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CNC Machine Operator

ATIM CNC Machine Operator Career

CNC machine operators use computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

Occupational Overview

— Run computerized machines programmed to cut and shape parts.

— Read and interpret blueprints.

— Work alone most of the time.

— Sometimes wear protective gear such as safety glasses and face masks.

— May work on a rotating or shift schedule.

— Formal training is usually through an apprenticeship program or on the job.

Demand for CNC Machine Operators

In 2012, there were 5,231 CNC machine operator jobs in the Chicago region.

Wages for the Chicago Region

Starting wage: $10.96/hour

Median wage: $17.38/hour
(average for someone working in the industry for a while)

Learn More About CNC Machining

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The video is presented here solely to provide career information.

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