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Machinist Programmer (EDM)

Job Number:  64277
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Tycos Tool & Die
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Vaughan, ONTARIO, CA, L4H 0S9

Work Style:  On-Site



Job Number: 64277 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Tycos Tool & Die 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: VAUGHAN 
Work Style: On-Site 


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


About the Role

The EDM Machinist Programmer determines program requirements based on design and engineering requirements, ensures that Sink EDM machine is in working condition and properly calibrated, sets up and operates precision machinery as needed and writes or edits programs for Sink EDM machine.

Your Responsibilities

•    Perform prescribed duties and responsibilities outlined in all levels and categories 
•    Design electrodes in CAD system
•    Machine electrodes

o    organize multiple jobs at once
o    program electrodes using CAM system
o    operate machining center required in the manufacturing of electrodes

•    Hand work electrodes
•    Proficient in Sink EDM Machine Operation:

o    Ability to setup, pickup, program and run Sink EDM machines as per departmental goals.
o    Ability to view files and insert electrodes into files

•    Perform to quality standards defined by department
•    Maintain machine runtimes as per departmental goals
•    Effectively work from home to feed programs to the cell to keep machines running during off shift hours, as needed
•    Perform and record all required geometry checks at designated intervals
•    Must ensure the use and proper documentation of the “Quality check sheet”
•    Train all aspects of electrode design/ designing principles, graphite CAM programming/ programming principles, graphite machining/ machining principles, graphite hand work/ handwork principles and Sink EDM machine operation and operating principles to ensure smooth transitions and promote a stronger overall department.
•    Initiate, participate and educate others in standardized work processes, 5S initiatives and help create work instructions based on them and everything else learned to date.
•    Notice abnormal conditions in processes and effectively solve the issues
•    Must be able to read, react and make recommendations on work in the scheduling system
•    Available and willing to travel as required for training, benchmarking, etc.
•    Work alone on various shifts with minimum supervision

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a  team player with a positive attitude to join our Team of skilled Designers, Mould Makers and Machinists. 

Your preferred qualifications

•    Minimum completion of Grade 12 diploma or equivalent experience 
•    College diploma in a technical field, or equivalent experience 
•    Previous experience as a Sink EDM Machinist
•    A strong working knowledge of CAM software
•    A strong working knowledge of CAD software
•    Ability to analyze NTF related issues and correct for future circumstances
•    A proficiency in the use of:

o    Electrode design/ designing principles
o    Graphite CAM programming/ programming principles
o    Graphite machining/ machining principles
o    Graphite hand work/ handwork principles 
o    Sink EDM machine operation and operating principles

•    Strong verbal and written communication skills are required
•    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularity Word and Excel)
•    Ability to effectively problem solve
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Well-developed organizational and time management skills

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.


What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Competitive Benefit Package
  • On-Site Parking
  • Safety Shoe Allowance
  • Shop Uniforms
  • Paid Days Off


Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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