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:
Machine-operator, machine tool
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Setter, machine-tool – 7223
Setter-operator, machine-tool – 7223
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