Provincial Skills Canada Competition39 days

CNC Machining at a Glance

Average salary
Employed in Alberta
Required apprenticeship hours
New positions projected each year

CNC Machining

CNC machinists work with computer numeric controlled (CNC) heavy machinery to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic or other materials. CNC machinists are responsible for the setup and operation of this heavy machinery, and are in control of the speed, path, and material feed when making a finished product.

Potential Careers

  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Tool Designer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Engineer

My favourite part of competing is getting exposure to trades at a young age, and putting my name out there in the machining trade.

Warren Ference, Team Alberta 2019