Occupational Skills and Additional Details for:

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Typical Education and Training Path
Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 mos.)

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      Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

      Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

      Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

      Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

      Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

      Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

      Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

      Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

      Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

      Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    Formulated from O*NET data
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