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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5957

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  May 12, 2022

Apprentice - Millwright / MTBI

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Industrial Automation division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.

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.


•    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.

Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry

  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!

  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist

  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events

  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year

  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth

  • And much more!

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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