Machinist Job Description

machinist job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Machinist Job Description

The machinist is an individual who operates machine tools in order to manufacture products.

A machinist is employed in many industries, including engineering, manufacturing, construction, and the military.

Manufacturing machinists operate machine tools in such a way that they manufacture products.

These machines include lathes, mills, and drill presses, among others.

Other machinists may operate computers in order to program machine tools, and they will use their hands to make precise measurements.

Machinists use machines and hand tools in order to fabricate parts and assemble products.


Job Brief:

We’re looking for Machinist to work with us on a long-term basis. You will be responsible for operating and maintaining our machines, as well as troubleshooting any issues that may arise. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to learn and grow with our company.

Machinist Duties:

  • Maintain, repair, and upgrade equipment to meet production goals
  • Maintain records of all repairs and upgrades made
  • Monitor and analyze machine operations in order to optimize performance
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Provide technical support to production workers
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and materials

Machinist Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and machines, and ensure all safety and quality standards are met
  • Operate a variety of machines, including drill presses, lathes, mills, and grinding machines
  • Conduct pre-operation tests, repair and replace parts and components, and perform preventative and corrective maintenance as needed
  • Assist shop supervisor with material management and inventory control, and supervise all equipment operation
  • Maintain a clean shop environment

Requirements And Skills:

  • Journeyman Machinist Certification
  • 2+ years’ proven experience in a machinist role
  • Knowledge of general machine shop operations, including operating machinery, including lathes, mills, and grinders
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ability to establish and maintain

Company Name is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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