U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Illustrative examples: Gear Machinist,
Broad Occupation: 51-4040 Machinists
Minor Group: 51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
Major Group: 51-0000 Production Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010