE LOADER (ordnance)

    Measures quantities of explosives and loads them into propellant charge bags: Measures approximate quantity of powder, using volumetric weighing machine. Weighs charge on scale. Verifies weight on second scale. Empties charge into charge bag. Sews opening together at top of bag, using sewing machine.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    Prepares fabric bandoleer belts for packing with clips of small arms cartridges: Cuts open bundles of bandoleer belts, unfolds, straightens, examines stitching for imperfections, and counts them into lots of specified quantity. Stamps each belt with order and caliber data. Records number of belts counted and issued to BANDOLEER PACKERS (ordnance).
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.587-014 FIREWORKS ASSEMBLER (chemical) alternate titles: pyrotechnic assembler

    Performs any combination of following duties in assembling pyrotechnics (fireworks) and signal flares: Weighs specified quantities of powder or scoops powder into premeasured scooping device, and loads them into cans, cones, tubes, or other casings, or fills containers to predetermined level. Applies sealing compound to container from bulb syringe to seal in powder, or places cap or lid on container and secures them by crimping with machine or handtool. Drills or punches holes in caps or lids for insertion or attachment of fuse or wick. Attaches igniter ring atop open end of signal flares. Attaches and secures components of assemblies, using handtools. Inspects items at various stages of completion for inaccuracies in assembly and for obvious flaws. Packs specified number of flares or finished fireworks in cartons for storage or shipment. Stencils identifying information, such as type of firework, date of manufacture, and lot number, on assembled item or carton. May assemble cartons from flattened state, seal packed cartons, and attach shipping label onto carton.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.587-018 PRIMER BOXER (ordnance)

    Fills linen boxes with charged primers for inspection or storage: Pours water into catch pan. Places sieve tray of primers over catch pan so excess primer mixture will fall through sieve into water as primers are moved about. Scoops primers from sieve, and pours them into box to specified height. Marks lot ticket and places it in box. Empties and scrubs catch pan.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    Assembles solid, liquid, or gas-powered mechanical and electromechanical torpedo engines according to drawings and specifications, using torque wrench and handtools: Reads instructions or drawings to plan assembly sequence. Positions basic workpiece on workbench or clamps workpiece in floor fixture. Lays out parts and subassembly elements required to assemble engine. Fits parts together and bolts or screws parts to basic workpiece in specified locations, using torque wrench and handtools. Colors each fitting after torque is applied, using felt tip pen. Verifies dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to written specifications, using preset gauges. Confirms operation of assembled unit, using air and water pressure test equipment. Requests inspector approval of assembled unit before proceeding to next assembly stage. Fits together subassemblies, such as fuel pumps and gear trains, according to drawings or instructions, using handtools, and bolts subassemblies to specified positions on unit.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.684-014 BOMB LOADER (ordnance)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to load, assemble, and pack aerial bombs: Tends machine that loads and compresses thermite and explosive charges into steel noses of bombs. Assembles bombs by joining together component parts and sections, using handtools, cement, riveting machines, and jigs. Spray-paints and tapes nose of bombs to seal perforations. Stamps identification numbers on bombs, using stamping machines. Binds cluster of bombs together with steel bands preparatory to packing to prevent accidental discharge. Packs clusters of bombs into moistureproof steel boxes, using chain hoist. Seals container lids with putty and packs loaded containers into wooden shipping crates, closing crates with hammer and nails. May be designated according to type of bomb loaded as Thermite-Bomb Loader (ordnance).
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.684-018 FIREWORKS MAKER (chemical)

    Makes bombs, fountains, colored lights, and set pieces for use as fireworks, following blueprints or pictures: Weighs, mixes, and sifts powder ingredients, according to formula, to produce various color and noise effects. Ignites portion of mixed ingredients to determine whether color meets specifications. Rams and pounds powder into casings or tubes, using wooden rods and mallet. Inspects fireworks for faulty wrapping or other defects and tests for sound by firing samples. Assembles and fastens together fireworks to form figures and scenes, using wire, cardboard, and handtools. May use previously prepared chemicals [MIXER (chemical) II].
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

737.684-022 FUSE ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Loads and assembles component parts of time and nose fuses, performing any combination of following tasks: Assembles essential portions of fuses, bolting and crimping parts together with press. Drills charge holes, using drill press. Loads parts with explosive charges, forcing them in place with semiautomatic hydraulic and pneumatic presses. Joins together various subassemblies with housing structure and screws or crimps them in place. Sets delay-action screw in place in time fuses and glues small disks of onionskin around screw to hold it firmly in place. Shellacs unprotected surfaces with brush.
GOE: 06.02.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.684-026 INSPECTOR, SALVAGE (ordnance) alternate titles: cartridge gauger; salvage-machine operator

    Salvages rejected loaded cartridges, performing any combination of following tasks: Measures and weighs cartridges, using fixed and adjustable gauges and direct-reading shadowgraph scale, or feeds cartridges into gauge-and-weigh machine [GAUGE-AND-WEIGH-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)] to verify rejection. Feeds cartridges into dial plate on automatic power press that straightens sides and deepens shoulders of cases or punches out defective primers. Positions cartridge in lathe chuck and moves lever to feed cutting tool to cut head diameter and cannelure to specified size. Inserts cartridge into fixture of machine that draws bullet from cartridge case. Dumps powder from cartridge and drops emptied case into chute.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.684-030 POWDER WORKER, TNT (ordnance)

    Screens, melts, and pours TNT into projectile cases: Pours TNT powder into hopper of screening machine which reduces lumps by agitation. Pours powder into revolving steam-heated kettle and adjusts controls to permit steam to flow in pipes around kettle, heating and melting TNT. Empties melted explosive into buckets through valves. Tests temperature of TNT with thermometer and cools it to prescribed temperature, using power-operated paddle. Pours molten TNT into shell and bomb cases. Breaks off crystallized TNT scrap and returns it to melting pot. Drills threaded holes in charge into which boosters are loaded. Loads shells and bombs with TNT powder, pouring explosive into cases by hand and pressing powder down with hydraulic press.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

737.684-034 PRODUCTION ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Performs any combination of following duties to assemble ordnance and related devices, such as fuses, detonators, flares, ammunition, primers, and projectile boosters: Weighs powder and chemicals, according to formula and places ingredients in mixer. Starts mixer and mixes powder with chemicals, and pours specified amount of mixture into cavity of ordnance device. Places ordnance unit under microscope, positions components to be connected according to diagram, and solders or welds parts together. Positions parts of device to be assembled in prescribed order and fastens parts together, using screws, bolts, and handtools.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.684-038 SHELL ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Assembles component parts of artillery shells for shipment to loading arsenal: Lifts shells onto bench. Screws fuse plugs into base of shells, and adapters (reducing brushings pierced and threaded in center to receive fuses) into nose, using hand and pneumatic wrenches. Smears petroleum jelly onto unlacquered shell surfaces. Screws plugs into nosefuse holes. Cleans and reams threads. May lacquer shells and metal parts by brushing, spraying, or dipping.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77


    Tends machine that gauges and weighs cartridges and examines cartridges for defects: Scoops handful of cartridges from bin and arranges them with heads in one direction. Rolls cartridges from hand to hand and examines them for such defects as dents, scratches, and missing or inverted primers. Places acceptable cartridges on inclined chute for gravity feeding into gauging and weighing mechanisms. Starts machine and observes operation to detect jamming. Removes misaligned cartridges from gravity chute, using special hook tool. Moves lever to eject jammed cartridges. Notifies GAUGE-AND-WEIGH-MACHINE ADJUSTER (ordnance) of machine malfunction. May examine cartridges carried past work station in nests of rotating conveyor table and press button to drop out defective cartridges. May tend machine that gauges but does not weigh cartridges and be designated Gauging-Machine Operator (ordnance).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.685-014 SHAKER-PLATE OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: loading-unit plate filler; plate filler

    Tends machine that positions small arms cartridges or components in specially holed plates and inspects parts for conformance to standards: Places plate on shaker bed and scoops parts from hopper onto plate. Starts machine and spreads parts over oscillating plate by hand or with stick to fill depressions. Stops machine and shakes plate to invert parts not upended. Examines cartridges and components for defects, such as dents, burrs, scratches, and reversed or missing parts, using magnifying glass for minute parts. Removes defective parts, using tweezers, pick, or wax-tipped stick. Inverts parts, using transfer plate, to examine both ends. ay record quantity of rejections according to type of defect. May shake parts through gauging screens to verify conformance to specified dimensions.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.685-018 WAX POURER (chemical)

    Tends equipment that melts and pours paraffin into cardboard tubes in manufacture of signal flares: Scans invoice to determine number of flares required. Climbs ladder and dumps paraffin blocks into vat and activates heating element to melt paraffin. Observes temperature gauge to determine when melting point is reached and looks into vat to verify liquid condition of paraffin. Turns valve to allow gravity-fed liquid paraffin to flow into pressure vat. Adjusts pressure vat controls to prescribed setting and flips switch to activate heating element. Places flare tube in rack with open end up and examines closed end for openings. Squeezes sealant into tubes to seal defective closed ends. Positions racked tubes under spout and depresses treadle to fill tubes with specified amount of paraffin. Advances each row of tubes under spout until all tubes are filled with paraffin. Carries racked tubes to next work station. Scrapes paraffin residue from worktable, using scraper. Maintains production records.
GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-010 ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Performs any combination of following duties to assemble fittings on fragmentation bombs: Wipes nose-adapter threads with cloth and solvent. Dries adapter, using airhose. Coats interior threads of adapters with thin layer of grease. Brushes nose-plug threads with fast-drying paint, and screws plug into adapter. Screws adapter into nose section of bomb. Attaches components of fin-stabilizer unit to bomb, using pliers and wire.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-014 BAG LOADER (ordnance)

    Loads ammunition charge bags with previously weighed quantities of powder: Receives cup containing powder from CHECK WEIGHER (ordnance). Inserts funnel into bag opening. Pours charge into bag through funnel, shaking bag to settle powder.
GOE: 06.04.36 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

737.687-018 BLASTING-CAP ASSEMBLER (ordnance) alternate titles: electric-blasting-cap assembler

    Performs any combination of following duties to assemble blasting caps: Dips lengths of wire into insulating compound and wraps them with cloth tape. Cuts wires in cutting machine. Inserts wires, having short piece of platinum wire soldered to one end, into fiber plug. Seals plug with fiber disk.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-022 BOOSTER ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Assembles elements of explosive shell boosters, performing any combination of following duties: Places cushion disks in bottoms of booster cups. Stamps cooper washers with identifying data and glues onionskin disks over holes. Puts together parts of releasing mechanism (rotors) and assembles them with stamped washers and housings (body pieces) to complete boosters. Gauges overall length of completed units, using snap gauges.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-026 CHECK WEIGHER (ordnance)

    Weighs each cup containing powder charge again after weighing by SHADOWGRAPH-SCALE OPERATOR (ordnance) to ascertain its adherence to specifications. Returns cups of inexact weight to original SHADOWGRAPH-SCALE OPERATOR (ordnance) to be check-weighed for third time. Passes satisfactory charges on to BAG LOADER (ordnance).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-030 CORE LOADER (ordnance)

    Loads dumbbell-shaped ammunition charge bags (cores) with black powder: Fills hopper of air-powered filling machine with black powder. Blows powder into one end of bag by inserting machine feedpipe through hole in handle of bag and moving controls to blow powder into end. Removes bag from pipe and reinserts pipe into bag so that pipe faces unfilled end of bag. Moves controls to fill empty end of bag with powder. Stops up hole in handle with clamp.
GOE: 06.04.36 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

737.687-034 DEMOLITION SPECIALIST (ordnance)

    Disposes of explosive wastes and rejected powder-charged products in accordance with established safety regulations: Collects explosive wastes, rejected ordnance devices, and products saturated with explosive materials from production areas in containers. Sorts material by type and places material in rubber containers. Pours water or other counteracting agents into containers to neutralize material and places material in open area until disposal. Stores rejected products in bunkers. Loads truck with waste, transports, and positions waste in specified manner for disposal. Sets fire to waste products and materials and ensures complete destruction of all items.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

737.687-038 DETONATOR ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Loads and assembles component parts of shell detonators, performing any combination of following duties: Loads detonator cup with explosives, such as black powder and tetryl, using power press. Inserts loaded cup in detonator holder and screws holder into detonator head. Assembles head with activating mechanisms that start explosion of shell when it strikes. Gauges completed detonator for length.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-042 EXPLOSIVE OPERATOR I (ordnance)

    Unloads, cleans, and reloads defective assemblies and component parts of high-explosive shells and bombs: Removes fuses with wrench, working behind protective barriers. Washes out explosive charges with water, destroying or salvaging explosive. Removes paint and grease from shells and bombs, using chemicals and shot-blast machine. Disassembles shells and bombs for inspection. Makes minor alterations in shape and size, using engine lathe. Assembles and paints components. Reloads bombs and shells with high explosives [EXPLOSIVE OPERATOR (ordnance) II].
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-046 EXPLOSIVE OPERATOR II (ordnance)

    Performs any combination of following tasks, which require working knowledge of open explosives, concerned with manufacturing, assembling, and loading of fuses, detonators, primers, boosters, shells, and bags: Weighs, blends, and pours explosives into containers, compressing powder into pellets, screwing together threaded parts of shells, and checking dimensions of ammunition. May be designated according to type of explosive manufactured as Explosive Operator, Bomb (ordnance); Explosive Operator, Fuse (ordnance); Explosive Operator, Grenade (ordnance).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-050 IGNITER CAPPER (ordnance)

    Ties protective cotton cap over igniter end of propellant charge. Ties tag containing identifying data to charge.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

737.687-054 INSPECTOR II (ordnance)

    Examines shell and bomb explosive assemblies, such as time fuses, nose fuses, delay-action detonators, and relays, to determine their conformity to specifications: Inspects time fuses and nose fuses, observing packing of charge for firmness, tests action of plunger and restraining spring for freedom of movement, examines wiring for defective soldered connections, and examines shaping of metal. Tests interrupter action in revolving chuck. Gauges boosters for body length and lockpin length. Inspects detonators, relays, and primers, using magnifying glass to examine loading. Observes wet primers for evenness of charge. Reads data stamped on assemblies or on tag attached to assemblies to ensure that data is legible and complete.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

737.687-058 INSPECTOR, BULLET SLUGS (ordnance)

    Examines bullet slugs or cores for defects to ensure conformance to specifications: Rolls slugs or cores by hand across bench, scoops slugs or cores onto moving belt for inspection as they pass by, or aligns them on grooved inspection plate by pushing plate into pile of slugs or cores and shaking plate to remove excess. Examines slugs or cores for defects, such as pits, burrs, and fins. Picks out defective slugs or cores with fingers or wax-tipped stick and drops them into scrapbox.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-062 INSPECTOR, FIREWORKS (chemical)

    Inspects and tests assembled and partially assembled pyrotechnics (fireworks): Examines parts for defects, such as nicks, cracks, or holes. Screws standard test piece on threaded parts to determine acceptable fit and alignment. Verifies component dimensions for conformance to specifications, using fixed gauge. Segregates defective assemblies for reconstruction, salvage, or further analysis. May be designated according to part inspected as Firing-Pin Gauger (chemical); Pellet-Post Inspector (chemical).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-066 INSPECTOR, SHELLS (ordnance)

    Inspects cartridge cases and bullet jackets for defects, such as burrs, dents, discolorations, and scratches, as they pass along conveyor or are held in frames. Removes defective cases and jackets by hand. May measure samples to verify specified dimensions, using fixed gauges. May inspect bullet jackets and cores at various stages of manufacture to ensure compliance with production specifications.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-070 LABORER, AMMUNITION ASSEMBLY I (ordnance)

    Assembles component parts of tracer shells, signals, flares, and other pyrotechnics, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads relays (devices for transferring ignition sequence to various charges in shell) with black powder pellets. Tends press that pushes powder charge tightly into relay. Assembles and loads mine fuses with red phosphorous and black powder. Installs relays in shells and screws them in place. Loads shells with tracer powder, tamps pellets with automatic press, and seals chamber with celluloid disk. May cut and sew silk to assist in making of signal flare parachutes.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-074 LABORER, AMMUNITION ASSEMBLY II (ordnance)

    Assembles and packs complete rounds of ammunition (projectile and cartridge), performing any combination of following tasks: Greases threads on fuses and starts them into threaded fuse sockets. Screws fuses into place, using screw press. Places primers in cartridge cases and stamps them in place, using press. Weighs and inserts propellants into cartridge cases. Brushes band of adhesive compound around base of projectile to seal cartridge. Gauges completed shells, using simple acceptance jigs. Stamps shell data on cartridge, using rubber stamp or stamping machine. Packs completed rounds in cardboard tubes. Stamps shell data on tubes, dips tubes in molten paraffin, and packs tubes in crates. Screws pierced and threaded plugs into bases of aerial bombs. Screws rod-supporting fin assembly into threaded hole in plug. Slips metal sleeves about bombs and packs them in metal containers, attaching tags with identification data to containers.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-078 LACQUER-PIN-PRESS OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Deposits drop of lacquer inside cartridge primer cup to seal in anvil and foil paper and to waterproof primer charge, using hand powered bench device (lacquer-pin press): Pulls lever to lower pin plate of press to dip tips of pins into tray of lacquer. Positions plate containing assembled primer cups in fixture beneath lacquer-tipped pins. Pulls lever to lower pin plate and deposit lacquer in primers. Places primer-filled plate in hot air oven to dry lacquer. Empties lacquer from tray into waste can at prescribed intervals and refills tray from supply can.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

737.687-082 MANUAL-PLATE FILLER (ordnance)

    Positions parts for small arms ammunition in specially holed plates or frames for inspection, assembly, or further processing: Scoops parts onto plate or frame, spreads them over surface, and shakes frame manually to arrange parts in holes or indentations, open ends up. Positions with fingers parts that are not seated during shaking.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-086 MERCURY-CRACKING TESTER (ordnance)

    Examines completed cartridge case for cracks: Cleans cases by dipping them in solution of nitric acid and rinsing them in water. Dips cases into mercurous nitrate solution. Heats chemically treated cases over flame and examines cases for discolorations, indicative of cracks. Discards defective cases.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-090 MIXER II (chemical)

    Weighs and mixes chemicals according to formula for use as explosive ingredients in pyrotechnics (fireworks): Examines chemicals to ensure that color and texture conform to specifications. Weighs prescribed quantities of chemicals. Rubs powdered chemicals through screens to obtain specified fineness. Mixes screened powders to obtain uniform blend. May dump powdered chemicals onto stone table, blend them with linseed oil, using roller, and mix blended material with additional chemicals by machine. May tend tumbling machine to obtain finer powders. May cure and dry mixture. May be designated according to type of powder mixed as Floatlight-Powder Mixer (chemical); Incendiary-Powder Mixer (chemical); Photoflash-Powder Mixer (chemical); Pyrotechnic Mixer (chemical); Starter-Cup-Powder Mixer (chemical).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-094 PACKER-FUSER (chemical)

    Assembles and packs pyrotechnic devices: Packs designated number of sparklers of specified color in carton, discarding defective sparklers. Perforates other pyrotechnic devices, such as firecrackers and display cones, with awl or knife to permit insertion of wick. Dips wick in glue and inserts wick in hole. Wraps device in paper and packs device for storage or shipment.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

737.687-098 PRIMER ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Loads and assembles component parts of wet and dry bomb and shell primers, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads primer cups with explosives, using power presses to seat explosive. Loads other primer parts with explosives. Assembles primer cups with rings and washers and rolls assembly on cloth soaked with gluelike explosive compound. Inserts primer in holder and presses it in place so that compound sticks. Crimps primer in place with press.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-102 PRIMER CHARGER (ordnance) alternate titles: cup filler

    Fills small arms ammunition primer cups with dry or wet priming mixture, using one of following methods: (1) Positions specially holed plate filled with primer cups in fixture beneath charging plate. Dumps dry powder on charging plate and rubs it into holes, using rubber spreading tool. Pushes levers to retract retaining plate between charging plate and cup plate, to start pneumatic vibrator that shakes powder into primer cups. (2) Dumps wet mixture onto charging plate, kneads it into holes and scrape off excess with rubber blade. Superimposes powder-filled plate over cup-filled plate and punches mixture into primer cups, using knock out fixture. May operate varnish pin-press [LACQUER-PIN-PRESS OPERATOR (ordnance)] and foiling-tamping press [FOILING-MACHINE OPERATOR (ordnance)].
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-106 PRIMER INSPECTOR (ordnance)

    Examines cartridge primers for defects, such as lack of powder or improperly inserted anvil. Removes faulty primers with tweezers or wax-tipped stick. ay fill specially holed boards with primers, using shaker machine [SHAKER-PLATE OPERATOR (ordnance)], or pour primers into boxes for transfer to subsequent operations. May use magnifying glass to examine primers.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    Assembles and ties together charge bags loaded with explosives: Lifts bags from barrels and positions them on bench. Joins and secures four tying straps over top of assembly. Slips circumference gauge over completed charge zone to determine that size of charge is within prescribed limits.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-114 SALVAGER I (ordnance)

    Inspects machinegun ammunition links for machining defects: Visually inspects links for dents, burrs, and other obvious defects. Checks links with fixed gauges and dial indicator gauges for accuracy of dimensions. Places acceptable links in container and defective links in another for salvage.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

737.687-118 SALVAGER II (ordnance)

    Inspects, tests, and reclaims discarded parts of explosive shells, such as fuses, boosters, and detonators in manufacturing plant, using micrometers, measuring instruments, and knowledge of blueprints to determine salvage value of materials.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-122 SCREW-EYE ASSEMBLER (ordnance)

    Screws metal eyes into threaded holes inside bottom of artillery cartridge cases to form anchor, to which ammunition bags are tied and held within case.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

737.687-126 SHADOWGRAPH-SCALE OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Weighs powder charges on scale, which uses shadow of a needle as indicator: Receives container, holding powder charge and weighs container. Adds or removes quantities of powder to secure exact quantity of charge.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

737.687-130 SHELLACKER (ordnance)

    Brushes shellac over foil that will be stamped into small disks and used to seal powder in cartridge primer cups. Prepares solution by dissolving shellac in solvent and straining mixture. Hangs coated strips on rack to dry. May cut foil into strips.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

737.687-134 TAPPER, HAND (ordnance)

    Places empty artillery cartridge cases on table and cuts threads in two previously drilled holes on inside surface for insertion of screw eyes by SCREW-EYE ASSEMBLER (ordnance), using handtap.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

737.687-138 VARNISHING-UNIT OPERATOR (ordnance)

    Varnishes or lacquers heads and mouths of cartridge cases to make waterproof seal between heads and primers and between cartridge mouths and bullets: Positions varnishing plate over plate of cartridge cases and inverts to transfer cases to varnishing plate. Positions plate of cases in fixture of manually powdered varnishing device. Moves levers to dip upper and lower blocks of pins into reservoirs of varnish and then onto primers and into mouths of cases. Wipes excess varnish from cases with cloth and examines them for completeness of coverage. Sets plate of cases on air blower screen to dry.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fabricating and repairing products from assorted materials.

