Profession metal planer operator
Metal planer operators set up and operate a planer, which is a metalworking machine designed to cut excess material from a metal workpiece using linear relative motion between the planer's cutting tool and the workpiece in order to create a linear toolpath and cut.
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- Types of planing cutters
Types of cutters used in the planing process of a workpiece, such as carbide tipped cutters, hydro planing cutters and others.
- Tend metal planer
Tend a planer machine designed to cut excess material from a workpiece in order to create a flat surface, monitor and operate it according to regulations.
- Supply machine with appropriate tools
Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.
- Dispose of cutting waste material
Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.
- Measure flatness of a surface
Measure the evenness of a workpiece's surface after it has been processed by checking for deviations from the desired perpendicular state.
- Operate metal sheet shaker
Operate shaker by opening up an air valve allowing for slugs, the parts of the workpiece punched out, to fall into the shaker and be mixed and shaken before they're either recycled and reused or discarded, depending on the material.