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									                               Georgia Employers’ Association

                        2009 Wage & Salary Survey Questionnaire

                         BY: Friday, May 22, 2009

Completed By:


Number of Employees (Georgia facilities only - do not include temporary employees):
                  1 - 100                     251 - 500
                  101 - 250                   500+(Please specify No.                )

Organization Type that most closely represents your company (Please check only one):
                 Manufacturing Durable                                         Manufacturing Non-Durable
                 Wholesale/Distribution                                        Sales/Service/Retail
                 Professional/Financial/Insurance                              Other (define)

Please check which geographic area your company is in (if more than one applies use corporate):
         Region 1 (Atlanta Metro and vicinity – zip codes beginning with 300 – 303, 311, 399)
         Region 2 (Macon Metro and vicinity – zip codes beginning with 310, 312)
         Region 3 (Northern Georgia and North Coast - zip codes beginning with 304 - 309)
         Region 4 (Southern Georgia and South Coast – zip codes beginning with 313 – 319, 398)

Annual Gross Sales Volume:
         Under $10,000,000.00                                            $100,000,000.00 - $499,999,999.00
         $10,000,001.00 - $49,999,999.00                                 $500,000,000.00 - $999,999,999.00
         $50,000,000.00 - $99,999,999.00                                 $1,000,000,000.00 and above

Union Status:
         Yes (Name:

Average number of hours per week:                            Production                         Office
When does your company pay overtime:                         After 40 hrs/wk                    After 8 hrs/day
What rate does your company pay overtime on:                 Saturday                           Sunday
Number of work shifts:                       Hours/shift (circle one):        8      9          10       12
Shift Differential:                   2nd Shift                      3rd Shift
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Does your company utilize any of the following compensation programs:
                                                   Yes            No             Considering
      Team Based Pay
      Traditional (Point Factor)
      Variable Pay
       (If yes to variable pay, what percent of pay is variable:          )


Does your company have a bonus program:               Yes                  No
If yes, please specify type:
(i.e. Scanlon, Gainsharing, Discretionary, Deferred Compensation, etc.)
What percent of total payroll does each of the following comprise (in the previous 12 mos.)?
                Base Pay               Overtime                Bonus               Other Comp

What percent of payroll was the average bonus amount for each employee group:

 Hourly:                1 - 3%                      7 - 10%                     16 - 20%
                        4 - 6%                     11 - 15%                     more than 20%
                        Yes, we have a bonus plan, but no bonus was paid in the last 12 mos.

 Salaried               1 - 3%                      7 - 10%                     16 - 20%
 (Non-Ex):              4 - 6%                     11 - 15%                     more than 20%
                        Yes, we have a bonus plan, but no bonus was paid in the last 12 mos.

 Exempt:                1 - 3%                      7 - 10%                     16 - 20%
                        4 - 6%                     11 - 15%                     more than 20%
                        Yes, we have a bonus plan, but no bonus was paid in the last 12 mos.

 As a participant in this or any other GEA survey, we guarantee that the data you supply will be maintained in
           absolute confidence and individual participant data will never be revealed or identifiable.
                     If there are any questions, please call David Whitaker at 478-474-5508.

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        PAY ADJUSTMENT                        PMMS-NU        PMMS-U           OCT           SMP           EXEC

What was the average pay increase for
each category (5/1/08 to 4/30/09)?

What is the projected average pay increase
for each category (5/1/09 to 4/30/10)?

What was the actual adjustment to your pay
RANGE structure (5/1/08 to 4/30/09)?
What is the projected adjustment to your
pay RANGE structure (5/1/09 to 4/30/10)?
Does your company have an established
wage/salary range structure?
What percent of each employee group
do you expect to receive a pay increase
between 5/1/09 – 4/30/10?
Overall, our wage/salary budget is
changing by the following percent (please
indicate higher or lower):
Does your company anticipate
increasing/reducing your workforce in
the coming year (5/1/09 to 4/30/10)?
What percent of your employees are
eligible for MERIT plan increases?
What percent of your employees are
eligible for COLA increases?
What percent of your employees are
PAYOUTS?                                                                                                         __

RANGE ADJUSTMENTS: An adjustment to the grades (levels) within an established structure. Adjustments may
increase the established minimum and/or maximum rates of a job grade, but do not necessarily lead to individual pay
MERIT INCREASE: An increase tied to individual employee achievement and other considerations. Whether or not a
merit increase should be granted to an individual and the amount of increase are determined by an evaluation of the
employee‟s performance.
COLA INCREASE: Automatic increase granted to employees relative to the movement of an index such as the
Consumer Price Index.
ALTERNATE PAY PLAN: Pay increases due to lump-sum payments, short-term incentives, awards, or bonuses such as
year-end bonuses. The amount should exclude sales commissions, incentives and bonuses granted only to executive
level officers.
KEY: PMMS-NU & U = Production/Maintenance/Service-Non Union & Union, OCT = Office/Clerical/Technical,
SMP = Supervisory/Managerial Personnel, EXEC = Executives

