Machining tool operators

Machining tool operators

NOC
9417

Set up and operate metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

4
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$37,221
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

70
 

% Working Full Time

93%
 

% Working Full Year

64%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Machining tool operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • aircraft parts etcher
  • boring mill operator - metal machining
  • CNC machining tool operator
  • lathe machining operator
  • machining tool operator
  • milling machine set-up operator
  • production gear cutter
  • production grinder operator - metal machining
  • radial drill operator - metal machining
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • College or other courses in machining may be required.
  • Several months of on-the-job training are provided.
  • Senior positions in this unit group, such as set-up operator, require experience as a machine operator.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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14.3%
Female
85.7%
Male
Employment by age

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15.4%
15-24
30.8%
25-34
23.1%
35-44
0.0%
45-54
30.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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33.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
40.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
13.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
13.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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84.6%
Manufacturing
15.4%
Construction
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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18.80%
Northeast
50.00%
Southeast
12.50%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
18.80%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$37,171
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$37,221

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$37,863

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$37,221

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$34,276

Canada

$44,327
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

4
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

18
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

20