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Art metal Designer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Design ornamental metal items, like grills, lattice work, statuary, railings, displays, plaques, and light fixtures, and tooling for fabrication, utilizing knowledge of properties of metal, fabrication techniques, principles of design, and artistic talent
  • Analyze sketches or observes measures physical surroundings prior to installation
  • Select designs from pattern book, alters or originates designs according to customer specifications
  • Draw detail sketches prescribes fabricating techniques
  • Forge tools, like peening hammers, bending jigs, and scroll forms, using forge, machine tools, welding equipment, and hand forming tools
  • May sculpture plastic patterns to form molding castings
  • Build products from original design or working models [Ornamental-Metal Worker metal prod., nec ]
  • May prescribe colors for painted parts.

Assembler fitter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform any combination of following assembly line tasks to assemble structural parts, like metal sashes, doors, windows, and window screens, using handtools portable power tools
  • Assemble frame components, like tops, bottoms, sides, panels and molding in jigs or fixtures
  • Smooth edges of components to obtain specified fit, using grinder or file
  • Punch or drills holes for fastening, using hole punch or power drill
  • Align holes screws or bolts frame components together, using screwdriver or wrench
  • Position hardware, like locks, hinges, catches, and swivels on frame fastens hardware to frame, using screwdriver, nut runner, and hand riveter
  • Cuts screens to specified size, using measuring jig hand shears
  • Position screen over frame secures screen in groove, using disk roller
  • Spread glue, putty, or plastic compound on frame positions precut glass panes into frame
  • Roll plastic or metal spline into groove trims excess spline, using knife, or crimps edges of groove to hold screen or glass in place, using crimping tool
  • Assemble components of lock, like bolts, washers, and spring
  • Inspect workpiece to detect scratches or burs
  • Position workpiece in measuring jig to verify dimensions
  • May lay out reference points for drilling holes in frame members, using template, rule, and square
  • May cut channels molding to specified length, using pinch cutter, shears, or cuttoff saw
  • May cut glass to specified size, using glass cutter
  • May be designated according to part assembled as Channel Installer struct
  • metal , Door-Lock Installer struct
  • metal , Frame Assembler struct
  • metal , Hardware Installer struct
  • metal , Kick-Plate Installer struct
  • metal , Screen Installer struct

Assembler Unit Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Fabricate assembles custom-built products, like doors, windows, window screens, and metal awnings according to work orders, diagrams, or layout, using handtools, power tools, and metalworking machinery
  • Align component parts in jig or straightens and squares parts, using measuring instrument straightedge
  • Smooth edges to obtain specified fit, using file or grinder
  • Straighten components, using hammer or straightening press
  • Trace reference lines to lay out points for screw and rivet holes, using rule scribe or template
  • Drill or punches screw rivet holes, using punch or drillpress or portable power drill
  • Assemble component parts to form completed unit, using handtools portable power tools [Assembler, Production Line struct
  • Measure panels and lifts and turns latches to inspect test them for conformance to specifications
  • May operate riveter, power press, or airhammer to assemble units
  • May polish surfaces, using portable buffing polishing tools
  • May be designated by product assembled as Fireproof-Door Assembler struct
  • metal , Metal-Door Assembler struct
  • metal , Metal-Window-Screen Assembler struct

Assembly Department Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling metal sash, screen doors, and storm doors windows
  • Sets up or supervises setup of machinery, according to work order specifications instructions from management
  • May design & fabricate full-sized or miniature screens or storm windows and doors to be used as samples, using handtools power equipment
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Boilermaker Assembly And Erection Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble, analyzes defects in, and repairs boilers, pressure vessels, tanks, and vats in field, following blueprints and using handtools and portable power tools equipment
  • Locate marks reference points for columns or plates on foundation, using master straightedge, squares, transit and measuring tape and applying knowledge of geometry
  • Attach rigging or signals crane operator to lift parts to specified position
  • Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame, tanks, or vats, using plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles
  • Hammer, flame-cuts, files, or grinds irregular edges of sections or structural parts to facilitate fitting edges together
  • Bolt or arc-welds structures sections together
  • Position drums and headers into supports bolts or welds supports to frame
  • Align water tubes and connects and expands ends to drums headers, using tube expander
  • Bell, beads with power hammer, or welds tube ends to make sure leakproof joints
  • Bolt or welds casing sections, uptakes, stacks, baffles, and such fabricated parts as chutes, air heaters, fan stands, feeding tube, catwalks, ladders, coal hoppers, and safety hatch to frame, using wrench
  • Install manholes, handholes, valves, gauges, and feedwater connection in drums to complete assembly of water tube boilers
  • Assist in testing assembled vessels by pumping water or gas under specified pressure into vessel observing instruments for evidence of leakage
  • Repair boilers or tanks in field by unbolting or flame cutting defective sections or tubes, straightening plates, using torch or jacks, installing new tubes, fitting and welding new sections replacing worn lugs on bolts
  • May rivet and caulk sections of vessels, using pneumatic riveting caulking hammers
  • May line firebox with refractory brick and asbestos rope blocks [Bricklayer, Firebrick And Refractory Tile construction ]
  • May fabricate such parts as stacks, uptakes, and chutes to adapt boiler to premises in which it is installed [Boilermaker struct

