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