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                              INSTRUCTIONS (please print)

                                     Due Date: Friday, May 22, 2009

Dear GEA Member
    Open the “09GEAspreadsheet.xls” and save it to your C Drive before entering any data (be sure
       to “enable” the macros when asked). Name it with your company name so we can identify it when
       emailed back (example: “Apple09survey.xls”). Do not make any changes to the spreadsheet
       other than entering your data.
    Within the excel spreadsheet there are 4 tabs to the spreadsheet: FILL OUT FIRST TWO TABS
       – THE COMPANY INFO IS VITAL!! (Tab 1: wage/salary data; Tab 2: company information; tab
       3: submit; Tab 4: job descriptions). NEW THIS YEAR – You may also submit your survey by
       clicking on the submit tab on the spreadsheet.
    Enter your data on the spreadsheet. (Don‟t forget to save it with the data).
    The spreadsheet (and job descriptions file) is in numerical order. To help you find your jobs we
       have put all managers and supervisors in bold lettering, and that should indicate the beginning
       of a job grouping/family.
    To further assist you, accounting jobs have a prefix of “10”, general office “20”, Human resources
       “30”, purchasing “40”, information technology “50”, engineering “60”, sales „70”, production “80”,
       and warehousing “90”
    Because the survey process has changed so much, please read the job descriptions to be sure
       your job matches.

After completing your spreadsheet (and saving it), return it as an e-mail attachment to: by Friday, May 22, 2009.


       Report survey data as of May 1, 2009.
       All rates entered should include Cost-of-Living allowance (COLA) where applicable.
       For those positions with multiple responsibilities, enter the data where the majority
                 of responsibilities take place.


       No. Of employees - The TOTAL number of employees for each position reported.
       Average Rate - The AVERAGE BASE RATE of all rates paid in a position.
       Low Pay - Report the lowest rate paid to incumbents in a position.
       High Pay - Report the highest rate paid to incumbents in a position.
       Entry Rate - Report the rate paid to new hires in the position
       Variable Pay - Enter annual bonus amounts where applicable, OR annual additional
        compensation...(team pay/gainsharing/pay for skill/variable pay/etc.)
       Union/Non-Union - Place a 1 here if it is a Non-Union job, a 2 if it is a Union job.


    Wages of Trainees, Probationary or Part-Time employees.
    Overtime
    Shift premium
    Deferred comp
Questions? Please contact David Whitaker at GEA -

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10.001 - Accounting Manager - General responsibility for managing the accounting procedures of the
organization. Assign and audit work of accountants, accounting clerks, etc., engaged in the procedure.
Engage in the more critical and confidential aspects of accounting. Responsible for the development of
policies, systems, special financial studies, etc. Exercise all normal supervisory functions. Under general
direction as to facts and reports, general policies.

10.005 - Credit and Collection Manager - Responsible for credits and collections. Determine customer
credit capacity, manage compiling of credit information, analyze and interpret available information.
Determine action to take in collection of past due accounts where normal collection procedures have
failed; terms and approve foreign shipments. Prepare or supervise preparation of data showing credit
activities and status of accounts. May formulate credit and collections policies, methods and procedures.

10.010- Accountant, Senior (Staff) - Perform advanced and specialized accounting assignments,
usually of a highly involved and confidential nature. Obtain, analyze and consolidate required information,
prepare reports, statements and recommendations. Assist the Chief Financial Executive or Accounting
Supervisor on special studies and reports. Within departmental guidelines, possesses latitude to make
unreviewed decisions or actions.

10.015 – Bookkeeper - Perform a variety of duties related to maintaining accounting records. Post
entries from a wide variety of sources in ledgers, journals, cashbooks, etc. Reconcile bank statements.
Determine follow-up schedule for payables and receivables.

10.020 - Accounting Clerk, Higher Level - Under general supervision, perform a broad range of
accounting functions with lead responsibility for accounting records in a small office or company
department. Assign transaction codes to documents. Assure documents being processed are included
in appropriate accounting period. Post, balance, and close subsidiary ledgers. Follow up on delinquent
accounts receivable customers. Analyze and verify internal consistency, completeness, and arithmetic
accuracy of account documents. Make adjustments as needed.

10.025 - Accounting Clerk, Intermediate Level - Under limited supervision, perform clerical accounting
procedures requiring familiarity with, and experience in, accounting office practices as well as knowledge
of a variety of accounting classifications. Assign codes, identify accounts, and prepare data transaction
sheets. Analyze and audit various accounts. Post, check, and proof entries to general ledger and
accounts. May verify and process accounts payable.

