The machinist manufactures and modifies parts of precise dimensions using conventional and numerically controlled machine tools.

Examples: mechanical parts, turbines and gears.




1800 hours


fees vary depending on the program chosen, the date of course and school materials.

Average salary

between $14 and $24 / hour

You must have one of the following prerequisites:

Hold a high school diploma (DES).
Must be at least 16 years old and have successfully completed Secondary 4 in French, in English and in Mathematics or have a recognized equivalent learning.

What are his main duties?

The machinist manufactures and modifies parts with precise dimensions using conventional and CNC machine tools. He leads a variety of machine tools to manufacture parts and performs manual machining tasks. He plans, organizes, produces and ensures quality control of all machined parts. Examples: machinery, engines, turbines, gears and much more.

This job is for you if…

  • You have a great sense of responsibility and a spirit of analysis.
  • You are methodical and have an eye for detail.
  • You have good spatial perception and manual dexterity.

Workplace potential

  • Machine shops
  • Manufacturers of aircraft, engines, landing gear and flight simulators
  • Metalworking industry, avionics, electrical, chemical, medical, petrochemical etc.