Machinist Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Engineering

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Machinist Skills List in Engineering

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Machinist role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Machinist job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 36% of Machinist job descriptions contained cnc as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

cnc
36%
manufacturing
23%
cnc machine
23%
cnc machinist
21%
milling
21%
engineering
19%
machinist
19%
cnc programming
14%
operator
12%
production
12%
programmer
12%
setter
12%
turner
12%
workshop
12%
toolmaker
12%
cnc programmer
12%
manual machinist
12%
machining
12%
edm
12%
fanuc
10%
miller
10%
mazak
10%
turning
10%
lathes
10%
cnc operator
10%
cnc manufacturing
10%
cad/cam
8%
programming
8%
lathe
8%
manual
8%
assembly
8%
toolmaking
8%
machine tools
6%
cad
6%
grinder
6%
heidenhain
6%
cnc setter
6%
grinding
6%
machine technician
6%
engineer
6%
machine shop
6%
manager
6%
mills
6%
technician
6%
tooling
6%
welder
6%
welding
6%
hurco
6%
aerospace
4%
siemens
4%
5 axis
4%
oxfordshire
4%
injection moulding
4%
surface grinding
4%
grinders
4%
cnc turner
4%
integrex
4%
cmm
4%
blasting
4%
coating
4%
deburring
4%
drawings
4%
fitter
4%
fitting
4%
honing
4%
manufacture
4%
masking
4%
metal
4%
precision
4%
spraying
4%
cnc machine setter operator
4%
machine operative
4%
machine operator
4%
mechanical engineer
4%
cnc machining
2%
lean manufacturing
2%
maintenance
2%
repair
2%
axis
2%
cms
2%
3 axis
2%
4 axis
2%
abingdon
2%
mechanical
2%
cast
2%
heidenhein
2%
machine
2%
mazatrol
2%
operative
2%
xyz
2%
setting and operating
2%
trainee machinist
2%
wood machinist
2%
engineering drawings
2%
pumps
2%
cam
2%
aylesbury
2%
berinsfield
2%
bicester
2%
high wycombe
2%
newbury
2%
oxford
2%
reading
2%
solidworks
2%
cnc lathes
2%
iso 9001
2%
metrology
2%
cnc machines
2%
5-axis
2%
manufacturing technician
2%
mechanical technician
2%
tolerance
2%
guillotine
2%
leek
2%
mill
2%
stoke-on-trent
2%
cnc milling
2%
cylindrical grinding
2%
milling machines
2%
millers
2%
toolroom
2%
cnc mill
2%
3d
2%
fab
2%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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