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. They are employed by machinery, equipment, motor vehicle, automotive parts, aircraft and other metal products manufacturing companies and by machine shops.

Tool and Gauge Inspector

By |2021-12-02T11:27:34-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Tool and gauge inspectors maintain quality control standards in machine parts and tooling through testing and adjusting the equipment. They must be skilled at reading blueprints and charts, using algebra and geometry, testing parts on machines, and updating inspection records. To train as a tool and gauge inspector, you first need to be certified as [...]

Motive Power Machinist

By |2021-12-02T11:27:23-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Motive power machinists operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines to make engine parts and other automotive vehicle parts. They may use lathes, milling machines, drills, shapers, boring mills, and grinders to install, adjust, repair, or replace a variety of vehicle parts.

General Machinist

By |2021-12-02T11:26:50-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Machinists set up and operate machine tools like lathes, milling machines, precision measuring tools, and power tools. They learn how to interpret blueprints, understand the properties of metal, and make very precise parts. Most machinists work in manufacturing plants or machine shops.

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