How do you become a CNC Operator

How do you become a CNC Operator

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A rabbit can’t be a CNC Operator.

Every career has to start somewhere. In the world of CNC Machining it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start as a cnc machine operator.

So Where Do You Start?

“Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” asked the White Rabbit.

Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

The perfect route would be just like me in the old days when I started at Rolls Royce in 1970. I phoned up Mr Rolls or was it Mr Royce and said “can you give me an apprenticeship?”

Fortunately he didn’t pick up on the fact that I was a lazy piece of shit and he gave me a job.

At the end of it all I got to earn £60 a week and had the “Freedom of The City”

When I asked what “Freedom of the City” actually meant, I was told that one of the perks was that I could drive my sheep across the common without being locked up.

I can’t remember ever doing this and the fact that I’ve never had any sheep or livestock didn’t help either.

 The Fast-Track Route (CNC Operator)

So what if you don’t have time for an apprenticeship? You just want to get in there.

I have found that in engineering the most important thing is that you can do the job. Once you prove that, no one really gives a flying shit weather you have a PHD, or like me a Grade One Swimming Certificate.

At some point you need to find a company that will give you an opportunity as an absolute novice. Fortunately there are plenty of these around.

I would recommend that you start by doing this course with us.

Absolute Beginners CNC Operator

This will get you started as a CNC Operator.

The course is for absolute beginners. The only thing you need to bring along is a real interest in CNC Machining.

It is a two day course that gives you an introduction to CNC Machining and operating a CNC Machine.

Virtual Reality

When you train at the CNC Training Centre You get your own virtual machine to practice on and at the end of the course you can take it away and practice for another three months.

Yes It’s True

When you finish the course you get three months free rental of the software with the option to carry on for a small monthly fee.

This means that you can practice your setting and programming skills after you have finished your training.

(Please note you will need a suitable PC for this)

So when you complete your training with us you can start applying for CNC Operator Jobs.

We recommend that you do the two day beginners course then continue with either Setter Operator Milling or Setter Operator Turning.

Be Patient

Your time will come. Keep listening and learning and watching. Practice on your virtual machine and when the opportunities come you will be ready.

CNC Operator, The Catch

You don’t have experience even though there are loads cnc operator jobs

Well yes this is a problem and unfortunately we cant add this to your CV.

What is in your favor?

Don’t forget it’s not just about operating a machine.

  • You are reliable.
  • You can you get out of bed in the morning and you are never late.
  • Tidy worker?
  • Friendly?
  • Will you do overtime if asked?

The list goes on so sell your good points and don’t forget the fact that you trained with us and it was on your own initiative and enthusiasm.

Direct potential employers to this website to let them look at what you have already done.

You’ll get a certificate of completion so make sure you show them this.

They will more than likely recognize the CNC Training Centre and may have had staff train here.CNC Operator

Next Step (Become CNC Operator)

Once you get a job as a CNC Operator keep practicing on your virtual machine t home.

When opportunities arrive to progress, and they will, you will be ready.

One day when you ask your setter to adjust something like an offset he will be too busy. This is when you get your chance.

Next step is cnc setter operator.

I talk from experience here and I know that as time goes on you will gradually get more and more opportunities to progress.

Don’t Break Anything

If you want to try something new then use your virtual machine. If you watch the guy who sets your machine do something then try it at home on your virtual machine.

The virtual machine will crash if you get something wrong but much like a computer game when everybody’s dead you get to replay.





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