Profession oxy fuel burning machine operator

Oxy fuel burning machine operators set up and tend machines designed to cut, or rather burn off, excess material from the metal workpiece using a torch that heats the metal workpiece to its kindling temperature and subsequently burns it into a metal oxide upon its reaction with an emitted stream of oxygen, flowing out of the workpiece's created kerf as slag.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Torch temperature for metal processes

    Ideal temperature of tools and machinery equiped with torches to perform various metal processing on workpieces.

  • Flammable fluids

    The behaviour of liquids and gases that represent a serious explosion and fire danger, and their appropriate handling systems and effective storage.

  • Fuel gas

    The various qualities, hazards and applications of gaseous fuels, such as oxy-acetylene, oxy-gasoline, oxy-hydrogen and others.

Skills

  • Dispose of cutting waste material

    Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Apply cross-reference tools for product identification

    Employ cross-reference tools and programmes, listing file names and line numbers, to identify part numbers, descriptions, and the vendor as source of origin.

Optional knowledge and skills

mark processed workpiece manufacturing of metal containers manufacturing of steam generators chemistry perform machine maintenance statistical process control keep records of work progress types of metal manufacturing processes monitor stock level quality and cycle time optimisation program a cnc controller perform product testing interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances cutting technologies manufacturing of heating equipment apply control process statistical methods operate oxy-fuel cutting torch record production data for quality control electrical engineering ferrous metal processing mechanics manufacturing of doors from metal replace machines use cam software manufacturing of metal structures inspect quality of products manufacturing of weapons and ammunition read standard blueprints