Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Machine Operator, Press Operator, Saw Operator, Set-Up Operator
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
On the job, you would:
- Examine completed workpieces for defects, such as chipped edges or marred surfaces and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws.
- Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers.
- Set stops on machine beds, change dies, and adjust components, such as rams or power presses, when making multiple or successive passes.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
Word processing software
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