CNC Machinist
PWO Canada Inc 5 reviews - Kitchener, ON

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The position takes direction and provides direction to apprentice machinists and apprentice toolmakers.

The position reads blueprints in order to determine specifications of the part that requires machining and uses appropriate equipment to create the part. The part may be used for new tooling purposes or to replace broken parts of dies that are being maintained. The incumbent will ask engineering about dimensions of drawings, and tooling lead-hands for advice about difficult problems. Most difficult problems include machining to hold tolerances, special set ups, difficulties reading some blueprints, machining in proper sequence, and machining procedures. The position has no external contacts.


Education: High School Diploma. Certified Machinist Certificate or equivalent experience. CNC programming certification is an asset.

Knowledge and Skills: The CNC Machinist must have good knowledge of and be able to use standard toolroom and machining equipment. These include: drill presses, milling machines, grinders, lathes, overhead cranes, band saws, micrometres, verniers, height gauges. The incumbent must be able to read blueprints and schematics and program and run CNC machines. Knowledge of Tebis, Virtual Gibbs, Esprit, Solid Edge and WorkNC is an asset.

Communication Skills: The incumbent must have good oral and written communication skills for normal business communication.

Nature and Length of Experience: At least two years of experience beyond certification in a similar industry.


1.Machines item to specifications as determined by blueprint. Uses drill presses, milling machines, grinders, lathes, overhead cranes, and band saws in order to meet requirements. Physically moves machined item to appropriate workstation.
2.Checks finished item to ensure specifications are met using micrometres, verniers and height gauges.
3.Programs and runs CNC machines for new parts accurately and efficiently.
4.Studies schematics to determine procedures for the machining of each new part. Performs set-up procedures for each new part to be machined in order to ensure accuracy of equipment and machining process.
5.Directs less responsible machinists and toolmaker apprentices. Checks their own work as well as the work of others to ensure the quality of their work. Directs the work of press operators when a tool is ready for production in order to learn about and trouble shoots any problems.
6.Compliance to all company policies and procedures.
7.Responsible for working safely, complying with safety policies and procedures, and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) required in the designated areas as per company policy.
8.Responsible for working safely and keeping a safe work area for themselves and fellow employees. Reporting any unsafe working conditions, practices, and work-related injuries immediately to his/her Supervisor or Manager.
9.Any other job-related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Team Lead, Supervisor and Manager.

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