CAREER

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$39,780

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-19% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Do

Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.

Other Job Titles Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic May Have

Bore Mill Operator, Computer Numerical Control Drilling Operator (CNC Drilling Operator), Drill Operator, Drill Press Operator, Drill Setup Operator, Driller, Machine Operator, Machinist, Punch Operator, Radial Drill Operator

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Verify conformance of machined work to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, micrometers, or fixed or telescoping gauges.
  • Study machining instructions, job orders, or blueprints to determine dimensional or finish specifications, sequences of operations, setups, or tooling requirements.
  • Change worn cutting tools, using wrenches.
  • Select and set cutting speeds, feed rates, depths of cuts, and cutting tools, according to machining instructions or knowledge of metal properties.
  • Install tools in spindles.

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