Tape-Control Turret-Punch-Press Operator

Tend tape-controlled turrets or hydraulic-powered punch presses.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tape-Control Turret-Punch-Press Operators do?

Tends tape-controlled turret or hydraulic-powered punch press that automatically positions indexing table, selects punch, and punches holes, or layout marks in metal sheets, plates, strips, or bars: Positions and clamps workpiece against fixtures or to specified point on built-in scale. Threads tape through electronic reader to specified position. Starts machine and observes operation. May verify first piece, using rule and plug gauges. May open chucks, using wrench to replace worn or broken punches and dies.


Should I be a Tape-Control Turret-Punch-Press 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Computer Numerically Controlled Punch Press Operator, Tape Control Turret Punch-Press Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Tape-Control Turret-Punch-Press Operator

    Most Tape-Control Turret-Punch-Press 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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