Machinists and Related Occupations

Machinists make and repair metal parts, tools and machines. They operate various types of precision metal cutting and grinding machines such as lathes, milling machines, drills, shapers, boring mills and grinders to machine metal in usable parts. They work according to precise specifications, calculate dimensions and tolerances, measure and mark metal and finish and fit parts by filing, scraping, grinding and polishing.


  • High school diploma.