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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic



Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota         


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing40$20.59/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/A-17.6%
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A-13.4%
Southeast Minnesota N/A$20.59/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 30$18.78/hr-18.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 30$18.78/hrN/A
Minnesota 50$20.59/hr-15.0%




  • Verify conformance of machined work to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, micrometers, or fixed or telescoping gauges.
  • Lift workpieces onto work tables either manually or with hoists or direct crane operators to lift and position workpieces.
  • Study machining instructions, job orders, or blueprints to determine dimensional or finish specifications, sequences of operations, setups, or tooling requirements.
  • Observe drilling or boring machine operations to detect any problems.
  • Move machine controls to lower tools to workpieces and to engage automatic feeds.
  • Install tools in spindles.
  • Establish zero reference points on workpieces, such as at the intersections of two edges or over hole locations.
  • Lift workpieces onto work tables either manually or with hoists or direct crane operators to lift and position workpieces.
  • Change worn cutting tools, using wrenches.
  • Select and set cutting speeds, feed rates, depths of cuts, and cutting tools, according to machining instructions or knowledge of metal properties.