CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic

Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic

The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up or set up and operate machines to punch, crimp, cut blanks, or notch metal or plastic workpieces between preset dies, according to specifications. Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers.
 
Examine completed workpieces for defects such as chipped edges and marred surfaces, and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws.
 
Read work orders and production schedules to determine specifications, such as materials to be used, locations of cutting lines, and dimensions and tolerances.
 
Load workpieces, plastic material, or chemical solutions into machines.
 
Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
 
Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
 
Test and adjust machine speeds and actions, according to product specifications, and using gauges and hand tools.
 
Install, align, and lock specified punches, dies, cutting blades or other fixtures in rams or beds of machines, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims, and hand tools.
 
Clean and lubricate machines.
 
Position, align, and secure workpieces against fixtures or stops on machine beds or on dies.
 
Scribe reference lines on workpieces as guides for cutting operations, according to blueprints, templates, sample parts, or specifications.
 
Set blade tensions, heights, and angles to perform prescribed cuts, using wrenches.
 
Adjust ram strokes of presses to specified lengths, using hand tools.
 
Place workpieces on cutting tables, manually or using hoists, cranes, or sledges.
 
Position guides, stops, holding blocks, or other fixtures to secure and direct workpieces, using hand tools and measuring devices.
 
Thread ends of metal coils from reels through slitters, and secure ends on recoilers.
 
Turn valves to start flow of coolant against cutting areas and to start airflow that blows cuttings away from kerfs.
 
Set stops on machine beds, change dies, and adjust components, such as rams or power presses, when making multiple or successive passes.
 
Lubricate workpieces with oil.
 
Replace defective blades or wheels, using hand tools.
 
Mark identifying data on workpieces.
 
Turn controls to set cutting speeds, feed rates, and table angles for specified operations.
 
Plan sequences of operations, applying knowledge of physical properties of workpiece materials.
 
Hand-form, cut, or finish workpieces, using tools such as table saws, hand sledges, and anvils.
 
Grind out burrs and sharp edges, using portable grinders, speed lathes, and polishing jacks.
 
Sharpen dulled blades, using bench grinders, abrasive wheels, or lathes.
 
Remove housings, feed tubes, tool holders, and other accessories in order to replace worn or broken parts such as springs and bushings.
 
Hone cutters with oilstones to remove nicks.
 
Select, clean, and install spacers, rubber sleeves, and cutters on arbors.
 
Preheat workpieces, using heating furnaces or hand torches.
 
Set up or set up and operate machines to punch, crimp, cut blanks, or notch metal or plastic workpieces between preset dies, according to specifications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Automated inventory software Inventory management software
 
Computerized numerical control CNC software Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Striker Systems SS-Punch Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
 
Abrasive wheels Abrasive drums
 
Adjustable hand wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Allen wrenches Hex keys
 
Anvils Anvils
 
Bench grinders Power grinders
 
Bench lathes Lathes
 
Blanking presses Workshop presses
 
C clamps C clamps
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Cleaning scrapers Cleaning scrapers
 
Combination squares Squares
 
Computer terminals Mainframe console or dumb terminals
 
Computerized numerical control CNC turret punching machines Workshop presses
 
Core cutters Punching pliers
 
Crimping machines Bending machines
 
Cutting machines Cutting machines
 
Dial calipers Calipers
 
Die cutting presses Workshop presses
 
Digital micrometers Micrometers
 
Feeler gauges Feeler gauges
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Forming presses Workshop presses
 
Gauge blocks Gage block set
 
Gear-cutting machines Gear cutting tools
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Hand files Files
 
Hand nibblers Nibblers
 
Hand torches Blow torches
 
Handsaws Saws
 
Handtrucks Hand trucks or accessories
 
Heating furnaces Induction heaters
 
Hobbing presses Workshop presses
 
Hoisting equipment Hoists
 
Honing stones Sharpening stones or tools or kits
 
Hydraulic presses Hydraulic press frames
 
Labeling machines Label making machines
 
Layout scales Scales
 
Layout templates Templates
 
Lift trucks Articulating boom lift
 
Locking hand pliers Locking pliers
 
Metal chisels Cold chisels
 
Metal scribers Scribers
 
Multi-axis computerized numerical control CNC machines Milling cutters
 
Multiple punch presses Workshop presses
 
Notching machines Cutting machines
 
Overhead cranes Track cranes
 
Pallet jacks Pallet trucks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Portable grinders Power grinders
 
Power guillotine cutters Cutting machines
 
Power saws Power saws
 
Power shears Shears
 
Precision rulers Rulers
 
Press brakes Workshop presses
 
Protective ear muffs Ear muffs
 
Protractors Protractors
 
Punch presses Workshop presses
 
Safety gloves Protective gloves
 
Sawing machines Sawing machines
 
Shear presses Workshop presses
 
Shearing machines Cutting machines
 
Sheet metal hand tongs Tongs
 
Shims Shim
 
Sledgehammers Hammers
 
Slitting machines Cutting machines
 
Speed lathes Lathes
 
Steam cleaning equipment Pressure or steam cleaners
 
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Straightedges Straight edges
 
Table saws Power saws
 
Thermal cutting machines Cutting machines
 
Toggle presses Workshop presses
 
Tool dies Taps or dies
 
Transit levels Level sensors or transmitters
 
Tube benders Tube bending machinery
 
Turret presses Workshop presses
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Vernier calipers Calipers
 
