Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary (United States)

A Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic earns an average wage of $14.14 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Multiple Machine Tool Setter / Operator / Tender, Metal and Plastic Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $20.93
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $20.93  
   
Overtime
$15.35 - $33.25  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,142 - $48,155  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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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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

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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