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Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

Operate computer-controlled machines to perform functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

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High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Lift materials or workpieces using cranes or other lifting equipment.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Calculate specific material, equipment, or labor requirements for production.
  • Confer with others to resolve production problems or equipment malfunctions.
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Job Title Examples:

Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
Machine Operator
Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)

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