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ToppDog
04-03-2007, 05:43 PM
Hi there.

I'm looking for information on how to get an entry level programmer position. I studied Manual Precision Machining & CNC Programming & Operations at a local community college, & am now working as a CNC Operator at a local shop to gain experience with different machines. The experience is good, but I get little chance to do any programming, other than optimizing existing programs from the machine controls.

In school, we learned how to write mill & lathe programs from scratch, & later with CAM programs such as BobCAD & MasterCAM. So, I guess my questions are:

1. Is this enough training to get an entry level programming position?

2. If not, what is the best way to do so? Practice on my own at home? Build a portfolio?

3. Are there any specific companies I should be contacting that hire entry level programmers, or that are willing to give further training?

4. What salary range is normal for entry level programmers?

5. And, finally... Are you or anyone you know hiring entry level programmers & willing to give me a shot?

PBMW
04-14-2007, 07:30 PM
Where are you at?
I am always looking for people that want to do well...

ToppDog
04-16-2007, 06:40 AM
North of Seattle in the Everett area.