739.130-010 SUPERVISOR, BIT AND SHANK DEPARTMENT (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sawing, shaping, and fitting bits and shanks of smoking pipes: Informs workers engaged in sawing operations of changes in style and number of stummels to saw for each style. Determines from production schedule quantity and style of bits to be bent, and number of each style bit needed. Inspects stummels and bits at each work station to ensure conformance to company standards. Sets up machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.131-010 SUPERVISOR I (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting, sewing, tacking, and tipping umbrellas: Observes machine operations to detect malfunctioning equipment. Repairs or adjusts equipment, using handtools. May train new employees. May cut patterns from cardboard, according to sketches or customer's specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.131-014 SUPERVISOR II (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating, finishing, sanding, painting, and decorating plastic and papier mache mannequins and display structures. Inspects work at various stages of production to ensure conformance to plant standards. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.132-010 SUPERVISOR, CORNCOB PIPE MANUFACTURING (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making corncob pipes: Trains workers in operation of machines used to cut, shape, bore, and smooth corncob pipe bowls. Directs maintenance workers in repair of machinery. Records personnel and production data. May supervise workers packing and shipping pipes. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 78

739.134-010 SUPERVISOR, ASSEMBLY ROOM (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling caskets: Inspects caskets for fit of assembled parts and overall appearance to determine conformance to company standards. Trains workers in assembly of caskets. May mix glue with water or steam. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.134-014 SUPERVISOR, DISPLAY FABRICATION (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating smoking pipe displays: Studies sketches to determine patterns necessary for fabrication or to devise procedure to be used in absence of patterns. Verifies setup of woodworking machines, using tape ruler and information from sketch or pattern. Supervises work of DISPLAY FABRICATOR (fabrication, nec) 860.684-022. Constructs model displays, using handtools, sketch, and woodworking machines, such as bandsaw and variety saw. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

739.137-010 ASSEMBLY SUPERVISOR (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling parts or assemblies into units, such as carburetors, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, electric motors, or vending machines, applying knowledge of assembly process, tools, equipment, products, and production methods. Reports machine and equipment malfunctions to maintenance personnel. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.137-014 SUPERVISOR, LAMP SHADES (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting silk, parchment, and fiberglass from lampshade patterns, attaching shades to metal frames, applying trimmings to shades, and wrapping and packing completed lampshades. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.137-018 SUPERVISOR, PIPE MANUFACTURE (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in patching, sanding, staining, or polishing smoking pipes: Interprets job requirements and schedules processing to meet requirements. Routes defective pipes to designated workers for repair. Specifies formulas to be mixed and used to patch, stain, varnish, and lacquer pipes. Observes pipes at various stages of patching, sanding, or finishing to ensure conformance to standards. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activity supervised as Supervisor, Dyeing And Finishing Department (fabrication, nec); Supervisor, Patching Department (fabrication, nec); Supervisor, Sanding Department (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

739.137-022 SUPERVISOR, WALL MIRROR DEPARTMENT (glass products)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembly, inspection, and packing wall and furniture mirrors: Orders specified size, type, and quantity of mirror, frames, backs, hardware, and packing cartons required to meet production schedules. Patrols work area and examines items on production line to ensure conformity to specifications. Trains new workers in job duties. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.261-010 EXHIBIT BUILDER (museums) alternate titles: exhibition specialist; exhibit technician; museum craft worker; experimental-display builder; model maker

    Constructs and installs museum exhibit structures, electric wiring, and fixtures of materials, such as wood, plywood, and fiberglass, using handtools and power tools: Studies sketches or scale drawings for temporary or permanent display or exhibit structures, such as framework, fixtures, booths, or cabinets to determine type, amount, and cost of material needed. Confers with exhibit planning and art personnel to discuss structural feasibility of plans and to suggest alternate methods of displaying objects in exhibit. Cuts, assembles, and fastens parts to construct framework, panels, shelves, and other exhibit components of specified materials, using handtools and power tools. Sprays or brushes paint, enamel, varnish, or other finish on structures, or creates special effects by applying finish with cloth, sponge, or fingers to prepare structure for addition of fittings. Mounts fittings and fixtures, such as shelves, panelboards, and shadowboxes to framework, using handtools or adhesives. Installs electrical wiring, fixtures, apparatus, audiovisual components, or control equipment in framework, according to design specifications. Installs or affixes murals, photographs, mounted legend materials, and graphics in framework or on fixtures. Assembles, installs, or arranges structures in exhibit galleries working with maintenance and installation personnel. Tests electrical, electronic, and mechanical components of exhibit structure to verify operation. May maintain inventory of building materials, tools, and equipment, and order supplies as needed for construction of exhibit fixtures. May assign duties to and supervise work of carpentry, electrical, and other craftworkers engaged in constructing and installing exhibit components. May assist in placement of display accessories and collection objects or specimens. ay be designated according to speciality as Exhibit Carpenter (museums); Exhibit Electrician (museums); or job location as Planetarium Sky Show Technician (museums); Science Center Display Builder (museums).
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

739.281-010 PACKAGING TECHNICIAN (paper goods)

    Lays out, fabricates, assembles, and tests samples of corrugated paperboard and plastic containers: Sketches design details or makes scale drawings of containers used for shipping, protecting, or displaying items, indicating construction dimensions, using drawing instruments and shipping requirements. Lays out dimensions of container on paperboard, cuts along specified lines with knife or saw and assembles sample container, using adhesive or staples. Lays out dimensions of production templates for cartons and cuts out templates, using power tools. Cuts out specified plastic parts, using handtools and power tools. Tests ability of container to withstand shipping requirements, using strain, strength, and stress test equipment. Records results of tests.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

739.281-014 ULTRASONIC TESTER (any industry)

    Conducts ultrasonic tests on fabricated metallic and nonmetallic parts and products to identify discontinuities: Reviews work orders, test procedure sheets, and product acceptance criteria to determine test specifications. Attaches specified crystal probe transducer to ultrasound test device and moves switch to actuate device. Calibrates and adjusts ultrasonic test equipment to required standards and settings, applying knowledge of ultrasonic testing procedures. Sprays couplant (light oil which acts as medium) or other liquid over part to be tested, moves transducer over part to be tested, and observes CRT (cathode ray tube) screen to detect patterns of discontinuity, such as cracks, inclusions, bonding defects, or porosity. Marks defective areas of part or product and prepares report of test findings. May set up and operate computerized inspection equipment.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 90

739.361-010 DISPLAY MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Designs, fabricates, assembles, or installs displays, exhibits, and models of point-of-sale displays: Designs displays or exhibits from pictures or sketches or according to verbal instructions from customer. Lays out, cuts, shapes, and finishes wood, plastic, plexiglass, sheet metal, and hardboard parts of displays, using woodworking machines, metal machines, and handtools, according to drawings or blueprints. Cuts glass to specified shape with glasscutter. Assembles parts with nails, screws, bolts, and glue, using handtools. Confers with designer, customer, or salesperson regarding refinements, additions, and adjustments. May disassemble display to make working drawings for production run and to produce estimates for accounting and sales departments. Reassembles display and sends it to prospective customer. May wire display for illumination, audio, or video. May travel and set up display on designated site. May specialize in making diorama models and be designated Diorama Model-Maker (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.381-010 CANVAS WORKER (ship-boat mfg.; tex. prod., nec)

    Lays out canvas, plastic, rubber, and other materials and fabricates and assembles material into sails, awnings, tents, and tarpaulins: Lays out full scale drawings on sail loft floor, according to blueprints or sketches, using chalk. Cuts pattern from paper according to full scale drawing. Marks outline on material with crayon. Cuts material with shears or power cutter. Sews sections of material together on power sewing machine. Installs grommets, metal fittings, and fasteners by machine. When hand-sewing grommets, measures and marks off grommet holes on material, punches holes, using mallet, punch, and hardwood block, and sews galvanized iron ring to edge of hole, using sailmaker's palm and sail twine. Splices, inserts, and hems manila or wire rope in edges to relieve strain or sews rope at points where sail is attached to boom or mast. Secures rope or cable to finished article. Wraps and sews parts of rope or wire that are subject to chafing. Installs and adjusts completed product on shipboard. Examines completed sails for conformance to specifications. May make awning frames [AWNING-FRAME MAKER (tex. prod., nec)]. May be designated according to type of product made as Awning Maker (tex. prod., nec); Sailmaker (ship-boat mfg.; tex. prod., nec); Tentmaker (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.381-014 CANVAS-WORKER APPRENTICE (ship-boat mfg.; tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: sail, tent, and awning-maker apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.381-018 DIE MAKER (paper goods) alternate titles: steel-rule die maker

    Constructs dies from plywood and steel rule, for use in paper cutting and scoring machines, using blueprints, handtools, and machine tools: Lays out and draws die design on plywood sheet, according to blueprint specifications, using such drafting tools as compasses, scribes, calipers, pencils, and rulers. Saws pieces (blocks) from sheet, using table, band, and jigsaws. Sands and polishes blocks to specified dimensions and smoothness, using belt sander. easures and cuts steel rule to specified length, using tape measure, power hacksaw, and shears. Bends pieces of steel rule to form tab cutting knives and grinds edge to specified sharpness on grinding wheel. Places chase on assembly table, positions wooden blocks in chase, and inserts knives and scoring rules between blocks according to blueprints. Turns bolts on chase to fasten blocks and knives in place, using wrench. May fasten blocks and knives in chase with quoins and mallet.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

739.381-022 DIE-MAKER APPRENTICE (paper goods) alternate titles: steel-rule-die-maker apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.05.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

739.381-026 EXPERIMENTAL ASSEMBLER (any industry)

    Assembles, inspects, tests, and adjusts variety of optical, electrical, and mechanical devices on pilot run basis to improve assembly methods and to discover and correct deficiencies in materials, specifications, and equipment prior to production runs: Reads and interprets blueprints, diagrams, schematics, and narrative instructions to determine required parts and tools and lays out workbench to provide assembly arrangement. Assembles up to 100 units or components of optical, electrical, or mechanical devices, such as slide projectors, plastic tape dispensers, duplicating machines, and ribbon-bow-making machines, using power tools and handtools. Inspects, tests, and adjusts assembled devices for specified functioning, using light meter, ammeter, voltmeter, stopwatch, rulers, feeler gauges, spring tension tester, torque tester, and depth micrometer.
GOE: 05.05.11 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

739.381-030 FABRICATOR, SHOWER DOORS AND PANELS (struct. metal)

    Fabricates hinged shower doors, sliding doors, and stationary panels, using power tools and handtools: Cuts aluminum channel rail stock to specifications, using rail saw. Drills and punches assembly holes. Rivets piano hinge to rail. Polishes rails, using buffing machine. Measures and cuts glass panels. Fits rubber molding around edge of glass panels and assembles rails on panels. Inserts metal screws to secure rails to panels. Positions, drills, and attaches fixtures, such as towel rod, door catch, and handles.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.381-034 FIGURE REFINISHER AND REPAIRER (retail trade)

    Repairs and refinishes mannequins used to display wearing apparel on sales floor or in store window: Fills cracks and chips with putty and sandpapers surface. ixes paint to match flesh color on mannequin and applies paint with brush or spray gun. Retouches features with paint, using airbrush. Glues on wigs and eyelashes. Keeps inventory records of mannequin arms, wigs, and display fixtures.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.381-038 INSET CUTTER (fabrication, nec)

    Lays out and cuts decorative insets for hard-surface floor covering: Lays out design and makes pattern from blueprint, using drafting tools. Selects material according to type and color specified on pattern. Lays out materials according to pattern colors, exercising care to obtain maximum utilization of material. Transfers design section to material by tracing over pattern and carbon paper. Aligns two or more layers of material, to be cut simultaneously, using straightedge and T-square. Cuts or gouges out design section, using gouging tools or guides electrical cutting machine over pattern lines. Places specified tile material on heated warming table and directs rays of portable heater onto area being cut to soften material and prevent cracking. Cuts specified design sections from brass or aluminum for insertion in inset. Assembles sections to form complete design and fastens parts together with masking tape. Fills in gouged lines of hand-carved designs with oil, aluminum, or bronze paint to enhance appearance of finished product.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

739.381-042 MANNEQUIN WIG MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Makes wigs for mannequin out of synthetic hair according to style specifications: Places layer of cellophane over head model. Molds sheet of wet buckram over cellophane to form wig foundation. Selects strands of hair and combs, cuts, and blends them according to specified length and color. Folds ends of strands and glues short side of fold to foundation. Pins tape over glued section, to secure hair in position, on foundation. Combs, curls, and fastens hair in place to style wig according to specifications, using tape, pins, comb, and curling rods. Dries hair under electric drier and sprays wig with lacquer to set hair style.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

739.381-046 MANNEQUIN-MOLD MAKER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: mold maker

    Builds plaster or plastic molds of display models: Lays model on bench, packs clay around model to centerline of figure, and greases exposed part of model. Prepares plaster of paris and smears it on upper part of figure, shaping it to form base of mold. Applies reinforcing strips of hemp fiber over mold body and covers hemp with layer of plaster. Applies successive layers of liquid plastic, glass fiber mesh cloth, and liquid resin around model. Removes supporting clay from figure, turns mold over, and applies plaster of paris and hemp fiber or plastic, cloth, and resin to remainder of figure to complete mold.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.381-050 SOUVENIR AND NOVELTY MAKER (metal prod., nec) alternate titles: souvenir assembler

    Fabricates souvenirs and novelty items from materials, such as sea shells, pine needles, driftwood, wooden stock, cloth scraps, skins, and parts of animals: Studies samples, patterns, or drawings to become familiar with items to be made and materials needed to fabricate souvenir or novelty items; or employs artistic ability and creative talent to design items. Constructs items by one of following methods: (1) Molds or builds forms of plaster of paris or wood, using handtools. Examines animal skins and cuts skin to fit form, using knife and scissors. Attaches skin to form with tacks and glue. Attaches items, such as lighters, ash trays, and light fixtures, using adhesives and handtools. Combs and brushes fur to improve appearance. (2) Assembles cleaned, sanded, and waxed driftwood in artistic display and attaches driftwood to wooden base with glue or screws. (3) Arranges pine needles into specified patterns to fabricate baskets, coasters, and utility mats and stitches needles in place with raffia. (4) Constructs rag dolls following pattern, sewing parts together, stuffing doll with filler material, embroidering features on doll face, and placing designated clothing on doll. (5) Builds items, such as sailboats, fish, and animals from woodstock, using handtools and power tools. Cuts out shape of item with coping, hand, or jigsaw and completes item by carving and sanding wood. Buffs, polishes, paints, or varnishes item to produce desired finish. (6) Cleans, cuts, or grinds sea shells and coral with handtools and power tools to prepare coral and shells for use as souvenir or novelty items. Arranges items on display board, in glass jars, or into novelty items, such as figurines, lamps, or paperweights, using jewelry findings, pipe cleaners, glue, wire, plaster of paris, and handtools. May keep records pertaining to cost of supplies and income from sales.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.381-054 SURVIVAL-EQUIPMENT REPAIRER (government ser.)

    Inspects, maintains, and repairs aircraft and marine survival equipment, or flight safety equipment, such as life rafts, inflatable jackets, marker buoys, flare cases, helmets, and pressure suits, using handtools.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

739.381-058 WIG MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Lays out, sews, and fastens together materials and hair strands to make wigs and transformations: Draws or pins wig pattern on model of customer's head. Places sections of gauze, lace, net, ribbon, and springs over pattern and sews sections together to form wig foundation [FOUNDATION MAKER (fabrication, nec)]. Hooks strands of hair into foundation holes, using ventilating needle (similar to crochet needle), blends shades of hair to give natural appearance, and ties ends of strands to foundation [VENTILATOR (fabrication, nec)]. Weaves hair to form speciality hairpieces, such as braids, switches, and chignons. Arranges woven hair in specified position and sews hair together to form hairpiece. May repair wigs. May supervise or train other workers.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.384-010 DIAMOND MOUNTER (machine tools)

    Positions and mounts industrial diamonds in tools used for dressing and $T3truing I$T1 grinding wheels and for machining metal, according to type and size of tool by one of following methods: (1) Places tools shank in press and moves controls to force diamond into shank. Applies solder and flux around diamond and places tool into electric induction furnace for specified time to bond diamond to shank. (2) Inserts wire through hole in diamond and twists wire around pin on tool shank. Positions mold around diamond and shank and pours molten metal into mold to cast tool containing diamond. (3) Presses powdered metal into mold around diamond on tool shank and places in sintering furnace for specified time to fabricate tool containing diamond. (4) Aligns and clamps diamond in tool shank. Cleans joints of diamond and shank, using wire brush and cleaning solution. Bonds shank and diamond together, using brazing alloy and acetylene hand torch.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.384-014 FOUNDATION MAKER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: blocker and sewer

    Lays out and sews together materials, such as ribbon, net, and gauze, to make foundations for wigs and transformations: Draws and cuts pattern of hairpiece according to customer's head measurements. Shapes and pins pattern to head model. Draws lines on pattern to indicate position of foundation. Stretches and pins wet gauze over foundation area. Cuts ribbon and pins it to model to form skeleton structure of foundation. Fits and sews elastic and springs to foundation to ensure snug fit. Fits and sews net and lace to gauze and springs to form front and back portions of foundations.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.384-018 HAIR PREPARER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: hair blender

    Bleaches, dyes, and blends human hair used in making hair pieces: Soaks hair in soap and water to remove foreign matter and separates hair into strands. Mixes and blends ingredients to make bleaches and dyes according to formula. Dips strands into bleaching and dyeing solutions to obtain desired color. Hangs bleached and dyed strands on lines to air dry. Arranges and combs strands to blend them to specified hue and grade. May wash and soak hair in acid and soda solutions to thin hair and burn roots, preparatory to making theatrical hair pieces.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

739.384-022 VENTILATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Fastens human hair to foundation material to make wigs: Arranges specified strands of hair between cards equipped with rows of wire teeth. Pulls several strands through teeth of card, cuts ends even, and forms loops in ends. Hooks strands in holes of foundation (on head model) with ventilating needle (similar to fine crochet needle) and knots them to fasten hair securely. Cuts off uneven ends protruding beyond knots and repeats operations until wig is completed according to sample or instructions. Combs out hair when wig is finished. May be designated according to area of wig worked on as First Front Ventilator (fabrication, nec); Part aker (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.387-010 CASKET INSPECTOR (fabrication, nec)

    Examines assembled caskets visually and tactually to determine their conformance to specifications: Inspects casket lining for irregularities, such as faulty design, discoloration of material, unconcealed tacks, and bulges in padding. Opens and closes top panel to determine presence of obstructions. Blows out inside and outside of casket to remove dust, using compressed air gun. Inspects casket exterior for defects, such as torn covering, nicks, spots, incompleteness, misalignment, and imperfect finish. Keeps rejection records, noting such factors as number of units inspected, number of units rejected, and reason for rejection. Removes spots from lining and cover with solvent. Identifies types of defects and returns caskets to workers for correction. May touch up scratches, using felt tip pen, and steam wrinkles from casket lining, using portable steamer.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.387-014 HAIR-SAMPLE MATCHER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: hair blender; hair mixer

    Selects strands of human hair and blends them to match customer's hair preparatory to making hair piece: Selects strands from stock according to texture, shape, type, color, and composition of customer's natural hair. Arranges and combs strands to match variations in natural hair caused by graying, bleaching, or dyeing. Weighs and ties hair with string.
GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.484-010 CHRONOGRAPH OPERATOR (ordnance) alternate titles: ballistics tester

    Measures velocity of projectiles fired from various types and sizes of weapons to determine performance of weapon or ammunition, using chronograph: Loads and aims weapon and fires projectile through electron-beam screens that activate chronograph. Converts chronograph reading of elapsed time to velocity in feet-per-second, using reference charts. Records data on inspection forms and calculates average velocity of projectiles tested.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.484-014 FIRE-EQUIPMENT INSPECTOR (any industry)

    Inspects, tests, and repairs conduits and fire-fighting equipment to secure property against fires: Turns valves to force water through lines to test them for leaks, breaks, and stoppage. Replaces and repairs defective sections of hoses and pipelines, using handtools. Inserts wire rod in hose of fire extinguishers to remove stoppages. Tests and cleans fire extinguishers and recharges them with solvents, sulfuric acid, carbon tetrachloride and chemicals [FIRE-EXTINGUISHER REPAIRER (any industry)]. Maintains inventory of equipment and fills out inspection tags and reports. Reports unsatisfactory conditions to FIRE MARSHAL (any industry). May repair gas masks. May service and drive firetruck. May test for presence of gases, using gas scope or explosive meter.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.484-018 SMOKING-PIPE REPAIRER (any industry)

    Repairs pipes and cigar and cigarette holders according to customer's specifications, using lathe: Fits rubber or plastic mouthpiece blank in lathe chuck. Guides tools against revolving blank to drill and ream airhole and to turn end of blank to fit pipe or holder. Carves blank with scraper or presses blank against grinding and buffing wheel to shape mouthpiece according to customer's specifications. Heats pipe stem over flame to bend stem to specified angle. Cuts threads on stem and pipe shank, using tap and die. Repairs broken or cracked shanks with cement, metal bands, or screws.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.587-010 INSPECTION CLERK (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: roll-up helper

    Records pattern and color defects and quality of hard-surface floor covering as directed by INSPECTOR (fabrication, nec) II and labels finished goods: Records yardage and defects on inspection record sheet. Cuts out defective sections of floor covering, using knife. Records shade and yardage on ticket for each piece of material cut from roll. Adjusts controls that actuate and position grade indicator to mark section of material specified by INSPECTOR (fabrication, nec) II. Affixes label to remnant roll of floor covering to indicate such information as number of pieces in roll and yardage of each piece. Attaches labels to packaged floor covering.
GOE: 06.04.37 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.664-010 CANDLEMAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Forms candles according to one of following methods: (1) Strings wicks through notches or rings of dipping frame, according to length of candle to be formed. Dips wicks manually or with aid of motorized mechanism into vat of molten wax mixture to build up candles to specified circumference. Cuts or trims candles to specified sizes, using knife or hand die. Grades candles according to type, color, and size. (2) Inserts wick through center of molds and attaches ends to racks. Pours molten wax mixture into molds, using container, or opens valves to admit wax into molds. Adjusts steam and coolant valves to maintain prescribed thermometer reading in mold. Turns handcrank of ejection mechanism to release candles from molds into rack after specified time. Scrapes remaining wax from molds, using handtools. May record production data, such as name, color, and quantity of candles. May add color ingredients to molten wax, according to specifications.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.667-010 SPOT PICKER, MOLDED GOODS (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: spot picker

    Inspects and patches designs on linoleum and related floor coverings: Examines floor covering to detect pattern defects as floor covering passes over repair table. Removes spots of misplaced color, using tweezers. Builds up low spots, covers empty spaces, and corrects lines in designs on floor covering, by patting and rubbing in matching color mix, using fingers or spatula. Removes excessive color, using scraper. Usually works as member of team.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-010 ARTIFICIAL-CANDY MAKER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: novelty-candy maker

    Carves, molds, or assembles imitation candy made from wood, plaster of paris, or styrofoam for use as display items: Shapes material to resemble candy by sculpturing in wood or by casting plaster in molds prepared by other workers. Paints pieces to resemble candy coloring, using spray gun. Applies decorations with glue, according to design.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.684-014 ARTIFICIAL-FLOWER MAKER (button & notion) alternate titles: flower arranger; foliage arranger

    Cuts out and assembles materials, such as fabric, wood, and paper, performing any combination of following tasks to make artificial foliage, such as flowers, wreaths, and trees: Cuts out flower parts, such as leaves and petals from paper, fabric, or plastic, using handtools, such as scissors, knives, hammers, and dies. Stamps out flower parts with hand operated or power driven machine. Places roll of material on spindle of machine that automatically forms artificial flower stems. Prints veining on artificial leaves, using stamps and handpress. Dips flowers into specified dye and squeezes out excess dye, using hands. Fastens twigs and buds to steel wire to form branches by hand or using twisting machine. Wires or glues flower parts to stem or branch. Fastens artificial flowers and foliage to wreath stand and inserts cones and grass decorations to form artificial wreath. May wrap stems with green and brown paper to effect natural appearance. ay be designated according to product produced as Wreath And Garland Maker, Hand (button & notion); or shape artificial flower petals from fabric, using tweezers, heated metal ball, and wooden form, and be designated Petal Shaper, Hand (button & notion).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-018 BROOMMAKER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: winder

    Fabricates brooms from broomcorn fibers, using one of following methods: (1) Inserts and clamps broom handle in winder (rotating vise). Threads end of wire from reel through hole in handle and nails, ties, or staples wire to handle. Places layers of fiber onto handle and depresses pedal to rotate handle to wrap wire around fiber. Spreads fibers around under wire as winder turns. Trims excess fiber around each layer, using knife. Hooks leather strap around body of broom to secure it while winding subsequent layers. Pounds fibers to pack and shape broom shoulders, using mallet. Wraps and fastens wire around neck of broom handle with stapler. Weighs brooms on scales to verify conformance to standard. (2) Gathers cut and graded broomcorn into bundle according to size required for broom. Inserts broom handle into plastic cone and staples cone to broom handle, using stapling machine. Dips base of broomcorn bundle in pot of hot tar, inserts base into cone, flattens cone and broomcorn into fan-flare shape, using vise. Staples cone to broomcorn, using stapling machine, and stacks brooms for further processing. May pull broom through stemmer (comb-like device) to remove coarse or short fibers.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.684-022 BRUSH MATERIAL PREPARER (fabrication, nec)

    Prepares hog bristles and other brush-filling materials, such as horsehair, nylon, and vegetable fibers for use in brushes: Aligns bristles, to ensure that flagged ends are together, and discards defective bristles. Ties bundle of bristles to prevent bending and places it in rack. Uses hoist to lower rack of bundles into vat of boiling water to remove natural curl of bristle. Removes rack after specified time and places it on dolly or in oven to dry. Places bundle of bristles in carton and labels carton according to length, origin, grade, and color of contents or spreads bristles in rows on tray for mixing and blending operations. Prepares other brush-filling materials by straightening, combing, cutting, and tying them according to type of material and intended use. Holds bundle of material against grinding wheel to flag ends, to trim butt ends, and to polish material. Selects filling material according to formula and lays it on workbench in prescribed manner prior to processing by mixing machine. May pack material in carton. May place bristles in sterilizer to kill germs. May dye bristles specified color, using dyeing vat. May shape, soften, and clean bristles, using machines that cut, split, and grind bristles.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.684-026 BUFFER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: polisher; tripoler

    Polishes parts of assembled smoking pipes: Secures buffing wheel on machine arbor, using wrench. Dips part into polishing compound or applies compound with fingers. Starts machine and guides part against rotating wheel, varying pressure to impart luster and seal pores of briar. May be designated according to part of pipe polished as Bit Tripoler (fabrication, nec); or according to compound used as Lacquer Polisher (fabrication, nec); Shellac Polisher (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

739.684-030 BUFFING-AND-POLISHING-WHEEL REPAIRER (any industry) alternate titles: buff-wheel fabricator; disk recoater; polishing-wheel repairer

    Repairs cloth buffing and polishing wheels, using handtools, standard charts, tracing lathe, and arbor press: Clamps worn wheel in steam cleaning machine to remove abrasives and bonding materials. Dismantles cleaned wheels, using handtools, and salvages cloth inserts depending upon size and condition. Assembles buffing and polishing wheels according to standard charts, by pressing inserts and spacers on wheel shaft, using arbor press. Mounts assembled wheel on tracing lathe to turn wheel surface to specified shape. Sprays or brushes abrasive bonding material on surface of polishing wheel and places it in oven to dry. Repairs polishing wheels by recoating with specified abrasive bonding material. May mount completed polishing and buffing wheels on machine.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-034 CASE FINISHER (leather prod.) alternate titles: case assembler; instrument-case finisher; leather-case finisher

    Assembles and finishes suitcases and radio, jewelry, and instrument cases, and lines or covers them with material, such as leather, velvet, or satin, performing any combination of following tasks: Inserts hinge wings into slots in top and bottom sections of case and secures them in grooves, using pinch pliers, or rivets, nails, or screws hinges in position. Opens case and verifies lid angle, using table gauge. Cuts specified material to size, using pattern and shears, or obtains precut fabric. Brushes glue on area to be covered. Positions material on inner or outer surfaces of case and smooths out wrinkles, using fingers. Trims excess fabric from joints, seams, and edges, using knife. Glues or nails bracing blocks to case and covers blocks with material. Presses cushion or pad into upper and lower sections of case. Examines case for misalignment of edges, and opens and closes lid to test action of hinges and spring. Holds case over air nozzle and presses pedal to remove dust and lint. Packs cases in shipping cartons. May crimp lids to case or crimp bottoms to case frame, using pneumatic-powered crimper. May repair or replace hinges, linings, and springs and be designated Case Repairer (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

739.684-038 CLIP-AND-HANGER ATTACHER (glass products)

    Attaches clamps, clips, and hangers to precut fiberboard backing for mirrors, using handtools, power-driven tools, and riveting machine: Places backing on table. Marks location of clamps, clips, or hangers, using tape measure, template, and pencil. Drills holes at marked locations with electric hand drill. Attaches clamps, clips, or hangers to backing, using pneumatic screwdriver. Attaches support brackets to backing when mirrors are to be attached to furniture, using riveting machine and handtools. Places gummed felt pads over exposed screwheads and rivets to protect mirror finish. Glues hanging instruction labels to back. Stacks completed mirror backs on pallet.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.684-042 CURTAIN-ROLLER ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Assembles curtain rollers for use in window curtains: Slips and attaches coiled spring over shaft. Slides assembly into tube and plugs end with fiber insert. Rivets small lever to ratchet plate to hold wound curtains in place. Drills holes and slots in retaining rods, using drill press.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-046 DECORATOR (leather prod.) alternate titles: hardware assembler

    Attaches metal findings onto leather to decorate articles, such as belts, gloves, and handbags, using either of following methods: (1) Positions template on precut leather article. Punches holes in leather, following markings on template, using hammer and punch. Inserts findings, such as buttons, locks, and ornaments, into holes and clinches findings, using hammer and prying tool. (2) Brushes cement onto fittings, positions fittings on premarked leather article, and presses fittings to leather.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-050 DEICER ASSEMBLER, ELECTRIC (rubber goods)

    Assembles precut rubberized fabric, gum-rubber ply stocks, and wiring elements to make electric deicers for airplanes: Determines location for rubber ply (layers) stock and wiring elements on building form, following guidelines on form or using template and blueprints. Positions rubber ply stocks and element in specified sequence on building form, and secures them in place with rubber cement. Solders wire element connections at specified locations. Compresses assembled ply stocks with roller to remove wrinkles and promote adherence. Cuts and cements strips of gum rubber around wires for insulation and reinforcement. Trims excess ply stock from assembled deicer with knife. May verify electrical resistance of deicer by clamping deicer lead wires to testing device. May cover deicer with nylon blanket and tape it to building form (preparatory to curing). May assemble pneumatic deicers and be designated Deicer Assembler, Pneumatic (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.684-054 DEICER FINISHER (rubber goods)

