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Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
District Of Columbia

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

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation.
  • Set up and operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic workpieces.
  • Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences.
  • Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems.
  • Remove and replace dull cutting tools.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Boring machines
  • Calipers
  • Milling machines
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe
  • Traveling column milling machine

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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