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)

AUTO ROLLER (tobacco)Tends machine that automatically rolls cigars and cheroots: Starts machine and positions wrapper leaf on die of machine. Pulls handle that lowers knife and cuts wrapper leaf in shape of die. Feeds cut
AUTO-BODY REPAIRER, FIBERGLASS (automotive ser.)Repairs damaged fiberglass automobile bodies, using pneumatic tools and knowledge of fiberglass repair techniques: Cuts away damaged fiberglass, using air grinder. Smooths edges of painted surface, us
AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: bonding equipment operatorSets up and operates autoclaves and auxiliary equipment to cure and bond metallic and nonmetallic aircraft parts and assemblies according to specifications: Reads and interprets shop orders and author
AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR (knitting)Tends autoclave that steamsets hosiery or knitted garments into permanent shape: Stacks articles on machine trays, smooths wrinkles by hand, and pushes trays into autoclave. Turns thumbscrews to seal
AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR (textile)Controls autoclave to preshrink and preset yarn: Pushes racks of yarn inside autoclave and clamps door shut. Regulates time and temperature controls according to written instructions. Presses buttons
AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR I (chemical)Controls autoclave (high-pressure tank) to process liquid, solid, and gaseous ingredients into chemical products according to specifications: Reads production schedule to determine product, ingredient
AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR II (chemical)Operates series of high pressure autoclaves to test fabricated uranium fuel elements for leakage and ruptures in zirconium cladding and weld: Loads fuel elements in metal baskets and places baskets in
AUTO-DESIGN CHECKER (auto. mfg.) alternate titles: checker, product designExamines detail, layout, and master drawings of either auto-body or chassis parts, assemblies, and systems, for practicality of design, accuracy of mathematical calculations, dimensional accuracy, pro
AUTO-DESIGN DETAILER (auto. mfg.)Drafts full-size or scale detail drawings of either auto-body or chassis parts and assemblies from specifications, master drawings, layouts, models, prototypes, sketches, or verbal instructions, for e
AUTOMAT-CAR ATTENDANT (r.r. trans.)Stocks automatic food dispensing machines on railroad passenger car, makes change, and answers passengers' queries regarding food selections: Places portions of specified foods, beverages, and dessert
AUTOMATED CUTTING MACHINE OPERATOR (aircraft mfg.)Sets up and operates automated cutting machine to cut assorted materials, such as graphite, bleeder and breather cloth, and fiberglass, used in manufacturing composite (fiber reinforced plastic) aircr
AUTOMATED EQUIPMENT ENGINEER-TECHNICIAN (machinery mfg.) alternate titles: engineer, automated equipment; technician, automated equipmentInstalls machinery and equipment used to emboss, die-cut, score, fold, and transfer paper or cardboard stock to form box blanks, knock-down advertising displays, and similar products: Confers with cus
AUTOMATIC BANDSAW TENDER (furniture)Tends bandsaw that automatically cuts curved or irregular designs on woodstock or saws stock to size: Compares sample piece of stock with prefabricated templates to select template. Positions and secu
AUTOMATIC CASTING-FORGING MACHINE OPERATOR (forging)Controls and monitors operation of automatic casting-forging machine to cast, forge, and trim nonferrous molten metal into finished forgings: Starts hydraulic pumps and sets timers and heater controls
AUTOMATIC LUMP MAKING MACHINE TENDER (tobacco)Tends machine that automatically presses and slices cased (tobacco with flavoring added), shredded tobacco into lumps of chewing tobacco: Turns knobs to adjust speed of machine conveyor according to b
AUTOMATIC PATTERN EDGER (glass products)Sets up and operates pattern edging machine to pencil edge pattern (irregularly shaped) mirrors or glass: Turns screws to level arms of machine suction cup platform, using hex wrench. Turns bolts to l
AUTOMATIC STACKER (tinware)Places dollies at discharge end of automatic stacker to catch tin sheets emerging from processing machines. Stops machine and removes sheets jammed in conveyor. Removes filled dollies. May flip workpi
AUTOMATIC-DOOR MECHANIC (construction)Installs, services, and repairs opening and closing mechanisms of automatic doors used in self-service grocery stores and similar establishments: Bores and cuts holes in flooring, using handtools and
