InTrans / Apr 16, 2010

CNC mill machinist

Go! Magazine

Machinistposted on April 16, 2010


Computer numeric control (CNC) mill machinist helps with the design and production of launch vehicles.

Engineers rely on the craftsmanship of machinists to create high-quality parts for their aircraft and spacecraft designs. Working as a computer numeric control (CNC) mill machinist, you could help with the design and production of launch vehicles like the Falcon 9.


You’ll need a high school diploma (or equivalent diploma). Machinists usually learn their trade at technical colleges and/or through apprenticeship programs. To work for an aerospace company, or for NASA, you’ll need about 10 years experience setting up, operating, and programming CNC mill machines.


Entry-level salaries for CNC mill machinists are between $36,000 and $53,500 per year. After gaining experience, you could earn as much as $70,000 per year.

By Bennett Stone, Go! Staff Writer

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