CNC Programmer

CNC Developer

CNC Operator

Minimum ? Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Certified training for CNC Programmer (programme aligned to CSC/Q0401 released by Capital Goods & Manufacturing Skill Council)

Minimum 1 year of experience working with CNC machine/s

The tasks a CNC Programmer is expected to perform include:

Developing, loading and proving the machine tool programs for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines using appropriate software

Producing the component program using manual data input or by use of a remote computer

Saving the prepared program on the machine controller from the computer

Making programs for and proving out of parts on Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) lathes and machining centres

Creating programs manually or using CAM software

Performing safe operations with minimum supervision

Understanding risks and hazards in the workplace, along with common techniques to minimize risk, deal with accidents, emergencies, etc.

Receiving information and instructions from the supervisor and giving information to others needing it in a clear and helpful manner

Knowledge of specific safe working practices, CNC programming procedures and environmental regulations that must be observed

Basic knowledge of hazards associated with carrying out the machining operations on a CNC machine and how can they be minimized

Knowledge of personal protective equipment to be used during the machining activities on a CNC machine and where it can be obtained

Knowledge of types and sources of appropriate job specifications and common terminology used in CNC programming

Knowledge of importance of tool selection based on material, finish required and tolerances achieved

Knowledge of storing program tapes and disks safely and correctly, away from contaminants and electromagnetic sources

Knowledge of the quality control procedures and reporting problems in a timely manner

Ability to follow cost cutting procedures

Skilled in identifying materials by their physical properties

Ability to follow all the guidelines of safe working practices

Knowledge of various safety signs and the remedial actions needed to be taken in case of an accident

Training in CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture)

Good communication skills

Quick learner

Problem-solving abilities

Planning and organizing skills

Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

For freshers - INR 10,500 to INR 21,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods & Manufacturing Sector in India

India's economy is expected to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2014-15 as per a Government forecast. Business conditions in the Indian manufacturing sector continued to improve in January 2015 fuelled by accelerated growth of output, marking the third straight month of expansion on the HSBC Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The PMI rose to 52.4 points in January 2015 from 51.1 in December 2014. The composite PMI that combines both services and manufacturing sectors rose to 53.3 points in January 2015 from 52.9 in the previous month. India?s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025, according to a report by McKinsey and Company.

There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country?s GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs by 2025. This will give a boost to the FDI in the country and create many employment opportunities. This will certainly benefit skilled professionals like CNC Programmers.

Manufacturing industry

Cities and towns across India