Machinists and Tool and Die Makers
What Machinists and Tool and Die Makers Do
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. Machinists and tool and die makers work in machine shops, toolrooms, and factories.
How to Become a Machinist or Tool and Die Maker
Machinists train in apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, community and technical colleges, or on the job. They receive several years of technical instruction and on-job training. A high school diploma is necessary.