- Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
- Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
- Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.
- Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
- Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock to display placement of cuts.
- Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.
- Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
- Install repaired parts into equipment or install new equipment.
- Program computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools.
- Confer with engineering, supervisory, or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: + 2.6%
National: + 2.0%
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)