Set up and operate shearing machines to shear structural shapes.
What does an Angle Shear Operator do?
Sets up and operates shearing machine equipped with sets of cutting dies or blades to shear structural shapes, such as angles, channels, and Z-bars to specified length or bevel: Aligns and locks selected blades into opening of machine, using rule, gauge, shims, feelers, and wrench. Sets guide stop to specified distance from shearing die, using tape measure and wrench. Positions workpiece on shearing die and against guide stop. Starts machine to activate cams which force blades to shear metal, or depresses pedal, causing shearing die ram to descend and cut workpiece to specified length. May set up shear with single set of blades to cut bars or rounds.