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3769 — Shot Peening Machine Operating

This occupation includes jobs involved in setting up and operating an air blast shot peening machine to harden or strengthen metal surfaces (e.g., the bending and twisting surfaces of landing gear struts, propeller caps, master rods, fulcrums, propeller shafts, and crankshafts). The work includes examining parts received to determine areas to be shot peened and to reject those with imperfections; setting up machine; making test runs on identical parts using Almen metal testing strips, and making necessary adjustments after test runs to obtain adequate peening prior to peening parts on a production basis; and checking and maintaining shot peening machine in operating condition.