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)

AIRBORNE SENSOR SPECIALIST (military ser.)Operates airborne sensing equipment to locate and identify friendly and enemy aircraft: Places and secures sensing and monitoring equipment, such as IFF (Identification Friend or Foe), infrared, and r
AIRBRUSH ARTIST (profess. & kin.) alternate titles: photograph restorerRestores damaged and faded photographs or colors and shades drawings to simulate photographs, using airbrush: Examines drawing or photographic print to determine coloring, shading, and changes require
AIR-COMPRESSOR MECHANIC (railroad equip.) alternate titles: compressor repairerRepairs railroad-car air compressors and compressor motors, following wiring diagrams and using handtools: Disassembles compressor and examines parts for wear or breakage. Cleans parts and installs ne
AIR-COMPRESSOR OPERATOR (any industry) alternate titles: compressor engineer; compressor operatorTends air compressors driven by steam, electric, or gasoline powered units, to generate and supply compressed air for operation of pneumatic tools, hoists, and air lances: Starts power unit to build u
AIR-CONDITIONING INSTALLER-SERVICER HELPER, WINDOW UNIT (construction)Assists AIR-CONDITIONING INSTALLER-SERVICER, WINDOW UNIT (construction) in repairing, servicing, or installing window-mounted air-conditioning units, performing any combination of following duties: Ca
AIR-CONDITIONING INSTALLER-SERVICER, WINDOW UNIT (construction)Installs, services, and repairs window air-conditioning units, ranging from 1/2 to 2 tons capacity, in private residences and small establishments: Inspects existing wiring, fuses, or circuit-breaker
AIR-CONDITIONING MECHANIC (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile-refrigeration mechanicInstalls and repairs automotive air-conditioning units: Bolts compressor to engine block and installs driving pulley on front end of crankshaft. Places fan belt on pulleys, adjusts tension, and tighte
AIR-CONDITIONING-COIL ASSEMBLER (svc. ind. mach.) alternate titles: coil fin assembler; plate fin assemblerAssembles prepunched aluminum fin plates and copper tubing to form cooling coils for air-conditioning units, using handtools and other equipment: Places fin plates on worktable and clamps into positio
AIR-CONDITIONING-UNIT TESTER (svc. ind. mach.)Tests efficiency of heating and air-conditioning equipment under simulated operating conditions: Connects heating and air-conditioning equipment to facilities, such as heating units, waterlines, and s
AIRCRAFT BODY REPAIRER (air trans.)Repairs sheet and extruded metal structural parts of aircraft and missiles according to design specifications, using handtools and power tools and metalworking machinery: Reads design specifications o
AIRCRAFT LAUNCH AND RECOVERY TECHNICIAN (military ser.)Operates aircraft launching and recovery equipment, such as hydraulic or steam catapults, barricades, arresting gear, and visual landing aids to launch or recover aircraft on aircraft carriers and lan
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, ARMAMENT (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: armament assembler; armament installerAssembles, installs, and adjusts aircraft armament parts, assemblies, and accessories, according to specifications, using handtools, power tools, and measuring instruments: Cleans and oils armament pa
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, ELECTRICAL AND RADIO (aircraft mfg.)Lays out, assembles, installs, and tests radio and electrical systems in aircraft and missiles, according to specifications, using handtools and precision testing equipment: Assembles units, such as s
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM (aircraft mfg.)Lays out, assembles, installs, tests, and adjusts aircraft environmental control systems according to specifications, using handtools, power tools, machines, and test equipment: Lays out location of a
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, PLUMBING AND HYDRAULICS (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: assembler, aircraft, plumbing and hydraulics; hydraulic and plumbing installerLays out, assembles, installs, and tests plumbing and hydraulic systems and components in aircraft, following blueprints and production illustrations, using handtools, power tools, and test equipment:
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, RIGGING AND CONTROLS (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: aircraft mechanic, rigger; assembler-installer, cable controlled systemsAssembles and installs rigging and control assemblies and systems that actuate aircraft structures, such as rudder, elevator, canopy, and wing surfaces, according to specifications, using handtools, p
