Design Technician

Almag Aluminum (Brampton ON, Canada) 19 days ago

Since 1953, ALMAG has built a reputation as an industry leader in extruding high-visual, tight tolerance, complex, thin-walled, lightweight and precision aluminum extrusions. Pushing the limits of industry standards, ALMAG is capable of providing solutions to some of the most complex designs by combining its skills, knowledge and experience with engineering to deliver best in class, quality solutions with the industry’s shortest lead times.

Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, ALMAG understands that true customer satisfaction comes from delivering an exceptional service and a superior product. Our goal is to provide customers with peace of mind knowing that quality products, short lead times and customer satisfaction is our top priority through all four pillars of service — Design, Extrude, Fabricate and Finish. We believe in building strong relationships around reliability and ownership which go hand-in-hand with our core values; respect and fairness, humility, passion for progress and ownership. Recognizing that people create culture, our core values are fundamental drivers of our workplace environment.


Directly responsible to the Manager of Product Development. Provide Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing and Project Management support. This position will require candidate to perform in all aspects of business including design engineering, SoildWorks, Auto Cad, SolidEdge, ST5 3D modelling, assemblies, drawing creation, tooling quotes and reverse engineering.


The duties and responsibilities of the Design Technician are detailed below, but not limited to the following:

  • Creation of high quality extrusion die drawings
  • Creation of high quality fabrication drawings
  • Maintenance of drawing specifications and standards
  • Working with sales and production staff to propose extrusions designs and tolerances that match our abilities and the needs of our Customer
  • Involvement in new product introduction advising on design feasibility and improvements
  • Communication and collaboration with external die makers to design with best practices
  • Reviewing submitted die designs for extrudability
  • Maintenance of all drawing records, CAD files, and drawing releases
  • Distribution of approved drawings, sending and receiving drawings
  • Work directly with Customer Service and Sales Representatives to provide outstanding Customer Service
  • Set up engineering drawings for QA scans (i.e. DII Ascona scanner applications, 2D optical scanner)
  • Set up dies and part numbers in ERP (i.e. EPICS)
  • All other task supporting complimentary departments, as required
  • Comply with all quality related policies, procedures, and system requirements




  • Post Secondary Diploma or degree in drafting, mechanical design, mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-5 year relevant experience with mechanical design/drafting.

Technical Skills/Competence

  • Thorough knowledge of drafting principles
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Solid Works
  • Capable of designing tooling from sketches or verbal concepts
  • Capable of working as part of a team
  • Self-starter and able to take direction
  • High energy level
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective time management skills
  • Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed
  • Preferred: Experience working with extrusion die design
  • Preferred: Experience working with Fabrication part design


We offer a full and competitive benefits package including:

  • Profit sharing
  • Health care spending account
  • Education assistance program
  • Health and dental
  • Life AD&D
  • Long-term disability
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Gym memberships
  • Wellness programs
  • Monthly social committee activities

Design Technician

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