General Machinists are skilled craftspeople who set up and operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines including lathes, milling machines, drills, shapers, boring mills, and grinders. They may use equipment to manufacture, install, operate, adjust, and repair machine tools and other machines in common use.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a General Machinist (429A)?
Apprentice wage starts lower than journeyperson's and increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $14.00-$25.00 per hour.
General Machinist (429A)
|Do you have good eye-hand coordination?|
|Can you spot the differences when looking at objects?|
|Do you have excellent reading and writing skills?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you a continual learner?|
|Do you enjoy working with numbers?|
|Are you reliable? Do you have good time-management?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a General Machinist may be for you!
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