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OPORTUNIDADES DE EMPREGO ATUAIS

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PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Reporting to the Warranty Services Manager, the Warranty Administrator is responsible for assisting the Warranty Services Manager to oversee the warranty area and ensure that customer warranty concerns are addressed promptly and efficiently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Review all warranty claims received via MacDon’s online warranty system to ensure that all are properly documented and verifying that all criteria required by MacDon Warranty has been provided.
  • Enter any paper warranty claims received into MacDon’s warranty system ensuring that all are properly documented and verifying that all criteria required by MacDon Warranty has been provided.
  • When additional information is required the Warranty Administrator must be able to clearly and professionally communicate with the submitter of the claim to obtain the required information.
  • Based on MacDon’s Warranty Policies provide approval recommendation and forward the claim to the Warranty Services Manager for review.
  • Generate the Authorization for Credit, the Claims Detail and Sales Order Page reports daily or as requested by the Warranty Services Manager; contact dealers (MDA, MDZ, Westward, etc.) regarding credits, once generated.
  • Generation and management of warranty Return Materials Authorizations (RMA’s) as requested by following the documented RMA process including; supplier recovery once a part returns from the dealer.
  • Maintaining Product Update files within MacDon’s warranty system. By creating the program within MacDon’s warranty system and inputting updates in real time.
  • Mailings/Communications for Safety Product Modification (SPM) to both end users and selling dealers.
  • General office duties include answering of incoming phone calls to provide assistance to the caller or route the caller to appropriate person or department. Opens and sorts incoming mail, orders office supplies and maintains both online and paper files. This list is not all inclusive and is only a basic outline of some of the office duties required.Publishes the minutes of the weekly, monthly, yearly Product Support meetings and others as requested.
  • Assist in maintaining an accurate dealer and equipment database including dealer labour rates, warranty start and end dates and any other items that may come to your attention. Reporting any error to the appropriate resource to have the database corrected.
  • Generate warranty reports using MacDon’s reporting tool, Cognos, as well as creating new reporting as required.
  • Develop labour for new dealers’ packages; labelled as “Travel and Labour”
  • Generate cheque requisitions when requested.
  • All customer and service records should be retained and organized neatly into a comprehensive filing system.
  • Maintain and update the Warranty process documents as changes occur. As well provide process improvement suggestions.
  • The Warranty Administrator should also keep abreast of all company announcements.
  • Must maintain their knowledge of MacDon’s warranty policies and how it affects the dealer network.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Warranty Services Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • 3 years experience in a warranty environment.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong Customer Service skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Substantial proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer as well with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Good planning and administration abilities.
  • Farm background and understanding of agriculture equipment is an asset.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:
Reporting to the Parts Sales and Marketing Manager, the Regional Parts Manager–Commercial is responsible for managing commercial and industrial dealer accounts for Westward Parts with the goal of significantly increasing sales and market share. This role is an outside sales position covering a majority Alberta territory and will ideally be based out of our Red Deer, Alberta branch.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve, and must excel at:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with dealer accounts to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
  • Sell and promote the entire product line offered by Westward Parts.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities with existing and potential dealer accounts to assist in growing parts business.
  • Introduce and implement all parts programs to dealers – follow up to ensure that participation is maximized.
  • Monitor accounts payable and ensure dealer accounts are kept in good standing.
  • Analyze monthly territory sales results to identify growth opportunities.
  • Provide information on competitive marketplace conditions.
  • Assist Sales team and Product/Supply team to identify new product opportunities in market.
  • Manage territory expenses on a daily and monthly basis.
  • Provide new product ideas to Product Managers to be investigated – assist with any market information needed to ensure successful launch of new products.
  • Attend industry trade shows to promote Westward Parts Services Ltd and assist dealers in developing business growth.
  • Communicate dealer concerns and present potential solutions to ensure quick and effective resolutions.
  • Provide market information to assist with market-based product pricing.
  • Follow up on sales programs to assist with analysis and provide feedback to enhance and improve future programs.
  • Maintain professional appearance – both personal and company vehicle.
  • Provide comprehensive reporting of territory activities and initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years sales experience.
  • Excellent understanding of agricultural/industrial parts and their application.
  • Experience in parts sales is an asset.
  • High business acumen.
  • Strong inter-personal skills – emphasis on relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills – but also comfortable working alone.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Ability to travel extensively within territory

Key Measurements of Success

  • Sales performance measured against budget.
  • New business wins and territory growth
  • Consistent and responsible expense management.

Purpose and Scope:

The purpose of this job is to design tooling to be used in the production facility. These tools will be used to manufacture parts according to drawings or to support other production processes.

This position starts on May 1, 2023.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing tooling to support welding, machining, forming, assembly and material handling including:
    • Welding jigs
    • Assembly fixtures
    • Wagons
    • KanBan carts/racks
    • Other fixtures
  • Interact with Manufacturing Engineers regarding tooling related problems.
  • Creating and issuing part drawings and bill of materials to the tool shop
  • Obtain quotes for non-standard parts.
  • Assist in troubleshooting jigs and fixtures during the tool build and prove out phases.
  • Providing cost estimates of designed tools.
  • Conduct and be involved in Risk Assessments.
  • Look for Continuous Improvement in Tool Design.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in an engineering program at a Canadian university and eligible for participating in a coop term.
  • Experience with Solid Edge (or similar CAD software) is an asset.
  • Experience ANSYS stress analysis software is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience applying Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is an asset.
  • Good computer skills using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must possess excellent presentation, organization, communication and logical problem-solving skills.
  • Safety-conscious
  • Team-oriented; good team player.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

Reporting directly to the Quality Engineering Manager, the Quality Engineer oversees Quality Engineering systems including; handling of NCRs, CARs, chairing of the material review board (MRB). This position provides quality engineering support to the new product development (NPD) cycle and timely execution of quality planning activities (FMEA, MSA, SPC, Control Plans, The Audits, etc.). Quality Engineer supports product manufacturing systems including; process/product validation and qualification.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Develop, implement and maintain quality engineering procedures and processes as required, to ensure that MacDon products conform to the specified performance, quality and regulatory requirements.
  • Execution and control of the nonconformance handling system including; identification, segregation, containment, analysis, disposition and recurrence prevention of nonconforming materials to reduce manufacturing cost and foster quality and productivity improvement.
  • Chairs the material review board (MRB) and ensures timely status updates and reporting.
  • Execution and control of the corrective action system.
  • Create, implement and control appropriate Quality Assurance data collection procedures to ensure that product, procedures and processes are in compliance with relevant quality, performance and regulatory requirements.
  • Collect and analyze product and process performance matrices to ensure that the specified quality and reliability requirements are met. Recommend and execute improvement actions as necessary.
  • Interface with the Engineering and Product Support groups to ensure that adequate and timely analysis as well as root cause identification and correction of escalated field issues are provided.
  • Performance of Product and Process audits.
  • Work with the Manufacturing organization to ensure process control and quality of workmanship.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to determine and implement inspection points.
  • Identify, analyze and monitor quality engineering key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Support the Configuration Management system.
  • Actively participate, and represent Quality, in new product development (NPD) teams and perform planning activities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • B.Sc. in Engineering.
  • Green or Black Belt in Six Sigma is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of directly related experience in a design and manufacturing environment.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Applied experience in statistics and statistical process control.
  • Applied experience of advanced product quality planning (FMEA, MSA, SPC, Control Plans).
  • Applied experience in 8D problem solving
  • Knowledge of DMAIC is an asset.
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and statistical software packages.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

 

The Technical Publications Specialist is responsible for creating, maintaining, and publishing technical content for MacDon customers, dealers, partners, and staff.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Create, maintain, and publish documentation that helps dealers and operators to successfully use MacDon products to achieve their goals.
  • Research and write clear and detailed contextual information, reference information, and procedures using materials provided by subject matter experts.
  • Interview subject matter experts to acquire information not available in written source materials.
  • Take and edit digital photographs to include in documentation.
  • Manipulate existing 3D CAD models, photographs, and other 2D images to create illustrations to include in documentation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Moderate level of writing skill in English (and willingness to work on improving skill level)
  • Computer literacy
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Willingness to ask work-related questions until a solid understanding is achieved
  • Ability to get along with other people
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Ability to think critically and set priorities appropriately
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Technical writing experience, ideally printed instructions of some sort and/or help systems
  • Familiarity with technical communications industry standard terminology and best practices (e.g., audience, plain language, active voice, single-sourcing, and style guides)
  • Research and interview skills
  • Technical illustration experience
  • Photography experience
  • Experience with usability/user experience testing
  • Manufacturing and Agricultural experience. Familiarity with MacDon products an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude and/or experience with mechanical systems
  • Experience with hydraulic and/or electrical systems
  • Ability to read and write in additional languages
  • Software experience:
    • Authoring software (pref. Arbortext Editor or other tool that supports structured authoring)
    • Content management system (pref. Simonsoft)
    • Illustration software (pref. PhotoShop, Illustrator, IsoDraw Illustrator and/or Creo Illustrate)
    • CAD systems (pref. SolidEdge)

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Verify that product conforms to MacDon Industries Ltd. Engineering specifications.

Types of Machines, Tools and Equipment Used and/or Operated

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • FaroArm
  • Laser Tracker
  • Personal Computer
  • Hardness Testers
  • Surface Roughness Tester
  • Stereo Microscope
  • Manual Inspection Tools
  • Overhead Crane

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Operate and program Quality Lab tools for conformance verification of components and materials.
  • Report results to Quality Lab Supervisor, Supplier Quality Manager, Supplier Quality Engineers, Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers, Supply Chain and Product Support.
  • Make recommendations for improvements in design or manufacturing process as a result of inspection.
  • Assess completeness and accuracy of vendor supplied reports.