    Solders thermostats and terminal connections on airplane deicers to complete assembly: Solders thermostats and terminal connections to lead wires of deicer, using electric soldering iron. Measures and cuts gum rubber strips to reinforce lead wires. Buffs rubber ply (layer) around lead wires of deicer, using portable electric buffer. Slips lead boss (molded rubber cover) onto lead wires, and secures lead boss to deicer with gum rubber strips. Presses gum rubber strip together with fingers to induce adherence. Cures gum rubber strips on deicer, using spotcuring press.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.684-058 DEICER-ELEMENT WINDER, HAND (rubber goods) alternate titles: heating-element builder

    Constructs electric heating elements for airplane deicers: easures and cuts base stock for element from rubberized fabric to fit specified jig. Positions base stock on jig and secures stock with jig bar. Lifts reel of specified wire to letoff rack and clamps end of wire to jig by turning setscrew. Threads wire between poles of jig following specified pattern. Pushes wires down to base of poles, and tightens expansion screw on jig to remove slack from wires, using handtools. Brushes flux on wires to clean them preparatory to soldering. Solders parts, such as $T3bus bars,$T1 jumper and lead wires, to element to make specified electrical circuit. Examines element to ensure that solder joints are secure. Cements precut sections of rubberized fabric cover stock over wires with rubber cement, and presses them together, using roller. Trims excess base and cover stock from edges of element with knife. May clamp formed element to testing device to verify electrical resistance.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.684-062 FINISHER, BRUSH (fabrication, nec)

    Finishes brushes, performing any combination of following tasks: Holds wooden brush surface against sanding wheel and buffer to sand and polish brush heads and handles. Trims, tapers, and shapes brush-filling material according to prescribed standards by pushing brush over rotary trimmer, feeding it into trimming machine, or holding brush over blades of clipping machine. Removes dust and loose filling material by placing brush in centrifugal cleaning machine, holding it against cleaning brush, or feeding it into combing machine. Dips brush handle in varnish or lacquer or sprays handle with varnish or lacquer and hangs it on rack to dry. Paints identifying stripes on brush handle. Examines brush for conformity to job specifications and defects and makes corrections, such as retouching varnished or lacquered surface and hand-trimming filling material. Repairs cracked handles and bent ferrules. Separates and reroutes brushes that cannot be repaired to corrective work station. May flatten ferrule, using press machine, and nail band or ferrule to brush. May attach handle to brush.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-066 FOOT-MITER OPERATOR (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: hand-miter operator

    Miters and cuts molding stock for picture frames to specified length and angle, using miter knife: Turns screws to adjust feed guides to width of molding and to adjust stop that measures molding for cutting. Turns handwheel to raise or lower miter bars that protect edges from splintering. Inserts molding between guides and depresses foot treadle or pulls hand lever to lower knife that cuts one end of stock at 45 degree angle. Places molding against stop and under second blade that cuts other end to specified length and 45 degree angle. May make several cuts with knife to complete full cut of thick stock.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-070 FORM COVERER (fabrication, nec)

    Fits and fastens cloth covering on papier mache bust or mannequin forms: Selects cover according to size of bust of mannequin. Pulls cover over form, smoothing and fitting it manually. Tacks and pastes end of cover to inside of torso openings. Slits cover at arm and neck openings, and pastes cover to edges of openings.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-074 FRAME REPAIRER (glass products)

    Repairs surface defects in plastic mirror frames and mirrors: Examines frame or mirror to detect defects, such as rough edges, cracks, and blisters on frame and scratches on mirror. Unscrews brackets holding mirror within frame, using pneumatic screwdriver, and removes mirror from frame. Clamps frame in vise to hold frame in position for repair. Fills cracks in frame with putty. Sands and touches up defective area, using sandpaper and paint. Trims rough edges from frames with wire cutters. Hand buffs scratched area on mirrors, to remove scratches, using felt block and polishing compound. Reassembles repaired mirrors and stacks nonrepairable items aside.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-078 FRAMER (glass products; wood prod., nec)

    Installs mirrors or pictures in wooden, plastic, or metal frames, performing any combination of following tasks: Assembles frames from precut material and glues, nails, screws, or staples material together, using clamps, handtools, and power tools. Places glass, picture, or mirror into frame. Inserts wooden strips between mirror and frame or covers mirror edge with stripping to secure mirror in position. Positions backing, such as corrugated paper or cardboard, over back of picture or mirror. Staples backing to frame or locates and marks points on backing where hangers are to be placed, using ruler and pencil. Drills holes with portable electric drill and bolts or screws hangers to mirror backing. Places mirror backing in frame and attaches backing to mirror frame, using clips, screws, staples, and handtools. Bolts wings to frame to form border of shadowbox mirrors. May mount picture on mat before framing. May perform all operations of cutting, shaving, and drilling to prepare frame parts from stock molding according to customer or company specifications. May pack mirrors or pictures for shipment.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-082 FURNITURE ASSEMBLER-AND-INSTALLER (retail trade)

    Uncrates, assembles, installs, and repairs furniture and office equipment in customers' homes or offices: Uncrates and assembles items, using handtools. Repairs and paints dents and scratches in metal or wood. Cleans, repairs, and replaces safe and file drawers, locks, catches, and slides. May repair or replace damaged vinyl or fabric upholstery material, using handtools, patching, needle, and thread.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.684-086 HAIR WORKER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: hackler

    Combs, sorts, and prepares human or synthetic hair for making wigs, switches, and hair pieces: Pulls loose strands of hair across teeth of stationary comb to remove tangles. Separates hair strands according to length and ties them in groups. Washes human hair with soap and water and dries it in oven. Throws ends of hair against hackle (steel-bristled brush) and pulls hair through teeth to disentangle and straighten strands; places hair between cardboard sheets with ends protruding. Removes hair roots by brushing ends with brush containing row of needles. May mix various shades of hair to obtain routine blends.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.684-090 HANDBAG FRAMER (leather prod.) alternate titles: framer

    Attaches hinged metal frames to leather or fabric handbags: Spreads grooves in frame, using automatic opening device or pliers. Brushes cement into grooves. Trims edges and corners of bag fabric, using scissors. Clamps frame in frame-tightening device, and pushes edges and corners of bag into grooves with fingers and punch. Depresses pedal of tightening device to pinch sides of grooves around edges and corners of bag fabric. May record production. ay be designated according to type of handbag framed as Coin-Purse Framer (leather prod.); Pocketbook Framer (leather prod.); Purse Framer (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-094 LAMP-SHADE ASSEMBLER (fabrication, nec)

    Performs any combination of tasks involved in assembly of lampshades and lampshade collars: Applies glue to edges of shade fabric and backs of shade attachments, such as collars, ornaments, and trimmings. Folds glued edges of fabric around wire frame, and presses attachments onto fabric. Secures shade to frame by stringing cord through shade perforations and lacing cord around frame rings. Tapes edges of parchment shades to prevent tearing of parchment. Places pattern over shade skirt, marks points of attachment on skirt, and staples skirt to shade. Rubs various colored paints on inner and outer surfaces of paper and parchment shades to produce antique finish, using rubber sponge. May heat seams in press to set glue.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-098 LAST IRONER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: ironer

    Fits and nails steel plates to bottoms of wooden or plastic shoe lasts: Straps last to ironing jack (holding device) and positions steel sole and heel plates of specified size on bottom of lasts. Nails steel plates to last bottoms and shapes plates to contour of last, using hammer. Files edges of last bottoms and steel plates to form smooth, flush edges.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-102 LAST MARKER (wood prod., nec)

    Positions paper shoe last pattern of specified size and style on bottom of wood last turning and draws outline around pattern for LAST TRIMMER (wood prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-106 LAST REMODELER-REPAIRER (boot & shoe; wood prod., nec) alternate titles: remodeler

    Remodels and repairs out-of-style, worn, or damaged shoe lasts, performing any combination of following tasks: Saws kerfs into specified areas of last toe, applies glue, and hammers wedges of last material into kerfs to build up toe area. Saws, files, and sands toe of last to specified shape, using handtools and portable sanders. Drills holes in splintered areas of lasts, using electric drill. Brushes glue on wood or fiber pegs and hammers pegs into holes in last. Cuts pegs off at surface of last, using handsaw or powered saw. Verifies shape, using templates and sole patterns. Replaces worn or damaged hardware and trim on last, such as hinge pins, hinges, thimble sleeves, fiber and leather heel trim, or rubber tack holders, using handtools and powered bench tools. Sands varnish from last and dips or sprays last with varnish to refinish. Polishes last, using power buffer. Paints identifying stripes on last according to specified code. May stamp style, size, and width numbers on last.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

739.684-110 LAST REPAIRER (boot & shoe; wood prod., nec)

    Repairs shoe lasts: Drills holes in splintered areas of wooden last, using electric drill. Brushes glue on wood or fiber pegs, and hammers pegs into holes in last. Cuts pegs off at surface of last, using handsaw or powered saw. Files repaired area of last with hand file to smooth surface. Patches holes and cracks in defective plastic lasts, and smooths patched or rough areas, using sanding wheel or file and sandpaper. May stamp style, size, and width numbers on last.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-114 LAST-REPAIRER HELPER (boot & shoe)

    Removes and replaces worn cords that join blocks and lasts. Glues on thin patches of leather at designated points to build up lasts. Nails heel plates to lasts that clinch tacks driven through upper and insole during shoe construction. Fills tack holes and grooves around bottom of last with plastic wood, using putty knife.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-118 MANNEQUIN MOUNTER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: balancer

    Attaches arms, legs, and pedestals to display form bodies: Trims openings with knife to fit socket blocks. Tacks block in opening. Sets arm or leg in place in socket block. Inserts pedestal into cavity of bust form and tacks form to pedestal. Sets form on workbench between aligning bars. Aligns bust form with bars to balance it and nails form to pedestal.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.684-122 MANNEQUIN SANDER AND FINISHER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: paper finisher

    Smooths, patches, paints, and corrects contour defects in papier mache and plastic mannequins: Removes waves with metal rasp and smooths surfaces with sandpaper or power sander. Fills holes with plaster. Builds up surface of mannequin, using plaster, paper, burlap, and cement. Brushes plaster over mannequin surface, sandpapers it to smooth finish, and sprays it with flesh-colored lacquer.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-126 MAT CUTTER (wood prod., nec)

    Cuts materials to form bordering frames (mats) for pictures: easures and marks materials, such as matboards, fabrics, or paper according to size and width of picture. Inserts material in holding device and cuts with knife or razor blade to form bordering frame. ay cut backing board to size, using knife or saw.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-130 MOUNTER, SMOKING PIPE (fabrication, nec)

    Assembles bits and stummels of smoking pipes by one of following methods: (1) Reams hole in shank, using reamer. Inserts tenon end of bit into hole and aligns mouthpiece with pipe bowl, using hands. May insert filter. (2) Places filter in shank, secures bit in chuck, and starts machine to screw bit into shank. Removes pipe from machine. Tightens bit and aligns mouthpiece with pipe bowl, using wrench.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-134 NEEDLE-BOARD REPAIRER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: needle setter

    Repairs needle board by replacing defective needles: Positions needle board on repair rack or bench. Pulls out dull, broken, or bent needles with pliers. Reverses board and inserts new barbed needles into drilled holes and hammers them tight. May prepare new needle boards by inserting needles according to specified pattern.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-138 OIL-SEAL ASSEMBLER (leather prod.)

    Assembles oil seals by placing and positioning specified number of metal, leather, and rubber parts in specified sequence in metal case, using fingers and handtools: Arranges and stacks parts on workbench. Inspects and discards parts having defects, such as scratches and burs. Inserts and aligns parts in metal case, following specified sequence. Records number of oil seals assembled and stacks them in pan. May position springs around periphery of parts, using handtool. May examine oil seal after crimping and closing in press for exterior defects as cuts and nicks.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-142 PAINT-ROLLER COVERMAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Performs any combination of following tasks in fabricating paint roller covers: Cuts material to shape for use in making roller covers, following pattern and using handtools. Flattens stitching in lambskin material with hand flattener to produce smooth surface. Combs nap of material, bevels ends, and shaves nap, using beveler or shear machine, to provide uniform size and form to cover. Feeds material into machine that cuts material to specified length. Feeds material into machine that reverses fabric and inserts and glues tube into fabric or glues and inserts core (tube) into lambskin material to fabricate paint roller cover.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-146 PICTURE FRAMER (retail trade; wood prod., nec) alternate titles: fitter

    Frames pictures in custom-made or stock frames: Mounts picture on backing, using glue. Cuts mounted picture to fit frame, using papercutter or power saw. Cuts glass to fit frame, using glass-cutting tool. Cleans glass and places it in upturned frame. Places picture on top of glass. Cuts piece of cardboard to fit frame, and places it on back of picture. Pushes or taps brads into frame or uses stapler to staple picture in place. Glues paper cover to back of frame. Attaches screw eyes and wire to frame, using handtools or staple gun. May frame oil paintings that do not require glass fronts or paper covers. May repair and redecorate old or broken frames.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.684-150 SCREEN MAKER (paper goods)

    Builds printing screens used to reproduce designs on wallpaper: Cuts and assembles wood or metal frames of specified dimensions for printing screens, using saw, miter box, and other handtools, or fits together screen frame from precut and pregrooved parts. Clamps frame to screen stretcher and lifts bolt of specified screening material to letoff rack. Pulls screening material over frame and secures edges of screening on anchor pins of screen stretcher. Turns adjustment wheels on screen stretcher to stretch and straighten screening. Examines and feels screen to determine straightness and tension. Staples or glues screening materials to frame.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-154 TICKET-CHOPPER ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Assembles prefabricated components of ticket choppers: Fits and aligns parts, such as legs, sides, doors, and chopper, by riveting, screwing, or otherwise fastening parts together. Marks holes to be drilled and bores them, using power drill. Secures parts with rivets, and flattens rivet ends with hammer. Screws chopper and handwheel to partially assembled box. Places glass panes in grooves in front and on top of box. Attaches locks, hinges, and other hardware to completed box, using rivets and hammer.
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

739.684-158 TIRE MOUNTER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: tire assembler

    Assembles hard rubber tires and wheel rims for articles, such as lawn mowers and baby carriages: Places rubber tire into jaws of spreading device and depresses pedal to close jaws and stretch tire. Positions wheel rim on spindle mandrel at center of tire. Pushes button to open jaws that release tire onto rim and removes wheel from spreading device.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-162 UMBRELLA TIPPER, HAND (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: framer; tacker

    Handsews umbrella covers to frames: Tacks cover to ribs along seams and sews corners to tip of rib. Sews ties to outside of cover to hold umbrella when folded.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-166 VENETIAN-BLIND ASSEMBLER (furniture; retail trade)

    Assembles aluminum, plastic, and nylon parts to form venetian blinds, using handtools and power tools: Installs cord lock, cord drum cradle, worm gear, and braces in position within head (top) portion of venetian blind, using pedal-operated riveter or press and handtools. Attaches tapes and cords. Places required number of slats through loops in tape and threads cord through holes in slats. Trims and fastens end of tape to bottom rail. Places caps on bottom rail to close ends and secure tape in position. Pulls lowering, raising, and turning cords to detect and adjust functioning defects. Wraps and packs blinds for shipment. May tend power press to form and cut slats, head, and hardware attached within head. May assemble shades with vertical louvers and be designated Vertical-Shade Assembler (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-170 WEAVER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: mounter; weft maker

    Interlaces hair strands in prescribed sequence, using weaving fixture, and sews weft (woven piece) to mounting cord to make hair pieces, such as switches and braids: Attaches threads of designated color and texture to rods and pegs of weaving fixture. Turns pegs to tighten threads. Cuts strands from tuft of matched hair, using scissors and interweaves root ends around and between threads in prescribed sequence. Pulls strands straight and weaves successive strands to complete weft. Cuts and knots thread ends. Fastens mounting cord of specified color to hub of mounting reel and turns reel handle to wind cord. Hand sews free end of cord to end of weft with matching thread. Turns mounting reel to twist weft seam around cord. Loops end of cord and sews remaining seam to loop, folding seam at intervals to smock (gather) hair.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77


    Installs draw cord and pulley hardware to complete assembly of wood indoor or porch shades: Places shade on table and measures length and width of shade to verify dimensions. Lays out and drills holes for lock pulley and screw eyes on wooden shade mounting strip, using pencil, ruler, and hand or power drill. Screws lock pulley and screw eye into place and threads draw cord through pulley to screw eye to complete assembly. Packs shade in box for shipment.
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-178 WOVEN-WOOD SHADE ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Assembles woven-wood shades, performing any combination of following tasks: Cuts woven-wood material to specified length and width, using scissors or razor blade. Verifies length of shade material with tape measurer, applies glue to bottom slats of shade material, rolls slat over, and clamps slats with hand clamp to allow glue to dry and form hem or valance. Attaches headrail to top of shade material, using handtools, pneumatic stapler, and portable electric drill. Cuts specified design along bottom of shade material or valance and attaches fringe to cut portion, using shears and glue. Installs pulley in headrail, using handtools, cuts cord with knife, and threads cord through shade and pulleys to complete assembly of shade. Pulls cord to cause movement of shade to detect and adjust functioning defects. Examines damaged shades to determine extent of damage and repairs damage, using handtools, tape, glue, and needle.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.684-182 WREATH AND GARLAND MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Assembles wreaths and garlands, using conifer boughs and artificial decorations: Cuts conifer boughs to length, using pruning shears, and sorts them according to shade of color. Ties boughs to garland cord or circled wreath form with wire, spacing boughs to attain uniform appearance. Attaches specified decorations, such as holly, artificial berries, glass balls, and ribbon.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.684-186 PIPE STEM REPAIRER (fabrication, nec)

    Repairs or replaces defective pipe stems, using stem mounter, press, grinding wheel, and handtools: Inspects pipes to determine defects. Removes and replaces defective screw-stem assemblies, using screwdriver, glue, press, and stem mounter. Smooths ends of unlevel pipe bowl shank to eliminate cracks between shank and stem, using grinding wheel. Heats defective adjustomatic stems, inserts stems in pipe bowl shank, and twists stems, using pipe stem wrench, to adjust alignment of stem and bowl. Replaces broken push-bit stems, using press machine.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

739.684-190 CASKET ASSEMBLER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: fitter

    Assembles wooden caskets from preformed panels and moldings and attaches supplemental hardware: Nails and glues side, end, and bottom sections together to form casket body. Assembles preformed sections of top frame, using hammer, glue, clamping nails, and bar clamps. Locates and marks midpoint of top frame, using ruler and pencil. Glues and nails panelboard and brace block between sides at midpoint for reinforcement. Positions template over top edge of body or measures body with ruler to locate position of hinges and catches, and recesses positions, using hammer and chisel or portable router. Drills holes at specified locations, using portable power drill. Installs hardware, such as corners, handles, hinges, and catches, using hand or power screwdriver. Sands and planes edges between body, top frame, and top panel to form tight joint, using planer or portable sander. Attaches top panel to top frame, using hand or powered screwdriver. Measures, cuts, and attaches ornamental molding or beading to casket body, using saw, hammer, miter box, and ruler. Sets nailheads, using hammer and nail set. Fills cracks and nail holes with wood filler or plaster of paris by hand or with putty knife. Smooths joints and edges, using sandpaper and handtools. May cut or trim wood to specified size for use in assembly of casket, using cutoff saw. May be designated according to part of casket assembled as Body Maker (fabrication, nec); Cap Maker (fabrication, nec); Molding Fitter (fabrication, nec); Panel Fitter (fabrication, nec); Top-Frame Fitter (fabrication, nec); Top-Frame Maker (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.02.22 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

739.685-010 ASSEMBLER, FINGER BUFFS (tex. prod., nec)

    Tends machine that forms finger buffs to lacings to produce fabric buffing wheels: Positions lacings over center guide of circular tray (form) and secures lacing with weight. Inserts $T3finger buffs$T1 under points of lacing, using marks on tray as guides. Positions tray under ram of pressing machine and depresses pedal to lower ram that forces points of lacing into material. Removes assembled buffing wheel from tray. May tend pressing machine to press parts assembled by other workers and be designated Lacing Presser (tex. prod., nec). May tend press to insert cardboard, wood, or metal cores in cloth buffing wheels and be designated Core Inserter (tex. prod., nec).
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-014 BRUSH MAKER, MACHINE (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that inserts and secures bristles into ferrule to form paint brush heads: Places bristles on feed belt and stacks ferrules in vertical feeding magazine. Starts machine, observes movement of bristles on belt, and taps bristles on belt with fingers to control level of bristles. Turns wheel to position specified amount of bristles for brush head and to facilitate placement of ferrule around bristles. Notifies supervisor when machine malfunction occurs. Verifies length of bristles in brush head, using gauge. Combs bristles with electric brush to straighten bristles and packs completed brush head in box.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-018 BRUSH-HEAD MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that glues brush bristles within ferrule to form brush head, using either of following methods: (1) Places specified weights of epoxy glue and acid in tank of pouring machine for mixing. Holds brush under machine spout that dispenses glue into ferrule to cover bristles to designated height and secure bristles in place. Places glued brush head into tray for drying. (2) Inserts brush base, of ferrule and bristles, into holes of machine table that rotates under glue head that dispenses glue into bristles in ferrule. Removes brush head and inserts plastic core into ferrule. Positions brush head in air-operated press that forces core into position within ferrule. Places brush head in drying rack and inserts rack into oven for curing and drying.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-022 CLIPPER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends rotary or lever-type machine that cuts brooms to specified length and removes rough fiber ends: Sets indicator gauge according to broom length specified, positions broom on turntable, and pushes table to feed edge of broom into rotating circular knife; or moves stop along scale on table to set machine according to length of broom specified, places broom on table against stop, and lowers blade by hand. May examine brooms and remove defective fibers or twine. May attach metal cap to handle tip, using hammer and nails. May sew brooms together at brush end with needle and thread, tie handles with twine, and wrap brooms in paper for shipping.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-026 MOP MAKER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: mop-machine operator

    Tends broom-winding machine that attaches mopheads to handles: Places spool of wire or twine on wire holder and threads wire or twine through machine guides. Inserts mop handle into chuck of winding machine and turns handwheel to tighten chuck, securing handle in chuck. Threads wire or twine through hole in handle and ties wire or twine around handle by hand. Positions mop yarn around handle and depresses pedal to start machine that rotates handle and winds wire or twine around yarn strands, securing yarn to handle. Drives nail into handle and twists end of wire around nail, or ties twine with looping device to secure wound twine to handle. Removes mop from machine. May trim ends of yarn to even mophead. May tend machine that cuts yarn into lengths for use as mopheads [CUTTER (tex. prod., nec) 686.685-022]. May tend machine to bore holes in handles.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

739.685-030 PAINT-ROLLER WINDER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: spiral winder

    Tends machine that winds and glues fabric on tubing to make paint rollers: Fills glue spreader reservoir. Turns thermostat control knobs to maintain glue at specified temperature or dips paint roller into glue to apply glue evenly to roller. Mounts tubing on power-driven machine spindles and starts machine to rotate tube. Turns valve to regulate flow of glue and to distribute it evenly over surface or rotating tube. Positions, holds, and feeds precut fabric against glued surface of rotating tube as fabric is spirally wound and glued on tube. Removes wound tube from machine spindles. May glue and trim fabric, using handtools to repair paint roller covers. ay glue loose ends to paint roller covers, using gluing machine. May bevel ends of roller cover, using spindle beveling machine.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.685-034 SHANK THREADER (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that cuts threads inside shank of smoking pipes: Places pipe bowl in holding fixture and starts machine threading device. Pushes shank against revolving tool of threading device that cuts threads inside predrilled shank hole. Removes pipe from holding device and examines threaded shank for conformance to standards.
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-038 STACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR II (any industry)

    Tends stacking machine that stacks metal or plastic plates or sheets to assemble laminated products, such as rotor cores or storage battery elements, or to form bundles for shipment: Places specified material into one or more feed magazines or holding devices of machine. Starts machine that counts and stacks specified number of pieces for each assembly or bundle. Places stack in basket or in magazine of machine for further processing. May insert spacers between bundles to form continuous stack.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-042 STEM-PROCESSING-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends bench machine that automatically fabricates pipestems for corncob pipes: Examines wooden dowels for cracks and chips, and discards defective dowels. Positions dowel in holding device of stem processing machine. Presses button to start machine that automatically shapes dowel to form pipestem, bores airhole in stem, and taps ferrule onto stem. May dip end of pipestem in glue, tap stem into pipe bowl, and apply decal to pipe bowl [ASSEMBLER, CORNCOB PIPES (fabrication, nec)].
GOE: 06.04.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-046 TAPPER, BIT (fabrication, nec)

    Tends press that inserts bushing into end of smoking pipe bits which connects bit to shank: Places rubber bit in hot water to expand hole. Places bit and bushing in opening of press and activates automatic mechanism that forces bushing into end of bit. Allows bit to cool and contract around bushing.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-050 TAPPER, SHANK (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that screws bushing into shank of smoking pipe for use in connecting stem to shank: Places previously glued bushing on threaded projection of tapping machine and holds threaded end of shank against bushing until they are screwed together. Reverses machine to remove threaded projection from bushing.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-054 UMBRELLA TIPPER, MACHINE (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that attaches metal or plastic tips to corners of prestitched umbrella covers: Positions tips in machine fixture and holds corner of cover in position to receive tips. Presses pedal of machine to release tips and secure tips to corners of cover. ay sew tips in place with needle and thread [UMBRELLA TIPPER, HAND (fabrication, nec) 739.684-162].
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.685-058 WREATH MACHINE TENDER (button & notion)

    Tends machines that form straw into rope, wraps yarn around straw rope to form floral wreath bases, and winds vinyl around floral wreath bases to cover straw and complete floral wreaths: Mounts spools of yarn on spindles of roping machine and draws yarn through guide. Starts roping machine that moves straw through forming and tying mechanism to form straw rope. Winds straw rope around ring guide specified number of times and starts machine that automatically winds yarn around ring of straw rope to form wreath base. Positions straw wreath base and starts machine that automatically rotates wreath base and winds vinyl around base to cover straw. Examines wreath form to ensure straw is covered and places completed form on worktable. ay be designated according to machine tended as Roping Machine Tender (button & notion); Wreath Wrapper, Machine (button & notion).
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-010 ASSEMBLER-ARRANGER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: arranger-assembler

    Assembles decorative wall plaques by hand: Arranges flowers or other ornamental material, according to prepared design, and glues parts on pasteboard, plastic, or wooden background. Places sheet of glass over design and applies gummed tape around edges to hold glass in place. May assemble decorative arrangement, using twisting machine to fasten arrangement together.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-014 ASSEMBLER, CORNCOB PIPES (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: bit setter; borer, stem; ferruler; reamer; stem assembler; stem setter

    Joins parts, such as bowls and stems, to assemble corncob pipes, performing any combination of following tasks: Dips end of pipestem in glue and taps stem into pipe bowl, using mallet. Hammers metal ferrule onto end of pipestem and holds end of stem over rotating reamer to enlarge hole in stem for insertion of mouthpiece. Positions pipe bowl over flexible airhose and bends hose to release air that blows sawdust from reamed bowl. Inserts paper filter or metal cleaner into mouthpiece of pipe and taps mouthpiece into pipestem, using mallet. May apply decals to pipes. May hold pipe bowl over rotating reamer to cut end of stem that protrudes into bowl or bevel end of pipe stem for insertion into pipe bowl, using cutting blade. May rotate pipe on heated die or against flame to char and color pipe bowl.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

739.687-018 ASSEMBLER, FILTERS (glass products)

    Assembles fiberglass filters for use in industrial and domestic heating and cooling units: Places layer of precut treated fiberglass between perforated metal sides for reinforcement. Inserts assembly in cardboard frame and folds sides of frame over edges of reinforcements. Secures sides in place, using glue and staples. Seals edges of frame, using gummed tape.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-022 ASSEMBLER, GARMENT FORM (fabrication, nec)

    Joins together prefabricated, linen-covered papier mache garment form sections to hold, fit, or shape garments being manufactured or altered. Inserts pedestal into cavity of assembled form and fastens form to pedestal, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-026 ASSEMBLER, FILTERS (auto. mfg.)

