Set up and operate machines to fabricate ornamental metal products.
Tends machine that splits slabs or blocks of composition corkboard into sheet of specified thickness: Sets dial gauge or turns handwheels to set rollers at specified distance from each other and from endless belt knife, to cut sheet of prescribed thickness. Places slab or block on roller conveyor that moves it to automatic feeding mechanism or pushes slab or block into roller opening that forces it against knife to cut sheet. Measures sheet with dial indicator or snap gauge and makes machine adjustment to meet thickness specifications. Repositions slab or block for each succeeding cut and stacks sheets. May adjust grinding wheel that sharpens knife, using wrench. May place slabs or blocks and sheets in steam-heated oven to condition them for cutting.