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QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • High School Graduate or Mech. Eng. Technologist.
  • Programming experience preferred.
  • Experience with various raw materials (castings, steel, plastics etc.).
  • Familiar with application of industry standards (SAE, ASTM, etc.).

Skills and Knowledge

  • Solid understanding of GD&T.
  • Familiar with modern manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Knowledge of First Article Inspection (FAI) and PPAP methods.
  • Blue Print reading. Good math skills.

Job Requirements

  • Maintain a good attendance record and comply with company rules and regulations.
  • Work in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Shift Work required.
  • Operate overhead crane. Lubricate and clean equipment, as applicable.
  • Maintain a clean work area and inform area supervision of any unsafe conditions.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job or as assigned.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, class leading agricultural product designs for the Ag/Heavy Duty Off-Road machinery market.  Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers and technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists.  Role will scope will focus on electrical power system studies and test to support the development of product drive and control systems.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Product Engineering Managers and engineering teams to assess customer product needs, and to plan, design, build and test electrical drive systems that meet these needs.
  • Support electrical system HV and LV wire harness modeling and analysis.
  • Support the selection and sourcing of electrical components for use in product designs such as motors, connectors, inverters, power cabling
  • Support MacDon Supply Chain in reducing product cost while maximizing product performance.
  • Produce work instructions for the engineering shop associated prototype development.
  • Participate in design reviews during Team Meetings.
  • Work with Testing to produce test plans for electrical systems.
  • Participate in field trips as required to evaluate system from concept stage to final prototype stage.
  • Assist/lead as needed in troubleshooting design issues.
  • Support electrical system standards development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.
  • Eligible for registration with APEGM.

 

Other Skills and Knowledge

  • Desirable related areas of familiarity include, Hydraulics, Electronics, and Design of mechanical components.
  • Good knowledge of power systems, AC and DC designs and electrical design fundamentals.
  • Experience with basic instrumentation systems for power electronics.
  • Experience writing and performing test plans to evaluate designs.
  • Familiarity with CAD modeling practices and in particular Solid Edge or Solid Works.
  • Ability to read electrical system schematics.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Previous coop or work terms in electrical engineering design/execution will be considered an asset.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

This 8 month term position in the Product Management Support role, will assist with the gathering of product feedback and information. This position works closely with MacDon Product Managers, Engineering, Marketing and Product Support staff. You are responsible to gather and compile information from various test, pilot, and competitive products. This will primarily be in North America. 

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Support MacDon Product Management in gathering data to evaluate new products. Both our own and competitive units.
  • Gather and compile product information.
  • Prepare competitive comparison information.
  • Prepare Product PowerPoints.
  • Update Product Sheets/Specs
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Enrolled in (or graduated from) a recognized Ag Business, Engineering or Technology   program.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written.
  • Ability to travel required, primarily North America.
  • Intuitive, self-motivated and hard working.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Strong Ag and machinery background an asset.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Manage the department’s people and equipment resources to complete the workload scheduled for the shift. Ensure that the people are working safely and maintain compliance with other company safety rules, and are conducting themselves in accordance with company policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Maximize the number of parts received, picked, transferred, issued and delivered by ensuring that equipment, tools and information are ready and available during each shift
  • Assign work in the priority sequence described by the Foreperson
  • Ensuring timely and accurate issuing of parts to relevant work orders
  • Provide feedback to the Foreperson to help develop and implement operational improvements
  • Assign appropriate tasks to charge hands and/or lead hands to minimize distractions that will leave the area unsupervised
  • Coach and instruct forklift drivers, expeditors and/or warehousemen to continually improve tasks and support departmental lean initiatives
  • Coach and mentor charge hand/lead hand positions to develop future supervisors
  • Assist Foreperson in developing plans to support production when necessary due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Deliver workplace training or oversee training conducted by others within the department to ensure trainee is receiving good instruction, and that proper records of instruction are being kept
  • Responsible for payroll reporting, vacation planning and performance reviews for direct reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Foreperson

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • 3-5 years experience in Warehouse Supervision
  • Practical knowledge of Warehouse systems and technology
  • High school diploma

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong leadership ability and the capacity to work well with others
  • Ability to work with all levels of Management
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Comfortable working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of safety requirements including Warehouse safety, material handling, PPE, WHMIS, and forklift safety
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve
  • Proven computer skills including proficient use in the Microsoft Office tools
  • Good planning, organization and administrative abilities
  • Responsible, self motivated and hard working
  • Available to work on Evening and Day shift

WE ARE GROWING!

Salford Group, with facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Russia, is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision nutrient application equipment. The company dedicates its ongoing innovation efforts to precision, durability, versatility in the field, and improving the economics of farming for producers worldwide.

We are currently looking for Metal Fabricators to work at our Elie, Manitoba location. This roles’ responsibility will include, but are not limited to:

  • 1-2 years Fabrication experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • New fabrications, repairs, custom fabrication, and structural construction.
  • Read, understand, and follow job order specifications, engineering drawings, and/or work orders.
  • Operate small hand tools, slings, grinders, cutting torch, and other hand tools related to the jobs needs.
  • Operate punch press, brake press, band saw, shear, lathe and other related metal forming and cutting equipment.
  • Operate metal cleaning equipment to remove excess scale and other materials from surfaces of metal products
  • To ensure equipment and tools are in good working condition, reporting maintenance services when required;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must work in accordance with Health & Safety regulations, Company rules, policies and procedures
  • Previous experience with 5S and Lean Manufacturing would be considered an asset
  • Other duties as assigned by the lead hand
  • Some overtime may be required.

MUST be willing to work at Elie, Manitoba

Hourly rate: $ 20.75 to $23.60 Depends on Qualifications.

Night Shift Premium: $2.20

Salford Group, with facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Russia, is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision nutrient application equipment. The company dedicates its ongoing innovation efforts to precision, durability, versatility in the field, and improving the economics of farming for producers worldwide.

We are currently looking for Welders to work at our Elie, Manitoba location. The successful candidate will become part of the Welding Department, responsible for welding small components parts and large pieces of agriculture equipment to support the manufacturing production line.

  • 1-2 years Welding experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Read, understand, and follow job order specifications, engineering drawings, and/or work orders.
  • Weld steel components with welding equipment as specified by layouts, engineering drawings, work order actions, or verbal instructions ensuring that tolerances are met.
  • Clean work area and equipment, grind or chip excess metal from welded products.
  • Inspect and correct welds as necessary to meet quality specifications.
  • Ensure equipment and tools are in good working condition, reporting maintenance services when required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must work in accordance with Health & Safety regulations, Company rules, policies and procedures
  • Previous experience with 5S and Lean Manufacturing would be considered an asset
  • Other duties as assigned by the lead hand
  • Some overtime may be required.

MUST be willing to work at Elie, Manitoba

 

Hourly rate: $ 23.60 to $26.00 Depends on Qualifications.

Night Shift Premium: $2.20

Salford Group Inc., Linamar Company, with facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario, and Manitoba, is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision nutrient application equipment. Due to continued growth, Salford is seeking a fulltime Spray Painter for our Elie Manitoba operationThe successful candidate will become part of the Paint Department, responsible for painting small components parts and large pieces of agriculture equipment to support the manufacturing production line.

  • 1-2 years of liquid spray paint experience
  • Must be familiar with liquid paint techniques and have a good understating of paint equipment
  • Setup, operate and maintain spray equipment to apply coatings on Industrial products of various sizes
  • Select, mix and apply appropriate paint coatings as required
  • Maintain detailed records pertaining to projects including; mil readings, paint consumption, and ambient environment readings
  • Ensure equipment and tools are in good working condition, reporting maintenance services when required
  • Prioritize parts based on production requirements, and lead times
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must work in accordance with Health & Safety regulations, Company rules, policies and procedures
  • Previous experience with 5S and Lean Manufacturing would be considered an asset
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
  • Some overtime may be required

MUST be willing to work at Elie, Manitoba

Hourly rate: $ 23.60 to $26.00 Depends on Qualifications.