10.030 - Accounting Clerk, Lower Level - Under direct supervision, perform entry-level bookkeeping
and accounting tasks. Post journal or voucher entries, reconcile accounts, and check for accuracy.
Verify, sort, post, and check claims, bills, invoices and vouchers. This is an entry-level position.

20.001 - Office Manager - Responsible for general office services including filing, receptionist activities,
scheduling, purchasing, mail, office equipment, maintenance and repair, and other clerical and office
service occupations. May also supervise billing and/or sales service function.

20.005 - Administrative Assistant - Under general supervision, provide general administrative support
to a department or group of professionals. Exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment.
Is capable of analyzing complex information requests and determining appropriate solutions.

20.010 - Secretary, Higher Level - Take and transcribe dictation, and compose and prepare confidential
correspondence, reports and other complex documents. Screen incoming calls and correspondence and
respond independently when possible. Manage supervisor‟s calendar and independently schedule
appointments. Create and maintain database files related to confidential information such as list of
stockholders, stock transfers, salaries, pensions, etc. Maintain private files.

20.015 - Secretary, Lower Level - Take dictation in shorthand or by machine and transcribe notes on
computer. Compose and type routine correspondence. Organize and maintains file system. Coordinate
manager‟s schedule, make appointments, arrange travel schedules, reservations and conference calls.
Greet visitors; answer and screen manager‟s calls.

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20.020 - General File Clerk, Higher Level - Perform routine clerical and typing duties. Prepare and/or
use various types of forms, reports and records. Enter data from supplied information. May perform
simple data operations such as crosschecking or comparing information, and executing ordinary

20.025 - General File Clerk, Lower Level - Perform routine filing of standard business documents
following established procedures. Locate or assist in locating filed material. May enter data from
supplied material, and perform other incidental clerical duties.

20.030 - Receptionist / Phone Operator - Operate multi-line telephone system to answer incoming calls
and direct callers to appropriate personnel. Take and deliver messages or transfer calls to voice mail
when appropriate personnel are unavailable. Welcome on-site visitors, determine nature of business,
and announce visitors to appropriate personnel and issue passes when required. Receive, sort and route
mail. Maintain fax machines, assist users, and send faxes and retrieve and route incoming faxes.

30.001 - Human Resource Manager - Direct and coordinate organization activities related to human
resources and industrial relations functions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to employment,
compensation, benefits, payroll, organizational development, affirmative action, TQM, training,
recruitment, and safety. Implement programs and policies designed to protect company and employee
interests in accordance with company HR policies and governmental laws and regulations. Identify and
comply with legal requirements and government reporting regulations.

30.005 - Human Resource Assistant (Employment Interviewer) - Review employment applications
and interview prospective applicants to evaluate qualifications. Administer pre-employment tests and
checks references. Maintain records of resumes, applicant flow and employee selection. Prepare related
reports. Inform applicants of general job duties and responsibilities, compensation and benefits, and
general organizational policies.

30.020 - Payroll Clerk - Compile and record payroll data, such as hours worked, taxes, insurance, union
dues, exemptions, etc. Review wages computed and correct errors to ensure accuracy of payroll. Keep
records of leave pay and nontaxable wages. Prepare and/or issue paychecks. Prepare periodic reports
of earnings, taxes and deductions.

30.025 - Nurse, Industrial - Administer first aid to employees or other individuals who become ill or are
involved in an accident on company premises. Maintain an adequate inventory of medical supplies.
Prepare and maintain medical records, accident reports and workers‟ compensation claims.

40.001 – Buyer - Obtain quotations, prepare and place purchase orders on group or groups of
commodities, materials, supplies and equipment, including special and unusual items. Work from
requisitions and blueprints. Check company requirements as to quantity and time. Perform diversified
duties involving considerable judgment to analyze company requirements and proposals from all sources
of supply to be sure of their agreement with specifications, delivery and price. Direct follow-up of
purchase orders. Interview vendors to develop adequate and reliable sources of supply.

40.015 - Purchasing Agent - General responsibility for all purchasing of material, equipment, supplies.
Determine proper sources of supply for most economical purchases, arrange for and give full weight to
competitive quotations, dependability of resourcefulness of supplier in meeting organization requirements.
Responsible for maintenance of all necessary records of purchases, prices, deliveries. Locate new
sources of supply as necessary, keep abreast of changing material and market conditions, and advises
top management on current trends in prices, availability of material.

50.001 - Information Systems Manager - Plan, direct and control the development, installation and
maintenance of computer business and scientific applications programs, hardware and
telecommunication systems. Develop and establish departmental standards and procedures and assign,
direct and coordinate the work of the programming staff, providing technical support and direction.

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50.005 - Software Engineer - Responsible for the research, design and development of computer
software systems in conjunction with hardware product development and application to meet needs of the
organization and customer. Analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time
and cost restraints; formulate and design software system, testing procedures and documentation.

