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CNC Machinist

Job duties include but not limited to: Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, and shop sketches Use all conventional machine shop equipment and machinery to cut, machine and shape raw materials in accordance with drawing requirements Build fixtures and various holding devices as needed to hold or support work pieces in process Set up, load and operate various machine tools including but not limited to cutoff saws, lathes, mills, grinders and other machinery as needed Proficient in the use of off-line programming software used in developing CNC programs Analyze job requirements and use best shop practice to meet drawing requirements in the most efficient time Proficient in the use of various hand tools as necessary to achieve finish requirementsï‚· Operate forklift as needed Assemble machined or fabricated components as needed Other duties as assigned Requirements include: High school diploma or equivalent Completion of formal apprenticeship program or completion of in-company, four-year training program Proficient in the use of various hand tools as necessary to achieve finish requirements Ability to effectively use power driven equipment Close attention and care is required to prevent damage to complex machine tools High mental and visual effort required Physical requirements such as carrying, climbing, crouching, hearing, kneeling, lifting, pulling, sitting, standing, stooping, talking and walking

Category: Skilled and Entry Level Shipyard Labor

Information
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

The path to a shipyard career often begins with a position as a Firewatch, Trade Helper or Apprentice. Apprentice programs are rigorous and workers are often more successful if they begin in an entry-level position forst to obtain some key critical skills and knowledge such as:
- Learning the words and terms used in shipyards that aren't used in oher workplaces
- Learning about basic tools and their proper use
- Learning about the variety of trades jobs available so the worker can choose a position best suited to their interests
Education
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Qualifications
Candidates must have 6-8 years of experience in their trade for first class tradesmen positions.

Entry-level jobs require a minimum of 6-12 months experience working in a shipyard environment.