Reads blueprint, job order,tooling instructions, or standard charts to determine productspecifications, work holding arrangement, cutting speeds, feedrates, and cutting tools to be used.
Attachesspecified chuck or chuck jaws to headstock.
Moves controls, cams, and stops to set rotation speedsand feed rates and to control tool and work piece movement forspecified operations.
Lifts work piecemanually or using hoist, and positions and secures it inchuck.
Turns hand wheels to position tools inrelation to work piece.
Turns valve handle anddirects flow of coolant against tools and work piece.
Starts machine, and moves controls to adjust positionsand movements of tools during machine operation.
Verifies conformance of turned work pieces tospecifications.
Decides on station and timingof each operation to assure efficient use of tools andtime.
Sets up automatic device to feed workpieces to machine.
Computes such data asdimensions, rotation speeds, and feed rates.
In addition, other related duties of similar or lesserclassifications as conditions demand.