Straight Bevel Gear-Generator Set-Up Operator

Set up and operate straight-tooth bevel-gear generating machines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

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What do Straight Bevel Gear-Generator Set-Up Operators do?

Sets up and operates one or more straight-tooth bevel-gear generating machines to cut and shape straight teeth on metal bevel-gear blanks, according to machining instructions and knowledge of gear generating procedures: Reads blueprint or machining instructions to determine machine settings, fixtures and cutters to use, and gear type, dimensions, tolerances, and number of teeth to be generated. Mounts workpiece on arbor and positions it to cutting angle. Positions and clamps two cutters in toolheads, and positions cutter cradle to specified angle, using wrenches. Mounts gears and cams in machine to control rotation speed and indexing of workpiece, cutting speed, and rolling motion of cutter cradle. Starts machine, turns valve handle, and directs flow of coolant against reciprocating cutters and workpiece. Verifies conformance of machined gear to specifications, using micrometers, master gears, and special gear inspection equipment. May compute such data as gear dimensions and machine settings, applying knowledge of shop mathematics. May machine plastics or other nonmetallic materials. May be required to have experience with custom or production work, or with particular material, product, or size, type, or trade name of machine.

Should I be a Straight Bevel Gear-Generator Set-Up Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Gear-Generator Set-Up Operator, Straight Bevel, Generator Operator, Straight-Bevel Gear See More

    How to Become a
    Straight Bevel Gear-Generator Set-Up Operator

    Most Straight Bevel Gear-Generator Set-Up Operators 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:a9scaa&chl=|no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,75
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