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• Verify conformance of work-pieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
• Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
• Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
• Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or sub-units, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
• Study engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.
• Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components.
• Lay out and examine metal stock or work-pieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met.
• Tack-weld fitted parts together.
• Lift or move materials and finished products, using large cranes.
• Remove high spots and cut bevels, using hand files, portable grinders, and cutting torches.
• Mark reference points onto floors or face blocks and transpose them to work-pieces, using measuring devices, squares, chalk, and soapstone.
• Set up face blocks, jigs, and fixtures.
• Position or tighten braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolt parts in position for welding or riveting.
• Locate and mark work-piece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications.
• Erect ladders and scaffolding to fit together large assemblies.