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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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.