General Machinist Apprentice
Published 07/01/2022

General Machinist Apprentice


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Job Description

The General Machinist Apprentice’s responsibility is to meet the goals and expectations set out by the Ontario College of Trades.

  • Learns machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Setup mills and lathes by instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; checking all parts machined.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Manufacture rush machine parts and assist assembly with machining capabilities.
  • Reports to Manufacturing Manager and assist assembly when there are no manufacturing needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline:


Contact person:

Ric Thompson, Chatham Plant Manager


Chatham Branch, 7576 Seventh Line W, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5