Occupational Skills and Additional Details for:

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

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

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      Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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

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

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

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

      Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

      Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

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

      Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

      Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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