(NOC 7231)

Career Description

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products with precise dimensions.

Machining and tooling inspectors inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards.

Duties May Include

Machinists perform some or all of the following duties:

Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, charts/tables, or study sample parts to determine machining operation to be performed; and plan best sequence of operations

Compute dimensions/tolerances and measure/lay out work pieces

Set up, operate, and maintain a wide variety of machine tools including computer numerically controlled (CNC) tools to cut or grind metal/similar materials into parts or products with precise dimensions

Inspect machined parts/tooling to maintain quality control standards

Examples of Titles

Automotive Machinist
Aviation Machinist
General Machinist
Machining Inspector
Machinist Apprentice
Tooling Inspector

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Modified on January 26, 2022