Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.


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Job Titles (514 Codes)

ABLE SEAMAN (water trans.) alternate titles: able-bodied seamanPerforms following tasks on board ship to watch for obstructions in vessel's path and to maintain equipment and structures: Stands watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of
ABRASIVE GRADER (optical goods)Operates pebble mill to grind emery, rouge, and other abrasives and separates them according to fineness by water suspension method: Examines abrasive under microscope to determine grinding time requi
ABRASIVE GRINDER (nonmet. min.)Tends machine that faces and grinds specified radii on abrasives: Sets machine guides to regulate angle of feed of abrasive to grinder. Places abrasive in fixture and manually feeds abrasive to grindi
ABRASIVE MIXER (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: mixer operatorTends machine that mixes abrasive compounds for use in making polishing and buffing wheels, and hones: Calculates amount of grit, clay, and adhesive required according to formulas. Weighs out ingredie
ABRASIVE SAWYER (nonmet. min.)Tends machine equipped with circular diamond saw that cuts abrasive sticks and stones for honing machines: Places abrasive bricks (blocks) against guide and clamps bricks onto holding fixture of machi
ABRASIVE-BAND WINDER (nonmet. min.)Tends electrically powered or hand-cranked band-winding machine that joins and shapes precut backing strip with abrasive-coated strip by spirally winding strips on mandrel to produce grinding and poli
ABRASIVE-COATING-MACHINE OPERATOR (nonmet. min.)Sets up and operates machine to coat cloth, fiber, or paper with granules of abrasive material: Positions machine guides and stops on machine bed according to size of base material, using rule or temp
ABRASIVE-GRADER HELPER (optical goods)Dumps abrasives into pebble mill, connects hose from mill to agitator tank, and shovels graded abrasives from vats. GOE: 06.04.19 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77
ABRASIVE-MIXER HELPER (nonmet. min.)Assists ABRASIVE MIXER (nonmet. min.) in mixing ingredients to form polishing and buffing compounds by performing any of following duties: Dumps specified ingredients in mixing machine. Turns valve to
ABRASIVE-WHEEL MOLDER (nonmet. min.) alternate titles: molderTends hydraulic press that molds synthetic abrasive disks, hones, and grinding wheels: Selects mold parts according to size and thickness of wheel desired, and assembles parts to form mold. Weighs out
ABSORPTION OPERATOR (chemical) alternate titles: saturatorControls equipment that absorbs gases and liquids into water or other solvents to produce chemicals, such as hydrochloric acid or ammonium hydroxide: Starts pumps, turns valves, and observes flowmeter
ABSORPTION-AND-ADSORPTION ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) alternate titles: adsorption-and-absorption engineerDesigns equipment and devises chemical processes to remove and separate components of gas mixture or liquid solutions by absorption and adsorption, using knowledge of chemistry and engineering: Devise
ABSTRACTOR (profess. & kin.) alternate titles: abstract clerk; abstract maker; abstract searcher; abstract writer; court abstractor; title abstractorAnalyzes pertinent legal or insurance details or section of statute or case law to summarize for purposes of examination, proof, or ready reference. May search out titles to determine if title deed is
ACADEMIC DEAN (education) alternate titles: academic vice president; dean of instruction; faculty dean; provost; university dean; vice president for instructionDevelops academic policies and programs for college or university: Directs and coordinates activities of deans and chairpersons of individual colleges. Advises on personnel matters. Determines schedul
ACCELERATOR OPERATOR (profess. & kin.)Controls operation of particle accelerator used in research experiments involving properties of subatomic particles: Reviews experiment schedule to ascertain particle beam parameters specified by expe
ACCESS COORDINATOR, CABLE TELEVISION (radio-tv broad.)Instructs trainees in use of equipment; and operates equipment, such as camera, sound mixer, and videotape deck, to film events, to copy/edit graphics, voice, and music onto videotape, for broadcast o
ACCIDENT-PREVENTION-SQUAD POLICE OFFICER (government ser.) alternate titles: crash-squad accident investigatorInvestigates traffic accidents as member of squad to obtain details surrounding accident, determine if crime was committed, and to provide interested parties with reliable data surrounding accident fo
ACCORDION MAKER (musical inst.)Lays out and constructs accordions, applying knowledge of accordion construction, using handtools and operating variety of wood and metalworking machines: Studies sketch of accordion or customer's spe
ACCORDION REPAIRER (any industry)Repairs and tunes accordions and concertinas, using handtools: Disassembles instrument and parts, such as base and treble mechanisms, bellows, reed blocks, and manuals (keyboards), using handtools. Mo
ACCORDION TUNER (any industry)Tunes accordions by aurally comparing pitch of reeds with master reeds and filing reeds to obtain standard pitch: Places set of reeds to be tuned in slots in tuning table. Depresses pedal to operate b
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (business ser.)Plans, coordinates, and directs advertising campaign for clients of advertising agency: Confers with client to determine advertising requirements and budgetary limitations, utilizing knowledge of prod
ACCOUNTANT (profess. & kin.)Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports: Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger acco
ACCOUNTANT, BUDGET (profess. & kin.)Applies principles of accounting to analyze past and present financial operations and estimates future revenues and expenditures to prepare budget: Analyzes records of present and past operations, tre
ACCOUNTANT, COST (profess. & kin.)Applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems: Plans study and collects data to determine costs of busines
