Youtube clip – Merseta’s – Metal Machinist (Automotive Sector)
What is an Automotive Machinist?
An Automotive Machinist is a trained metalworker who is skilled to renew or build internal combustion engines and engine components according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
What does an Automotive Machinist do?
- diagnoses faults
- inspects all the components thoroughly for cracks and other faults
- dismantles and cleans engines
- grinds various parts
- cleans and rebuilds parts
- manufactures and fits parts
- tests if the engine functions correctly
Are you … ?
- interested in motor vehicles?
- able to work on your own?
- able to concentrate?
- willing to work in a noisy environment?
- good with your hands and fingers?
- mathematically inclined?
- a person with good eye-hand coordination?
How do I become an Automotive Machinist?
Approved and accredited MerSETA training companies: Type your trade choice in and click on FIND.
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
- 16 years of age
- Grade 10
Compulsory school subjects: Mathematics and English.
Recommended school subjects: Woodwork, Workshop Theory and related subjects.
Is becoming a Automotive Machinist the right career choice for me?