AUTOMATIC-EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN (tel. & tel.) alternate titles: technician, automatic; telegraph-equipment maintainerAnalyzes problems and repairs manual and automatic telegraphic transmitting and receiving apparatus, such as teletypewriters, facsimile-recording devices, and switching equipment: Tests and adjusts eq
AUTOMATIC-MACHINE ATTENDANT (paper goods) alternate titles: machine assemblerTends automatic cutting, curling, crimping, capping, labeling, or tubing machines that assemble paper products, such as spools and tubes: Presses pedals, buttons, and switches or turns valves to start
AUTOMATIC-PAD-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: border-machine operatorSets up and operates battery of machines to produce quilted and laminated padding from batting: Places rolls of batting and burlap base in feed holders of machine. Aligns and threads ends of material
AUTOMATIC-PAD-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR HELPER (tex. prod., nec) alternate titles: quilting-machine helperPerforms any combination of following tasks in making padding: Carries or trucks bats I, burlap, and size to machines, lifts bats to feed holder of machine and fills tanks with size. Laps gauze over p
AUTOMATIC-WHEEL-LINE OPERATOR (machine shop)Controls series of machines to machine cast railroad car wheels to specifications: Changes chucks, boring bar, and cutting tools according to specifications on production orders, using handtools. Push
AUTOMATIC-WINDOW-SEAT-AND-TOP-LIFT REPAIRER (automotive ser.)Disassembles, repairs, installs, adjusts, and services hydraulic and electromagnetic automatic lift mechanisms used to raise and lower automobile windows, seats, and tops. GOE: 05.10.03 STRENGTH: L
AUTOMOBILE DETAILER (automotive ser.)Cleans and refurbishes new and used automobiles, performing any combination of following duties: Washes vehicle exterior to clean cars, using cleaning solution, water, cloths, and brushes. Applies wax
AUTOMOBILE LOCATOR (retail trade)Phones other new or used automobile dealers to locate type of automobile desired by customer. Prepares papers for transfer of automobile. Keeps records of automobiles traded. GOE: 07.05.03 STRENGTH:
AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC (automotive ser.) alternate titles: garage mechanicRepairs and overhauls automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles: Examines vehicle and discusses with customer or AUTOMOBILE-REPAIR-SERVICE ESTIMATOR (automotive ser.); AUTOMOBILE TESTE
AUTOMOBILE RACER (amuse. & rec.)Drives automobile racing car in competition road races: Drives car over track where race is to be run to familiarize self with course. Participates in speed and elimination trial races to qualify car
AUTOMOBILE RENTAL CLERK (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile rental agent; automobile rental representative; car rental clerkRents automobiles to customers: Talks with customer to determine type of automobile and accessories desired, such as power steering and air-conditioning, location for pick up and return of automobile,
AUTOMOBILE TESTER (automotive ser.)Tests and examines automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and trucks, to determine repairs required: Starts engine of automotive vehicle and listens for sounds indicative of malfunctions. Dr
AUTOMOBILE TESTER (government ser.) alternate titles: motor-vehicle inspector; vehicle-safety inspectorInspects automobiles and trucks at state-operated inspection station to ensure compliance with state safety requirements: Examines or tests specified components of vehicle, such as brake system, tires
AUTOMOBILE UPHOLSTERER (automotive ser.)Repairs or replaces upholstery in automobiles, buses, and trucks: Removes old upholstery from seats and door panels of vehicle. Measures new padding and covering materials, and cuts them to required d
AUTOMOBILE WRECKER (wholesale tr.) alternate titles: wrecking mechanicSalvages usable parts from wrecked cars and trucks in auto salvage yard: Dismantles vehicles, using handtools, bolt cutters, and oxyacetylene torch. Cleans parts, using solvents and brush, or vapor-de
AUTOMOBILE-ACCESSORIES INSTALLER (automotive ser.)Installs automobile accessories, such as heaters, radios, antennas, safety seat belts, seat covers, or special clamps, and mirrors: Drills and taps holes, assembles and fits accessories to automobile,
AUTOMOBILE-BODY CUSTOMIZER (automotive ser.)Installs custom equipment to alter appearance of automotive vehicle according to customer specifications, using handtools and power tools: Reads specifications or confers with customer to determine mo
