Production Broaching-Machine Operator

Operate broaching machines to broach surfaces of metal workpieces.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Production Broaching-Machine Operators do?

Operates one or more previously setup broaching machines to broach internal or external surfaces of metal workpieces to specifications, on production basis: Examines blueprints or work order to determine finished specifications of workpiece. Lifts workpiece manually or using hoist, and places and secures it in holding fixture, using handtools. Starts machine, observes operation, and verifies conformance of broached workpieces to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as fixed gauges, calipers, and micrometers. Moves controls to adjust cutting speeds. Changes worn broaches. May aid MACHINE SETTER 600.360-014 in setting up machine. May place workpiece on spindle of revolving turntable which automatically feeds broached workpiece to power conveyor.


Should I be a Production Broaching-Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Broaching-Machine Operator, Production, Conventional Machinist, Production Broacher See More

    How to Become a
    Production Broaching-Machine Operator

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