Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

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About this program

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, manufacture, assemble, test, and repair parts, mechanisms, machines, and structures in which materials are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat treated, cut, twisted, pressed, fused, stamped or worked.

Career Opportunities

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.
$50980
No degree required
Personality Match

Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat treat metal or plastic objects.
$41680
No degree required
Personality Match

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
$39800
No degree required
Personality Match


Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.
$44920
No degree required
Personality Match

Machinists

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.
$47800
Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.
$43100
No degree required
Personality Match


Grinding, Lapping, Polishing And Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.
$38800
No degree required
Personality Match

Cutting, Punching and Press Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
$38650
No degree required
Personality Match

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal And Plastic

set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.
$42800
No degree required
Personality Match


Rolling Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate, or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.
$45110
No degree required
Personality Match


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