    Assembles air, fuel, and oil filters for use on internal combustion engines used to power equipment, such as motor vehicles, aircraft, locomotives, and agricultural, construction, industrial, and marine equipment, performing any combination of following tasks: (1) Folds, convolutes, and cures filter paper. Places roll of paper on holder and threads paper through machine. Observes machine for jamming or overcuring. (2) Assembles pack (filter paper), metal tube, and jacket (perforated filter paper) into unit. (3) Dips ends of unit in liquid plastic solution. (4) Places metal, plastic, or cardboard disks on ends of unit. (5) Places unit in machine that automatically fastens sealers on ends.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

739.687-030 ASSEMBLER, SMALL PRODUCTS II (any industry)

    Performs any combination of following duties to assemble parts of various materials, such as plastic, wood, metal, rubber, or paperboard, to produce small products, such as roller skates, toys, shoe lasts, musical instrument parts, or loudspeakers: Positions parts in specified relationship to each other, using hand, tweezers, or tongs. Bolts, screws, clips, cements, or otherwise fastens parts together by hand, using handtools, portable powered tools, or bench machines. Performs fastening, force fitting, or light cutting operations, using machines such as arbor presses, punch presses, taps, spot-welding or riveters.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

739.687-034 BEADER (furniture)

    Installs plastic molding strips into slotted edges of metal tabletops, using mallet and bandsaw: Positions center of molding strip over leading edge of tabletop as it moves along conveyor, and pushes tongue of molding into slot along entire edge of tabletop. Pounds molding with mallet to seat molding firmly in slot. Lifts tabletop from conveyor onto worktable, and cuts off overlapping ends of molding, using bandsaw. Pounds trimmed ends of molding into slot to form tight joint. Heats molding strips in hot water tank prior to installation when specified on job order.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-038 BLOCK INSPECTOR (fabrication, nec)

    Observes wooden match blocks passing on conveyor and removes those containing pitch pockets, faulty grain, and knots.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-042 BROOMCORN GRADER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: broomcorn sorter

    Sorts broomcorn fibers according to specified length and quality to determine fibers to be used as cores, or outer layer: Opens bales of broomcorn stems with wire cutter. Examines and removes stems which are short, off-color, broken, or do not otherwise meet standards. Measures lengths of standard stems or panicles, using grading table scale. Determines grade of stems according to length, color, and fineness of fiber. Bundles and labels graded broomcorn. May remove seeds and straighten fibers [BROOMCORN SEEDER (fabrication, nec)] or cut stalks to length.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-046 BRUSH FILLER, HAND (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: draw hand

    Fills prebored brush heads with hog bristles, horsehair, nylon, vegetable fiber, or other brush-filling materials: Secures brush base in bench fixture. Threads wire through hole in brush head. Loops end of wire around filling material, pulls material through hole in brush head, and ties wire to secure material. Repeats process until holes are filled.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-050 CANDLE CUTTER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: wick cutter

    Cuts wicks, using scissors and knife, to separate candles after wax-dipping process: Places candles, assembled on metal frame, on revolving stand. Rotates stand by hand and cuts wicks at butt end. Removes candles from frame and examines for defects in shape and finish. May grade candles according to size and type. May trim ends, using hand dies.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-054 CANDLE MOLDER, HAND (fabrication, nec)

    Molds candles by hand: Places wick over center of one section of mold, presses mold halves together and fastens with rubberband. Pours wax through opening and places mold in water to harden wax. Separates mold and removes candle. Scrapes excess wax from candle surface, using knife, and examines for surface defects and uniformity of color.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-058 CLEANER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: wiper

    Wipes smoking pipes with cloth to remove dust, putty, and other foreign matter: Places pipes in box or bin according to style. May clean inside of bit, using pipe cleaner.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-062 CLEANER, SIGNS (fabrication, nec)

    Cleans and polishes electrical and outdoor signs and letters: Washes glass, plastic, and painted signs and letters with cleaning agent and water, cleaning compound, or acid solution and cloth or brush to remove dirt, stains, and other foreign matter. Dries surfaces, using cloth, chamois, or squeegee. Rubs metal signs and letters with cleaning agent to remove dirt and corrosion, and polishes with clean cloth.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-066 COMPACT ASSEMBLER (jewelry-silver.)

    Joins upper and lower halves of vanity compacts: Inserts pins in hinges to join halves, using fingers or tweezers. Attaches spring catch lock by pressing it into place with pinching tool. Fits mirror on inside of cover.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-070 DIGGER (fabrication, nec)

    Digs into bowl and shank of smoking pipe blank with pointed tool to remove rough spots and smooth surface: Examines bowl and shank for imperfections. Digs out rotten briar, or stones and smooths rough spots with a pointed tool, exercising care not to dig too deep into wood. Fills holes with putty to give smooth surface to bowl and shank.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-074 DUST-BRUSH ASSEMBLER (house. appl.)

    Installs hollow-centered dust brush in vinyl plastic housing to form vacuum cleaner attachment: Loads plastic housings into tank of warm water to soften plastic material and increase elasticity. Removes warmed housing from water, and places housing in bench fixture. Inserts back of brush in housing, and presses down on brush with fingers to expand heat-softened wall of housing, and force brush into retaining groove. May remove plastic housing from mold while housing is still warm and elastic, and place housing in bench fixture, rather than place housing in warm water to soften.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-078 DUST-MOP MAKER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: dry-mop maker

    Inserts triangular shaped metal rod through binding material sewn to yarn strands to form dust mopheads. Ties ends of binding material to secure mophead to rod.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-082 EXAMINER (fabrication, nec)

    Inspects and packs umbrellas preparatory to shipping: Examines covers for pattern matching, tears, and stitching defects. Clips loose threads from umbrella, using scissors. Inspects frames for defects, such as bent ribs and missing tips. Stacks rejected umbrellas for correction. Inserts accepted umbrellas in wrappers and packs them in cartons according to types, sizes, and pattern designs. Records types and quantities of packed umbrellas. ay hold opened umbrella over steam nozzle to smooth covering.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-086 EYE-DROPPER ASSEMBLER (glass products)

    Slips rubber bulbs over ends of glass tubes to form eye droppers.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-090 FILLER (fabrication, nec)

    Fills cavities in exterior surface of corncob pipe bowls with plaster of paris: Mixes plaster paste and water. Places cob bowl on revolving spindle. Applies plaster to sides and ends of bowl by hand, filling cavities and smoothing exterior surfaces of bowl. May apply sealer to interior of hickory pipe bowls to seal bowls.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-094 FIRE-EQUIPMENT-INSPECTOR HELPER (any industry) alternate titles: fire-and-safety helper

    Assists FIRE-EQUIPMENT INSPECTOR (any industry) in testing, inspecting, and repairing fire-fighting equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-098 FLOOR WORKER (wood prod., nec)

    Removes centers from cork or plastic washers, using screening box: Dumps washers into screening box. Presses washers against wire-mesh bottom or shakes box to remove centers from washers. Dumps washers into cartons for shipping.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

739.687-102 GASKET INSPECTOR (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: picker

    Separates precut gaskets from strips of cork, rubber, or composition material and examines gaskets for defects, such as cuts or flaws in material. Sorts gaskets according to type and places gaskets on table for packing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-106 INSPECTOR I (fabrication, nec)

    Inspects boxed matches to ensure that they meet product specifications: Opens sample cases of matches from each pallet load and inspects boxes for labeling and packing. Examines matches for quality of coating. Ignites several matches to ascertain that they strike and burn efficiently and safely. Routes rejected loads for further inspection, salvage, or disposal. May inspect match strip sections for defects, such as tears, unevenness, incomplete slitting, and compressed heads.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-110 INSPECTOR III (furniture) alternate titles: checker

    Inspects metal furniture and parts for defects: Verifies color of furniture against work ticket specifications. Feels and visually inspects furniture and parts for defective work and damage, such as unwelded joints, wrinkled or torn upholstery, and dents. Marks defective areas with chalk or crayon, and segregates furniture and parts requiring repair.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-118 INSPECTOR, WREATH (fabrication, nec)

    Inspects holiday decorations made from twigs and boughs, such as wreaths and door charms, for completeness and quality: Examines pieces received from individual workers or on conveyor belt to ascertain that specified greens and decorative items have been combined in required proportions, that each assembly is full and symmetrical, and that binding wires are tight and secure. Trims protruding twigs, boughs, and wire ends with pruning shears or nippers.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-122 MOP-HANDLE ASSEMBLER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: handle maker

    Assembles handles for detachable mopheads, performing any of following tasks: Inserts butt end of handle into spring, positions lever between spring and handle, and fastens spring and lever to handle, using automatic stapler. Positions metal head over end of handle and fastens head to handle, using automatic stapler. Pulls wire bail over metal head and inserts end of bail through holes in levers.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-126 NAILER (tinware)

    Fastens wooden bottoms in metal jackets used as protective covering for containers, such as gasoline and oilcans: Fits jackets over cans and inserts circular wooden block into jackets, flush with edge of jackets and against bottoms of cans. Drives nails through lower rim of jackets into wooden bottoms.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-130 ORNAMENT MAKER, HAND (fabrication, nec)

    Cuts, folds, glues, and assembles holiday ornaments and wrappings, such as tinsel balls, artificial holly wreaths and trees, Christmas tree lights, and ribbon, using handtools, such as scissors, pliers, wirecutters, and staplers.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-134 PAINT-ROLLER ASSEMBLER (fabrication, nec)

    Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble paint rollers: Places shaped metal rod in fixture of ram press machine and aligns paint roller handle with end of rod and machine ram. Depresses pedal activating ram that forces handle onto rod. Assembles roller cage (body) to extended metal rod of handle and secures cage to rod with locknut or screw. Places plastic end cap over locknut or screw to cover end of roller, using capping machine or by hand. Examines roller for ease of movement and correct alignment and places roller in container.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-138 PART MAKER (jewelry-silver.)

    Forms and lines parts for use in jewelry and instrument cases, performing any combination of following duties: Glues specified fabric on cardboard blanks to make lining base. Inserts cotton pad in lining to form cushion. Places glue-coated fabric on precut metal strip in jig and pulls handle of heating device to fold and seal fabric around strip to form bracelet-type watch holder. Places covered bracelet band on metal cylinder and shapes by hand or in groove of forming device and turns handle to shape band around form. Inserts wire spring in lining pad and positions pad and bracelet on holders in fixture. Pulls feeder that picks up and fits spring into groove on bracelet. Pulls lever of fastening device to press spring in place and fasten bracelet to pad or inserts bracelet into groove by hand. Records number and type of parts made. May be designated according to specific part made as Bracelet-Form Coverer (jewelry-silver.); Bracelet Former (jewelry-silver.); Cushion Maker, Hand (jewelry-silver.); Lining Maker, Hand (jewelry-silver.); Pad Assembler (jewelry-silver.).
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-142 PATCH DRILLER (fabrication, nec)

    Examines briar pipe stummels and removes defects, using drill: Examines and feels pipes to detect cracks, splits, and decayed wood. Guides pipe against rotating drill, varying angle of cut and pressure on pipe, according to type and size of defect. Deposits pipes in boxes according to size of drillings.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-146 PATCHER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: inspector; repairer

    Examines smoking pipes for cracks, splits, and holes: Fills imperfections with putty, using knife and fingers. May mix putty according to formula. May insert paper filter into pipe stem upon completion of examination and repair of pipe. May be designated according to size of defects patched as Fine Patcher (fabrication, nec); Rough Patcher (fabrication, nec).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

739.687-150 PIPE-SMOKER-MACHINE OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Tends machine that breaks in (chars) new pipe bowls: Inserts pipes into suction tubes on machine, fills bowls with tobacco, and lights tobacco, using torch. Turns valve on and off to pull air through pipes in simulated series of puffs. Removes pipes from machine, empties ashes, and wipes bowl with cloth. Inspects interior of charred bowls to verify conformance to company standards. Places processed pipes in box.
GOE: 06.04.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-154 POLISHING-PAD MOUNTER (optical goods) alternate titles: pad maker

    Applies pitch and mounts cloth pads on surface of metal $T3laps I$T1 used for polishing lens surfaces: Heats metal laps over gas flame. Rubs bar of pitch or pours molten pitch on heated lap surface and positions cloth pad on lap. Places cup-shaped holder of same curve as lap over cloth pad and clamps assembly in bench press until pitch sets. May apply pad or remove old pad, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-158 POURER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: candle pourer

    Pours molten wax to form candles by either of following methods: (1) Positions metal pins in center of molten wax to form holes for candle wicks and pours specified quantity of wax into molds to form candles. (2) Positions preassembled wicks and metal bases in containers. Pours measured amount of wax into each container to anchor wick assembly. Positions series of funnels (pouring assembly) above glasses and moves lever to fill glasses with wax. Trims wicks to uniform length with scissors. Packs finished candles in cartons.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-162 PULL-OUT OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Pulls out sheets of dried felt-base floor covering from racks in drying oven: Removes one sheet and splices end to next sheet, continuing drawing-out operation until all sheets have been removed.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

739.687-166 SELECTOR (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: stummel selector

    Classifies smoking pipe stummels according to quality of briar and length of shank: Examines stummels for defects, such as cracks, splits, and decayed wood. easures length of shank, using gauge. Classifies stummels according to specifications for each grade and places them in designated boxes. Dips high grade stummels in alcohol to bring out grain of briar and sorts them according to distinctiveness of grain. Discards defective briars. May inspect damaged pipes to determine method of salvage.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

739.687-170 SMOKING-PIPE LINER (fabrication, nec)

    Coats chambers of pipe bowls with syrup or honey mixture to improve taste of pipes during breaking-in process: Cleans dust and other foreign particles from bowl and shank, using airhose. Dips brush or swab in specified syrup or honey mixture and applies mixture to chamber of pipe bowl to coat and sweeten bowl. Sets bowl aside to dry.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-174 STAINER (fabrication, nec)

    Dips smoking pipe stummels into staining solution and places them on conveyors or in sawdust to dry. Places dry pipes in containers according to style.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-178 STARCHER (button & notion) alternate titles: sizer

    Brushes on or immerses fabric in gelatin to stiffen fabric for use in making artificial flowers. Drapes fabric over poles to dry.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-182 TABLE WORKER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: spotter

    Examines squares (tiles) of felt-based linoleum material passing along on conveyor and replaces missing and substandard tiles.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-186 TRAVERSE-ROD ASSEMBLER (furniture)

    Assembles traverse curtain rods for shipment: Secures rod in bench fixture and inserts and attaches pull cord, master slides, nylon sliders, and pulleys into rod slot. Slips retaining brackets over ends of rod to complete assembly. Stacks rods in boxes. May cut cord to specified length before insertion into rod slot. May adjust functioning of traverse rod to meet specifications, using handtools. May dismantle defective or damaged traverse rods to salvage parts, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-190 UMBRELLA FINISHER (fabrication, nec)

    Mounts puffs, enlarges handle hole, and glues handles on umbrellas: Places leather or cloth puffs over umbrella rod to cover top. Hammers ferrule over end of rod to secure puff in position. Reams socket of handle to enlarge hole, using floor-mounted electric drill. Spreads glue inside hole with brush and inserts handle into rod of umbrella frame. Opens umbrella cover and steams it over nozzle of steamer to remove wrinkles. Examines umbrellas and sets aside defective umbrellas for corrective processing. Inserts completed umbrellas into paper of plastic tubes preparatory to packing.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-194 VACUUM-BOTTLE ASSEMBLER (glass products)

    Assembles vacuum bottles by placing plastic saddle in container bottom, inserting glass bottle in saddle, slipping metal locking ring over bottle, placing plastic stopper in mouth of bottle, and screwing plastic drinking cup onto threaded mouth of bottle.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

739.687-198 VENETIAN-BLIND CLEANER AND REPAIRER (any industry)

    Cleans and repairs venetian blinds, using handtools: Dusts and washes blinds, using cloth, vacuum, brush, water and detergent. Hangs blinds on rack to dry. Examines blinds to detect defective or worn parts, such as cord, tape, or slats, and replaces parts, using handtools. May install blinds. May assemble blinds.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-202 WICK-AND-BASE ASSEMBLER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: base-and-wick assembler

    Fastens candlewicks to metal bases to make candles: Inserts wick through hole in base. Strikes flange of wick hole with metal die to crimp base onto wick. Ties specified number of assemblies together by twisting wicks to hold assemblies together. Places group of assemblies in containers. May tend wick-cutting machine that cuts wicks prior to assembly.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

739.687-206 BRUSH LOADER AND HANDLE ATTACHER (fabrication, nec)

    Attaches plastic handles to wire ends of brush heads to assemble household brushes: Positions brush heads in fixtures attached to machine conveyor, following specified procedures. Aligns ends of plastic brush handles with heated wire ends of brush heads on conveyor, pushes hollow end of handles against heated wires, and twists handles to secure brush heads to handles. Occasionally adjusts temperature control of induction welder that heats brush head wire ends to maintain specified setting.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

739.687-210 PIPE STEM ALIGNER (fabrication, nec)

    Inspects and aligns smoking pipe stems with pipe bowls, using pipe stem wrench, according to specifications.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 86


    This division includes occupations concerned with applying decorative or protective materials, such as paint, enamel, varnish, shellac, stain, or oil to articles by brushing, spraying, wiping, or hand-dipping, includes preparing surface of the article, mixing coating ingredients, handrubbing filled or coated surfaces, and related activities.


    This group includes occupations concerned with covering or decorating surfaces, using brushes.

740.221-010 INSTRUCTOR, DECORATING (pottery & porc.)

    Instructs workers in painting decorations on plates, bowls, saucers, and other bisque dinnerware: Demonstrates decorating techniques, such as brush stroking, color mixing and blending, and design highlighting to trainees. Explains procedures for adding water or glycerine to obtain prescribed consistency of paint. Evaluates and prepares reports of trainees' progress during various stages of training program. Recommends advancement, transfer, or termination of trainees to management. Consults with management and engineering personnel and recommends new techniques for improving quality of decorating process. May maintain production reports and attendance records.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

740.381-010 DECORATOR (glass mfg.; glass products) alternate titles: glass artist; pyroglazer

    Paints pictures or designs onto surfaces of glassware, such as tumblers, vases, or bowls, using brush and following pattern or design: Mixes ceramic paints to obtain color specified on pattern. Places glassware onto table or workbench. Sketches outline of picture or design onto glassware. Paints design or picture onto glassware. Compares finished product with pattern. Places painted glassware onto moving conveyor. May rub in dry color on sandblasted areas of glass articles to tint them.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

740.381-014 LUSTER APPLICATOR (glass mfg.; glass products) alternate titles: hand decorator

    Applies paint to exterior or interior of glassware, such as tumblers, vases, or bowls to tint glass and to apply luster to glassware: Mixes color with oil and water to obtain desired consistency. Centers glassware on balanced wheel and balances glassware on wheel with weights. Turns pivot pole with one hand to rotate wheel and glassware, and holds paint brush to glassware while resting arm on support to steady hand to apply thin layer of paint. Examines glassware for brush strokes. Places painted glassware onto moving conveyor.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

740.381-018 PAINTER (button & notion)

    Applies paint to wire-framed, clear-plastic articles, such as flowers, leaves, and butterflies used in artificial artistic arrangements, to impart natural coloring, using brush: Selects specified colors of stain paint and adds paint thinner to each color to attain desired consistency. Applies successive coats of paint to plastic articles, using brush, to attain desired shades and hues necessary to achieve natural lifelike appearance. Removes excess paint, using brush or cotton swab. Hangs articles on rack to dry after each coat of paint. Maintains daily production record.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

740.484-010 STRIPER, HAND (any industry)

    Paints stripes, letters, or decorative edges on bicycle frames, motorcycle fenders and tanks, utensils, or other stamped products, using handbrushes and enamel or lacquer. Marks area to be stamped, lettered, or decorated, using rule or template. Mixes paint and matches colors according to specifications, or uses prepared paints.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

740.681-010 LINER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: bander; decorator, hand; gilder; line decorator

    Draws line of color or gold around edge or rim of bisque or glost ware, such as cups and plates, with brush: Sets ware on wheel and centers it. Starts wheel revolving. Holds brush against spinning ware, resting arm or hand on support to steady it and make line straight. Draws lines on handles and oval or irregular-shaped ware freehand. May use hand roller to apply decorative color to ware edges. May mix color glazes by hand to obtain specified color shade. May paint bands or lines on exterior and interior of glassware, such as tumblers, vases, and bowls, and be designated Bander, Hand (glass mfg.; glass prod.).
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

740.684-010 CHARGER I (jewelry-silver.)

    Applies decorative colored enamel pastes to jewelry articles by hand, following specifications or sample articles: Places article in holding device and applies paste, using spatula, tweezers, or pick. Removes excess paste, using blotter or special brush to push back surplus enamel that spreads over design.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

740.684-014 DECORATOR (pottery & porc.)

    Paints decorations on plates, bowls, saucers, and other flat and hollow bisque dinnerware prior to glazing, using brush and following sample or design: Adds water to specified color of paint to obtain desired consistency. Turns ware by hand or using turntable and applies underglaze paint to smooth and raised surfaces, following ware sample or designs stamped or embossed on ware. Rubs ware with sponge, pumice stone, or abrasive cloth to remove excess paint and to achieve desired shaded effect in design. Stamps identification mark on bottom of ware, using rubber stamp. May carve holes in greenware, according to specified pattern to produce features such as bank slots and eyes. May paint glazed ware. May apply decals to glazed ware.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 81

740.684-018 ENAMELER (jewelry-silver.)

    Applies decorative enamel to jewelry articles, such as pins, earrings, insignia, and award medals, using handtools and electric oven: Cleans jewelry in baths of acid and water, and scrubs surfaces with brush. Mixes ground colored enamel and distilled water, according to specifications. Applies enamel of various colors to designated areas of jewelry to form specified design, using spatula or pick. Places metal tray containing jewelry in electric oven to melt and fuse enamel to jewelry. Immerses jewelry in baths of acid and water to remove oxide scale. Rubs enameled surfaces with abrasive stone to smooth and remove excess enamel. Reheats enamel in oven to produce luster.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

740.684-022 PAINTER, BRUSH (any industry) alternate titles: painter, hand

    Brushes paint, lacquer, rustproofing agent, or other coating onto metal, woodstock, or fabricated items, using brush: Places workpiece on bench, stanchion, or floor. Cleans surfaces, using hand scraper, wire brush, sandpaper, or turpentine. Pours desired amount of thinner into paint. Paints articles, using brush. Cleans brushes and floor, using solvent or soap and water. May transfer items to and from work area, using hoist or handtruck. May be designated according to article painted as Last-Code Striper (wood prod., nec); Painter, Drum (any industry); Painter, Mannequin (fabrication, nec); Pipe Coater (steel & rel.); or according to coating applied as Japanner (any industry); Lacquerer (machine shop); Car Varnisher (railroad equip.).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

740.684-026 TOUCH-UP PAINTER, HAND (any industry) alternate titles: hand painter; retoucher; salvage painter

    Paints articles, such as clock or instrument hands and dials, engraved surfaces, glass tubes, and ceramics, to cover or touch up articles, using brush: Inspects workpiece for inspector's markings or defects. Wipes, scrapes, sands, or applies cleaning solution to surface to prepare for retouching. Dips brush into specified paint or protective coating solution and applies it to surface of article specified. Brushes paint over surface and wipes it from unengraved area to paint engraved etchings. May apply coating of material, such as plastic wax or removable paint, to mask surfaces for plating, painting, or metallizing. May straighten parts, such as clock dials or hands, using jig or bench press, preparatory to painting. May paint original items, such as dials for custom-built instruments, freehand or using stencil or tracing device.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 88

740.687-010 BUTTON SPINDLER (button & notion) alternate titles: spindler

    Paints rims or other parts of buttons, using artist's paintbrush and spinning device: Positions button on continuous spinning device and holds brush against part of button to be painted. Presses knee lever to activate knock-out device that automatically removes button from spinning holder.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    Colors identification or model numbers, brand names, or designs embossed or impressed in articles, using brush or roller: Positions workpiece on bench. Cleans area to be painted, using solvent-soaked cloth. Brushes or rolls paint, lacquer, or ink of specified color over embossed or impressed lettering or design. Wipes excess material from surrounding surfaces, leaving embossed or impressed areas coated with coloring material. May be designated according to article decorated as Dice Spotter (toy-sport equip.); Painter, Battery Brand And Vent Plug (elec. equip.).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

740.687-022 PAINTER, PANEL EDGE (furniture) alternate titles: paint and table edger

    Applies paint to unfinished edges of plastic panels, using hand roller, prior to assembly of panels into tabletops. Wipes excess paint from top of edges, using rag. Stacks panels on pallet for transporting to assembly line.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with covering or decorating surfaces, using spray guns and stencils.

741.684-010 ARTIST, MANNEQUIN COLORING (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: decorator

    Applies paint or lacquer to papier mache mannequin to simulate parts of body and articles of clothing: Sets mannequin on revolving table in spraybooth. asks parts preparatory to spraying, using gummed paper. Selects color according to part to be colored, such as red for lips, blue for eyes, and black for shoes, and sprays figure, using airbrush. ay attach eyelashes to eyes of finished display forms. May specialize in one phase of coloring, such as tinting of body or painting of eyes.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

741.684-014 FOAM-GUN OPERATOR (plastic prod.)

