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TITLE: Portable Machine Cutters
DEFINITION: Use portable electric cutter to cut multiple layers of fabric into parts for articles, such as awnings, fitted sheets, garments, hats, stuffed toys, and upholstered furniture.
1. Cuts multiple layers of fabrics into parts for articles, such as canvas goods, garments, and upholstered furniture.
2. Spreads fabric on table in single or multiple layers and guides cutter along pattern, template, or markings on fabric.
3. Drills holes through layers of fabric or cuts notches in edges of parts to mark parts for assembly.
4. Sharpens or changes cutter blades when quality of cut indicates blade is dull.
5. Positions pattern over fabric and traces outline of pattern, using chalk or crayon.
6. Separates cutting waste according to material.
Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.
54 Production and Processing
Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance
Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
21 Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications
Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
13 English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
8 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
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
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 Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property
4 Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems
4 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
Skills elements are ranked by importance.
83 Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems
54 Product Inspection
Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products
46 Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
38 Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something
29 Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
Using mathematics to solve problems
17 Information Organization
Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
13 Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others
13 Problem Identification
Identifying the nature of problems
13 Idea Generation
Generating a number of different approaches to problems
13 Idea Evaluation
Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation
13 Implementation Planning
Developing approaches for implementing an idea
13 Solution Appraisal
Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
8 Management of Material Resources
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected
Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it
8 Active Learning
Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
Teaching others how to do something
4 Identification of Key Causes
Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal
4 Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
4 Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
4 Learning Strategies
Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things
4 Information Gathering
Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
4 Systems Perception
Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur
Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences
Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions
4 Judgment and Decision Making
Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools .
Abilities elements are ranked by importance.
65 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
60 Wrist-Finger Speed
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
55 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
50 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.
50 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
45 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
45 Near Vision
The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)
35 Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions
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 Extent Flexibility
The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
35 Visual Color Discrimination
The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
30 Speed of Limb Movement
The ability to quickly move the arms or legs
25 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.
25 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.
25 Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object
25 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
25 Dynamic Strength
The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue
25 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
20 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
20 Selective Attention
The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time
20 Number Facility
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
20 Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
20 Static Strength
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath
15 Reaction Time
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures
10 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
10 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.
10 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
10 Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
10 Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
10 Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
10 Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
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.
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 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.
5 Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
5 Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem
5 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
5 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)
5 Far Vision
The ability to see details at a distance
5 Gross Body Equilibrium
The ability to keep or regain one's body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position
Work activities elements are ranked by importance.
79 Controlling Machines and Processes
Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
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.
58 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
50 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.
46 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.
46 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.
42 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.
38 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
38 Evaluating Information Against Standards
Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.
38 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.
38 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.
29 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.
21 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.
21 Analyzing Data or Information
Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
17 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.
17 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.
13 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.
8 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
8 Documenting or Recording Information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.
8 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.
8 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
8 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.
8 Processing Information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.
8 Performing Administrative Activities
Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.
8 Thinking Creatively
Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
4 Scheduling Work and Activities
Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.
4 Selling or Influencing Others
Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.
4 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.
4 Coaching and Developing Others
Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
4 Teaching Others
Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
4 Developing and Building Teams
Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
4 Interacting With Computers
Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.
4 Assisting and Caring for Others
Providing assistance or personal care to others.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
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) .
90 (F) Indoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors
80 (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?
68 (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?
68 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
65 (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
65 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?
60 (F) Standing
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?
52 (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?
50 (F) Sitting
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?
44 (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.)
40 (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
40 (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?
36 (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?
35 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?
35 (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)
35 (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?
33 (S) Consequence of Error
How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
32 (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
25 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?
23 (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)
23 (A) Degree of Automation
Indicate the level of automation 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 (F) Specialized Protective or Safety Attire
How often does the worker wear: Specialized protective or safety attire, such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suit, or radiation protection?
20 (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)
15 (F) Walking or Running
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?
15 (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?
10 (F) Outdoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors
10 (F) Contaminants
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?
10 (F) Special Uniform
How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?
10 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?
7 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?
6 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?
5 (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?
3 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
3 (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?
Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Work values elements are ranked by extent.
51 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.
44 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.
42 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.
23 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.
20 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.
19 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.
88 Moral Values
Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong
Workers on this job do their work alone
56 Company Policies and Practices
Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company
Workers on this job are busy all the time
50 Supervision, Technical
Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well
47 Supervision, Human Relations
Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management
Workers on this job have steady employment
Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with
34 Working Conditions
Workers on this job have good working conditions
Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement
Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision
Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers
Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment
Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do
19 Ability Utilization
Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities
16 Social Status
Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community
Workers on this job try out their own ideas
Workers on this job make decisions on their own
Workers on this job have something different to do every day
Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others
3 Social Service
Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people
|DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles):||
781684014 Cutter, Machine I
|AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management):||
0613 CUTTER, MACHINE 1
|CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations):||
786 Hand Cutting and Trimming Occupations
|CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs):||
000000 NO CIP ASSIGNED
|GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration):||
060227 Production Work: Manual Work, Textile, Fabric and Leather
|MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes):||
|OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics):||
93928 Portable Machine Cutters
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|SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification):||