Machines and equipment need maintenance, and the US Army metalworker machinist specialist is the person that is tasked to help repair and replace elements on Army equipment that breaks. Anytime you have missions using equipment over and over, there will be breaks and damage, and it is the specific job of the US Army machinists to repair these items and make them like new again. 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.
Working in the Army as a machinist and Metal Worker can take you anywhere that the Army serves, you may work in a machine shop on a large base. The Army Metal machinist is responsible for performing metal repair and supervising the repair work in the fabrication, modification and overall facilitation of both non-metallic and metal parts. If you enjoy working with metal and machinery, and if you have any background in industrial sciences or as a mechanic then this may be the job for you. The Machinist is skilled in studying blueprints and written plans, and using lathes and other metal shaping equipment to produce finely machined parts to use in equipment repair and part replacement. They work with grinders, drill presses, lathes, and other machinery shop equipment to perform their job. Working in the Army as a metal Machinist can give you skills that are very valuable in the civilian world. It is up to the Machinist to work on the areas and metal parts that need repair. Working as a US Army machinist you will work on some of the most varied equipment in the Army arsenal, or you may be tasked to go out into the field, sometimes even into the Combat theater or battlefield An Army Machinist may be called upon in his normal duties to solder, braze or weld metal parts together, to measure work with ruler?s calipers and micrometers, to cut metal stock using band saws and hacksaws, and utilize drill presses to bore holes.
Your Army Career as an enlisted Metal machinist will start with Basic Combat Training for 9 weeks, after that the Army Machinery metalworker will attend 14 weeks of individual advanced schooling. In the process of learning to become a skilled expert Army machinist you will study and learn how to use and identify different metals, and the operation and setup of different types of metal working machines.