Do you like making things? Ever wonder what it would be like to create tools for others to use? Check out this career profile.

What does a Machinist do?

“A machinist in a shipyard shows Viviana what it takes to produce complex parts that are essential to keeping machines working. He also talks about training and apprenticeship and shares how rewarding the career is.

What is a Machinist?

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products with precise dimensions. Machining and tooling inspectors inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards. They are employed by machinery, equipment, motor vehicle, automotive parts, aircraft and other metal products manufacturing companies and by machine shops.”


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