Screw Machine Operator Salary
The average wage for a Screw Machine Operator is $15.10 per hour. A skill in Mechanical Tool Repair is associated with high pay for this job.
Job Description for Screw Machine Operator
A screw machine operator oversees a machine that produces screws to be used in various construction projects. It is important to oversee the results of the screw machine and make sure that the screws meet quality control standards, as many structures depend on screws.Read More...
The screw machine operator will set up the screw machine. This job will require good physical strength and endurance in order to stand for prolonged periods of time, to bend and stoop, and to lift heavy items. Good manual dexterity is required in this job. Multitasking skills will come in handy, as the screw machine operator may have to oversee the operation of several machines and will have to perform several tasks at once. The ability to read blueprints is often a requirement of the job. The screw machine operator should be able to manipulate the workings of the machine, so that machine speeds, cutting depths, and cutting speeds can be adjusted as needed. Troubleshooting skills and the ability to make small repairs will come in handy. The machine and the area in which work is carried out will often be noisy, so it is important to be able to work in this kind of situation. Independence and the ability to adhere to deadlines are important.
Usually, a high school diploma is required. The operator will also have to install and adjust various mechanical parts of the machine as needed. Some jobs are entry-level apprenticeship jobs, while others will require some experience with a screw machine.
Screw Machine Operator Tasks
- Load machine and measure parts to blueprint specifications.
- Use a variety of gauges and other measuring instruments to ensure dimensions conform to blueprint specifications; visually inspect parts for defects.
- Sharpen and replace old tooling, and perform routine machine maintenance and cleaning.
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