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Engineering Machinist

Kaiwhakamahi Pūrere

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Engineering machinists use machines to cut and shape precision parts and equipment. They create, install, maintain and repair metal products, including machinery and equipment in factories.


Engineering machinists with one to two years' experience usually earn

$33K-$40K per year

Highly skilled and qualified engineering machinists working in large factories usually earn

$80K-$110K per year

Source: Southern Institute of Technology, 2017

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Demand for engineering machinists is good due to a shortage of workers.
A female apprentice watches as an older worker programmes a CNC machine

Engineering machinists may work with CNC machines programmed to control tools such as lathes

Last updated 9 November 2017