Skilled To Work: Machine Tool Technology

Machine Tool Technology is involved in many different industries, creating things we use daily. These machines are responsible for making many different products.

Posted: May 29, 2019 10:04 AM
Updated: Jul 31, 2019 10:16 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Machine Tool Technology is involved in many different industries, creating things we use daily. These machines are responsible for making many different products.

Debbie Pitzer with Ivy Tech says they have a lot of people wanting to learn the ins and outs of the machine tool technology industry.

"We start out first with basic machines. So we teach people how to manual machine. So we start as simple as a drill press and then we work up to mills and then to laythes and then at that point we start showing them how to use that same information on a CNC machine so they can program it, they can operate it, they can set it up and from there we can go in to program with a cad cam type of software which helps with very complicated geometry."

You can find machine tool technology in places like the automotive field, medical field, and aerospace field. Pitzer says many companies are looking for employees.

"They're looking for someone who has a mechanical background, and aptitude for that and that can read a blueprint firstoff. And then from there sometimes you can learn on the job and then if you come here, plus on the job you can learn twice as fast and go right into those positions. Entry level machinists, right now there are hundreds of jobs."

Those companies are looking for people who are trained or willing to be trained on the equipment. Pitzer says there's a wide range of pay in the industry.

"So it is a fairly broad swing. So you can start somewhere around $14 for the basic and you'll see it up into $25 and even higher than that. So outside of that top range it's more of a, you've been doing it for quite awhile and you're working in probably a, more of a medical type field. So that's where your higher pay is going to be."

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