May 31, 2024

Setup Technician

  • Linamar
  • Guelph, ON, Canada
No Vaccination Mandate Skilled Labor

Job Description

Setup Technician


About Us

Linamar Corporation is a Canadian diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products across global industries & markets. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Linamar employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment. With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated and engaged people.



·         A Machine license or equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Four (4) or more years of machine shop experience

·         Previous experience with lathes, mills, grinders, heat treating, multi spindle CNC, and gun-drills will be considered an advantage

·         Full understanding and knowledge of machine controls, tools and work offsets

·         Intermediate understanding of CNC programming

·         Capable of operating CNC machines

·         Capable of setting priorities for all set-ups

·         Knowledge of SPC methods, process and machine capability requirements

·         Must be capable of using measuring gauges and working to customer specifications

·         Able to read CNC programs

·         Ability to interpret blueprints and GD&T

·         Possess excellent communication skills to interact with supervisors to take direction on job assignments, to seek clarification on unclear drawings or job instructions and to seek help when problems arise.

·         Interact with co-workers to exchange tips about methods and procedures, to relay new information and to receive instructions or to instruct others how to perform new jobs.

·         Possess problem solving skills to decide how to adjust or to change machine settings to improve the quality of pieces

·         Ability to work independently and under pressure with strict timelines. When needed, be a part of a cross functional team which includes management to co-ordinate efforts to ensure that machines are used efficiently and work priorities are well managed

·         Ability to learn new specifications and procedures through on-the-job training and experience. Receive training in first aid and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

·         Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms to various levels within the organization

·         Must have basic computer skills e.g. Microsoft Office



·         Under general supervision, responsible for complex operations and duties in production.

·         Track equipment performance and adjust set-ups, calibrations, and alignments. Call other specialists when serious problems occur.

·         Track data associated with production equipment and report any inconsistencies.

·         May assist with training other production technicians in order to cross-train workers

·         Set-up equipment

·         Write and/or modify CNC programs for lathes, milling machines, and grinders

·         Set up CNC lathes, milling machines, grinders, SPM’s based on process specifications.

·         Analyze “out of tolerance” conditions and make adjustments via offsets.

·         Read and interpret CMM reports.

·         Set up and maintain adjustable support tools (fixturing)

·         Predict tool wear and tool changes based on SPC data

·         Identify, select and prepare tooling

·         Engaging in process and tooling improvements for cost reduction programs i.e. analyze tool wear and modify programs to improve tooling cost per piece

·         Review tool cutter paths and other program elements with a view to reducing cycle time

·         Work closely with Engineering on program launches

·         Focus on continual improvement and cost reduction


What Linamar Has To Offer

·         Opportunities for career advancement.

·         Community based outreach supporting both local and global initiatives and charities.

·         Social committees and sports teams.

·         Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts.




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Wage: $28.85 - $36.50


Wages will be reviewed annually in accordance with the company’s performance management program.


Hours: 40 hours per week + overtime

All candidates must be able to work rotating shifts. Rotating Regular shifts: Days 7:00am-3:00pm; Afternoons 3:00pm-11:00pm; Nights 11:00pm-7:00am

Rotating Continental shift: 7:00am-7:00pm or 7:00pm-7:00am in a traditional 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off rotation.


There may be variations to shifts due to facility requirements.


Overtime: Paid at time and one half after 40 hours


Shift Premium: $1.00 per hour for afternoon and night shifts


Stepping Stool Bonus: Eligible for 0-3% of base earnings, paid out 45 days after each

Quarter closes. Waiting period applies.


Benefits: Safety Shoes, Safety Eye Protection, Hearing Protection, Tooling Allowance, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Out of Province Insurance, Extended Health, Vision Care, Dental, Drug, Pension and Health Care Spending Account. Waiting periods and restrictions apply.


Signing Bonus: $1000.00 Waiting periods and payment terms apply.


Language: English


Number of Positions: 13


Successful candidate may apply online Req#7874.  Only qualified candidates will be considered.



Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.



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