Machining tool operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9417  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by metal products and other manufacturing companies and in machine shops. This unit group also includes workers who etch or chemically mill metal pieces.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aircraft Engine Parts Machine Tool Set-up Operator
  • Aircraft Parts Etcher
  • Automated Machine Tool Set-up Operator
  • Automatic Screw Machine Operator
  • Automatic Transfer Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Axle Lathe Operator
  • Barrel Rifler
  • Barrel Threader, Small Arms
  • Bearing Borer
  • Bearing Grinder
  • Bolt Threader
  • Bolt-threading Machine Operator
  • Borer - Metal Machining
  • Boring Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Boring Mill Operator - Metal Machining
  • Boring Mill Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Brake Drum Lathe Operator
  • Broacher, Production - Metal Machining
  • Broaching Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Broaching Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Bullard Multiple-spindle Lathe Operator
  • Camming Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Centreless Cylindrical Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Centreless Cylindrical-grinder Operator
  • Centreless Grinder Operator
  • Centreless Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Chucking Machine Set-up Operator
  • CNC (computer Numerical Control) Lathe Operator - Metal Machining
  • CNC (computer Numerical Control) Machining Tool Operator
  • CNC (computer Numerical Control) Profile Mill Operator
  • CNC (computer Numerically Controlled) Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • CNC (computer Numerically Controlled) Machining Centre Operator
  • CNC Machining Tool Operator
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining Centre Operator
  • Connecting Rod Borer
  • Countersinker - Metal Machining
  • Custom Screw Machine Operator
  • Cutlery And Tool Etcher
  • Cylinder Grinder - Metal Machining
  • Cylinder Honer - Metal Machining
  • Diesinking Machine Set-up Operator
  • Drill Press Operator - Metal Machining
  • Drill Press Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Drilling And Milling Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Drilling Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • EDM (electrical Discharge Machine) Operator
  • EDM (electrical Discharge Machine) Set-up Operator
  • EDM (electrical Discharge Machine) Tender
  • Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator
  • Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Tender
  • Electrochemical Machining Tool Operator
  • Electrolytic Etcher - Metal Machining
  • Engine Lathe Set-up Operator
  • External Cylindrical Grinder Set-up Operator
  • External Cylindrical-grinder Operator
  • File Cutter - Metal Machining
  • File Maker - Metal Machining
  • Firearms Etcher
  • Gear Cutter
  • Gear Grinder
  • Gear Hobber Set-up Operator
  • Gear Roller Grinder
  • Gear-cutting Machine Set-up Operator
  • Gear-cutting Machine Tender
  • Gear-grinding Machine Set-up Operator
  • Gear-hobbing Machine Set-up Operator
  • Gear-hob-milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Gear-lapping Machine Operator
  • Gear-lapping Machine Set-up Operator
  • Gear-milling Machine Operator
  • Gear-milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Gear-rolling Machine Operator
  • Gear-shaper Operator
  • Gear-shaving Machine Set-up Operator
  • General Machine Tool Set-up Operator
  • Grinder Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Grooving Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Hand Lapper - Metal Machining
  • Heavy Chucking Lathe Operator - Metal Machining
  • Honing Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Honing Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Horizontal Boring And Milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Impressing Machine Tender - Metal Machining
  • Jig Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Keyseater Operator
  • Keyseater Set-up Operator
  • Keyseating Machine Operator
  • Lapping Machine Operator
  • Lapping Machine Set-up Operator
  • Lapping Machine Tender
  • Lathe Hand - Metal Machining
  • Lathe Machining Operator
  • Lathe Operator - Metal Machining
  • Layout Marker, Machine Shop
  • Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Machine Router - Metal Machining
  • Machine Shop Layer-out
  • Machine Tool Operator - Metal Machining
  • Machine Tool Setter
  • Machine Tool Set-up Man/woman
  • Machine Tool Set-up Operator
  • Machine Tool Set-up Operator, Bench
  • Machine-tool Setter - Metal Machining
  • Machining Equipment Set-up Operator
  • Machining Tool Operator
  • Main Bearing Borer - Metal Machining
  • Metal Band Saw Operator
  • Metal Saw Tooth Grinder
  • Milling Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Milling Machine Setter
  • Milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Milling Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Motor Vehicle Cylinder Grinder
  • Multi-function Metal-cutting Tool Operator
  • Multi-function Metal-cutting Tool Operator Trainee
  • Multiple-spindle Drill Press Operator - Metal Machining
  • Multiple-spindle Drill Press Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Multiple-spindle Screw Machine Operator
  • Multiple-spindle Vertical Boring Mill Set-up Operator
  • Multiple-spindle Vertical Turret Lathe Set-up Operator
  • Name Plate Stamper
  • NC (numerical Control) Drilling Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • NC (numerically Controlled) Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • NC (numerically Controlled) Machine Tool Operator
  • NC (numerically Controlled) Machine Tool Set-up Operator
  • NC (numerically Controlled) Machining Tool Operator
  • NC (numerically Controlled) Tracer Operator - Metal Machining
  • NC/CNC (numerical Control/computer Numerical Control) Machining Tool Operator
