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921.683-050 to 962.162-010

    This category includes occupations concerned with transportation services; packaging and warehousing; utilities; amusement, recreation, and motion picture services; mining; graphic arts; and various miscellaneous activities. Occupations concerned with activities listed above and involving extensive record keeping are found in Category 2. Occupations concerned with hoisting and conveying of logs are included in this category. Other logging occupations are found in Category 4.

921.683-050 INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR (any industry)

    Drives gasoline-, liquefied gas-, or electric-powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in warehouse, storage yard, or factory: Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus. Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area. Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device. May inventory materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed. May weigh materials or products and record weight on tags, labels, or production schedules. May load or unload materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device. May lubricate truck, recharge batteries, fill fuel tank, or replace liquefied-gas tank. May be designated according to article moved as Lead Loader (smelt. & refin.); process in which involved as Stripper Truck Operator (smelt. & refin.); or type of truck operated as Electric-Truck-Crane Operator (any industry); Fork-Lift-Truck Operator (any industry); Tier-Lift-Truck Operator (any industry). May be designated: Burnt-Lime Drawer (concrete prod.); Casting Trucker (foundry); Electric-Freight-Car Operator (r.r. trans.); Electric-Truck Operator (any industry); Gasoline-Truck Operator (any industry); Metal-Storage Worker (nonfer. metal); Package-Lift Operator (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 82

921.683-054 JAMMER OPERATOR (logging) alternate titles: stiff-neck loader

    Operates gasoline- or diesel-powered jammer (A-frame hoist mounted on truck chassis) to load logs on truck and to lift trailer from logging truck to ground.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.683-058 LOG LOADER (logging) alternate titles: grapple operator; heel-boom operator

    Operates heel-boom log loader equipped with cable, hydraulic, or pneumatically controlled grapples to load logs onto log trucks. Selects logs to be loaded according to specie and size required to attain balanced and compact load. May be designated according to type of machine operated as Shovel-Loader Operator (logging).
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 78

921.683-062 SKIP OPERATOR (steel & rel.) alternate titles: scale-and-skip-car operator

    Controls scale car (larry car) and skip hoist to transfer raw materials from storage bins to blast furnace: Moves controls of scale car to position car under chute of storage bin. Pulls lever to open bin filling car with raw materials, such as iron ore, coke, limestone, or sinter. Drives car onto scale to weigh materials in car. Positions car on skip pit and pulls lever to dump contents into skip car. Moves control of skip hoist to transport skip car up inclined ramp and dump contents into charging bell of furnace. Records data, such as number of charges, weight of materials, and stock levels in furnace.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

921.683-066 SORTING-GRAPPLE OPERATOR (logging)

    Operates mobile crane equipped with heel-boom and hydraulic grapples to sort and stack logs in sorting yard according to species, grade, size, and designated use markings on log: Starts crane engine and moves levers and pedals to move and position machine boom and grapple to pick up individual logs. Moves levers to grasp log with grapples, force log against heel of boom, raise log to horizontal position, and rotate boom to position log on specified pile.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

921.683-070 STRADDLE-TRUCK OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: straddle buggy operator

    Drives four-wheeled vehicle that carries loads of materials beneath its elevated frame for short hauls within or near plant: Starts vehicle and drives astride load of materials, such as lumber, bundled sheet metal, cased citrus juice, or empty skids. Pushes and pulls levers to raise and lower lifting mechanism equipped with hook, or to control hydraulic systems equipped with clamps (attached to underside of frame) that grasp, lift, and hold material or products for transport to designated area. Drives machine to specified delivery point, and moves levers to lower load to ground. Makes minor adjustments to vehicle. When conveying lumber, may be designated Lumber-Carrier Driver (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.683-074 TOWER-LOADER OPERATOR (water trans.) alternate titles: coal-tower operator

    Operates mechanical loading tower to load ships and barges with bulk raw materials, such as coal, iron ore, or iron pellets: Moves controls and levers and depresses pedals to position tower for loading operations, to lower conveyor directly over vessel hatch, and to position chute to guide materials into hold of ship. Starts conveyor belt to convey materials from stockpile or gondola cars into hold of vessel. Moves chute controls to spread materials evenly throughout hold of vessel. Adjusts and makes minor repairs to tower and accessory equipment.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

921.683-078 TRANSFER-CAR OPERATOR (brick & tile)

    Drives electrically powered transfer car on railroad tracks to transport carloads of brick or tile to and from loading station, drying tunnel, kiln, sorting area, or other designated area: Flips switches, moves levers, and depresses pedals to move transfer car to loading station and aligns rails on transfer car with rails on loading platform. Hooks winch cable to carload of brick or tile and operates winch to pull loaded drier car or kiln car onto transfer car. Drives transfer car to specified drier or kiln and aligns transfer car rails with rails into kiln or drier. Hooks cable to loaded car and operates winch to pull car into drier or kiln. Pulls car of dried or fired brick or tile from drying tunnel or kiln and transfers car to sorting area, processing department, or storage area. May manually push or pull loaded or empty cars onto or off transfer car. May open and close drying tunnel or kiln doors, using hook or by pressing button or moving lever. May move dried brick from drier cars to kiln cars, using hoist. May operate automated system that loads brick onto drier cars and moves cars through drying tunnel.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

921.683-082 WINCH DRIVER (water trans.)

    Operates steam or electric winch to hoist or lower cargo in or out of ship's hold: Inspects booms, lashings, and wire rope to assure safe operation. Moves levers to raise, lower, and turn load. Follows hand signals of HATCH TENDER (water trans.) to control movement of load when it is obscured. May alternate work with HATCH TENDER (water trans.).
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

921.683-086 YARD WORKER (ship-boat mfg.)

    Operates winch to move towboats or other vessels from shop to yard, and launches vessels, using winch: Pushes buttons or levers of automatic or hand jacks to raise vessel off ground. Positions dolly on tracks under ship. Releases jacks to lower vessel onto dolly. Pushes button or turns crank to actuate winch that pulls dolly and vessel into yard. Transfers vessel from dolly to cradle on launching rails, using jacks and other supports. Lowers cradle and vessel into water, using winch.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

921.685-010 BOAT LOADER II (water trans.)

    Tends winch and loading chute to load boats and barges with iron ore at dock: Selects pocket of ore from list submitted by dock supervisor. Starts power winch that moves boat, by means of cables looped over dock pilings at bow, along rail and stern of boat until hatch is opposite ore pocket. Pulls overhead cables to lower ore chute, allowing ore to flow into hatch. Trims or evens distribution of ore in hold by raising and lowering chute to prevent listing of boat.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.685-014 BULL-CHAIN OPERATOR (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: deck worker; log-deck tender

    Tends chain conveyor that hauls logs up chute from pond to saw or barker deck. May activate kicker arms that push log conveyor to deck.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.685-018 CAGER OPERATOR (can. & preserv.)

    Tends stacking machine that loads sealed cans or jars of baby food into metal baskets for processing in retorts: Pushes basket, mounted on dolly, onto hydraulic lift mounted at floor level and located at discharge platform of filling machine. Presses button and moves lever to activate lift that raises adjustable bottom of basket up to level of platform. Presses button to activate device that slides jars of baby food from platform into basket. Places divider over each layer of jars in basket. Activates lift that lowers adjustable bottom of basket for subsequent layers of jars until basket is filled. Attaches tag to basket to identify type of baby food packed.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.685-022 CHIP-BIN CONVEYOR TENDER (chemical; paper & pulp) alternate titles: chip deliverer; chip-silo tender

    Tends equipment that conveys wood chips from chippers, cleaning machines, or yard storage to storage tanks and digester bins: Starts conveyor belts and elevators to convey specified wood chips to designated bins and tanks. Adjusts feed mechanism by valve or lever control to regulate flow of wood chips to prevent overloading of belt. Cleans belts, using shovel, broom, and airhose, and lubricates machinery. May set trippers or slides to divert chips from belt into specified bins. May measure tanks to determine amount of chips in storage. May unload chips from railroad cars or trucks, using pneumatic tube.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.685-026 CONVEYOR TENDER (any industry) alternate titles: belt tender; conveyor monitor; receiver, bulk system

    Tends conveyor or conveyor system that moves materials or products by belt, auger, or bucket conveyors to and from stockpiles, bins, silos, processing operations, or departments, or to load and unload railroad cars and trucks: Moves levers or pushes buttons to start conveyor. Loads conveyor by hand, lift, or hoist or by opening gates, chutes, or hoppers. Observes movement of materials or products on conveyor and dislodges jams, using pole, bar, handtools, or by hand. Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction. Lubricates moving parts, using grease gun and oilcan. May position deflector bars, gates, chutes, or spouts to divert flow of materials from one conveyor onto another conveyor. May move and assemble portable conveyor sections and plug in electric cords to start conveyors. May clean work area, using shovel and broom. May tend conveyor motors in grain elevator and be designated Grain-Elevator-Motor Starter (grain-feed mills).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

921.685-030 COOKER LOADER (oils & grease) alternate titles: charge loader; tank charger

    Tends conveyor that feeds offal, bone, or meat into cookers: Opens cooker lid and conveyor chute above cooker. Starts conveyor and observes ammeter or marker in cooker to determine when to stop conveyor, or sets timer to stop conveyor automatically. Cleans working area, using broom and water hose. May tend related equipment that breaks and chops material prior to cooking. May tend conveyor that feeds horizontal, steam-heated melters (cooking vessels) and be designated Melter Loader (meat products).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.685-034 DRIER-TAKE-OFF TENDER (elec. equip.)

    Tends conveyor that regulates movement of storage-battery plates through drying machine. Removes dried plates emerging from drier on conveyor and stacks plates on dollies or skids. Moves loaded dollies or skids to stockroom and empty ones to takeoff station, using electric lift truck.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.685-038 DUMP OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: car-dumper operator; tipple worker

    Tends mechanical or electrical dumping equipment to dump materials, such as grain, raw materials, coal, or ore, from mine cars, railroad cars, or trucks into bins or onto conveyor for storage, reloading, or further processing, using either of following methods: (1) Observes that car or truck is spotted accurately on bed of rotary dump. Moves controls to secure clamps over couplings that hold car while being tipped. Starts motor or pulls lever that tips car and dumps contents. Releases clamps to remove car. (2) Opens bottom or side doors of car or truck spotted over gravity dump. Moves controls to lower car shakeout device into car and to start vibration that loosens remaining coal or ore. May hook winch cables to cars to draw them onto dumping bed. May couple and uncouple cars. May be required to maintain records of unloading operations. May be designated according to type of equipment tended as Car-Shakeout Operator (cement; mine & quarry); Rotary-Dump Operator (mine & quarry; steel & rel.); or according to material unloaded as Grain Unloader, Machine (grain-feed mills).
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

921.685-042 ELECTRIC-FORK OPERATOR (agriculture)

    Tends powered hoist to load vine crops, such as green peas or lima bean vines onto conveyor of viner (pea or bean-shelling machine): Pushes hoisting fork into pile of vine crops, and starts hoist that lifts vine crops and drops vines into viner. Rakes up scattered vines and pitches vines into viner, using pitchfork.
GOE: 03.04.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.685-046 FRUIT DISTRIBUTOR (agriculture)

    Tends conveyor to distribute citrus fruit to packers' work stations: Tends conveyor, patrols catwalks beside conveyors and monitors flow of fruit passing to each packing station. Reroutes flow of fruit to maintain adequate supply to each packer. Turns wing nut on rail of conveyor to loosen deflector bar. Pushes or pulls on rod to move longitudinal deflector bar regulating flow of fruit to approximate packing speed of each worker. Turns wing nut to clamp rod attached to deflector bar in place. Repeats task to adjust all deflector bars necessary to obtain desired flow of fruit to packers.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.685-050 PRODUCTION-SUPPLY-EQUIPMENT TENDER (food prep., nec) alternate titles: production helper

    Tends equipment that conveys shelled corn and vegetable oil between processes in plant producing foods, such as corn chips and cheese puffs: Starts bucket-type conveyor or pneumatic conveyor that transfers shelled corn from freight cars and trucks to corn storage elevator. Moves levers to control flow of corn from elevator to hoppers of cleaning and grinding machines. Connects pipe, tightens coupling with wrenches, and starts pumps to transfer vegetable oils from tank cars to storage tanks. Opens valves to transfer oils from storage tanks to cooking vats in production areas of plant. Collects oil and corn grain samples for laboratory analysis. Sprays corn storage elevators and conveyor belts with insecticide and seals elevator for specified period to eliminate insects. May weigh trucks before and after unloading [GRAIN RECEIVER (grain-feed mills)].
GOE: 06.04.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

921.685-054 SORTER OPERATOR (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: lumber sorter, machine

    Tends sorting mechanism and grades green lumber as lumber passes on conveyor to designated racks: Determines length and thickness of board by comparing board with gauged marks on machine table. Lifts end of board and feels wood to estimate moisture content. Routes board to appropriate holding rack by pressing specified button on control panel. May grade and route veneer to designated bin and be designated Veneer Sorter (millwork-plywood).
GOE: 05.07.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

921.685-058 SPOUT TENDER II (chemical)

    Tends railcar loading devices to load bulk material, such as phosphatic fertilizer, into hopper cars and boxcars: Presses buttons on hand held control box to position loading spout and feed conveyor over compartment of hopper car. Presses buttons to start spout feed conveyor and to start flow of material from overhead bin onto feed conveyor. Observes flow of material into hopper car and presses buttons on control box to change position of spout to assure equal weight distribution in hopper car. Collects sample of material from spout as each compartment is filled to make up composite sample for laboratory analysis. Closes hinged hatch covers on top of hopper car. Attaches grain doors (wooden inner doors) to contain material in boxcar, using hammer and nails. Moves lever to position hydraulically powered loading chute into boxcar. Presses buttons to start flow of material from overhead bin and to start slinger unit (high speed conveyor in curved end of chute) which throws material to ends of boxcar. Moves levers to swivel slinger to distribute load evenly. Cleans boxcars and hopper cars to eliminate product contamination, using broom and shovel.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.685-062 STACKER TENDER (millwork-plywood)

    Tends control panel that controls raising and lowering of stacking tables in veneer bins, and conveyor that conveys stacks of veneer sheets from filled bins for further processing: Observes control panel lights to determine status of each bin being loaded and pulls lever to lower veneer stacking table of respective bin to unloading position when panel light indicates bin is full. Paints identifying information on end of veneer stack, using paint spray can. Pushes buttons to open bin gate and to activate conveyor to convey veneer stack from bin for further processing. Pushes lever to raise veneer stacking table to loading position. Observes control panel lights to detect faulty operation of stacking machine and stops conveyor and machine when malfunction occurs. Pulls lever on control panel or releases valve manually at bin to lower stacking table and pulls jammed veneer sheet into bin. Pushes button to start timer whenever machine breakdowns occur and records downtime according to type of machine breakdown.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.685-066 TRANSFER OPERATOR (paper & pulp)

    Tends equipment that distributes logs and wood-blocks to saws, barkers, washers, splitters, chippers, and grinders according to size and species of wood: Observes logs and blocks to determine wood species and to estimate diameter and length of logs and condition of wood and bark. Pushes button kickers, or moves lever or pedal controls to start transfer chains and conveyors to distribute and convey logs and blocks to appropriate machines. Breaks up jams on conveyors, using pike pole, or $T3picaroon.$T1 May remove oversized blocks or those having knots or decayed portions. May saw or split oversized blocks.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.685-070 UNSCRAMBLER (can. & preserv.)

    Tends machine that automatically unscrambles cans or jars of cooked food products from retort baskets into straight line to facilitate further processing: Lowers retort basket to top of hydraulic lift, using hoist, and clamps basket onto lift. Adjusts conveyor sides to permit passage of cans or jars, and pushes button to activate conveyor. Moves levers to activate lift that raises tiers of cans or jars to conveyor height and to activate arm which moves containers from retort basket to conveyor. Observes flow on conveyor and removes warped or bent cans and repositions cans causing bottlenecks. Repeats operation for each layer of cans or jars in basket. Moves empty basket to designated area, using overhead hoist.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.686-010 CARTON-COUNTER FEEDER (tobacco)

    Sorts and feeds cartons of damaged or stale cigarettes according to brands into tracks of conveyor that carries cartons through automatic counting device and down chute for reprocessing.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.686-014 CONVEYOR FEEDER-OFFBEARER (any industry) alternate titles: carton catcher; dumper-bulk system

    Feeds and off bears conveyor or conveyor system performing any of following tasks: Picks up materials or products from pallet, handtruck, or dolly, and places materials or products onto conveyor, or opens bins or chutes to dump bulk materials onto conveyor, or hangs products on chain or overhead conveyor, or transfers materials or products from one conveyor to another conveyor, and aligns materials or products on conveyor to prevent jams. Dislodges jams by hand or pole. Removes materials or products from discharge end of conveyor and stacks materials or products on trays, pallets, or handtrucks. May feed and off bear conveyor that conveys material or products through machines or equipment operated or tended by another worker. May inspect materials or products for damage or for conformity to specifications. May push material or products between machines or departments on roller conveyor. May move materials or products to or from conveyor, using handtruck, dolly, or electric handtruck. May start or stop conveyor. May open cartons or shipping containers and place contents on conveyor. May use hoist to load or unload conveyor. May stencil, tag, stamp, or write identifying information on packaged products. May record production. May keep work area clean and orderly.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

921.686-018 LOG-HAUL CHAIN FEEDER (paper & pulp; saw. & plan.)

    Rolls logs from railroad cars onto moving log-haul chain: Cuts wires and stakes that bind load to car. Breaks jam of logs on car and rolls them one by one on log-haul chain. Cleans log haul and car.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.686-022 POND WORKER (millwork-plywood; paper & pulp; saw. & plan.) alternate titles: chute feeder; jacker feeder; log-chain feeder; poler; sinker puller; slip feeder

    Feeds logs onto conveyor that moves logs from pond to saw or barker deck: Stands on catwalk, flatboat, raft, or floating logs and guides logs onto conveyor, using pike pole. Raises sunken logs, using hoist. May operate powered winch to raise sunken logs. May be designated according to work station as Boat Worker (saw. & plan.); Log Rider (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.687-010 CAR-DUMPER-OPERATOR HELPER (beverage) alternate titles: car-unloader helper

    Performs following tasks in dumping grain from railroad cars: Slides open and secures car doors. Removes wood and paper from grain flowing from tipped cars, using grappling hooks. Positions metal plank in car to guide grain dumped into hopper. Sweeps empty car and closes door. May lower road crossing gates at rail and road intersection.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.687-014 CHOKE SETTER (logging)

    Fastens $T3choker$T1 cables around logs for yarding from cutting area to landing: Pulls choker cables from tractor winch or main-line of yarding machine, passes ball (one end) under and around log, and secures end to bell (sliding fastener) to form noose. May clear brush and earth from under log, using ax and shovel. May assist RIGGING SLINGER (logging) in installing and dismantling rigging of high lead or similar yarding system. May be designated Cat Hooker (logging) in tractor yarding.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: V GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.687-018 LOADER (mfd. bldgs.)

    Loads prefabricated home components and modular home units on trucks for shipment to construction site: Loads components in reverse order of house construction sequence and according to size, using electric hoist. Straps completed shipment stacks, using banding tool and clamps. Lifts modular home units from assembly line trailer and lowers unit onto truck bed for shipment, using hydraulic jacks.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.687-022 LOG LOADER HELPER (logging) alternate titles: second loader

    Loads logs onto trucks or railroad cars, performing any combination of following tasks: Hand signals directions for hoisting of trailer from truck chassis and positioning of truck for loading. Connects brake and electrical lines and trailer to truck. Positions railcars for loading, using power winch, pinchbar, and car hand brakes. Secures tongs, slings, or other attachment to log, guides loading of logs by hand and using hand signals, and releases attachments. Trims protruding limbs and knots, using ax and chain saw. Marks log with specified symbols, using paint spray can or branding hammer. Secures load with chains, cables, or steel straps. May roll logs up ramp and position logs on truck, using peavey or cant hook. May be designated according to type of loading equipment involved as Jammer Operator Helper (logging); Grapple Operator Helper (logging); or work location as Loader Helper, Sorting Yard (logging).
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.687-026 RIGGER HELPER (any industry)

    Assists RIGGER (any industry) in setting up, bracing, and rigging hoisting equipment, performing duties as described under HELPER (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

921.687-030 RIGGER, THIRD (logging)

    Carries blocks (pulleys) and cable to RIGGER (logging), threads cables through blocks, and performs similar tasks while working as member of crew engaged in installing blocks, cables, and other rigging used in skidding logs.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: V GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

921.687-034 WOOD HANDLER (paper & pulp)

    Monitors flow of wood in chute and conveyors, and breaks up jams to maintain uninterrupted supply of wood to grinders: Stands beside conveyor and pushes and pulls crossed or interlocked blocks into alignment on belt, using pike pole. Picks up fallen blocks of wood and tosses wood back onto conveyor.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with loading and moving materials and products, using work aids, other than machines, such as handtrucks, electric handtrucks or dollies, and wheelbarrows; shoveling, carrying, sorting, and stacking materials and products; and stock checking or records keeping not included in Division 22. Loading and moving materials and products by means of pumping equipment is included in Group 914.

922.137-010 SENIOR-COMMISSARY AGENT (air trans.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, preparing, assembling, and loading supplies aboard aircraft, such as linens, glasses, emergency kits, and beverages for airline commissary: Reads shipping documents and inspects storage areas to determine space available for storage. Plans commissary supply schedule according to number and type of flights scheduled for departure. Directs workers as to amount and type of supplies to be assembled and loaded on each flight. Conducts inventories to determine supply requirements and orders replacements from main warehouse. Compiles receipt and disbursement data and computes balance. Contacts catering service, supply vendors, and other flight stations to coordinate equipment and supply balance. Trains new workers. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

922.137-014 SUPERVISOR, HIDE HOUSE (leather mfg.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in inspecting, storing and unloading incoming hides or skins. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 06.02.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

922.137-018 SUPERVISOR, LOADING AND UNLOADING (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in loading and unloading cargo from conveyances, such as railroad cars, trucks, and ships, and in moving and storing materials or products: Assigns job tasks to worker according to loading and unloading schedules, and observes loading of conveyance to determine conformance to loading patterns and to prevent shifting or damage to materials or products during transit. Verifies materials loaded or unloaded against work order or bill of lading. Directs workers to move materials or products to storage areas or production departments. Trains new employees in job duties. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May schedule sequence of transportation usage, routes of transportation vehicle operators, or movement of materials into and out of storage area. May be designated according to materials handled, work location, or specialization as Bull-Gang Supervisor (tobacco); Munitions-Handler Supervisor (ordnance); Platform Supervisor (any industry); Supervisor, Case Loading (beverage); Supervisor, Loading (any industry); Supervisor, Shipping (bakery products); Supervisor, Shipping Room (beverage); Supervisor, Unloading (any industry).
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 82

922.137-022 SUPERVISOR, OPEN-HEARTH STOCKYARD (steel & rel.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in stocking raw materials and scrap used for open-hearth furnace charging operations. Directs workers in filling charging boxes with scrap, loading boxes on charging buggies (low flatbed railroad car), weighing scrap, and positioning buggies on charging floor. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

922.137-026 WAREHOUSE TRAFFIC SUPERVISOR (wholesale tr.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in unloading and placing tobacco on auction warehouse floor and directs traffic to and from warehouse: Directs drivers of loaded vehicles to unloading site, and empty vehicles to exits, to expedite unloading of vehicles and avoid traffic congestion. Directs workers to place loads of tobacco in designated areas on warehouse floor. May estimate amount of floor space available to prevent overcrowding of warehouse floor. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

922.137-030 YARD SUPERVISOR (forestry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving and shipping Christmas trees: Inspects operations of yard to ensure that orders for trees are filled and company standards regarding processing of trees are adhered to. Inspects trees received from SUPERVISOR, CHRISTMAS-TREE FARM (forestry) and private individuals, and writes invoices to indicate number and sizes of trees accepted. Confers with MANAGER, CHRISTMAS-TREE FARM (forestry) regarding shipping schedules, tree production, and size of work force required. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

922.587-010 PRIMING-MIXTURE CARRIER (ordnance)

    Moves explosive priming mixture from isolated storage houses to primer and rimfire charging departments: Supplies outside window boxes, near charging stations, with containers of various type mixtures according to work order. Records type and quantity of mixtures received and distributed. Turns valves to replenish water in humidifying trays in wet mixture houses and reports abnormal temperature in dry mixture houses. May flush storage houses, using hose, to prevent accumulation of explosive dust. May wash residue from empty containers with neutralizing solution.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.665-010 FLUMER I (sugar & conf.) alternate titles: beet flumer

    Tends equipment that conveys water and sugar beets from storage bins through flume to washroom: Pushes button to start equipment and turns steam and water valves to admit heated water into flume. Turns crank to raise storage bin gate to start flow of sugar beets into flume. Turns valves to increase or decrease flow of water and beets through flume into washroom according to bell, telephone, or light signals. Observes flow of beets in flume to detect jamming and loosens jams, using bar. Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction. May maintain equipment, using handtools.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

922.665-014 BIN TRIPPER OPERATOR (steel & rel.)

    Tends discharge end of conveyor system that moves raw materials in blast furnace to storage bins: Inspects bins and notifies CONVEYOR-SYSTEM OPERATOR (any industry) 921.662-018 of required material, such as iron and manganese ore, limestone, clay, or sinter. Moves control to position tipper over bin. Opens valve to turn on water spray to settle dust. Notifies CONVEYOR-SYSTEM OPERATOR (any industry) when bin is full. Presses switch to stop conveyor for malfunctions. Scrapes and cleans bins and bin areas, using bar, scraper, shovel, and broom.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

922.667-010 YARD WORKER, USED BUILDING MATERIALS (retail trade)

    Salvages and stores used building materials: Stacks cleaned lumber according to size and condition. Sorts and stores used millwork, plumbing fixtures, heating equipment, and structural steel. Cuts lumber to customer's specifications, using power saw. Fills customer's order and loads materials on car or truck.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

922.684-010 LOCKER-PLANT ATTENDANT (retail trade; wholesale tr.)

