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] 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

 

[B] 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

 

[C] 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

 

[D] 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

 

[E] 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

 

[F] Sales and Applications Engineering

VAW Systems is growing and currently seeking an energetic and sales minded individual to fill the role of Sales and Application Engineering. Working with our sales team in Winnipeg, this individual will be responsible for providing product design solutions for our customer’s noise control requirements. The ideal candidate thrives in a team environment, is an independent self-starter, and strives for excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with customers and internal team members to identify, develop and deliver value added, customer driven products and solutions.
  • Provide sales support by acting as a liaison with customers (educating on product selection/use, providing feedback with regards to future contract status, questions or issues with quotations or Silencer Selection Software, etc.)
  • Prepare accurate and concise quotations and submittal drawings that are devised to reflect the customers’ requirements
  • Obtain a balance between satisfying customer needs with that of the need to achieve company objectives
  • Manage assigned customer quotations (RFQ / RFI) under the supervision of the Sales Manager
  • Facilitate Quotation / Contract Review Meetings as required
  • Maintain accurate paperwork that communicates all project details and information to other departments
  • Gain familiarity with market needs and trends through customer calls and industry contacts

Skills and Qualifications:

Required:

  • The ideal candidate would hold a degree in Architectural or Mechanical Engineering or a diploma in Engineering Building Design or Mechanical Technology and would also have a minimum of 3 years of work related experience
  • 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 leader and team player with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Work-related experience and knowledge of industrial/commercial fans and noise control
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, MS Office

Preferred:

  • Knowledge and experience working within an ERP system.

[G] Product Engineer

VAW Systems is currently seeking an energetic and talented individual to fill the role of Product Engineer. Working with our Engineering team in Winnipeg, this individual will be responsible for designing and creating detailed manufacturing drawings of our custom equipment. The ideal candidate thrives in a team environment, is an independent self-starter, and strives for excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with customers to establish performance and design criteria
  • Interpret customer specifications
  • Develop and document design concepts
  • Create 3D models and manufacturing drawing packages, including: assembly & part drawings, flat pattern development, shear lists & bill of materials
  • Standardize and improve existing product designs
  • Support VAW’s continuous improvement initiatives

 Skills and Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience using 3D Modeling Software (Inventor preferred)
  • Experience using AutoCAD and MS Office
  • Self-motivated, eager to learn, positive attitude and a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Problem-solver with the proven ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, and communication and interpersonal skills

 Preferred:

  • Experience in product design and manufacturing engineering
  • Experience in a sheet metal manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge in structural steel selection, construction standards, codes, and specifications
  • Knowledge in plate stress and beam analysis

 

     

    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.