Swiss-Type Screw-Machine Operator

Operate one or more previously set up automatic screw machines.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Swiss-Type Screw-Machine Operators do?

Operates one or more previously set up automatic screw machines to perform series of machining operations, such as boring, threading, and facing metal bar, rod, or wire stock to specifications to produce parts for clocks, watches, and other timing devices: Reads specifications to determine dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts required. Loads specified stock into feeding mechanism. Pushes starting button, and moves clutch lever to start machine and engage gears. Observes machine operation and verifies conformance of workpiece to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, scales, and go-not-go gauges. Makes adjustments to tool and toolholders, stock and guide tensions, and operating speed and lubricant flow to maintain machine setup, using handtools. May operate bench grinder to reshape or sharpen edges of cutting tools.


Should I be a Swiss-Type Screw-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Screw-Machine Operator, Swiss-Type, Swiss Type Screw Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Swiss-Type Screw-Machine Operator

    Most Swiss-Type Screw-Machine 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: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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