The United States Army trains and maintains skilled machinists that are trained metal fabricators. They can take and manufacture a variety of different metal items, and make whatever is needed to perform the task or job at hand. You can work as a metalworker or machinist in the Army, and this can be a job that allows you to travel widely. You can work on repairs of Army tanks and weaponry in the field, or work at a large base machine shop working repairs on some of the most advanced equipment in the world.
You will be tasked as part of a larger Army unit, and be responsible for helping to fix and repair a variety of equipment. You may be asked to fabricate metal for a variety of uses, not just equipment repair. The Army Fabrication Specialist works to supervise repair work in the modification and metal repair, and to work on different metal parts and areas that need repair. The machinist works on overall facilitation, fabrication and creation of metal and non-metallic parts. Fashioning metal is a highly skilled position, and one that takes a lot of skill to repair.
Broken metal areas or parts have to be fixed, and in some cases that means they have to be refashioned or remanufactured, and this is where the Army Machinist comes in.
An Army Machinist may be called upon in his normal duties to work with lathes, saws, metal band saws drill presses, grinders, and various other types of equipment and material used to perform their job. You will be called upon to measure and work with micrometers, calipers, and rulers. You will use stock and precut metal, hacksaws and band saws, to braze, weld, and solder different parts together. You will use written plans and metal shaping equipment and part replacement. If you work with different mechanical machinery, and have any background in the mechanical arts, or if you work with machinery and metal and are good with tools this may be an ideal position with for you.
Training for an Army Machinery metal worker starts with Basic training for 9 weeks, where the Army will teach a person how to work in Army enlisted life. After completion of basic combat training you will work to attend an additional 14 weeks of advanced training learning how to become a skilled trained metal worker.