Our client, a successful automotive manufacturing facility in Guelph, is looking for a GENERAL MACHINIST.


  • Fit and assemble machined parts into complete units. Apply knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop, mathematics, machine ability of materials and layout techniques, using all conventional equipment.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of machining operations and set-up requirements.
  • Compute dimensions and tolerances to measure and lay out work pieces.
  • Calculate and set controls to regulate speeds and feeds in order to complete work in a controlled and safe manner.
  • Perform Pre-use/TPM inspections at the start of each shift and report any sub-standard conditions or hazards found to supervisor.
  • Verify dimensions of machined parts or tolling for accuracy and conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments such as: micrometers, verniers, calipers, height gauges, optical comparators or other specialized instruments.
  • Perform regular maintenance and cleaning of all conventional equipment as required.
  • Maintain sufficient tool room inventory.
  • Monitor Adherence and ensure compliance to Policies and Procedures as detailed in the Employee Hand Book, and/or the Standard Practice Manual.
  • Work in a professional and cooperative manner with co-workers and management.


  • Completion of secondary school, or equivalent.
  • General machinist license, or enrolled in the apprenticeship program.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a conventional machining environment.
  • Able to set-up and operate all applicable conventional equipment.
  • Able to make close tolerance parts and repair and build jigs & fixtures.
  • Able to use all necessary measuring equipment.
  • Understand the production environment and how to prioritize the necessary tasks for completion.
  • Excellent comprehension skills in order to read, write and interpret all drawings and schematics.
  • Basic understanding of machine controls. Use a computer to confirm measurements or adjust computer control (CNC) machinery used to cut metal to specifications.
  • Ability to learn new specifications and procedures through on-the-job training and experience.


  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to perform tasks independently under general direction
  • Ability to supervise and train apprentices and maintenance labourers
  • Ability to work all rotating shifts
  • Ability to work overtime as required

If you would like to be a part of this team, please send your resume to: giselle@grandriverpersonnel.ca


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