Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

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Senior Assembler Developer

Job ID:  965

Barrie, ON, CA

Date:  Dec 6, 2023

As our growth continues, we are looking to hire a Senior Assembler/Developer to join our team.


Prodomax Automation Ltd. is a member of JENOPTIK Group and is located in Barrie Ontario Canada. Prodomax is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex automation with a blue-chip customer base since it was founded in 1971. Operating from 2 facilities totaling 200,000 square feet with 200+ employees, we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

JENOPTIK, our parent company, is an integrated photonics company, employs 4,000 people with representatives in over 80 countries, and divides its activities into Light and Optics, Light and Production and Light and Safety divisions.

Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, amateur chefs, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, race-car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, TV & potato chip experts.  We are a diverse and inclusive work culture - everyone is welcome.

Prodomax supports growth within our Team Members and promotes from within whenever possible.


As a Senior Machine Assembler/Developer, you will assemble equipment and develop the equipment to ensure that it meets all customer requirements (quality, cycle time, maintainability, etc.) and will report directly to the Production Manager.


Senior Assembler/Developer Key Accountabilities:

  • Interact with shop floor and design personnel for engineering issues/drawing updates to aid in machine build activities
  • Ensure all work activities are completed according to the procedures or best practice
  • Maintain quality, generate issues lists related to the equipment, and provide that feedback to the necessary departments
  • Build to print activities, including mechanical tool assembly, plumbing, guarding assembly, etc.
  • Develop tools to the point that customer parts are being produced within the required geometric tolerances and within the required cycle time
  • Work within the project team to provide feedback to engineering to improve machine build efficiency and reduce cost
  • Utilize fundamentals in machine build practices and GD&T analysis to help engineering design equipment that will be cost effective and meet our customer needs
  • Travel to customer sites to install or service equipment at their facility, and be part of the team that starts up the equipment and completes the job onsite
  • Some heavy lifting
  • Mentor and lead Apprentices, Junior, and Intermediate Machine Assemblers and Developers



  • Must have a Certificate of Qualification for one of the following trades: General Machinist, Tool & Die Maker, Mould Maker or Millwright.


Senior Assembler/Developer Key Professional Attributes:

  • Minimum 5+ years direct working experience
  • Experience in building and trouble-shooting automated assembly equipment
  • Forklift and Fall Arrest Licenses are preferred
  • Experience with mills, lathes and other tool room equipment
  • Experience/general understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Experience with interpretation of mechanical and fluid power schematic drawings
  • Experience working to close tolerances and making equipment adjustments to meet those tolerances
  • Experience working in a high-pressure environment with dynamic requirements


The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates:

  • Passion for Safety, Health & Wellness
  • Positive attitude
  • Great sense of humor
  • Confident, but definitely low maintenance
  • Ability to identify, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to communicate effectively, empathize with others
  • Overcome challenges, and defuse conflict
  • Active listening skills, embraces change, and a passion for professional development for self and others
  • Self-awareness and knows when to raise her/his hand to ask for help
  • Effective working knowledge of Autocad and Solidworks design software is an asset
  • Effective working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High energy and the flexibility to perform under short time constraints to meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and works well as a member of a team
  • Excellent judgment and strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to understand the financial impact of relevant options.
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail disciplined approach to work
  • Ability to work regular and/or continental shift (when required)
  • Ability to work overtime.
  • Ability to travel.


Our Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing bonus
  • Comprehensive Group Health & Dental Benefit Plan
  • A competitive matching Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Employee assistance and wellness programs
  • Employee training, development, tuition, and professional fees reimbursement
  • Subsidized onsite café with takeout meals by David and his amazing Team. Scrumptious weekly lunch menu and items made to order throughout the day.
  • Partial tuition reimbursement for employees’ children enrolled in technical program at recognized Canadian college/university.
  • Annual performance review
  • Safe, professional work environment
  • Remote work available
  • Casual business dress
  • $3,000 (Senior) $2,000 (Intermediate) and $1000 (Junior) referral fees if you recommend an approved permanent hire – family & friends included
  • Safety shoes and safety glasses reimbursement
  • Prodomax Employee Excellence Recognition (PEER) Awards


Prodomax Barrie is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.


Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you would like to request a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise your Human Resources contact when you are selected to participate in the recruitment process.

About Prodomax

Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, race car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, world travelers, TV & potato chip experts, single people, family people, and every other variety of people. Everyone is welcome.

We are minutes away from the GO Station connected to Toronto and close to beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Barrie has something for everyone.

Prodomax, a member of the JENOPTIK group, is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex manufacturing production systems for the automotive sector with a blue-chip customer base. Since it was founded in 1971, over a billion dollars of automation equipment has been delivered to Canada, the US, Mexico and Europe. Prodomax consistently delivers automation of any size and complexity by a team professionals.

Have we made you interested in this position?

If so, we look forward to receiving your online application.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.