CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology

CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology Careers

Graduates find employment working in a variety of positions including:

  • tool-maker
  • CNC machinist
  • CNC machine operator
  • CNC set-up specialist

Starting Wages: $28,100 - $37,500 per year*

Many graduates in this field work overtime and are not included in the above starting wages.

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development


Blackhawk Engineering, Inc. Cedar Falls, IA
Criterion Manufacturing Waterloo, IA
Geater Machining & Manufacturing, Co. Independence, IA
GMT Corporation Waverly, IA
Hawkeye Tool and Die Jesup, IA
Iowa Laser Technology Cedar Falls, IA
John Deere Waterloo, IA
Viking Pump, Inc. Cedar Falls, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 128
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Program Advisors

Keith Siers
Buchanan Hall 153E
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Jamie Dettmer
Buchanan Hall 128
319-296-2329 ext.1430
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Brent Blythe
Buchanan Hall 153A
319-296-2329 ext.1391
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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