Machining tool operators interpret job orders / blueprints to determine machining operations, set up and operate machine tools to perform operations such as turning, milling, drilling, boring, planing, honing, broaching, and grinding, verify dimensions of machined parts using precision measuring instruments, enter codes to specify feed, speed, and cut of the tool path for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, and prepare an etching solution and immerse metal parts or work pieces in the solution to remove unwanted portions.
Where They Work
Machining tool operators work for machine shops and metal products and other manufacturing companies.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.