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Become A Machine Set Up Operator

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Working As A Machine Set Up Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $38,380

    Average Salary

What Does A Machine Set Up Operator Do At Stanley Black and Decker

* Machine Setups that involve changing of molds, setting a variety of limit switches to achieve proper mold height, stroke, closing, etc.
* Set injection pressures, adjust material feed and back pressure and ram speed.
* Set heat controls and timers.
* Set up automatic product removal system and conveyor for automatic operation and adjust ejection system for proper removal of product.
* Perform wiring hookups required for limit switches.
* Adjust ejection system for proper removal of product.
* Install necessary plumbing apparatus and connect temperature control equipment, parts separation equipment and wiring hookups.
* Monitor operation of automatic equipment, unload parts, cut off sprue and gates and place in container.
* Spot check work and make adjustments to maintain tolerances

What Does A Machine Set Up Operator Do At Western States Envelope & Label

* Operates all machines in the Folding Department
* Examines work orders to determine specifications
* Inspects product quality according to quality guidelines
* Maintains accurate count of envelopes to boxes, cartons and pallets
* Packs envelopes uniformly and neatly into completed containers while keeping up with machine speeds
* Places die cut paper stacks into the feed of the machine
* Checks orders throughout production to ensure accuracy of labeling, printing and packaging
* Troubleshoots minor operating difficulties including: analyzing machine operations, inspection of product, making necessary mechanical adjustments to eliminate quality variations and mechanical malfunctions.
* Performs machine wash-up and other general cleaning duties.
* Accurately completes paperwork to record labor, time and quality

What Does A Machine Set Up Operator Do At Us Foods

* RESPONSIBILITIES** (Each item should account for 10% or more)
* Set-up machines at the beginning of shift and as needed throughout the shift to ensure proper working order
* Safely change cutting blades on various machines
* Utilize all safety devices throughout operations
* Monitor machines during every procedure to ensure optimum running
* Ensure that regular and preventative maintenance procedures are carried out
* Provide relevant information regarding progress to managers
* Perform production responsibilities after set-up is complete
* Follow all Food Safety requirements and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
* Perform visual inspection of product to meet certain specification
* Ensure conformance to company standards and customer specifications
* Assist in cleanliness of general work area
* Ability to work days and hours that can change on a regular basis
* EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status

What Does A Machine Set Up Operator Do At Iowa Employer

* Set-up, operate and adjusts, conventional machines.
* Setup involves knowledge of exacting tolerance setup procedures
* Prescribe operational sequences, setup procedures, tooling, speeds, etc.
* Prescribed methods may be varied to compensate for unusual machining conditions
* Operated machine through the complete cycle to prove out setups and produce a pilot work piece for inspection purposes
* Diagnose machine or tooling malfunctions causing variances on production runs.
* Take measures to make corrective adjustments.
* Help train operators to operate machine after setups are made and proved out to improve their skills
* Work from route sheets, part drawings, and specifications.
* Checks dimensions as necessary, using measuring instruments such as scales, micrometers, and calipers.
* Works under minimum supervision and direction on normal routine work.
* Instruction and guidance provided on new work, tooling, unusual operating problems and difficulties
* Coordinate activities closely with cell coordinators, production scheduling, and engineering to maintain production schedules, methods, procedures, quality or work, and production costs
* Required to purchase itools of the tradei when necessary
* Responsible for keeping assigned machines and work area clean
* May perform other duties inherent to the

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How To Become A Machine Set Up Operator

A few months of on-the-job training is enough for most workers to learn basic machine operations, but 1 year or more is required to become proficient. Computer-controlled machine workers may need more training.

Education

Employers prefer metal and plastic machine workers who have a high school diploma. Prospective workers can improve their employment opportunities by completing high school courses in computer programming and vocational technology, and by gaining a working knowledge of the properties of metals and plastics. Having a sturdy math background, including taking courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic statistics, is also useful.

Some community colleges and other schools offer courses and certificate programs in operating metal and plastics machines.

Training

Machine operator trainees usually begin by watching and helping experienced workers on the job. Under supervision, they may start by supplying materials, starting and stopping the machines, or by removing finished products. Then they advance to more difficult tasks that operators perform, such as adjusting feed speeds, changing cutting tools, and inspecting a finished product for defects. Eventually, some develop the skills and experience to set up machines and help newer operators.

The complexity of the equipment usually determines the time required to become an operator. Some operators and tenders learn basic machine operations and functions in a few months, but other workers, such as computer-controlled machine tool operators, may need a year or more to become proficient.

Some employers prefer to hire workers who either have completed or are enrolled in a training program.

As the manufacturing process continues to utilize more computerized machinery, knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines can be helpful.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification can show competence and professionalism and can be helpful for advancement. The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) offers certification in numerous metalworking specializations.

