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Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Metal and Plastic Machine Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.14 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority.
$10.15 - $20.26
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $20.26  
   
Overtime
$14.59 - $30.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$370.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,590 - $47,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Job Description for Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Manufacturing companies that create tools or the assembly/replacement parts for tools and equipment are typical employers of multiple machine tool setters, operators, or tenders (metal and plastic). These employees usually work as part of an assembly line, working with fabrication machines and/or robots to cut and create tools or parts for their eventual assembly. Multiple machine tool operators work regularly with lathes, cutters, borers, grinders, and other types of fabrication and cutting tools that are used with metals and plastics. The operator sets up these machines according to the specifications of the items or parts to be manufactured. Then, they observe the machine to ensure efficient, safe operations, inspect their work to ensure it meets the requirements of the original design schematic, make any adjustments, and (when satisfied) start a production run.

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Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Tasks

  • Set up and operate new machines and equipment for paper making, plastics and metals.
  • Perform routine maintenance on machines: clean, oil, replace worn-out parts and dull blades.
  • Inspect, observe working operation and calibrate machine work pieces to ensure safe and accurate operation that is free of any mechanical defects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Metal and Plastic Machine Operators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. For Metal and Plastic Machine Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Metal and Plastic Machine Operator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $39K.

Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Reviews

What is it like working as a Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic?

Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic in Columbus:
Pros: Steady work most of the time and the people I work with.
Cons: Stress from working with old machines and not knowing for sure when I have to sandblast. Different departments expect me to stop what I am doing and blast their things.

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Experience Affects Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%