Set up and operate single- or multiple-spindle threading machines.
What does a Threading Machine Operator do?
Sets up and operates single- or multiple-spindle threading machine to thread and chamfer cylindrical stock according to specifications: Selects, installs, and adjusts threading die, die cutters, chamfering tools, feed grips, pressure tripping mechanism, cams, gears and pulleys, using screwdrivers and wrenches. Lifts precut stock manually or with hoist and positions and secures stock in chuck jaws. Starts machine and moves handwheel or lever to alternately feed stock on each spindle. Verifies dimensions of workpieces with specifications, using fixed gauges and scale. May sharpen die cutters on grinding wheel. May be designated by type of stock threaded as Bolt-Threading-Machine Operator; Nipple-Machine Operator; Pipe-Threading-Machine Operator.