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What Is a Horizontal Boring Mill Operator and How to Become One

What Does a Horizontal Boring Mill Operator Do?

As a horizontal boring mill operator, your duties and responsibilities are to operate drilling machines, which bore, mill, or ream holes in metal, plastic, or other fabricated materials meant to assemble into larger components. You may drill different kinds of holes, such as countersink holes, which can be covered up upon assembly. As the operator, you are responsible for machine set-up, its operation, and the maintenance of tools and equipment. You must also adhere to all relevant safety guidelines at your job site.

What Are the Qualifications to Become a Horizontal Boring Mill Operator?

The qualifications needed to become a horizontal boring mill operator include practical skills and technical knowledge. Many boring machines run using sophisticated software, so you need to have a working knowledge of how to program and troubleshoot these machines. Horizontal boring machine operators must also know how to read technical designs and blueprints, and you should be able to carry out the design specifications. Being able to adhere to a proper maintenance routine is also an essential feature of the job.