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.
Entry Level: $15.99/hr
Growth for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (51-4011)
|2017 Jobs||2028 Jobs||Change (2018-2028)||% Change (2018-2028)
Industries Employing Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2017)||% of Occupation in Industry (2017)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing ||325||21.3%||10.1%
|Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||121||8%||4.8%
|Machine Tool Manufacturing||42||2.7%||10.1%
|Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing||38||2.5%||3.2%
- 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.