The Welder Fabricator/Machinist Technician is responsible for welding, fabrication, and at times, machining and assembly of research and test equipment which is used in various labs throughout the Engineering Faculty. This is accomplished by using various types of welding and sheet metal equipment to fabricate and assemble research and test apparatus to design specifications. The use of conventional and CNC machine tools may be included in the complement of machinery used. Some projects will include an aspect of planning and design, which will involve consultation and collaboration with the requestor of the project.
Use various types of welding and sheet metal equipment to cut, fit, weld, fabricate, and assemble research and test apparatus to design specifications. Waterjet cutting and milling/lathe use may be required as well
Place orders, as necessary for materials to complete various customer projects
Program, set-up, and operate machinery to produce parts and components as required according to specifications provided
Assemble and test various apparatus, equipment, and mechanisms, when necessary, as per assignment
Estimate jobs within the welding, fabricating, sheet metal, waterjet, and painting capacities
Paint components when required using paint booth
Assist with the design aspects of jobs assigned if and/or when required to assure safety, functionality, cost, and timeline targets will be met with the final product
Establish a process plan to include any necessary fixtures, jigs, special tooling, clamping methods, and/or filler rods as required. Consideration of necessary PPE and/or additional safety apparatus required to complete the jobs safely is imperative
Internally, the incumbent will discuss job requirements, potential problems and possible solutions with students, faculty, and staff members (customers) as necessary to clearly define desired final product expectations for functionality and finish
Make recommendations for continuous improvement in efficiencies in the machine shop through enhanced methods and or specialized shop equipment/tooling purchases
Report all safety and personnel conflict related issues to the EMS manager
Maintenance and Repair
Inspect, repair, and maintain EMS shop equipment in accordance with required operational and safety standards as required
Documentation of all maintenance and inspection items is necessary
Maintain welding supply inventory and order consumables as required
Maintain gas cylinder inventory
Other duties as assigned
High School Diploma and Certificate of Qualification (Ontario preferred) in one or more of the following trades: Welding, Certificate of Qualification, and apprenticeship. Proficient in GMAW, GTAW, and experience with SMAW and FCAW
CAD training with the ability to work from and modify CAD drawings and/or sketches
General Machinist, Tool and Die Maker, Mould Maker certification an asset
5+ years of experience in welding and fabrication
Fabrication with sheet metal as well as structural steel
Stainless steel and aluminum welding
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of CAD/CAM and solid modelling software for design, tool-pathing, and customer file evaluation and validation
Experience working with a wide variety of metals and materials
Prototype experience a definite asset
Experience with Stainless steel and aluminum welding
Knowledge of shop equipment such as brakes, shears, iron worker
Welding and fabrication proficiency
Experience with estimating as well as material selection proficiency
Working knowledge of CAD/CAM systems
Ability to set-up, program and operate CNC machines
High attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good problem-solving skills and ability to offer creative solutions
Comfortable using Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Superior time management, organizational and planning skills
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