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8211 MACHINE-TOOL OPERATORS
 


    Machine-tool operators operate and monitor automatic or semi-automatic metalworking machines which perform repetitive work and are set up by machine-tool setters.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring one or more machine tools such as lathes, stamping presses, power shears, metal-bending, milling, planing, boring, drilling, grinding, honing or metal-sawing machines which may be numerically controlled or linked by an automatic-transfer machine ;

    (b) performing related tasks;

    (c) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Lathe-operator, capstan/metalworking

  • Machine-operator, boring/metal

  • Machine-operator, machine tool


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Setter, machine-tool - 7223

  • Setter-operator, machine-tool - 7223


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.