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Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers
Administration & Support Services
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.
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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