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"Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Develop programs to control machining or processing of parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmer"

1) Align and secure pattern film on reference tables of optical programmers, and observe enlarger scope views of printed circuit boards.

2) Analyze job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, printed circuit board pattern films, and design data in order to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates.

3) Compare encoded tapes or computer printouts with original part specifications and blueprints to verify accuracy of instructions.

4) Determine reference points, machine cutting paths, or hole locations, and compute angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures.

5) Determine the sequence of machine operations, and select the proper cutting tools needed to machine workpieces into the desired shapes.

6) Draw machine tool paths on pattern film, using colored markers and following guidelines for tool speed and efficiency.

7) Enter computer commands to store or retrieve parts patterns, graphic displays, or programs that transfer data to other media.

8) Enter coordinates of hole locations into program memories by depressing pedals or buttons of programmers.

9) Observe machines on trial runs or conduct computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications.

 

 

11) Revise programs and/or tapes to eliminate errors, and retest programs to check that problems have been solved.

12) Sort shop orders into groups to maximize materials utilization and minimize machine setup time.


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13) Write instruction sheets and cutter lists for a machine's controller in order to guide setup and encode numerical control tapes.

14) Write programs in the language of a machine's controller and store programs on media such as punch tapes, magnetic tapes, or disks.

15) Modify existing programs to enhance efficiency.

Job Description for "Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  51-4012.00