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Occupational Report for Machinists (51-4041) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Include precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

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Employment Outlook for Machinists
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Machinists There are 50 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Experienced Machinist 4/16/14 Coos Bay $15.00/hr
CNC Machinist 4/15/14 Clackamas $18.00/hr to $23.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Layout Specialist Machine Shop 4/10/14 Portland
CNC Machinist 4/9/14 Clackamas $18.00/hr to $23.00/hr DOE
Machinist I - 14-040E 4/8/14 Milwaukie $11.55/hr to $16.17/hr DOE
SR TOOLING TECH I D2 4/8/14 Bend
MACHINIST II D2 4/8/14 Beaverton
MACHINIST II D2 4/8/14 Beaverton
SR TOOLING TECH I D2 4/8/14 Bend
CNC Machinist - Programmer 4/7/14 Estacada DOE
SR TOOLING TECH I - D2 4/6/14 Bend
MACHINIST II - D2 4/6/14 Beaverton
Machinist I - 14-037e 4/1/14 Clackamas $11.55/hr to $16.17/hr DOE
Cnc/Manual Machinist 3/31/14 Dallas $18.00/hr to $22.00/hr
Quality Inspector - Manufacturing - GDT - CMM 3/28/14 Salem DOE
Machinist 3/26/14 Philomath $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr
Manufacturing Technician-Polishing (ADVM) 3/25/14 Portland $12.75/hr DOE
Manual Machinist (ADVM) 3/25/14 Sherwood $15.00/hr to $22.00/hr DOE
Manual Machinist 3/25/14 Stayton $12.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Tool Room Machinist 1(ADVM) 3/20/14 Beaverton DOE
CNC Machinist 3/20/14 Albany $15.00/hr to $28.00/hr DOE
Senior Machinist D2 3/19/14 Beaverton
Senior Machinist - D2 3/19/14 Beaverton
Machinist 3/18/14 Donald $18.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE
CNC Machinist 3/17/14 Eugene DOE
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Job Openings from the Web for Machinists The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 55 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
CNC PROGRAMMER /MACHINIST 4/17/14 Eugene PakTech
Machinist 4/16/14 Wilsonville Aerotek
Machinist 4/16/14 Wilsonville Aerotek
CNC Lathe machinist 4/15/14 Hillsboro Aerotek
CNC Machinist 4/15/14 Clackamas Aerotek
CNC Lathe machinist 4/15/14 Hillsboro Aerotek
CNC Machinist - Entry Level to Experience Needed 4/12/14 Salem Hanard Machine Inc.
Layout Specialist Machine Shop 4/10/14 Portland The Boeing Company
CNC Programmer/Machinist 4/10/14 Eugene PakTech
Mold Maker 4/10/14 Portland Owens Illinois
Die Maintenance 4/9/14 Tualatin Aerotek
Die Maintenance 4/9/14 Tualatin Aerotek
Layout Specialist Machine Shop - (Portland Oregon) 4/8/14 Portland The Boeing Company
Machinist 4/8/14 Portland Madden Industrial Craftsmen I
Layout Specialist Machine Shop 4/8/14 Portland The Boeing Company
CNC Maintenance Technician 4/5/14 Portland Kelly Services
Sr Tooling Tech I D2 4/4/14 Bend Nike
Machinist 4/4/14 Springfield Army National Guard
Machinist Journeyman 4/4/14 Clackamas Adecco
Machinist Journeyman 4/4/14 Clackamas Adecco
Machinist Journeyman 4/4/14 Clackamas
CNC Machinist 4/4/14 Beaverton Aerotek
Machinist Ii D2 4/4/14 Beaverton Nike
Machinist Ii D2 4/4/14 Beaverton Nike
Machinist Ii D2 4/4/14 Beaverton Nike
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State of Oregon License Information for Machinists No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Machinists
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $14.40 $17.78 $21.76 $26.39 $30.08 $22.07 $45,908
Multnomah / Washington 15.24 18.29 22.85 27.92 33.17 23.28 48,436
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 13.47 16.64 20.47 23.51 27.10 20.18 41,967
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 11.31 15.68 20.71 25.49 28.95 20.42 42,465
Lane 14.20 16.61 20.12 24.01 28.25 20.49 42,631
Douglas 14.00 16.86 20.40 22.96 26.18 20.03 41,681
Coos / Curry 16.13 17.96 25.06 29.82 35.01 24.48 50,931
Jackson / Josephine 13.02 16.13 19.62 22.49 25.86 19.32 40,184
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 14.79 17.66 21.29 24.83 28.70 21.59 44,910
Klamath / Lake 13.03 21.24 25.30 27.97 29.08 23.47 48,812
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9.16 9.44 16.01 18.43 22.80 15.29 31,791
Clackamas 14.41 19.22 22.05 25.96 29.11 21.97 45,690
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Regional Employment Projections for Machinists
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 2,884 3,550 666 23.1% 67 59 126
Multnomah / Washington 1,225 1,535 310 25.3% 31 25 56
Clackamas 423 510 87 20.6% 9 9 18
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 261 329 68 26.1% 7 5 12
Lane 245 292 47 19.2% 5 5 10
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 218 273 55 25.2% 6 5 10
Jackson / Josephine 100 121 21 21.0% 2 2 4
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 95 118 23 24.2% 2 2 4
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 60 72 12 20.0% 1 1 2
Douglas 39 48 9 23.1% 1 1 2
Baker / Union / Wallowa 36 41 5 13.9% 1 1 1
Coos / Curry 31 35 4 12.9% 0 1 1
