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 (70 Codes)

KAPOK-AND-COTTON-MACHINE OPERATOR (tex. prod., nec)Tends machines that automatically clean, dry, cut, and separate raw kapok and cotton fibers for use as pillow, cushion, and quilt filler: Removes wire and burlap from bales and pushes material into ho
KEG VARNISHER (wood. container)Mixes varnish and dryer in tank. Dips and rolls keg in mixture to varnish surface. GOE: 06.04.33 STRENGTH: M GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77
KELP CUTTER (fishing & hunt.)Gathers kelp from sea bottom, using mower (cutter equipped with oscillating knives): Lowers mower into water from kelp-harvesting boat, and starts mower to cut kelp. Attaches grabhook of winch to kelp
KENNEL MANAGER, DOG TRACK (amuse. & rec.)Verifies credentials and starting position of dogs in races and guards dogs against injury and illegal acts: Verifies credentials of each dog entered in race, comparing color, name, and sex of dog and
KENO WRITER (amuse. & rec.)Conducts keno game in gambling establishment: Receives, verifies, and records cash wagers of customers. Starts gaming equipment that randomly selects numbered balls. Announces number of each ball sele
KERFER-MACHINE OPERATOR (furniture)Tends machine that saws parallel cuts in veneered stock so veneer panels can be bent around corners on furniture: Installs saw blades and adjusts depth of cut. Places veneer stock on jig and feeds sto
KETTLE OPERATOR (beverage)Controls equipment to cook grain mash and boil resulting liquor (wort) with hops to flavor it preparatory to fermentation, following written or oral specifications: Mixes and cooks specified amounts o
KETTLE OPERATOR (plastic-synth.) alternate titles: reactor-kettle operatorControls automatic or semiautomatic equipment to polymerize solutions in reaction kettles to produce synthetic-rubber polymers, such as silicone or neoprene, following written specifications: Weighs s
KETTLE OPERATOR (smelt. & refin.)Tends oil-fired kettles that melt and fume antimony to make antimony oxide: Charges antimony crystals into melting kettle with hoist, and fires burners. Regulates temperature according to thermometer
KETTLE OPERATOR I (chemical)Controls heated reaction kettles to process liquid and solid materials into specified chemical products: Turns valves or starts automatic metering pumps that admit specified quantity of liquid materia
KETTLE TENDER (beverage)Tends brewing kettle that boils wort and hops preparatory to making beer: Opens valve and starts pump to transfer wort from filter tank to brewing kettle, or signals MASH-FILTER OPERATOR (beverage) to
KETTLE TENDER (construction) alternate titles: burner; dope firer; dope heater; furnace tender; heater workerTends portable kettle that heats tar, asphalt, lead, or sealing compound for use as protective coating for pipelines, roofs, and pavement: Cuts asphalt, tar, or other corrosion-resistant compound into
KETTLE TENDER (sugar & conf.)Tends machine that mixes chewing gum base with powdered sugar: Places spout of vibrating hopper, containing powdered sugar, in top of mixing machine and starts vibrator and mixer. Places container on
KETTLE TENDER I (smelt. & refin.)Tends series of oil-fired kettles that refine lead: Charges kettle with lead in molten or pig form, and fires kettle. Adds specified type and amount of reagent and agitates mixture to cause impurities
KETTLE TENDER II (smelt. & refin.)Tends gas-fired kettle that removes gold, silver, and copper from black mud: Shovels mud into kettle, and turns valve to admit acid until mud is covered. Rakes mud to dissolve gold and silver. Ladles
KETTLE TENDER, PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM (smelt. & refin.)Tends gas-fired evaporator that recovers gold, platinum, and palladium from electrolyte used in gold-refining tanks: Adds liquid and gaseous reagents to electrolyte and heats it in evaporator to preci
KETTLE WORKER (soap & rel.)Tends kettles that boil soap ingredients: Opens valves to admit alkali, fat, tallow, lye, and steam into kettles: Observes temperature gauges and rate of boiling and turns valves to regulate temperatu
