Machinist

Sustainable manufacturing and supply chain are the creation of clean energy products using processes that minimizes pollution, waste, and emissions, while conserving energy and natural resources. Manufacturing and supply chain management are key elements to the expansion of clean energy technology deployment.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Machinist is creating a single component for a prototype wind turbine generator. After the blueprints are received, the Machinist sets-up the CNC machine by programing the correct dimensions and specifications and mechanically adjusting the instruments. After the part is complete, the Machinist compares the part to the blueprints to ensure precision and accuracy and sends it to the next department for assembly.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or Vernier calipers.
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.
  • Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Gear Machinist, Machine Repair Person, Production Machinist, Tool Room Machinist

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$43,160

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Associate’s Degree or Trade School for certifications, On-the-job Training

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

0-2 years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Dexterity, Math Skills, Technical Skills, Computer Application Experience, Physical Stamina and Strength, Mechanical Skills, Troubleshooting, Safety Protocols, Tool and Equipment Handling

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Welder, Machine Operator