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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7853

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jun 8, 2023

Apprentice - Millwright / MTBI

Major Duties

· Performs graduated Apprenticeship duties as assigned by Managers and Toolmakers.

· All apprentices shall complete a 4 year, 8,000 hour apprenticeship and receive their Certificate of Qualification.

· Learn how to machine, fit, assemble and build precision tooling, special purpose machinery and mechanical assemblies for robotic work cells and factory automation projects.

· Set up and operate various machine tools, such as manual lathes and small mills, and apply knowledge of mechanisms, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures to support the assembly team with new work or rework.

Job Description

· Interpret drawings and other specifications to determine best practices, using knowledge of tool design and shop mathematics.

· Measure, mark and scribe metal stock to lay out for machining.

· Prepare parts using hand tools, milling machines, lathes, grinders and other toolroom equipment.

· Verify dimensions and alignments, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges and gauge blocks.

· Machine details, applying tolerances on prints, understanding GD and T and where to apply.

· Must be able to recognize function and relationship of all details within assemblies.

· Use tracking system to move details as per routing sheet.

· Bench assemble stations using assembly prints; test for function.

· Able to use all tools involved in floor assembly.

· Floor assemble stations onto cells using cell layouts, mount valve banks, complete pneumatics hosing and verify station alignment; able to complete all basic task associated with floor assembly.

· Report any issues regarding fit, function or design to the toolmaker or manager.

· Involved in integration of system, and may be asked to handle customer parts during debug and acceptance.

· Involved in teardown and ship.

· Travel to customer sites as required.

· Involved with site installation and customer acceptance.

· Rotate through the ATS apprenticeship training schedule and record all training.

· Attend and complete college training.

· Acquire tools to perform graduated tasks laid out in the apprenticeship program.

· Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct and Employee Handbook.

· Maintain a clean and organized work environment.

· Adhere to all general health and safety rules and procedures defined for all ATS employees per New Hire Orientation including but not limited to Shop Floor PPE, Pedestrian Safety, WHMIS, Hazard and Accident Reporting, Emergency Response, Workplace Harassment, Ergonomics and Waste Minimization.

· Adhere to all Lifting Devices Safety, Hazardous Energy and Build Program procedures per New Hire Orientation including but not limited to Hazardous Energy Control and Alternative Methods, Build Safety Risk Assessment, and Workplace Electrical Safety Program.




A grade 12 diploma specializing in drafting and machine shop or equivalent.



Requires a practical working knowledge of the operation of all toolroom equipment, an ability to read blueprints and a keen interest to learn the Machine Tool Builder and Integrator trade.

Join our globally growing team at ATS Industrial Automation where we create complex automation solutions at the highest level that sustainably impact lives around the world. 


At ATS, a publicly traded global company with a proud 40-year history, we help drive the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. At ATS Industrial Automation, what we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With 600 skilled employees around the world, we design, build and service mission-critical automated assembly and test solutions for mobility, nuclear and specialty automation. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise - on time and on budget.  Combined with our broad product portfolio, financial strength and global presence, we provide our customers with the best automation solutions wherever and whenever they need them. 


Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:

  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our treat days, free gourmet coffee beverages, employee referral bonus and onsite cafeteria.
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, Employee Incentive Bonus program, comprehensive health and dental benefits including Lifestyle Spending Account, RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development. Ask about our tuition reimbursement program and our commitment to promoting from within.


ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.



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