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Planer Type Milling Machine Setup Operator Salary
in Montana, United States

$39,283 (USD)

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Last updated: March 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Planer Type Milling Machine Setup Operator is $39,283 a year and $19 an hour in Montana, United States. The average salary range for a Planer Type Milling Machine Setup Operator is between $29,293 and $47,597. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Montana, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates planer-type milling machine that moves workpiece back and forth against rigidly held rotating cutters to mill workpieces, such as castings and machine parts, according to knowledge of planer-mill operating procedures: studies blueprints or layout on workpiece to determine machine set-up, and sequence of machining operations.
  • Lifts workpiece, using hoist, to position on machine bed.
  • Secures workpiece in holding fixture, using wrenches, and verifies position, using gauges, calipers, or square.
  • Selects cutting tool and mounts it in spindle, using handtools.
  • Adjusts controls to set feed rate, speed of cutting tool, and depth of cut.
  • Turns controls to position cutting tool relative to workpiece, starts machine, and engages automatic feed.
  • Observes operation, stops machine to change cutting tool, and adjust controls.
  • Verifies conformance of workpiece to finished specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Removes workpiece from machine bed.
Planer Type Milling Machine Setup Operator Job Prevalence in Montana, United States

Job family: Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 17,820

Estimated population of Planer Type Milling Machine Setup Operator jobs: 1,505

Rate of error: 7.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Planer Type Milling Machine Setup Operator Job Listings for Montana, United States

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Mar 11
Great Falls, MT, USA
Loenbro Inc.
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