KEY CUTTER (any industry) alternate titles: key maker; keysmith; key workerCuts notches in key blanks to duplicate notches of original key, using key-duplicating machine: Selects key blank according to size, shape, or code number of original key. Positions original key and b
KEYBOARD-ACTION ASSEMBLER (musical inst.)Assembles and adjusts action of electronic organs: Uncrates keyboards and removes keys from keyboard. Sends keyboard to cabinet shop for shaping. Replaces keys in keyboard and locks board in rotor rac
KEYING-MACHINE OPERATOR (print. & pub.)Tends keying machine that prints coded data on paper stock used to promote sale of magazines: Ascertains stock and code information to be used. Removes printing head from keying machine, inserts speci
KEYMODULE-ASSEMBLY-MACHINE TENDER (office machines)Tends machine that automatically assembles components to form modules used in keyboards of electronic computer equipment: Observes machine operations to detect defective parts and to ensure continuous
KEYSEATING-MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (machine shop)Sets up and operates keyseating machine (vertical shaper) to cut keyseats in metal workpieces, such as wheels and gears, according to specifications: Reads blueprint or job order to determine dimensio
KICK PRESS SETTER (button & notion) alternate titles: tool setterSets up and adjusts battery of foot-powered presses that shape and assemble metal buckles, buttons, and parts: Obtains specified die and punch from rack according to size and shape of product. Install
KICK-PRESS OPERATOR (protective dev.)Tends kick press that joins snap fasteners to fabric for use in manufacture of gas mask carriers: Inserts upper half of fastener in plunger of machine and positions lower half on anvil. Places reinfor
KICK-PRESS OPERATOR I (any industry) alternate titles: assembler, press operator; bench-press operatorSets up and operates power press to assemble metal, plastic, rubber, or glass products by crimping, shaping, locking, staking, or press fitting: Installs specified dies on machine bed and ram, using m
KILN BURNER (brick & tile) alternate titles: baker; burnerControls periodic, field, or retort kilns to bake clay products, such as brick, sewer pipe, clay refractories, and roofing tile: Opens fuel valves and lights gas or oil fire, using oil-soaked stick. S
KILN CLEANER (concrete prod.)Cleans bottom of lime kilns and rubberized conveyors. Sweeps, stacks, and removes refuse, using brooms, brushes, and shovels and performs related tasks. GOE: 06.04.39 STRENGTH: M GED: R2 M1 L1 SVP:
KILN DRAWER (brick & tile) alternate titles: drawerRemoves burned clay products, such as sewer pipe, brick, refractories, and roofing tile, from tunnel kiln cars or periodic kilns, by hand or using hoist: Places pallet on drawing dock and lifts and st
KILN DRAWER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: round-kiln drawerRemoves fired ware, such as china or pottery, from kiln and prepares kiln for reuse: Opens kiln door or removes brick and mortar that seals kiln during firing. Picks up fired ware from tunnel-kiln car
KILN LOADER (beverage)Spreads germinated barley or green hops on kiln floor to dry: Holds and directs swing chute to discharge and spread barley or hops evenly over floor. Levels barley or hops, using fork. Loosens lock bo
KILN OPERATOR (smelt. & refin.)Tends battery of rotary kilns in which hydrated alumina is calcined: Moves levers and switches to start kilns and regulate their speed. Adjusts controls to regulate temperature, pressure, and rate of
KILN OPERATOR (steel & rel.)Tends battery of rotary kilns that heat minerals, such as lime, chrome ore, and manganese, preparatory to mixing minerals with molten metal to form steel: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR (any industry
KILN OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: dry-kiln operatorControls dry kilns to dry lumber to specified moisture content: Measures moisture content of lumber preparatory to drying, using moisture meter, or cuts, weighs, and places lumber samples in curing ov
KILN OPERATOR, MALT HOUSE (beverage)Controls gas-fired furnace that heats malt drying kilns: Pushes ignition switch and turns gas valve to light furnace. Observes temperature gauge or recording charts, and adjusts gas valves, dampers, a
