Set up and operate machines to fabricate ornamental metal products.
Sets up loom to change pattern of cloth woven, according to work order and supervisor instructions: Removes warp beam, harnesses, drop wires, and reed, using handtools. Inspects loom components, such as gears, cams, stop-motion devices, and shuttle-throwing assembly to determine adjustments needed. Repairs defective components and adjusts tension and timing of loom parts, using handtools [LOOM FIXER 683.260-018]. Positions full warp beam, harnesses, drop wires, reed, and pattern chain on loom. Levels and aligns shuttle boxes and reed. Ties group of warp ends to cloth beam. Pieces up thread breaks. Redraws threads through harness to correct misdraws, using reed hook. May clean and oil loom. May remove and replace shuttle-box assembly, using handtools. May repair pattern control device on looms that weave cloth with patterns. May start loom and inspect woven cloth to detect defects [LOOM STARTER 683.360-014].