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Career Details :: Casting Machine Set-Up Operators
Set up and operate machines to cast and assemble printing type.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Removes and stores assembly stick, controller reel, and matrix case.
- Sets up matrices in assembly stick by hand according to specifications.
- Starts machine and monitors operation for proper functioning.
- Forwards galley to appropriate personnel for proofing.
- Inserts and locks galley or matrix case into place on machine.
- Stops machine when galley is full or when strip is completed.
- Positions composing stick to length of line specified in casting instructions.
- Places reel of controller paper on holder, threads around reels, and attaches to winding roll.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate