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    Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.

    Read and interpret blueprints or drawings of parts to be cast or patterns to be made; then compute dimensions and plan operational sequences. Select pattern materials such as wood, resin, and fiberglass. Set up and operate machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders, in order to machine castings or patterns. Verify conformance of patterns or template dimensions to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers. Apply plastic-impregnated fabrics or coats of sealing wax or lacquer to patterns that will be used to produce plastic. Construct platforms, fixtures, and jigs for holding and placing patterns. Mark identification numbers or symbols onto patterns or templates. Paint or lacquer patterns. Program computerized numerical control machine tools. Repair and rework templates and patterns. Assemble pattern sections, using hand tools, bolts, screws, rivets, glue, and/or welding equipment. Clean and finish patterns or templates, using emery cloths, files, scrapers, and power grinders. Design and create templates, patterns, or coreboxes according to work orders, sample parts, or mockups. Lay out and draw or scribe patterns onto material, using compasses, protractors, rulers, scribes, or other instruments.

    Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 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 -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Technology Design -- Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Operations Analysis -- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. Number Facility -- The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.