Production Machinist

Top Production Machinist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Production Machinist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Production Machinist resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.4% of Production Machinist resumes contained CNC as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Production Machinist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Production Machinist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. CNC

high Demand
Here's how CNC is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Operated vertical and horizontal CNC machining centers to machine aluminum castings.
  • Operated and set up a CNC machine as well as inspection and removal of excess material from the part.
  • Maintain CNC lathe machine in its operation of calibrating measurements, allowances and tolerances according to blue print descriptions.
  • Experienced in operation of both manual and CNC machining equipment: vertical mill, lathe, surface grinder.
  • Worked in an industrial setting on CNC lathes and mills with an outstanding attention to detail.
  • Programmed, set-up and operated CNC Lathe in the production of air handling equipment.
  • Performed maintenance on the Haas CNC machines to a limited extent.
  • Set up, and operated 2 CNC horizontal lathes simultaneously.
  • Operated CNC Machines, also ran production when needed.
  • Operated manual and CNC milling machines and lathes.
  • Operate an ANCA CnC Grinder.
  • Set up and operation of CNC vertical machining, CNC turning centers, crankshaft grinders, and chemical plating line.
  • Completed on-site training for Six Sigma quality system and CNC machine tool programming.
  • Helped implement a cabinet with dedicated tooling and fixtures next to CNCs.
  • Run cnc ibm custom drill and tap machine.
  • Radio Control Racing Parts Mfg / CNC Turning and Milling Mori Seiki SL, ZL; Brown and Sharp Precision; VMC
  • Operated Cincinnati & Okuma CNC turning center; four spindle Borematic turning center.
  • Operated lathes, mills, cnc hurco mill, sinker edm, jig grinder, o.d.
  • Advanced CNC machinist Blue print interpretation Forklift Fanuc, Yasnac, Allen Bradley, and Cincinnati controls Welding Lead foreman
  • Operated CNC multi tool lathe Multi spindle drill press Punch Press Part of the Company Safety Team Parts Balancer Basic Welding

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2. Lathe Machines

high Demand
Here's how Lathe Machines is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and operated Bullard turret lathe machines.

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3. Blueprint Specifications

high Demand
Here's how Blueprint Specifications is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Skilled machinist functions; ability to comprehend blueprint specifications, set up machinery in accordance with job specifications.
  • Machine OEM production pistons to customer blueprint specifications.
  • Machine OEM production pistons to customer blueprint specifications for Ford, GM, Mack, International, Caterpillar.
  • Set up machines to produce parts to blueprint specifications.

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4. Tolerance Parts

high Demand
Here's how Tolerance Parts is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Machined high-quality close-tolerance parts for high-speed automated assembly robots.
  • Set up and produced tight tolerance parts on 4-axis CNC vertical machines, CNC lathes, manual mills and lathes.
  • Maintained high quality control, measuring, and visual inspection of close tolerance parts as they were run.
  • Machine close tolerance parts needed to build state of the art printing presses.
  • Machine, inspect, de-burr & sub assemble high tolerance parts for hydraulic tools from hand held to large mounted.

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5. Set-Up

high Demand
Here's how Set-Up is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Performed mechanical portion of machine set-up.
  • Selected and changed the set-up, tool, and the fixture on the gear-cutting machine that manufactures the different parts.
  • Trained and helped the production machinist with their screw machine set-up, changeover, and tool problems.
  • Performed set-ups on CNC milling machines to produce parts as per blueprint router package specifications.
  • Promoted to set-up, trained to run the Acme saw which I set-up and run.
  • Performed set-up for efficient operation of manual lathe and mill.
  • Coordinated production, trained employees on set-up procedures.
  • Read blueprints, engineering specifications, and shop orders to determine machine set-up and sequence of operations.
  • Edit programs ( trouble shoot ), alter tooling and set-ups to run more efficient.

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6. Drill Press

high Demand
Here's how Drill Press is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Worked with different machinery such as; spot welding, drill press, shear punch press.
  • Started as an Operator and used various machines including drill presses, manual lathes and mills.
  • Assembled parts using jigs, punch presses, drill presses, and pneumatic tools.
  • Set up and operate automatic and manual drill presses and tapping machines.
  • Operated drill press to produce pinion gears with close tolerance holes.
  • Operated single and multiple-spindle drill presses and bore holes.
  • Operated turret lathes and large drill presses.
  • Operated drill presses and milling machines.
  • Machine tools used were drill press, hydraulic press, vertical milling machine and engine lathe.
  • worked with lathes, milling machines, surface grinders and drill presses.
  • Operated grinders, mills, lathes, drill press and bora-matics
  • operated lathes, drill presses.
  • Operated lathe vertical bullards & sunstrand Produced machined parts Operated welding, hydraulic press, drill press machines Hi-lo training

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7. Production Machinery

high Demand
Here's how Production Machinery is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Completed on-the-job training of various types of production machinery.
  • Set-Up/Operated Production Machinery To Produce Piston Rings, Per-Routing and Blueprint.
  • Operated production machinery Monitored maintenance logs
  • Maintain and repair production machinery of household products Troubleshoot mechanical breakdowns and restore production in a timely manner

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8. Safety Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Maintained safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Operated overhead crane ( certified ) Trained new employees in safety procedures.

