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  • Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping | TN Career Information Delivery System
    waste haulers Fill orders for products and samples following order tickets and forward or mail items Sort products or materials into predetermined sequences or groupings for display packing shipping or storage Signal or instruct other workers to weigh move or check products Maintain financial records such as accounts of daily collections and billings and records of receipts issued Store samples of finished products in labeled cartons and record their location Remove from stock products or loads not meeting quality standards and notify supervisors or appropriate departments of discrepancies or shortages Maintain monitor and clean work areas such as recycling collection sites drop boxes counters and windows and areas around scale houses Inspect incoming loads of waste to identify contents and to screen for the presence of specific regulated or hazardous wastes Examine products or materials parts subassemblies and packaging for damage defects or shortages using specification sheets gauges and standards charts Transport materials products or samples to processing shipping or storage areas manually or using conveyors pumps or hand trucks Prepare measurement tables and conversion charts using standard formulas Inspect products and examination records to determine the number of defects per worker and the reasons for examiners rejections Back to Top Knowledge Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services This includes customer needs assessment meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction Back to Top Skills Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents Back to Top Interests Conventional Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow First Interest High Point Primary Rank Descriptiveness Realistic Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical hands on problems and solutions They often deal with plants animals and real world materials like wood tools and machinery Many of the occupations require working outside and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others Back to Top Work Styles Dependability Job requires being reliable responsible and dependable and fulfilling obligations Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks Independence Job requires developing one s own ways of doing things guiding oneself with little or no supervision and depending on oneself to get things done Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations Self Control Job requires maintaining composure keeping emotions in check controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior even in very difficult situations Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good natured cooperative attitude Adaptability Flexibility Job requires being open to change positive or negative and to considerable variety in the workplace Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job Initiative Job requires a

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  • Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters | TN Career Information Delivery System
    files or scrapers Position and secure workpieces using hoists cranes wire and banding machines or hand tools Clean or degrease parts using wire brushes portable grinders or chemical baths Repair products by dismantling straightening reshaping and reassembling parts using cutting torches straightening presses and hand tools Fill holes and increase the size of metal parts Dismantle metal assemblies or cut scrap metal using thermal cutting equipment such as flame cutting torches or plasma arc equipment Check grooves angles or gap allowances using micrometers calipers and precision measuring instruments Signal crane operators to move large workpieces Gouge metals using the air arc gouging process Guide and direct flames or electrodes on or across workpieces to straighten bend melt or build up metal Estimate materials needed for production and manufacturing maintain required stocks of materials Develop templates and models for welding projects using mathematical calculations based on blueprint information Cut metal plates and structural shapes to dimensions and contour and bevel as specified by blueprints layouts work orders and templates using powered saws hand shears or chipping knives Preheat workpieces prior to welding or bending using torches or heating furnaces Use fire suppression methods in industrial emergencies Melt lead bars wire or scrap to add lead to joints or to extrude melted scrap into reusable form Set up and use ladders and scaffolding as necessary to complete work Join parts such as beams and steel reinforcing rods in buildings bridges and highways bolting and riveting as necessary Hammer out bulges or bends in metal workpieces Mix and apply protective coatings to products Operate metal shaping straightening and bending machines such as brakes and shears Operate brazing and soldering equipment Back to Top Knowledge Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Back to Top Education Welding courses are taught at many high schools community colleges and technology centers in Tennessee The curriculum usually consists of courses in welding technology machine shop technical mathematics drafting physics chemistry and related engineering Welders must be certified for jobs in which the failure of welds could be considered dangerous To be certified welders must pass qualification tests given by some employers trade associations and government agencies For related information and recommended courses to prepare for this occupation Tennessee high school students may visit the Trade and Industrial Education Standards Competency Profiles and Resource Links online Military job training consists of 4 to 15 weeks of classroom instruction Training length varies depending on specialty Course content typically includes sheet metal layout and duct work procedures for cutting brazing and heat treating and operation and care of welding soldering and brazing equipment Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses The Army Navy and Marine Corps offer certified apprenticeship programs for some specialties in this occupation Back to Top Abilities Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts

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  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Video Overview Closed Caption Video Courtesy of the US Department of Labor Video Overview en Espanol Video Courtesy of the US Department of Labor Career Summary Salary Salary 10 25 Median 50 75 90 TN Annual 21 550 25 950 30 690 36 140 40 520 US Annual 21 680 26 400 32 270 39 520 49 010 Some salaries are listed at an hourly rate Those that include a

