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Norsat International Inc., is a leading provider of innovative communication solutions

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CAREERS

When Norsat first began to recruit in 1977, satellite industry experience was an unrealistic skill to demand from such a young industry. Instead we had to seek less direct but ultimately more valuable skills from the talented people we hired.

Ingenuity, intelligence, drive, attention to detail, creativity remain our guiding principles when hiring new members to the Norsat family. For 40 years, Norsat has maintained a team that is as culturally diverse as it is richly talented. This pool of talent is considered Norsat’s greatest asset.

Our co-op program will groom you for a rewarding career with Norsat. This program provides an opportunity to gain expertise in the key areas of satellite communications and to apply your learning in a hands-on, practical and challenging environment. You will be working with a team of engineers that have a wealth of information to support your growth in developing new engineering applications for the next generation of communication systems.

Join Norsat for an opportunity to work in cross-cultural teams and enjoy an exciting and rewarding career in high tech!

CURRENT POSITIONS

Norsat International Inc.
Richmond, British Columbia

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Director of Sales & Marketing
Position Type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:

The Product Manager provides leadership in ensuring that Norsat products stay competitive in the market and that Norsat maintains an industry leadership position. The Product Manager will manage the full lifecycle of Norsat’s Microwave products.  The ideal candidate possesses a strong technical aptitude and business acumen.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze target market environment through direct market research
  • Identify new product opportunities and prepare business cases
  • Establish and maintain product roadmaps
  • Identify, qualify and manage manufacturers
  • Analyze features, pricing, profitability, key performance indicators and competitiveness in the market place
  • Work with Marketing to research and track competitive products and market trends
  • Coordinate product development
  • Prepare product launch plans
  • Manage the full life cycle (concept to EOL) of existing and mature products across business units
  • Prepare product specification documents, including roles and responsibilities, timing, suppliers, budgets and approvals
  • Ensure that all legal, regulatory and branding requirements are met
  • Visit customers and participate in industry events
  • Support the sales team on proposal and quotation requests
  • Conduct product sales training

Qualifications:

  • Eng., Bachelors of Science (Physics). Engineering or equivalent; MBA is an asset.
  • 8 years+ of experience in communications
  • 5 years+ in product management
  • Proven ability to work with customers to understand their needs and develop clear product requirements.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to write technical specifications and requirements
  • Superb communication skills (oral, written and presentations)
  • Proven ability to manage multiple products from conception to obsolescence
  • Proven discipline to execute a product launch plan
  • Experience and/or knowledge of any of the following will be considered an asset: LNB’s, BUCs, VSATs, and antenna.
  • Experience with military communications products/services will be considered an asset

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Product Manager – JB218”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

Department: Finance
Reports to: Finance Manager
Position Type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Accountant with Reporting Focus will be responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, internal management reports and schedules. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for assisting the Finance Manager with reconciling account balances, including intercompany balances and ad-hoc requests from management and head office.  A successful candidate combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to prepare and analyze financial reports.  This position is suitable for senior accountants transitioning from public practice to industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual financial statements and schedules, including but not limited to consolidated balance sheet, statement of earnings, statement of cashflow, detailed Accounts Receivable/Payable analysis and Operating Expenses analysis
  • Support and assist with implementing improvements to the month-end, quarter-end and year-end reporting process
  • Reconcile intercompany balances between a number of entities
  • Assist with external audits and prepare requested schedules and technical accounting memos
  • Document and monitor business processes to maintain internal controls
  • Perform other accounting duties and special projects as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Completion of qualified accounting designation
  • 5+ years’ experience in accounting
  • Experience with multi-company and multi-currency transactions
  • Experience with large ERP systems, preferably Navision and Oracle
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Public practice experience is an asset
  • Ability to speak and read Chinese (Mandarin) is an asset

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal, organization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Attention to detail with a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Team player and able to initiate corrective action in a positive manner

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Senior Account with Reporting Focus – JB217”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