Morrow / Umatilla 29 33 4 13.8% 0 1 1
Klamath / Lake 22 26 4 18.2% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 20 23 3 15.0% 0 0 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 6 7 1 16.7% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Machinists
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Manufacturing Private 2,308
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 24
Paper Manufacturing Private 31
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 32
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 30
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 175
Foundries Private 92
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 1,081
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Private 113
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing Private 822
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 100
Machinery Manufacturing Private 526
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing Private 47
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Private 173
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing Private 76
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing Private 191
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 88
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Private 38
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing Private 40
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 213
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Private 68
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 69
Ship and Boat Building Private 48
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 114
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Private 98
Wholesale Trade Private 151
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 134
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 26
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers Private 31
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 59
Retail Trade Private 23
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 23
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores Private 23
Transportation and Warehousing Private 57
Rail Transportation Private 56
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 33
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 136
Administrative and Support Services Private 136
Employment Services Private 136
Other Services (except Public Administration) Private 137
Repair and Maintenance Private 137
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance Private 130
Educational Requirements for Machinists Workers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter this occupation. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, long-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Machinists
  • Analyze Tasks Needed To Complete Manufactured Products
  • Apply Drafting And Mechanical Drawing Knowledge And Techniques
  • Apply Independent Judgment In Assembly Procedures
  • Apply Machinist Practices
  • Apply Metal Forming And Shaping Techniques And Processes
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Robotics Systems Technology
  • Apply Statistical Methods
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (Spc)
  • Apply Technical Information To Manufacturing And Industrial Activities
  • Assemble Metal Components
  • Coordinate Production Materials And Processes
  • Estimate Materials For Production And Manufacturing
  • Estimate Time Needed For Project
  • Evaluate Tool Designs
  • File Metal And Plastic
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Inspect Components During Manufacturing
  • Lay Out Machining Projects
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Buff And Polishing Machine
  • Operate Cnc Machines
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Grinding Machines
  • Operate Lathes
  • Operate Machine Tools
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Shaping And Forming Machines
  • Operate Specialized Metal Shaping Machines
  • Perform Combination Welding
  • Read And Understand Operating Manuals
  • Read Production Layouts
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Recognize Characteristics Of Metals Or Alloys
  • Repair And Maintain Industrial Production And Processing Machinery
  • Sandblast Metal Parts And Objects
  • Set Up And Operate Drilling Machines
  • Set Up And Operate Milling Or Planing Machines
  • Set Up Cnc Machines
  • Set Up Machine Tools
  • Set Up Specialized Machines For Metals Manufacturing
  • Smooth, Sharpen, Polish Or Grind Metal Objects
  • Solve Machine Tool Problems
  • Sustain Output Levels Of Assembled Items
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Metric System
Schools and Training Providers for Machinists The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Apprenticeship Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0761
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Machinists These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College