Engineering Machinists create, assemble and repair metal products by interpreting designs, measuring metals, and operating machines to cut and shape them.
What do Engineering Machinists do at work?
- Interpret engineering drawings and instructions.
- Measure and mark up materials for cutting.
- Operate machines to cut and shape the materials.
- Weld parts together.
- Test finished products.
- Design tools and equipment using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Clean, maintain and repair machinery.
Skills and knowledge
- Knowledge of different metals and materials.
- The ability to operate specialised tools and machinery.
- The ability to read and interpret plans and drawings.
- Knowledge of health and safety procedures.
- The ability to perform simple calculations.
- Skills with computer-aided design (CAD) software and computerised numerical control (CNC) machines.
No specific requirements but employers prefer you to have or be working towards Trade Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.
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$39,000 - $103,000 per year