Zaber Technologies (www.zaber.com) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with experience in manufacturing, design, and automation to join our Production Engineering team. The Production Engineering team strives to provide high quality support for our production processes and also develops assembly and manufacturing equipment, optimises and automates production processes, and manages aspects of production including our quality control systems. As a member of the Production Engineering team, you will use your skills to help us improve the quality, reliability, and profitability of our products.
This position allows a high degree of flexibility and we are looking for someone with a broad set of technical and management skills who will identify and capitalize on opportunities to improve our products and processes. You will work closely with our product development and production teams on bringing new products into production, including designing and building assembly jigs and equipment as well as improving and automating existing processes.
If you're excited by the opportunity to improve the manufacturing of precision motion control equipment, we'd like to hear about the strengths and experience you could bring to our team.
As a Production Engineer, you will have the opportunity to identify, analyze, and implement solutions for a wide range of manufacturing challenges. Your responsibilities will include:
Performing cost-benefit analyses
Analyzing and developing processes
Designing and building production equipment
Experience in a manufacturing environment (bonus points if you also have experience in product design).
Team player with great communication skills who can find creative solutions by engaging with multiple different groups.
Excellent mechanical aptitude. Comfortable fixing things and making things, using tools and working with your hands.
Experience using CAD software (SolidWorks preferred).
Degree/diploma in mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, or systems engineering.
Ideally, you will also have experience in the following areas:
Machining and metal fabrication
Introducing new products and working with change processes
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
BOMs and/or an ERP system
Statistical Process Control (SPC) or other quality initiatives
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA)
Programming in Python or SQL
Integration of mechanical and electrical components (switches, sensors, actuators, pneumatics, etc.)
Employee safety is our top priority. Due to the pandemic, we currently have a mix of people working from home and working onsite, with those working onsite following the recommendations laid out by Worksafe BC. As long as the situation remains stable, we would like you to physically come into the office for 3 to 4 days a week for the first 4 months to allow for effective onboarding. After this, you may choose to work from home more often, but this role will require some on-site time each week.
Zaber Technologies (www.zaber.com) is an innovative and steadily growing employee-owned company focused on designing and manufacturing the world's best precision positioning equipment. Our customers include many of the top technology companies, research labs, and universities around the world.
At Zaber, we strive to create an open, friendly, and high-achieving work environment. This is an opportunity to exercise your talents and creativity, both in your work and personal projects: you will have full access to our R&D and manufacturing facilities, including a high-tech machine shop, wood shop, laser cutter, 3d printers, plus many other tools, and the people who know how to use them.
Some aspects of Zaber that our employees especially enjoy include the people, the sense of community, flexible hours, level of employee engagement, and opportunities to learn. As we grow, we continue to foster a small company attitude by encouraging everyone to chip in where needed, cross-training across teams, and providing opportunities for growth into new roles and disciplines.
Some benefits our employees appreciate include:
Personal Health Spending Account covering medical, dental, and paramedical expenses with coverage beginning the day you start at Zaber
Profit sharing: Zaber reserves a percentage of our revenue for bonuses to all employees as well as dividends for employee shareholders each year
Paid personal time off to cover things like medical appointments or childcare, as well as paid sick days
A flexible work schedule
Professional development opportunities
Last, but not least, our office has several friendly dogs.
Find out directly from our employees what it's like to work at Zaber by visiting our Glassdoor profile.
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