« Back to All Apprenticeships

Machinist/CNC Operator

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 19 total skills
Industry-Sector Technical Competencies
Machining Introduction - Learn basic machining operations including safety, MSDS, measuring tools and use of drill presses and band saws.
Blueprint Reading - Knowledge in reading and understanding industrial prints.
Shop Math and Measurement - Training in basic math including linear measurement, metrics and beginning algebra.
CNC Turning - Training in how to operate a lathe including types of chucks, cutting tools, speeds and feeds, tool care, threads, part production and general inspection.
CNC Milling - Learn mill operation including clamping, tools and holders, speeds and feeds, cutting depths/width along with direction.
CNC Setup and Programming Basics - Exposure to manual programming of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools. Learn types of CNC controls, machinery, programming formats and basic terminology.
Machine Tool Theory - Learn to complete the processes required for manufacturing a precision part, use standard shop safety practices, set-up and operate standard manufacturing machines, complete accurate lay-outs, explain applications of hand tools and use correctly and use basic measuring tools.
Molding - Understand the fundamentals of injection molding technology
Metallurgy - Know the basic principles of metals, the behavior of metals and the processes which affect them, as well as the most common metals used in industrial processes.
Inspection - Know the proper methods and instruments used to effectively inspect parts in the shop, including using instruments such as the caliper, micrometer, and CMM.
Occupation-Specific Competencies
General Housekeeping and Maintenance - Demonstrate the ability to maintain tools and machinery with basic cleaning and maintenance procedures.
Preventative Maintenance -Machine Tools Maintenance - Practice industry approved procedures for preventative maintenance on machines and tools.
Benchwork and Hand Tools - Knowledge of the various tools, methods, and procedures for common machine shop benchwork and hand tool work.
Level 1 Machinist
Manual Milling - Display basic operation of the vertical and horizontal milling machines and the ability to use cutting tools and holders, setups, spindles and arbors, work holding methods
Turning Operations - Demonstrate lathe applications such as understanding turning safety, calculating speeds and feeds, using various tools and tool holders, identifying basic tool geometry, and the use of common lathe spindle tooling.
Grinding Skills - Use surface grinders with proper set up techniques and grinding processes.
CNC Turning - Demonstrate CNC lathe operations, control functions, the letter address system, the program format, and machine setup.
CNC Milling - Demonstrates the fundamentals of CNC machining processes with skills in work holding, speeds and feeds for various materials and functions and capabilities of CNC machining tools.
Inspection Practices - Demonstrate the proper methods and instruments used to effectively inspect parts in the shop, including using instruments such as the caliper, micrometer, and CMM.

Save as PDF

You can save this PDF (and any PDF) directly from the Print dialog in your browser. Click "Open Print Dialog", then switch the Printer to "Save as PDF".

Open Print Dialog