AUTOMOBILE-BODY REPAIRER (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile-body worker; body-line finisher; body repairer, bus; dent remover; door repairer, bus; metal bumper; metal shrinker; metal worker; touch-up finisher, metalRepairs damaged bodies and body parts of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and light trucks according to repair manuals, using handtools and power tools: Examines damaged vehicles and e
AUTOMOBILE-BODY-REPAIRER HELPER (automotive ser.)Performs duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title. GOE: 05.12.12 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77
AUTOMOBILE-BUMPER STRAIGHTENER (automotive ser.) alternate titles: bumper straightenerRepairs damaged automobile bumpers preparatory to replating: Selects specified make and model bumper from storage yard. Positions bumper in hydraulic press and starts press to restore original shape t
AUTOMOBILE-CLUB-SAFETY-PROGRAM COORDINATOR (nonprofit org.)Coordinates activities and gives information and advice regarding traffic-engineering and safety programs of automobile club: Develops and revises automobile-club procedures regarding traffic-engineer
AUTOMOBILE-MECHANIC APPRENTICE (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile-and-truck-mechanic apprenticePerforms duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title. GOE: 05.05.09 STRENGTH: M GED: R4 M3 L3 SVP: 7 DLU: 77
AUTOMOBILE-MECHANIC HELPER (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile-mechanic assistant; mechanic helperAssists AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC (automotive ser.) 620.261-010 in repairing automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles: Raises vehicle to specified level, using hydraulic jack. Removes and d
AUTOMOBILE-RADIATOR MECHANIC (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile mechanic, radiator; radiator repairerRepairs cooling systems and fuel tanks in automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles: Pumps water or compressed air through radiator to test it for obstructions or leaks. Flushes radiat
AUTOMOBILE-REPAIR-SERVICE ESTIMATOR (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile inspector; collision estimator; manager, service; mechanic, trouble-shooting; sales associate, garage service; service writerInspects and tests automobiles and trucks to determine need for and cost of repairs: Determines need for repairs by road test [AUTOMOBILE TESTER (automotive ser.) 620.261-014], by use of mechanical te
AUTOMOBILE-SEAT-COVER INSTALLER (automotive ser.)Installs prefabricated seat covers in automobiles: Places covers over seats and backs, smoothing them by hand to remove wrinkles. Fastens covers by closing zippers, joining snap fasteners, or securing
AUTOMOBILE-SEAT-COVER-AND-CONVERTIBLE-TOP INSTALLER (automotive ser.) alternate titles: automobile-upholstery-trim installer; top-and-seat-cover fitterFits and installs automobile seat covers and convertible-top: Examines standard pattern or removes automobile seat or top and measures it to determine amount of cover material required. Cuts material,
AUTOMOBILE-SELF-SERVE-SERVICE-STATION ATTENDANT (automotive ser.) alternate titles: cashier, automobile services; gasateria attendant; station attendantSells fuel, lubricants, and accessories at self-service station to operators of automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles: Allows customer to fill fuel tank of automotive vehicle with
AUTOMOBILE-SERVICE-STATION ATTENDANT (automotive ser.) alternate titles: filling-station attendant; gas-station attendant; gas tender; service-station attendantServices automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories: Fills fuel tank of vehicles with gasoline or diesel fuel to level specified by customer. Obse
AUTOMOBILE-SERVICE-STATION MECHANIC (automotive ser.)Repairs and services vehicles of service station customers through performance of any of following tasks: Examines vehicles and confers with customers to determine malfunction and repairs desired. Ref
AUTOMOBILE-UPHOLSTERER APPRENTICE (automotive ser.) alternate titles: passenger-car-upholsterer apprentice; upholsterer apprenticePerforms duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title. GOE: 05.05.15 STRENGTH: M GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 6 DLU: 77
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER (auto. mfg.)Develops improved or new designs for automotive structural members, engines, transmissions, and associated automotive equipment or modifies existing equipment on production vehicles, and directs build
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