Machinist

Program Name: 
Machinist Apprentice

Machinists are skilled workers who can transform a block of metal into an intricate part such as a gear or piston that meets precise specification. They set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Many machines are computer numerically controlled (CNC), which means the machinist uses computers to direct the machine's operations.

Median Salary After Completion: 
$45,263
Occupation Titles: 

Not yet available

Program Number: 
50-420-2
Training Details: 

4-year training program
7,568 hours on-the-job training
432 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
The apprentice will learn the theory and skills to operate all the basic machinery found in a well-equipped machine shop, including lathes, drilling machines, metal cutting saws, vertical and horizontal milling machines and surface and cylindrical grinders.

Application Requirements: 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
Entry requirements vary by employer
High school diploma or equivalent
Physically able to perform trade
Applicants apply directly to participating employers

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