Production Lapping-Machine Operator

Tend one or more lapping machines to lap surfaces of metal objects.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Production Lapping-Machine Operators do?

Tends one or more lapping machines to lap surfaces of metal objects to specifications, usually on production basis: Starts machine and places workpieces in machine or engages automatic feeding mechanism. Measures lapped workpieces for conformance to specifications, using instruments, such as preset comparators and surface plate. May move controls to adjust lapping speeds, tool pressure, and length of machine cycle. May assist MACHINE SETTER in setting up machine. May be required to have experience with particular material or product or with machine of particular type of trade name and be designated Barrel Lapper.

Should I be a Production Lapping-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • 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: Lapping-Machine Operator, Production, Production Lapping Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Production Lapping-Machine Operator

    Most Production Lapping-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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