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: $14.76/hr
Growth for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (51-4011)
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing ||304||19.2%||9.6%
|Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||131||8.3%||5.7%
|Precision Turned Product Manufacturing||54||3.4%||12.9%
|All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing||51||3.2%||2.6%
- 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.