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Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials.
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Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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