50.010 - Supervisor, Computer Operations - Plan, supervise and coordinate the computer operations
section. Schedule and utilize the computer and auxiliary equipment to obtain maximum and most
economical operations. Train, instruct and assign personnel to the various operations utilizing skills and
knowledge to the best advantage. Investigate and resolve operation problems.

50.015 - Systems Analyst - Analyze business problems such as development of integrated production,
inventory control, sales analysis, and marketing, to refine its formulation and convert it to programmable
form for MIS applications. Confer with superior and department heads of units involved to ascertain
specific output requirements such as type of breakouts, degree of data summarization and format for
management reports.

50.020 – Programmer Analyst - Plan, develop, test, debug and document computer software programs.
Evaluate user requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required and
compatibility with current system. Formulate plan outline steps required to develop the program and
submit plan for approval; upon approval develop program considering language, graphics, and terminal
display screen and printer capability.

50.025 - Computer Programmer - Perform a wide variety of duties involving a general knowledge of
company operations and activities to develop systems, methods, procedures and programs to meet
specific plans and objectives. Conduct a detailed analysis and study of requirements to develop an
integrated system. Duties and responsibilities include the necessary research analysis, program
developments, testing, checking, debugging, refining, or other technical considerations to establish an
effective program and meet established objectives.

50.030 - LAN Administrator -Direct and coordinate local area computer network activities including
establishing and maintaining network users, user environment, directories and security. Maintain logs
and reports of activity; respond to user problems and questions; train new users and established users on
changes to software. Update the operating system and manage memory usage, network printing and
technical resources.

50.035 - Computer Operator - Under limited supervision, monitor and control a computer by operating
central console or on-line terminals. May operate auxiliary equipment directly associated with computer.
May maintain records regarding output units and computer supply inventories. May assist in manipulating
controls to rearrange sequence of job steps to continue operations when individual units of the system
malfunction. Competent to work on most phases of computer operations but still may require some
instructions and guidance for other phases.

50.040 - Data Entry Operator - Operate data entry devices to record and/or verify from source
documents. Check for and correct errors. Follow a generally standardized pattern of operations.

60.001 - Engineer, Project Level - Plan, conduct broad engineering project assignments normally
involving several small highly technical projects or one major project of high complexity where guidelines
are broad in nature. Position has considerable latitude due to non-judgmental action or decision.
Requires a Bachelor‟s or Master‟s Degree or equivalent.

60.005 - Engineer, Industrial Manufacturing - Responsible for developing and establishing
manufacturing methods and processes; tooling requirements for new products. Establish sequence of
operations and efficient methods through the analysis of production and process steps. Establish
production standards; make cost control and reduction studies. Plan and layout production, office and
warehouse facilities.

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60.010 - Sales Engineer - Responsible for wide variety of technical sales / service duties with total
account responsibility for assigned product line(s) including major key accounts. Duties involve
assessing customer needs and specifications, presenting engineering technical support, selling, pricing
and prospecting. Achieve sales forecasts as assigned and increase depth / breath of sales penetration
within assigned area.

60.015 - Designer, Product - Responsible for the design, development or modification of finished
products. Conduct and direct design and development work and model construction. Responsible for the
accuracy and utility of all drawings, tests, specifications, measurements and computations.

60.020 - Engineer, Product - Responsible for research or development work, solution of problems,
design of new models, mechanisms involving application of more than one of the following factors:
pneumatic, electric, electronic, hydraulic, refrigeration, optics, chemical or mechanical. Coordinate
development and design problems with research engineering, tooling and manufacturing. Follow-up on
building of design and life test models. Analyze test results and develop new ideas as suggested by
tests. Prepare design drawings and estimates of development costs. Responsible for determining and
establishing specifications and standards. Follow-up on building of pilot production model. Discuss and
consult with sales, service or customer on product requirements, specifications where design or
manufacturing problems are involved.

60.025 - Engineer, Entry Level - This position is the entry professional engineering level requiring a
Bachelor‟s Degree in Engineering or equivalent in proven experience. Perform routine engineering duties
involving design, design analysis and simple tests. Following standardized procedures, responsible for
routine parts or minor phases of an engineering project. Work under close direction of Engineering
Project Leader.

60.030 - Designer, CAD - Perform complex and difficult design tasks requiring the operation and
application of Computer Aided Design equipment such as digitizer, plotter, CRT and associated
peripheral equipment. Require extensive skill and knowledge of equipment capabilities, application
techniques and design limitations. Maintain technical coordination with Engineering and Design staff
members. Work assignments are typified by their complexity and non-routine nature where established
techniques and procedures may not exist. Provide work leadership to lower level CAD designers, review
work for quality and accuracy.

