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Tuesday 10.13.2015

National Application Center :: career details :: Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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Career Details :: Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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Operate or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool that has been previously set up. Includes such machine tools as band saws, press brakes, slitting machines, drills, lathes, and boring machines.


Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.


These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.


Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.


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