Night Shift Premium: $2.20

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Senior procurement individual who takes the lead role in sourcing, supplier evaluation and contract negotiations to ensure MacDon has the most competitive pricing and quality supply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Lead role in sourcing, supplier evaluation and contract negotiation.
  • Responsible for supplier relationship management and commodity strategies that leverage spend with a focus on TCO.
  • Identifies sustainable cost reduction opportunities by benchmarking, review of commodity market trends, supplier capacity analysis, supplier product / process improvements and implementation of new technologies that support our brand and results in procurement being a competitive advantage.
  • Conduct commodity benchmarking via thorough understanding of benchmarking data and key commodity cost drivers. Lead “knowledge-based negotiations” in the execution of Long-Term Agreements and contracts.
  • Works Closely with Sourcing Manager and Supplier Approval Board to ensure partnering with quality suppliers that are capable of meeting MacDon’s quality expectations.
  • Tracks and communicates commodity industry trends, competitive strategies, economic factors, and opportunities.
  • Ensure adherence to Supplier Price Increase Request Procedure to help mitigate negative PPV and maximize net supplier cost reductions.
  • Contribute to the team meeting or exceeding purchasing waste elimination and PO-to-PO savings.
  • Develops “should cost” models to understand costs as a means of identifying and driving cost reduction opportunities that ensure cost competitiveness.
  • Identifies and manages supplier risk through alternate strategies.
  • Obtains competitive price quotes, assists with the preparation and implementation of formal bids.
  • Collaborates with cross functional teams to achieve continuous improvement targets.
  • Acts as a liaison between Sourcing and New Product Development Engineering group for assigned projects by attending scheduled meetings and providing feedback on suppliers, market trends and potential supply chain challenges. Ensure supplier on-time support of product launches and timely ECN/Rev A submissions
  • Uses the PPV report to identify variances for timely resolution.
  • Supplier development and quality management with supplier quality group.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sourcing Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or Engineering.
  • Five years of procurement experience in manufacturing industry.
  • Supply Chain Management Professional designation an asset.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven results in sustainable supplier cost reductions.
  • Demonstrated excellence in supplier negotiation skills with experience in total cost analysis and possessing a firm grasp of finance principles. Excellent internal and external stakeholder relationship management skills.
  • Candidate should be able to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills while making decisions based on multiple options and decisively determine the right course of action.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Candidate should be an innovative self-starter, detail-oriented and be able to work independently and as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • Ability to organize and present data logically to support a sourcing strategy and Supplier development experience.
  • Highly effective at communicating commodity strategies.
  • Results-oriented with ability to effect changes through the power of influence.
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems, proficiency with Excel.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Overall development and application of materials & process engineering program including the selection, control & application of materials & processes, specification, development and qualification of materials & processes and performance of failure analysis and implementation of corrective actions as needed.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the new product development and launch through:
    • Working collaboratively with Design Engineering to support the selection, specification, qualification, and application control of materials.
    • Working collaboratively with Production Engineering to support the specification, development, optimization, and qualification of processes.
  • Review, and update as needed, specification of materials used in current products.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to review, and update as necessary, process specifications for processes used in the manufacture of current products.
  • Develop, document, and maintain material inspection/test procedures in support of the qualification of new material and/or new supplier of existing material.
  • Perform Failure analysis and investigation of material, components, and processes.
  • Provide materials and processes expert support to the material review board and supplier quality reviews.
  • Review the current capabilities of the Metallurgical lab; identify and acquire new/additional equipment/instruments to enhance the inspection/testing/failure analysis capabilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or material science.
  • Hands-on experience in material specification, evaluation, and qualification.
  • Applied knowledge of material properties of common materials such as steel, iron, Aluminum, and alloys, including microstructure, fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of welding, heat treatment, different types of casting processes such as sand casting, investment steel casting and others.
  • Experience in mechanical & chemical testing, NDT and metallography.
  • Strong technical report writing skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with other departments.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and specifications on a wide variety of materials and parts. Understanding of GD&T is an asset.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and require minimal supervision.
  • Good computer skills and applied knowledge of MS Office.
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, is attentive and approachable.
  • Maintains a professional and productive relationship with area management and co-workers.

PURPOSE &SCOPE

The Test Technician role is a vital part of an international team of innovators that collaborate to solve critical problems related to the agricultural industry through the development of machinery. These individuals are provided a unique experience in which their problem-solving abilities are tested while they develop their hands-on experience working with prototype machinery. The Test Technician will use their unique perspectives to be an integral part of the research and development of agricultural prototypes through field and lab tests over an 8 month term.

Term starts date: May 2023.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with a variety levels of leadership in the Test Department to manage the day to day for field testing activities of prototype machines.
  • Liaise with leadership in performing and completing the verification and validation requirements of their prototype machines.
  • Use project management software to efficiently compile information and prepare reports which are used in the decisions of the engineering design process.
  • Work with the members of the Engineering Shop and Test Department as needed in preparing machines and equipment/tools for testing.
  • Coordinate with Design Engineers on the performance of various systems and processes.
  • Observe test machines in the field and lab, gather electronic data using data acquisition, make valued judgments and discuss observations with customers and team members.
  • Design and fabricate testing jigs and apparatuses to collect and replicate field testing conditions.
  • Analyze and present data through the completion of detailed engineer test reports in conjunction with the Test Leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled in (or graduated from) University Engineering or College Engineering Technology program.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong Mechanical abilities - experience with machinery repairs is an asset.
  • Ability to adapt and willing to learn in various situations.
  • Highly motivated individuals with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written.
  • Intuitive, self-motivated and hard working with lots of patience.
  • Proficient in Windows and Office Software.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Good planning and administration abilities.
  • Ability to work in both team situations and independently.
  • Extensive experience working with data acquisition systems, sensors and strain gauges is preferred.
  • Available to travel over extended periods of time. (This position does involve potential travel outside of Canada; this is not a mandatory part of the role and students will be asked about their ability/comfort traveling throughout the recruitment process.)
  • Must hold and maintain valid driver's license.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

 

As a Harvest Support Representative for MacDon Industries, you will be provided an opportunity where you can travel the United States while expanding on your hands-on experience, during the custom wheat harvest to provide technical support to Custom Harvesters. This role will develop your customer service and communication skills as you work in a professional environment alongside others within the company to working with dealers or representatives externally.

This position is a 4 month term starting May 8 2023                                                                                                                                

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acknowledge customer concerns and use diagnosis, troubleshooting and repair abilities to help resolve issues. • Work with the Product Support department to address and mitigate technical issues occurring in the field.
  • Compile information and prepare reports of daily field activity to help the Product Support department with the quality of machine performance.
  • Ensure that the service equipment is performing up to standards for optimum field use and conducting maintenance on the equipment when required.
  • Maintain the quality of valuable tools, equipment and vehicles that are used during the custom wheat harvest.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University or College degree, or current student (internship), related to agriculture or engineering.
  • Familiar in the operation of farm machinery is an asset.

Skills & knowledge:

  • Understanding of agricultural equipment and harvesting practices.
  • Strong Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to adapt and willing to learn in various situation.
  • Good communication skills; oral and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office Software.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Good planning and administration abilities.
  • Ability to work in a team or independently as required.
  • Available to travel over extended periods of time (90% of the time). Able to travel through Canada and United States. Valid passport required.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to cross Canadian US border.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

The Shop Student is responsible for assisting the Experimental Mechanics through interpreting

engineering drawings to assist in the fabrication of prototype machinery and the updating of

prototype part locations and status through the Engineering Build Shop. This is a 4 month-term

starting May 1.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in conjunction with Engineering Shop Supervisor, Design Engineers, and
  • Experimental Mechanics preparing machines and prototypes for Field & Lab Testing.
  • Complete Equipment Inspection Sheets.
  • Update Parts Locations & Status on Engineering Part Tracking System.
  • Update Build Schedules in Engineering Bays for better build visibility.
  • Work with Design Engineers to interpret print vs. part discrepancies.
  • Assist with the logistics of moving equipment to and from the build shop.
  • Fabricate/modify parts/test stands when required.
  • Maintain general housekeeping and 5S duties.
  • Log Issues with Builds for Tracking Purposes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

Enrolled in (or graduated from) University Engineering or College Engineering Technology

program.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written.
  • Proficient in Windows and Office Software.
  • Ability to use Digital camera equipment, email and video equipment to create reports.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Good planning and administration abilities.
  • Ability to work in both team situations and independently.
  • Intuitive, self motivated and hard working with lots of patience.
  • Strong Mechanical abilities-experience with machinery repairs an asset.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic and electrical circuits – troubleshooting and repair experience an
  • asset.
  • Welding/Oxy/Acetylene, MIG experience is an asset.
  • A farm background an asset.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive instructions from Supervisor
  • Responsible for set-up including understanding of what tooling to use
  • Count pieces as they are completed
  • Use calipers to measure equipment
  • Responsible for run quantities per operation sheet
  • Keep pace with production schedule and work within stated timelines to ensure targeted outputs
  • Receive and interpret written documents (SOP’s, OMS sheets etc.) as well as verbal in order to guide work processes
  • Ability to work safely and inform Supervisor of anything unusual or unsafe
  • Maintain a clean work area using 5S methodology

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience running a Brake Press
  • Experience in component manufacturing operations
  • Ability to read from technical drawings
  • Strong knowledge of tools including Micrometers, Calipers and Rulers
  • To comprehend and deliver verbal communication as well as reading and comprehension of written documentation
  • Good recognition of basic numeric data, parts and material
  •  Know and understand WHMIS labeling system
  • Strong awareness of safety requirements
  • Shift work required

PURPOSE and SCOPE

This position is responsible for leading the skilled trades, maintenance and Custodian teams to support ongoing manufacturing operations for each shift.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Leads :
    • Approximately 20 Association employees; including Journeymen Electricians, Journeyman Industrial Mechanics, General Maintenance and Janitors.
  • Tactical leadership of skilled trades, maintenance and facilities team.
  • Assist in tactical and root cause problem solving and technical issues related to facilities equipment, hydraulic test rigs, HVAC systems and capital equipment.
  • Implement and project manage facilities projects including location, installation and systems related to equipment acquisition.
  • Assist in the creation and management of equipment and facility preventative maintenance activities.
  • Perform facilities duties including Paint-line, HVAC, fire and safety, electrical, structural and environmental systems.
  • Spill response and reporting.
  • Lifting equipment development and approval including 3rd party sign-off where required.
  • Interact with regulatory and external personnel on issues related to equipment, facilities and maintenance systems.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Engineer with two to five years of engineering experience (EIT acceptable), Certified Engineering Technologist with three to seven years of experience or Journeyman (millwright/Electrician) with Red Seal Certification with ten year of experience.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Exceptional ability to work in and lead a team.
  • Ability to interpret and develop technical drawings, specifications and documents.
  • Demonstrated data management and problem solving skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Desire to work cross-functionally, develop as a leader and engineer and improve our work environment.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

Schedule all prototype builds in the Engineering Prototype Shop.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prioritize work in the Engineering Prototype shop for all workstations (develop contingency/recovery plans as necessary to ensure timelines are met).
  • Work with the Engineering team to determine scope and timing of design releases to plan prototype build.
  • Communicates plans effectively to all team members.
  • Network with supply chain, parts department and manufacturing as required.
  • Participate in morning standup meeting with a specific focus on build timing.
  • Verify WO completion dates and order quantities before releasing WO to the shop.
  • Create Prints and verify part locations and routings through the shop WO system.
  • Participates in the continuous improvement of our processes.
  • Actively coach and train new employees on the shop WO ordering process.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma.     
  • Manufacturing Experience would be a strong asset
  • Post secondary education an asset

 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong general computer skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience working with basic mechanical hardware.
  • Able to read drawings and interpret Bills of Materials.
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work overtime as required.

