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Machinist - Afternoon Shift

Job ID:  1221

Barrie, ON, CA

Date:  Nov 25, 2023

As our growth continues, we are looking to hire an Senior Machinist – Afternoon Shift to join our team.


Located in Barrie, Ontario, Prodomax Automation Ltd. is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex automation with a blue-chip customer base. Operating from two facilities totaling 200,000 square feet with 200+ employees; we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.


JENOPTIK our parent company, is an integrated photonics company that employs approximately 4,000 people with representatives in over 80 countries and operates in three photonic-based divisions: Light and Optics, Light and Production and Light and Safety.


Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, amateur chefs, video game hero’s musicians, community volunteers, kayakers, race-car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, TV & potato chip experts.


We are a diverse and inclusive work culture - everyone is welcome!


As a Senior General Machinist, you will be responsible for manufacturing components in a machine shop environment and will report directly to the Machine Shop Lead. The hours for the afternoon shift will be 3:30 pm to 2:00 am, Monday to Thursday.  Shift premium will apply.


Senior Machinist Key Accountabilities:

  • Read and interpret drawings and determine work and/or repair procedures
  • Set up and operate to prescribe tolerances on lathes, mills, surface grinders, and saws
  • Select mechanical measuring, checking and layout tools and devices
  • Execute measuring, checking and layout operations
  • Perform metal removing operations using hand and power cutting tools
  • Fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies to build special-purpose machinery
  • Some heavy lifting
  • Mentor and lead Apprentices, Junior, and Intermediate Machinists



  • Completion of an apprenticeship program for Machinist and holds a General Machinist 429A Certificate of Qualification


Senior Machinist Key Professional Attributes:

  • Minimum 5+ years direct working experience
  • The ability to Set up, program and operate ACU-RITE NC knee milling machines is an asset.
  • HAAS CNC set up and operation is an asset.


The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates:

  • Positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, disciplined approach to work.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints.
  • Excellent conflict resolutions skills.
  • Excellent judgment and strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to understand the financial impact of relevant options.
  • High energy and the flexibility to perform under short time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • 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, the best chef everJ
  • Partial tuition reimbursement for employees’ children enrolled in technical program at recognized Canadian college/university.
  • Annual performance review
  • Safe, professional work environment
  • 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


Jenoptik 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.

Qualifications, skills and abilities

    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.