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Metalworking Occupations

Experienced Worker Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment: 

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 182

Areas Covered: 

37% Machine Shop
35% Welding
28% Sheet Metal

Sample Questions

In using a compound rest to turn a 60-degree included angle of taper, the compound rest should be set at how many degrees from the axis of the work? 

  1. 30
  2. 60
  3. 110
  4. 140

More preheat is required for bevel cutting than for vertical cutting operations because in bevel cutting the 

  1. distance through the plate is greater
  2. operation needs greater skill
  3. cutting oxygen tends to bounce off the metal
  4. heat tends to bounce off the metal 

The stock necessary for a Pittsburgh lock seam to be formed in the hand brake is dependent upon the width of the 

  1. upper jaw
  2. lower jaw
  3. clamping bar
  4. bending leaf 

Which of the following type of seam is used most often for fastening longitudinal corners of duct or fittings? 

  1. Acme
  2. riveted
  3. Pittsburgh
  4. corner double 

For heavy rough turning on the lathe, the tool holder should be 

  1. pointing slightly toward the tailstock
  2. pointing slightly toward the headstock
  3. set to hold the tool slightly above center
  4. set to hold the tool slightly below center 


Performance Assessment: 

Administration Time: 4 hours

Number of Jobs:

Areas Covered: 

26% Welding – Single Fillet Lap Joint 

23% Sheet Metal – Raised Lid 

51% Lathe Work – Machine Work