drilling machine operator


Drilling machine operators set up, program and control drilling machines, designed to drill holes in workpieces using a computer-controlled, rotary-cutting, multipointed cutting tool, inserted into the workpiece axially. They read drilling machine blueprints and tooling instructions, perform regular machine maintenance, and make adjustments to the drilling controls, such as the depth of drills or the rotation speed.

Alternative label

  • gang drill operator

  • computer controlled drilling machine operator

  • drill setup operative

  • horizontal drilling milling machine set-up operator

  • vertical drilling mill operator

  • computer numerical controlled drilling machine operator

  • drilling and broaching technician

  • foot drill operator

  • CNC drilling machine operator

  • driller and broacher

  • drill and reamer technician

  • drill set-up operative

  • drilling machine worker

  • drilling machine tender

  • drill punch operator

  • drilling machine operative

  • drill punch operative

  • drill setup operator

  • drilling machine inspector

  • multiple-spindle vertical drilling mill set-up operator

  • drill set-up operator

  • driller and reamer

  • drilling mill operator

  • gang drill operative

  • adzing and drilling machine operator

  • foot drill operative

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


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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