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Title: Machinist

Definition: Machinists use machine tools (such as lathes, milling machines, grinders, and drill presses) to produce metal and non-metal parts. These parts are made to exact standards using precision measuring instruments to ensure tolerances and accuracy in order to meet quality guidelines.

Definition (More Info): Skills Canada – Precision Machining

Education Program:
College of the North Atlantic - Machinist

First Credential: Certificate plus apprenticeship

Salary Range: PayScale (Canada) (Sept 2015): Entry Low: $27,835. Entry Median: $19/hr.

Salary (More Info): PayScale: Machinist

Related Specialties: Fitter, Turning Hand, Mill Hand, Grinder

Professional Associations: Office to Advance Women Apprentices; Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights & Allied Workers; Canadian Tooling & Machining Association; Women of Influence; Canadian Construction Women

Other Resources: International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW); Gov of NL: Plan of Training; Red Seal; Women Building Futures (WBF)

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