Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic :

Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $45,610.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,262
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 26.99 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Review engineering data or reports

Interacting With Computers

Program computer numerical controlled machines
Program operation of computerized manufacturing equipment or machinery
Program equipment to perform production tasks
Solve software problems

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Lay out machining, welding or precision assembly projects
Draw prototypes, renderings, plans, or maps to scale
Calculate engineering specifications
Create drafting or mechanical drawings

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Solve machining tool problems
Employ statistical process control procedures
Implement pollution control techniques

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up computer numerical control machines
Position patterns on equipment, materials, or workpieces
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment

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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.

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Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Siemens Nixdorf Hardware

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