Careers

AUTOMATION ROBOTICS TECHNICIAN

This individual is a member of the Technician Team. The Team is responsible to optimize equipment performance to meet customer requirements (quality and delivery). The individual is responsible to set up tools, adjust and troubleshoot machines and auxiliary and automation equipment, producing a variety of parts according to daily production schedule, and ensuring that these parts meet customer delivery and quality requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the work environment and responsibility to meet appropriate production goals (e.g. internal quality, overall equipment effectiveness, and schedule attainment targets).
  • Startup/shut down and operate machines, automation equipment, and auxiliary equipment in a safe and cost-effective manner in accordance with the production schedule as per the instructions issued by the supervisor.
  • Check safety systems every time any equipment is started up and report any safety malfunctions to the supervisor.
  • Train and develop junior technicians and technician assistants.
  • Ensure all ERP production and scrap reporting is completed at the end of every shift.
  • Ensure all PM and quality checks are performed on time and documented.
  • Troubleshoot the equipment in order to produce a product that meets the quality standards required by the Q.A. department.
  • Communicate effectively with the previous and next shift technician on production status.
  • Follow standard parameters sheets for tooling and machine set up, make note of eventual changes made in the logbook and make recommendations for process improvement.
  • When recommendations and or process changes are approved by supervisor and Q.A. update standard parameters sheets. Provide first off and last off samples to Q.A department for every run.
  • Perform quality checks as required by QC in-process inspection every 4 hours, as well as visual checks on all products every 2 hours.
  • Refer to supervisor instructions and or production schedule priorities when answering machine alarms.
  • Always ensure that trial, troubleshooting, or scrap/start parts are identified and segregated from regular production parts. When performing a tool change, follow the set-up guideline instructions.
  • If any machine, tooling, and or automation damage or breakdown occurs the supervisor must be notified and a troubleshooting report must be submitted to the shift supervisor by the end of the shift.
  • Direct the activities of other technicians, technician helpers, and production associates on the off-shifts.
  • Responsible to ensure housekeeping and 5 S standards are maintained during the duration of the shift.
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing “best practice” rules as they relate to the production of parts, implementing such rules into procedures and work instructions.
  • Assist the supervisors in directing operators for duties and if required relieve operators for breaks.  Keep the equipment clean during the shift.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: Technical courses or diplomas, or equivalent education preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Two to five years of experience as a technician in a similar manufacturing environment.
    • Mechanical aptitude or ability.
    • Leadership qualities, problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to work 12-hour continental shifts, rotating days and nights

What We Offer

This position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to join an advanced, leading-edge Canadian manufacturing firm to learn the technology side of our business from the ground up. Drug and Dental benefits after completing 3 months of probation period.

If you are a highly motivated, mature, and organized individual who enjoys a challenge and knows how to take initiative, we would like to hear from you.  Interested, qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes.

Mechanical Designer – Automation

We are currently looking for an experienced Mechanical Designer to join our team. This individual will be responsible for the design, development, construction and optimization of automation and mechanical systems.  In addition they will monitor and interpret existing and proposed product/industry regulations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Automation and special purpose machine design and preparation of mechanical drawings
  • Apply creativity in converting verbal concepts or rough sketches into 3D CAD designs
  • Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, machining techniques finishes & hardness
  • Establishing & maintaining standards for engineering drawings and specs.
  • Produce BOM for equipment
  • Design of prototype machine components for proof of concept
  • De-bug and standardize mechanical systems
  • Examine project instructions & drawings to determine test specs, procedures, objectives, test equipment & problems involved in design.
  • Work with team to quote / budget new equipment projects for production.
  • Prepare RFQ’s for outsource components & assemblies. Work with selected suppliers to ensure completeness and accuracy of their work
  • Reporting technological development and timeline for SR&ED
  • Project Management of mechanical builds to produce quality results on time & within budget

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or technology diploma in Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design, management and launch of special purpose machinery
  • Familiarity with GD&T, pneumatics, hydraulics & machine control logic.

 

Other Attributes

  • Excellent communications, negotiating, conflict management, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work effectively with a team

This position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to join an advanced, leading edge Canadian manufacturing firm where you will learn the technology side of our business from the ground up.

