Quality is at the core of everything Ross Machine Shop does. Our slogan is “Where Quality Counts.” We are dedicated to providing quality customer service and producing quality work for our clientele. All employees are given opportunities to build a fulfilling career. Our apprentices receive quality learning opportunities from quality mentors.
Ross Machine Shop believes (1) diversity is about bringing people with different experiences together for the common good; (2) in a workplace where everyone is welcome, where everyone is given quality opportunities, and where everyone is respected; (3) a diverse and inclusive workplace will be more successful; and (4) a business should reflect the communities it serves.
Only a handful of our employees have voluntarily self-identified as Indigenous or a visible minority. However, as this is a personal choice, it is not reflective of our entire staff. Have we made headway? Yes. Could we be doing better? Again, yes. Ross Machine Shop has introduced cultural awareness training modules to educate our staff.
Ross Machine Shop is actively hiring individuals with the skills and knowledge to be productive in a machine shop environment. We encourage all candidates to apply today! If you have a suggestion to help us recruit diverse tradespeople, we would love to hear from you.
Did you know that…
...the Cree name for the land Regina is located on is oskana kâ-asastêki, or ᐅᐢᑲᓇ ᑳ ᐊᓴᐢᑌᑭ in syllabics?
...there are five dialects of Cree? Two, Y and Th (otherwise known as Plains and Woodland), are commonly spoken in Saskatchewan.
At Ross Machine Shop and Armour Steel Fabricators, employee health and safety is an integral part of the workplace and we are strongly committed to the prevention of accidents and occupational illnesses. To ensure this, we staff a full time health and safety coordinator and have implemented a health and safety program to develop and maintain the safest working conditions for all our employees. In February 2018, both Ross Machine Shop and Armour Steel Fabricators maintained their SASM Silver Level CoR (Certificate of Recognition) for their health and safety program.
We believe that safety begins with teamwork and is a shared responsibility between management, supervisors and employees. Managers and supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees are trained in safe work procedures and for addressing all safety issues promptly. They are also responsible for promoting general safety consciousness in the workplace. Employees are responsible for incorporating the safety procedures of the health and safety program into their daily work routine and have a duty to promptly report to their supervisor any hazardous conditions or incidents that result in injury, property or equipment damage, product loss, damage to the environment, or any near miss incident that could have resulted in one of the above.
All of the employees of Ross Machine Shop and Armour Steel Fabricators are responsible for the success of our health and safety program. By working together to fulfill our health and safety responsibilities, everyone will share the benefits of a safe workplace. Through training and education, all of the employees of Ross Machine Shop and Armour Steel Fabricators are working together to create a safe workplace environment for everyone who comes through our doors.
If you would like to see our total recordable injury frequency or WCB rates please contact us for further information.
Our employees receive the following safety training:
- First Aid CPR-C & AED
- SCOT & WHMIS
- WHMIS 2015
- Confined Space Awareness
- Respiratory Protection
- Hearing Protection
- Fall Protection
- H2S Alive
- Forklift Training
- Rigging Training
- Overhead Crane Training
- Telehandler Training
- Aerial Lift Training
- Supervisor Training
- OHSC Level I & II
- Hand Safety Awareness
- Ladder Safety
- Mine Safety Awareness Training
- Any other training required by our customers
Ross Machine Shop and Armour Steel Fabricators are actively reducing our carbon footprint.
In 2019, Ross Machine Shop installed 98 bifacial pole mounted panels in the parking lot and shop yard. These panels absorb solar energy from both sides (even from light reflected off snow). The angles are adjusted up to seven times a year to maximize energy production. The estimated yearly CO2 offset for these panels alone is 89.92 tonnes. If a young tree absorbs approximately 6 kilograms of CO2 a year, that's the equivalent of planting almost 15,000 trees! In 2021, we added 220 more panels on the roof of our new building. Combined all panels generate 116 kilowatts!
We have an active recycling program for steel, paper, plastic, and used oil & paint. We also focus on reusing our supplies and reducing our waste.
Ross Machine Shop helps our customers reduce their environmental impact by reconditioning and repairing parts they already own so they can be reused.