  • Numerical Control (NC) Machining Tool Operator
  • Numerically Controlled (NC) Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Numerically Controlled (NC) Machine Tool Set-up Operator
  • Pantograph Milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Pedestal Drill Operator - Metal Machining
  • Pipe Threader
  • Pipe-threading Machine Operator
  • Planer Operator - Metal Machining
  • Planer Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Precision Grinder Operator - Metal Machining
  • Precision Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Precision Grinder Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Precision Honing Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Precision Lapper - Metal Machining
  • Precision Lathe Operator - Metal Machining
  • Printing-roller Finisher
  • Printing-roller Grinder
  • Printing-roller Polisher
  • Production Borer - Metal Machining
  • Production Boring Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Production Broaching Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Production Broaching Machine Tender - Metal Machining
  • Production Gear Cutter
  • Production Grinder - Metal Machining
  • Production Grinder Operator - Metal Machining
  • Production Lapping Machine Operator
  • Production Lapping Machine Tender
  • Production Lathe Operator - Metal Machining
  • Production Machine Tool Operator
  • Production Metal Grinder Operator
  • Production Milling Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Production Multiple-spindle Screw Machine Set-up Operator
  • Profile Milling Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Profile Milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Profiling Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Profiling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Radial Drill Operator - Metal Machining
  • Radial Drill Press Operator - Metal Machining
  • Radial Drill Press Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Radial Drill Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Rotary-head Milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Router Operator - Metal Machining
  • Screw Machine Operator - Metal Machining
  • Screw Machine Set-up Operator
  • Screw Threader
  • Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Shaper Set-up Operator
  • Single-spindle Drill Press Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Spiral Bevel-gear Cutting Machine Set-up Operator
  • Spiral Bevel-gear Generator Set-up Operator
  • Spiral Gear-generator Operator
  • Straight Bevel-gear Cutting Machine Set-up Operator
  • Straight Bevel-gear Generator Set-up Operator
  • Surface Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Surface-grinder Operator, Production
  • Thread Cutter - Metal Machining
  • Thread Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Threader - Metal Machining
  • Thread-grinder Operator
  • Threading Machine Operator
  • Thread-milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Tool Filer, Hand - Metal Machining
  • Tool Grinder - Metal Machining
  • Tool Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Tool Lapper - Metal Machining
  • Tool-dresser Operator
  • Transfer Machine Tender - Metal Machining
  • Turret Lathe Operator - Metal Machining
  • Turret Lathe Set-up Operator
  • Universal Grinder Set-up Operator
  • Vertical Boring Machine Operator
  • Vertical Boring Mill Operator
  • Vertical Boring Mill Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Vertical Machining Centre Operator
  • Vertical Milling Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Vertical-spindle Milling Machine Set-up Operator - Metal Machining
  • Aircraft Parts Etcher
  • Boring Mill Operator - Metal Machining
  • CNC Machining Tool Operator
  • Lathe Machining Operator
  • Machining Tool Operator
  • Milling Machine Set-up Operator
  • Production Gear Cutter
  • Production Grinder Operator - Metal Machining
  • Radial Drill Operator - Metal Machining
  • Boring Mill Operator
  • EDM
  • Set Up Operator
  • Set-up Operator
  • Cnc Lathe Operator
  • Operator Cnc
  • Operator - Cnc
  • CNC Mill Operator
  • CNC (computer Numerical Control) Machinist
  • CNC (computer Numerically Controlled) Machining
  • CNC Machine Operator

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for machining tool operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for machining tool operators.

Sex Median Income
Male $53,056
Female $53,695
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (35 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for machining tool operators.

$31,200.00
Lowest Observed
$72,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$51,761.11
Average
$54,600.00
Median
$56,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for machining tool operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 135
25 to 34 years 145
35 to 44 years 155
45 to 54 years 155
55 to 64 years 90
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 680
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for machining tool operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 170
Part Time 515
Total 685
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for machining tool operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 645
Female 30
Total 680
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for machining tool operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 675
Self Employed 0
Total 675
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for machining tool operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 670
Unemployed 10
Total 680
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for machining tool operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 50
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 170
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 30
Total 680
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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