Manual Machinist

Machine Shop - Vernon, BC (5 months ago)

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Machinist is a person who is responsible for operating machining tools to produce precision metal and plastic parts that meet precise specification, by setting up and operating of a wide variety of machine tool equipment. Line Boring experience is a definite asset.

Machinist duties and responsibilities

  • Review samples, drawings or instructions to understand specifications of output
  • Plan the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job
  • Take measurements and mark material for cutting or shaping
  • Select appropriate machines (e.g. lathes) and position or load material for a job
  • Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature and identify issues
  • Check output to ensure consistency with specifications and discard defects
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Independently perform basic maintenance on equipment
  • Comply with safety rules and regulations during course of duties
  • Comply with engine manuals, technical data and work instructions for all machining operation

Machinist qualifications and requirements

  • Knowledge in the use of different manual, semi-automated or automated tools and machines (lathes, grinders etc.)
  • In depth knowledge of the properties of metal and other material
  • Ability to read drawings, schematics and manuals
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical stamina and strength to lift heavy items

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30.00 to $40.00 /hour


  • Manual Machining: 3 years (Required)


  • Vernon, BC (Preferred)


  • Journeyman Machinist (Required)


  • English (Required)