    Sprays mixture of resins and activators (foam) on reinforced plastic products, such as shower stalls, bathtubs, and automobile body parts, using foam gun: Turns valves to obtain specified mixture, quantity, and force of resin and activator to gun nozzle. Directs spray onto workpiece to insulate, reinforce, or build up thickness of product, according to specifications. Moves sprayed items to curing area, using dolly. Cleans nozzle and spray equipment, using menthol chloride.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

741.684-018 PAINTER, AIRBRUSH (any industry)

    Coats, decorates, glazes, retouches, or tints articles, such as fishing lures, toys, dolls, pottery, artificial flowers, greeting cards, and household appliances, using airbrush: Stirs or shakes coating liquid and thinner to mix solution to specified consistency. Pours solution into airbrush container, couples airbrush to airhose, and starts compressor or opens valve on compressed-air line. Turns adjusting sleeve on nozzle of airbrush to regulate spray pattern to size of workpiece or area to be sprayed. Presses button on airbrush to spray coating over workpiece, or to spray specified designs and decorations on workpiece, spraying freehand or using stencils, masks, screens, and tape. Cleans airbrush nozzle and hose with solvent. May be designated according to article sprayed as Bait Painter (toy-sport equip.).
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

741.684-022 PAINTER, MIRROR (glass products) alternate titles: paint sprayer

    Sprays heated paint onto silvered surface of glass to protect silver coating: Starts conveyor that moves silvered glass through painting and drying areas. Starts pump that circulates hot water through hose to heat paint and starts heating units of drying ovens. Turns valve to start paint flowing to spray gun and directs spray over surface of glass. Observes heat pump indicator and air pressure gauge to determine that specified temperature and air pressure are maintained. Turns thermostat to regulate temperature of ovens.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

741.684-026 PAINTER, SPRAY I (any industry) alternate titles: spray-gun operator

    Sprays surfaces of machines, manufactured products, or working area with protective or decorative material, such as paint, enamel, glaze, $T3gel-coat,$T1 or lacquer, using spray gun: Cleans grease and dirt from product, using materials, such as lacquer thinner, turpentine, soap, and water. Applies masking tape over parts and areas that are not to be coated [MASKER (any industry) 749.687-018]. Fills cavities and dents with putty to attain smooth surface. Selects and mixes coating liquid to produce desired color, according to specifications, using paddle or mechanical mixer. Pours coating liquid into spray container and connects gun to airhose, using wrenches. Turns sprayer valves and nozzle to regulate width and pressure of spray according to knowledge of painting technique. Pulls trigger and directs spray onto work surface to apply prime or finish coat. Coats areas inaccessible to hand sprayer, using brush. Cleans spraying equipment and brushes with solvent. May heat and spray wax onto products after they are tested. May use acid, wire brush, or steel wool to remove rust from metal. May paint designs on rug surfaces for decorative purposes or for use as guidelines in carving rugs, using spray gun and stencil, and be designated Stenciler (carpet & rug). May be designated according to article sprayed as Hat Sprayer (hat & cap); Painter, Ordnance (ordnance); Sprayer, Railroad Car (r.r. trans.); or according to material used as Gel-Coat Sprayer (ship-boat mfg.; toy-sport equip.); Porcelain-Enamel Sprayer (any industry). May be designated: Ceramic Sprayer (brick & tile; pottery & porc.); Enameler (pottery & porc.); Enamel Sprayer (any industry) I; Glaze Sprayer (auto. mfg.); Lacquer Sprayer (any industry) I; Painter, Insignia (aircraft mfg.; auto. mfg.); Panel Finisher (paint & varnish); Primer Sprayer (aircraft mfg.; auto. mfg.); Sprayer, Auto Parts (auto. mfg.); Thinner Sprayer (auto. mfg.). May act as lead person in group.
GOE: 05.10.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 89

741.684-030 PORCELAIN-ENAMEL REPAIRER (any industry) alternate titles: appliance painter-and-refinisher; slusher

    Repairs porcelain enamel finish on commercial and household appliances or fixtures: Inspects marked defects, such as chipped or cracked surfaces to ascertain extent of damage and determine repair procedures. Removes old porcelain or smooths rough spots, using sandpaper, emery stone, and power grinder. Turns spray gun nozzle and valves to set spray pattern and to adjust air pressure. Coats defective area with enamel, using spray gun, to fill holes or other flaws. Cleans spray gun, paintbooths, hoses, and pressure tanks, using solvent, putty knife, and brush. May brush on porcelain. May replace damaged appliance panels or trim, using screwdriver, wrench, or pliers.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

741.685-010 SPRAY-PAINTING-MACHINE OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: automatic-spray-machine operator

    Tends spray-painting machine that automatically applies lettering, diagrams, or designs on products, such as speedometer faces, automobile steering-wheel hubs, and radio or television control knobs: Places workpiece in masking jig and depresses pedal to clamp workpiece against stencil mask. Depresses pedal to spray exposed area of workpiece through mask. Removes product from jig and examines coating for smears, runs, incomplete painting, and similar flaws. Removes and places paint saturated masks in mask-washing machine for cleaning. ay record production.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

741.687-010 PAINT-SPRAY INSPECTOR (any industry) alternate titles: finish inspector

    Inspects finishes, such as paint, lacquer, or porcelain enamel on items, such as household appliances, automobiles, toys, or bicycles while items move along production line or in inspection bays to ascertain conformance to standards: Examines workpiece for scale, cracks, shade variances, or unpainted areas. Marks workpiece with symbol to indicate defective area and type of repair needed. Records number and type of units rejected and reasons for rejection. May mark other defects, such as loose welds and loose or missing parts. May inspect decals, identification markings or stenciling on workpiece to ensure specified location, clarity, and alignment. May record number and types of metal and paint defects, using hand held, programmed data collector.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

741.687-014 PAINTER HELPER, SPRAY (any industry) alternate titles: paint-spraying-machine-operator helper; sprayer helper

    Assists PAINTER, SPRAY (any industry) I 741.684-026 to spray-paint surfaces of materials or products, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads and moves materials to work area, using handtruck or dolly. Fills containers with prescribed quantities of paint and thinner. Applies masking to articles [MASKER (any industry) 749.687-018]. Installs specified nozzles in spray guns. Replaces screens and filters. Cleans and prepares surface of articles to be painted, using solvent, sandpaper, wire brush, and scraper. Pushes painted articles to and from drying oven, using handtruck. Cleans spray and drying chamber, conveyor, tanks, hoses, and nozzles, using solvent, brushes, and cloths. Racks workpieces on conveyor; and inspects, marks, and transfers finished pieces to stockroom or shipping areas. Positions articles in jigs or erects ladders and scaffolds. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 81

741.687-018 PAINTER, SPRAY II (any industry) alternate titles: painter, rough

    Performs duties as described under PAINTER, SPRAY (any industry) I 741.684-026 where coating of surface or product is required without need for finished appearance. Sprays manufactured articles on assembly line, or travels to work site to spray materials, such as waterproofing, adhesive, foam, or paint, onto surfaces of articles. May be designated according to article sprayed as Coil Sprayer (electron. comp.); Mica-Parts Sprayer (electron. comp.); Painter, Barrel (petrol. refin.); or according to coating applied as Enamel Sprayer (any industry) II; Lacquer Sprayer (any industry) II; Sizing Sprayer (furniture). May be designated: Dag Sprayer (electron. comp.); Doper Operator (tinware); Lipcoat Sprayer (any industry); Painter, Blackwall Tire (rubber tire); Painter, Chassis (auto. mfg.); Painter, Electric Motor (any industry); Silicator (chemical); Special-Lining Applier (any industry); Spray Cementer (leather prod.); Sprayer (boot & shoe); Tile Sprayer (brick & tile); Timber Sprinkler (mine & quarry); Undercoat Sprayer (aircraft mfg.; auto. mfg.); Waterproofer (boot & shoe).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 90

741.687-022 STRIPER, SPRAY GUN (any industry) alternate titles: gun striper; mechanical striper; pencil striper

    Paints decorative stripes on manufactured articles, using spray gun and templates: Fills reservoir of spray gun with paint or enamel. Positions straightedge, template, or other guide on article to be striped, and pulls trigger of gun to apply paint or enamel as gun is moved along surface. Touches up stripe, using brush, and wipes excess paint from surface, using cloth and turpentine. May stripe articles against molding or in groove of article without use of guide. May paint decorative stripes or spiral designs on articles such as bisque ware or wheels as they revolve on turntable or mandrel, using spray gun equipped with specified striping nozzle. May be designated according to product or article striped as Pottery Striper (pottery & porc.); Washing-Machine Striper (house. appl.).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with applying liquid or paste materials to produce natural finishes on wood and similar materials.

742.134-010 SUPERVISOR, FINISHING (furniture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in applying finishing coats of liquid mixture of paint, varnish, solvent, and stain to wood furniture surfaces and rubbing and polishing surfaces to desired luster: Reviews work tickets to plan production schedules. Confers with supervisors of other departments to coordinate flow of materials and products. Determines finishing materials required for operations and requisitions materials from supply area. Inspects finish of furniture at various stages to verify conformance to company standards. Trains new workers. May monitor pressure gauges and turn valves to adjust flow of finish material, such as stain, paint, or lacquer, to spray guns. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 79

742.684-010 RUBBER (furniture; wood prod., nec) alternate titles: burnisher; finisher

    Rubs previously applied finish coat on furniture or other articles to produce lustrous or dull finish: Applies oil or wax to surface of article. Sprinkles powdered pumice stone on surface. Rubs surface with cloth or steel wool, or guides rubbing tool equipped with felt pad over surface to produce desired finish. Wipes residue from surface of article with cloth. May be designated according to type of finish obtained as Duller (furniture); Satin Finisher (furniture; wood prod., nec). May stain light spots and rub dark spots with sandpaper or steel wool to produce uniform coloring and be designated Brush Shade-Hand (furniture). May rub freshly stained furniture to produce highlights (thin spots in stain) and be designated High-Lighter (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

742.684-014 STAINER (furniture; wood prod., nec)

    Stains parts of furniture or mirror and picture frames and other furniture items, using brush, pad, sponge, or spray gun, or by dipping parts or frames into vat of stain by hand. Rubs stained surface with cloth or felt pad to wipe off excess stain and distribute it evenly over surface. May be designated according to method of applying stain as Brush Stainer (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

742.687-010 WIPER (furniture) alternate titles: rubber; wiper-blender

    Rubs surfaces of furniture, to which filler, stain, glaze, or washcoat has been applied, to remove surplus filler or finish: Rubs filler into pores of open-grained wood and spreads stain, glaze, or washcoat evenly over wood surfaces, using brush, cloth, or power rubbing tool. Wipes surfaces with cloth to remove excess filler or finish. May apply filler or finish to surfaces. May smooth rough spots on surfaces of furniture prior to application of glaze, using steel wool. May be designated according to coat wiped as Filler Wiper (furniture); Glaze Wiper (furniture); Stain Wiper (furniture); Washcoat Wiper (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 79


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with hand-dipping, cleaning, masking, and other activities involved in painting and decorating.

749.131-010 SUPERVISOR, DECORATING (pottery & porc.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in decorating ceramic dinnerware: Examines production schedule to determine type of dinnerware to decorate and type of decoration specified. Assigns tasks to workers, such as stamping or painting designs or lines on dinnerware and applying decals or colored underglaze to dinnerware. Confers with other supervisors to coordinate workflow. Requisitions required supplies and equipment. Demonstrates decorating techniques to workers and inspects decorated items to ensure compliance with company specifications and standards. Establishes and maintains worker training programs. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to specific method of decorating as Supervisor, Decaling (pottery & porc.).
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

749.131-014 SUPERVISOR, PAINT DEPARTMENT (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing paint, preparing surface of object to be painted, painting object, and drying or baking paint on object: May compute paint mixture formulas. May plan and program sequence of tasks for robots in spray paint booth. May move controls to adjust furnace temperatures, paint supply, hydraulic pressure, or conveyor speeds. May inspect painted surfaces for paint coverage, flow of paint, and color quality. May measure thickness and viscosity of paint applied to objects, using measuring devices. May be required to have experience with particular materials or products painted and application methods. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

749.134-010 SUPERVISOR, FINISHING (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in spray painting, sanding, rubbing, and polishing wooden and metal caskets: Inspects casket finish in process and upon completion for smoothness of sanding, uniformity of staining, finish applications, and rubbing and polishing effects, to determine conformance to company standards. Demonstrates techniques to train new employees in finishing caskets. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

749.137-010 CHEST-PAINTING AND SEALING SUPERVISOR (ordnance) alternate titles: chest-painting leader

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in painting, striping, and lettering wooden chests for packing small-arms cartridges, and in cutting, forming, soldering, and painting metal liners for chests. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

749.381-010 GILDER (any industry) alternate titles: gold charmer; gold-leaf gilder; metal-leaf gilder; metal-leaf layer

    Covers surfaces of items, such as books, furniture, harps, and signs, with metal leaf, such as aluminum, gold, or silver, to decorate them, using brushes, T-shaped handtool, and hands: Brushes sizing (thin glue) on sections of items which are to be covered with leaf (gilded), according to design. Transfers leaf from supply book onto pallet. Rubs camel-hair brush in hair to electrify brush and picks up leaf with brush, or picks up leaf with T-shaped, felt-edged tool, and lays leaf over sizing; or presses sheets or ribbons of leaf onto sizing by hand. Smooths leaf over surface and removes excess, using brush. Rubs leaf with polished burnishing agate, cotton pad, or gloved hand to polish leaf or simulate worn metal finish. May brush or spray protective lacquer coat over gilded surface.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

749.587-010 RACKER (toy-sport equip.)

    Clamps arrows in rack preparatory to dipping: Aligns arrows in row and slides one end of row into rack slot. Builds successive layers of arrows by separating rows with dividers until rack is filled. Clamps ends of arrows in rack to hold them securely. Removes dividers and transfers loaded rack to painting department. Keeps records of arrows racked.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.684-010 DECAL APPLIER (any industry) alternate titles: decal transferrer; design transferrer; print applier

    Applies decal designs to surfaces by moisture process: Cleans surface to be covered, using moist cloth. Submerges decal in water to moisten adhesive and backing paper. Positions decal on surface visually or using template and smooths out air bubbles with roller or edge board. Slides backing paper from decal and wipes off excess adhesive with damp cloth. May cut out decals from sheet with scissors. May varnish over design. When applying decals to chinaware, may be designated Print Decorator (pottery & porc.).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.684-014 DECORATOR (furniture; toy-sport equip.)

    Applies decorative designs to furniture or inflatable athletic balls by hand, performing any combination of following duties: Positions specified stencil on item and sprays or brushes paint into stencil opening to apply decorative designs or lettering, using spray gun or brush. Applies decal designs to furniture surfaces by moisture process [DECAL APPLIER (any industry) 749.684-010]. Brushes shellac, paint, or gilt onto surface of furniture to form decorative designs, stripes, or letters. May be designated according to duties performed as Stenciler (furniture) or Striper (furniture).
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 87

749.684-018 DECORATOR, LIGHTING FIXTURES (light. fix.) alternate titles: lamp decorator

    Decorates lighting fixtures, such as lamp bases and chandeliers with designated designs by squeezing decorating material from plastic tube onto fixture: ixes decorative material with water to obtain specified consistency. Pours material into plastic tube. Squeezes tube to eject decorating material onto workpiece while moving tube with free arm motion to form specified designs, such as flower petals.
GOE: 01.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

749.684-022 EDGE STAINER II (leather prod.)

    Stains edges of leather articles, such as wallets and key cases, using either of following methods: Fills reservoir of spray gun or roller device with color of stain specified on work ticket. (1) Presses button to activate blower that removes spray mist and fumes from spray booth. Positions bundle of leather articles on turntable and pulls lever to lower ram that holds and compresses bundle for staining. Manually rotates turntable and sprays stain on edges of bundled articles, using spray gun. (2) Presses button and turns set screws to activate stain-saturated roller and to regulate amount of stain on roller. Holds and turns edges of leather articles against roller to stain edges. Places stained articles on worktable or revolving turntable to dry. May mix tinting liquids and stains to match color of leather articles. May be designated according to method of staining as Roller Stainer (leather prod.); Spray Stainer (leather prod.).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

749.684-026 FINISHER (wood. container)

    Paints assembled wooden containers with primary coat of paint, using brush. Applies finish coat of paint over primary coat when it has dried, using spray equipment.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

749.684-030 FRAME TRIMMER I (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: shader and toner

    Paints contrasting color of paint on mirror-or picture-frame molding: Compares color of mixed paint with sample and adds paint to mixture to match sample. Lays strip of molding face up on table. Dips cloth pad, steel wool, or sponge in paint and rubs pad over surface, or applies paint to portions of molding with brush or roller.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.684-034 LACQUERER (jewelry-silver.)

    Coats surfaces of ornamental figurines and trophies with lacquer to preserve surface gloss: Adds thinner to lacquer to obtain desired viscosity. Verifies viscosity of lacquer in vat, using viscometer. Places metal objects in wire basket and immerses basket in lacquer, using hand-operated hoist, or sprays objects with lacquer, using spray gun.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

749.684-038 PAINTER, TOUCH-UP (any industry) alternate titles: final-touch-up painter; finish repairer; spot sprayer

    Brushes or sprays paint to cover scratches, chips, or repairs in painted finish of items, such as refrigerator cabinets, washing machines, or automobile bodies: Cleans and prepares surface for painting, using water, solvent, and scraper. Applies thin, even coat of finish material, such as paint or lacquer, to sanded area, using spray gun. Sprays lacquer or thinner material over finish coats to blend in spots and eliminate halo around repair. Paints chipped spots with brush. Compares color of paint supply with color chart and workpiece and remixes it to match standard colors. Maintains spray painting equipment. May mark identifying code on workpiece to indicate destination for further processing.
GOE: 05.10.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

749.684-042 PUTTY GLAZER (any industry)

    Applies coating of putty, mastic, or similar material to imperfections in manufactured articles, preparatory to application of paint or other final coating: Inspects surface of article for defects, such as holes, cracks, and indentations. Spreads material over flaws, using dauber or knife, and brushes or spreads thinned putty or sealer over surface to conceal blemish. May spray article with prescribed coating, using spray gun. May prepare surface for finishing coat, using wire brushes, sandpaper, power grinder, or sandblasting equipment. May tend oven to bake article before or after application of final coating. May be designated according to article coated as Wheel Filler (auto. mfg.).
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

749.684-046 STOVE REFINISHER (any industry)

    Cleans, removes rust, polishes, and enamels used stoves and ranges: Dips stove or range shell and fittings into caustic solution which removes dirt and grease, using block and tackle. Transfers dipped article to drying oven. Removes rust from parts, using power-driven rotary wire buffer, and polishes brightwork surfaces on polishing wheel. Dips parts or article in enamel vat, using hoist, and transfers article to drying oven for prescribed time. May similarly refinish other articles, such as refrigerator cabinets, washing machines, and clothes driers.
GOE: 05.12.14 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

749.684-050 PAINT TRIMMER, PIPE BOWLS (fabrication, nec)

    Trims excess paint from metal bands on shanks of smoking pipes, using paint trimmer and file: Examines pipe stummels to detect metal bands with excess paint. Places stummel bowl over paint trimmer stud, lowers trim blade, and rotates pipe stummel to trim off excess paint. Files excess paint from metal band around pipe bowl shank on designated pipe styles, using file. May operate tumbler barrel to smooth pipe stems and perform duties as described under TUMBLER OPERATOR (any industry) 599.685-110.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

749.684-054 WALLCOVERING TEXTURER (paper goods)

    Applies paint to decorate textured wallcoverings in prescribed pattern: Reads production card and paint sample book to determine information, such as colors specified, patterns, and methods of paint application. Positions roll of wall covering stock on worktable, and tapes end of stock to takeup reel of drier used to dry painted stock. Drips specified paint onto stock, using stick or sponge depending on paint application method specified for pattern, dips paint roller into paint solvent, and spreads paint onto stock, according to pattern. Places blotting paper on wet paint, and rubs paper to remove excess paint and achieve pattern design. Pushes button to activate drier takeup reel to move painted wall covering into drier and unpainted stock onto worktable. Removes dried rolls of wallcovering and repeats process, using additional paints to achieve final pattern. Observes wallcovering in drier for breaks and tapes wallcovering together to repair breaks. Sprays water repellent on specified wallcovering, using spray gun.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

749.686-010 STRIPER, MACHINE (motor-bicycles)

    Feeds motorcycle and bicycle fenders in machine that paints decorative trim on fenders: Inserts and guides fenders between paint wheels of machine that paints decorative stripes on fenders. Removes fenders from discharge end of machine and positions them on rack to dry. Examines stripes for consistency and thickness of paint. Wipes excess paint from fenders, using rag. Pours paint in machine reservoir to replenish supply. Removes drive mechanism and paint wheels from machine, using hex-key wrench, and cleans parts with brush and solvent.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.687-010 DIPPER AND DRIER (woodworking)

    Immerses wooden articles, such as curtain-pole ends and doorstops in bath of paint or dye to form protective or decorative coating on articles: Hammers articles onto nails protruding from sides of reels (wooden disks with holes at centers), using rubber mallet. Dips article in bath, holding reel in horizontal position. Mounts reels on shafts of drying machines which rotate reels to hasten drying process. Pulls dried articles from nails by hand.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 87

749.687-014 KEG VARNISHER (wood. container)

    Mixes varnish and dryer in tank. Dips and rolls keg in mixture to varnish surface.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.687-018 MASKER (any industry) alternate titles: body masker; taper

    Covers specified areas of metal or wooden parts to be spray-painted, using masking tape, cardboard, or paper: Marks area to be masked on parts or articles, such as aircraft and automobile assemblies, lamp bases, or motorcycle fenders, using rule or template. Cuts or tears paper or cardboard to specified size. Secures masking in place with gummed tape to protect parts while surrounding areas are spray-painted. May smooth unmasked surface, using sandpaper. May dip or coat article with liquid wax instead of applying masking. May tape precut masks or stencils to article.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

749.687-022 PAINTER, SKI EDGE (toy-sport equip.)

    Applies stain to ski edges, using felt-tip dauber: Pours specified amounts of enamel and mineral spirits in bowl and stirs mixture with plastic stick to prepare stain. Positions and clamps ski in vise to secure ski for daubing. Scrapes and washes ski edge, using razor blade, putty knife, cotton cloth, and solvent. Slides and dabs stain-saturated dauber along ski edge to apply stain. Wipes off excess stain, using cotton pad. Occasionally conceals blemishes, such as rough spots and pits, using filler, blade, knife, steel wool, and abrasive cloth.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.687-026 PLASTERER (furniture) alternate titles: plasterer, spot

    Fills in nicks, welding and die marks, and imperfections in metal furniture with plaster (special quick-drying metal filler) after priming coat is dry and preparatory to application of finishing coats, using putty knife to smooth filled spots. May smooth metal surfaces with sandpaper.
GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.687-030 STRIPPER (furniture) alternate titles: finish remover

    Removes paint, lacquer, stain, or other finish from furniture and furniture parts by rubbing surface with cloth, brush, steel wool, and solvent to prepare them for refinishing. Immerses small articles in vat filled with solvent before rubbing. Blows excess solvent from surface with airhose or wipes surface dry with cloth.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

749.687-034 PIPE RACKER (fabrication, nec)

    Inserts paper into pipe bowls and inserts dummy stems into bowl shanks to protect openings in stummels during painting process: Places pipes over pegs on bowl tray in specified sequence. Twists and removes stems, places stems in corresponding position on pipe stem tray, places dummy stem in pipe bowl shank, inserts paper into pipe bowl to plug bowl during painting. Replaces plugged bowl on peg. Examines painted pipe bowls, following painting process, to verify conformance to company standards. Removes paper from bowl, using pick. Twists and removes dummy stems and places tray of painted bowls in heated storage area to cure paint.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 86


    This division includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with laying out, marking, cutting, carving, shaping, scraping, pressing, fitting, modeling, cementing, bench molding, and bench casting of products from plastics, synthetics, rubber, and related materials.


    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating or repairing solid and pneumatic tires, pneumatic casings, inner tubes tire treads, and related products for such conveyances as vehicles, airplanes, farm equipment, and children's vehicles. Includes recapping and retreading automobile tires. Such minor repairs as patching inner tubes and sealing punctures in tubeless tires are included in Group 915.

