Machinist

This is a four-year program. Apprentices complete 8000 hours of OJT and 576 hours of related classroom training.

Careers

Machinists set up and operate lathes, tool grinders, drills and other machine tools to manufacture metal repair parts and fabricate sheet metal, steel frames, and equipment. They do this by interpreting blueprints, engineering drawings, sketches and verbal instructions. Machinists also develop and maintain preventive maintenance procedures and overhaul equipment. This may involve diagnosing and solving new or unique equipment problems by designing, building, and installing equipment improvement prototypes. In analyzing specifications and developing tools they must have knowledge of metal properties and lathe operation and be able to visualize the finished product.

Working Conditions

Machinists generally work indoors around high-speed cutting tools, moving machinery, metal chips and abrasive dusts. There is frequent contact with grease, oils and solvents. The work can be physically strenuous, with some heavy lifting. Machinists must also be precise, careful, and patient to correctly cut, fit, and repair all kinds of machinery.

Average Journeyman Wage

Statewide: $24.52/Hr.      Douglas County: $20.98/Hr.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Completion of 10th grade
  • Current employee of an approved trainer agent

Once an applicant has been selected by the employer and is indentured into the apprenticeship program the training begins. After successful completion of training requirements the State of Oregon will issue a Journey-level Machinist card.

Be sure to read the standards for the apprenticeship program to ensure you understand and meet the requirements.

View / Download Maintenance Machinist Standards

Licensure and State Reciprocity

Before enrolling in the Machinist program, students should consider whether the license they need to obtain to work, will be valid outside the state of Oregon. Use this table to determine state to state licensure.

View Licensure Information

Contact

Laurie Michaels - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Apprenticeship Manager
Umpqua Community College Campus - Lockwood Hall
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday 
Phone: 541-440-4675
Fax: 888-406-4511

Apprenticeship Training Center
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1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470

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