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Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.

Salary Breakdown

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Average

$37,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$25,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$39,000

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$53,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

1,850

Projected job openings through 2024


Top Expected Tasks

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Quality Control Analysis

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity

ABILITY

Reaction Time

ABILITY

Near Vision


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