CNC Jobs are in Demand!
CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines have changed the modern landscape of manufacturing. Instead of creating component parts by hand, which is time-consuming and often inaccurate, CNC machines create parts and products from many kinds of materials using information inputted by a CNC specialist on a computer. The result? An automated system that quickly and accurately produces metal, plastic, wood, or fabric pieces that are used in a hundreds of industries. CNC machines have improved our quality of life and created a safer environment. In fact, many of the things you use every day—from your car to your coffee machine—has been has been manufactured by a CNC machine.
CNC Machinist Duties and Industries
CNC operators must:
- Understand the manufacturing system
- Understand blueprints
- Know how to code a computer by interpreting and editing CNC programming
- Be able to measure the output and make adjustments if necessary
- Test new products on the CNC machines to prepare for an automated run
- Know how to maintain, and in some cases, repair a machine
Some of the many industries that use CNC machines and require CNC operators include:
- Transportation: for trucks, motorcycles, cars, boats
- Industrial: for valves, pneumatic, and machines
- Aerospace and Defense: for cabin and cockpit components, engine and flight control, radio equipment
- Medical: for equipment and surgical tools
CNC operators can be trained in just 18 weeks, and CNC machinists in 33 weeks. After that, they will be ready to work in a factory or facility, making up to as much as $50,00 annually after several years of experience—and in some parts of the country, as much as $80,000 per year. Skilled production workers are in great demand and jobs will only continue to grow.
PMI’s Diploma Programs train students for careers in manufacturing, using a blend of theory and hands-on work so that our graduates have the skills and knowledge to begin their career immediately. Call or contact us today to learn more.