ABOUT SINCLAIR

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CAREERS

Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International, is a leading designer and manufacturer of antenna and RF signal conditioning products, systems, and coverage solutions. Sinclair products are used extensively in public safety and private industry communication networks, such as emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and military), transportation, natural resources, and utilities. We have over 60 years industry-leading expertise in all aspects of antenna and RF signal conditioning design and manufacturing. With a strong focus on R&D, we continue to expand our product offerings and offer industry-leading technical solutions. We have offices in Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom.

CURRENT POSITIONS

Sinclair Technologies
Aurora, Ontario

Department:  Operations
Reports to:  Team Lead
Position Type: Full-time, One (1) Year Contract with possibility of becoming a permanent role
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

As a member of the production team you will be responsible for the fabrication of parts for the manufacturing of antenna and filter products.  This position requires a large range of skills and is responsible for but not limited to the list below:

Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate parts for antenna and filter systems.
  • Operate machine tools in the fabrication shop such as lathe, milling machine, band saw, bending equipment, etc.
  • Read and interpret assembly and fabrication blue prints to manufacture antenna and filter parts,
  • Able to use shop equipment as required with minimum supervision.
  • Weld and/or braze aluminum parts and other metals would be an asset.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift 25kg from floor to normal bench height
  • Able to read and interpret assembly and fabrication blue prints
  • Must be able to operate fabrication shop machinery

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable personality to integrate with a diverse group of people
  • Self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Willing to learn and train others
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and positive working attitude
  • Safe working practices
  • Able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • Strong ethics and values
  • Able to work overtime and shift work, if required.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line: Full name and “Fabricator – JB216”
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters.  Principles only.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Engineering Department
Reports to: Team Lead
Position Type: Full-Time (6 Month Contract)
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

In this role, we are looking for a highly motivated and energetic Junior Mechanical Designer to join our Aurora Division. This position is responsible for the structure and packaging design of new antenna and filter products for use primarily with base station systems, vehicles and handheld devices in public safety and mobile communications systems. In addition to short term deployment driven tasks, you will have the opportunity to develop novel concepts and innovative new designs that satisfy long term antenna product needs of the market and company.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs derivative designs, product performance improvement or cost reduction.
  • Creates product drawings,release documents, specifications, customer manual, manufacturing assembly and test instructions.
  • Operates in a high-performing multi-task environment. Participates with engineering manager and other team members in the analysis of customer or system requirements, design and development of antenna and filter products.
  • Adopts new design technologies and materials for performance improvement or cost reduction.
  • Specifies hardware and material to comply with product specifications, manufacturing requirements and target cost.
  • Documents engineering design by recording engineering design requirements, theory, simulation and test results, material and hours tracking, filling engineering design documents.
  • Explore new design technologies, enhances professional job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging manufacturing technologies and practices.
  • Supports senior engineers to resolve technical problem.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent area of study
  • 2+ years’ industry experience on developing products is required
  • Strong professional experience in mechanical design and product building for high volume and low-cost production
  • Solid understanding of fabrication/manufacturing processes
  • Proficiency in Solidworks with 2 years of industry experience is mandatory
  • Experience with Solidworks feature of Reference geometry, Hole wizard, Pattern, Multi-configuration and design table, Swept boss, Assembly mates.
  • Knowledge of drawing views and BOM, dimensioning and tolerance labeling in both imperial and metric system
  • Excellent technical writing skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work in a rapidly changing environment, highly proficient in design planning to ensure timely completion of assignments, willing to work in a team environment and having excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment, must be self-directed and willing to take initiative.

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Junior Mechanical Designer JB (202)”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Material Handling
Reports to: Materials and Planning Manager
Position Type:
Full-Time, 12 Month Contract with possibility of becoming Permanent role
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

You will be responsible for issuing parts to the manufacturing teams as requested, inventory and other items using the corporate ERP system. Incoming product is to be properly identified and physically stored in proper locations. Manage the physical inventory while keeping the stockroom well organized and clean. Work together with the receiver and also be the backup receiver during vacation times.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist shipping and receiving unloading trucks and checking in merchandise
  • Open bales, crates and other containers
  • Sort and place materials or items on racks, shelves, locations or in bins according to organizational standards
  • Enter receiving and incoming goods into the company ERP system.
  • Follow Sinclair ISO procedures including FIFO stock rotation.
  • Labeling products and items to be received.
  • Maintains inventory controls by collecting stock location orders, printing request, recording amounts of materials or items received or distributed through a computer. May also assist in counting of physical inventory
  • Perform assigned tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal, written and spoken communication skills
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic numerical ability (counting, addition, multiplication).
  • Mechanically inclined: able to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to use pump truck
  • Minimum grade 12 education
  • Valid forklift driver’s license is a plus

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Stockroom Clerk (JB209)”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Operations
Reports to: Shipping Supervisor
Position Type:
Full-Time, Six (6) Month Contract with possibility of becoming a permanent role
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

You will be responsible for all aspects of filling and shipping orders as posted in the NAVision system. This includes receipt of all corporate goods, inventory and otherwise, as well managing freight movements and methods of shipping.  Knowledge of customs invoicing and preparing of manual invoices for non-inventory product is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare products for shipment including:
    • Inventory picking,
    • Label printing
    • Boxing, crating, skid preparation, etc.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Check and count all received goods items unloaded from trucks, or trailers, then check suppliers count and report discrepancies to carrier and to purchasing office.
  • Enter receiving information into ERP system.
  • File receipts.
  • Stage and place product in warehouse.
  • Internal delivery of product, letters, or packages.

