Rotary Head Milling Machine Set-Up Operator

Set up and operate vertical milling machines.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rotary Head Milling Machine Set-Up Operators do?

Sets up and operates vertical milling machine with spindle mounted within larger rotary head so that rotating cutter can move anywhere within given circle to mill complex shapes, such as arcs and tangents, without changing position of workpiece or machine table. Computes dimensions of shapes to be milled and successive positions of cutter in relation to rotary head, using knowledge of shop mathematics. Moves controls to position and move cutter in computed directions to mill specified shapes.


Should I be a Rotary Head Milling Machine Set-Up Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Metal Rotary Head Milling Machine Setup Operator

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