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: $16.03/hr
Growth for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (51-4011)
|2018 Jobs||2029 Jobs||Change (2018-2029)||% Change (2018-2029)
Industries Employing Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2018)||% of Occupation in Industry (2018)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing ||328||21.6%||10.5%
|Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||86||5.6%||3.5%
|Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing||54||3.6%||4.3%
|Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing||45||3%||4.4%
- 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.