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1) Sets up and operates two or more types of gear-cutting and finishing machines, like gear shapers, hobs, honers and lappers, and generators, to machine spline or gear teeth on metal blanks according to machining instructions & knowledge of gear types gear machining.

2) Reads blueprint or job order to define gear dimensions and specifications, fixture cutter to use and machine settings.

3) Secures positions cutters in toolhead, on spindle, or on arbor and bolts fixtures on machine.

4) Mounts gears, cams, or templates, or moves levers to set feed rates and rotation speeds of cutters workpiece in relation to each other.

5) Positions secures workpiece to specified cutting angle on arbor, in chuck, or in fixture, using wrenches.

6) Starts machine, turns valve handle, and directs flow of coolant against tool workpiece.

7) Verifies conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gear measuring wires, master gears, and special gear inspection equipment.

8) May set cutting speeds and depth of stroke cut for reciprocating cutters.

9) May mount guides to control twisting motion of spindle for cutting helical gears.

10) May compute gear dimensions and machine settings, applying knowledge of shop mathematics gear design.

11) May machine nonmetallic materials.

12) May be required to have experience with custom or production work, or with particular material, product, or size, type, or trade name of machine..

* Other work duties may be described based on the business/industry needs from - gear machine operator general - position.

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