Machinist (Manual and HAAS Milling Center)

3914 81 Ave, Leduc, AB T9E 0C3, Canada Req #450
Sunday, June 23, 2024

Aspen thrives on taking on the biggest heavy haul design and manufacturing challenges in North America. Ready to roll where others fear to tread, the Aspen approach is built on a foundation of tenacity, perseverance, and unwavering determination – just like the people who use them. Aspen is a growing business looking for people with energy, drive and passion to contribute to our team.

We do not accept applications from out of country. Please do not apply if you are not currently local to the Edmonton / Leduc, AB area and legally entitled to work in Canada.

We continue to grow at Aspen and are looking for immediate placement of new positions in all our shops.

Shift Availability

  • Day Shift - Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Afternoon Shift - Monday to Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:30 am ($4.00/hr shift premium)
  • Overtime available

The Machine Shop is responsible for using machine tools to make or modify parts, primarily metal parts used to build Aspen’s trailers.

 Main Responsibilities

  • Sets-up and operates HAAS CNC Milling Center.
  • May assist with conventional equipment (lathe and/or mill), and/or numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers for fabrication of metallic and non-metallic parts.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations and setup requirements.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls as required.
  • Compute dimensions and tolerances and measure and lay out work pieces.
  • Verify dimensions of products for accuracy and conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments.
  • Maintain, repair, and calibrate precision measuring instruments such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, height gauges and other measuring devices.
  • Other jobs as required.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Sets-up and operates special purpose equipment, conventional (lathe and/or mill), and/or numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers for fabrication of metallic and non-metallic parts.
  • Operation of manual and CNC lathes, manual drill presses and manual / CNC milling machines
  • Measure and perform calculations
  • Good communication with co-workers in a collaborative team environment
  • Develop and maintain a regular cleaning schedule to ensure the machine shop is kept tidy and well organized upon completion of work assignments

Attributes and Skills

  • Crane operation.
  • Working knowledge of metals, identification, mechanical properties, and machinability.
  • Experience in Inspection & completing records using precision measuring tools, comparators, and gauges applicable to the machining trade. This includes the inspection of straight and taper screw threads; Acme, Stub-Acme, API: Buttress Casing, Round Casing, Line Pipe Casing, etc.
  • Proficient with reading & interpreting manufacturing drawings, Imperial and Metric dimensioning systems, symbols.
  • Proficient with Math and Geometry from the machinist trade.
  • Versed in troubleshooting and debugging manufacturing processes.
  • Assist as required with machine lock outs and preventive maintenance of the automated cell components.
  • Able to work autonomously and uses good decision-making practices.
  • Organizational and planning skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience setting up Haas CNC Milling Centers.
  • Programming machines is a plus.
  • Journeymen Machinist certification with interprovincial Red Seal endorsement is an asset.
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th year apprentices are also welcome to apply.
  • Overhead crane training an asset.
  • Must have a strong work ethic.
  • Must be quick to learn new skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Successful applicants may be asked to prove experience and competency during a hands-on interview(s) on the machines.

Physical Requirements

  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 50 lbs - fitness test required.
  • Standing on your feet for a long period of time.
  • Have good eye to hand coordination.
  • Be able to bend, crouch and kneel for extended periods.
  • Ability to wear personal protective gear most of the day.

 Working Conditions

  • 99% working indoors in a temperature controlled, well maintained facility

We Offer

  • Competitive Wages
  • Extended Health Care & Dental Benefits
  • AD&D, Life and STD Disability Benefits
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Company supplied PPE equipment
  • Great work life balance
  • Safety Boot Allowance
  • Year-round full-time employment
  • Weekend and Over time work available
  • Stable career
  • Family environment and company culture

Apply now to join North America’s premier supplier of heavy haul transportation equipment! Aspen Custom Trailers is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company poised for significant ongoing growth. Thank you for your interest in Aspen Custom Trailers. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. If you would like to know more about Aspen, please visit

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing
  • Job Function Skilled Operator
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $33.50
  • Max Hiring Rate $38.00
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