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Engineering Technologist

LocationWest Kelowna, BC
Position TypePermanent, Full-time
PostedMay 15, 2023

Opportunity for an Engineering Technologist to Join our Growing Team

Competitive Wage + Much More!

Northside Industries, an industry leader in the manufacturing and assembly of a variety of steel and aluminum fabrications for the Oil and Gas, Forestry, Heavy Duty Truck, and Mining sectors, serving our customers both locally, throughout Western Canada and exporting for over 50 years, providing the highest level of workmanship and service to exceed customers’ expectations.

Northside Industries requires a positive, hands-on, team-oriented individual who can contribute to the growth of the company.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Engineering Technologist (ET) is responsible for initial review and preparation of accurate and specification compliant quotations that meet all client requirements, and provide the highest level of efficient and effective costing.

Interfacing with clients and operations, the ET is responsible for development and setup of new and existing products manufactured by Northside and its supplier base while promoting the highest levels of safety, manufacturability and quality. The ET will also interface with all departments to ensure seamless integration of product development, revisions, improvements and all elements that affect quality, on-time delivery and cost.

This role is key in leading and implementing strategic cost reduction strategies, operational efficiencies, production employee engagement while maintaining all customer requirements and specifications.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Prepare accurate quotations, ensuring specification compliance and quotation deadlines are met as well as all contractual commitments e.g. delivery, etc.
  • Verify and validate customer designs and requirements to ensure manufacturability and accurate quotations.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of company engineering standards and procedures.
  • Accurately setup and maintain ERP system for new and existing parts and products.
  • Create and maintain cut files for CNC equipment.
  • Operate CAD software, and prepare and Modify shop drawings for production ensuring accuracy and transferring all applicable information required to build the part to the customer specifications
  • Review customer requirements and specifications and translate into accurate and understandable work instruction, Routings, for the shop floor.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Mechanical/Automotive/Manufacturing related diploma, degree or related training or experience
  • Minimum 1 year Quality Inspection training or experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 1 year background and understanding of blueprint reading and knowledge of GD&T an asset
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 Quality Control methodologies, systems, regulations, guidelines and associated standards an asset.
  • Knowledge of sheet metal and structural steel manufacturing methodologies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Proficient with Autodesk Inventor or similar software.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Highly motivated and self-directed capable of multi-tasking and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and positive team attitude
  • Must possess strong work ethic, highly motivated and self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and analytical thinker.
  • Able to interface directly with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to create and review technical documentation, including RFQ’s, design documents and requirements, customer specifications, etc.
  • Ability to think outside the box and come up with alternative solutions
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Problem identification and solving skills
  • Ensure customer and internal product designs are safe, efficient, and able to be manufactured at competitive costs and recommend improvements. ·
  • Ensure compliance to any applicable customer, local, national or international standards.
  • Provide input for annual budget for upgrades, software, hardware, or improvements
  • Assist and coordinate development of fixtures and tooling with production.
  • Review customer and supplier feedback and provide responses while adding value and maintaining a positive relationship and resolution.
  • Ensure conformity to safety requirements defined by Northside and/or Customers.
  • Performs other duties as required


Work Conditions

  • May require work in hazardous environments requiring protective equipment.
  • May be exposed to dust and high noise levels.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Manual dexterity required to use Measuring devices, desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Northside Industries offers competitive compensation packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.



  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match

Additional Information

How to Apply

Please email your resume to in either MS Word or Adobe PDF formats,

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary: $50,000.00-$55,000.00 per year