Department: Sales
Reports to: VP, Sales & Marketing
Position Type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:
This newly created position will be responsible for creating and executing on strategic channel sales plans to accomplish short, medium, and long-term revenue goals for Norsat’s Satellite business unit. With a focus on our parent company, Hytera Communications, the Channel Sales Manager will develop collateral, deliver training, identify champions, motivate and support the worldwide Hytera sales team to create new opportunities for satellite components, terminals, and satellite networks. This is an exciting new role within the company where the candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the growth of Norsat.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide training, pricing and positioning support to Hytera channel partners
  • Providing accurate short- and long-term forecasts
  • Meeting quarterly and yearly sales and profitability targets
  • Leading the sale of large channel opportunities
  • Motivating the channel to keep Norsat “top of mind” and to prioritize Norsat
  • Tracking all sales activities relating to customers, pipeline and prospects
  • Contributing to marketing efforts including: new product introduction, pricing, promotional activities, collateral development, and feature requests
  • Supporting pre-sales technical discussions to convert customers’ requirements into specifications
  • Working with marketing to execute lead generation campaigns
  • Monitoring competitor’s sales efforts and strategies
  • Visiting customers and attending tradeshows

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree, marketing, business, or technical discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of channel sales experience with a channel delivering > $5M USD
  • Minimum of 5 years sales experience selling RF products
  • Knowledge of satellite or broadband/communications industry is highly desired
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects from conception to obsolescence

Personal Attributes:

  • Passion for selling success
  • Customer advocate
  • Self-motivated, high energy
  • Superb communication skills (oral, written and presentations)
  • Ability to manage large strategic partners and develop new partnerships

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Channel Sales Manager, Satellite – JB212”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

Department: Engineering
Reports to: Director of R&D
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:

Norsat is expanding its Engineering team!  Come join us during this exciting time!  As a RF Electrical Engineer within the versatile engineering team, you will act as a technical champion for our products.  You will play an integral role in designing new products/solutions and enhancing/maintaining our existing products, especially in the following areas:  RF circuits, synthesizer circuits, waveguide components and filters/RF component and system testing.  If you have extensive RF experience, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design and manufacturing of BUCs (block upconverters) and SSPAs (solid state power amplifiers)
  • Customize and modify existing circuits
  • Participate in the design of RF power amplifiers, including layout and process/assembly techniques and issues
  • Convert requirements into conceptual designs and develop prototypes
  • Assist with product development
  • Provide guidance to manufacturers to ensure designs are implemented correctly
  • Troubleshoot design issues
  • Work with Operations/Production to resolve manufacturing problems
  • Provide technical analysis for proposal writing activities
  • Provide technical analysis to show designs meet requirements

Qualifications:

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience in RF design
  • Rich experience designing RF components, especially power amplifiers, synthesizers and related circuitry
  • Good knowledge of EM theory
  • Design Experience for RF circuits for frequencies above 10GHz
  • Hands-on experience with schematic capture & PCB layout
  • Hands-on experience building, integrating and troubleshooting circuits
  • Hands-on experience testing RF circuits and components
  • Experience designing waveguide components and analog and digital circuitry
  • Experience designing for manufacturability
  • Thorough understanding of RF assembly processes
  • Experience with the following software:  ADS, EMPro, HFSS, Altium, Waspnet
  • Familiarity with Agile and Solid Works considered an asset

Compensation:

  • $80,000 to $100,000 depending on experience
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • AD&D & life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Group RRSP Program

Security Screening Requirement:

Norsat is a secure facility, thus all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including criminal record check and credit checks.

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “RF Electrical Engineer (JB125)”:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

Click on jobs@norsat.com to generate an email to apply to this posting.

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

Department: Accounting
Reports to: Divisional Controller
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:

The Accounts Receivable Specialist will be responsible for the full cycle Accounts Receivable (AR) in multiple currencies, managing customer credits and communicating with Norsat’s worldwide customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Process daily invoices for both Richmond, BC and/or Aurora ON locations
  • Investigate and resolve invoice posting or payment process issues
  • Process daily receipts, including cheques, wires and credit cards; and apply against customer accounts
  • Perform customer set up and customer accounts reconciliations on a timely basis
  • Review customers credit application, provide analysis and recommendations for credit approval
  • Carry out collection and reporting activities, including corresponding directly with customers according to specific deadlines and follow up with customers on past due accounts, credit holds, and releases
  • Address requests from Sales and Customer Services within the Company, as well as external customer inquiries in a timely manner
  • Responsible for various GL activities, such as entering cash receipts, month end journal entries, maintaining and reconciling AR sub-ledger
  • Assist in preparation of monthly and quarterly AR and revenue reporting packages
  • Perform other accounting duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Positive working attitude
  • Willing to learn and be flexible
  • Experience in processing full cycle AR in a manufacturing environment is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of interacting effectively over the phone and through emails with international customers, having constructive discussion with members from other departments, and presenting financial information to management team
  • Working knowledge of revenue recognition criteria
  • Strong organizational skills and able to handle a variety of complex tasks
  • Detail-oriented and able to work well independently
  • Team player and able to initiate corrective action in a positive manner
  • Able to meet deadlines and good time management
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with large ERP systems (preferably Navision and Oracle)