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9. Machine Operation

high Demand
Here's how Machine Operation is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Appointed head of daily machine operations - Master of repairs, initial assembly, re-assembly, & regular maintenance.
  • Developed knowledge of assigned machine operation, daily checks, and ability to detect developing maintenance issues.
  • Observed machine operation to detect workpiece defects and machine malfunctions and adjusted machines as necessary.
  • Machine operator Production worker Trained employees on paperwork machine operation & production

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10. Mazak

high Demand
Here's how Mazak is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Operate Mazak Quick Turn 20, 25, and VTC 16 to manufacture steel sheaves, bushings and threaded barrels.
  • Operated several machines including Mazak lathes, EDM machines and Bridgeport drill presses.
  • Cast iron end bell machining on Mazak.
  • Tool changes on the Mazak.
  • Set up and Operate New Britain Automatic Screw Machines & Mazak Turning centers, inspecting work, and performing maintenance on equipment
  • Learned how to operate the Mazak, Toyoda Machining Center, Cinturn Lathe, Lodge and Shipley, Broach, O.D.
  • Write programs and perform routine maintenance on Mazak and Mori Seiki cnc lathes and end mills.

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11. Basic Machine Tools

high Demand
Here's how Basic Machine Tools is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Set up, adjust, and operate basic machine tools in order to perform machining operations.

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12. Fanuc

high Demand
Here's how Fanuc is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Program & setup of vertical CNC machines with Mitsubishi and Fanuc Control
  • Set -up and operate fanuc controlled lathe.
  • Set up and operate Daewoo Puma lathe W/live tooling and W/Fanuc control Perform in-process inspections to insure quality
  • up and operation of Fanuc Robodrill mill, TBT Nagel Gundrill, and Star SV-20 lathe.

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13. Screw Machines

high Demand
Here's how Screw Machines is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Reported, tested, inspected, repaired, electrical and mechanical problems on the production screw machines and production lines.
  • Operate screw machines manufacturing parts for fuel injectors.
  • Set up and operate automatic screw machines.

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14. Final Inspection

high Demand

15. Haas

average Demand
Here's how Haas is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Saw cut stock to appropriate lengths to be put into Haas lathes and mills.

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16. CMM

average Demand
Here's how CMM is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Fill in for Quality Assurance as needed, checked parts on CMM and did manual checking as well.
  • Use of precision measuring tools and devices, from calipers to CMM.
  • Maintain specifications using a cmm and mics.
  • Set up/Operate CNC broach using CMM, Perthometer, Optical Comparator, and Shim stock.

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17. Hand Tools

average Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Repair or replace machine parts, using hand tools, or notify engineering personnel when corrective action is required.
  • Changed worn machine accessories such as cutting tools and brushes, using hand tools.
  • Used, skillfully all machinists' hand tools and determined properties of metals.
  • Operated hand tools, drill presses, riveting machines and tap burners.
  • Extracted and lifted jammed pieces from machines, using hand tools.
  • Experience with power hand tools.
  • Process parts with hand tools including deburring knives and grinding equipment.

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18. Machine Shop

average Demand
Here's how Machine Shop is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Designed, machined, and assembled fixtures used in the machine centers in the production machine shop.
  • Required experience, trade skill and knowledge of machine shop practice.
  • Worked 13 years in the Machine Shop.
  • Apprentice at a manufacturing company working in the production machine shop and toolroom.
  • Machined components for product Trained machine operators Reduced production times through revised methods Repaired machine shop equipment

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19. Troubleshoot

average Demand
Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Performed machine set-ups, troubleshooting on equipment failures and the generation of work tickets to ensure timely machine repair.
  • Edit programs(troubleshoot), alter tooling and set-ups to run more efficient.
  • Maintained equipment for safe & efficient operation including preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Set up, operate and troubleshoot multiple conventional, special purpose and numerical controlmachines and machining centers.

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20. Okuma

average Demand
Here's how Okuma is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and operation of OKUMA CNC lathes.
  • Machine operator of Mori Seiki, Cincinnati and Okuma lathes.

