CNC Production Specialist Program
What are the responsibilities of a CNC Production Specialist?
As a CNC Operator or Machinist, you are responsible for running large-scale production equipment and machines. CNC Operators use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision metal parts. Many machinists must be able to use both manual and CNC machinery. CNC machines control the cutting tool speed and complete all required cuts to create a part. The machinist determines the cutting path, the speed of the cut, and the feed rate by programming instructions into the CNC machine.
Although workers may produce large quantities of one part, precision machinists often produce small batches or one-of-a-kind items. The parts machinists make range from simple steel bolts to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. Hydraulic parts, antilock brakes, and automobile pistons are other widely known products that machinists make.
Some machinists repair or make new parts for existing machinery. After an industrial machinery mechanic discovers a broken part in a machine, a machinist remanufactures the part. The machinist refers to blueprints and performs the same machining operations that were used to create the original part in order to create the replacement.
Some manufacturing processes use lasers, water jets, and electrified wires to cut the work piece. As engineers design and build new types of machine tools, machinists must learn new machining properties and techniques.
How is this program unique?
The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Production Specialist position is internationally recognized. This course offers a pathway to one of the most sought after positions in todays high-tech production manufacturing marketplace.
You will start with the basics of CNC machining. It will start with turning and milling and proceed with one of the most advanced computer simulation tools to understand the mechanics.
Then you will get hands-on experience with these big machines and put your training to use. In this hands-on training class, you will learn how to properly operate both manual and CNC machines using G and M codes. You will also gain an understanding in parts design and parts inspection
Can I balance working and starting a program as a CNC Production Specialist?
Our program is a perfect fit for students whom have a desire to begin a career as a CNC Production Specialist, but need a program, which offers flexibility.
Our program meets four days a week on Monday through Thursday, over a period of 18 weeks (460 Hrs.). We understand the need for quality programming that allows students to continue earning a living wage while pursuing each of their CNC Production Specialist certifications.
Will I receive assistance finding a position after program completion?
We have staff and community partners to assist you in job placement after program completion.
This Eighteen-week course will cover the following topics:
Read blueprints, sketches, or computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided
manufacturing (CAM) files
Set up, operate, and disassemble manual, automatic, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools
Align, secure, and adjust cutting tools and work pieces
Monitor the feed and speed of machines
Turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machine parts to specifications
Measure, examine, and test completed products for defects
Smooth the surfaces of parts or products
Present finished work pieces to customers and make modifications if needed
What is the job outlook for a CNC Production Specialist?
With improvements in technologies, such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, autoloaders, high-speed machining, and lights-out manufacturing, machinists will be required to set up, monitor, and maintain these systems.
The salary range for a CNC Operator is $15 - $20 dollars per hour.
Must be currently drug free
Be able to carry objects of 50 pounds or less routinely
Must be able to work any shift
Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:
National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
CNC Milling Programming, Operations and setup
CNC Turning -- Programming, Operations and setup
Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout
Measurement, Materials, & Safety
CNC Production Specialist (IHK- Germany)