IS COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINE TOOL OPERATION RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • A good listener?
  • Good at math?
  • An active learner?
  • A good problem solver?
  • A good teacher?
Job Description:

Operate robots or computer-controlled machines to execute machine tasks on metal and plastic

Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Transfer commands from servers to computer numerical control (CNC) modules, using computer network links.
  • Check to ensure that workpieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation.
  • Set up and operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic workpieces.
  • Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation.
  • Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences.
  • Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems.
  • Remove and replace dull cutting tools.

WorkKeys Occupational Profile Median Scores

Applied Mathematics - Level 3
Reading For Information - Level 3
Locating Information - Level 4
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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $10.46
  • Median                           $15.61
  • Experienced                   $22.01

Annual Openings                   30

2021 Projected Employment 749

Average Education Level      High School Diploma/GED

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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