Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products with precise dimensions.
Machining and tooling inspectors inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards.
Machinists perform some or all of the following duties:
Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, charts/tables, or study sample parts to determine machining operation to be performed; and plan best sequence of operations
Compute dimensions/tolerances and measure/lay out work pieces
Set up, operate, and maintain a wide variety of machine tools including computer numerically controlled (CNC) tools to cut or grind metal/similar materials into parts or products with precise dimensions
Inspect machined parts/tooling to maintain quality control standards
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