Advancement

Advancement usually includes higher pay and more responsibilities. With experience and expertise, workers can become trainees for more advanced positions. It is common for machine operators to move into setup or machinery maintenance positions. Setup workers may become industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers, or machinists or tool and die makers.

Experienced workers with good communication and analytical skills may move into supervisory positions.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Metal and plastic machine workers must often be able to use programmable devices, computers, and robots on the factory floor.

Dexterity. Metal and plastic machine workers who work in metal and plastic machined goods manufacturing use precise hand movements to make the necessary shapes, cuts, and edges that designs require.

Mechanical skills. Metal and plastic machine workers set up and operate machinery. They must be comfortable working with machines and have a good understanding of how the machines and all their parts work.

Physical stamina. Metal and plastic machine workers must be able to stand for long periods and perform repetitive work.

Physical strength. Metal and plastic machine workers must be strong enough to guide and load heavy and bulky parts and materials into machines.

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Machine Set Up Operator Career Paths

Machine Set Up Operator
Forklift Operator Operator Numerical Control Operator
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Numerical Control Programmer Manufacturing Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Set-Up Operator Numerical Control Operator Machinist
Lead Machinist
6 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Driver/Owner Operator Operator
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Assembler Forklift Operator Press Operator
Lead Press Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Welder Numerical Control Operator Machinist
Machine Shop Supervisor
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Machinist Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Machinist Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Machinist Technician Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operator Production Supervisor Quality Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Set-Up Operator Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Manufacturing Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Welder Production Supervisor Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Delivery Driver Laboratory Technician
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Assembler Machinist
Senior Machinist
9 Yearsyrs
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Machine Set Up Operator Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    83.9%
  • Female

    15.8%
  • Unknown

    0.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    82.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.7%
  • Asian

    7.3%
  • Unknown

    1.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    64.3%
  • Polish

    14.3%
  • German

    7.1%
  • Japanese

    7.1%
  • Hmong

    7.1%
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Real Machine Set Up Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators AARD Design, LLC South Hackensack, NJ Mar 14, 2011 $51,064
Computer Numerically Controled Machine Set Up Operator Bourdon Forge Company Inc. Middletown, CT Jun 25, 2015 $44,429
Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators ABC T-Shirt Co Rockville, MD May 20, 2013 $42,888
Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators S.N.R. Graphics, Inc. Huntington Beach, CA Oct 21, 2011 $41,288
Press and Press Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic Gemini Manufacturing Co. Anaheim, CA Apr 09, 2010 $40,488
Tool-Machine Set-Up Operator AGC Heat Transfer VA May 09, 2011 $40,363
Press and Press Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic Gemini Manufacturing Co. Anaheim, CA Oct 05, 2007 $39,924
Screw Machine Set Up Operator, Multiple Spindle Soldream, Inc. CT Apr 01, 2012 $39,236
CNC Machine Set Up & Operator David Barnes Company CA Nov 03, 2011 $37,441
Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators California SHIR Printer, Inc. Garden Grove, CA Apr 22, 2010 $33,455
Screen Printing Machine Setters & Set Up Operators California SHIR Printer, Inc. Garden Grove, CA May 23, 2008 $33,455
Machine Set Up Operator ZALA MacHine Co., Inc. Hillsborough, NJ Sep 22, 2008 $33,100
Screen Printing Machine Setter and Set Up Operator South Shore Outdoor Store, Inc. NY Jun 16, 2010 $29,781
Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic Circuit Connect, Inc. Nashua, NH Oct 02, 2008 $29,740 -
$31,827
Grinding Machine Set-Up Operator Erner Painting LLC Ramsey, NJ Dec 11, 2009 $28,780
Grinding Machine Set-Up Operator Erner Painitng LLC Ramsey, NJ Dec 07, 2009 $28,780
Grinding Machine Set-Up Operator Erner Painting LLC Ramsey, NJ Dec 04, 2009 $28,780
Machine Tool Setter & Set Up Operators Acrison, Inc. Moonachie, NJ Feb 22, 2011 $28,195
Machine Tool Setter & Set Up Operators Acrison, Inc. Moonachie, NJ Oct 17, 2007 $28,195

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Top Skills for A Machine Set Up Operator

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Top Machine Set Up Operator Skills

  1. Inspect Parts
  2. CNC Machine
  3. Setup Operator
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Inspect parts for proper tolerance.
  • Set up and operate CNC machines
  • Screw Machine setup operator and CNC operator.
  • Performed set-ups and tool change outs on OMAS machining centers according to client specs.
  • Load and operate CNC lathe and milling machines, setup and operate manual lathe and milling machines.

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Machine Set Up Operator Videos

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