60.035 - Drafter, Detail - May operate a computer-aided equipment or manually draw, to design and
prepare a variety of complex and detailed engineering part drawings, diagrams, etc. involving difficult
sections, various materials and processing techniques. Work independently from complicated layout
drawings and specifications. Requires general understanding of manufacturing process.

60.040 - Drafter, Layout - May use computer-aided equipment, or manually draw, to prepare a wide
variety of complex conceptual drawings requiring a full understanding of functions and material
requirements. Work from general instructions, complicated specifications and prototype layouts. May
select and specify basic materials, standardized manufacturing procedures, assembly sequence, etc.
Requires a general knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes and procedures.

70.001 - Sales Manager - Responsible for sale of organization products in specified district or other
assigned geographic area. Supervise sales force / sales office activities as required. In addition, may
also select and develop dealers or other distributor outlets and, in some cases, may supervise regional
warehousing or other distributing facilities.

70.005 – Salesperson - Responsible for accounts within assigned territory. Prospect, service and
develop new accounts. Expedite goods; establish displays and promotional material presentation for
trade shows and customer presentations. May train and instruct distributor representatives.

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70.010 - Advertising Manager - Plan and execute advertising policies of the organization working with
media personnel, illustrators, photographers, advertising agencies, Sales Promotion and Marketing
Departments to promote products and concepts of organization through various advertising media.
Review and approve media presentations. Track and direct research activities concerned with gathering
information or statistics pertinent to planning and execution of sales promotion campaigns.

70.015 - Customer Service Manager - Responsible for the supervision of customer service group
responding to customer needs, complaints, questions, problems and inquiries as to delivery, service,
warrantees, product return and replacement and/or account credits. Maintain record of activity and inform
management of trends and major and minor product problems.

70.020 - Representative, Telemarketing Sales - Contact prospective customers in designated market
area to qualify sales leads and/or sell company products or services. Process accepted orders and
provides necessary follow-up. Inform company sales personnel of qualified leads, accepted orders and
price quotations. Enter customer and sales information into customer database.

70.025 - Sales Correspondent - Read correspondence from customers to determine customer needs,
particularly concerning the manufacture of special products. Make necessary estimates and prepares
quotations and proposals based on information provided by engineering and production personnel. Keep
the customer informed of production progress and costs.

70.030 - Representative, Customer Service - Respond to customer telephone and written inquiries
regarding product information, order placement, pricing, service and complaints. Take appropriate action,
within scope of authority, to ensure customer needs are met. Adjust complaints concerning billing or
service; refer complaints of service failures to designated departments and provide follow-up. Maintain
customer database.

80.001 - Manufacturing Manager - General responsibility for all manufacturing operations only, including
machining, fabrication, and assembly. High degree of judgment and ingenuity required to deal with
complex factors not easily evaluated, making decisions based on conclusions for which there is little

80.005 - Quality Manager - Establish and maintain quality control, quality standards, inspection and test
methods and procedures, determine and recommend inspection and test equipment required for
incoming inspection / in process, sampling vendor and final test and inspection of finished products.
Supervise inspection and test procedures, establish and maintain records for quality control. Manage,
train and deliver TQM and ISO concepts and program to the organization. May maintain ISO program.

80.010 - Supervisor, Precision Machining - Supervise set-up and operation of standard machine tools
and attachments to perform various operations connected with the production of parts, assemblies and
complete units. Typical examples of such machines are milling machines, drill presses, screw machines,
lathes, gear cutters, grinders and similar tools. May include supervision of associated assembly

80.015 - Supervisor, Maintenance - Supervise maintaining, repairing and servicing of plant equipment,
buildings and facilities, including installation of equipment, preventive maintenance and repair work.
Typically supervise Journeyman Mechanics and support personnel. May coordinate work performed by
outside contractors.

80.020 – Millwright - Install and move large equipment requiring accuracy and care to align and balance
and involving difficult rigging. Dismantle and re-assemble units as circumstances indicate. Prepare
machine foundations; select or specify shafts, hangers, pulleys and belts. Install, repair and maintain
counter and line shafts, power drives.

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80.025 - Tool and Die Maker - Plan, construct, alter and repair a wide variety of tools, dies, jigs, fixtures
and gauges to very close tolerance. Perform development work, difficult toolroom operations, skilled
fitting, timing and adjusting. Plan construction procedures and methods. Select materials. Make
allowances for shrinkage during heat-treating of tools, metal flow in dies. Make tool tryouts. Diagnose
and correct trouble in complicated dies and tools.

80.030 - Supervisor, General - Direct and coordinate activities of several manufacturing or service
departments through subordinate supervisors. Full accountability for results in terms of costs, methods,
quality and quantity of production, operations and personnel. Set up standards of performance, check
progress, regulate interdepartmental flow of work, analyze serious delays and take remedial action.
Interpret and clarify rules, regulations and general policies. Arrange for additional employees, shift and
transfers. Adjust primary grievances in conjunction with first line supervisors.