MacDon is looking for reliable shuttle bus drivers to shuttle employees from overflow parking at 2555 Saskatchewan Avenue to our nearby manufacturing plants.  An excellent opportunity for those interested in part time employment.

Responsibilities:

  • Safely transport our employees in a MacDon Shuttle Bus from our overflow parking area to our main plants at 680 Moray or other buildings in the vicinity.
  • Be able to show up for our employees in all weather and road conditions.
  • Maintain a valid Class 3 license to drive a shuttle bus.
  • Abide by MacDon policies and procedures related to safety, etc.  
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and effectively communicate with our employees.
  • Complete daily inspection for shuttle bus and report any issues immediately. 
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Recognized Class three license and a clean drivers abstract.
  • Ability to work safely and inform Supervision of anything unusual or unsafe.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work part time on various shifts. Three shuttle drivers are required, one for each shift. A straight shift maybe available for the following hours.
    • Day Shift Shuttle 6:00 am to 8:30am
    • Afternoon Shuttle 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    • Evening Shuttle 10:30 pm to 12:30 am.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this position is responsible to meet the needs of the organization by efficiently requesting quotes, negotiating prices, sourcing, and purchasing inventory to meet demand of our dealers. This role will be responsible for driving success in their Product Lines by achieving sales targets, facilitating product sales training, and participating in sales and marketing initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, lead, and execute short and long-term purchasing strategies while forecasting market trends Forecast market trends to identify changes in industry
  • Maintain electronic database detailing the total cost of acquisition for products and participate in the generation of their on-going pricing structure
  • Prepare miscellaneous reports for management and participate in operations strategy and risk management discussions
  • Effectively negotiate pricing and terms of conditions with suppliers
  • Manage and monitor inventory levels across all warehouse locations to meet internal and external demand of product to minimize out of stock situations
  • Work closely with carriers and explore any intercompany cost saving opportunities
  • Establish shipment schedules, monitor PO status, and contact suppliers to solve problems
  • Proactively coordinate and monitor the flow of delivery of products, following established business processes and standardized tools to ensure efficiency
  • Support Marketing Department with up-to-date information and product content
  • Contribute to the goals of the department by creating a positive work environment that includes respect for others, open communication, and a commitment to teamwork
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute recommendations for improving workflow or creating efficiencies within the team
  • Other Responsibilities as delegated by the Purchasing Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • Relevant experience in a distribution, manufacturing, or agriculture business environment. Related work experience in a supply chain purchasing environment
  • Demonstrated negotiation experience and strong negotiations skills set (communication, assertiveness, results-oriented, persuasive)
  • Post-secondary education and/or professional designation such as CPIM considered an asset  

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must be organized with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to organize and analyze large amounts of data
  • Must be able to travel to different locations and attend to work issues where and when they occur
  • ERP / MRP / JD Edwards experience is considered an asset
  • Understanding of internal and external factors (cost, pricing, margins, profit impact of decisions), and market dynamics
  • Good understanding of Quality, Inventory and Logistics

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Makes general repairs and adjustments to a variety of building and mechanical equipment,

   plumbing, mobile equipment, buildings, grounds, and carpentry work

  • Receive work instructions from foreman/supervisor/charge hand/lead hand
  • Use computerized software, instructions sheets, and sketches to assist in repair  work
  • Help clean and lubricate factory and building equipment and report non-functioning equipment
  • Measure and order parts and materials as required by work order
  • Perform taping and dry walling, carpentry, and installation of office furniture
  • Perform construction and/or repair of buildings, shop or office fixtures, grounds, and yards
  • Operate forklift, scissor lifts, genie booms, snow removal equipment
  • Assist with product show set-ups as required
  • Perform preventative maintenance to equipment as per automated  report system
  • Relay instructions to outside contractors performing repairs on-site
  • Complete maintenance shift report at the completion of each shift using computerized software
  • Plan work and perform jobs with minimal supervision
  • Working Conditions: Extreme temperatures (heat/cold), High noise levels and Fumes, vapors, and gases

     

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Aptitude for hand and power tools
  • Mechanical background will be an asset
  • Ability to work safely and inform Supervision of anything unusual or unsafe
  • Must be able to plan work and perform jobs with minimal supervision
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of employees.
  • Know and understand WHMIS labeling system
  • Shift work required

 

Hourly rate: $ 17.61

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

The Health and Safety Coordinator organizes and directs the MacDon safety management system and ensures compliance with occupational health and safety regulations, industry standards and best practices. The safety and health coordinator will be required to promote safe behaviours, safe work practices and environments, as well as maintain and administer the safety management system with the objective of minimizing incidents and injuries.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides direct support for the Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee (JOSCH) members regular safety management system and safety training audits
  • Supports regular industrial steel storage racking audits and inspections, and other internal audits as required
  • Assists in the identification, development and communication of safety and health related information, via safety talks, safety fact sheets, the MacDon SharePoint Safety & Health Web Page and MacDon Employee Connect
  • Conducts safety and risk assessments using company risk assessment process
  • Administers and maintains area inspection process
  • Supports area leadership incident investigation and provides recommendations for corrective action
  • Coordinates JOSCH activities, meetings and meeting materials as required
  • Reviews, updates, amends, and ensures safety training material meets regulatory and legislated standards and company policies.
  • Reviews and maintains safe work procedures database
  • Coordinates regular third-party safety management system audits
  • Reports and responds to regulatory activities as required, as well as monitor and advise on legislative and technical changes relating to health and safety
  • Provides health and safety training as require
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and maintenance of emergency preparedness plans
  • Coordinate regular emergency evacuation drills and prepare post-event reports
  • Participate in the coordination and facilitation of regular new employee onboarding
  • Provide administrative support to MacDon safety team, as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of the Occupational Health and Safety Program at Red River or other post-secondary education in Health and Safety
  • Previous experience in Health and Safety in a Manufacturing Environment an asset

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Formally trained in lifting and mobile equipment operations is considered an asset
  • Trained Safety System Auditor is considered an asset
  • Exceptional computer and management skills, with ability to coordinate and publish data and information

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

 

As Inside Sales Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and growing sales within MacDon’s Canadian dealer network.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Answer dealer and customer inquiries regarding product functionality, feature/benefits, pricing, and availability.
  • Review and manage, orders, sales volumes, market share and dealer inventories.
  • Provide sales projections and production requirements.
  • Evaluate trades and issue approvals.
  • Assist in organization, planning and representation at various farm/trade shows.
  • Organize and promote customer focused factory tour program, and host customer events.
  • Attend field related activities and other industry functions as required.
  • Provide customer feedback to influence current and future product design and development.
  • Work in cooperation with MacDon’s product support and engineering personnel as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education and Experience

  • University or college degree with a major in Marketing, Agriculture or a related program.
  • Background in agriculture an asset

 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Advanced communication and organizational skills. Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Computer skills and competence with MS products Office, Excel, PowerPoint, experience with J.D. Edwards an asset.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 driver’s license, Class 3 considered an asset.
  • A creative self starter who can work independently and as part of a team.
  • Some travel may be required.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

Manage skilled trades contractors in maintaining and improving equipment and facilities at MacDon. Develop and grow a culture of Customer Service to internal customers through strong collaboration, teamwork, and relationship building.  Lead the Tool Crib to provide timely support of hand and specialty tools to Manufacturing.  Ensure the department’s processes are followed and adherence to the collective agreement. This position guarantees safety procedures are followed and is responsible for ensuring the safety of employees.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Plan and execute facilities and maintenance work required for the Preventative Maintenance of buildings and equipment.
  • Lead and coach the supervisors and participate in performance management of department employees.
  • Ensure all direct reports and external contractors working on site follow safety procedures as detailed in the MacDon safety manual.
  • Manages the department’s physical workspace to the highest standards of organization and cleanliness.
  • Responsible for the selecting, arranging/coordinating, safety of, quality of work, and performance of work by third-party, Skilled Trades contractors such as HVAC, compressed air systems, millwrights
  • Responsible for arranging and coordinating third party contractors in the maintenance of Life Safety Systems including alarms, emergency lighting, sprinkler systems
  • If or when Contractor licenses exist, this position will be the MacDon contact for Manitoba Hydro for electrical and natural gas maintenance, upgrades and audits (including annual transformer testing)
  • Maintenance of equipment in accordance with the preventative maintenance program.
  • Investigation and root cause analysis for incidents involving Maintenance Department personnel, and collaboration with other area foremen where maintenance work in process may have been a factor.
  • Responsible for overseeing the internal Tool Crib (ordering, repairing, calibrating, assigning hand and specialty tools used in manufacturing)
  • Responsible for managing the Spare Parts Warehouse for Facilities and Maintenance and ensuring adequate critical spares are inventoried.
  • Ensure collective agreement is adhered to, including issuing discipline and grievance handling.
  • Participate in the internal hiring process including interview, testing and selection.
  • Approves performance reviews. Ensures alignment of skills and development plan(s) for individual employees.
  • Data gathering, analysis, and reporting department performance metrics.
  • Actively participate and drive improvement in area including participating and leading Kaizen Activity.
  • Investigate and correct internal customer satisfaction issues.
  • Assists Superintendents as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Relevant post secondary education in Skilled Trades (Journeyman level preferred), Facilities Engineering (P. Eng preferred), or Technology/Technologist (CTTAM preferred), or Operations
  • Five years of experience in a similar role or previous experience in a Supervisory role in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Five years of experience working and overseeing skill trades Contractors.
  • Five years of experience of Building Codes and Building Permits
  • Lean Green Belt certification an asset.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of safety requirements including material handling, WHMIS and equipment run up safety procedures.
  • Working knowledge of skilled trades such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, compressed air systems.
  • Previous experience working with a Collective Agreement an asset.
  • Strong teamwork and customer service skills
  • Strong relationship building skills including collaboration and respectful workplace
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Greenbelt, Facilitation and Problem Solving Skills

PURPOSE and SCOPE

The Test Engineer/Technologist is responsible for verifying and validating our emerging technologies and current production features. The work of this function focuses on the execution of test plans, reporting of test outcomes, support of Test Technicians and follow up on issues related to verification and validation of prototypes.

