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3869 — Metal Forming Machine Operating*

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in setting up, adjusting, and operating metal forming machines such as sheet metal rolls, brakes, shears, hydraulic or mechanical presses, band saws, blanking presses, punch presses, cut-off saws, flank machines, combination beading machines, planishing machines, shrinking machines, nibblers, power riveters, turret punches, metal stitching machine, drop hammers, and rivet making machines that cut, punch, stamp, draw, shape, and roll cold metal sheets, strips, or wire into desired shapes or contours. The work includes removing and installing dies, punches, and other accessories; aligning the mating parts, allowing for clearances; replacing worn or damaged parts; feeding the sheet metal into the machines; and manipulating the controls to perform the operations required to form sheet metal parts such as for the skin and frame of aircraft, and proof and finished coins, through extrusion and/or other methods.