Make tools, fittings, and small metal pieces used in other products.
Inspects and tests leaf-springs for conformance to specifications: Verifies curvature of leaf, using template. Tests leaf in load tester by inserting springs into apparatus equipped with gauge that registers amount of leaf distortion to determine if springs meet load requirements. Discards defective leaves. Tends machine that bombards steel shot against leaf spring and measures indentations in leaf, using curvature gauge. Records test results for quality control purposes. Observes spring assembly operations to ensure parts are assembled according to specifications. Discusses with supervisor changes in machine setup or assembly operations to improve product or simplify operations. Stops machine to inspect and test faulty productions and changes or aligns dies, using machinist’s tools.