Wire brushes Wire brushes
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Adjuster
Angle Shear Operator
Angle Shear Set Up Operator
Arbor Press Operator
Assembler
Automatic Punch-Press Operator
Automatic Screwmaker
Automobile Bumper Straightener
Bander Operator
Banding Machine Operator
Bench Shear Operator
Bender Machine Operator
Bending Machine Set Up Operator
Bending Roll Hand
Bending Roll Operator
Beveler
Billet Cutter
Billet Shearer
Blanker
Bliss Press Operator
Body Press Operator
Bolt Cutter
Brake Machine Operator
Brake Operator
Brass Cutter
Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Bender
Bullet Assembly Press Operator
CNC Bender Operator (Computer Numerically Controlled Bender Operator)
CNC Break Press Operator (Computer Numerically Controlled Break Press Operator)
CNC Punch Press Operator (Computer Numerically Controlled Punch Press Operator)
Calender Roll Press Operator
Can Cutter
Center Punch Operator
Clearance Cutter
Clincher
Clinching Machine Operator
Coil Cutter
Coil Shaper
Cold Saw Operator
Corner Former
Crimping Machine Operator
Crimping Machine Operator for Metal
Crimping Press Operator
Cut Off Saw Set Up Operator
Cut-Off Machine Operator
Cutter
Cutting and Creasing Press Operator
Debridging Machine Operator
Diamond Saw Operator
Dicer Operator
Die Cast Operator
Die Cutter
Die Setter
Dimpling Machine Operator
Dinkey Press Operator
Draw Press Operator
Drawing Press Operator
Duplicator Punch Operator
Duplicator Punch Set Up Operator
Equipment Technician
Fabrication Machine Operator
Fabricator
Filament Cutter
Finish Saw Operator
Flying Shear Operator
Folder Machine Operator
Folding Machine Operator
Foot Press Operator
Forming Press Operator
Four Slide Machine Setter
Four Slide Operator
Friction Saw Operator
Gasket Former
Gasket Maker
Grinder Operator
Hack Saw Operator
Hammer Mill Operator
Hammer Operator
Heavy Duty Press Operator
Hoop Puncher
Hot Dimpling Machine Operator
Hot Punch Press Operator
Hot Saw Operator
Hot Stamp Operator
Hydropress Operator
Iron Bender
Ironworker
Ironworker-Machine Operator
Jigsawyer
Joggle Press Operator
Key Cutter
Kick Press Operator
Kick Press Setter
Knuckle Bender
Last Sawyer
Link Cutter
Machine Operator
Machine Operator Slitter Technician
Machine Setter
Machining Associate
Machinist
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Metal Bending Machine Operator
Metal Bonding Press Operator
Metal Cut-Off Saw Operator
Metal Cut-Off Saw Tender
Metal Cutter
Metal Punch Press Operator
Metal Shaping Machine Operator
Metal Slitter
Metal Stamper
Metal Stamping Machine Operator
Metal Trimmer
Metal Tube Cutter
Metal and Plastic Sawing Machine Tool Setter
Metal and Plastic Shear and Slitter Machine Setter
Metallic Yarn Slitting Machine Operator
Mold Technician
Mottle Lay Up Operator
Nibbler Operator
Notcher
Notching Machine Operator
Nut Blanker Operator
Offstacker
Operator
Perforator Operator
Pierce and Shave Press Operator
Pipe Bender
Pipe Stem Sawyer
Planisher
Planishing Press Operator
Plastic Cutter
Plastic Press Operator
Plate Slitter and Inspector
Pneumatic Press Hand
Power Brake Operator
Power Press Tender
Press Brake Machine Setter/Set-Up Operator
Press Brake Operator
Press Machine Operator
Press Operator
Press Setter
Printed Circuit Board Panels Trimmer
Printed Circuit Boards Die Set-Up Operator
Profile Saw Operator
Profile Saw Setup Operator
Profile Trimmer
Punch Machine Hand
Punch Machine Operator
Punch Operator
Punch Press Operator
Punch Press Setter
Punch-Press Operator
Rivet Hole Puncher
Rolling Mill Operator
Rotary Shear Operator
Saw Inspector Operator
Saw Operator
Sawyer
Scrap Cutter
Scraper
Screw Cutter
Set-Up Operator
Shear Operator
Shear Setter
Shearman
Sheeter Operator
Sheetmetal Worker
Sinter Press Operator
Sintering Press Operator
Sizing Machine Operator
Slasher
Slat Twister
Slitter Operator
Slitter Service and Setter
Slitting Machine Operator
Snap Shearer
Spring Coiling Machine Setter
Spring Tester
Square Cutter
Stamp Press Operator
Stamping Press Operator
Steel Cutter
Straight Line Press Setter
Straightener
Straightening Machine Operator
Straightening Press Operator
Stretcher Operator
Strip Metal Punch and Straightener Operator
Swage Tender
Swaging Machine Adjuster
Sweep Press Operator
Table Saw Operator
Tablet Machine Operator
Tape Control Turret Punch-Press Operator
Tension Line Operator
Terminal Press Operator
Thermal Cutting Machine Operator
Tin Cutter
Toggle Press Operator
Trim Machine Adjuster
Trimmer Machine Operator
Trimming Machine Operator
Tube Cutter
Tubing Machine Tender
Turret Punch-Press Operator
Twisting Machine Operator
Under Cutter
Under Cutting Machine Operator
Vertical Contour Band-Saw Operator
Vertical Punch Operator
Welder
Wheel Press Operator
Wheel Presser
Wire Coiner
Wire Cutter
Wire Machine Cutter
Wire Sawyer
Wire Straightener
Wire Turning Machine Operator
Zipper Cutter
Zipper Trimmer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Cutting/Punching/Press Mach Setrs/Opers/Tndrs Metal/Plastic
 
 
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