The Machinist performs skilled journeyperson level work associated with the fabrication of a variety of metal components for machinery and equipment and advanced work in a variety of other trades associated with the repair of vehicles and related equipment carried out in a transportation garage.
Specifically, the Machinist designs and fabricates specialized tools; shapes and sizes metal items using lathes, shapers, power saws, milling machines, drill presses and other metal-working power equipment;
uses taps, dies, files and other similar hand tools; gauges work using micrometers, dial gauges, vernier calipers and other precision measuring instruments;
Develops and implements quality control standards, adheres to manufacturer’s specifications, interprets codes and regulations;
performs tests and inspections, verifies materials, matches material to blueprints, checks measurements and verifies reports;
Rebuilds electric and mechanical clothes, pumps, central valves, rams, hydraulic and mechanical jacks, transmissions and power take-offs;
Performs precision measurements using a variety of measurement tools for mechanical and hydraulic components; compares against manufacturer’s specifications to determine suitability for reuse in component rebuilding;
performs machine shop operations to re-establish manufacturer’s specifications and tolerances; Handles and uses a variety of hazardous products including compressed gas, combustible and flammable and oxidizing materials, poisonous / infectious / corrosive and dangerously reactive materials;
Performs some engine rebuild duties, including cylinder reboring and resizing connecting rods; grinds crankshafts; regrinds flywheels and clutch pressure plates;
turns and grinds semi-finished pistons; Machines bushings, turns steel, bronze and other shaftings to close tolerances and cuts keys in shaftings;
Turns brake calipers and rotors and rebuilds pistons; Performs a variety of welding and braising functions on light and heavy equipment;
Liaises with dealerships and industry specialists regarding technological changes and service requirements; liaises with equipment operators and outside departmental personnel;
Demonstrates and assists other trades persons in the development of skills and knowledge; Other related duties as assigned.
Certification as a Red Seal Journeyperson Machinist or Journeyperson Millwright
Courses in automotive body repair, automotive mechanics, welding and tool and die maker trades (asset)
Experience in the fabrication of a variety of metal components for machinery and equipment
Experience in repair of vehicles and heavy equipment
Knowledge of fabrication of a variety of metal components for machinery and equipment
Knowledge of repair of vehicles and heavy equipment
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and safe work practices
Ability to solve problems
Ability to manage time and tasks
Conditions of Employment
Valid Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Class 05 license
Current Driver’s Abstract suitable to the Employer
Red Seal Journeyperson certification in required discipline
Conditions of Acceptance
The demands of the job occasionally result in considerable fatigue, requiring periods of rest. Work tasks and activities are performed by crawling under equipment and machinery to take measurements for fabrication of parts;
bending, stretching and twisting while working in confined spaces; standing or kneeling on cement floors; and lifting and / or moving objects such as cylinders, bushings, pins, etc.
Occasionally required to lift or move objects ranging from 25 to 50 lbs. (i.e. parts, materials and tools)
Employees in this class perform the majority of work while standing to operate various types of machinery in the manufacturing of parts
Please submit copies of valid certificate(s) with application.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting
Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.