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Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.
Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Logging Equipment Operators
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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