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"Silversmith"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Anneal, solder, hammer, shape, and glue silver articles.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Silversmith"

1) Positions article over snarling tool and raises design area, using foot-powered hammer.

2) Glues plastic separators to handles of coffee and teapots.

 

3) Solders parts together, and fills holes and cracks with silver solder, using gas torch.

4) Forms concavity in bottom of article to improve stability, using tracing punches and hammer.

5) Shapes and straightens damaged or twisted articles by hand, or using pliers.

 

6) Strikes article with small tools, or punches with hammer, to indent or restore embossing.

7) Hammers out deformations, selecting and using hammer and dollies with head corresponding in curvature with surface of article.

8) Anneals silverware, such as coffeepots, tea sets, and trays, in gas oven for prescribed time to soften metal for reworking.

9) Outlines design from photographs or drawings onto surface of article, using hand tools.

10) Verifies levelness of bottom edges of article, using straightedge, or by rocking back and forth on flat surface.

11) Examines article to determine nature of defects, such as dents, uneven bottom, scratches, or holes, to repair.

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12) Pierces and cuts open design in ornamentation, using hand drill and scroll saw.

13) Wires parts, such as legs, spouts, and handles to body to prepare article for soldering.

14) Peens edges of scratches or holes to repair defect, using peening hammer.

Job Description for "Silversmith" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Silversmith"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-A        SOC:  51-9071.02


 

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