7223-Metal working machine tool setters and operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Metal working machine tool setters and operators
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Job Description: 
Metal working machine tool setters and operators set and/or operate, various machine tools working to fine tolerances.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) setting one or more types of machine tool for production of metal articles in standardised series
  • (b) operating and monitoring metalworking machines, such as lathes, milling, planing, boring, drilling, grinding or honing machines, including multi-purpose numerically controlled metalworking machines
  • (c) performing similar tasks when machining plastics and other metal substitutes
  • (d) observing machine operations to detect work piece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary
  • (e) inspecting work pieces for defects, and measuring work pieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments
  • (f) changing worn machine accessories, such as cutting tools and brushes, using hand tools.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Boring machine operator
- Machine tool setter
- Machine tool operator
- Machine tool setter-operator
- Metal turner

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