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

Basic Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.

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

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"

1) Mount attachments, such as relieving or tracing attachments, to perform operations such as duplicating contours of templates or trimming workpieces.

2) Replace worn tools, and sharpen dull cutting tools and dies using bench grinders or cutter-grinding machines.

 

3) Adjust machine controls and change tool settings in order to keep dimensions within specified tolerances.

4) Crank machines through cycles, stopping to adjust tool positions and machine controls to ensure specified timing, clearances, and tolerances.

5) Inspect sample workpieces to verify conformance with specifications, using instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators.

 

6) Install holding fixtures, cams, gears, and stops to control stock and tool movement, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments.

7) Lift metal stock or workpieces manually or using hoists, and position and secure them in machines, using fasteners and hand tools.

8) Move controls to set cutting speeds and depths and feed rates, and to position tools in relation to workpieces.

9) Move toolholders manually or by turning handwheels, or engage automatic feeding mechanisms to feed tools to and along workpieces.

10) Position, secure, and align cutting tools in toolholders on machines, using hand tools, and verify their positions with measuring instruments.

11) Select cutting tools and tooling instructions, according to written specifications or knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.

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12) Start lath or turning machines and observe operations to ensure that specifications are met.

13) Study blueprints, layouts or charts, and job orders for information on specifications and tooling instructions, and to determine material requirements and operational sequences.

14) Turn valve handles to direct the flow of coolant onto work areas or to coat disks with spinning compounds.

 

15) Compute unspecified dimensions and machine settings, using knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.

Job Description for "Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic" continued here...

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


"Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  51-4034.00


 

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