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in the development and review of test plans to ensure plans are complete, timelines are clear and ownership and responsibilities are understood.
  • Design test jigs and fixtures and execute test plans.
  • Develop test vectors, setup, and scripts for automated testing.
  • Maintain clear objectives of live test plans.
  • Provide guidance, coaching and mentorship to the Test Technicians assigned to the prototypes.
  • Instrument prototype machines as per test plans.
  • Participates in and/or owns the analysis of data, and presentation of results and recommendations.
  • Correlate lab testing, field data and theoretical results as needed.
  • Participates in product development activities (design reviews, project development, FMEA’s, etc) as needed.
  • Participate in product design and field review sessions.
  • Communicates daily to the Product Test Leaders and directly to other cross functional team members as needed.
  • Read and review daily reports of designated prototypes to ensure all testing objectives are met, drive action and resolution as required.
  • Communicate lab testing requirements with Lab Test Leader to plan resources for future testing requirements.
  • Ensure reporting is timely, accurate, and complete.
  • Continuously improve processes leveraging the Engineering Ci process.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.Sc. in Engineering or Diploma in Engineering Technology.
  • Mechanical skills with knowledge of hydraulic & electrical circuits.
  • Experience with electrical hardware, software and their interaction with mechanical systems
  • Experience with various software languages is an asset (such as Python, Matlab, C/C++)
  • Minimum two years related work experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with data acquisition and data analysis is an asset.
  • Available to travel over extended periods.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Repairs factory production and building equipment by diagnosing failed mechanical components by observation or dismantling and then overhauling the components. Performs construction, fabrication and installation of various equipment and projects as assigned to do.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must hold a certified Journeyman Industrial Mechanics License issued by the Province of Manitoba or bear the Red Seal Certificate from another Jurisdiction.
  • 3 – 4 years’ experience as a Journeyperson – Industrial Mechanic.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receives work instructions from Foreman / Supervisor / Chargehand / Leadhand.
  • Must be able to plan work and perform jobs with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must supply hand tools required for the trade.
  • Plans repairs or fabricates involving the use of prints, manufacturer’s instruction sheets, sketches, shop work orders and/or verbal instructions.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of mobile equipment.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of building equipment.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of production equipment.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of hydraulic / pneumatic equipment.
  • Design and builds fluid power circuits and equipment.
  • Must be able to weld, solder and use cutting torches.
  • Performs preventative maintenance to equipment.
  • Must be able to layout and install machines according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Operate forklift and material handling equipment as required.
  • Order necessary parts and materials and liaison with suppliers for these items.
  • Expected to work in a responsible and safe manner, follow proper lock out and safety procedures.
  • Directs helpers in safety and proper work procedures.
  • Know and understand WHMIS labeling system and attaches labels when decanting.
  • Keep work area safe and clean, and inform Supervisor of any unsafe conditions.

​​​​​​​Hourly Rate: $34.30

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Ensure production materials are delivered to MacDon Industries on time, in the correct quantity, at the right location, within quality standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Diligently actions MRP messages to ensure on-time delivery to production and service parts
  • Issues Purchase Orders to suppliers
  • Process supplier acknowledgements
  • Proactive and diligent communication with suppliers to ensure on time delivery
  • Monitors past dues through Late Purchase Order report and expedites when necessary
  • Maintains accurate and current delivery date information in JDE for inbound supplier shipments
  • Review and navigate various reports
  • Actions Engineering Change Notices affecting assigned suppliers (manages cut in dates, issues first article POs, supplier communication, etc.)
  • Process reject tags by working with supplier quality and engineering on disposition of non-conformant material
  • Manages inventory by minimizing/eliminating obsolescence and surplus inventory
  • Develops and maintains excellent vendor partnerships
  • Communicates with Procurement Specialists to address price increases or discrepancies
  • Assists receiving with delivery issues such as quantity discrepancies and missing paperwork
  • Maintains MRP parameters, vendor lead times and BOM offsets
  • Work with Suppliers in developing quality and on time delivery of parts
  • Other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education and supply chain training preferred
  • Experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Candidate should be an innovative self-starter and be able to work independently and as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • Blueprint reading skills.
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems, proficiency with Excel.
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder relationship management skills.
  • Candidate should be able to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills while making decisions based on multiple options and decisively determine the right course of action.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

 

The Test Monitor is responsible for ensuring that lab tests are running correctly and are adjusted according to procedure and that data is collected according to the test plan. This person will also be required to perform basic maintenance and assembly tasks, restock supplies and assist with general housekeeping duties. Shift work will be a requirement.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor product testing for performance.
  • Keep data log sheets for tests including photographs and detailed description of failures.
  • Perform maintenance on run up equipment and test apparatus under the direction of the Engineering Lab Test Leader.
  • Assemble product for test under the direction of the Engineering Lab Test Leader.
  • Maintain a clean work environment through scheduled housekeeping duties.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education and Experience

 

  • High School Diploma.

 

Skills and Knowledge

 

  • Good communication skills; oral and written.
  • Ability to work both in a team atmosphere and unsupervised.
  •  Ability to use a digital camera and video equipment.
  • Experience using e-mail, Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Experience with machinery repairs an asset.
  • Hydraulic and electrical circuit troubleshooting and repair experience an asset.
  • Welding/Oxy/Acetylene experience is an asset.

Quality Coordinator

Reporting to the Quality Manager, you will complete various administrative tasks for the quality department. Job duties will include maintaining quality documentation, tracking completion of various reports and audits, updating and maintaining procedures, and tracking corrective action reports.

About Salford

Salford Group, a Linamar Company is a global manufacturer of farm tillage, application and seeding equipment. We are experiencing tremendous growth and have immediate openings in our Production department. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Salford employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment. With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated and engaged people.

We Offer

  • Comprehensive Benefits and Pension Packages
  • Career Advancement & Training Opportunities
  • Personal Protective Equipment Allowance

Requirements

  • High School education or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Understanding of Statistical Process Control, with the ability to read blueprints and company procedure manuals
  • Internal TS 16949 auditor an asset
  • Good time management skills to prioritize assignments delegated by your Supervisor

 

Salford is committed to promoting accessible recruitment. Salford will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.

Responsibilities

  • To operate a CNC
  • Receive general instructions from Supervisor, Charge Hand and Set-Up
  • Able to perform own set-up
  • Responsible for quality control of parts produced and production of quantities as set out in the operation sheet
  • Understand and work from technical drawings as well as understanding written instructions on operations sheet
  • Ability to recognize problems when forming materials and correct issues
  • Responsible for the quality and quantity as indicated by operations sheet, with frequent inspection of work
  • Control the proper feeds and speed of different material and tools to maximize the quality and productivity
  • Perform equipment preventative maintenance at the operator level
  • Maintain a clean work area using 5S methodology

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years CNC experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with good hand-eye coordination
  • Knowledge of basic handheld and air tools
  • Ability to read component blueprints
  • Familiar with tools used in the performing of CNC duties including Micrometers, Calipers and Rulers
  • Ability to understand written and verbal communication

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Use of statistical analysis, inventory demand planning tools, problem solving skills, and collaboration with other departments to achieve Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals and meet or exceed our customer’s expectations

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Ensure KPI's such as fill rate and inventory turns are met using statistical analysis and inventory demand planning tools such as; forecasting, DRP, and min/max. Work closely with Supply Chain to achieve these goals.
  • Make recommended adjustments to KPI's and inventory demand planning tools based on changes in demand and market trends.
  • Plan & fulfill all worldwide Regional Parts Distribution Center's (RDC's) inventory requirements.
  • Supply parts to Manufacturing/Production for line shortages while not jeopardizing Parts service level & fill rates.
  • Prepare, report, and communicate on KPI's.
  • Continuously improve inventory demand planning tools, methods, and approach.
  • Work with Management on any tasks assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Soft Skills

  • Problem solver that can use objective analysis and evaluation to make decisions and develop strategies.
  • Analytical mindset, using logic to breakdown facts and numbers and come up with quantifiable solutions.
  • Planner that looks to the future and can effectively gather information, analyze, and make timely decisions.
  • Learner with an interest in personal development, seeking feedback from other sources.
  • Curious by nature and wants to know how things work or why they do not, how can they be fixed or improved, with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Positive attitude and takes pride in a job well done.
  • Communicator that is able to clearly express ideas to a variety of individuals or groups.
  • Holistic Thinker that can make connections between seemingly unrelated issues or events.
  • Adaptable to work in an atmosphere of change that requires new and different solutions.
  • Collaborative, able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Customer Service driven with a sense of urgency to handle issues in a timely manner.