80.035 - Supervisor, Semi-Skilled Operations - Supervisor semi-skilled employees performing various
production activities, e.g., Assemblers, Welders, Machine Tenders, Fabricators, etc. (as opposed to
supervisor who supervises employees performing essentially similar operations).

80.040 - Supervisor, Unskilled Operations - Supervise bench or floor assembly of products or parts of a
relatively simple nature where assemblers require primarily manual dexterity and minimal training. The
work cycle is either long runs on the same or similar items, or short runs of limited variety. Assemblers
are provided detailed instructions as to exact procedures to be followed and their work is subject to
regular check and inspection. Does not include supervisors whose responsibilities include supervising
assembly operations more complex than those outlined above.

80.045 - Electrician Maintenance - Lay out, install and maintain a wide variety of electrical equipment
such as motors, motor generator sets, rectifiers, transformers, alarm and communication systems,
machine and process controls, relays, circuit breakers, electronic devices. Install power, light electronic
and control circuits and apparatus, establish secondary distribution centers, balance loads, wire
complicated circuits with a large number of connections. Diagnose trouble, replace or repair parts. Make

80.050 - Electronic Technician, Higher Level - Perform a wide variety of highly technical duties to test,
troubleshoot and repair complex and sophisticated electronic systems. May provide technical expertise
to production and/or field personnel to assist in resolving technical problems. May be involved with the
adaptation or design of complex test equipment and development of related procedures and
documentation. Normally requires an Associate‟s Degree in Electronics plus 3 to 5 years of experience.

80.055 - Electronic Technician, Lower Level - Perform a wide variety of duties to test, troubleshoot and
repair complex electronic systems. Set up and operate complex test equipment in accordance with
standard test procedures. May provide guidance to production personnel to resolve technical problems.
Normally requires an Associate‟s Degree in Electronics plus 1 to 2 years of experience.

80.060 – Chemist - Responsible for conducting of chemical research, analysis, synthesis and
experimentation on organic and inorganic compounds and substances, for such purposes as product and
process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis and improvement of analytical
methodologies. Work may include new equipment development, means to respond to governmental
legislation and methods for the solution of technical problems.

80.065 - General Maintenance, Higher Level - Perform more complicated tasks on the maintenance of
plant, machines or office buildings. Perform carpentry, electric, pipefitting, hydraulics, pneumatics,
refrigeration, and plumbing repairs as necessary. Troubleshoot and repair existing and potential
problems. May have knowledge of two or more specific maintenance trades such as carpentry,
pipefitting, electrical, or mechanical. May edit and program programmable logic controllers (PLC).

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80.070 - General Maintenance, Lower Level - Perform generalist‟s tasks on the maintenance of plants
or office buildings. Perform basic carpentry, electric pipefitting and plumbing repair as necessary.
Scrape, putty, and paint walls, woodwork and fixtures. Replace light bulbs, covers, and filters. May
lubricate and do simple maintenance on machines and equipment. Call more skilled or contract service
companies for major or complicated repairs.

80.080 - Machine Repair - Install, maintain and repair complex machines and tools such as horizontal
boring bars, large boring mills, automatic screw machines and lathes, gear cutters and generators, large
special purpose machines, and molding machines, core blowers and extrusion machines, conveyors
systems, grinders, etc. Plan repair procedures, machine and fabricate parts, perform skilled fitting and
aligning as required. Work from complicated drawings and specifications. Use a variety of precision
measuring instruments for exacting measurements. Apprenticeship or equivalent training plus
considerable experience is required to perform work. Work from general assignments and proceed with
minimum supervision and directions.

80.085 – Machinist - Perform a variety of machining operations such as milling, profiling, drilling, bench
lathe, turret lathe, boring machine, surface grinder, etc., on a variety of parts working to very close
tolerances. Select set up procedures, tooling speeds, feeds on typical work. May receive set up
assistance on more complex work. Maintain setups. Condition tools to maintain precision cutting
requirements. Check work using a wide variety of precision measuring devices.

80.090 - CNC / NC Machine Operator - Set up and operate one or more computer numeric control or
numeric control machines, to perform drilling, reaming, tapping, milling, boring and other machining
operations over a wide range of surfaces, diameters and depths. The positioning in all axis and the
changing of preset tools are programmed to automatically follow the pre-established methods. The
setups on some jobs are complicated and require milling to close tolerances. Determine proper operation
sequence, select and adjust tools in an adapters, and mounts in storage matrix (drum). May also include
laser operations.

