Required Education & Training
  • One-Year Technical Certificate Apprenticeship / Extensive On-the-Job Training
Industry Recognized Credentials Median Wages $53,482 Education Providers
  • Community colleges
  • Ohio Technical Centers
  • various vendors
  • Advanced trigonometry
  • Interpret all types of blueprints (imperial, metric, foreign, GD&T)
  • Make setups: select tooling, plan work holding, stock prep, determine machining process steps
  • Make complex setups using optimal settings for efficiency
  • Troubleshoot and adjust for blueprint, material, machine, or program issues
  • Train and mentor operators and entry-level machinists
  • Run variety of machines (lathes, mills, CNC, manual)
  • Technical competencies as demonstrated by the following NIMS credentials: CNC Lathe II; CNC Mill II; Turning II (Between Centers and Chucking); Milling II; Grinding II
All Levels

Foundational employability skills, basic math and computer skills, written and verbal communication skills; safety awareness; drug free
Note: each position must demonstrate the competencies and credentials of the previous position