Coordinate Measuring Equipment Operator

Operate coordinate measuring equipment.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Coordinate Measuring Equipment Operators do?

Operates coordinate measuring equipment to measure dimensions of printed circuit boards: Reads blueprints to determine dimensions and tolerance specifications for selected PCB’s. Positions PCB’s on measuring table of equipment, views PCB’s on monitor screen, and turns calibrated cranks on equipment to position control bar, with attached camera, over specified sections of PCB’s. Flips toggles to lock camera in position, activates digital readout equipment, and records specified measurement of PCB’s on inspection sheets. Repeats process to cover all sections of PCB’s, including locations of specified drilled holes and samples of routed PCB’s. Compares recorded measurements to blueprint dimensions and tolerances and notifies specified persons of discrepancies.

Should I be a Coordinate Measuring Equipment Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Coordinate Measuring Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Coordinate Measuring Equipment Operator

    Most Coordinate Measuring Equipment Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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