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Machinists  (NOC 7231)

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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

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.

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