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Occupational Employment Statistics


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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11014$22.41/hr$15.43/hr$19.24/hr$20.79/hr$24.57/hr$30.98/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing250$19.39/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services30$24.60/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 20$19.46/hr-17.6%
Southeast Minnesota 20$19.78/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$19.78/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$15.49/hr-13.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110$20.79/hr-18.9%
Northwest Balance of State 110$15.50/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 120$20.86/hrN/A
Minnesota 280$19.39/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.