Also called: Journeyman Machinist, Machine Operator, Machinist, Tool Room Machinist
In the Air Force: Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman; Aircraft Structural Maintenance; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Craftsman; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Helper; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman
In the Army: Aircraft Structural Repairer; Allied Trades Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Structural Maintenance
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice; Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, KC-130; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F/A-18; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, EA-6; Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-46; Helicopter Mechanic, CH-46; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee; Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic, MV-22
In the Navy: Advanced Machinery Repairman; Aviation Structural Mechanic; Engineman; Machinery Repair Maintainer; Machinery Repair Technician; Machinery Repairman; Machinery Repairman Basic; Machinist's Mate; NAMTS Inside Machinist; NAMTS Outside Machinist
- Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
- Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
- Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
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