lathe and turning machine operator

Description

Lathe and turning machine operators set up, program and tend lathe and turning machines designed to cut excess metal from a metal workpiece using a hardened cutting tool moved by computer-controlled motors. They read lathe and turning machine blueprints and tooling instructions, perform regular machine maintenance, and make adjustments to the lathe controls, such as the depth of cuts and the rotation speed.

Scope notes

Includes people using lathe and turning machines to cut both metal and plastic materials.

Alternative label

  • CNC tool lathe

  • CNC tool lathe setter

  • turning machine operator

  • CNC turning machine tender

  • CNC lathe setter

  • CNC lathe hand

  • computer numerical controlled lathe and turning machine operator

  • turning machine tender

  • CNC lathe turner

  • automatic spinning lathe setter

  • CNC lathe tender

  • cnc lathe tender

  • CNC brake drum operator

  • automatic spinning lathe operator

  • computer numerical controlled lathe and turning machine setter

  • CNC turning machine setter

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Narrower occupations

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/63042e8f-dd59-47fe-87f3-3b2ce21f196a