Threading Machine Setter

Set up single- or multiple-spindle threading machines.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Threading Machine Setters do?

Sets up single- or multiple-spindle threading machines to thread and cut, ream, or chamfer cylindrical stock according to order specifications, threading charts, and knowledge of threading procedures: Compiles dimensions of stock, sequence of machining operations, and type and size of thread from charts and specifications. Installs specified feed grips, rotating dies, die cutters, cutting and reaming or chamfering tool, using micrometers, gauges, and handtools. Installs cams, gears, pulleys, pressure tripping mechanism, and adjusts speed control knobs to synchronize transfer and ejection of stock with machine action. Operates machine to evaluate its performance. Verifies dimensions of workpieces with specifications, using fixed gauges and scale. Sharpens die cutters on grinding wheel. May set up manually operated threading machine [THREADING-MACHINE OPERATOR].

Should I be a Threading Machine Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Bolt Threader, Nipple Threader, Nut Threader, Pipe Threader

    How to become a Threading Machine Setter

    Most Threading Machine Setters 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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