Multiple Spindle Screw-Machine Operator

Operate one or more previously set up multiple-spindle screw machines.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Multiple Spindle Screw-Machine Operators do?

Operates one or more previously set up multiple-spindle screw machines equipped with automatic indexing and feeding mechanism to perform series of machining operations on metal bar stock, following specifications: Reads blueprint and job order for such information as dimensions, tolerances, and number of workpieces to be machined. Examines machine to become familiar with tooling setup. Loads stock into feeding mechanism. Starts machine and observes operation. Verifies conformance of sample workpieces to specifications, using preset gauges, micrometers and dial indicators. Replaces worn tools. Adjusts machine controls and changes tool settings to keep dimensions within specified tolerances. May operate bench grinder or cutter-grinding machine to sharpen tools [TOOL-GRINDER OPERATOR]. May machine plastics or other nonmetallic materials. May operate single-spindle screw machine [SCREW-MACHINE OPERATOR, SINGLE SPINDLE]. May be required to have experience with particular material or product or machine of particular size, type, or trade name.


Should I be a Multiple Spindle Screw-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bar-Machine Operator, Multiple Spindle, Multiple Spindle Screw Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Multiple Spindle Screw-Machine Operator

    Most Multiple Spindle Screw-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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