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: $21.62/hr
Growth for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, 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 ||57||25.1%||1.8%
|Precision Turned Product Manufacturing||<10||3.7%||1.9%
|Machine Tool Manufacturing||<10||3.3%||1.7%
|Industrial Mold Manufacturing||<10||2.7%||1.7%
- 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.