Become a CNC operator
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Become a CNC operator

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General Stamping & Metalworks

South Bend has always made things. But manufacturing isn’t just a part of the city’s past; it’s also a big part of the future. Local leaders call it “Industry 4.0.”

To help residents figure out the best way to launch a career in the field, Bendable sat down with Kathy Crimmins, Director of Cultural Development at General Stamping & Metalworks, which has called South Bend home since 1922. If you want to become an operator of a computer numerically controlled machine, here’s a learning path that Kathy has put her own stamp on.

As you successfully complete each course, you’ll earn a digital badge to mark your progress. You’ll then receive a Bendable CNC Operator badge when you’ve finished all of the required learning experiences.

About this career:
CNC operator
Annual Salary
  • Low:$29,399
  • Median:$31,335
  • High:$32,972
Companies hiring
the most in the
field include
  • General Stamping & Metalworks
  • Universal Forest Products
  • Thyssenkrupp
Projected growth over the next 10 years
Percent of job
postings requiring
a specific degree
  • High school:100%
  • Associate’s:0%
  • Bachelor’s:0%
  • Advanced:0%
Source: Emsi Burning Glass.
Data is updated quarterly for the South Bend-Mishawaka Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Technical skills

Complete one course in this category to earn a badge.