Operations Engineer | Norsat International Inc

Operations Engineer

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


Responsibilities include providing documentation and floor support associated with safety, manufacturing, quality methods, tooling, and equipment. Aggressively initiate new processes and methods that will improve safety, reduce product cost and/or improve product quality.


  • Identifies and implements manufacturing process, equipment, tools, fixtures and facilities improvements on an ongoing basis to improve productivity, quality, cost, space utilization and safety
  • Participates in NPI Reviews to provide manufacturing perspective and optimize product manufacturability, quality and cost
  • Creates internal manufacturing process instructions/procedures
  • Leads Process FMEA
  • Coordinates and implements design changes
  • Generates and maintains engineering procedures
  • Initiates manufacturing process continuous improvement and Kaizen activities
  • Communicates with production on timing of line trials and supports department during those trials
  • Optimizes efficiency of process flow, equipment, and process control systems
  • Troubleshoots production problems, conducts root cause analysis for manufacturing issues and implements corrective action plans to prevent the recurrence
  • Drives LEAN manufacturing implementation and total cost-out
  • 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
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Completion of an Industrial/Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years Industrial/Mechanical Engineering experience in a high tech, low volume, high mix manufacturing environment
  • Excellent knowledge of lean manufacturing, material flow, assembly processes and plant layouts
  • Knowledge of ERP software, BOM structures, routings

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong detail oriented and result oriented mind-set.
  • Clear thinking, strong planning and organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills
  • Strong analytical and root cause analysis skills.
  • Innovative problem solver
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility (adaptability and ability to make decisions quickly)
  • Strong computer skills (including AutoCAD/Solid Works – latest version, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Visio)

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “Operations Engineer (JB159)”:

  • 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.


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