SOC: 51-4041

Machinists participate in the manufacture clean technologies and their infrastructure. They may produce precision metal parts for electric vehicles utilizing special machining tools such as grinders, lathes, presses and milling machines. They also supervise the manufacture of these precision parts as well as provide maintenance to the machines used in the process.

Los Angeles County Machinists:

Annual Average Employment 2010

Projected Employment 2020

Average Hourly Wage, 1q12

Average Annual Wage, 1q12

Entry Level Education

Work Experience

On the Job Training





High school



To more fully explore the green occupation listed above, see the Employment Development’s California’s Occupational Guide or Understanding the Green Economy.

Please note that this is occupational data across all industries and not necessarily specific to any one area of clean technology.