Industrial milling machine

The miller machines industrial parts on different materials and studies the manufacturing plan in order to choose the assembly and adjustment of the machines. It gives the shape of the pieces, making grooves, holes and gears.


Among his types of work, there is also the choice of tools, sharpening, reading mechanical plans ; control, radiation protection, programming of digital control; deburring of part growths and adjustment of machines. The milling machine can work on different types of materials, namely, steel , ferrous alloy, non-ferrous alloy, aluminum, composites, cast iron, stainless steel, synthetics. He also works with software, known as « Cabinets » such as Siemens, Fanuc, Num …

Golden rules

The miller must have a good spatial representation of the volumes. He must be able to perform calculations and interpret industrial drawings. This job requires rigor for machine calibration.

Working conditions

The miller works in the workshop and more often than not standing. It is a profession which therefore requires good physical condition and working clothes and safety shoes. Technology has made this trade evolve towards more machine monitoring adjustment tasks. The miller is becoming more and more an operator. He works in close collaboration with the turner. Hours are variable. He may be required to work weekends, public holidays and at night.

Training required

• A BEP in Computerized Mechanical Production Trades , • A Professional Mechanical Production Bac option in machining.


From 1,500 to 2,200 euros net per month.


With experience, the miller can access a position as a method technician or team leader.

Other appellation

• Operator on numerically controlled machine