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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
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: