Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Machinist (519)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 2 39,5 ... ... 66 361 32,14 50,86
Public sector2
Level 2 39,0 ... ... 50 675 24,88 38,19
Private sector
Level 2 39,6 ... ... 66 851 32,37 51,24
Private sector, unionized
Level 2 39,7 ... ... 69 777 33,70 54,11
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 2 38,7 ... ... 49 409 24,44 34,41
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 2 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 2 39,3 ... ... 66 130 32,32 55,66
Manufacturing
Level 2 39,6 ... ... 67 025 32,46 51,45
  

... Labourers are mostly paid according to a set rate.
1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2016.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec)
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Machinist performs a variety of activities related to the production, modification and repair of parts, machines, mechanical equipment and tooling. To that end, the incumbent sets up and operates various conventional machine tools or computer numerically controlled (CNC) tools to perform precision machining operations such as turning, milling, boring, drilling and precision grinding.

Education requirement

Secondary School Diploma and six years relevant experience
OR
Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) with a specialization in machining techniques or another appropriate specialization
OR
Valid trade certification for machinists recognized by the appropriate authority

Condition of employment

If trade certification for machinists is required at the time of hiring, it must be considered as a condition of employment

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: Not applicable
  • Level 2: From 0 to 6 years, depending on education
  • Level 3: Not applicable

Examples of job titles

  • Mechanical fitting specialist
  • Mechanic-fitter
  • Machinist-mechanic
  • Tool and die maker

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To be excluded from this job

  • Team leader
  • Millwright mechanic (ERG 510)