Machinists


Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. 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.
Also called: Journeyman Machinist, Machine Operator, Machinist, Tool Room Machinist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • design
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • CNC Mastercam
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • ERP software
  • SAP

Education:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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