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
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.