Production Boring-Machine Operator

Tend previously set up single- or multiple-spindle boring machines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Production Boring-Machine Operators do?

Tends previously set up single- or multiple-spindle boring machines to perform machining operations, such as boring, counterboring, and facing metal workpieces on production basis: Lifts workpiece manually or with hoist and clamps it in holding fixtures. Moves machine controls to feed tool into workpiece and engage feed. Observes machine operation and verifies conformance of bored workpiece to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as fixed gauges, calipers, and micrometers. Changes worn tools, using wrenches. May move controls to adjust cutting speeds, feed rates, and depth of cut. May aid MACHINE SETTER 600.360-014 in setting up machine. May bore or drill plastics or other nonmetallic materials.

Should I be a Production Boring-Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Boring-Machine Operator, Production, Production Boring Machine Operator, Production-Drilling-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
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