Milling/Planing Machine Setup Operator Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Milling/Planing Machine Setup Operator in United States

The average salary of a(n) Milling/Planing Machine Setup Operator in United States is $45,200.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Milling/Planing Machine Setup Operator in United States is $21.73.

The average bonus of a(n) Milling/Planing Machine Setup Operator in United States is $773.00.

Job Description:

Prepares and operates variety of milling machines to mill flat or curved surfaces on metal work pieces, such as machine, tool, or die parts, analyzing specifications, and selecting tooling, according to knowledge of milling procedures. Examines blueprints or layout on work piece to determine sequence of operations and finished dimensions of work piece. Lifts and positions work piece on machine table, manually or with hoist, and secures it, using clamps, bolts, or fixtures. Selects feed rate, cutting speed, depth of cut, and milling cutter, applying knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics. Mounts milling cutter in spindle, and positions cutter and work piece in relation to each other. Verifies alignment of work piece, using measuring instruments, such as dial indicator and thickness gauge. Turns handwheel to feed work piece to cutter or vice versa. Turns valve handle to start flow of coolant or lubricant on work area, starts machine, and engages automatic feed. May compute indexing ratios and set up and operate dividing head to index work piece for such operations as milling helical cuts. May mount different tool in place of cutter and perform other operations, such as drilling and boring. May set up and operate attachments, such as pantograph mechanism to duplicate contours from models or profiles from templates, or universal head to mill at angles. May mill nonmetallic materials. Less

Prepares and operates variety of milling machines to mill flat or curved surfaces on metal work pieces, such as machine, tool, or die parts, analyzing specifications, and selecting tooling, according to knowledge of milling procedures. Examines blueprints or layout on... More

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