    Performs any combination of following duties in frozen-food locker plant: Wraps food in protective paper or plastic film and ties package by hand or machine. Stamps identifying label and weight on package. Packs wrapped packages in baskets and places them in freezing room until frozen, then transfers them to designated storage lockers. Records items packed, weight, and locker numbers, and sends data to business office. Fills orders from customers' lockers on written request and retail orders from stock. Slices, grinds, and cubes meat by machine. Cleans work area in processing room. May cut beef, pork, or other meat into roasts, chops, steaks, or other forms as requested by customer [MEAT CUTTER (retail trade; wholesale tr.)]. May sell containers for freezing fruits and vegetables. May issue receipts for foods left for freezing. May collect service fees from customers.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

922.686-010 DUMPER (chemical)

    Dumps nitrocellulose into trough for transfer to explosives-manufacturing equipment: Rolls barrels of nitrocellulose from railroad car to dumping room over wooden rails. Removes lock rims and lids of barrels, using handtools. Upturns barrels over water jet in trough and strikes bottom with rubber mallet to loosen contents. ay pump slurry to agitating and blending tubs.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

922.686-014 LOWERATOR OPERATOR (fabrication, nec)

    Removes wrapped felt-base rugs and felt-base floor coverings from machine that automatically conveys them to lower floor for final processing. Weighs rugs and coverings, using floor scale, and sorts them according to grade. Moves products to storage rooms, using handtruck. Records weights and grades of products.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-010 BIN FILLER (tobacco) alternate titles: bin packer; leaf binner; leaf tinner

    Packs tobacco filler leaves in storage bin, positioning leaves in rows to prevent breakage. Covers leaves with rubber sheet and closes bin.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-014 BINDER-AND-WRAPPER PACKER (tobacco)

    Packs binder and wrapper tobacco leaves in cases preparatory to storage: Picks up leaves by stems and places them in case. Places burlap covering over leaves, climbs into case, and walks on covering to compact tobacco, removing burlap for use in repeating process for subsequent layers. Nails boards over top of case and conveys case to storage room, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-018 BOBBIN SORTER (glass mfg.; plastic-synth.; textile) alternate titles: bobbin salvager; spool salvager

    Sorts bobbins or spools according to type or number and places bobbins in specified bin or box. Inspects bobbins or spools for defects. Removes waste yarn from bobbins or spools [BOBBIN CLEANER, HAND (any industry)]. May remove identification stickers or disks from cleaned bobbins or spools. May convey sorted bobbins or spools to specified work station, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-022 BOLT LOADER (saw. & plan.) alternate titles: car loader

    Loads and stacks halved or quartered stave-logs in cars that are rolled into steam tunnel [STEAM-TUNNEL FEEDER (saw. & plan.)].
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-026 BULL-GANG WORKER (tobacco) alternate titles: hogshead roller; load-out worker; roller

    Moves hogsheads of tobacco, between departments, onto scales, and onto truck or boxcars by rolling or using handtruck. Stacks hogsheads in tiers or removes hogsheads from stack, using skids and stick or iron bar. Works as member of team when stacking and loading hogsheads. May call hogshead number and grade stenciled on hogshead to BOOKING PRIZER (tobacco) as hogsheads are rolled onto scale.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: V GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-030 CAN FILLER (tobacco)

    Fills carrying cans with tobacco leaves from storage bins: Removes tobacco leaves from storage bins and spreads tobacco on table to separate leaves stuck together. Places tobacco in can in manner that prevents leaves from being compressed. Places cover on can and carries can to scales to be weighed.
GOE: 06.04.36 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

922.687-034 CAR PINCHER (steel & rel.) alternate titles: car shifter

    Moves railroad cars or tank cars in yard or at loading dock, using pinchbar inserted under car wheel to position domes of railcars under loading spouts. ay place planks between coke ovens and top of railroad car to provide path for wheelbarrows. ay daub coke oven doors with clay to regulate air intake.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

922.687-038 COAL SAMPLER (utilities)

    Collects coal samples from hopper cars or coal bunkers preparatory to testing: Inserts specified size of pipe in car or bunker, using sledgehammer, to facilitate gathering coal sample. Dumps coal from pipe into container and records sample source. Carries sample to testing laboratory.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-042 COTTON SAMPLER (agriculture; textile) alternate titles: sampler

    Removes samples of cotton from bales for classification purposes: Cuts bale band and burlap covering, using shears and knife. Opens outside layers of cotton, and pulls or cuts samples from interior of each side of bale. Tears stub from bale identification tag, places stub in sample, and wraps samples in paper. May transfer bales of cotton to platform scales, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.27 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-046 ICER (wholesale tr.) alternate titles: top icer

    Deposits layer of crushed ice on fresh food products packed in barrels, boxes, or crates, to refrigerate them during shipment: Scrapes off surplus ice and passes crate along conveyor system, slides crate to LIDDER (any industry), or places lid on container and moves container to storage or shipping area, using handtruck. May shovel ice into ice compartment of food distribution trucks. May be designated according to container in which product is packed as Box Icer (can. & preserv.); Crate Icer (can. & preserv.); or according to product iced as Fish Icer (can. & preserv.; wholesale tr.).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

922.687-050 INSTALLER (museums)

    Moves, installs, and stores paintings, statuary, and other art objects in art museum: Places protective pads on handtruck platform and lifts paintings, statuary, or other art objects onto handtruck and places protective pads between and around objects to ensure against damage. Pushes handtruck from shipping-receiving area to storage or display gallery as directed by supervisor. Places objects to be stored in designated sections of storage area. Removes objects to be displayed from handtruck, hangs paintings, and positions statuary and other objects in cabinets or on stands as directed. Dismantles exhibit components, as directed, and moves art objects, cabinets, and other display items to storage area. Moves designated objects from storage area to shipping room.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-054 LABORATORY-SAMPLE CARRIER (any industry) alternate titles: sample gatherer; sampler

    Collects samples of products or raw materials for laboratory analysis, performing any combination of following tasks: Turns valves or dips sample container to transfer liquid samples from pipeline, processing equipment, tanks, or other vessels to test tubes, bottles, or buckets. Transfers dry samples, such as ore, grain, crystals, powder, or granular material to containers, using shovel, hand scoop, sample stick, or handtool. Labels sample containers with identifying data, location of sample, and time collected. Delivers samples to laboratory for analysis. Cleans sample containers, using specified cleaning agents and brushes or scrapers. Gathers samples at specified locations, stages of processing, and time interval. May collect samples of radioactive waste, following prescribed safety procedures, and be designated Sampler, Radioactive Waste (chemical).
GOE: 05.09.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

922.687-058 LABORER, STORES (any industry) alternate titles: order picker; parts picker; stock selector; warehouse worker

    Performs any combination of following tasks to receive, store, and distribute material, tools, equipment, and products within establishments: Reads production schedule, customer order, work order, shipping order, or requisition to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed. Conveys materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas by hand, handtruck, or electric handtruck. Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to predetermined sequence, such as size, type, style, color, or product code. Sorts and stores perishable goods in refrigerated rooms. Fills requisitions, work orders, or requests for materials, tools, or other stock items and distributes items to production workers or assembly line. Assembles customer orders from stock and places orders on pallets or shelves, or conveys orders to packing station or shipping department. Marks materials with identifying information, using stencil, crayon, or other marking device. Opens bales, crates, and other containers, using handtools. Records amounts of materials or items received or distributed. Weighs or counts items for distribution within plant to ensure conformance to company standards. Arranges stock parts in specified sequence for assembly by other workers. May use computer to enter records. May compile worksheets or tickets from customer specifications [ORDER DETAILER (clerical) 221.387-046]. May drive vehicle to transport stored items from warehouse to plant or to pick up items from several locations for shipment. May complete requisition forms to order supplies from other plant departments. May prepare parcels for mailing. May maintain inventory records. ay restock aircraft commissary supplies, such as linens, glasses, emergency kits, and beverages, and be designated Commissary Agent (air trans.). May be known according to specific duty performed as Cloth-Bin Packer (textile); Cooler Worker (dairy products); Order Filler (any industry); Produce Clerk (retail trade) II; Tool Chaser (any industry).
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 88

922.687-062 LABORER, WHARF (can. & preserv.) alternate titles: dock worker; fish pitcher; lumper; wharf hand

    Unloads catch from fishing vessels and conveys fish from wharf to fish-dressing or storage area, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads cargo net, crane bucket, or conveyor with catch from hold of boat, by hand or with shovel or pew (hooked prong). Dumps catch from cargo net or crane bucket onto dock platform, and sorts catch according to species, size, or grade. Pushes cart of fish to fish-cleaning tables and dumps fish on table, or piles fish on floor and covers them with chipped ice for temporary storage. Shovels fish scrap into cart and pushes cart to disposal area. May assist boat crew in mooring boat at dock. ay clean fish [FISH CLEANER (can. & preserv.; fishing & hunt.)].
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-066 LAST PUTTER-AWAY (boot & shoe; rubber goods) alternate titles: dead header; returner, lasts

    Sorts and stores lasts (shoe molds) in numbered bins, in racks, or on skids, according to size and style. Picks up lasts in assembly area and transports them to storage room for sorting and placing in bins, using handtruck.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-070 LUMBER HANDLER (woodworking) alternate titles: lumber piler; lumber racker; lumber stacker; lumber sticker

    Stacks lumber on kiln cars, in yard, or in shed to dry or store, performing any combination of following tasks: Places lumber piece by piece in layers, leaving space between edges of adjacent pieces. Places sticks between layers as stack rises to permit circulation of air and bind stack together. Stands on ground and hands lumber to another worker on top of stack. Positions timbers on kiln car, ground, or shed floor to build foundation for lumber stacks. Places blocks against wheels of loaded kiln car in dry kiln to prevent movement of car. Unloads lumber from stacks or kiln cars. Places lumber, veneer, or plywood on conveyor for further processing. Loads and unloads stacking machine, working in teamwork with other workers [STACKER, MACHINE (woodworking) 569.685-066]. May stack bundles of laths or barrel staves. May attach identity card to stacks of lumber and record number of stacks by species for supervisor. May carry materials, such as lumber, mortar mix, and nails to sales counter or load materials onto delivery trucks. May be designated according to purpose of stacking as Kiln Stacker (woodworking).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 81

922.687-074 LUMBER SORTER (woodworking) alternate titles: lumber puller; racker; separator

    Sorts lumber or veneer according to grade markings and size: Removes boards from sorting table, handtruck, or conveyor and stacks in piles or places boards in rack or on conveyor, according to grade marking, length, or use of boards. Gauges length of boards by sight, by marks on sorting table, or by measuring with rule. May remove defective lumber from conveyor and stack lumber according to grade, length, species, and color. ay hand stamp grade markings on boards or stack of lumber. May be designated according to sorting equipment used as Racker (saw. & plan.).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-078 PAPER STRIPPER (paper goods; print. & pub.)

    Reads work order to determine amount and type of paper required for printing. Strips outside wrapper from rolls of printing paper or wallpaper stock and cuts away torn, soiled, or creased sections, using knife, to prepare stock for printing. Conveys stock to printing machines, using handtruck. May move raw materials, such as pigment and chemicals to other departments, using handtruck.
GOE: 05.12.19 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-082 PULP PILER (logging) alternate titles: pulp roller

    Stacks pulpwood logs in piles at skidway or landing near logging road or stream. Places logs on pile by hand, or guides logs into position with cant hook as log is lifted by mechanical means.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-086 RETURNED-GOODS SORTER (textile)

    Sorts defective cloth returned to textile mill or processing establishment. Opens shipping cases, using claw hammer, knife, and wirecutters. Lifts cloth from cases and deposits it in specified bins preparatory to cutting, inspection, or other processes.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-090 STEVEDORE II (water trans.)

    Loads and unloads ships' cargoes: Carries or moves cargo by handtruck to wharf and stacks cargo on pallets or cargo boards to facilitate transfer to and from ship. Stacks cargo in transit shed or in hold of ship as directed by HEADER (water trans.). Attaches and moves slings used to lift cargo. Guides load being lifted to prevent swinging. Shores cargo in ship's hold to prevent shifting during voyage. May be designated according to area in which work is performed as Stevedore, Dock (water trans.); Stevedore, Front (water trans.); Stevedore, Hold (water trans.).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: V GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-094 TIMBER PACKER (saw. & plan.)

    Loads logs or sawed lumber onto flatcars, trucks, and boats, packing tightly and securing load with stakes, chains, and cables so that load will not shift in transit.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

922.687-098 TIN STACKER (tinware)

    Carries punched blanks from scroll shear to punch press, by hand or on handtrucks. Picks up scrap from scroll shear and punch press, using shovel, scrap fork, or by hand, and deposits it in bins or in scrap chute. May weigh scrap tin and record weight in logbook.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

922.687-102 YARD LABORER (paper & pulp)

    Moves and stores material and maintains yard and grounds of paper and pulp plant, performing any combination of following tasks: Shovels wood chips, pulpwood, sulfur, and limerock into trucks or onto conveyors. Cleans chips or bark from conveyors; bark, leaves, and twigs from water canal; and burns refuse. Removes driftwood from canal, using hoist. May load waste paper from paper machines into carts. May stack bundles of woodpulp and dump pulp and waste paper into beaters. May dig ditches and install pipelines from railroad tank cars to facilitate unloading of chemicals used in paper manufacture.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with packaging and materials handling.

929.131-010 SUPERVISOR, SALVAGE (petrol. refin.) alternate titles: reclamation supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in salvaging valves, flanges, pipefittings, tubes, and traps, and in sorting, storing, and issuing reclaimed articles. Determines salvageability of defective parts, based on knowledge of availability and cost of replacements. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

929.132-010 SUPERVISOR, REACTOR FUELING (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving and storing reactor fuel elements, recharging reactor, loading $T3monotubes,$T1 packaging, storing, and shipping irradiated fuel elements in a nuclear reactor plant: Reads production schedules to determine time and sequence of reactor recharging, monotube loading, packaging, and storing activities. Reads exposure-availability (amount of exposure to radiation permitted individual workers) and personnel rosters to compile work schedules. Explains and demonstrates work tasks to new workers and assigns them to experienced workers for further training. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

929.133-010 YARD SUPERVISOR (woodworking)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in unloading, storing, and distributing materials, such as coal, logs, lumber, wastepaper, and sulfur in yard of industrial plant: Confers with plant personnel and plans and allocates use of materials handling equipment, such as conveyors, cranes, tractors, and trucks, according to material to be moved and production requirements. Directs workers engaged in keeping records of materials received and used. Trains new workers. May inspect incoming materials and verify invoices. May inspect machines and equipment and direct workers engaged in maintenance and repair work. May supervise workers engaged in drying lumber in kiln [KILN OPERATOR (woodworking) 563.382-010]. May supervise workers engaged in booming (gathering) and sorting logs in log pond. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 78

929.137-010 GENERAL-HANDLING SUPERVISOR (smelt. & refin.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sorting, stacking, and weighing metal pigs and metal scrap, and in receiving, checking, storing, and distributing raw materials, such as coke, chlorine, and gasoline. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

929.137-014 POLEYARD SUPERVISOR (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving, grading, sorting, framing, and storing wooden poles used to support electric power transmission lines: Directs workers engaged in peeling, bucking, boring, and painting poles. Examines poles for conformance to specifications. May direct workers to recondition poles. May prepare requisitions and collect money from sale of poles from yard. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

929.137-018 WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR (motor trans.) alternate titles: labor-gang supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in loading, unloading, recording, arranging, routing, and delivery of incoming and outgoing freight in a freight storage warehouse of a motor transportation firm. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to activity as Supervisor, Car-Loading-And-Unloading (motor trans.).
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

929.137-022 WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR (any industry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving, transporting, stacking, order filling, shipping, and maintaining stock records in warehouse. Supervises labeling and casing or packing of materials or products. Trains new workers. May be known by specific area worked as Cooler Supervisor (dairy products). Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 81

929.137-026 YARD SUPERVISOR (smelt. & refin.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, issuing, and shipping equipment, materials, and supplies, such as machinery, lumber, chemicals, fuel oils, scrap iron, and ore concentrate: Weighs railroad cars and trucks containing shipments, and verifies shipments against delivery records. Inspects incoming shipments, notifies freight agent of damages, and compiles claim reports. Informs railroad crews of spotting site for incoming cars. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

929.137-030 YARD SUPERVISOR, BUILDING MATERIALS OR LUMBER (retail trade; wholesale tr.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in loading and unloading materials and in using and maintaining machines and equipment in lumber yard or building materials yard: Coordinates shipments in and out of yard and inspects for specified quantity and quality. Directs workers in loading and unloading materials and in use and care of machines and equipment, such as stackers, carriers, planes, saws, and concrete mixers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

929.137-034 YARD SUPERVISOR, COTTON GIN (agriculture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving bulk cotton in cotton ginning establishment: Directs workers engaged in unloading bulk cotton and routing it to storage bins or to ginning stands through vacuum conveyor pipes. aintains records of quantity and location of stored cotton. May assist in repairing equipment, such as conveyor systems, trailers, and storage bins. May sample cotton [COTTON SAMPLER (agriculture; textile)]. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

929.367-010 PRESERVATION INSPECTOR, MARINE EQUIPMENT (government ser.) alternate titles: equipment processer, storage

    Directs or participates in preparation of equipment, such as naval guns and other ordnance materiel for mothballing (storage): Inspects materiel for condition to determine feasibility of storage, type of preservative application required, and degree of dismantling necessary. Identifies materiel and parts according to knowledge of equipment function and comparison with catalog specifications to select preservative treatment best suited to each piece of equipment. Ascertains condition to determine need for scraping, washing, brushing, or other treatment preparatory to storage. Directs or assists in moistureproofing of materiel, using preservative agents applied by brushing, spraying, or dipping.
GOE: 05.03.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

929.381-010 CARPET CUTTER (retail trade)

    Measures, marks, and cuts carpeting and linoleum, using measuring and marking devices and knife, or cutting machine, to get maximum number of usable pieces from standard sized rolls, following floor dimensions or diagrams. May be designated according to type of floor covering cut as Linoleum Cutter (retail trade).
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

929.382-010 LOAD-TEST MECHANIC (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: proof-load mechanic

    Sets up and operates equipment to load-test tooling and material handling apparatus, such as jigs, fixtures, cables, metal and fabric slings, chains, binders, and tie rods: Reads specifications to determine load-test procedures. Positions and secures tooling or apparatus to be tested in holding devices, manually or using crane or forklift. Attaches load-test equipment to test specimen, according to specifications. Adjusts test equipment controls to apply specified weight or pressure to test specimen to determine holding or handling capacity or to determine maximum load at which item fatigues or breaks. Examines tooling and handling apparatus for structural failure or misuse. Records test information. Attaches inspection tags to tooling or apparatus.
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 89

929.583-010 YARD WORKER (agriculture)

    Drives tractor to move spots (trailers of cotton) to suction shed, storage building, or other designated areas of cotton gin yard: Loads bales of cotton into trailer and unloads and stores bales. Keeps record of supplies issued from warehouse and delivers supplies to gin workers. May clean gin yard as directed.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

929.587-010 NUT-AND-BOLT ASSEMBLER (nut & bolt) alternate titles: nutter-up

    Couples and packages nuts and bolts: Screws nut on bolt by hand and holds nut in chuck of nut-turning machine that spins and tightens nut on bolt. Weighs or counts specified amounts of nuts and bolts, and records number of units on production form. Pushes box or carton along bench or onto conveyor. May tie long bolts into bundles, using wire. May feed nuts and bolts into hopper of machine that automatically couples and packages nuts and bolts.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.663-010 LOGGING-TRACTOR OPERATOR (forestry; logging; saw. & plan.)

    Drives straight or articulated tractor equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, and crane boom, to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush. Gives or receives signals from coworkers regarding moving logs. May build or repair logging and skid roads. May drive logging tractor equipped with crawler treads. May saw felled trees into lengths [BUCKER (logging) 454.684-010]. May be designated according to accessory equipment operated as Logging-Arch Operator (logging); Logging-Tractor Operator, Swamp (logging); Log-Stacker Operator (logging; saw. & plan.); Skid-Grapple Operator (logging); Skidder Operator (forestry; logging).
GOE: 03.04.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 79

929.683-014 TRACTOR OPERATOR (any industry)

    Drives gasoline or diesel powered tractor to move materials, draw farm implements, tow trailers, pull out objects embedded in ground, or pull cable of winch to raise, lower, or load heavy material or equipment: Fastens attachments, such as graders, plows, and rollers, to tractor with hitchpins. Releases brake, shifts gears, and depresses accelerator or moves throttle to control forward and backward movement of tractor. Steers tractor by turning steering wheel and depressing brake pedals. May lubricate and repair tractor and attachments. May be designated according to type of power utilized as Diesel-Tractor Operator (any industry); Gasoline-Tractor Operator (any industry); Tractor Operator, Battery (mine & quarry). May operate tractor mounted with wide spread pneumatic or metallic treads to transport materials over marshes or swamps and be designated Marsh-Buggy Operator (construction). May operate tractor equipped with laser leveling equipment to level large fields for farming or industrial purposes and be designated Tractor Operator, Laser Leveling (any industry).
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

929.684-010 PACKER (ordnance)

    Packs rocket-motor cases in special containers for shipment: Paints shipping containers, using spray gun. Transports motor cases from curing oven on overhead conveyor and lowers cases into shipping container, using hoist. Removes handling rings or slings from case, using hand or power wrenches. Clamps or bolts cover plates over ends of motor case. Clamps cover on shipping container, using wrenches.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

929.685-010 CRATE OPENER (furniture)

    Tends machine that restrains compressed bedsprings to permit uncrating in mattress manufacturing establishment: Moves crates of compressed bedsprings to bed of uncrating machine, using handtruck. Presses button to lower hydraulic press onto compressed bedsprings and cuts shipping wires and bands, using wire cutters. Presses button to raise press, expanding bedsprings from compressed state. Removes shipping wires and bands from bedsprings and moves bedsprings to processing area, using handtruck.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.685-014 TYING-MACHINE OPERATOR (paper goods; tex. prod., nec)

    Tends tying machine that automatically wraps and ties string around bundles of products, such as cardboard boxes and finished canvas goods: Threads string through machine wrapping arm. Positions specified number of items to be tied on machine table. Depresses pedal that passes wrapping arm around items, ties knot, and cuts off string. May visually inspect products for defects. May keep production records.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.685-018 TYING-MACHINE OPERATOR, LUMBER (woodworking) alternate titles: binder; bundler

    Tends machine that wraps and ties bundles of lumber with wire or twine: Places roll of wire or twine on machine spindle and threads through guides to knotter and cutter. Stacks specified number of boards or furniture parts on machine table and clamps pile in place. Starts machine and depresses pedal that actuates machine to wrap and tie wire or twine around pile and cut wire or twine free from roll. Stacks bundled stock on dolly or sets bundles on conveyor belt. May wrap ends of bundle with paper or fabric before tying.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.686-014 BAND SALVAGER (agriculture) alternate titles: band straightener

    Salvages tie bands from uncompressed cotton bales for reuse on compressed cotton bales: Straightens bands, using rubber mallet, or feeds bands through powered rollers that flatten and straighten them. Cuts bands to required length for tying compressed bales, using tablemounted cutting device with preset cutting blades. Deposits excess pieces of banding into container for splicing by BAND MAKER (agriculture). May bend end of each band and attach fastening buckle onto bent end.
GOE: 06.04.24 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

929.686-018 CRAYON-SORTING-MACHINE FEEDER (pen & pencil)

    Loads crayons and pencils of various colors into hopper of machine, starts machine, and observes operation as machine sorts them into specified quantities for packing. Clears jams in machine. Keeps record of boxes completed.
GOE: 06.04.09 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.686-022 FEED-IN WORKER (grain-feed mills)

    Opens damaged sacks of flour and meal and dumps contents into chutes that carry it to feed department for resacking. Cleans sacks, using suction-pipe cleaner. Turns sack inside out and repeats operation. Places cleaned sacks on handtruck and conveys them to supply room.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-010 CUTTER, BANANA ROOM (wholesale tr.)

    Cuts hands of bananas from stalks for packing preparatory to shipment. Counts bananas. Determines, according to ripeness, room in which bananas will be stored.
GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-014 KILN DRAWER (brick & tile) alternate titles: drawer

    Removes burned clay products, such as sewer pipe, brick, refractories, and roofing tile, from tunnel kiln cars or periodic kilns, by hand or using hoist: Places pallet on drawing dock and lifts and stacks product on pallet. Examines products for defects, such as cracks, chips, and distortions. Grades and sorts products. Removes and places kiln furniture, such as tie brick, clamp, and holders, in box for reuse. Discards setting rings in waste bin. Cleans used kiln and door brick. May load clay products onto kiln cars prior to firing process. May stock clay products on pallets or place products in carton for shipment.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 78

929.687-018 LABORER, HIGH-DENSITY PRESS (agriculture) alternate titles: hoist worker

    Loads compressed bales of cotton onto handtrucks or tractor-drawn trailers: Secures hooks to bale and lifts bale onto trailer or handtruck, using hoist. ay stencil identifying information on bale, using brush and stencil.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-022 LABORER, SALVAGE (any industry) alternate titles: reclaimer; salvager; trash collector; waste collector

    Salvages materials in industrial or commercial establishment, performing any combination of duties: Collects reusable items or waste materials, such as lumber, paper, rags, fiber, yarn, rubber, beer and soft drink bottles, chemicals, and scrap metal, in scrap gondolas, barrels, or other containers, using handtruck, industrial truck, or wheelbarrow. Inspects materials and sorts items or materials into piles or places in bins or barrels according to type, size, condition, coloring, marking, or other characteristics. Salvages reusable materials and disposes of waste by pouring into sewer or waste containers, loading onto vehicle, or by burning or baling waste. Moves reusable materials to production department or storage. Separates metal particles from waste, using wire screen or magnet. Attaches labels to waste and salvage containers to identify contents. Weighs materials and containers and keeps records of total amount of waste collected. Dumps waste material, such as broke (waste paper and pulp), into machine tank for reprocessing. Makes minor repairs to scrap containers, such as bumping out dents, using handtools. May be designated according to kind of material salvaged as Broke Handler (paper & pulp); Lumber Salvager (any industry); Metal Sorter (any industry); Rag Sorter (any industry); Sack Sorter (any industry); Scrap Sorter (any industry); or specialized assignment as Scrap Burner (any industry).
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-026 LINER INSERTER (tobacco)

    Pulls plastic liner over carton-shaped or hogshead-shaped form. Lowers form, suspended from ceiling into open containers, using rope and pulley, working as member of two-person team. Overlaps edges of plastic liner over top edge of container and removes form. May insert paper liner into containers.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-030 MATERIAL HANDLER (any industry) alternate titles: distributor; floor worker; line supply; loader and unloader; servicer; stacker; utility worker

    Loads, unloads, and moves materials within or near plant, yard, or work site, performing any combination of following duties: Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved. Opens containers, using steel cutters, crowbar, clawhammer, or other handtools. Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand. Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit, using handtools. Conveys materials to or from storage or work sites to designated area, using handtruck, electric dolly, wheelbarrow, or other device. Secures lifting attachments to materials and conveys load to destination, using hand-operated crane or hoist, or signals crane or hoisting operators to move load to destination [LABORER, HOISTING (any industry) 921.667-022]. Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheet. Attaches identifying tags or labels to materials or marks information on cases, bales, or other containers. Loads truck for INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR (any industry) 921.683-050. Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands bundles together, using banding machine and clincher. Clamps sections of portable conveyor together or places conveyor sections on blocks or boxes to facilitate movement of materials or products. Removes samples of materials, labels with identifying information, and takes samples to laboratory for analysis [LABORATORY-SAMPLE CARRIER (any industry) 922.687-054]. Lifts heavy objects by hand or using power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment, using broom, rags, and cleaning compounds, to assist machine operators. Makes simple adjustments or repairs, such as realigning belts or replacing rollers, using handtools. Assembles crates to contain products, such as machines or vehicles, using handtools and precut lumber. Shovels loose materials, such as sand, gravel, metals, plastics, or chemicals, into machine hoppers or into vehicles and containers, such as wheelbarrows, scrap truck, or barrels. May occasionally operate industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products. May be designated according to material handled as Filling Hauler, Weaving (textile); according to method of conveying materials as Lugger (agriculture); according to machine or equipment loaded or unloaded as Blunger Loader (pottery & porc.); Vehicle Unloader (any industry); or according to work station as Outside Trucker (any industry); Platform Loader (any industry). May be designated: Bale Piler (textile); Batch Trucker (rubber tire); Bobbin Handler (textile); Car Loader (any industry); Cloth Hauler (textile); Coal Passer (any industry); Compress Trucker (agriculture); Hogshead Dumper (tobacco); Kiln Car Unloader (brick & tile); Laborer, Yard (any industry); Loader (any industry) II; Lumber-Yard Worker (woodworking); Merchandise Carrier (any industry); Mold Mover (toy-sport equip.); Oven Stripper (any industry); Oven Unloader (any industry); Packaging-Machine-Supplies Distributor (tobacco); Slab Picker (saw. & plan.); Powder Trucker (chemical; ordnance); Rack Carrier (paper goods); Racker (any industry); Retort Loader (chemical); Roper (agriculture); Roving Stock Handler (textile); Scrap Wheeler (machine shop); Segregator (agriculture; wholesale tr.); Sugar Trucker (grain-feed mills); Tire Trucker (rubber tire); Trucker, Hand (any industry).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 89

