Metal Cut-Off-Saw Operator

Set up and operate metal-sawing machines to cut metal stocks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Metal Cut-Off-Saw Operators do?

Sets up and operates metal-sawing machines, such as hacksaw, bandsaw, circular saw, friction saw, and rubber-disk saw to cut metal stock to dimensions: Reads job order for specifications, such as material, type, and size of stock, and dimensions to be cut. Obtains and transfers stock to machine, manually or with hoist. Installs saw blade and sets blade tension and cutting speed for specified operation. Sets saw blade angle to obtain desired angle cuts, using wrench. Sets stops and guides to control dimension of cut, using steel rule and wrenches. Positions and secures stock against stops or in feeding device. Turns valve to start flow of coolant against cutting area. Starts machine and observes operation. Measures work for conformance to specifications, using rule. Marks identifying data on workpiece. Replaces defective cutting blade or wheel, using handtools. May be required to have experience with custom or production work or with particular material, product, size of workpiece, or type or trade name of machine and be designated accordingly.

Should I be a Metal Cut-Off-Saw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cut-Off-Saw Operator, Metal, Cut Off Saw Set Up Operator, Metal Cut-Off Saw Operator

    How to Become a
    Metal Cut-Off-Saw Operator

    Most Metal Cut-Off-Saw 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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