ZHT: Supporting the Next Generation of CNC Machining Enthusiasts in BC

At ZHT, we are proud to be supporting the next generation of CNC machining enthusiasts in BC. Not only are we passionate about the services we offer and the craftsmanship it entails; we are also thrilled to help others achieve their goals within this industry too!

What is a Machinist?

As described by Wikipedia: “A machinist is a tradesperson or trained professional, who not only operates machine tools, but has the knowledge of tooling and materials required to create set ups on machine tools including, but not limited to milling machines, grinders, lathes, and drilling machines.”

However, at ZHT – we believe a machinist to be so much more. It’s not just a job; it’s a career filled with passion projects and precise workmanship, and helps a variety of industries including:

Who Studies Machining?

CNC Machining Enthusiasts in BC includes a relatively small community of people. Which is great news for those seeking to go into this industry. Being part of a niche market offers front-row positioning, creating essential and much-needed employment for those passionate about the industry.

That being said, CNC Machining – also known as ‘Computer Numerical Control’ Machining, is not for everyone. Those who study machining are often second or third generation machinists. They have likely seen one family member or another deliver precision work to a variety of customers, and grown to desire to do the same.

Here at Zum Hingst Technologies, we are a high mix ultra-high-precision machine shop whose founder pioneered CNC machining in British Columbia in 1977. We have a longstanding reputation in the community and are passionate in what we do. As such, we are always on the lookout for passionate people ready and willing to put in the time and effort required to master this craft in a similar fashion.

Call All CNC Machining Enthusiasts in BC: ZHT Apprenticeship Program in Port Coquitlam

Apprenticeship programs play a massive role in a variety of trades. It is a way to gain real-time, hands-on experience, often taking years to master any given trade.

At ZHT, we proudly support apprenticeship programs through BCIT co-op students who are training in the machinist program. From these training programs we have hired and fully employed people who show a strong aptitude for machining and work ethic.

Curious to be a part of our apprenticeship team? One thing we really look for is a willingness to try different tasks and be part of a group. If this sounds like you, please contact ksheldon@zht.com to inquire.

Supporting the next generation of CNC machining enthusiasts in BC is important to us. We are excited to meet those ready to enter into this life-enhancing field, supporting community leaders ready to embark on the journey!