shear operator i
A professional who sets up and operates power shear to cut metal objects, such as plates, sheets, slabs, billets, or bars to specified dimensions and angle. Respnsibilities include:
- Turns handwheels to adjust rake (angle) and pressure of blade.
- Positions and clamps stops and side guides to set length and angle of cut, using rule, built-in gauges, or template.
- Lifts workpiece manually or by hoist or crane to machine bed or roller table and positions it against side guide and end stops.
- Starts machine which clamps workpiece and lowers blade to cut metal.
- Lays out cutting lines on metal, using rule, square, or template when shearing single pieces.
- May tilt bed, blade, or install fixtures to shear, bevel, or trim fabricated items.
- May set up and operate shear on production line in which shear is fed by conveyor, such as automobile frame line or rolling mill.
- May operate portable shear to cut sheet metal.
- May inspect work, using tape, compass, gauge, template, or micrometer to verify dimensions.
- May be designated by type of shear as gate-shear operator ii; or by application of shear as square-shear operator i; staple-shear operator.
- May operate shear that automatically shears to uniform length metal sheets, plates, or structural shapes fed into machine by continuous coil or conveyor and be designated shear operator, automatic i.
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