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.
Entry Level: $22.84/hr
Growth for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
|2017 Jobs||2028 Jobs||Change (2018-2028)||% Change (2018-2028)
Industries Employing Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, 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%
- Write programs in the language of a machine’s controller and store programs on media such as punch tapes, magnetic tapes, or disks.
- Determine the sequence of machine operations, and select the proper cutting tools needed to machine workpieces into the desired shapes.
- Revise programs or tapes to eliminate errors, and retest programs to check that problems have been solved.
- Analyze job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, printed circuit board pattern films, and design data to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates.
- Write instruction sheets and cutter lists for a machine’s controller to guide setup and encode numerical control tapes.