Who Can Be a Machinist?
Must be 18 years of age or older, have a High School Diploma/GED, and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the job: calculate dimensions or tolerances using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers; machining parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders; set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools to perform precision machining operations; align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines; measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and to ensure conformance to specifications using precision instruments such as micrometers. Abilities include but are not limited to arm-hand steadiness, manual dexterity, control precision, finger dexterity, and multilimb coordination.
*Individual program requirements may vary, such as have a certificate of Machine Tool Technology or equivalent certificate from a recognized institution or three years of relevant work experience, pass a background investigation, pass a pre-employment drug screen, obtain a Department of Energy Q clearance, be insurable on company insurance, or possess a NM Driver's License. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.