A worker who fabricates, assembles, or repairs machinery. a craftsman skilled in the use of machine tools. one who operates a machine

A person who operates a machine, especially a machine tool or a sewing machine.

Machinists use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision metal parts. Many machinists must be able to use both manual and CNC machinery. CNC machines control the cutting tool speed and do all necessary cuts to create a part.

An early career Machinist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.90 based on 1,902 salaries. A mid-career Machinist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.04 based on 1,320 salaries. We hate to break it to you, potential machinist, but yeah, you’ll be pretty stressed out in this job. You work under tight deadlines, for low pay, in order to create a very particular product. Around 20% of machinists work in a machine shop.