750.130-010 SUPERVISOR (rubber tire)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing rubber tires and tubes. Inspects products in process to ensure adherence to specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. ay be designated according to process involved as Bead Supervisor (rubber tire); Curing Supervisor (rubber tire); Millroom Supervisor (rubber tire); Rubber-Compounder Supervisor (rubber tire); Stock-Preparation Supervisor (rubber tire); Tire-Building Supervisor (rubber tire); Tire-Finishing Supervisor (rubber tire); Tire-Room Supervisor (rubber tire); Tube-Room Supervisor (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

750.132-010 RETREAD SUPERVISOR (rubber tire)

    Supervises workers engaged in vulcanizing, retreading, and recapping automobile tires. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

750.367-010 QUALITY-CONTROL INSPECTOR (rubber tire)

    Inspects completed rubber products or products in process for conformance to specifications: Inspects products for such items as width, weight, length and markings, using ruler, thickness and hardness gauge, protractor, and book of specifications. Verifies temperatures and pressures on machine recording instruments. Tags substandard products and discusses defects with department supervisors to correct them. Writes report on all substandard products. May inspect storage area to ensure specified racking of rubber goods. May inspect mixing machine to ensure that it is functioning according to specifications.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

750.382-010 TIRE TECHNICIAN (rubber tire)

    Tests experimental and sample production tires to determine strength, wearability, and cause of failure: Inflates tire on test machine, and adjusts controls to simulate road conditions, such as speed, weight-mileage check, and roadbed. Operates test equipment, such as autographic load-deflection recording mechanism, deflection machine, dead-load pressure gauge checking machine, and deflection-variation measurement machine, to evaluate tire uniformity, quality, and durability. Maintains periodic follow up on test until tire fails or has run for specified time. Cuts cross section from test tires, new experimental tires, or actual road tested tires with power saw. Counts bead wires and plies in cross section, verifies angle of plies with protractor, and measures specified areas on tire to ascertain effects of testing. Records test results and prepares graphs to compare test results.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

750.384-010 TIRE BUILDER, AUTOMOBILE (rubber tire)

    Builds pneumatic tires on collapsible drum device from rubber components, such as beads, ply stock, tread, and sidewalls: Positions ply stitcher rollers and drum according to width of stock, using handtools and gauges. Rubs cement stick on drum edge to provide adhesive surface for plies. Pulls ply from supply rack and aligns with edge of drum. Depresses pedal to rotate drum, winds specified number of plies around drum to form tire body. Cuts ply at splice point and presses ends together to form continuous band. Brushes solvent onto ply to ensure adhesion and repeats process as specified, alternating direction of each ply to strengthen tire. Pushes switch to move bead setters that press prefabricated beads onto plies and to position rollers that turn edges of plies under and over beads. Winds chafers and breaker onto plies. Aligns tread with guide, Starts drum to wind tread onto plies, and splices ends. Starts rollers that bond tread and plies as drum revolves. Depresses pedal to collapse drum and lifts tire onto conveyor. May turn ends of plies under and over beads with steel rod. May build heavy-service or limited production tires for aircraft, trucks, or equipment and be designated Tire Builder, Heavy Service (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.384-014 TUBE BUILDER, AIRPLANE (rubber tire)

    Cuts and cements rubber stock to build airplane tire tubes: Places templates on calendered gum stock, traces patterns, and cuts stock with scissors, holding edges at angle to obtain beveled cut. Washes edges with solvent and brushes on cement. Joins stock together to form tube by lapping and bonding edges with hand roller. Marks valve location with template and inserts valve in tube.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

750.387-010 TIRE CLASSIFIER (rubber tire)

    Examines defective tires rejected by TIRE INSPECTOR (rubber tire) to determine extent of repair and disposition of tires: Segregates tires according to defects, such as spread cords, ply separations, buckles, and blisters, and sends them to TIRE REPAIRER (rubber tire). Probes defects with handtools to determine extent of damage. Prepares daily report of defects. Recommends disposal of nonrepairable tires. May repair minor defects, such as puncturing blisters or applying patches, to prepare tires for storage.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.681-010 TIRE REPAIRER (rubber tire)

    Repairs defects in cured tires as identified by TIRE INSPECTOR (rubber tire), using handtools and rubber patch: Examines and probes tire with awl to determine extent of defect. Buffs blemishes from tire, using portable buffer. Cuts out rubber around cracks and buffs area to prepare it for patching. Cements gum rubber patch into cutout to build up defective area. Rolls down patch with hand stitcher and punctures air pockets in patch to remove trapped air. Buffs and trims excess patch rubber from tire. Replaces treads by cutting defective tread from plies, buffing ply surface, and cementing new tread onto plies. May tend vulcanizing machine to cure patch on tire for specified time. May replace imprinting plates on electronic replating machine to change or clarify markings on tire.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.684-010 BAND BUILDER (rubber tire) alternate titles: pocket builder

    Builds $T3bands$T1 for use in manufacturing truck tires: Positions ply stock on drum and aligns stock with sides of drum. Depresses pedal to rotate drum while guiding ply onto drum to form band. Swabs wrinkles with benzol and smooths by hand. Splices ends of plies by pressing with fingers. Repeats operation, reversing angle of splice until specified number of plies are formed into band. Depresses pedal or pulls lever to move rollers against band and rotate drum to bond plies. Pushes pedal to collapse drum and pulls band from drum.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.684-014 BEAD BUILDER (rubber tire)

    Wraps rubberized tape around coiled and rubber coated wire to reinforce tire bead: Positions bead on machine guide wheels and sets roller clamps to hold bead. Applies end of stock(bead-wrap fabric, gum-filler strip, or bead-flipper fabric) to bead. Starts machine and guides stock from roll onto bead as it rotates. Cuts stock with scissors and presses loose ends onto bead with fingers. Releases clamps and lifts bead to rack. Tags and ties specified quantity and type of bead into bundles. May be designated according to stock applied as Bead Filler (rubber tire); Bead Flipper (rubber tire); Bead Wrapper (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.684-018 GREEN-TIRE INSPECTOR (rubber tire)

    Inspects uncured tires: Measures tread width and sidewall dimensions with ruler and gauge. Weighs tires for conformance to specified tolerance, and keeps weight records on all tires. Verifies thickness of liner and ply stock to be used in tire fabrication, using dial thickness gauge. Stamps approved tires, and marks rejected tires.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

750.684-022 TIRE BUILDER (automotive ser.) alternate titles: retreader; tire rebuilder

    Builds (molds) semi-raw rubber tread onto buffed tire casing to prepare tire for vulcanization in recapping or retreading process: Applies rubber cement to casing, using brush or spray gun preparatory to application of camelback (new rubber treads). Selects camelback according to whether tire is to be retreaded or recapped, tire width, and tread thickness specified. Rolls camelback onto casing by hand, and cuts it with knife. Rolls hand roller over rebuilt casing, exerting pressure, to ensure adhesion between camelback and casing. May place rebuilt casing in mold for vulcanization process.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.684-026 TIRE GROOVER (automotive ser.)

    Cuts grooves in treads of worn, vulcanized, or retreaded tires, using hand cutting tool: Fastens tire on holder. Pulls electrically heated grooving knife around circumference of tread to form grooves, following old design or laying out new design. Cuts crosswise grooves in tread in similar manner.
GOE: 05.12.13 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.684-030 TIRE INSPECTOR (rubber tire) alternate titles: final inspector

    Inspects cured tires to ensure conformance to standards: Lifts tire manually or with hoist onto turntable. Revolves table to inspect for sidewall cracks, foreign material, and blisters. Feels beads to detect kinks and feels inner surface of tire to detect spread cords, ply separations, or buckles. May trim toe of bead and mold overflow with knife [TIRE TRIMMER, HAND (rubber tire) 750.684-034]. Marks defects and sorts tires for removal to balance and label, repair, or classification sections. May use fluoroscope or camera to detect flaws in tires. ay inspect inner tubes. May be designated according to type of tire inspected as Passenger-Tire Inspector (rubber tire); Truck-Tire Inspector (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

750.684-034 TIRE TRIMMER, HAND (rubber tire)

    Trims excess rubber formed on solid or pneumatic tires during curing process, using knives: Lifts tire onto turntable or machine-driven rollers, or works on overhead or roller conveyors. Trims excess rubber from tread, sidewall, and inside diameter of tires as tire is rotated manually or mechanically. Lifts tire from table or pulls lever to remove it from rollers. May buff tires to remove defects and foreign matter and impart smooth finish, using power buffing wheel. May remove burrs and marks from rim band of solid tires, using power hand grinder or wire brush. May paint rim bands of solid tires with rust inhibiting coating. May be designated Solid-Tire Finisher (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

750.684-038 TIRE VULCANIZER (automotive ser.) alternate titles: cementer; patcher

    Vulcanizes breaks and holes in casings and treads of motor vehicle tires: Cuts and trims broken sections of tire with knife. Scrapes and cleans area, using electrically or air-rotated wire brush. Coats break on inside of tire with rubber cement. Cuts raw and corded rubber patches and rolls them into rupture, using hand roller, to ensure adhesion. Covers rupture on outside of tire with tread rubber and works rubber into hole with hand roller. Trims patch, using knife. Places tire in tire mold of vulcanizing machine which has been heated to specified temperature. Adjusts air or steam bag inside tire, inflating it to exert pressure on tire in mold. Clamps tire in mold and allows it to remain until rubber is vulcanized and patch fused with surrounding rubber. May inspect and rebuff tire.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.684-042 TIRE-BLADDER MAKER (rubber tire)

    Fabricates $T3bladders$T1 used in tire curing presses, performing any of following duties: Brushes rubber cement on ends of skived rubber stock and splices stock into ring shape, using press to fuse ends. Removes spliced stock and weighs it on preset scale to ascertain conformance to specifications. Places ring in press that forms and cures bladder. ay place spliced ring in stock preheater to soften it prior to molding. Dips cured bladder in water tank to cool it after molding. Trims and smooths bladder, using knife, hot knife, and hand buffer. Bolts steel fittings, used to attach bladder to curing press, to finished bladder, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

750.684-046 TUBE BALANCER (rubber tire)

    Tests tubes for airplane tires to ensure conformance to balance specifications and glues patch to tube to equalize weight: Inflates tube with airhose, and fits it over hub of gravity balance wheel to locate heavy area. Determines overweight and selects balance patch to equalize weight. Hand buffs and brushes cement on area to which patch is applied. Bonds patch to area, using hand roller.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.684-050 TUBE REPAIRER (rubber tire)

    Repairs defects in cured tubes: Cuts out defective areas, such as buckles, cracks, and thin spots, with scissors. Buffs cut edge, washes with solvent, and brushes cement on area to be repaired. Applies uncured gum patch and bonds with hand roller. Removes defective valves, washes area, and applies new valve. Spot-cures repairs on automatic or manually operated air-ram press (hot plate). Buffs repaired areas to smooth finish with hand buffing machine.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.685-010 SQUEEGEE TENDER (rubber tire)

    Tends unit of $T3band$T1 building machine that rolls $T3squeegee$T1 and gum strip onto ply stock: Lifts rolls of gum strip and squeegee onto letoff rods of machine and threads stock through series of guide rollers. Lifts bias-cut ply stock from conveyor to apron of machine. Turns setscrews to adjust apron guide and provide even application of squeegee and gum on ply stock. Starts machine to run squeegee and gum onto ply stock and to accumulate ply stock in $T3festoon$T1 for BAND BUILDER (rubber tire). Splices each succeeding section of ply stock to previous one by hand to form continuous strip.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

750.685-014 TIRE RECAPPER (automotive ser.)

    Tends machines that recap and retread tires for reuse: Inspects tire to determine whether it is suitable for recapping and rejects tire if damaged beyond repair. Pushes tire against power buffing wheels, using tire holder, to prepare tire for recapping or retreading. Builds new tread onto buffed casing, using brush or spray gun to apply rubber cement, and hand roller to cause tread to adhere to casing. Tends mold that vulcanizes tread onto tire and molds tread design, and adjusts controls to inflate air bag within tire to specified pressure and heat mold to required temperature. May tend machine that automatically ingests, extrudes, and applies rubber to buffed tire.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

750.687-010 INNER-TUBE INSERTER (rubber tire) alternate titles: tuber

    Installs inner tubes and flaps in tires preparatory to shipping: Positions tire under hydraulic spreader clamps. Pushes switch to activate clamps that spread sidewall of tire. Inserts inner tube in tire with valve located at point marked by TIRE BALANCER (rubber tire). Inflates inner tube, using airhose. Inserts flap over inner tube to prevent damage.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

750.687-014 TIRE BALANCER (rubber tire) alternate titles: tire spotter

    Inspects cured tires for conformance to balance specifications: Lifts tire onto balance table manually or with hoist. Pulls lever to spread holding fixture that secures tire in position. Releases lock that permits balance table to float freely on mounting and bubble gauge to function. Observes bubble gauge to determine if tire balance is within specified limits. Marks tire where gauge indicates lightest area, for location of inner-tube valve. Lays aside unacceptable tires and lifts acceptable tires onto conveyor. May affix identification labels on acceptable tires.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

750.687-018 TIRE INSPECTOR (automotive ser.)

    Inspects used tires to be retreaded for automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles: Examines breaks in cord, bead and sidewall. Places tire on tirespreading machine and examines inner surface of tire for breaks. Marks breaks with chalk to indicate repairs required prior to retreading. Rejects tires that cannot be retreaded.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

750.687-022 TIRE SORTER (rubber tire)

    Sorts cured and uncured tires according to size and type as indicated by identification number on tire: Compares number on tire and numbers on pallets, conveyors, hand or rock trucks leading to further processing, such as curing, finishing, buffing, or testing, and places tire on conveyance. Sorts uncured tires and places them on saddles (storage racks) prior to automatic curing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with laying out, marking, and cutting of plastics, fiberglass, synthetics, rubber, and related materials.

751.381-010 PATTERNMAKER (engraving)

    Lays out and cuts plastic patterns used for pantograph engraving according to sketches or blueprints, using drafting instruments and engraving tools: Establishes reference points on plastic sheet and computes layout dimensions, following blueprints. arks or scribes lines on plastic sheet, using drawing tools, such as straightedge, compass, and scriber. Cuts out pattern, using jeweler's handsaw or jigsaw. May tend injection molding machine to form plastic patterns.
GOE: 01.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

751.387-010 STOCK PREPARER (plastic prod.)

    Cuts milled plastic materials or rubber molding compounds to size for compression or transfer molding processes, using die press or papercutter. Weighs preforms to verify required weights. Discards off-standard pieces. Stacks preforms on trays for delivery to mold room. Records number of preforms prepared.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

751.584-010 COLD-ROLL INSPECTOR (plastic-synth.)

    Examines continuous sheet of plastics materials passing over artificially lighted glass inspection table and cuts out defective areas: Stops progress of plastics sheet and removes spots, color streaks, wrinkles, and other defects, using knife or scissors. Applies solvent to ends of defective material, laps ends, and pounds lapped material with hands to reform continuous sheet. Threads material through equipment. Turns wheels to synchronize speed of cold rolls with flow of sheeting. Records weight of defective material.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

751.684-010 CUTTER-INSPECTOR (nonmet. min.)

    Inspects for defects and cuts tubular knit plastic mesh used to fabricate scouring pads: Mounts roll of mesh onto turntable spindle. Pulls end of mesh across table to align cutting guide thread with mark on table. Pulls handle of hinged knife blade to cut mesh to specified length. Inspects mesh as it is unwound to detect defects, such as skipped or uneven stitches.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

751.684-014 CUTTER, HAND (rubber goods) alternate titles: knife cutter; stock cutter; trimmer, hand

    Performs any combination of following tasks to cut gaskets, diaphragms, or parts for hydraulic valves, radios, airplane deicers, and footwear from rubber sheeting, uncured rubber slabs, plastic, or cork: Mounts sheeting roll in letoff rack by hand or with hoist and pulls sheeting from roll or positions material on table. Cements sheets together to build up required thickness or piles together layers for cutting multiple parts. Places template on material, traces outline with pencil, and cuts out parts with scissors or cuts around template with knife. Places cut parts on truck for removal to next process station. Trims top of footwear following outline of binding or flash from molded heels or soles. Cuts slot on side or V in front of footwear to permit insertion of foot. Pares excess rubber or fabric from lasted toe to reduce thickness and prevent outsole from bulging at toe. Stamps sizes on shoe soles, using stamp and pad, and places finished outsoles in $T3book.$T1 Embosses trademark on arch, using pedal-controlled press. May be designated according to part cut as Outsole Cutter, Hand (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

751.684-018 CUTTER, HOT KNIFE (boot & shoe; rubber goods)

    Cuts parts for rubber footwear from uncured sheet rubber, using electrically heated knife: Presses knife onto rubber and guides it around outline on fabric lining. Strips and cuts away web (scrap) stock and throws into container. Cleans rubber deposit from knife edge, using file.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

751.684-022 FOXING CUTTER, HOT KNIFE (boot & shoe; rubber goods)

    Cuts uncured rubber strips to specified lengths for use as foxing with electrically heated knife (hot knife): Places tray-filled parallel strips on worktable. Cuts rows of strips into equal lengths with diagonal ends for firmer bonding, using sample or judging length from experience. Swabs strips with benzine to restore adhesiveness for assembling to footwear. Sets tray of cut foxing on assembly line or stacks them on table.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

751.684-026 PREFORM PLATE MAKER (ship-boat mfg.)

    Constructs wooden or paper templates for laying-out cutting lines on fiberglass materials used in manufacturing plastic boats: Positions sheets of paper on sections of molds for hulls, decks, or other parts of boat. Fits paper over contours and into corners of molds and marks outline with chalk. Removes paper from molds and cuts pattern, using scissors. arks pattern with identifying data. Positions paper pattern on strips of wood and scribes outline of pattern on strips. Cuts wood strip according to markings, using power handsaw. Assembles strips to form template, using screws, nails, and braces. Positions template or pattern on fiberglass material and outlines pattern with chalk or crayon. Cuts material, following outline and using power cutter. Inspects rolls of materials received and stores them on shelves.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

751.686-010 HOSE CUTTER, MACHINE (rubber goods) alternate titles: cutting-table operator

    Feeds cured rubber hose into machine that automatically cuts hose to specified lengths, or cuts hose, using miter box and knife. Coils cut hose as it emerges from machine and lifts it onto skid or conveyor for removal to packing area. May attach coupling hardware to hose.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

751.687-010 HOSE CUTTER, HAND (rubber goods)

    Measures, rerolls, and cuts rubber hose to specified lengths: Positions reels of hose in letoff rack and empty reels in powered windup rack. Verifies diameter on hose, using gauges. Threads end of hose through measure meter and onto empty reel. Depresses pedal and guides hose onto windup rack. Examines hose for defects, such as snags, cuts, and bulges. Observes measuring meter and cuts hose to specified lengths, using knife. Weighs hose and records information on identification tag. May attach metal couplings or fittings to each end of hose.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fitting, shaping, cementing, finishing, and similarly working plastic, fiberglass synthetics, rubber, and related materials.

752.684-010 BALLOON MAKER (rubber goods)

    Cuts out inflatable rubber figures, such as animals and comic characters, for use in parades and carnivals. Punches hole and inserts air valve in each component member of figure, cements valve in place, and cements members together and to body of figure, forming inflatable balloon. Inflates figure and inspects for leaks.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

752.684-014 BELT BUILDER (rubber goods)

    Builds up plies (layers) of rubberized fabric and gum to fabricate transmission and conveyor belts: Pulls fabric and gum plies of specified width onto table from rolls on letoff rack and aligns edge with previously laid ply. Cuts ply to length with scissors and bonds plies together, using rollers and stitchers. Builds up specified number of plies and trims irregular edges with scissors or knife. Splices belting to obtain specified belt. Inserts end of finished belt between pressure rollers that bond plies and roll belt onto windup rack. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to lift and position rolls of stock and belting in work area. Measures finished belts with ruler and gauges for conformance to blueprints. May operate calender machine that coats and feeds plies direct to building table [CALENDER OPERATOR, FOUR-ROLL (plastic prod.; rubber goods; rubber tire)].
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

752.684-018 BIT BENDER (fabrication, nec)

    Softens and bends rubber or plastic smoking pipe bits, using either of following methods: (1) Places bits into machine drums that distribute bits onto conveyor that moves under ultraviolet lamps to soften bits. Bends softened bit, according to pipe style, using pliers. (2) Places bit in tube of hot water to soften bit. Positions bit in shaping bed of die and depresses lever to force platen against bit to shape bit.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 78

752.684-022 BUFFER (plastic prod.)

    Removes ridges and rough edges from fiberglass or plastic castings. Holds casting against rotating buffing wheel to grind off ridges. Lifts casting from machine and places it in container.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

752.684-026 CATHETER BUILDER (rubber goods)

    Cuts and shapes rubber surgical tubing for medical use: Seals one end of tubing with rubber plug and cuts sealed end to specified shape with knife. Fills tubing with water to aid curing process and ties off end. Lubricates shaped end when tubing dries, and pushes it into glass curing form. Holds vacuum hose over hole in end of form to draw tubing into curing form. Folds extending tied end of tubing down against outside of form, wraps it with tape, and covers hole in tube with cement to make tube airtight. Places form in rack for curing. Removes cement from hole after curing to allow air to enter and pulls tubing from form.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

752.684-030 HOSE MAKER (rubber goods) alternate titles: hose builder

    Assembles rubberized fabric, rubber tubing, and gum rubber ply (layer) stocks to fabricate industrial hose: Lifts mandrel, using hoist, and locks end of mandrel in motorized chuck, using wrench. Swabs rubber tubing and ply stocks with solvent and rubber cement to clean them and provide adhesive surfaces. Aligns strips and sheets of ply stock with rubber tubing as specified. Depresses pedal to rotate mandrel and guides ply stock onto rubber tubing to form hose. Rolls assembled hose to ensure adherence of plies, using mechanical or hand roller and stitcher. Smooths wrinkles and presses loose plies together, using fingers and roller. Cements brand on assembled hose prior to curing. Measures dimensions of hose with rule, calipers, and gauges, and cuts off excess rubber with knife. Wraps fabric around hose to prepare hose for curing. Clamps or cements metal fittings to ends of hose, using rubber cement and handtools. May load and unload hose in autoclave heater, using hoist. May move cured hose to storage area, using hoist.
GOE: 06.02.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

752.684-034 PADDED-PRODUCTS FINISHER (rubber goods)

    Repairs defects and finishes padded automotive products, such as dashboards and door panels: Pours or injects with hypodermic needle padding solution (liquid rubber foam) into defects, such as wrinkles and faulty adhesion between padding and plastic covering. Clamps molding form to repaired area and sets it aside to dry. Cuts out wrinkled plastic and selects piece of matching plastic and cements it to defective part. Repairs defects, such as abrasions, faulty embossing, and discoloration, using knives, scissors, hand buffing wheel, and spray gun. Removes wrinkles by softening plastic, using heat lamps, and pressing out wrinkles by hand. Applies solvents, cement, putties or paints to finish product.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

752.684-038 RUBBER-GOODS ASSEMBLER (rubber goods)

    Assembles rubber goods, such as water bottles, ice bags, swim fins, water goggles, rubber gloves, and ring cushions: Cements and stretches molded opening in goods to insert styrene eyepieces, closures, and ferrules. Clamps buckles and straps to fins and goggles, using air vise and handtools. Wraps fabric tape around inserted closures and ferrules to hold them in place and stretches band of rubber around tape. Brushes cement on valves and closures. May be designated according to product assembled as Bottle Assembler (rubber goods); Goggles Assembler (rubber goods); Graphite-Disk Assembler (rubber goods); Ice-Bag Assembler (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

752.684-042 RUBBER-TUBING SPLICER (rubber goods) alternate titles: splicer

    Splices rubber tubing into continuous strips for use as automobile window and door seals: Measures and cuts extruded rubber to specified length, using gauge and knife. Brushes rubber cement on ends of tubing and positions tubing in splicing fixture. Clamps fixture in heated press to complete splice. Removes spliced tubing from press and fixture after specified time. May examine splice for breaks or irregularities.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

752.684-046 SELF-SEALING-FUEL-TANK BUILDER (rubber goods) alternate titles: fuel-cell assembler

    Builds up layers of synthetic and rubber sheeting on plaster form to make self-sealing fuel tanks for airplanes: Brushes solution on specified plaster form to provide smooth surface. Fits specified layers of synthetic and rubber sheeting on form and smooths out wrinkles with hands and hand roller. Brushes cement between layers of rubber to provide adhesive surface. Locates areas for fittings on fuel tank, using templates and ruler, and makes cutouts with knife. Cements fittings on fuel tank, rubber reinforcement strips over base of fittings, and reinforcement strips of gum rubber over seams of fuel tank.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

752.684-050 SKIN FORMER (rubber goods)

    Places skin (plastic sheeting) over jigs to form padded automotive products, such as dashboards and door panels: Lifts precut skin from oven conveyor and stretches it over jig. Depresses pedal to create vacuum in jig to draw skin over jig contours, and smooths wrinkles with hands. Sponges skin with water to cool skin and set shape. Trims excess skin with knife. Releases vacuum and lifts formed skin to rack. Sets oven controls for specified temperature. Presses conveyor cycle buttons to move skins to and from oven.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

752.685-010 SECTIONAL-BELT-MOLD ASSEMBLER (rubber goods) alternate titles: v-belt mold assembler and curer

    Tends machine that presses belts to attain V-shape: Stretches belts around molds and fastens several molds together with metal rod and nut. Positions assembled molds between twin parallel power rollers, using hoist. Threads water-soaked cloth liner through tension guides and around molds. Pulls pressure roll down to molds and starts rollers that press belts to attain V-shape and wrap molds with liner. Ties cord around liner to secure it.
GOE: 06.04.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing molded rubber and plastic footwear, and vulcanized rubber-solid fabric-top footwear, including rubbers, rubber boots, and galoshes. Occupations concerned with footwear made from leather and other materials are included in Group 690 and Group 788.

