Electrode Turner and Finisher

Set up and operate machines to perform machining operation.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electrode Turner and Finishers do?

Sets up and operates machines to perform machining operation, such as boring, threading, and turning on carbon electrodes according to production specifications: Installs specified drilling and threading tools in holders, using handtools. Lifts and centers electrode in chuck of machine, using hoist. Starts machine that automatically drills and threads electrode ends. Positions workpiece in turning lathe. Starts machine, and sets feed and travel controls to machine electrode to specified diameter and surface finish. Verifies conformance of machined workpiece to specifications, using calipers.


Should I be an Electrode Turner and Finisher?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • How to Become an
    Electrode Turner and Finisher

    Most Electrode Turner and Finishers 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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