AIRCRAFT SKIN BURNISHER (aircraft mfg.)Burnishes and hand finishes sheet metal stock or fabricated aircraft skins to remove surface defects, such as scratches, mars, and blemishes, and to restore surface to uniform grain, color, and luster
AIRCRAFT-ARMAMENT MECHANIC (government ser.) alternate titles: aircraft armorerServices armament equipment used on military aircraft: Strips airplanes of removable armament equipment, such as machine guns, synchronizers, and bomb-release apparatus, using handtools. Disassembles,
AIRCRAFT-LOG CLERK (air trans.) alternate titles: aircraft-inspection-record clerk; aircraft-time clerk; equipment scheduler; maintenance-planning clerkKeeps records of usage and time intervals between inspection and maintenance of designated airplane parts: Compiles data from flight schedules and computes and posts amount of time airplanes and indiv
AIRCRAFT-PHOTOGRAPHIC-EQUIPMENT MECHANIC (photo. appar.) alternate titles: research assembler; research mechanicAssembles, adjusts, tests, and modifies aircraft cameras according to engineering drawings and sketches, using handtools and bench machines: Reads and interprets engineering drawings and verbal instru
AIRCRAFT-SHIPPING CHECKER (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: aircraft-delivery checkerExamines completed aircraft to ensure that spare parts, accessories, or subassemblies, itemized on packing and loading sheet, are aboard craft before delivery to customer: Examines blueprints showing
AIR-DRIER-MACHINE OPERATOR (paper & pulp) alternate titles: continuous-loft operatorControls equipment to size (coat) and dry paper: Positions paper roll on feedrack, using hoist. Threads paper through size tank and press and drier rolls, and secures it to winding reel. Starts equipm
AIRFRAME-AND-POWER-PLANT MECHANIC (aircraft mfg.; air trans.) alternate titles: aircraft mechanic; airplane mechanicServices, repairs, and overhauls aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthiness: Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components inclu
AIRFRAME-AND-POWER-PLANT-MECHANIC APPRENTICE (air trans.) alternate titles: airplane-mechanic apprenticePerforms duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title. GOE: 05.05.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M4 L4 SVP: 7 DLU: 77
AIRFRAME-AND-POWER-PLANT-MECHANIC HELPER (aircraft mfg.; air trans.) alternate titles: airplane-mechanic helperAssists other workers engaged in servicing, repairing, and overhauling aircraft and aircraft engines, performing any combination of following duties: Replaces batteries, filters, and similar accessori
AIR-HOLE DRILLER (fabrication, nec)Tends machine that drills airhole in shank of smoking pipe to connect shank hole to bowl chamber: Clamps smoking pipe bowl in jaws of holding device and starts machine. Pulls handle of drill that auto
AIRLINE SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE (air trans.) alternate titles: customer security clerk; flight security specialist; screening representativeScreens passengers and visitors for weapons, explosives, or other forbidden articles to prevent articles from being carried into restricted area of air terminal, performing any combination of followin
AIRLINE-RADIO OPERATOR (air trans.; business ser.)Transmits and receives messages between station and aircraft or other ground stations by radiotelephone: Sends meteorological data to aircraft by radiotelephone. Relays by telegraphic typewriter to DI
AIRLINE-RADIO OPERATOR, CHIEF (air trans.; business ser.) alternate titles: senior radio operator; watch supervisorCoordinates activities of AIRLINE-RADIO OPERATORS (air trans.; business ser.) in maintaining radio communications with aircraft and other ground stations: Establishes and maintains standards of operat
AIRPLANE COVERER (aircraft mfg.; air trans.) alternate titles: dope-and-fabric worker; doperFabricates, installs, and sprays cloth airplane surface coverings, using handtools and portable power tools: Marks dimensions of surface on cloth parts, using chalk and templates. Cuts cloth to size,
AIRPLANE INSPECTOR (air trans.) alternate titles: airplane-and-engine inspectorExamines airframe, engines, and operating equipment to ensure that repairs are made according to specifications, and certifies airworthiness of aircraft: Tests tightness of airframe connections with h
AIRPLANE PILOT (agriculture) alternate titles: aerial-applicator pilot; agricultural-aircraft pilot; aircraft pilot; airplane pilot, crop dustingPilots airplane or helicopter, at low altitudes, over agricultural fields to dust or spray fields with seeds, fertilizers, or pesticides: Pilots aircraft over field, or drives to field, or studies map
