The industrial turner-miller shapes metal parts necessary for the mechanical construction of aircraft, or indusry.


• He studies the manufacturing plan in order to choose the assembly and adjustment of the machines and monitor their work.
• It gives a cylindrical shape to the workpiece.

Golden rules

• The turner must have a good spatial representation of the volumes.
• He must be able to perform calculations and interpret industrial drawings.
• This job requires rigor for machine calibration.

Working conditions

• He works closely with the miller.
• The turner works in the workshop and more often than not standing. It is a profession which therefore requires good physical condition.

Technology has made this trade evolve towards more machine monitoring adjustment tasks. The turner is becoming more and more an operator.

• He works in close collaboration with millers, manufacturing preparers and method agents.
• Hours are variable.
• He may be required to work on weekends, public holidays and at night.

Training required

• A BEP in computerized mechanical production trades,
• A mechanical vocational baccalaureate in mechanical engineering


From 1,500 to 2,200 euros net per month depending on experience.


With experience, the lathe operator may have to work in a design office which takes care of the work before manufacturing.


• Milling Operator
• Adjustment on machine tool
• Reamer