Machinist

Cuts, shapes, and finishes products using precision tools and production equipment. Machinists will also repair or produce parts and ensure effective production operations, calibrate equipment, and optimize procedures.

Idaho DOL Outlook

18% increase in the next 10 years with 171 annual openings in the state

Soft Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Troubleshooting
  • Communication skills
  • Detail and results-driven
  • Verbal and written communication skills

Technical Skills

  • Precision measurement
  • Technical mathematics
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints
  • Mechanical aptitude

This apprenticeship is competency-based and may be as much as 8000 hours unless competencies are proven before. Minimum required hours of curriculum instruction are 576 hours