What do 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.

  • Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.
  • Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, cutters, shears, borers, millers, grinders, presses, drills, and auxiliary machines, to make metallic and plastic workpieces.
  • 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.
  • Change worn machine accessories, such as cutting tools and brushes, using hand tools.
  • Make minor electrical and mechanical repairs and adjustments to machines and notify supervisors when major service is required.
  • Start machines and turn handwheels or valves to engage feeding, cooling, and lubricating mechanisms.
  • Perform minor machine maintenance, such as oiling or cleaning machines, dies, or workpieces, or adding coolant to machine reservoirs.
  • Select the proper coolants and lubricants and start their flow.
  • Remove burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from workpieces, using files, hand grinders, wire brushes, or power tools.
  • Instruct other workers in machine set-up and operation.
  • Record operational data such as pressure readings, lengths of strokes, feed rates, and speeds.
  • Extract or lift jammed pieces from machines, using fingers, wire hooks, or lift bars.
  • Set machine stops or guides to specified lengths as indicated by scales, rules, or templates.
  • Move controls or mount gears, cams, or templates in machines to set feed rates and cutting speeds, depths, and angles.
  • Compute data such as gear dimensions and machine settings, applying knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • Align layout marks with dies or blades.
  • Measure and mark reference points and cutting lines on workpieces, using traced templates, compasses, and rules.

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Necessary Skills

  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Critical Thinking

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