Careers

Our History:

VAW Systems Ltd. is an international leader in the design and manufacture 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 Systems is pleased to offer its employees competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits plan 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] Buyer

VAW Systems continues to grow and is currently seeking an energetic and driven individual to fill the role of a Buyer. As a Buyer, you will work as a key member of the Value Stream and provide support in assuring that overall purchasing objectives are carried out to meet company requirements. The role will also monitor supplier delivery schedules, monitor the flow of materials and components to conform to production schedules. Working closely with both the Project Managers and Production to ensure effective communication routes are open and all parties are up to date with activities to ensure on-time delivery of materials and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute orders, expediting and following all processes defined in ISO guidelines
  • Monitoring min, max and reorder points for high volume raw materials, parts, and consumables
  • Epicor management
  • Competitive Bidding, Forecasting Preparation, and Strategic / Global Sourcing
  • Ensure operational execution and service performance meets and exceed company goals
  • Develop and manage vendor relations
  • Coordinating delivery of raw materials, semi-completed goods and completed goods inbound and outbound
  • Facilitating subcontract production, which includes obtaining quotes, negotiating price and delivery, coordinating material movement, managing backorders, coordinating shipment of raw materials, and receiving of finished product for further finishing at VAW
  • Manage and monitor supplier planning / scheduling to meet and exceed customer requirements
  • Determining capabilities of prospective subcontractors and contract management of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s)
  • Supplier certification and performance management
  • Supplier management
  • Work with stakeholders to find solutions that are cost effective, efficient, and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Participate in projects as, and when, required to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Other duties, as required

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 0 to 5 years of applicable industry experience and post-secondary education in supply chain management
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Epicor (ERP System)
  • Must have good people skills (team player / individual) and communication skills
  • Must have good customer service skills in order to build relationships with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Able to manage multiple projects at once to meet set-out guidelines
  • Understand manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of lean principles an asset

  

[B] Welder / Fitter

VAW Systems continues to grow and is looking for experienced Welder/Fitters to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility.  We have openings on our Monday to Friday Day Shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and 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 measures
  • 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 6 months (various materials & positions). VAW will facilitate the testing
  • 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

 

[C] Industrial Coatings Applicator

VAW Systems 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 Day Shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and 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
  • Min 2 years’ experience with the following:
    • Ability to mix and apply Epoxies, Zincs, Polyurethanes and enamels
    • Ability to use conventional and airless spray equipment
    • Ability to use wet WFT gauge as well as electronic DFT gauge
    • Ability to read and understand Product Data Sheets
    • Ability to operate Sandblast equipment
  • 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] Sheet Metal Fabricator

VAW is looking for experienced Sheet Metal Fabricators to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility. We have openings on our Monday to Friday Day Shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and 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, CNC plasma cutter, punches, and drill presses, to cut, bend, punch, drill, shape or straighten sheet metal
  • 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
  • Ability to safely operate overhead crane and forklift
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools, including a metric tape measure
  • 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

 

[E]  Sheet Metal Assembler

VAW Systems is looking for experienced Sheet Metal Assemblers to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility. We have openings on our Monday to Friday Day Shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and 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 operate roll forming equipment, overhead crane and forklift
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools, including a metric tape measure
  • 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 

[F] Blaster

VAW Systems is looking for an experienced Blaster to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility. We have an opening on our Monday to Friday Evening Shift (4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.). 

Responsibilities:

  • Set up, trouble-shoot and operate the grit blasting equipment
  • Train other employees in the set-up and operation of the grit blasting equipment
  • Ensure quality control is maintained to the established standards
  • Operate all paint application equipment for standard primer
  • Assembly of product
  • Assist Finishing when required by having basic paint guns skills with minimum supervision
  • Perform final assembly of products such as installing gaskets, hardware, and bird screens with minimum supervision as required
  • Possess the skills and abilities to consistently produce high quality products and set an example for Helpers
  • Demonstrate safe operation of equipment
  • Ensure quality control is maintained to the established standards
  • Must demonstrate a high level of productivity
  • Demonstrate a good attitude
  • Maintain a good attendance record

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Some painting experience would be an asset
  • Ideally 2 years of blasting experience
  • 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 are assets
  • Knowledge of Lean principles an asset

 

[G] Shop Helper

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

      If you feel you are the ideal candidate 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.