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Number  Name Description (tasks and duties) Unit Groups 


Shoemakers and Shoe RepairersWorkers in this unit group make and repair standard or special footwear, mainly of leather. Their functions include: making standard or orthopaedic footwear to individual requirements; repairing leather footwear; making other special types of footwear to order. Workers who make footwear mainly of rope or canvas are classified in unit group 7-99, wood in unit group 8-19, rubber or plastics in unit group 9-01, and shoes of raffia, straw or similar material in unit group 9-49. Clog makers are classified in 8-19.90.


Shoe Cutters, Lasters, Sewers, and Related WorkersWorkers in this unit group make parts of shoes and perform specialised tasks in the manufacture of shoes of leather and similar materials. Their functions include: making patterns to guide the cutting of shoe parts; cutting out, preparing and fitting together shoe parts; sewing shoe parts together; examining and finishing footwear; performing related tasks.


Leather Goods MakersWorkers in this unit group make and repair articles mainly of leather and similar materials (except shoes, garments and gloves). Their functions include: making and repairing, by hand or machine, articles such as luggage, brief-cases and leather novelties; making and repairing saddles and harnesses for use on animals; cutting out, shaping and padding parts for making leather articles; sewing and stitching leather parts by hand or machine; assembling leather goods and attaching fittings; performing related tasks.


Woodworkers, Specialisation UnknownWorkers in this unit group perform woodworking tasks. Their specialisation is unknown.


CabinetmakersWorkers in this unit group perform the more skilled tasks in the manufacture and repair of wooden furniture, highly finished wooden fittings and similar objects.


WoodworkersWorkers in this unit group cut and shape wood using hand tools, or by setting and operating woodworking machines, such as precision sawing, shaping, planing, turning and woodcarving machines. Their functions include: using woodworking hand tools; setting and adjusting various kinds of machines for operation by others; operating previously set machines for the standardised production of wooden articles; setting and operating one of several types of woodworking machines.


Cabinetmakers and Related Woodworkers Not Elsewhere ClassifiedWorkers in this unit group perform various woodworking tasks which are not performed by those classified elsewhere. Their functions include: making and repairing wooden vehicles or parts of wooden vehicles; making and repairing articles of wood, such as patterns, scale models and mock-ups, casks or smoking pipes; decorating furniture and fixtures by inlaying wood, applying veneer and carving designs; finishing surfaces of wooden articles of furniture; performing other woodworking tasks, such as marking wood to indicate where it must be cut or shaped; making wooden sports equipment or shoes; and bending wood in steam.


Stone Cutters and CarversWorkers in this unit group cut, shape and finish granite, limestone, marble, sandstone and other stones for building, ornamental, monumental and other purposes. Their functions include: setting and operating machines which cut, saw, plane, grind and polish building and monumental stone; selecting and grading blocks of stone; making patterns and marking shapes on stone for subsequent sawing, planing, drilling and other dressing and cutting operations; setting and operating lathes to cut and polish stone columns, pillars and other cylindrical shapes; cutting incised or raised numbers or letters on stones; carving figures or designs in relief on blocks or slabs of stone; carving simple designs on stone blocks used for monuments, memorials or decorative facings on buildings; performing various other tasks related to the foregoing.


Blacksmiths, Toolmakers and Machine-Tool Operators, Specialisation UnknownWorkers in this minor group hammer and forge metal by hand or machine, make tools, dies, patterns and other metal articles, using hand and machine tools, set up metal-cutting machine tools, operate machine tools set up for repetitive work, grind, or sharpen tools and perform various metalworking tasks not performed by workers classified elsewhere. Their specialisation is unknown.


Blacksmiths, Hammersmiths and Forging-Press OperatorsWorkers in this minor group hammer and forge bars, rods, ingots and plates of iron, steel or other to make various kinds of tools, metal articles, pieces of equipment, agricultural implements and shoes for use on animals. Their functions include: heating metal in a forge-furnace and fabricating and repairing articles by cutting, hammering metal on an anvil, punching, shearing, joining and hardening or tempering; shaping heated metal into forgings on power hammer equipped with open dies; operating a closed-die drop hammer to forge metal articles; operating a power-press machine equipped with closed dies to forge metal articles; performing other tasks related to blacksmithing, hammersmithing and power-press forging.


