CAREER

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$37,510

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.1% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Do

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

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

CNC Machine Setter (Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Setter), Cell Technician, Fabrication Set-Up Person, Injection Molding Technician, Machine Operator, Machine Technician, Mold Setter, Production Operator, Shear Operator, Tooling Set-Up Person

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
  • Position, adjust, and secure stock material or workpieces against stops, on arbors, or in chucks, fixtures, or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using hoists.
  • Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments, and hand tools.
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.

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