Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Die Setter, Machine Operator, Machine Technician, Machinist
In the Air Force: Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman
In the Army: Allied Trades Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Aircraft Metals Technology
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman; Allied Trades Specialist; Machinery Repairman; Machinist
In the Navy: Machinery Repairman
- Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
- Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, cutters, shears, borers, millers, grinders, presses, drills, and auxiliary machines, to make metallic and plastic workpieces.
- Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need: