Machinist/Tool and Die Maker

· Guelph, Ontario
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Our client in the Automotive Specialized Parts Manufacturing industry is seeking a highly motivated full time Machinist/Tool and Die Maker for their location in Guelph, Ontario. The ideal candidate would have experience working at a small owner managed manufacturing firm.  The company offers very competitive wages as well as both Health and Group RRSP. Work hours are Monday to Friday, (either 6:00am-3:00pm, 7:00am-4:00pm, or 8:00am-5:00pm).

A Machinist/Tool and Die Maker analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools by performing the following described below.


  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Using hand tools and machine tools, create or modify metal parts.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork between customers, clients, co-workers and management.
  • Continue to grow knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas



  • Education and/or Experience: Two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand.
    • The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
    • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
    • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Employee must wear all prescribed health and safety equipment.
    • Area can be dusty and dirty as it is a metal fabrication environment.

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  • Location
    Guelph, Ontario
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience