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metalworking lathe operator





Metalworking lathe operators set up and tend a metalworking lathe manually, which is responsible for cutting metal to its desired size and shape by usage of a gear train or a swapping gear that propels the main lead-screw at a variable speed ratio, thus rotating the metal workpiece on its axis, facilitating the cutting process. They check the lathe equipment for wear and handle the metal workpieces as they have been cut by the lathe.

Scope note

Excludes lathe and turning machine operator.

Alternative Labels

lathe scalper operator

tool lathe setter

metal working lathe operator

metalworking lathe operator

spinning lathe operator

brake drum operator

tool lathe

metal spinning operator

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: