Machinists in the Aerospace Industry

With many machinists reaching retirement age, the demand for machinists to replace them is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, machinists can expect to see jobs grow by an estimated 10 percent from 2014 to 2024.

PMI can help to take advantage of this rising demand with our CNC machinist program. In this program, PMI helps prepare students to enter the aerospace and other manufacturing industries working in positions such as a maintenance machinist or production machinist.

What Does a Machinist Do?cnc machinist, machinist

A machinist is someone who produces precision metal parts, instruments, and tools, using a variety of computer controlled and mechanically controlled machines. In the aerospace industry, machinists work with tools like grinders and lathes to create parts for aircraft and spacecraft.

In the aerospace industry, machinists typically create parts for specific models of aircraft and the ship the parts to a buyer who uses them in production. Machinists can choose to specialize in machining parts for either production or maintenance.

In other manufacturing industries such as the medical device industry or automobile industry, machinists will work making large quantities of one part as well as small batches or one-of-a-kind items. Machinists can work across a range of manufacturing industries making a variety parts such as steel bolts and automobile pistons.

Let PMI Prepare You for a Career as a Machinist

PMI students who are part of the CNC Machinist program will have the opportunity to take advantage of learning the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for entry into a range of industries as a machinist. This 71.5-hour program is designed to prepare students in the operation, set-up, and programming of CNC mills, CNC lathes and the use of manual machines.

To prepare students for these and other job duties, PMI offers courses such as:

  • CNC Setup
  • CNC Operation
  • G&M CNC Programming
  • Workholding Devices

Students will also receive training in other areas including applied computer-aided manufacturing, CNC programming techniques, as well as technical math and computer-aided design principals. This program also includes programming training with SolidWorks and MasterCAM software.

Hands-on Applications for Valuable Job Skills

In addition to comprehensive coursework, students will have the opportunity to apply and practice what they learned in the classroom on common industry equipment such as:

  • Manual Bridgeport Mill
  • Haas CNC Mills and CNC Lathes
  • 4- Axis and 5- Axis Lathes

This hands-on experience allows students to gain valuable knowledge and skills before they enter the workforce. In addition to hands-on training, PMI also offers training in resume writing and interviewing techniques and includes mock interviews to help prepare students for the job search after graduation.

PMI’s CNC Machinist Program can prepare students for an exciting career in the aerospace industry or other manufacturing industries. Contact PMI today to learn more about our CNC Machinist Program.