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of shipping, receiving, warehouse, and inventory experience, including resolving shipping and receiving discrepancies
  • Ability to do physical work (bending, lifting and moving objects weighing up to 50 lbs)
  • Ability to stand and walk throughout work day
  • Familiarity with pallet jacks; usage of strapping and hand tools
  • Experience using a forklift is an asset
  • Knowledge of ERP systems; NAVision is a plus
  • Experience with FedEx and UPS terminals is an asset
  • Experience with inventory control
  • Experience using MS Word and Excel

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable personality to integrate with a diverse group of people
  • Self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Willing to learn and train others
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and positive working attitude
  • Safe working practices
  • Flexible and willing to learn and take on other tasks within the Operations department

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Shipper/Receiver (JB210)”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Engineering
Reports to: Systems Engineer Manager
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:
As a System Design Engineer, you will be responsible for preparing system designs for filter products. This shall include providing technical details and making recommendations for antenna products.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Engineering to prepare custom RF conditioning system designs and pricing for customers.
  • Prepare system designs to meet the needs and requirements for customer specific applications.
  • Develop strong relationships with customers’ technical design teams world-wide.
  • Support customer needs to resolve RF filter and antenna related technical problems.
  • Specify hardware and material costs to comply with customer requirements, specifications, and manufacturing requirements to provide a target price.
  • Document system engineering designs by recording the Visio – suggested electrical and mechanical system layout design incorporating it into a Microsoft Word document. Provide technical specifications to illustrate the features of the design that meet the customer needs or requirements.
  • Provide time tracking information in order to calculate engineering cost.
  • Provide weekly customer design and support status reports.
  • Provide input to the product engineering group for development of our product roadmap and technical support for market launches of new products, and conduct market research as part of discussions with customers’ technical staff.
  • Assist Sales, Engineering, Customer Service Representatives, and Quality departments with technical support for customers.
  • Operate in a high-performing multi-task environment. Participate with Systems Engineering manager and other team members in the analysis of customer antenna and filter system requirements, design and development of all products.
  • Support the production team by translating system design proposals into actual system component requirements for final implementations.
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%) internationally and within North America.
  • Meet with customers, provide consulting advise needed to resolve operational issues, and assist them at system installations and modifications to existing/new systems in the field, working in an outdoor environment may be required.
  • Support in identifying market opportunities that can be advantageous for our company
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A technical degree along with Land Mobile Radio LMR experience is preferred.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Visio is required.
  • An amateur radio license is a plus.

Security Screening Requirement:

Norsat is a secure facility, thus all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “System Design Engineer (JB211)”:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Manufacture Engineering
Reports to: Department Manager
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:
As a Manufacturing Engineer, your responsibilities include providing documentation and shop floor support associated with safety, manufacturing process, quality methods, tooling, equipment, layout, space and capacity. Aggressively initiate new processes and methods that will improve safety, reduce product cost and/or improve product quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop processes, procedures, and workflows based on Sinclair’s manufacturing processes and workflows to improve efficiency, quality, safety and reduce costs, including but not limited to time studies, process review and root cause analysis and prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends based on labor, nonconformity and production data.
  • Lead the transition of new products from engineering development into pilot run till mass production. Supervise process integration in NPI project launches and sustaining existing products, ensure seamless development and maintenance of core documentation (Costing, MFG-BOM, Work Instructions, Cycle Time, Process Failure modes and Effects Analysis, tooling/fixture/jig designing).
  • Review, updated manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards and cost analysis systems, to help promote efficient staff and facility utilization as a result of the change. Carry out time study analysis on manufacturing processes in order to obtain the pertinent data to drive prioritized improvements.
  • Lead Process Failure modes and Effects Analysis and manufacturability analysis, recommend product changes/improvements to Design/Product Engineers, determine effectivity of changes and assure compliance to such. Observe/monitor new technologies, competitors, industry trends and report to management.
  • Assures that all quality requirements, engineering and testing standards are included in all work and/or working instructions, testing procedures and other documentations. Suggesting improvements in product design to simplify manufacturing.
  • Evaluate engineering and manufacturing tolerances for design standardization and manufacturability.
  • Working closely with Engineering, Quality and Production to investigate root cause and come up with corrective actions and preventive actions for quality issues. Implement processes to drive site performance in safety, quality, and productivity to best in class driving out the “Cost of Poor Quality” continuously.
  • Refine and enhance processes by applying continuous improvement related to the manufacturability of products and processes. Application of industrial engineering (work measurements, line balancing, human factors and plant layouts, etc.) and lean manufacturing techniques (problem solving tools [fishbone, 5-Why, 8-D], poke yoke, continuous and single piece flow, Kaizens, etc.) to assure optimization of floor space, equipment (assets), safety and resources, as related to the efficient production of quality products.
  • Coordinates and implements engineering changes
  • Identifies and reports any quality or compliance concerns and takes immediate corrective action as required
  • Knowledge and understanding of document control, design transfer, verification, validation, acceptance activity, to ensure that product, equipment, tools, processes, software, training and documentation meet requirements
  • Aware of and complies with the Quality Management System.
  • Support necessary personnel for internal, customer and third-party quality system audits.
  • Occasional business travel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of an Industrial/Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years Industrial/Mechanical Engineering experience in a low volume, high mix manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Good experience of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA/PFMEA) is an asset
  • Experience in lean manufacturing—Six Sigma or other related certifications or coursework a plus.
  • Good knowledge of ERP software, BOM structures, routings, Engineering Change process and Non-conforming process.
  • Strong computer skills (including AutoCAD/Solid Works – latest version, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Visio)

