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Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Job Information

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


  • Manufacturing industries employ almost all of these workers.
  • Workers learn in apprenticeship programs, informally on the job, and in secondary, vocational, or postsecondary schools; many entrants have previously worked as machinists or machine setters, operators, and tenders.
  • Applicants are expected to face competition for jobs.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $35,220/yr ($17.61/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma