Motion-Picture Equipment Machinist

Assemble, repair, and service equipment used in motion picture production.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Motion-Picture Equipment Machinists do?

Assembles, repairs, remodels, and services photographing, projecting, editing, sound-recording, and power equipment used in motion picture production, using handtools and bench machines: Reads job order and blueprints to plan work procedures. Disassembles defective equipment, using handtools. Constructs replacement parts used to repair or remodel equipment, using machines, such as bench lathes, milling machines, gear cutters, grinders, and drill presses. Finishes, fits, and installs parts, using precision handtools and calibration devices. Measures installed parts for conformance to specifications, using micrometers and calipers. Operates repaired equipment to verify operational efficiency. Cleans and lubricates equipment.

Should I be a Motion-Picture Equipment Machinist?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Machinist, Motion-Picture Equipment, Motion Picture Equipment Machinist

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