Motive Power Machinists are skilled craftspeople that set up and operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines including lathes, milling machines, drills, shapers, boring mills and grinders. They may use this equipment to manufacture, install, operate, disassemble, re-condition, adjust, repair, or replace motor vehicle parts including engines, suspensions, flywheels, brake components, blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, and connecting rods.
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Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $25.00 per hour, often including benefits.