Multiple Machine Tool Operators
On the Job
Multiple Machine Tool Operators set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate cutting equipment.
- Operate grinding equipment.
- Operate metal or plastic forming 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.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids.
- Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
- Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Frequent decision-making.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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