929.687-034 MUNITIONS HANDLER (ordnance)

    Loads, unloads, and stores ammunition and ammunition components in magazines (storage areas): Moves materials between magazines and carries materials by hand, handtrucks, and roller conveyors. Secures cargoes in carriers, using blocks and stays. Cleans magazines and adjacent area. Crates and cases materials for specific orders. Inspects packaging and materials.
GOE: 06.04.40 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-038 RETURNED-CASE INSPECTOR (beverage)

    Reconditions and cleans used beer cartons, performing any combination of following tasks: Removes carton from conveyor. Lifts out partitions and discards damaged ones. Dumps out dirt or foreign matter. Places dirty or damaged carton on conveyor or into chute for disposal or repair. Inserts bottom pad and partitions in usable cartons and places carton on conveyor for transfer to box or packaging room. May wash cartons, using sponge and cleaning solution.
GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-042 ROLL COVERER, BURLAP (textile) alternate titles: burlapper; wrapper-and-bagger, sheeting

    Wraps or ties pieces of burlap around rolls of cloth or inserts rolls into burlap bag to protect cloth during shipment. Trims excess twine and burlap, using scissors. May sew burlap [CLOTH-BALE HEADER (textile)].
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-046 SCALER-PACKER (meat products)

    Weighs and packs meat cuts and meat byproducts: Weighs hams, butts, ribs, loins, skins, and inedible meat products on scales by truckload, cartons, boxes, or individual cuts. Wraps or packs cuts or carcass parts according to weight, grade, or customer order. May trim cuts. May form boxes, close flaps, or tend strapping (carton closing) machine. May inspect products for quality. May record quantity, type product, and weight for quality control. May stencil shipping information on cartons.
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

929.687-050 WRAPPER COUNTER (tobacco)

    Counts specified number of tobacco wrapper leaves and ties leaves in bundle. Attaches ticket to bundle showing number of leaves in bundle. Wraps bundle in cellophane to preserve moisture content until tobacco is used in making cigars.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

929.687-054 PALLETIZER (nonfer. metal)

    Secures battens (grooved strips of wood) around bundles of packaged metal extrusions to form protective shipping pallets, using $T3strapping tool:$T1 Presses conveyor controls to position packaged extrusions under strapping tool. Measures dimensions of bundles, using ruler, and cuts battens to required size, using power saw. Positions battens, cardboard strips, and metal or plastic strapping around bundles in specified fashion, according to written instructions. Threads strapping through strapping tool and secures battens with strapping, using strapping tool, to form protective pallet around extrusions. Removes palletized bundles from conveyor for further processing, using pneumatic hoist.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

929.687-058 BANDER, HAND (any industry) alternate titles: baler; load clerk; packager and strapper

    Fastens plastic or metal bands around stacks, bundles, or palletized articles prior to storage or shipment, using $T3strapping tool$T1 and clamps: Counts number of articles to be banded to verify number specified on work order. Unwinds plastic or metal banding material from reel, wraps band around stack or bundle, inserts loose end of banding material into strapping tool, and cinches and crimps banding material and clamp with strapping tool to secure articles during storage or shipment. Counts and records number of banded bundles. May operate hydraulic jack lift or truck to move articles before or after bundling. May cut lumber or other reinforcing material, using handsaw or power saw, and include reinforcing material in bundle or nail lumber together to protect articles during storage or shipment. May stack bundled articles on pallet by hand. May band articles to pallet to secure articles for moving. May mark or stencil size of article, customer's name, order number, address, or other identifying data on visible portion of bundle or shipping ticket with markers, brushes, or paint.
GOE: 06.04.38 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

929.687-062 WEIGHER, PRODUCTION (any industry)

    Weighs quantities of materials for use in production processes, using balance, platform, or floor scales: Places loose or packaged material on scales and adds or removes portions of material to obtain specified weight. Reads work order or formula to determine types and quantities of materials to weigh. Records weight of materials used for production records, or maintains perpetual inventory of materials used and on hand. ay dump materials in prescribed sequence into chute or hopper or onto conveyor belt. May transfer weighed materials to production or storage areas, using handtruck or power truck. May sort weighed materials into designated bins or containers, according to weight or type. May be designated according to type of scale used or material weighed as Batch Weigher (chemical); Compounder (rubber reclaim.); Feather Grader (tex. prod., nec); Operator, Scales (plastic-synth.); Rubber Compounder (nonfer. metal; plastic-synth.; rubber goods; rubber tire); Shadow-Graph-Weight Operator (toy-sport equip.); Stock Mixer (textile; tex. prod., nec); Weigher-And-Charger (fabrication, nec). May weigh plant products as part of packing process and be designated Weigher, Packing (any industry).
GOE: 06.03.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 81


    This division includes occupations concerned with quarrying and with the extraction of minerals, such as coal, ores, crude petroleum, and natural gas. Includes crushing, screening, washing, flotation, and other processes of extracting materials at or near the mining site.


    This group includes occupations concerned with drilling wells, undercutting coal seams, sawing and splitting virgin rock, and related activities involved with tapping water- or mineral-bearing formations, obtaining samples of subsurface strata, and loosening or removing materials, using handtools, and hydraulic, electric, or pneumatic power tools, cutting and drilling machines, and other devices. Occupations concerned with construction excavating are found in Groups 850 and 859.

930.130-010 TOOL PUSHER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: superintendent, drilling

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in drilling oil and gas wells in area consisting of one or more wellsites: Directs workers to erect, dismantle, and move drilling rigs, and drilling crews in setting up and operating power units, draw works and other drilling equipment. Plans delivery of drilling tools, fuel, water, and other supplies for use at drill site. Orders type of drilling bits to be used, according to type of strata encountered. Directs workers in mixing drilling mud and circulating mud in borehole, and in use of special drilling mud to prevent blowouts from gas pressure. Orders installation of control head (valve device) to control flow when well begins to produce gas or oil. May supervise operations at producing wells to maintain and regulate flow of gas or oil [SUPERVISOR, PRODUCTION (petrol. & gas)]. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May supervise PROSPECTING DRILLERS (petrol. & gas) drilling shallow boreholes for use in seismic prospecting or to obtain core samples and be designated Tool Pusher, Shallow-Exploratory Drilling (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

930.131-010 FIELD SUPERVISOR, OIL-WELL SERVICES (petrol. & gas)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in setting up, testing, and servicing equipment at oil or gas wells, or boreholes, running instruments in and out of wells, electrical well logging, gun perforating, and temperature surveying. Orders maintenance and repair of equipment, such as cables, vehicles, and test instruments. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

930.134-010 QUARRY SUPERVISOR, DIMENSION STONE (mine & quarry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in quarrying dimension stone: Schedules production or maintenance assignments of workers. arks area or dimensions of blocks to be removed from stone mass, using chalkline. Fills blast holes with blasting agents and detonator, and notifies workers to evacuate area. Detonates explosive, using blasting machine, to separate block from stone mass [BLASTER (mine & quarry)]. Signals HOISTING ENGINEER (any industry) to lift blocks from pit to stockpile area. Inspects blocks for defects such as cracks or discolorations. Computes dimensions of and marks identifying data on blocks. Fastens dogs into drilled holes in stone to facilitate loading on truck. Compiles production and shipping records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.167-010 TECHNICAL OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: drilling inspector

    Charts pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of oil and gas well boreholes or producing wells, using special subsurface instruments, and interprets findings for use in determining further drilling or producing procedures: Directs workers in assembling wire line hoisting gear and attaching line to instruments. Gives directions to HOIST OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) to lower clinograph into well to determine variation of well from vertical (instrument records variation on chart). Informs ROTARY DRILLER (petrol. & gas) of variation from vertical. Lowers weighted wire into well and reads depth of well from recording wheel. Lowers depth bomb into well that records pressure at various depths to determine rate of natural flow of oil from well. Lowers thermometers and other instruments with accompanying recording devices through tubing, casing, drill pipe, or open borehole. Raises instruments from well and removes chart recordings. Measures, converts, records, and interprets data for use by engineering personnel and management in determining drilling or production procedures. May calibrate recording devices. May repair and maintain instruments. May be designated according to specialty as Bottom-Hole-Pressure-Recording Operator (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.03.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.261-010 FISHING-TOOL TECHNICIAN, OIL WELL (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: oil-well-fishing-tool operator

    Analyzes conditions of unserviceable oil or gas wells and directs use of special well-fishing tools and techniques to recover lost equipment and other obstacles from boreholes of wells: Confers with SUPERINTENDENT, DRILLING AND PRODUCTION (petrol. & gas) to gather information regarding size of pipes and tools and borehole conditions in wells. Plans fishing methods and selects tools for removing obstacles, such as liners, broken casing, screens, and drill pipe from wells. Directs drilling crew in applying weights to drill pipes, in using special tools, in applying pressure to circulating fluid (mud), and in drilling around lodged obstacles or specified earth formations, using whipstocks and other special tools. Observes load variations on strain gauge, mudpump, and motor pressure indicators, and listens to sounds of engines and rotary chains to detect signs of faulty operations or unusual conditions in wells. Quotes prices to customer and prepares reports of services rendered, tools used, and time required, to serve as basis for billing customer. May direct drilling crew in installation of well-bottom equipment.
GOE: 05.03.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

930.261-014 FORMATION-TESTING OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: oil-well formation tester; testing-tool operator

    Analyzes samples of fluids from specified formations in oil well to determine productivity of strata, using special testing equipment: Assembles valve device and automatic pressure recorder on drilling floor, using handtools. Directs ROTARY DRILLER (petrol. & gas) to lower section of drill pipe containing instruments into well to specified depth. Opens valve by surface control to obtain sample of fluids in valve device and to chart pressure of fluid-giving formation. Closes valve and directs ROTARY DRILLER (petrol. & gas) to raise pipe and equipment. Analyzes chemical content of sample and interprets pressure readings to determine presence and quantity of oil, gas, water, or other materials in formation. ay send sample of fluids from formation to laboratory for analysis. May perforate boreholes [PERFORATOR OPERATOR, OIL WELL (petrol. & gas)].
GOE: 05.07.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.267-010 OIL-PIPE INSPECTOR (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: pipe inspector

    Inspects steel tubing, casing, drill pipe, and other tubular oil well equipment for defects, using magnetic and optical inspection equipment: Positions scanner (ring-shaped object containing induction coils) around pipe and connects wire to automatic graph recorder. Presses switch to start self-propelled scanner along pipe length and observes lines on graph that indicate location, type, and extent of metal blemishes, cracks, and molecular weakness. Inspects interior of pipe for surface imperfections, using optical instrument. Reports findings to engineering personnel.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.361-010 SERVICE-UNIT OPERATOR, OIL WELL (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: oil-well-sounding-device operator

    Operates equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells, or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells, using specialized subsurface tools and instruments: Directs SAMPLE-TAKER OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) to assemble and connect pipe and hydraulic lines of flushing equipment to wellhead. Starts pumps which circulate water, oil, or other fluid through well, removing sand and other materials obstructing free flow of oil. Perforates well casing or sidewall of borehole with explosive charge [PERFORATOR OPERATOR, OIL WELL (petrol. & gas)]. Assembles and lowers detection instruments into wells having drill pipe, drilling tools, or other obstructions wedged in well. Interprets instrument readings to ascertain depth of obstruction. Directs lowering of specialized equipment to point of obstruction and pushes switches or pulls levers to back-off pipe by chemical or explosive action, or to sever pipe at point of obstruction, permitting recovery of pipestring and resumption of drilling operations. Assembles and operates sound wave generating and detecting mechanisms for determining fluid level in wells. May operate hoist to lower and raise tools [HOIST OPERATOR (petrol. & gas)].
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

930.363-010 CLEAN-OUT DRILLER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: well cleaner

    Operates truck-mounted hoist equipped with derrick to clean out and restore old and damaged oil or gas wells: Moves lever to raise derrick over wellhead. Directs CLEAN-OUT-DRILLER HELPER (petrol. & gas) to jack up truck body and to center hoisting cable over borehole. Assembles and attaches cleanout tools to cable, using handtools. Moves winch lever to lower tools into well. Cleans sand, paraffin, or pipe scale from well, using special scaling and bailing tools. Removes debris from well, using bailer. Lowers blocks composed of soft lead or covered with wax, tar, or soap to take impression of broken equipment in well. Lowers grappling tools into well to probe for and remove obstruction, using hoist. Lowers and raises swabbing tool that creates vacuum and draws well fluids through pipe screens and well perforations, using hoist. May be designated according to specific activity as Bailer (petrol. & gas); Swabber (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.364-010 OIL-PIPE-INSPECTOR HELPER (petrol. & gas)

    Inspects tubular metal equipment as assistant to OIL-PIPE INSPECTOR (petrol. & gas) by performing any combination of following tasks: Inspects interior and exterior of tubing, casing, drill pipe, and other tubular metal equipment used in drilling and producing oil or gas wells to detect incrustations, cracks, or other defects, using mechanical and electronic instruments. Interconnects electric conductor cables to instruments, control panels, and generator sets, using wrenches and screwdrivers. Rolls and segregates pipe on rack for inspection. Inserts magnetic poles (shooting prods) into ends of pipe and sprinkles magnetic powder on magnetized pipe to reveal exterior defects. Observes surface of pipe and paints colored bands on pipe to indicate nature and location of defect. Inserts tubular instrument through interior of pipe. Clamps self-propelled electronic instrument to pipe, observes instrument moving lengthwise on pipe, and marks location and nature of defect on pipe. Cleans and repairs equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.382-010 DRILLER, MACHINE (construction; mine & quarry) alternate titles: driller operator

    Sets up and operates self-propelled or truck-mounted drilling machine to bore blasting holes in overburden at strip mine, open pit, quarry, or construction site: Positions and stabilizes machine, using jacks, and lowers drill shaft into position. Moves levers to start and advance drill into overburden, ore, or rock formation. Stops drill to install additional drill stems. Observes operation to detect binding or stoppage of drill. Removes drill when specified depth has been reached. Replaces broken or worn parts, using handtools, and lubricates equipment. May charge and set off explosives in blasting holes. May be assisted by DRILLER HELPER (construction; mine & quarry). May be designated according to type of drill operated as Tractor-Drill Operator (construction; mine & quarry); Rotary-Drill Operator (construction; mine & quarry); Wagon-Drill Operator (construction; mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.382-014 PIPE TESTER (petrol. & gas)

    Operates hydraulic pump and auxiliary equipment to test oil well tubing or casing for high-pressure leaks: Attaches wire line pulley to crown block of rig, and hydraulic hose to testing tool, pump, and source of water, using wrenches. Lowers testing tool and high-pressure packing device into pipe to seal it and retain water in specified section, using winch. Moves lever on hydraulic pump to fill section with water under specified pressure and observes gauge to detect leaks [HYDRO-PNEUMATIC TESTER (any industry)].
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.382-018 PROSPECTING DRILLER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: core driller; driller; rotary driller, prospecting; shot-hole driller

    Operates portable rotary drilling rig to drill shallow boreholes to obtain samples of earth formations, for placement of explosives in seismic prospecting, or for other tests to discover petroleum: Positions truck-mounted derrick at drilling area specified on field map. Starts rig and moves throttles and clutches to raise and lower drilling pipes. Counts sections of drill rod to determine depth of borehole. Selects coring bit and barrel. Withdraws core barrel from hole and extracts core from barrel. Records depths at which samples were taken. Repairs equipment, using handtools.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.382-022 ROTARY DERRICK OPERATOR (petrol. & gas)

    Rigs derrick equipment and operates pumps to circulate mud through drill hole: Sets and bolts crown block to posts at top of derrick. Strings cables through pulleys and blocks. Clamps holding fixture on end of hoisting cable. Weighs clay, and mixes drilling mud, using portable power mixer. Starts pumps that circulate mud through drill pipe and borehole to cool drill bit and flush out drill-cuttings. Cleans and oils pulleys, blocks, and cables. May repair pumps [PUMP SERVICER (any industry)].
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.382-026 ROTARY DRILLER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: core driller; driller; well driller

    Operates gasoline, diesel, electric, or steam draw works to drill oil or gas wells: Observes pressure gauge and moves throttles and levers to control speed of rotary table which rotates string of tools in borehole, and to regulate pressure of tools at bottom of borehole. Connects sections of drill pipe, using handtools and powered wrenches and tongs. Selects and changes drill bits according to nature of strata, using handtools. Pushes levers and brake pedals to control draw works which lowers and raises drill pipe and casing into and out of well. Examines operation of slush pumps to ensure circulation and consistency of mud (drilling fluid) in well. Examines drillings or core samples from bottom of well to determine nature of strata. Fishes for and recovers lost or broken bits, casing and drill pipes from well, using special tools attached to end of drill pipe or cable. Keeps record of footage drilled, location and nature of strata penetrated, and materials used. Caps well or turns valves to regulate outflow of oil from well. Repairs or replaces defective parts of machinery, using handtools. May lower and explode charge in borehole to start flow of oil from well. May specialize in drilling underwater wells from barge-mounted derricks or drilling platforms and be designated Rotary Driller, Marine Operations (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.382-030 WELL PULLER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: casing puller; pipe puller; pulling-machine operator; rig operator; tube puller; work-over rig operator

    Controls power hoisting equipment to pull casing, tubing, and pumping rods from oil and gas wells for repair and to lower repaired equipment, testing devices, and servicing tools into well: Attaches cable clamp to top of pump rod or casing and starts winch or hydraulic jack that raises rod or casing. Disconnects sections of rod or casing, using hand and power wrenches and tongs. Runs packer (plug device) into well to control flow of oil, water, or gas during well-pulling operations. Lowers swabber into well to clear mud from screens at bottom of well and to establish flow of oil. Lowers pressure-recording device into well and interprets charts. Lowers special tools into well to fish for broken rods and tubing and to scrape paraffin and incrustations from casing or tubing. Plugs well with cement [CEMENTER, OIL WELL (petrol. & gas)]. Tests pipe for leaks, using hydraulic-testing equipment. May drive truck equipped with portable hoisting equipment. May be designated according to type of equipment used as Hydraulic Oil-Tool Operator (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.383-010 CHANNELING-MACHINE RUNNER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: channeling-machine operator

    Operates track-mounted steam or electrically powered machine to cut channels in quarry stone to facilitate separating stone blocks from mass: Lays track for machine along line at which stone is to be split. Moves levers to start machine moving across face of stone, and to control vertical reciprocating drills which cut shallow channel by shattering action applied to surface of stone. Lubricates machine and replaces dulled bits and worn or damaged parts. May operate portable channeling equipment.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

930.482-010 DRILLING-MACHINE OPERATOR (mine & quarry) alternate titles: horizontal-drill operator

    Operates mobile drilling machine to drill blastholes horizontally in underground mine or in face of strip mine: Drives machine into room where coal, salt, or ore has been undercut. Measures undercuttings with steel rod to determine depth of undercut and location of holes to be drilled. Marks hole locations and boundaries of cut on ribs and face, using chalk. Moves controls to position drill. Starts drill and advances it into rib or face to specified depth. Repositions machine to drill additional holes in specified pattern. Observes electric power cable when moving machine to avoid damage to cable. May drill blastholes in roof to prepare for blasting.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.662-010 LONG-WALL SHEAR OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Operates equipment to shear coal from long-wall face in mine: Moves levers to control movement of equipment and to adjust speed and height of cut into coal face during initial pass and during subsequent clean-up passes. Signals other crewmembers to communicate need to adjust speed of equipment to rate of installation of roof supports and to adjust speed of conveyor to volume of coal needing removal. Listens for unusual sounds that indicate equipment malfunctions. Assists in routine lubrication and maintenance of equipment.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

930.663-010 SHALE PLANER OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Operates track-mounted machine to cut shale from wall face of pit and tends continuous conveyor system used for loading shale in dinkey car or dump truck: Guides and assists crew in resetting planer rails, supports, and blocking from back to front of planer, using jacks, shovel, sledgehammer and pinch bar. Drives machine over rails to pit face. oves planer levers to control depth of cut and to rotate swivel cutting boom as shale is depleted from area. Presses button to activate conveyor belt and pushes or pulls chain handles to regulate conveyor movement. Lubricates and maintains machine, using handtools, replacement parts, and grease gun.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

930.664-010 CASER (petrol. & gas)

    Performs any combination of following tasks as member of casing crew: Removes thread protectors from casing sections, using pipe wrenches. Attaches pull-in cable to section of casing and signals crewmember to hoist casing onto derrick platform. Attaches cable clamp on casing. Signals rig operator to hoist casing. Pushes or pulls suspended casing to position and align casing section for coupling. Tightens threaded casing sections, using spin rope or spin chain and casing tongs. Removes handslips (curved metal wedges) from casing section to enable rig operator to lower string of coupled casing into borehole. Places handslips around casing at wellhead (after rig operator lowers casing string into borehole to position casing for further coupling) to prevent string of casing from falling into borehole during change or addition of casing sections. Pushes or pulls suspended casing sections while on casing board on derrick tower to assist crewmembers on derrick floor in stabbing (aligning) casing sections.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: V GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

930.664-014 CLEAN-OUT-DRILLER HELPER (petrol. & gas)

    Cleans out and restores old or damaged gas or oil wells, using handtools, as assistant to CLEAN-OUT DRILLER (petrol. & gas): Unloads cleanout tools and equipment at well site. Levels truck bed at wellhead and aligns hoist cable over borehole, using hand-operated jacks. Assembles and attaches specified cleanout tools, such as bailers and swabs, to cable, using wrenches. Guides tools into borehole. Pushes filled bailer to dumping position and unscrews bailer gate to dump mud, water, and debris removed from well. Guides cable lifting tools from well onto hoist drum, using pinchbar. Dismantles and cleans tools and equipment, using wrenches. Oils and greases machinery. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

930.665-010 LONG-WALL-MINING-MACHINE TENDER (mine & quarry)

    Tends equipment that plows across face of coal strata in underground or strip mine: Monitors electronic control panel which activates machine. Observes indicator lights and gauges on control panel to detect machine malfunction. Advances plow blade through coal strata by remote control on electronic or radio signal from TAILER (mine & quarry). Listens for unusual sounds that would indicate equipment malfunctions. May assist in routine maintenance or repair of machinery.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.666-010 DRILLER HELPER (construction; mine & quarry)

    Bores or burn blasts holes in overburden at strip mine, open pit, quarry, or construction site, as assistant to DRILLER, MACHINE (construction; mine & quarry): Signals DRILLER, MACHINE (construction; mine & quarry) to position machine. Adds, positions, and replaces drill stems, burners, casings, cables, and hoses to assist in drilling operation. Pulls electric cables and water hoses clear of machine treads. Observes ground surface and machine operation for indications of unsafe conditions. Collects ore samples for laboratory analysis. Lubricates and cleans equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

930.666-014 TAILER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: long-wall-mining-machine helper

    Works at opposite end of coal strata assisting LONG-WALL-MINING-MACHINE TENDER (mine & quarry) to advance plow blade through face of coal in underground or surface mine: Pulls levers to adjust depth of penetration of blade. Signals LONG-WALL-MINING-MACHINE TENDER (mine & quarry) by electronic buzzer or two-way radio when machine plow blade is properly positioned. Adjusts and makes minor repairs to equipment, using handtools. May assist in positioning jacks, timbers, or roof supports to prevent cave-ins when working underground.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

930.667-010 SHALE PLANER OPERATOR HELPER (mine & quarry)

    Cuts and moves shale from open pit, performing any combination of following laboring tasks to assist SHALE PLANER OPERATOR (mine & quarry): Shovels loose shale from travel area of planer. Signals truck driver to position vehicle for receiving shale from planer hopper. Monitors movement of shale along conveyor leading from hopper to truck or railcar. Frees jams in planer hopper, using metal pinch bar. Assists in laying tracks and bed supports for planer, using pick, shovel, sledgehammer, and other handtools.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

930.682-010 CORE-DRILL OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: shot-core-drill operator; test borer; test-hole driller; wash driller

    Sets up and operates drilling equipment to obtain solid core samples of strata for analyzing geological characteristics of ground, nature of ore, or strength of foundation material: Drives or guides truck-mounted drilling equipment onto metal or wood foundation, or assembles equipment in position. Connects power lines to equipment. Attaches diamond churn, alloy, or percussion bit to drill rod, and fastens rod in machine, using wrench or other handtools. Starts power unit. Moves clutch and throttle to control rotation and feed of drill bit into ground. Couples additional lengths of drill rod as bit advances. Withdraws drill rod from hole after specified depth has been reached and extracts core from hollow barrel located behind drilling bit. Records depths from which core samples are taken. Lubricates machine, using grease gun, and replaces parts, such as worn winch cables. May replace diamonds in bit as they become worn, chipped, or lost, where diamond drill is used [DIAMOND OUNTER (machine tools)]. May operate water pump to pump water down borehole to cool drill bit. May be designated according to type of drill used as Diamond Driller (any industry).
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.683-010 CONTINUOUS-MINING-MACHINE OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Operates self-propelled continuous mining machine to mine coal in underground mine: Drives machine into position at working face. Moves levers to sump (advance) ripper bar or boring head into face of coal seam. Starts machine to gather coal and convey it to floor or shuttle car. May repair, oil, and adjust machine and change cutting teeth, using wrench. May move lever to raise and lower hydraulic safety bar that supports roof above machine until ROOF BOLTERS (mine & quarry) or TIMBER FRAMER (mine & quarry) complete their work.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

930.683-014 CUTTER OPERATOR (mine & quarry) alternate titles: coal-cutting-machine operator; cutting-machine operator; undercutter

    Operates self-propelled machine to saw channel along working face of coal, salt, or other nonmetal mine to facilitate blasting: Drives unit into working area on tracks or crawler treads. Starts endless chain equipped with teeth that travel around edge of cutter bar and cut into working face. Moves levers to advance cutter bar into face and across bottom or down side of face to complete horizontal or vertical cut. May adjust and repair machine and replace dull teeth, using wrench and pry bar. May shovel debris from channel to facilitate blasting. May cut entries between rooms and haulageways and be designated Entry-Driver Operator (mine & quarry). May cut slots along working face of salt mine deposits and be designated Side-Shearing-Machine Operator (chemical).
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

930.683-018 DERRICK WORKER, WELL SERVICE (petrol. & gas)

