Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic


Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.
Also called: Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer), Programmer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Mastercam
  • Vero Software WorkNC
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
    Object or component oriented development software
  • G code
  • M code

Education:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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