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Job and Die Setters

Overview

Job setters and die setters, also known as setup operators or setup workers, prepare machine tools and production tools for others to use. They set up jigs, fixtures, cutting tools, and stamping tools on machines that are used for the shaping of metal. They also instruct machine tool operators on how to use the machines, and they make minor repairs and adjustments as needed during production. In some smaller companies these employees may also operate the machinery they set up.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Machine Shop Owner

Shop Supervisor

Job or Die Setter

Machine Operator

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