    Operates power hoist in truck-mounted, pulling-machine derrick to transfer rod sections to and from derrick racks to rod lifting clamps as sections are removed or returned to oil well: Climbs ladder attached to side of derrick to rod platform. Presses rod hoist control pedal on rod platform to lower $T3rod transfer device$T1 (rod bottle) to proximity of rod sections suspended in derrick. Attaches transfer device to rod sections and releases pedal to raise rod sections for disconnection of rod lifting clamp (rod elevator). Unlatches lifting clamp and presses pedal to lower rod sections while manually guiding sections into rod holding slots attached to derrick. Descends derrick ladder to tubing platform and fastens safety belt to prepare to transfer tubing sections. Disconnects lifting clamp (tubing elevators) from tubing sections that have been raised into derrick, disconnected from subsequent sections in wellhole, and lowered onto $T3ground racking board.$T1 Guides tubing sections into slots of tubing rack to stand sections in derrick. Guides tubing sections from tubing rack slots to tubing platform and attaches lifting clamp to sections after defective tubing is replaced, casing repaired, or other oil well service performed. Aligns tubing sections perpendicularly over wellhole to assist in connection of tubing sections and prevent damage to threads of sections. Unfastens safety belt and climbs ladder to rod platform to prepare to transfer rod sections. Presses rod control pedal to lower rod transfer device to rods in holding slots. Attaches device to rod sections and releases pedal to lift rod sections from holding slots. Guides sections over wellhole and presses pedal to lower sections to wellhole for connection to rods in wellhole. Connects lifting clamp to rod sections and disconnects transfer device. Periodically turns adjustment screw on rod hoist control stand to regulate power of hoist. Occasionally operates pump to circulate fluid or mud into wellhole. Occasionally connects oil well head attachments, loads tools, and performs similar duties.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

930.683-022 HARVESTER OPERATOR (chemical)

    Drives and controls specially equipped tractor to harvest salt from granulator beds: Drives machine to designated bed. Positions discharge spout over gondola car, and depresses clutch to engage harvester. Moves handles to lower scraper equipped with revolving fingers that break up salt and load it onto conveyor for transfer to discharge spout. oves levers and throttle to control speed of tractor to harvest maximum quantity of salt according to thickness of salt in bed.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

930.683-026 ROOF BOLTER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: bolting-machine operator; raise driller

    Operates self-propelled machine to install roof-support bolts in underground mine: Positions safety jack to support roof until bolts can be installed. Drives machine into position, inserts bit in drill chuck, and starts drill. Moves lever to advance bit into roof at specified distance from rib or adjacent bolt. Removes bit from chuck and replaces with bolt. Starts hydraulic action which forces bolt into hole. Starts rotation of chuck to turn bolt and open expansion head to exert pressure upon rock formation. Tests bolt for specified tension, using torque wrench. May install truss bolts traversing entire ceiling span and tighten ends of anchored truss bolts, using turnbuckle.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

930.684-010 FLAME CHANNELER (construction; mine & quarry) alternate titles: jet channeler; jet-piercer operator

    Cuts holes or channels in rock masses to separate block from quarry mass, using jet-piercing torch: Ignites oxygen-kerosene burner and connects water hoses. Positions boom and lowers jet burner to burn or cut hole or channel in rock formation. Adjusts valves and controls to regulate descent or progress of burner as specified. Repairs and replaces parts, using handtools. Keeps production records. May install casing to prevent cave-ins. ay use acetylene torch to ignite burner. May lay out pattern for hole or channels to be cut.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

930.684-014 FLOOR WORKER, WELL SERVICE (petrol. & gas)

    Rigs well service pulling machine on oil well and assembles and disassembles rod and tubing sections, using hand wrenches or power tongs: Pulls lever or turns handle to extend hydraulic or screw-type jacks to support and level pulling machine and derrick. Fastens derrick guy lines to ground-anchors to stabilize derrick. Unloads handtools and power tools from truck and attaches power tools to cables hanging from derrick. Connects pulling machine hydraulic hoses to rod and tubing tongs and other power tools. Unscrews connections on wellhead, using handtools and removes pumping unit head. Attaches lifting clamp (rod elevator) to rod sections in wellhole and places lifting clamp on hook of hoist line. Disconnects rod sections as they are removed from wellhole, using hand wrenches or power tongs. Disconnects and removes hook from hoist line after rod sections have been removed from wellhole and attaches tubing lifting clamp (tubing elevator). Attaches lifting clamps to tubing in wellhole. Disconnects tubing sections as they are removed from wellhole, using hand wrenches or power tongs. Guides uncoupled tubing sections from wellhole to racking board to stand pipe in derrick or guides end of tubing section to ground rack and pushes section to slide it down rack and lay it on ground. Guides tubing and rod sections from derrick or ground rack to wellhole and connects to sections in wellhole, using hand wrenches or power tongs, after repairing oil well pump, replacing defective tubing, or performing similar oil well service. Detaches lifting clamps from sections lowered into wellhole. Assembles and tightens wellhead connections, using hand wrenches and replaces pumping unit head. Disconnects hydraulic hoses and cables from power tools and loads on truck. Unfastens derrick guy lines from ground-anchors and pushes lever or turns handle to contract hydraulic or screw-type jacks. Performs minor maintenance on tools and equipment, such as changing dies in tongs and hand wrenches and changing worn hydraulic hoses on power equipment. Washes tools, equipment, and pulling machine with diesel fuel or other cleaning solution. Shovels dirt around well location to cover spilled oil and cleans oil from wellhead connections.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

930.684-018 JACKHAMMER OPERATOR (mine & quarry) alternate titles: air-drill operator; air-hammer operator; plug-drill operator

    Drills holes in ore or rock in mine or quarry to facilitate blasting and quarrying, using jackhammer: Connects steam or compressed-air and water lines to hammer. Inserts drill in chuck, trips trigger to start hammer, and leans on hammer to force drill into solid mass. Changes drill or adds lengths as depth of hole increases. Replaces or sharpens bits. Lubricates hammer. May lay steam, compressed-air, or water pipelines. May be designated according to type of drill operated as Tripod-Drill Operator (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

930.684-022 QUARRY PLUG-AND-FEATHER DRILLER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: rock splitter

    Separates blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass, using jackhammer, wedges, and feathers (shims): Marks desired dimensions on stone, using rule and chalkline, and cuts groove along outline, using chisel. Drills holes along outline with jackhammer [JACKHAMMER OPERATOR (mine & quarry)]. Inserts wedges and feathers into holes and drives wedges with sledgehammer to split stone from mass. May set charge of explosives to split rock [BLASTER (mine & quarry)]. May drill holes into side of stone broken from mass, insert dogs or attach sling, and direct movement of stone from area. May be designated according to type of stone separated as Sandstone Splitter (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

930.684-026 ROTARY-DRILLER HELPER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: driller helper; rotary helper; roughneck

    Assists ROTARY DRILLER (petrol. & gas) in operating machinery to drill oil or gas wells, using handtools and power tongs and wrenches: Assembles and disassembles casings and pipe sections, using hand and power wrenches and tongs. Sets curved metal wedges around pipe string at wellhead to prevent string from falling into well during change or addition of pipe sections. Tightens or loosens threaded joints between sections, using tongs or chain wrenches. Guides lower end of pipe sections to or from well opening. Loosens or tightens joints, using cathead (winch). Mixes drilling mud (clay and sand slush), using power agitators. Reads gauge to ascertain pressure on drilling tools at bottom of well and reports irregularities to ROTARY DRILLER (petrol. & gas). Repairs drilling machinery, slush pumps, and derricks. Digs drainage ditches, racks tools, and cleans drilling floor around rig. May assist in erecting and dismantling rigs. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May be known according to specific duty performed as Back-Up Worker (petrol. & gas); Cathead Worker (petrol. & gas); Lead-Tong Worker (petrol. & gas); Pipe Racker (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

930.685-010 MUD-PLANT OPERATOR (petrol. & gas)

    Tends machine that mixes mud for use in drilling oil and gas wells: Weighs sand, clay, and other dry materials on scale and dumps materials into hopper of mixing machine. Turns water valve and opens hopper gate to admit specified quantity of water and dry mix into mixing chamber of machine. Tests mud sample for viscosity, using viscometer. Starts pumps that force mud to drilling wells. Lubricates, adjusts, and repairs machinery, using handtools and grease gun. Replaces defective parts of mud pumps and hoisting equipment, using handtools and following repair orders.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77


    Unloads recording equipment at well site for use in determining pressure in oil or gas wells: Attaches conductor cable to instrument and tightens clamps, fittings, and electrical connections, using wrenches and screwdrivers. Observes coiling of conductor cable on hoist drum to prevent damage to cable. Dismantles equipment after use. ay drive truck to and from well site when working as member of crew.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

930.687-014 CORE-DRILL-OPERATOR HELPER (any industry) alternate titles: drill-runner helper; shot-core-drill-operator helper; test-bore helper; wash-driller helper

    Assists CORE-DRILL OPERATOR (any industry) in setting up and operating drilling equipment to obtain core samples used in determining geological character of ground, nature of ore, or strength of foundation material: Labels samples of strata indicating area and depth from which sample was obtained. Lubricates machines and assists in making repairs to machine and equipment, such as replacing worn winch cables, or adjusting drill stems, engines, and pumps. May be designated according to type of drill used as Diamond-Driller Helper (any industry).
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

930.687-018 CUTTER-OPERATOR HELPER (mine & quarry)

    Undercuts coal, salt, or nonmetallic ore in underground mine to assist CUTTER OPERATOR (mine & quarry): Shovels loose material to clear working area for machine. Observes movement of machine to prevent damage to electric power cable. Braces machine from rear, using pole or bar as lever, to prevent sideways sliding of machine due to pressure on cutter bar. Lubricates cutter bar and performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with preparation, placement, and detonation of explosives to shatter, dislodge, or move earth, coal, ore-bearing material, and stone in open pit or underground mines and quarries. Occupations concerned with blasting for construction purposes are found in Group 859.

931.261-010 BLASTER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: dynamiter; firer; shooter; shot firer; shot lighter

    Determines strength and pattern of blast required and charges and detonates explosives in surface or underground mine, pit, or quarry to fracture or separate stone or minerals from solid formations: Studies formation to determine amount, type, and location of explosive charge required. Marks pattern of drill holes or issues drilling instructions for depth and placement of blast holes. Inserts, packs, or pours explosives, such as dynamite, ammonium nitrate, black powder, or slurries into blast holes and compacts charge, using tamping rod. Positions assembled primer and blasting cap in hole at depth that will cause most effective explosion. Connects electric wire to primer and covers charge or fills blast hole with clay, drill chips, sand, or other material. Tamps material to secure charge and prevent force of blast from escaping through blast hole. Inspects blasting area to ensure that safety laws are observed and signals workers to clear area. Connects wires to electrical firing device and pushes plunger, turns dial, or presses buttons to set off single or multiple blasts. May compile record of blasts. May keep inventory of blasting agents on hand. May transport blasting agents to blasting area, using light truck [EXPLOSIVES-TRUCK DRIVER (ordnance)].
GOE: 05.10.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

931.361-010 SAMPLE-TAKER OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: oil-well-electrical-wall-sampling-device operator

    Obtains sample of earth formations in sidewalls of oil well boreholes, using electrically exploding device: Loads explosives into gun chambers of tubular firing device. Connects gun chambers to electric detonating cable, using handtools. Signals HOIST OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) to lower sample-taking gun into well. Observes wire line measuring device, weight indicator, and instrument panel of control equipment in truck to position sample-taking gun at specified point in well. Moves controls to set off electrical igniters that fire cylinders into sidewall of rock formation to obtain sample of earth. Signals HOIST OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) to raise equipment and sample from well. May be required to have license for handling explosives. May operate hoist to lower and raise tools and equipment from well.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

931.361-014 SHOOTER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: oil-well shooter; torpedo shooter; well shooter

    Detonates torpedoes in bored oil wells to start or renew flow of oil in wells: Connects torpedo and electric cable terminals, using wrench. Signals HOIST OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) to lower torpedo into well. Presses switch or drops go-devil (detonating device) down well to detonate charge. May load torpedoes with explosives. May be required to have license for handling explosives.
GOE: 05.10.06 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

931.361-018 SHOOTER, SEISMOGRAPH (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: shot-hole shooter

    Detonates dynamite or other explosive charges in shallow boreholes to set up seismic waves that are recorded by seismic instruments and interpreted to reveal subsurface rock formations likely to contain petroleum deposits: Lowers explosives into borehole and pushes switch to detonate charge [SHOOTER (petrol. & gas)]. Moves, stores, and maintains inventories of high explosives. Repairs and services electric wiring and other shooting equipment and automotive equipment. Sets up shortwave radio or field telephone equipment to transmit and receive shooting information. May drive truck to transport explosives and shooting equipment. May admit water into borehole to serve as tamping for explosive charge. May be required to be licensed by federal government to handle explosives.
GOE: 05.10.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

931.382-010 PERFORATOR OPERATOR, OIL WELL (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: gun perforator; oil-well gun-perforator operator

    Operates truck-mounted hoisting equipment and electrical control panel to position and explode charges in oil or gas wells to pierce drill pipes, casings, tubings, and fracture earth formations: Assembles tools and equipment at well site, using handtools. Lowers perforating gun into well, using hoist. Observes odometer, weight indicator, and instrument panel in truck, and positions gun at predetermined point in well. Moves controls at panelboard to detonate charge in gun which propels bullets through wall of bore to pierce or fracture oil- or gas-bearing formations, or to ignite chemical charge which burns fissures in rock formations for passage of oil or processing fluid, such as mud or cement. Observes instrument on control panel to verify detonation of charge in gun. Repairs electrical instruments, using electrician's handtools. Loads perforating guns at well site for special shots.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

931.384-010 GUN-PERFORATOR LOADER (petrol. & gas)

    Loads explosive powder or chemicals into gun perforators and carriers used in shooting or burning holes through tubing, casings, and earth formations: Assembles perforators, using special handtools. Cleans, gauges, and lubricates gun ports distributed along barrel. Removes gun port, using special wrench. Inserts waterproof sealer and bullet into gun port. Places specified powder charge in powder chamber and screws gun port in place. Screws igniting charge (booster) in place on gun barrel and connects lead wire to cable connection with screwdriver. Inserts special fuse (prima-cord) into carrier of jet perforators. Threads jet-shaped charge on fuse and inserts it into carrier and through port, using special tongs. Inserts specified powder charge in chamber of sidewall sample-taking cylinder and assembles cylinders, using special wrenches. Packs cylinders into boxes for field loading into core barrels. Stores loaded guns, explosives, and related materials in storeroom according to established safety procedures. Maintains inventory records and orders new supplies. May keep gun and explosive records in compliance with local and federal laws.
GOE: 05.10.06 STRENGTH: V GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

931.664-010 TIER-AND-DETONATOR (mine & quarry)

    Wires and detonates explosives in specified sequence to blast overburden in open pit copper mine: Lays main line of $T3primacord$T1 between rows of charged blastholes and ties cord into main line to form blast pattern. Ties specified lengths of delaying fuses into pattern to time sequence of explosions. Connects blasting cap and flips switch on electronic blasting device to detonate charge upon signal from SUPERVISOR, BLASTING (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

931.667-010 POWDER LOADER (mine & quarry)

    Loads explosives into blastholes to prepare for blasting overburden in open pit copper mine, working as member of crew: Measures depth of blasthole, using weighted tape measure, and consults SUPERVISOR, BLASTING (mine & quarry) to determine amount of explosives needed. Cuts specified lengths of $T3primacord$T1 and attaches primer to end of cord. Lowers cord into hole and ties upper end to stake. Signals EXPLOSIVES-TRUCK DRIVER (ordnance) to drive truck into position near blasthole. Positions hopper funnel over hole and admits specified amount of explosives. Shovels drill cuttings to fill and tamp hole. Places safety cones around blast area to alert other workers.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

931.684-010 DUMPER-BAILER OPERATOR (petrol. & gas)

    Dumps sand and cement over shot of nitroglycerine in oil or gas wells to provide tamp and bridge (protective shielding) over area to be shot, using special bailer and hoist: Determines amount and consistency of tamping materials and cement according to size, depth, and similar characteristics of borehole. Selects tools, such as packers for use in borehole. Assembles and attaches tools and bailer to hoist line. Loads sand or other tamping materials into bailer and lowers bailer and tamping tools into borehole, using hoist. Mixes cement to specified consistency, using portable mixer. Loads cement in bailer, using bucket. Lowers and dumps cement in borehole, using hoist. Cleans and repairs equipment.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with moving workers, equipment, and extracted materials, using motor cars, chutes, hoists, elevators, conveyors, shovels, picks, and other devices.

932.132-010 BANK BOSS (mine & quarry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers operating machinery, such as front-end loaders, bulldozers, and conveyors used in loading bank coal into trucks and railroad cars. Assists workers with faulty equipment. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

932.132-014 SURFACE SUPERVISOR (mine & quarry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating equipment to move personnel, machinery, and supplies to various levels of underground mine: Consults with supervisory personnel to establish daily work schedule. Coordinates use of hoisting devices to raise or lower equipment that transports personnel, machinery, and supplies to and from various mine levels. Directs workers who load and unload materials from trucks or railroad cars. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions and schedules repairs as needed. Conducts safety meetings and resolves grievances.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

932.167-010 DISPATCHER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: car distributor; haulage boss; motor boss; passing boss; turn keeper

    Coordinates movements of haulage trips (trains) in underground mine to or from working force or dump area: Schedules movements of trains hauling coal, ore, refuse, personnel, or supplies in accordance with capacity of system, interval between trains, and length and direction of trains. Directs movements of special vehicles, such as emergency and repair railcars, to minimize interference with scheduled operations, using telephone, radio, or track signals. Reroutes trains in event of emergency, such as power failure, explosion, fire, or accident. Investigates cause of train delays, using telephone, and reschedules subsequent operations. Transmits reports of accidents or system malfunctions to repair crew and SAFETY ENGINEER (profess. & kin.). Keeps records of train movements, or monitors movements on lighted panelboard showing location of each train in system. May move controls to throw track switches and regulate movement of trains.
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

932.363-010 HOIST OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: winch operator

    Operates truck-mounted hoist to lower and raise instruments and tools into and out of oil or gas wells on electric conductor cable, used to perform well services and surveys, such as directional drilling, electric well logging, perforating, sidewall sample taking, and free-point shooting: Signals and assists other workers in loading and unloading truck; assembling and connecting instruments and tools to conductor cable, using wrenches and special handtools; and in attaching cable pulley to hoist block of drilling rig or to special pulley-mount placed in position over borehole (rigging up). Operates hoist to lower and raise instruments and tools in well [HOISTING ENGINEER (any industry)], observing signals of engineering personnel. Loads log recorder with film to prepare for logging of oil or gas well boreholes. Observes indicator to verify depth of instruments in borehole. Drives truck to and from well site when working as member of crew. Repairs and maintains truck and other mobile equipment. May repair cables and hoisting equipment. May load explosive charges in such tools as gun or jet perforators.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

932.664-010 BRAKE HOLDER (any industry) alternate titles: car rider; coupler; dukey rider; gang rider; nipper; patcher; rope rider; set rider; swamper; tail-end rider; trailer; train conductor; trip rider; tub rider

    Throws switches and couples, or attaches to cable, cars being hauled by locomotive or hoisted by cable or chain in mines, quarries, or industrial plants: Uncouples loaded cars at their destination or uncouples and distributes empty cars to sidings or to loading areas. Moves switches to route cars and signals DINKEY OPERATOR (any industry) to start or stop cars. May open and close ventilation doors in mines. May open or close chute gates to load or unload cars. May crush oversize rock or ore on grizzly to prevent clogging, using sledgehammer. May remove and tag ore samples for laboratory analysis. May be designated according to type of hauling machine as Dinkey-Operator Helper (any industry).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

932.664-014 SPOUT TENDER I (chemical)

    Pulls cable to regulate flow of salt from harvesting machine into gondola cars: Observes position of gondola passing loading spout and pulls cable to position deflector plate for loading salt into gondola. Pulls cable to reverse plate position and change salt flow to next spout to complete loading of car. Signals HARVESTER OPERATOR (chemical) to stop conveyor when cars are filled.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

932.667-010 BOTTOMER I (mine & quarry) alternate titles: foot tender

    Works at foot of haulage slope or plane leading to surface of mine: Engages clips or grips by means of which mine cars are attached to hoisting cable for haulage to surface, working at foot of haulage slope or plane leading to surface of mine. Disengages clips or grips as cars are lowered to landing and moves cars onto track sidings for distribution in mine. Signals HOIST OPERATOR (mine & quarry) with bell or buzzer to raise cars.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

932.667-014 LOADING-SHOVEL OILER (mine & quarry)

    Lubricates diesel or electric loading shovel at strip mine or quarry: Oils and greases bearings, cables, gears, and other friction areas, using grease gun and oilcan. Assists in routine maintenance and repair of machine. May shovel dirt and coal to keep bench (top of exposed coal or ore seam) clear. May keep power cable clear of treads as shovel moves into position. May guide trucks into loading position, using hand or voice signals.
GOE: 05.12.08 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

932.683-010 CAR DROPPER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: car pincher; car runner; spragger

    Controls movement of railroad or mine cars to position cars for loading or unloading at sidings, loading chutes, tipples, or scales, performing any combination of following tasks: Pushes or rides cars down slope. Guides and stops cars by switching, applying brakes, or placing scotches (wooden wedges) between wheel and rail. Uncouples and positions railroad car under loading chutes by inserting pinch bar under car wheels, using bar as fulcrum and lever to move car. Hooks cable to car and controls cable drum brake to ease car down incline. Opens and closes bottom doors of cars to dump contents. May assist in cleaning and preparing cars for loading.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

932.683-014 LOADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (mine & quarry) alternate titles: loader, machine

    Drives self-propelled electric loading machine equipped with gathering arms and conveyor to load shattered coal, rock, or ore into shuttle or mine cars in underground mine: Drives machine into pile of material blasted from working face. Moves levers to raise and swivel multisectioned conveyor boom and to start conveyor boom and gathering-arm motors. Advances machine to gather material and convey it into car at rear. Stops gathering arms when car is full. Pries off loose material from roof and moves it into path of machine with crowbar. Moves trailing electrical cable clear of obstructions, using rubber safety gloves. May replace hydraulic hoses, headlight bulbs, and gathering-arm teeth.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

932.683-018 MECHANICAL-SHOVEL OPERATOR (mine & quarry) alternate titles: loader operator; mucking-machine operator; shovel operator

    Operates power shovel that loads coal or rock into mine cars or onto conveyors in underground mines: Drives rubber-tired, crawled-tread, or rail-mounted machine into working place. Makes power connections and starts machine. Moves levers to force shovel into pile, lift and revolve shovel, and dump contents into mine car or onto conveyor. Advances machine into pile as digging progresses. Lubricates, adjusts, and repairs machine.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

932.683-022 SHUTTLE-CAR OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Drives diesel or electrically powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or to conveyor: Positions shuttle car under discharge conveyor of loading machine, and observes that materials are loaded according to specifications. Maneuvers shuttle car to keep its nose under discharge conveyor. Controls conveyor which runs entire length of shuttle car to apportion load as loading progresses. Drives loaded shuttle car to ramp and moves controls to discharge load into mine car or onto conveyor. May move mine cars into position to be loaded from shuttle car. May charge batteries when operating battery-powered vehicle.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 80

932.685-010 AERIAL-TRAM OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Tends aerial tramway (buckets attached to overhead cables and pulleys supported by towers) to convey refuse, coal, ore, and other materials from plant or mine to spoil pile, conveyor, railroad car, boat, or plant: Pushes buttons to start reel and winding cable, causing tram buckets to move between loading and dumping areas. Pulls levers to position buckets for loading and pushes button to dump load, or observes signal panel and listens for malfunction of automatic dumping equipment. Lubricates and repairs machinery. May remove or replace buckets.
GOE: 05.11.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

932.687-010 CHUTE LOADER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: loader; railroad-car loader

    Loads trucks, railroad cars, or conveyors with sand, gravel, coal, crushed stone, or other minerals: Pulls levers or presses buttons to open and close chute of storage bin to regulate flow of materials. Loosens clogged material, using metal bar or compressed air. May position cars under chute [CAR DROPPER (mine & quarry)]. May spray water on materials to settle dust. May keep record of materials loaded. May pry and blast loose mined coal impounded behind battery (stop gate) of storage chute in steeply pitching seams, to load mine cars, and be designated Battery Starter (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with reducing bulky materials to convenient sizes, using sledgehammers and crushing machines.

933.664-010 CRUSHER SETTER (mine & quarry)

    Adjusts gaps of cone crushers used to reduce taconite ore to specified size: Lowers lead cone into operating crusher that compresses cone to size of crusher gap. Measures compressed cone with rule to determine amount of adjustment of crusher opening. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry) 921.663-010 to turn threaded crusher bowl to set gap at specified opening. Drives wedges and bolts locking links to secure bowl, using sledges, pliers, and pry bars.
GOE: 06.01.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

933.687-010 GRIZZLY WORKER (mine & quarry; smelt. & refin.) alternate titles: chute blaster; chute tapper; sorter

    Prods and breaks ore or rock in underground mine or quarry to keep it moving through grizzly and chute leading to storage, crusher, or loading station: Loosens clogged ore, using bar or pick. Pushes ore dumped from mine cars or trucks through grizzly with bar, and breaks boulders with hydraulic ram or sledgehammer. May discard oversized lumps. May move levers to dump ore from cars. May remove samples of ore for laboratory analysis.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with cleaning, separating, and sizing coal, ore, stone, and related materials, using gravity and centrifugal separators, vibrating screens, and related equipment.

934.685-010 CONE OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Tends cone (gravity device) to separate slate and rock from coal: Presses buttons to start conveyor and regulate flow of material into top of cone. Turns valve to regulate flow of water into bottom of cone and maintain specified pressure to carry coal off with overflow while rock and slate fall to bottom. Pulls lever to open slate gate at bottom and draw off impurities.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

934.685-014 SAND PLANT ATTENDANT (concrete prod.; mine & quarry)

    Tends equipment that separates sand according to texture and grade: Presses buttons or flips switches on control panel to start conveyors, washing, and separating (classifying) units. Adjusts controls of classifying tanks to obtain specified grade of sand. Observes color of sand to determine clay content and notifies supervisor when excess clay or equipment malfunction is detected. Lubricates conveyor idlers, using grease gun, and assists in routine equipment maintenance. Shovels sand spillage clear of moving equipment parts and work area.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

934.685-018 SHAKER TENDER (concrete prod.; mine & quarry)

    Tends shaker (vibrating or reciprocating screen) that sizes crushed coal, ore, or rock for industrial use or for further processing: Opens and closes chute gates to regulate flow of materials onto shaker table. Picks out refuse and impurities. Unclogs conveyors and screens, and shovels spillage onto conveyors or screens. May change screens. ay collect and label batch samples for quality control inspection.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

934.685-022 SPIRAL RUNNER (mine & quarry)

    Tends battery of spirals (mechanical devices that separate minerals from other materials by centrifugal force): Starts equipment and opens feedlines admitting material into spirals. Examines samples and regulates spirals so that excessive amount of minerals is not lost.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

934.687-010 FOOT WORKER (chemical)

    Moves levers to adjust chute gate and regulate flow of salt from crusher to vibrating screens that separate salt into various sizes preparatory to shipment or refining. Cleans clogged screens with rod. May tip mine cars to dump rock salt into bins, leading to crusher [CRUSHER TENDER (any industry)].
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with extraction of minerals.

