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Machinist Program Description

Machinists are skilled workers who produce or repair precision metal parts essential for production and maintenance of industrial machinery, aircraft, automobiles, and many other manufactured goods. Machinists cut, form, fit, and assemble materials, using various machine tools and computer assisted numerically-controlled machines.

As a machinist, you review blueprints and written specifications, calculate where to cut the workpiece, monitor the feed and speed of the machine, select appropriate tools, and plan the cutting and finishing sequence of the project.

To pursue a machinist career, you must be able to work independently and follow safety precautions, possess manual dexterity, be mechanically inclined, be able to stand for long periods and lift moderately heavy equipment. You must also have the ability to perform highly accurate work requiring extensive concentration and have a basic knoledge of math and computers.

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