Machining Tool Operators

(NOC 7231)


You must have some high school education. You may need college or other courses in machining. You usually receive several months' on-the-job training. With experience as a machine operator, you may move up the ranks to a senior position, such as a set-up operator. With apprenticeship training, you may move up the ranks from machining tool operator to become a machinist or tool and die maker. Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Computer skills
Communication skills
Precision work

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Machine Shop
Blueprint Reading
Computer Basics

Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Technician - Machinist Certificate
Mechanical Techniques - Machinist Certificate
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Modified on May 19, 2012