Brake Press Operator

1) Sets stops on machine bed, changes dies, and adjusts components, such as ram or power press, when making multiple or successive passes.
2) Operates power press, power brake, apron brake, swagging machine, foot-powered press, hydraulic press, or arbor press according to specifications.
3) Installs, aligns, and secures gears, holding fixtures, dies to machine bed, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims, and hand tools.
4) Plans sequence of operations, applying knowledge of physical properties of metal.
5) Inspects work piece for defects.
6) Measures work piece and verifies dimensions and weight, using micrometer, template, straightedge, and scale.
7) Selects and positions flat, block, radius, or special purpose die sets into ram and bed of machine, using hoist, crane, measuring instruments and hand tools.
8) Preheats work piece, using heating furnace or hand torch.
9) Hand forms, cuts, or finishes work piece, using tools, such as table saw, hand sledge and anvil, flaring tool, and gauge.
10) Grinds out burrs and sharp edges, using portable grinder, speed lathe, and polishing jack.
11) Lubricates work piece with oil.
12) Lifts, positions, and secures work piece between dies of machine, using crane and sledge.

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