939.130-010 SUPERVISOR, POND (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in pumping salt water to ponds and testing brine concentrate in production of salt by solar evaporation: Orders pumping sequence for each pond to move salt water through prescribed series of concentrating ponds and into crystallizing ponds according to specified density of water. Specifies density to maintain in each pond and sequence of ponds to use as salt concentration increases. Inspects ponds, floodgates, valves, and pumps, and reports needed repair or maintenance. May compile report on pond operations. May direct workers in draining granulator beds and laying gondola tracks on beds. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

939.131-010 QUARRY SUPERVISOR, OPEN PIT (mine & quarry)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in blasting, removing, and crushing mineral ores in open-pit mines (quarries): Plans location and drilling of blast holes to ensure maximum extraction of ore and provide access roads for trucking ores out of mine. Trains workers in drilling blast holes and in loading and shooting explosive charges. Directs POWER-SHOVEL OPERATORS (any industry) and TRUCK DRIVERS (any industry) in stripping new diggings and in loading and removing ores from mine. Directs CRUSHER TENDER (any industry) in breaking ore into pieces preparatory to extraction of valuable minerals. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

939.131-014 SUPERVISOR, PRODUCTION (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: lease supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in pumping, gauging, and treating oil from wells within specified oil field area: Directs workers in operation and adjustment of pump engines, pumps, gauges, oil treating units, and control heads (valve devices controlling flow of oil). Inspects work of crews replacing pump rods and casing in wells, treating wells to increase flow or improve quality of oil and constructing or repairing oil field equipment and buildings. Designates allowable flow of oil from wells in accordance with proration regulations and agreements. May direct drilling of wells. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.02.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

939.131-018 WELL PULLER, HEAD (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: head well-puller

    Supervises and coordinates activities of WELL PULLER (petrol. & gas) in cleaning and servicing producing oil and gas wells, and in pulling pumping rods, casing, and tubing from wells, for repair or replacement. May oversee installation of tubing in new wells. May swab wells to induce flow of oil [CLEAN-OUT DRILLER (petrol. & gas)]. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

939.132-010 DREDGE OPERATOR SUPERVISOR (mine & quarry)

    Operates dredge used to mine metal-bearing sands or gravels from bottom of lakes and streams, and supervises other dredge workers: Operates winch to position dredge. Moves controls to lower endless bucket-conveyor to bottom of lake or stream. Starts conveyor operation to scoop up ore-bearing sand or gravel from bottom and deposit it upon dredge. Directs disassembly, loading, unloading, and reassembly of dredge and related equipment. Supervises and coordinates activities of other workers engaged in primary preparation of ore by screening and amalgamation.
GOE: 05.11.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

939.132-014 OIL-WELL-SERVICES SUPERVISOR (petrol. & gas)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating pumping and blending equipment to cement, acidize, and fracture oil and gas wells: Confers with SUPERINTENDENT, DRILLING AND PRODUCTION (petrol. & gas) to determine well conditions, pipe sizes, and characteristics of oil-or-gas-bearing rock formations to be treated. Computes amount of cement, acid, or fracturing material to be used and devises procedures to be followed according to conditions of individual wells. Directs workers in mixing and blending of cement, acid, and other chemicals and in assembling and connecting pipe and pipe fittings between pumping equipment and well head. Observes dials and pressure gauges to ensure that specified pump pressure is being maintained and that equipment is functioning properly. Informs workers when adjustments are needed and directs maintenance and repair of equipment. Assigns new employees to experienced worker for on-the-job training and assists in training. Evaluates job performance of workers and recommends personnel actions, such as promotions, pay raises, or discharges. May operate blending and pumping equipment and connect pipe and pipe fittings between pumping equipment and well head during peak work periods or for training purposes. May contact established customers to solicit work and maintain good will.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

939.137-010 CHIEF DISPATCHER (petrol. & gas)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of dispatching and clerical personnel in field offices, and advises on types of oil well services for specific drilling or production problems: Advises customers regarding services best suited for specific drilling or production problems, utilizing knowledge of local conditions gained through field experience, to select type of service required. Computes material quantities and quotes prices for service. Dispatches oil well servicing crews, using telephone or radio, to perform services, and oversees clerical activities in field office. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (clerical) Master Title.
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

939.137-014 PIT SUPERVISOR (mine & quarry) alternate titles: dimension-quarry supervisor; strip-mine supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in strip or pit mining or in quarrying: Studies contour maps and aerial photographs to determine locations for roads and cuts. Supervises road construction crew and lays out blast pattern. Supervises drilling and shooting crews in drilling blast holes and detonation of charges. Plans location of spoil pile (dump area) to allow maximum room for stripping. Coordinates stripping, drilling, blasting, quarrying, and loading activities, and assists workers with faulty equipment. Determines property lines and legal limits of operations in order to comply with rights of adjoining property owners and mining laws. Schedules running and major repair work on drilling machine and stripping and loading shovels. Requisitions supplies, such as explosives, lubricants, bits, and machine parts. Observes mining operation to detect violation of safety regulations and compiles safety and production records. May supervise crushing operations. May train new workers. May be designated according to specific work performed as Supervisor, Drilling And Shooting (mine & quarry); Supervisor, Blasting (mine & quarry). Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.02.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

939.137-018 SECTION SUPERVISOR (mine & quarry) alternate titles: machine boss; mine captain; muck boss; room boss; shift boss

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in underground, surface, or pit mining in specified section of mine: Coordinates activities, such as timbering, roof bolting, track-laying, undercutting, drilling, blasting, loading, and conveying of coal, ore, or rock. Examines malfunctioning equipment and orders transfer of faulty unit to surface shop or orders repair at work site. Inspects section for hazards, such as gas, falling rock, squeezes, and poor ventilation, using devices, such as safety lamps, anemometer, and crowbar. aintains records of production, area mined, and location of personnel and equipment. Orders and distributes supplies, such as bits, wire, machine parts, bulbs, and chalk. May evaluate ore in precious-metal mine and be designated Specimen Boss (mine & quarry). May be designated according to specific equipment used as Auger Supervisor (mine & quarry). Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.02.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 80

939.137-022 SUPERVISOR, HARVESTING (chemical)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in harvesting, transporting, washing, and stockpiling raw salt from crystallization pond beds: Plans shift activities and directs workers to pond beds designated for harvesting. Directs workers in laying of gondola tracks on salt bed. Coordinates harvesting with transporting, washing, and stockpiling activities to ensure continuity in production. Requests field repairs and maintenance of equipment. Directs relocation of conveyor to obtain stockpiles of specified size. Enforces safety regulations. Maintains records of production, pond status, and reasons for production delays.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

939.167-010 CONTROLLER, COAL OR ORE (mine & quarry) alternate titles: ore grader

    Coordinates loading, dumping, and blending of coal or ore at shipping dock, mill, tipple, or preparation plant: Studies schedules to ascertain required blends, grades, and sizes of material to be processed. Studies analysis sheets and selects materials which will meet specifications. Notifies workers to deliver specified cars for loading, designates loading sequence, and indicates whether cars are to be caulked or plugged to retain powdered coal, oiled to reduce dust, or salted to prevent freezing. Notifies workers to load or dump materials. Prepares control sheet to record loading and dumping activities and variances in production.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

939.281-010 MINER I (mine & quarry)

    Mines ore, coal, or rock in underground mine, performing any combination of following tasks in areas where high production equipment is limited by economic factors or natural formations: Cuts channel under working face to facilitate blasting, using pick, or by operating cutting machine. Operates mounted or unmounted power drill to bore blasting holes in working face. Charges and shoots (sets off) explosives or air charges to blast down materials. Shovels shattered materials into mine cars or onto conveyor. Installs timbering, roof bolts, or cribs, to support walls and roof. Lays track to accommodate mine cars or track-mounted equipment. May mine rock in coal mine at contract price per ton or footage of advance and be designated Rock Contractor (mine & quarry). May mine ore, coal, or rock, using pick and shovel, and be designated Miner, Pick (mine & quarry). When digging passageways between rooms, may be designated Entry Miner (mine & quarry). May do development work, such as opening up new passageways, air vents, auxiliary tunnels, rooms, and shafts to facilitate mining, and be designated Drift Miner (mine & quarry); Raise Miner (mine & quarry); Shaft Sinker (mine & quarry); Stope Miner (mine & quarry); Tunnel Miner (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: V GED: R4 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

939.362-010 DISPATCHER, OIL WELL SERVICES (petrol. & gas)

    Dispatches oil well servicing crews to service assignments and relays communications to crews and other field personnel, using telephone and radio communication equipment: Receives telephone requests for services from customers and relays information to crews and field personnel, using telephone or radio. Dispatches crews to oil well servicing assignments. Prepares time reports and other records. Confers with customer regarding drilling or production problems and outlines types of services available. May compute quantities of materials required and quote prices for services. May refer customer inquiries regarding production problems or available services to sales personnel.
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

939.362-014 PANELBOARD OPERATOR (mine & quarry; smelt. & refin.) alternate titles: additive-plant operator; conveyor attendant; crusher operator; grinding-mill operator; mill attendant; switch-house operator; wash-box operator

    Operates panelboard to control conveying, blending, washing, crushing, and sizing of coal, rock, sand, gravel, or ore to prepare it for commercial or industrial use or for further processing: Pushes levers and buttons to start plant machinery. Studies customer orders or work schedules and adjusts controls to draw specified amounts and proportions of different grades of materials from storage bins onto conveyors. Observes dials and gauges to route materials through series of screens, wash boxes, crushers, and driers. Reads ammeters to determine load on conveyors and regulates loads to adjust blends. Observes panel lights and meters for indication of overloads, malfunctions, or plugged chutes, and shuts down plant, reroutes materials, or adjusts controls to regulate feed. Notifies maintenance and loading personnel of delays or malfunctions. Observes operation to determine that refuse and tailings are removed as specified. May operate equipment to dump material from cars.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

939.364-010 OBSERVER HELPER, SEISMIC PROSPECTING (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: observer helper; recorder helper, seismograph; seismograph-operator helper

    Performs any combination of following tasks in seismic prospecting for petroleum-bearing rock strata: Drives equipment truck to work sites. Unloads and carries explosives and seismometers to designated locations on terrain. Unreels and connects electrical cables between seismometers and recording equipment in truck. Guides drill pipe and casing into shotholes. Loads shotholes with explosives. Runs water or pours sand into shotholes to tamp charge. Washes printed seismograph records with solutions. Repairs automotive and prospecting equipment. May be designated according to specific duty performed as Prospecting-Driller Helper (petrol. & gas); Shooter Helper, Seismograph (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

939.382-010 DRY-PLACER-MACHINE OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Operates trailer-mounted machine to recover gold from sand: Positions conveyor from front-end loader to machine. Connects terminals from portable generator to control panel, using wrench. Starts machine and adjusts speed of feed conveyor to avoid overloading. Observes flow of fine sand from conveyor to screens and inclined riffle tables. Adjusts speed of bellows to force air through sand and float it over riffles, allowing gold-bearing particles to collect. Dries wet sand, using heat lamps.
GOE: 05.11.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

939.462-010 OIL-WELL-SERVICE OPERATOR (petrol. & gas)

    Controls pumping and blending equipment to acidize, cement, or fracture gas or oil wells and permeable rock formations: Consults with SUPERINTENDENT, DRILLING AND PRODUCTION (petrol. & gas) to determine well conditions, pipe sizes, and amounts of acid, cement, or fracturing chemicals to be used. Gives directions to OIL-WELL-SERVICE-OPERATOR HELPER (petrol. & gas) to unload pipes, fittings, and chemicals, and to correct pipes between pumps and well, using handtools. Mixes acids, chemicals or dry cement according to service specified by customer. Observes meters and pressure gauges to regulate quantity and consistency of materials and to control pump pressure. ay perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment. May be designated according to specialty as Acidizer (petrol. & gas); Acidizer, Water Well (construction); Cementer, Oil Well (petrol. & gas); Formation-Fracturing Operator (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

939.485-010 SANDFILL OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Tends equipment that mixes cement, ore residues, and water into slurry and pumps slurry to fill worked out excavations in underground mine: Opens valves to transfer ore residues (sand) from mill and admit water to mixing tank. Starts mixer that blends slurry to specified consistency. Opens valves to transfer slurry to excavations (stopes) and to flush distribution lines. Adds measured amounts of cement to slurry when hard-surface fill is specified. Washes residue from tanks and records amount of slurry produced and deposited in mine. May be designated according to area worked as Sandfill Operator, Surface (mine & quarry); Sandfill Operator, Underground (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

939.585-010 DUST SAMPLER (mine & quarry)

    Tends equipment that measures amount of coal dust suspended in air in underground coal mine: Places sampling devices in predetermined locations in mine at beginning of work shift. Monitors apparatus periodically to ensure that dust suspension remains within safe limits. Removes collected samples at end of shift, records suspension level, and mails sample to central laboratory for analysis. Cleans and maintains equipment daily.
GOE: 05.07.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

939.663-010 OBSERVER HELPER, GRAVITY PROSPECTING (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: gravity-prospecting-operator helper; recorder helper, gravity prospecting

    Drives truck to transport gravity prospecting personnel and equipment to petroleum-exploration areas. Sets up gravity meter, torsion balance, and other gravity-measuring instruments under direction of OBSERVER, GRAVITY PROSPECTING (petrol. & gas). May read thermometer and barometer and record readings.
GOE: 05.08.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

939.667-010 CAGER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: lander; skip tender

    Pushes mine cars onto and off mine shaft cage and informs workers when cage is used to carry mine personnel: Pushes or pulls loaded cars off cage at surface and replaces with cars that are empty or loaded with supplies. Pulls empty cars from cage at bottom or intermediate levels of mine and moves onto sidings for distribution and loading. Gives directions to workers in loading of cage to ensure conformance to safety regulations. Signals HOIST OPERATOR (mine & quarry) with bell or buzzer when cage is to be moved. May load cage with materials and equipment to be lowered into mine. May record number of containers and estimate production weights. May tend automatic elevator. May be designated according to level in mine shaft at which work is performed as Bottomer (mine & quarry) II; Foot Cager (mine & quarry); Head Cager (mine & quarry); Top Cager (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

939.667-014 QUARRY WORKER (mine & quarry)

    Performs any combination of following tasks in rock quarry: Removes mud and muck from surface of stone, using pick, shovel, and steam hose. Chips irregularities from stone slabs to produce uniform, rectangular shapes and reduce shipping weights, using pick. Loosens blasted stone, using pick and crowbar. Cuts notches (dog-holes) in blocks of stone with pick and hammer, and attaches hoisting cables, hooks, or slings to stone. Breaks stone into pieces, using sledgehammer. Loads broken rock into boxes to be hoisted from quarry, using shovel, stone fork, or hands. Loosens blasted stone with bar or pick and skids rock into position for breaking.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

939.667-018 SHORE HAND, DREDGE OR BARGE (construction; mine & quarry)

    Attaches cable to tree, log, or other anchor on shore to permit use of winch to position barge or dredge: Receives signals from barge or dredge. Disengages cable and moves it to new position. Attaches cable to tree, or attaches cable to log and digs hole to bury log. May use explosives to form anchorages. May assist in loading barge. ay ferry fuel and supplies to barge or dredge. May perform routine maintenance duties on dredge.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

939.682-010 MONITOR CAR OPERATOR (mine & quarry)

    Operates monitor car to mix water and phosphate ore into slurry of specified density for further processing: Starts water pump and adjusts rate of water flow from nozzle. Moves levers to aim nozzle that sprays high pressure jet of water at ore pile to increase density of slurry or into sump to dilute slurry to specified consistency. Observes gauges and presses buttons to regulate volume and rate of slurry flow through pipeline to mill for further processing.
GOE: 06.02.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

939.682-014 PNEUMATIC-JACK OPERATOR (petrol. & gas)

    Operates pneumatic jack on offshore oil drilling barge that raises or lowers barge to facilitate drilling: Moves levers to start jack which is lowered to caisson on ocean floor for purpose of lifting barge to facilitate drilling. Coordinates movement of jack with movement of other jacks on barge. Raises jack to lower barge back into water so that barge may be moved to another drilling location.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

939.684-010 JACK SETTER (mine & quarry)

    Places hydraulic jacks, timbers, and posts in specified locations to form roof support system in underground mine: Examines hydraulic lines and tightens connections, using wrenches. Helps place temporary posts or timbers under roof support beams when hydraulic jack failure occurs, or to supplement jacks in supporting roof. Advances coal conveyors and jack units forward to facilitate making new series of cuts in coal strata, using built-in or portable horizontal jacks.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

939.684-014 MINER, PLACER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: sluice tender

    Mines precious metals from sand and gravel by placer method: Constructs inclined trough (sluice box) with riffles or cleats at bottom. Shovels ore-bearing sand or gravel into stream of water running through sluice box and observes operation to ensure that loose metals are being caught behind riffles. Removes obstructions and repairs leaks. Diverts flow of water and scoops out accumulated metals. May use high-pressure water system to wash sand and gravel into sluices and be designated Nozzle Worker (mine & quarry); Placer Miner, Hydraulic (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

939.684-018 OIL-WELL-SERVICE-OPERATOR HELPER (petrol. & gas)

    Assists OIL-WELL-SERVICE OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) in controlling blending and pumping equipment to treat oil or gas wells and permeable rock formations with cement, acid, or chemicals: Drives truck equipped with acid pumps, mixers and related equipment to well site. Unloads and assembles pipes and pumping equipment, using handtools. Dumps acids, cement, or other treating materials in mixer to blend solution. Opens valve as directed to admit specified amounts of solution into well. Dismantles and loads equipment on truck after treatment. May be designated according to duty performed as Acidizer Helper (petrol. & gas); Cementer Helper (petrol. & gas); Formation-Fracturing-Operator Helper (petrol. & gas).
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

939.685-010 POND TENDER (chemical)

    Tends equipment that pumps brine (sea water) through series of concentrating and crystallizing ponds to produce salt by solar evaporation: Turns valves to open floodgates and fill primary concentration ponds. Starts pumps that fill concentrating ponds in specified sequence to facilitate crystallizing process and to empty primary concentrating pond. Tests samples of brine solution for density, using hydrometer. Dilutes brine by pumping it through ponds and into granulator beds, according to specified time sequence. Records hydrometer readings and pumping operations. Pumps water into granulator beds after salt has been harvested.
GOE: 05.12.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

939.685-014 WASHER-AND-CRUSHER TENDER (mine & quarry)

    Tends battery of machines that convey, wash, crush, and separate quarried stone to produce sand and gravel: Presses button to start belt conveyor that conveys material to blade mill. Pulls lever to start blade mill that washes and separates rock, sand, and gravel from clay and other foreign matter. Starts vibrating screens that separate materials according to size. Presses button to start cone crusher that crushes oversized rocks. Observes flow of materials to detect jams or equipment malfunction. Stops machine and notifies supervisor of malfunction or breakdown.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

939.686-010 LOADING-MACHINE-OPERATOR HELPER (mine & quarry)

    Loads shattered coal, rock, or ore into shuttle or mine cars in underground mine, to assist LOADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (mine & quarry): Positions machine in proximity of receiving conveyance, such as shuttle car or conveyor. aintains flow of materials through loading material into conveyance. Frees jams and performs routine maintenance on conveyor. Assists in repair and maintenance of loading machine. May relieve LOADING-MACHINE OPERATOR (mine & quarry) in operation of loading machine.
GOE: 05.12.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

939.687-010 BELT PICKER (mine & quarry)

    Removes lumps of slate, wood, wire, clay, or other impurities from extracted minerals passing on conveyor belt, picking table, or shaker screen: Throws lumps of usable material into bins for further processing. Routes impurities to disposal area. May assist in changing conveyor belts or screens and repairing plant equipment.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

939.687-014 COMPANY LABORER (mine & quarry) alternate titles: cleaner; digger; laborer, mine; scraper

    Works in underground or surface mine, pit, or quarry, or at tipple, mill, or preparation plant, performing any combination of following tasks: Cleans working areas and haulage tracks; digs and maintains drainage ditches; or shovels muck, ore, coal, or rock aside, into cars, or onto conveyors. Pushes loaded mine cars from working face to haulage road and couples cars together for transportation to surface. Positions and adjusts bits on drill shaft and places cables, jacks, roof bolts, and related equipment in specified locations. Trims protrusions from walls and roofs of underground passageways and rooms. Strips (cleans) residue of rock and dirt from exposed coal, ore, or rock formations. Loads, separates, or sorts materials at working face, using shovel or wheelbarrow. Throws calcium or salt around interiors of railroad cars to prevent coal or ore from freezing to cars during winter. May be known according to specific work performed as Car Cleaner (mine & quarry); Car Salter (mine & quarry); Loader (mine & quarry); Mucker (mine & quarry); Shoveler (mine & quarry); Stripper (mine & quarry); Trimmer (mine & quarry).
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 80

939.687-018 LABORER (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: roustabout

    Performs any combination of following tasks in and about oil fields and pipelines, using handtools: Digs trenches for building foundations or for drainage around oil wells, storage tanks, and other installations. Fills excavations with dirt, using shovels. Loads and unloads trucks by hand or using handtrucks. Mixes concrete, using hoe and shovel. Carries concrete and tamps it into building forms. Bails spilled oil into buckets and barrels. Cleans and performs routine adjustments to machinery, using handtools, solvent, and rags. Cuts down trees and brush around oil field installations to reduce fire hazard or clear way for roads. Rolls and segregates pipe sections on racks in material yard to position pipes for testing. Connects pipe ends and hydraulic hose, using wrenches. Paints oil storage tanks, pumping units, and auxiliary equipment, using brush or spray painting equipment. May clean and service motor vehicles and auxiliary equipment.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: V GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

939.687-022 LATRINE CLEANER (mine & quarry)

    Pushes mine toilet cars or drives self-propelled tank cars onto hoist to be raised to surface. Rolls cars off hoist to disposal area and flushes contents into sewer with water. Refills containers with chemical solution and returns cars to mine.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

939.687-026 ROCK-DUST SPRAYER (mine & quarry)

    Sprays water or rock dust onto walls, roof, and floor of underground mine workings to mix with coal dust deposits and prevent explosions, using portable compressed-air pump and hose. Mixes rock dust with water and sprays slurry during working hours, to reduce amount of suspended coal dust in air while miners are present.
GOE: 05.12.14 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

939.687-030 SAMPLE WASHER (petrol. & gas)

    Pulverizes cuttings and cores removed from oil or gas well boreholes, using hammer or small power crusher. Washes cuttings through various-sized mesh screens to separate samples and fossils from soil and other foreign matter. Places samples in bags and attaches identification tags.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

939.687-034 SAND FILLER (mine & quarry)

    Fills stopes (underground openings from which ore has been mined) with sand to prevent cave-ins of ground surrounding worked out areas: Opens pipe valves to pump sand, waste minerals, and water resulting from treatment of ore, until stopes are filled sufficiently to support walls and roofs. Switches flow from one stope to another to allow time for water to drain off. Plugs holes and cracks in stope with burlap bags and scrap timber to prevent sand from leaking out when dry. May install temporary pipelines from slurry main to distribute slurry in several stopes consecutively.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This division includes occupations concerned with generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; generation and distribution of steam for heat and power, including marine propulsion; generation of utility gas, and storage and distribution of natural and manufactured gas for power, illumination, or heating purposes; filtration, purification, and distribution of water for domestic, commercial, or industrial consumption; and collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage and refuse.


    This group includes occupations concerned with operation and maintenance of engines, turbines, air compressors, generators, motors, boilers, and auxiliaries to supply light, heat, refrigeration, ventilation, air-conditioning, and mechanical or electrical power for buildings, industrial plants, and mining or oil field operations.

950.131-010 REFRIGERATING ENGINEER, HEAD (any industry) alternate titles: refrigeration operator, head; refrigeration supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of REFRIGERATING ENGINEERS (any industry) engaged in operating refrigerating equipment to provide ice or to cool refrigerating rooms in establishments, such as ice cream plants, frozen food warehouses, and meat packing plants: Directs REFRIGERATION MECHANICS (any industry) in repair of equipment. May participate in repair work, using handtools. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.131-014 STATIONARY-ENGINEER SUPERVISOR (any industry) alternate titles: boiler house supervisor; station supervisor; steam-station supervisor; watch engineer

    Supervises and coordinates activities of STATIONARY ENGINEER (any industry) and other workers operating and maintaining stationary engines and mechanical equipment, such as steam engines, air compressors, vacuum and centrifugal pumps, filters, turbines, boilers, and ventilating and refrigerating equipment. May supervise AINTENANCE REPAIRER, INDUSTRIAL (any industry). Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.362-010 ENGINEER, EXHAUSTER (steel & rel.) alternate titles: engineer, byproduct

    Operates turbo-blower or steam-driven exhausters and pumps to draw gas resulting from baking of coal through coolers, and into byproducts and benzol-refining plants: Reads pressure and vacuum gauges, thermometers, and flowmeters, and turns hand valves or regulates speed of exhausters and pumps to maintain specified temperatures and pressures. Inspects and repairs equipment, using handtools. Lubricates equipment. Pumps surplus gas to outside consumers [GAS-PUMPING-STATION OPERATOR (utilities)]. Cleans equipment. Records temperatures and pressures at various process stations. May remove ammonium sulfate from gas [SATURATOR OPERATOR (chemical; steel & rel.)].
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.362-014 REFRIGERATING ENGINEER (any industry) alternate titles: cooling-system operator; operating engineer; stationary engineer, refrigeration

    Operates freon, carbon-dioxide, or ammonia gas-cooling systems to refrigerate rooms in establishments, such as slaughtering and meat packing plants and dairies, to air-condition buildings, or to provide refrigeration for industrial processes: Opens valves on equipment, such as compressors, pumps, and condensers to prepare system for operation and starts equipment and auxiliary machinery. Observes temperature, pressure and ampere readings for system and equipment and adjusts controls or overrides automatic controls to obtain specified operation of equipment. Records temperature, pressure, and other readings on logsheet at specified intervals. Measures density of brine, using hydrometer, and adds calcium chloride to lower temperature to specified degree. Connects hose from supply tank to compressor to replace coolant. Makes periodic inspection of equipment and system to observe operating condition and need for repair or adjustment. Adjusts controls to isolate and clear broken lines for repair or shuts down equipment. May repack pumps and compressors, clean condensers, and replace worn or defective parts using hand and power tools. When operating refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment aboard ship, may be known as Reefer Engineer (water trans.) and must have endorsement on Merchant Mariner's document as Refrigerating Engineer.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.382-010 BOILER OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: boiler house operator; control-room operator; firer, boiler; steam-power-plant operator

    Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam that supplies heat or power for buildings or industrial processes: Lights gas- or oil-fed burners, using torch. Starts pulverizer and stoker to grind and feed coal into furnace of boiler. Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automatic combustion control systems, feed water regulators, stoker, pulverizer, and burners. Turns valves and adjusts controls to set specified fuel feed, draft openings, water level, and steam pressure of boiler. Observes boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions and makes repairs, such as changing burners and tightening pipes and fittings. May test and treat boiler feed water, using specified chemicals. May maintain log of meter and gauge readings and record data, such as water test results and quantity of fuel consumed. May be designated according to fuel burned, type of boilers, or class of license required.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 81

950.382-014 GAS-COMPRESSOR OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: gas-lift engineer

    Operates steam or internal combustion engines to transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas in various production processes: Moves controls and turns valves to start compressor engines, pumps, and auxiliary equipment. Monitors meters, gauges, and recording instrument charts to ensure specified temperature, pressure, and flow of gas through system. Observes operation of equipment to detect malfunctions. Records instrument readings and operational changes in operating log. May operate purification tanks (scrubbers) to purify air or byproduct gases. May tend pumps to mix specified amounts of acids and caustics with water for use in purifying gases. ay perform minor repairs on equipment, using handtools. May conduct chemical tests to determine sulfur or moisture content in gas. May be designated according to type of gas compressed or recovered as Butadiene-Compressor Operator (chemical); Butane-Compressor Operator (petrol. refin.); Ethylene-Compressor Operator (chemical). May operate equipment to control transmission of natural gas through pipelines and be designated Compressor-Station Engineer (pipe lines).
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.382-018 GAS-ENGINE OPERATOR (any industry)

