Bottom Turning Lathe Tender

Tend machines that shape tubs and bucket bottoms from bottom blanks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bottom Turning Lathe Tenders do?

Tends machine that shapes tub and bucket bottoms from bottom blanks: Centers blank between faceplates of machine and clamps blank in place, using handwheel. Presses pedal to rotate blank. Feeds cutting bits into rotating stock, by turning handwheel, to cut blank to specified diameter.


Should I be a Bottom Turning Lathe Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Bottom Turning Lathe Turner

    How to Become a
    Bottom Turning Lathe Tender

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