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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.
CNC machining tool operator, aircraft parts etcher, boring mill operator – metal machining, lathe machining operator, machining tool operator, milling machine set-up operator, production gear cutter, production grinder operator – metal machining, radial drill operator – metal machining.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Machining Tool Operators in Nunavut
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Xstrata Zinc and Sabina Gold and Silver are considering restarting the shelved $270M Bathurst road and port project
- Retention numbers among Inuit staff have improved at Meadowbank mine in Nunavut
- TMAC Resources is proceeding with plans to revive Kitikmeot gold mine project near Cambridge Bay
- Due to changing commodity prices, MMG has halted the review process of its proposed Izok mine, so as to change the scope of the project. The original proposal would have created 1140 construction jobs and 710 jobs operating the mine.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- Federal Budget announcements: $100M for 250 Nunavut housing units over the next 2 years, $116M for a Nanisivik naval facility over the next 5 years, and $77M for the new Iqaluit airport terminal
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