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CNC Operator

What does a CNC operator do?

CNC operators set up and operate machines that cut, shape, and form metal and plastic materials or pieces.

What do I need to get a CNC operator job?

CCBC – Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency through five certifications from the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS). 

DTCC – The Machinist Training Level 2 Certificate Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for positions such as: N/C Operator, N/C Programmer, Tool and Die Maker, Tool Designer, Production Engineer

What is the median salary of a CNC operator?

  • $54,820

Where can I go from here?

Manufacturing Careers
1. Shipping & Receiving Clerk
2. Forklift Operator
3. Welder
4. Machine Operator
5. Machinist
6. Packer/Packager
7. Team Assembler
8. Production Helper
9. Maintenance Helper
10. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk
11. Tool and Die Maker
12. Applied Engineering Technician
13. CAD Technician
14. Maintenance Mechanic
15. Facility Manager
16. Industrial Machinery Maintenance
17. CAD Designer
18. QC Technician
19. CNC Programmer
20. CNC Operator
21. Shift Supervisor/Team Lead
22. Maintenance Manager
23. General Operations Manager
24. Manufacturing Engineer
25. Engineering Manager
26. Engineering Technologist
27. QC Inspector/Tester
28. Engineering Technician
29. QC Manager
30. Production Supervisor
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