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
In the Air Force: Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman
In the Army: Allied Trades Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Aircraft Metals Technology
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman; Allied Trades Specialist; Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician; Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician; Machinery Repairman; Machinist; Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician; Small Arms Repairer/Technician
In the Navy: Machinery Repairman
- 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