Technical

  • Extensive skills with MS Excel and strong mathematical abilities required.
  • Experience with DRP/MRP functionality
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Demand Planning position, with IBF training & certification is desired.
  • Strong knowledge of Demand Planning/Forecasting systems in a multiple location Distribution environment.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes to work closely with Supply Chain staff.
  • Experience using ERP software packages. JD Edwards experience an asset.
  • Knowledge of inventory KPI’s.
  • Knowledge of agricultural industry an asset.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Ensure engineering prototype materials are effectively sourced, and delivered to MacDon Industries on time, within quality standards and at a competitive price.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Works with the Engineering department on sourcing prototype parts
  • Creates and issues purchase orders based on Engineering requirements
  • Monitors past dues and expedites when necessary.
  • Collaborates closely with Engineering and the Sourcing team on New Projects and vendor selection
  • Helps identify cost reduction opportunities through benchmarking and Vendor / Engineering collaboration
  • Works Closely with Sourcing Manager and Supplier Approval Board to ensure partnering with quality suppliers that are capable of meeting MacDon's quality expectations.
  • Obtains competitive price quotes
  • Assists Accounts Payables in resolving invoice discrepancies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sourcing Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in supply chain or a related discipline.
  • Experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Candidate should be an innovative self starter and be able to work independently and as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • Blueprint reading skills.
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems, proficiency with Excel.
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder relationship management skills.
  • Candidate should be able to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills while making decisions based on multiple options and decisively determine the right course of action.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receiving materials and unloading/loading trucks, moving parts that are in the warehouse to its proper location, picking and counting parts on the DSI guns, and delivering parts to the appropriate areas
  • Received materials from outside vendors
  • Collect appropriate paperwork from drivers according to the load. Review paperwork to determine that the parts on the truck are actually at the proper warehouse
  • To work safely and point out anything that may be unusual or unsafe to a supervisor
  • Load and unloads trucks using the appropriate equipment
  • Perform daily cycle counts
  • Identify and stock goods and materials received
  • Deliver and scan parts that have been reviewed by Quality Control to proper drop off locations
  • Generate receiving reports, verify quantity, and identify goods or material received
  • Issue goods and materials as per pick lists and transfers
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Variety of Working Conditions such as: - Extreme temperatures (heat/cold) - High noise levels - Fumes, vapors, gases

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a manufacturing setting. Warehouse experience will be an asset
  • Previous experience in the operation of a gas-powered forklift, preferably in the steel industry
  • Experience in stand up and sit down forklift
  • DSI experience
  • Experience with computer and programs including JDE
  • Successful completion of all MacDon pre-screening assessments
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Clear communication (understanding written and verbal cues)
  • Completion of MacDon’s Forklift Operator training course is preferred
  • Shift work required

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

A Forklift Operator at MacDon Industries is responsible for operating a forklift in a safe, efficient manner to transport product in and out of work areas. They are also responsible for keeping work areas stocked with necessary equipment such as bins or cages and assist with set ups that require forklift.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Operating a forklift in a safe, efficient manner to transport product in and out of work areas

• Assist with set ups that require forklift

• Generally works closely with all shop personnel to remove full and empty bins, cages, and skids

• To work safely and point out anything that may be unusual or unsafe to supervision

• Proficient in DSI gun, which locates parts and jigs and machines in yard for loads

• Maintain a clean work area and inform area supervision of any unsafe conditions

• Fill out daily forklift maintenance checklists

• Other duties as assigned

• Working Conditions: Extreme temperatures (heat/cold) High noise levels Fumes, vapors, and gases

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience working in a manufacturing setting is an asset

• Previous experience in the operation of a gas-powered forklift, preferably in the steel industry

• Successful completion of all MacDon pre-screening assessments

• Organizational and time management skills

• Clear communication (understanding written and verbal cues)

• Completion of MacDon Forklift Operator training course is preferred

• Valid MacDon Forklift Operator license is preferred

• Valid Class 5 driver’s license

• Know and understand the WHMIS labeling system

• Shift work required

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

This position is responsible for managing a defined territory with the goal of significantly increasing sales and market share. Key aspects of the role include selling and promoting the Westward Parts and MacDon Parts product lines, and developing relationships with our network of dealers. This task will consist of performing sales calls to dealers, and working with the entire organization to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Regional Parts Manager will also ensure that expenses and dealer accounts are managed in a responsible manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Developing relationships with dealers to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
  • Sell and promote the entire product line offered by Westward Parts Services Ltd– ensuring all programs are implemented at the dealer level.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities with dealers to assist in growing parts business with Westward Parts.
  • Introduce and implement all parts programs to dealers – follow up to ensure that participation is maximized.
  • Monitor accounts payable and ensure dealer accounts are kept in good standing.
  • Analyze monthly territory sales results to identify potential opportunities.
  • Provide information on competitive marketplace conditions.
  • Assist Sales team and Product/Supply team to identify new product opportunities in market.
  • Manage territory expenses on a daily and monthly basis.
  • Provide product ideas to Product Managers to be investigated – assist with any market information needed to ensure successful launch of new products.
  • Attend industry trade shows to promote Westward Parts Services Ltd and assist dealers in developing business growth.
  • Communicate dealer concerns and present potential solutions to ensure quick and effective resolutions.
  • Provide market information to assist with market based product pricing.
  • Follow up on sales programs to assist with analysis and provide feedback to enhance and improve future programs.
  • Maintain professional appearance – both personal and company vehicle.
  •  Provide comprehensive reporting of territory activities and initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years selling experience.
  • Excellent understanding of agricultural business and industry trends.
  • High business acumen.
  • Strong inter-personal skills – emphasis on relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills – but also comfortable working alone.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Extensive travel within defined territory is required.
  • Experience in parts sales a definite asset.
  • Agricultural background preferred but not required.

 

Key Measurements of Success

  • Sales performance measured against budget.
  • Consistent and responsible expense management

 

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, market leading product designs. Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers and technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Familiarizing with existing MacDon products and competitive products.
  • Development of electronic design models, drawings, and supporting information.
  • Engineering analysis of designs using hand calculations and electronic FEA (and other) tools to confirm design capabilities.
  • Design and support prototype build and test activities (field and lab test).
  • Review and take appropriate action to all the daily test reports.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally for 1-2 weeks at a time, approximately 4-6 times/year.
  • Strong Mechanical abilities – Experience with machinery repairs is an asset.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:

  • Project planning
  • Component, subsystem, system designs to meet set objectives of performance, cost, durability, etc.
  • Prototype build planning and support
  • Prototype testing planning and support
  • Tool design and support
  • Development of product and service related publications
  • Materials and manufacturing processes selection
  • Vendor selection
  • Current product engineering support

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited Engineering or Technology program.
  • Eligibility for EGM or CTTAM registration.
  • Experience in machine design, and a strong background in mechanical/hydraulic/electrical systems are assets.
  • Farm background is highly desirable. Including extensive experience operating and maintaining farm equipment, particularly harvesting equipment used in the markets MacDon competes in globally.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

The Parts Support Coordinator is responsible for internal and external customer support, order entry and monitoring backordered items and expediting delivery to the Distribution Centre.

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

 

  • Supporting dealer/distributor and internal customers via phone and email with regards to order status, tracking and technical requests.
  • Order entry including EDI orders.
  • Assist in developing daily shipping and work schedules to ensure efficient operations throughout the Distribution Centre.
  • Monitor backordered items and expedite delivery creation and shipment of needed products.
  • EOP order entry and credit approval.
  • Tracking distributor and dealer orders, allocation and shipments.
  • Share in responding to after hour’s emergency parts request (weekday evenings, during peak harvest season).
  • Comply with the organizations environmental, health and safety, recycling, sustainability efforts and quality assurance policies and standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Post Secondary education in Business Administration (Business Certificate, Business Diploma or University Bachelor Degree) or related field is preferred
  • Minimum one to two years working in a distribution environment dealing with order entry, tracking and customer service.
  • Background in Agriculture an asset
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products required.

 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven customer support experience.
  • Strong numerical and logical analytics skills
  • Strong phone contact handling skills and active listening.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks through effective prioritization
  • Ability to take the initiative and problem solve.
  • Mechanically inclined with a strong mathematical proficiency.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, market leading product designs. Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers and technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists. As a central Production Engineering resource, the specialist will work to maintain electrical system designs across product families. His/her activities will range, depending on the concern, from consulting on the components, subsystem, or system, to reviewing the entire system. Close communication and coordination will be required between the specialist and the Design Engineering Electrical Group and Product Engineering Managers (PEMs).

RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Responsible for the resolution of electrical component or system performance concerns encountered during product assembly across all current product lines.
  • Identify areas of product improvement for all product lines and design solutions to implement these improvements.
  • Provide mentoring and support to Production engineering team members in their efforts to understand and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Design, develop and commission production run up stands for all current product, managing all activities to meet project timelines and budgets.
  • Produce work instructions for the development of OMS's associated with electrical systems.
  • Participate in design reviews during Team Meetings.
  • Work with testing to produce test plans for current product electrical systems upgrades.
  • Hands on testing of design changes is required. May require travel to field for testing.
  • Assist/lead as needed in troubleshooting design issues on current product.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.
  • P Eng or eligible for registration with APEGM.
  • Minimum of five years direct experience in the development of electrical systems for Ag equipment.
  • Hands on experience supporting designs Knowledge of instrumentation to measure performance of designs.
  • Experience writing and performing test plans to evaluate designs.
  • Desirable to have experience with industrial control system design.
  • Experience using electrical test equipment including multimeters, oscilloscopes, etc.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Desirable related areas of familiarity include, Hydraulics, Electronics, and Design of mechanical components.
  • Must be functional in Solid Edge and E3.
  • PLC and Python programming experience is an asset.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, class leading agricultural product designs for the Ag/Heavy Duty Off-Road machinery market. Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers and technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists. Position will be based in Winnipeg, MB.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:

  • App development for Android/IOS devices using Xamarin, MAUI, Swift environments.
  • Development of User Interfaces on various mediums such as ISOBus UT’s and third party CAN based platforms.
  • Manage, document, and develop code for multiple projects using Doxygen, Github, Source Tree, Bit Bucket etc.
  • Review and provide software documentation improvements or maintenance for complex systems.
  • Assist in development and implementation of validation plans (unit testing, HIL, SIL, DVT).
  • Review and take appropriate action to all daily test reports.
  • Support development of risk assessments (DFMEA).
  • Create and support shop and test work orders, assisting in fabrication and assembly as necessary.
  • Support current product engineering, improve product and service related publications.
  • Continuous learning of MacDon and competitive products.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Engineering or Technology program.
  • Working knowledge of at least the following software based protocols:
  1. CAN (J1939), ISOBus UT, Wi-Fi 802.11
  • Experience in QT and Crank development environments.
  • MS Office products, in particular a good working knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience in ag/heavy duty off-road machine design, or a strong background in mechanical/hydraulic/electrical systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years previous experience in related work.
  • Experience in C, C++, C# programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle architecture to successfully develop multiple features into a system package.
  • Experience in project planning and vendor selection.
  • Exposure to model based software design using the MATLAB/Simulink tools.
  • Farm background is highly desirable. Including extensive experience operating and maintaining farm equipment; particularly harvesting equipment used in the markets MacDon competes in globally.
  • Exposure to Parker IQAN environment or other graphic based programming languages.

