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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7929

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Mar 14, 2023

General Machinist

Major Duties


•    Set up and operate a variety of machines including but not limited to manual lathes, manual mills, and manual grinders, to make, modify, or repair parts or products to precise dimensions. 

Specific Responsibilities


•    Interprets specifications and drawings or sample parts and plans sequence of operations.
•    Machines to dimensions and tolerances and prepares working sketches from general descriptions and by examining parts and their mating surfaces.
•    Measures, marks and scribes center lines, dimensions, and reference points on work piece, using measuring and marking instruments, to lay out work piece for machining.
•    Fixtures work piece in machine by securing it onto manually or using hoist, dial indicator, shims, parallel blocks, or clamps.
•    Selects and installs cutting tools in machines.
•    Sets controls and gears to facilitate indexing of work piece, cutting speed and depth of cut according to type of materials.
•    Maintain 5S principals within the machine shop to ensure a safe, organized, and efficient environment.
•    Follow safety best practices while working in the machine shop.
•    Starts machine and observes machining progress, and frequently verifies conformance of part to specifications, using measuring instruments; such as, scales, calipers, micrometers and fixed gauges.
•    Finishes and fits parts to mechanisms by filing, grinding, scraping, and polishing.
•    Verifies dimensions and alignment, using instruments; such as, micrometers, height gauges, surface plate and gauge block.
•    At times may operate assembled or repaired mechanism to test performance.
•    Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
•    Ensures that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
•    Adheres to all health and safety rules and procedures.





•    A Certificate of Qualification as a General Machinist or a combination of over 3 years of precision machining experience and post-secondary education.

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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