As a cutting machine operator, you will manufacture true-to-form and dimensionally precise workpieces for machines, equipment and systems. This involves drilling, milling, turning and grinding on conventional and CNC controlled machine tools. You will independently create programs, enter them and optimise them. Duties also include alignment and clamping of tools and workpieces, as well as checking workpieces and quality assurance. You will learn how to read workpiece drawings and to use and create technical documents. The apprenticeship also includes materials science, health and safety and environmental protection.