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Starting Wage

$13.00 / hour

Avg. Wage Upon Completion

$25.00 / hour

On The Job Training

8,000 hours

see Training Summary below

Related Courses Required

8 courses or 576 hours

see Classes Offered below

Machine Builder

Key Skills

  • Strong math skills, English to metric unit conversion, fraction to decimal conversion, and basic geometry and trigonometry
  • Comfortable with computers
  • Multi tasking is essential
  • Strong communication verbal and written
  • Ability to work with your hands (mechanical aptitude)
  • May have to work on top of or below machines
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, computer diagnostics and electromechanical aptitude, team environment
  • Knowledge of tools: wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, vice grips, and other hand tools
  • Machine builder focus on mechanical aptitude little electronics, build complex machines following drawings and schematics
  • Work directly with customers
  • Ability to measure using a ruler and/or tape measure, using micrometers, or using other measuring tools is a bonus

Character Traits

  • High level of self confidence, likes to work with people (team), likes working with hands, excellent communication skills
  • Likes video games, likes repairing bikes, lawnmowers, Motocross, boats, cars or household items
  • Likes to put things together

Dual Enrollment Courses

These classes can be taken through MCC by FLYAP participants

  • TAM 101
    Machine Shop Theory
  • TAM 105
    Machine Project Laboratory
  • TAM 121
    Mathematics for Machinist I
  • TAM 131
    Machine Shop Print Reading I
  • TAM 141
    Machine Shop Laboratory
  • HVA 101
    Basic Refrigeration Theory
  • HVA 105
    Electric and Motor Controls

Apprenticeship Training Summary

  • 1,700 hours
    Hand tools and learning various machining operations milling , drilling, turning and CNC
  • 1,300 hours
    Sub Assembly
  • 1,000 hours
    Blueprint, inspection and assembly measurement to drawings
  • 1,300 hours
    Planning for the job, estimating and understanding job prep, job cost, sales, and customer contact
  • 700 hours
    Basic welding, hydraulics and electricity as appropriate
  • 2,000 hours
    Final assembly and build

  • 8,000 hours
    Total

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As a youth apprentice, you will receive education and skills through job shadowing in 11th grade and a paid co-op in 12th grade. What’s more, upon completion, you will have the highly sought-after skills and experience that could make your career possibilities limitless.

In this program, you will have an opportunity to interview with several companies in multiple trades. And when you graduate, you will already have an understanding of these companies and what they offer.

We are here to be part of your decision discussion. Let’s build your future together.

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