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Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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.

Key Competencies
* Attention to Detail
* Dependability
* Cooperation
* Initiative
* Stress Tolerance
* Concern for Others
* Adaptability/Flexibility
* Integrity
* Self Control
* Independence

Representative Tasks
* Adjust machine controls and change tool settings to keep dimensions within specified tolerances.
* Replace worn tools, and sharpen dull cutting tools and dies, using bench grinders or cutter-grinding machines.
* Inspect sample workpieces to verify conformance with specifications, using instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators.


Job Family

Sample Job Titles
Automatic Screwmaker, Automatic Spinning Lathe Operator, Automatic Spinning Lathe Setter, Axle Turner, Back Facer, Balance Recesser, Balance Wheel Facer, Bar Pointer, Bar Turner, Barrel Finisher, Barrel Turner, Bell Spinner, Bevel Mill Operator, Bevel Operator, Bolt Threader, Brake Drum Lathe Operator, Bullard Machine Operator, Bullard Operator, Chaser, Chucker, Chucking Machine Set Up Operator, Computer Numerical Control Lathe Operator (CNC Lathe Operator), Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Computer Numerical Control Turning Machine Operator (CNC Turning Machine Operator), Concaver, Cup Trimming Machine Operator, Deburrer, Dial Lathe Operator, Engine Lathe Operator, Engine Lathe Set Up Operator, Facing Machine Operator, Fittings Finisher, Fountain Pen Turner, Gear Cutter, Gear Cutting Machine Operator, Gear Cutting Machine Set Up Operator, Gear Generator Set Up Operator, Gear Hobber, Gear Hobber Operator, Gear Hobber Set Up Operator, Gear Machine Operator, Gear Setter, Gear Shaper, Gear Shaver Set Up Operator, Grooving Lathe Tender, Gun Profiler, Hand Spinner, Heavy Threader, Hob Machine Operator, Hobber, Hobbing Machine Operator, Hobbing Press Operator, Hydraulic Spinner, Hydrotel Operator, Jewel Bearing Broacher, Jewel Lathe Operator, Knurling Machine Operator, Lap Cutter Truer Operator, Lathe Hand, Lathe Machine Operator, Lathe Operator, Lathe Scalper Operator, Lathe Set Up Person, Lathe Setup Operator, Lathe Tender, Lathe Turner, Lathe Winder, Machine Deburrer, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Assistant, Manufacturing Associate, Manufacturing Operator, Mult-Au-Matic Operator, Multiple Spindle Screw Machine Operator, Multiple Spindle Screw Machine Set-Up Operator, Nipple Machine Operator, Nipple Threader, Numerical Control Operator (NC Operator), Nut Tapper, Nut Threader, Optical Lathe Operator, Pipe Threader, Planer, Planer Hand, Planer Operator, Press Set Up Person, Radial Router Operator, Rim Turning Finisher, Rim Turning Machine Operator, Ring Cutter Lathe Operator, Roll Turner, Routing Machine Operator, Rubber Turner, Screw Machine Hand, Screw Machine Operator, Screw Machine Set Up Operator, Screw Machine Set-Up Operator, Screw Machine Setter, Screw Machine Tender, Screw Machine Tool Setter, Set Up / Operator, Single Spindle Screw Machine Operator, Single Spindle Screw Machine Set-Up Operator, Small Lot Operator, Spar Cap Beveler, Spinner, Spinning Lathe Operator, Swiss Type Screw Machine Operator, Swiss-Type Screw Machine Set-Up Operator, Threader, Threading Machine Operator, Threading Machine Setter, Tool Lathe Operator, Tool Setter, Tool Turret Lathe Set-Up Operator, Tumble Tailstock Turret Lathe Operator, Turn Operator, Turning Machine Operator, Turret Lathe Operator, Turret Lathe Set Up Operator, V-Groove Cutter, Vertical Lathe Operator, Vertical Multiple Spindle Chucking Machine Set-Up Operator, Winding Lathe Operator.