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Agate Setter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Position, glues, and aligns agate bearings in scale housings bridges, base plates, and spiders
  • Mix cement ingredients according to formula
  • Clean agate seats, using files
  • Position part in holding fixture
  • Coat agates part seats with cement, positions agates in seats, and screws clamp into fixture to hold agates in place
  • Place clamped part fixture in oven to harden cement
  • Sight along rods or straightedge to verify alignment of agates
  • Reposition bearings to correct misalignment, using handtools, or resets agate bearing.

Aligning Checker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Examine typed characters and exterior features of typewriter, like serial number carriage model, for conformance to specifications
  • Verify serial number, model carriage, front panel and type style against specifications
  • Measure width of type guide, using go-not-go gauge
  • Compare arrangement of key tops with diagram stick to verify positions of characters
  • Type line-of-write on sample sheet examines typing for defects, like characters above or below line-of-write, heavy or light impressions, cutting into or embossing paper, and uneven spacing or tilted characters
  • Mark sample sheet with prescribed symbols to indicate defects
  • Place sheet, ticket, and machine on conveyor for realigning or stamps inspection number on tickets and papers of approved machine posts serial number to production report
  • Determine alignment looseness of specified parts, using screwdriver.

Aligning Inspector Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Examine typed characters and exterior features of typewriter, like serial number carriage model, for conformance to specifications
  • Verify serial number, model carriage, front panel and type style against specifications
  • Measure width of type guide, using go-not-go gauge
  • Compare arrangement of key tops with diagram stick to verify positions of characters
  • Type line-of-write on sample sheet examines typing for defects, like characters above or below line-of-write, heavy or light impressions, cutting into or embossing paper, and uneven spacing or tilted characters
  • Mark sample sheet with prescribed symbols to indicate defects
  • Place sheet, ticket, and machine on conveyor for realigning or stamps inspection number on tickets and papers of approved machine posts serial number to production report
  • Determine alignment looseness of specified parts, using screwdriver.

Assembler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble components subassemblies of various types of scales
  • Verify scale parts requirement list against parts inventory in work area for making sure supply for assembly
  • Assemble parts & subassemblies, like base, levers, stirrups, pins, charts, indicators and pendulums, into scale housing, using handtools and powered tools, jigs and fixtures and plug go-not-go gauges
  • Fill cavities with hot lead or lead shot to weight required for specific type scale, as fan type cylinder type
  • Drill holes, twists levers, hones pivots, and files parts to make sure clearance, alignment, and accuracy
  • May assemble complete scale or work at position on assembly line
  • May test scales for accuracy, using master weights, and adjust parts calibrate scale, using handtools.

Assembler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble and adjusts typewriters and office machine assemblies subassemblies, using blueprints, gauges, handtools, and holding devices
  • Screw bolts parts together, using screwdrivers, wrenches and other handtools
  • Test operation of machines & typewriters to detect loose and binding parts for defining synchronization of related parts
  • Bend and taps parts into alignment, using pliers mallets
  • Turn compensating screws to set parts at specified tensions clearances
  • Verify tensions and clearances of parts, using tension scales and space feeler gauges
  • May ream and tap holes and file and fit carriages covers of equipment, using hand reamer, tap, and file.

Assembler adjuster Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble and adjusts typewriters and office machine assemblies subassemblies, using blueprints, gauges, handtools, and holding devices
  • Screw bolts parts together, using screwdrivers, wrenches and other handtools
  • Test operation of machines & typewriters to detect loose and binding parts for defining synchronization of related parts
  • Bend and taps parts into alignment, using pliers mallets
  • Turn compensating screws to set parts at specified tensions clearances
  • Verify tensions and clearances of parts, using tension scales and space feeler gauges
  • May ream and tap holes and file and fit carriages covers of equipment, using hand reamer, tap, and file.

Assembler And Tester Electronics Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble subassemblies into electronic scale, dynamometer, or other force measuring instruments, following specifications, and tests for, diagnoses, and adjusts operating malfunctions
  • Assemble computer readout printer, scale and scanner into one unit, using interconnecting cables handtools
  • Assemble electronic components, like frames, chassis boards, resistors, capacitors, circuit breakers, switches, transformers and condensers into dynamometer or other force measuring instrument, using handtools, soldering iron, bench lathe and drill press
  • Measure voltages, using voltmeter, and adjusts voltages to specified value
  • Vary line voltage, and interprets wave pattern on oscilloscope screen to define operational accuracy of instrument under varying line voltage conditions
  • May adjust, repair, or replace parts code colored wires
  • May be designated according to type instrument assembled as Dynamometer Assembler And Tester office machines , Electronic-Scale Assembler And Tester office machines .

Assembler Type bar and segment Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble typewriter type-bar-and-segment units and bends ends of type bars to specified angles and clearances preparatory to type soldering, using handtools hand-powered brake
  • Clamp segment to holding device inserts type bars into segment slots
  • Push curved wire fulcrum through channel in segment through holes in type bars to hold them in place
  • Move bars to define snugness of fit
  • Bend type-bars to fit precisely into segment slots, using special pliers
  • Grind defective bars to fit, using emery wheel
  • Position type-bar-and-segment assembly to holding plate on braking device
  • Move levers to adjust quadrant scale in degrees to degree desired, to bend ends of type bars to specified angles and clearances, and to release bent type bars from holding bending jaws
  • Remove formed type-bar-and-segment unit from braking device
  • Position type-bar-and-segment assembly in guide-installation fixture and installs type guide, using special alignment tools power screwdriver
  • Check outside bars for guide clearance after removal from fixture, using gauge
  • May be designated according to work performed as Fitter, Type-Bar-And-Segment office machines , Former, Type-Bar-And-Segment office machines , Guide-Installer, Type-Bar-And-Segment office machines , Spacer, Type-Bar-And-Segment office machines .

Assembly Technician Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Inspect, adjusts, and repairs punched-card office machines, like interpreters, collators, proof machines for banks, and card punches, using handtools test equipment
  • Read machine assembly specifications, like charts, blueprints, schematic diagrams and engineering specifications to define requirements, like drive speed, timing of card feed output and installation of special features ordered by customer
  • Operate machine, using prepunched cards, to observe & listen to operation of moving parts, to measure clearances and contact gaps and to measure voltages continuity, using voltmeter, ohmmeter and test lights
  • Adjust clearance of moving parts, electrical contact gaps, and alignment of printing units contact brush units to meet specifications, using tools, like screwdrivers, wrenches, feeler gauges, and special fixtures
  • Repair assembly errors noted by quality control personnel
  • May install hardware, drill holes, and insert pins to complete assembly prior to final testing of machine
  • May train workers in assembly operations.

AssemblySupervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling, testing, adjusting, and calibrating scales, balances, and dynamometers
  • May dismantle test scale components to define cause of defects
  • Perform other tasks as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.



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