Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7231

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.

Job Duties for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, charts and tables or study sample parts to determine machining operation to be performed, and plan best sequence of operations
  • Compute dimensions and tolerances and measure and lay out work pieces
  • Set up, operate and maintain a variety of machine tools including computer numerically controlled (CNC) tools to perform precision, non-repetitive machining operations such as sawing, turning, milling, boring, planing, drilling, precision grinding and other operations
  • Fit and assemble machined metal parts and subassemblies using hand and power tools
  • Verify dimensions of products for accuracy and conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments
  • May set up and program machine tools for use by machining tool operators.
Machining and tooling inspectors
  • Verify dimensions of machined parts or tooling using micrometers, verniers, callipers, height gauges, optical comparators, co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM) or other specialized measuring instruments
  • Maintain, repair and calibrate precision measuring instruments such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, height gauges and other measuring devices
  • Report deviations from specifications and tolerances to supervisor
  • Complete and maintain inspection reports.

Working Conditions for Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

Work is performed indoors, where safety measures must be adhered to in order to prevent injury from machinery, tools, and airborne particles.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aircraft Engine Parts Machinist
  • Aircraft Machinist
  • Apprentice Automotive Machinist
  • Apprentice Machinist
  • Auto Parts Machine Shop Inspector
  • Automotive Machinist
  • Aviation Machinist
  • Ballistic Laboratory Machinist
  • Bench Machinist
  • CNC (computer Numerical Control) Machinist
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist
  • Computer-assisted Machinist
  • Diesel Engine Machinist
  • Differential Gear Testing Machinist
  • Dimensional Inspector - Machine Shop
  • Electrical Machinist
  • Experimental Machinist
  • Firearms Machining Inspector
  • Firearms Model Maker Machinist
  • Gear Inspector-machinist
  • Gear Tester-machinist
  • General Machinist
  • Journeyman/woman Machinist
  • Machine Shop Charge Hand
  • Machine Shop Inspector
  • Machined Parts Inspector
  • Machining And Tooling Inspector
  • Machining Inspector
  • Machinist
  • Machinist Apprentice
  • Maintenance Machinist
  • Master Machinist
  • Model Maker Machinist
  • Motion Picture Equipment Machinist
  • Mould And Core Machinist
  • Mouldmaking Machinist
  • NC (numerically Controlled) Machinist
  • Precision Machinist
  • Printing Press Machinist
  • Propeller Inspector - Machining
  • Prototype Machinist
  • Set-up Machinist
  • Tool And Die Inspector
  • Tool And Gauge Inspector
  • Tooling Inspector
  • Toolroom Inspector
  • Toolroom Machinist
  • Turbine Blade Machinist
  • Weekend CNC Operator
  • CNC Operator
  • CMM Operator
  • CNC 5 Axis Operator
  • CNC Set-Up Technicians
  • Bridgeport Operator
  • CNC Setup Operator
  • Machine Setup Technician
  • Mechanic, Car
  • Programmer, Cnc (computer Numerical Control) Mastercam
  • Quality Auditor
  • Cmm - Operator
  • Hiring CNC Lathe Operators
  • Inspector, Machining
  • Cnc Mill Machinists -ad
  • Cnc Machnist
  • Tool And Die/cnc Associate
  • Tool Presetter
  • Cnc Maintenance Technician
  • Tooling Technician
  • Manual/cnc Machinst
  • Set-up Technician
  • Standards Lead Hand
  • Cnc Machinists – $22.75/hr – Cambridge
  • Machinist
  • Quality Assurance Inspector
  • Quality Specialist
  • Special Tooling / Fixture Preparation
  • Co-op Student (gear Lab Machining)
  • CNC Setup/Programmer
  • Cnc Mechanical Technician
  • CNC Machinist/Programmer

Help Us Serve You Better

We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.

Your Age: