How to Hire a CNC Operator

Does your manufacturing facility need a CNC Operator? CNC Operators can help your company lower costs and create quality goods.

Here are some tips to help you find great CNC operator candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $15.84 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$29.25 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a CNC Operator?

Hiring a skilled CNC operator can increase the productivity of your manufacturing facility while positively affecting your bottom line. The right hire will have past experience working in manufacturing settings and has the proper mechanical training to be a CNC operator.

• Improve the quality of your product
• Cut down on material waste
• Improve the reliability of your machines

Skills to look for in a great CNC Operator

A great CNC Operator candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Mechanical design
• Proper machine training
• Apt mechanical sense
• Creative problem solving
• Collaboration
• Good work ethic

Writing a CNC Operator job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified CNC Operator candidates. A CNC Operator job description should include a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for CNC Operator jobs, such as:

• Machine operator
• CNC machinist
• CNC Lathe Operator

Interviewing CNC Operator candidates

Strong candidates for CNC Operator positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Maintaining accuracy while operating machinery
• Maintaining quality in a fast paced warehouse
• Other mechanical skills

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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