Man in a hard hat working at a machine

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

Sample of reported job titles: Brake Press Operator; Computer Numerical Control Lathe Operator (CNC Lathe Operator); Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator (CNC Machine Operator); Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist); Computer Numerical Control Mill Operator (CNC Mill Operator); Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator); Computer Numerical Control Set-Up and Operator (CNC Set-Up and Operator); Machine Operator; Machine Set-Up, Operator; Machinist

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $17.53/hr (+33% from 2015)
  • 330 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 4%
  • Retirement Risk: 19% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 9% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

 Applied Math Workplace Documents Graphic Literacy


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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.