Engine Lathe Setup Operator Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Engine Lathe Setup Operator in United States

The average salary of a(n) Engine Lathe Setup Operator in United States is $44,771.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Engine Lathe Setup Operator in United States is $21.52.

The average bonus of a(n) Engine Lathe Setup Operator in United States is $761.00.

Job Description:

Prepares and operates engine lathes to machine metallic and nonmetallic work pieces according to specifications, tooling instructions, and standard charts, applying knowledge of machining methods. Reads blueprint or job order for specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions on holding devices, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cuts, and cutting tools. Positions and secures tools in holders, using wrenches. Lifts work piece manually or with hoist, and positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixture, using clamps and wrenches. Sets specified rotation speed, feed rate, and depth of cut, and positions tool in relation to work piece. Starts machine, turns handwheel to feed tool to work piece, and engages feed. Turns valve handle to direct flow of coolant against tool and work piece. Observes cutting action of machine to detect excessive wear or malfunction. Verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications, using micrometers, calipers, and fixed gauges. May scribe reference lines on work piece, using scale, or template and scriber, to lay out interrelated surfaces, lengths, and depths of cut. May compute unspecified dimensions and machine settings, using knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics. May set up tracing attachment that guides cutting tool to follow movement of tracing stylus along template to duplicate template profile on turned work piece. May be required to have experience with custom or production work, or with particular material, product, level of precision, or size, type, or trade name of machine. Less

Prepares and operates engine lathes to machine metallic and nonmetallic work pieces according to specifications, tooling instructions, and standard charts, applying knowledge of machining methods. Reads blueprint or job order for specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions on... More

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