Cutting Machine Operator

Cutting machine operators produce precision metal parts for all kinds of technical products. These can be, for example, wheel hubs, gear wheels, motors and turbine parts. They set up turning, milling and grinding machines and modify CNC machine programmes for this purpose. They then mount the metal parts and tools into the machines, align them and start the work process. They consistently check to ensure the dimensions and surface quality of the finished workpieces correspond to the specifications. If any malfunctions occur, they determine their cause by using appropriate test methods and equipment and provide immediate remedial measures. They also perform maintenance and inspection tasks on the machines, checking mechanical components in particular.
Source: Federal Employment Agency, BERUFENET – Dated 11/2013

Would you like to become a cutting machine operator?

Are you interested in CNC production, manual machining and quality assurance?

If you are, you should bring the following attributes to the role:

  • Interest in technical contexts
  • Fun with machining
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team


That's what we offer you:

  • Apprenticeship pay according to IG-Metall tariff NRW
  • Own iPad for learning and creating your digital report booklet
  • Own training workshop
  • Internship abroad and trainee trips