Job Description: Machinists perform various duties incident to fabrication, repair or modification of engineer, motor transport, weapons, and accessories. Duties include selection of proper stock and set up of work on lathes, shapes, milling machines, internal and external grinders, drill presses, saws and cylinder, or line-boring machines. Machinists work from sketches, diagrams, blueprints, written specifications, or oral instructions. The control of quality and accuracy is met by the machinists’ use of precision measuring devices to include micrometers, Vernier gauges, and various other gauges and the subsequent adjustment of machine tool controls. Fabrication of metals is also followed by welding with all standard welding equipment. 

  • Branch Branch: Marines
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 2161
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $37,862
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: MM: 105
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-29
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Ground Ordnance Maintenance
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