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lathe and turning machine operator

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Code

7223.4.4

Description

Lathe and turning machine operators set up, program and tend lathe and turning machines designed to cut excess metal from a metal workpiece using a hardened cutting tool moved by computer-controlled motors. They read lathe and turning machine blueprints and tooling instructions, perform regular machine maintenance, and make adjustments to the lathe controls, such as the depth of cuts and the rotation speed.

Scope note

Includes people using lathe and turning machines to cut both metal and plastic materials.

Alternative Labels

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