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Great Career Opportunity
We are currently looking for Production Associates to join our team. This is a full-time role that offers a benefits package and a comprehensive training plan.

Wage: Starting hourly rate is $19/hour and BENEFITS after successful completion of 3 months of probationary period (Light Assembly, 12-hour continental shifts)

Responsibilities

  • Work around automated assembly equipment such as robotic and fixed automation
  • Pack and inspect parts to ensure they are defect free
  • Identify non-conforming products and communicate issues to the supervisor
  • Assemble and test a range of small, high precision parts while meeting both quality and productivity targets.
  • Maintain a safe and orderly work environment
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures
  • Meet daily production and quality targets

 Are you Qualified?

  • Excellent eye/hand coordination
  • Ability to multi-task and respond quickly to changes as required
  • Experience in a high paced manufacturing facility

 Availability: Full-time opportunity, you will be required to work rotating 12-hour shifts both days and nights.

CNC OPERATOR/PROGRAMMER APPRENTICE

We are currently looking for a recent mechanical technician / CNC grad to join our firm as a CNC programmer/operator. Where you will have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on manner CNC machining as well as general machining and tool making, gaining experience in both fabrication and maintenance of tooling injection molds, high speed progressive dies and robotic assembly equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Program and machine a variety of components for dies, molds, automation, fixtures and gauges to precise tolerances
  • Read and interpret blueprints and CAD files
  • Program, setup & operate CNC machinery to make parts according to specifications
  • Verify dimensions of machined features for accuracy and conformance to specifications using various precision measuring instruments
  • Write and/or edit programs using Mastercam to optimize and/or correct machine performance
  • General shop cleaning duties and routine equipment maintenance.

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a mechanical engineering technician program in CNC machining.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
  • Capable of working with manual machines as required
  • Positive work ethic, flexibility, curiosity and initiative coupled with a passion for expanding skills.
  • Willing to learn and assist when necessary with mold and die maintenance activities
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Able to work both day and afternoon shifts

This position will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to join an advanced leading edge Canadian manufacturing firm and gain exposure to a wide range of advanced tooling technologies operating under one roof.  Successful, highly motivated employees will have a range of future advancement opportunities that may include enrollment in tool and die apprenticeship.

AUTOMATION BUILDER-OPTIMIZER

Position Overview:

Work as part of the manufacturing team to participate in early-stage design reviews of new automation cells and carry out their assembly, debugging, and optimization aiming toward a smooth handover of the cell to production.  Further, support continuous improvement on the production floor through the design and fabrication of projects related to safety, ergonomics, and automation optimization.

Responsibilities:

  • Work from engineering drawings or sketches to execute the assembly of purchased and fabricated components into a working automation cell.
  • Aid in troubleshooting of newly built machinery and automation cells to ensure all design issues are identified and corrected thereby guaranteeing a smooth handover to production.
  • Recommend modifications to new system designs in consultation with engineering where required to solve problems, achieve fit, or meet functional objectives.
  • Track and report all exceptions and changes to designs to ensure they are documented.
  • Assist in project planning and coordination to ensure project objectives are met (on time, on budget, fully functional).
  • Document all lessons learned to ensure application on future automation projects.
  • Conduct research on new technologies, machinery or equipment to benchmark and guide equipment selection.
  • Work directly with the Automation Optimization Specialist to understand gaps in the performance of our automation.
  • Work with the manufacturing team to aid in identifying and implementing design changes geared towards reducing stoppages and optimizing existing machinery and automated work centers.
  • Track and follow up on machinery modifications to assess the effectiveness and ensure issues are fully addressed and corrected.
  • Participate in cross-functional problem-solving teams.
  • Assist in debugging, modification, or enhancement of existing production cells to support CIP and drive improvements to cycle time, yield or up-time.

Qualifications:

  • Solid, demonstrated mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
  • High competency in reading and interpreting blueprints.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks.
  • Strong working knowledge of precision pneumatics, servo-controlled mechanisms, robotics, and control systems.
  • Must be a team player capable of working methodically and managing activities/timelines to ensure deadlines are met with a minimum of supervision.
  • Experience working with high-volume manufacturing automation.
  • Engineering degree or technology diploma or tool and die or millwright skill trades.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to interact professionally.