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Does The Emergence of CNC Machining Mean More Or Fewer Jobs For Machinists

I was just scanning the Monster.com jobs board for machinist jobs / listings by using their search box and the search word “machinist”. I was pleased to see more than 1,000 job listings for “machinists”. Looking at the listings I saw numerious openings referring to CNC. I saw fewer specific references to “manual machinist”, but […]

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More Jobs for CNC Machinists

GreenvilleOnline.com is reporting that the majority of job openings at a recent job fair were for CNC machinists. Bosch-Rexroth’s Fountain Inn (South Carolina) facility primarily manufactures external gear pumps (hydraulic pumps) for earthmoving equipment. Compensation for CNC machinists was running $18 to $19/hour, plus eligibility for benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision care, 401-K, […]

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Guaranteed Jobs For CNC Trained Machinists

Perhaps another sign of an economy in recovery: A community college offering skilled-trade job training with a money back guarantee. A local news station has reported that Lansing Community College (Michigan) was offering applicants to its skilled trade training program a money back guarantee, essentially guaranteeing that their students (in this case it appeared to […]

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Andy Rooney and Machinists Versus Blackjack Dealers

Generally, I’m neither a fan nor a critic of Andy Rooney’s commentary on CBS’s show “60 Minutes” but everyone once in awhile I think the gets things just about right. The other night Andy, whose job I guess is to be provocative, dropped this little word bomb: There’s only so much money in the world […]

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Retiring Machinists and Job Openings for Machinists

Interesting read: I searched Google news for “machinist” and, besides the various stories about strikes or accidents one news search result that stood out were snippets of news about machinists that had retired or were retiring. Why is this noteworthy? Well, as a country that proposes to get back into the “making things” game, a/k/a […]

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5 Essential Skills of an Effective Machinist

As an initial impression, one can envision the machinist operating beside a hardware tool to produce and cut materials into its expected results. In a way, a machinist is no different than a traditional potter, taking away the excess clay to produce the required specifications of the company/client. However, this is not always the case […]

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Job Prospects for Machinists in 2010 and Beyond

Even though the employment opportunities for machinists are slowly waning, job prospects remains satisfactory. For the 2008-18 decade, the employment of machinists is expected to decrease by 5%, all because of the increase in productivity of workers and the firm competition in goods production. Machinists have grown to be more effective in their work as […]

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