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Machine Tool Builder / Millwright

Cambridge, ON, Canada

Job Type

Permanent, Full-time


Roles and Responsibilities

We are currently looking for a skilled and motivated Machine Tool Builder/Millwright to operate a variety of machines/tools to complete given projects & tasks. You will be expected to maintain and perform repairs to all equipment and machine systems for facilities and production. We are looking for an experienced individual with a keen eye for detail, can work independently and with a team while demonstrating and adhering to Health and Safety precautions.

A strong candidate will demonstrate a solid ability to:

  • Operate and inspect material handling equipment (such as overhead & mobile cranes); light mobile equipment (such as forklifts, pickup trucks);

  • Assemble, fit, align, plumb, and integrate workstations or systems that may include pneumatics and hydraulics, electrical sensing components, power transmission systems, conveyor systems and feeder systems;

  • Ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings including pneumatic/hydraulic schematics, BOMs, and detailed assembly drawings;

  • Ability to identify individual components (both manufactured and purchased) and use them to create sub-assemblies for work cells, stations, and other automated equipment;

  • Operate and inspect hand-held equipment (such as torches, oxygen lances, pneumatic/power actuated tools and hand tools);

  • Maintain or repair operating equipment;

  • Clearly communicate completed tasks

  • Demonstrate good housekeeping practices at all times to help maintain a safe work area;

Qualifications and Core Skills

  • Valid Certificate of Qualification for a Millwright, Tool & Die Maker, or Machine Tool Builder and Integrator, or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years’ experience in a custom automation environment preferred

  • Previous MIG, TIG, and Stick Welding experience would be an asset

  • Ability to read blueprints, drawings and specifications

  • Experience operating all general-purpose machine shop equipment

  • Ability to work as a member of a team with minimal supervision

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

Work Conditions

  • Overtime as required

  • Weekend work may be required


As a progressive employer, Ascension Automation Solutions strives to offer competitive wages and vacation packages, while supporting the continual growth and development of our employees. Training for a variety of skills is available through internal and external training offerings. Employee progress will be evaluated annually through performance reviews.

Starting wage rates/hour will follow the ranges below and will be determined based on skill and experience:

  • Rate $35.00 - $45.00/hr

Perks and Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Vacation, starting at 2 weeks for the first year

  • Training to support growth and development

About the Company

Established in 2013, Ascension Automation Solutions are the experts in the field of industrial robotics with a specialty in robotic manufacturing applications, providing everything from system design to machine commissioning. We tackle any project, including but not limited to custom automation (design and build), machine retro-fit, automation integration, and all required maintenance and service. Our team is always up for a challenge – if you can think of it, we can do it.

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