CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat-treat metal or plastic objects. Read production schedules and work orders to determine processing sequences, furnace temperatures, and heat cycle requirements for objects to be heat-treated.
 
Record times that parts are removed from furnaces to document that objects have attained specified temperatures for specified times.
 
Set up and operate or tend machines, such as furnaces, baths, flame-hardening machines, and electronic induction machines, that harden, anneal, and heat-treat metal.
 
Determine types and temperatures of baths and quenching media needed to attain specified part hardness, toughness, and ductility, using heat-treating charts and knowledge of methods, equipment, and metals.
 
Remove parts from furnaces after specified times, and air dry or cool parts in water, oil brine, or other baths.
 
Position stock in furnaces, using tongs, chain hoists, or pry bars.
 
Instruct new workers in machine operation.
 
Adjust controls to maintain temperatures and heating times, using thermal instruments and charts, dials and gauges of furnaces, and color of stock in furnaces to make setting determinations.
 
Determine flame temperatures, current frequencies, heating cycles, and induction heating coils needed, based on degree of hardness required and properties of stock to be treated.
 
Load parts into containers and place containers on conveyors to be inserted into furnaces, or insert parts into furnaces.
 
Mount workpieces in fixtures, on arbors, or between centers of machines.
 
Set up and operate die-quenching machines to prevent parts from warping.
 
Move controls to light gas burners and to adjust gas and water flow and flame temperature.
 
Reduce heat when processing is complete in order to allow parts to cool in furnaces or machinery.
 
Signal forklift operators to deposit or extract containers of parts into and from furnaces and quenching rinse tanks.
 
Test parts for hardness, using hardness testing equipment, or by examining and feeling samples.
 
Position plastic sheets and molds in plastic bags, heat material under lamps, and force confrontation of sheets to molds by vacuum pressure.
 
Examine parts to ensure metal shades and colors conform to specifications, utilizing knowledge of metal heat-treating.
 
Cover parts with charcoal before inserting them in furnaces, in order to prevent discoloration caused by rapid heating.
 
Repair, replace, and maintain furnace equipment as needed, using hand tools.
 
Start conveyors and open furnace doors to load stock, or signal crane operators to uncover soaking pits and lower ingots into them.
 
Heat billets, bars, plates, rods, and other stock to specified temperatures preparatory to forging, rolling, or processing, using oil, gas, or electrical furnaces.
 
Clean oxides and scales from parts or fittings, using steam sprays or chemical and water baths.
 
Place completed workpieces on conveyors, using cold rods, tongs, or chain hoists, or signal crane operators to transport them to subsequent stations.
 
Stamp heat-treatment identification marks on parts, using hammers and punches.
 
Set and adjust speeds of reels and conveyors for prescribed time cycles in order to pass parts through continuous furnaces.
 
Mount fixtures and industrial coils on machines, using hand tools.
 
Attach wire or metal to winding mechanisms that will pull parts through furnaces.
 
Place parts on carts, connect vacuum lines to vacuum tubes, and smooth bags around parts to ensure vacuum.
 
Position parts in plastic bags, and seal bags with irons.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
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.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
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.
 
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.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
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).
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
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 Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Annealer
Annealing Furnace Operator
Annealing Furnace Tender
Annealing Oven Operator
Annealing Torch Operator
Bagger
Base-Draw Operator
Batch Heat Treat Operator
Batch Operator
Billet Heater
Billet Heater Operator
Box Annealer
Burner
Burner Machine Operator
Carbonizer
Carburizing Furnace Operator
Case Hardener
Charger
Charger Operator
Coating Line Worker
Crack Off Person
Cyanide Case Hardener
Cyanide Furnace Operator
Cyanide Pot Hardener
Cyanide Pot Tender
Dental Amalgam Processor
Die Hardener
Draw Fire Operator
Face Hardener
Fagot Heater
Flame Annealing Machine Setter
Flame Hardener
Flame Hardening Machine Operator
Flame Hardening Machine Setter
Forge Heater
Furnace Feeder
Furnace Operator
Hardener
Heat Regulator
Heat Treat Operator
Heat Treat Technician
Heat Treater
Heat Treater Apprentice
Heat Treating Bluer
Heat Treating Furnace Tender
Heat Treating Operator
Hot Mill Worker
Induction Heat Treater
Induction Machine Operator
Induction Machine Setter
Lead Burner Apprentice
Machine Operator
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Metal Annealer
Metal Hardener
Metal Temperer
Metal Treater
Metal and Plastic Heater
Metal and Plastic Heating Equipment Setter
Muffle Operator
Normalizer
Oven Operator
Peelman
Pit Furnace Operator
Plate Furnace Operator
Production Hardener
Pulpit Operator
Pusher
Quenching Machine Operator
Reheater
Rivet Heater
Scarf and Anneal Operator
Sheet Heater
Sinter Feeder
Slab Depiler Operator
Soaking Pit Operator
Spike Machine Heater
Steel Heater
Stove Tender
Temperer
Tempering Oven Operator
Tool Hardener
Tube Heater
Wire Annealer
Wire Temperer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Heat Treating Equip Setters Operators Tenders Metal Plastic
 
 
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