Machinists

Civilian:

Machinists

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Military:

Machinists

Sometimes when engines or machines break down, the parts needed to repair them are not available. In these cases, the broken parts must be repaired or new ones made. Machinists make and repair metal parts for engines and all types of machines. They operate lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other machine shop equipment.

Job Titles

  • Aircraft Machinist
  • Auto Machinist
  • Automotive Machinist
  • Automotive Machinist Apprentice
  • Bench Hand

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Civilian:
$40,550
Military:
$45,007

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