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Lathe and Turning Machine Operators

Operate lathe and turning machines in production processes.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$20.19 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Shrinking
Growth rate:  -5.6%    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 cutting equipment.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
Die Setter
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