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Date posted: Nov 18, 2020

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

A Welder at MacDon Industries welds formed, raw material into complete welds, or sub-welds for production by taking multiple parts and assembling them into the welding jig, and then MIG welds these parts together.

Responsibilities:

  • Welds formed, raw material into complete welds, or sub-welds for production by taking multiple parts and assembling them into the welding jig, and then MIG welds these parts together.
  • Make adjustment of voltage and amperage that may be necessary.
  • Work from specifications, drawings, prints and welding symbols, shop work orders, and/or verbal instructions.
  • Use prints to obtain weld sizes, amount of weld, and placement if specified or required.
  • Use of anti-splatter spray as required and smoke extractor equipment on all welding applications.
  • Position and clamp parts in fixtures.
  • Operate Overhead Bridge Cranes/Jib Crane.
  • Chip, clean, grind, and sand welds.
  • Operate plasma cutting torch.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of all MacDon pre-screening assessments including the MacDon Welding Test.
  • Secondary school (high school diploma or equivalent).
  • Welding Certificate is an asset.
  • Must be experienced and have full knowledge of operation of oxygen and acetylene cutting equipment, as well as the safety knowledge required.
  • Experience with MIG Welding. 2-3 years welding experience required.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing setting.
  • Clear communication (understanding written and verbal cues)
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the following physical Requirements:
    • Physically able to lift up to 47 pounds. Refer to the MacDon Safety Manual.
    • Physically able to twist and bend frequently.
    • Physically able to walk and/or stand for eight hours.
  • Maintain a good attendance record and comply with company rules and regulations.
  • Work in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Perform repetitive tasks following a prescribed routine.
  • Know and understand the WHMIS labeling system.
  • Able to do shift work (rotating shifts).

Working Conditions (may have exposure to):

  • Extreme temperatures (heat/cold).
  • High noise levels.
  • Fumes, vapors, and gases.

USA

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

We are looking for passionate Engineers with a desire to design the next generation of productive harvesting equipment. You need to be ready to participate in a team environment in the development and the continuous improvement of innovative, market leading product designs. Team compositions vary and change, but consistently involve multiple engineers, technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel. There are also cross functional interactions with supply chain, marketing, product support, publications, manufacturing, and other specialists.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate of an accredited Engineering University Program

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Farm background
  • Internships or experience with projects focused on machinery manufacturing or design.
  • Knowledge of mechanical components, hydraulic systems, and electro-mechanical systems
  • Familiarity with Agricultural Machinery and Manufacturers.
  • Familiarity with various types of agricultural production systems
  • Familiarity with a CAD system, FEA software, design calculations
  • Experience with hands-on skills such as welding, machining, and mechanical assembly.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation as a team member in project activities as assigned.
  • Develop detailed product designs to meet objectives of performance, cost, durability, etc.
  • Development of CAD models, drawings, and supporting information that meet MacDon requirements.
  • Engineering analysis of designs using hand calculations, FEA software, and other tools.
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate product design risks.
  • Prototype build planning and support.
  • Product verification and validation through lab and field testing.
  • Travel to support product field testing on average one month per year in North America.
  • Supporting cross-functional activities (purchasing, manufacturing, quality, publications, product support, etc.).
  • Project planning support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

We are looking for passionate Engineer Technologists with a desire to design the next generation of productive harvesting equipment. You need to be ready to participate in a team environment in the development and the continuous improvement of innovative, market leading product designs. Team compositions vary and change, but consistently involve multiple engineers, technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel. There are also cross functional interactions with supply chain, marketing, product support, publications, manufacturing, and other specialists.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate of an Engineering Technology University Program

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Farm background
  • Internships or experience with projects focused on machinery manufacturing or design.
  • Knowledge of mechanical component design, hydraulic systems, and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Familiarity with Agricultural Machinery and Manufacturers.
  • Familiarity with various types of agricultural production systems.
  • Familiarity with a CAD system, FEA software, design calculations.
  • Experience with hands-on skills such as welding, machining, and mechanical assembly.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation as a team member in project activities as assigned.
  • Development of CAD models, drawings, and supporting information that meet MacDon requirements.
  • Prototype build planning and support. Involving occasional fabrication and assembly work.
  • Product verification and validation through lab and field testing.
  • Travel to support product field testing on average one month per year in North America.
  • Develop detailed product designs to meet objectives of performance, cost, durability, etc.
  • Engineering analysis of designs using hand calculations, FEA software, and other tools.
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate product design risks.
  • Supporting cross-functional activities (purchasing, manufacturing, quality, publications, product support, etc.).
  • Project planning support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Support MacDon Product Management in gathering data to evaluate new products. Both our own and competitive units.
  • Gather and compile product information.
  • Prepare competitive comparison information.
  • Prepare Product PowerPoints.
  • Update Product Sheets/Specs
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Enrolled in (or graduated from) a recognized Ag Business, Engineering or Technology   program.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written.
  • Ability to travel required, primarily North America.
  • Intuitive, self-motivated and hard working.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Strong Ag and machinery background an asset.

PURPOSE & SCOPE

The Test Technician role is a vital part of an international team of innovators that collaborate to solve critical problems related to the agricultural industry through the development of machinery. These individuals are provided a unique experience in which their problem solving abilities are tested while they develop their hands-on experience working with prototype machinery. The Test Technician will use their unique perspectives to be an integral part of the research and development of agricultural prototypes through field and lab tests over a 4-8 month term.

Term start date: May 2023.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with a variety levels of leadership in the Test Department to manage the day to day for field testing activities of prototype machines
  • Liaise with leadership in performing and completing the verification and validation requirements of their prototype machines
  • Use project management software to efficiently compile information and prepare reports which are used in the decisions of the engineering design process
  • Work with the members of the Engineering Shop, Test Engineering and Design Engineering as needed in preparing machines and equipment/tools for testing
  • Coordinate with Design Engineers on the performance of various systems and processes
  • Observe test machines in the field and lab, gather electronic data using data acquisition, make valued judgments and discuss observations with customers and team members
  • Design and fabricate testing jigs and apparatuses to collect and replicate field-testing conditions.
  • Analyze and present data through the completion of detailed engineer test reports in conjunction with the Test Leaders
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Enrolled in (or graduated from) University Engineering or College Engineering Technology program
  • Excellent communication skills; Oral and Written
  • Proficient in Windows and Office Software
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Available to travel over extended periods of time
  • Strong Mechanical abilities - experience with machinery repairs
  • Ability to work in both team situations and independently
  • Must hold and maintain valid driver's license and be able to travel in USA and Canada
    • *Approx. 95% of the time will be spent in the USA*

Preferred

  • Experience working with data acquisition systems, sensors and strain gauges
  • Possess a strong passion for agriculture
  • Highly motivated individuals with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt and willing to learn in various situations
  • Intuitive, self-motivated and hard working with lots of patience
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Good planning and administration abilities
  • Ability to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license is an asset

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

 

Reporting to the Product Support Supervisor, the Product Support Representative provides after sales support for all MacDon Products. They work in territory with our dealers and customers to investigate product issues, address customer concerns, and provide product training. As part of the larger MacDon team they coordinate closely with the factory, providing information helping drive design changes and better understanding of customer needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Product Support Supervisors, Product Support Specialists, Territory Sales Representatives and Dealer Personnel to address product issues or customer concerns
  • Lead in territory investigation and troubleshooting, creating detailed reports on product issues to help bring awareness and assist designers, etc in developing product changes
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Dealer support personnel in order to ensure a positive experience for customers of MacDon equipment.
  • Instruct technical training for dealer technicians and end users
  • Perform demonstrations of new products

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Related University or College Degree, or equivalent experience
  • A self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team
  • A solid technical background in diagnosis and repair of Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical systems
  • Understanding of agricultural equipment and its operation, including experience with grain harvesting equipment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a remote team
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Products: Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Travel is required 60% - 70% of the time. Valid passport required (must be able to cross Canadian US Border)
  • Must hold and maintain valid driver’s license

*Position territory is for Illinois*

The candidate will preferably reside in territory

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Reporting to the North American Sales Manager, the US Sales Manager will lead the US Territory Manager Field Sales team to develop and implement strategic initiatives to attain annual sales targets. The US Sales Manager will also provide input to the North American Sales Manager on sales programs, pricing, market intelligence and future product development. Additionally, the US Sales Manager will work with the US Territory Manager team, managing and supporting the team to maintain and increase sales goals.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:.

