ABOUT NORSAT

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: 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.

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: 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:  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.