What is an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships provide paid on the job and classroom learning opportunities. Apprenticeships help to develop, grow, and retain a skilled workforce in technical areas to produce qualified, highly productive employees for careers requiring precision skills. Through combined on-the-job training plus education, you’ll gain both practical experience and education to become a Journeyman Machinist.
As a Machinist Apprentice you learn to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. This includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. You may also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Required courses through MCC
Basic CNC operations, Metallurgy & Heat Treatment, Industrial Safety, Industrial First Aid, Basic Machine Operations, Industrial Quality Control, Various math courses, Industrial Communication, Reading Engineering Drawings, Layout & Precision Measurement, Fundamentals of Welding and MIG Welding
Hands on Training
Grinders, Bench Work, Lathe, Manual Milling Machines, CNC, Machine Maintenance, Saws, Drill Press, Power mills and General Toolmaking
Benefits of Being an Apprentice
MCC tuition is paid for by Aggressive Tooling, provided a grade of C or better is obtained
Frequent pay increases
Comprehensive benefit package after 60 days of employment including: medical, dental, vision, long term disability, short term disability, life, paid time off and holiday pay
Flexible work schedule so you can work and complete school requirements
High school diploma
A minimum of 18 years of age
Willingness to learn and take initiative
Ability to lift 25 pounds repetitively and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation