Operate bench lathes to saw, mill, burr, or bevel metal stock or parts.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Lathe Hands do?
Operates bench lathe to saw, mill, burr, or bevel metal stock or parts used to make jewelry findings: Secures stock in guide or jig, starts lathe, and moves stock against cutting tool. May manipulate stock against cutting tool without use of guide or jig.
Should I be a Lathe Hand?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
How to become a Lathe Hand
Most Lathe Hands 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.
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