AIRPLANE PILOT, COMMERCIAL (air trans.) alternate titles: commercial pilot; pilotPilots airplane to transport passengers, mail, or freight, or for other commercial purposes: Reviews ship's papers to ascertain factors, such as load weight, fuel supply, weather conditions, and fligh
AIRPLANE PILOT, PHOTOGRAMMETRY (business ser.)Pilots airplane or helicopter at specified altitudes and airspeeds, following designated flight lines, to photograph areas of earth's surface for mapping and other photogrammetric purposes: Sights alo
AIRPLANE-CHARTER CLERK (air trans.) alternate titles: aircraft charter dispatcher; airplane-rental clerkCharters or rents airplanes to licensed pilots, licensed flight instructors, or charters aircraft to passenger-customers with company pilot: Determines purpose, destination, dates and time of flight,
AIRPLANE-DISPATCH CLERK (air trans.) alternate titles: flight-operations-dispatch clerkCompiles flight information to expedite movement of aircraft between and through airports: Compiles aircraft dispatch data, such as scheduled arrival and departure times at checkpoints and scheduled s
AIRPLANE-FLIGHT ATTENDANT (air trans.) alternate titles: airplane-cabin attendantPerforms variety of personal services conducive to safety and comfort of airline passengers during flight: Greets passengers, verifies tickets, records destinations, and directs passengers to assigned
AIRPLANE-GAS-TANK-LINER ASSEMBLER (rubber goods)Cuts and cements sheets of rubber to make shock absorbers for airplane gas tanks: Cuts rubber sheets to specified size, using scissors or roller-cutter. Brushes rubber cement on sheets and presses the
AIRPLANE-PILOT HELPER (agriculture)Performs any combination of following duties to provide ground support for AIRPLANE PILOT (agriculture) 196.263-010 engaged in aerial seeding and fertilizing of fields and dusting of crops: Mixes fert
AIRPORT ATTENDANT (air trans.)Performs any combination of following duties in maintenance of small airports and in servicing aircraft: Periodically inspects buildings and hangars to detect fire hazards and violations of airport re
AIRPORT ELECTRICIAN (air trans.)Plans layout, installs, inspects, and maintains lighting systems, lights, and beacons at airport or flying field: Inspects lighting systems and advises MANAGER, AIRPORT (air trans.) of need to repair
AIRPORT ENGINEER (profess. & kin.)Plans and lays out airports and landing fields and directs construction work involved in leveling fields, laying out and surfacing runways, and providing drainage: Designs runways based on weight and
AIRPORT UTILITY WORKER (air trans.)Services aircraft, working as member of crew, performing any combination of following tasks: Directs incoming and outgoing aircraft near terminal area to assist pilot's maneuvering of aircraft, using
AIRPORT-MAINTENANCE CHIEF (air trans.) alternate titles: superintendent, maintenance, airportsSupervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in repairing and maintaining airport facilities: Reviews maintenance records and inspects facilities to determine repair needs. Prepares work s
AIR-TABLE OPERATOR (mine & quarry)Tends pneumatic coal-cleaning table that blows coal dust, sulfur, and other impurities from coal as it passes through preparation plant: Starts machine and adjusts valve to regulate air pressure. Obse
AIR-TRAFFIC COORDINATOR (government ser.)Coordinates movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers to provide maximum separation and safety for aircraft: Maintains radio and telephone contact with AIR-TRAFFIC COORDINAT
AIR-TRAFFIC-CONTROL SPECIALIST, STATION (government ser.)Receives and transmits flight plans, meteorological, navigational, and other information in air traffic control station to perform preflight and emergency service for airplane pilots: Accepts flight p
AIR-TRAFFIC-CONTROL SPECIALIST, TOWER (government ser.) alternate titles: airport-control operator; control-tower-radio operator; flight-control-tower operatorControls air traffic on and within vicinity of airport according to established procedures and policies to prevent collisions and to minimize delays arising from traffic congestion: Answers radio call
AIR-VALVE REPAIRER (railroad equip.)Repairs compressed-air valves, such as triple-air valves, cutoff valves, and retainer valves, using handtools, power tools, and measuring instruments according to specifications: Disassembles valves,
ALARM INVESTIGATOR (business ser.) alternate titles: armed guard; investigator operator; security agentInvestigates source of alarm and trouble signals on subscribers' premises, as recorded in central station of electrical protective signaling system: Drives radio-equipped car to subscriber's establish
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