Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Basic skills :
- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
- Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Teaching others how to do something.
- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Ressource management skills:
- Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
- Determining how the money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Desktop computer skills :
- Databases – Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.
- Graphics – Working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.
- Internet – Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.
- Navigation – Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer’s operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.
- Presentations – Navigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).
- Spreadsheets – Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.
- Word Processing – Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents
- Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
- Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
- Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
- Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.
- Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
- Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
- Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.
- Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.
- Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
- Check workpieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.
- Program computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools.
- Diagnose machine tool malfunctions to determine the need for adjustments or repairs.
- Confer with engineering, supervisory, or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.
- Layout, measure, and mark metal stock to display placement of cuts.
- Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools.
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