Summary Machining Tool Operator in Canada
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by metal products and other manufacturing companies and in machine shops. This unit group also includes workers who etch or chemically mill metal pieces.
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High school or specific training
This occupation usually requires a secondary school diploma or several weeks of on-the-job training.
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- Read and interpret blueprints
- Operate and set up machines to perform repetitive machining operations
- Verify dimensions of parts machined using precise measuring instruments (e.g., micrometers, calipers)
- Prepare etching solution and immerse metal parts or workpiece into the etching solution to remove unwanted portions
- Perform routine maintenance on equipment and machinery
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