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Grade: 10
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* 1.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in making complex setups and precise alignments of work pieces in machines?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 2.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in using machinist trade theories, methods and practices to complete tasks?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 3.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in selecting appropriate materials, including acceptable substitutions?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in using precision measuring instruments such as height gauges, calipers, micrometers, etc., in working with machined parts and items of equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 5.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in making independent interpretations and translation of work orders, drawings and specifications that are lacking in such items as dimensions, tolerances and types of fits and finishes?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 6.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in preparing materials to facilitate work, using good practices such as working to tolerances?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 7.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in developing solutions to problems arising in the machining of parts and/or equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in making adjustments to completed assemblies and testing them for proper operation?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 9.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in manufacturing machine parts to specifications/drawings/blueprints?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience planning work sequences for the machining of various parts and equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had study or training in this, but no actual experience.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by others in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 11.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in using blueprints, reference manuals, sketches and specifications to determine critical dimensions and key reference points used in manufacturing parts, equipment or other types of metal fabrications?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 12.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in using work order diagrams and other references in performing machinist work?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 13.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing precision hand work or finish parts by chipping, filing, scraping, hand reaming, hand tapping, grinding, lapping and polishing?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 14.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in calibrating measuring machines or equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 15.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in calibrating measuring machines or equipment; manufacturing sheet metal parts, using prints and, figuring bend deductions, etc?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 16.WG-10 Which answer best describes your ability to perform the duties of a machinist without greater than normal supervision?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability, but have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability, under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other Machinists in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.






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