Mechanical engineer for lathe systems (m/f), cutting systems or grinding machine systems training comprises:
Advanced technical college entrance qualification
technical understanding, interest in math
Programming, installing and operating
CNC (computer-numerical-controlled) lathe and cutting machines
Monitoring the production process
and quality control
Industrial specialist clerk for CNC technology
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Depending on the area of application, the cutting machine operator profession is divided into lathe machine systems, cutting machine systems and grinding machine systems. Both the lathe operator and the cutting machine operator work on modern, computer-controlled machines, predominantly shaping various materials. The lathe operator mainly processes round, rotating parts, the cutter chiefly works on square, angular items.
The grinding machine systems cutting machine operator processes prefabricated items with the aim of increasing precision and improving the surfaces – in other words, the grinding machine operator refines the work pieces. This requires the utmost care and a high degree of conscientiousness, as there are extremely small dimensional tolerances at stake here and the work pieces are frequently extremely costly.
The cutting machine operator’s workstation in modern serial production sites is characterized by CNC (computer-numerical-controlled) machines. Handling machines, such as pick-and-place robots, are also often used.