Machinist Job Description

A Machinist job description template to hire for your Production department.

About the Machinist position

We are looking for a Machinist to handle various kinds of our machines to fulfill assigned tasks٫ optimizing their performance. Your duties will include performing accurate measurements٫ producing or repairing precision parts and handling both manual and automated equipment.

You should possess good manual dexterity and an eye for detail٫ and have decent knowledge of mathematics and mechanics. We also expect you to adhere to safety requirements.


Machinist responsibilities are:

  • Inspect samplesŮ« drawings or instructions to understand specifications of output
  • Set the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job
  • Mark material for cutting or shapingŮ« taking its measurements
  • Prepare appropriate machines (such as lathes) and position or load material for a job
  • Define and program size of batchesŮ« speed of machine etc.
  • Inspect working machines to adjust the feedŮ« maintain temperature and identify issues
  • Review output to ensure consistency with specifications and discard defects
  • Manage records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Organize routine machine maintenance and repair minor damages


Machinist requirements are:

  • 2+ years' experience of working on a Machinist position
  • Significant experience of using and programming manualŮ« semi-automated or automated tools and machinesŮ« such as lathesŮ« grinders and so on
  • Significant experience of taking accurate measurements with precision tools (such as calipers)
  • Excellent knowledge of the properties of metal and other materials
  • Good ability to read blueprintsŮ« schematics and manuals
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Physical stamina and strength to lift heavy items
  • High school diploma or equivalent; completion of vocational training or an apprenticeship will be a bonus

Frequently Asked Questions

Hire a Machinist

Post this Machinist job ad to 50+ free job boards with one click.

Start My Free Trial

You're in Good Company

According to Gartner we're the most highly rated HR and Applicant Tracking product in Customer Satisfaction.

Are you ready?

Start optimizing your recruiting process today.

Join the thousands of companies already hiring with Breezy HR.

Full Feature 14-Day Trial
No Credit Card Needed