Welcome! Community Rules & Regulations

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Welcome! Community Rules & Regulations

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  I had gone to a metal working school program and ran a vertical Haas to create a level 1 NIMS part. Since it was a recession I went through the school's job program and only got 1 interview after many months. I got sick and when I recovered went back to working as a carpenter doing small jobs and trying to get healthy. I recently got a job offer for a CNC operator position. I passed the NIMS test and have a good NIMS level 1 part but since it's been a while I am bit hazy on the machine language. How do you think my possible future employer will handle this and in a short time, what can I do to help this situation. 

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Broc Bryson
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Congratulations Andrew on your getting into the machining field.  The industry certainly needs you and it's great that you'll be jumping in to help.  You are correct to think about machining language.  There definitely is a language that is used in machining that is not well understood outside of machining.  Honestly the best thing is to learn by doing.  I'm sure that the shop you'll be working with is aware that you might not be fully up to speed in that way.  More than anything they will want you to be eager to learn and ready to work hard to help out to do your part. 

There are any number of things that you could do to work on your skills.  Better MRO has an article that you might want to review as a start.  https://www.mscdirect.com/betterMRO/metalworking/career-spotlight-how-do...

We love your interest in the field.  Do please get back with us if we can help you on your journey in any way.

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