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Accounts Receivable Specialist – JB199
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

Department: Accounting
Reports to: Accounting Manager
Position Type: Casual
Term:  Weekly up to 3 months, with possibility of becoming a permanent role
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:

This position is responsible for assisting in multiple activities supporting all departments and vendors to assist with the company’s Accounting Team through the efficient management of specific duties assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data entry for reconciliation purposes
  • Verifying invoice data
  • Verifying entries
  • Contacting suppliers
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Accounting Manager or Divisional Controller

Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow verbal and written communications and communicate effectively with public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Possesses exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Positive working attitude
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of data entry accuracy.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Willing to learn and be flexible

Education & Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent, and some work experience that involved assisting the public, general record keeping and handling money; or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Assistant, Accounting – JB208”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

Department: Marketing Communications
Reports to: Marketing Communications Manager
Position Type: Permanent – Part-time (24 hours/week)
Location: Richmond, BC (In-house position only)

Summary:

Skilled in web projects and graphic design, the Graphics & Web Specialist will support the marketing team in creating various marketing materials and maintaining the company website and intranet.

Key Responsibilities:

Graphics & Media Design (70%):

  • Design and create graphics for tradeshows and other promotional purposes (banners, advertisements, and product literature)
  • Capture product photography and edit images using Photoshop
  • Capture and edit videos for promotional and training purposes
  • Create graphics to support sales presentations, collateral, and training material

Web Management (30%):

  • Update existing and create new corporate webpages on WordPress platform
  • Maintain and integrate third-party plug-ins and other software or tools within the web environment
  • Ensure web pages are SEO friendly as required
  • Perform site audits to maintain optimal performance
  • Work with external and internal stakeholders on website initiatives as needed

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary/University education in Graphic Design or Web Design
  • Expert user of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premier Pro (or equivalent video editing software) in PC environment required
  • Strong knowledge of WordPress platform required
  • Strong HTML and CSS skills knowledge
  • Experienced in design for web and print, supported by a portfolio of work
  • Knowledge of website hosting, back-end website development/coding an asset
  • Understanding of photography and videography foundations
  • Knowledge of print process and preparing files for print
  • Demonstrates attention to detail in fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint
  • Experience with SEM for e-commerce sites an asset
  • Google Analytics experience as asset
  • Knowledge of marketing automation software such as ACT-On a plus

Education & Experience:

  • Post-secondary/University education in Graphic Design or Web Design

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Graphics and Web Specialist – JB215”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

Sinclair Technologies
Aurora, Ontario

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

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

Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Educational and Experience Requirements:

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

Personal Attributes:

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

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

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

No recruiters please.

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

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

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

Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

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

No recruiters please.

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

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

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

Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Personal Attributes:

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

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

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

No recruiters please.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Personal Attributes: 

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

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Security Screening Requirement:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Personal Attributes:

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

Job Application Requirement:

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

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

No recruiters.  Principles only.

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

FRAUD ALERT!!!

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

CULTURE

Norsat’s vision is to be the premier provider of innovative communication solutions for challenging applications and environments.  In order to achieve our goal, we operate on a founding set of principles that have stood as the moral pillars of our corporation.

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

  • Innovation – Never be satisfied and strive for continuous improvement

  • Excellence – Be efficient and reliable with craftsman spirit

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

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

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BENEFITS & REWARDS

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

  • Bonus and incentive programs

  • Recognition awards

  • Canadian Group RRSP/US 401K retirement plans

  • Medical plan, dental care, and vision care coverage

  • Extended health coverage

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Promotion/career growth opportunities

  • Annual training activity for every employee

  • Employee referral program

  • Family assistance program

Please note that benefits may vary by location.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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

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

Scholarships

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