KILN PLACER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: kiln setter; sagger filler; setter-inPlaces greenware and glazed ware on kiln conveyor for firing: Arranges ware on metal or firebrick slab, using kiln furniture, such as saggers and setter pins, to separate and support ware during firin
KILN WORKER (pottery & porc.) alternate titles: kiln maintenance laborerPerforms routine tasks concerned with maintenance and repair of kilns under direction of such workers as KILN PLACERS (pottery & porc.) or BRICKLAYERS (brick & tile). GOE: 06.04.17 STRENGTH: M GED:
KILN-BURNER HELPER (brick & tile)Assists KILN BURNER (brick & tile) 573.682-010 in baking clay products, such as tile, sewer pipe, brick, and refractories, in periodic or tunnel kilns: Pushes loaded kiln cars into kilns and driers, u
KILN-DOOR BUILDER (brick & tile) alternate titles: sealer and stripperBuilds temporary casing doors and seals crown openings in kilns, using handtools: Stacks brick in doorway of kiln. Mixes dirt and water to form mud, and spreads mud over brick to seal opening, using t
KILN-FURNITURE CASTER (pottery & porc.)Fabricates ceramic kiln furniture used to support glazed ware during firing: Weighs domestic clay and grog according to formula. Dumps materials into mixing machine, adds water, and allows machine to
KILN-OPERATOR HELPER (concrete prod.) alternate titles: kiln-firer helperAssists LIME-KILN OPERATOR (concrete prod.) to control kiln used in converting limestone into lime: Opens and closes gates on kiln to adjust draft as directed. Observes flow of lime from kiln and remo
KILN-OPERATOR HELPER (smelt. & refin.) alternate titles: calcination helperAssists KILN OPERATOR (smelt. & refin.) in calcining hydrated alumina in rotary kilns: Moves controls to direct flow of alumina through standby equipment. Lubricates valves with grease guns. Adjusts p
KILN-TRANSFER OPERATOR (woodworking) alternate titles: transfer operatorDrives electric-powered transfer (flat) car to transfer carloads of lumber between loading, drying, and storage areas, and operates winch to load and unload kilns: Turns rheostat lever to drive transf
KISS SETTER, HAND (sugar & conf.) alternate titles: sea-foam-kiss makerPicks up quantity of candy with fork and rolls and shapes it against spatula to shape candy kisses. Places formed kisses on wax paper or tray to harden. GOE: 06.04.28 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP:
KITCHEN CLERK (hotel & rest.) alternate titles: storeroom food-checkerVerifies quantity and quality of foodstuffs issued to kitchen from storeroom. Weighs and measures foodstuffs to verify quantity received. Oversees distribution of all foodstuffs. Prepares inventory of
KITCHEN HELPER (hotel & rest.) alternate titles: cookee; cook helper; kitchen hand; kitchen porter; kitchen runnerPerforms any combination of following duties to maintain kitchen work areas and restaurant equipment and utensils in clean and orderly condition: Sweeps and mops floors. Washes worktables, walls, refr
KITCHEN STEWARD/STEWARDESS (hotel & rest.)Supervises kitchen employees not actively engaged in cooking to ensure clean, efficient, and economical food service: Assigns KITCHEN HELPER (hotel & rest.) and other noncooking employees to such acti
KITCHEN SUPERVISOR (hotel & rest.) alternate titles: dietary assistant; manager, kitchenSupervises and coordinates activities of food preparation, kitchen, pantry, and storeroom personnel and purchases or requisitions foodstuffs and kitchen supplies: Plans or participates in planning men
KNIFE CHANGER (tobacco) alternate titles: knife setter; shredding-machine-knife changerReplaces dull or worn knives on tobacco shredding machine, using wrench to loosen and tighten bolts that hold knives in position. GOE: 06.04.15 STRENGTH: L GED: R1 M1 L1 SVP: 2 DLU: 77
KNIFE GRINDER (machine shop) alternate titles: cutter-head sharpener; tool grinderSets up and operates grinding machines to shape and sharpen planer knives and woodworking machine cutters according to specifications: Positions and secures workpiece or sheet stock, template, and mac
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