Threading Machine Operator

Set up and operate single- or multiple-spindle threading machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Threading Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates single- or multiple-spindle threading machine to thread and chamfer cylindrical stock according to specifications: Selects, installs, and adjusts threading die, die cutters, chamfering tools, feed grips, pressure tripping mechanism, cams, gears and pulleys, using screwdrivers and wrenches. Lifts precut stock manually or with hoist and positions and secures stock in chuck jaws. Starts machine and moves handwheel or lever to alternately feed stock on each spindle. Verifies dimensions of workpieces with specifications, using fixed gauges and scale. May sharpen die cutters on grinding wheel. May be designated by type of stock threaded as Bolt-Threading-Machine Operator; Nipple-Machine Operator; Pipe-Threading-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Threading Machine 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Bolt-Threading-Machine Operator, Pipe-Threading-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Threading Machine Operator

    Most Threading 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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