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    Pressers, Delicate Fabrics

    Operate or tend pressing machines, such as hot-head pressing, steam pressing, automatic pressing, ironing, plunger pressing, and hydraulic pressing machines, to press and shape articles such as leather, fur, and cloth garments, drapes, slipcovers, handkerchiefs, and millinery.

    Activates pressing machine to remove wrinkles from garments and flatwork items, or shape, form, or patch articles. Activates and adjusts machine controls to regulate temperature and pressure of rollers, ironing shoe, or plates, according to specifications. Selects, installs, and adjusts machine components, including pressing forms, rollers, and guides, according to pressing instructions, using hoist and hand tools. Removes finished pieces from pressing machine and hangs or stacks for cooling, or forwards for additional processing. Moistens materials to soften and smoothes and straightens materials with hands, to prepare for machine pressing. Cleans and maintains pressing machines, using cleaning solutions and lubricants. Hangs, folds, packages, and tags finished articles for delivery to customer. Applies cleaning solvents, and brushes materials made of suede, leather, and felt, to remove spots, and raise and smooth nap. Shrinks, stretches, or blocks articles by hand, to conform to original measurements, using forms, blocks, and steam. Sews end of new material to leader or to end of material in pressing machine, using sewing machine. Examines and measures finished articles to verify conformance to standards, using measuring devices, including tape measure and micrometer. Presses materials, such as garments, drapes, and slipcovers, using hand iron. Positions materials, such as cloth garments, felt, or straw on table, die, or feeding mechanism of pressing machine. Lowers iron, ram, or pressing head of machine into position over material to be pressed.

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    Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. 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. Installation -- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. 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. 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. 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). Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. 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. Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

    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). Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.