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21. ISO

average Demand
Here's how ISO is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Acted as a liaison between machine operators and maintenance department in order to expedite the machine repair process and minimize downtime.
  • Fabricated machine frames, worked directly with engineering department, filled in for shop supervisor, and ordered parts and supplies.
  • Machine investment casting to customer specifications in accordance with ISO 9001 standards.
  • Lean manufacturing, 5S training, ISO 9001 training, SPC inspections
  • Reported directly to supervisor for any issues or changes needed.
  • Perform in process inspections according to ISO 9001-2008 standards.
  • Accomplished ISO 9001 certification for the cylinder liner line.
  • Performed all necessary paperwork per ISO quality standards.
  • Assist supervisor with tasks associated with the department.
  • Inspected parts as requested by supervisors etc.
  • Maintain production to all ISO specifications.
  • Acted as the stand-in supervisor for 7 years when weekend supervisor needed a replacement.
  • Averaged a "Company-best" 6% annual production increase over a 5 year reign as the department supervisor & manager.
  • Shift lead person C. Shift supervisor D. Production supervisor

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22. SPC

average Demand
Here's how SPC is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Qualified in SPC and quality control requirements and in machine maintenance.
  • Maintained parts within tolerance levels as specified on SPC Charts.
  • Performed SPC (Statistical Process Control) on both the Deka VII Inlet Tubes and theXL3 Finished Armature.
  • Keep close tolerances on parts as well as doing spc's every hour.

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23. Precision Parts

average Demand
Here's how Precision Parts is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts andInstruments.
  • Operate milling machines,lathes,grinders,drill press to manufacture precision parts to very close tolerances.
  • Manufactured precision parts for tri-plex and pre-CVC and related tools and specific parts all requiting precise machining.

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24. Process Control

average Demand
Here's how Process Control is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Utilized statistical process control charts to monitor selected quality characteristics during the manufacturing process.
  • Received certificate for Statistical Process Control training.
  • Applied statistical process control using computerized equipment.
  • Roll Form; Cosmetic Repair; Blueprint Interpretation; Process Control.
  • follow statistical process control procedures.

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25. Quality Checks

average Demand
Here's how Quality Checks is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Perform quality checks to verify product meets customer specifications.
  • Perform visual and dimensional quality checks using gauging equipment.
  • Insure quality checks are done with height stand.

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26. Production Runs

average Demand
Here's how Production Runs is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Used Statistical Process Control, concepts and techniques to increase accuracy and quality of production runs, reduce scrap and costs.
  • Monitor production runs and perform random part inspections to assure quality.
  • Set up production runs per scheduling.

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27. Manual Mill

average Demand
Here's how Manual Mill is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Use of manual lathe, manual mill (no Bridgeport) and basic power tools/hand tools.
  • Set up and run manual mills and lathes, set up and run CNC turning station.
  • Set up & operation of CNC machining centers, manual milling machines, punch presses.
  • Set up and run manual mills and lathes.
  • machined steel, brass, aluminum, and plastic parts using table saws, band saws and manual milling machines.

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28. EDM

average Demand
Here's how EDM is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Operate, setup, and program wire and sinker EDM machines.

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29. OD

average Demand
Here's how OD is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Monitored and adjusted production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Applied Lean Manufacturing Concepts to Reduce Set Up Time: Listed all tooling to produce common parts on 4th Axis cell.
  • Use standard and digital calipers and micrometers to get precision measurements on tooling, drill depths, and production parts.
  • Worked in production, cleaning the area, operated CNC machines and cutting machines, band saw and grinders.
  • Operated a variety of CNC machines, while producing quality parts to print specifications.
  • Produced precision parts from steel, aluminum, and cast iron.
  • Planned and laid out work to meet production and schedule requirements.
  • Produced parts from steel, aluminum, and industrial nylon.
  • Group mediator, moderator, spokesperson and instructional leader.
  • Picked, staged and loaded products for shipping.
  • Machine operator in a large volume production area.
  • Operate machines as needed to meet production needs.
  • Assembled Rotary valves in a production line environment.
  • Run multiple CNC lathes for production parts.
  • Participated in a number of lean manufacturing events which were instrumental in controlling costs and shortening production lead times.
  • Worked on production lath and milling machine Helped break down old die plates to be rebuilt
  • Maintain established hourly production rates for on time delivery.
  • Changed equipment over to new product.
  • Produced Aircrafts parts and rocket parts for Boeing and Rocket dyne.

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30. Preventative Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Initiated and carried out preventative maintenance program on shop machinery.
  • Streamlined preventative maintenance process, creating less down time, higher quality, and more efficient production.
  • Clean and perform basic preventative maintenance functions on machines, tooling and parts.

