A Machinist uses specialist machinery to create metal parts for a range of equipment. You’ll use technical drawings or set specifications to set up your machinery and create parts as prescribed. You may also fit them into equipment to make sure they work effectively. Machinists might use a range of techniques from pressing and cutting to drilling, planning and grinding.
Machinists need to have excellent problem solving skills and be able to analyse situations to find the best solution. You’ll need excellent attention to detail and should be highly skilled in your work. Machinists may work in a set location or might have to travel to other places where machinery is located. It’s important you can follow directions and work as part of a team.
There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Machinist.