Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing and production equipment to aid engineers in their everyday tasks. Advanced Machining graduates also monitor and adjust equipment daily as needed.
Students in Advanced Machinist are trained in the following subject areas:
Understand the basic processes used to form, bend, measure, and test metals
Properly handle materials and liquids, following the basic skills required for personal safety
Proficient in setting up and operating machines to saw, cut, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material
Proficient in reading work orders or production schedules to determine specifications, materials to use, where to cut, and other dimensions
Check manufactured pieces for defects and flaws and confirm that they meet specifications
Proficient in maintaining machines and in preventing and recognizing non-characteristic machine sounds
Program graduates go on to ply their trade in a number of settings including manufacturing companies, plants, and small machine shops.
Before entering the Advanced Machinist program, students must:
Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests
Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Have a positive attendance and progress record.
Complete a successful phone, in-person, or video-conference interview.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Students who complete an Advanced Manufacturing training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from agencies such as:
American Welding Society (AWS)
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Credentials such as these offer students a competitive edge on positions in manufacturing, production, and metalworking.
HOW MANY MONTHS
IT TAKES TO COMPLETE
FOR THIS CAREER
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times: