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"Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"

1) Select and set cutting speeds, feed rates, depths of cuts, and cutting tools according to machining instructions or knowledge of metal properties.

2) Study machining instructions, job orders, and blueprints to determine dimensional and finish specifications, sequences of operations, setups, and tooling requirements.

3) Turn valves and direct flow of coolants or cutting oil over cutting areas.

4) Verify conformance of machined work to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and fixed and telescoping gauges.

5) Change worn cutting tools, using wrenches.

6) Establish zero reference points on workpieces, such as at the intersections of two edges or over hole locations.

7) Operate tracing attachments to duplicate contours from templates or models.

8) Sharpen cutting tools, using bench grinders.

9) Verify that workpiece reference lines are parallel to the axis of table rotation, using dial indicators mounted in spindles.

 

 

11) Lay out reference lines and machining locations on work, using layout tools, and applying knowledge of shop math and layout techniques.

12) Lift workpieces onto work tables either manually or with hoists, or direct crane operators to lift and position workpieces.


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13) Move machine controls to lower tools to workpieces and to engage automatic feeds.

14) Observe drilling or boring machine operations to detect any problems.

15) Operate single- or multiple-spindle drill presses to bore holes so that machining operations can be performed on metal or plastic workpieces.

16) Perform minor assembly, such as fastening parts with nuts, bolts, and screws, using power tools and hand tools.

17) Position and secure workpieces on tables, using bolts, jigs, clamps, shims, or other holding devices.

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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4032.00