Production Honing-Machine Operator

Operate honing machines to hone surfaces of metal parts.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Production Honing-Machine Operators do?

Operates honing machines to hone internal or external surfaces of metal parts, such as cylinders, bearings, and connecting rods to specifications, usually on production basis: Obtains such information as dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts in run from job order and instructions of MACHINE-SHOP SUPERVISOR, PRODUCTION or JOB SETTER, HONING. Lifts workpiece manually or with hoist and secures it in fixture. Starts machine and turns handwheels or engages automatic mechanism to feed tool to workpiece. Moves controls to adjust feed rate, spindle speed, length of stroke, and depth of cut. Measures finished workpiece with instruments, such as calipers, fixed gauges, and micrometers. Changes worn tools, using wrenches. May read blueprints. May assist JOB SETTER, HONING to set up machine. May be required to have experience with particular material, or product, with machine of particular size, type, or trade name, and be designated accordingly.


Should I be a Production Honing-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Honing-Machine Operator, Production, Precision-Honing-Machine Operator, Production Honing Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Production Honing-Machine Operator

    Most Production Honing-Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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