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Message Subject Holy crap, Machinist in Nevada starting pay $12hr with benefits
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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12 bucks an hour isn't shit for a manual machinist.

They must be looking for button pushers.
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The average age of the machinists at my place is 59. We are desperately looking for machine operators. Screw machines, lathe operators and set up people. All of them 50 & 60 year old manual machines. Kids aren't interested in learning the old ways.

The last 10 "machinists" we interviewed thought all they had to do was place a part and push the 2 yellow buttons at the same time. One guy that looked promising couldn't read vernier calipers, almost could read a dial caliper and couldn't figure out how to change the digital from mm to inches. He did OK after we showed him. Still wasn't good enough though.

As these guys retire, we as a company will be screwed unless they start spending some money on modern CNC machines. If fact we have 3 guys that are retired that still work 2 ~ 3 days a week.

But, there's still China. (Where about 3/4 of our product comes from now. Lots a'crap. I'm in QC so I see all of it!)

I don't think we pay much more than that and we're in rural SC.
 
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