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Lathe and Turning Machine Operators


Operate lathe and turning machines in production processes.

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Operators set up, operate or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials.

Wages $22.58 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Poor
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Production
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