Top Machine Setter Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Machine Setter. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Machine Setter resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.3% of Machine Setter resumes contained Hand Tools as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Machine Setter actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Machine Setter resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Hand Tools

high Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Changed alignment and adjustment of cutting machine guides in order to prevent defects in finished products, using hand tools.
  • Skilled in use of various measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Cleaned and maintained work pieces and welding machine parts, using hand tools and equipment.
  • Positioned and adjusted fixtures, attachments and work pieces on machine, using hand tools.
  • Adjust guide assemblies, forming bars, and folding mechanisms according to specifications, using hand tools.
  • Added components, chemicals and solutions to welding machine, using hand tools.

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2. Computer Numerical Control

high Demand
Here's how Computer Numerical Control is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Set up, programmed, and controlled computer-aided design (CAD) and computer numerical control (CNC) machines.
  • Transfer commands from servers to computer numerical control (CNC) modules, using computer network links.

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3. Set Up

high Demand
Here's how Set Up is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Maintained machinery in operating condition; trained coworkers in set up and operations.
  • Set up various machines involved with assembly and packaging of knives, box cutters, and screwdrivers.
  • Set up and operate rotary style bolt threading equipment for various sizes and styles of bolts.
  • Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat plastic products.
  • Excel at set up and operation of all woodworking machines in machine room.
  • Set up machines for production and perform change overs in a timely manor.
  • Set up welding robots as well as material handling robots.
  • Set UP Operate Roller bearing machine/ Inspection/in house auditor.
  • Set up large mills and various heat treating equipment.
  • Set up and operated a group of machines.
  • Set up, operated and tended machines.
  • Set up, adjusting, and operating of industrial punching machines * Set up, adjusting, and operating of bending machines
  • Set up grinding machines and operated them Read blueprints and checked tools with micrometers and calipers.
  • Set up with tools for cnc machines that made barrings for car engines.
  • Machine setup * Set up work stations for presses.
  • Set up and supervised the running of two packing machines Chose running order of months scheduled product to minimize setup downtime.
  • Set up machines for other operators Assist with manufacturing on down time Operate machines
  • Machine Setter "C", set up plastic molding for operator

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4. Machine Operation

high Demand
Here's how Machine Operation is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Trained all machine setters assigned to my area on the operation and execution of proper machine operation.
  • Observed machine operation to detect work piece defects and machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
  • Turn knobs to set pressures and depths of ram strokes and to synchronize machine operations.
  • Identified machine discrepancies and improved machine operation increasing machine productivity by 30%.
  • Attended monthly safety meetings to ensure machine operation safety.
  • Gather pertinent data to analyze problems with machine operations to create solutions and better stream line production.

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5. Safety Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Set tooling for CNC and dial index, broaches precision gauging measuring, safety procedures, machined automotive components
  • Trained associates and new temporaries in company policy, safety procedures, and general machine operation.
  • Involved with hazard mapping and safety procedures to reduce various hazards throughout the mill.
  • Lock Out/Tag Out, and all safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate equipment operations and work and safety procedures to new employees.
  • Performed lockout/tagout safety procedures per OSHA requirements.

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6. Troubleshoot

high Demand
Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Set up and operate machinery Repair equipment Troubleshoot machines
  • Control quality by checking parts as prescribed and troubleshoot if machined parts aren't within specifications.
  • Used troubleshooting skills to implement countermeasure methods upon breakdowns in order to maintain production goals.
  • Set up, operate, troubleshoot, tear down various types of production equipment.

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7. Product Specifications

average Demand
Here's how Product Specifications is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Tested and adjusted machine speed and actions according to product specifications Cleaned and lubricated machines.
  • Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, utilizing knowledge of machine operation.
  • Direct workers on the proper mill adjustments to ensure and correct deviation in product specifications.
  • Test and adjust machine speeds and actions, according to product specifications, and using hand tools.
  • Measure and inspect machined parts to ensure conformance to product specifications.
  • Measure, space, and set saw blades, cutters, and perforators, according to product specifications.

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8. RAN

average Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Conducted hourly Quality checks on products to ensure they were within specification and tolerance.
  • Read blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup.
  • Assemble bearings in cage and rollers to a specific cage shake tolerance.
  • Machined small and large parts to tolerances of 0.1mm.
  • Transferred materials and supplies to work areas.
  • Identified and quarantined suspect and non-conforming material Led daily shift communication meetings
  • Sharpened chipperand planer knives, bits, and other cutting and shaping tools.
  • Ensured parts met geometric tolerances, including concentricity, symmetry, and circularity.

