Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary
Metal and Plastic Machine Operators in the United States take home approximately $15.25 per hour on average. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Metal and Plastic Machine Operators (89 percent) survey respondents are men.
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|Hourly Rate||$11.30 - $19.98|
|Overtime||$16.07 - $32.30|
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|$24,134 - $46,708|
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.Read More...
Throughout the operation and run, the machine tool operator/tender also perform necessary functions such as regulating cooling or lubrication for the fabrication equipment and/or robots as necessary. The operator uses a variety of readouts and feedback equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation while using machines.
Individuals in these positions typically must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Many larger manufacturers prefer individuals with at least some vocational training in machine or assembly technology and operation as well. Practical experience with machine tool fabrication and systems operation are also required or preferred. Multiple machine tool operators generally work in a factory or manufacturing plant, and their hours may vary depending on the needs of their employer.
Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Tasks
- Inspect, observe working operation and calibrate machine work pieces to ensure safe and accurate operation that is free of any mechanical defects.
- Perform routine maintenance on machines: clean, oil, replace worn-out parts and dull blades.
- Set up and operate new machines and equipment for paper making, plastics and metals.
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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.
Metal and Plastic Machine Operators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $31K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Metal and Plastic Machine Operators make a median salary of $41K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Metal and Plastic Machine Operators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $42K.
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