Manufacturing Technician

ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Limited Published: October 26, 2020
Woodstock, Ontario
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Hours per week
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This position is for a Manufacturing Technician, based out of our Woodstock Facility. The intern will use his Engineering background to operate state-of-the-art automated manufacturing machinery (including the brand-new Andritz Soutec SouRing-AB which was designed exclusively for AMTB), monitor and inspect the quality of all products in the assigned work area, and make adjustments to machinery to ensure consistent quality of goods.

The automotive components that the intern will be manufacturing and inspecting are directly responsible for vehicle lightweighting, which will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.  Additionally, the intern will be working on the recently acquired Tesla Model Y production line.  Range anxiety (the fear of running out of batter while driving) is one of the major reasons why people are hesitant to switch from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles.  AMTB’s lightweighting solutions will help increase the battery life of the Model Y.  We believe that this is a key factor in getting consumers to transition to electric vehicles, and ultimately reduce their environmental footprint.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Operate and tend to automated manufacturing equipment; including robotics and fixed automation equipment
  • Interpret and understand machine readouts and adjust settings to accommodate for material variance, quality requirements and thresholds
  • Conduct regular quality inspections to ensure a good quality product based on pre-determined standards and requirements
  • Assist with machine changeovers, operating overhead cranes to change machine fixtures, and setting up pre-programmed automation systems
  • Record accurate production data in computerized systems
  • Independently conduct thorough pre-shift work cell inspections ensuring machinery is in goof working order and all safety or production concerns are reported or handled before machine start-up
  • Participate in World Class Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives by giving constructive input throughout the process

Knowledge and skills

  • Previous exposure to robotic or automated manufacturing with experience homing and troubleshooting robotic issues is an asset
  • Knowledge or exposure to welding
  • Exposure to ISO14001 and TS16949 standards
  • Previous experience in manufacturing environment is desirable
  • Experience utilizing visual work instructions to independently complete a task
  • General mathematical skill is required
  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive in learning and development activities
  • Proven ability to work with people
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills

Education required

Post graduate diploma or degree in engineering or manufacturing technology

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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