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TITLE: Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

DEFINITION: Operate or tend one type of forming machine which has previously been set up. Exclude workers who operate more than one type of forming machine. Types of forming machines include: punching machines, shear and slitter machines, rolling machines, press and press brake machines, extruding and drawing machines, and forging machines.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Starts and monitors machine, such as shear, roller, lathe, extruder, punch-press, hammer or deburrer that stamps, cuts, or otherwise forms workpiece.

    2. Sets and adjusts controls, pumps, guides, and switches to regulate speed, pressure, heat, thickness, clearance, hardness, or other machining variables.

    3. Observes machine operation and adjusts controls to correct imperfections and attain specified dimensions and shape.

    4. Positions workpiece on table of forming machine manually or using crane.

    5. Threads workpiece or wire into machine feed mechanism.

    6. Stops motor and shuts down machine to change setup, repair malfunctions, and remove clogs or finished workpiece.

    7. Inspects and measures completed piece to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments and templates.

    8. Traces or positions layout lines on workpiece, using compass or template.

    9. Reads and reviews work order and blueprints to determine machine setup, sequences of operations, and specifications.

    10. Preheats or anneals workpiece using hand torch or heating furnace.

    11. Tempers, trims, finishes, shapes, or aligns piece using hand tools and hand-held power tools.

    12. Adjusts, installs, or scribes guides, blades, punches, dies, stops, or fixtures on forming machine using hand tools, thumbscrews, or handwheels.

    13. Directs other workers in activities such as changing rolls, regulating speed of conveyors, or positioning workpiece.

    14. Cleans and lubricates machines and workpieces.

    15. Records production and inspection information such as date, materials used, and number of pieces completed.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    83 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    83 Production and Processing
    Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

    50 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    50 Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications

    46 Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

    42 Physics
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, and applications including air, water, material dynamics, light, atomic principles, heat, electric theory, earth formations, and meteorological and related natural phenomena

    25 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    21 Administration and Management
    Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods

    21 Education and Training
    Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles

    21 Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology

    17 Public Safety and Security
    Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property

    17 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    13 Psychology
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

    13 Building and Construction
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings

    4 Personnel and Human Resources
    Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions. This includes recruitment, selection, training, and promotion regulations and procedures; compensation and benefits packages; labor relations and negotiation strategies; and personnel information systems

    4 Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques

    4 Economics and Accounting
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data

    4 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    4 Chemistry
    Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

    4 Sociology and Anthropology
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins

    4 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    54 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    50 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    50 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

    50 Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

    50 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    50 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    46 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    46 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    42 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    38 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    38 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    38 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    38 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    33 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    29 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    29 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    25 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    25 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    25 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    25 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    21 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    21 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    21 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    17 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    17 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    17 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    17 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    13 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    13 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    13 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something

    8 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    8 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    8 Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

    8 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    8 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    4 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    4 Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

    4 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    4 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    4 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    60 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    60 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    55 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    50 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    50 Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    45 Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position

    45 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    35 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    35 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    30 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    30 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    30 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    30 Rate Control
    The ability to time the adjustments of a movement or equipment control in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a continuously moving object or scene

    30 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    30 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    25 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    25 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    25 Stamina
    The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath

    25 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    25 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    20 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    20 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion

    20 Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    20 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    20 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    20 Explosive Strength
    The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object

    20 Dynamic Strength
    The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue

    20 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    20 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    15 Spatial Orientation
    The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self

    15 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    15 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    15 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object

    15 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    15 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    15 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    10 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    10 Depth Perception
    The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer

    10 Flexibility of Closure
    The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material

    10 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    10 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    10 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    5 Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

    5 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    5 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    5 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    5 Dynamic Flexibility
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    95 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    85 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    75 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    65 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    60 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    55 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    55 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    50 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    50 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    40 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    40 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    35 Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
    Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.

    30 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    30 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    30 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    30 Teaching Others
    Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

    30 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    30 Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing assistance or personal care to others.

    25 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    25 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    25 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    20 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    20 Thinking Creatively
    Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

    20 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    20 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
    Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

    20 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    15 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    15 Coaching and Developing Others
    Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

    15 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    15 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

    15 Developing and Building Teams
    Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

    10 Selling or Influencing Others
    Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.

    10 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
    Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

    10 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

    10 Operating Vehicles or Equipment
    Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

    5 Performing For or Working With Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

    5 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
    Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    5 Interacting With Computers
    Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

    5 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    5 Scheduling Work and Activities
    Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.

    5 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
    Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    100 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    80 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    76 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    75 (F) Hazardous Equipment
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous equipment? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    75 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    70 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?

    63 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    60 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
    How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)

    52 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    50 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    50 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    48 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    46 (L) Hazardous Equipment
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous equipment while performing this job? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    45 (F) Common Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Common protective or safety attire, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard-hat, or personal flotation device?

    44 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    44 (D) Hazardous Equipment
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous equipment, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    40 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    35 (F) Hazardous Situations
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    32 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
    How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

    30 (F) Contaminants
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?

    26 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    25 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    24 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?

    23 (L) Hazardous Situations
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    21 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    20 (F) Very Hot
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?

    20 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
    How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?

