CNC Wood Machine Operator

Type of EducationForm of StudyPrerequisiteDuration
Type of EducationLevel 4 vocational educationForm of Studynon-stationary session study or workplace-based learningPrerequisitebasic educationDuration6 months

Who is a CNC wood machine operator and what can they do?

A CNC wood machine operator is a skilled worker who operates in the furniture industry or a wood processing company. Their job involves processing wood or wood-based material blanks on a CNC wood processing center. They are knowledgeable about the construction and operating principles of the wood processing center they use, the properties of the wood and wood-based materials, and adhere to the quality standards set for the products.

How can one become a CNC wood machine operator?

Prerequisite for starting: basic education.

Form of study: non-stationary session study or workplace-based learning, one day per week.

Duration of study: 6 months.

Volume of company internship: 9 ECTS credits (approximately 234 astronomical hours).

Upon completion of the curriculum, a level 4 CNC wood processing center operator vocational examination is taken.

What is learned?

During the studies, the following competencies are acquired:

  • Planning and organizing work;
  • Compiling and configuring control programs;
  • Processing blanks using aids and templates;
  • Maintaining the CNC wood processing center.

What comes next?

A CNC wood machine operator is a sought-after skilled worker in any wood company. Graduates have the opportunity to further their education at the Võrumaa Education and Technology Center in the field of wood products technology.


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