Profession screw machine operator

Screw machine operators set up and tend mechanical screw machines designed to manufacture (threaded) screws out of processed metal workpieces, specifically small- to medium-sized ones that have been turned by a lathe and turn machine.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Screw types

    The various types of screws that can be manufactured, such as a cap screw, setscrew with hollow head, machine screw with oval head, machine screw with Philips head, flat-head wood screw, lag screw, self-tapping screw, and others.

  • Screw machine parts

    The various parts of a machine designed to manufacture screws, such as the spindle, spindle drive motor, spindle speed change gear, lead cam, front cross slide cam, turret, turret feed dog carrier, and others.

  • Screw manufacturing processes

    The various manufacturing processes performed to produce metal screws, such as cold heading, thread rolling, thread cutting, and others.


  • Tend screw machine

    Tend a metalworking machine designed to produce metal screws, by process of cold heading and thread rolling, 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

dies statistical process control metal smoothing technologies set up automotive robot consult technical resources read standard blueprints perform product testing keep records of work progress provide advice to technicians ferrous metal processing metal forming technologies monitor conveyor belt cutting technologies record production data for quality control types of metal manufacturing processes manufacturing of heating equipment apply preliminary treatment to workpieces manufacturing of metal containers wear appropriate protective gear replace die perform machine maintenance use cam software manufacturing of metal assembly products program a cnc controller operate precision measuring equipment