ACCOUNTANT, PROPERTY (profess. & kin.)Identifies and keeps record of company owned or leased equipment, buildings, and other property: Records description, value, location, and other pertinent information of each item. Conducts periodic i
ACCOUNTANT, SYSTEMS (profess. & kin.) alternate titles: accounting-system expertDevises and installs special accounting systems and related procedures in establishment which cannot use standardized system: Conducts survey of operations to ascertain needs of establishment. Sets up
ACCOUNTANT, TAX (profess. & kin.)Prepares federal, state, or local tax returns of individual, business establishment, or other organization: Examines accounts and records and computes taxes owed according to prescribed rates, laws, a
ACCOUNT-INFORMATION CLERK (utilities)Keeps accounting records and compiles information requested by customer and others pertaining to customer accounts: Keeps records and prepares report of meters registering use of gas- or electric-powe
ACCOUNTING CLERK (clerical)Performs any combination of following calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain financial data for use in maintaining accounting records: Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and
ACCOUNTS-ADJUSTABLE CLERK (r.r. trans.)Computes corrected freight charges from waybill data, using comptometer, and posts corrections on freight bills. Corresponds with other railroads to determine accuracy of billing and to arrange for se
ACETONE-BUTTON PASTER (button & notion)Brushes or drops acetone cement on backs of buttons to attach metal shanks of buttons and presses shank into softened plastic. GOE: 06.04.23 STRENGTH: S GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77
ACETONE-RECOVERY WORKER (plastic-synth.)Tends equipment to recover acetone, used in acetate rayon manufacture, from vapor produced by dry spinning (forming) of rayon filaments: Turns valves to admit vaporized acetone from spinning units to
ACETYLENE-CYLINDER-PACKING MIXER (chemical)Tends mixing machine, autoclave, and drier to mix, pack, solidify, and dry asbestos, dirt, charcoal, lime, water, and other ingredients to form absorbent packing for compressed acetylene gas: Meters o
ACETYLENE-PLANT OPERATOR (chemical)Tends generating equipment that processes calcium-carbide crystals and water into acetylene gas: Turns valves, level gauge, and thermostat to raise and heat water to prescribed level and temperature i
ACID ADJUSTER (elec. equip.) alternate titles: balancerAdjusts (balances) specific gravity of electrolyte (acid solution) in battery cells or in plate-forming tanks to concentration specified: Ascertains temperature and specific gravity of solutions, usin
ACID DUMPER (elec. equip.) alternate titles: acid changer; forming acid dumperStarts conveyors and pushes incoming storage batteries onto conveyor leading to machine which inverts batteries over receiving tank to drain used forming acid or manually unloads batteries from formin
ACID EXTRACTOR (steel & rel.)Controls equipment, such as washers, rectifiers, acid pots, and mixing tanks arranged in series to recover tar acids from coal-tar oils: Starts pumps to circulate oil through equipment, and opens valv
ACID FILLER (elec. equip.)Fills storage battery cells with sulfuric acid solutions of specified concentration preparatory to forming and charging: Arranges batteries in groups on tables or trucks according to specified acid co
ACID MAKER (paper & pulp)Controls rotary or spray sulfur furnaces and alkali absorption towers to make cooking acid for use in digesting woodpulp: Moves controls and observes gauges to regulate combustion chamber, speed of fu
ACID PURIFIER (chemical)Tends equipment that filters acid liquor from slurry and dehydrates residual materials for further processing: Opens feed valves and starts rotary drum that filters liquor from slurry. Turns valves to
ACID SUPERVISOR (chemical)Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of equipment to process, store, and mix acids for use in making explosives, such as nitroglycerin, TNT, and dynamite: Trains worke
ACID-PLANT HELPER (chemical)Tends furnace, absorber, cooler, scrubber, and auxiliary equipment used in producing phosphoric acid by oxidation and hydration of elemental phosphorus: Patrols work area; observes water levels in scr
ACID-POLYMERIZATION OPERATOR (chemical)Tends batch still and polymerization vessel to distill and polymerize acrylic acid used in production of plastics: Tends laboratory-type batch still to vaporize and condense acrylic acid [BATCH-STILL
ACID-TANK LINER (construction)Assembles and installs acid-proof brick lining in metal tanks used for processing and storing of acid: Cleans inside of tank to remove foreign matter, such as rust, scale, and grease, using sandblasti
ACOUSTICAL CARPENTER (construction) alternate titles: acoustical-material worker; metal-tile latherMounts acoustical tile to walls and ceilings of buildings to reduce reflection of sound and to decorate rooms: Measures and marks surface to lay out work, according to blueprints and drawings. Inspect
ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN (library)Selects and orders books, periodicals, films, and other materials for library: Reviews publishers' announcements and catalogs, and compiles list of publications to be purchased. Compares selections wi
ACROBAT (amuse. & rec.) alternate titles: tumblerEntertains audience by performing difficult and spectacular feats, such as leaping, tumbling, and balancing, alone or as member of team. Originates act or adapts stock presentations. May use equipment
ACROBATIC RIGGER (amuse. & rec.) alternate titles: riggerErects equipment for aerial and acrobatic acts in shows, such as circus, variety show, and carnivals, working as member of crew: Drills holes in floor of stage or platform, using electric drill, and f
ACTOR (amuse. & rec.)Portrays role in dramatic production to interpret character or present characterization to audience: Rehearses part to learn lines and cues as directed. Interprets serious or comic role by speech, ges
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