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31. Assembly Line

low Demand
Here's how Assembly Line is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Cross-trained in numerous assembly line set-ups and machine operations, robotic electrostatic paint processing, in environmentally safe, climate-controlled environment.
  • Machine Assembly, Tool and Die work, Assembly lines, Utility worker, Janitorial, and Security;
  • Performed technical assembly lineoperations, including continuous improvement activities.

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32. Part Numbers

low Demand

33. Turning Centers

low Demand
Here's how Turning Centers is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Trained numerous employees on screw machines, Vertical milling machines, and turning centers.

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34. Quality Standards

low Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Unloaded computer shelves off conveyor belt, inspected parts to ensure quality standards, routed parts to appropriate departments.
  • Tested, inspected and ensured that product adhered to strict quality standards.
  • Performed tests on each batch to ensure quality standards were being met.
  • Assemble and repair Class 8 heavy-duty trucks Work closely with quality control personnel Verify vehicles met strict company quality standards

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35. Multiple Machines

low Demand
Here's how Multiple Machines is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Operated multiple machines to perform a sequence of operations such as Calipers, feeds, speeds, and tooling.

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36. Production Parts

low Demand
Here's how Production Parts is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Enter program data into computerized system to fabricate production parts.

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37. TIG

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Here's how TIG is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Tightened nipping BD-2 machine and BD-13 machine * Cut tires, rewound and centralized chute, and stripped postings
  • Maintained tight tolerances, fabricated parts when needed for assembly of feeder bowl machines.
  • Fabricate weldments via stick and Tig welding Modify wax injection molds and tooling as per engineer instructions.
  • Learned new skills such as Mig, Tig and Brazed welding.
  • Manage production shop Lathe Machining Tig welding Test Transducers Assembly

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38. Band Saws

low Demand

39. Customer Specifications

low Demand
Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Analyzed engineering drawings; planned and produced components to customer specifications utilizing conventional and CNC machining techniques.
  • Machined steel castings to customer specifications.
  • Operated ball bearing machinery (Inner Race/Outer Race) Quality Control inspections per customer specifications.

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40. Sample Parts

low Demand

41. Stainless Steel

low Demand

42. Exotic Metals

low Demand

43. Production Requirements

low Demand
Here's how Production Requirements is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Set up, disassembly and operating meat processing machines -Follow daily production requirements -General sanitation duties

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44. Heavy Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Experience with use of heavy equipment.

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45. QA

low Demand

46. Fadal

low Demand

47. OKK

low Demand

48. Product Quality

low Demand
Here's how Product Quality is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Conceived changes that improved both operational efficiency and product quality.
  • Align cutting tools and accessories onto machines Ensured product quality.

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49. Computer Numerical

low Demand
Here's how Computer Numerical is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Operated a computer numerical controlled lathe.

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50. Manual Machines

low Demand
Here's how Manual Machines is used in Production Machinist jobs:
  • Used a variety of manual machines.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Production Machinist

CNC22.2%
Lathe Machines22.2%
Blueprint Specifications8.1%
Tolerance Parts5.8%
Set-Up5.5%
Drill Press5.2%
Production Machinery4.3%
Safety Procedures4.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Production Machinist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
CNC
CNC
18.4%
18.4%
2
2
Lathe Machines
Lathe Machines
18.3%
18.3%
3
3
Blueprint Specifications
Blueprint Specifications
6.7%
6.7%
4
4
Tolerance Parts
Tolerance Parts
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Set-Up
Set-Up
4.6%
4.6%
6
6
Drill Press
Drill Press
4.3%
4.3%
7
7
Production Machinery
Production Machinery
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Mazak
Mazak
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Basic Machine Tools
Basic Machine Tools
1.7%
1.7%
12
12
Fanuc
Fanuc
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Screw Machines
Screw Machines
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
Final Inspection
Final Inspection
1.4%
1.4%
15
15
Haas
Haas
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
CMM
CMM
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Okuma
Okuma
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
ISO
ISO
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
SPC
SPC
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Precision Parts
Precision Parts
1%
1%
24
24
Process Control
Process Control
1%
1%
25
25
Quality Checks
Quality Checks
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Production Runs
Production Runs
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Manual Mill
Manual Mill
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
EDM
EDM
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
OD
OD
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Part Numbers
Part Numbers
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Turning Centers
Turning Centers
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Multiple Machines
Multiple Machines
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Production Parts
Production Parts
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
TIG
TIG
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Band Saws
Band Saws
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Customer Specifications
Customer Specifications
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Sample Parts
Sample Parts
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Exotic Metals
Exotic Metals
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Production Requirements
Production Requirements
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
QA
QA
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Fadal
Fadal
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
OKK
OKK
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Product Quality
Product Quality
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Computer Numerical
Computer Numerical
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Manual Machines
Manual Machines
0.3%
0.3%

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