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CNC Machine Operator
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Employers Who Are/Will Be Hiring

CNC operators work primarily in industrial machinery and equipment, transportation equipment, primary metals and fabricated metal products. Small and large firms hire CNC Machine Operators: C&G Tool Inc., Seagate, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Xerox, etc. Some of the companies hiring at the time of publication include Entegee Engineering Technical Group, QUALFAB Machining, The JML Consulting Group, and S&R Precision Company.


Recommended Job Search Strategy

1. Check with the job placement office where you receive your training.

2. Check the Classified section of your local newspaper under:

  • Machinist
  • CNC Operator

3. Identify potential employers in the Yellow Pages under:

  • Designers - Industrial
  • Machine Shops
  • Machinery - Specially Designed

4. Register with the State Employment Development Department.

5. Many public libraries and career centers now have computers that can be used to access the Internet. This will allow you to more easily search for positions around the Bay Area. (Note: website content and addresses are apt to change. The following were current at the time of publication.)

  • Yahoo! Classifieds -
  • Classified Gateway -
  • Headhunter.NET -
  • Monster Board -
  • Jobs Jobs Jobs -
  • EastBay Works -
  • Caljobs -

For additional information on this occupational field, contact

  • The staff at your local One-Stop Career Center
  • The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers -
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