YOUR CAREER AS A CNC MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMER, METAL AND PLASTIC

Program, operate, set, and be in complete control of the computer and your future as you earn a great salary.

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A Day in the Life of a CNC Programmer

Program, operate, set, and be in complete control of the computer and your future as you earn a great salary.


MEDIAN INCOME

$52K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

240


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

15.7%


WHAT IS CNC MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING?

CNC machine tool programmers develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment or systems.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

CNC machine tool programmers possess these qualities:

  • BLUEPRINT UNDERSTANDING
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL

WHAT DO CNC MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMERS DO?

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Program, test and revise machine programming .

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Tooling and design of machining, including electric and sand core molds, mills and lathes.

Male CNC programmer using an automatic machine sequence to cut a design into wood slabs.

Sequence automatic machine operations and select cutting tools.


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a career in CNC machine tool programming.

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High school diploma or equivalent

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Long-term on-the-job training


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