Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salary (Canada)
A Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer earns an average wage of C$20.00 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
|Hourly Rate||C$12.37 - C$31.00|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|C$27,226 - C$66,797|
Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer
A computer numerically controlled operator and programmer is responsible for programming operators and developing automation tools for their organization. They are in charge of creating scripts that facilitate production and troubleshooting malfunctioning computer equipment. These professionals must prevent production downtime and quality control incidents, as well as provide machine operator instructions and documentation for automated and numerically controlled equipment. They use a personal computer with proprietary software to measure performance. Additionally, the computer numerically controlled operator and programmer deals with unforeseen programming issues. They also assist in tasks related to numerically controlled manufacturing, such as preparing input for computers to generate actual machine control programs.Read More...
The computer numerically controlled operator and programmer actively participates in creating documentation to support manufacturing processes, as well as creates detailed reports based on their completed work. This individual typically reports their progress to the computer based operator manager in their department. They actively participate in research and data collection to support cross-functional teams. The computer numerically controlled operator and programmer works on establishing technical requirements for manufacturing and planning the integration of new machining techniques and manufacturing methods, processes, software, and equipment.
A bachelor's degree in computer engineering, software development, electrical engineering, or a related field is required for this position. In addition, previous experience in a related role is often required or preferred. Industry certifications may be beneficial. A computer numerically controlled operator and programmer must be organized, pay strong attention to detail, and have advanced problem-solving skills. They should be proficient with computer-aided design (CAD) software and automation applications. Additionally, they must work well with other programmers in a fast-paced environment to reach all company goals under strict deadlines. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Tasks
- Properly and safely load and unload castings and raw materials in CNC machinery.
- Perform daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on CNC machinery.
- Use gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
- Recognize, deploy and properly use inserts, fixtures and tooling.
- Read and interpret blueprints.