Automatic Spinning-Lathe Operator

Tend lathes that spin shaped articles from sheets or plate metals.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Spinning-Lathe Operators do?

Tends lathe that spins shaped articles from sheet or plate metal: Pushes lever to move tailstock, forcing disk against chuck of lathe. Slides hydraulic carriage forward to position circular forming tool against metal disk. Starts machine that presses rotating circular tool against disk to form disk into shape of spinning chuck. Removes finished article and verifies dimensions, using fixed gauge. May tend spinning lathe equipped with knife and beading rolls which trims, or trims and bends, shaped article. May tend spinning lathe to bead and iron smooth finish or form knurls onto drawn articles. May be designated according to operation performed as Automatic-Beading-Lathe Operator; Rolling-Machine Operator, Automatic.

Should I be an Automatic Spinning-Lathe Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Automatic-Beading-Lathe Operator, Automatic Spinning Lathe Operator, Mult-Au-Matic Operator, Spinning Lathe Operator See More

    How to Become an
    Automatic Spinning-Lathe Operator

    Most Automatic Spinning-Lathe Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ycaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2844%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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