Boilermaker Fitter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Position, aligns, and secures structural parts related assemblies of pressure vessels, like boilers, tanks, and vats in specified relationship for subsequent permanent assembly by Boilermaker struct
  • metal I or Welder, Boilermaker struct
  • Locate marks position of parts, using measuring tape, transit, square, and plumb bob
  • Signal Rigger any industry to lift parts into position
  • Align parts to specified fit, using dogs, wedges, turnbuckles, jacks, hammers, and drift pins
  • Cuts, files, and grinds seams joints to attain specified fit, using cutting torch, file, and power grinder
  • Straighten or reshapes bent plates or structure, using hammer, jacks, and torch
  • Clamp, bolts, or tack-welds parts in place for final welding or bolting
  • Climb framework or ladders to position, fit, or secure parts
  • May fit plates, structures, or pipes to repair ships.

Boilermaker Mechanic Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble boilers, tanks, vats, and pressure vessels according to blueprint specifications, using power tools handtools
  • Read blueprint to define location relationship of parts
  • Connect firetubes to heads or watertubes to drums & headers of boilers, by expanding and belling ends, using tube expander beading ends, using power hammer
  • Drill taps holes for installation of studs, using portable drill
  • Tighten bolts to assemble frames, using hand or power wrenches
  • Mount casings of watertube boilers, or attaches davit heads, burners, or furnace casing to firetube boilers, using wrenches
  • Bolt or screws accessories, like manholes, handholes, fans, gauges, and valves to vessel, using handtools or power wrenches
  • Replace defective parts, using power wrenches, prying bars, or handtools
  • May install repair refractory brick [Bricklayer, Firebrick And Refractory Tile construction ]
  • May thread and install stay bolts, using pipe wrench dies
  • May remove and replace rivets and caulk seams to repair riveted shells structures, using pneumatic chisel, riveter, and caulking hammer
  • May cut out defective parts, using acetylene torch
  • Distinguish from Boilermaker struct
  • metal I who assembles and repairs boilers related pressure vessels
  • May be designated according to work setting or location as Boilermaker, Central Steam Plant struct
  • metal , Boilermaker, Industrial Boilers struct
  • metal , Boilermaker, Ship struct

Boilermaking Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembly, erection, and repair of boilers, tanks, vats, and pressure vessels
  • Lays out reference points of columns or plates on foundation, following blueprints
  • Direct workers in selection of type & location of rigging equipment to lift parts into position
  • Direct welders to assemble unit
  • Lays out location and position of drums headers on frame to make sure specified alignment of tubes
  • Verify dimensions of accessories, like chutes, fan stands, uptakes, stacks, and ladders needed to adapt boiler or tank to location
  • Direct workers in repair of boilers, tanks, vats, and pressure vessels
  • May construct templates of wood, paper, or sheet metal to facilitate layout tasks
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title
  • May be designated according to work activities or workers supervised as Supervisor, Boilermaking Shop struct
  • metal , Supervisor, Field Assembly-And-Erection struct
  • metal , Supervisor Mechanic, Boilermaking struct

Crimper assembler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform any combination of following assembly line tasks to assemble structural parts, like metal sashes, doors, windows, and window screens, using handtools portable power tools
  • Assemble frame components, like tops, bottoms, sides, panels and molding in jigs or fixtures
  • Smooth edges of components to obtain specified fit, using grinder or file
  • Punch or drills holes for fastening, using hole punch or power drill
  • Align holes screws or bolts frame components together, using screwdriver or wrench
  • Position hardware, like locks, hinges, catches, and swivels on frame fastens hardware to frame, using screwdriver, nut runner, and hand riveter
  • Cuts screens to specified size, using measuring jig hand shears
  • Position screen over frame secures screen in groove, using disk roller
  • Spread glue, putty, or plastic compound on frame positions precut glass panes into frame
  • Roll plastic or metal spline into groove trims excess spline, using knife, or crimps edges of groove to hold screen or glass in place, using crimping tool
  • Assemble components of lock, like bolts, washers, and spring
  • Inspect workpiece to detect scratches or burs
  • Position workpiece in measuring jig to verify dimensions
  • May lay out reference points for drilling holes in frame members, using template, rule, and square
  • May cut channels molding to specified length, using pinch cutter, shears, or cuttoff saw
  • May cut glass to specified size, using glass cutter
  • May be designated according to part assembled as Channel Installer struct
  • metal , Door-Lock Installer struct
  • metal , Frame Assembler struct
  • metal , Hardware Installer struct
  • metal , Kick-Plate Installer struct
  • metal , Screen Installer struct

Fabricator Shower Doors And Panels Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Fabricate hinged shower doors, sliding doors, and stationary panels, using power tools handtools
  • Cuts aluminum channel rail stock to specifications, using rail saw
  • Drill punches assembly holes
  • Rivet piano hinge to rail
  • Polish rails, using buffing machine
  • Measure cuts glass panels
  • Fits rubber molding around edge of glass panels assembles rails on panels
  • Insert metal screws to secure rails to panels
  • Position, drills, and attaches fixtures, like towel rod, door catch, and handles.



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