$48,810 earning potential
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operators use computer-programmed machines to manufacture precision parts for a variety of different products. The machines drill, cut and shape the raw materials into metal and plastic parts.
You pay attention to details
You want to learn something new every day
You're a good listener
You want to create useful things
Hometown: Valley Springs
Where I trained: North Arkansas College CNC program and on-the-job training
What I Earned: Certificate of Proficiency in Engineering
Employer: Pace Industries in Harrison
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Expected Growth from 2016 to 2026 in Arkansas
When you’re tearing into something like a problem and you figure it out, it’s a pretty good feeling. Writing programs, doing changeovers for different parts, it makes the time go by pretty fast. It’s pretty nice. I just like the variety of things."
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