Toolmakers, Metal Pattern Makers and Metal MarkersWorkers in this unit group make tools, dies, patterns and other metal articles, using hand and machine tools to work metal to fine tolerances. Their functions include: making, maintaining and repairing dies, jogs, gauges and fixtures, using hand tools and various kinds of machine tools; fitting and assembling parts to make and repair jigs, fixtures and gauges; making and repairing metal patterns for preparation of foundry moulds; laying out lines and reference points on metal stock to guide other workers who cut, turn, mill, grind or otherwise shape metal; performing other tasks related to the manufacture of tools, dies, and patterns. Workers making metal patterns by moulding and casting processes are classified in minor group 7-2.


Machine-Tool Setter-OperatorsWorkers in this unit group set, or set and operate, metal-cutting machines working to fine tolerances. Their functions include: setting up one or more types of machine tools for operators to produce metal articles in standardised series; setting and operating a variety of machine tools; setting and operating a particular type of metalworking machine such as a lathe, milling, planing, boring, drilling, grinding or honing machine, including multi-purpose numerically controlled metalworking machines; performing similar tasks in machining of plastics and other metal substitutes.


Machine-Tool OperatorsWorkers in this unit group operate automatic or semi-automatic metalworking machines which have been set up by machine setters to execute repetitive work. Their functions include: operating and tending a variety of machine tools; operating machine tools such as a lathe, milling, planing, boring, drilling, grinding, homing or metal-sawing machine; operating a special type of machine tool such as automatic transfer machine or programmed metalworking machine.


Metal Grinders, Polishers and Tool SharpenersWorkers in this unit group grind and polish metal surfaces and sharpen tools. Their functions include: operating stationary or portable buffing and polishing machines; sharpening cutting tools using mechanically operated grinding machine; sharpening cutting instruments, such as knives and surgical implements, by means of grinding wheel; repairing, adjusting and sharpening saw blades; sharpening metal teeth of cylinders in textile carding machines; performing various other metal grinding, polishing and tool sharpening tasks. Precision-grinding-machine setter-operator is classified in 8-33.70 and Precision-grinding-machine operator in 8-34.65.


Blacksmiths, Toolmakers and Machine-Tool Operators Not Elsewhere ClassifiedWorkers in this unit group perform various metalworking tasks not performed by workers classified elsewhere. Their functions include: adjusting, repairing and assembling sports guns and other small arms and locks; operating a lathe to press sheet metal into a desired shape; forming cold or heated metal pieces using hand tools, chucks and forming blocks; operating cutting, punching and stamping presses, metal-bending machines, power shears and other machines or equipment to cut or form metal; making metal articles such as springs, cables, nails, bolts and steel needles.


Machinery Fitters and Machine AssemblersWorkers in this unit group fit, assemble, erect and install machinery, engines, and mechanical equipment, other than electrical equipment. Their functions include: fitting adjusting and assembling machines, engines and other equipment; erecting and installing machinery at place of use; performing related tasks. Motor-vehicle mechanics are classified in unit group 8-43, Aircraft engine mechanics in 8-44 and other machinery and engine mechanics in 8-49.


Watch, Clock and Precision Instrument MakersWorkers in this unit group make and repair watches, clocks, precision instruments, optical equipment and medical appliances. Their functions include: fitting and assembling parts of watches and clocks; repairing watches and clocks; making, adjusting and repairing precision instruments; making, adjusting and repairing optical instruments; assembling precision instruments; making and repairing medical, orthopaedic and dental appliances and prostheses; performing related tasks.


Motor -Vehicle MechanicsWorkers in this unit group service and repair the mechanical and related equipment of passenger and delivery cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. Their functions include: examining, dismantling, rebuilding and replacing defective mechanical parts; adjusting motors, brakes, steering and other parts of motor vehicles; servicing and repairing motor cycles; performing related tasks.


Aircraft Engine MechanicsWorkers in this unit group service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines. Their functions include: examining, testing and servicing aircraft engines; replacing engine components or complete engines at an airline station; performing related tasks.


Machinery Fitters, Machine Assemblers and Precision Instrument Makers (except Electrical) Not Elsewhere ClassifiedWorkers in this unit group perform tasks related to machinery fitting and assembling and precision instrument making (except electrical) not classified elsewhere. Their functions include: servicing and repairing engines (except motor vehicle and aircraft engines), industrial machinery and related equipment (except electrical); oiling and greasing stationary engines, machinery and vehicles (except ships' engines); inspecting and testing new machinery and mechanical equipment for conformance with manufacturer's standards; bolting, screwing, clipping or riveting together prepared metal parts; performing other tasks related to the foregoing.
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