753.381-010 BOOTMAKER, HAND (rubber goods)

    Builds odd lot, odd size, and specially designed rubber footwear, such as boots, arctics, and gaiters, using handtools: Pushes last onto bench jack. Selects parts in prescribed sequence from $T3books$T1 and frames and assembles them on last, positioning and aligning them in designated relationship to other parts, using form gauges to locate exact position of such parts as grommet, strap, or buckle. Swabs some parts with benzine or naphtha to restore tackiness and brushes others with rubber cement for better adhesion. Presses parts onto previously assembled parts with fingers and rolls them with handtools for tighter bond. Pares (skives) and trims off excess rubber, using knife and scissors. Pulls last bearing completed article from jack and sets aside for transfer to vulcanizer.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

753.467-010 CLASSIFIER (rubber goods)

    Examines rubber or plastic footwear rejected by inspectors and determines whether it can be salvaged as seconds or thirds or must be cut up as scrap: Inspects and segregates pairs by throwing them into separate containers. Keeps running tally of classifications according to grade. Computes percentage in each classification to total pairs in bracket (lot), according to work ticket, and notifies supervisor of recurring defects (pattern). Sets aside rejected pair from pattern for examination by fabricating department. May compute percentages, using calculator or slide rule.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

753.584-010 MACHINE-MADE-SHOE UNIT WORKER (boot & shoe)

    Performs any combination of following tasks, as member of crew of rotating machine (merry-go-round) on which plastic soles are molded onto presewn fabric uppers to form low top sport shoes: Holds nozzle of hose to sprue hole of mold and squeezes release on hose handle to fill space between mold and lasted shoe with liquid plastic. Releases lever to stop flow when plastic oozes from toe end of mold into catch pan. Passes insole between rollers to coat underside with latex cement and places it on tray of machine station to partially dry as it is carried one rotation around machine. Brushes sole inside molded shoe with latex cement for bonding with insole and sets on machine tray to dry. Pulls excess plastic from around molded sole, using pliers. Digs and removes plastic plug from sprue hole and excess deposit from toe pan, using pliers. Removes previously cemented insole and molded shoe from machine trays, inserts insole in shoe, and places shoe on adjacent table for pressing insole. Selects pair of right and left lasts according to size and style shoe being processed and sets on pins in machine table. Places shoes on lasts and pushes knobs to lower padded rams that press insoles into shoes. Removes shoes as rams automatically retract after preset time and pushes them along table. Examines shoes for such defects as loose stitching and off center or incomplete molding, and throws them into tote boxes, according to size and acceptance or rejection. Verifies color of shoe with color specified on box label. Removes smudges, using cloth moistened with naphtha or benzine.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.587-010 SORTER (boot & shoe)

    Sorts rubber footwear according to style, size, and width: Picks footwear from container, identifies style, and locates size and width numbers for sorting. Mates (pairs), counts, tags, and places pairs of footwear on conveyor or in racks or packing boxes. Records quantities of sorted pairs by style and size on form.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.684-010 BUFFING-AND-SUEDING-MACHINE OPERATOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: sueding-and-buffing-machine operator

    Holds rubber soles against power-driven abrasive-covered wheel to obtain soft or suede finish. Changes abrasive collar on wheel for different degrees of finish, using wrench.
GOE: 06.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.684-014 CUT-AND-COVER LINE WORKER (boot & shoe)

    Fits, places, and joins together on conveyor belt, precut parts and subassemblies of uncured and fabric lined rubber to form uppers or legs for rubber footwear: Adds and joins parts, such as toe piece counters, vamp, binder strip, in designated sequence. Swabs designated parts with benzine-moistened swab to restore tackiness for adherence to other parts. Stamps identifying data on designated part, using hand stamp. Dusts pocket (gusset) with powder to prevent parts sticking together.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.684-018 HOOKER-LASTER (boot & shoe)

    Mounts fabric shoe uppers on rotating lasts of machine (merry-go-round) to produce fabric top shoes with plastic soles: Pulls and stretches fabric upper and hooks hemmed edge over pins protruding from instep and heel of last, using claw-tipped lasting tool, to secure fabric. Taps puckered fabric at toe and heel with lasting tool to flatten it and permit free flow of plastic during molding of sole. Cuts ends from draw string, using ring knife or hook blade of lasting tool. Pulls lever that releases catch and automatically turns and lowers last and closes top of sole mold.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

753.684-022 LASTER (boot & shoe)

    Attaches uppers of fabric top footwear to insoles: Holds last on which upper and insole are premounted to rollers of machine. Inserts projecting margin of upper fabric between folding rollers and presses workpiece upward against flattening roller. Turns workpiece until fabric of upper is folded and pressed against insole all around. Places lasted footwear on conveyor for attaching outsole.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

753.684-026 REPAIRER (boot & shoe)

    Repairs and salvages defective rubber footwear, such as boots, gaiters, overshoes, and fabric-upper footwear: Examines articles to determine location and extent of defect and method of repair. Swabs loose edges of seams with benzine or naphtha to restore tackiness and rolls or stitches seam to make tighter bond for stress and waterproofing. Presses edges with heated knife to smooth them. Moistens misaligned, creased, or wrong part, such as binding, toecap, heel, outsole, or foxing, with solvent. Pulls defective section from underpart and repositions or replaces part. Trims (skives) excess rubber from insoles to remove bulge of outsole or heel, using knife. Cleans soiled spots with solvent-moistened swab or cloth, soap or detergent, and water.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

753.684-030 ROLLER-STITCHER (boot & shoe)

    Presses together layers of uncured rubber parts or sections of rubber footwear, as they pass by on lasts on conveyor line, using hand rolling or stitching tools: Presses tool against designated area or part of workpiece, such as shank, midsole, toecap, outsole, or foxing, and rolls it back and forth or follows designated path around edge or seam until layers are pressed together. Removes footwear from end of conveyor line and rolls and stitches (rolls indentations along narrow strip) seams around edge of outsole as final assembly operation.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.687-010 CLIPPER (boot & shoe)

    Cuts threads connecting rubber footwear parts, using scissors. Snips off thread ends. Examines parts for loose or missing stitches and for prescribed margins. Arranges parts in boxes or places them on conveyor for next operation. May be designated according to parts separated as Clipper, Counters (rubber goods); Clipper, Outside Back Stay (rubber goods); Clipper, Tongues (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.687-014 DEBRANDER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: brander; rebrander

    Melts brand name from articles of plastic footwear, such as rubbers or overshoes, for sale under another vendor's name, using electrically heated tool resembling soldering iron. Cleans adhering plastic from tool tip by rubbing on wire brush.
GOE: 05.12.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.687-018 FINAL INSPECTOR (boot & shoe) alternate titles: packing inspector; reinspector

    Inspects articles of vulcanized rubber or cured slush cast plastic footwear, such as boots, gaiters, overshoes, or fabric-upper sportswear, for misplaced, misaligned, or missing parts, overcuring, undercuring, discolorations, and mismating of size, width, color, or style preparatory to packing: Determines acceptability of article, based on adherence to specifications and on acquired job knowledge of acceptable standards. Measures thickness of uppers, using dial micrometer. Marks defects with chalk and sets rejects aside for disposal by CLASSIFIER (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

753.687-022 FITTER-PLACER (rubber goods)

    Fits and places precut or prepared parts upon others, as they pass by on conveyor belt, to form subassembly of parts for rubber footwear: Removes parts from $T3book,$T1 board, frame, bundle, or container and places them on sheet rubber or other parts. Aligns and places parts to allow adequate margins for subsequent joining, where specified. Presses parts together with fingers, and repositions parts to remove wrinkles. Strips off and discards parts that are misplaced, wrinkled beyond correction, or are not tacky. May remove subassembled parts from belt and arrange on board, in frame, or in book for subsequent use.
GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.687-026 MAKING-LINE WORKER (boot & shoe) alternate titles: assembler, rubber footwear

    Places parts and joins seams to assemble rubber footwear articles as they pass by on lasts on conveyor jacks, performing any combination of following tasks: Places last on conveyor jack. Removes upper from conveyor, wraps around last, and presses back seam at heel to hold upper onto last. Turns or pulls last upright in position for next operation. Joins seams, such as back, toe, pocket, and top, allowing specified margin and pressing seams with fingers to ensure complete union. Removes part from book, frame, board, or stack and adds part to workpiece by fitting and placing in designated location, each worker performing one operation, at successive stations, until article is completed. Aligns parts, using other parts as guides or according to markings stamped on parts or metal form gauges. Swabs dry parts with benzine or naphtha to restore tackiness.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

753.687-030 MOLD FILLER AND DRAINER (boot & shoe)

    Casts plastic footwear, performing any combination of following tasks, and working as member of crew: Fills mold under spigot, or mold fills automatically as it moves on conveyor. Empties mold into vat and places it top down on rotary conveyor rack to drain off excess. Removes mold after one rotation and places on conveyor that carries it through oven to gel (set) and dry. Repeats entire process to increase wearability by adding second thickness. Holds mold under spigot and adds liquid, tipping mold back and forth to build up even thickness of sole. Adds additional plastic to heel area to increase thickness of heel.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.687-034 MOLD-INSERT CHANGER (boot & shoe)

    Changes metal inserts in molds for rubber soles according to size and pattern indicated on worksheet: Selects designated insert, places insert in cavity of mold, and taps it with plastic hammer to wedge it securely in mold. Taps insert through holes in bottom of mold to remove it, using punch and hammer. Replaces inserts in designated bins.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

753.687-038 PACKING-LINE WORKER (rubber goods)

    Performs any combination of following tasks as member of conveyor line crew to finish and pack plastic or rubber footwear: Sorts and mates pairs and places them on conveyor. Opens or closes buckles, snaps fasteners together, inserts laces in eyelets, and ties loops (frogs) around buttons. Counts and tallies production or records on counter. Wraps pair in tissue, places them in shoe box, and packs boxes in cartons. Places rejects in boxes or racks for repair or mating.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

753.687-042 STOCKLAYER (boot & shoe)

    Piles plies (layers) of cloth, rubber, or rubberized fabric for cutting rubber footwear parts, using winding drum: Selects beam (roll) of material according to job order. Positions beam in cradle, using hoist. Clamps end of material in slot in winding drum, notes yardage indicator reading, and moves lever to engage clutch and start material winding. Stops machine when specified number of turns have been recorded on indicator. Cuts through plies, using knife. Tapes or ties ends of unused material, marks amount left on roll, and returns it to storage.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with bench molding, fitting, and finishing plastics and fiberglass products. Structural work occupations are included in Division 80.

754.130-010 DECORATING-AND-ASSEMBLY SUPERVISOR (plastic prod.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in welding and assembling components into plastic products and printing logos on products: Inspects processed plastic components and products to verify conformance to customer specifications and company standards. Demonstrates machine operations to new employees and assigns trainees to work with experienced workers for continued on-the-job training. Diagnoses machine malfunctions and assists workers in determining corrective actions required. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

754.137-010 SUPERVISOR, SAMPLE (plastic-synth.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cutting plastic sheets to specified size for samples, waxing and polishing samples, stamping identifying data on samples, and preparing sample orders for shipment. Trains new employees. Examines samples to detect defects in color, mottle pattern, and surface finish. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.04.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

754.381-010 INTERNAL CARVER (plastic prod.)

    Carves designs on paperweights, calender backs and stands, letter openers and handles, and other clear plastics products, using electric hand drill.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

754.381-014 PATTERNMAKER, PLASTICS (plastic prod.) alternate titles: jig and form maker; plug maker

    Fabricates patterns, fixtures, jigs, and templates, used in producing plastic articles, from wood or metal stock, following blueprints and using handtools, power tools, and measuring instruments: Lays out cutting lines on stock, using scribe, compass, rule, triangles, and French curves. Cuts stock, using power saw, power shear, and handtools. Assembles pieces, using rivets, bolts, nails, or glue. Smooths surface of assembly, using plane and power sander. Verifies dimensions of assembly, using calipers, rule, and compass. Sprays coat of parting agent, such as sealing lacquer or wax on surface of assembly. May cover pattern with plastic-impregnated fabric to make preforms. May remove preform from pattern when plastic has cured, using airhose.
GOE: 05.05.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

754.381-018 PLASTICS FABRICATOR (aircraft mfg.; plastic prod.) alternate titles: plastics bench mechanic; plastics fabricator and assembler

    Fabricates, assembles, reworks, and repairs plastic products, applying knowledge of working characteristics of plastics and bonding techniques, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, machines, and equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, work orders, and related documentation to determine methods and sequence of operations and dimensional and finish specifications. Lays out cutting lines on plastic materials, such as sheet stock and fiberglass or graphite cloth, following template pattern, blueprints, sketches, or sample part, using measuring and marking instruments. Cuts material to size, using shears, knives, cutters, scissors, router, or saw. Mixes ingredients, such as resins, catalysts, fillers, accelerators, and colors, according to formulas, manually or using mixer. Sets up and operates forming machines and presses, or laminates plastic cloth and resins or preimpregnated cloth onto layup mold or bonding fixture, to shape parts. Wraps bonding fixture or mold in vacuum bagging materials, attaches fittings to mold or fixture, such as vacuum connections, thermocouples, and probes, and exhausts air from vacuum bag to prepare lamination for curing or bonding. Operates oven to cure parts. Trims, drills, reams, countersinks, grinds, and finishes parts to specifications, using templates, handtools, and power tools. Verifies dimensions of parts, using precision instruments, such as dial indicators, micrometers, and calipers. Fits and assembles parts and attaches hardware and fittings, such as brackets and hinges, using clamps, jigs, fixtures, power tools, and fasteners. Applies tape, foam, or other type of adhesives to assembly for subsequent bonding in autoclave. Repairs and reworks damaged or defective parts and assemblies by lay up, foaming, cementing, molding, potting, casting, or similar methods. May heat parts or materials to facilitate shaping, using oven or heat gun. May fabricate and assemble parts from fiber reinforced plastics (composites) and assorted materials, such as metal and honeycomb, and be designated Bonding And Composite Fabricator (aircraft mfg.); Composites Fabricator And Assembler (aircraft mfg.). May press, smooth, trim, measure, and adjust composite tape during automatic application of tape onto mold or fixture by numerical-control tape laying machine, using scale, knife, and scraper. May wind fiberglass, graphite, nylon, or other natural or synthetic fiber or filament around parts, using filament winding machine, manually applying layers of resinous materials to part at specified intervals during winding process. May be designated by type of part or activity involved as Experimental Plastics Fabricator (aircraft mfg.); Filament-Wound Parts Fabricator (aircraft mfg.); Plastic Parts Fabricator (aircraft mfg.); Plastic-Sign Fabricator (plastic prod.); Plastics Rework And Repair Mechanic (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

754.684-010 ASSEMBLER (plastic prod.) alternate titles: fabricator

    Performs any combination of tasks involved in assembly of plastic articles, such as bags, baby pants, coolers, fiberglass chairs, containers, trays and inflatable toys: Marks cutting lines on plastic sheet of sections to be assembled, following template. Cuts sections from sheet, using knife, scissors, or power cutting machine. Positions sections on jig and aligns seams and air valves. Brushes glue along edges of section, seals edges with hot iron or electric-sealing machine, and trims edges with scissors. Examines articles for defects, such as smeared paint, cuts, and wrinkled seams. Fills inflatable article with air and submerges it in water to detect leaks. Positions plastic patch over leak and fuses it to article, using electric sealing machine. Cleans markings and dirt from article with solvent, folds article, and places it in bag for shipment. Heats cooler brackets, using hot plate, and secures cooler, using bench fixture. Presses bracket into depressed section of cooler to attach bracket. May record number of articles packed. May sort plastic sheets in bins. May seal decorative pieces of adhesive-backed cloth on garment parts, using automatic heat sealer and be designated Thermoelectric-Heat-Sealing-Machine Operator (tex., nec).
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77


    Assembles plastics laminates, using handtools and electrically heated press: Mixes urea resin glue with water and applies glue to surfaces of wooden boards, using hand spreader. Lays laminates between wooden boards and places unit into press. Removes unit after specified heating time and routes off excess material. Joins self edge, backsplash, or molding edge to laminates, using hacksaw, miter, snips, mallet, and nails. Solders open joints of metal edges, using electric soldering iron. Buffs assembled unit with steel wool, and places it into cabinet.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

754.684-018 BIT SHAVER (fabrication, nec) alternate titles: head facer

    Shaves and smooths mouthpieces of smoking pipe bits: Pushes bit against sander to smooth rubber bits, and against revolving blade to shave excess material from plastic bits. May use holding device to hold bit during smoothing or shaving process.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: S GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

754.684-022 CASTER (plastic prod.) alternate titles: pourer

    Casts thermosetting plastic resins in mold to form plastic products: Coats mold sections with parting agents, such as soap, wax, or lacquer, using brush or spray gun. Assembles sections of mold, using C-clamps, nuts, bolts, and wrench. Weighs specified amounts of resin, catalyst, pigment, and hardening agent, using balance scale, and mixes them in container, using mixing machine or paddle. Pours mixture into mold and places mold in oven or water-bath cooker to cure. Removes product from mold, using airhose and handtools. May be designated according to product cast as Foam Caster (nonmet. min.); Foam Molder (clock & watch).
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

754.684-026 DRILLER, HAND (button & notion)

    Drills holes in plastic buttons for setting rhinestones, using powered bench drill: Inserts specified bit in drill chuck. Places button against guide and presses button against rotating bit to form hole. Determines position and spacing of holes by looking at sample button, exercising care to drill hole evenly and neatly and to depth required to hold stone.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

754.684-030 FINISHER, HAND (plastic prod.)

    Trims and smooths molded, laminated, or machined plastics products, using handtools and sandpaper: Examines products for scratches, cracks, and other blemishes, and patches them with plastic fabrics. Scrapes, cuts, files, and sands products to remove gates, burrs, flashing, runners, and other forms of excessive material, using files, knives, and sandpaper. Washes products in soap, naphtha, or other cleaning solution to remove dirt, grease, and stains.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

754.684-034 KNOCK-OUT HAND (plastic prod.)

    Removes plaster-forming mandrels from cured plastic products: Places product in tank of water to loosen product from mandrel. Pounds product with mallet to break plaster, utilizing knowledge of plastics to avoid damaging product. Immerses product in water to wash out remaining plaster. Cuts bands of reinforcing tape from product, using knife.
GOE: 06.04.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

754.684-038 PLASTIC DUPLICATOR (machine tools)

    Casts plastic reproductions of models, patterns, and prototype parts: Examines part to determine sections that can be cast and assembled to obtain reproduction. Constructs boxlike enclosure around section of part to be duplicated. Brushes or sprays surface of section with parting agent to prevent plastic from sticking to surface. Casts part, using either of following methods: (1) Brushes plastic facing coat on section of part to be cast. Mixes plastic resin and brushes thin, uniform coat over facing coat. Cuts fiberglass cloth to approximate size of cast and places it over resin. Brushes cloth to smooth it, applies additional coat of resin, and repeats procedure until alternate layers of fiberglass and resin are built up to specified thickness. (2) Brushes plastic facing coat on section of part to be cast, mixes plastic resin, and pours it into enclosure until cast is of specified thickness. Removes hardened cast from section. Files, grinds, and sands cast to remove jagged edges and to cut cast down to specified dimensions. Forms base and bracing structure to support cast, using handtools and liquid adhesive. May assemble casts to produce completed model, pattern, or prototype. May bolt or otherwise fasten metal inserts to casts at specified points.
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

754.684-042 PLASTICS WORKER (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: composite worker

    Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate plastic aircraft and missile parts, accessories, and trim according to specifications: Cuts fiberglass or graphite (composite) cloth to size, following template or blueprints, using cutting machine, scissors, or knife. Marks identifying information on material and assembles materials in kits for subsequent laminating. Applies parting agent to mold or bonding fixture. Impregnates cloth with resins by dipping cloth in solutions, feeding cloth between rollers of impregnating machine, or brushing resin onto cloth. Applies layers of impregnated cloth or prepreg onto mold or fixture in predetermined ply sequence, and presses cloth to fit contours of mold, smooth surface, and remove air pockets and excess resin, using squeegee, scraper, or spatula. Fits and laps ends of cloth, using scissors or knife. Encases molded laminate in bagging material and bleeder cloth, attaches vacuum bagging apparatus, such as thermocouples, probes, and vacuum connections, to mold or bonding fixture, and exhausts air from vacuum bag to seal laminate for curing. Tests seal on vacuum bagging apparatus, using leak detector. Trims, drills, burrs, grinds, sands, and finishes cured parts to specifications, using templates, fixtures, handtools, and power tools. Prefits and assembles cured parts into assemblies or subassemblies, using jigs, fixtures, power tools, and fasteners, such as rivets and bolts. Applies adhesives to surface of assembled parts for bonding in autoclave. May assist PLASTICS FABRICATOR (aircraft mfg.; plastic prod.) 754.381-018 in fabricating plastic or composite first article parts and assemblies or parts and assemblies involving compound or complex contours, working to close tolerances. May tend oven to cure parts. May assist AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR (aircraft mfg.) 553.362-014 in loading and unloading parts from autoclave. May form and cure rubber parts, using heat lamps or vacuum molding machine. May be designated by type of plastic or specific activity involved as Bagger (aircraft mfg.); Composite Assembler (aircraft mfg.); Composite Bond Worker (aircraft mfg.); Composite Laminator (aircraft mfg.); Composite Layup Worker (aircraft mfg.); Composite Trim And Drill Worker (aircraft mfg.); Kitter (aircraft mfg.); Plastic Parts Fabricator-Trimmer (aircraft mfg.); Smooth And Burr Worker, Composites (aircraft mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 88

754.684-046 PLASTICS REPAIRER (plastic prod.)

    Repairs plastic products, such as dresser sets, luggage, decorative panels, desk tops, and stands: Examines product for defects, such as blisters, cracks, and broken joints. Grinds defects, using power grinder, to smooth surface and form base for bonding compound. Fills cracks and cements broken joints with compound. Allows compound to set, and removes excess compound with rag dipped in acetone.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

754.684-050 LAMINATOR, PREFORMS (plastic prod.) alternate titles: preformer, impregnated fabrics; squeegeer and former

    Lays up fiberglass and resin-coated fabrics on plaster, steel, or wooden forms to mold plastic parts for products, such as boats, sporting equipment, automobile bodies, and airplane seats: Cleans form with solvent and sprays it with parting agent, such as wax or soap. Cuts fabric to specified size, following pattern or template and using knife or scissors. easures and mixes plastic resins, coloring agents, and catalyst as specified, using scales and portable mixer. Spreads compound on form, positions fabric on compound, and rubs fabric with squeegee to remove air bubbles. Applies additional layers of compound and fabric to build up specified number of laminations. Trims edges of laminated fabric, using scissors or knife. Allows part to cure and removes it from mold. May paint part, using spray gun. May drill and cut part, following template and using power drill and power saw. Sprays mixture of chopped fiberglass, resin, and catalyst on mold to form laminations, using spray gun. May tend machine that wraps resin impregnated fabric strips around mandrel to form plastic rods.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 81

754.685-010 TAB-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)

    Tends tab machine that secures threads of plastic mesh scouring ball with plastic label: Slips slotted label over base of threads and positions ball into slot of machine so that threads run length of machine. Presses switch to activate machine that folds and heat seals plastic tape over label and threads to secure threads and hold shape of ball. Turns dial to regulate heat of sealing dies. Turns thumbscrew to loosen and tighten spindle when replacing roll of plastic tape.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

754.685-014 ASSEMBLY-MACHINE TENDER (plastic prod.)

    Tends variety of machines that weld and assemble components into plastic products and stamp or silk screen logos on products: Positions plastic products or components on fixtures of hot-stamp, silk screening, and ultrasonic welding machines, and presses buttons or treadles to actuate machines that apply logos to product or weld components together. Dumps plastic components into vibrating hoppers of assembly machine that automatically assembles components to form plastic products. Observes machine operations to detect malfunctions and clears jams and blockages, using screwdriver. Positions plastic bottles or components on conveyor or turntable of hot-stamp, flame cleaner, or stamping machines that automatically apply logos or remove molding residue from bottles or fit components into single part. Inspects decorated and assembled finished products for defects, such as discolored logos or misaligned bottle caps. Packs finished products into cartons.
GOE: 06.04.20 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

754.687-010 LABORER, GENERAL (plastic prod.)

    Performs any combination of following duties in fabrication of plastic products: Removes molds from ovens, and places them on table. Removes foliage, flower, fruit, and other castings from molds. Cleans molds and returns them to CASTER (plastic prod.). Strips stamped, sealed, or cut plastic bodies from plastic panel. Dips castings or products in solvent to cleanse them. Smooths surfaces of objects with soft cloth. Dapples vinyl inks of various colors onto surfaces of fruit and other castings or products to approximate natural colors and conditions. Fastens or cements leaves or foliage to pineapples, peaches, and other vinyl products. Attaches safety pins to convention badges. Assembles pieces of tablet holders in wooden tray to prepare products for subsequent sealing of seams by machine. Inserts tabs and pencils into slots of tablet holders.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

754.687-014 SEQUINS STRINGER (plastic prod.)

    Strings plastic sequins on thread for use as decoration on wearing apparel: Doubles length of thread and hooks it onto cut near end of needle loaded with sequins. Slides sequins from needle onto doubled thread. Cuts off excess thread. Pulls one strand of thread from sequins and ties ends to form loop. Ties specified number of loops in bunch.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with fabricating and repairing plastics, synthetics, rubber, and related products.

759.135-010 SUPERVISOR, SCOURING PADS (nonmet. min.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in tending machines to manufacture knit plastic mesh scouring pads: Examines product at various production stages to detect defects, such as skipped stitches in knitting and incorrect folding. Trains workers in use of machines and in techniques used in folding and tying units of knit plastic mesh tubing to form scouring pads. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

759.137-010 SUPERVISOR I (rubber goods)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in testing, printing, and assembling dipped latex products, such as balloons, gloves, and prophylactics: Trains new workers in production methods. Inspects quality of work. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to area supervised as Supervisor, Assembling (rubber goods); Supervisor, Printing (rubber goods); Supervisor, Testing (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

759.261-010 PROTOTYPE-DEICER ASSEMBLER (rubber goods)

    Assembles and tests experimental electric or pneumatic airplane deicers according to specifications: Assembles experimental deicers. Tests deicers under simulated flying conditions for pressure leaks, electrical resistance, and shorts, using electric or air pressure testing equipment. Examines deicers to locate ruptures, cracks, or weak spots. Records test results. May instruct customers in installation, repair, or maintenance of deicers.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

759.364-010 HOSE INSPECTOR AND PATCHER (rubber goods)

    Inspects and repairs rubber hose, using handtools, vulcanizing equipment, and hydrostatic test equipment: Examines hose and couplings for defects, such as cracks, checks, and faulty seal around couplings. Tests hose, using hydrostatic (water or air) test equipment, to detect leaks and weaknesses in hose walls [HOSE TESTER (rubber goods)]. Cuts out defective area, using knife or saw, or strips rubber coating from fabric backing. Applies cement and cuts and cements patch to fabric backing or cements ends together after removal of defective section. Inserts repaired section in bench-molding machine and turns steam valve to vulcanize patch at specified temperature. Replaces couplings, steel bands, and gaskets, using pliers or crimping machine. Records vulcanizing time, nature of defects discovered, and repairs completed on quality control report. May repair hose returned by customers, according to nature of complaint specified on work ticket.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.381-010 RUBBER-GOODS TESTER (elec. equip.; utilities) alternate titles: safety-equipment tester

    Tests rubber protective goods, such as gloves, sleeves, blankets or mats, and heavy hoods, used by workers working on high-voltage power lines and equipment: Examines rubber goods to detect defects, such as blisters, breaks, or deterioration. Clips rubber goods to metal rod of dielectric-strength-testing machine and partially submerges articles in water tank of machine. Manipulates controls to discharge excessive voltage through metal rod and rubber goods to water. Observes apparatus for flash or opening of circuit breaker, indicating defective goods. Reads milliammeter on panel to determine if amount of current passed through article to water is within prescribed tolerance. Discards defective equipment. May inflate gloves on special apparatus to detect defects. May make mechanical tests on goods for conformance to purchase specifications, using testing apparatus, such as micrometers, rulers, and tensile-testing machine.
GOE: 06.01.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

759.384-010 SELF-SEALING-FUEL-TANK REPAIRER (rubber goods) alternate titles: fuel-cell repairer

    Repairs defects in self-sealing rubber fuel tanks for use on airplanes: Examines fuel tanks to detect location and extent of defects, such as blisters, ply separations, cracks, and loose seams. Cuts away rubber in defective area with knife and smooths edges with portable buffer. Positions and cements specified patch material in defective area, using hand roller. Cuts out and replaces defective tank fittings and rubber reinforcement strips with handtools, following blueprints. Clamps electric platen on repaired area to vulcanize it. Cleans foreign material from inside of fuel tank, using wire brush, buffer, and vacuum hose. May position fuel tank on jig to verify location of fittings and screw holes.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.484-010 ROLL BUILDER (rubber goods)

    Builds up plies (layers) of natural and synthetic rubber on metal cores for use on commercial and industrial machines: Positions metal core in building machine by hand or by use of hoist, and applies rubber cement with brush. Pulls ply of rubber from roll in rack onto worktable. Washes rubber plies with solvent and starts machine to revolve core. Wraps specified number of plies around core and splices ends. Starts automatic machine rollers or uses hand roller to compress rubber plies and remove wrinkles and trapped air. Measures thickness of roll, using calipers. Cuts roll to length with knife. Cements and applies finish rubber strips to each end. Wraps finished roll with strips of cloth preparatory to curing.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

759.664-010 BRAIDER SETTER (rubber goods)

    Repairs broken or knotted yarn in braided jacket of firehose: Reverses braiding machine to unbraid yarn to defective area. Untangles knots, ties broken strands, and turns spools of yarn to take up slack. Starts machine and signals BRAIDING-MACHINE TENDER (rubber goods) when defect is corrected. Changes pitch gear on braiding machine as specified, using wrench, and verifies pitch of braid with rule. Moves supplies to BRAIDING-MACHINE TENDER (rubber goods) using handtrucks. May inflate hose to specified diameter to prepare it for covering.
GOE: 06.04.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

759.664-014 EXPANSION-JOINT BUILDER (rubber goods) alternate titles: expansion-joint finisher

    Fabricates expansion joints for ends of rubber hose to permit coupling of hose to pipes or ducts according to blueprints and customer specifications: Examines blueprints and work ticket to determine dimensions and type of joint to be fabricated. Applies solution of soapstone and water to end of hose and builds up specified number of layers of rubber and fabric around end of hose or on mandrel to form expansion joint. Wraps joint with tape and steel curing plates preparatory to vulcanizing, using rule and calipers to ensure conformance to specifications. Removes tape and curing plates or rubber reinforcing material after vulcanizing and trims or grinds joint to specified diameter and contour, using knife and portable grinder. Applies precured rubber patches to cover defects, such as low spots or surface cracks. Marks and punches bolt holes in joint, using templates, scriber, and hand punch. Paints joint, using brush, and hangs completed joint to dry.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.664-018 ROLLER MAKER (print. & pub.)

