I'm thinking about getting a 2-year certificate as a CNC operator/programmer because I know they are in demand, but I don't know if working that position will lead me to have no fulfillment from that job.
I've been doing many warehouse jobs from forklift operator, assembly, inspector, loading and unloading, picking, packing, quality assurance. I guess all I need is to move up the management ladder but I know I wont get too far up since I don't have the proper education. So I've been considering hvac or machinist CnC programmer. I've been looking on the Internet and seen many negative reviews about machinist jobs. Or the other option i have is to get trained and get a CDL and drive locally for a mining company?
Are jobs hard to fill? Someone I know would like to emigrate from China. She teaches CNC router programming and operation.
I'm currently in the process of transferring to a 4-year university from a community college, and I haven't quite made up my mind on what to major in.
My initial thought was to go for Mechanical Engineering, but I've been bouncing around the idea of Computer Engineering or Computer Science lately.
I have experience in the manufacturing field, I have done work in computer repair, and I am a certified CNC programmer (used for machinery). I feel like these skills would come in handy for this particular field. I enjoy working with my hands, and I'm told by a friend of mine that Computer Science or Engineering could be a perfect fit in that aspect.
I'm decent at math, but I am not what you would call a huge fan. I just don't enjoy solving long and complicated problems.
Does Computer Science or Engineering sound like a good fit for me? Should I stay with Mechanical Engineering? Or is there something else that I may be a good fit for?
If you know anything about this subject, I really would appreciate the help. I can provide more info upon request.
I'm planning on getting my degree on Machine Tool technology/ Numerical control and I would like to know how is the field of work going? What are the pros and cons? How much the average salary in the bay are? How easy to get a job in this field?
I know that's a lot of question to answer, so feel free to answer the things you know..
I hurt my back (buldged L5S1 disk, pinching my siatic nerve) at work 17 months ago. I worked right down the street from my house in a small town in central Illinois. I have had surgery, 4 pain injections and 4 months of pysical therapy. I have been recieving TTD benifits for the last 17 months. I was told by workmans comp to start school while I was just sitting around. I was a tool, and die maker/CNC programmer, so i started school in Jan of 07 in Computer Aided Drafting. I am half way through my first semester now. I also found a job right down the street as an internship in Engineering and started a week ago part time while I'm going to school. My attorney said that it was a good idea and had it okayed by workmans comp.
Today I recieved a phone call from my attorney saying that I needed to quit my job and school now becuse workmans comp is setting me up with job placement.
Is this possible they can do this to me?
Can they make me drive long distances for work also? Like I said, I live in corn country and worked right down the street. If I have to drive far i loose money in gas. Do they have to compensate me for the mileage? If it costs me 100.00 in gas a week to drive to work, I'm loosing money.
IM looking to relocate to the central PA area, are there good jobs for a CNC programmer/machinist
Hi. I have a question for those of you who know about the precision machining industry.
I am thinking of attending college to learn to become a machinist. I live in the Dayton, Ohio area, and around here, machining and manufacturing is big. I basically have two programs to choose from, and I was wondering if someone could give me advice on which one would be the better program to go through in terms of job prospects, where the industry is going in the future, useful skills I need to know, etc.
OK. So the first program is a nine month program and is heavy on lab work - it's very hands-on and gets you reading blueprints and making your own tools with machines. There is some coursework, but mostly basic stuff with a little CNC and programming in the curriculum. The strength of this program is the 25-30 hrs per week for 9 months of being in the machine shop making my own tools. The mission of the program is to "prepare individuals for entry level jobs in the tool and die industry and machining applications."
the second program has far less hours in the machine shop, but still has labs in it. However, the curriculum is different. This is a "Computer Numerical Control Technology" certificate. I has mostly CNC classes and CNC programming classes. The mission of the program is to prepare students for "entry level jobs in CNC machining operations."
So my question is, which one would be the better program to take for someone just starting out in the industry? I've done some searches online and have seen that most job openings are for CNC machinists, and I've heard that the future of machining is CNC, rather than manual. Therefore, I thought this might be where the jobs are. However, I heard others say that it's good to start out with manual machining, and it's good to have a wide range of skills on the job, which employers are looking for (rather than just being able to run CNC machines). I also heard someone tell me that, in order to be a programmer, most employers want you to be a machinist first. Since I have no experience and very little knowledge of machining, does any of this sound reasonable? Anyone have an opinion on which program I should take, since I'm just starting out?
Thanks for your advice - it is much appreciated.
I'm considering this as a career, and wondering what the job is actually like. Say I'm a manual machinest, then a CNC position. Is it heavy lifting, on the feet all day, hot, dirty?? What's it like in that respect?
Thanks for any input you can give.
I tried going to community college this semester and I don't feel like it's for me. I haven't done particularly well and I feel I would be better suited going to a trade school for something computer related. Will my low freshman GPA affect me getting into a trade school or possibly later on in life?
Ideas on careerpaths, words of caution, etc? I put this in the auto repair category not because i meant "mechanic" but because i think there are probably the most knowledgable group in this forum.. perhaps many of you have worked as a machinist or CNC programmer or such. thanks for all answers.
My wife and I have 4 young boys. We are tired of Illinois weather. We were born and raised here and really want to move to another state that is warmer year round. My downfall is what I do for work. I work in metal manuafacturing. I am a Tool and Die Maker / CNC & Wire EDM programmer. What warmer states in the US have a decent manufacturing population?
My husband is thinking of applying at a new Honda plant in Indiana when it opens. Just curious if Honda has good benefits, pay, etc. He is wanting a job as a machinist (he's a CNC programmer), but would also consider production. Just wanting some insight!!
I'm going for a job interview tomorrow for a CMCC programmer position I went to school for it 3 years ago so I forgot everything . I want to you what do I need to know about CMCC programming before I go just in case if they ask me questions about the machines . Kind of machines , codes , tools
I'm looking for a quality job, cnc programmer, office-desk, baby-sitter!
I'm searching on careerbuilder.com and other similar websites but I'm prefer placing resumes in a person not by email or fax?! How do you think am I right?
What is your good recipe to find a good job for years?!
Not good @ math mig welding , cnc operater ?
I also have the option of switching to Computer Science just incase...
About which instituion offering cnc milling or turing course in and around manchester?