Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Machinist in Charleston:
"There isn't a set pay rate per position."
Don't sell yourself short starting out demand the top dollar you can get to start with because it's unlikely your employer if they're like mine will reward you accordingly. We don't even have a yearly review you just get a raise or you don't it may be 50 cents it may be $2.00 an hour it may be nothing!
Machinist in Statesville:
"To be more fluid with speeds and feeds."
Notes.... Write yourself notes about how metal responds the different things.
Machinist in Verona:
Listen and learn from the people that have been there working for a while. School does not mean you know best.
Machinist in Phoenix:
"You need to self manage , as well as multi manage."
Document everything you do throughout your entire career .
Machinist in Newport News:
Get your money up front or you may never get paid what you are worth. Stay away from unions, they are just bad for everything and don't look out for everyone and protect the lazy.
Machinist in Elkhart:
Learn what you can when you can! You'll learn new things everyday keep an open mind to how other people do things to create your own style of machining. Best way to start into machining is from manual machines. Get comfortable with tooling and knowing how it feels to actually cut metal.
Machinist in St. Louis:
"Take Your Time, Have Patience."
Learn all you can about new tools and technologies to make your job easier to achieve. Have patience running older worn out equipment. Get on the old timers good side and be a team player.