Machine-Tool Builder and Integrator

Machine-Tool Builder and Integrator Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade Trade Code 430M
NOC 7316


  • Read and interpret complex engineering drawings, schematics, bill of materials, machine-tool build assembly drawings
  • Use lathes, mills, saws, drills, grinders and welding equipment to build and prepare tooling
  • Perform Numerically Controlled (NC) and Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machining
  • Devise and detail assembly plans for the machine-tool build and integrator process
  • Assemble and integrate pneumatics and hydraulics, electrical components, power transmission systems, conveyor systems, and feeder systems
  • Sub-assemble machine tool components
  • Integrate main-assembly
  • Build in-process tooling

Personal Qualities

  • You enjoy working to close and exacting tolerances
  • You enjoy working with your hands
  • You can work indoors with noise, vibrations and other hazards that are common on the job
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You like to learn new things on a consistent basis
  • You like using computers
  • Review the EssentialSkills for additional skills required

Career Opportunities

  • Machine-tool builder and integrators are employed primarily in manufacturing industries

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 7,280 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 8,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the Apprenticeship Program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification

Training Availability

Information not available at this time. Please contactthe Employment Ontario at 905 837-7721 or 1-800-461-4608.

Potential Earnings

  • Apprentices start according to individual company rates and progress according to the company’s wage scales over time
  • Wages1range from $13.20 to $28.75 an hour, excluding overtime, with journeypersons usually earning the higher end of the pay scale

Prospects For Employment

  • Employment is expected to grow at a rate slower than the average for all occupations through the year 20092
  • Most tradespersons work full time for a single employer

Financial Incentives

  • Employers who employ first, second and third year apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
  • Apprentices may be able to apply for the Tradesperson’s Tools Tax Deduction