Tumble Tailstock Turret-Lathe Operator

Tend turret lathes to spot, drill, and rough-post watch barrel bridges.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tumble Tailstock Turret-Lathe Operators do?

Tends turret lathe to spot, drill, finish-recess, and rough-post watch barrel bridges: Places bridge in nest of quill and turns clamping ring to tighten bridge in place. Depresses pedal to start machine. Feeds spotter, drill, and hollow mill in order against bridge by pressing indexing button which clicks each into working position. Loosens clamping ring and removes completed bridges. Verifies dimensions of post and thickness of recess with precision plug and indicator gauges.

Should I be a Tumble Tailstock Turret-Lathe 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.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Tumble Tailstock Turret Lathe Operator, Turret-Lathe Operator, Tumble Tailstock

    How to Become a
    Tumble Tailstock Turret-Lathe Operator

    Most Tumble Tailstock Turret-Lathe 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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