The occupation code you requested, 51-4012.00 (Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 51-9162.00 (Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers) instead.
Develop programs to control machining or processing of materials by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. May also set up, operate, or maintain equipment.
Sample of reported job titles:
CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer), Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer), Programmer
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