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9. Production Machines

average Demand
Here's how Production Machines is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Maintained the maintenance and repair for 27 production machines.
  • Adjusted fine tools for production machines and equipment.
  • Reset complicated food preparation and production machines to fit various orders.
  • Position Held Machine Adjuster - Setup, maintenance and operation of high speed production machines.

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10. Setting Machines

average Demand
Here's how Setting Machines is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Required setting machines in order to run various manufacturing jobs.

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11. CMM

average Demand
Here's how CMM is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Check quality at two-hour intervals by using Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), hard gauge, and visual inspection.
  • Test products on CMM machine.
  • Adjust machines to CMM reports.
  • Use the CMM reports to make adjustments to the parts by interfacing with the Macro Variables in the computer console.
  • Perform daily CMM checks on all parts to verify bore location and size.
  • Operate Browne & Sharpe CMM to create Inspection reports.

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12. Production Requirements

average Demand
Here's how Production Requirements is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Manage shift production requirements by assigning operators to machines needed for production demands.

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13. Product Quality

low Demand
Here's how Product Quality is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Communicate with shift supervisor and/or machine adjusters potential issues that could affect product quality and/or safety including equipment and product issues.
  • Certify and inspect product quality.
  • Utilized SPC, to proactively institute necessary repairs and ensure product quality.
  • Assisted process engineers in maximizing product quality and process flow.
  • Inspect product quality, size, print, quantities, etc.

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14. Production Runs

low Demand
Here's how Production Runs is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Remove parts such as dies from machines after production runs are finished.
  • Remove dies from machines when production runs are finished.
  • Prepared machine tooling for production runs Trained new employees on the safe operation of various production machinery

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15. Production Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Production Equipment is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Set up and operate all production equipment in the shop, performed preventative maintenance, lead on special projects.
  • Monitor packaging production equipment, bundled product, and mail product on processing lines.
  • Inspect and perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot, repair both electrical and mechanical components on production equipment and machinery.
  • Helped in the routine maintenance, mechanical diagnosis, and repair of production equipment.
  • Maintain and repair envelope production equipment in a manner than minimizes downtime.
  • Operated, maintained, serviced and changed over production equipment.

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16. Machine Components

low Demand
Here's how Machine Components is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.

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17. Production Schedules

low Demand
Here's how Production Schedules is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Analyze and implement production schedules and reports to determine production requirements.

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18. Dial Indicators

low Demand
Here's how Dial Indicators is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Verified conformance of piece parts to specification using measuring instruments such as micrometer, air gauges, and dial indicators.

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19. Trial Cuts

low Demand
Here's how Trial Cuts is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Start machines, adjust controls, and make trial cuts to ensure that machinery is operating properly.

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20. Machine Functions

low Demand
Here's how Machine Functions is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Turn controls to adjust machine functions, such as regulating air pressure, creating vacuums, and adjusting coolant flow.

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21. Job Orders

low Demand
Here's how Job Orders is used in Machine Setter jobs:
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions, and to plan operational sequences.
  • Read job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Machine Setter

Hand Tools12.6%
Computer Numerical Control11.3%
Set Up10.6%
Machine Operation10.6%
Safety Procedures9.3%
Troubleshoot6%
Product Specifications4.6%
RAN4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Machine Setter

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
12.3%
12.3%
2
2
Computer Numerical Control
Computer Numerical Control
11%
11%
3
3
Set Up
Set Up
10.4%
10.4%
4
4
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
10.4%
10.4%
5
5
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
9.1%
9.1%
6
6
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
5.8%
5.8%
7
7
Product Specifications
Product Specifications
4.5%
4.5%
8
8
RAN
RAN
3.9%
3.9%
9
9
Production Machines
Production Machines
3.9%
3.9%
10
10
Setting Machines
Setting Machines
3.2%
3.2%
11
11
CMM
CMM
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
Production Requirements
Production Requirements
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Product Quality
Product Quality
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Production Runs
Production Runs
2.6%
2.6%
15
15
Production Equipment
Production Equipment
2.6%
2.6%
16
16
Machine Components
Machine Components
2.6%
2.6%
17
17
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Dial Indicators
Dial Indicators
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
Trial Cuts
Trial Cuts
1.9%
1.9%
20
20
Machine Functions
Machine Functions
1.9%
1.9%
21
21
Job Orders
Job Orders
1.9%
1.9%

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