What does a Machine Tool Builder & Integrator (430M) do?

Machine-Tool Builders & Integrators build, assemble, and integrate components and systems on stand-alone and machine-tools on multi-station automated machine tool systems. These automated machine-tool systems are used in all sectors of manufacturing, including assembly, processing, and fabricating systems.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Safely using hand and precision tools; observing all safety and sanitation rules
  • Reading and interpreting complex engineering drawings, schematics, diagrams
  • Planning and preparing jobs based on engineering drawings, specifications, and other materials
  • Using lathes, mills, saws, drills, grinders, and welding equipment to build and prepare tooling
  • Performing NC/CNC machining by identifying, selecting and setting up cutting tools
  • Learning about pneumatics/hydraulics, power transmission systems, and electrical components in order to assemble, integrate, and test their functionality on a machine tool
  • Liaising and communicating with co-workers and others on work process or related issues
    completing work documentation concisely and accurately

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Grade 12/age 16 legal minimum; English, advanced math, and physics credits assets
  • Completion of a 7,280-hour on-the-job apprenticeship and three 8-week sessions of in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Machine Tool Builder & Integrator (430M)?

  • Full-time, indoors in air-conditioned manufacturing environment
  • Related to tool and die work but involves complex and intricate sub-assemblies
  • Keeping up with new technology important
  • Employers include tool and die shops, industrial machinery manufacturers, and motor/transformer assembly companies

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $34.16-$47.55 per hour. 


Machine Tool Builder & Integrator (430M)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have good hand-eye coordination?
Do you have good reading, writing, mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills?
Do you enjoy working with different tools and around machinery?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you interested in gaining knowledge of machining, electronic components, hydraulic and pneumatics, and other types of manufacturing technology?
Can you look at a diagram or blueprint and visualize how things come together?
Do you work well in a team environment?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Machine Tool Builder & Integrator (430M) may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Electrician
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright
  • Machinist
  • Electronic Technician
  • Instrumentation Mechanic

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