A machinist is a skilled worker who operates machine tools to create or modify precision parts. Their expertise lies in interpreting blueprints, setting up machines, and producing intricate components with accuracy.

Job Description

We are seeking a competent Machinist that can operate a range of machinery to complete duties that are assigned to them. Using precise measurements, automated, manual machinery, and production or repair experience, you will create precision parts. A keen eye for detail and physical dexterity are essential qualities for a skilled Machinist. Optimizing processes and ensuring efficient production operations are the objectives.

The following are the responsibilities of a Machinist:

  • Examining drawings, samples, or instructions to comprehend output specifications
  • Organizing the steps that must be taken in order to finish a task
  • Measuring and labeling materials for shape or cutting

Principal Responsibilities

  • Examine samples, drawings, or instructions to comprehend the specifications of the final product.
  • Plan the order of steps required to finish a job. Measure and mark materials for cutting or shaping. Choose suitable machines (such as lathes).
  • Position or load materials for a job. Calculate and program batch sizes, machine speeds, etc.
  • Maintaining temperature, identifying issues, and monitoring the machine while it adjusts the feed, checks output for consistency with specifications, discards defective units, and maintains records of approved and defective units or final products.
  • Routinely maintains the machine and fixes minor damages.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Proven machining experience
  • Proficiency with manual, semi-automatic, or automated tool and machine operation and/or programming (lathes, grinders, etc.)
  • The capacity to take precise measures using precision instruments, such as calipers
  • Understanding the characteristics of metal and other materials
  • The capacity to read instructions, schematics, and blueprints
  • Strong in arithmetic and possessing analytical skills
  • Physical endurance and strength to move large objects
  • Having completed an apprenticeship or occupational training and having a high school diploma or its equivalent will be advantageous.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the role of a Machinist?

Machinists operate machinery to fabricate, modify, and repair precision metal parts for various industries.

What types of machines do Machinists typically work with?

Machinists use lathes, milling machines, grinders, and other precision tools to shape metal components.

How can I become a Machinist and what qualifications are required?

You can become a Machinist through vocational training or apprenticeships, and a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required.

What industries commonly employ Machinists?

Machinists work in industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and medical device production.

Can Machinists focus on particular kinds of machining?

Indeed, depending on their expertise and interests, Machinists may specialize in fields like precision machining, tool and die fabrication, or CNC machining.