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More than 20 occupations have tasks related to the 1 task from your current occupation, Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic.

  • Adjust machine feed and speed, change cutting tools, or adjust machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if machines malfunction.
51-4081.00 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Start machines and turn handwheels or valves to engage feeding, cooling, and lubricating mechanisms.
  • Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments, and hand tools.
  • Move controls or mount gears, cams, or templates in machines to set feed rates and cutting speeds, depths, and angles.
  • Change worn machine accessories, such as cutting tools or brushes, using hand tools.
51-9032.00 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.
  • Type instructions on computer keyboards, push buttons to activate computer programs, or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives.
  • Change or replace saw blades, cables, cutter heads, and grinding wheels, using hand tools.
  • Position width gauge blocks between blades, and level blades and insert wedges into frames to secure blades to frames.
51-7042.00 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
  • Adjust machine tables or cutting devices and set controls on machines to produce specified cuts or operations.
  • Install and adjust blades, cutterheads, boring-bits, or sanding-belts, using hand tools and rules.
  • Change alignment and adjustment of sanding, cutting, or boring machine guides to prevent defects in finished products, using hand tools.
  • Remove and replace worn parts, bits, belts, sandpaper, or shaping tools.
51-6091.00 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
  • Load materials into extruding and forming machines, using hand tools, and adjust feed mechanisms to set feed rates.
  • Observe flow of finish across finish rollers, and turn valves to adjust flow to specifications.
  • Press metering-pump buttons and turn valves to stop flow of polymers.
51-4035.00 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Select cutting speeds, feed rates, and depths of cuts, applying knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.
  • Move controls to set cutting specifications, to position cutting tools and workpieces in relation to each other, and to start machines.
  • Replace worn tools, using hand tools, and sharpen dull tools, using bench grinders.
51-9193.00 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders
  • Read dials and gauges on panel control boards to ascertain temperatures, alkalinities, and densities of mixtures, and turn valves to obtain specified mixtures.
  • Start machinery, such as pumps, feeders, or conveyors, and turn valves to heat, admit, or transfer products, refrigerants, or mixes.
  • Weigh packages and adjust freezer air valves or switches on filler heads to obtain specified amounts of product in each container.
51-4031.00 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   Green Occupation Green
  • Turn controls to set cutting speeds, feed rates, or table angles for specified operations.
  • Replace defective blades or wheels, using hand tools.
  • Set blade tensions, heights, and angles to perform prescribed cuts, using wrenches.
51-6062.00 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts or components, using hand tools.
  • Adjust cutting techniques to types of fabrics and styles of garments.
  • Install, level, and align components, such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, or needles, to set up machinery for operation.
51-7041.00 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
  • Adjust saw blades, using wrenches and rulers, or by turning handwheels or pressing pedals, levers, or panel buttons.
  • Set up, operate, or tend saws or machines that cut or trim wood to specified dimensions, such as circular saws, band saws, multiple-blade sawing machines, scroll saws, ripsaws, or crozer machines.
  • Sharpen blades or replace defective or worn blades or bands, using hand tools.
51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers
  • Adjust depths and sizes of cuts by adjusting heights of worktables, or by adjusting machine-arm gauges.
  • Set reduction scales to attain specified sizes of reproduction on workpieces, and set pantograph controls for required heights, depths, and widths of cuts.
  • Observe actions of cutting tools through microscopes and adjust stylus movement to ensure accurate reproduction.
51-4052.00 Pourers and Casters, Metal
  • Pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds and forms to produce ingots or other castings, using ladles or hand-controlled mechanisms.
  • Pull levers to lift ladle stoppers and to allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified heights.
51-3093.00 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Observe gauges, dials, and product characteristics, and adjust controls to maintain appropriate temperature, pressure, and flow of ingredients.
  • Turn valves or start pumps to add ingredients or drain products from equipment and to transfer products for storage, cooling, or further processing.
51-9012.00 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Green Occupation
  • Turn valves or move controls to admit, drain, separate, filter, clarify, mix, or transfer materials.
  • Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.
51-4034.00 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Replace worn tools, and sharpen dull cutting tools and dies, using bench grinders or cutter-grinding machines.
  • Move controls to set cutting speeds and depths and feed rates, and to position tools in relation to workpieces.
51-4032.00 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Green Occupation
  • Change worn cutting tools, using wrenches.
  • Select and set cutting speeds, feed rates, depths of cuts, and cutting tools, according to machining instructions or knowledge of metal properties.
51-4194.00 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
  • Compute numbers, widths, and angles of cutting tools, micrometers, scales, and gauges, and adjust tools to produce specified cuts.
  • Remove and replace worn or broken machine parts, using hand tools.
51-8091.00 Chemical Plant and System Operators Green Occupation
  • Turn valves to regulate flow of products or byproducts through agitator tanks, storage drums, or neutralizer tanks.
  • Repair or replace damaged equipment.
51-4193.00 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Mix and test solutions, and turn valves to fill tanks with solutions.
  • Replace worn parts and adjust equipment components, using hand tools.
51-9031.00 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
  • Replace or sharpen dulled cutting tools such as saws.
  • Adjust guides and stops to control depths and widths of cuts.
51-6063.00 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Repair or replace worn or defective needles and other components, using hand tools.
  • Install, level, and align machine components such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, or needles to set up machinery for operation.