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Motive Power Machinist
3 years
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Motive power machinists operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines to make engine parts and other automotive vehicle parts. They may use lathes, milling machines, drills, shapers, boring mills, and grinders to install, adjust, repair, or replace a variety of vehicle parts.
Automotive Machinist

Certification Requirements
  • The Motive Power Machinist apprenticeship consists of 5,340 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete one 8-week and two 7-week in-class technical training sessions.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 6,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.