CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters. Fit and align fabricated parts to be welded or assembled.
 
Plan and develop layouts from blueprints and templates, applying knowledge of trigonometry, design, effects of heat, and properties of metals.
 
Lay out and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames.
 
Mark curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpieces, using scribes, soapstones, punches, and hand drills.
 
Compute layout dimensions, and determine and mark reference points on metal stock or workpieces for further processing, such as welding and assembly.
 
Locate center lines and verify template positions, using measuring instruments such as gauge blocks, height gauges, and dial indicators.
 
Lift and position workpieces in relation to surface plates, manually or with hoists, and using parallel blocks and angle plates.
 
Plan locations and sequences of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using compasses, protractors, dividers, and rules.
 
Inspect machined parts to verify conformance to specifications.
 
Design and prepare templates of wood, paper, or metal.
 
Brace parts in position within hulls or ships for riveting or welding.
 
Add dimensional details to blueprints or drawings made by other workers.
 
Install doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.
 
Apply pigment to layout surfaces, using paint brushes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
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.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
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).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
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.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
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.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aircraft Lay Out Worker
Bellmaker
Coordinate Measuring Machine Technician (CMM Technician)
Development Mechanic
Duplicator
Fabricator
Fitter
Fitter Up
Hangersmith
Layer Out
Layout Inspector
Layout Man
Layout Mechanic
Layout Technician
Layout Worker
Location and Measurement Technician
Machine Lay Out Worker
Marine Fitter
Pattern Layout Worker
Pattern Setter
Plate Fitter
Plate Hanger
Precision Layout Worker
Propeller Layout Worker
Quality Technician
Rigger
Sheet Metal Worker
Ship Erector
Ship Fitter
Shipfitter
Shipfitter Apprentice
Steel Fabricator
Welder
Welder-Fitter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Lay-Out Workers, Metal, Precision
 
 
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