Make sure automated machinery is programmed and running properly.
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.