A machinist produces pieces and machine parts of metal or other machining materials using various machining techniques and paying attention to work safety. Pieces are manufactured with a computer-controlled lathe and a machining centre. CAD/CAM software is used for programming.
Machinists work mainly in machine shops and metal workshops or as entrepreneurs. The requirements of the profession include knowledge of machining techniques and the materials used, as well as to be accurate, cautious and co-operative, also observing the principles of sustainable development.
The competition tasks are based on the requirements for the grade Excellent (K3) of the vocational qualification in Metalwork and Machinery as well as the requirements of working life for young employees. The most important competence areas are NC turning, NC milling, CAD/CAM 2D programming and machine shop measurement.