Machine Tool Technician Career Outlook

Percent Employed

100%

Employed

2022-2023 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses)

Employed in Related Field

92%

Employed in a Related Field

2022-2023 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses)

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$58,581

Average Yearly Salary

2022-2023 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses)


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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CNC Machinist

Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment or systems.

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Maintenance Machinist

Maintenance 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. The machinist determines the cutting path, the speed of the cut and the feed rate by programming instructions into the CNC machine.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Machine Tool Operator

  • Apprentice Machinist

  • Machine Setup Person

  • Tool Room Machinist

  • CNC Programmer

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Hear From Graduates

There are so many job opportunities within the trade. The instructors were knowledgeable and wanted the students to succeed. They gave me the skills and knowledge needed to work in this field.

Ryan J., Machine Tool Technician Graduate

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