80.095 - Scheduler, Production - Plan and prepare production schedules for the manufacture of
industrial or commercial products. Create a master schedule to establish the starting and finishing dates,
along with lead times, for each operation necessary to meet shipping dates. Plan and schedule workload
and labor requirements for each department according to established manufacturing standards. Monitor
operations and in consultation with engineering, production and purchasing departments, make changes
to the schedule to accommodate unforeseen conditions. Prepare weekly labor requirement reports,
schedule performance report and periodic load report.

80.100 - Production Planner - Plan and organize stages of production control for producing
organization‟s product to meet the customer‟s requirements, including raw materials, purchased and
manufactured parts and components, building of sub-assemblies and complete units to meet shipping
dates. Maintain check on production, stock rooms, receiving, and shipping to keep informed. Consult
and discuss with supervision on equipment and staffing. Review project with customer representative to
furnish information. Assist and instruct others on details of work as necessary.

80.105 - Inspector, Higher Level - Final inspecting of a wide variety of parts of complicated form with
very close tolerances, sub-assemblies and completed units. Plan inspection procedures and methods,
make a wide variety of gauging set-ups, devise methods of checking unusual parts, determine allowable
variations from standard. Make disposition of rejects. Check completed units for workmanship, proper
operation, mechanical, hydraulic, electronic or electrical requirements. Assist lower class inspectors.
Use large calipers, gauge blocks, hardness testers, comparators, optical devices, indicators, meters.

80.110 - Inspector, Lower Level - Follow standardized procedures or detailed instructions. Visually
inspect or check a few points of small parts with acceptance limits clearly defined or reference samples
furnished. Use simple gauges or “go-no-go” type, direct reading gauges requiring only reasonable care
and dependability.

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80.115 - Injection Molding Machine Operator - Operate various sizes of injection molding machines
after set ups are made by others. May assist with set ups and adjustments under supervision. Position
inserts, cycle press and remove molded parts, clear knockout pins to ensure proper action. Check
molded parts for fill-out, color, surface blemishes, finish and dimensions. Inform Plant Supervisor or Set
Up Person of irregularities.

80.120 - Paint, Sprayer - Mix paint, enamels, lacquers to match standardized colors of products, and to
proper consistency and viscosity for spraying or brushing, Make allowance for change in color during
drying or baking. Prepare surface, apply coatings, and touch up marred surfaces.

80.125 - Expediter, Production - Follow orders through the production process. Audit process to
determine if production schedule is being followed. Work with production supervisors to ensure the
availability of materials and to coordinate changes in the production schedule resulting from material
shortages or other problems that may result in production delays. Issue regular reports to the production
control section.

80.130 - Production Machine Operator - Perform highly repetitive types of short cycle machine
operations associated with quantity production of identical units. Start, stop and feed the machine, and
watch for imperfect operations. Speeds, feeds and tooling are ordinarily prescribed. In case of trouble,
calls it to the attention of a set-up person or supervisor. Normally works under close supervision. This
job is mainly one of machine tending.

80.135 - Field Service Technician - Install, service, and repair company installed equipment. Perform
periodic preventative and corrective maintenance; repair and correct malfunctions as necessary, and
modify or update equipment when required. Generally operates in the field, from home office or may be
assigned directly to customer facility to provide constant technical support.

80.140 - Drill Press Operator - Operate or set up and operate single or multiple spindle drill presses to
perform drilling, boring, reaming, threading and spot facing operations on a production basis. Must be
able to perform work with close tolerance and finish requirements and have a general knowledge of
standard machining techniques. Work from blueprints, templates, sketches and manufacturing process
sheets and uses standard measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers and gauges.

80.145 - Punch Press Operator - Sets up, adjust and operate a punch press to perform such operations
as punching, blanking, shearing, forming, drawing, etc. Position, align and secure dies or die members,
adjust ram stroke and material stop gauges and sets stripper or ejecting mechanism. Produce samples
for inspection; adjust to secure required dimensions and quality and produces production run. Work from
drawings, patterns, templates, or samples.

80.150 - Welder, Arc - Perform difficult and unusual hand welding operations on a wide range of metals
and alloys for complex precision assemblies involving a considerable amount of welding to high strength
and pressure requirements. Regulate current and voltage for proper penetration and fusion of metals;
select electrode type and size. Considerable skill required to fuse dissimilar metals, obtain maximum
weld strength, and avoid distortion.

80.155 - Welder, Spot - Spot-weld a variety of parts or products following standard procedures. Set up
machine, select proper electrodes and holders, regulate time, current and pressure. Handle and position
work with or without use of fixtures. Properly space number of welds to meet varying conditions and
materials to obtain a proper fusion, strength and finish and avoid distortion or burning.