Personal Attributes: 

  • Strong detail oriented and result oriented mind-set.
  • Clear thinking, strong planning and organizational and interpersonal & communication skills
  • Strong multi project management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills
  • Innovative problem solver, strong analytical and root cause analysis skills.
  • Flexibility (adaptability and ability to make decisions quickly)

Security Screening Requirement:

Norsat is a secure facility, thus all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “Manufacturing Engineer (JB213)

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Filter Engineering
Reports to: Senior Filter Designer
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:
We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic Filter Design Technician to join our team.  Preference will be given to candidates who have good communication skills, are team players, are able to focus on details and have a natural drive to details and accuracy.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and test filter prototypes under the direction of a filter engineer.
  • Prepare markup drawings based on the prototype design.
  • Maintain the filter lab.
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting of Sinclair products.
  • Work independently and have a solid understanding of RF filter product test requirements.
  • Commission and / or troubleshoot and repair Sinclair filter products at the customer sites
  • Perform standard test procedures with basic understanding of: test specifications, repair of standard product, troubleshooting skills and RF test fundamentals.
  • Work independently on standard filter products including troubleshooting, tuning and testing repair of standard products using a solid knowledge of RF test fundamentals.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or Degree in Electronics Technology or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in electronic testing / soldering / assembly experience or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience in electronic testing / soldering / assembly.
  • Has solid understanding of tuning and testing procedures, specifications and associated documentation.
  • Must be familiar with common electronic RF measuring instruments including signal generator, network analyzer, noise meter, etc.
  • Able to travel to customer sites
  • Able to read and follow assembly drawings.
  • Able to do fine soldering work.
  • Must be able to lift 25 Kg from floor to normal bench height.
  • Must have visual acuity at normal reading distance (corrective lenses permitted).
  • Must be familiar with the use of common hand tools.
  • May be required to use machine tools (lathe, milling machine, etc.)
  • Must be able to work overtime and/or shift work.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Security Screening Requirement:

Norsat is a secure facility, thus all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “Filter Design Technician (JB214)

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

FRAUD ALERT!!!

We have been made aware that someone has been posing (via email) as a representative of Sinclair and offering job seekers employment. Please note that Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International Inc, uses only one domain for communication: @norsat.com. All other domain names are not affiliated with Sinclair. If there are concerns over the legitimacy of your employment offer or correspondence with Sinclair, please contact us immediately at jobs@norsat.com 

CULTURE

  • Integrity – Pledge commitment to fulfill customers needs
  • Diligence – Be highly dedicated and make durable efforts to achieve goals

  • Innovation – Never be satisfied and strive for continuous improvement

  • Excellence  – Be efficient and reliable with craftsman spirit

As the company transformed itself into a leader in communications products and solutions, Sinclair has never lost sight of these values. Sinclair attributes its long tradition of engineering excellence and “industry firsts” by maintaining focus on what matters most.

Our commitment to these goals ensures that Sinclair will remain the company of choice for our clients.

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BENEFITS & REWARDS

Sinclair Technologies offers above average benefits to our full-time employees and invests heavily in training and development opportunities to support the career growth of every employee and to help them reach their fullest potential. Below are some of the programs that Sinclair offers:

Bonus and incentive programs
Recognition awards
Canadian Group RRSP/US 401K retirement plans
Medical plan, dental care, and vision care coverage
Extended health coverage

Life and disability insurance
Promotion/career growth opportunities
Annual training activity for every employee
Employee referral program
Family assistance program

Please note that benefits may vary by location.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Sinclair Technologies contributes to the community and has been active in a variety of charities.

The “Doninelli Foundation” named after one of our late Board of Directors, was created to enable Sinclair to give something back to the community through existing charitable organizations. Recipients of Foundation funding have included: Union Gospel Mission, Food Bank, Covenant House, Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.

Scholarships

The Foundation also awards post-secondary scholarship on a yearly basis to children of full-time staff members through the Dr. G.W. Sinclair Scholarship Fund.