About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

We have an exciting opportunity for superior team-player with solid communication skills to design & fabricate custom made prototypes for researchers and clinical use. Assisting members of the Biomedical Engineering Department where complex mechanical items need to be made or assembled by performing the duties of a Machinist/Fabricator for the Instrument Facility.


Undertake mechanical repair and maintenance of patient and research equipment using machine shop equip (drill press, lathe, milling machine, bandsaw, table saw etc.) and to document these activities according to Departmental policies.

Design, fabricate and manufacture custom prototypes (in plastic and metal) as needed for patient and research areas of the Hospital.

Source appropriate materials such as but not limited to polycarbonates, acrylics, sheet metal, aluminum and stainless steel and parts required for fabrication.

Support the Operating Room by modifying, maintaining and/or fabricating accessories, instruments and surgical tables.

Able to physically operate machine shop equip for extended periods.

Assist in maintaining an adequate spare parts inventory applicable to Instrument Facility.

Provide cost saving alternatives for third party manufactured items.

Provide work estimates to customers for specified services where billing is required.

Respond to service calls in clinical areas relating to patient care equipment as needed by a Biomedical Engineering Technologist.

Acquainted with the operation of equipment for which service is provided.

Familiar with and comply with legislated occupational health and safety requirements and Hospital policies, procedures and safe work practices to ensure health and safety at work.

Ensure the mechanical equipment machine shop equipment in the Instrument Facility is in good working order and following industry safety standards.


Completion of the requirements outlined in Regulations Pertaining to General Machinist, Apprenticeship and Tradesmen’s Qualification Act (Regulation 38).

Certificate of Qualification (General Machinist) or certified engineering technician.

Licensed as a machinist, under provincial and federal acts and regulations.

Certified Machinist or Tool and Dye machinist.

Two years practice as a general machinist in a recognized shop environment.

Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills and manual dexterity.

Knowledgeable of the safety precautions when using mechanical machinery like lathes, milling machines and other similar equipment.

Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent.

Join the SickKids Team. Work alongside the best & brightest. Freedom to innovate & be your authentic self. Learnings galore, incl. tuition reimbursement. Wellness & Peer Support Programs. Health Benefits & DB Pension Plan.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are from a variety of communities, and so are our employees. We welcome and encourage everyone to join our organization and be part of our team.

When requested, SickKids will provide access and inclusion supports to eligible candidates to support their full engagement during the interview and assessment process. Information received related to access or inclusion will be addressed confidentially.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a health care institution, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff. As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our patients, families and our staff. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon you submitting proof that you have been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date, in addition to satisfying any other condition(s) that may be set out in an offer. If a candidate fails to satisfy this condition (or any other condition(s) set out in an offer), any offer of employment shall be immediately rescinded.

How to Apply

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