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  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Observe meters gauges and machine operations to ensure that soldering or brazing processes meet specifications Select position align and bolt jigs holding fixtures guides and stops onto machines using measuring instruments and hand tools Select torch tips alloys flux coil tubing and wire according to metal types and thicknesses data charts and records Compute and record settings for new work applying knowledge of metal properties principles of welding and shop mathematics Prepare metal surfaces and workpieces using hand operated equipment such as grinders cutters or drills Clean lubricate maintain and adjust equipment to maintain efficient operation using air hoses cleaning fluids and hand tools Set dials and timing controls to regulate electrical current gas flow pressure heating cooling cycles and shut off Tend auxiliary equipment used in welding processes Devise and build fixtures and jigs used to hold parts in place during welding brazing or soldering Fill hoppers and position spouts to direct flow of flux or manually brush flux onto seams of workpieces Transfer components metal products and assemblies using moving equipment Mark weld points and positions of components on workpieces using rules squares templates and scribes Anneal finished workpieces to relieve internal stress Immerse completed workpieces into water or acid baths to cool and clean components Back to Top Knowledge Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials production processes quality control costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Back to Top Education Welding and soldering machine operators normally learn their skills on the job Trainees begin by observing and assisting experienced workers Some large companies have formal training programs while most small companies rely on informal training Although a high school diploma is not required for this job employers prefer hiring applicants with good basic skills High school students may improve their employment opportunities by completing courses in blueprint reading shop mathematics mechanical drawing physics chemistry and metallurgy are helpful Knowledge of computers is gaining importance especially for welding soldering and brazing machine operators who are becoming responsible for the programming of computer controlled machines including robots For related information and recommended courses to prepare for this occupation Tennessee high school students may visit the Trade and Industrial Education Standards Competency Profiles and Resource Links online Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Back to Top Interests Realistic Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical hands on problems and solutions They often deal with plants animals and real world materials like wood tools and machinery Many of the occupations require working outside and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others Second Interest High Point Secondary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness Back to Top Work Styles Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and

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  • Wellhead Pumpers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Supervise oil pumpers and other workers engaged in producing oil from wells Drive trucks in order to transport high pressure pumping equipment and chemicals fluids or gases to be pumped into wells Prepare trucks and equipment necessary for the type of pumping service required Control pumping and blending equipment to acidize cement or fracture gas or oil wells and permeable rock formations Mix acids chemicals or dry cement as required for a specific job Back to Top Knowledge Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles laws their interrelationships and applications to understanding fluid material and atmospheric dynamics and mechanical electrical atomic and sub atomic structures and processes Back to Top Abilities Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Performing General Physical Activities Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body such as climbing lifting balancing walking stooping and handling of materials Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment Servicing repairing adjusting and testing machines devices moving parts and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical not electronic principles Monitor Processes Materials or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials events or the environment to detect or assess problems Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person Back to Top Interests Realistic Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical hands on problems and solutions They often deal with plants animals and real world materials like wood tools and machinery Many of the occupations require working outside and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others Second Interest High Point Secondary Cutoff Rank Descriptiveness Conventional Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow Back to Top Work Styles Dependability Job requires being reliable responsible and dependable and fulfilling obligations Independence Job requires developing one s own ways of doing things guiding oneself with little or no supervision and depending on oneself to get things done Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks Adaptability Flexibility Job requires being open to change positive or negative and to considerable variety in the workplace Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good natured cooperative attitude Analytical

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  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products | TN Career Information Delivery System
    hiring a college graduate Persons who are interested in this field should be good at planning and decision making For related information and recommended courses to prepare for this occupation Tennessee high school students may visit the Marketing Standards online College courses that are considered helpful are merchandising business administration and marketing Past experience in selling even part time while in school provides excellent training and is looked upon favorably by employers Back to Top Abilities 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 Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing 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 Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer 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 Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways Back to Top Work Activities Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores and receiving clients or guests Selling or Influencing Others Convincing others to buy merchandise goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize organize and accomplish your work Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Thinking Creatively Developing designing or creating new applications ideas relationships systems or products including artistic contributions Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Communicating with Persons Outside Organization Communicating with people outside the organization representing the organization to customers the public government and other external sources This information can be exchanged in person in writing or by telephone or e mail Back to Top Interests Enterprising Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business Conventional Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines These occupations can include working with data and

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  • Woodworkers, All Other | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Except Sawing Career Summary Salary Salary 10 25 Median 50 75 90 TN Annual 15 690 17 120 20 030 26 170 36 290 US Annual 16 110 18 720 23 400 30 510 40 410 Some salaries are listed at an hourly rate Those that include a single dollar amount are considered hourly wage Wage and salary data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics Tennessee Department of Labor website

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  • Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing | TN Career Information Delivery System
    fences on machines to ensure that machines will operate safely Remove and replace worn parts bits belts sandpaper and shaping tools Secure woodstock against a guide or in a holding device place woodstock on a conveyor or dump woodstock in a hopper to feed woodstock into machines Clean and maintain products machines and work areas Attach and adjust guides stops clamps chucks and feed mechanisms using hand tools Examine raw woodstock for defects and to ensure conformity to size and other specification standards Set up program and control computer aided design CAD or computer numerical control CNC machines Operate gluing machines to glue pieces of wood together or to press and affix wood veneer to wood surfaces Sharpen knives bits and other cutting and shaping tools Trim wood parts according to specifications using planes chisels and wood files or sanders Unclamp workpieces and remove them from machines Start machines and move levers to engage hydraulic lifts that press woodstocks into desired forms and disengage lifts after appropriate drying times Control hoists to remove parts or products from work stations Back to Top Knowledge Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials production processes quality control costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials production processes quality control costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic algebra geometry calculus statistics and their applications Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic algebra geometry calculus statistics and their applications Back to Top Education Employers increasingly seek applicants with a high school diploma or the equivalent due to the growing sophistication of the machinery and the continuous need for retraining to update skills Most woodworking machine operators are trained on the job working with experienced operators Some acquire skills through vocational programs in high school or vocational centers High school students will find courses in mathematics woodworking science and computer applications useful Back to Top Abilities Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond with the hand finger or foot to a signal sound light picture when it appears Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including

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