Printed Circuit Boards Drill-Press Operator

Set up and operate drill presses to bore holes in fiberglass boards.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Printed Circuit Boards Drill-Press Operators do?

Sets up and operates single- or multispindle drill press to bore holes in fiberglass boards used in production of printed circuit boards: Studies drill drawing and product specifications to determine hole locations and dimensions, drill speed, and feed rate. Selects and installs bits in spindles, using handtools. Moves controls to set drill speed, feed rate, and depth of cut. Positions board(s) to be drilled over registration pins on machine bed. Views enlarged image of artwork on lighted scope to position and align single-spindle drill and board and depresses pedal or moves lever to operate drill press to bore holes. Positions template on registration pins under stylus of multispindle drill press and guides stylus that automatically depresses bit to activate drill press to bore holes. May operate single-spindle drill press to bore holes in metal template. May measure hole size, using micrometer gauge. May sand finished boards or template, using sander.


Should I be a Printed Circuit Boards Drill-Press Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Drill-Press Operator, Printed Circuit Boards, Printed Circuit Boards Drill Press Operator

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