Machine Tool Builder & Integrator

ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade


  • Read and interpret complex engineering drawings, schematics, bill of materials, machine-tool build assembly drawings
  • Use lathes, mills, saws, drills, grinders and welding equipment to build and prepare tooling
  • Perform Numerically Controlled (NC) and Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machining
  • Devise and detail assembly plans for the machine-tool build and integrator process
  • Assemble and integrate pneumatics and hydraulics, electrical components, power transmission systems, conveyor systems, and feeder systems
  • Sub-assemble machine tool components
  • Integrate main-assembly
  • Build in-process tooling

Personal Qualities

  • You enjoy working to close and exacting tolerances
  • You enjoy working with your hands
  • You can work indoors with noise, vibrations and other hazards that are common on the job
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You like to learn new things on a consistent basis
  • You like using computers
  • Review the Essential Skills for additional skills required

Career Opportunities

  • Machine-tool builder and integrators are employed primarily in manufacturing industries

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 7,280 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 8,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the Apprenticeship Program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification
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