Career Starter - Madera County
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.
Annual Median Wage:
$40,070.00 ($19.26 per hour)
Some college, no degree
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation Monitoring Show fewer Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
Work Tasks
Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
Install mechanical components in production equipment.
Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to
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