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What does a CNC Machinist do?
CNC Machinists set up and operate CNC machinery. CNC machines, or Computer Numerically Controlled machines, convert a digital design or set of programmed instructions into a complete physical part by removing excess materials, say for example, in aluminum, steel, or titanium. The CNC Machinist is responsible for setting up the machine as well as operating it and making necessary adjustments during the process.
What skills are required?
- Interpreting technical drawings
- Mathematical calculations
- CNC Programming
- Attention to detail
CNC Machinists typically learn on the job, and it doesn’t require a degree. Some Machinists learn through formal training programs or apprenticeships.
How much does a CNC Machinist get paid?
The median annual salary for a CNC Machinist is $45,840.