Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Develop programs to control machining or processing of materials by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. May also set up, operate, or maintain equipment.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $49,150.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 976
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 29.15 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Technology and Tool Usage
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Decision-making
Work Ethic
Resource Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust mechanical equipment
Weld metal structures
Weld metal parts and components
Disassemble manufacturing or industrial equipment for maintenance and repair
Adjust measuring or control devices
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Set-up welding equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Assemble equipment or components
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Reassemble production or manufacturing equipment after repair
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Align machines or equipment to ensure positioning and levelness for work
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Braze metal parts or components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Cut metal or plastic material
Install production equipment or systems
Process metals using power or hand tools
Join materials using spot or tack welding
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Position raw materials on processing or production equipment
Shape metal or plastic
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
File metal or plastic objects
Reassemble light mechanical equipment after repair
Set-up specialized rigging
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Shape construction materials such as wood
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Cut construction material
Cast metal objects
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Perform basic carpentry
Connect electrical components or equipment

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain manufacturing equipment
Tighten/Loosen nuts, bolts, and fasteners
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Clean manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Replace worn equipment components
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Repair mechanical controls
Repair mechanical timing devices
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair production equipment or tools
Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical parts or components
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Repair measuring or control devices
Install hydraulic and pneumatic plumbing
Lubricate production equipment
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Clean metal or plastic processing tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain general production equipment
Maintain masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Complete routine building maintenance
Tend boilers or related equipment
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Clean industrial or production related tools, equipment, or machinery
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

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