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Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts.

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Above the statewide median
$23.40 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  5.4%    Read more about outlook


High school diploma or equivalent is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Operate cutting equipment.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Machine Operator
Machine Repair Person
Machinist Tool and Die

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