Careers

VAW Systems Ltd. is an international leader in the design and manufacturing of noise control and filtration equipment for fans and gas turbine engines. We have a 40+ year history of building high quality products for customers around the world.

VAW is pleased to offer its employees competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits plan (full-time only) including health, dental and vision coverage and employer paid premiums. We also provide a company matched RRSP program, Employee Assistance Program, on the job training and potential for continuous long term employment and advancement within our organization.

If you are interested in joining our growing team, please check-out the following opportunities:

[A] Technologist, Project Management

VAW Systems is growing and currently seeking an energetic and driven individual to fill the role of Technologist, Project Management. As a Technologist, Project Management you will manage assigned projects and process customer orders.  The ideal candidate thrives in a team environment, is an independent self-starter, and strives for excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Check and process orders in compliance with contract specifications and Company policies
  • Prepare Submittal / Certified drawings and Engineering drawings
  • Ensure tasks are prioritized and completed within timelines
  • Proactively identify, assess and manage project risks
  • Facilitate Contract Review Meetings as required on non–standard projects between engineering, production, R & D, Sales and Quality
  • Prepare Release packages for production/fabrication of orders
  • Review and approve Billing once project is shipped and complete
  • Advise customers of order status of projects as required to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Assist customer with any questions they may have on order, specific product or software
  • Help customers with issues that may arise after job has shipped to site and been installed – (quality, installation and freight issues)

Skills and Qualifications:

Required:

  • The ideal candidate would be a graduate of Mechanical Engineering Technology with 1-5 years of experience
  • Certified Technologist, or eligible for certification with CTTAM an asset
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, MS Office
  • Excellent English communication skills: verbal, reading comprehension, writing, negotiating and listening
  • Customer and results focused, eager to learn, positive attitude and a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Hands on problem solver, engaged team player with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills

Preferred:

  • Work-related experience and knowledge of noise control and industrial/commercial fans
  • Knowledge and experience with ERP systems
  • Understand pricing techniques in order to quote jobs

 

[B]  Shop Helpers 

VAW is looking for Shop Helpers to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility. We have openings on our Monday to Friday, day (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and evening shifts (4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.).

Responsibilities: 

  • Build pallets and crates for shipping
  • Crate and package product in preparation for shipment
  • Material handling
  • Clean and scrape welded products in preparation for painting
  • Insulating or bagging insulation
  • Assemble components and products
  • Perform final assembly of components such as attaching bird screens, installing air filters and doors, installing gaskets, etc.
  • Operate grit blaster
  • Provide assistance to others as required

Skills and Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have worked in a metal fabrication manufacturing environment
  • Ability to use all hand and power tools
  • Ability to operate overhead crane and forklift
  • Ability to interpret drawings and sketches is an asset
  • Knowledge of/experience in mixing and applying coating systems is an asset
  • Knowledge of/experience in MIG welding is an asset
  • Ability to work on ladders and at various heights
  • Safety focused
  • Possess the skills and abilities to consistently produce high quality products and ensure quality control is maintained to the established standards
  • Must be organized, flexible, proactive and interact in a positive and respectful manner with co-workers
  • Knowledge of industrial/commercial fans, noise control and HVAC systems is an asset
  • Knowledge of Lean principles is an asset

 

[C]  Sheet Metal Assembler

VAW is looking for a Sheet Metal Assembler to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility. We have openings on our Monday to Friday evening shift (4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.).

Responsibilities: 

  • Read engineering drawings, sketches and work specifications to be performed, and lay out, measure and mark sheet metal according to drawings or templates
  • Operate machines such as shears, brakes, punches, and drill presses, to cut, bend, punch, drill, shape or straighten sheet metal
  • Fit and join sheet metal parts using riveting, or tack welding to fabricate products
  • Grind and buff seams, joints and rough surfaces
  • Inspect product quality and installation to ensure conformance to specifications
  • Install and use rigging and hoisting equipment

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in a metal fabrication manufacturing environment is a requirement
  • Ability to interpret drawings and sketches
  • Knowledge of/experience in MIG/spot welding
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools
  • Ability to operate overhead crane and forklift
  • Safety focused
  • Possess the skills and abilities to consistently produce high quality products and ensure quality control is maintained to the established standards
  • Must be organized, flexible, proactive and interact in a positive and respectful manner with co-workers
  • Knowledge of industrial/commercial fans, noise control and HVAC systems are assets
  • Knowledge of Lean principles an asset

 

[D] Welder / Fitter

VAW is growing and looking for experienced Welder/Fitter to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility.  We have openings on our Monday to Friday evening shift (4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.).

Responsibilities:         

  • Demonstrate welding & fitting capabilities
  • Carry out welding operations, including reading blueprints and weld symbols
  • Ability to create product that meets our customer’s expectations
  • Position will predominately be welding however there may be times when flexibility to perform other duties will be required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have completed welding training at a vocational or technical training facility
  • 3-5+ years of MIG welding & fitting experience in a custom metal fabrication environment
  • Thorough knowledge of all types of welding procedures, practices and weld symbols
  • Proficient at reading blueprints and using metric tape measure
  • Safety focused
  • Must be organized, proactive and interact in a positive and respectful manner with co-workers
  • Must obtain all required C.W.B. tickets within 3 months (various materials & positions). VAW will facilitate the testing
  • C.W.B. transferable welding tickets are an asset
  • Knowledge of industrial/commercial fans, noise control and HVAC systems are assets
  • Knowledge of Lean principles an asset

 

[E] Industrial Coatings Applicators

VAW is looking for experienced Industrial Coatings Applicators to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility. We have openings on our Monday to Friday evening shift (4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.).

Responsibilities:         

  • Set up and operate conventional and airless spray equipment
  • Maintain and clean all painting equipment, grit blasting equipment and finishing area
  • Set up and operate the grit blasting equipment
  • Ability to mix and apply various coating systems (i.e. epoxy, zinc, urethanes, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret paint data sheets
  • Prepare product for painting
  • Perform final assembly of products
  • Ability to work on ladders and at various heights

Skills and Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have completed training at a vocational or technical training facility
  • Ideally 2+ years of painting and coating experience
  • Safety focused
  • Possess the skills and abilities to consistently produce high quality products and ensure quality control is maintained to the established standards
  • Must be organized, flexible, proactive and interact in a positive and respectful manner with co-workers
  • Knowledge of industrial/commercial fans, noise control and HVAC systems are assets
  • Knowledge of Lean principles an asset

 

If you feel you are the ideal candidate that is needed for any of the above roles, please send your resume, along with a cover letter and salary expectations in confidence to: hr@vawsystems.com

We appreciate your interest in VAW Systems, however only candidates who are already eligible to work in Manitoba will be considered.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.