• Trades
  • Machinist
  • NOC #72100


Job Overview

Machinists are artists, turning drawings into three dimensional metal objects. You create precise tools, replacement parts and one-of-a-kind prototypes out of metal. The energy industry has custom equipment, new technologies and automations that often require your expertise. Do you like creating things with your hands? Are you a master of accuracy? Do you want to work with powerful machines? A career as a machinist may be a precise fit for you.

Machinists set up, operate, fabricate, modify and repair a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. They may also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines. They interact with engineering, supervisory or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information. Machinists use tools such as boring machines, radial drills, calipers, lathes etc. They also use applications such as computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, machinist analytical or scientific software, and industrial control software.

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