Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer), Process Engineer, Programmer, Programer
In the Navy: Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist
What they do:Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.
On the job, you would:
- Determine the sequence of machine operations, and select the proper cutting tools needed to machine workpieces into the desired shapes.
- Revise programs or tapes to eliminate errors, and retest programs to check that problems have been solved.
- Analyze job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, printed circuit board pattern films, and design data to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
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
Object or component oriented development software
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