Machine Tool Technology

photo of MTT student and instructorMachine Tool Technicians produce precision parts using machine tools such as lathes, drill presses and milling machines.  They are able to set up and operate a wide variety of machine tools and have a thorough understanding of the working properties of metals such as steel, cast iron, aluminum and brass.  Using their skill with machine tools and their knowledge of metals, Machine Tool Technicians plan and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications.  For those entering this field, a basic knowledge of computers and electronics is very important.   


Machine Tool Technician
Median Salary: $35,000 - $40,000

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