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Metal Machining Setters and Setter-operators

About this career

£29,914

Median salary

New workers start around £18,154.40. Normal pay is £29,914 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £47,072.40.

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Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

About this career

  • Instructs operators on the safe and correct method of operation of the machine.
  • Repositions workpiece, changes tools and resets machine as necessary during production run.
  • Operates automatic or manual controls to feed tool to workpiece or vice versa and checks accuracy of machining.
  • Sets machine controls for rotation speeds, depth of cut and stroke, and adjusts machine table, stops and guides.
  • Selects and fixes work-holding devices and appropriate cutting, shaping, grinding and/or forming tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate method, sequence of operations and machine setting.

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