Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Computer Numerical Control Lathe Operator (CNC Lathe Operator), Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Lathe Operator, Machine Operator
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
- 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.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
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:
Object or component oriented development software
Industrial control software
Inventory management software