Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator (CNC Machine Operator), Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Machinist
What they do:Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.
On the job, you would:
- Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
- Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
- Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement, according to required machining sequences.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
Hand and Finger Use
Hearing and Speech
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
Computer aided design CAD software
Analytical or scientific software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
You might like a career in one of these industries:
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