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TITLE: Tool and Die Makers

DEFINITION: Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinist's hand tools. Include paper die maker and die sinker. Exclude die setters.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Studies blueprints or specifications and visualizes shape of die, part, or tool.

    2. Computes dimensions of assembly and plans sequence of operations.

    3. Measures, marks, and scribes metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments, such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and rulers.

    4. Sets up and operates machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, and grinders, to machine parts.

    5. Lifts, positions, and secures machined parts on surface plate or worktable, using hoist, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.

    6. Smoothes and polishes flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloth, or power grinder.

    7. Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.

    8. Fits and assembles parts, using bolts, glue, and other fasteners, and hand tools, such as hammers and wrenches.

    9. Sets pyrometer controls of heat-treating furnace, and feeds or places parts, tools, or assemblies into furnace to harden.

    10. Repairs or modifies tools and dies, using machine tools and hand tools.

    11. Designs tools, jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids.

    12. Cuts, shapes, and trims blank or block to specified length or shape, using powersaws, powershears, rule, and hand tools.

    13. Casts plastic tools or parts, or tungsten-carbide cutting tips, using pre-made molds.

    14. Sets up and operates drill press to drill and tap holes in parts for assembly.

    15. Operates power press to test completed dies, and applies pigment to die to indicate high spots which require reworking.

    16. Inspects die for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects by touch or visually, using loupe or microscope.

    17. Connects wiring and hydraulic lines to install electrical and hydraulic components.

    18. Fabricates sawblades, using power roller to straighten blade stock, punch press to cut teeth, and power grinder to sharpen teeth.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    70 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    55 Production and Processing
    Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

    45 Building and Construction
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings

    45 Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications

    40 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    35 Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

    25 Physics
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, and applications including air, water, material dynamics, light, atomic principles, heat, electric theory, earth formations, and meteorological and related natural phenomena

    15 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    5 Chemistry
    Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

    5 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    5 Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology

    5 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    70 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    70 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    65 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    55 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    55 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    50 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    50 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    50 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    50 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

    50 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    50 Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

    45 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    45 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    40 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    40 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    40 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    40 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    40 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    40 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    40 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    40 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    35 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    35 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    30 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    30 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    30 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    25 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    20 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    20 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    20 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    20 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    20 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    20 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    10 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    5 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    5 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    5 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something

    5 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    5 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

    5 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    5 Programming
    Writing computer programs for various purposes .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    75 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    70 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    65 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    65 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    60 Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    60 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    55 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    50 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    45 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    45 Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position

    45 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    45 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    40 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    40 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    35 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.

    30 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    30 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    30 Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

    30 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion

    30 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object

    30 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    25 Dynamic Strength
    The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue

    25 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    25 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    25 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    20 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    20 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    20 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    20 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    20 Explosive Strength
    The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object

    20 Dynamic Flexibility
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    20 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    20 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    20 Stamina
    The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath

    15 Depth Perception
    The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer

    15 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    15 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    15 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    15 Flexibility of Closure
    The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material

    10 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    10 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    10 Rate Control
    The ability to time the adjustments of a movement or equipment control in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a continuously moving object or scene

    10 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    10 Spatial Orientation
    The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self

    10 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    5 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    5 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    5 Gross Body Equilibrium
    The ability to keep or regain one's body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position

    5 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    90 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    85 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    75 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    75 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    65 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    60 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    55 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    50 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    45 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    45 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    45 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    35 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    35 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    30 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    25 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    25 Thinking Creatively
    Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

    20 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    20 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    20 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
    Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

    20 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    15 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    10 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

    5 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    5 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

    5 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    5 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    5 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    100 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    100 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    80 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    80 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    70 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    70 (F) Hazardous Equipment
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous equipment? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    60 (F) Common Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Common protective or safety attire, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard-hat, or personal flotation device?

    55 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    50 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    48 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
    How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

    47 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    45 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?

