Machine Tool Operator
Machine tool operators produce metal or plastic machined parts by setting up and operating a machine that cuts, shapes and forms metal and plastic material or pieces. Machine tool operators may work with mechanical or computer operated equipment. They must be technically-inclined and be able to properly utilize tools and machinery.
$32K - 61K
- Associate Degree: Program completion within 5-6 semesters
- Academic Certificate: Program completion within 2 semesters
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