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Engineering Machine Shop/Engineering Student Machine Shop Computer Numerical Control Machinist Technician (EMS/ESMS CNC Machinist Technician)

Date: October 8, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): EMS/ESMS Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus


37.5 hours per week

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of this new position is twofold: 1) to provide supervision and project assistance to all student shop users, including undergrad and graduate Engineering students as well as individuals who are members of an entrepreneur program, e.g. Velocity. This job will be (based on need at a given time) located in either the Engineering Student Machine Shop located in Engineering 5, the East Campus Hall ancillary student shop slated to open early 2015 and in the EMS. The ESMS aspect of the position will also include operation of a CNC milling machine to be housed in the E5 location. 2) to function as a CNC machinist technician in the EMS, engaged in the machining and fabricating of items for research and teaching. (ref. EMS CNC Machinist technician job description)

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Ensure that a safety first work environment is provided via:


2.Assist students with project design criteria with regards to manufacturability taking into account skillset and technical limitations via:


4.  Ensure that all machinery and equipment in the shop functions correctly and safely via:


5.  Maintaining ESMS inventory of tooling, fasteners and misc. shop supplies via:


6.  When time allows, assisting the EMS with job backlog as directed by Assistant Manager

When in the EMS and ESMS, the job will, with the use of CNC and conventional machine tools have the responsibility for the machining, fabrication, modification and repair of research and teaching equipment, specimens, etc.


7.  All other duties as directed by Manager or Assistant Manager.

Position Requirements


High School Diploma and a Certificate of Qualification (Ontario preferred) in one of the following trades: General Machinist, Tool & Die maker, Mould Maker





The job requires basic computer skills in order to communicate with the University community as well as search engine use for product/equipment research.


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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Interpersonal skills:

Internally, the job will make contact with the EMS/ESMS Manager and Assistant Manager, EMS staff and a range of students, staff and faculty members from within the Engineering community as well as the various service departments on campus on a limited, as required basis.


External contacts would be limited or nil.

Level of Responsibility:

The job has defined duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision (ESMS) and direct supervision (EMS) as a function of facility location.

Decision-Making Authority:

Minimal; the job works independently, however all operational, procurement and policy decisions are made by the EMS Manager.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Demands are typical of a manufacturing environment; standing for long periods of time, exposure to machine noise and potential for injury. Heavy lifting of materials, tools and equipment is required.

Working Environment:

Consistent with a machine shop; standing and walking on a concrete floor, exposure to machine noise.


Working Hours:

As the job is of a floating nature between the EMS, ESMS, soon to be active ECH shop and future facilities in E7 the hours are as required within the operational scope of these facilities – currently the job would encompass the following hours as required but not exceeding 37.5 hrs/wk: EMS hours of 8:30 – 4:30 M-F, ESMS hours of 8:30 – 4:30 Mondays, 8:30 – 9:00 PM T-F and 10:00 – 5:00 Sat. (two shifts weekdays 8:30 – 4:30 & 1:00 – 9:00PM rotated monthly with Saturdays rotated weekly – Saturday worker is off the following Monday to allow for a 2 day weekend).


Risks - physical and psychological:


Physical: typical to a machine shop; cuts abrasions, heavy lifting.


Psychological: ESMS - monitoring and mentoring a large number of students can be a significant source of stress during the heavy use periods of the facility.

EMS - most jobs undertaken in the EMS are of a time sensitive nature and consistent pressure from clients is a significant stress factor.