CNC Apprentice

companyPrecision Castparts Corp.
locationWoodbridge, ON L4L 9N6, Canada
PublishedPublished: 3/21/2024
Full Time
Noranco is a world class, integrated manufacturer and solutions provider to the international commercial and military aerospace sectors. We provide added value to our customers through a wide range of sophisticated capabilities including high precision machining and sheet metal fabrication, processing, assembly, testing and supply chain management


Setup and operate vertical, horizontal 3-6 axis CNC machining centers and CNC lathes.

  • Setup of machines through use of proper tools, and the most efficient technique. Align vises, fixtures with indicator to be parallel or square to a reference surface. Indicate position of the fixture and parts. Set axis to correct position by using the right numeric code. Load and unload the program.
  • Participate in the update and maintenance of set up sheets for all parts through the work center.
  • Operate machine with proper guarding in place, report any damaged guarding, tool holders, tools etc. Ensure guards are replaced after set up. Monitor oil levels of machine; keep machine and tools in condition.
  • Check the first part and make sure that all the dimensions are within tolerance.
  • Change and modify programs where applicable.
  • Change tool length and diameter offsets, fixture and pallet offsets.
  • Modify and grind cutting tools as required, and use proper feed and speed for maximum efficiency.
  • Keep production running; debur and prep parts for loading, or clean parts to reload.
  • Check parts, debur, tapping, counter boring and cleaning up tools holders from the previous setup.
  • Prepare tools and fixtures for the next job, get new tools, use regrind tools as required. Make sure to plan ahead when special tools may be required.
  • Follow Health and Safety Policies and practice safe work habits, industrial hygiene and good housekeeping around benches and machines.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement via new tooling, set up reduction concepts and programming changes to improve cost and delivery
  • Participate in root cause and corrective action identification for inferior quality parts.
  • Participate in regular apprentice committee meetings
  • Accountable to have regular training log process and meetings with journeyman for learning opportunities
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to use all the available measuring tools such as micrometer, dial gauges, deep micrometer, vernier, measuring block, and height gauges
  • Ability to create layouts, read and interpret blue prints and drawings
  • Full understanding of geometric tolerances
  • Ability to identify wear of cutting tools (inserts, drills, end mills, boring bars, etc.)
  • Ability to change and set cutting tools
  • Experience in the aerospace industry an asset
  • Basic computer skills are an asset, Fanuc or Mazak control knowledge is a must.
  • Must be able to attend a day release class once per week for the education portion of the apprenticeship

  • Accountability/Dependability
  • Applied/Continuous Learning
  • Energy
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Listening
  • Operating Equipment
  • Safety Focus
  • Work Standards


  • Work is performed in a machine shop environment;
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and arms;
  • Use of office equipment including 3-6 axis machines, hand tools, overhead cranes, etc
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as hard hat, safety shoes, safety goggles, ear plugs, fitted dust mask, etc. as required
  • Frequent lifting of heavy material up to 50 pounds is required.

  • Must be able to run multiple machines at one time
  • Must work under deadlines and related stresses in a timely manner
  • Must be able to handle various personnel and other situations as they arise in a professional manner (handle conflict and directions)
Noranco offers a very safe, modern and forward thinking environment and a highly competitive compensation package including:
  • Full-time, permanent employment
  • An excellent Benefits package (Health Care, Dental, Life insurance, Health Care Spending Account, Travel insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, and more)
  • Company match Retirement Savings Program
  • Employee Perks such as discounts on gym memberships, CAA memberships, car insurance, Costco memberships, hotels, theme parks, movie passes & more
  • Compensation is competitive and based on skill and ability
We would like to thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details
  • Pay Type Hourly
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Required skills

  • Mazak
  • Fanuc