Set up and operate machines to fabricate ornamental metal products.
Operates machine equipped with opposing circular blades to shear metal plates and sheets to specified circular and curved dimensions: Turns thumbscrew to adjust distance between cutters to thickness of metal, using feeler gauge, scale, or pattern. Positions and clamps workpiece to turntable and sets specified distance between center point of workpiece and cutting blades, using template or sliding scale on machine. Starts rotating action of cutters and turntable to cut metal. Lifts and aligns workpiece between cutting blades manually or by hoist and guides it along layout lines to cut irregular shapes. May lay out lines onto workpiece, using compass, or trace from template. May turn handwheel which tilts machine table or install fixture to cut specified bevel on workpiece.