9417- Machining tool operators

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Machining tool operators

Job Description: 

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.

Main Duties: 

Machining tool operators perform some or all of the following duties:

Study job orders and interpret blueprints to determine machining operations to be performed
Set up and operate machine tools to perform repetitive machining operations, such as turning, milling, drilling, boring, planing, honing, broaching, grinding or other machining operations
Verify dimensions of parts machined using micrometers, callipers and other precision measuring instruments
Prepare etching solution and immerse metal parts or workpiece in etching solution to remove unwanted portions
Perform routine maintenance on equipment and machinery
May enter codes specifying speed, feed and cut of the toolpath for computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools.

Employment Requirements: 

Some secondary school education is required.
College or other courses in machining may be required.
Several months of on-the-job training are provided.
Senior positions in this unit group, such as set-up operator, require experience as a machine operator.

Additional Inormation: 

Experienced machining tool operators may become machinists or tool and die makers through apprenticeship training.

Classified Elsewhere: 

CAD/CAM and CNC programmers (in 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians)
Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations (7201)
Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors (7231)
Tool and die makers (7232)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X