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Lathe Operator

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

Set up and operate engine or turret lathe performing difficult and diversified operations to very close tolerances. Includes chuck, bar face plate and fixture

Work Settings

Manufacturing floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.


High school diploma or GED; and 2+ years job related experience

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $17.54/hour.

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