Advanced Machinist

Advanced Machinist

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in working in transportation? Thrive in hands-on environments? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Machinist training program.

On the job, you will …

  • Interpret detailed drawings or files, such as blueprints, sketches, and those for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) 
  • Set up, operate and disassemble manual, automatic and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools 
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines

Some of the career options you will have ...

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

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Advanced Machinist program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials, as well as a state-issued license:  

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  
  • 10-Hour Certification and Office Skills, Clerical Skills 
  • Software Skills (OPAC) Certification 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • High school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Complete a Job Corps basic training program 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • At least 17 years old 
  • Positive attendance and progress record  
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel  
  • Health clearance at current center  
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.