Machinist definition

I need to know the legal requirements for someone to call himself a "Machinist" I have assumed it involved a certification and legitimate training.

Reply to
Tom Gardner
Loading thread data ...

Iam certified (goverment) as a general machinist. Craig

Reply to

Head wrench-banger and chief soldering iron jocky perhaps?

My favorite was "Dean of Phun."


Reply to
jim rozen

Tom, Sounds like a loaded question from someone that doesn't know the business end of a screwdriver. In answer to your question, No, you assumed wrong. If there was, it would mean nothing. A machinist is a guy who works at the trade. A good machinist is a machinist that machinists with 35 years of experience call good. If good comes from any other source, the adjective has no value. Steve

Reply to
Steve Lusardi

Well...I know guys who don't do it for a living, but who are worthy of the title "machinist". Me, I'm "a guy with machine tools", and I make no false pretenses otherwise.

You don't have to be an expert, to recognize an expert. Especially in a field where quality is hard to fake.

Dave Hinz

Reply to
Dave Hinz

Never afraid of being wrong and looking stupid, I'm going to step right out on the banana peel and utter the words: I have never heard of a machinist certification in the US. There.


Reply to
Grant Erwin

It is merely a job title.

Reply to

Dunno either, but maybe in the US military?


Reply to
Jeff Wisnia

In Canada we have provincial exams and certificates. It's very common to go through an apprenticeship and become a certified machinist (or whatever). The official title is, as I understand it, "Ontario Certified General Machinist."

In certain countries, the title does have significant meaning. I believe in Germany there are specific rules about who can work as a trades person, and who a company needs to hire in order to sell trade services. I think I heard a company needs to hire a Meister in the trade, and then may hire journeymen afterwards. But that could be incorrect.



Reply to
Robin S.

There are different levels of machinist to tool & die maker. All are based on union specifications in order to tally ability with pay scales. If management and the union agree that an apprentice will earn ten bucks an hour, and a master machinist will earn 40 an hour, then you have a scale that both parties can agree on.

Since unions in most shops is becoming a non-issue, for example they call the Boeing assemblers machinists, but they do not machine, they assemble. But the majority of shops providing parts to be assembled at auto and aircraft plants are non union and use mostly masters at machining plus some lever pullers, the whole thing begs to be defined in today's terms but nobody is going to touch that third rail.


Reply to
Wayne Lundberg

On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 19:27:46 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, "Tom Gardner" quickly quoth:

Ask any local attorney what they use to determine things like that for legalities in your area. It should be a freebie call.

-- Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ---- --Unknown

Reply to
Larry Jaques


Personally, my legitimate traing is ongoing after 35+ years. 21 of those as self employed.

And as for certification, ask anyone who knows me. They will tell you that, yes, I am at least certifiable.


Reply to

PolyTech Forum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.