Turning Machine Set-Up Operator

Set up and operate turning machines to shape and bore smoking pipe bowls.

What does a Turning Machine Set-Up Operator do?

Sets up and operates turning machines to shape and bore smoking pipe bowls: Sharpens turning machine cutting knives, using grinding wheel. Inserts and secures knives in cutterhead, using socket wrench. Turns handwheels and moves levers to adjust turning machine carriage stops and cutting depth of machine. Places block in clamp on machine carriage and moves lever to secure block in clamp. Pushes machine carriage handle to move block into cutterhead to shape and bore sample pipe bowl. Examines sample pipe bowl to verify shape and dimension against specifications, using caliper and gauges. Performs other duties as described under BRIAR CUTTER 664.685-010.