Man standing in front of a computerized machine with buttons and dials, making adjustments

CNC Tool Programmers develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.

Sample of reported job titles: CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer), Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator (CNC Machine Operator), Computer Numerical Control Machining Center Operator (CNC Machining Center Operator), Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer), Machine Shop Lead Man, Machining Manager, Process Engineer, Programmer

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $21.04/hr (+30% from 2015)
  • 57 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 9%
  • Retirement Risk: 18% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 7% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*


Graphic Literacy
5 5 5

Training and Prep

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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.