|Tool and Die Setter
Tool and die setters set up and adjust machine tools and other production machines, such as automatic lathes or multiple operation machines. These machines are then operated by other workers, usually in situations where large-scale production techniques are used.
Tool and die setters may…
Tool and die setters work in factories and - or workshops that can be noisy at times, however the work environments are generally spacious, ventilated and well lit. The majority of their work is spent standing They wear protective clothing and equipment, may be required to stand for long periods and may be required to work shifts.
To work as a tool and die setters you will usually require a Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication Trade).
With experience, and possibly further training, you may be able to work in advanced trade or technician occupations, and also at a para-professional level assisting engineers.
Of course you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
Earnings, Job and Employment Prospects
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