    Operates stationary internal-combustion engines, using natural gas for fuel, to supply power for equipment, such as electrical generators and air or gas compressors: Starts auxiliary air compressor and turns compressed air and fuel valves to start engine. Observes gauges and meters and adjusts controls to regulate ignition, governor, lubrication and cooling systems, and load distribution between engines. Observes operation of equipment, such as generators or compressors to detect malfunctions. May specialize in engines designed for specific processes and be designated Gas-Engine Operator, Compressors (any industry); Gas-Engine Operator, Generators (any industry).
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

950.382-022 ROTARY-RIG ENGINE OPERATOR (petrol. & gas) alternate titles: diesel-engine engineer; gas-engine engineer

    Operates gasoline, natural gas, or diesel engines to supply power for rotary oil well drilling machinery: Starts engines and observes drilling operations to provide power under operating conditions. Assembles and dismantles pumps and other drilling equipment, using handtools. Loosens and tightens threaded sections of drill pipe and well casing. Lubricates and repairs equipment.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.382-026 STATIONARY ENGINEER (any industry) alternate titles: maintenance engineer; operating engineer; power-plant operator; watch engineer

    Operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment, such as steam engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers, to provide utilities, such as light, heat, or power, for buildings and industrial processes: Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions. Records data, such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases, voltage load, and generator balance. Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment. Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication. Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, and gauges, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components, using handtools and power tools. May be required to hold license issued by state or municipality, restricting equipment operated to specified types and sizes. May oil and lubricate equipment [OILER (any industry) 950.685-014]. May perform water titration tests and pour chemical additives, such as water softener, into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines. May record operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operators logbook. May specialize in equipment designed for industrial processes and be designated Acid-Concentration-Plant-Equipment Engineer (any industry); Air-Compressor-Station Engineer (any industry); Diesel-Engine Operator, Stationary (any industry); Water-Pumping-Station Engineer (any industry).
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 88

950.382-030 STATIONARY-ENGINEER APPRENTICE (any industry) alternate titles: operating-engineer apprentice, stationary; power-plant-operator apprentice

    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.485-010 HUMIDIFIER ATTENDANT (textile; tobacco) alternate titles: humidifier-maintenance worker; humid-system operator

    Tends humidifying system that keeps moisture content of air in rooms or departments at specified level: Computes moisture content of air, using hygrometer or chart recorder (pneumatic controller). Sets thermostat controls and adjusts valves controlling waterflow to increase or decrease moisture. Replaces worn or broken parts, such as fans, sprinkler heads, and pipe sections, using handtools. Cleans equipment, using airhose, brushes, and rags. May drain water from pipes and air reservoir. May test electrical system to determine specified voltage, using voltage meter.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

950.562-010 PANELBOARD OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: vessel ventilation system operator

    Operates panelboard to control ventilation system of nuclear waste processing plant: Adjusts panelboard controls to maintain specified pressure, temperature, and airflow through ventilation pipes and holding vessels, and to regulate level of nuclear radiation in work area. Observes gauges and meters to monitor operation of fans and pumps, and to detect equipment malfunctions. Informs and directs maintenance personnel to area of malfunctioning equipment. Records data to maintain record of operation of ventilation system as related to safety standards established by Atomic Energy Commission.
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

950.585-010 VENTILATION EQUIPMENT TENDER (any industry) alternate titles: air-control tender; blower-room attendant; exhaust tender; heating-and-ventilating tender; scrubber-system attendant; ventilation mechanic

    Tends ventilating and heating equipment, such as fans, vacuum pumps, air compressors, vents and ducts, and lubrication-oil coolers used in buildings or industrial processes: Adjusts valves to regulate temperature of lubrication oil and flow of water through system. Moves controls to regulate speed of fans and to adjust vents and ducts. Records gauge readings, repairs completed, and time lost because of inoperative equipment. Writes repair work order tickets and out-of-order tags preparatory to equipment repair. Inspects equipment to detect excessive noise and heat. Replaces gauges and tightens and caulks leaky fittings, using wrenches, hammers, and caulking tool. Cleans carbon deposits, pitch, and grease from fans, vents, and ducts, using scrapers, hammer, and compressed air or steam.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

950.585-014 BOILER-OPERATOR HELPER (sugar & conf.)

    Assists BOILER OPERATOR (any industry) 950.382-010 in operation and maintenance of coal-fired boilers: Turns valves that regulate water flow into full ash hoppers to form slurry and flush slurry into ash grinder. Turns switches that activate vacuum pumps to remove fly ash from full fly ash hoppers. Turns valves and flips switches that activate pumps to replace contaminated water in boiler system. Obtains water samples from designated locations of boiler system and carries samples to testing laboratory. Performs chemical and physical water quality laboratory tests according to prescribed standards. Records and gives results of tests to other workers for use in adjustment of equipment operation.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

950.685-010 AIR-COMPRESSOR OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: compressor engineer; compressor operator

    Tends air compressors driven by steam, electric, or gasoline powered units, to generate and supply compressed air for operation of pneumatic tools, hoists, and air lances: Starts power unit to build up specified pressure in compressor. Adjusts controls or sets automatic controls to maintain continuous air supply to pneumatic tools or equipment. Observes temperature and pressure gauges and adjusts controls accordingly. Lubricates and cleans equipment. May connect pipelines from compressor to pneumatic tools or equipment. May repair low pressure steam boilers that furnish power for air compressor units by disassembling unit of boiler and replacing damaged parts, using handtools. May be designated according to type of equipment operated as Air-Compressor Operator, Stationary (any industry); Compressor Operator, Portable (any industry).
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

950.685-014 BOILER-ROOM HELPER (any industry) alternate titles: boiler-operator helper; oiler; powerhouse oiler

    Assists STATIONARY ENGINEER (any industry) in operation and maintenance of stationary steam boilers and auxiliary steam equipment, such as pumps, compressors, and air-conditioning system, performing any combination of the following tasks: Starts auxiliary equipment. Opens valves and adjusts regulators to control flow of steam or water through pipelines, or to blow sludge and scale from pressure system. Cleans and lubricates pumps. Dusts tubes, and removes slag from furnace tubes and brickwork of coal-fired boiler, using steam or compressed air. Opens drains and washes boilers. Performs maintenance tasks, such as packing valves, repairing pipelines, and replacing gauge glasses. May regulate volume of water in boilers and in auxiliary equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with firing coal-, gas-, or oil-fueled boilers and furnaces, and tending auxiliary equipment to supply steam or hot air. Includes marine firers. Process firers are included in Category 5; locomotive firers in Group 910; and fire fighters in Group 373.

951.685-010 FIRER, HIGH PRESSURE (any industry) alternate titles: boiler tender; firer, boiler; stoker

    Tends portable or stationary high pressure boilers that supply heat or power for engines, turbines, and steam-powered equipment, such as steam shovels, pile drivers, or cranes, or industrial processes: Shovels fuel, such as coal or coke, into firebox or conveyor hopper, or turns valves and moves controls to regulate flow of fuel, such as gas, oil, or pulverized coal, into firebox. Reads gauges and moves controls to maintain specified steam pressure and water level in boiler. Removes ashes from firebox, using shovel and bucket. ay clean and repair boilers. May treat boiler feed water, using specified chemicals. May be required to hold license issued by state or municipality. May be designated according to type of boiler tended as Firer, Automatic Stoker (any industry); Firer, Portable Boiler (any industry); Firer, Stationary Boiler (any industry); or type of equipment supplied with power as Firer, Locomotive Crane (any industry); Firer, Pile Driver (any industry); Firer, Steam Shovel (any industry); or type of installation as Firer, Powerhouse (any industry).
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

951.685-014 FIRER, LOW PRESSURE (any industry) alternate titles: boiler operator

    Tends low pressure boilers that supply steam heat for office buildings, apartment houses, or industrial establishments: Shovels coal or coke into firebox to feed fuel into boiler; turns valves to regulate flow of gas, oil, or pulverized coal into firebox; or moves controls to regulate fuel feeding speed of automatic stoker. Reads gauges and moves controls to maintain specified steam pressure, temperature, and water level in boiler. Cleans burner, using tools, such as shovel, wire brush, and scraper. May perform maintenance duties, such as cleaning boiler room and removing waste from building. May be required to hold license issued by state or municipality.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 78

951.685-018 FIRER, MARINE (water trans.)

    Tends boilers aboard vessel to maintain steam at specified pressure: Installs atomizing tips on end of burner barrels with wrench. Inserts barrels in burners. Connects fuel-oil lines to burners. Ignites fuel with torch. Adjusts burners to maintain steam pressure at specified level. Cleans drip pans, atomizing tips, burner barrels, and work area, using steam connections, solvent, or rags. Must have certificate issued by U.S. Coast Guard. May operate soot-blowers to clean combustion residue on generating tubes. May regulate amount of water in boiler and be known as Firer-Watertender (water trans.).
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

951.686-010 FUEL-HOUSE ATTENDANT (saw. & plan.)

    Opens fuel conveyor chute by moving levers and rakes sawmill waste, such as chips, sawdust, and shavings, into hopper of furnace. May lubricate conveyor system, using grease gun and oilcan. May move panelboard controls to regulate proportions of bark, chips, sawdust, and shavings that are fed to boilers.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with controlling equipment in powerplants utilizing fossil fuels, hydraulic power, and atomic energy; monitoring and controlling equipment in manned or remote-controlled substations and standby generating plants; and related activities concerned with generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for utilization by domestic, commercial, and industrial consumers.

952.131-010 SUBSTATION OPERATOR, CHIEF (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment at electrical substation used to control flow of current through transmission lines: Directs switching operations to drop station voltage load under low frequency conditions in order to determine loss of generator sources, and to resynchronize transmission lines after power separation during emergencies. Inspects equipment, such as control and meter boards, relays, circuit breakers, and transformer lines to ensure operating efficiency. Records instrument readings at designated intervals and completes daily and monthly reports to indicate data, such as current loads, voltage loads, outages, and inspections. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77


    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation and control of thermonuclear reactor, turbine generator, and auxiliary equipment at electric generating station: Devises and writes operating procedures for reactor, turbine generator, and auxiliary equipment, based on review and interpretation of government regulations, technical manuals, and conferences with manufacturer's representatives. Oversees activities of workers, reviews status reports of station operations, and monitors and analyzes readings of instrumentation systems to ensure that reactor and auxiliary equipment are operated safely and in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations. Confers with supervisory personnel to coordinate activities of operations and maintenance workers engaged in performance of routine and emergency shutdowns and maintenance of equipment and machinery. Prepares training outlines and instructs workers in such subjects as mathematics, reactor physics, and electrical theory, according to federal regulatory requirements. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R5 M5 L5 SVP: 8 DLU: 86

952.137-010 CHIEF LOAD DISPATCHER (utilities) alternate titles: chief dispatcher; system operator, chief

    Supervises and coordinates activities of LOAD DISPATCHERS (utilities) engaged in controlling operations of generating stations, substations, and distribution lines of electric power system. May inspect substations [SUBSTATION INSPECTOR (utilities)] to verify accuracy of instrument readings with load dispatching office. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.137-014 HYDROELECTRIC-STATION OPERATOR, CHIEF (utilities) alternate titles: production superintendent, hydro

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and controlling hydroelectric generating equipment: Analyzes defective operation and directs HYDROELECTRIC-STATION OPERATORS (utilities) to adjust equipment to minimize interruptions of power demands. Inspects equipment and initiates maintenance repair orders. Notifies WATERSHED TENDER (waterworks) when subnormal speed of generating units requires adjustment of reservoir floodgates to increase pressure of water which rotates water wheels. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.137-018 SUPERINTENDENT, LOCAL (utilities) alternate titles: distribution district supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers located in small communities or rural areas, and engaged in installing, removing, or repairing electric meters and service lines, repairing overhead distribution system, reading meters, and making service collections. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.05.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.137-022 TURBINE OPERATOR, HEAD (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating turbine-driven generators in steam-electric generating plant: Reviews work orders from STATIONARY-ENGINEER SUPERVISOR (any industry) or SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities) to determine specified power necessary for allocating load capacity to turbines. Notifies TURBINE OPERATOR (utilities) to increase or decrease power loads to turbines and to transfer loads when equipment malfunctions. Evaluates reports from TURBINE ATTENDANT (utilities) and observes recording instrument readings to determine operating status of equipment.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.137-026 SUPERVISOR, OPERATIONS (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of POWER-PLANT OPERATORS (utilities) 952.382-018, AUXILIARY-EQUIPMENT OPERATORS (utilities) 952.362-010, and other workers engaged in operating and controlling coal-fired electric generating equipment to produce electricity: Confers with SUPERINTENDENT, GENERATING PLANT (utilities) 184.167-166 to resolve electric generating problems and to report work activities and personnel matters. Coordinates repair of malfunctioning equipment with maintenance department, and inspects repaired equipment prior to return to service. Assigns new workers to experienced personnel for training, according to established training procedure. Studies equipment modification and operating procedure materials to improve supervisory skills and techniques and to increase worker productivity. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 86

952.167-010 DISPATCHER, SERVICE OR WORK (utilities) alternate titles: trouble dispatcher

    Dispatches workers, such as TROUBLE SHOOTERS (utilities) II; LINE REPAIRERS (utilities); and STREET-LIGHT REPAIRERS (utilities) for normal maintenance or emergency repairs to electric-power transmission and distribution lines and related equipment: Receives trouble calls from police, fire departments, and company offices. Records time, location, and nature of trouble and relays information to workers assigned to area in which work occurs, using telephone or radio. Receives work reports and makes reassignments. Informs work crews of changes in weather conditions and system status affecting safety, and answers questions requiring knowledge of system layout and electric equipment operation and repair. Relays and records all messages between line crews and LOAD DISPATCHER (utilities) concerning switching operations. May requisition supplies. May dispatch workers to answer customer service calls [DISPATCHER, SERVICE (utilities)].
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.167-014 LOAD DISPATCHER (utilities) alternate titles: dispatcher, electric power; power dispatcher; system dispatcher; system operator

    Coordinates activities of personnel engaged in operating generating stations, substations, and lines of electric power system or electrified railway system to ensure adequate production and distribution of electricity to meet power demands: In smaller system, calculates load estimates according to corrected weather and consumer-demand records and notifies SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities) at generating stations of electric power required to meet fluctuating demands; or in larger systems receives load schedule for various generating stations from POWER-PLANT OPERATOR (utilities). Monitors control board showing operating condition of lines and equipment throughout system and makes adjustments or directs workers to make adjustments as conditions warrant. Directs SUBSTATION OPERATOR (utilities) and other workers to deenergize malfunctioning circuits or adjusts switches to ensure safety of maintenance crew and avoid interruptions of service during repairs. Notifies maintenance crew of location and deenergization of troubled sector, and verifies that workers are clear of repaired equipment before directing energization of circuit. Contacts other utilities by telephone to arrange exchange of power according to existing contracts or in emergency and coordinates tie-in with other systems. Compiles operational records. May operate console of computer which is programmed to automatically perform load-control functions. May calculate discharge rate of water in reservoirs utilizing reports of rain, river flow, and water level in reservoirs, and directs setting of watergates at hydroelectric plant to coordinate water flow and power generation with irrigation and flood control requirements. May compute bills for power delivered to interconnected utilities. May be responsible for section of system and be designated Load Dispatcher, Local (utilities).
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

952.261-010 SUBSTATION INSPECTOR (utilities)

    Inspects and tests electric current-converting and distribution equipment in attended or unattended substations to verify operating efficiency and accuracy of equipment: Examines transformers, oil switches, fuses, lighting arresters, voltage regulators, and related equipment, and tests circuitry, using standard electrical testing apparatus, to verify that new equipment is correctly installed and wired. Inspects automatic supervisory-controls in unattended stations to verify their performance of supervisory functions, according to specifications and cumulative station-operation records. Performs acceptance and performance tests under direction of engineering personnel to evaluate performance of new and operating equipment. Calculates average and peak load conditions of station from electric recording instrument data and compiles report of load conditions and test results for equipment performance evaluation and system planning purposes. Repairs or replaces blown fuses and defective switches or wires. Opens switches to deenergize station circuitry and distribution lines preparatory to repairs by maintenance workers or linecrews. May control operation of attended station in absence of regular operator. May patrol power lines [ELECTRIC POWER LINE EXAMINER (utilities)]. When inspecting unattended substations, may be designated Substation Inspector, Automatic (utilities).
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.362-010 AUXILIARY-EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (utilities) alternate titles: pump-room operator

    Controls and maintains auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, filters, feedwater heaters, chlorinators, and condensers that supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, and auxiliary power for turbines, generators, boilers, and other power-generating plant facilities: Opens and closes valves and switches in prescribed sequence upon receipt of signal from TURBINE OPERATOR (utilities) 952.362-042 or POWER-PLANT OPERATOR (utilities) 952.382-018 to start or shut down auxiliary units. Reads temperature, pressure, and r.p.m. gauges to verify that units are operating at specified capacity, and listens for sounds from machinery that warn of mechanical malfunction. Replenishes electrolyte in batteries and oil in voltage transformers and resets tripped electric relays. Assists ELECTRICIAN, POWERHOUSE (utilities) 820.261-014 in making electrical repairs. Cleans and lubricates equipment and collects oil, water, and electrolyte samples for laboratory analysis to prevent equipment failure or deterioration. Tightens leaking glands and pipe joints and reports need for major equipment repairs to POWER-PLANT OPERATOR (utilities). When working in nuclear-powered generating station, may help transfer fissionable material between vehicles and storage area. May fire up and shut down automatically regulated boilers [FIRER, HIGH PRESSURE (any industry) 951.685-010].
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 80

952.362-014 FEEDER-SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities)

    Operates switchboard to control distribution of electric power over feeder circuits between generating station and substations of electric power system: Selects and moves control switches as directed by LOAD DISPATCHER (utilities) to cut in and cut out feeder circuits. Observes control-board indicators to detect circuits automatically cut off due to line disturbances and turns controls to cut in spare feeder to carry load of cutoff circuit. Tags switches of feeders automatically cut off to warn next operator of defective lines. Records readings of meters indicating temperature of transformers and voltage and frequency of electricity in feeders.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77


    Controls electrical generating units and related mechanical and hydraulic equipment at hydroelectric-generating station: Operates switchboard and manually operated controls to control water wheels, generators, and auxiliary hydroelectric-generating station equipment and distribute power output among generating units, according to power demands [SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities)]. Operates feeder switchboard to control distribution of electric power over feeder circuits between generating station and substations [FEEDER-SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities)]. Records control-board meter and gauge readings, inspects operating equipment, and notifies HYDROELECTRIC-STATION OPERATOR, CHIEF (utilities) of conditions indicating abnormal equipment operation. May perform minor maintenance on equipment, such as replacing generator brushes, cleaning insulators, and lubricating machines.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.362-022 POWER-REACTOR OPERATOR (utilities) alternate titles: nuclear plant control operator; reactor operator

    Controls nuclear reactor that produces steam for generation of electric power and coordinates operation of auxiliary equipment: Adjusts controls, under supervision, to start and shut down reactor and to regulate flux level, reactor period, coolant temperature, and rate of flow, control rod positions, and other control elements that affect power level within reactor, following standard instructions and prescribed practices. Dispatches orders and instructions to plant personnel through radiotelephone or intercommunication system to coordinate operation of such auxiliary equipment as pumps, compressors, switchgears, and water-treatment systems. May assist in preparing, transferring, loading, and unloading nuclear fuel elements. May be required to hold Nuclear Reactor Operator's license. May be required to hold Radiotelephone Operator's license. May control dual purpose reactors that produce plutonium and steam. May control operation of auxiliary equipment, such as turbines and generators [SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities); TURBINE OPERATOR (utilities)].
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.362-026 SUBSTATION OPERATOR (utilities) alternate titles: power-switchboard operator; receiving-distribution-station operator

    Controls equipment, such as current converters, voltage transformers, and circuit breakers, that regulate flow of electricity through substation of electric power system and over distribution lines to consumers: Records readings of switchboard instruments to compile data concerning quantities of electric power used for substation operation and amounts distributed from station. Communicates with LOAD DISPATCHER (utilities) to report amount of electricity received into substation, and to receive switching instructions. Observes switchboard instruments to detect indications of line disturbances, such as grounded, shorted, or open circuits. Pulls circuit breaker switch or pushes buttons to interrupt flow of current in disturbed line preparatory to repair, and to connect alternate circuit to carry load of deenergized lines. Records temperature of transformers at specified intervals. May inspect equipment, such as transformers, pumps, fans, batteries, and circuit breakers to detect defects. ay calculate average and peak load conditions from electric recording instrument data and compile periodic report of load variations for system planning purposes. May locate and replace defective fuses and switches, using test lamp and handtools. May be designated according to primary function of substation as Substation Operator, Conversion (utilities); Substation Operator, Distribution (r.r. trans.; utilities); Substation Operator, Transforming (utilities). May operate auxiliary generators and be designated Substation Operator, Generation (utilities). May control several remote-controlled substations from central station switchboard and be designated Substation Operator, Automatic (utilities).
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77


    Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.362-034 SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities) alternate titles: generator-switchboard operator

    Controls central switchboard in electric generating plant to distribute power output among generators according to generator capacity and power demands, and to regulate flow and distribution of power from generators to transmission power lines: Determines number of generators required to meet power demands according to load estimates received from LOAD DISPATCHER (utilities). Notifies TURBINE OPERATOR (utilities) to start additional generators when switchboard gauges indicate power demands are approaching capacity of operating generators. Observes synchroscope, voltmeters, and frequency indicators, and operates switchboard controls to synchronize speed of incoming generator with operating units, and to adjust generator output voltage and frequency to match output of operating generators. Closes switch to connect incoming generator to $T3bus bar$T1 at instant when synchroscope indicates generator is in phase with outgoing power lines. Operates switchboard controls to disconnect generators from bus bar as power demand decreases or when equipment malfunctions. Constantly observes switchboard meters and gauges to verify operating status of equipment. Compiles records of switching and generating operations. May operate switches to control distribution of power over feeder circuits between generating station and substations [FEEDER-SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities)]. May control automatic steam-generating boiler from switchboard during normal operations and direct other workers who shut down and repair equipment [BOILER OPERATOR (any industry)]. May start, shut down, and monitor operation of turbogenerators by remote control from central switchboard [TURBINE OPERATOR (utilities)]. May control feeder circuits that supply power to production or process equipment in industrial establishment which produces its own electric power.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.362-038 SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: powerhouse attendant

    Controls powerhouse equipment, such as converters, rectifiers, transformers, and generators, to direct, distribute, and maintain power to chemical processing equipment, according to demand: Moves switches on central control panel to regulate converters and rectifiers to convert alternating current or direct current and transmit it to electrolytic cell department, according to production demand. Observes demand meters, gauges, and recording instruments and moves controls to ensure efficient power utilization, equipment operation, and maintain power distribution, according to departmental demands. Monitors gauges, alarms, and oscilloscopes to detect and prevent damage to equipment and disruption of power. Records operational data, such as chart and meter readings, power demand and usage, malfunctions and repairs, and operating time. Cleans, lubricates, repairs, and adjusts equipment, using handtools. May turn valves to regulate pressure on lines drawing chlorine to electrolytic cells. When controlling specific equipment only, may be designated by unit as otor-Generator-Set Operator (chemical); Rectifier Operator (chemical).
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.362-042 TURBINE OPERATOR (utilities) alternate titles: turbogenerator operator

    Controls steam-driven turbogenerators in electric or nuclear power generating station: Starts or signals AUXILIARY-EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (utilities) to start turbines and boiler auxiliary units. Adjusts throttle and vacuum-breaker valve to engage governor that regulates speed of turbines and notifies SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities) that turbine-driven generators can be synchronized with auxiliary units. Monitors panelboard to control operations of turbines to detect equipment malfunctions. Stops turbines when malfunctions occur, following operating instructions. Records instrument readings at specified intervals. May perform minor maintenance or equipment, using handtools. When controlling operation by remote control, may be designated Central-Control-Room Operator (utilities).
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.364-010 TROUBLE SHOOTER I (utilities)

    Performs variety of duties as assigned by DISPATCHER, SERVICE (utilities) in answer to trouble or service calls of electricity customers: Switches on or shuts off electricity to installed meters on order for resumption or discontinuance of service. Tests meters to determine absence or presence of current, using portable test lamp. Attaches and removes out-of-service tags for information of METER READER (utilities; waterworks). Attempts to locate source of lesser interruptions to service and makes minor repairs, such as replacing floor plugs, wall switches, or appliance cords. Reports major interruptions to service for repair by other workers. Notifies customer of malfunctioning appliances and advises customer to call electrician.
GOE: 05.10.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

952.367-010 LOAD CHECKER (utilities) alternate titles: demand inspector

    Surveys electrical equipment and appliances used in industrial plants, commercial establishments, and private homes to compile data for purposes such as forecasting power demands, establishing rates, and improving service: Examines fixtures, appliances, and equipment, and records wattage required for their operation. Attaches meters to appliances and equipment and measures power consumption for specified period. May suggest changes in consumer's equipment to reduce electrical hazards, minimize power loss, and increase efficiency of electric power utilization. May perform minor repairs to meters, wiring, and appliances, using handtools.
GOE: 05.09.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

952.367-014 SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR ASSISTANT (utilities) alternate titles: generating-substation-operator assistant; power-plant assistant; switchboard-operator helper

    Compiles gauge readings and performs other tasks as directed by SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities) in electric-generating plant: Records gauge and meter readings on switchboard and panelboards at specified intervals. Opens and closes switches to regulate generation and flow of electric power. Cleans and oils mechanical and electrical equipment and reports malfunctions, such as meter fluctuations, abnormal sounds, and overheating. May assist in performing tests to diagnose and locate cause of equipment malfunction. May work in substation that distributes and generates electric power and be designated Substation Operator Helper, Generation (utilities).
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.381-010 SWITCH INSPECTOR (utilities)

    Inspects and maintains automatic switches that turn street lights on and off: Climbs pole, using ladder or climbing spurs, and opens switchbox. Examines switch to detect such defects as burned contacts or faulty mercury tubes. Tests switch and circuit to locate short circuits or grounded wires, using test lamp. Repairs or replaces broken or defective parts, using handtools.
GOE: 05.10.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

952.382-010 DIESEL-PLANT OPERATOR (utilities)

    Controls and maintains diesel-electric generating units to produce electric power for distribution or to supply electric power for plant equipment: Starts diesel engines and synchronizes generators with other power sources. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions. Performs minor repairs and adjustments on equipment, using handtools. Records instrument readings in log. Issues switching orders to open, close, and tag electric circuits [SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (utilities)].
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

952.382-014 POWER OPERATOR (tel. & tel.) alternate titles: telephone-plant power operator

    Operates and maintains central-office equipment such as motors, generators, storage batteries, and motor-driven apparatus, used to furnish or transmit power for telephone or telegraph operation.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

952.382-018 POWER-PLANT OPERATOR (utilities) alternate titles: power engineer; powerhouse engineer; power-plant engineer

