Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
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- Press Setup Operator
- Press Setter
- Press Operator
- Press Machine Operator
- Press Brake Operator
- Press Brake Machine Setter/Set-Up Operator
- Power Press Tender
- Power Brake Operator
- Pneumatic Press Hand
- Hone cutters with oilstones to remove nicks.
- Sharpen dulled blades, using bench grinders, abrasive wheels, or lathes.
- Preheat workpieces, using heating furnaces or hand torches.
- Hand-form, cut, or finish workpieces, using tools such as table saws, hand sledges, or anvils.
- Select, clean, and install spacers, rubber sleeves, or cutters on arbors.
- Set blade tensions, heights, and angles to perform prescribed cuts, using wrenches.
- Replace defective blades or wheels, using hand tools.
- Remove housings, feed tubes, tool holders, or other accessories to replace worn or broken parts, such as springs or bushings.
- Grind out burrs or sharp edges, using portable grinders, speed lathes, or polishing jacks.
- Thread ends of metal coils from reels through slitters and secure ends on recoilers.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: I.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening - 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.
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2016, the average annual wage in California was $34,420 with most people making between $22,500 and $50,390
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 13,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 10,900 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 160 replacement openings for approximately 160 total annual openings.
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