Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic :

Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $35,650.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 8,311
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.57 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Cut metal or plastic material
File metal or plastic objects
Shape metal or plastic
Process metals using power or hand tools

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Computerized Numerical Control Lathes
Forklift Operation
Milling Cutters

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