Cup Trimming Machine Operator

Tend speed lathes to perform cutting-off operations on aluminum cups.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cup Trimming Machine Operators do?

Tends speed lathe to perform cutting-off operation on aluminum cups to be used as component parts of projectile and bomb fuses: Inserts blank cup into revolving spring collet in headstock of machine, using jig. Removes jig, causing collet to secure cup. Depresses pedal to bring cutting tool in contact with revolving cup and cut it to specified length. Removes cup from machine.


Should I be a Cup Trimming Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to Become a
    Cup Trimming Machine Operator

    Most Cup Trimming 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: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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