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Provides leadership to the operations of the sales department, while maintaining focus on strategic goals.
  • Develops and improves business relations with all MacDon dealers and customers.
  • Identifies initiates and communicates action plans to approach and secure new business.
  • Responsible for identifying, communicating and recommending actions associated with market trends, changing sales and marketing direction to support product development strategies for growth.
  • Establishes and manages effective programs to compensate, coach, appraise and train sales personnel.
  • Responsible for achieving profitable results through the sales team by developing the team through motivation, counseling, skills development and product knowledge development.
  • Responsible for the planning, recruitment and direction of US sales representatives to accomplish specific objectives.
  • Extensive travel throughout the United States to mentor, train and assist sales representatives is required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Marketing and/or Agriculture preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in a lead role in Sales or Territory Management within an Agricultural environment.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry and current farming practices is required.
  • Knowledge and expertise in the use of agricultural machinery is an asset.
  • Experience with managing a sales force is essential.
  • Ability to travel to support the Territory Manager team in the United States.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to grow relationships with customers, dealers, distributors, suppliers and other agri-business associates.
  • Mastery level skills in making presentations to a variety of groups (size and background).
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, CRM, creating and maintaining spreadsheets is required.
  • A creative aptitude with a focus on achieving results.
  • Outstanding negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of team building and team development practices.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, class leading agricultural product designs for the Ag/Heavy Duty Off-Road machinery market. Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers and technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists. Located in Sun Prairie, WI.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:

  • Manage, document, and develop software for embedded applications on future MacDon products.
  • Design software components, subsystems, and systems to meet performance, cost, and durability objectives.
  • Develop user interfaces for various mediums such as Android/IOS apps, ISOBUS Universal Terminal, and third party CAN based platforms.
  • Assist in development and implementation of software validation plans (unit testing, HIL, SIL, DVT).
  • Support testing of software in real field environments.  Develop improvements based on firsthand experience and feedback from project stakeholders.
  • Support development of risk assessments (DFMEA).
  • Learn and apply new technologies and advancements in software and controls.
  • Continuous learning of MacDon and competitive products.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Engineering or Technology program.
  • Demonstrated experience in C/C++ programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of J1939 standard.
  • Experience with common development tools: Git, Confluence, Jira, or similar agile project management systems.
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle electrical systems and ability to troubleshoot common electrical issues.
  • Knowledge of control theory, experience controlling electrohydraulic systems, GNSS experience is an asset.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-5 years previous experience in related work.
  • Knowledge of the following software standards:
    • ISO11783 (ISOBUS), ISO25119, MISRA-C
  • Exposure to model based software design using MATLAB/Simulink.
  • Experience with the following software systems: Linux, Python, cloud platforms (AWS, MS Azure, Google Cloud), ROS2, SQL
  • Experience with remote sensing applications, common sensor interfaces (Ethernet, UART).
  • Agricultural experience is desirable.

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

An Experimental Mechanic/Welder at MacDon Enterprises sets up tooling, lays out and welds components in order to produce prototype and experimental parts and equipment. May perform any of the following: Welding, Assembly, and Machine/Fabrication Operations.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • An Experimental Mechanic/Welder at MacDon Enterprises lays out components, sets up weld fixtures, and welds components for prototype equipment.
  • Primarily will be performing tasks related to welding from prints and instructions. May also perform Assembly, and Machine/Fabrication Operations as required.
  • Responsible for a high degree of craftsmanship and able to produce parts and/or assemblies from a minimal amount of specifications on information. 
  • Report on implementation of designs and make suggestions for modifications or improvements.
  • Keep work area safe and clean and inform supervisor of any unsafe conditions, and perform other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job or as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  • Assist with setup of lab/shop tests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Education above and beyond is considered an asset
  • Preference will be given to those with prior welding experience
  • Experience with Shop Math and Measuring instruments
  • Successful completion of all MacDon pre-screening assessments.
  • Forklift Experience

Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to perform with the following skill sets: Welding, Assembly and Fabrication/Machining.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with basic hand-held, air, and measuring tools.
  • Knowledge of agricultural machines and processes an asset.
  • Must be able to understand and work from technical drawings/blueprints.
  • General Knowledge of mobile equipment electrical and hydraulics a plus
  • Know and understand the GHS & SDS labeling system.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the following physical requirements:

Physically able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Physically able to twist and bend frequently.

Physically able to walk and/or stand for 8 hours.

  • Maintain a good attendance record and comply with company rules and regulations.
  • Work in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Able to understand and communicate information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to work with computer including Microsoft Office, CAD viewer, Internal Engineering software

PURPOSE and SCOPE:

Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, class leading agricultural product designs for the Ag/Heavy Duty Off-Road machinery market. Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers and technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:

  • App development for Android/IOS devices using Xamarin, MAUI, Swift environments.
  • Development of User Interfaces on various mediums such as ISOBus UT’s and third party CAN based platforms.
  • Manage, document, and develop code for multiple projects using Doxygen, Github, Source Tree, Bit Bucket etc.
  • Review and provide software documentation improvements or maintenance for complex systems.
  • Assist in development and implementation of validation plans (unit testing, HIL, SIL, DVT).
  • Review and take appropriate action to all daily test reports.
  • Support development of risk assessments (DFMEA).
  • Create and support shop and test work orders, assisting in fabrication and assembly as necessary.
  • Support current product engineering, improve product and service related publications.
  • Continuous learning of MacDon and competitive products.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Engineering or Technology program.
  • Working knowledge of at least the following software based protocols:

1. CAN (J1939), ISOBus UT, Wi-Fi 802.11

  • Experience in QT and Crank development environments.
  • MS Office products, in particular a good working knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience in ag/heavy duty off-road machine design, or a strong background in mechanical/hydraulic/electrical systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years previous experience in related work.
  • Experience in C, C++, C# programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle architecture to successfully develop multiple features into a system package.
  • Experience in project planning and vendor selection.
  • Exposure to model based software design using the MATLAB/Simulink tools.
  • Farm background is highly desirable. Including extensive experience operating and maintaining farm equipment; particularly harvesting equipment used in the markets MacDon competes in globally.
  • Exposure to Parker IQAN environment or other graphic based programming languages.

Others

PURPOSE and SCOPE

Reporting to the Sales & Service Manager, the job holder represents MacDon Europe GmbH in the area of responsibility and responsibilities largely independently. He / she works together with service and sales partners to maintain customer satisfaction. The appearance is characterized by the understanding of the relationship between service performance and sales success, close coordination with service and spare parts is required. Ensuring customer satisfaction with sales partners and end customers in the area of responsibility. Interface of all divisions to the sales partner, advisor, coach and supporter where required. Acting independently within a coordinated framework and decisively able to weigh the decisions taken for the benefit of the company and customer satisfaction and to represent them internally and externally.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Technical support,
  • Training of distribution partners,
  • Accompaniment, guidance and assistance with assembly and PDI of the various products from the MacDon product range,
  • Control of the PDI / warranty documentation,
  • Support & monitoring of the warranty process,
  • Customer and sales partner visits
  • Support at national and international fairs & exhibitions,
  • Problem solving and support during the harvest on site, by phone / email,
  • Support in the preparation of technical documentation (mostly translation & corrections),
  • Support products & customers during season in field and on the phone/email
  • Support development of sales & marketing material

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Completed vocational training as agricultural mechanic with graduation journeyman, or comparable job descriptions (commercial vehicles, construction machinery, etc.)
  • Experience working with people of different cultural backgrounds and ethnic groups
  • At least 5 years in the field of service agricultural machinery, ideally harvesting machines
  • Experienced in technical machinery setup and functional adjustments
  • Field demonstration experience

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to travel approximately 100-120 nights per year.
  • Advanced communication and organizational skills.
  • German or English as mother tongue, German or English understandable, an Eastern European language
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Computer skills and competence with MS products Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license for cars (incl. trailers; B/BE) & agricultural machinery (L and/or T).
  • Must hold a valid passport and be available for international travel if required.
  • A creative self starter who can work independently and as part of a team.
  • Background in agriculture equipment, farming, and agronomic practices an asset.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

Reporting to the Sales & Service Manager, the job holder represents MacDon Europe GmbH in the area of responsibility and responsibilities largely independently and with entrepreneurial instinct. He / she works together with service and sales partners to maintain customer satisfaction. The appearance is characterized by the understanding of the relationship between service performance and sales success, close coordination with service and spare parts is required. In the build-up phase, the job holder is a pioneer in all business matters and sees himself/herself as the face of the brand in the region. Acting independently and entrepreneurial within the set frame; able to decide and to defend internally and externally own and company decisions to the benefit of the company and to support customer satisfaction.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

  • Manage a defined sales territory working closely with MacDon’s dealers and customers to generate sales growth and ensure customer satisfaction of our products.
  • Develop dealer network within the area of responsibility
  • Organize and assist dealers in conducting customer clinics and open houses to promote the sales of MacDon products.
  • Technical trouble shooting, operational strategies, and general product support during the harvest season personally, by phone and/or mail; Support for the creation and translation of marketing material, etc.
  • Conduct technical product presentations and product demonstrations to dealers, customers, and prospects.
  • Plan, organize and participate at regional farm shows, dealer meetings and field training programs.
  • Hands-on product setup and demonstration of products to dealers, customers and at events • Attend field related activities and other industry functions as required.
  • Provide customer feedback to influence current and future product design and development.
  • Review and manage sales volumes, market share, and dealer inventories. • Work in cooperation with MacDon’s product support and engineering personnel as required.
  • Develop dealer network according to company’s targets.
  • Support products & customers during season in field and on the phone/email
  • Support development of sales & marketing material

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • University degree with a major in Marketing, Agriculture, Engineering or a related program
  • Experience working with people of different cultural backgrounds and ethnic groups
  • Strong experience operating combines & headers of different brands
  • Experienced in technical machinery setup and functional adjustments
  • Field demonstration experience

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to travel approximately 100-120 nights per year.
  • Advanced communication and organizational skills. Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Computer skills and competence with MS products Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license for cars (incl. trailers; B/BE) & agricultural machinery (L and/or T).
  • Must hold a valid passport and be available for international travel if required.
  • A creative self starter who can work independently and as part of a team.
  • Background in agriculture equipment, farming, and agronomic practices an asset.
  • English and Spanish understandable mandatory; other languages an asset