Centrifugal-Control Switches Machine Operator

Operate lathes and drill presses to machine centrifugal switch assemblies.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Centrifugal-Control Switches Machine Operators do?

Operates machines, such as lathe and drill press, to machine centrifugal switch assemblies for electric motors, performing any combination of following duties: Positions switch bore and hub cylinder in fixture on hydraulic press. Starts press to lower ram and force hub into switch bore. Clamps assembly to bed of drill press and starts press to ream bore of hub cylinder to specified size. Verifies diameter of bore, using plug gauge. Mounts switch assembly to lathe and inserts specified cutting tool in tool holder. Sets cutting tool to specified depth of cut, using micrometer. Starts lathe to cut outside diameter of switch, to cut slot in contact surface, or to remove rivet heads and burs. Verifies diameter of switch or depth of slot, using micrometer or plug gauge. Mounts switch to test motor. Starts motor and turns control spring setscrew, observing tachometer, until switch opens at specified revolutions per minute. Inserts mandrel in bore of switch assembly and mounts assembly in test stand. Rotates mandrel and observes assembly for static balance. Drills metal from rivet heads or solders additional metal onto heads to balance switch assemblies. Mounts assembly to lathe and adjusts dial indicator to specified setting. Starts lathe and observes dial indicator to test balance of assembly.


Should I be a Centrifugal-Control Switches Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Computer Numerically Controlled Operator, Governor Assembler, Machine Operator, Centrifugal-Control Switches

    How to Become a
    Centrifugal-Control Switches Machine Operator

    Most Centrifugal-Control Switches Machine 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:a9scaa&chl=|no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,75
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