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