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Oswego Career Ladders - Tool Room Machine Operator

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Tool Room Machine Operator

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

Set up and operate several different types of machine tools, such as engine lathe, grinders, jib borer, milling machine, shaper, etc., on complicated parts for tools, dies, jibs, fixtures, and gauges, following standard methods or general instructions. Critical tolerances. Set-ups exacting and complicated. Select speeds, feeds, and tooling for varying materials and conditions.

Work Settings

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


High school diploma or GED; technical education and 4 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 $17.87/hour.

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