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80.160 - Assembler, Precision - Assemble variety of sub-assemblies and bench or floor erection of
complete unit. Handle light / average weight parts. Use hand and power tools. Select assembly method
and erection procedure. Fit parts to very close tolerances and operating requirements involving filing,
scraping of bearings and flat surfaces. Accurate alignment of sub-assemblies to unit. Press shafts into
parts, fit key, align and drill mating parts, drill and ream for dowel pins. Mount and connect auxiliary,
mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic or hydraulic equipment, cut / fit pipe and tubing. Make
operating tests and final adjustments. Fit and adjust to very close tolerances.

80.165 - Assembler, Semi-Skilled - Assemble a variety of products. Handle light and average weight
parts, hand and power tools. Select assemble methods. Fit parts to close tolerances involving filing,
scraping of bearings and flat surfaces. Align and adjust parts for free working and proper operation.
Align and drill mating parts in assembly, drill and ream for dowel pins. Make operating tests and final

80.170 - Assembler, Unskilled - Assemble minor units with a small number of details following
standardize methods. Handle very light parts. Use hand and simple power tools. Simple fitting involved,
reaming, tapping, and filing of non-critical parts, simple adjustments or alignment of parts for free working.
Make simple tests of completed unit following prescribed procedure and limits of acceptance.
Assembling, minor fitting, adjusting, and testing.

80.175 - Fork Lift Operator - Operate gas or electric truck in and between departments, building and
yard areas. Collect and deliver a wide variety of materials, semi-finished and finished products. Keep
designated work areas supplied with material, pile or stack materials safely in designated locations.

80.180 - Janitor / Sweeper - Clean assigned areas in plant and office using power equipment such as
floor sweeper, polishers, vacuum cleaners; remove chips, turnings, keeping various types separated;
place in designated location. Clean drinking fountains, office partition windows, washrooms, toilets, and
lavatories; replenish supplies.

80.185 - Tool Crib Attendant - General responsibility for small tool crib. Issue tools, dies, jigs and
fixtures upon request, or according to instructions, drawings, operation sheets, tool lists. Check for
obvious damage, necessity of repairs or sharpening. Make record of withdrawals and receipts through
card or check system. Issue supplies, maintain tool and supply stocks, issue purchase requisition when
stock is low. Select storage spaces. Grind drills, ordinary milling, cutters, taps, reamers, etc.

90.001 - Warehouse Manager - Responsible for directing and controlling warehouse activities to ensure
the efficient and economical utilization of facilities for storing and distributing raw materials and finished
goods inventories. Supervise prompt delivery of merchandise of the kind and in the amount ordered.

90.005 - Traffic Manager - Direct Traffic Department engaged in maintaining customer schedules and
shipping items from stock or production. Interpret customers‟ orders as to packaging requirements and
requisition for purchase of packaging material in quantities and in special design to meet government
standards or customer specifications. Dispatch organization trucks, their operation, maintenance and
general repair. Maintain files of vendors and material certifications.

90.010 - Materials Manager - Responsible for overall control / movement of materials in and out of
plants, warehouses and points of distribution. Responsible for directing and administering purchasing,
production scheduling and control, inventory and warehouse stock control, warehousing, sales order
entry, customer service, traffic and shipping.

90.015 - Supervisor, Shipping / Receiving - Supervise normal shipping, receiving and/or packing
operations of assembling orders, packing and/or crating for shipment, counting materials received and
keeping records.

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90.020 - Warehouse Material Handler - By means of hand trucks, hand lifts, electric hoist, and other
power driven equipment, move cases, crates, packaged merchandise, and other material about a
warehouse, between loading platform and storage areas. Load and unload railroad freight cars and
trucks; stack and otherwise store merchandise in designated areas in the warehouse; pack and wrap
merchandise when required.

90.025 – Storekeeper - Work usually in a stockroom. Check incoming material or supplies, report
shortages or damaged material, supplies or products. Assign bin locations. Maintain stock records, post
receipts and withdrawals. Report when stock is low. Fill requisitions and orders promptly and accurately.
Take inventory.

90.030 - Shipper / Receiver - Count, weigh and check incoming material and supplies. Make out
receiving reports, report shortages and damaged material. Assemble orders for shipment, count, weight
and check against shipping order, report shortages. Label or stencil shipping containers. Select routing
and carrier when not specified by customer. Arrange for pick-up by carrier.

90.035 - Stock Selector - Work from requisitions, orders, stock lists. Select a wide variety of materials
and supplies, accumulate orders, and deliver to distribution center or departments. Report shortages,
assist in putting stock away, selecting bin or shortage locations, and taking inventory.

90.040 - Truck Driver, Local - Operate truck to make pick-ups and deliveries between plants, railroad
sidings or express depots. Check or assist in the loading or unloading of trucks. Check quantities of
goods received; obtain proper signatures for deliveries. (Driving usually confined within city or suburban

90.045 – Packer - Pack a variety of parts or products in standard boxes, crates or other containers and
from specified details as to excelsior, pads and other packing materials. Use care in blocking to eliminate
shifting of product in transit.

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