    Recovers and reconditions used printing-press rollers, using handtools and such equipment as melting pot and chopping machine: Strips cover from roller manually or with knife, separating meltable from nonmeltable materials. Feeds meltable scrap into chopping machine and dumps chopped material into heated melting pot. Weighs out, mixes, and melts ingredients to form molding compound in mixing kettle, according to formula. Paints roller cores, using brush. Winds twine around roller ends and other areas needing packing. Fits stars (centering devices) in position on cores and molding cylinder. Oils cylinder, using oilcan, and inserts cores in cylinder. Attaches bottom plate, water, and drain lines to molding cylinder, using wrenches. Couples lines from compressor to kettle containing molding compound and to pressure gun used to force molding compound into cylinder. Controls flow of compound according to signals from another worker observing operation from raised platform. Pours cold water over surface of cylinder to congeal molding compound. Inspects finished rollers for imperfections, trims excess molding compound from edges, and directs steam over surface of roller covers to remove wrinkles, using steam hose.
GOE: 06.02.32 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.684-010 AIRPLANE-GAS-TANK-LINER ASSEMBLER (rubber goods)

    Cuts and cements sheets of rubber to make shock absorbers for airplane gas tanks: Cuts rubber sheets to specified size, using scissors or roller-cutter. Brushes rubber cement on sheets and presses them together. Hangs completed sheets on revolving drums that pass through curing oven.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

759.684-014 BASE-PLY HAND (rubber goods)

    Cements rubber ply (layer) to metal forming plate and lays out parts locations on pneumatic deicers: Places rolls of gum rubber and rubberized fabric ply stocks in letoff racks, using hoist. Pulls rubber ply stocks from roll, aligns rubber plies with edge of forming plate, and cuts plies to size with scissors and knife. Rolls rubber plies with hand roller to remove wrinkles and promote adherence to forming plate. Stencils location of deicer parts on rubber plies, using template and inked brush. Locates centerline on plies by aligning chalkline with guide marks on forming plate. Carries plied-up forming plate to storage rack.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

759.684-018 BELT-BUILDER HELPER (rubber goods)

    Performs following duties to build up plies (layers) of rubberized fabric and gum to produce transmission and conveyor belting: Moves rolls of stock to belt-building area, using lift truck or handtruck. Positions stock rolls in letoff rack, using hoist. Pulls fabric and gum plies of specified width onto belt-building table from roll in letoff rack or calender, and aligns edge with previously laid ply. Compresses plies together, using rollers and stitchers. Builds up specified number of plies and trims irregular edges with scissors or knife. Inserts end of finished belt between pressure rollers that bond plies, and rolls finished belt onto windup rack.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

759.684-022 BUFFER (rubber goods; rubber tire)

    Buffs rubber articles to clean, smooth, repair, trim, or roughen for cementing, using hand or power buffer: Starts buffer and holds article against it, or holds buffing wheel against article. Changes buffing wheel according to operation performed or type of finish required, using wrench. May weigh, sort, and pack articles for further processing or shipping. ay be designated according to article buffed as Tire Buffer (rubber tire); White-Sidewall-Tire Buffer (rubber tire).
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

759.684-026 DEICER REPAIRER (rubber goods) alternate titles: ice-guard repairer

    Repairs defective parts of airplane deicers: Cuts out premarked defects, such as cracks and blisters, from rubber plies of deicer with knife. Buffs defective area to prepare it for patching, using portable electric buffer. Mends wiring defects in electric deicers, using soldering iron. Cuts out and patches defective spots in rubberized-fabric air tubes and manifolds of pneumatic deicers. Swabs defective area of rubber plies with rubber cement to provide adhesive surface. Positions uncured rubber patch on defective area and rolls down with hand roller to promote adherence. Trims excess rubber from patch with knife. Cures and vulcanizes patch, using portable vulcanizing equipment. Lifts repaired deicer to handtruck for removal to inspection department. May be designated according to type of deicer repaired as Deicer Repairer, Electric (rubber goods); Deicer Repairer, Pneumatic (rubber goods).
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.684-030 DEICER-KIT ASSEMBLER (rubber goods)

    Assembles rubber ply stock, molded rubber parts, blueprints, and tools for use in airplane deicer kit box: Selects precut rubber plies (layers) and molded rubber parts from bins for specified deicers. Verifies thickness of rubber ply parts with snap gauge, and lays parts in kit box. Selects specified items, such as punches, dies, blueprints, and templates, and places them in kit box with rubber parts. Weighs loaded kit box to determine conformance to weight specifications. Attaches identification tag to box and places kit box in storage rack.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

759.684-034 FOLDER-TIER (nonmet. min.)

    Reverses lengths of tubular knit plastic mesh to form scouring ball: Stretches tubing over post and pulls tubing down length of post. Pulls bottom of tubing up to form double-walled tube. Slides tubing off post and pulls out guide thread. Pushes tubing across bed of device that ties string around middle of tube. Flexes interior walls of tubing with fingers to enlarge cavity and pushes mass of tubing into itself to form scouring ball.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

759.684-038 HOSE WRAPPER (rubber goods)

    Wraps strips of fabric around rubber hose to maintain shape of hose during curing: Inserts end of hose-covered mandrel into powered chuck. Pulls end of fabric strip from hand reel and starts strip around end of hose. Starts machine and guides fabric strip onto hose. May mark curing time on hose, using crayon. May load hose onto storage rack, using hoist, or into steam-heated oven for curing. May unwrap fabric strips from cured hose.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

759.684-042 MAT REPAIRER (rubber goods)

    Repairs molded rubber automobile floor mats: Cuts out defects, such as holes, snags, and tears, in mat with knife. Smooths defective area of mat with emery cloth to prepare surface for rubber patch. Cuts uncured rubber patch to size with knife. Cements rubber patch to defective area and trims off excess rubber. Positions mat in vulcanizer to cure patch for specified time. Cuts felt padding to size with shears and cements it to back of mat on repaired area.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

759.684-046 PATCHER, BOWLING BALL (toy-sport equip.)

    Reams out and fills surface holes and scratches, and vulcanizes filling material to patch bowling balls: Reams out surface flaws in bowling balls to uniform depth, using electrically powered router. Pours liquid resin into holes on ball surface to fill flaw. Positions patched balls in heated bench presses and clamps tops of presses down on patched areas of balls to compress and vulcanize patch. Turns timer dial of presses to control heating cycle. ay remove excess resin, using drill. May smooth surface, using powered sander and fine sandpaper.
GOE: 06.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

759.684-050 RUBBER LINER (machinery mfg.) alternate titles: liner; rubber insulator

    Lines interior of tanks, valves, pipes, and similar articles with rubber sheeting to prevent corrosion of vessel, and to minimize contamination, shock, ignition, or explosion hazards to contents. May inject compressed air into vessel to bond lining to vessel walls, and introduce live steam or place article in autoclave to vulcanize rubber lining. May prepare vessel for application of lining by sandblasting, scraping, or painting interior surfaces. May test lining for holes and faulty seams, using device that creates spark on contact with metal vessel through apertures in rubber. May visit equipment sites to install linings. May be designated according to article lined as Tank Insulator, Rubber (machinery mfg.); Valve Liner, Rubber (machinery mfg.).
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.684-054 RUBBER-GOODS REPAIRER (any industry)

    Repairs rubber products, such as life rafts and vests, gas-tank linings, inner tubes, and rubber vent systems, using oven or autoclave and steam curing iron: Cements rubber patch to torn or damaged areas and vulcanizes patch, using steam curing iron. Cuts rubber into pieces, covers metal and other surfaces with pieces, and places rubber article in oven or autoclave to bond surfaces. May make gaskets, washers, and hose, using molds and dies.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.684-058 SPLICER (rubber tire) alternate titles: cord splicer; ply splicer; stock roller;

    Splices bias-cut rubberized-fabric stock into plies for use in tire building: Inspects plies and tears off sections having such defects as uncalendered spots or torn fabric. Aligns and splices sections of ply stock by overlapping ends and pressing together with fingers. Presses pedal to wind spliced plies on spool. Determines when spool is loaded by counting plies or observing stop-mark on liner. Guides ply onto spools by hand to prevent wrinkling. May splice stock cut from and tend automatic bias cutting machine. Winds assembled plies onto spool; or cuts it to lengths, using bar cutter, and slides assembly onto conveyor. Notifies maintenance department of machine malfunction.
GOE: 06.04.29 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

759.684-062 TUBE-AND-MANIFOLD BUILDER (rubber goods)

    Builds tubes and manifolds of rubberized fabric for use in pneumatic airplane deicers: Lifts roll of rubberized fabric sheeting to letoff racks and unwinds it onto table. Lays out and draws outline of specified size tubes and manifolds on rubberized fabric, using rule, template, and chalkline. Cuts outlined section from rubberized fabric, using scissors and knife. Positions and wraps cut fabric section around metal forming bar, and aligns and splices edges by pressing gum tape over edges of fabric on bar, using roller. Pulls out forming bar and blows soapstone into rubberized tubing with airhose to prevent inner surfaces from sticking together. Winds number of tubing sections required for one deicer onto reel. Attaches identification tag to loaded reel and carries it to storage rack.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

759.684-066 V-BELT BUILDER (rubber goods)

    Builds up plies (layers) of rubber and filler to form V-belts: Hoists rolls of calendered rubber for belt base and filler from storage to worktable, using hoist. Sets drum to specified circumference by turning wheel and verifies size with rule. Pulls rubber from rolls and measures and cuts it with scissors. Brushes rubber cement on sides of rubber, lays one or more plies of rubber around drum, and splices ends. Threads end of cemented belt cord from spool through lathe guide and spots ends at edge of base rubber on drum. Sets gauge to wind specified cords per inch around length of base rubber and starts drum revolving. Lays one or more plies of filler rubber on top of cord. Starts pressure rollers that compress material on drum. Positions notched cutting bar across front of drum and cuts belting to specified width by holding knife in notches and pressing knife against revolving drum. Collapses drum and places cut belts on rack.
GOE: 06.02.29 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.684-070 SPLICER (protective dev.)

    Splices ends of safety ropes to prevent raveling: Cuts polypropylene rope to specifications, using electric knife. Inserts end of rope through protective plastic washer in eye of ring or hook. Unravels and interweaves strands to retain ring or hook at end of rope. Holds spliced section of rope over heated coil to fuse strands.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

759.684-074 RUBBER-GOODS INSPECTOR-TESTER (rubber goods)

    Inspects and tests rubber materials, parts, or products for conformance to specifications: Visually and tactually examines items for defects, such as soils, cracks, and breaks. Verifies dimensions and weights of articles, using scales, calipers, templates, and other measuring instruments, following specifications and blueprints. Verifies strength, durability, and permeability of materials and products, using tensile strength, compression, inflation, and water tests. Sorts, counts, or marks articles according to size, grade, or color. Records inspection and testing data. May trim excess materials from articles, using knife, scissors, cutting machines, or buffing wheels. May cut out and replace defective areas to salvage parts or products. May bundle or pack goods for shipment. May be designated according to product inspected as Balloon Tester (rubber goods); Hose Tester (rubber goods); Inner-Tube Tester (rubber tire); Rubber-Gasket Inspector-Trimmer (rubber goods); V-Belt Inspector (rubber goods). May be designated: Adhesion Tester (rubber goods); Boot Tester (rubber goods); Calender Inspector (rubber goods); Catheter Finisher-And-Inspector (rubber goods); Dielectric Tester (rubber goods); Hose Inspector (rubber goods); Inflation Tester (rubber goods); Inspector (rubber goods); Inspector And Tester (rubber goods); Inspector, Fuel Hose (rubber goods); Matting Inspector (rubber goods); Mattress Inspector (rubber goods); Molded-Goods Inspector-Trimmer (rubber goods); Padded-Products Inspector-Trimmer (rubber goods); Piston-Cup Inspector (rubber goods); Rubber-Goods Finisher (rubber goods); Rubber-Goods Inspector-Trimmer (rubber goods; rubber reclaim.; rubber tire); Rubber-Goods Tester, Water (rubber goods; rubber tire); Slab Inspector (rubber reclaim.).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

759.687-010 DEICER INSPECTOR, PNEUMATIC (rubber goods)

    Inspects pneumatic airplane deicers for defects: Inflates deicers with specified amount of air pressure, using hose. Observes air pressure gauge and examines rubberized fabric tubes and manifold of deicers to detect leaks. Sorts and marks defective deicers for repair or scrap. May pull rip strip (rubberized fabric) from deicer to form vent channel, and punch ventholes in specified locations, using die and mallet.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

759.687-014 HOSE-COUPLING JOINER (rubber goods) alternate titles: assembler-crimper; coupler

    Joins metal couplings to cured rubber hose: Attaches expansion shaft to air-powered expander device, using handtools. Positions specified expansion ring on shaft and coupling on end of hose. Slips hose over expansion shaft and starts expander device that spreads expansion ring and locks coupling to hose. Cuts hose to specified length before attaching couplings, using miter box and knife. May bolt coupling hardware to hose, using wrench.
GOE: 06.04.34 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This division includes occupations concerned with fabricating and repairing complete wooden articles, or subassemblies of wooden structures, involving the use of woodworking handtools and power tools.


    This group includes occupations concerned with laying out stock and shaping, assembling, and smoothing wood articles, using saws, planers, and other carpentry tools.

760.684-010 BENCH CARPENTER (woodworking)

    Assembles precut and prefabricated wooden parts to form complete units, using woodworking hand and power tools: Reads blueprints, shop drawings, or written instructions to determine method and sequence of assembling parts. Measures, shapes, adjusts, trims, and sands parts and joints to make parts fit snugly, using rulers, handtools, and sandpaper. Applies glue and inserts dowels or screws to fasten subassemblies together and form complete unit, using handtools and clamps. May install hardware in subassemblies or into completed unit. May work on an assembly line and be responsible for only one phase of assembly process.
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

760.684-014 BOX MAKER, WOOD (wood. container) alternate titles: carpenter, box; case maker; rate builder

    Cuts lumber and assembles cut lumber into boxes and crates, using handtools or power tools: Measures, marks, and saws boards to specified size, using ruler, pencil, and power saws. Assembles and nails boards together, using hammer, power stapler, or nailing machine. Repairs damaged containers by replacing damaged parts, using handtools. Salvages used crating by removing nails from board with hammer, nail puller, or crowbar and by sawing ends with portable electric handsaw. May sharpen saw, using file. May insert cardboard fillers, felt pads, and wooden separators in containers. May build crate around material, using ruler, handtools, and pneumatic nailer. When repairing wooden boxes, may be known as Box Repairer (wood. container) I.
GOE: 06.02.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with marking, cutting lines on stock, and bending, shaving, carving, sawing, and sanding wood products, using abrasives, handtools, templates, and other devices and materials.

761.130-010 SUPERVISOR, BRIAR SHOP (fabrication, nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating smoking pipe stummels from briar blocks: Studies production schedules to determine style and number of stummels to be sawed from blocks. Surveys stummels in stockroom and prepares work order indicating style and quality of stummels needed. Informs workers when to prepare for change-over to new style. Inspects graded stummels to verify conformance to standards. Records quality and quantity of pipes produced from specific suppliers' briar blocks. Trains workers in setup of machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

761.131-010 SUPERVISOR, LAST-MODEL DEPARTMENT (wood prod., nec)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in shaping wooden and plastic heel and shoe last models: Compares specifications with last patterns to verify style and measurements, using measuring instruments. Designates pattern to be used and informs workers of style and measurement specifications required. Completes forms to requisition work material and supplies, such as sandpaper, wood, and plastic stock. Examines completed lists to verify conformance with customer and company specifications. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

761.281-010 CARVER, HAND (woodworking) alternate titles: wood carver, hand

    Carves ornamental designs into wooden furniture parts, using handtools and woodworking machines: Studies sketches and dimensions of ornamental designs submitted by architect, customer, or design department, visualizes finished product, and draws design to scale, using drawing instruments. Transfers design to wooden furniture part by tracing over drawing and carbon paper with stylus. Clamps furniture part in vise and roughs out design freehand or by cutting along lines marked on wood, using chisel and mallet, jigsaw, and router. Selects chisels, gouges, files, and rasps and determines sequence of their use according to intricacy of design. Cuts, trims, or touches up roughed out design, using handtools to finish design. Verifies dimensions of carving, using rule and dividers. Taps $T3stippling tool$T1 with mallet to stipple design. May saw precut wooden blocks into rough shaped decorative items, using chain saw and portable power saw. May finish carvings roughed out on router, spindle carver, or wood-carving machine and be designated Skin Carver (furniture).
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 87

761.281-014 EXPERIMENTAL-BOX TESTER (wood. container)

    Designs and constructs boxes for experimental and test purposes. Measures and tests strength of boxes made by competitors, disassembles boxes, and records findings.
GOE: 05.05.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

761.281-018 MARQUETRY WORKER (furniture)

    Designs, fabricates, and inlays marquetry in custom furniture: Designs and draws marquetry patterns to scale, using drafting tools. Computes quantities of wood needed for shaping marquetry design blocks, and selects woods, such as ebony, teak, and walnut, for marquetry designs according to color, strength, and grain. Shapes pieces of wood to form pattern, using power saws, handsaws, planers, and jigs. Measures wood pieces to verify dimensions, using calipers, scales, and pattern. Applies glue to wood pieces, assembles pieces according to pattern, and clamps pieces between boards to prevent damage and to form marquetry block. Selects wood in which pattern will be mounted and cuts openings in surface of wood and specified piece of furniture to form inlay openings for sections of marquetry block, using routers, chisels, and planers. Saws marquetry block to obtain cross-sections of specified thickness for inlay. Glues and places sections into inlay openings of wood surface and positions wood with marquetry design into opening on furniture. Trims design to fit opening, and sands surface of furniture to attain desired finish, using handtools and power sander. Cleans furniture and applies stain, lacquer, or shellac in prescribed order to finish custom furniture.
GOE: 05.05.08 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

761.381-010 BOAT-OAR MAKER (woodworking)

    Performs carpentry necessary to cut and shape oars, using special planes, drawknives, and other handtools: Clamps oar in vise. Shapes blade, loom (shaft from handle to blade), and handle, trimming edges and rounding corners according to specified dimensions. Smooths and sands surface preparatory to varnishing or painting. Usually identifies work with personal markings on blade.
GOE: 06.02.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

761.381-014 JIG BUILDER (wood. container) alternate titles: setter

    Builds jigs used as guides for assembling oversized or special type box shooks, following blueprints: Measures and marks position of stops on worktable, according to blueprint, using tape measure and chalk. Nails stops to worktable as indicated by layout. ay build first shook on layout as demonstration.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

761.381-018 LAST-MODEL MAKER (wood prod., nec) alternate titles: model maker

    Shapes wood blocks into shoe last models according to specifications and diagrams, using copy lathe and handtools: Lays out and cuts specified size and shape templates for use in constructing last models and to verify dimensions and contour of finished last models, using scribe, measuring instruments, and razor cutter. Procures last model with backpart (heel of last to ball of last) having same size and shapes as that specified on order. Mounts last model and wood block in copy lathe that automatically turns down end of block to match backpart of last model. Removes model and partially turned wood block from lathe and measures model and block at prescribed points to verify duplication. Clamps partially turned block in vise. Shapes toe area to specified size and contour, using files, drawknives, spokeshaves, sandpaper, and glass. Verifies contour and size with templates and sole patterns. Sands last model to specified size and finish. Hammers tacks along edges to protect model from wear on copy lathes. Files tack heads flush with last. May shape new last models from wood blocks, plastic, or leather, using handtools only, when last models of identical backpart specifications are not available. May specialize in fashioning and fabricating last models for shoe heels or shoe soles.
GOE: 06.01.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

761.381-022 PATTERN MARKER I (woodworking)

    Lays out outlines of frames and furniture parts on woodstock to guide machine operators, working from blueprints, job orders, or models: Studies architectural drawing or blueprint of part or full assembly to be made. Selects stock lumber of necessary size and measures and marks with rule, square, and pencil or crayon, outlines of cuts to be made by various machine operators. May calibrate and record machining dimensions on stock or pattern for use in production as guide for machining parts. May trace outlines from blueprints for decorative or irregular cutting on bandsaw. May trace around patterns to indicate cutting lines.
GOE: 06.02.31 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

761.381-026 SKI MAKER, WOOD (toy-sport equip.)

    Fabricates skis from wood, using handtools and powered machines: Cuts rough forms for skis, using electrically powered cutting machine. Soaks ski forms in hot water until pliable and places them in bending frame for shaping. Operates shaper to form ridges on top of ski. Pairs skis according to size, weight, and grain of wood. Sands skis and scrapes them with handtool to correct variations in thickness. Operates shaper to form grooves on underside of ski according to type of ski, such as plain, racing, or jumping skis. Finishes surface, using sandpaper. May apply varnish or paint to finished ski.
GOE: 06.02.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

761.381-030 SMOKING-PIPE MAKER (fabrication, nec)

    Performs all hand and machine operations to make smoking-pipe bowls and stems from briar blocks: Sets up preselected block in fixture of wood-turning lathe. Sets up cutters in lathe chuck, and moves block forward to cause cutters to partially turn and face bowl of pipe. Replaces cutting tools to bore inside of bowl. Clamps block in $T3frazing machine$T1 and forces it against cutters that duplicate lower part of bowl and shank to preselected pipe shape. Places shank in holder of drill press and drills and reams shank hole. Selects appropriate bit and drills airhole from mortice hole through shank into bowl chamber. Removes bowl from drill press and digs into bowl and shank to remove rotten briar and rough spots, using sharp handtool. Threads shank and stem, using threading machine. Inserts metal bushing in shank with handtool. Inspects pipe for flaws, cracks, or irregularities. Dips pipe in stain solution to highlight grain and color of briar and wipes pipe dry with soft cloth. Coats inside bowl chamber with specified mixture to sweeten bowl, using brush. Screws or presses stem into shank to assemble pipe, using handtools. Holds assembled pipe against sanding and buffing wheels to finish and polish surface.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

761.381-034 STOCK CHECKERER I (ordnance) alternate titles: checkerer, hand

    Carves checkered designs and borders in wooden gunstocks, forearms, and slide handles to provide decorative gripping surfaces: Positions paper or plastic pattern on workpiece and dusts with powdered chalk to transfer outline to surface of wood. Secures workpiece in holding device to facilitate tooling over pattern area. Engraves grooves and decorative borders within chalked outline, using hand checkering and rabbeting tools. May rout recesses in workpiece, using carving tools, and insert wood or metal inlays. May sketch and engrave special designs, such as scrolls, oak leaves, birds, or animals, and be designated Carver And Checkerer, Specials (ordnance). May carve borders only and be designated Borderer (ordnance); or repair defective checkering on worn or damaged stocks and be designated Repairer And Checker (ordnance).
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

761.381-038 STOCK MAKER, CUSTOM (ordnance) alternate titles: gunstock repairer; outside repairer, special; shaper

    Lays out, fabricates, and finishes standard or wooden gunstocks: Selects wooden blanks according to customer's specifications. Draws outline on blanks following pattern or template. Cuts along outline with bandsaw to form rough stock; and shapes recesses in stock, using chisels, gauges, and rabbeting tools. Bores holes to specified depth in butt of gun, using drill press or brace and bit; and inserts weights to attain specified balance. Attaches frame and trigger assembly to stock and screws barrel into frame. Mounts gun in holding device of layout table and locates and draws finish outline, centerline, pitch, pull, and drop, using pencil, scribe, straightedge, square, and butt drop gauge. Shapes contours, using drawknives, chisels, gauges, rasps, and files. Finishes stock, using sandpaper, emery cloth, steel wool, oil, stain, and varnish.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

761.682-010 LATHE SANDER (woodworking)

    Operates lathe or vacuum spindle machine to remove toolmarks and smooth round wooden parts: Positions part to be sanded between headstock and tailstock of lathe, and closes tailstock against part to hold it in place, or places part on rubber cup of vacuum spindle. Starts machine and presses sandpaper of specified grade over and around rotating part. Inspects or feels part to ascertain whether surface is smooth. Removes sanded part from machine. May apply wax or other finishes while part is rotating on machine. May be designated according to machine as Vacuum-Spindle Sander (furniture).
GOE: 06.04.25 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

761.682-014 SANDER, MACHINE (woodworking)

    Operates one or more sanding machines equipped with sanding belts or sanding heads, such as disks, drums, spools, or brushes mounted on vertical or horizontal spindles to smooth surfaces and edges of hand held wooden parts, boards, or furniture parts: Turns handwheels to adjust tension of sanding belt or to adjust height or angle of table or spindle. Presses button or switch to start machine. Holds and turns stock by hand against sanding head or belt or places stock on table or in jig and pushes stock back and forth against sanding head or belt, until rough surfaces and edges of stock are smooth. Examines and feels stock to verify smoothness. Replaces worn sandpaper belts or sandpaper on sanding heads, using handtools. May cut sandpaper to designated size and shape prior to replacement on machine, using scissors. May select and mount sanding head on spindle according to shape of article to be sanded, using screwdriver or wrench. May be designated according to type of machine operated as Belt Sander (woodworking); Spindle Sander (woodworking); according to type sanding head used as Brush Sander (woodworking); Disk Sander (woodworking); Pneumatic-Drum Sander (woodworking); Spool Sander (woodworking); or according to area of article sanded as Edge Sander (woodworking).
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 79

761.682-018 SPINDLE CARVER (woodworking) alternate titles: carver, machine; carving-machine operator

    Sets up and operates bench-mounted, single-spindle carving machine to carve decorative designs on wooden furniture stock, following drawing or sample: Studies drawing of design or stock sample of item to be carved and selects cutter according to size and shape of design and type of wood. Attaches cutter to machine spindle, using wrenches and pliers. Starts machine and holds and guides stock against rotating cutter to carve design identical to drawing or sample. May install grinding wheel on spindle and sharpen cutter by holding it against rotating grinding wheel. May attach carving guide and rest stock against guide to cut design in stock.
GOE: 06.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

761.684-010 GOLF-CLUB FACER (toy-sport equip.) alternate titles: facer

    Shapes faces of golf club woods to achieve specified contours, using one of following methods: (1) Clamps head of golf club wood in vise and selects file of tooth size, according to amount of material to be removed. Files contours on face. (2) Moves wood head against belt sander to shape face to specified contours. Places serrated cutters and spacers on arbor of motor in specified pattern to set up scoring apparatus. Starts motor and presses face of club into cutters to score face. Measures loft of club with protractor and visually compares faced club with prototype to verify contours.
GOE: 06.02.25 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

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