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"Milling and Planing Machine Settes, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile 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: "Milling and Planing Machine Settes, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"

1) Move controls to set cutting specifications, to position cutting tools and workpieces in relation to each other, and to start machines.

2) Move cutters or material manually or by turning handwheels, or engage automatic feeding mechanisms to mill workpieces to specifications.

 

3) Compute dimensions, tolerances, and angles of workpieces or machines, according to specifications and knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.

4) Make templates or cutting tools.

5) Mount attachments and tools such as pantographs, engravers, or routers to perform other operations such as drilling or boring.

 

6) Record production output.

7) Replace worn tools, using hand tools, and sharpen dull tools, using bench grinders.

8) Observe milling or planing machine operation and adjust controls to ensure conformance with specified tolerances.

9) Position and secure workpieces on machines, using holding devices, measuring instruments, hand tools, and hoists.

10) Remove workpieces from machines, and check to ensure that they conform to specifications, using measuring instruments such as microscopes, gauges, calipers, and micrometers.

11) Select and install cutting tools and other accessories according to specifications, using hand tools or power tools.

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12) Select cutting speeds, feed rates, and depths of cuts, applying knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.

13) Study blueprints, layouts, sketches, or work orders to assess workpiece specifications and to determine tooling instructions, tools and materials needed, and sequences of operations.

14) Turn valves or pull levers to start and regulate the flow of coolant or lubricant to work areas.

 

15) Verify alignment of workpieces on machines, using measuring instruments such as rules, gauges, or calipers.

Job Description for "Milling and Planing Machine Settes, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic" continued here...

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


"Milling and Planing Machine Settes, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4035.00


 

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