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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. Includes 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, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

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Employment Outlook for Machinists
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Machinists There are 53 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Machinist I 10/24/14 Clackamas
Machinist I 10/24/14 Milwaukie
MOLD MAKERS - (3 Additional Positions) 10/23/14 Wilsonville
CNC Machinist 10/22/14 Milwaukie $18.00/hr to $24.00/hr
CNC Machinist 10/21/14 Salem DOE
CNC Vertical Mill Machinists (ADVM) 10/20/14 Hillsboro $17.00/hr to $23.00/hr DOE, Neg.
91E Machinist 10/17/14 Medford
N0309 031 General Machinist 10/17/14 Portland
Machinist I - 14-103e 10/16/14 Milwaukie $12.03/hr to $16.24/hr DOE
Machinist (ADVM) 10/14/14 Portland DOE
Machinist 10/13/14 Clackamas $11.00/hr
Mfg Tech 2 - CNC Machinist (ADVM) (14-48) 10/8/14 Portland DOE
Mfg Tech 2 - CNC Machinist (ADVM) (14-47) 10/8/14 Portland DOE
Machinist Helper 10/8/14 Grants Pass $10.00/hr to $11.00/hr
CNC Machinist/Machine Operator (ADVM) - Portland/Beaverton, 97229 10/3/14 Portland $9.10/hr to $999.00/hr DOE
Laser Process Tech (ADVM) 9/29/14 Hillsboro $15.00/hr to $17.00/hr DOE
CNC Machinist 9/29/14 Albany $17.00/hr to $23.00/hr DOE
Machinist/Model Maker 9/29/14 Wilsonville Neg.
Machinist/Model Maker 9/28/14 Wilsonville Neg.
CNC Horizontal Mill Machinist (ADVM) 9/23/14 Hillsboro $18.00/hr to $24.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Precision Machinist / OD & ID Grinder 9/18/14 Milwaukie $18.00/hr to $24.00/hr DOE
Manufacturing Tech III - CNC Machinist (14-34) (ADVM) 9/17/14 Portland DOE
Manufacturing Tech II - CNC Machinist (14-35) (ADVM) 9/17/14 Portland DOE
Machinist / Machine Operator for Rotary and Screw Machine 9/8/14 Klamath Falls $11.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE, Neg.
CNC Machinist (ADVM) 9/5/14 Portland 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 47 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
CNC Programmer 10/22/14 Portland Arnprior Aerospace Portland Inc.
Machinist I 10/22/14 Milwaukie Warn Industries
Machinist I 10/22/14 Clackamas Warn Industries
CNC Machinist 10/22/14 Milwaukie
MOLD MAKERS - (3 Additional Positions) 10/21/14 Wilsonville TE Connectivity
CNC Production Machinist I - Optics Manufacturing Company in Beaverton 10/21/14 Beaverton Kelly Services
CNC Vertical Mill Machinists (ADVM) 10/20/14 Hillsboro
Machinist 10/18/14 Cottage Grove Weyerhaeuser
91E Machinist 10/16/14 Medford Army National Guard
N0309 031 General Machinist 10/15/14 Portland The Boeing Company
91E Machinist 10/15/14 Medford National Guard
CNC Machinist II 10/15/14 Salem ATI Cast Products Salem Opera
Journeyman Trainee (Metal Finishing) 10/14/14 Portland
Sr Tooling Tech I D2 10/11/14 Bend Nike
CNC Machinist 10/9/14 Oregon City Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
CNC Mill Machinist II 10/4/14 Salem Ati
Grooving Machinist 4 10/3/14 Hillsboro Ultimate Staffing Services
CNC Machinist/Machine Operator - Portland/Beaverton 97229 10/3/14 Portland
Machinist 10/3/14 Portland Ultimate Staffing Services
CNC Machinist 10/2/14 Donald GK Machine Inc.
CNC Machinist 9/29/14 Albany
CNC Machinist 9/26/14 Portland Tosoh Quartz Inc
Machinist 9/26/14 Clackamas
CNC Machining Estimator II 9/25/14 Tualatin Shields Manufacturing
CNC Machining Estimator II 9/25/14 Tualatin Shields Manufacturing
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State of Oregon License Information for Machinists No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Machinists
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $15.24 $17.88 $21.91 $26.79 $31.36 $22.45 $46,711
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 16.13 19.01 21.40 24.36 28.43 21.78 45,303
Multnomah / Washington 15.56 18.12 22.89 28.32 33.93 23.57 49,028
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 14.74 18.95 22.26 26.03 28.64 22.01 45,773
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 11.35 15.78 19.43 23.04 28.67 19.73 41,030
Lane 15.58 16.92 19.45 23.12 27.64 20.39 42,421
Douglas 12.84 14.81 18.09 21.87 25.78 18.66 38,811
Coos / Curry 16.15 17.67 21.41 28.26 34.44 23.20 48,251
Jackson / Josephine 12.32 15.35 19.02 21.66 23.29 18.44 38,346
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 15.74 17.80 22.05 26.68 31.01 22.37 46,525
Klamath / Lake 19.11 24.17 26.46 28.55 29.31 25.23 52,470
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9.46 9.93 16.77 20.11 25.62 16.52 34,350
Clackamas 15.44 18.72 22.21 26.45 30.71 22.48 46,765
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Regional Employment Projections for Machinists
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 3,044 3,861 817 26.8% 82 70 152
Multnomah / Washington 1,298 1,636 338 26.0% 34 30 64
Clackamas 436 547 111 25.5% 11 10 21
Lane 265 341 76 28.7% 8 6 14
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 244 300 56 23.0% 6 6 12
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 219 277 58 26.5% 6 5 11
Jackson / Josephine 126 151 25 19.8% 2 3 5
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 94 114 20 21.3% 2 2 4
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 70 82 12 17.1% 1 2 3
Douglas 61 79 18 29.5% 2 1 3
Baker / Union / Wallowa 33 42 9 27.3% 1 1 2
Klamath / Lake 32 42 10 31.2% 1 1 2
Coos / Curry 30 38 8 26.7% 1 1 2
Morrow / Umatilla 28 32 4 14.3% 0 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 23 28 5 21.7% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 4 4 0 0.0% 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 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 3,044
Total All Industries Private 3,020
Manufacturing Private 2,468
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 30
Paper Manufacturing Private 27
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 37
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 34
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 148
Foundries Private 61
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 1,156
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Private 131
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing Private 834
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 150
Machinery Manufacturing Private 618
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing Private 38
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Private 176
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing Private 85
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing Private 36
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing Private 261
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 93
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Private 44
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing Private 40
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 212
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Private 43
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 105
Ship and Boat Building Private 37
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 114
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Private 98
Wholesale Trade Private 143
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 127
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers Private 35
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 55
Retail Trade Private 24
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 24
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores Private 24
Transportation and Warehousing Private 63
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 37
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 99
Administrative and Support Services Private 99
Employment Services Private 92
Other Services (except Government) Private 165
Repair and Maintenance Private 165
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Private 25
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance Private 140
Educational Requirements for Machinists The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. 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 A Coordinate Measuring Machine, Cmm
  • 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 Mastercam Software
  • 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:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Apprenticeship Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0761
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
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