    Operates boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment at generating plant to produce electricity: Monitors control board and regulates equipment, according to procedures and information obtained from recording and indicating instruments. Adjusts controls of water and cold feed systems, blowers, and igniters to start up or shut down boilers. Controls operation of boiler auxiliary equipment, such as water and vacuum pumps, coal driers and pulverizers, steam condensers, and soot blowers, to ensure efficient operation of boilers. Adjusts boiler controls to provide steam at specified temperature and pressure for turbine loads according to power demands. Adjusts controls to regulate speed, voltage, and phase of incoming turbines to coincide with voltage and phase of power being generated. Synchronizes incoming generating units with units in operation and closes circuit breaker at exact instant of coincidence. Monitors gauges to determine effect of generator load on related equipment, such as $T3bus bars$T1 and voltage regulators. Adjusts transformer controls to regulate flow of power between generating stations and substations. Operates switchgear to regulate and transfer power loads to protect maintenance workers engaged in repairing or cleaning equipment. Records malfunctions of equipment, instruments, or controls on logsheet.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

952.464-010 CABLE MAINTAINER (utilities)

    Maintains pressure in oil-filled and gas-filled cables used to transmit high-voltage electricity: Computes amount of oil or gas required for given section of cable, using standard specifications. Pumps oil or gas into cable until specified pressure is attained. Installs relay (regulating devices) used to control pressure inside cables. Attaches temporary reservoirs to ends of cable to maintain pressure during installation of cable. Tests cables with manual pressure gauges. Reports cable sheath defects and joint failure for repair.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

952.567-010 TURBINE ATTENDANT (utilities)

    Records meter and instrument readings, such as oil and steam temperature and pressure of hydro-electric turbines and related generators that produce electricity. Notifies STATIONARY-ENGINEER SUPERVISOR (any industry) when recording instruments indicate machine malfunctions. Cleans and lubricates equipment.
GOE: 05.09.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

952.665-010 LABORER, POWERHOUSE (utilities)

    Performs any combination of following duties in power plants, such as electrical power companies, industrial plants, and central heating plants: Assists in control and maintenance of coal conveying equipment, using handtools and lubricating equipment. Shovels coal spillage onto conveyors. Takes samples of coal and carries samples to laboratory for analysis. Loads trucks or railcars with fly ash from dust collectors, using suction hose. Starts and stops pumps, opens and closes floodgates, and adjusts valves of ash sluice system. Sweeps, washes, cleans, and paints buildings, floors, and equipment. Assists in inspection, maintenance, and repair of rail tracks, ties, and roadbeds, using shovels, picks, sledgehammers, jacks, and cutting torches. Maintains roads, lawns, shrubs, and flowers, using power mowers and gardener's handtools. Drives, loads, and unloads trucks to transport personnel and equipment. Keeps logs on equipment and materials and submits production reports to supervisor.
GOE: 05.12.04 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 80

952.667-010 STREET-LIGHT CLEANER (utilities) alternate titles: arc trimmer; boulevard-glassware cleaner; boulevard-glassware replacer; carbon-lamp cleaner; lamp cleaner, street-light; street-light changer-and-renewer; street-light inspector

    Patrols route to clean and replace street light globes and illuminators: Turns crank to lower street lights suspended from utility poles or stands in hydraulically operated tower-truck bucket to reach lamps installed on top of street light posts. Removes and cleans globe or diffuse (lens). Replaces defective illuminating elements, such as incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes, or carbon electrodes. Performs repairs, such as replacing corroded reflectors and connecting loose wires. Reports defects for repair by STREET-LIGHT SERVICER (utilities). May drive truck.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

952.687-010 HYDROELECTRIC-PLANT MAINTAINER (utilities) alternate titles: general utility worker

    Performs grounds-keeping and plant maintenance tasks in hydroelectric generating station: Turns handwheel to open alternate water intake and to close clogged intake preparatory to cleaning water intake screens. Removes accumulated logs, weeds, fish, silt, and driftwood from screen or rack, using crab-hoist, rake, shovel, and water hose. ows lawn, trims hedges, rakes and burns leaves and refuse, and shovels snow from driveways and sidewalks. Cleans and lubricates equipment. Assists in erecting scaffolds, and disassembling and moving heavy equipment.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

952.687-014 SUBSTATION-OPERATOR HELPER (utilities)

    Assists SUBSTATION OPERATOR (utilities) in controlling flow of electricity through transmission lines, and in operation of equipment for converting direct current into alternating current: Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. May record gauge and meter readings. May clean and lubricate auxiliary equipment, such as rotary converters, transformers, blowers, and circuit breakers.
GOE: 05.06.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with monitoring and controlling equipment to regulate volume and pressure of gas in city mains and distribution lines; purify, liquefy, store, and regasify natural gas.


    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation and maintenance of compressors, scrubbers, evaporators, and refrigeration equipment that liquefy and regasify natural gas: Directs LIQUEFACTION-AND-REGASIFICATION-PLANT OPERATOR (utilities) to initiate liquefaction and regasification of gas for storage and distribution. Directs GAS DISPATCHER (pipe lines; utilities) to release stored gas into distribution system according to supply and demand. Requisitions supplies and materials. Trains new personnel. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

953.137-010 GAS-PUMPING-STATION SUPERVISOR (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in providing adequate pressure on gas dispensed from gasholders. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

953.137-014 PRESSURE SUPERVISOR (utilities) alternate titles: pressure-control supervisor; regulation supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in controlling gas pressure and moisture condensate in mains of city gas-distribution system to meet consumer demands and state regulations: Analyzes hourly estimates of pressure required to meet consumer demands for gas, based on weather conditions, time of day, and customer contracts. Compares estimates with pressure chart readings and teletype reports of actual amount of gas consumed to determine pressure adjustments required. Notifies PRESSURE CONTROLLER (utilities) by telephone or teletype to adjust gas regulators at city gate and customer stations to control pressure. Directs DRIP PUMPER (pipe lines; utilities) in keeping mains free from condensate and in thawing frozen condensate from pipes and meters. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

953.137-018 SERVICE SUPERVISOR I (utilities) alternate titles: complaint supervisor; superintendent, service

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in installing, adjusting, testing, and removing gas meters, regulators, and appliances on customers' premises, and in resolving customers' complaints. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May be designated according to type of installation or service as Industrial-Gas-Servicer Supervisor (utilities).
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

953.167-010 GAS DISPATCHER (pipe lines; utilities)

    Coordinates flow of natural gas throughout distribution system of public utility or pipeline to ensure volume and pressure of gas required for consumers demands: Monitors telemetering panelboard to determine gas pressure and volume, and records instrument readings in log. Reviews correlating data, such as gas quality, pressure and temperature with variables affecting consumer demand, such as weather conditions and time of day to forecast load adjustments. Adjusts controls to regulate gas flow and pressure through system or telephones GAS-COMPRESSOR OPERATOR (any industry) to increase or decrease pressure in pipelines according to forecast. Directs GAS-PUMPING-STATION OPERATOR (utilities) to pump gas from holding station into distribution system and return according to supply and demand. Informs station personnel to regulate flow of gas from wells into system to maintain specified pressure and volume in pipelines. Records data, such as gas pressure and volume from outlying stations. Observes colorimeter to detect deviations in mixture of natural gas with manufactured gas according to specified Btu rating. Notifies mixing station personnel when deviations occur. May discontinue gas service to specified areas when emergencies or gas shortages exist.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

953.281-010 FIELD-MECHANICAL-METER TESTER (petrol. refin.; pipe lines; utilities) alternate titles: mechanical-meter tester; meter inspector

    Installs, tests, and maintains mechanical metering, regulating, indicating, and testing instruments and equipment used in production and distribution of gas: Tests, installs, and maintains gas, steam, and water instruments and apparatus, such as meters, governors, calorimeters, flowmeters, and pyrometers used in gas generating plants, holders, and distribution lines [GAS-REGULATOR REPAIRER (petrol. refin.; pipe lines; utilities); INSTRUMENT MECHANIC (any industry)]. Installs, tests, and maintains mechanical testing equipment, such as gas $T3provers.$T1 Conducts physical tests on gas, steam, and water. Correlates test data, performs technical calculations, and writes reports.
GOE: 05.05.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

953.362-010 FUEL ATTENDANT (any industry)

    Controls equipment to regulate flow and pressure of gas from mains to fuel feedlines of gas-fired boilers, furnaces, kilns, soaking pits, smelters, and related steam-generating or heating equipment in such establishments as power plants, steel mills, pottery works, chemical plants, and petroleum refining facilities: Opens valve on feedlines to supply adequate gas for fuel when boilers are to be put in operation and to maintain standard pressure on gaslines. Closes valve to reduce gas pressure when increase in gas consumption by boilers causes pressure to rise. Observes, records, and reports flow and pressure gauge readings on gas mains and fuel feedlines.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77


    Controls operation of compressors, scrubbers, evaporators, and refrigeration equipment to liquefy and regasify natural gas: Turns valves to admit flow of natural gas through scrubbers that remove harmful gases and water and starts compressors and refrigeration units that liquefy and transfer gas to storage tanks. Starts pumps and adjusts controls of auxiliary equipment to transfer liquid gas from storage tanks and to regulate temperature and pressure of units that regasify liquid gas into distribution lines. Signals workers engaged in tending auxiliary equipment, such as pumps and cooling towers. Repairs equipment, using handtools. May post meter and gauge readings in logbook.
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

953.362-018 PRESSURE CONTROLLER (utilities)

    Controls volume of gas in city distribution mains to ensure adequate gas supply according to consumer demand: Determines required governor adjustments to maintain specified gas pressure and volume according to consumer-demand estimates, based on weather conditions and time of day or night, or receives governor adjustment instructions from PRESSURE SUPERVISOR (utilities). Changes position or number of weights on balance lever or turns valves to adjust governors located at various regulating stations within city. Operates switchboard to adjust governors which are remotely controlled by electric telemetering equipment. May overhaul gas governors [GAS-REGULATOR REPAIRER (petrol. refin.; pipe lines; utilities)]. May change charts in recording meters [CHART CHANGER (clerical)]. May clean pits housing governors, using suction pump and shovel. May determine causes of abnormal pressure variances and make corrective recommendations, such as installation of pipe to relieve overloading.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

953.364-010 GAS-METER INSTALLER (utilities) alternate titles: gas fitter; meter installer

    Installs residential-type gas meters and regulators in buildings, using handtools: Turns valve to adjust gas burners on appliances, using screwdriver. Inspects appliances to detect gas leaks, using portable testing device, and notifies customer of needed repair. Shuts off gas supply to installed meters, following instructions [CUSTOMER-SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (tel. & tel.; utilities; waterworks)]. Removes meters from vacated or abandoned buildings. Prepares work orders indicating data, such as meter number, date, and location of installation.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

953.367-010 GAS-LEAK INSPECTOR (pipe lines; utilities) alternate titles: leak locator; maintenance inspector

    Inspects underground and exposed gas pipelines and enclosed areas to detect and locate leaks, using testing instruments: Walks or rides along pipelines and observes terrain for evidence of leaks, such as decayed vegetation, gas odor, and water bubbles. Drives bar into ground at intervals near pipe, using sledgehammer, preparatory to testing subsurface for traces of gas. Inserts combustible-gas indicator-probe into hole and reads indicator to determine location of leak. Inspects exposed pipes in buildings, manholes, vaults, and valve boxes for leaks, using combustible indicator. Notifies maintenance department of location and condition of facilities inspected and tested. May make temporary repairs, using repair dope or gastight clamps. May drive vehicle equipped with detection devices to aid in locating leaks.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

953.367-014 GAS-METER CHECKER (utilities) alternate titles: meter-and-service-line inspector

    Inspects gas service lines and meters on customers' premises to detect tampering or improper use of gas: Examines meter case and meter connections for signs of tampering or improper use. Pulls meter with both hands to determine if meter can be tilted, causing it to register slowly. Examines visible gas lines and pipe joints for irregular connections. Submits inspection reports to supervisory personnel.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

953.367-018 HOUSE-PIPING INSPECTOR (utilities)

    Inspects and tests new gas-pipe installations in buildings to determine conformance to company and city requirements: Screws coupling into gasline to facilitate attachment of handpump testing set. Pumps air and reads gauge to determine specified amount of air pumped into gasline. Patches gauge to detect fall in pressure indicating leaks in gasline. Observes pressure gauge while joints are being tightened by coworkers to determine when leak has been detected and repaired. Tests joints with soap and water and observes bubble formation to detect leaks. Examines flue openings of gas-heating appliances to determine conformance to specifications. Notifies customer of needed repairs. Prepares inspection report. ay inspect installations, such as gas mains, services (pipes from mains to residences), meters, and regulators and be designated Utility Inspector (utilities). May test for presence of subsurface gas to detect leaks in underground gaspipes [GAS-LEAK INSPECTOR (pipe lines; utilities)].
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

953.382-010 GAS-PUMPING-STATION OPERATOR (utilities) alternate titles: compressor-house operator; engineer, booster and exhauster; engineer, gas-pumping station; gas-substation operator

    Controls operation of steam, gas, or electric-motor-driven compressor to maintain specified pressures on high and low pressure mains dispensing gas from gasholders: Observes pressure gauges to determine consumption rate variations and turns knobs or switches to regulate pressures. Opens valves to allow gas to flow into and out of compressors. Reads gas meters and records amount of gas received and dispensed from holders. May clean, lubricate, and adjust compressors, using handtools. May regulate gas governors to maintain specified pressure [PRESSURE CONTROLLER (utilities)].
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

953.387-010 CYLINDER INSPECTOR-AND-TESTER (chemical) alternate titles: cylinder tester; gas-cylinder inspector; hydrostatic tester

    Inspects gas cylinders to detect surface defects and tests elasticity of cylinder walls: Removes valve from cylinder, using wrench or valve-removal machine Inspects exterior and interior of cylinder to detect dirt, rust scale, dents, and arc burns. Fills cylinder with water, seals cylinder and immerses cylinder in water-filled jacket, using chain hoist. Screws fittings and turns valve or starts pump to create pressure that expands cylinder wall. Compares pressure gauge or burette reading with specifications and segregates cylinders that exceed prescribed expansion limits. Stamps test data and company symbol on cylinder. Records test results, cylinder serial number, and test date. May weigh cylinder. May be designated according to size of cylinder inspected as Ton-Cylinder Inspector (chemical).
GOE: 06.03.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

953.583-010 DRIP PUMPER (pipe lines; utilities)

    Drives tank truck equipped with suction pump to drain condensate from gas pipeline drips: Drives truck to drip location and connects hose from truck tank to drip valve. Measures condensate in tank with calibrated pole or reads tank meter. Opens pressure valve to force condensate into truck tank, or starts suction pump to draw out condensate when gas pressure is low. Records amount of condensate drawn at each drip location. May use hand-operated suction pump to drain condensate when truck is not equipped with automatic pump.
GOE: 05.11.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    Assists LIQUEFACTION-AND-REGASIFICATION-PLANT OPERATOR (utilities) in maintenance of equipment in natural gas plant: Observes operation of equipment to detect malfunctions and reports findings to maintenance personnel. Performs minor repairs, using handtools. Records instrument readings at specified intervals. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

953.667-010 GAS-LEAK INSPECTOR HELPER (pipe lines; utilities)

    Assists GAS-LEAK INSPECTOR (pipe lines; utilities) in locating and detecting leaks in underground and exposed pipelines: Carries testing equipment and handtools to and from vehicle to test site. Places barricades and safety signs at test area and directs traffic to protect workers and public. Measures distances of leak from reference point, using rule or tape, and records data, such as instrument readings in survey report. Assists in performing temporary repairs, using handtools. May drive vehicle equipped with detection devices along inspection route. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

953.684-010 GAS-PUMPING-STATION HELPER (utilities)

    Assists GAS-PUMPING-STATION OPERATOR (utilities) in maintenance of equipment in gasholder station: Carries handtools to and from work area. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions, such as overheating and noisy compressor. Assists in repairing equipment, using handtools. May paint equipment to prevent corrosion. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.06 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

953.687-010 GAS-METER-INSTALLER HELPER (utilities)

    Assists GAS-METER INSTALLER (utilities) to install residential-type gas meters and regulators in buildings: Carries handtools and meters to and from vehicle and work site. Disconnects meters or regulators, using handtools. Ignites gas appliances after meter installation. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with controlling treatment plant equipment to purify and clarify water, and to transfer, distribute, and regulate pressure and flow of water; controlling equipment to convey water in irrigation systems; and controlling gates and valves in aqueducts and dams to supply waterpower.

954.130-010 SUPERVISOR, PUMPING STATION (waterworks) alternate titles: water-plant-pump-operator supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating equipment, such as pumps, valves, turbines, and electric motors to transfer, distribute, and regulate pressure and flow of raw and processed water: Trains workers in operation and maintenance of equipment. Records data, such as reservoir water elevation, power consumption, and equipment and human resource utilization. Inspects equipment and requisitions supplies. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

954.132-010 SUPERVISOR, WATER TREATMENT PLANT (waterworks)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and maintaining equipment in water treatment plant: Directs activities of workers engaged in filtering, chemically treating, pumping, and testing fresh and processed water in preparation for human or industrial use. Plans daily work schedule and assigns tasks to workers based upon priority of work and expertise of individual workers. Inspects equipment, such as filters, chlorine indicators, basins, filtered water basins, and pumps, to detect malfunctions. Directs workers in repair of equipment or reports need for repairs to designated authority. aintains records on chemical usage and storage, equipment operation, and personnel attendance. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. ay be required to meet licensing or certification standards established by regulatory agency concerned.
GOE: 05.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

954.362-010 DITCH RIDER (waterworks) alternate titles: canal tender; ditch tender; water tender; zanjero

    Controls irrigation system to convey water to farms in assigned area, according to rights, or as instructed by WATER CONTROL SUPERVISOR (waterworks) or other officials, for irrigating fields and crops: Contacts water users to determine quantity of water needed, and time and duration of delivery. Computes and requisitions quantity of water required. Operates gates, checks, turnouts, and wasteways to regulate waterflow into canals and laterals (individual supply ditches). Measures or estimates diversions of water from canals and to water users, and calculates and records quantities delivered for use in computing charges to farmers. Patrols assigned area by foot, horseback, or motor vehicle to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas, or obstructions and damage to irrigation system. Removes debris and makes emergency repairs to banks, structures, gates, and canal roads. Fills holes and exterminates rodents. Writes reports and records daily deliveries, number of users, amount of water used, and other data required by law or company. May prepare reports on condition of system and equipment, and replacements or repairs needed. May supervise crew workers cleaning ditches, raising ditch banks, repairing concrete and wooden structures, erecting fences and gates, and other maintenance work after irrigating season has passed. May take annual crop census and make weed and other surveys. May patrol canal at night to determine that water is flowing in prescribed volume into users' ditches.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

954.367-010 WATER-SERVICE DISPATCHER (waterworks)

    Dispatches service crews to repair water mains: Receives calls from consumers regarding pressure complaints, service requests, and leaks in mains. Dispatches service crew, using telephone or radio. Increases pumpage rate, conduit flow, and reservoir elevation. May keep log on dispatching activities.
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

954.382-010 PUMP-STATION OPERATOR, WATERWORKS (waterworks) alternate titles: pumping-plant operator; water-plant-pump operator

    Operates pumping equipment to transfer raw water to treatment plant, or distribute processed water to residential, commercial, and industrial establishments: Turns valves, pulls levers, and flips switches to operate and control turbine- or motor-driven pumps that transfer water from reservoir to treatment plant, or to transfer processed water to consumer establishments. Reads flowmeters and gauges to regulate equipment according to water consumption and demand. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions, such as pump leaks or worn bearings. Repairs and lubricates equipment, using handtools. Records data, such as utilization of equipment, power consumption, and water output in log. May operate equipment to treat and process raw water [WATER-TREATMENT-PLANT OPERATOR (waterworks)]. May test water for chlorine content, alkalinity, acidity, or turbidity to determine potability of water, following color analysis standards. May operate hydroelectric equipment to generate power.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

954.382-014 WATER-TREATMENT-PLANT OPERATOR (waterworks) alternate titles: filter operator; purifying-plant operator; water-control-station engineer; water filterer; water purifier

    Controls treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use: Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treating plant. Dumps specified amounts of chemicals, such as chlorine, ammonia, and lime into water or adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, and clarify water. Starts agitators to mix chemicals and allows impurities to settle to bottom of tank. Turns valves to regulate water through filter beds to remove impurities. Pumps purified water into water mains. Monitors panelboard and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure and water elevation, and distribution of water. Cleans tanks and filter beds, using backwashing (reverse flow of water). Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment, using handtools and power tools. Tests water samples to determine acidity, color, and impurities, using colorimeter, turbidimeter, and conductivity meter. Adds chemicals such, as alum into tanks to coagulate impurities and to reduce acidity. Records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure. May operate portable water-purification plant to supply drinking water.
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 88

954.382-018 WATERSHED TENDER (waterworks) alternate titles: aqueduct-and-reservoir keeper; dam tender; needle-valve operator; reservoir caretaker

    Controls equipment to regulate waterflow and water level in reservoirs: Turns valves and pulls levers to regulate waterflow through aqueduct and floodgates. Reads gauges and meters to control specified waterflow, water levels, and water pressure in reservoir. Records data, such as water level, turbidity, temperature, and flow rate. Lubricates and performs minor repairs to equipment, using handtools. Patrols area to detect property damage and to prevent trespassing. May tend heating apparatus to prevent freezing of valves and gates. May add chemicals to water to retard organic growth such as algae.
GOE: 05.06.03 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

954.385-010 BASIN OPERATOR (waterworks)

    Tends and maintains desilting basin that removes silt from river water entering irrigation system: Reads dials and gauges to determine if equipment is operating according to specifications. Inspects sluice hoppers of clarifiers to detect clogged valves. Flushes valves to clear them. Inspects and repairs ventilating blowers, pumps, and corrosion protection system. Removes trash from slots of influent channels, using steel rake. Sluices sand and silt from ends of channels, using high-pressure hose. Lubricates machinery and gear boxes or clarifiers. Records equipment malfunctions and corrective actions taken. Cleans basin area, pilot houses, and equipment. Patrols dam area and compound to guard against fire, trespassing, or property damage.
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

954.564-010 WATER-METER INSTALLER (waterworks)

    Installs watermeters in consumer establishments, using handtools: Turns mainline valve to close waterflow through line. Disconnects water pipe and connects watermeter to outlet and inlet pipe unions, using wrench. Examines pipes to detect leaks and informs consumer to close faucets. Opens mainline valve to admit waterflow into building. Records meter readings [METER READER (utilities; waterworks)]. May install and repair water system pipes and accessories, using equipment such as pneumatic jackhammer and plumber's handtools.
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

954.587-010 WATER-FILTER CLEANER (waterworks) alternate titles: laborer, filter plant; sand-cleaning-machine operator; water-filterer helper

    Cleans water filter beds: Holds suction pipe to transfer sand and gravel from filter bed onto regrading screens. Washes and simultaneously screens sand and gravel to remove foreign particles and grade material according to size, using water hose. Turns handle to backwash (reverse waterflow) filter to remove chemical precipitates and impurities. Scrapes and removes dirt from side of filter bed, using metal scraper. Reverses action of suction pipe to return gravel and sand to filter bed. Records daily production. May clean and redistribute sand in filter bed, using sand cleaning machine. May lubricate and repair defective filtering equipment.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with equipment to regulate flow of radioactive or sewage waste and sludge through pumps, conveyors, blowers, chlorinators, vacuum filters, and other decontaminating equipment; controlling equipment to burn garbage, refuse, and sludge cake; collecting garbage and refuse from homes and business establishments; and related activities such as street cleaning and snow removal. Includes occupations concerned with landfill operations. Occupations concerned with the transportation of garbage and trash to disposaal areas are found in Group 909.

955.130-010 SUPERVISORY WASTEWATER-TREATMENT-PLANT OPERATOR (sanitary ser.) alternate titles: sewage plant supervisor; solid waste facility supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating and maintaining equipment in wastewater (sewage) treatment and disposal facility: Directs activities of workers in power generating, grit removal, pump and blower, and sludge filtration departments. Tests sewage and water supply to prevent contamination, using chemicals and testing equipment. Inspects equipment, such as pumps, sediment tanks, filters, and chlorinators to detect malfunctions. Confers with engineering personnel and directs workers in repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment. May direct workers in maintenance of buildings and grounds. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.02.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

955.131-010 SUPERVISOR, INCINERATOR PLANT (sanitary ser.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of incinerator plant workers engaged in operation, maintenance, and repair of incinerator furnaces and auxiliary equipment, such as grates, fans, compressors, temperature controls, overhead electric cranes, and ventilating and hydraulic equipment: Directs activities of workers engaged in tasks such as weighing and unloading refuse trucks, moving rubbish to furnace hoppers, operating incinerator furnaces, repairing furnace refractory linings, and removing ashes. Assists workers in repairing facilities and equipment, applying knowledge of principles of combustion and safety procedures, and using handtools. Maintains personnel records. Trains workers in performance of duties and safety procedures. Inspects incinerator furnace and other equipment to detect need for maintenance and repair. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

955.133-010 SANITARY-LANDFILL SUPERVISOR (sanitary ser.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in landfill operations, utilizing knowledge of local, state, and federal laws regulating waste disposal: Directs operations, such as spreading and compacting solid waste and spraying insecticides to control insects and pests. May assist in selecting new sites according to community population. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) aster Title.
GOE: 05.11.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

955.137-010 SNOW-REMOVING SUPERVISOR (government ser.)

    Supervises removal of snow from thoroughfares and public places, such as airports, government buildings, and streets. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.11.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77


    Coordinates activities of workers engaged in mixing and controlling flow of chemicals and radioactive waste through pipelines, storage tanks, and sampling areas: Reviews processing schedule to determine receiving and transferring priorities, and notifies workers of type and quantities for processing, destinations, pumping schedule, and operating procedures. Monitors panelboard to ensure temperatures, pressures, pH readings, and contamination content of waste chemicals conform with schedule and processing specifications. Recommends change of pumping rates and pressures that will ensure rate of flow of chemicals or radioactive waste follows specifications. Reviews reports to verify accuracy of amounts received, processed, transferred, or stored.
GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77


    Instructs wastewater treatment plant personnel in operation and maintenance of treatment plant facilities to improve efficiency and meet regulatory certification requirements: Trains personnel in operation and maintenance of treatment plant machines and equipment and demonstrates operation of machines and equipment. Instructs personnel in other procedures, such as selection of sampling sites, laboratory techniques, record keeping, safety measures, and care of lift stations. Administers tests and maintains records of students' progress. Assembles materials, schedules courses, and designs contents of courses to meet specific needs of plant personnel. Provides technical assistance to plant staff and serves as troubleshooter in solving problems in operations. Maintains examination records and coordinates training program with state certification program.
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

955.362-010 WASTEWATER-TREATMENT-PLANT OPERATOR (sanitary ser.) alternate titles: disposal-plant operator; sewage-plant operator; utilities operator

    Operates sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater (sewage) treatment plant to control flow and processing of sewage: Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage. Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and tests results to determine load requirements. Starts and stops pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of raw sewage through filtering, settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes. Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings. Gives directions to WASTEWATER-TREATMENT-PLANT ATTENDANTS (sanitary ser.) and SEWAGE-DISPOSAL WORKERS (sanitary ser.) in performing routine operations and maintenance. May collect sewage sample, using dipper or bottle and conduct laboratory tests, using testing equipment, such as colorimeter. May operate and maintain power generating equipment to provide steam and electricity for plant. May be designated according to specialized activity or stage in processing as Activated-Sludge Operator (sanitary ser.); Grit-Removal Operator (sanitary ser.); Pump-And-Blower Operator (sanitary ser.); Sludge-Control Operator (sanitary ser.); Sludge-Filtration Operator (sanitary ser.).
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

955.362-014 INCINERATOR OPERATOR II (sanitary ser.)

