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MACHINING

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Maintain quality and safety standards, keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Machining are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Setting up and operating a variety of machine tools, and calculating dimensions to produce mechanical parts and instruments
  • Repairing machine tools or maintaining industrial machines
  • Cutting, shaping, and finishing parts to specifications using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders
  • Keeping track of the progress of people and/or groups in order to make improvements
  • Understanding and following safety procedures

Career Options

Most Machining Job Corps graduates go to work for manufacturing companies, plants, or small machine shops.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Advanced Manufacturing training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from agencies such as:

  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Credentials such as these offer students a competitive edge on positions in manufacturing, production, and metalworking.

Machining Numbers to Know

$35K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Dependability
Independence
Initiative


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