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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 Edmonton Region
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmonton Region||<Not assigned>||2011-06-16|
The occupation is termed "significant" due to the relatively high concentration of people working in this occupation within this geographic area.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The Waterford of Summerlea, in Edmonton, is eliminating the jobs for 21 licensed practical nurses and health care aides following the expiration of contracts with Alberta Health Services
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Construction is underway on the $23M Bethel Transit Terminal in Strathcona County. The new terminal, the largest in Alberta, is scheduled to open in December 2013.
- Heartland Ford in Fort Saskatchewan has broken ground on a new, expanded dealership scheduled to open in early 2014. The company expects to double its staff numbers, employing up to 100, at the new location.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Greys Paper Recycling Industries has opened a $20M recycling facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre and is planning to hire an additional 45 employees by mid-June 2014
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
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