Senior Machinist

Primary Role Focus

The Senior Machinist is responsible for production of machined components within the specified delivery date and to high quality standards, and to assist in the operation and maintenance of the machining department.   This role reports to the Machine Shop Lead.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Setup, program, and machine parts as per setup instructions and part drawings
  • Perform manual component modifications and repair as required
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all parts
  • Assist coordinating third party services and logistics
  • Monitor tooling in shop and ensure stock levels are adequate.
  • Perform 100% QA checks, including dimensional inspection of parts and recording any deviations
  • Communicate machining best practices to designers
  • Ensure calibration is maintained on all precision measuring equipment
  • Plan and assist with any repairs and maintenance including regular PM’s of equipment
  • Maintain cleanliness of workspace and shop
  • Assist with raw material planning and management
  • Assist with scheduling and production planning for machine work


Position Requirements

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 5 years machine shop experience required
  • Previous leadership experience an asset
  • Fanuc programming experience required
  • Manual lathe and milling experience required
  • Good understanding of tooling, insert grades and geometry required
  • Oil & Gas machining experience required (background in threads or downhole tools an asset)
  • Proficiency with reading and understanding machining blueprints
  • Experience with QA principles (measurements) and all forms of measure equipment
  • Knowledge of machining practices and procedures
  • Beginner to Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with live tooling (lathe) asset
  • Experience running a variety of other CNC / manual machines an asset
  • Experience with API-Q1 / ISO 9001:2015 standards an asset

Education and Training

  • Machinist accreditation preferred
  • First aid certification

Physical, Business and Safety Requirements

  • Compliance with Packers Plus Health and Safety Program
  • Able to lift 50lbs
  • Shift work, including weekends and on call
  • Safety Sensitive
    • Subject to pre-employment medical assessment
    • Subject to pre-employment, post incident, random and reasonable cause drug and alcohol testing


Packers Plus Values

  • Customer intimacy
  • Operational excellence
  • Innovation

Role Competencies

  • Organized
  • Analytical
  • Communication
  • Detail oriented
  • Sense of urgency
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptable
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