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Transfer Machine Operator

Tend transfer machines.

What does a Transfer Machine Operator do?

Tends transfer machine consisting of series of stations connected by transfer mechanisms that transfer, position, and secure workpieces and perform machining operations, such as drilling, boring, tapping, and milling on metal workpieces, such as castings and forgings: Lifts workpiece manually or with hoist, and places on holding device, such as pallet. Pushes pallet along track into clamping station, and starts mechanisms to clamp workpiece on pallet and transfer to first work station. Inspects machined workpieces for surface defects and verifies conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as fixed gauges and checking fixtures. Changes tools when panel lights indicate that tool is worn or broken, using wrenches. Moves bar to lift derailed pallets back into position. Notifies supervisor if panel lights indicate machine failure or serious malfunctioning.