    20 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    17 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    16 (D) Hazardous Situations
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    15 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    12 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

    10 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    10 (F) Hazardous Conditions
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to hazardous conditions? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    10 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    5 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?

    5 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?

    5 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
    How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?

    5 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?

    5 (F) Whole Body Vibration
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Whole body vibration (e.g., operating a jackhammer or earthmoving equipment)?

    4 (I) Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Persuade someone to a course of action (informally) or influence others to buy something (to sell)?

    4 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?

    4 (D) Hazardous Conditions
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous conditions, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    3 (L) Hazardous Conditions
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous conditions while performing this job? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    94 Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

    44 Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

    17 Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

    17 Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

    11 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    11 Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    61 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    52 Relationships-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

    49 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    38 Achievement-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

    35 Recognition-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

    27 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    91 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    69 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    66 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    63 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    63 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    56 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    47 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    47 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    44 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    44 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    41 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    41 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    41 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    38 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    34 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    31 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    31 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    31 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    25 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    19 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    13 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 724684022 Coil Shaper
    715685050 Press Operator, Pierce and Shave
    730684070 Seam Hammerer
    727685010 Plate Slitter-and-Inspector
    715685070 Tubing-Machine Tender
    559685186 Wet-End Operator I
    611685014 Hydraulic Operator
    617685042 Swage Tender
    611682014 Automatic Casting-Forging Machine Operator
    615685030 Punch-Press Operator II
    615685034 Shear Operator II
    615685038 Strip-Metal-Punch-and-Straightener Operator
    615685042 Turret-Punch-Press Operator, Tape-Control
    616685066 Slat Twister
    616685086 Wire Coiner
    617382014 Hammer Operator
    617482026 Straightening-Press Operator II
    617685010 Bending-Machine Operator II
    617685014 Corner Former
    617685026 Power-Press Tender
    615685022 Cut-Off-Machine Operator
    617685038 Sintering-Press Operator
    615685014 Clearance Cutter
    619362014 Roll Operator I
    619485014 Twisting-Machine Operator
    619662014 Skelp Processor
    619682010 Bell Spinner
    619682026 Hoop Bender, Tank
    619685014 Banding-Machine Operator
    619685018 Banding-Machine Operator
    619685026 Brake Operator II
    619685034 Drum Straightener I
    619685046 Forming-Roll Operator II
    619685070 Metallic-Yarn-Slitting-Machine Operator
    619685082 Spinning-Lathe Operator, Automatic
    619685086 Winding-Lathe Operator
    617685034 Roll-Forming-Machine Operator II
    613685022 Roller-Leveler Operator
    611482014 Roller-Machine Operator
    611685010 Forging-Press Operator II
    612685010 Lever Tender
    612685014 Spring Tester I
    613362014 Roller, Primary Mill
    613362018 Rougher
    613362022 Speed Operator
    613382018 Screwdown Operator
    613662014 Rougher Operator
    613662022 Straightening-Roll Operator
    613682010 Manipulator
    613682018 Roller
    615685026 Nibbler Operator
    613685018 Piercing-Mill Operator
    610684014 Spring Salvage Worker
    613685030 Tubing-Machine Operator
    614382014 Wire Drawer
    614382018 Wire Drawing Machine Operator
    614682010 Draw-Bench Operator
    614685010 Extruding-Press Operator
    614685014 Extrusion-Press Operator II
    614685018 Reducing-Machine Operator
    614685022 Tube Drawer
    614685026 Wire-Drawing-Machine Tender
    615482030 Rotary-Shear Operator
    615482038 Turret-Punch-Press Operator
    615682014 Punch-Press Operator III
    615685010 Burring-Machine Operator
    613682026 Table Operator
    690585014 Mottle-Lay-Up Operator
    700687054 Planisher
    690665010 Slasher
    690685078 Center-Punch Operator
    715684030 Beveler

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): No crosswalks

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 719 Molding and Casting Machine Operators
    704 Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
    706 Punching and Stamping Press Machine Operators
    707 Rolling Machine Operators
    717 Fabricating Machine Operators, N.E.C.
    713 Forging Machine Operators
    783 Welders and Cutters
    769 Slicing and Cutting Machine Operators
    715 Miscellaneous Metal, Plastic, Stone and Glass Working Machin

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 480506 Sheet Metal Worker
    480503 Machine Shop Assistant
    470408 Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairer
    470404 Musical Instrument Repairer
    480599 Precision Metal Workers, Other

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 060413 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Rubber, Plastics, and
    060202 Production Work: Machine Work, Metal and Plastics
    060224 Production Work: Manual Work, Metal and Plastics
    060421 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Brushing, Spraying, and Coat
    060410 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Metal Processing
    060402 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Metal and Plastics
    060302 Quality Control: Inspecting, Grading, Sorting, Weighing, and Recording
    060210 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Metal Processing
    060420 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Assembling
    050506 Craft Technology: Metal Fabrication and Repair
    060424 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Metal and Plastics

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): No crosswalks

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 91308 Shear and Slitter Machine Setters and Set-up Operators, Metal and Plas
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): No crosswalks

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): No crosswalks


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