Tend semiautomatic planing machines that cut off excess metal.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Planing-Machine Operators do?
Tends semiautomatic planing machine that cuts off excess metal and imparts smooth surface to such watch parts as balance cocks and train bridges: Places single part in chuck of machine, depresses pedal to close chuck, trips starting handle, and observes machine which planes piece and ejects it from chuck at end of cycle. Measures thickness of parts with dial indicator.
Should I be a Planing-Machine Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
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How to become a Planing-Machine Operator
Most Planing-Machine Operators have a Certificate.
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