Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
OTHER JOB TITLES
CNC Machinist (Computer Numeric Controlled Machinist), CNC Machinist (Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist), Gear Machinist, Machine Repair Person, Machinist, Maintenance Machinist, Manual Lathe Machinist, Production Machinist, Tool Room Machinist
- Workers on average earn $26.09/hr. $54,270 annually.
- Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Average (3% to 4%)
- Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 38,000
High School/Equivalency, Post-secondary certificate, Associate’s Degree
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