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.

Pay

Engineering machinists with one to two years' experience usually earn

$32K-$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

Job opportunities

Demand for engineering machinists is good due to a shortage of workers.
Coulton Finch using a machine to shape a piece of metal

Engineering machinists use machines to cut and shape different types of metal

Last updated 1 June 2017