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Drilling and Boring Machine Operators

Operate machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic pieces.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$16.67 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Shrinking
Growth rate:  -20.5%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Lift materials or workpieces using cranes or other lifting equipment.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
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Job Title Examples:

Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
Die Setter
Machine Operator

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