Screw Machine Tender

Tend single- or multiple-spindle screw machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Screw Machine Tenders do?

Tends single- or multiple-spindle screw machines equipped with automatic indexing and feeding mechanisms that drill, turn, bore, thread, tap, and face metal bar stock according to specifications: Loads bar stock into feeding mechanism. Starts machine, engages feeds, and observes machine operation. Changes worn cutting tools, using wrenches. Removes sample workpiece from machine and inspects workpiece to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments, such as preset comparator, ring and screw pinch gauges, calipers, and micrometer. Moves controls to adjust machine operation. May sharpen tools, using bench grinder. May machine plastic or other nonmetallic materials.


Should I be a Screw Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Screw Machine Hand, Screw Machine Setter, Screw Machine Tool Setter

    How to become a Screw Machine Tender

    Most Screw Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ycaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2844%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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