London Manufacturing Jobs

Apprentice - Tool & Die

by Magna International Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 04, 2021
Magna International Inc.

Job Description

Apprentice - Tool & Die

Job Number: 17083 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
Job Type: Apprentice 
Location: St. Thomas 

Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

Position Summary

Under the guidance of a qualified Tradesman, the apprentice is responsible for assisting with and/or carrying out inspections, repairs, maintenance and modifications of machinery, equipment, and facilities. The Apprentice is responsible for adhering to all Ministry of Skills and Development regulations and training requirements as outlined in the signed contract.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
  • Expereince in a manufacturing or automotive setting preferred
  • Attend and complete with a minimum passing grade of 70%, the Government required education.
  • Must pass all training designated for the operation of equipment such as forklift, manlift etc.

Core Competencies

  • Communication skills (written and oral).
  • Organization skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations and Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.
  • Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • The Apprentice works under the close supervision and guidance of a qualified journeyman with all work subject to review.
  • Inspect, maintain, repair and modify designated machinery, equipment, process and facilities as assigned. Conduct all activities in a professional manner and positive attitude with emphasis on personal responsibility.
  • Evaluate and improve our processes for uptime and repeatability.
  • Evaluate downtime situations for root cause and suggest/implement improvements in conjunction with Maintenance Technicians.
  • Interact with the team members running the line to look for improvements or ideas to improve your/their job/task and improve line Safety, Quality and Productivity.
  • Preventative maintenance on equipment – identify weaknesses in design and implement improvements. Take pride in workmanship.
  • Monitor and participate in ensuring all Key Performance Indicators (Safety, Quality and Productivity) are being achieved and if not assist in developing action plans to ensure success.
  • Ensure all key information is captured and exchanged at shift change to support the other shifts.
  • Co-ordinate activities of helpers and assigned contractors.
  • Assist in developing and/or updating preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Maintain a clean orderly work area and job site.
  • Perform other duties as designated.


Shift: Rotating every 2 weeks between days, afternoons and nights
Overtime after 40 hours per week.
Shift premiums of $0.75/hour (afternoons) and $1.25/hour (nights)
Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) + 2 half days.
Benefits: Medical and Dental Coverage.
Plant wide Incentive Program – based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met.
Magna Profit Sharing.
Matched GRRSP.
Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.
Educational Assistance program.
Subsidized Cafeteria.
Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.
Weekly pay via direct deposit.
Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).
Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.
Roger’s cell phone plan available to Formet Team Members - $40.00 / month
Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.) Additional Information
Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Equipment and/or Product

  • Departmental equipment.
  • Standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

  • Office and Manufacturing Environments
  • Able to work shift work.
  • Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)

Safety and Housekeeping

  • Responsible to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the O.H.S.A.
  • Follow and ensure the company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout the plant.
  • Ensure that you work and operate equipment according to Formet’s safety rules and regulations.
  • Active role in maintaining excellent housekeeping through leading by example.
  • Ensure that your department is clean, tidy, organized and a safe workplace at all times.
  • As with Safety, Security is everyone’s responsibility and Formet requires its employees to contribute to this activity by immediately notifying your supervisor when you identify security issues that affect the integrity of our supply chain, in accordance with PIP (Partners in Protection) and C-TPAT (Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) requirements.


Follow environmental protocol as prescribed by the Environmental Management System (EMS).

Additional Information

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

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