Machine Setup Operator Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Machine Setup Operator in United States

The average salary of a(n) Machine Setup Operator in United States is $41,837.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Machine Setup Operator in United States is $20.11.

The average bonus of a(n) Machine Setup Operator in United States is $682.00.

Job Description:

Prepares and operates machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders, 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 product specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions, such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, and depth of cut, and ascertains sequence of operations. Picks, positions, and secures tool in tool holder (chuck, collet, or toolpost). Positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures, using clamps and wrenches. Moves controls to position tool and work piece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut. Sets up fixture or feeding device, starts machine, and turns handwheel to feed tool to work piece or vice versa, and engages feed. Turns valve handle to direct flow of coolant or cutting oil against tool and work piece. Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as fixed gauges, calipers, and micrometers. Operates bench grinder to sharpen tools. May set up and operate machines and equipment other than machine tools, such as welding machines and flame-cutting equipment. Less

Prepares and operates machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders, 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... More

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