    45 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    44 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
    How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)

    40 (L) Hazardous Equipment
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous equipment while performing this job? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    40 (F) Hazardous Situations
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    40 (F) Contaminants
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?

    35 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    30 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    28 (D) Hazardous Equipment
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous equipment, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    25 (F) Hazardous Conditions
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to hazardous conditions? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    24 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    23 (L) Hazardous Situations
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    23 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    20 (D) Hazardous Conditions
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous conditions, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    20 (F) Specialized Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Specialized protective or safety attire, such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suit, or radiation protection?

    16 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    16 (D) Hazardous Situations
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    15 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    15 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    15 (F) Very Hot
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?

    14 (L) Hazardous Conditions
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous conditions while performing this job? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    11 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
    How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?

    10 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?

    9 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    7 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    5 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?

    5 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?

    5 (F) Whole Body Vibration
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Whole body vibration (e.g., operating a jackhammer or earthmoving equipment)?

    5 (F) Outdoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors

    5 (F) Special Uniform
    How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?

    4 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    4 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?

    4 (I) Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Persuade someone to a course of action (informally) or influence others to buy something (to sell)?

    4 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?

    4 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

    4 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    94 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.

    44 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.

    33 Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

    22 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.

    11 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    11 Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    56 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    51 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    48 Achievement-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

    47 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    45 Relationships-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

    38 Recognition-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

    84 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    63 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    59 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    56 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    56 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    56 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    53 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    50 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    50 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    50 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    50 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    47 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    47 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    47 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    44 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    44 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    41 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    41 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    41 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    16 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    3 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 739381022 Die-Maker Apprentice
    739381018 Die Maker
    601280022 Die Sinker
    601280010 Die Maker, Stamping
    601381022 Die-Maker Apprentice
    601281026 Tool Maker, Bench
    601260014 Tool-and-Die-Maker Apprentice
    601281014 Die-Try-Out Worker, Stamping
    601380010 Carbide Operator
    601381034 Saw Maker
    601280018 Die Maker, Wire Drawing
    601260010 Tool-and-Die Maker
    601280042 Tool Maker
    601280030 Mold Maker, Die-Casting and Plastic Molding
    601381042 Die Maker, Electronic
    601381010 Die Finisher
    601381026 Plastic Tool Maker
    601280058 Tool-Maker Apprentice
    601381030 Plastic-Fixture Builder
    601280034 Tap-and-Die-Maker Technician
    601381014 Die Maker
    601280014 Die Maker, Trim
    601281010 Die Maker, Bench, Stamping

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): 0114 DIE FINISHER
    0115 DIE MAKER (jewelry-silver)
    0116 MOLD MAKER, DIE-CAST&PLAST
    0118 DIE MAKER, STAMPING
    0496 SAW MAKER (cutlery & tools)
    0843 PLASTIC-FIXTURE BUILDER
    0119 DIE MAKER, TRIM
    0668 DIE MAKER, BENCH, STAMPING
    0559 TAP-AND-DIE MAKER TECHNICIA
    0654 DIE MAKER (paper goods)
    0584 TOOL MAKER
    0585 TOOL MAKER, BENCH
    0426 PLASTIC TOOL MAKER
    0586 TOOL-AND-DIE MAKER
    0122 DIE SINKER
    0939 DIE MAKER, WIRE DRAWING

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 655 Miscellaneous Precision Metal Workers
    634 Tool and Die Makers
    635 Tool and Die Maker Apprentices

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 480507 Tool and Die Maker/Technologist
    480501 Machinist/Machine Technologist

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 050506 Craft Technology: Metal Fabrication and Repair
    050507 Craft Technology: Machining
    050509 Craft Technology: Mechanical Work
    060104 Production Technology: Precision Hand Work

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): No crosswalks

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 89102 Tool and Die Makers

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 3428 Die Sinking
    3416 Toolmaking

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 51-4111 Tool and Die Makers