Profession gear machinist

Gear machinists make precision parts for gears and other driving elements. They use a variety of machine tools.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.


  • Secure working area

    Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

Optional knowledge and skills

micromechanics conduct routine machinery checks dispose of hazardous waste mechanical tools tend cnc grinding machine operate precision measuring equipment tend lathe tend computer numerical control lathe machine maintain records of maintenance interventions resolve equipment malfunctions heat metals record test data quality and cycle time optimisation tend cnc milling machine operate gear shaper operate drilling equipment tend cnc drilling machine types of lathe tools tend surface grinding machine perform machine maintenance tend boring machine apply precision metalworking techniques tend metal sawing machine