    Controls operation of multiple-hearth incinerator furnaces and related equipment to burn sludge in wastewater treatment plant: Pushes buttons and turns valves to ignite burners, release combustion air, add fuel, control hearth dampers, set hearth temperatures, and set length of burning cycles. Observes meters and gauges on central control room panel to verify that flows, pressures, and temperatures are within specifications. Turns controls to make routine adjustments, following standard procedures. Notifies worker controlling sludge filter press to adjust feed rate of waste material into incinerator hopper to maintain incinerator efficiency. Opens hearth doors and observes operation of waste raking mechanism to verify that burned residue is swept to succeeding hearth. Periodically records specified meter and gauge readings on incinerator log. Calculates and records values for number of tons of waste material fed per hour and quantity of auxiliary fuel burned per ton of waste material, to document efficiency of incinerator operation. Monitors and adjusts controls of auxiliary equipment, such as exhaust emissions, scrubbers, and incinerator heat recovery unit, following prescribed procedures. Removes and cleans equipment parts, such as valves, burners, and oxygen analyzers, following manuals and using handtools.
GOE: 05.06.04 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 86

955.382-010 CLARIFYING-PLANT OPERATOR (textile)

    Controls equipment to clean and neutralize waste bleach water preparatory to discharge into natural waterways: Starts pumps or opens valves to transfer waste bleach water from bleaching tanks to settling and mixing tanks. Tests water to determine acidity, using titration equipment, and calculates quantity of chemicals required to neutralize water. Opens valves to admit specified amount of chemicals into mixing tank and starts motor to mix chemicals with water. Starts pumps or opens valves to discharge water and accumulated sludge into waterway.
GOE: 06.02.16 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

955.382-014 WASTE-TREATMENT OPERATOR (chemical)

    Controls heat exchange unit, pumps, compressors, and related equipment to decontaminate, neutralize, and dispose of radioactive waste liquids collected from chemical processing operations: Removes sample of liquid from collection tank, using pipette. Pours sample into dish and bakes dish under heat lamp to evaporate water, leaving radioactive residue. Tests residue with Geiger counter and compares reading with chart to determine whether radioactivity level is within prescribed safety limits. Determines degree of acidity or alkalinity in liquid, using pH meter, and adds acid or alkali to neutralize liquid. Starts pump and admits waste liquid into sewer for disposal or into storage tanks for evaporation, according to degree of radioactivity. Transfers radioactive waste liquid from storage tanks to heat exchange unit. Operates heat evaporation system to reduce volume of liquid, and observes gauges and adjusts controls during process to maintain steam pressure, temperature, and liquid at specified levels. Starts compressed-air pump to blow slurry on bottom of evaporator into lead container for permanent storage. Records data, such as number of gallons of waste pumped into sewer system or storage tanks, or reduced by heat exchange unit, and radioactivity levels. May monitor panelboard to control operation of recovery systems that store or dispose of radioactive waste and be designated Nuclear-Waste-Process Operator (any industry).
GOE: 06.02.11 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

955.383-010 WASTE-DISPOSAL ATTENDANT (any industry)

    Disposes of radioactive equipment and wastes, performing any combination of following duties: Loads contaminated equipment and lead pigs of waste material onto truck, using forklift. Drives truck to storage area and removes load. Shovels specified quantities of ingredients into and tends concrete mixer. Pours or shovels concrete into forms to make disposal coffins (containers). Lifts contaminated equipment or wastes from lead pigs and places them in coffin, using stainless steel rods. Pours concrete into coffin to encase waste. Loads coffins onto truck, using forklift, and transports them to burial ground or arranges for burial at sea. Records amount and type of equipment and waste disposed. May accompany coffins for burial at sea. May clean contaminated equipment for reuse by operating sand blasters, filtering pumps, and steam cleaners or by scrubbing with detergents or solvents. Workers must follow prescribed safety procedures and federal laws regulating waste disposal.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: H GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 5 DLU: 77

955.463-010 SANITARY LANDFILL OPERATOR (sanitary ser.) alternate titles: solid waste facility operator

    Performs any combination of following duties to dispose of solid waste materials at landfill site: Operates heavy equipment, such as bulldozer, front-end loader, and compactor, to excavate landfill site, transport solid waste materials, and to spread and compact layers of waste and earth cover. Directs incoming vehicles to dumping area. Examines cargo to prohibit disposal of caustic waste, according to government regulations. Sprays poisons and other specified chemicals over waste material to control disease carrying pests. Drives truck to distribute oil or water over landfill to control dust. Weighs vehicles entering and leaving site and collects dumping fees.
GOE: 05.11.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 5 DLU: 86

955.585-010 WASTEWATER-TREATMENT-PLANT ATTENDANT (sanitary ser.) alternate titles: sewage-plant attendant

    Tends pumps, conveyors, blowers, chlorinators, vacuum filters, and other equipment used to decontaminate wastewater (sewage) by settling, aeration, and sludge digestion: Removes obstructions, such as coarse materials from bar-screens, to accelerate influent through initial screening process. Adjusts pipe valves to regulate flow velocity through settling tanks to separate sludge by sedimentation. Turns air and steam valves to aerate effluent, and to control temperature in sludge digestion tanks. Observes temperature gauges to determine lubrication of equipment. Reads charts, flow meters, and gauges to detect equipment malfunctions. Collects samples, makes process reports, and performs minor repairs on equipment as directed by WASTEWATER-TREATMENT-PLANT OPERATOR (sanitary ser.). May be designated according to station assignments as Activated-Sludge Attendant (sanitary ser.); Grit Station Attendant (sanitary ser.); Pump-And-Blower Attendant (sanitary ser.); Sludge-Control Attendant (sanitary ser.); Sludge-Filtration Attendant (sanitary ser.).
GOE: 05.12.07 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

955.667-010 INCINERATOR PLANT LABORER (sanitary ser.)

    Signals GARBAGE COLLECTOR DRIVER (motor trans.) 905.663-010 to dump refuse in specific area of collection pit to maintain even distribution of refuse, using hand. Cleans spills from floor of receiving area, using rake, broom, and hose. Loads noncombustible material into containers and carries containers to pickup area for removal.
GOE: 05.12.20 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 86

955.685-010 INCINERATOR OPERATOR I (sanitary ser.)

    Tends one or more incinerator furnaces that burn refuse, such as sludge, trash, and garbage: Pulls mechanism to release refuse from hopper into incinerator. Moves levers to ignite burners, to adjust blowers and dampers that regulate airflow and temperature, and to control charging, discharging, and quenching mechanisms of furnace. Opens furnace door and agitates burning refuse to facilitate combustion, using stoking hoe. oves levers to open grate and drop ashes and noncombustible material from furnace at end of burning cycle. Replaces refractory linings of furnace, using firebrick and mortar. Cleans debris from furnace room floor, using rake and broom. May assist SUPERVISOR, INCINERATOR PLANT (sanitary ser.) 955.131-010 in maintenance and repair of cranes, conveyor equipment, and exhaust system, using handtools.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 86

955.687-010 SEWAGE-DISPOSAL WORKER (sanitary ser.)

    Cleans and maintains equipment in sewage disposal plant to facilitate flow and treatment of sewage: Cleans filter screens, processing tanks, and walkways, using hose, brushes, and chemical solutions. Cleans precipitates, such as grit, sludge, trash, and muck from sump, catch basin and grit chamber, using shovel, rake, and hand pump. Lubricates equipment, such as pumps and valves. Opens and closes gates and valves according to gauge readings or warning lights on equipment. Collects samples of decontaminated refuse for testing. ay conduct test on sewage sample, using colorimeter. May maintain grounds and outbuildings [GROUNDSKEEPER, INDUSTRIAL-COMMERCIAL (any industry)]. May be designated according to equipment cleaned as Catch-Basin Cleaner (sanitary ser.).
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77

955.687-014 SNOW SHOVELER (government ser.) alternate titles: snow remover

    Shovels snow into truck or open sewer from streets and other public thoroughfares. Chops ice and packed snow, using pick or ice-chopper, to clear area around catch basins, fire hydrants, and street corners. May spread salt or thawing chemicals onto roadway from rear of moving truck, using shovel.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: H GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

955.687-018 STREET CLEANER (government ser.) alternate titles: street sweeper

    Sweeps refuse from municipal streets, gutters, and sidewalks into pile and shovels refuse into movable container that is pushed from place to place. ay pick up paper and similar rubbish from lawns, flower beds, or highway median strips, using spike-tipped stick.
GOE: 05.12.18 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77

955.687-022 GARBAGE COLLECTOR (motor trans.)

    Collects refuse on designated route within municipality and dumps refuse from containers onto truck. May be designated according to refuse collected as Trash Collector (motor trans.). May drive truck [GARBAGE COLLECTOR DRIVER (motor trans.)]. May start hoisting device that raises refuse bin attached to rear of truck and dumps contents into opening in enclosed truck body.
GOE: 05.12.03 STRENGTH: V GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 1 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations concerned with maintenance and servicing of steam distribution systems.

956.267-010 INSPECTOR, CHIEF (utilities)

    Inspects steam-heat systems in buildings served by steam utility company to determine effect of system modifications reported by BUILDING-EQUIPMENT INSPECTOR (utilities) on steam-metering equipment and billing rates and to determine cause of abnormal steam consumption or other evidence of system malfunction: Investigates changes made in equipment layout by customers and determines if changes affect metering equipment and rates. Determines causes for abnormal meter readings by inspecting customers' steam-utilization equipment and steam lines to detect malfunctioning, and makes minor repairs and adjustments or recommends major overhaul by other workers. Submits reports on special investigations.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

956.387-010 BUILDING-EQUIPMENT INSPECTOR (utilities)

    Examines steam-heat systems and records steam-meter readings at regular intervals to verify accuracy of meter registration and to ensure economical service to customers of steam utility company: Examines steam-distribution equipment, such as meters, steam traps, safety valves, and pipes, for loose connections or other defects and makes minor repairs and adjustments. Notifies INSPECTOR, CHIEF (utilities) of necessary major repairs and of changes, such as installation of additional steam-utilization equipment or repositioning of pipes which might affect metering equipment or steam rates. Reads meters and compares readings with previous recordings to detect fluctuations indicative of meter or equipment defects. Submits meter readings for billing purposes and reports equipment status. ay notify customer of equipment requiring repair.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M3 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with power generation, utilities, and sanitation.

959.131-010 HEATING-PLANT SUPERINTENDENT (any industry) alternate titles: chief engineer

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing and distributing steam heat and hot water in commercial or industrial establishments, and in maintaining mechanical equipment, such as boilers, pipe systems, pump, hot water generators, hot air furnaces, and air-cooling units. Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

959.137-010 DISPATCHER, CHIEF, SERVICE OR WORK (utilities)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of DISPATCHERS, SERVICE OR WORK (utilities) and power line workers to increase efficiency of work crews and equipment in routine maintenance and emergencies, such as floods or fire: Assigns duties to workers according to priority of trouble calls received. Relays information and technical instructions between linecrews and appropriate department heads concerning power line troubles requiring action not covered by standard operating procedures. Verifies that all switching operations are accurately recorded and reported to ensure safety of linecrews. May supervise DISPATCHERS, SERVICE (utilities).
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

959.137-014 DISPATCHER, SERVICE, CHIEF (utilities) alternate titles: service-order dispatcher, chief

    Supervises and coordinates activities of DISPATCHERS, SERVICE (utilities) engaged in receiving and reviewing service calls, performing duties as described under SUPERVISOR (clerical) Master Title. May make investigations and tabulations concerning trends, causes, and effects of factors necessitating service calls.
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

959.137-018 ORDER DISPATCHER, CHIEF (utilities)

    Coordinates and supervises activities of WORK-ORDER-SORTING CLERKS (utilities) engaged in routing and scheduling orders for installation and removal of gas meters and installation of main extensions and service connections. May direct service connection construction crews to areas or zones to equalize work loads. May assign trucks to transport crews to job sites. May order materials from storeroom. ay maintain records and assist in preparation of reports.
GOE: 07.05.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

959.137-022 SUPERVISOR, HOME-ENERGY CONSULTANT (utilities) alternate titles: supervisor, energy conservation representative

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in performing domestic-energy-consumption audits for customers of public utilities: Confers with customers and utility representatives to determine customer needs, appointment times, availability of representatives, and scheduling conflicts. Reschedules energy audits accordingly. Reads federal program guidelines, journals, and related reports to ascertain federal program requirements and recent developments concerning energy conservation techniques. Attends energy seminars, staff meetings, and training sessions to assess effectiveness of energy audit program. Suggests to management changes in brochures, community workshops, or audit procedures to improve community acceptance. Prepares written reports that reflect assessment of program and submits them to management and department officials. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.02.01 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 6 DLU: 86

959.167-010 DISPATCHER, SERVICE (utilities) alternate titles: schedule clerk; trouble dispatcher

    Dispatches customer service workers to install, service, and repair electric, gas, or steam powered systems or appliances, or cable television systems: Reviews work orders from departments or complaints from customers and records type and scope of service to be performed. Determines and schedules orders according to urgency. Contacts supply storekeeper to verify availability of parts and equipment to ensure scheduled work performance. Receives check in calls from service workers by radio, telephone, or in person. Informs workers of type and location of work to be performed and dispatches workers to job. Keeps records of repairs, installation, removal of equipment or appliances, and hours required on each job. May maintain records, using computer terminal. May be designated according to utility as Telegraphic-Service Dispatcher (tel. & tel.).
GOE: 07.04.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 4 DLU: 88

959.361-010 CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (utilities) alternate titles: field inspector; special-gas-and-electric service investigator

    Investigates customer complaints concerning gas leakage or low pressure, and abnormal consumption of gas or electricity by gas and electric appliances: Ascertains number and type of appliances used on premises to determine rate of utility consumption. Turns off appliances and observes gas or electric meter to detect power leakage. Examines meter and appliance connections for defects, such as shorts, grounds, and loose pipe joints to determine power loss or gas leakage. Covers gas pipe joints with soapsuds and watches for bubble formation to determine position of leak. Performs repairs and adjustments, such as cleaning and regulating gas burner jets, and replacing defective meters and gas regulators, using handtools. Shuts off service and notifies repair crew of major repairs required, such as replacement of underground pipes or electric wiring. May perform emergency repairs to gas service pipes between gas main and building. May collect delinquent accounts. May recommend and write specifications for distribution changes, such as house wiring, and relocation of poles or service lines, utilizing necessary right-of-way grants. May investigate illegal use of gas or electricity [GAS-METER CHECKER (utilities); UTILITIES SERVICE INVESTIGATOR (utilities)].
GOE: 05.10.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

959.367-010 ELECTRIC POWER LINE EXAMINER (utilities)

    Patrols overhead electric power lines and reports damaged or defective power line equipment and facilities: Patrols on foot, by automobile, boat, or other means of transportation to detect unsafe or defective power lines. Taps poles with hammer to detect rot or splits caused by weather conditions. Pulls guy wires and anchors to detect slack or looseness. Observes crossarms, insulators, transformers, switches, pole hardware, and overhead conductors, using binoculars, to detect evidence of deterioration, storm damage, and vandalism. Writes periodic report of observations. Climbs poles to examine equipment not observable from ground and makes minor repairs, such as tightening loose guy wires. Notifies trouble dispatching personnel by telephone or radio of necessary major repairs. May open and close switches as directed by supervisory personnel.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77

959.367-014 FACILITY EXAMINER (tel. & tel.)

    Examines telephone transmission facilities to determine equipment requirements for providing subscribers with new or additional telephone services: Climbs telephone poles or stands on truck-mounted boom to examine terminal boxes for available connections. Designates cables available for use. Visits subscribers' premises to arrange for new installations, such as telephone booths and telephone poles.
GOE: 05.05.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77


    Inspects homes of utility company customers to identify conditions that cause energy waste and suggests actions to reduce waste: Interviews customer to obtain data relating to household energy use, such as type of heating system, number of persons home during day, furnace temperature setting, and prior heating costs. Draws sketch of house, measures house perimeter, windows, and doors, using tape measure, and records dimensions on sketch for use in heat-loss calculations. Inspects areas of house, such as attics, crawl spaces, and basements, and notes conditions that contribute to energy waste, such as loose-fitting windows, uninsulated pipes, and deficient insulation. Reads hot water tank label to ascertain tank heat-loss rating and determine need for tank insulation blanket. Examines furnace air filters and heat exchanger to detect dirt in filters and soot buildup in exchanger that retard efficient furnace operation. Confers with customer and recommends action to be taken to reduce energy waste, such as weatherstripping, reducing hot water temperature setting, and adding insulation. Informs customer of types and prices of energy efficiency items sold by utility. Gives customer pamphlets describing energy conservation improvements and sources of loans. Occasionally wraps insulating blanket around hot water tank, using adhesive strips. Calculates area of windows and house volume, using calculator, and records results on computer input form to provide data for computer calculation of heat-loss estimates that are mailed to customer.
GOE: 05.07.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M3 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 86

959.574-010 SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (utilities; waterworks)

    Discontinues or connects service to consumer's establishment, following written or oral instructions: Locates curb cock (valve) at customer's establishment and turns valve to shut off or to permit flow of gas or water, using handtools. Records meter readings [METER READER (utilities; waterworks)]. Investigates consumer complaints of high service cost. Inspects meters, valves, and pipes to detect defects, such as leaks or malfunctioning meters, using testing equipment. Tightens pipe connections to prevent leaks, using wrench. Recommends necessary repairs to consumer. May collect delinquent accounts. ay install meters [WATER-METER INSTALLER (waterworks); GAS-METER INSTALLER (utilities)].
GOE: 05.10.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

959.684-010 POLE FRAMER (utilities; wood prod., nec) alternate titles: line-and-frame poler

    Cuts notches for crossarms and installs step sockets in telephone, telegraph, and electric-power transmission poles: Sights down pole to determine straightest side so that poles will line up evenly when erected. Saws tip of pole to point with chain saw. Saws two parallel cuts at specified place on pole and cuts out wood between cuts with adz to make crossarm notch. Drills bolthole through pole at center of crossarm notch, using electric drill. Measures intervals for step sockets on opposite sides of pole. Drills holes and drives step sockets in place with small ax. Loads and unloads poles from railroad cars or truck, using rope, skids, and cant hook.
GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77


    This division includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with projecting images on screens; posing for painters and photographers, and standing-in for actors and actresses; erecting, raising, and lowering scenery and positioning microphones and other equipment on sets and stages; creating and editing sound effects; monitoring and controlling equipment in radio and television broadcasting studios to regulate sound and picture quality; adjusting lights; supplying properties; and preparing ice for skating rinks.


    This group includes occupations concerned with operating motion-picture projectors and related equipment to provide motion-picture entertainment or for other viewing purposes.

960.132-010 CHIEF PROJECTIONIST (motion picture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in projecting motion picture film in motion picture studio: Trains workers in methods and techniques of operating projectors. Observes workers and projection operations to verify conformance with established operating procedures. Requisitions supplies and materials. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M2 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

960.362-010 MOTION-PICTURE PROJECTIONIST (amuse. & rec.; motion picture) alternate titles: audiovisual equipment operator; process projectionist; projectionist; theater projectionist

    Sets up and operates motion picture projection and sound-reproducing equipment to produce coordinated effects on screen: Inserts film into top magazine reel of projector. Threads film through picture aperture of projector, around pressure rollers, sprocket wheels, and sound drum or magnetic sound pickup on film, and onto spool that automatically takes up film slack. Regulates projection light and adjusts sound-reproducing equipment. Monitors operation of machines and transfers operation from one machine to another without interrupting flow of action on screen. Rewinds broken end of film onto reels by hand to minimize loss of time. Inspects and rewinds projected films for another showing. Repairs faulty sections of film. Operates stereopticon (magic lantern) or other special-effects equipment to project picture slides on screen. Cleans lenses, oils equipment, and makes minor repairs and adjustments.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M2 L2 SVP: 6 DLU: 80

960.382-010 AUDIOVISUAL TECHNICIAN (any industry) alternate titles: audiovisual-equipment operator; projectionist

    Operates audiovisual or sound-reproducing equipment to provide or complement educational or public service programs offered by institutions, such as museums, zoos, or libraries: Operates motion picture projecting equipment to show films in auditorium or lecture hall for entertainment or enlightenment of visitors to institution. Operates film, slide, video, audio tape, or turntable equipment to project or produce still or moving pictures, background music, oral commentary, or sound effects to illustrate, clarify, or enhance impact of presentation by TEACHER (museums) 099.227-038. Coordinates equipment operation with material presented, according to notations in script or instructions of speaker. Maintains equipment in working condition. Makes minor adjustments and repairs to equipment, and notifies maintenance personnel when correction of major malfunction is required. Positions, installs, and connects equipment, such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 3 DLU: 86


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with posing for painters and photographers; and standing-in for actors and actresses and appearing as extras in motion picture and television productions. Fashion models in garment industry, and in retail and wholesale trade are included in Group 297.

961.364-010 DOUBLE (motion picture; radio-tv broad.)

    Portrays image of star performer, facing away from camera or at long range, for motion-picture or television films: Imitates gestures and mannerisms of star performer, such as in standing, walking, climbing stairs, and mounting or riding horse. Dresses in same costume as person portrayed. May be designated according to type of work performed as Photographic Double (amuse. & rec.); Riding Double (amuse. & rec.).
GOE: 01.08.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

961.367-010 MODEL, PHOTOGRAPHERS' (any industry)

    Poses for pictures taken by PHOTOGRAPHER, STILL (profess. & kin.) to be used for advertising purposes: Applies special makeup to face and styles hair to enhance appearance, considering factors, such as color, camera techniques, and facial features. Poses as directed or strikes suitable interpretive poses for promoting and selling merchandise or fashions. May specialize in one category of modeling, such as high fashion, illustration, or art. May specialize in modeling one part of body, such as hands, legs, or face.
GOE: 01.08.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 4 DLU: 77

961.667-010 MODEL, ARTISTS' (any industry)

    Poses as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of art for translation into plastic or pictorial values by PAINTER (profess. & kin.) or SCULPTOR (profess. & kin.).
GOE: 01.08.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L1 SVP: 3 DLU: 77

961.667-014 STAND-IN (motion picture; radio-tv broad.)

    Substitutes for star performer to achieve desired angle, lighting effects, and background for motion picture or television scene preliminary to taking picture. Must have same general proportions, complexion, and other physical characteristics as person for whom worker is stand-in.
GOE: 01.08.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77


    This group includes occupations, not elsewhere classified, concerned with erecting, raising, and lowering scenery, and positioning microphones and other equipment on sets, television studios, and outdoor locations; adjusting and controlling lighting to achieve desired camera effects; creating and editing sound and visual effects; installing rigging for acrobats and related entertainers; supplying properties, such as costumes and props; and controlling equipment to regulate sound and picture quality in motion pictures, radio, television, theatrical, and related productions. Occupations concerned with cutting and splicing of film and videotape are included in Group 976.

962.132-010 SUPERVISING FILM-OR-VIDEOTAPE EDITOR (motion picture; radio-tv broad.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in editing and assembling filmed scenes photographed by others: Reviews edited and assembled film on screen or edited videotape on monitor, to detect errors. Studies script and confers with producers and directors concerning layout or editing techniques to increase dramatic or entertainment value of production. Trims film segments to specified lengths and assembles segments in sequence that presents story with maximum effect, or edits videotape to correct errors, using editing equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. May operate studio or portable, shoulder-mounted camera [CAMERA OPERATOR (motion picture; radio-tv broad.) 143.062-022]. May be designated according to specialty as Supervising Editor, Feature (motion picture; radio-tv broad.); Supervising Editor, News Reel (radio-tv broad.); Supervising Editor, Trailer (motion picture; radio-tv broad.).
GOE: 01.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED: R5 M3 L5 SVP: 8 DLU: 89

962.134-010 RECORDIST, CHIEF (motion picture) alternate titles: operative supervisor

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in servicing and operating recording machines, power supply units, and allied equipment: Assigns workers to test and repair defective equipment. Reads production schedule to ascertain recording machines to be used and informs workers. Places sound film sections under microscope of densitometer and records densitometer readings on test forms to determine density of film. Examines film under microscope to determine width of noise reduction line on film, and records readings. Reads instructions to determine amount of current to be used on exposure lamp of each film recording machine, and what adjustments are necessary. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.10.05 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

962.137-010 GRIP BOSS (motion picture) alternate titles: supervisor, grips

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in rigging and dismantling equipment, maintaining buildings and grounds, sewing material to make tents, backing, and scrim, and operating cranes, booms, or dollies to move cameras in motion picture studio or on location: Reads script and confers with DIRECTOR, MOTION PICTURE (motion picture) and DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (motion picture; radio-tv broad.) to determine type equipment needed. Requisitions supplies and equipment. Plans schedule to coordinate activities of construction, sewing room, and production workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

962.137-018 SUPERVISOR, COSTUMING (motion picture; radio-tv broad.)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in storing, altering, making, renting, and buying costumes and other wardrobe accessories for cast: Confers with DIRECTOR, MOTION PICTURE (motion picture) or PRODUCER (radio-tv broad.), and studies script and research material to determine style of dress according to period and characters to be represented. May sketch and design costumes. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.02.03 STRENGTH: S GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77

962.137-022 SUPERVISOR, PROP-MAKING (motion picture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabricating, installing, and operating props and special effects equipment in studio or on location, according to script specifications or oral instructions. May be designated according to workers supervised as Supervisor, Drapery Hanging (motion picture); Supervisor, Special Effects (motion picture); Supervisor, Stage Carpentry (motion picture); Supervisor, Upholstering (motion picture). Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.
GOE: 01.06.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M4 L3 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

962.137-026 SUPERVISOR, PROPERTIES (motion picture)

    Supervises and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in obtaining, moving, and fabricating props used in motion pictures: Reads script and confers with DIRECTOR, MOTION PICTURE (motion picture) to determine prop requirements for designated scenes. Assigns personnel to fabricate props, to obtain prefabricated props from inventory, or to buy or rent props from outside sources. Assumes responsibility for safekeeping and placement of props on sets during shooting of scenes. Instructs GRIP (motion picture; radio-tv broad.) to remove and store props at completion of shooting. May decorate sets.
GOE: 05.12.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R4 M3 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

962.162-010 DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL (radio-tv broad.) alternate titles: switching operator

    Coordinates activities of radio or television studio and control-room personnel to ensure technical quality of picture and sound for programs originating in studio or from remote pickup points: Plans and arranges for special effects requested by supervisory personnel. Assigns work to technical personnel engaged in controlling and maintaining lights, audio and video control equipment, microphones, and cameras. Observes picture through monitor and gives instruction to VIDEO OPERATOR (radio-tv broad.) 194.282-010 concerning shading or CAMERA OPERATOR, TELEVISION (radio-tv broad.) 143.062-022 concerning composition desired. Controls switcher-mixer unit to switch cameras, fade from one picture to another, or superimpose one image upon another as indicated by script or as cued by DIRECTOR, PROGRAM (radio-tv broad.) 184.167-030.
GOE: 05.02.04 STRENGTH: L GED: R5 M2 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 88

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