Screw Machine Tender

Tend single- or multiple-spindle screw machines.

What does a Screw Machine Tender do?

Tends single- or multiple-spindle screw machines equipped with automatic indexing and feeding mechanisms that drill, turn, bore, thread, tap, and face metal bar stock according to specifications: Loads bar stock into feeding mechanism. Starts machine, engages feeds, and observes machine operation. Changes worn cutting tools, using wrenches. Removes sample workpiece from machine and inspects workpiece to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments, such as preset comparator, ring and screw pinch gauges, calipers, and micrometer. Moves controls to adjust machine operation. May sharpen tools, using bench grinder. May machine plastic or other nonmetallic materials.