Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Operate computer-controlled tools, machines, or robots to machine or process parts, tools, or other work pieces made of metal, plastic, wood, stone, or other materials. May also set up and maintain equipment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $41,040.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,079
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -5.49 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Technology and Tool Usage
Information Gathering
Following Directions
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Resource Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Disassemble manufacturing or industrial equipment for maintenance and repair
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust mechanical equipment
Weld metal parts and components
Weld metal structures
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Set-up welding equipment
Cut metal or plastic material
Shape metal or plastic
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Adjust measuring or control devices
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Assemble equipment or components
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
File metal or plastic objects
Reassemble production or manufacturing equipment after repair
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Process metals using power or hand tools
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Align machines or equipment to ensure positioning and levelness for work
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Set-up specialized rigging
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Braze metal parts or components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Join materials using spot or tack welding
Shape construction materials such as wood
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain manufacturing equipment
Tighten/Loosen nuts, bolts, and fasteners
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Clean manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Replace worn equipment components
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair production equipment or tools
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces
Lubricate production equipment
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Clean metal or plastic processing tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain general production equipment
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical parts or components
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair work tools or equipment
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Repair mechanical controls
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair mechanical timing devices
Clean industrial or production related tools, equipment, or machinery
Install hydraulic and pneumatic plumbing
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain mining machinery or equipment

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