Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic


Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
Also called: Machine Operator, Press Operator, Saw Operator, Set-Up Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP
    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Striker Systems SS-Punch

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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