: These workers use special computer-controlled machines to cut and shape products such as car parts, machine parts, and compressors. They use lathes, spindles, and milling machines following blueprints from engineers. While they work they must constantly monitor readouts from the computer to make sure parts are being made properly. Because of the machinery they use, this can be a dangerous job.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/