Profession cnc operator
CNC operators operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform machine functions on metal or plastic workpieces.
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Tasks cnc operator
- Determine specifications (material, machine operation, etc.), tool and equipment requirements and procedure sequences from blueprints, instructions and machine knowledge.
- Select tools and materials necessary for the job.
- Set up machine controls by turning the planned machining operations into a set of instructions.
- Test the machine operation by a trial run or using computer simulations.
- Operate CNC-machines for manufacturing.
- Control machines during operation, e.g. by listening and observing, in order to detect problems or irregularities.
- Confer with supervisor or programmer to resolve machine malfunctions and production problems.
- Adjust machines in case of malfunctioning, problems or irregularities.
- Mount, install, align and secure tools, attachments, fixtures and workpieces on machines, e.g. using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
- Maintain machines and remove and replace broken or worn machine parts using hand tools.
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