CAD Operator Jobs

There’s something amazing about watching a well-thought-out plan come to life, and CAD operators experience this exciting chain of events on a regular basis. From the civil and mechanical fields to the electrical, architectural, and aeronautical industries, CAD operators play a key role in developing plans for products, structures, and virtually anything that must be designed prior to its construction.

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Meet Colleen Blair

Colleen is a Red Seal Machinist from British Columbia, Canada. Growing up, Colleen learned from and worked alongside her machinist father at his own shop, which is where her love for and interest in the trade began. Now with 6 years of experience in machining, Colleen works at a CNC shop where she makes gears and parts for the oil and gas industry. She continues to share the behind-the-scenes of her work and the various struggles she faces in hopes of introducing the next generation, including girls and women, to both the reality and benefits of a life in the trades.

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Machinist Industry Trends for 2021

Machinists use a variety of machine tools to produce precision metal parts. They play a really important role in the manufacturing process. Without machinists, the machines that manufacturers need to create goods would no longer function. Here’s the most important machinist industry trends in 2021 and why they matter.

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How Much Do Machinists Make?

Machinists make a solid amount of income and can work in a wide variety of settings. Deciding to become one could be the end of your career search. But before you commit to becoming a machinist, you need to make sure that’s the right path for you. One of the most important considerations here is your earning potential as a machinist. That’s why we’ve put together everything that you need to know about salary potential as a machinist.

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How to Become a Machinist

If you love working with your hands and have strong technical skills, you might be interested in becoming a machinist. It’s a solid career that you can enter into without having to spend four years pursuing a college degree. But it can sometimes be challenging to figure out exactly what you need to do to become a machinist. That’s why we’ve put together the following guide.

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