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NC/CNC Turning Machine Operator

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

Sets up and operates one or more computer numeric control or numeric control machining centers, to perform drilling, reaming, tapping, milling, boring and other machining operations over a wide range of surfaces, diameters and depths. In each machining center the positioning in all axis and the changing of preset tools are programmed to automatically follow the pre- established methods. The setups on some jobs are complicated and require milling to close tolerances. Determines proper operation sequence, selects and adjusts tools in adapters, and mounts in storage matrix (drum).

Work Settings

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

Education

Requires technical training and 2+ years job related experience

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) for latest information

Salary

Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $18.11/hour.

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