How Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic stay on track

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Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic hourly rate: $18,03

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What is the job of the Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

Key tasks of the Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.

  • Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, cutters, shears, borers, millers, grinders, presses, drills, or auxiliary machines, to make metallic and plastic workpieces.
  • Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.
  • 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.
  • Position, adjust, and secure stock material or workpieces against stops, on arbors, or in chucks, fixtures, or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using hoists.
  • Set machine stops or guides to specified lengths as indicated by scales, rules, or templates.
  • Perform minor machine maintenance, such as oiling or cleaning machines, dies, or workpieces, or adding coolant to machine reservoirs.
  • Measure and mark reference points and cutting lines on workpieces, using traced templates, compasses, and rules.
  • Compute data, such as gear dimensions or machine settings, applying knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • Instruct other workers in machine set-up and operation.
  • Change worn machine accessories, such as cutting tools or brushes, using hand tools.
  • Make minor electrical and mechanical repairs and adjustments to machines and notify supervisors when major service is required.
  • Extract or lift jammed pieces from machines, using fingers, wire hooks, or lift bars.
  • Record operational data, such as pressure readings, lengths of strokes, feed rates, or speeds.

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What other tasks a Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic may have

  • Remove burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from workpieces, using files, hand grinders, wire brushes, or power tools.

  • Select the proper coolants and lubricants and start their flow.
  • Align layout marks with dies or blades.

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Top reasons to use time tracking for Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Organize your paperwork and comply with legal requirements

Use Monitask for complete control over your employees' working hours and get information about the hours worked in the form of convenient reports.
Demonstrating the total number of hours spent each year helps support your business and increases transparency with your customers.

Receive more grants and investments

Proper time calculations will ensure that you have supporting documents and data to show when you apply for investments or search for new strategic partners.

Save on payroll and identify bottlenecks

Review daily timesheets and productivity scores to identify bottlenecks and ways to improve your operations quickly.
Implementing the correct time-tracking solution always results in reduced payroll costs for part-time and full-time employees, and companies can get more things done for each dollar they invest in their recruitment efforts.

Improve staffing and scheduling

Scheduling takes the guesswork out of the project's management.
By reviewing scheduling reports, managers can quickly identify efforts and estimated the workforce needed to complete the projects on time.

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