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Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators

Operate machines to saw, punch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$20.74 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Shrinking
Growth rate:  -8.5%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Operate cutting equipment.
  • Operate forklifts or other loaders.
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Job Title Examples:

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

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